Cardopusher is Venezuelan-born, Barcelona based Dj/Producer and co-founder of the Classicworks record label which he runs along fellow DJ/Producer Nehuen. Inspired at first by labels like Warp, Schematic, Skam, Rephlex and the diverse experimental scene surrounding them in the early 2000s, Cardopusher has been involved across the electronic music spectrum. Keeping active with releases in recent years on labels like BNR, ZONE, I Love Acid, Super Rhythm Trax, Zodiac 44 and his own Classicworks, Cardopusher has been gaining attention from established musicians around the world. On 6 September, ZONE Records and Cardopusher continued their on-going relationship with “Face The Machine”. ... Read more
Veteran Producer & label head Mike Simonetti’s 20-year story reveals an interminable role within the underground few others are able to claim. Operating at the intersection between punk and dance, this seminal New York figure saw the possibilities of both interjected with each other with the intention of creating something fresh and never before felt, whether in The Big Apple or beyond. This approach resulted in labels like Troubleman, Italians Do It Better, (most recent imprint) 2MR, and the collaborative Pale Blue project. Now, with a pedigree of breaking acts like Chromatics, Vatican Shadow, Zola Jesus, and more across these ... Read more
Melting their musical interests of House, Disco, Deep, and Dubby Techno into a powerhouse sound who’s mission is banish the cold, dark, “minimal” of Berlin and warm the city up, Peak & Swift have moved in and out of the shadows of its most infamous clubs since their inception. Now, having finally found they’re home in the mysterious, Salon – Zur wilden Renate, Peak helms responsibilities as head booker while Swift takes care of the one-of-a-kind flyer art and bookings of his own while simultaneously banging out hot tracks every weekend as residents. Together, Peak & Swift have grown Renate ... Read more
At one time Spain’s best kept electronic underground secret, DJ, Composer and Producer, Pional prodigious talents trace the line between Moodymann, Matias Aguayo, Caribou, and Grizzly Bear. His releases have seen the light of day via imprints like Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Young Turks, and more, while firmly becoming an electronic mainstay and top-billed DJ in his own right. Boasting celebrated fans in the likes of (frequent collaborator) John Talabot, James Holden, Tin Sweeney, Jame Murphy, and The xx over the years, the young Spaniard’s patented sound sprawls across the washed house and disco spectrum. Now, with September tour dates ... Read more
In 2004, German electronic music veteran Robag Wruhme released his debut full-length, “Wuzzelbud ‘KK”, and now releases the double EP “Wuzzelbud FF” via Hart & Tief, a sub-label of DJ Koze and Marcus Fink’s Pampa Records. This new offering cleverly links the early days of Robag’s career with its status quo as a stylistic follow-up, showcasing a sound he considers to have neglected for too long…“straightforward music for the dancefloor…well, for the pinnacle of my sets at least”. With the release available on Friday, Robag has put together this exclusive mix to traverse the diverse soundscapes he has been known ... Read more
Todays DHA mix is from Ricardo Baez, a young Italian-Venezuelan talent from Florence, and the owner and promoter of the Tropical Animals club that’s brought the likes of Chez Damier, Mall Grab, Bradley Zero, Avalon Emerson, Luca Lozano, Interstellar Funk & many other to Tuscany since 2010. Ricardo has also released on labels like Toy Tonics, Rebirth, Gomma, Night People NYC, and MFF (Music for Freak). In addition, he recently launched the Tropical Animals label with the ‘In Light’ EP from fellow Italian Whitesquare.
