Tag: Manfredas

DHA FM Mix #434 by Ivan Smagghe

Ivan Smagghe belongs to a top table of DJs that journalists like to describe as “The DJ’s DJ”. Along with the likes of occasional partner-in-crime Andrew Weatherall, Ivan has the ability to play music like a raw conduit between his famously obscure records and the dancefloor’s strobe-soaked bodies, injecting something of himself seamlessly into the mix along the way. His genre-defying/defining production work originally in Black Strobe and now in It’s A Fine Line and Smagghe & Cross has connected him to and garnered the praise of (amongst others) James Murphy, Trevor Jackson, Ata, Optimo, and the aforementioned Weatherall. All ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #429 By Sharif Laffrey

Sharif Laffrey is something of an unheralded hero of the underground Detroit scene. Active since the halcyon days of the mid-90s Motor City rave movement, his sporadic releases are rarely less than superb. His tension building, groove-driven, and percussion-heavy productions are unmatched if you ask us. Sharif Laffrey has been playing records and making music for over 20 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan – he’s worked on the line checking camshafts for Chryslers & as an operative for Underground Resistance (UR) at Submerge for Mike Banks, at the same time. With releases on ESP Institute, Discos Capablanca, Le Temps Perdu and forthcoming remixes for ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #420 By Manfredas

Manfredas. The name packs a hefty punch. After years spent amassing knowledge as a radio DJ, he took his talents to the club, where he’s been convincing the unconvinced ever since.  Manfredas has a serious gift for throwing his every physical move hammering home the strength of his musical convictions. From the unique way he palms the jog wheel, to the ardent torque of his dancing, music feels a little more impactful in his midst. Manfredas’ ascent has been aided by musical cult leaders enthusiastically co-signing on his taste and talent.  As one of the key residents and programmers at Opium Club in ... Read more

DHA Mix #377 By Fantastic Twins

Once just The Twins, since transformed into Fantastic Twins, is the double-headed alias of Julienne Dessagne. Known for musical trips through psychedelic techno and avant-electronica both on stage or in the studio, the Hippie Dance and Optimo Music cohort unfolds unique story arcs of sound that talk to the audiences deeply, delicately, and propulsively, shuffling through an imaginary stylistic library of personal stories, translated in luminous, beautifully constructed, musical poetry. On 8 July, Fantastic Twins joins Voyage Yoyage Open Air at Berlin’s ELSE alongside Ivan Smagghe, Moscoman, Manfredas, Autarkic, and more. Anticipating the event, she has put this amazing mix ... 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