Author: Tobias Ruiter

Musical curator of DHA

Premiere + Interview: MOLØ – Luma [Vivrant]

Übertalent MOLØ Unveils 5-track Solo Debut on Jeremy Olander’s Vivrant Imprint The Stockholm-based underground phenom is the latest addition to the Swedish label family consisting of Jeremy Olander, Marino Canal, Khen and Tim Engelhardt Vivrant’s fourth release of the year brings the solo debut of Stockholm-based MOLØ. The 25-year-old has cut her teeth on the local underground scene in Stockholm for the last five years, and after her collaboration project ‘Vanadis’ with Jeremy Olander, this highly touted talent is now ready to unveil her solo debut.  Born in 1994 in the Swedish capital to a father who’s regarded as one ... Read more

Premiere: Squire – Birdie [Mobilee Records]

Squire is pushing all the right buttons just now, as Mobilee welcome him back with ‘Birdie’. This new two-tracker, coming swiftly after his Einmusika hit ‘The Hidden’, stays true to his signature melodic yet beat-driven vibe, lockdown having ironically released a flow of exciting new work as well as livestreams from the Barcelona DJ/producer who is constantly evolving. ‘Birdie’: a pounding, relentlessly building chord riff with lots of percussion gets your body moving and your mind waiting for more, which arrives in style in the form of a lyrical male vocal swooping from melody to reverb-heavy portentous depths in several ... Read more

Premiere: Mark Höffen – Oph [Sinners]

Mark Höffen often stands out for creating personal and sincere tracks, usually loaded with emotions. Through his heightened sensitivity and impressive sound design skills, he releases “OPH”, a resolutely sensible piece, that captures the powerful emotions of a new human encounter through the codes of a modern, electronic sound. Fully composed in just one night, this new chapter of the Sinners French techno label highlights the state of mind of the artist after a deception, a parapraxis of bad timing. Mark Höffen transcribes this mood with an exceptional softness that transpires through the three pieces of this melodic yet pointillist ... Read more

Premiere: Nandu – Changes feat. Apoke [Human By Default]

Bedouin’s exceptional Human By Default label recruits Nandu for their sixth release, bringing yet another excellent set of tracks to the table. Having previously appeared on respected labels such as Innervsions, Stereo MC’s Connected, as well as Berlin staple Watergate Records, Nandu makes his debut on Human By Default with an impeccably crafted collection of the kind of driving, emotive tracks he has become known for over the years. His live set on the Keinemusik radio show, a perfect example of his signature sound, has gone on to become the most played mix of their series so far in 2020. ... Read more