We are big fans of Ikonika here at DBA so it should come as no surprise that when she pulls the trigger on a new release it calls for celebration round these parts.
My name is Max Kelan, I am a multidisciplinary artist, who predominantly works in music video and video art as well as performing in two bands, Bad Tracking and Salac.
Beatrice Dillon is one of the last remaining auteurs in dance music today, and one of the hardest working artists in her field.
For this special, seasonal edition of DBA Recommends, it feels timely to explain something about how we decide what to cover under this heading.
Altered Natives is a peerless figure on the UK music scene. For the past twenty years his work has existed at the junction of bass, techno, house and garage, steadily evolving at its own pace and constantly yielding fresh releases.
James Massiah is the spoken word artist, DJ and producer behind 2018's Euthanasia Party / 27 collection of poems. His DJ sets are freeform and dancefloor-friendly,
There’s a lot of tapes I wore out at the time but one has remained a constant in my mind: Dave Angel - Obsession.
Tasha is a DJ who has proven herself to be immune to the bullshit surrounding modern dance music. Her success has been hard-won: the Neighbourhood parties, which she started at much-missed East London venue Plastic People, were pivotal in bringing together key figures from the techno and bass scenes, an intersection which has defined the last ten years.
J. McFarlane is known in pop indie circles as a former member of Melbourne band Twerps. Her Reality Guest project picks up where she left off with another previous project though, Hot Topic, a trio comprising Ric Milovanovic and Violetta DelConte Race along with McFarlane.
10 years ago, Ian Loveday passed away at the age of 54. A vibrant, passionate artist, Loveday spent more than 20 years shaping modern underground dance music, producing many EPs that can be rightfully called classics of their era. Semtek asked me to pen something about my favourite Ian Loveday record to celebrate his life and work, and “Outside The Window” immediately sprung to mind.