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Dance Sense #017: Dance Sense presents Vince Moogin
March 05, 2013 12:46 PM PST
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In our 17th episode, we bring you Protocol Recordings artist, Vince Moogin.

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Dance Sense #016: Dance Sense presents Hermanez
January 30, 2013 03:41 AM PST
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There are those who become stars du jour overnight, who enjoy their time in the limelight, before just as easily slipping back into obscurity. Then there are those who gradually ascend through the echelons of electronic music, tirelessly honing their craft and taste-making skills to perfection, until arriving onto the public consciousness to stay. Hermanez aspires to the latter, which becomes clear as the forthcoming months begin to unfold.

Michael Coninx AKA Hermanez is perhaps mostly associated with his grooving, and tribal-flecked tech-house productions, which keeps finding favours with the great and good including Luciano, Loco Dice and Reboot to name a few. However, a closer look at the Belgium-born producer’s back catalogue unveils an all-encompassing production savviness confidently moving through the different realms of techno. From the melodic and highly atmospheric collaboration with Alex Flatner ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, which came out of Noir Music earlier this autumn, via driving techno on Memoria Recordings, and deep erring house on Get Physical’s off-shoot label Kindisch, Hermanez showcases an innate musicality at his fingertips.

With releases on aforementioned labels, he adds to a discography including Rawthentic, Circle Music and Suara, with a much-talked about release on New York based Inmotion Music earlier this spring, not to mention putting out records on his own Aella imprint which he runs together with long-time friend and fellow Belgian Ramon Tapia.

Gigwise, apart from his monthly residency at Antwerp’s Cafe D’Anvers in his native Belgium, Hermanez has been zigzagging the planet delivering a perfect fusion of house and techno, incorporating minimal undercurrents and rhythmic building blocks, to clued-up revelers at off-Sonar in Barcelona, Spartacus in Aix en Provence, Footwork in Toronto, Module in Tokyo, Club Air and the ADE Festival in Amsterdam.

Now looking into the crystal ball, Hermanez continues to gain momentum with a selection of carefully placed releases on noted labels that are due to see the light of day in the beginning of next year, right at the cusp of consolidating his place in the top tiers of house and techno.

More of Hermanez: http://soundcloud.com/hermanez


Dance Sense #015: Dance Sense presents Lucky Charmes
January 16, 2013 07:04 AM PST
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Lucky's sound is a strong mix of funky house, grooves, sexy latin, uplifting tech house sounds, massive beats, eclectic vibes and tough African drums. His music and his DJ sets show a strong resemblance: filled with diversity, highly dynamic and always up tempo… Meet Lucky Charmes!

Born on the 16th of June 1979 as Werner Charmes and initially starting out as a hip-hop DJ, Lucky’s career as a club DJ rapidly blew up as he gradually found his way to the house/club scene by obtaining the chance to play in a string of renowned Dutch clubs. With DJ sets in well-known venues such as Now&Wow (Rotterdam), Jimmy Woo (Amsterdam), The Sand (Amsterdam) and Escape (Amsterdam), Lucky’s growing reputation was not to be stopped. As a consequence, Lucky was asked to compile and mix the compilation “Supa Fly House Music”, released in 2002, marking his first DJ mix on CD with more to follow the years after.

Within a few months, he transformed from a fanatic hobbyist into a respected club DJ, hosting his own night Zu Hause at the famous Jimmy Woo club in Amsterdam bringing culture, art and music together in a packed room. Nowadays, Lucky performs his energetic DJ sets on the biggest events and festivals such as Emporium Festival, Pleasure Island, Sexy Mother Fucker, F*ckers, Samsobeats, Sneakerz, Latin Village and many more high profile events.

As a producer, Lucky also knows how to stand his ground: “Getcha Damn Hands Up” (Sneakerz Muzik), co-produced by Tony Verdult, reached # 1 in the Dance Tunes Top 100 chart and # 8 in the Beatport charts receiving tremendous support from DJ's such as Bob Sinclar, Erick E, Fedde Le Grand and Roger Sanchez. Follow up releases “So High” and “Plain Dots”, again a collaboration with Tony Verdult and both released on Sidney Samson’s imprint Samsobeats, also skyrocketed through the charts and can count on frequent plays from the likes of Axwell, Sidney Samson and Gregor Salto.

Lucky’s fine craftsmanship in the studio didn’t pass by unnoticed in the global music scene and soon resulted into a number of high end remix jobs. Renowned artists like Robin S, John Dahlbäck, AnnaGrace, Sherry Flavour, DJ Jean, D-Rashid, Natural Born Grooves, Groovenatics and Hitmeister D amongst others all experienced a taste of Lucky’s expertise. Now exclusively signed to Selekted Music in The Netherlands, Lucky showcases his diversity on the label in an impressive résumé of tunes such as "Morninglight”, “Rastafari", "Dance With Me", “Invasion 2010” and “Elastik”. But his finest hour was yet to come….

With finding his comfort in the progressive/bigroom zone, Lucky Charmes is making serious waves in the global music industry. With a heavy recording contract for singles and albums at All Around The World / Universal Records UK in his back pocket, Lucky will be unleashing a ton of dance floor massacre over the coming months featuring some of the world’s biggest vocalists, topliners and singer/songwriters.

