Tag: Man Power

DHA Mix #412 By Man Power

Man Power is a production alias for Geoff Kirkwood, a musician and DJ originally from the North East of England who is now nominally based in Mexico. Recognised for his broad tastes and eclectic style which takes in everything from House and Techno to blissed out Balearia, Industrial sounds, Mutant Disco, Post Punk and New Wave, and experimental electronica. This breadth sees Man Power as a regular feature on bills for the worlds most prestigious clubs and festivals such as Panorama Bar Berlin, Fabric London, Glastonbury Festival, Love International Festival, Burning Man, Rex Club Paris, and DGTL Festival. His mercurial ... Read more

The Top 10: May 2018

Our top 10 tracks of each and every month as selected by our team here in Amsterdam. This month’s selections feature a healthy dose of our own features, alongside favorites like of Fango, Perel, Khidja all of which find themselves frequently featured across DHA. What were some of your favorite tracks of the month that was? Hardway Bros – Friendman Feedback Loop Revision (Max Pask Remix) [Throne of Blood] Kolomensky – Made It Work [ИДА] Pin Up Club – Naoshima (Perel Remix) [Phantasm Records] Locked Club & RLGN – Osaka Madness [TRAM Planet Pepe – Quicksand [Renascence] Feon – The Sun Is High ... Read more

DGTL AMS 2018: 10 Can’t Miss Performances

This weekend, DGTL returns to its home base of Amsterdam with its annual Easter spanning festival. This, its sixth Amsterdam based edition after expansions to locations like Barcelona, Sao Paulo, and Tel Aviv, continues the festival’s tradition of combining art, performance, and environmental sustainability, all while featuring one of the more balanced lineups around. Combining international and local talent, a full spectrum of sounds, and a socially conscious approach to representation and environment, there’s much to look forward to. See also: DHA Mix #353 By HAAi This year’s lineup holds no shortage of headline names, featuring the likes of Hot ... Read more

DHA Mix #353 By HAAi

We first met HAAi during the tale end of 2017, just post set at Morocco’s Oasis Festival. During our moment in the North African sunshine (a first for both) we discussed much about her acclaimed Phonox (London) residency, background in shoegaze and psyche bands, as well as her branching into full on label head with her Coconut Beats imprint and event series. Now, undeniably, one of the scene’s brightest new stars, HAAi has found her sets in demand everywhere from Sunfall Festival to Glastonbury, Boiler Room to Watergate, and everywhere in between. On Sunday, 1 April 2018, HAAi joins RA’s ... Read more

Premiere + Interview: Wayward - Reykjavik (Original Mix)

Wayward are an emerging British duo consisting of Louis Greenwood and Lawrence Hayes. Having first encountered one another during their school days, they’ve since joined forces to become one of house music’s most auspicious emerging pairs. On our radar since the tail end of last year courtesy of some quite exceptional originals and remixes, they already seem like a duo destined for big things. With their latest release, the exceptionally titled ‘Good Afternoon Mr. Magpie’ out soon on the Silver Bear label, we figured it a good time to check in with the lads. Here’s what went down when we ... Read more

Premiere: Phunkadelica - Collapso (Man Power Italo Belgique Remix)

Supported by Dixon and Marvin & Guy, Engrave Ltd. brings the first Ep from Phunkaedlica, brimming with italo disco, electro and new wave flavours. Timeless beats, spicy snares, tecnological fills, hyperbolic arpeggiators’ are a few of the components featured in the Phunkaelica manifesto, with XLR8Rs artist of the year 2015 – Man Power on remix duties. Here, Man Power brings crushed snares and velocity emphasis to fewer layers of ‘Collapso’, for a narrow, defined texture. The overall effect – games console turned club jam. “Intergalactico” is available 28 July on Engrave Ltd.

Premiere: DSC - Wake Up (Original Mix)

DSC, the newly developed alias of Desert Sound Colony, brings two emotive cuts of leftfield house to Man Power’s Me Me Me imprint. Here, we exclusively premiere the package’s sweetly melodic cut of pulsating house, ‘Wake Up.’. EP remix duties come by way of rising Northeast US’s Elliott Adamson, as well as the legendary Rex the Dog. “Wake Up / Coming Round” is available 23 June on Me Me Me The EP will be out on Man Power’s Me Me Me imprint. How do you find the creative environment at the label? why is it the right location to release ... Read more

Man Power’s Me Me Me Playlist

Rising to prominence over the past few years through an undoubted musical versatility, Man Power has been heard via ESP Institute, Hivern Discs, Infine, Ene Japan, Permanant Vacaction and Throne of Blood. Last year, his critically acclaimed on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant led to several Artist of the Year accolades, while also holding residencies at Monterrey’s Topaz Deluxe and Mexico City’s MN Roy. In addition to holding these Mexico-based residencies, Man Power’s past few months have also seen him throw down at the likes of Panorama Bar and Glastonbury, as well as gigs from Japan to New York, Tel Aviv and ... Read more

