Tag: dirt crew

Premiere: Till von Sein – Forever (Original Mix)

Berlin’s Till von Sein, a key player within the Suol family, is back on the label with a new 4-tracker entitled “Forever”. The EP joins Von Sein’s fruitful back catalogue of successful releases on other well-respected and established imprints such as Dirt Crew and Pets Recordings, as well as significant collaborations with the likes of Tigerskin, Catz ‘N Dogz and Suol co-head Chopstick. See also: DHA Mix #151 By Till von Sein On “Forever,” von Sein describes it as a complete listening experience: “I’ve been working on this EP since summer and to me it has a solid throwback vibe, ... Read more

Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Nachtbraker

Exposure to a wide variety of musical genres is clearly recognizable in the music of Nachtbraker, ranging from ecstatic slow grooves to unconventional dub tracks. Constantly on the move, between touring throughout Europe, Asia and South America, the celebrated performances of Nachtbraker have been receiving increasing recognition the world over and, now, he returns with a new EP ready to take 2016 right into the New Year. The colorfully titled “Really Ties The Room Together” EP will drop right in the midst of Amsterdam Dance Event, with three tracks of diverse house music. Anticipating the release, Nachtbraker gives us the ... Read more

Premiere: S3A – Antois Benime (Austral Parc)

Embedded deep in the Parisian scene is S3A (Sampling As An Art), an artist who aims to produce culturally-enthused music sifted from various sources. Acting under the collaborative moniker ‘Friendship Connection’ alongside fellow Parisian producer Zadig, S3A carved his place in Paris through a residency at the renowned clubs Rex and Concrete. He’s gone on releasing on labels such as Lazare Hoche Records, Hold Youth, Concrete Music, Local Talk, Phonogramme and Faces. In 2014, he launched his label Sampling As An Art Records to seek out new-blood as well as release his own personal music. In 2015, he released a collaborative EP via Uncanny Valley alongside Max Graef and Cuthead, and has since been continuing to spread his ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Detroit Swindle

Even though Maarten Smeets was in advertising and Lars Dales in the kitchen, the duo, also known as Detroit Swindle, had been active in Amsterdam’s local scene individually before their big break as a collaborative. Back then, Lars has been working as a DJ for quite some time, mostly playing hiphop and nu disco. As fate willed, he was also programming at a club where Maarten occasionally played. It all started when the club;s owners wanted Lars to fire Maarten for playing music considered “too underground”. The two got to talking and soon decided to get in the studio every on a weekly basis and the ... Read more

Mix #151 by Till von Sein

Berlins Till von Sein grew up in the 90s with skateboarding and hip hop. In 2006, after running his own street wear shop for seven years von Sein decided to focus solely on his music career.  Now, 10 years on, he has provided us a special mix, revealing the very core of house, soul and techno. For the last 10 years, together with Claudia Marquardt, von Sein run Clique Bookings with artists such as Trentemøller, Soul Clap and &ME. As a producer, he has compiled a broad selection of releases on labels like Suol, Dirt Crew and Supplement Facts, as well as having had numerous collaborations with ... Read more

Review: Nachtbraker – Janus EP

The Berlin based family that is named Dirt Crew takes up new infants with every release and is ever growing while celebrating ten years of quality releases this year. In 2004 James Flavour and Break 3000 launched the imprint after releasing their first EP’s “Cleaning Up The Ghetto part 1+2” as the identically named duo Dirt Crew. The list of releases they built up in the meanwhile is impressive. A grasp of the last couple of months includes artists like Detroit Swindle, Downtown Party Network, Waze & Odyssey, Chimera and Tigerskin amongst others. Quality after quality house and deephouse release ... Read more

Mix #104 by Urulu

Screaming divas, ethereal pads, and the smooth rush of TR-909 hi hats – ’90s nostalgia is back in full force, and with it an entirely new wave of retro-futuristic house music. Urulu is one of those artists at the forefront of that movement. With evocative and emotive productions showcasing a stripped back, classic feel, Urulu’s sounds are a throwback to the lost generation of smoother groove-makers. Resident Advisor best describes him as someone with “an impressively complete grasp of what makes a classic house cut.“ The LA based, but London-relocated Taylor Freels is well versed in finding a track’s sweet ... Read more

Mix #103 by Tigerskin

This week’s mixtape honours are for Tigerskin, the alter ego of German DJ/producer Alex Krüger aka Dub Taylor. Known as the producer of Phonique and a lot of other well-known artists around, this heavyweight also took some time to do dozens and dozens of own releases and remixes over the last twenty years. His Berlinesque versatility is perfectly portrayed in this mix he just dropped off at our office. PLAY! While Dub Taylor is his alias known for the more dubbier influenced side of techno, Tigerskin is best known for his deep and housey ventures. He releases on labels like Dessous, Suol, ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Homework

“You need to challenge your crowd sometimes. Maybe even more if they’re not that into your set. The worst reaction is to just start playing cheesy hits. It’s too easy” Earlier this week we treated you to their beauty of a mixtape and their new music video. Now it’s time to go toe to toe with Homework in an interview that was planned way too long. Read about the guys’ weirdest gig-moment ever, what they throw each other when they are in a fight and how they react to a bad crowd. Oh and Bert Smorenburg. Over the past couple ... Read more