Tag: Optimo

Premiere: Middle Sky Boom & Eliezer – All Across The Sea (Perdu’s Crossing Borders Remix) [Unterman Records]

It’s not a secret anymore that a lot of upcoming DJ’s/producers come from Tel Aviv nowadays. Middle Sky Boom and Eliezer who are currently making waves in the Tel Aviv’s music industry come with a stunning release on their own imprint Unterman Records (incl. Perdu Remix). The remix comes from Amsterdam’s Perdu, who is well known for his releases on Optimo Music and Let’s Play House last year. Perdu delivers a darker and cosmic breakbeat remix which can be infectious on any peak time dance floor. The vocals which are done by Middle Sky Boom himself lead the track into a hypnotizing yet ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #438 by Zillas On Acid

Zillas on Acid is Thomas Roland and James Weissinger. Longtime residents at Philadelphia’s never-ending nightlife institution Making Time, they’ve shared the booth with like-minded freaks Optimo, Kris Baha, Capablanca, Maurice Fulton, Jimmy Edgar, and more. Whether via their alter egos ‘Girls Chat Room’ and ‘Peyton Farquhar’, their label ‘100 Years of Solid Dudes’, or their monthly mutant gathering ‘Melt You Down’, Zillas on Acid mix techno, post-punk, dub, and ACID to excite people from all planets, drum machines and their friends, and of course, the scum of the Earth. Their new EP “She Takes NRG” for Les Disques de la ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #433 by SHMLSS

SHMLSS, consisting of Bart and Michiel, connected through the Disco sound they both love. Always searching for those rare gems in dark, dusty old record stores, they often came home with the same records. Their DJ sets are thriving and diverse, blending Disco cuts, Africa beats, Ambient stuff and Industrial House grooves maintaining a good energy level at any given moment. Carrying the latest (or oldest) vinyl’s, they always find a way to surprise the audience and themselves with quality disco minded music for openminded music people. Starting out in a local bar in Utrecht, the Netherlands, SHMLSS quickly became ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #422 By Perdu

Perdu knew early on that he wanted to work his magic behind the decks. While he’s still at a tender and fresh age, his portfolio is already quite impressive. Starting out at small parties playing extended sets, he was quickly picked up by big events such as Soenda Festival, Percolate London and Atlas Festival. With a wide range of music from all over the globe, he has a knack for finding the sweet spot in every set. His very first EP “Mystical Choices” was released on the well known New York label “Let’s Play House“. After experimenting with new gear ... Read more

DHA Mix #388 By Khidja

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

Kingsnight/Kingsday 2018: Your Last Minute Guide

It’s upon us, the biggest Holiday celebrations of the year, and with virtually every local crew showcasing their concepts at venues across the city, it’s harder than ever to navigate the slew of events coming tonight, tomorrow, and beyond… But, that’s where we come in, and here is a list (in no real order of preference…except a full on recommendation for tonight’s Next Monday’s Hangover with Jennifer Cardini and DJ Tennis as a personal must attend) of our top events of the coming days. Where will we find you over these coming days? Kingsnight Next Monday’s Hangover – Het Sieerad ... Read more

Premiere: Bawrut - More Cowbell (Original Mix)

Heavily influenced by Chicago pioneers, established European teachers, and every sound on the internet, Bawrut’s taste balances between classics and brand new. Since kicking off Ransom Note Records in 2015, with the modern acid classic “Ciquita,” Bawrut producer has gone from strength to strength, seeing him tear down sets at Sonar and Farr Festival, drop a feted new EP on Hard Fist Records, and have his music soundtrack numerous adverts for Fabric events, while gaining the support of industry heavyweights like Optimo, Avalon Emerson, Patrick Topping, Jackmaster, Artwork, and Andrew Weatherall along the way. Here, Bawrut’s ‘More Cowbell’ – off ... Read more

Shapes Festival Podcast By Kūn

Kūn blends what House& Techno music has best to offer, rooted in the tradition of digital art, IDM and geek culture. The duo brings together edge-cutting avant-garde material, defined both by experience and impulse, technology and freshness from a studio built completely in the cloud. Their philosophy cherishes their name for its meaning of equality and multiplicity. As Instrumentalists, vocalists, producers and DJs, they see the dance floor as an open and limitless territory for dialogue, expression and ultimately inner-travel. Check out this most talented duo as they take to the slopes of Leysin, where they will be on hand ... Read more

Shapes Festival Kicks Off In Swiss Alps For Trio Of Unique 2018 Festivals

Shapes Festival is set on gathering the best international underground party promoters and artists and pairing with the most unique settings in Europe and around the world. With three editions planned for 2018, in Norway (May) and Greece (August), respectively, its first stop will be in the beautiful ski resort of Leysin (1-4 March 2018), Switzerland. Boasting spectacular ski runs, views of Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera, and nearby thermal baths and glaciers, Shapes Festival’s first 2018 location is quite the unique one, serving as a one stop setting for sun, ski and partying. See also: Shapes ... Read more

Oranjebloesem Celebrates Kingsday 2017 With Âme, Bicep, KiNK & More

Once again celebrate Kingsday with Oranjebloesem Festival! For the fourth year, Oranjebloesem will provide the perfect alternative to Amsterdam’s crowded city center events, with a combination of live acts and underground electronic programming across 4 stages. Throwing down at Amsterdam’s city beach Blijburg, the 2017 edition of the festivals live stage will feature the likes of Jungle by Night, Ata Kak, KiNK and Âme. Additional acts on the day include Bicep, Optimo, Extrawelt, Kiasmos and Michael Mayer, and familiar Dutch names like Dekmantel Soundsystem, Tsepo and Beesmunt Soundsystem. Tickets go on sale 9 February. 27 April | Oranjebloesem | Tickets ... Read more

Report: DGTL Festival 2016

Looking across the lineup for DGTL festival, it’s tricky to know quite what to expect. If one thing is clear; no expense has been spared. Even half way down the list, you’re looking at names that would normally be headliners in their own right. If you’re looking for a heavy weigh-in of DJs for your hard earned euros, then DGTL festival is the one but that’s assuming you get as excited about Gold Panda as you do about Adriatique.  When you arrive at the site you’re first struck by the sheer size of it. Six prefabricated stages are spread around ... Read more

Mix #178 By Jasper James

Emerging from his Glaswegian roots as a leading tastemaker in the new school of UK DJ, Jasper James (https://www.facebook.com/jasperjames8/) broke away from his peers (check Jackmaster, Eats Everything and Skream) to become more than a one-to-watch. A DJ and producer with talent that goes beyond his young age, he’s crafted his own-brand of house and techno through DJ sets, most notable by his residency in London’s Club Phonox, and releases that are gaining some traction in the international scene (notably his debut EP ‘Sneaky out on Optimo’s Optimo Trax imprint). Though only 25, his musical heritage goes back a long ... Read more

ADE Essentials 2015: Thursday (Oct 15)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Optimo

Optimo are the duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. They each have over 20 years DJ-ing experience and in the last decade have become both renowned and highly respected for their memorable and ecstatic deejay sets.    The duo are responsible for the nightclub Optimo (Espacio) which ran from November 1997 until April 2010. Optimo sat at the very epicentre of the Scottish Clubbing consciousness in its weekly residency in the Sub Club and is widely regarded as one of the most important and ground-breaking clubs of the past 10 years. Optimo first came to international recognition with the release ... Read more