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Dance Sense #014: Dance Sense presents Danny Avila
January 02, 2013 08:41 AM PST

At the grand old age of 17, Danny Avila has become one of the hottest acts in the world of EDM. From winning the ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ at the prestigious 2011 Vicious Music Awards at just 16, through an incredible 2012 Ibiza season that caught the attention of everyone including Tiësto and dance bible DJ Mag where he became the youngest ever Covermount CD artist, to the announcement of his residency as the youngest ever prime-time DJ on US broadcasting behemoth SiriusXM, Avila is the name on everyone’s lips – and rightly so.

More of Danny Avila: http://soundcloud.com/dannyavila

Tracklist: http://dancesense.co.uk

Dance Sense #013: Dance Sense presents D.O.D
December 19, 2012 03:56 AM PST

Punching well above his years, D.O.D is standing on the edge of becoming an international sensation within club circles. Already finding plaudits among Tiesto, David Guetta, Eddie Halliwell, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Gareth Emery and Hardwell, this fresh faced beats stalwart has also managed to secure himself a residency with Mixmag for their club and Ibiza tours; not bad for a kid who’s barely out of his teens.
With a DJ style that can only be deemed as inimitable, in-your-face turntable wizardry, D.O.D has managed to secure a wide cross section of fans with his music – which sets about fusing the lines between everything House, Electro and Techno.
But whilst his work ethic is familiar of yesteryears hard craft approach, his technical ability is certainly more forward moving. Positioning his musical style as ‘Jump-Up Big Room House’, he utilises 3-4 CDJ’S, DJM900 an EFX1000/Kaossolaitor, alongside his own personal edits and bootlegs, to great effect – citing the likes of QBert, DJ Yoda and the Scratch Perverts as inspiration for his style of play. This approach to the art of DJing has led him to share the stage with a whopping ensemble of peek time performers in the past 12 months alone; Laidback Luke, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Eddie Halliwell, Michael Woods, Tim Mason, Nero, Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, John O’Callahan, Judge Jules, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Example, Riva Starr, Kim Fai, Kissy Sell Out & Doorly to name a few.
With his producing career already off to a flying start, D.O.D can already boast a 4 track EP on the UK’s legendary ‘New State Music’ which did the damage worldwide, gaining support from some from one the worlds biggest DJs – Tiesto. One of the tracks from D.O.D’s debut EP also made it onto the ‘Pacha Future Dance’ compilation album. D.O.D also nailed a remix for Dutch electro champion Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki’s track ‘Turbulence’ which has already hit over 400,000 hits on YouTube. His latest EP release on Australian label ‘Vicious Recordings’ received support from David Guetta, Gareth Emery, Hardwell, Eddie Halliwell to name a few. D.O.D's remix for Paul Oakenfold’s ‘Perfecto Records’ came out on May 1st already gaining over 6,000 hit on YouTube in its first 3 days of being online. D.O.D has a 2 track EP coming out on the 4th June with the legendary black Hole Recordings already gaining support from A-List DJs. He has also signed a new track to USA’s answer to a DJ rockstar – Steve Aoki’s ‘Dim Mak Records’ – Out at the beginning of June, with D.O.D already becoming a staple part of the Dim Mak team, touring with him in Europe.
Over the course of the next few months his schedule is packed with a string of white-hot club dates UK and internationally including Croatia, The Arches in Glasgow, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Dance Valley in Holland, Tall Trees in Yarm, Judgement Sundays in Ibiza, Ibiza Rocks, Sankeys in Manchester, as well as a full UK festival tour – A sign of a great year ahead for the 24 year old artist!
With enough tricks to keep the eyes as transfixed as the ears, it’s no wonder the world of rave can’t stop their clamour for him. Dance music is at its most potent when all about fresh, hungry and talented youth, and D.O.D represents that lust for measured abandon brilliantly. The dance floor may never be the same again…

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Tracklist: http://dancesense.co.uk

Dance Sense #012: Dance Sense presents Amadeus
December 05, 2012 02:55 PM PST

During the early 90's, Amadeus had residencies in major Lebanese dance radio stations; Switch FM and Radio DJ. In 1996, Amadeus was amongst the team that started Mix FM Lebanon; currently the Middle Easts number one radio station. In 2002, Amadeus launched his radio show 'Rhythm Nation' on Mix FM Lebanon and Cyprus, delivering the best and latest in trance & progressive music - hosting world famous guest DJ's and producers. Nowadays Rhythm Nation is hosted on MixFM Lebanon, Dance FM Cyprus, and the world's biggest online radios: Digitally Imported Radio and Afterhours FM. Amadeus has appeared as a guest on: 'Trance Around The World' by Above & Beyond, 'Nocturnal' by Matt Darey and 'Vonyc Sessions' by Paul van Dyk. He's done opening sets for some of the biggest names in electronic music such as: Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Sasha, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Danny Howells, John Askew and many others.. He's one of the most in-demand DJ's in the region, whilst touring in Cyprus, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Turkey and even reaching as far as Thailand. The tune Amadeus vs Aly & Fila, "A Dream of Peace", was signed to John Askew's record label, 'Discover', and supported by Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, John Askew and many others..
We now present to you an exclusive guest mix by Amadeus, enjoy!

