We caught up with the DJ behind CD 1 of our latest Deep House album.
One of our most in demand residents, DJ Eibhlin’s obsession with dance music and events grew rapidly from her teens until she eventually made the decision to move to London to pursue her passion full time.
She now DJs out across the world for Hed Kandi and regularly mixes our albums.
Talk us through your selections on the Deep House album.
When I started putting the album together, in my head, I wanted to create a sort of journey for the listener. I selected tracks that I thought would resonate with our following on a deeper level. Many deep house tracks have been revisited and reinvented by current artists.
I wanted to pay homage to those legends that paved the way for the deep house genre when it originally begun a quarter of a century ago. I also wanted to showcase some fresh new artists that are up-and-coming and also applaud the big ballers in the deep house game.
Who are the new and upcoming artists in the Deep House scene to lookout for?
No Artificial Colours have been creating so much good music the past few years and are very talented. It is going to be a major year for them. Another London-based duo Tough Love are definitely ones to watch. They have been making some amazing records and are very talented DJs and producers. With Duke Dumont going to number one in the national chart, it just goes to show how massive deep house has become over the last 12 months!
What’s your favourite track from the album?
I couldn’t choose one! Lee Foss & MK Featuring Anabel Aungland – Electricity, Clean Bandit – A&E, Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love, Kim English – Nitelife (Alexis Raphael Remix), Duke Dumont –Need U (100%). The whole album is ‘da shizzle’!
How are the album tracks going down when you’re playing them out?
The tracks are being so well received. When I was putting the album together I played out some of my favourite deep house tracks to see the crowd’s reactions. The response when I played tracks from Shadow Child, NiCe7, Duke Dumont, Hot Since 82 and Alexis Raphael were immense so I knew that they would be firm favourites for the album.
You’ve got one of your new tracks on there, how did the track come about?
I was hanging out in the studio with Tough Love who are mates of mine. We were listening to music and some of their on-going projects. We started vibing and bouncing ideas off one another. We had so many thoughts about sounds and vocals, we decided to start laying down a track which ended up being Expressions!
What does the summer have in store for you?
Summer is going to be a really busy one. I will be back and forth to Ibiza and Marbella for our Hed Kandi residencies. We also have gigs lined up throughout Europe and also the UK. I will be playing at festivals such Creamfields, Kiss Beach and Sundown.
It’s going be hectic to say the least but I live for summers like this. From sunshine and sea to raving in fields with friends, all for the love of house music! What more could you want?
Hed Kandi Deep House 2013 is out now.
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