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DHA FM Mix #432 by Cooper Saver

Cooper Saver is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer responsible for the Far Away party, cassette mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab. Over the last 7+ years, Cooper has consistently brought unique and underrated talent from abroad for his monthly late-night warehouse party while also regularly traveling around the world to DJ. As a producer, Cooper maintains a steady flow of remixes – recognized most for frequent remixes on DFA Records and his remix for Golden Filter’s ‘Talk Talk Talk’, which was championed by Hunee, Avalon Emerson, Dixon, Palms Trax, Ben UFO, and many others. Cooper’s original music ... Read more

Dekmantel Announces First Round Of Artists For Dekmantel Selectors 2019

Dekmantel Selectors announces its return to the leaf grounds of The Garden Tisno, for their 4th edition, inviting plenty of extraordinary DJs from all corners of the musical, and physical, world. The capacity of the Croatian getaway stays untouched at a mere 2000, and will take place from the 22nd – 26th of August 2019. Selectors is known as the intimate end-of-summer get together thrown by Amsterdam’s Dekmantel; an action-packed marathon where sun, sea and soundsystems make up the foundation for a week’s worth of music. Head-turning DJs joining the cast in 2019 include Italian wizard Donato Dozzy, The Loft disciple ... Read more

Ben UFO, Dixon, Tale Of Us & More Tapped To Play Swiss Alpine Polaris Festival

Famous for breakthaking views and unique atmosphere alike, the world famous Alpine resort Verbier will play host to the 2018 edition of Polaris Festival. Located in the Swiss canton of Valais, the extended 4-day Polaris Festival opens the Verbier winter season with its day & night programme and features a truly mesmerizing lineup across its Main Stage. A dense mix of headliners, newcomers of the scene, and Swiss favorites, this year sees the likes of Ben UFO, Dixon, DJ Tennis, Hunee, Laurent Garnier, Massive Attack (DJ Set), Nina Kraviz, Sassy J, Schwarzmann, Tale of Us, and more take to the ... Read more

Lente Kabinet 2018: The Maturing, But Ever So Rebellious Little Sister

It’s 11:30 in the morning on a Saturday as we quickly finish our coffee and hop on the bike to set out for one of the best festivals this season. We set a course due North, away from the sprawling capital of modern dance music, into its hinterlands. As houses become fewer and further in between, the landscape becomes greener as we paddle our way over an ever-increasing number of dikes and bridges; a sign indicating we’ve now officially left Amsterdam is overshadowed by a much smaller, bright red & yellow sign below it, pointing us where we need to ... Read more

Interview: Steven Julien

One of the most prominent representatives of London House Music, Steven Julien (aka Funkineven) will return to Amsterdam for the first ever Lente Kabinet weekender. With his Apron Records imprint instrumental in introducing the likes of Greg Beato and Shanti Celeste to the world, and inimitable technical skills behind the decks, Steve Julien is a complete (and unique) voice in contemporary dance. Born and raised in West London with Grenadian blood, his first foray with rhythm came as a dancer, MC and beatmaker, before moulding smooth cuts of his own, as representative on his 2009 debut EP with Eglo Records. ... Read more

Draaimolen Festival Returns With Strongest Lineup To Date

This year, Draaimolen celebrates their fifth anniversary with several special events marking the occasion. So far, these celebrations have included a sold-out birthday celebration with a Nous’Klaer showcase in April and an extra special (soon to be announced) line-up for a free festival Holy Pink in July. Still though, the centerpiece of it all remains Draaimolen Festival 2018, which returns to its beloved location Charlotte Oord on 15 September. Transforming the green space of meters high trees with spectacular stage designs of Iregular, Cinemata, Freerotation, Nikki Hock and Joeri Woudstra and visuals from (amongst others) Heleen Blanken, the event continues ... Read more

Dekmantel Announces Lineup For 2017 Selectors Croatia

After a successful 2016 edition, the highly intimate (1500 capacity) Dekamantel Selectors returns to Croatia’s stunning Garden Resort. Focused on the art of DJing, Dekmantel Selectors 2017 will bring some of the Netherlands based crew’s favorites international stars, underground heroes, and (of course) Dutch heroes to the shores of the Adriatique sea. Full lineup is below and, as you can see, the likes of Ben UFO, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Marcel Dettmann, and Hunee will join Invisible City Sound System, Gatto Fritto, Phuong-Dan and Vladimir Ivkovic and more. Tickets go on sale 6 December which includes the day/night program. Boat ... Read more

