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Making A Track in Ableton Live 10 : First Look With Point Blank Music School

After 5 years, Ableton Live has finally announced its long-awaited update from Ableton 9 to Ableton 10. The Berlin-based DAW powerhouse is the programme of choice for many producers and lauded for its streamlined workflow, uncluttered interface and deceptive sophistication. As a long time advocate of the programme, Point Blank Music School has produced a short and accessible video, providing insight into Ableton 10’s new features. The video, which you can see below, features Point Blank’s lead course developer, Ski Oakenfull touring the DAW itself and in conjunction with the Ableton Push controller where some of its most exciting upgrades ... Read more

Interview: HAAi

Much of the buzz in London these days surrounds Phonox resident HAAi. Hailing from Australia, and with a background in shoegaze and psyche bands, a chance trip to Berghain provided the inspiration to focus on electronic music, as well as a move to Europe. Flash forward some five years and now HAAi has secured her busiest year to date. Indulging in her more esoteric taste in music, HAAi, and her Coconut Beats imprint, travel the world, as well as handling duties inside the Phonox booth every Saturday. Her 2017 has also included her Ibiza debut (Pikes, alongside Midland), as well ... Read more

Familia/Egg LDN Live Warm Up Podcast By Egbert

On 8 July, Familia returns to the hallowed decks of Egg LDN with a heavyweight lineup of returning favorites, including a very special live set from Dutch Techno master Egbert. Ever since Egbert launched his live act 10 years ago he has played to crowds at Timewarp, Awakenings, Loveland, Music On (and more, of course) while his productions have landed on esteemed imprints like Drumcode, Gem and Mindshake. Marking his fifth (!) Familia appearance, the music of Egbert’s always strikes a distinct chord. Joining Egbert on this evening will also be the ever talented Mathias Kaden who marks his fourth ... Read more

Interview: Archie Hamilton

With quick ascension, Archie Hamilton is one of the international dance music scene’s most sought after. In 2015, his tracks ‘Mind Blank’ and ‘Troublemaker’ catapaulted him into the limelight, as did his 5 date Arkityp concept. Now, Archie Hamiton’s music has found its way onto the likes of Fear of Flying, Fasten Musique Concrete, NG Trax, and FUSE, while his own Moscow Records and Moss Co boast some of the scene’s biggest names as supporters. His latest release “Driven” released via London’s FUSE, has been steadily climbing the charts since its recent release. As a DJ, Archie tours the world, ... Read more

Interview: Heidi

Anyone who has experienced her Jackathon events knows that Heidi has a passion for music and fiery nature. Having worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation, Heidi spends her life immersed in music. The Canadian transplant living in London, Heidi crafted her abilities and expertise behind the counter first at Koobla Records and as part of the team that opened up London’s foremost record shop, Phonica. Living and breathing the touring lifestyle, whether its 25,000 person crowds in Latin America, the infamous caverns of Fabric or at her infamous ... Read more

Percolate Returns To Amsterdam With Mall Grab & Friends

After their Amsterdam Dance Event gig alongside AVA Festival in October, London’s Percolate crew are back on 10 March. Returning to Chicago Social Club, Percolate will bring the highly in demand Aussie wunderkid Mall Grab. Also on hand will be German create digger extraordinaire Damiano von Eckert, as well as local heroes Wanderingbear and Sova. Everytime Percolate stops by the ‘dam and Chicago Social Club, the vibe is as special as the sets, so with this eclectic lineup this edition is sure to prove to different. 10 March | Percolate | Tickets | Chicago Social Club

DHA Mix #258 By Eliphino

Leeds born and London based, Eliphino’s productions incorporate elements a few different genres but always maintain an emphasis on the emotive soul aspects of the music. His first vinyl release came via Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings and he went on to produce music for Somethinksounds, Hypercolour and is soon to inaugurate his own Joy In Repetition imprint. His DJing style is now settled in the traditional interpretations of house and techno incorporating both old and brand new music to create engaging and exciting sets. Download Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/eliphino-dha-mix-258″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Tracklist Galchaer Lustwerk – Kaint ... Read more

