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[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 #311 By Paris Green

Amsterdam duo, Paris Green made big impressions in their debut release on Crosstown Rebels sister label Rebellion with Poker Flat boss Steve Bug in for remix duty. The deep and brooding single You Got To Try , discovered by Kölsch in his BBC Radio 1 Residency, was created during a jamming session with cohort David Stolk on vocals, singing about loosing sight of dreams due to other people’s expectations. “Day in, day out we are confronted with the expectations of others while we dream of our own future. Negative incentives haunt us upon into our dreams at night.You can let ... Read more

DHA Mix #263 By Hyenah

Recently voted Traxsource #1 Afro House DJ, the mysterious Hyenah brings his diversely focused dance to DHA. The host of RISE, the only Afro House night in a major European club – Berlin’s Watergate – Hyenah’s prolific nature has seen his music land on the likes of Objektivity, AEON, Systematic, Poker Flat, and more; other than that, just let the mystery be… Last seen on this platform with the huge “The Idea (feat. Lazarusman)”, which was a top premiere for us in 2016, Hyenah describes this mix as: I created this mix with a mood in my mind. I wanted ... Read more

DHA Mix #231 By Martin Landsky

Martin Landsky has now been living and breathing underground house and techno for almost three decades. A key member of Steve Bug’s Poker Flat family, Martin successes various define the slick, sleek and seductive house and tech fusions he has served up on the likesd od Poker Flat, Mobilee and many more. What’s more, as a remixer, Martin’s unique touches have been put on music by everyone from Booka Shade to John Tejada, Miss Kittin to Pan-Pot. See also: Minimal Effort Podcast By Steve Bug In 2016 alone, Martin’s prolific studio output has seen no signs of slowing with EPs ... 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

Welcome to the Future Podcast #001 + Exclusive Interview With Alex Niggemann

Alex Niggemann has had an established name within the international dance scene for quite some time now. The German DJ and producer is often described as persistent, stubborn and straight forward, showing how much he truly cares about his music and the scene at-large. Since 2005 Alex has released music on labels like Poker Flat, Compost Black Label, Get Physical, Tsuba, Soma, 8bit, Last Night On Earth and Watergate and, of course, on his own imprints AEON and Soulfooled. We sat down with Alex for a relaxed and open talk about the life of a DJ, AEON and Soulfooled, festivals, and his vision for the ... Read more

Full Premiere: Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Sorry I’m Late (Original Mix)

There are few artists operating in the house/techno milieu who offer much beyond functionality in their music. Those who bring more than this to the table always stand out from the crowd. Hamburg/Berlin duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse (Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann) are one of those rare acts whose music caters for both body and soul. The duo’s cinematic take on 4/4 electronica has won praise from all quarters via releases on Diynamic, Connaisseur and their own Musik Gewinnt Freunde imprint. Debut album Rebellion der Träumer demonstrated a prowess beyond the realms of the dancefloor, laden with frosty electronic melody, downtempo ... Read more

Full Premiere: M A N I K – Nightfall feat. Eli & Fur (Original Mix)

M ​A N I K ​has become one of Culprit LA’s imprint’s signature artists and the one whose growth as a producer closely mirrored the label’s own rise. A New York native, M ​A N I K ​has become even closer to Culprit ​in 2014 – physically, by moving to its home base of Los Angeles. The M A N I K discography boasts music releases on the worlds best underground imprints like Ovum, Poker Flat, and Hot Creations. House, Funk, Deep House, Disco, Acid, Electronica; however, you’d still fail to get to the meaning of MANIK. His upcoming EP ... Read more

Full Premiere: Landsky & Resmann – Lava 2 (Original Mix)

Talking the conjunctional studio joint of Martin Landsky and Marco Resmann entitled ‘Lava’, now released under their new collaboration project ‘Landsky & Resmann’, this single is one that has been overdue for quite a while and for a reason. A reason and shared history that essentially helped to shape and add momentum to Marco Resmann’s career at an early stage a good 13 years ago when he wasn’t even known under his real name but used the artistic alias Phage DJ- and production-wise. It was back in the early noughties when Marco Resmann sent out a demo to Martin Landsky ... Read more

Full Premiere: Trentemoller – Always Something Better (DJ Tennis & Mind Against Remix)

Poker Flat Recordings has been dealing out underground house music with a unique twist since 1999; from the defining debut “Loverboy” through the Bugnology series, acclaimed albums and worldwide club hits, Steve Bug’s essential imprint has unearthed new talent, developed rising stars and welcomed veterans into the fold. Steve Bug’s reputation as an exceptionally gifted DJ, producer and music connoisseur is about to carry the beloved imprint to its 15th anniversary, which will be celebrated with its finest collection of raw talent yet, starting with this first installment of the anniversary series called 4 Jacks. Following the winning format of ... Read more