Author: Lex van Aken

Founder of DHA and playing records as Kimou.

Exclusive Interview with Noir

He’s had more than ten years of experience in the upper echelons of the electronic music scene, is regularly applauded and acclaimed for his productions by veterans like Carl Cox, Luciano and Roger Sanchez, and he founded and runs a well-respected label in his spare time. We are talking about Denmark’s Noir, aka René Kristensen. Noir will treat us to a mixtape soon, but first we wanted to have a tête-à-tête with this charming man. So we discussed the finer things in life, like facial hair, David Bowie and grocery shopping. 
When was the last time you fully shaved your ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Dana Ruh

A deep, sexy mixture of house and techno, that’s maybe the best way to describe the music of Dana Ruh. Born in Gera, Germany, but soon found her way to Berlin to let her artistic heart beat faster. She started out her DJ career in 2005, started her own label, Brouqade, in 2007 and released her productions and remixes on labels like Einmaleins, Perspectiv, Mina Records and the American Clink imprint. She will be playing at the Aras & Discotronic Night during ADE, where she will showcase her new label Aras along with her friend Andre Galluzzi. We thought it ... Read more

Out of the Ordinary with Andhim

Their reputation is questionable, their music is ‘super house’ and their career has been pretty impressive so far, to say the least. Meet Andhim, two Cologne natives with a talent for creating the unconventional in electronic music. They found some time in their schedule to have a cozy heart-to-heart about a variety of subjects: favourite toys, sextapes and their upcoming gig at Pleinvrees coming friday.  I love my “Princie Diamond” (35 Karat). It is fun to play with it, throw it after the domestic staff or use it as a paperweight Hi Guys! So which one of you has the ... Read more

Magneet Electric bringing Amsterdam’s Finest

Some may have naughty ideas that come to mind when thinking of Amsterdam’s finest. We, however, immediately thinks of quality music. Magneet Electric selected some of the finest organizations for you to close the popular ‘Magneet Festival‘, which is around for a month every year. Amongst those you find Cartel, Prisma, Chasing The Hihat, Pleinvrees and us. There is not always need for big names to create a good vibe. Quality artists with talent and potential is what makes a good line up, Magneet certainly brings just that! Having this party at one of the most precious locations in Amsterdam and ... Read more

Free Download: Stay Inside (PRUNK Edit)

For our monthly edit series we invited Prunk to create a special edit for us this month. He reworked the track from Raleigh Ritchie to a completely new track. A smooth version from the talented Prunk. He has lots of new music coming up, like a new EP on his own label Double Tree Records and a collaboration EP with the dutch duo, PONY. FREE DOWNLOAD [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/raleigh-ritchie-stay-inside” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”81″] Prunk Bookings: niels@meanwhile.nl Artist PageSoundcloud Brought to you by Deep House Amsterdam  

Mix #075 by Prosper Rek & Rue d’Alex

Two friends bringing a mixture of sounds that goes along perfectly with their personality. When they perform together it doesn’t only surprises the crowd but also themselves. Big or small it doesn’t matter for these guys. They enjoy every set and you can see it on their faces. Joy all over the place with these two. Rue d’Alex is a resident for SUB in Amsterdam and produces together with Marckus (Chasing The Hihat). Their track ”Need To Know” has gotten some big support and has over 35.000 plays. A new EP includes ”People”, another favorite from the crowd. Prosper Rek ... Read more

Exploited Podcast #001 by Claptone

Cloaked under a bright gold bird-like mask, Claptone travels the world playing shows while picking up new fans at each stop along the way. His productions have become the talk of the town with praise being tossed around by everyone from Pete Tong and DJ Sneak to A-Trak. Hit output for the esteemed Exploited imprint in 2012, kicking off with the infection “Cream”, started the revolution gaining top ten honors on the Beatport chart. Since that release Claptone has gone from strength to strength. “Wrong”, “Night On Fire”, “Good To You” and “No Eyes” being prime examples. “No Eyes”, which ... Read more

