Since bursting onto the underground scene, Swiss DJ and studio kingpin Khainz has quickly become one of Electronic music’s robust names – and it is clear to see why. Having cooked up records such as ‘Caribic Royal’, ‘Polygon’ and ‘D-Log’ for labels including Kontor and 303Lovers, Khainz’s production skillset is frequently called upon from many of the scene’s leading tastemakers. We caught up with the multitalented musicians, who has just released ‘Minimonsta’ on Katermukke’, to discuss his top ten tracks for The Playlist.
Scott James, Jimmy Strip – Gotta Make This
Groovy, hypnotic, Tech House collab from the North-American producers Scott James and Jimmy Strip!
Reinier Zonneveld – Dominance
Reinier Zonneveld is known for his banging and clean productions, and here we have no exception, driving, pumping and melodic – works wonders on the dancefloor.
Khainz – Polygon
I released this track a few months ago and got such a great feedback from all around the world – a Techno track with a catchy melody in the breakdown.
Ian Ludvig – Move On
Another great Tech House tune released on Playmobil (sub-label from Material) by Ian Ludwig – a stomping track that often finds the way into my sets.
Metodi Hristov – Prometheus
Metodi Hristov has been on my radar since quite a while and he always delivers – and other great Techno tune released on Monika Kruse’s imprint – Terminal M.
Alberto Dimeo – Vibe
Pumping Tech House tune with a catchy vocal from Alberto Dimeo on the Mexican record label Habitat!
Mardini – Lucid
Mardini is a Brazilian musician and to be honest, I hadn’t heard about him before this release but I will definitely keep an eye (or an ear) on him going forward, as this track is in my sets since a while!
Audiojack & Kevin Knapp – Implications
For me this track was quite unexpected from an English duo (as they are mostly produce more House-orientated music), a very hypnotic Techno track, catchy vocals, a big bass and a nice acid-line on top.
Teenage Mutants – Coeur
Also a quite unexpected tune from the German duo, Teenage Mutants. Techno with a very great drive, big synth stabs and a groovin’ bassline!
Khainz & Marcus Meinhardt – Minimonsta
My latest release out on Katermukke, a collab with Marcus Meinhardt from Heinzmusic, something for the deeper hours – big bass with a melodic arpregiating synth on top decorated with an organic groove.
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