Tag: Kompakt

DHA FM Mix #444 by Sascha Funke

Ever since his first exposure to euro-dance pop as a twelve-year-old kid, Berlin native Sascha Funke followed the siren call of electronic music, carving out his own spot at the forefront of leading-edge dance music. A seasoned hunter constantly digging for epic melodies, kicking beats or top-tier records to grace both his studio output and DJ sets, he specializes in deep, sweeping sounds – but always favored sitting on the fence when it came to the occasional shootout between genre trenches. A well-known purveyor of allusive, pop-infused minimalism, Funke successfully combines the straightforward and the uncanny, all wrapped up in ... Read more

DHA Mix #410 By Rex The Dog

Rex The Dog joins the DHA Mix Series with a ‘selection of resonant acidic analogue bony body music…’ [sic] Coming fresh off a stellar remix on seminal imprint Correspondant for Kiwi, we’re happy to welcome him to our mix series. Rex The Dog makes and performs music with analogue electronics and a self-built Modular Synthesizer. He carries this precious machinery around the world, bringing his idiosyncratic sounds to crowds at the  clubs, festivals and smaller parties. This has included everywhere from Berlin’s hallowed Panorama Bar, to an intimate pop up gig in a Barcelona record store. Rex has released on Kompakt Records since ... Read more

Premiere: Sascha Funke - Surumu (Original Mix)

After releases on Multi Culti, Turbo Recordings, and Endless Flight, Sascha Funke is back with a record on Hippie Dance’s sister label – You And Your Hippie Friends. After taking a pause in his solo work in order to focus his attention on his amazing band project Saschienne, together with Julienne Dessagne, Sascha came back with an EP on Kompakt Records, and now brings “Acatenango”, in the form of three super cool tracks, all very different from each other but somehow connected with that inimitable Funke touch; powerful yet elegant, hypnotic yet fun, brutal yet sophisticated. Starting today, the lead ... Read more

Premiere: Sigward - Vertical River (Original Mix) [SoHaSo]

Something Happening Somewhere [SoHaSo] returns with a new collection of stories unified under the brand new NOWHERE compilation series. Set to be released as a twelve track V/A containing a myriad of fresh sounds from the likes of Quince, Tracey, Sigward, Patlac, Love Over Entropy & Pete Blaker, Kiani & His Legion and Fader From Borneo. Here, Sigward sails towards an unknown destination with ‘Vertical River’. “NOWHERE01” is available 9 April on SoHaSo

DHA Mix #352 + Interview By Anii

Ańii has made the long journey from Poland to London to master her skills in music production at the renowned music school, Point Blank Music School. Upon graduation, and since accepting an engineering job over at Wired Studios, Ańii’s love for UK capital has only intensified, today proudly calling it home and is based out of her own Shoredich studio. Ańii demonstrates her passion for music through deep, dark techno and soulful deep house. She has previous releases on Stil Vor Talent, Polymath, Sincopat, Parquet and Making You Dance. Now, this tremendous new talent joins the KOMPAKT family with her ... Read more

DHA Mix #341 By Culoe De Song

The young, gifted, world traveling twenty something from South African Culoe de Song is something of a wonder in the world of electronic music. See also: Interview: Culoe de Song Originally brought on the scene via Black Coffee‘s Soulistic Music imprint, Culoe de Song has since developed an enviable back catalogue of studio work, as well as having graced the stage of some of the world’s finest club, festivals, and events. His Afro-tinged take on electronic music has been heard on labels like Innervisions, Kompakt, Mule Musiq, as well as on Soulistic and his own De Song Music. Tracklist Keinemusik ... Read more

Premiere: Portable Sunsets - Straylight (Dave DK Remix)

Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene since the early 90’s. With releases on Kompakt, Pampa and Moodmusic, his discography and consistency are an example for both aspiring and established artists. Portable Sunsets now becomes part of Dave’s respectable catalogue of dusty techno and warm melodic house recordings – the German producer remixed ‘Believe’ and ‘Straylight’. “Dave DK Remixes” is available 19 January on Atomnation PRE ORDER

