Author: Steve Rickinson

Steve is Editor in Chief of DHA and does some other things too

[Interview] Tijana T

For over a decade, Tijana T has been a seminal figure in the development and reinforcement of the underground dance scene in her native Serbia. Beginning as a television personality and a spokesperson for the seminal festival, EXIT, Tijana T has since gone on the international acclaim, appearing at nightclubs such as Panorama Bar, Output, The Block, Kaiku, Arma17, Tresor,, festivals like Dimensions, Hideout, Flow,, (of course), EXIT, and has joined events from renowned brands like Tale of Us’ Afterlife at Hï Ibiza. But, this is just the beginning of Tijana’s lengthy activities as an all-around dance music tastemaker as ... Read more

[Interview] The Ritual Of Music With Anané & Louie Vega

Louie Vega’s multiple talents make him recognized worldwide as one of the finest purveyors of House Music in its history, while Anané has had music in her blood from her childhood in Cape Verde to her renowned NULU Movement events in New York City. Now, two of New York City’s most diverse of underground representatives, the couple have translated the camaraderie and vibe of The Big Apple into The Ritual with Anané and Louie Vega over 10 weeks at HEART Ibiza. With their rich and personal history in New York, alongside the years of work creating an open, inclusive and ... Read more

Hï Ibiza & Black Coffee Presents: Themba

Having burst onto the global scene this year with high profile release and appearances, Themba is the latest musical export carrying the flag of House Music from South Africa. With a sound forged into his African roots, Themba utilizes local singers, songwriters and percussionists to create his own unique & distinct take on House & Techno. A take that has already been heard via Knee Deep in Sound, and will also feature on Yoshitoshi, as well as through upcoming remixes for Nick Curly and Black Coffee. In fact, it is Themba’s relationship with Black Coffee that has perhaps been his ... Read more

[Interview] HOUSEKEEPING

London-based DJ collective and label heads HOUSEKEEPING may have one of the most exciting and complete overall brands in House Music today. Founded in 2012 by DJs Jacobi, Taylor HK, Sebastian MDH and Carl Waxberg, as HOUSEKEEPING the quartet are renowned for (aside from top notch label curation) spectacular production and inimitable vibe, while their sell-out London shows are widely recognised as some of the best pop-up parties in the capital. Aside from their hometown, where they also take over fabric’s room three this Friday, HOUSEKEEPING also has a prominent International slate on their touring CV, having travelled to South America ... Read more

[Playlist] Breese's Balearic Beauties

The annual series that seeks to express the spirit of chilled Ibiza, BALEARIC, returns with its fourth edition as a pure quality beach-ready compilation compiled by longtime Cafe Mambo resident, Breese. The project is about timeless quality, collections devoid of favour, rather, diverse sounds from true artists who each personify that enduring Balearic spirit. Here, Breese provides 10 tracks that define the Balearic lifestyle. In his own words: This selection is about exploring the mystical White Island’s more intimate gatherings. Hedonistic days and wild nights, the thirst for wanderlust, the growing buzz that says there’s good times in store. Sunshine ... Read more

Interview: Woo York

Ukrainian duo Woo York produce a driving and dark yet sophisticated sound via their unique live performance. Local heroes in Kiev since 2009, Woo York connect listeners with their trippy, melodic techno through a string of releases with likes of Dystopian, Life & Death and Soma. They’ve performed numerous showcases around the world whether it being with pure dance floor Techno, more experimental material, or a combination of both. Also enjoying a close relationship with Tale Of Us, Woo York have played numerous Afterlife events, appeared on both Afterlife compilations and also remixed Tale Of Us’ album. Last month, they ... Read more

Interview: Stacey Pullen

Stacey Pullen is a dance music innovator born from the second wave of Detroit techno. Both as a Producer and one of the world’s most in demand DJs, the Blackflag Recordings boss brings his passion straight from heart, seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience. This weekend, Stacey Pullen joins a slew of the Music On friends and family for its massive TWO DAY season closing event at Amnesia Ibiza. There are many guests and surprises ye to be announced but expect the likes of Miss Kittin, Oxia, and Hugo Bianco handling Club Room duties on the ... Read more

[Playlist] 5 Defining Afro Tech Summer Sounds From Hï Ibiza

This Summer, Black Coffee assembled some of Afro House’s finest underground talent for his debut Hï Ibiza Saturday residency, bringing a new sound and a new crowd to the White Isle. Among these are Hyenah, and Cape Town selector Ryan Murgatroyd, they joined house hero Culoe de Song, Soulistic music DJ and producer Da Capo and South African duo Black Motion on the bill. The 2 have put together a playlist representing the Summer – their tracks of the season. 1. Floyd Lavine – Masala (Pablo Fierro Remix) – RISE001 “I played this one quite a bit this summer and ... Read more