Introduced in 2017, Aether has proven an exciting new presence in Techno. Through the Mind Against collaboration ‘Solaris‘, Aether’s fruitful relationship with Afterlifebegan, leading to a solo contribution on a Realm Of Consciousness compilation, a Voyage podcast, and sets at the Afterlife’s Ibiza – sets that are journies for body and mind, expressed through a diverse selection of experimental-leaning Techno, House and Ambient. With plans for a live set in the works, and an Afterlife appearance at Hï Ibiza on 30 August, Aether anticipates the event with this exclusive mixtape for us and goes in depth into his history, relationship ... Read more
Italian duo Fideles have released a substantial body of music across a number of leading imprints including Innervisions & Afterlife. Their rounded production approach combines melodic and mesmerising layers, with this year seeing them continue their upwards trajectory, having already kick started the year with releases on Exit Strategy and the aforementioned Afterlife’s, Voyage Mix. Fast becoming an well rounded electronic music act, here Fideles gives us a taste of the Afterlife aesthetic with this very special mix. Having already performed at the Hï Ibiza Thursday soiree in July, they will be back on 30 August for another go around.
Edinburgh’s Theo Kottis has established himself as one of the scene’s most exciting talents. This year alone, Theo has released both his debut artist album, “Beautiful Strangers”, as well as the 11th edition of Global Underground‘s famed NuBreed series. On 20 July, Theo stunned the pin Ushuaïa crowd with his set at its Friday night DYSTōPIA concept where he took to the booth alongside Luciano, Dan Ghenacia, and Oceanvs Orientalis. So much so, in fact, we needed to bring Theo on board to capture the vibe of the evening. This is the result! Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/theo-kottis-dystopia-podcast” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” ... Read more
One of the freshest acts to come out of the always talented electronic hotbed of Romania, Hivern Disc’s staple Khidja create music filled with nuance and charm. The duo’s style comes as a fusion of genres where latin meets prog and funk meets jazz, continuously changing and transforming – jumping from era to era and genre to genre. Getting the seal of approval from heavy hitters like Optimo and Jon Talabot, the Khidja experience is one of beauty that also never forgets the fun. Hear what this style and approach is all about as Khdija sets the week off right ... Read more
Continuing to impress with its steady flow of release, HOSH’s fryhide label now brings the eighth edition of its monthly radio show – Radio fryhide – this one coming courtesy of Tim Engelhardt. Every month a different fryhide artist will feature on the show and this month Tim Engelhardt sets the next fryhide release, which comes in the form of 1979‘s “Once I Saw The Sky” (3 August)- with this stellar mix as the 8th in this exclusive monthly series.
Over the past 3 years, Jenia Tarsol has become a local phenomenon in his native Tel Aviv. Having swarms of fans follow him wherever he goes, which began with his Ibiza residency alongside Guy Gerber‘s RUMORS, Jenia has since gone on to feature at Circoloco, played alongside Jean Michele Jarre, and virtually everywhere around Israel being one of the countries most in demand DJs. His ability to mix deep, energetic, and melodic house sounds into flawlessly executed sets that feature an underlying sexy groove, coupled with a dynamic stage presence, make Jenia Tarsol one of the scene’s most exciting new ... Read more
Having burst onto the global scene this year with high profile release and appearances, Themba is the latest musical export carrying the flag of House Music from South Africa. With a sound forged into his African roots, Themba utilizes local singers, songwriters and percussionists to create his own unique & distinct take on House & Techno. A take that has already been heard via Knee Deep in Sound, and will also feature on Yoshitoshi, as well as through upcoming remixes for Nick Curly and Black Coffee. In fact, it is Themba’s relationship with Black Coffee that has perhaps been his ... Read more
Since the 90s, Javi Redondo has crafted a career that would help define Spain’s electronic music scene, making him one of the most significant characters in the country’s scene today. This has brought his eclecticism all over Europe to clubs like Fabric, Rex Club and Panorama Bar, where his genre defying style successfully mixes downbeat rarities with everything from Disco and Techno to Post-Punk and everything in between. Since 2007, Javi has also been a prolific producer, having released on Meant, My Favorite Robot, Astrolab and Correspondant, the latter of which sees him join label head Jennifer Cardini alongside Frankey ... Read more
Wayward are the British duo 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 promising young acts. Already described by us as destined for big things, Wayward has since released a trio of EPs on Silver Bear Recordings, continuing to build a profile that has scenes support come from all over including the likes of Beats in Space and Rinse FM. Here, after a couple of track premieres, we decided to invite Wayward back in full length studio mix form! Featured Image: Nathan ... Read more