Tag: robert johnson

DHA FM Mix #423 By Ata

How exactly Ata manages to fascinate when stoically spinning records for hours on end, mixing emotion and intention, guiding the crowd, is his secret. We may assume it is experience. And experienced he is in nearly all fields related to clubbing: as graphic artist, fashion designer, DJ, label manager and impressario. It all started rather humbly when he, still a boy, shared house with a GI who owned a vast collection of Kraftwerk, early Hip Hop and black dance music and who substantially widened his musical horizon. Frankfurt soon witnessed the fruits of that neighbourly education when Ata carried a ... Read more

DHA Mix #382 By Paramida

Paramida is an integral part of the new school of Berlin DJs embracing a sound expanding farther than straight forward House and Techno. Most well known for her stellar label, Love on The Rocks, showcasing her love for the more skewed side of House Music, Paramida has managed to carve out a globe trotting DJ career based purely on her skills as a party starting DJ. Sharpened over 5 years as a mainstay at Berlin’s world famous OYE Records, and making her name as originally as a former resident at Renate, PARAMiDA can also be found playing such haunts as ... Read more

DHA Mix #380 By Chinaski

Frankfurt’s Chinaski has an affection for the warmth of marvelous synth-sounds and a feeling for great beats through his affinity for 80s video-aesthetics and vintage synthesizers. A Robert Johnson resident, renowned visual artist, live performer, and producer who’s work has appeared on the likes of Uncanny Valley, Common Thread, Omnidisc, Bordello A Parigi, and House Is Ok, Chinaski now preps his 15 July appearance at ELSE Berlin where he takes to the decks for Live at Robert Johnson. On the day, ELSE will also feature the likes of Roman Flügel, Ata, Lauer, INIT (live), Oliver Hafenbauer, Orson Wells, and Benjamin ... Read more

Premiere: Sevensol & Bender - Driftwood (Original Mix)

Founders of the long-running label KANN Records, Leipzig’s Sevensol and Bender bring their latest outing with an elegant three track EP that slides the classic house feel into a contemporary dance robe. Both artists are veterans of the scene, having manned record shops, thrown club-nights, producing and DJing solo or as part of the duo Manamana (Sevensol + Map.ache) in venues and festivals which include Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, IFZ, De School, Corsica Studios, Heideglühen, Nachtdigital and Waking Life. Here, off “Das Ideale Geschenk,” ‘Driftwood’ glides along, smoothly underpinned by a solid electro backbone. “Das Ideale Geschenk” is available 16 ... Read more

DHA Mix #325 By SIS

With many shades of experience, SIS is the exact opposite of the cardboard cut-out, squeaky clean radio DJ. Driven by raw musicality and flickers of his colourful past, global ancestry, and intense personality, SIS quickly honed a unique house music style. A style that has been heard on the likes of Cecille, Sei es Drum, Cocoon, Bouq, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, and his own Cocolino imprint. An underground hero, SIS has graced the decks of Amnesia, Fabric, Robert Johnson, and more. Currently, his latest release, the collaborative EP “The Get Down” with Benjamin Frnkln on Mobilee Records. With state of ... Read more

Free Your Mind Podcast #003 By Butch

Bülent Gürler aka Butch is known for squeezing the best out of every set, whether an after hour party or club night floor, be it Sankeys Ibiza, Robert Johnson, Time Warp or his continuing residency at Berlin’s Watergate. Butch may well be one of the hardest working men on the scene, always bringing the vibes and personal touch to his unpredictable, existential sets. Butch received his first record player and some second hand vinyl 22-years ago, as a 12 year old. Back then, Butch looked to the masters of the craft at the DMC World Championships, which was the very ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Olaf Boswijk (Trouw)

Pictures: Thierry Vrakking (Television Photography) You might not realize it every day, but the disappearance of an institution in the club scene is drawing nearer and nearer. From January 2015, Trouw is no more. As the Amsterdam crowd, loyal fan base and curious tourists are still indulging in every single night that the venue still has to offer, I went to visit the club on a weekday afternoon to talk to the club’s founder and co-owner Olaf Boswijk. Trouw needs no introduction at this point in time. The acclaimed venue on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam has been a second home ... Read more