Category: Music

Premiere: K.E.E.N.E. – Don’t Say (David Mayer Remix) [Cacao]

Label heads K.E.E.N.E punch the clock with a swinging fresh new release entitled Don’t Say, aligning David Mayer on remix duties. K.E.E.N.E. is the duo formed by the brothers Lloyd and Kevin Keene, who since 2010 have become a referent for house and techno music in Panama. Cacao Records is their home base, which has seen releases from legends like Rick Wade, Kerri Chandler, and also Rodriguez Jr. Marked by a groovy bassline, an ethereal musicality and bouncing beats, Don’t say is a slice of spacious melodic tropical infused house with a catchy vocal loop. The dub version offers a drum-heavy ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #267 by Monkey Safari

Riding in with the power to deliver sunshine to the world’s rainiest open-air events, Monkey Safari brings rays of light to whatever dance floors they cast their shimmering spell on. 2015 saw the brothers swinging to new trees, retiring their previous labels to focus on their new label ‘Hommage.’ It was the year of transformation for the German producers, developing and tailoring a sound suited perfectly for the unique club nuances while still keeping the core elements of melodic chords and grooves synonymous with the duos productions. 2015 unveiled Monkey Safari’s remix for Marc Houle’s “Pepper” on Richie Hawtin’s label ... Read more

Premiere: Monkey Safari – Hi [Hommage]

Monkey Safari ’s third album comes in perfect time for the summer sunshine. The duo follows up their last LP, ‘Odyssey’, with this warm, inviting collection of music designed to brighten your day and complement the glorious sunny days that bless us during the summer. Sven and Lars learned some valuable lessons from their last long-player, and the new album ‘HI’ comes from a far more relaxed, easy-going place. An organic project that came together quite naturally, their third album sees the duo in high spirits ready to bring a large dose of positive vibes and emotional depth to the ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #266 by Anii

As one of the latest additions of the esteemed Kompakt family, Anii (Ania Iwinska) is a woman on a mission. After leaving her native Poland in the late 2000s, Anii moved to London where her reputation for producing and playing high-quality melodic techno soon spread throughout the underground. Anii graduated from world-renowned music school Point Black in 2015 and began to make waves on the club scene. She set up her own studio in 2015 and has spent a ridiculous amount of time there working, producing, refining, planning and pushing herself to be the best she can be. The result ... Read more

Premiere: Hunter/Game – Dead Soul (Radio Slave Remix) [Just This]

Following on from their recent album on Italian imprint Just This, Hunter/Game presents the Silence Remixes, featuring contributions from Radio Slave, Inland, and Jamaica Suk amongst others. Silence is a spiraling voyage into the depths of blissful ambiance and meditative techno from Milan-based duo Hunter/Game. Arriving after a series of acclaimed EPs on the same label, it is an aesthetic statement of intent, carving out serene spaces of melancholy and upliftment. For the remixes EP, a carefully chosen selection of artists provides varying interpretations of stand-out tracks from the album. Radio Slave turns ‘Dead Soul’ into a marching ground of ... Read more

Premiere: The Oddness – Momentum (Jamie Stevens Drummer Dub) [Beat & Path]

Following on from his debut EP, ‘Breathing Fire’ on Beat & Path they welcome back The Oddness for his second EP ‘Momentum’. The last 6 months have seen this artist making waves across the world with his signature slow-burning downtempo electronica sounds infused with dub and world music all laced with his characteristic chugging basslines. With recent releases and remixes on Pipe & Pocket, Shango Records and Hidden Vibes, the label present one original plus two remixes from Jamie Stevens.     The original takes us on an almost space-rock rollercoaster ride through organic chants and a deep, surging bassline. ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #265 by Lehar

Lehar’s aesthetic categorizes the sublimity and beauty of nature, rooted in Romanticism. As you may notice while listening to Lehar’s music compositions, intuition and emotion are the basis of his creative process, finally resulting in a near-impromptu. Lehar ‘s debut ep ‘Sargas’ on Offenbach imprint Connaisseur Recordings has put him on the map of modern electronic music and represents his artistic manifesto: a mixture of sounds and atmospheres of dramatic effects characterized by intimate basslines and intriguing melodies. Other previous releases are Lehar’s Ep ”Magic Realism” on Diynamic Music, the indie single ”Number One Hero” featuring Rush Midnight on 2DIY4, ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #264 by Musumeci

