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DHA Mix # 310 By Will Oirson

Tracklist 1. Optic – Relic 2. Linkwood – Love Lost 3. Elmo Crumb – I Man A Canary Bird 4. Lena Platonos – Lego (Lena Willikens Remix) 5. Octa Octa – Hidden Truth 6. Q3A – Untitled B2 7. Maizena – Especial (Midtby Mixet) 8. Leif – Every Cloud 9. The Pilotwings – Congo Libre 10. Basic Soul Unit – Joyride 11. Leif – Moment Beat 12. Hekkla – Lichtstad 13. Randomer – Rendell Pips

The History Of Amsterdam Nightlife Through 4 Seminal Hotspots

There’s no doubt that Amsterdam’s nightlife is up there. The city now gets mentioned in the same breath as London, New York, Berlin etc. which is pretty impressive considering it’s size. Thanks to the city’s progressive attitude, we seem to be in a good place which is more than can be said for many cultural capitals. London and New York in contrast seem to be stifling their nightlife and pushing out creativity in favour of gentrification and commercial development. It hasn’t always been plain sailing for Amsterdam though. Like any city, clubs come and go as do musical movements and scenes. ... Read more

Premiere: Michael Mayer & Barnt – Und Da Stehen Fremde Menschen (Patrice Bäumel Remix)

Michael Mayer is one of the leading tastemakers in dance music and his DJ sets have influenced a generation (or two) of musicians and fans. Taken from his third full length, the collaborative project “&,” ‘Und Da Stehen Fremde Menschen’ is built around a vocal sample from long lost East German band, Stern Meissen, it’s a track that calls for some weird but volatile sounds bound in the fury of a techno blizzard. Fellow Cologne conspirator Barnt was tapped to help bring Michael’s idea to life.The longtime friends share a musical history and taste, along with a love of twisting ... Read more

Interview: Cassy. The Donna of Techno

I thought I knew exactly how I will introduce Cassy after we finished our long 40 min skype call. Loads to discuss – her her freshly released album, debut on Radio 1’s Essential Mix series, Ibiza, women in the music industry and the rights and wrongs of the dance music industry. So I thought, I will introduce Cassy as someone that every girl in the electronic music scene can look up to. A strong, independent and unique woman with a feminine power and a sensitive musical flow, who also happens to be excellent DJ. But I was wrong. I just did not instantly see the whole picture. ... Read more

Guy Sells His Turntables After Seeing Antal Play At De School

Now that’s what we call being brutally honest with yourself. A seller on Marktplaats, Holland’s Craigslist, has put his two Technics SL1210 MK2’s up for sale, and for a very specific reason. Not the usual “I don’t have time to play them anymore” or “I’m only playing CDJ’s now” were decisive in his choice to sell, but rather seeing Antal, Rush Hour record store co-founder and local DJ veteran, play his all-nighter at De School last weekend. See also: RUSH HOUR: THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND AMSTERDAM’S LANDMARK RECORD SHOP Translated from Dutch, the advert text from seller ‘Huilen’ (to cry in Dutch) ... Read more

Interview: Patrice Bäumel

Known for his past residencies at the legendary Club 11 and Trouw, Patrice Bäumel has since become an internationally renowned DJ and producer. He’s a true stalwart of the Amsterdam scene – with a deep understanding and interpretation of what it means to live in such a beautiful city. Patrice Bäumel occupies a highly distinctive and less-trodden niche in electronic music. He operates at the intersection of the emotive and the technical; his keen ear for melody and drama working in tandem with intricate sound design and experimental templates. While you could loosely label him as a ‘techno’ artist, his love of ambient, electronica and ... Read more

Interview: Cubicolor

Cubicolor are an emerging act from the Netherlands, making striking house and techno with an emotive flair. Receiving support from the likes of Pete Tong (who named them as, ‘One To Watch for 2015′), Sasha, B.Traits, Lee Burridge, Patrice Baumel, Jonas Rathsman, Axel Boman, and Danny Tenaglia, Cubicolor has quickly been garnering acclaim with one breakthrough release after another. Leading up to the release of their debut album on Anjunadeep later this year, Cubicolor recently dropped their latest received EP “Falling,” which was supported by a hefty remix package, including KOMPAKT contributor Robag Wruhme. The EP also featured London based ... Read more

