Tag: Steve Lawler

DHA Hosts The BPM Festival: Portugal Centerpiece Event, YA’AH MUUL

The BPM Festival’s signature party, YA’AH MUUL is heading to Portugal at the end of the week and we couldn’t be more excited to be there! After two editions at each The BPM Festival 2016 and 2017, the festival’s star-studded party takes it to the next level for a three stage takeover for its fifth run. See also: Interview: Josh Wink Hosted by DHA, YA’AH MUUL, which translates to “Pyramid of Love” in Mayan, will see, (in alphabetical order) many of our favorite artists and, not to mention, undeniably the world’s best: Boris, Carlo Lio, Dubfire, DJ Dep, Hot Since ... Read more

Party Report: Hideout Festival 2017

Upon touching down at Croatia’s Split Airport for 2017’s, seventh edition of, Hideout Festival, I truly didn’t know what to expect from it, the location or the crowd. I can admit here that, contrary to (I’m sure) many out there, I’m not necessarily a person drawn to the tropics, an over amount of sunshine, or beach culture in general. In fact, my previous week’s Iceland excursion was, at first, much more up my alley with its constant overcast, rain, and sub 10 degree temperatures. So, going from cold Reykjavik pretty much immediately to the sunny shores of the Adriatic seemed ... Read more

The BPM Festival Announces First Wave Of Artists For Debut Portugal Event

One of the world’s foremost destinations of underground music, The BPM Festival, has just dropped its first wave of artists who will join its first foray onto the European continent. With only about 100 days to go, Portugals’ stunning Portimão and Lagoa will host the likes of Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Carl Craig, Dubfire and many more over its 14-17 September dates. Also on hand will be certified selectors Nicole Moudaber, Loco Dice and Jamie Jones, as well as familiar The BPM festival faces like Steve Lawler, Stacey Pullen and Lauren Lane. UK talents Patrick Topping and Yousef are backed ... Read more

DHA Mix #275 By Solardo

Without doubt, Solardo is one of the most hotly tipped duos in the house and techno scene right now carving their own uniqiue sound in the world of House and Techno. With a warm and high energy sound, Solardo has found their productions on the likes of Of Unsound Mind, Resonance, Roush, MadTech, Snatch!, vIVA Music, and more, while boasting support from Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed, Skream, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler and Jackmaster. Now crowned DJ Mag Best Breakthrough Act of 2016 and part of Resident Advisors Top 100 DJs list, Solardo next stops will be London’s XOYO on 8 ... Read more

Premiere: OC & Verde – Solstice (Original Mix)

2016 was certainly a year to remember for OC & Verde, with their first release on Knee Deep In Sound catching the attention of many including Tale of Us, Solomon and John Digweed. 2017 is set to carry on exactly how the previous one ended, with Pete Tong naming them as his ‘Ones To Watch for 2017,’ whilst releases forthcoming on the likes of VIVa, Suara and Glasgow Underground are all set to drop in this month, gaining familiar early support from big names such as Steve Lawler, Hot Since 82 and Solomon. Here, with their “Solstice: Horizon” on VIVa ... Read more

Premiere: Steve Lawler – People Having Sex (Hector Couto Remix)

The man behind VIVa Music, Steve Lawler, kicks 2017 off by making his debut on Hector Couto’s Roush imprint. Featuring his track “People Having Sex,”, both Couto and Spanish talent Cuartero provide remix duties with Lawler stating: “I’m very happy to now release this track. I made it a couple of years ago around the time I made ‘House Record’ that was eventually released on Hot Creations. I was experimenting with my old Roland machines, trying to re-create a sound that I was aware of in the late 80’s. This track ‘People Having Sex’ was never sent out to anyone ... Read more

Party Report: Ya’ah Muul I @ The BPM Festival 2017

YA’AH MUUL is one of those BPM Festival events you don’t want to miss. The massive show takes place literally in the forest in a new venue named “The Jungle” and yes Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Francesca Lombardo and D’Julz in the Jungle in Mexico are all delicious ingredients, which turned out to be some kind of magical experience. Add to the equation Mixmag and a Warung stage and you simply end up having an experience of a lifetime. As it was well instructed by the The BPM Festival crew we start by taking the shuttle from downtown ... Read more

DHA MIX #250 By Dino Lenny

A producer that isn’t shy in laying his eggs in different baskets, Dino Lenny delivers us a deceptively mellow yet anticipatory mix that embodies a delightfully dark feel to it. Dino Lenny started out as many young, wide-eyed & willing DJ’s do, performing on a local radio station. Being prohibited to the boundaries of the local scene he decided to relocate and venture back to home turf in the U.K. The bright potential that London boasts enticed the young  mixer to trial what the city could offer and he made great utilisation of the crowd available. His earlier success will ... Read more

Steve Lawler Describes A Decade Of ViVA

Steve Lawler has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clubland’s eye. This November Steve’s VIVa MUSiC imprint is celebrating 10 years. To commemorate a decade worth of success we have asked the man himself to put together a top 10 list of tracks from each year of the VIVa catalogue. Our pleasure to host such collection of souvenirs. Undisputedly one of most recognised and regarded modern house and techno brands, VIVa’s achievements within electronic music are hard to go unnoticed. Since its launch in October 2006 VIVa has released music from a wide range of established and upcoming artists, ranging from ... 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

The Rainbow Venues Festival – Chapter XI

The Rainbow Venues celebrates its annual birthday for the 11th time this year. On Saturday 4th April, combining their unique industrial spaces, The Arena, The Warehouse, The Garden plus 2 new venues The Basement and The Arch, The Rainbow sets to host their grandest event to date, uniting thousands of music fans for a 14 hour marathon. Of course there has been taken care of a fitting line-up for the occasion, supporting some major names from the house and techno scene. Birmingham’s newest techno brand Blackdot hosts the distinctive Arena stage, welcoming heavy hitters such as Desolat’s Loco Dice and ... Read more

Mix #130 By Franck Roger

38-year-old French producer Franck Roger is a favoured crate digger and has a deep connection to the historic roots of house music. The first time he heard ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth he became desperate to find out everything he could about house music. Too young to go out at his age back then, he found solace in visiting record shops in and outside his hometown Paris. A long-lasting relationship with the wax was initiated. Now, he says, he still lives in Paris and still buys up to 15 bits of vinyl a week. But these days, he’s actually the ... Read more

Mix #015 By SEFF

Young buck SEFF has been coming through strong in recent months. He’s the man behind this week’s excellent mixtape and we’re very glad to have him on board. Just like his music the mix is full of tough energy, bubbling up from way down below and encouraging every listener to get up and shake their thing like there’s no tomorrow. We’re sure you’ll agree, it’s a cracking mix so hit play and crank it up! Not content with being signed to labels like VIVa and Dave Seaman’s mighty Selador, SEFF has also set up his own Mindmaze Music through which ... Read more

Emerging Ibiza Festival Announces Experts and Talents

To recap, the taste-making website Emerging Ibiza will see a carefully picked selection of Experts (all of whom are international DJs, label bosses and or established promoters) shine a light on who they think are the hottest new electronic music talents. These artists are then invited to play the Emerging Ibiza Discovery Festival from 27th May – 31st May 2014 with the most popular invited back to be a part of a season of Emerging Ibiza events in Ibiza from June to September.   Emerging Ibiza has just announced the full list of experts, including Circus boss Yousef, ViVA Music ... Read more