Author: Lex van Aken

Founder and musical curator of DHA.

In Conversation: Rebolledo vs Panthera Krause

Leipzig based artist PANTHERA KRAUSE is currently riding high from the recent release of his excellent and eclectic debut album ‘It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You.’  Released on Riotvan, the label that he co-runs with partner Markus Krasselt, the album is, as the press release explains to perfection – “A cliché-free and self-determined approach to production and musicianship that assembles NuDisco-smashers, giddy slowed down Soul, Indie Dance, and bright and vibrant House” –  The treasure trove of an album takes the listener on a number of unexpected audio tangents which, for fans of Panthera Krause is no surprise, but ... Read more

Premiere: Fabio Vanore Feat. Aquarius Heaven – Lovegame [Incroyable]

Incroyable Music continues their run of fine form into the new decade, welcoming Fabio Vanore once again to the label alongside a guest appearance from Aquarius Heaven on vocal duty. The ‘Lovegame’ EP also features two remixes from Ede and Johannes Albert. The original, which we are premiering, cut steps up first, driven by pulsating bass throbs and icey hats, all of which combine as a rich foundation for the instantly recognizable vocals of Aquarius that carry you elegantly across the duration of the production. Ede’s work takes things a little darker with echoing snares and warped industrial synths whilst ... Read more

Premiere: Darlyn Vlys – Impact feat. Alice de St Victor [Roam Recordings]

After the success of his Bladed EP Darlyn Vlys returns to Roam Recordings to launch the first release of 2020. Backed by excellent remixes from Dombrance and Roam Alumni Lauer the EP is a five-track slice of dark cosmic 80s disco bliss. The EP features two original tracks from Darlyn Vlys. The title track Impact is a full-force driving offering with a vocal from Alice de St Victor which comes with a dub version to boot. The second original-Shalamar-is an 80s tinged upbeat track with Darlyn Vlys signature rinse of vocal stabs, long sweeping synths, and effected soundscapes. First up ... Read more

Premiere + Interview: Brian Ring – Emperors Dance [Clutching At Straws]

Brian Ring’s Journey EP surrenders you to the dance, pushing towards the light when dancefloors are sparse and dancers loose. Providing music to your needs, everything in a natural flow. From big rooms to intimate spaces. The EP draws on the spirit of the dance through Emperors Dance- a timeless two stepper with hooky lead, melancholic pads and rubber bass. The rhythmic drums taper the parts creating an infectious groove of euphoria. Elusive Disco House producer Bangkok Impact comes back from the ashes with a remix of Drops Of Bitter Sweetness. Worked like a late night Cowleyesque affair. The Finn ... Read more

Premiere: Megaphonim – Yoga For Beginners [Unterman]

The Hebrew Electronic Ironic project ‘Megaphonim’ is truly one of a kind. Back in the 90’s the duo was a well-known act from Tel-Aviv. After being jailed for 18 months for unclear reasons, they started creating music accompanied with despair, hope, and bits of humor. Megaphonim’s debut album ‘Sofer Stam’ which will release on Unterman in March 2020, which is highly anticipated among their growing crowd and free thinkers in Asia. For now enjoy their remarkable track ‘Yoga for Beginners’ and look out for the full Album coming soon. Megaphonim – Sofer Stam LP (incl. Red Axes, Simple Symmetry & ... Read more

Premiere: Joannes – Comfort (Norwell Remix) [Patron Records]

Patron Records, the label of De Sluwe Vos, brings us yet another stunner of a release with the Comfort EP by Joannes. The Dutch producer – also known as Malbetrieb and Sad Girl – follows in the footsteps of Lewski, Dexter, ENNIO and De Sluwe Vos himself. The Comfort EP delivers a deep, synth laden, techno soundscaped 4-tracker, with an enticing remix of the title track by Hungary’s producer Norwell. We’re very excited to have the premiere of this remix on DHA.  Patron is the label on which De Sluwe Vos releases artists that he thinks everybody should hear. It ... Read more

Premiere: Nico Morano – Merci Paris (Biesmans Remix) [Sincopat]

Belgian mastermind Nico Morano lands in Sincopat with three remarkable original tracks that show his brilliant perception of Electronic Music. On remix duties, we are proud to present another high talent from the same country: Joris Biesmans. ‘Merci Paris’ is a journey of strong and hypnotic elements that develop a rich composition focused on the club reaction. Joris Biesmans takes the track upsidedown and offers a mixture of indie and disco where new synths are involved. The break and the never-ending buildup will reach madness in the dancefloor. Both producers got really a huge connection between original and remix. On ... Read more

Free Download: Shocking Blue – Inkput (Red Axes 100% Edit)

