Aadja – Celestial Path EP [PM022]

Toronto’s rave enfant prodige AADJA makes her solo debut on Pushmaster Discs family. On the side A the Canadian producer shows his perfect Acid/Techno infected sound inspired by 90’s Rave style with the track “Interaction Sphere”. On the same side a minimalistic killer tool techno remix by the dutch DJ/producer Deniro. On the side B “Acidphoria” is another massive techno tune with acid melodies and 909 big rhythms. To complete the side a funky and minimal speed remix by the Berlin based producer Hector Oaks with his alias Cadency.

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Aadja – Celestial Path EP [PM022]

VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 08 [DKMNTL10YEARS08]

As they continue to celebrate turning ten, Dekmantel has lined-up another Various Artists release. With a common language of abstract, modular techno Donato Dozzy and Peter van Hoesen are no strangers to each other’s music or studios. ‘Storta’ has that psychedelic tribal aesthetic that has come to define their most recent live-hybrid performances. Deniro drives a soulful, journey to an intergalactic world that was shaped by the Gods of Detroit. Talismann, aka. Guy Blanken, aka. Makam, is the much travelled Dutch producer with a specialty for hypnotic drones, and apocalyptic rhythms. Talismann makes his first foray onto the Dekmantel imprint with ‘Aciano’, a haunting series of raw acid, and prophetic beats. ‘Sexual Frustration’ by Matrixxman, is a continuation of the American producer’s ever-growing relationship with Dekmantel.

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VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 08 [DKMNTL10YEARS08]

Deniro – Mendoza [TRP016]

Rising Dutch talent Deniro (aka Reynier Hooft van Huijsduijnen) returns to with a  double EP of original works. ‘Mendoza’ is an 8-track quest into the spheres of polarity and tension. Anxious distortions jitter in controlled spaces, angular melodies disfigure warm tones and frenetic cross rhythms flutter through minimalist forms. Contrasting messages are weaved together with precision to facilitate a dialogue where dancefloor function and cerebral stimulation interact. Deniro navigates his way round vintage gear with a meticulous accuracy, held together by an intuitive ear for timbre, an ingrained passion for Detroit soul, and a firm understanding of sonic balance.

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Deniro – Mendoza [TRP016]

Tracey – Skyfall [VD027]

Amongst those on the Amsterdam club scene, Tom Ruijg is highly regarded as a DJ and producer. “Skyfall” is his first 12” for Voyage Direct, following a fine contribution to the First Mission compilation back in 2015. More pertinently, the EP marks the first time he’s used the Tracey moniker for a release. Perfect balance between head-in-the-clouds melodiousness – delivered via cascading, new age influenced synthesiser motifs, starry electronics and crystalline lead lines – and serious dancefloor grunt.

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Tracey – Skyfall [VD027]

VA – Lost Archives Special I/V [AERA016]

Amsterdam label Indigo Aera, the brainchild of Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff, celebrates five years with Lost Archives Special compilation. The five-vinyl box set features 18 tracks from the likes of Skudge, Makam, Don Williams, San Proper & Antal, Ø [Phase], Deniro, Louis Haiman, Antigone, Sterac, Stephen Brown, Joris Voorn and label heads Jasper Wolff and Maarten Mittendorff.

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part I / part II / part III / part IV / part V

VA – Lost Archives Special I/V [AERA016]

Deniro – Kairuku EP [OBQ003]

The Hague based producer ”Deniro” is responsible for the 3rd installment in the ”Oblique Music” series. This time around the 12” consists of 4 club cuts that all showcase a different ambiance throughout. Label owner Ben Buitendijk is carefully curating the sound for his recently established imprint and Deniro’s (extinct) Penguin inspired package definitely matches with the label’s previous escapades.

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Deniro – Kairuku EP [OBQ003]

VA – Sleep Not Found [TRP008]

Nina Kraviz’ TRIP label knows how to put out conceptual releases featuring some high calibre music canvassing a wide spectrum of artists. “This Sleep Not Found” edition sees the label tap into some minimal sounds thanks to cuts from Roma Zuckerman, a TRIP upstart, Perlon’s Maayan Nidam (“Justice For Some” is damn funky!) and label faithful Exos. His “Dub Jazz” track helps bridge the gap between minimal and techno, with heavier cuts coming from Bbbbbb, A_000 and Deniro’s Skudge-like “G”.

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VA – Sleep Not Found [TRP008]

Selectors 2016 @ The Garden (Tisno, Croatia) 1-5.09.2016

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Dekmantel launches Selectors, a new intimate festival and a compilation series. The concept of Selectors focuses heavily on Dekmantel’s support for the art of DJ’ing, celebrating the extra-ordinary DJs that turned collecting and playing music into an art form. The festival will take place at the Garden Resort in Tisno and will host just 1500 people with amongst others Aroy Dee, Carlos Souffront, Helena Hauff, I-F, Traxx, Intergalactic Gary, Juju & Jordash and Motor City Drum Ensemble on the bill. The latter is also responsible for the first Selectors compilation.

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Deniro – The Penal Colony [TAPE009]

Deniro strikes once more on Amsterdams fabled Tape Records with The Penal Colony. His hypnotizing sound lures in between the first waves of Detroit Techno and the finer bits of contemporary techno. He puts melody above power, depth over effect but proofs to maintain floor heat over and over again.

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Deniro – The Penal Colony [TAPE009]

Deniro – Atavism [TAPE005]

Dutch producer Deniro – real name Reynior Hooft van Huysduynen – has long been part of the Tape Records family. Here he returns with two more cuts of straight-up dancefloor techno. “Altavism” is surprisingly spooky, layering tipsy electronics and ghostly loop melodies atop a surging techno groove. Deniro drops the tempo on “Throwback”, offering up a hazy trip into deep, woozy house territory.

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Deniro – Atavism [TAPE005]

Deniro – Grey EP [TAPE001]

Cover art - Deniro: Grey EP

The first release on Tape Records Amsterdam sounds nothing but colourful, distinctive and hot. This is the debut of Deniro (real name: Reynier Hooft), a young producer who resides in The Hague and only works with vintage synthesizers and drum computers. On the Grey EP he takes you along on an astral trip and indulges you with deep synthesizer leads, shifting pads, clear-cut hi-hats and relentless rhythms. TAPE001 is a deep, but uplifting release. Even though Deniro’s sound is clearly influenced by early techno records, the Grey EP is no tribute but a beautiful example of modern electronic music in true Detroit fashion. The lush, sometimes even Japanese sounding melodies make you dream of deep blue oceans and deserted beaches of far-off tropical islands. But despite of their dreamy character these tracks will definitely work every dancefloor. This is machine soul of the highest calibre.

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Deniro – Grey EP [TAPE001]