III POINTS Goes Soulful With Black Coffee [INTERVIEW]

It’s never an easy task to meet up with a worldwide known DJ at 2AM at a festival in Miami. The meeting point being the media lounge, we wait there for 20 minutes and start to feel like we are never going to see him so we decide to force our way into the back stage, even though we were not supposed to…a great soul get us in and yes! There he is in “the green room” getting prepared for an epic two-hour-set. III Points is a festival taking place in the Arts District of Miami, for their 4th edition ... Read more

DHA Mix #235 By Auntie Flo

Brian d’Souza a.k.a Auntie Flo guides us through the perfect fusion of electronic music and world influences in this mixtape. Auntie Flo has been working on how he can create a new and distinctive sound. His work is set to incorporate more stripped back drum tracks, techno, ambient sounds and utilise more of his own edits. In leu of his Highlife World Series launch, Flo identifies his passion for the polyrhythms of african drumming so is set to include more of this in his new work, and, after having moved from vinyl to 3x CDJ’s, Auntie Flo realises that the aspect of ... Read more

Dekmantel Travels To Brazil For 2 Day São Paulo Edition

For the first time, Dekmantel will bring its Amsterdam festival across the seas, touching down for a two day event in São Paulo, Brazil. Over 4-5 February, Dekmamntel and the likes ofNicolas Jaar, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, and Joy Orbison will showcase the sound that makes it one of Holland’s most respected events. Also on hand will be Brazilian maestro’s Hermeto Pascoal and Azymuth will join a bill that also includes Moodyman, John Talabot, Palms Trax, Shanti Celeste, and a Dutch delegation of Tom Trago, Young Marco, and Fatima Yamaha. The event jockeys between two venues: The classically ... Read more

III Points Miami: 5 Acts To Catch

III Points is coming back to the sunshine state and each year their line up seems more impressive. The 2016 edition features acts like LCD SoundSystem, Thievery Corporation and M83. A line up going for some selective old school hip hop artists, Indie rock and some of the finest dance music artists such as Dixon, Benoit & Sergio, Dusky, Danny Daze, Kink and more….We hand picked five artists you should absolutely not miss during the 3 day festival. Maya Jane Coles [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/mayajanecoles/edu-imbernon-fixing-fires-maya-jane-coles-remix-1″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] The British – Japanese phenomenon needs no introduction. From her incredible sets ... Read more

Interview: Jackmaster

An artist is a stunt without his philosophy. Meanwhile, how many dance music artists even have a philosophy? Can there be a substantial philosophy behind DJing? As can this craft even be called art? Furthermore, how many of the times we go to parties and gigs, do we go for the DJ, who’s philosophy, personality and approach to music we are aware of? Furthermore, admire. This interview reveals one of Jack Revill, AKA Jackmaster. Today Jackmaster’s over ten years spanning career has led to his latest (and one of very few) release on K7’s prestigious DJ-Kicks series (out on July 8). Drawing ... Read more

Dekmantel’s Lente Kabinet Festival Releases Line Up

Dekmantel daughter organisation Lente Kabinet has come out with its full line-up this for their upcoming edition on the 28th of May.  On this year’s bill, long-established forerunners as Ben UFO, John Talabot, Daniel Avery, and Jeremy Underground go hand in hand with idiosyncratic acts as Delroy Edwards, DJ Deeon (, and Hashman Deejay. See also: Dekmantel 2016 Line Up Awanto 3 (live) Ben UFO Daniel Avery Dekmantel Soundsystem Delroy Edwards DJ Deeon Elias Mazian Fatima Yamaha (live) Funkineven Gesloten Cirkel (live) Hashman Deejay Hunee I-F Interstellar Funk Jamie Tiller Jeremy Underground John T alabot Leon Vynehall Malawi Mood II Swing ... Read more

Dixon Reaches RA DJ Top 100 #1 Position For Third Time

And the jury’s out. The Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ poll has just been announced. The yearly barometer of underground dance artists, based partly on user voting and editorial selection, has once again put Dixon on the number one spot after winning in 2013 and 2014 as well. Following in his lead are Maceo Plex on #2, Tale of Us on #3., followed respectively by Ben UFO, Jackmaster, Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Ben Klock, Âme and Rødhåd on #10. The biggest Dutch surge comes from Job Jobse, who has risen from the #97 spot to #28. An impressive accomplishment by one of ... Read more

ADE Essentials 2015: Thursday (Oct 15)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more