This Is What’s Happening In Dance Music In 2016

By: Milan van Ooijen & Steve Rickinson New year, new beginnings. Although some things tend to stay the same as ever, like your co-worker proudly proclaiming to have gotten a gym membership after that “dreadful eating binge we call Christmas”. Even though we have only just started the new year, there are a couple of developments and stories that we can all be fairly certain of happening in the year 2016 in dance music, by looking at the moments that defined 2015, some of them significant, some that went under the radar. So here you go, your dance music programma for 2016.  Police Crash ... Read more

De School “Bigger Than Expected” Sells Extra Tickets For All Events

De School just posted to their social account that they experienced the club to be “a little bigger than expected” after the opening event last Sunday. For that reason the club is now putting extra tickets on sale for all the scheduled events, starting today (January 7) at 17:00 sharp. You’d better set your alarm because this is probably gonna go down in a matter of seconds.  Events + Tickets 

The First Responses To De School: Can It Live Up To The Hype?

Yesterday night saw the opening of De School, the unofficial successor to Club Trouw, exactly one year after Amsterdam’s clubbing Mecca closed its doors. The hype surrounding the club was sizeable to say the least, with tickets for the opening and every other event scheduled for the coming weeks selling out within a matter of minutes after going online.  So, can De School fill the void that Trouw has left behind? The short answer is yes. If we are to believe ex-Trouw resident JP Enfant, whom we spoke to for this item, and the select group of ticket holders, this might be that new ... Read more

The 10 Biggest Surprises, Scandals, And Moments Of Dance Music 2015

This is one of those end of year lists that may not conveniently fit in any singular category. The following ten events, in our opinion, highlighted this year in dance music, each representing a different aspect of what we hope to provide you: a broad spectrum of what underground dance music culture is, what it symbolizes, and what it is capable of. From micro to macro, local to global, our list is not a real ranking of sorts (yes, it is numbered…a formality really, aside from the overwhelming importance of the top spot). From the lifting of antiquated laws to the stimulation ... Read more

Interview: Tensnake

Tensnake made his name with the huge 2010 dancefloor smash hit ‘Coma Cat’, and since then has been in ever increasing demand. When Tensnake first appeared on the scene, his early releases were seen as a welcome antidote to the omnipresent minimal house scene of the time. Effortlessly managing the elusive feat of marrying classic disco and house influences to a contemporary sound, Tensnake is in that very rare position where his music appeals equally to the biggest dancefloors, from Ibiza and Miami, to real chin-stroking aficionados. Considered a “producer’s producer”, Tensnake’s music effortlessly transcends genres, showing a musical intellect ... Read more

First Details And Name Of New Club By Former Trouw Staff Announced

‘De School’, that is the name that will be given to the club initiated by some of the former staff of Club Trouw. The information comes from an official statement of the Amsterdam municipality on the issuing of new 24-hour licenses to nightclubs in the city. A disused school building, the former Iedersland, located in the Western part of Amsterdam, is pointed to as the designated location for their new club endeavour.  The club will be situated in the old bicycle storage area of Iedersland. The space is said to offer entry  to around 500 visitors. The licensing process, and the process to obtain a ... Read more

Beyond The Beats With Reza Athar

In our segment ‘Beyond The Beats’, popular artists are given the chance to step outside of the dance music sphere, and let them give you an insight into their favorite pieces of music from other genres that they hold dear. Music that has special meaning to them, music that has helped shape them to be the artists they are today. Ten songs with ten special, personal stories that explain the love for the chosen music. So sit back and take a minute to get to know the person behind the DJ a little better. “I really love the art of ... Read more

Mix #157 By Konstantin Sibold

Todays mix is brought to you by musician and mastering engineer Konstantin Sibold. Hailing from the South of Germany, Stuttgart to be more precisely, the release of ‘Madelaine’ on Innervisions was his big breakthrough. Born in Stuttgart 1987, Sibold became the youngest resident of the notorious Rocker 33; only two years later he and his long time companion Leif Müller started ‘Common Sense People’. In this event series the focus is on providing an intimate insight into one artist, with extended sets and focused programming, all in line with the mantra of the night – noncomercial, deep and timeless electronic ... Read more