Three names to watch
Still reeling from the massive reaction to his 2013 gifting ‘The Ish’ and last year’s ‘Step Outside’, not forgetting his releases on Suara, Be One and Gruuv. Metodi Hristov continued his winning streak on production credits in 2015 and is sure to go above and beyond this year. The Bulgarian likes to surprise with his blazing take on house with some techno to boot. Remix work passed his way includes Josh Butler’s huge ‘The Essence Of House’, while his mark on Danny Serrano’s ‘Paradise’ is particularly deep and dangerous. Next, he has ‘Pretty Twist’ out Jan 4th.
24 hours after hearing it, the stabbing keys from Luca Donzelli’s remix of ‘Remember the Days’ haunted me with their deliciousness. I couldn’t, and didn’t want to get it out of my brain. Luca says he knew producing was more than a hobby when he witnessed fellow Italian Marco Carola drop his track ‘Bottle of Truth’ at Amnesia’s Closing in 2011. He’s also garnered attention from Mar-T, releasing on his label and collaborating alongside him in 2015. The pair brought us ‘Paseando Por Encants’ and remixed Popof’s ‘Going Back’ for Hot Creations. The first (translation: walking in the streets of Encants) was made in Barcelona, in honour of a flea market in the city, with on location noises. Luca’s partnership with a director of Amnesia earned him a spot at the club’s closing party in October. Hotly tipped.
Expect nothing less than sexy and rhythmic techno from DJ ANNA. Introduced to dance music from her club owner father, she was hooked from an early age. Her productions skills have been widely supported worldwide with releases on labels headed by Pleasurekraft, Tiga and Yousef respectively. Unsurprisingly the Brazilian has been called up for remix duties, with the likes of Nervo and Gorgon City asking for her take, introducing her driven signature touch to the masses. Look out for ANNA’s forthcoming release ‘Odd Concept’ on Solomun’s Diynamic imprint.