Tag: Freerange

DHA FM Mix #440 by Brian Ring

Brian Ring, hailing from Cork, Ireland and now residing in Berlin, he has been playing music since the ’90s. Raised in Cork on a diet of US-American house music and disco oscillating between Sylvester and Glenn Underground while sneaking into clubs underaged, Ring was baptized by David Mancuso and Theo Parrish in London, while his record collection grew and grew. Living in Berlin now, an epiphany in some remote parts of Australia resulted in him following his own path in making music.  With his debut release on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label, coupled with some sporadic releases on Freerange, Bordello ... Read more

[Interview] Sofia, Kirilic & The Ever-Evolving DIY Of KiNK

One of the scene’s most in demand figures, KiNK‘s ability to reshape sound has made him a singular entity in its highly competitive environment. Frequently in the “favorite live act” conversation, KiNK’s musical output and performance prowess spans the spectrum of what is possible in the underground electronic music industry. Continuing to operate from his home base of Sofia, Bulgaria, KiNK’s decade+ in the limelight, and 2+ decades in the scene, has seen him reach the pinnacle of renown through releases on the likes of Rush Hour, Running Back, Pets Recordings, Bedrock Records, Freerange, Clone, DGTL, and more, while his ... Read more

Premiere: Hyenah - Usuthu Feat. B'utiza (Mr Raoul K Remix)

The Ivory Coast native Mr Raoul K, now residing in Berlin, has continually wowed audiences with his Boabab and Mule Musiq releases. With a new Innervisions Ep imminent, Mr Raoul K has joined forces with the enigmatic Hyenah for remix duties on the latter’s “Usuthu” EP, which also features vocals from B’utiza. Here, setting the mood with lush strings and a beautifully paced, beatless intro, Mr Raoul K slowly introduces the beats and keyboard parts, layering up the elements and building the energy in the process, resulting in a very special, dynamic version that will connect on a deep level ... Read more

DHA Mix #289 By Rampa

Making a name for himself with Keinemusik since 2009, the diy label/like minded DJ crew, Rampa is a name synonymous with quality over quantity. Besides his prominent collaborations with fellow Keinemusik cohorts &ME, Adam Port, Reznik and Monja, Rampa has released his own work on a slew of the world’s best labels like Cocoon, Innervisions, Strictly Rhythm, Kompakt, 2020 Vision, Freerange, Bpitch Control, Diynamic and Crosstown Rebels. Now, with a refocused approach to production and technology, Rampa has upped his time in the studio, as well as working on a tech-based TEILE project – his own company to produce and ... Read more

Premiere: Kito Jempere – Ampa (Black Spuma Vocal Mix)

With positive ratings coming from Laurent Garnier about his release on Dirt Crew label, it comes as no surprise that Kito Jempere is providing us with fine sounds. Today’s premiere exhibits a majestic feel with a funky acidic vibe. The dreamy vocals have had a jazzy uplift from a robotic melody that once had an indie feel. This is definitely an appropriate wind down track after a hefty night if you’re wanting to chill out but keep the vibes going. Kito Jempere has had a really positive year and has seen him have releases on a multitude of labels such as Lets Play ... Read more

Interview: Jimpster

Better known by his artist alias, Jimpster, Jamie Odell is a tastemaker, producer, and label-boss for esteemed labels Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur. Ever since hearing ‘Strings of Life’ in 1988, he has continued to push impressive acts such as Detroit Swindle, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim into the spotlight, becoming a custodian to the authentic house sound.  Acting as one of the key founders of the prolific label Freerange Records along with Tom Roberts, the label will celebrate 20 years of nuanced dance floor sensibility and genuine emotional impact. They are marking the occasion with the summer release of a carefully curated and lovingly assembled 20 track, five vinyl box set. Featured ... Read more

Mix #195 by Andre Lodemann

Being in the game for over 20 years, Berlin-based André Lodemann is next up to bat on the DHA Mixtape series. André began producing music in 2001, and went on releasing 12-inches and remixes on a diverse range of record labels such as Moods n Grooves, Simple Records, G-Stone, Room with a View, Z Records, Freerange, Buzzinfly, DFTD amongst others. His tunes ‘Where are you now?’ and ‘The Light’ became hits within the international underground DJ circuit. Other highlights included remixes for Tracey Thorn, Omar, Akabu, Phonique and Vakula. In the coming weeks, André will make his way to venues such as Zukunft in Zurich March 25th, the Lightbox in London ... 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

Free Download: Chasing Kurt – It Shines on Me (Nils Penner Remix)

If you’ve followed us over the last few year surely you have heard about Nils Penner by now, with releases on the likes of Freerange, Exploited, Suol, Compost Black Label, Moodmusic and Wazi Wazi. Nils’ track ‘I Can Be‘, released on London based Deep House label Freerange Records, made it to the sixth spot in our list of the Top 10 Releases back in January, also topping the Juno and Traxsource Deep House download sales charts. Now Nils is back on Deep House Amsterdam and this time he’s coming with something special in our free download series. See also: Top 10 Releases in January Chasing Kurt is ... Read more

Straf Werk Podcast #004 by Detroit Swindle

We present you the fourth podcast in collaboration with Straf_Werk Festival on the 11th of August. This time the talented duo Detroit Swindle took over the decks. Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, 2 guys that, without actually growing up together, have had practically an identical musical upbringing. These 2 guys form the very successful duo Detroit Swindle. A vibrant mix of soul, funk, hiphop and jazz inspired them from an early age on and you can hear they put their swindling soul in every inch of their records. They’ve had support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Deetron, DJ Sneak, Justin Martin, ... Read more