What Happens When Man Power Interviews Moscoman

Kindred spirits: that’s the best way to describe the connection shared by Man Power and Moscoman. Sure, there are many similarities between the two musicians: their rise, their approach and their current unavoidable statuses. Their shared deep groove and spatial, cosmic signatures in their sound. They’ve both released debut albums and launched labels in the last two years. They’ve both been spotted on ESP Institute and appear on Man Power’s Album Remix EP on Correspondent as Moscoman has remixed ‘Beilsteiner’. But the link goes deeper than career parallels and shared releases: both have deep seeded connections with their home cities ... Read more

Premiere: Raphael Hofman – Susurrus (Bird of Paradise Remix)

Set to release via JEUDI Rec, Bird of Paradise aka Jo Howard hits up a remix of the young Berlin-based producer Raphael Hofman’s Susurrus EP. Acting as part of Jennifer Cardini‘s Correspondent imprint, New York’s Throne of Blood, and Japanese label Blindetonation, Bird of Paradise is a young UK producer on a fast track to prominence. Growing up with a heavy dose of punk-rock, Jo’s eclectic taste is the driving element to his production. As a DJ, he’s known for running his Cubik party in Sunderland, and his residency at Man Power‘s Tourist Party series in neighboring Newcastle. Doing such has afforded him the opportunity to play alongside luminaries ... Read more

Premiere: Yovav – Running Wave (Original Mix)

Correspondant returns with their fourth annual label compilation. Celebrating the label’s 5th year anniversary, Yovav invites you on a night drive which takes you deeper in to the darkness. Label owner Jennifer Cardini has assembled a cavalcade of Correspondant’s core family – which includes Man Power, Red Axes, Javi Redondo, Axel Boman, Borusiade, Chida, Dollkraut, Kiwi, Jonathan Kusuma, and Autarkic. It’s been a crazy 5 years for the label. Steered on course by Jennifer Cardini, Correspondant has never taken the easy or cheap route, yet it’s dedication to the skewed, dark and difficult end of the dance spectrum has paid of with an every growing legion of supporters ... Read more

DHA x The Boom Room Present: James Zabiela @ Snowbombing

Last month we traveled to the Austrian Alps to visit Snowbombing. In the picturesque mountain town of Mayrhofen we braced for a week of top DJ and live acts, partying, local scenery and Wiener schnitzels. During DHA’s own stage hosting on the festival’s Saturday, we had the honour to have James Zabiela on the bill. At the Bruck n’ Stadl that night Zabiela gave away a spectacular show laced with tech-house and acid. Luckily our partners at The Boom Room were there to record his set so you can enjoy it too.  See also: Report – Snowbombing Festival [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/theboomroomofficial/098-the-boom-room-james-zabiela” comments=”true” ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In April

Our top 10 releases in April cover a range of different-sounding cuts and artists, spanning from warmly textured house, to dark late-night jack, to psychedelically obscured afro-beat, to sensually enthused desert rock. Just in time for spring, these are the records that invite us to look further into the upcoming year, but to reflect on the past. Eluize | Talk in Technicolor | Night Tide Acting as the Night Tide imprint founder, Eluize’s EP features three original tracks that showcase her unique sound. A limited batch of thirty records come with a special cassette tape. The tape features a remix of ‘Up All Night’ by Seth NK, in which his version reconstructs the track ... Read more

Report: Snowbombing 2016

Described as the world’s number 1 festival on snow, Austria’s Snowbombing lived up to its name during its 2016 edition – its most sweeping one yet. Taking place between 4 – 9 April in Mayrehofen Austria, Snowbombing (now in its 17th year) brought over 6,000 up-for-it party animals to the Alps, for a week-long exercise in dance, sport, and nature. The event, which is spread out across multiple venues in and around the picturesque town, is set up more in a BPM Festival or Winter Music Conference way, rather than your conventional festival setup. Meaning, rather than a main stage with several ... Read more

Premiere: Man Power – Stunt Cock (Original Mix)

Most of us have experienced the clammy steam procreating at a sausage fest throughout our lives, but not many have been to Man Power’s Planet Cock. Introducing: Man Power, the German-based artist who presents his upcoming EP – ‘Planet Cock’ exclusively on DHA. Man Power aka Geoff Kirkwood‘s music draws inspiration from willfully smart-arsed influences that range from early 20th century modernism to late 20th century New Wave.  He’s displayed his phallic physique at internationally renowned clubs and events such as Glastonbury Festival, Air Tokyo, fabric London, while shuttling to cities such as New York, Mexico City, and Tel Aviv. He carved his 2015 debut album ... Read more