Next Monday’s Hangover closing the summer

Next Monday’s Hangover is not just a regular organization, even the name is shrouded in mystery. With their conceptual art, decoration and surprises they stand out in what they do. Their sound can be defined as forward thinking melodic techno with a touch of deep house. However, there is not always a need for a continuous beat or groove. Epic, storytelling atmospheres are the true sound of NMH. Additionally, their locations and opening hours, line-ups and stage areas are often one of a kind. This mini festival will again show their unique style, doing what they do best. With Next ... Read more

Mix #074 by Dexter Kane

Dexter Kane is the latest endeavor in a string of projects from long time music industry aficionado and master of indecision, Ed Kane, who was known as Kanio a while ago. Whilst permanently keeping one ear close to the ground yet refusing to be pigeonholed, Dexter has developed a sound that lies somewhere towards the deeper end of the dance music spectrum. He has signed tracks to the likes of Fear of Flying, Akbal Music, WYS! Lower East and Shadow Sanctuary, Dexter his own imprint. Despite the recent nature of the project’s inception, Dexter has found himself playing across the ... Read more

Next Monday’s Hangover Podcast #002 by Some Chemistry

Some Chemistry lived 10 years of his life in Africa and South America. The experience during these years with different cultures and also music wise brought the rhythm in his system. At the age of 14 he sharpened his sense for melodies and harmony playing as a (bass) guitarist in several indie/punk/rock bands. These days, his electronic productions sound similar to his personality: warm and colorful. ‘The feel’ of music is more important than the quality of the kick, he says. He likes to compare his music with the experience of eating a mango. He is a resident for Next ... Read more

Mix #073 by Jay West

For the most part of the last decade, Jay West has been releasing House records. His versatile taste in House Music had brought his tracks to various labels like Off Recordings, Dikso, Large Music, Lost My Dog, Kolour and much more. Amongst his supporters are dj’s like Seth Troxler, Jimpster, Dimitri From Paris, Danny Howells, Oliver Koletzki, Noir, Todd Terje and Solomun. 2012 was his most successful year so far with his radio hit ‘Smile’ remixed later by Mario Basanov and Sasse. It became an instant hit on Ibiza and was played at various radio stations. When joining forces with ... Read more

Groningen is ready for Nazomeren Festival

On Saturday September 14th the first edition of the new “Nazomeren Festival” will take place at the lovely Kardingerplas in the city of Groningen. Deep House Amsterdam will be represented by the Deep ‘N Disco Boys at the “Boel op Stelten” stage. Next to our residents, deep house- heroes “Noir”, “Hot Since 82” and “Audiofly” will be playing at the WILDE stage. Do you feel like joining us in Groningen? Let us know why and the craziest reason/comment under this post wins 2 tickets!  14th of September | Kardingerplas, Groningen | Nazomeren Festival | Tickets

Next Monday’s Hangover Podcast #001 by Jorn Liefdeshuis

“Pigeon-holing is a loser’s game, why not appreciate good music simply because it’s good music, not because it’s a specific style.” Electronica next to techno mixed with bass and (deep) house – Jorn Liefdeshuis has enamored the Dutch party crowd with his great sense of mixing music. The ability of uniting various genres has gained recognition through his performances at renowned 5 Days Off, Pitch and Lowlands. Liefdeshuis has not focused only on his artistic career. Jorn is the originator of Pixel, a concept of romantic club music, that saw first daylight in Club 11 in 2005. He has continued ... Read more

D.Edge taking over Sankeys Ibiza

On August 24th and 31st, Brazil’s most influential club and one of the best in the world according to a number of dance music media, aka the mighty D-Edge, is to host two parties at Sankeys Ibiza as part of Carnival Cities. It’s a 17 week long project that sees Sankeys invite similarly minded labels and brands to party with them in summer. At the first party we will be present to review this special night. An evening with with a quality crew in Ibiza’s newest club, Sankeys, is set for memorable moments. D.Edge, run by Renato Ratier – soon to ... Read more

Mix #072 by Greg Pidcock

‘When I was 6 years old I got electrocuted by a neon sign in Thailand. Something about that changed me, and I knew electronic music was something I needed to pursue’ Receiving the promo from his Blame Game EP on Hot Creations a little while ago, we knew we had to keep an eye on Greg Pidcock, who showed up out of nowhere with a massive EP on the Label owned by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. Greg is an exceptional catch in our eyes. With the announcement of his debut album, Pidcock immediately showed us he had working on ... Read more