Chugging Edits – DHD International Series #07

Essex slo-mo sex machine, a true rare gems digger, an amateur, as he calls himself, who does this just for fun and spreading wonderful music. Well, at least that was his plan but it seems that there are many people around the globe that like what he does. His mixes on Soundcloud are so smooth and selection breathtaking. To be honest, it was really hard to write anything about him because he prefers that his music speaks instead of him. During last few months while I was abusing him for his tracklists, we became sort of friends so we invited him to record a mix for DHD International Series and here it is. Enjoy!

Krissky – DHD Livingroom Sessions #05 (1)

We owe you this one from few weeks ago. Krissky is a Polish artist and performer based in Ireland.The inspiration for his unique blend of sound comes from genres as diverse as house and techno – Always on a lookout to experiment with different sounds and ideas. Krissky allows diverse influences to help him shape up his tracks, from the deep underground electronic music to the free-form freedom of jazz.
His sound is cinematic and textural, yet extremely direct and relatable, bridging the gaps between dance-friendly tunes and his more experimental side.

Collie McKenna – DHD Livingroom Sessions #03 (1)

We were supposed to have Collie Mckenna & Ryan Hayden (Illicit Showcase) as part of our DHD Livingroom Sessions but because of the Ophelia hurricane in Ireland that day, Ryan couldn’t make it so Collie had his own showcase and we are sure that the rest of the Ilicit boys are proud.

About Ilicit:
Starting up in October of 2015, illicit have been hosting underground partys all over Dublin City, starting of with their weekly partys at Sweeney’s Basement in Dublin until its closure back in June of 2016. Since then, illicit has blossomed into one of the most respected up & coming Irish collectives, hosting international guests such as De Sluwe Vos, Kevin Over, Jacob B & Cal Johnstone but to name a few. With sell out shows at the infamous Dublin venue Button Factory aswell as hosting the Baby Box room at Ministry Of Sound in London for their 1st Birthday, 2016 had been a solid year for the illicit team.

2017 has been just as successful pulling of some massive shows including illicit’s District 8 debut with Aussie disco legend Late Nite Tuff Guy, renowned sets at a number of festivals including MASS, Solas & Fuinneamh from a number of residents, aswell as being fresh from their exploits at Sunderland for their second international appearance as they teamed up with the infamous Haze Records to host the Boom Room of Independent in October of this year.

The illicit residents each hold their own unique sound, possesing versitile mixing skills & track selection, making them a perfect team of DJ’s for whatever your taste may be.

Maciej Pietruczuk – DHD Livingroom Sessions #03 (2)

Originally from Poland, Maciej Pietruczuk currently calls Dublin Ireland home where he is an active DJ in the deep progressive music scene. Through many different sub-genres of house music that Maciej plays he’s able to perfectly find the dance floor rhythm at any party. House music for Maciej is not simply music, but its also his lifestyle – his compassionate vision of world around him.

Right from the early days when he fell in love with the deeper sounds, it motivated him to hone his skill in his private home studio and once he perfected his flawless techniques he shared his sounds with dance floors big and small.

To describe Maciej’s live DJ sets is a difficult task, but to put it into a few words: they are extremely lush with sound letting your body burst with energy and filling your mind with the warmest memories. Every set he serves up an explosive mixture of house, techno and progressive rhythms. Even the most fussy and picky clubbers will have their needs fulfilled through Maciej’s skill behind the decks. His ability to connect to the crowd and the positive feedback he receives is a testament to the ever growing respect he garners as a rising DJ.

GPS EP78 pres. Niki Sadeki in the mix – (21st Of September 2017) (PART2)

Her friskyRadio Artist of the Week set reached over 12K, gaining new fans and support from across the globe. After that she was offered to host a resident show on Frisky Radio, and the Allure Show was created…
Her sets have been described as musical journeys, charming listeners and at the same time inviting them to dive into their own individual world of sensations. This is the mix she recorded for Groovology Podcast Series on Phever Radio Ireland. Enjoy!

GPS EP77 w/Vik Vixon – 14th Of September 2017

GPS is back this Thursday at usual time on Phever Radio Ireland. This is my first appearance on my favorite radio waves in last 5 weeks and I have prepared loads of new music. This was my last show at this time so I have decided to be alone and to try to play as much of these new tracks that I’ve got. From next Thursday my show is gonna be starting from 4pm and than every second Thursday. Enjoy.

