Author: Sören Schmidt

is studying International Music Management in Haarlem and is in love with the sound of Amsterdam since he moved here from Germany three years ago.

Full Premiere: Kidnap Kid – Fall (OXIA Remix)

Beginning of June Kidnap Kid released his ‘Fall/Freedom’ EP on FFRR and we’re happy to premiere the first of two remixes of ‘Fall’. After several acclaimed releases on Black Butter Kidnap Kid debuted with his ‚Fall / Freedom‘ EP on FFRR beginning of June. On the release the 24-year old producer and DJ explored a deeper, more progressive style of Techno infused House, inspired by his extensive world touring. Now it is time for some proper remixes, and with OXIA and Tim Green on board the result is a disperse two-track gem. French artist OXIA made his marks early in his home country and released ... Read more

Top 10 Releases in July

The month is coming to an end which means it is time for us to present the Top 10 Releases in July to you. #10 Clarian – Kill For Love EP | Anjunadeep | Out now | Previously one half of Footprintz, Clarian has released on Visionquest, Turbo, Life and Death and Culprit as a solo artist, not to mention his acclaimed collaborations with Guy Gerber and Seth Troxler. Now he is combining the warm hum and factory grit of analog machinery, sequencers, and haunted strings, his tracks transport the listener into alternate states of mind in his newest ‘Kill For Love’ EP on Anjunadeep. ... Read more

Full Premiere: Edu Imbernon & Droog – Spectral (Original Mix)

One of Culprit’s brightest young stars, Valencia’s Edu Imbernon, meets label founders Droog on ‘Spectral’.  ‘Spectral’ EP is the debut of Culprit originators Droog after they founded the Los Angeles based label six years ago. To prove themselves as producers, the LA collective have made a point of earning their stripes away from the label of their creation and the path has taken them to Crosstown Rebels, Supernature, Get Physical and Last Night on Earth, among others. Now, they have come home and they bring along Edu Imbernon, known for big releases on Suara, Culprit, his own two labels Fayer and Eklektisch ... Read more

Full Premiere: Dino Lenny & Doorly – The Magic Room (Dino Lenny Original Mix)

Following up from the well-received ‘This Is Not The End’ EP on his own Fine Human Records, Dino Lenny returns, this time with BBC Radio 1 Future Star Doorly in tow. Dino Lenny started as a radio DJ in a small town in the South of Italy where he started working his way up until he moved to the United Kingdom, his native country in 1996. Here is career really kicked off, with remixes for Inxs, Underworld, Missy Elliot, Timbaland and collaborations with The Housemartins, Scissors Sisters and Madonna, just to name a few. His originals make just as much ... Read more

Interview: Laura Jones

Ever since House and Techno starlet Laura Jones track ‘ Love In Me’ danced into our lives in 2011 her tour diary filled literally over night, shining an underground star bright as any of her peers. Laura’s career began by spending every penny on a music collection at an early age after discovering underground music on Ibizan dancefloors. Quickly she was taken under the wings of Circoloco and fabric. Since then, her touring schedule featured events like Detroit’s Electronic Movement Festival, the Warehouse Project, Amsterdam’s Mysteryland and Richie Hawtin’s Enter. to name a few. Despite her relentless touring, Laura Jones’s measure as an artist doesn’t just stop at ... Read more

Mix #160 By Matt Tolfrey

Matt Tolfrey might be one of the last great British DJs or, at least, this is what Seth Troxler has to say about the London based DJ, producer and label owner. Matt Tolfrey’s career really kicked off in 2002 when he held his residency at Nottingham’s The Bomb. There he was able to showcase his varied selection, open mind and the ability to read and lead a crowd. These skills made it possible for the allrounder to keep UK house and techno very much on the map, helping him link with both veterans and the younger generation. Tolfrey’s Leftroom imprint, founded in 2005, has seen releases from ... Read more

Interview: Max Cooper

Born and raised in Belfast, Max Cooper is one of the most individual, most interesting artists in the industry at the moment. Trying to put a label on his music is impossible as he has carved out his own artistic space between the worlds of emotional dancefloor experimentation, fine-art sound design, and tireless attempts to examine the scientific world through visuals. All of this started during his years at university where he received his PhD in computational biology and started DJing. Since he started releasing music in 2007 on labels like Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, FIELDS and Cologne based ... Read more

Full Premiere: Seb Wildblood – Moðir (Original Mix)

