Top 10 Releases Of May 2016

Published On 31/05/2016 | Top 10 Releases

Our top 10 releases in May cover a range of different-sounding cuts and artists, spanning from warm house, to dark bangers, and everything in between. Featuring artists like Midland, Gold Panda, Virginia, and more…

#10. Kasper Bjorke | Cloud 9 | hfn music

Kasper Bjorke’s joyous return to clubland, after focusing his previous album productions on song oriented compositions.

#9. Monte | Backyard | Method White

Human relations in the age of social media – a topic otherwise researched in complex academic studies is delivered by Monte in a single, emotionally and atmospherically dense song.

#8. Rudy | Transformation EP | Subjekt Recordings

Born, bred and based in London, Rudy premiered on DHA with this exemplary track via the Amsterdam-based brand and record label – Subjekt Recordings

#7. Virginia | Fierce For The Night LP | Ostgut Ton

Virginia steps up with her first full-length on Ostgut Ton, playfully answering all questions and rhetorics about love, lust and life with her singing on eleven new songs.

#6. Gold Panda | Good Luck And Do Your Best | City Slang

With his first EP in 3 years, UK’s Gold Panda drew influence from a photographic trip across Japan.

#5. Midland | Blush EP | Graded

Midland returns to his Graded imprint with the sublime three-track Blush EP

#4. Who Made Who | Hi & Low EP | Get Physical

WhoMadeWho siphon a beautifully melancholic vibe from their collective pool of talent to facilitate an upbeat, catchy pop-dance journey that swells with the tides and thrives on the dancefloor.

#3. Aera | Running Hot | Innervisions

Innervisions. ‘Nuff said…

#2. Danny Daze | Speicher 91 EP | Kompakt

Two new exercises in off-the-cuff mayhem grace from Miami’s Danny Daze.

#1. JMII | Thrills EP | Hivern Discs

An uplifting house number built around an elastic bassline and sprinkled with a bubbly arpeggiated melody, echoed vocal snips and ravey pads.

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Steve comes to Amsterdam by way of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Mumbai, and Tokyo. He researches media culture at UvA, while already holding degrees from UCONN (CT) and The New School (NYC). Aside from DHA, Steve is the Senior Editor for cinema platform, and writes on issues relating to film, culture, politics & electronic music. Every so often he also dabbles in photography and filmmaking.