Red Axes, two friends and an unconditional passion for music, sound, and motion. A Deep organic build up that started in 2010, in the basements of Amsterdam and the streets of Tel Aviv. Originated in a post-punk band called “Red Cotton” that metamorphosed later into Red Axes. The duo is celebrating 10 years this year.  In celebration of these 10 years of Red Axes, they are doing a series of shows called 100% Originals, where the Axes play a few all-nighter shows containing ONLY original music created by them. Over the years they’ve produced over 700 original tracks, remixes, edits ... Read more

Premiere: Roliva & Fausto – Prótesis [Duro]

Roliva & Fausto, both producers coming from Culiacán (the infamous “El Chapo” hometown in the north of Mexico) team up for a wild and vicious theme inspired by artificial human extensions for the always delivering DURO label.  “Prótesis” refers to all these new technologies and mobile devices that have become an extension of our person, sometimes even part of our body, just like a prosthesis, and his absence feels strange, that strange feeling when you’ve lost your phone or valuable information” mentions the duo. Russian brothers Simple Symmetry deliver a stripped down club version, where every element needed to make ... Read more

Premiere: Dario Dea – Ready Player One (Theus Mago Remix) [NEIN Records]

Valentine’s Day 2020 will be a special one for Nein Records who serve up a new EP from Italian-born, London-based DJ and producer Dario Dea with remixes from Theus Mago and Steady State. Dea has been in the scene for a decade, mixing up afro-house infused rhythms and heavy-hitting Italo disco basslines with house and techno. His love of blues and rock also informs his sounds with his previous releases having had support by the likes of Joris Voorn, Mind Against and Lehar. The artist says he started working on this record while moving from Dubai to London. ​”This move ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #454 by X-Coast

With a knack for delivering raucous and ravey DJ sets and producing smooth and sensual dancefloor anthems, X-Coast is at the heart of today’s underground dance music community. Growing up in Yugoslavia and now based out of Brooklyn, X-Coast’s diverse musical roots shine through his stacked catalogue of releases. He first gained traction with his ‘Mango Bay’ EP in 2015 – featuring a warm and soulful house essence – with a title track that rapidly swept through the scene and racked up over 1 million plays on YouTube. His next releases would further showcase more of his unique style, with ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #453 by Robi Insinna

Robi Insinna is a Producer, DJ, visual artist and label owner of Relish and INDUSTRIA. Back in 2001 he founded the seminal Relish label in direct response to a then- dominant sound in club music. Its catalogue is as vast as it is varied and foreshadowing the music he’d go on to make himself under Headman/Manhead. Highlights are IT ROUGH, Birth School Work Death, later on, Be Loved and Dechainee. He also was busy remixing the likes of Roxy Music, The Gossip, Franz Ferdinand, The Units, Unknown Cases, Vox Low and many more. Relish has also been busy releasing international ... Read more

Premiere: K – Effect – Pyramiden (Freudenthal Remix) [Side UP Works]

The Spanish K-Effect lands for the very first time on Side UP Works to put him in charge of the 6th release of the label. The Ep is conformed of 2 original plus 2 great remixes from Freudenthal and Motel77. A reference is full of hard beats, hypnotic atmospheres, acid touches, dark mantras, and rocker spirit. A true gem born to be a dancefloor killer. Our favorite is the Freudenthal remix, which we also premiere for you today. Enjoy! K-Effect – Pyramiden EP (incl. Remixes by Freudenthal and Motel77) Release Date: 21-01-2020 // Pre-order here Facebook SoundCloud [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-k-effect-pyramiden-freudenthal-remix-side-up-works” comments=”true” ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #452 by Telfort

Rarely, but occasionally, a producer arrives on the scene with little prior hype, yet such stylistic flair that they demand immediate updates to the house music blueprint. Telfort’s first three, self-released EPs did just that. Announcing the Edinburgh-based artist as a skilled producer, capable of crafting delicate yet propulsive house grooves smothered in a deep and galvanised patina that’s totally his own but invigorating for everyone. So well received was that first triptych that he quickly garnered fans across the spectrum: Lionoil Industries swiftly drafting him in for an EP, while Piccadilly Records awarded “Lickety Split” one of their coveted, ’12″s ... Read more

Premiere: Inner Axes Feat. Juanjo Pedro – Taste Of God (Timothy Clerkin Remix)

“Taste of God” is one song of Inner Axes’s upcoming EP. For this release, the Barcelona based producer counts with the collaborations of Juanjo Pedro on the vocals, Timothy Clerkin and Indies With Microkorgs (IWM) on the remixes. The first track is the original version, in which Juanjo Pedro´s voice has great prominence. The composition sounds at first as a deep song, but as it develops, the acid sounds become the main actor. The second track that we listen to is Timothy Clerkin‘s remix version. The Amsterdam producer parts from the deeper pad and acid sound found on the original ... Read more