Musumeci is a musical project by Mauro Di Martino, Sicilian DJ, and producer since the late 80s. After two decades of releasing music under several aliases, Mauro merged into Musumeci’s alter ego in 2009. He is also a member of Human Machine and the owner of Engrave Ltd, Multinotes Recordings & Buttress Records. Constantly in demand as a producer and remixer, his music appears on labels like Bedrock, Connaisseur, Compost Black Label, Diynamic Music, Endless, Innervisions, Kompakt & Watergate.  In 2015 Bedrock asked Musumeci to remix Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur’s ‘Sad Robot’ which hit N°5 on Beatport Techno Chart. In that same year, he ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #263 by Polynation

Dutch producer-duo Polynation stormed the scene in 2015 with their lustrous debut EP Allogamy. Adopting both rhythmic tension and a wide range of acoustic and electronic tools, Stijn Hosman and Hessel Stuut gradually translated their intricate studio finesse to the more improvisational, spontaneous dynamic of live performance. Tracks like ‘Why You’ and ‘Anther’ amassed wide international acclaim, earning airplay by Gilles Peterson on BBC6 and performing festivals like Amsterdam Dance Event, Best Kept Secret, Eurosonic and Pitch Festival. In May 2019, Polynation’s full-length debut Igneous released on Atomnation. The Amsterdam-based producer-tandem introduces a more cinematic, sweeping departure from the fine-tuned alchemy of ... Read more

Premiere: Tvardovsky – Depths Of Consciousness (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Dear Deer Records]

Another powerful release comes our way from Dear Deer Records, this time they sign up Tvardovsky for a new EP that features three originals and one remix from Oliver Giacomotto, which we are premiering today.  Olivier Giacomotto ‘s remix of Depths of Consciousness is a powerful interpretation of the original, with segregated synths layered over the drums giving it more impact and making it a real dance floor killer. The Kiev-based record label was founded in 2013 by Alex Kaspersky & Sviatoslav Tvardovsky. At the start of the label, Nu-Disco was the leading sound and even Boy George featured on the label. Currently, Melodic Techno is ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #262 by Ruede Hagelstein

Ruede Hagelstein is a German producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ. He started his DJ career in the late nineties, earned an Audio Engineer Degree at the SAE Institute and became a resident DJ at Watergate, one of Berlin’s most popular clubs. He was raised in the suburbs of Berlin and later moved to the capital at the age of 20. He sang in a choir, tortured his guitar, and dreamed of having a rock star career. Instead, he started his DJ career in the late nineties at the renowned Berlin club Tresor. While his DJing career progressed, Ruede was also an ... Read more

Premiere: Frangie – Opak Silence [Missing Letters]

Swedish trio FRANGIE return with their second EP and it’s every bit as delicious, deep and vital as their breakthrough record this time last year.  Four tracks, four stories, four life-affirming trips that tickle dance music’s most velveteen and dusky quarters, once again FRANGIE paint a new reality. They ease us in gently with their smoky jazzy house.  Their music is laced with equal splashes of funk color and ethereal shade, it’s like WhoMadeWho just booked Little Dragon at their house party… More causes for dancefloor contemplation follow with the track we premiere for you today. Weighing in at 11+ ... Read more

Premiere: Badin Brothers – Crepuscule [Crossings]

Acclaimed label Crossings brings together two like-minded artists, B.Craack with ‘Something New For You’ and Badin Brothers with ‘Crepuscule’, for Volume 3 of their celebrated Reflection series. London-based Badin Brothers are back on Crossings with a heteroclite gem following their stunning ‘Monkey Flute’ EP. Lead by its hypnotic drums and broken chord synth, ‘Crepuscule’ effortlessly blends a rich variety of electronic and acoustic instruments while remarkably retaining sonic and spatial simplicity and cohesion. Badin Brothers are the Paris born, London based production duo of Scott and Olivier Badin. The duo is renowned for their ability to produce rich and soulful music that blends styles ... Read more

DHA AM Mix #261 by BOg

Romanian native BOg is steadily forging his reputation as a DJ, Producer, Label Owner and Artist. Currently based in Paris his unique musical vision creates special dance-floor moments across the globe every weekend, layering sounds to help set the mood for long journeys in sets that explore the depths and boundaries of creativity. Having already featured on the likes of Crosstown Rebels, BOg’s growth reached greater levels through Burn Studio’s in Ibiza where he met his close mentor in pioneer and legend, John Digweed. The British icon signed BOg to his Bedrock label with the acclaimed ‘Rewired’ and ‘Moonlight’ EPs, ... Read more

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