Tag: Ovum

DHA Mix #344 By Yotam Avni

Yotam Avni is widely tipped to be one of the most prominent figures too emerge onto the scene in some time. Fast-transitioned from Tel-Aviv’s best-kept secret to one of the scene’s leading lights, this multi talented Producer, Remixer and DJ’s back catalogue offers a wide range of output, from Abstract Electronica through to Soulful House and Detroit Techno. A full on figure in his local scene, acting as organizer for much respect Tel Aviv night AVADON, Yotam has also found a place on the likes of Innervisions, Hotflush Recordings, Ovum, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Watergate, and more. As Yotam Avni’s schedule gets ... Read more

Premiere: Amberoom – Orchesis (Original Mix)

Andre Hommen’s These Eyes imprint kicks off 2018 with Amberoom – a project by house DJ veteran Ramin Nouyan, who has teamed up with the production duo Hoffmann / Tur. A new project still, but with two successful EPs on Josh Wink’s Ovum in 2017, Amberoom now brings their third release: “Orchesis” EP. Here, the title track ‘Orchesis’ has been featured in several playlists since Off Sonar in Barcelona last year. Especially the lead-synth can easily get stuck in your head for a while as once again Hoffmann & Tur are showing the various kinds of outstanding productions they are ... Read more

[Playlist] MANIK’s Musical Autobiography

Bi-coastal US artist MANIK has literally been with us since the beginning. As the only artist to feature on two DHA family exclusive mixes, along numerous musical features, MANIK originally fired onto the electronic music scene in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat, BPitch Control and Culprit. Inspired by the early 90s production techniques and the deeper acidic vibes, MANIK now debuts on Kim Ann Foxman‘s Firehouse imprint with a four track EP entitled “Mortal Frequencies”. Throughout its four tracks, “Mortal Frequencies” continues to reinforce MANIK as an underground hero with a sound all his own. To make sense ... Read more

DHA Mix #299 By Fideles

Emerging in 2010, Italy’s Fideles have already released a substantial body of music to date, across a number of leading labels including Ovum and Stil vor Talent. The duo’s rounded production, combining a mix of melodic and interesting layers, has turned the heads of DJs and music fans alike, as evidenced by their recent EPs and mixes. As 2017 has proven to be fruitful year with releases in Innervisions, Exit Strategy, and Last Night on Earth, as well as forthcoming releases on Bedrock and Stil vor Talent, Fideles are fast becoming a rounded and familiar electronic music act. If you’re ... Read more

[Playlist] Bloody Mary’s 10 Favourite Dame-Music Tracks

French-born, Berlin-based DJ, producer, and Dame-Music label owner Bloody Mary celebrates 7 years of her seminal imprint this year. For the occasion, she has invited the likes of Boo Williams, The Analogue Cops, and Milton Bradley on board for its 35 release, continuing to shape its identity by continuously releasing its distinct blend of techno and house music. The label defines its love for raw & analogue sounds by working closely with friends and artists who share the same musical state of mind. With that Bloody Mary has, not only, presented her 10 absolute favorite tracks off Dame-Music here, but ... Read more

Premiere: Amberoom – Hover (Original Mix)

Amberoom is a celebration of the freestyle spirit – three mates and a bunch of machines. Made up of Manuel Tur, Adrian Hoffmann and Ramin Nouyan (pictured), Amberoom creates beautiful moments, dynamics and tones as evident in their debut EP, ‘Rhit’. Off ‘Rhit, we exclusively premiere the powerful ‘Hover’. Here, the staggered woodblock beat that ignites the track gives no hint at what’s about to come… Suddenly a dense fog of synths heave into the mix, harmonically weaving with a yearning cosmic far-away feel that’s just as much physical as it is emotional. Genuinely majestic. “Rhit” is available 24 February ... Read more

DHA Mix #229 By MANIK

As one of the few artists to now be featured twice on our podcast series, we happily welcome back MANIK. The diverse sound of MANIK is somewhere between classic house, groovy techno, acid, and a bit of funk & disco, originaly bursting onto the scene back in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations and LA based Culprit, while now having played at the likes of Panorama Bar Berlin, Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Smartbar Chicago, and more than 100 more cities worldwide. Now, having recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles, the sounds of MANIK can be ... Read more

