One of DBA’s latest upcoming artists, Karen Gwyer, has added to the continually outstanding Crack mix series ahead of her contribution to DBA24.05, due out this month. May also marks a meeting of minds as Gwyer and Beatrice Dillon drop a collaborative LP for Alien Jams fourth release, don’t miss label head Chloe Frieda at DBA’s loft party this Sunday.
DBA’s second London party of 2016 is just around the corner, this time coming together with South London party people Front Left Life. In celebration Semtek has looked back on his life in clubs with Patternburst, working his way from the banks of the river Thames to the last night of Metalheadz to Bone at Fabric shortly after signing to DBA.
MGUN shares a mix recorded when he was just 19 years old, comprising of early material and his Mum and Dad’s forgotten records from the basement.
Rewind Forward give their two cents on our latest release, MGUN’s “Gentium captures the growth of a modern electronic artist in a way few albums do..”
Mr Beatnick is offering up an insatiable edit from the archives – sounding like something straight off GTA’s Fever 105, ‘Oceanic Funk’ is free to download via Soundcloud for the next few days.
Yesterday was a big day for DBA, with the release of our first 2xLP from MGUN. Juno Plus review Gentium, which is already sold out on Rush Hour and Phonica – don’t sleep!
Detroit native MGUN aka Manuel Gonzales returns from a two year break from releasing to unveil his debut LP for Don’t Be Afraid. Marking the UK-based label’s first artist album -DBALP001 – ‘Gentium’ follows a string of highly acclaimed releases on labels also including The Trilogy Tapes, Wild Oats, Third Ear, BAKK, Berceuse Heroique and FIT.
About half of these tracks were made in my childhood home between 2007 and 2010. Most were recorded on cassette then digitized on a Windows millennium edition PC. I would record these to the standard WAV recorder you can find in the sound preferences, which from there it was possible to use primitive effects to manipulate the audio file.
The other half were produced in my current home studio, using somewhat of the same system I used back then, one take for the most part. There is hardly any multi-tracking involved with any of my productions. I use a basic WAV editor to manipulate recordings as well as various analog recording mediums beforehand.
In drawing from these recordings and methods developed over such a long period of time, Gentium captures the growth of a modern electronic artist in a way few albums do, charting the evolution from an unknown quantity in the birthplace of techno to the DJ & producer widely admired today for the fresh immediacy of his approach.
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APRIL 1ST – GREENBANK, BRISTOL: Typesun & guests at April’s instalment of Magnetic Sense Field
APRIL 8TH – RELEASE: Our debut LP, MGUN‘s Gentium
APRIL 23RD – COSIES, BRISTOL: Happy Skull celebrate with their latest release with October and Borai, joined by Max Kelan
APRIL 23RD – SEMTEK SHOW: Sophia Loizou joins Semtek in the third instalment of his new show on KMAH radio
In the latest instalment of their RA Exchange series, Resident Advisor’s Carlos Hawthorn sat down with DJ Bone for an extensive look at his two decade-plus career.
Recorded during Bloc’s swansong weekend earlier this month, Bone shed light on his Differ-ent alias, survival in Detroit, and beans on toast.
MGUN has offered up two hour mix dubbed Day & Night ahead of Gentium’s release next month. Speaking with Juno ahead of his upcoming debut album, the Detroit producer discusses working with DBA & Semtek, producing his own artwork and creating his first studio in his father’s home.
Gentium is set for release April 22nd
Sometimes it’s intended for the dance floor, but sometimes it not. I like to make tracks that fall all over the spectrum. Some tracks are meant simply to be listened to and thoughtfully absorbed- which is more of an inward experience, where my dance tracks are more of an outward expression to move your body to. It really depends on how I’m feeling when I get in the studio.
Ransom Note caught up with MGUN ahead of Gentium’s release April 8th..