Tag: hip hop

DHA Mix #262 By Mat.Joe

Mat.Joe. are two young men with a Hip Hop and House affection currently conquering Berlin (no easy feat as most of you know). Back c. 2006, it was Rap, Breakdance and Skateboarding that were Mat.Joe’s passions, ones that connect the duo to this day, consistently reflected in their music. By 2008, they formed the production team Twomanics, concentrating on authentic Hip Hop for independent artists. Originally from Hannover, now in Berlin, the duo have cemented their distinct style – crispy House beats paired with rhythmic Soul and Hip Hop element, resulting in deep and dancefloor-qualified, warm and rough. But don’t ... Read more

10 House DJs Who Used To Make Hip-Hop (including a playlist)

Hip-hop and house music are a lot closer than you might think. Sure, they occupy very different cultural spaces and from a commercial standpoint and the two industries work in very different ways. From a creative perspective they are also two very different disciplines both in terms of production techniques and the way in which they are traditionally played out. Still, the origins of both genres share a lot in common. And guess what, a surprising amount of well known house and dance music DJs started out by doing hip-hop beats, some even still do both. Here we take ten key ... Read more

Interview: Mark Farina

As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Mark Farina is known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats. Drawing from his vibrant youth, Mark found his passion for the luscious world of vinyl, turntables and nightclubs. At 16, he began his career at Chicago’s Medusa’s while joining forces with emerging DJs Derrick Carter and Chris Nazuka. See also: Pacha Festival Podcast #001 by Mark Farina Farina relocated to San Francisco in ... Read more