Movement Croatia Podcast + Interview By D’Julz

D’Julz has been at the forefront of electronic music since his career began in France back in 1992. His legendary Bass Culture night at Rex Club, Paris has been running for almost two decades, one of the longest running event in the club’s history, also spawning D’Julz’s highly successful eponymous record label. Of course, with such a lengthy and prolific career, D’Julz has also released his production work on a slew of the world’s best imprints (Circus Company, Robsoul, Ovum, Rekids, 20:20 Vision) while bringing his sound to club’s around the world (Fabric, Panorama Bar, Output, Womb, Circoloco). With the ... Read more

The 10 Best WMC/MMW Events 2016

As thousands of fans are about to gather in Miami for the MMW, WMC & Ultra, we hand picked the shows which should be on your to go list. March is the busiest time of the year for the sunshine state and hundreds of events are taking place, however some of them do clearly stand out for us, the 10 best gigs with very special artists in very special venues, Miami people get ready to dance until dawn! See also: How To Understand Miami Music Marathon’s Event Groups 15 March | Mind Against & DJ Tennis | Electrik Pickle Plot ... Read more

Premiere: MANIK – Los Angeles Dub (Original Mix)

Fresh from launching his ‘909 Till Infinity with Option 4’ and making a distinctive impression at BPM – he was identified as one of the key breakthrough acts of the Mexican festival – MANIK returns to Ovum with more visceral, physical slabs of tech funk. Coming from his upcoming Recourse EP, premiering here today is Los Angeles Dub, a fat, rolling house stunner that’s heavy on the classic Chicago tip.  MANIK’ diverse production sound is somewhere between classic house, techno, acid, and a bit of funk & disco- never pigeonholed- he is a true Music Producer/Songwriter/DJ who’s tastes reach beyond the dance-floor. It is a ... Read more

5 Essentials: Joris Voorn

Joris Voorn is undoubtedly one of house and techno’s (not to mention, The Netherlands’) finest musical ambassadors. With two decades in the game, the prolific DJ, Producer, and curator has indelibly left his mark on the world of dance music. See also: Interview: Joris Voorn With that, the man himself celebrates his 39th birthday today and we thought it would be a welcome gift to all his fans out there to highlight five of his most important tracks. With so many releases to his name, this was no easy feat so surely we may have forgotten something. Dosem – Beach ... Read more

Interview: Josh Wink

A brief scan of Josh Wink’s résumé reveals: an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia’s burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade, and name-making ’90s club hits like “Don’t Laugh,” “Higher State of Consciousness” and “I’m Ready”. Wink also runs Ovum Recordings, now in its 20th year, a label undisputedly one of the most essential in all of dance music. Over the years, the label has released music from such varied artists as Jamie Myerson, Wild Pitch originator DJ Pierre and jack-track master DJ Sneak, amongst others; as with most of Ovum’s ... Read more

Mix #165 By Wouter De Moor

#165 in our mix series comes from home soil: Wouter de Moor. This friendly influential in the Dutch scene is described by many as the ideal son in law, but more so as a person of unlimited energy, drive and enthusiasm for dance music in all its forms. You won’t find De Moor on every possible (after) party, nor will you see him posting one Facebook status after another, talking about “amazing vibes” or “bomb tracks”. His approach is a more sophisticated one, mainly through the music that he puts all his effort in. Most of his days are spent in a small ... Read more

Hundreds Of Top Labels Sign On To Native Instruments’ Stems

Native Instruments latest audio format, Stems, has announced hundreds of the industries top labels have signed on to the open source software. See also: Native Instruments Introduces ‘Stems’ Audio Format Allowing Greater Manipulation Capabilities The idea behind Stems is so that DJs can mix between and combine elements of different elements of tracks in ways they could not before using traditional mixers and EQs. Dividing tracks into four “stems,” bass, drums, synth, and vocals, compatible hardware allows for a new mixing interface featuring each element’s colour coded waveform. The format, which is packaged inside standard MPEG-4 files, also can play as ... Read more

Exclusive Interview: Josh Wink

Josh Wink has become synonymous with high quality house and techno. Over a career that has lasted over 20 years he has proven time and again that he is capable of staying relevant and exciting, while also nurturing new talent and keeping his label, Ovum, going for 20 years – a milestone which he celebrated last year with a series of events, and remixes of classic ‘Are You There?’, plus a brand new original composition called ‘Talking To You’. Josh hits the capital this weekend with the Krankbrothers, so we grabbed him for a quick chat… First off, last year ... Read more