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DHA Mix #296 By Raxon

One of the Middle East most dynamic and recognizable figures is Raxon. Now based in Barcelona, the Egyptian born electronic music artist spent his formative DJ years as resident for Audio Tonic (Dubai), which exposed him to a wide variation of sound, most importantly the influences of quality dance music. Raxon’s patented driving bass heavy House & Techno sound has found his productions land on the likes of Ellum, Diynamic, Noir Music, Tronic, and more, with his huge 2016 summer remix of Noir & Olivier Giacamotto’s ‘Reste’ of particular note. Now, with a globe trotting tour schedule including prominent stops ... Read more

Premiere: Rondo Mo – Overflow (Gardens Of God Remix)

After a groundbreaking few years of vital releases and global touring, Gardens of God has firmly established himself as a key player in the world of house and techno. Releases on Ellum, chart topping remixes, stand out EP’s, and event appereances like events such as SXM, BPM, and Sun City Music Festival, Gardens of God’s vast and wide soundscapes are only set to grow through 2017 and beyond. Here, Gardens of God remixes Rondo Mo‘s ‘Overflow’. The Lithuanian Producer’s take is a spacious one, with heavy drums down low, effected vocals up top and a dark sense of atmosphere to ... Read more

Day Zero Brings Dixon, Âme, Bedouin & More To The Tulum Jungle

Fostering a a reimagination of the modern-rave, the introspective and spiritual Day Zero Festival has announced its lineup for 13 January, 2017. Spawned on the mystical final day of the Ancient mayan Calendar, Day Zero has since come to reflect the ebb and flow of its jungle habitat, a sacred space where the sonic tools of the ancient world meet that of the new. Located on the Mayan jungles surrounding Tulum and founded by Crosstown Rebels‘ bossman Damian Lazarus, the 2017 edition will bring Lazarus’ Crosstown familia like Dinky, DJ Three, Serge Devant, Mathew Johnson, and Metrika, as well as ... Read more

Premiere: Luis Leon – Eta Carinae (Original Mix)

South American craftsman Luis Leon gives us a taster off of his forthcoming EP ‘Schwerkraf’. Luis Leon is a producer and DJ from Peru. The producer is renowned for his ability to release tracks in such diverse genres. His sheer determinations and musical ability has allowed him to create his own imprint Blankhaus Music.  Leon played at Boiler Room back in 2014 at BPM Festival and has been in high demand ever since. The producer/DJ has also taken stage at festivals such as ‘All We Want Festival‘ and has also graced the stage of Amsterdam’s own ‘Chicago Social Club‘. Eta ... Read more

BPM Festival Announces Initial Info For Monumental 10th Anniversary

With the dreaded winter months just a stones throw away, BPM have released the first ten showcases ahead of their 10 day and night underground, dance marathon music festival, which will run from January 6th – 15th 2017, and take place in the picturesque Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. With the festival celebrating its 10th year anniversary it has managed to pack in an eye watering list of globally respected music labels and iconic brands, as fans can look forward to Jamie Jones bringing his infamous Paradise party, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Marco Carola’s Music On and Steve ... Read more

Social Festival Podcast + Interview By Joey Daniel

Arriving in time for the due season of Social Festival, Rotterdam born/Amsterdam-resident Joey Daniel hits up a Music On-recorded podcast showcasing his low-end dubby tech spectrum of dance music. Joey Daniel was well known in his native Holland for his classic 300MPH party series at Toffler – an event which saw curated artists as big as Loco Dice but now is making big waves internationally, where he has made appearances at the likes off Awakenings, Time Warp Holland, Mysteryland, Sonus, Welcome To The Future, Pollerwiesen Festival, Extrema Outdoor Belgium, and many more. He’s performed at the renowned BPM Festival in Mexico, struck out the lights at Berlin’s ... Read more

Mix #207 By Coyu

Showcasing his priesthood at the Suara house and techno temple, Catalan DJ & producer Coyu presents an exclusive mix. Following a flood of remixes for artists such as Fatboy Slim (Skint), Stephan Bodzin (Herzblut), Joseph Capriati (Drumcode), Pete Tong & John Monkman (Suara), MOBY & Skylar Grey (Little Idiot), Coyu has prolifically constructed originals from labels across the board, such as Hot Creations, Noir, Defected Records, Liebe Detail, Get Physical, Bedrock, Cocoon, 100% Pure, Systematic, and his very own Suara. See also: Label Showcase 012: Suara Music Along with his extensive list of releases, he’s played at festivals and venues world-wide, such as Mexico’s BPM Festival, Sónar, Amsterdam’s ADE, Miami’s Winter Music Conference, India’s Supersonic festival, Ultra Music ... Read more

