Author: Tobias Ruiter

Musical curator of DHA

Premiere: SHMN – Used By You feat. Gabriel Lynch [Beatfreak Recordings]

Focusing heavily on the electronic spectrum, SHMN brings us his musical odyssey ‘Used By You’ EP. The EP consists of 3 great original melodic productions composed of wonderful chords and impressive vocals. It also includes a remix by Matchy, the leading synonym for modern deep and melodramatic techno and house. He did his special interpretation of the original track “Used By You”. Today we premiere the original track, a very delicate track with mesmerizing vocals. SHMN – Used By You EP [Beatfreak Recordings] 1. Used By You Feat. Gabriel Lynch 2. Eternal Sabbath 3. Great Pretender 4. Used By You Feat. Gabriel ... Read more

Premiere: Avant – Engrave [Punkt Punkt Komma Strich]

Avant and his crew start label ‘PUNKT PUNKT KOMMA STRICH’ with their first release ‘Initium’ EP.  PUNKT PUNKT KOMMA STRICH is a Cologne-based crew founded by Avant, Solique, and Vintash. The new label is the result of a years-long friendship and collaboration. As every free minute is spent listening, discovering, or producing music, the crew aims to create a creative space full of musical expression and artistic freedom. A space for artists sharing the passion for electronic music and the vision of creating timeless soulful, melodic electronic music. They are driven particularly by the shared vision and the spirit that moves the PUNKT PUNKT ... Read more

The Element – DHA AM Mix #294

DJ/Producer The Element, born and raised on the Island of Malta, has been playing music since the 90’s. He is known for organizing some great events in Malta, but he really started to turn heads in 2019 with the support on his own music productions. His track ‘Judgement Day’ was heavily supported by Tale Of Us and shortly after, they signed his track ‘Ryder’ to Afterlife on the ‘Unity’ VA release. He already shared the stage with names like Tale of Us, Mathame, Mind Against, Matthew Johnson, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, Green Velvet, Sasha, Dixon, DJ Tennis, and Art Department to ... Read more

Premiere: Felix Kröcher – Light On You Feat. LMNL (Club Mix)

Felix Kröcher rounds up the year with his collaboration, he produced together with LMNL (also known as Simon Batten). The track is a quite emotional piece capturing the current atmosphere in the world, in times of Covid-19. The track is a musical symbol for hope, putting the light on people suffering in these times, especially those who aren’t able to work. FELIX KRÖCHER – LIGHT ON YOU FEAT. LMNL Release Date: 11-12-2020 // Buy FB SC IG [soundcloud url=”” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”8cd3f6″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

Premiere: Sander & Salerno – Timeless (Original Mix) [Crossings]

Sander and Stephane Salerno are back on Crossings with a stellar EP. The title track, Relève-Toi, is a mesmerising piece, with a rich combination of melodies and pads, and a powerful original vocal written and performed by French slam poet Oneiroi. Globally acclaimed producer Michel Cleis delivers a stunning remix. With releases across the underground spectrum, from super smash hit La Mezcla on Cadenza to releases such as Mir A Nero on Pampa Records, his super-distinctive sound needs no introduction. As the remix starts, you immediately recognise the rich complexion of Michel Cleis’ drums, which provide a perfect balance of ... Read more

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