Category: Music

Premiere: Nico Sun – Budapest [Ararat Masis]

Ararat Masis, based in Zurich is a Sublabel of L.E.T – Les Enfants Terribles, and brings us Nico Sun’s Budapest including 3 remixes from the lovely Wareika, Kalabrese and Mushrooms Project. Nico Sun: ”Written in this drunk, sleepless night. Worshipping the winds from the east. A yearning, a whisper from the past. A feeling at times forgotten, called back when the wind is heard. Budapest, a synonym for the love of the inner city blues, the rubbish in the gutter, the beauty in the murky corners. A thought that crept up on me in a second, a part of my journey.” ... Read more

Premiere: Alican – No Such Thing [Isolate]

Following their epic V/A ‘Mutations’ EP earlier this year, Isolate return with their fifth release. Once again generous in size, once again highly explorative, once again gazing into the stars: this one goes deep… And it comes from the Istanbul-based co-founder Alican himself. The EP eases us in gently as ‘No Such Thing’ strikes a chord that tremors right through you. Dramatic and narrative, it touches on both prog and techno with strong melodic tendencies. It’s followed by ‘Rosybar’; a track that takes us down a much deeper, more experimental path as the hook is based on the off-beat and ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #281 by David Kochs

You might have heard of David Kochs already – but only if you like to listen to a particular genre of electronic music that sits in between rock-solid techno and a blast of golden tinsel. Taking his inspirations from musicians and bands as diverse as Gesaffelstein, Jacques Greene or Pional, David has achieved a unique musical style. Think of heavy techno as the underbelly, sizzling electro as the heart and leftfield pop-music as the soul. All of this is held together by his own musical vision. Sounds underground? Well, David is anything but mainstream – but he is about to ... Read more

Premiere: Maga & Nhii – Sirens of Space [Flying Circus]

A collaboration of like-minded artists and remixers makes for a brimming EP of transcendental house music on Maga & Nhii ’s debut for Flying Circus Recordings. The two upcoming producers, who have between them released music on Stil Vor Talent, The Gardens Of Babylon, Rebellion der Traumer and Kindisch, pair up across two tracks, and remix duties are ably handled by Tim Engelhart and Wild Dark. ‘Monogram’ is a breezy and seductively dynamic track, buoyed with huge waves of synths and cinematic sweeps, with a rolling rhythm that is simply irresistible. Wild Dark follows up their recent release for Supernature ... Read more

Premiere: JKP – Quiet Place [Byson]

London-based avant-garde House producer JKP has shared his double A-side single ‘Blue Sun/ Quiet Place’ on 15 November via Byson. JKP has seen support from CLASH Magazine, The 405 and Tonspion, as well as radio play by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC introducing and shot to number 1 on Hype Machine with his edit of Dijon’s ‘Nico’s Red Truck’. He has been featured by popular Youtube channels CloudKid and Wanderlust and has played alongside the likes of DJ Zinc, Artwork and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. JKP started producing largely by accident. Frustrated with not achieving the right sound ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #280 by Kevin de Vries

Kevin de Vries is a young and upcoming producer, although it seems like he is in the game for quite some time already with all that has happened in such a short time period. Showing his very own trance-inspired techno sound in his first EP called “A Journey Through Life“, he gained support from some of the biggest players in the industry, like Tale Of Us, Adam Beyer, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin and many others.  He since had releases on labels like Afterlife, Cocoon, and Drumcode. ”Kevin continues to lock down his reputation as one of Europe’s most promising techno ... Read more

Premiere: D-Nox & Beckers – Skylab [Selador]

Selador is delighted to announce the long-overdue return of D-Nox & Beckers with a doubleheader of seismic proportions. With more than a quarter-century of combined DJing and producing experience between them, D-Nox & Beckers have firmly entrenched themselves into the landscape of the electronic music community.   Lead track ’Skylab’ has already been a mainstay in the sets of many an A-lister with everyone from Tale Of Us to Hernan Cattaneo falling under its spell. A straight-up peak time bomb. Whilst the genre-busting ’Surrender’ has become an instant favourite, a gem of rare beauty that seductively bobs and weaves through an ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #279 by 8Kays

Iryna Shvydka, also known as 8Kays, has come a long way, forming and progressing her sound into a distinctive fusion of heavy punctured bass leads, twisted together with melodic chord progressions. She has released with labels such as Booka Shade’s Blaufield Music, Jerome Isma-ae’s Jee Productions, Eleatics Records, and Sincopat, and is only just getting started. Receiving the acknowledgment of her productions from the worldwide music influencers as Solomun, Tale Of Us, Booka Shade and Joris Voorn, 8Kays is on her way to leave a mark and share her musical gift with many. Still ably handling the balance between her melodic ... Read more

