Tag: ata

DHA FM Mix #423 By Ata

How exactly Ata manages to fascinate when stoically spinning records for hours on end, mixing emotion and intention, guiding the crowd, is his secret. We may assume it is experience. And experienced he is in nearly all fields related to clubbing: as graphic artist, fashion designer, DJ, label manager and impressario. It all started rather humbly when he, still a boy, shared house with a GI who owned a vast collection of Kraftwerk, early Hip Hop and black dance music and who substantially widened his musical horizon. Frankfurt soon witnessed the fruits of that neighbourly education when Ata carried a ... Read more

DHA Mix #380 By Chinaski

Frankfurt’s Chinaski has an affection for the warmth of marvelous synth-sounds and a feeling for great beats through his affinity for 80s video-aesthetics and vintage synthesizers. A Robert Johnson resident, renowned visual artist, live performer, and producer who’s work has appeared on the likes of Uncanny Valley, Common Thread, Omnidisc, Bordello A Parigi, and House Is Ok, Chinaski now preps his 15 July appearance at ELSE Berlin where he takes to the decks for Live at Robert Johnson. On the day, ELSE will also feature the likes of Roman Flügel, Ata, Lauer, INIT (live), Oliver Hafenbauer, Orson Wells, and Benjamin ... Read more

New Documentary, ‘If I Think Of Germany At Night,’ Meditates With Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Roman Flügel

This past week, the city revolved around cinema with its annual Berlinale Film Festival. Mostly known as a place for independent and world cinema, this year’s edition held one title which is surely of interest even outside of cinema circles. ‘Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht’ (If I Think of Germany at Night) is a new documentary from Director Romuald Karmakar (‘Villalobos’ 2009), which follows 5 German DJ heroes, each of whom embody the proper mindset and work ethic necessary to walk the line between DJ, creative, artist, and performer. Pioneers Roman Flügel, Ricardo Villalobos, Move D, Sonja Moonear and ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Olaf Boswijk (Trouw)

Pictures: Thierry Vrakking (Television Photography) You might not realize it every day, but the disappearance of an institution in the club scene is drawing nearer and nearer. From January 2015, Trouw is no more. As the Amsterdam crowd, loyal fan base and curious tourists are still indulging in every single night that the venue still has to offer, I went to visit the club on a weekday afternoon to talk to the club’s founder and co-owner Olaf Boswijk. Trouw needs no introduction at this point in time. The acclaimed venue on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam has been a second home ... Read more