After Montreal-based techno DJ/producer Johnny Trika was taken under Dubfire‘s wing a few years ago, big things began to happen.
Influenced by Richie Hawtin, Trentemøller, Gaiser and Recondite, he’s subsuently earned an international fanbase by way of his releases on SCI+TEC and transformative live sets featuring all-original material.
Trika will perform live in Brooklyn, NY for Risky Business Presents Check Your Pants At The Door over New Year’s weekend. Since this time of the year tends to skew toward amateur hour, the party will serve as an oasis for those wanting to hear proper techno.
Before Trika ventures to Gotham, we reached out and asked him about his five tracks of the moment.
Catch Johnny Trika along with Risky Business residents DESNA and Chilly Mox and Alex Raouf on Saturday, December 30 at Bogart House. More info here.Continue Reading →
How was 2017 for you?
Human Life: 2017 was a year of hard work preparing for the launch of my new label Gari Records alongside Anabel Englund and friends. It runs in tandem with our event series, Gari Safari. The first release was December 1 and there is quite a lot in store for 2018!
Playing Sisyphos in Berlin as well as doing a Gari Safari at Lost Beach Club in Ecuador.
Many long days working to prepare the new label and one very disorganized show in Miami where the sound crew didn’t get set up until five hours after our party was about to start!
Song of the year
Adana Twins “Uncompromising” — a beast in the clubs every time.
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To keep in the habit of meditating daily to become even more productive in 2018.
Leeds-based Jey Kurmis is part of a contingent of talented house music producers from the north of England who’ve been coming on strong during the past few years. Since his first release on Phobic Records back in 2010, he’s gone on to forge a running association with Hot Creations and fire off red-hot releases and remixes on VIVa Music, Resonance Records, Moon Harbour, Kaluki Musik and Wow! Recordings.
Kurmis, whose sinewy tech-house sound is dripping with energy and soul, concludes 2017 with his banging track “Es Est” for ON IT Recordings.
The release features equally energetic remixes by Newcastle’s Mark Jenkyns and London-based Twisted Fusion label boss Apollo 84.
Ahead of the single’s release on December 15, we caught up with the man himself and asked him to share his five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading →
Since releasing his debut Sargas EP on Connaisseur Recordings in 2015, Italian DJ/producer Lehar has refined a deep, emotive signature. He’s gone on to release productions and remixes for Lost & Found, My Favorite Robot and Moodmusic.
Lehar recently released an evocative mini album for Diynamic’s brand new Picture series, featuring a selection of six choice cuts. His relationship with Diynamic dates back to 2016 when his dropped his Magical Realism EP and contributed “Lonestar Memories” to the 10 Years Diynamic compilation.
While the genre of deep house is currently brimming with upstarts looking to take the genre to the next level, Lehar’s unassuming sound is already making an impact and winning favor among DJs and clubbers alike.
Curious to know about the music he’s playing, we connected with the Venice native and asked him to share his five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading →
Chicago house music luminary Tevo Howard is responsible for crafting his fair share of brilliant music for the dance floor. Well-regarded among true house heads for his deep grooves and melodies, Howard also has a passion for film. During his many travels between Chicago and Berlin, he’s had his camera at his side and has documented his many adventures.
After Big Shot world premiered his 2016 short film, the Here And Now Film Collection, Howard is back with another visual document called At All Pursuits: Film Collection, which we’re pleased to world premiere.