Author: Emilija Kucyte

is an Amsterdam based writer for Deep House Amsterdam.

Label Showcase 31: Selador Recordings

Premiering Jaap Ligthart’s I Know Change (Show-B Remix) was featured on DHA in April of 2015, which became a smashing hit after, was the moment Dave Seaman’s and Steve Parry’s  label ‘Selador’ caught our eyes. Since then the label has been consistently building it’s reputation, collecting upcoming artists, guided by the ears of Dave and Steve, including Cristoph, Nicolas Masseyeff, Kiko, Kevin Over, Dubspeeka, Habischman, D Nox & Beckers, Quivver, Kiki, Gorge and Robert Babicz. Only few artists that have remained a recognition in the underground, while juggling between underground and pop scene, as successfully as Dave Seaman has. In more than two decades, everyone from clubbers at Creamfields, to the biggest recording artists on the planet (everyone from Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie to New ... Read more

New Berlin Venue The Off Hosts #SaveFabric Fundraiser

Fabric closed, and as time goes by new stories are to be and are being made in new places everyday. However the dance music community is continuing to pay the respect to its history and is not giving in. The #savefabric campaign, to raise money and awareness for fighting the club’s closure, continues to travel all over Europe (London, Manchester, Ibiza, Oslo, Glasgow) and now comes to the techno capital of the world – Berlin and it’s new venue The Off. The 24th of November The Off – a recently opened warehouse space in Berlin Friedrichshain – will host an array of fabric regulars, headed up by Ricardo Villalobos, who’s minimalist ... Read more

Label Showcase 29: Constant Circles

Talking to us is Claire Spooner, aka Just Her, the visionary behind Constant Circles, a label deeply rooted in a multimedia approach to their musical creations. A fresh gulp of the underground. A narrative that is conceptualised along the circular, mathematical certainty, with no beginning and no end. Among others, Constant Circles is the label that aims to connect with you in more than one medium to express the concept. In this unique concept, each release of the label is a piece of art both aurally and visually, the musical story continues in being paired with a custom piece of visual art and fashion, which is quickly ... Read more

EGG London Is Launching a Label Titled ‘What Came First’

Today a new industry player is born, as the ‘What Came First’ hits the record stores. What Came First is a new label set up by the people behind the infamous Egg London club venue, pledging its dedication to House music. After the tragic closing of Fabric, the London clubbing institution, aims to gain the title of the new cities leading venue for electronic music. And in terms of their booking policy EGG LDN has been stepping their game up over the last couple of years, bringing in a selection of relevant talent to give ravers a great experience. With a particular ... Read more

The Dance Underground Talks Brexit

Yes, some part of underground dance music is political. The ‘in your face’ news on Britain’s vote to leave EU came in with the first crack of the eyes this morning. To this day the underground dance music scene has by far not been mute on this one. Music producers and DJs from Great Britain and outside have expressed their takes on the issue – from mere shock, sadness to intentions to move the homeland country. There was not much variation among the opinions – most of them were negative. Well played England. Shocking. — Tiga (@Tiga) June 24, 2016 We’re fucked. — HUX ... Read more

Rare mini-doc shows 20 year-old Laurent Garnier at Haçienda

Roll the tapes all the way back to October 1987 when 20 year old Laurent Garnier discovered Manchester’s dance music church, Haçienda. This video shows now the french legend of house preparing to play at the fundamental Manchester club that saw the rise of acid house and hosted the first English raves. See also: LAURENT GARNIER TO CO-WRITE FILM VERSION OF ‘ELECTROSHOC’ It happened one night in October 1987. One year before it, then a 20 year old house music charmeur français, had arrived to Manchester (following a girl, as often). He had been wondering around the restaurants of Altrincham, South Manchester and spreading his mixtapes all around the ... Read more

Full Premiere & Interview: Benoit & Sergio – Dancing Shoes (Clarian Dub)

It is not unknown that there are ones who arrive into dance music industry, driven by reasons of exterior, duty or any other, but one to create due to an artistic urge. That urge, that takes over a creative person, which Mario Vargas Llosa, a writer and a Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, describes as “demons” that are “exorcized” by telling the stories. The experiences which influence the fictional reconstruction of reality. Possibly that is what separates the duo of Benoit & Sergio out of the many. Their story, as described in Pitchfork, started few years ago, when Benjamin “Sergio” Myers decided to make some changes in his life. After ... Read more

London Police Allow 36-hour Rave Due To Number Of People

Last weekend, London authorities let more than 500 ravers party at a Citicape site in Central London undisturbed for over 36 hours. The police instead gathered outside the venue of to marshal people away as they left, at around midday on Sunday (ain’t that a pure rave appreciation). The venue was equipped with soundsystems set up on the spot of action, reported as “incredibly powerful”. Great prep. And even though officers were called to the rave past midnight, organised on Citicape building near Holborn Viaduct, they decided not to shut down the party. “If you go in to forcibly remove people ... Read more

Interview: Shadow Child

It’s all about the music for the affable brit Simon Neale, a.k.a. Dave Spoon, a name he established himself on the UK and world’s dance scene. Eventually he would become known as Shadow Child though, his recent and most successful re-creation. While this new musical dawn as one of UK’s most sought after house music names has spun with mixes and DJ dates filling up the diary, Shadow Child is preparing big projects one after another. This time, Simon is bringing together his musical peers along with a carefully selected up-and-comers to present his project “Connected” at one of London’s ... Read more

Interview: Kuba Sojka

His start was not in the clubs standing behind the decks or partying on the dance floor till the early dawn. The first time Kuba Sojka saw a house music party was during his first live performance. Kuba Sojka, an upcoming Polish artist and live performer, gave us an interview about his latest album under the DMK label (a subsidiary of Dogmatik Records). ‘Multiple Faces’ is not Kuba’s debut album, he already had successful releases under Chicago’s Mathematics and Dogmatik Records, but is certainly intriguing with it’s diversity and the collection of sounds of various analog instruments the artist has embedded within. Littered with trumpets and pianos, his deep, soulful ... Read more