Category: Interviews

[Interview] Jan Blomqvist & The Importance Of Disconnection

Two years after his debut “Remote Control”, that led Jan Blomqvist and his band around the world, he has returned with an album that falls in line both stylistically and sonically with his distinct sound. “Disconnected” draws from heady themes of broken connections, incoherent narratives, and escapes from reality, exploring the meaning of being disconnected in thirteen tracks. Gradually released across 3 mini albums over the summer, now the complete piece has been released, connecting the disconnected narrative and aiming for insight into the behaviors and necessities of our day, age, and generation. Over the summer, we managed to bring ... Read more

[Interview] Danny Daze

Danny Daze is a man who has many different musical tricks up his sleeve. He emerged on a label and with a sound that doesn’t do him justice, and since then has dipped this toe into techno and electro with great results. Ultramajic, Kompakt Extra, OMNIDISC, and others have released his music, while he continues to play hard to define sets at essential venues around the world. On Saturday, October 6th he plays the huge Mosaic party curated by Maceo Plex at Printworks Next to the likes of Len Faki, Ellen Allien, Silent Servant, and Jennifer Cardini, he will play ... Read more

[Interview] Moscoman

Hailing from Israel but based in Berlin, Moscoman has brought plenty of fresh perspective to house and techno. His rugged, dark and involving grooves come on his own Disco Halal label as well as many others. As a DJ he serves up intoxicating sets that take you into weird and wonderful worlds of sound and take him everywhere across the world, from Ibiza superclubs to leading festivals. Most recently has served up his entry into Diynamic’s Picture EP series and once again shown off the breadth and depth of his style. Here we speak to him about that, about working ... Read more

[Interview] Kintar

Kintar is an Argentinian born DJ/Producer who now bases himself in Ibiza. He also runs his own label Sudam Recordings, who have recently been putting on label showcases in Amsterdam and Ibiza, with more to come in Istanbul and Beirut. We caught up with him recently to find out why he made the move to Ibiza, and how he thinks his South American roots have inspired his sound… “Our music needs to have always emotions and enough groove to fire up any dance floor.” How are you, what’s good, what’s bad? Hey I’m fantastic, everything is good right now, living ... Read more

In Conversation: Carl Cox & Eats Everything

Carl Cox, industry figurehead who’s legacy includes his Intec imprint, which he runs with friend and business partner Jon Rundell, hosts a new Techno focused EP from none other than the eclectic Eats Everything. Having first burst onto the scene with releases on Dirtybird and Petz Records, Eats Everything has risen through the ranks adding labels like Relief, Hypercolour and Crosstown Rebels to his back catalogue, as well as collaborations with Justin Martin, Green Velvet, Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Catz ‘n Dogz and Claude VonStroke making it only logical that Carl would be the next person to welcome Eats ... 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

Interview: Ray Okpara

Ray Okapra‘s Nigerian roots has always informed audiences with percussive, loopy, infectious sound. One of the key artists to emerge from the Frankfurt and Mannheim scenes, Ray has been a staple of Mobilee, Area Remote, 8-Bit, and many others who have all released his work. In 2018, his It’s Ours party continues to be much loved round Europe. Now, Ray brings the second release on promising upstart imprint YET Records with “Violong”, a collection of dancefloor aimed tracks also featuring remixes from Andre Butano and Jee Bear. Here, with the release available at the end of August, Ray discusses what’s ... Read more

Interview: PillowTalk

Few people in this scene make dance music as emotive and hooky as PillowTalk. The American band write proper songs with a real sense of heart and emotion, and have been doing so for years. It’s come on labels like Kompakt and Wolf + Lamb and given rise to some big singles as well as a bunch of quality albums. And now they are back with another, “All People”, on their own label. It finds the band change line-up and welcome guests like expert trumpeter Greg Paulus, all while offering properly considered lyrics that touch on love, social issues and ... Read more

