Tag: Aril Brikha

Interview: Aril Brikha

Stockholm’s (by way of Iran) Aril Brikha has never been one to conform to the musical trends of the day. Brikha demonstrated his musicality early; at seven, given a keyboard; in his early teens developed an interest in electronic music – Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Jean Michel Jarre. By 17, he was using an Atari and composing his own compositions that friends dubbed “Detroit Techno”. Since those days Aril has had an interesting, non conformist career, releasing early on Swedish imprint Dunkla, Plump, and Placktown, followed by Derrick May’s Transmat label, Kompakt, Music Man, Poker Flat, and finally on ... Read more

La Rêve goes international during ADE with Connaiseur & Parquet Showcases

Amsterdam-based promoter La Rêve takes an ambitious call to put itself on the map by presenting two parties for the upcoming Friday and Saturday nights of ADE. Backed up by quality melodic labels such as Connaisseur, Parquet Recordings and Applescal’s Atomnation, they are on a big quest to create two “nights to remember”. While the upcoming five days of Amsterdam Dance Event is a focus of countless local and overseas labels and promoters, it does take a lot of effort to stand out and offer something really unique for the indulged audiences. But since their first event organised nearly two ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Matador

The pride of Ireland’s underground techno scene Gavin Lynch, better known to worldwide audiences as Matador, has been on quite a roll over the past handful of years. With his distinct driving techno sound, rooted in technicality, yet remaining ever faithful to the (darker-the-better) dance floor, Matador has carved himself a prominent role within the relentless and renowned M_NUS crew, bringing respect and admiration from peers and audiences alike. Since 2006, the Dublin native, and former sound engineer has managed to carve out a distinct sound, taking him from behind the studio mixing boards to behind the controls of some ... Read more