Author: Lex van Aken

Playing records as Kimou, musical curator and founder of DHA.

Premiere: Speaking In Tongues – Mood Swing [microCastle]

microCastle ’s second offering of 2019 welcomes Speaking In Tongues to the label for their debut EP. Conceptualized by longtime friends Miguel Angel and Philip Anthony, Speaking In Tongues was a project born out of love for cutting edge electronic music. Originally meeting almost 20 years ago, after Miguel’s move from Colombia to Philip’s hometown of Los Angeles, the two spent a great deal of time together in various capacities, many of these aligned through a joint musical appreciation. The duo’s creative vision has seen them land releases on TAU, Atlant Recordings, and My Favorite Robot, while their recent remix ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #260 by Genii (Live)

Genii – The individual instance of a general divine nature that is present in every individual person, place, or thing; multiplied by numerous spirits throughout all dimensions. Besides being the head honcho of Alter Ego from the beginning, and nowadays as music programmer of Kultlab, this musical creature is also the founder of the Dialoque band project. Since starting the Genii project three years ago he has released music on labels such as Feines Tier, Underyourskin, Happy Camper Records, and soon on Alter Ego’s own upcoming imprint: Hoodoo. Weaving the old with the new Exploring the known and the unknown. ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #259 by Ivory

Milan (Italy) born DJ / producer Ivory aka Daniel Tagliaferri first started with music by playing the guitar. Ivory played in several bands and played styles such as Punk Rock, Psychedelia, Post Core & Folk. In parallel to live music, he developed an interest in electronic sounds and club culture eventually leading him to become a DJ and producer. His sound is a mixture of analog synths, melancholic melodies, and a strong rhythm based percussion. With releases on Atlant Recordings, Azzur, Chapter 24, Scatcity, Isolate, Kompakt and support from iconic DJs like Dixon and Tale of Us, just to name a few, he is teaming ... Read more

Premiere: Nandu – Stignated Adulthood [AZZUR]

Nandu returns to AZZUR for his 3rd EP as a close friend from the label founders Melokolektiv and Konvex & the Shadow, which makes him the cornerstone of the label. Nandu ‘s impressive ‘Simple Chaos’ EP is ranging between Downtempo Electronica and the deeper spectrum of House, showing the range of Nandu’s diversity, as each track brings something different. The support is overwhelming with words of praise from Âme, Kölsch, &ME, Trikk, Marcus Worgull, Sandrino, Denis Horvat, Fideles, Adam Port, Timothy Clerkin, Aera and many others. Today we premiere ‘Stignated Adulthood’, the more mysterious track of the EP combined with ... Read more

Premiere: Ivory – Hyper [Isolate]

Isolate is confident in taking its next step with Italian producer Ivory, whose music has previously graced Kompakt, Atlant, and Azzur. After only two earlier releases from Alican and Murat Uncuoglu, the label is already showing confidence and a solid fundament with this third release for a bright future. Milan (Italy) born DJ / producer Ivory aka Daniel Tagliaferri first started music by playing the guitar. Ivory played in several bands and played different styles such as Punk Rock, Psychedelia, Post Core & Folk. In parallel to live music, he developed an interest for electronic sounds and club culture eventually leading him ... Read more

Premiere: Boys Be Kko – By Ada [Atomnation]

The eccentric Tokyo based producer Ryunosuke Hayashi a.k.a. boys be kko joins the Atomnation family with his ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’ 12″ – a 4-tracker that includes a big remix from the highly respected DJ, producer, and remixer Gerd Janson. Both artists make their first appearance on the Dutch imprint. Boys be kko started producing music during high school when buying the KORG Elektribe. Quickly after, he signed up for art college. His interest in techno music grew while listening to artists such as Gui Boratto. Making connections all over the Tokyo scene the years after, he co-founded Kids Return ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #258 by Matthew Dekay

Matthew Dekay, Dutch composer, and DJ has pushed the boundaries of electronic music for nearly two decades. His training, in composition and classical piano, and his constant mastery of cutting-edge technology have been the building blocks to his sonic innovation. His love for a variety of genres in electronic dance music, ranging from ambient, house music to dub techno, translates to an affection for long extended DJ sets. Dekay grew up in a musical family, his dad being a funk bass guitar player, who also had an obsession for reggae/dub, and his mother dancing in a Romanian folk group. He developed ... Read more

Premiere: BL Brixton – Kingdom [Laut & Luise]