GPS Presents Duboko Deep (Magician On Duty, Zagreb – Croatia)

GPS proudly present DUBOKO, alias DJ Satz, from Zagreb. This Underground Croatian DJ has a musical sensibility that immediately caught our attention. We spend hours per day streaming tons of mixes and tracks, and it is hard to find a genuinely emotional mix in this dense tropical forest. In such a context, stumbling upon unexposed quality mixes is a bliss that only happens every once in a while.

DUBOKO ‘s selections are carefully made with a sparkle of emotion and sweetness sprinkled all over, making the sets flow naturally to your pleased ears, with this special touch of feeling that makes the meaningful difference between “yet another ambient mix” and a mix that catches your attention and keeps you really listening to each bit of it.

DUBOKO is very prolific and unstoppable, with a rooted and large musical culture. He has plenty of mixes in stock yet to be delivered.

GPS pres. Patrice van den Berg (Amsterdam) Spagat Music Berlin

 

Born and raised in Amsterdam. Came into the housescene in 1990 as a guitarplayer in Mad Doc 20/20 alongside Dov Elkabas(aka The Prophet) and Norbert Mannaert. He did various raves for The Soho Connection(Paul Jay and Crazy Shaun)a.o. at various big venues(Beijnenshal, Jan van Galenhal and Waakzaamheid).
In 1992 he released his first record with Dov Elkabas on the Dance Tracks label of Cellie(Marcel Moulin).

Then he entered the psy-trance scène in 1994 with a soloproject named Syrinx. In 1995 he was asked for the legendary Meatal Spark project alongside DJ Lucas and Lorenzo Zoeter.
As Syrinx he released a record on the Matsuri Recordings(UK) label of Tsuyoshi Suzuki.
As Metal Spark he released various 12”s and an album on M-Track(Mazzo)(NL) and Blue Room Released(UK). As Hypercycle(With Frans Dordregter) he released a record on the Auracle Recordings label.
As Microdome(with Ramon Sterman) he released a record on High Society.

With these projects he played livesets on various venues like Escape(first ADE), Dance Valley, Mazzo, Doornroosje, Paradiso, One World Festival(Frome, UK) a.o.
In 2002 he started djing and did sets for Black Box(hosted by Milan Meyberg)(2012/2013), Chicken Skin & Bish Bosh Bash(hosted by the legendary MC Marxman), The Bus(hosted by Debra Mitchell), Insound Festival(hosted by Josep Vicent)(Spain), What’s On Your Mind(hosted by Dexon) and 3FM(Giel Beelen).

In 2008 he released a minimal EP for Ktlxmey Recordings(USA) that was supported by Technasia, Patrice Baumel and Wehbba.
In 2013 he released 4 EP’s(Deep/Tech House) for the new MIDI8OR(NL) that were supported by Eric De Man & Aron Friedman(Musclefarm), Milan Meyberg, Camiel Daamen, Malbetrieb, Moritz, Ille Bitch, Alexander Valentijn, Tahko, Giel Beelen, Orlando Voorn, Billy Mason, Freak Strano, Ab Surd, Diablo, Motoko, Nova Caza, Rubzman, Lady Ace, Full On Funk and many others.

He also did 2 remixes for Dennis Price(Morninglory Music) and Full On Funk feat. Local Hero On Sax)(Bounce House Recordings).
In 2013 he also launched his liveset at Club NL for the new VET! organisation.
December 2013 he did a djset for Pure Radio for the Zoom Into 2014 marathon(hosted by Mart Moon and Corinne Shtylla) that included sets by Kraftwerk, Billy Nasty and Len Faki a.o.
Also in 2013 he did a djset on the famous Wooferland Festival that celebrated 25 years of House.

In 2014 he launched a new sololiveset incl. Ableton Live, guitar and analogue Korg MS 10 synth.
He also started a collaboration with Moritz that resulted in an EP for Spacat Music Berlin, the label of Haito Goepfrich and there are more collabs coming up.