Interview: Hector

writeup by Jack Roland interview by Ian MacKenzie Here with us today on DHA is Hector; Mexico’s champion whose name is highly respected and well-centered within the underground house and techno scene. Effortlessly balancing a will to experiment with an unwavering commitment to the founding spirit of house, his ease and relaxed approach is hard to come by in such a saturated industry. In contrast to the Trojan Prince, Hector’s career was initiated by patience and dedication. The sirens of overseas music lured him from Guadalajara to London; where he would later find himself visiting many locations in Europe and ... Read more

Festival Report: BPM Festival

The BPM Festival 2016 wrapped the 9th edition of it´s ten-day music festival. Located in the beautiful Caribbean town of Playa del Carmen it featured over 375 artists playing in 11 official venues. It´s a lot to choose from in 10 days, but there were some that really made an impression on me so I´ll tell you about my favorite parties over the course of 10 days of sun, sand and electronic beats. Ants @ Blue Parrot The opening night saw the Blue Parrot club absolutely rammed. You could tell from the moment you arrived that the sound system had ... Read more

Premiere: Eagles & Butterflies – Fireworks (Original Mix)

Today we see the return of Eagles & Butterflies, the London-born and LA-based producer who has had one of the most intensive release schedules at the moment, but keeping quality consistent with each new cut. As is the case in his latest studio endeavour going by the name “Murder Was The Bass EP”. Premiering here is Fireworks, a dance floor filler that instantly drew our attention. Following releases on Innervisions and an album on Get Physical, E&B returns to Bedrock, and even though January is not yet done, 2016 has already been a milestone for LA based Eagles and Butterflies. Hitting Columbia ... Read more

Interview: Paul Kalkbrenner

Paul Kalkbrenner is a unique international talent. In fact, with seven studio albums and more than 2.3 million Facebook fans, he is one of techno’s biggest superstars. In a time where the big drops of EDM and cake throwing DJs seem to reign supreme, Paul Kalkbrenner is keeping his cool. He trusts In his remarkable talent as a producer and live-act. No added artificial flashiness needed. He can rave with the best of them, raise his arms to full dance floor delirium, but his head will never spin right off. On 9 January, Paul Kalkbrenner touches down south of the ... Read more

Winter Festival Guide 2015/2016

We round up our winter festival highlights amongst the International dance music scene in 2015/2016. #10 Wonderfruit | 19-21 December | Chonburi, Thailand Being an relatively untapped market for house music, the far East by definition are not expected to be massive in house festivals. One interesting finding is Wonderfruit festival, which is actually a recent Thai entry on the music festival scene. Landing a wide range of artists from electronic acts to house, this year the line up fills up with coming big dance music artists from India, China, Japan, Philippines and the West, such as The IY_Project of Jon Hopkins. The festival also supports sustainability and ... Read more

Mix #161 By Kidnap Kid

Matt Relton, aka. Kidnap Kid’s music career started strong rather early: he must have been the only university student to ever have won the iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song’ in 2012 for his release ‘Vehl’ and went on to be the only postgraduate on tour with TEED and Disclosure the following year on a national ‘Hype Envoy’ tour of the United States. His stamp onto the electronic music scene continued last year with the release of ‘Stronger’ – a club-orientated track that stood apart from its vocal-led predecessors. It opened him up to a world of new audiences as well as ... Read more

BPM Festival Report 2015 – Part 2

Written by: Peter Dingemanse & Lex Van Aken Part 2 of our epic BPM festival report continues right from where we left off in the first part.  Peter: Monday at Fusion was Maeve Rave time. Mark Flynn aka The Drifter opened what would become one of the best events of the festival. All DJ’s matched harmoniously with each other and were aware of time, place and corresponding atmosphere when playing. It all started, like a beach party should, with relaxed beats, then Baikal took it up a notch and by the time Tennis handed over to Mano Le Tough the ... Read more

DHA & Rollingtuff Presents BPM Festival Podcast #002 By Doorly

Even though the BPM festival is behind us for the year, we could not resist taking on some afterhype. In parthership with our friends from Rollingtuff, we give you this two hour mix in the company of Doorly. Taking you back to the Playa Del Carmen, no matter if you made it to BPM or not this year, this mixtape is a hefty entity of the best of club sounds around. Originally from the UK, Doorly has become a true international hero of the scene during recent years. His interpretation of what moves us on the dancefloor is a common language shared by ... Read more