Not long ago we hosted a mix by DJ and producer Seb Wildblood as part of our collaboration with The Boom Room. Now the founder of South London’s ‘Church’, Seb Wildblood is exploring the deeper side of electronic music further on his ‘Foreign Parts’ LP. Seb Wildblood, is leading the South London club scene with his illustrious Church night for many years already. The renowned nights take place at Corisca Studios, which is also where he took his first steps into production back in 2012. Soon after, he founded his own label under the same name with his club night partner, Dom Apes. After releases ... Read more

DHA & The Boom Room Present: Odd Parents

Today we present another collaboration between Deep House Amsterdam and The Boom Room. This time we have Mama Maars and Oswald, the creepy Uncle, better known as Odd Parents in the mix for you. The odd family duo DJ and produce mainly as part of the Ellum crew, apart from a few releases on Leftroom Records, since they started off in 2012, but on Ellum they found their home. Just as Ellum does, the music and DJ sets of the duo stand for darkly funky and oddly fresh sound, from old to new and from house to techno. Since they met and ... Read more

Full Premiere: Talal & Zoi – Misunderstood (Stavroz Remix)

Todays premiere is the remix of Belgium collaboration Stavroz for the title track of Talal & Zoi’s ‘Misunderstood’ EP on Moodfamily. Hailing from Pakistan, Talal & Zoi is a collaboration between two cousins that’s been making waves in their new hometown of Toronto and beyond. With their affinity for the deep and melodic they emerged on such labels as Traum, Dirtybird, Thoughtless Music and Rawthentic. This time they’re releasing another slow burner on Moodfamily. The title track introduces the EP with bluesy vocals sustained by a steady, near machine-like groove. A high-pitched synth lead breaks the darkness and brings a more melancholic ... Read more

Top 10 International Festivals 2015

We have lined up the top 10 international festivals for July, August & September. Because there is just too much going on outside the Netherlands during these months Where can we find you? #10 | Exit | 9 July – 12 July | Tickets | Novi Sad, Serbia | Our first entry in this Top 10 is one of the most popular festivals in Europe. So far more than 2,5 million people from over 60 countries around the world have visited it, and was officially proclaimed the ‘Best Major European Festival’ At the EU Festival Awards 2014. Its location at the Petrovaradin Fortress ... Read more

Mix #159 By Agents Of Time

Todays mix comes from Italian trio Agents Of Time, some of the most mysterious newcomers of the past few years within the electronic sphere of house and techno. The project started back in 2013 when Andrea Di Ceglie, Fedele Ladisa and Luigi Tutolo decided to work as a collective. Not even a year later, in May 2014, they released their first album on British label, Stem Records, which was was soon followed by landmark EP ‘Polina’ on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label. This year they’re still keen on sending a strong message and demonstration of what they’re capable of. So far they started the year ... Read more

Full Premiere: Karasho – Mirari (Flowers And Sea Creatures With Wrong Jeremy Remix)

Today’s premiere is a beautiful reinterpretation by Flowers And Sea Creatures with Wrong Jeremy of Karasho’s ‘Mirari EP’ title track. The release from the talented Italian is the the fourth by the young New York based label Loot Recordings.  The label, established in 2014 by DJ and producer Kered, serves as an outlet to release quality music with a unique sound. With a vision of discovery that offers producers a creative platform for sounds not pigeonholed to a single genre, the label is a perfect associate for Karasho who delivers an EP which blends the sounds of euphoric deep house ... Read more

Mix #158 By KANT

An ‘edge’ usually refers to something unconventional, exiting and new. Something which doesn’t immediately fit in and is somehow different. As KANT means ‘edge’ in Danish and as all above mentioned characteristics fit to the producer from Copenhagen, his name is a perfect fit. KANT has made big waves in 2014 with a worldwide touring schedule, multiple chart topping releases and heavy radio support from BBC Radio 1 DJs Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Danny Howard. Through original productions and releases on labels like Kittball, Suara and Katermukke and his talent for remixing he stirred up the interest of major labels across ... Read more

Zur Wilde Renate Masquerade Comes To Chicago Social Club

Boefjes is bringing a twisted piece of Berlin to Amsterdam and welcomes Berlin based club concept Salon – Zur wilden Renate at Chicago Social Club. On Friday July 17, life is a masquerade.. Salon – zur Wilden Renate is much more than just a club in Berlin, it is a concept, and more importantly, every visit is a unique experience. Wilde Renate started as an improvised club in a former apartment building and turned with it’s surrealistic decorations, innovative booking and eccentric crowd into one of the craziest theme parties of todays club landscape. Within the run-down, yet highly distinctive apartment building in Friedrichshain ... Read more