Category: Playlist

[Playlist] Jovonn: 10 Seminal New York City House Tracks

A pioneer of the NYC, New Jersey, 90’s house sound, Jovonn exploded onto the House scene in 1991 with his second release ‘Turn and Runaway’. Additionally, Jovonn has produced classics like ‘Back In the Dark’, ‘Garage Shelter’, ‘I Can’t Make Up My Mind’, ‘I Wanna Go To A Club’ that all contain his distinctive vocal delivery and trademark production of gritty sounds, hard kicks, jazzy chords, and phat basslines. Recently his work has been heard on labels like Clone, Dogmatik, Objektivity, Deeply Rooted House and Apollonia, showcasing his talents to a new audience of House Music lovers. Earlier this year, ... Read more

5 Artists Who Shaped Me: VONDA7

VONDA7 continues her steady ascent through the underground electronic ranks by inaugurating a brand new project: art | werk. The imprint, which bridges the gap between listener and dancer, which also gives aspiring visual artists a showcase platform, kicks off with VONDA7’s aptly titled “Pure Intentions EP”, consisting of 4 deeply personal productions. The genre-hopping collection spans Breaks, Techno, and Alternative Pop whilst remaining suffused with a delicate balance of allaying melody and power. With this platform for full creative control launching imminently, VONDA7 has also expanded on a handful of artists she respects for their artistic integrity and maintenance ... Read more

5 Classic Sets: Stephan Bodzin

On Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd techno legend Stephan Bodzin comes to London for back-to-back shows at Electric Brixton in London. They will see the live specialist serve up two of his spectacular shows, with improvised grooves and on-the-fly synths all adding to the immersive, mesmeric soundtrack. He’ll also debut a brand new V/A show to include a 10ft-high 78-panel LED wraparound screen, floor-to-ceiling lasers and more. Bodzin, of course, has had a storied career that takes in running and releasing on his own label Herzblut as well as Systematic Recordings and many more. His brand of colourful, ... Read more

5 Classic Sets: Derrick May

Derrick May is a figure that looms large over the techno world. From his early days pioneering a high tech and soulful sound to his masterful sets around the world in 2018, he is a vital presence. He plays Movement Torino on October 12th and 13th with the likes of Ellen Allien, Lone (live), Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers and Joseph Capriati. It all takes place in a huge conference centre and brings together 15000 techno lovers for one of the most essential gatherings in the annual dance calendar. Before that date, we round up five classic sets to really ... Read more

[Playlist] Azari’s Deep Acid Selections

Since his debut project AZARI & III achieved enormous commercial success, AZARI has also released a handful of underground classics under the name “Dinamo Azari”. In honing his sound and developing into a powerful solo artist, his new project, and the first under the AZARI name since AZARI & III’s disbandment fuses the commercial accessibility of AZARI & III with his masterful knowledge of the dance music underground resulting in “Gotasoul”. Here, AZARI provides his playlist representing a few of his favorite deep, acid cuts. M.S.L Bellevue Resort – Model Future Music for humans and humanoids alike. Vril – Haus ... Read more

[Playlist] Jonas Rathsman's ELEMENTS Of Dance

With a fastidious approach to sound, Jonas Rathsman has been supplying the European scene for the best part of five years. With recent releases on Diynamic Music, Crosstown Rebels, and KX, the Swedish producer has cemented himself as a world class Producer, while his ELEMENTS mix and label series has been gaining serious acclaim with the mix series garnering a dedicated following worldwide. On 11 August, ELEMENTS touches down at London’s XOYO where Jonas will be joined by Kiasmos and Tom Demac, Jonas’ first appearance at the venue since his sold out New Year’s Eve party. Here, He shares 10 ... Read more

5 Classic Sets: Omar S

There are few more widely respected producers than Omar-S. The Detroit native has a real sense of attitude that always carries over in his tracks, whether they are raw and head wrecking techno cuts or camp, hands in the air party house tunes. They almost exclusively come via his own FXHE label and as a DJ he runs a similarly wide gamut, from darker grooves to more fun, funky and r&b-flecked sounds. He plays emotive music in a loose, instinctive way and never fails to fill the floor. He is sure to do so again between September 28th and 30th ... Read more

[Playlist] The 15 Tracks That Defined Uva Festival

Uva Festival is one of the most stunning and intimate festivals you could ever dream of attending. It takes place on the side of a cliff, 800m from Ronda town centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The setting is Bodegas Descalzos Viejos, a monastery from the 15th century, converted into a vineyard with a labyrinth of ancient walls and secret hideaways. The historic locale is breathtaking indeed, and the musical line-up is just as tasteful — this year the likes of Orpheu the Wizard, Donna Leake, Debora Ipekel, Call Super, DJ Sports, Skee Mask, Tito Wun, Zenker Brothers and more ... Read more