Fabric Will Reopen

The representatives of London’s legendary clubbing institution fabric today has reached an agreement with the Metropolitan police and Islington council that London’s fabric shall regain it’s licence. The agreement was approved today at Highbury Magistrates Court and it will involve new stricter licence conditions, that will allow the further club’s existence. Some of them listed in the official joint statement by the police and legal representatives of fabric (that you can read below)- use of a new ID scanning system, enhanced searching procedures, physical changes to the club including plus CCTV cameras, and lifetime bans for anyone found in possession of drugs or attempting to buy drugs ... Read more

Maceo Plex Hosts a New Years’ Day Party in London

On the banks of the River Thames, in the capital of Brexit (unwillingly), today’s underground dance music hero comes to rescue the city’s nightlife with a helluva New Year’s Day party.  2016 is definitely Maceo’s year. This year the main man of Ellum has had several successful projects, including his performance at the ADE under the Rijksmuseum passage, or breaking the world record with 10 sets in 24 hours. But the most consistent one of all was his Mosaic party series in Ibiza, that brought a fresh take to the island’s dance scene, thus no suprirse that in the face of London’s nightlife facing turbulent future, ... Read more

Life After Fabric

Is it time for London to move on? If so, what is the best path to move forward? In the wake of the iconic club’s closure, how best can London’s nightlife begin moving forward.  In the past few months the London music community has gone through the first four stages of grief over the closing of Fabric. At this stage the fact that the decision was reactionary as well as completely counter to progress is well documented, with even London’s mayor speaking out about the decision. However, it now seems that the city may have become stuck in the fourth stage; depression, ... Read more

Sankeys Ibiza Podcast By Mr C

Richard West aka Mr.C was born in London in the late 60’s. He started MCing in London clubs aged only 16 & soon earned a reputation as a fast talking vivacious rapper working with LWR radio’s Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. Mr.C then hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards to became resident rapper at the legendary Camden Palace in London, going on to MC for Colin Faver on the then illegal pirate radio station Kiss FM. Mr.C went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E which ... Read more

DHA Mix #230 By Moxie

Moxie is many things: a Londoner born and bred, raised on raving and records; a seasoned DJ, playing big-room clubs and sweatbox basements worldwide; a charming radio host. Starting out covering for Sinden’s Kiss FM show in 2010, Moxie began guesting on pirate radio station Rinse and regularly DJing on the London club circuit. She may be at home in the club, but also shines on the airwaves. After being selected for BBC Radio 1’s ‘In New DJs We Trust’ 2013 series, 2014 saw her graduate to dance music’s upper ranks by covering for Heidi’s Residency show, and going on ... Read more

air london Dives Into Summer With International Dates

Since 2007, air london has become one of the most exciting independent agencies in the world of electronic music, with artists touring and performing around the world. Representing artists and labels which are responsible for shaping the scene on a global level, air london goes into summer 2016 with a slew of dates throughput the European continent, brining with them lineups of their finest electronic music ambassadors. Already, 18 June saw Berlin’s Ipse host the likes of Valentino Kanzyani, Ark, Franck Roger, and Albion Forever, and going into the next few months, air will descend onto London (naturally), Barcelona, and ... Read more

Dance Tonight: The All-In-One Event App for Electronic Music

Big news today as Dance Tonight, the all-in-one event app for electronic dance music has been launched across all major US and EU markets for both iOS and Android. The app is set to provide music fans, clubbers and festival goers with the most comprehensive dance music event guide in a single, easy to use interface with a focus on three main categories: Underground, Indie Electronic and EDM. The app tends to provide an easy solution for all possible situations: whether you are sorting last minute plans, plan a big night out with friends or just want to be up to ... Read more

Premiere: Senzala – She Got It (Adam Shelton Remix)

Coming up off the new Mr. KS & Friends label is a killer 12” by the London duo Senzala, which includes a remix by Adam Shelton. Senzala is the product of two London based producers Jonni Santos & Sam Holland. Both originally coming from the dance floors as vinyl enthusiasts, the duo formulated back in 2011. They’ve received consistent support from peers such as Richy Ahmed, Burnski, and Mr KS for their raw, edgy sound and rave-wax digging abilities. Premiering on DHA is the remix by Adam Shelton. Adam has been a record collector and promoter for over a decade, and ... Read more