Interview: Culoe de Song

The young, gifted, world traveling twenty something from South Africa Culoe de Song is something of a wonder in the world of electronic music. Originally brought on via Black Coffee‘s Soulistic Music imprint, Culoe de Song has since developed an enviable back catalogue of studio work, as well as having graced the stage of some of the world’s finest club, festivals, and events. His Afro-tinged take on electronic music has been heard on labels like Innervisions, Kompakt, Mule Musiq, as well as on Soulistic and his own De Song Music. On 10 November London’s The Steelyard will see &ME and ... Read more

Premiere: Skatebård – Early Mornings (Sommerøya Edit)

Skatebård is a Norwegian DJ & Producer of all things electronic. His catalogue oscillates between emotional techno, neo-italo, electro from an alternative future and a Scando-cosmic reinterpretation of pure Detroitian house, releasing on labels like Digitalo Enterprises / Kompakt, Radius Records, Supersoul Recordings, Tellè Records, Keys of Life Finland, Luna Flicks, Totally and Sex Tags Mania. Now, Skatebård drops his latest track – ‘Early Mornings’ as part of Sommerøya‘s V/A compilation, which also features work from Fredrik Bekkaasen, Bjørn Svin, and Christian Tilt. A veteran of the Norwegian festival (find all details on 2017 edition below), Skatebård’s offering here is ... Read more

Interview: Marc Romboy

Marc Romboy has been involved in virtually every facet of the electronic music scene since the early 1990s. His current imprint Systematic Recordings boasts a roster featuring Stephan Bodzin, Robert Babicz, Robert Owens, and more, while releasing a slew of albums to much acclaim. Now, Marc Romboy is back with an interesting (and original) new collaborative project alongside the Dortmund Philahrmonic Orchestra, which sees the German Producer reinterprets edit, remix and reconstruct several works of his favorite French composer, Claude Debussy, ranging from “La mer“ to “Prélude à l ́après-midi d ́un faune“. With this interesting project available now, I ... Read more

Interview: Hunter/Game

No strangers to DHA, the Milan based duo of Hunter/Game have provided Afterlife’s “Realm of Consciousness II” compilation with a stunning selection. Aside from Afterlife, Hunter/Game have released on the likes of Innervisions, Rumours, Last Night on Earth, My Favourite Robot, Hot Creations, Kompakt and Dynamic, as well as having their own Just This imprint. On “Realm of Consciousness II”, Hunter/Game join the likes of Mathew Jonson, Recondite, Aether, and many more. Check out their track off the compilation “Illusion” below. “We just throw out every single positive vibe we have… for sure a recipe of a good night.” This ... 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

DHA Mix #281 By John Monkman

Releasing on many of the world’s cutting edge labels, it was John Monkman’s 2015 collaboration with Pete Tong that shot him firmly into international tastemaker conversations. Having released on the likes of Kompakt, Crosstown Rebels, and Get Physical, with several new projects in the pipeline, John Monkman is also a staple name atop the Beatport charts and the world’s top electronic music media (like DHA for instance, which previously premiered Coyu‘s remix of John & Pete’s ‘The Bumps’. Now, with recent releases available via Rebellion (Epoch) and Noir Music (Trusting Source), John Monkman brings his one of a kind electronic ... Read more

Premiere: Hunter/Game – Isolation (Original Mix)

Balance is key in the music of Hunter/Game. After releasing their debut album on Kompakt last year, the duo continue to refine their expressive yet subtly arranged sound with the “Dead Soul” EP, coming via their own Just This imprint. The vinyl only label was born in 2010 with Hunter/Game’s Milan-based party series of the same name and made their native city a compulsory stop for touring electronic artists. Now, with a stylistic approach that leans toward its owner’s, Just This (the label) aims for discerning dancefloors, influenced as much by the wild ambition of 80s electronic acts as by ... Read more

Premiere: Matthew Heyer – Fire (Gunjah Remix)

It was in 1994 when Gunjah got behind the decks for the first time in his native Dresden. With a rejection of rigid ideas about electronic effects Gunjah has set his target at producing sustainable music, something truly authentic. Solid work, in other words, rather the template motivated by a quick fix. Here, the Kompakt and Pampa regular puts his signature dark and brooding touch on Matthew Heyer’s latest single. Far removed from the ethereal original, the remix takes the vocals and turns ‘Fire’ into a peak-time banger. “Fire” is available 31 March on Cr2 Records. PRE ORDER Soundcloud Artist ... Read more