Interview: Marco Faraone

Hailing from Tuscany, Marco Faraone is a prolific and versatile DJ & Producer. A Tenax resident, globe trotting DJ, and Producer who’s music has been heard on the likes of Drumcode, Desolat, Be As One, Sci+Tec, Moda Black, Holic Trax, Get Physical and Truesoul, Marco Faraone is also a core friend of fellow Marco (Carola) Music On crew. This Friday, 1 September, Marco Faraone ushers in the new month at Music On. On this Amnesia Ibiza evening will also see Marco Carola, Stacey Pullen, and Apollonia. Ahead of the night, we caught up with Marco to get his own impressions ... Read more

Interview: Steve Lawler

Each and every Thursday night at Ibiza’s newest superclub Hï Ibiza, a quintet of the world’s best DJs handles In The Dark residency duties. Amongst this crew, which also includes Joris Voorn, Luciano, Kolsch, and Nic Fanciulli, is the one and only Steve Lawler. For those who don’t know (!), Lawler is the head honcho of ViVA Music and it’s corresponding globe trotting brand. A staple figure of Hï Ibiza’s previous incarnation – Space Ibiza, Lawler is a bonafide Ibiza veteran with decades worth of insight and authority. Here, before the 2017 season winds down, we caught up with Steve ... Read more

Interview: LEON

Since 2009, LEON has been making waves for himself in the underground electronic music world. As a resident of Marco Carola‘s Music On concept from the beginning, he has carved out quite a reputation in such a short period of time and this looks set to grow and grow. With over 10 years behind the decks, its not hard to see why LEON’s reputation has skyrocketed over the the past years. Aside from Music On, he has found himself at the likes of Cocorico in Italy, Pacha & Cielo in New York, Ministry Of Sound London, Zouk Singapore, Arma 17 ... Read more

Interview: Paco Osuna

With a career spanning some two decades, Paco Osuna is one of the most renowned and recognized figures in the International techno community. Over the years, the man behind Mindshake has moulded his own musical signature, coating the purest techno sounds with his characteristic features: depth, darkness and imagination, always accentuated by his creativity and innovation. On FRIDAY (28 July), Paco Osuna descends on Music On at Amnesia Ibiza once again handling Club Room duties alongside a live performance from Fer Br and a special DJ set from Pica. On the Terrace, Marco Carola and Music On resident Joey Daniel ... Read more

Cristoph Debuts On New Pryda Imprint; Sets Huge Hï Ibiza August Appearances

No stranger to the international club circuit, festival scene and record crates of his peers, Cristoph has carved out a sound that is increasingly identifiable. Avoiding dance music’s relentless march toward the new next thing, Cristoph has made his strides through labels such as Noir, Suara and Knee Deep In Sound. Now, it is Eric Prydz and Pryda that has captured the talented Producer from Newcastle having opened up for Eric at EPIC 5.0 and on hand throughout 2017 summer season for his Hï Ibiza residency. Here, Cristoph debuts (and kicks off) on Pryda Presents with ‘Feel (Feat. Jem Cooke)’ ... Read more

Hybrasil – Pure Carl Cox Podcast

Born somewhere off the coast of Ireland, Hybrasil is a live act who may be one of the busiest artists in the game right now. Only a year old, Hybrasil has already had several high profile appearances around the world including on the legendary Space Ibiza Terrace, alongside the world tour of Sven Vath, and playing with Jeff Mills at his sold out Dublin Orchestra show. Over the past few months, his music has found its way onto Loose Records, Bush Records, Break New Soil, Intacto Records, Kraftek and Kenja Records, with his own self titled imprint also launched in ... Read more

Premiere: Maceo Plex Feat. Swayzak - 5th Dimensional Groove (Original Mix)

Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of club sounds, as well as an ability to investigate the darker side of life, Maceo Plex is one of those rare all around electronic music figures who has bastered the balance between funk liberation and mechanical control. Currently in the conversation for world’s most popular DJ, the Ellum head honcho returns to his imprint with a cosmicly traversing journey of a two track EP – ‘The Tesseract/5th Dimensional Groove’. With the A-side being an urban soundtrack to post industrial decay, the B-side is a more stripped back approach. A collaboration with veteran UK duo ... Read more