In June 2015 he also celebrates his 25th anniversary as a producer/dj in the Amsterdam Dance Scene with a free download of a new EP called Data Creator with artwork by Sandy Huner(Bitten, Bang Bang and ThirtyOneTwenty) Around March 2016 a PatriceVanDenBerg-remix was released on Plus Plus Records(USA) and in August 2016 a compilationtrack.
He also did a djset for the famous Deep Tech Amsterdam platform with a big following.

In 2016 a new EP of Moritz & PatriceVanDenBerg was released on Spagat Music Berlin(DE) and the 5th of December 2015 a track was released on a Spagat – compilation.
He also did an interview for DJ Mag(see links).
In Jan 2015 and 2016 he did two very succesful livesets at Hedon (Eeuwigheid) and at the famous Paradigm (Loodsrave 12) in Groningen.

We had him as a guest on the same day when he released a new EP.

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Vik Vixon featuring Declan Coleman B2B LIVE RADIO SHOW May 4th 2017

I had a pleasure to host a new friend who is a great music enthusiast and remarkable person, Declan Coleman from Dublin.

Biography:
Dec fell in love with dance music at an early age, he grew up listening to mix tapes handed down from his cousin who went to the Asylum/Sides and the Olympic ball room which was where the dublin /irish dance scene emerged. He didn’t realise he wanted to be a DJ until he attended his first rave in the legendary Ormond multi media centre. It was an under 18s dance event with DJs Orbit, Keno Flanagan,DJ Pressure and MC Danny Kearns.. “ It is what he had been looking for and finally he was in a place were he felt he belonged” From that night on he knew what his calling in life was.


Aquiring a set of Decks became Dec’s top priority, so he landed his first summer job and started saving. Buying records became an addiction, he would race in on Thursday evening to Abbey Discs to get his hands on the newest releases, Music Power, Tag and HMV were also on his hit list for new music and he didn’t stop there, Friday Saturday & Sunday were also record days.

He spent most of his youth perfecting the art of mixing and playing at house parties or anywhere the opportunity came about to play and share new music. Dec was asked to come on as a guest DJ on Nova Fm’s DJ Tempo’s show, from that experience Dec got the radio bug and decided he wanted his own show. Kiss Fm, Dublin was where he began his first radio show. He hosted this show Every Thursday night and was privy to a lot of exclusive music kept by especially for him by his close friend who worked in Abbey Discs.. He felt great pride at the fact that he managed to play a lot of promos test pressings and white labels first on the scene.

It was time to expand his passion & talent & soon Dec co -founded MDJ Entertainments with some friends. They began hosting their own parties in small clubs and Venues in Dublin and Kildare. MDJ became many different things associated with Djing in general. They took over a premises and created MDJ Studios, a place for DJ’s to come and network, share music and Ideas. Before social media arrived,this was a real network of like minded people who shared a love for Djing and Music. MDJ wasn’t only about Dance Music it also welcomed Hip Hop Dj’s and Mc’s to do their thing. It became a popular hang out and caught the attention of the film makers within RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster. They wanted to shoot a day in the life of Dec and MDJ Studios. Dec thought it would be great to showcase some of the DJ’s and Mc’s who came to the studio and to promote these alternative music styles. The documentary was aired on RTE the countries national broadcaster on one of their shows about different topics / projects and alternative lifestyles called Capital D.

The years to come saw Dec back doing what he loved, playing music to people who really appreciated it. This journey lead him to conquer most of the top venues & clubs nationwide including Pygmalion, Radio City, SFX Theatre: Dublin, Temple Theatre Main room & The Crypt, Temple Bar Music Centre, The Academy, The Cave, The Vaults, The Pint, Twisted Pepper, Traffic, The Bernard Shaw, Room 19, The Lost Society Main room & Basement, The Mezz, The Hub Tivoli Theatre Dublin – Area 51 Festival – Mystic Festival Ireland, Ballinamore Fringe Festival; Leitrim, Eclipse Festival, Life Festival.

Dec has an infectious energy & skill when in action behind the decks, his ability to fully immerse & connect with his crowd while delivering accurately timed displays of beat juggling, scratching & a multitude of subtle Dj effects ,is inspiring.
Is it any wonder that Djing became his chosen profession with his birth name being Declan Joseph Coleman… DJ is in the name..