Tag: Play It Down

DHA Mix #240 By Christian Nielsen

Deviating from producing to feed the masses, Danish DJ & producer Christian Nielsen delivers us a sound-defying mix. Christian Nielsen has emerged onto the scene quickly and proficiently. Catching attention from labels such as Noir, 8bit and Play It Down, his success due to his poignant and distinctive sound was inevitable. His working efforts are hidden in an office by day, and bloom in the evenings where he perfects and showcases his sound. His music has evolved out of close study of musical inspirations such as Kerri Chandler, Mr. V, Moodymann and the late works of Frankie Knuckles. His more recent ... Read more

Premiere: Here Is Why – Tonight (Adam Port 12″ Autobahn Edit)

Premiering on DHA is the B-side edit by Adam Port, the German DJ/Producer always locking in his melodic approach and spacey soundscapes. Adam Port’s method of tracing down various genres and generations of music is the essential reason why Port’s presence is so unique. He’s explored and studied a plethora of genres, everything from the D.C.-Hardcore scene to Hip-Hop Turntablism to Techno electronics. He’s gone on releasing for notable labels such as Keinemusik, Kompakt, Liebe Detail, Pets Recordings, Cocoon Recordings, Cabin Fever, and Play It Down. See also: Mix #199 By Adam Port His premiering edit originates from bilateral relations between Berlin and Leipzig. “Tonight” was originally ... Read more

Mix #199 By Adam Port

Equipping himself with records and turntables, German DJ/Producer Adam Port provides a versatile yet melodically directional mix for us today here on DHA. His method of tracing down various genres and generations of music is the essential reason why Port’s presence is so unique. He began his exploration through the tumultuous halls of the New York-, Boston-, D.C.-Hardcore scene, afterwards moving into a Hip-Hop Turntablism infused vibe (thereby discovering the subtleties of vinyl), and eventually into the broader field of electronics- Techno. There’s no scene-dictated tunnel view to his activities, there is only a pointed emphasis on style, groove, and sophistication. He’s gone ... Read more

Interview: Junior Sanchez

Growing up in the unassuming suburb of Belleville New Jersey, an 11-year-old boy named Junior Sanchez resorted to using hand-me-down records and two of his parents’ old stereo systems to create a makeshift DJ rig. By age 15, this prodigy was already DJing at some of the hottest underground clubs in NYC and perfecting his craft as a producer. Over the course of his career, Junior has produced and remixed material for Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, CHVRCHES, Placebo, The Bravery, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blaqk Audio, Hot Hot Heat, Roisin Murphy, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, New Order, Emiliana Torrini, Jamiroquai, Giorgio Moroder, Moving Units, Les ... Read more

Full Premiere: Roland Nights – Play It Down (Freydel & Ozaka Remix)

Amsterdam house fanatic Prunk is taking up a new task as of recently: managing his own label PIV. The honours for the first release have been befallen upon Roland Nights in the form of the Chicago Soul EP, with remix duties by Freydel & Ozaka on the B-side track ‘Play It Down’. Roland Nights, aka Danny Stott is a name familiar to many underground house players and one that will no doubt be heard more in the future, as he continues to make his mark on the deep house scene. Originally hailing from the north west of England, an area with its ... Read more

DHA Records Podcast #001 By Marlon Hoffstadt

It’s official! Deep House Amsterdam has its very own label. The honours for the debut release have been bestowed on Marlon Hoffstadt. In celebration of this moment he has made a special podcast, filled with tracks signifying his style: deep, funky and lush vocal work. Get ready for this twenty-something German-bred talent. The Berlin-based DJ/Producer started his career ath the age of 17, producing his first EP while studying for his A levels. His debut EP ‘You And A Lovestoned Ghost’ was released by Germany’s Evamore Music. Subsequent releases have featured collaborations with David Keno, HRRSN and Cleov, and have ... Read more