2017 Rewind: Enzo Elia

Enzo Elia

How was 2017 for you?
Enzo Elia: It was a very intense year full of motivation. I met some people that encouraged me in my job.

Highlights?
Being part of Twelve Notes (my agency). And for sure my release “Black Birthday” on Engrave Ltd. that gave me a lot of satisfaction!

Lowlights?
Losing my spare time and my hair…strong correlation!

Song of the year?
Musumeci’s “Hey Mama” (Dynamic). It’s a mix of nostalgia, depth and oriental flavors.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
I don’t know yet. Let’s wait until the 30th of December and probably my ideas will be clearer!

@Enzo Elia

2017 Rewind: Soleima

Soleima

How was 2017 for you?
Soleima: 2017 was an extremely exciting year for me. I signed a record deal, released my first music as Soleima, and played lots of concerts. Also this year I chose to do music as a career rather than as a hobby, which has been a change.

Highlights?
Releasing my first-ever EP, No. 14.

Lowlights?
Trump

Song of the year?
Vera – “In and Out of Love”

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To stay happy, do what I like to do because I can – which means, keep making music and play concerts. 🙂

@Soleima

Rouchos January 2018 Chart

Rouchos

  1. Steam – Naturka (Domore Records)
  2. Truncate – WRKTRX (Truncate)
  3. Charles Green – Soul Figures (Four Triangles)
  4. Seph – Teleport (Echocord Colour)
  5. Unbroken Dub – Two Floors (Dubwax)
  6. Rrose – The Ends Of Weather (EAUX)
  7. Lag – All The Children Are Insane (Mord)
  8. Planetary Assault Systems – Deep Heet Vol 4 (Mote-Evolver)
  9. K-Hand – Project 6 (Acacia Records)
  10. Stephen Brown – Deep in [Len Faki Remixes] (LF RMX)

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2017 Rewind: Girls Love DJs

Girls Love DJs

How was 2017 for you?
It was amazing for me! I got signed at Spinnin’ Records and had three big releases, which I’m really proud of. I worked together with some really cool artists and played festivals all over the country.

Highlights?
Oh, I’ve got many highlights. But one of them is definitely my single with Sam Feldt “Just Dropped In.” Sam is an amazing artist and we had a lot of fun creating the track. Besides that hosting my own stage at Amsterdam Open Air was also really cool.

Lowlights?
That there is still no world peace. Would be great if that will happen soon.

Song of the year?
French Montana featuring Swae Lee – “Unforgettable.” Love the track and even though it released back in April or so you still hear it everywhere. I also like to play it in my sets; the sound is really catchy.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
Well, I’m not going to lie. The usual: stop smoking and stop drinking. Haha. So far I didn’t succeed, so it would be good for me if it works out next year.

@Girls Love DJs

2017 Rewind: Hakk

hakk

How was 2017 for you? 
Hakk: Definitely the best for my artistic career so far. Moy Santana and me launched our vinyl record label, Sungate and released our first track together on Solar Distance, Uner’s label. I’ve also played quite a lot here in Madrid and met amazing people like my colleague, Daniel Rodriguez, with whom I share sufferings and joys working for Expansive and Notorize.

Highlights?
Warming up for Eduardo de la Calle and releasing “Space Waves”

Lowlights? 
Alopecia

Song of the year?
Lanark Artefax – “Touch Absence”

What’s your New Year’s resolution? 
Spend more time in the studio and the gym and less in the office. Work more for me instead of others.

@Hakk

2017 Rewind: Baran Ertem

Baran Ertem

How was 2017 for you?
Baran Ertem: To be honest, 2017 didn’t start interesting for me, but the second half was musically rather interesting and satisfying. I had good gigs which I have enjoyed a lot. I could play the genres I prefer, which is not always the case here in Paris.

Highlights?
Winning a DJ contest organized by PWFM and Rinse FM France to play at the Open Minded Festival, and to have started my personal projects and remixes.

Lowlights?
Lowlights are always the same I believe: to have dealt with people from the industry who try to make your life harder as a musician.

Song of the year?
Difficult question, because there are plenty, but I think it’s Ten Ven’s “Turn It Up.”

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To focus on my music more than before. Lately I’ve had my most productive period, and I want to chase this trend. I believe 2018 is pretty promising!

@Baran Ertem