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Fresh Picks: Oliver Huntemann

Fresh Picks: Oliver Huntemann

It’s already a rare enough occasion for someone working on the artistic end of the music industry to break the mold and make their passion serve as their source of income, but rarer still for an artist to gain the respect and admiration of their fellow creatives.

One such talent to fill the role of an industry leader, a ‘DJ’s DJ’ as some might put it, is Hamburg-based Oliver Huntemann. While often making appearances on the compilation albums put out by the likes of Toolroom, Watergate, Rukus and Stil Vor Talent, it’s Huntemann’s own label that has really seen him flourish.

Senso Sounds have released the likes of SHADED, Victor Ruiz, Dubfire, Marc Houle, Joseph Capriati, and more. Including a busload of music from Oliver himself. And success such as this doesn’t come without a strong skill in the A&R department.

We’ve invited Oliver to put those skills on display once more as he takes responsibility for this months edition of Fresh Picks. With his choices including music from Carlo Ruetz, Marco Resmann, Raxon and more.

Carlo Ruetz – Don’t Know
Label: Senso Sounds
Release: February 15th 2019

I’m always happy to get new demos from Carlo, but whenever he sent me ‘Don’t Know’ I was immediately hooked! Such a powerful track, a bassline that has a deep groove with some acid vibes.

Marco Resmann – Repro
Label: Poker Flat Recordings
Release: February 15th 2019

Marco really did a great job to develop such a dark techno track combined with a touch of house. Again, it has a bassline that caught my attention which is so filthy and at the same time just on point.

Raxon – Dark Light
Label: Kompakt
Release: February 15th 2019

I rarely play tracks with vocals but Raxon’s ‘Dark Light’ contains some perfectly integrated vocals and it fits perfectly into my sets. I also really dig the kind of old school feeling on the bass drum and kick. Not too retro, just the exact amount.

Wally Lopez – Pegasus (André Winter Remix)
Label: Beatfreak Recordings
Release: February 8th 2019

Yet another club banger! André turned the already dark, but smoother, original mix into a heavy techno track with a guarantee to bring madness to any club. I’m always surprised how he manages to remix a track to keep it sounding super unique but still keep the key elements hiding in the details.

Maksim Dark – Experiment
Label: Blackpoint Records
Release: February 19th 2019

Old and fresh at the same time – Maksim’s ‘Experiment’ just got another push with a re-release. While being a bit old school it’s super great to hear all those signature moves from Maksim. Like the super dark, short vocals and punchy attitude.

Clarian – Time Safari
Label: Kompakt
Release: February 22nd 2019

This one is for those all night long or extended sets. It starts slowly, with slightly implemented warped vocals and a dubby bassline. I tend to use this one to give my sets a wide variety, to give a short break. The track has so much tension while giving the crowd a short break, it also keeps them super hooked.

Oliver Huntemann’s Propaganda Remixes is out now on Senso Sounds.