Premiere: Jonas Saalbach – Words Unspoken ft. Luna Semara [Radikon]

Radikon welcomes label co-founder Jonas Saalbach for its 7th release; ‘Makena’ – a foray into the unknown for a veteran producer – is delivered in a trilogy of formats as original, collaboration and remix with appearances by Luna Semara and Tony Casanova. With ‘Makena’, Jonas demonstrates an incessant ability to reinvent himself. Powerfully uplifting and energetic with intertwining staccato basslines and funky overtones, ‘Makena’ conjures images of carefree days in the sun. Shimmering strings artfully laden with pathos whisk the listener away, telling tales of endless possibility. Where ‘Makena’ is carefree, ‘Words Unspoken’ is moody and brooding. Luna Semara’s haunting ... Read more

Premiere: Nhii – Feather Ft. Pippermint [WAYU Records]

A single Blue Jay feather in Upstate New York was the inspirational spark for Nhii ‘s “Feather of Illusion” EP. Two beautiful tracks full of emotions, and surely capture you in the moment. Nhii’s first track of the EP, “Feather”; an industrial characterized production that showcases an artistic sensitivity displayed in the form of collaboration with the talented vocalist Pippermint. Just as the relationship in between confident groove ideas and eclectic synthesized melodies display a defined artistic proposal, the vocals are the true guide of how we should perceive this track, leading you into a sensual storytelling narrative. Continuing on ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #278 by Coeus

Serbian based Coeus is steadily growing and striving to become one of the finest electronic music DJ/producers of the Balkans. Playing the piano from a young age has helped him to evolve his deep and emotive melodic sound that he made his signature. With releases like ‘Elysian’ on Moblack Records, ‘Eden‘ on Afterlife and ‘Forgotten Love’ on Mimesis, he managed to turn quite some heads. In a short time span, he gained support from some of the scene’s finest, with Tale of Us, Adriatique, Dixon, Solomun, and many others all playing his music. Soon more info will follow on his much sought after track ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #277 by Powel

Berlin based DJ and producer Powel ’s music captures warm, airy atmospheres, and celestial rhythms, always finding a way to thread natural elegance and tasteful patience in his productions. His signature rhythms, percussion work, and captivating atmospheres have the ability to take you into the depth of aural pleasure. Having learned the piano at a young age, and subsequently performed regularly with bands and even an orchestra, Powel‘s palette of music has a vast and thorough foundation that is influenced by the people and places he comes across during his visits. His unique touch as a musician is heard by ... Read more

Premiere + Interview: Marino Canal – Vangelis Dreams [Vivrant]

After making an initial appearance on Vivrant in 2018 with a remix of Jeremy Olander’s ‘Caravelle’ that generated over 1 million streams on Spotify, Marino Canal makes a proper debut on the label with a long-awaited original EP.  The Spanish native hailing from Malaga is a rare talent with an uncanny ability to craft some of the most unique soundscapes. His debut artist album, “Over Under”, was released on uncrowned techno queen Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD imprint in 2016 and received praise from industry legends in the likes of Adam Beyer, Adriatique, Joris Voorn, Pan-Pot, and went on to top the ... Read more

Premiere: Sparrow & Barbossa – Ziyon [Wired]

Sparrow & Barbossa is a DJ and producer duo formed by the Swiss Bryan Coletta and the Uruguayan Emiliano Haberli. Bryan is a pianist and comes from a musical family, his father is the legendary guitarist Francis Coletta who worked with artists like Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, and Frank Sinatra among others. Emiliano was born and raised in a region of Uruguay dominated by African colonials and got widely influenced by what’s called “The Culture Of Candombe”, pure African tribal rhythm coming from the colonial-ism. Since a very young age, Bryan has been influenced by soul, jazz, and funk, which ... Read more

Premiere: Ryan Murgatroyd ft. Mikhaela Faye – Find Me Another (Murgatroyd’s Deep Mix) [Get Physical Music]

Fresh off the back of two hugely successful releases on his recently formed imprint Swoon Recordings this summer (‘Wicked Eyes’ and ‘Is That You’), Ryan Murgatroyd now returns to Get Physical Music with a mesmerising new single titled ‘Find Me Another’, released as two different edits, both featuring Mikhaela Faye. Get Physical’s leading South African house star Ryan Murgatroyd featured on the label’s latest ‘Words Don’t Come Easy’ compilation, as well as having remixed and produced plenty of originals including ‘Kanna’, ‘iKalimba’ and ‘Something Said’ to name a few. He is a producer with an extensive discography that spans over ... Read more