2018 Rewind: Haulm

Haulm

How was 2018 for you?

Haulm: Very cool year. A little exhausting, but in the right ways.

Highlights?

Became the proud parents of an Oberheim OB-8 synth.
Wrote a lot of new material.
Went on tour with Honne.
Went on tour with Zimmer.
If only we could combine that, and we could shred with Hans Zimmer.

Lowlights?

Our political climate.
Our actual climate.
You know, the general insanity around us.

Song of the year?

I think Steve Monite’s 1984 Hit “Only You” was the best track of 2018.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

To slow down while simultaneously getting faster.

@Haulm

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2018 Rewind: Stefano Ritteri

Stefano Ritteri

How was 2018 for you?

Stefano Ritteri: It was a great year! I played lots of fun parties and worked on the launch of Viaggio, a new record label dedicated to mad samples and bizarre machines.

Highlights?

I learned to build my own synths!

Lowlights?

I almost set the kitchen on fire while building a synth.

Song of the year?

Yuri Shulgin – Boogie Space (Boy, that was difficult, so many jams were released this year!)

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

To make Viaggio very cool and interesting for people which are not necessarily into dance music (and none of those healthy resolutions)!

@Stefano Ritteri

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2018 Rewind: Manatee Commune

manatee_commune

How was 2018 for you?

Grant Eadie: Really good, full of personal changes. First time in my life I’ve taken the proper time to make my music and it’s resulted in what I think is the best stuff I’ve ever made.

Highlights?

Getting my little studio in Portland. Having a space separate from my home completely changed my routine and mindset toward working on music. Also Summer Meltdown — probably the sweetest show I’ve played in a long time, so much amazing energy.

Lowlights?

Throwing out a ton of music I once thought was good but had come to realize I deeply hated. Traveling 18 hours and staying up all night to play a festival in California, only to not get paid.

Song of the year?

Chrome Sparks – O, My Perfection

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Quit going to the gym, smoke more, stress about everything.

@Manatee Commune

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Deepak Sharma December 2018 Chart

Deepak Sharma

  1. I Hate Models – ‘Martial Order’ (Perc Trax)
  2. VSK – ‘Inception’ (Leyla Records)
  3. VC – 118A – ‘Vaxna’ (Delsin Records)
  4. Neel –  ‘Fumana’ (Substrato)
  5. Ryan James Ford – ‘Slown Ridel’ (Happy Skull)
  6. Edit Select – ‘Octave’ (Attic Music)
  7. Antigone – ‘Duality of Mind’ (Token)
  8. Damon Wild – Shadows’ (Synewave)
  9. Blawan – ‘The Narrowing’ (Dynamic Reflection)
  10. Bas Mooy – ‘Mussen’ (PoleGroup)

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