Influence and impression of thick mist and salty air. Hamburg‘s BL Brixton presents three tracks that unfold to unforeseen depth and structure. ”Closed Eyes Tourist” is uniform and contrast alike with soft drums on concrete walls and comforting keys between sharp hats. A recollection of steady grooves and hypnotizing patterns like ancient impacts on modern reflections. We bring you ‘BL Brixton – Kingdom’ for a first listen in full before it’s release on March 29. “Closed Eye Tourist EP” is available 29 March on Laut & Luise, PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE   SoundCloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/lautundluise/bl-brixton-kingdom-lul017″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

DHA AM Mix #257 by Whitesquare

Hailing from the Italian capital, Rome. Whitesquare has been proving his worth behind the decks since 2012. His keen ear for house and techno has him blending tracks from all across the genre, delivering a fresh sound and eclectic vibes from the deepest shades of house reaching the elegant side of Techno. With recent releases on Tropical Animals, Needwant and Keinemusik’s newest label ‘VOD’, Whitesquare is steadily building his name in the scene. His presence is felt through continuous support from names like Dixon, Âme and &ME. If he wasn’t yet on your radar, he should be now with his ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #256 by Speaking Minds

Italian DJ/Producer, Speaking Minds, is one of the founding members of AEON together with Alex Niggemann and Denis Horvat. Being in the game for quite a while, it’s 2019 that seems to be his year where things are shaping up nicely. With quite a few releases on AEON and My Favorite Robot Records over the last years, 2019 opens new doors for Speaking Minds. After his ‘Jupiter Express’ release with Amarcord on Correspondant, supported by the likes of Job Jobse, Marvin & Guy, Man Power, and many others, his next release is set for Watergate Records. His track ‘Blue Days’ is ... Read more

Premiere: Tunnelvisions – Oishi’s Sword (David Mayer Remix) [Atomnation]

Right after the smashing Innellea’s effort of Imaja’s Drum, part two of the Tunnelvisions remixes are here; The Celestial Remixes. These include four incredible artists: Fort Romeau, David Mayer, Yør Kultura, and Bawrut – resulting in a great package showcasing a plethora of different styles. The remix David Mayer reinterprets ‘Oishi’s Sword’ and breathes sensational tribal-infused energy into the track. Packed full of tasty drum programming, polyrhythmic toplines, and melodic textures, this track is likely to end up in many DJ’s record bags this summer and already supported by the likes of Solomun. “The Celestial Remixes” are available 22 March on ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #255 by Moscoman & The Organism

Moscoman and The Organism team up for a collaborative mix after their recent ‘Rite EP’ collab on Moscoman’s Disco Halal and follows a massive year for The Organism who released one of the biggest songs of the summer with ‘Reflection’. The Rite EP includes the title track as well as the atmospheric blisters of ‘Chumbai’ and percussive textures of ‘Rubab’, a track steeped in the Middle Eastern sonic influences of Moscoman’s home country of Israel. Flipping the leading track on its head, the Disco Halal mix of ‘Rite’ is turned into a loopy, hypnotic edit suited for the oddballs. Born Chen Moscovici, ... Read more

Free Download: Billie Eilish – Bury A Friend (Voon Edit)

Inspired by the aftermath of their track ‘Rose In Japan’ on Diynamic Music, Voon is back with a beautiful edit of Billie Eilish’s, Bury A Friend. With earlier support of playfield’s heavyweights, from label heads Solomun, Rampa, Frankey & Sandrino, to well-traveled DJs Marcus Worgull, David Mayer and many more, this edit of the Manfredonia-based DJ/Producer duo is picked up by names like Laurent Garnier and Eagles & Butterflies. The coalition of former orchestra instrumentalist Giuseppe and electronic music producer Vincenzo was not a surefire formula for dancefloor success but it worked and this edit shows that again. We’re excited to ... Read more

Frankey & Sandrino – DHA AM Mix #254

Frankey & Sandrino’s productions, DJ & live sets, are made of the right stern to snowball dance floors worldwide and fill them with epic moments! Both Frankey and Sandrino have individually been active with electronic music well over a decade now. On the one hand, there’s Sandrino whose passion for life is driven by longtime love for house music in all its forms and shapes. On the other hand, there is Frankey, a schooled musician who already has a string of full-length albums and single releases out under different disguises. After their encounter the guys were drawn to each other ... Read more

Premiere: Kevin Di Serna – Horizons (Jon Charnis Remix) [Endless]

After years of producing music under various guises, Jon Charnis found his true calling in the slower, darker, and deeper shades of house music. His track ‘Prophecy’ was spotted by Innervisions boss, Dixon, who signed the track to his prestigious Berlin-based label after road testing it at some of the world’s premier parties. Jon has already performed at key events including Robot Heart at Burning Man, Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream parties, Cityfox, SXM Festival, Decibel Festival, BPM, and ADE in Amsterdam while releasing records on Connaisseur and ENDLESS. Jon Charnis returns to E N D L E S S ... Read more