[Interview] John Digweed Reflects On 20 Years Of Bedrock

One of the planet’s most popular DJs, John Digweed‘s music never falls out of favour with clubbers the world over. The summer of 2018 marks several milestones in John Digweed’s musical journey, specifically with two projects released that celebrate and encapsulate the complete nature of his legacy. Firstly, released today, 22 June, “Bedrock XX” celebrates 20 years of John’s iconic imprint in the form of a 5x Vinyl/4x CD Deluxe box. Then, on 27 July, John releases the 10th instalment in his “Live in” series, this one coming straight from the Contact dancefloor with “Live in Tokyo”. With one on ... Read more

Interview: Thabo Getsome

Thabo Getsome is a DJ who had his roots deeply in hiphop and reggae before his love of electronic music took over and became the forefront of his productions and DJ sets. Now with a recent release ‘The Flute’ recently out on Cacao Records, we sat down with him to talk about those roots, why he made the change, and what he has coming up for us in the future… “Take your time, find your sound” How are you, how has the year been so far, what have been some highlights? Pretty good. Summer in Berlin started very early. And ... Read more

Interview: Tim Green

After more than a decade’s successful career, Tim Green has recently brought his debut album to Cocoon Recordings. Composed like an electronic soundtrack to a romantic film, “Her Future Ghost” shows the talented producer pushing himself to fulfil his creative potential. After 10 years of touring around the world with Sven Vath, Cocoon, or on his own, as well as having his releases felt by way of Get Weird, Cityfox, Dirtybird and Get Physical, Tim Green’s latest should just the beginning of a new and exciting chapter of Green’s career. Here, with the album out, we discuss everything about its ... Read more

DHL Mix #215 By Monolink

Singer, Songwriter, and Electronic Producer – to many, these may sound like very different aspects of modern sound culture – which, in turn, makes Monolink a fascinating character, being all rolled into one. His style seamlessly connects the narrative structure of a song with the compelling thrust of electronic rhythms. Guitar chords merge into synthetic pad sounds, hypnotic bass vibrations meet emotional vocal parts, passionate physicality meets sublime stimulation for the mind. This sound could recently been heard on his debut album, “Amniotic”, or on his current multi month live tour across the US, Europe and UK. Here, Monolink stops ... Read more

In Conversation: Doc Martin & Joeski

American heavyweights Joeski​ and Doc Martin ​are held in high esteem in the scene, bringing decades worth of experience to the table. Between them they’ve played at some of the world’s biggest clubs including DC10, Miami Music Week and Fabric. Last month, the duo joined forces once again, after succesful releases via Poker Flat Recordings and Lapsus Music, for “Loveland” featuring vocal talent Lillia; an epic release that is destined to tear up dance-floors across the globe. With the release now available, we got these two pillars of the US scene to go In Conversation (Doc Martin, Joeski) discussing much ... Read more

Interview: Casino Times

Joseph Spencer & Nicholas Church are Casino Times, a duo with a penchant for classy, supple and always discerningly delectable house and techno pastures. Having started the project in 2010, the British duo have since become renowned as one of the scene’s most consistent such pairings, with credits for the likes of WOLF Music as well as their own label, the well-worth-checking-out Casino Edits imprint. Aside from the latter pair, they’ve also got tongues wagging recently courtesy of their second release on Swedish label Omena, itself an increasingly respected outlet that’s hosted everyone from Mella Dee to HNNY to Church ... Read more

DHL Mix #211 + Interview By Milo Häfliger

From the very first instant of his sets, Milo Häfliger prepares listeners for an astonishing journey, inviting them to reconnect with their true selves. In the heart of unconsciousness, underlined by refined world sounds and highly emotional melodies, one gets seized by a world of sweetness with melancholic accents. The music selected by Milo raises stunning emotions and brings about strong messages, aiming to bring people together, opens their minds and lead us to forgotten values such as sharing, meeting, discovering. Here, let Milo Häfliger show you how as he brings a very special mix to our series alongside a ... Read more