Author: Nadezhda Georgieva

Festival Report: Awakenings 2015

This year Awakenings Festival was a bit more special than any other year. It was the 15th anniversary of the legendary gathering for the best techno representatives in the industry supported by the craziest techno dedicated crowd in the world. 15 years of raving meant there must be a proper celebration for the occasion. As usual, Awakenings had many things in store for their visitors during their two day program, which topped anything one has ever seen at previous editions of the festival. Starting from the spectacular line up that they put together, which included up and coming talents through ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Maribou State

With a sound as quintessentially British as the picturesque Hertfordshire village that they call home, Chris Davids and Liam Ivory aka Maribou State have steadily built a glowing international reputation via a string of well-loved EPs and a fistful of remixes (including Kelis, Lana del Ray, Ultraísta).  Well-versed in the art of balance, the duo have been quietly yet mightily refining their touch in recent years, delivering a string of releases (including the much loved Tongue and Truths EPs ) crafted through an incredible studio ethic at their rural bolt-hole “The Shack in the Back”. Far from your typical laptop-reliant producers; ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Dubfire

From global success in the commercial field, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him within the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with impeccable work ethic and focused determination to innovate, evolve and entertain. Whether it’s his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire is a class of his own and is ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Extrawelt

It was a typical Amsterdam Friday night, cold and rainy but with a somehow burning atmosphere. As the weekend was upon us and nights turn to days, Next Monday’s Hangover had the honor to give the craziest start to it with an outstanding party at the new Marktkantine. The line up consisted of such acts as Dauwd, Petar Dundov, CW/A, a lot of local talent and the headliners of the night Extrawelt. The music and the excitement were gradually becoming stronger over the night and the crowd was built up to the point of explosion when Extrawelt came on stage. ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Guti

“I’m in love with this city. I’ve always been. Even if a big part of my life is still in Germany I’ve decided that Barcelona is the city where I want to make music” Guti isn’t your run-of-the-mill electronic artist. Rather, it’s the Argentinian’s deep-rooted love of jazz and rock that form the foundations of his musical craft. Although today he’s best known for his work alongside Desolat, Defected and his own Rompecorazones imprint, there was a time when he was revered as the keyboard player in Jóvenes Pordioseros, a Buenos Aires-born band that enjoyed huge commercial success both home ... Read more

DHA & The Boom Room Present: Chinonegro In The Mix

Chinonegro is a young yet incredibly talented producer from Peru. Equipped with fresh ideas, great motivation and infinite love for music, he had numerous releases on international labels. His ambition to reinvent his sound at this early stage of his career, shows maturity and great talent. Directly influenced by the underground deep house and low BPMs Chinonegro is ready to shock the world. If you haven’t already checked his remix of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac that he gave us some time ago, now you have a chance to experience him through this great mix he did for THE BOOM ... Read more

DHA & The Boom Room Present: Chris Stussy In The Mix

Only twenty years old, Chris Stussy has an infinite energy supply and passion for music. While performing he shows relentless engagement, so it’s not just a pleasure for the ears but for the eyes as well to attend a gig of his. Producing high quality music is his main objective though. His passion, dedication and hard-working persona align perfectly with his ambition to create his own unique sound and please not only himself but the crowd too. Apart from a crazy party you can find him at his studio spending long hours and being persistent on making his dreams come ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Apollonia

“When choosing music partners the most important thing is that the person has the commitment, the passion and is ready or already has this lifestyle” Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky – vibe brothers in the studio, DJ booth and in life, came together in 2012 to create a musical phenomenon called Apollonia. The three originally met in the Parisian after-party scene of the late 90s, where Ghenacia was a resident at the infamous Batofar. Apollonia have cultivated a creative synergy that sees them connect and work as one artist.  After over ten years of music and friendship, the three ... Read more

Mix #135 By Philip Chernikov

Next in our mixtape series is a young talent from Bulgaria, Philip Chernikov. Philip’s interest in electronic music came at the age of 14, when he started listening to DJs like Danny Tenaglia and Victor Calderone. Due to growing up in a small city, where electronic music doesn’t have a strong presence, he soon started partying in bigger cities nearby, where he was discovering the magic and diversity of the electronic music world. Fascinated by the music, the DJ culture, and curious about how it all happens, he started learning how to use DJ-software and after years of hard work it finally ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Premiesku

Romanian duo Livio & Roby, together with their pal George G, sometimes like to play with words, make anagrams or combine formulas. As a result of this game, they derived a name „Premiesku“ for their mutual project, suggesting „premiere“ which resonates as a Romanian name. That is what their collaboration is about – a unique new experience, which is already gaining accolades from many party heads, acclaimed music professionals and opinion leaders. The name reflects the music: crossing of their diverse vibrant inspirations and moods breeds a new concept of genuine, recognizable sound. As a virtuoso audio engineers, they intelligently ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With KiNK

“I am now completely free, I can do whatever I want.” After years spent experimenting with machines and stretching his capabilities on a sub-cultural level, Bulgarian producer KiNK has rightfully become a name on everyone’s lips. Blending and contorting the lines between techno, acid, house and bass music, Strahil Velchev has captured the ears, minds and hearts of fans, all captivated by his uncompromising mastery of analogue and digital instruments, delivered through his talked up & energetic live shows. It was that time of the year – holidays, perfect mood, celebrating life and love. It was time for a bizarre ... Read more

Exclusive interview with John Digweed

“Be consistent, work hard and be nice to people.” Originally from England John Digweed arrived on the global scene over two decades ago to become one of the most respected names in the industry and leave his mark in the history of dance music. His list of achievements is groundbreaking to say the least. He is the first British DJ to hold a residency at what was then the world’s most well known club in NYC (Twilo, also with Sasha) as well as having remixed tracks by Danny Tenaglia, Underworld and New Order. He began with his first experiences in ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Claptone

Interview: Nadezhda Georgieva Write-up: Steve Rickinson Shrouded within the mysteries of intergalactic temporality, Claptone’s time on Earth has brought an array of soulful sounds rooted in the house of Chicago, perfected in caverns of Berlin and displayed to endearing fans throughout the world. As a DJ, Producer, Remixer and Cosmic, Time Defying Entity, Claptone’s synth driven rhythms are as infectious as they are diverse, culminating in a demand few manage within the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of the international DJ Industry. Since 2012, the black shrouded, golden masked figure has hopped from Bali to Boston, Marquee to Munich and every club, festival ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Oliver Schories

It’s time to shift the spotlight to the Hamburg-based DJ/producer/label owner, Oliver Schories. We’ve had the pleasure of talking with the man himself to know more about his views on music, DJing and chocolate cookies. 

 Ever since finding his way to darker shades of house and techno in 2010, Oliver Schories has had a very successful run. With several EP’s and two albums under his belt, this 32-year-old has established himself as one of the go to guys for intoxicating musical experiences that work both in smaller underground clubs as well as bigger festival grounds. Schories’ is known for ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Matthias Tanzmann

“I try to follow my gut as much as possible. But this is a privilege that you have to earn. On the way there you sometimes have to compromise. At least, when you try to make a living out of your passion. I think that is no different in any other field” Matthias Tanzmann emerged from his native town of Leipzig in the mid-nineties, and became one of the most respected German producers, DJs and label owners in the scene. What helped to define and redefine the genres he was swimming through, were his own releases on his label Moon ... Read more