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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

ADE ’16 Essentials: Wednesday, October 19

I’m telling you, the day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music.  It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every year, we dive into the ... Read more

Croatia’s Month Long Obonjan Island Festival Without Running Water Or Electricity

Remember when UK Promoter Sound Channel purchased an ENTIRE Croatian island with the intention of throwing a month-long festival event on its premises? Yeah, well, that island (named Obonjan and located near Sibenik on the Dalmatian coast) was scheduled to launch its event this week, but has been forced to push its opening back to August 3rd due to a lack of electricity and running water. The kick off event, which was to go down 29 July and feature DJ Shadow and Machinedrum, is now in need of a replacement event with the Sound Channel team assuring they are doing ... Read more

Stream 9 (Sort Of) New Four Tet Tracks Now

Four Tet took to his twitter tonight to announce (and drop) a collection of tracks under the name ‘Randoms’. As the name suggests, ‘Randoms’ is not a collection of new material from the man otherwise nown as Kieren Hebden but rather a collection of rarities that is being described as a “sort of new album”. On the LP are various tracks created for compilations dating back in 1996, including a cover of Jimi Hendrix’ ‘Castles Made of Sand‘ for a LateNightTales release in 2004. Pay what you want for the download via Bandcamp or stream it below Randoms by Four Tet ... Read more

MDMA Is A Step Closer To Legal Medicinal Use In USA

Over the past several months, the use of MDMA as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has circulated through the medical community. Now, despite the controversial nature of such a proposal, MDMA may be on its way to gain Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its medicinal qualities. For those who may not now, MDMA is the active ingredient in ecstasy and, in its purest form, has a history of psychoanalytic use. So far, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been conducting studies using MDMA, specific to PTSD treatment, and are about to conclude the ... Read more

The Story Of Souleyman: The Arab Who’s Shaking Up Dance Music

No it is not a joke. And actually far from one. This February the former Syrian wedding musician, Omar Souleyman, is taking over the main stage at Amsterdam’s Melgweg. So it won’t be hard any more to come up with a good reason to explain why you’re listening to a Sunni wedding musician, looking like young Yasser Arafat, rocking his Schwarzenegger sunglasses. The man has had our full attention ever since we saw his 2011 performance at Glastonbury. Who else, if not a Syrian refugee musician himself, one could rightfully ask, would aid his own people in flight from Syrian war by holding shows ... Read more

Top 10 Releases in July

The month is coming to an end which means it is time for us to present the Top 10 Releases in July to you. #10 Clarian – Kill For Love EP | Anjunadeep | Out now | Previously one half of Footprintz, Clarian has released on Visionquest, Turbo, Life and Death and Culprit as a solo artist, not to mention his acclaimed collaborations with Guy Gerber and Seth Troxler. Now he is combining the warm hum and factory grit of analog machinery, sequencers, and haunted strings, his tracks transport the listener into alternate states of mind in his newest ‘Kill For Love’ EP on Anjunadeep. ... Read more

!K7 Resurrects DJ Trading Cards

Celebrating the 50th instalment in its famed DJ-Kicks mixtape series, German label !K7 has revived its DJ trading card series. Originally launched in 1996, featuring such artists as Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, DJ Hell, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins, the newly relaunched set of 20 includes such names as Nina Kraviz, Actress, Carl Craig, Four Tet, Will Saul, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles and John Talabot. Each card features stats like the number of bookings each has racked up over the past year, their longest ever track length, remixes and social fan count. The original collection features stats such as average BPM, total remixes and ... Read more

DGTL Festival Presents LOOP

As I’m sure we all remember, the 2015 DGTL Festival at Amsterdam’s NDSM was a veritable rollercoaster ride; not just of music, but of an overall sensory experience. Existing as a sustainability think-tank, as much as an artistic mecca, the festival remained undoubtedly rooted within the city of Amsterdam’s industrial infrastructure and cultural history. Featuring sets from a whose who of todays best in House and Techno, DGTL truly was a solid kick off to what is widely known as “festival season,” whether in its Netherlands home, around the European continent, or worldwide. In lieu of the traditional festival “after movie,” the guys ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With George FitzGerald

“I just moved forward in a more spontaneous way and than edited together the takes that I’ve done. So a lot of the really nice little details on the album for me are almost always things that happened by mistake.” George FitzGerald has build up a loyal following since 2010 through a steady string of releases for labels such as Hotflush, Aus and Hypercolour. His standout moment was 2012’s ‘Child’, which defined the house sound of that year. The Watford born, and now Berlin resident’s early musical schooling took place behind the counter at London’s Black Market Records. It was here that he ... Read more

Four Tet & Skrillex Went B2B Last Weekend And Apparently It Was A Rager

In one of the more unlikely live collaborations to come in recent memory, news of a Four Tet and Skrillex B2B set from the Eat Your Own Ears event at Camden Town’s intimate Underground (a heavy metal friendly venue whose recent bookings include “Ohio’s Blackened Heavy Metallers” SKELETONWITCH) made headlines in the wee hours of Easter’s morning after. Neither Four Tet nor Skrillex are any strangers to collaboration, with the former having played with everyone from Floating Points to Jamie xx (recently unleashing a mid-year candidate for Essential Mix of the Year), and the latter touring the world with Diplo as the ... Read more

Free Download: Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Lancelot Re – Edit)

Our next free download comes from London based Lancelot. After big names like Caribou and Jon Hopkins already revised Four Tets ‘Angel Echoes’ it is now time for the native Australian to give his treatment to the track. Download it here for free if you like it. Lancelot had his his real breakthrough in 2012 with the ‘We Can Dance EP’ and the title track ‘Spoken Words’,  supported from artists like French pioneer Alan Braxe and The Magician. Since then it has been a steady rush for him. Remixes for some of Australia’s finest artist like Matt Corby, Say Lou Lou and ... Read more

Special DGTL Festival Opening Night Announced, Featuring Four Tet, Mount Kimbie & More

DGTL is outdoing itself again in creating excitement for its two day festival by adding a special opening night. This year, the extra kick-off event will take place in DGTL’s indoor homebase: the awe-inspiring Scheepsbouwloods, famous for its annual DGTL ADE parties. And by lining up 5 rare breeds in electronic music, DGTL makes sure there’s no excuse not to start your DGTL adventure on Friday night, April 3rd. The Scheepsbouwloods has been the stage to many of the organization’s indoor events because of the perfect combination of the raw, industrial setting and killer underground line-ups. The yearly DGTL ADE ... Read more