Tag: techno

DHA FM Mix #447 by Philou Louzolo

Philou Louzolo is a DJ and producer hailing for his audience to perceive traditional African music within the realm of a more obscure, sci-fi and techno indwelled electronic music experience, fast-forwarding its ancestral prospects into the future.  Philou’s coming of age is defined by the forces of musical and cultural diversity, living in worlds seemingly estranged from one another. As an adopted black kid, Philou grew up with the loving care of his adoptive Dutch grandparents. His grandfather taught him to listen to jazz and classical music from a very young age, provoking a surge of curiosity about his own ... Read more

[Interview] André Bratten

André Bratten is one of Norway’s leading artists in terms of electronic music. We caught up with him at Sommerøya, and spoke about everything from black metal to Prins Thomas. We’re sitting in a small tent behind one of Sommerøya’s two stages. It’s the only electronic music festival that caters to solely underground music in the entire country. André is well spoken, and seems the perfect person to shed some light on the mysteriousness of Norwegian electronic music. Growing up in Norway, how did you first get in touch with electronic music? Oslo is 100% black metal, there’s no recordshops ... Read more

Labyrinth Open Croatia Podcast By Gregor Tresher

With a relentless focus on melody and timbre, timeless musical elements that other producers often undervalue, Gregor Tresher is the rare artist who transcends trend. He began his career as a DJ in Frankfurt in the early ’90s; today, he can be found playing at venues around the world, from Berlin to Tokyo, from Sydney to Los Angeles. Another will be the 2018 edition of Labyrinth Open Croatia, which will see Fur Coat join our own DHA stage alongside the likes of Jeremy Olander, Super Flu, and more. Anticipating this event, the duo made up of Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine have provided this exclusive mix ... Read more

Premiere: Sharam - Napoli (Original Mix)

Part 3 of Sharam’s “Collecti” project is here, unveiling more brand new tracks ahead of the full album drop on Friday, October 13th. Here, Sharam debuts ‘Napoli’. With s 303 riff looping wistfully over an absolutely infectious bass line, Sharam teases keyboard samples that eventually culminate in a full-on jazzadelic breakdown. The track (and package) is part of the continuously reimagined Sharam sound and style, drawing heavily from the darker influences of Techno. “Collecti, Pt. 3″ is available 15 September on Yoshitoshi”

[Playlist] Bloody Mary’s 10 Favourite Dame-Music Tracks

French-born, Berlin-based DJ, producer, and Dame-Music label owner Bloody Mary celebrates 7 years of her seminal imprint this year. For the occasion, she has invited the likes of Boo Williams, The Analogue Cops, and Milton Bradley on board for its 35 release, continuing to shape its identity by continuously releasing its distinct blend of techno and house music. The label defines its love for raw & analogue sounds by working closely with friends and artists who share the same musical state of mind. With that Bloody Mary has, not only, presented her 10 absolute favorite tracks off Dame-Music here, but ... Read more

Party Report: Awakenings 2017

Techno is enjoy its moment in the spotlight right now. It is by far the most popular genre, and it is seeping ever more into the commercial end of the dance music spectrum. One festival that has also stayed true to the genre ideals, though, is Awakenings. Famous for its out of this world production, stage design and massive line-ups that read like a who’s who of tech, this year was no different. Playing out over the course of two long days and many different stages, it was dominated by labels like Drumcode and DJS from Dax J to Dubfire, ... Read more

Secret Cinema Celebrates A Quarter Century Of Techno With New Documentary

25 years in anything is no easy feat, which makes Amsterdam’s Secret Cinema’s quarter century celebration in the dance music game all the more special. To celebrate this very special occasion, Secret Cinema has recently released a limited edition box set, containing 200+ tracks alongside some quirky giveaways. Aside from the mountain of music, the set also included a very special documentary on the artist, his journey, and future. Now, Secret Cinema and his Gem Records in collaboration with Mary Go Wild are set to release the documentary as a stand alone piece and we are proud to say that ... Read more

Free Download: Layton Giordani – You’re With Me (Original Mix)

