Tag: Romania

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

DHA Mix #322 BY NTFO

Bursting onto the scene in January 2010 with the release of their first vinyl album, NTFO has since found a home on the likes of Diynamic, 8 bit, and their own Sintope Vinyl Series. Boasting many of the scene’s biggest names as supporters, the Romanian duo now releases on the likes of Objektivity and (upcoming) 20/20 Vision with a re-focused musical identity. This new direction has landed NTFO on the esteemed Air London roster, which also boasts acts like Bill Patrick, Subb-an, Thomas Melchior & others. Hosting their own daytime/nightime event series at Timisoara, Romania’s brand new underground club database, ... Read more

Premiere: Premiesku - Cu Balans (Varhat Remix)

The Romanian collective of Premiesku (Livio & Roby + George G) ave been releasing and performing together for nearly a decade now. Their widespread influence on the flourishing underground scene is no secret, their innovative live performances, and constant flow of cutting edge productions remain one of their nation’s leading lights in the field. Here, Varhat steps up on remix duties for Premiesku’s latest ‘Cu Balans,’ off their latest Vakant release, “Seria” (Vinyl Only). As one of France’s most exciting exports, Varhat has already released a string of impressive records on labels such as Mulen and Howl. His interpretation of ... Read more

Interview + Exclusive Track Stream: Livio & Roby

Celebrating 10 years at the forefront of Romania’s robust techno scene, Livio & Roby have recently unveiled a mysterious new album project. Connecting with audiences via via highly influential outlets such as Desolat, Vakant, Cecille, VIVa, Saved and Fumakilla, Livio & Roby’s dynamic DJ sets, innovative live performances, album projects, and constant flow of cutting edge productions remain one of their nation’s leading lights in the field. For those who may not be familiar, Romania’s spirit is evident in all aspects of the duo’s music; from tribal rhythms to penetrate the psyche, to organic instrumentation meant for the spirit, ultimately ... Read more

Romania’s Untold Festival Outdoes Expectations With Second Edition

Voted Best Major European festival in 2015 the second edition of the 4-days Untold Festival in Romania outdid even the highest expectations closing out its 2016 edition in spectacular style. Held in Romania’s clubbing hotspot of Cluj-Napoca and spread across 7 stages in and around the spectacular Cluj Arena, Untold Festival brought four days of performances from the world’s best dance and pop acts. Over 240.000 fans witnessed an abundance of headlining artists ranging from EDM stars to top underground oriented artists such as Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Eats Everything, Dubfire and Sasha. After seriously making its mark ... Read more

Interview: Nastia

With little else than the love of dance in her bones, Ukraine’s Nastia has forged her way into being one of electronic music’s all around dance music ambassadors. First getting behind a pair of decks in 2005, Nastia has since toured the world in many cities throughout Europe and further abroad to Japan, North Africa, South America and Mauritius. Aside from touring as a DJ, Nastia’s presence has been felt as a promoter, radio host and, most recently, a resident of Moscow’s famed Arma17. Self-considered more of a true DJ than a producer, Nastia’s skills behind the decks are unquestioned, ... Read more

Full Premiere: NTFO – Forward (Original Mix)

Romania’s electronic music industry is growing and NTFO are flowering since bursting onto the scene in January 2010 with the release of their first vinyl album. Their tracks have caught the eyes of, amongst others, Solomun, who later on added them to his DIY Agency,as well as Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Lauhaus, Audiojack, Butch and Tom Budden. In 2013, NTFO haughtily announced the launch of a new label, Jargon, a sublabel for Sintope Digital. The imprint looks to further showcase the latter of underground music, creating a sound which NTFO describes as “rather old-school house, ... Read more

Free Download: Atapy – Vibra (Original Mix)

An intriguing new sound arising from eastern shores of Europe got caught as our latest addition to the free download series. It comes from Bucharest, Romania by an artist that goes by the name Atapy. His intense new production ‘Vibra’ is up for your taking.  Since just five years ago, his career has been firmly on the rise with likes of M.A.N.D.Y., H.O.S.H., Ritchie Hawtin, Dubfire, Tom Budden, Djuma Soundsystem or the frech legend, Laurent Garnier, himself. The year of the rise for Arpi Takacs (aka Atapy) was 2011, starting with his previous key releases on his own Cimelde label ... Read more

Transylvania Festival Accepts Blood As Payment

In an effort to highlight blood donation awareness, a Romanian music festival is accepting blood as a form of payment. The 4 day festival, Untold, located in Romania’s Transylvania region (in the picturesque city of Cluj-Napoca), is capitalising on the region’s vampire folklore with promises of free one-day passes with a blood donation at one of the country’s 42 donation centres. Additionally, those who donate up to 24 July will get 30% discount off the entire festival pass, which lasts 30 July – 2 August. Untold’s blood payment method is aimed at alleviating the country’s blood shortage problem. Romania, which is a member of the ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Festival Podcast #001 By Borrowed Identity

With roots in Romania but living in Germany, Borrowed Identity’s name says a lot about his life. His musical upbringing was a melange of ethnic music from friends, weird stuff from local libraries and whatever else he could find in record stores and on the internet, explaining the fact he makes anything from classical to ambient, house to techno, experimental to electro, hiphop to pop music. Inspired by DJs and producers from Larry Levan to DJ Harvey, Moodymann to Larry Heard, Robert Hood to Basic Channel, this man has so far released already on labels like Mistress Recordings, Quintessentials, Home ... Read more