More of Amadeus: http://myspace.com/amadeusdj


Dance Sense #011: Dance Sense presents Dimitri Wouters
November 21, 2012 09:24 AM PST

Dimitri Wouters started developing his dj skills at the local youth club in 2004. It didn’t take much time before he played at numerous local parties. In the meantime Dimitri kept on practicing, extending his music know-how and pleasing lots and lots of party crowds.

Only 3 years after discovering his capacities as a dj, he became a resident at one of Belgium’s most famous clubs, Noxx Antwerp. Together with more then two thousand partypeople he weekly set the dancefloor on fire!

Nowadays Dimitri Wouters is a resident at Reflex and Paradise Saturdays, and plays at all major VIP Afterparties of the Antwerp Sportpalace. He plays at about 200 parties a year all over Belgium. His mission is to share his love for music… And that’s what he does! A few months ago Dimitri started making his own bootlegs, edits and remixes. Besides that he is working on his own productions.

Dimitri Wouters outshines from the fast growing amount of dj’s thanks to his remarkable technical skills, his original and varied music choice and his natural ability to keep dancefloors grooving into the early hours of the morning!

More of Dimitri Wouters: http://soundcloud.com/dimitriwouters

Tracklist: http://dancesense.co.uk

Dance Sense #010: Dance Sense presents JP Chronic
November 07, 2012 08:22 AM PST

Ibiza's own DJ/Producer, easily recognized and known for his afro funk hair style and as a dancing machine behind the decks. His DJ career began when he was 18 years old being booked in Paris, London & Madrid.

In 2005 he was chosen to tour Spain for a whole year as the official resident DJ of The Marlboro Mixtronica Spain tour, followed by the MTV trip event that he had the honour to warm up for DJs like Little Louie Vega. The next few years after he was based in Valencia (Spain) playing in most of the big clubs of the city like Barraca, Guru, The Mill Club, Caballito De Mar to name a few. This lead him to being booked in Ibiza where he quickly picked up the vibe and was recognized very quickly for his unique style of rocking the decks. Over the years, JP was resident & a regular DJ at places like Martina, Privilege, Sankeys, Pacha, Ushuaia, Bora Bora, Bubbles, Guarana, Shardana…

With the splendid calm winter of Ibiza, JP locked himself in studio mode and started to free all these sounds and ideas he had stored in his head for so many years. His musical culture from his dad and all these long hours spent in record shops finally had a way out. He didn't have to wait long before labels like Nervous, Muzik Xpress, Neurotraxx, Keep On to release his dance floor rockers. He was also quickly recognized by the living legend DJ Sneak, and asked by his label to release on Magnetic & Oomph. This has led him to future releases on George Morel's Groove On and San Diego's first tech house label, Siesta Recordings.

Today JP Chronic runs his own label, Chronovision Ibiza, and is known as one of the hard workers in the underground scene. Having been featured in DJ Mag, Mixmag, Ibiza Spotlight and in the charts, JP Chronic is no longer Ibiza's secret.

More of JP Chronic: http://soundcloud.com/jp_chronic

Tracklist: http://dancesense.co.uk

Dance Sense #009: Dance Sense presents Adam Zasada
October 25, 2012 03:34 PM PDT

Fresh from the White Isle, a brand new exclusive with Cafe Mambo resident, Adam Zasada. Also one half of Dazed, the moment Adam Zasada picked up an instrument, he knew he wanted a career in music. Starting with bass guitar and later falling in love with electronic music, the Burn residency competition winner from Warsaw has just completed his first season of DJing in Ibiza. He has played alongside many inspirations such as: Pete Tong, Bob Sinclar, Frankie Knuckles, Simon Dunmore, Hector Romero, Catz 'N Dogz, Claude Von Stroke, Eats Everything, Zombie Nation, Adam Port, Viadrina, SLG, Ernesto Ferreyra, Henrik B, Pol_On, Andy Baxter, Chmara Winter and others. Adam is currently building tracks in his self-made studio, fully booked on weekends and, at 18, he couldn’t be happier.

More of Adam Zasada: http://soundcloud.com/adamzasada


Dance Sense #008: Dance Sense presents Saint Liz (ADE Special)
October 18, 2012 10:14 AM PDT

Direct from Holland: Saint Liz in the mix for the Amsterdam Dance Event special. Saint Liz was born in Eindhoven, Holland in 1991. His passion for music developed quickly when he turned 14 whilst listening to Tiesto, Pakito and similar artists. He decided to produce his own music but he failed miserably. 4 years later Saint was motivated to produce music again, this time putting in a lot more effort. He quickly found his sound and produces tracks with a mix of melody’s, crazy buildups and bass kicking climaxes. Now currently signed with Spinnin' Records and previously released on Laidback Lukes label, Mixmash. Saint Liz is a star in the making!

More of Saint Liz: http://soundcloud.com/saintliz

Tracklist: http://dancesense.co.uk

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