Tag: Relief

DHL Mix #219 By Eli Brown

Having emerged from Bristol’s Drum & Bass scene, Eli Brown has since established himself as an artist of distinction in the House world. With imprints like Repopulate Mars, ViVA Music, and Toolroom having all recognised Brown’s talent it’s easy to forget he only made his debut in December 2016 with ‘Can You Feel It / Acid Test’ on Of Unsound Mind. This year has seen releases with Relief, Sola and elrow: an impressive roll call by anyone’s standards, further proof that Eli Brown is at the cutting edge of electronic music. With these impressive accolades and accomplishments coming in such ... Read more

5 Classic Sets: Green Velvet/Cajmere

Green Velvet’s story is intrinsically linked with that of house music itself. His labels Cajual and Relief were some of the most prominent and prolific in all of Chicago in the early 90s. After the first house wave with acts like Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy, then a second wave of tougher acid sounds that eventually spawned rave, his place was to strip things back to a mean and kicking sound that could be thought to be a precursor to modern evolutions like juke and footwork. His DJ sets, meanwhile, draw on the whole history of house music from the ... Read more

[Playlist] Alexis Raphael’s Eastern Electric Influences

Once one of London’s new breed of electronic music figures, Alexis Raphael has since carved out a distinct name and sound for himself. By way of releases on the likes of Relief, Of Unsound Mind, Snatch Recordings, and YouAreWe, Alexis continues going from strength to strength, coming a long ay from his pirate radio days of the late 90s/early 00s. This summer, with a sew of dates everywhere from Amsterdam to London to Ibiza, Alexis is also set to take on the main stage at London’s Eastern Electrics. On 5 August, he will be handling Main Stage duties alongside the ... Read more

Walker & Royce Announce October Debut Album On Dirtybird

Walker & Royce have turned inwards on Self Help, their debut album on Dirtybird, inviting listeners on an out-there trip through the quirks and quips of an act on the tip of modern house music’s tongue. Walker & Royce have made a rapid ascent into the inboxes of the genre’s most sought after label bosses of late, after linking up in 2011 and working relentlessly to define and refine their now-signature sound. Launching from Claude vonStroke‘s release of their Boy EP in summer 2016, they headed straight into their next success on Green Velvet’s Relief via their Peep This Cat ... Read more

DHL Mix #146 By Prok & Fitch

Striking an appealing balance between melodic intricacy and dance floor heft, over the past few years Prok & Fitch have cemented their position as one of the most respected and successful DJ/productions outfits in electronic music. Their 2016 collaboration with Green Velvet – ‘Sheeple’ – spent an impressive 10 weeks atop the Beatport charts, a position none too rare for the Southern UK duo. As both prolific and with the talent necessary to match their output, Prok & Fitch have since released on credible labels like Relief, Toolroom, Suara and Stereo while having collaborated (aside from Green Velvet) with Dosem, ... Read more

Full Premiere: Pawsa – The Shapeshifter (Original Mix)

PAWSA jokingly asserts that, had he not chosen music as a career, he would have moved to Botswana to become a big cat expert at a wildlife reserve. Embracing the world of house & techno seems to have been the right decision. This was clearly illustrated by a strong debut EP on Lost Records that reached number 6 on the Beatport Tech House charts. With further appearances on pioneering labels such as Relief and Deep Tech Records there is no doubt that PAWSA is making a far-reaching impact on the musical landscape. The London-based cat finds himself inspired by the ... Read more