[Playlist] Chile’s Best By Claudio Ricci

Founded by Claudio Ricci and Christian and Monika Zorn, Stripped Down Records is a brand new label that will focus on raw grooves. The first release comes from Ricci and features essential remixes from Timo Maas & Basti Grub, Kintar and Metodi Hristov, with Ricci’s nearly 20 years experience providing timeless single here is a great way to kick off the new label. Entitled “Warschauer Strasse”, it is seven excellently expansive minutes of twisted synths that bring real tension to deep house drums. With the release available at the end of the month, Claudio Ricci was asked to give 10 ... Read more

[Playlist] The Delirium Of Third Son

After a successful Natura Sonoris debut in 2016, Third Son returns to the imprint with his new “Delirium” EP. Full of eerie sonics and rich sub-tones, continues to push his signature sound via deft production techniques and unique approach while exposing unseen surfaces and telling unheard stories. In this vain, “Delirium” is a richly atmospheric EP with a relentless groove to boot. With that, Delirium has provided us with 10 of his most “Delirium” triggering tracks. On the playlist, Third Son states: “The most exciting music evokes emotion. That can be euphoria, melancholy, joy, anything. But it really needs to ... Read more

[Playlist] 10 Inspirations Behind Lay-Far’s Forthcoming 3rd Album

A driving force behind soulful and eclectic music scene in Russia, Lay-Far distinctively individual style has won him truly global fan base. The owner of In-Beat-Ween Music is internationally recognized as a skilful DJ and selector, seamlessly bridging the gaps between the cutting-edge and classic house rhythms, rare disco and boogie, Afro-Latin grooves, bass-heavy cuts delivering a unique sonic mixture to satisfy one’s body, mind and spirit. With multiple successful releases under his belt on pretty much every quality label under the sun, including Local Talk, BBE, Atjazz Record Company, G.A.M.M., Rebirth, Tru Thoughts and Soundofspeed, Lay-far now preps his ... Read more

[Playlist] Mïus (Musical) History Of Hungary

Mïus is a solo music project by Budapest based artist Gergely Álmos, defined as a multi-art project wherein the different fields of self-expression meet each other. An architect in civil life and film set designer, Mïus now presents his latest absorbing LP, Twentytwo 22. The ten-track affair shows off his unique knack for mixing live playing skills with electronic production. Here, anticipating the LP’s 6 April release, Mïus gives us a walk through Hungary’s electronic music history. On the playlist he states: It was really hard to pick one track from each decade or genre, so this is kind of ... Read more

Profile: Night Vision Music – 10 Tracks That Shaped the Label

Night Vision Music, a collective of artists originally based out of Edmonton, Canada is celebrating their 5 year anniversary this month with a brand new release “Night Vision – 5 Years”, featuring 5 brand new tracks by their in-house artists. Looking back on their history, here are 10 tracks from the label that really shaped their sound into what it is today: Adam Johan – Let’s Pretend (Nick Garcia Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/night-vision-music/adam-johan-lets-pretend-nick-1″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] The original and this remix was one of the first releases on Night Vision. Washington DC’s Nick Garcia took Adam Johan’s track in ... Read more

[Playlist] Johannes Albert’s Trademark Synth Dreams

Knowing when to drop a hit and when to take it deep, spacey and underground has seen Johannes Albert graduate from hometown clubs to a staple of the German scene. His ability to connect with crowds and heroes alike means he is a industry favorite, with many of its heavyweights having his back, like Move D, who followed his label Frank Music since its 2011 inception. Started primarily as a platform for Albert’s own productions and is home to much of his best work, the label has also featured the likes of Fred P, Moomin, Smallpeople and Lauer. Now, Johannes ... Read more

[Playlist] Evan Michael’s Top 10 Percussive Tools

NYC’s Evan Michael has just joined the long list of Hudd Traxx Producers after previously releasing on the iconic Drumpoet Community label. With this fine addition to the Hudd Traxx catalogue before they celebrate their 60th release, Evan Michael has put together 10 of his most percussive dancefloor tools. What are some of your favorite percussion driven tracks? Deborah Washington – Nothin But Drums Brilliant and large. Big toms and tambourines programmed for Deborah Washington straight out of 1983. Willie Colon – Set Fire To Me (Inferno Dub) Flanged out congas and floor toms with crunchy hi-hat goodness running around ... Read more