The New York born, now EU based producer Layton Giordani first made a name for himself on Drumcode in 2014. Back then, his debut release ‘Rivington,’ which also featured on the Drumcode’s A-Sides Vol5 compilation. Now, Drumcode drops news on the Layton Giordani’s debut album, “Where It Begins,” consisting of 12 original no-nonsense techno tracks. Today, Layton provides one of the tracks as an exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD. Check it: “Where It Begins” Is NOW AVAILABLE on Drumcode. BUY Download Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/free-download-layton-giordani-youre-with-me-original-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

DHA Mix #257 By Julia Govor

Julia Govor’s journey to internationally respected DJ is one unlike any other. What started as a military band performer and cassette DJ in Russia ends up as a globe trotting star in the industrial mecca that is New York City with releases, sets, and remixes scattering the trail along the way. Kicking things off with a several year long string of appearances at Moscow’s Alma17 ultimately led to performances at the likes of Movement in Detroit, Kazantip in Ukraine, WMC in Miami, ADE in Amsterdam and Sonar Off in Barcelona. Fast forward a few years and Julia’s original music has ... Read more

House Vs Techno: What Is The Real Difference?

Now this may seem like a really stupid question. Most people definitely think they know the answer. When you push them for specific criteria, however, it all gets a little fuzzy. It seems that how we decide whether a track is techno or house depends largely on a kind of sixth sense which is hard articulate. Perhaps back in the eighties in Chicago and Detroit, making the distinction was slightly easier but in 2016 it seems the vast majority of club-orientated dance music could quite arguably be both. Of course a wise response would be ‘does it really matter?’ As long ... Read more

Dominique Vleeshouwers: “The Crossover Can Only Work If You Know Both [Worlds]”

Tonight, the award-winning percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers presents his world premiere of “Playground“. A 75 min profound exploration through the world of sounds that took the creator everywhere from the junkyards to the dark corners of the club, the jewels of Asian culture and to the glorious interior of the Royal Concert Hall. Yet another crossover between electronic and classical, however this one is quite different. Armed with everything including every kind of drum and Tibetan bells, to a lap top, synthesizers and drum machines, Dominique and his partner in crime Arend Bruijn took up the challenge of combining the two experiences ... Read more

DJ Pierre Launches Only “Underground” Atlanta Nightclub

House veteran DJ Pierre is getting into the club ownership game, launching WildPitch in Atlanta, Georgia. Announced via a slew of Instagram content, some of which you can see below, Pierre describes the venue as the “the only true underground venue for house and techno in Atlanta,” going on to say that, “egos are left at the door and positive vibes reign”. For those wondering, the venue already features many trademarks of DJ Pierre’s career, including its name, which was the name of the movement Pierre created whilst moving to the East Coast. Also, his Afro Acid concept will play ... Read more

Interview: Octave One

Croatia’s Movement got a lot in store this year. At the end, it is one of the very few boutique festivals that is bringing all the main representatives of the two world’s mecca’s of techno – Berlin and Detroit – (and beyond) in one place. One of the truly special performances to await is the live techno set delivered by the Detroit’s Burden Brothers – Octave One. With the upcoming performance in Movement Croatia at the end of July, we catch up with the Burdens about their early inspirations, approach to production and live performance. Their tunes have been on the DJ ... Read more

First Museum Set to Archive the Electronic Music Legacy

Widely considered a mecca of the scene, Frankfurt will get the world’s very first museum focused solely on the history and culture of electronic music. The city made the official announcement during Musikmesse, the world’s leading musical instrument and technology trade fair. The Museum of Modern Electronic Music or MOMEM is scheduled to open in 2017, further claiming Germanys position as the spiritual home of electronic music. The initiator of the ambitious project is scene-veteran Andreas Thomalla aka Talla 2XLC, who has held residency at the legendary club Dorian Gray and is one of the pioneers of the German Techno scene. Having been active in the ... Read more

Mix #009 by Raaf

When Raaf turned 17, electronic music really got a grip on him and it never let go. Although enjoying a wide variety of electronic music, he preferred more club-oriented music. He started DJ’ing, and exploring the different styles, ultimately shaping his own. In his sets Raaf plays a selection of house, deep-house and techno,laced with poppy hooks and with a heavy emphasis on groove. Typical for his sound are the ‘phat’ basslines and sexy vocals. Always maintaining the energy and vibe, he excels at reading crowds. Whether he has to open the night or play at peaktime, he delivers. Venues ... Read more