Meet Dnte. The Cologne-based Hungary native drops an exclusive mix forpunkpoprap and gives us a peek into the world of one of the most interesting producers between Berlin and Budapest. Dnte‘s music was featured on XLR8R, and he’s been called the pioneer of a new sci-fi-esque genre of music. Sound like an exaggeration? Could be. But when it comes to glitch-hop, left-field, wonky, future beats, or whatever you wanna call this boundary-pushing space between hip hop and electronic music, Dnte is the man. The synth-heavy, side-chain inflicted sounds of his “Moments“-EP, released via Mad-Hop, remind us at times of a dystopian sci-fi soundtrack on the brink of chaos. This complex, sometimes challenging but never boring approach to music is reflected in the mix he kindly put together for us. Enjoy!
My new mix is online on SoundCheck Collective Magazine.
1) D33J - park (tape version)
2) Tropics - home and consonance
3) Andrew Bayer - Echo (feat. Alison May)
4) Slugabed - all this time
5) Bonobo - First Fires (feat. Grey Reverend)
6) Raffertie - Back Of The Line
7) Insightful - Feel (feat. Kimberly Lola)
8) Sorrow & submerse - Dim Lights & Meteorites
9) Soosh - Never Alone ( Sekuoia remix)
10) hellomynameisra.co.uk - 2DAY
11) FREE THE ROBOTS - 2040 (feat. Jon Wayne)
12) Ruddyp - Wanderers
And here we go the great playlist :
Jealousguy – Hydra – Zoooriginals #1 [Original Cultures]
Mono:Massive – Keep Relaxin – Fear & Loathing In Beats [Urban Waves]
Awkward – The Last Punch – Robot Soup [Potholes Music]
Vlooper – Astral Plank – Snowloops [Music Is My Santuary]
Abby Lee Tee – Fairy Floss – Fairy Floss EP
Computer Jay – The Great Wall of Self-Awareness – Savage Planet Discotech Vol.1 [Pugilista Trading Co]
Chief – Just In Time
Karriem Riggins – Double Trouble – Alone Together [Stones Throw]
Osunlade – A Time To Remember – Blue Note Revisited [Blue Note]
Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Reeno’s 12” Mix Extended Version)
Nik Weston Presents Makoto & Kez YM – Chameleon [Mukatsuku]
Marvin Gaye – Mr. Man (LTJ Rework)
Tim Toh – He Is A Dancer [Philpot]
Bartellow – Sharp & Sequenced Eleven
Alan de Laniere – Asia My Love – The Promised Land Vol.1 EP
St Germain – Rose Rogue (Leftside Wobble Hustle & Bump Edit)
Benjamin Brunn – No Kicks (XDB Reshape) – Third Ear Re:imagined [Third Ear]
Ogris Debris – Next Life [Affine]
Nina Simone – See-Line Woman (Ogris Debris Edit)
Professor Inc feat. Kris Magnetik – Luvin – Aqua Marine [Soiree]
The Invisible – Generational (Theo Parrish Edit) [Ninja Tune]
Juju & Jordash – Track David Would Play – Techno Primitivism [Dekmantel]
Dave Aju – Until Then – Heirlooms [Circus Company]
Plasmic Shape – Keystone Killer – Serial Killer [Cromosom]
joeFarr – You Got Some Front – On Further Inspection [Turbo]
Octave One – New Life (Different World Remix) – New Life [430 West]
Ghostek – Navigate Pt.1 – Navigate [Square Harmony]
MonkeyRobot – Brick Stomach – The MonkeyRobot [Bastard Jazz]
Ku.bo – Detox – Let’s Go [Bastardo Electrico]
Bambounou – Splaz – Orbiting [50 Weapons]
Hint – Crash & Burn feat. Natalie Storm (C.O.N.E. Remix) – Daily Intake Remix EP [Tru Thoughts]
AM444 - Jiu Kuai Yao Zhi Xi – Rooms [Pause:Music]
Maze Hill – Long Haul (Radio Edit Instrumental) [Wah Wah 45s]
Domenico – Peteleco Zum – Cine Prive [Plug Research]
Empresarios – Maria Juana – El Sonido Magico [Fort Knox]
S.U.P.R.A. Vida Secular! – Hipnose Electronica - Ritmada Eloquencia Poetica Vol.1 EP
Frances Yip – Green Is The Mountain - The Man With The Iron Fists [Soul Temple Entertainment]
Bugseed – Bugnus – Soundcraft [Cascade]
Flume – Left Alone feat. Chet Faker
Tame Impala – Why Won’t They Talk To Me? – Lonerism [Modular]
Cashmere Cat – Paws – Mirror Maru [Pelican Fly]
Positive Flow – Tapestries of My Mind feat. Andre Espeut – Flow Lines [Tokyo Dawn]
Timo Lassy – It Could Be Better – In With Lassy [Schema]
Sotu The Traveller – Twelve – Eunice
S3 – Don’t Stop – Supa Soul Shit [Melting Pot Music]
Grooveman Spot – Groove Me – Paradox [Jazzy Sport]
Dnte – Could We Dance – Mad-Hop Vol.5 [Mad-Hop]
Dotmatic – Brandnewfeelin (Juxtapose) – Lullabies For Fall [Record Breakin]
Clear Blue – Vienna – Avant Garde Series Vol.1 [Cosmic Compositions]
I gave a short interview , here we go
1st question : What is your background and your next projects ?
I started with lyrics writing and then I realized music is the perfect language for me to explain my feelings and thoughts. I was enchanted by the colorful depth of the language that music transfers. Music could do what other languages can’t. I also learnt playing the piano and music theory as well.
I will have some new releases soon, like one song on Cascade Records and Resistant Mindz “Closed Expansion” double vinyl on the 4th of June. The Mono Massive – Staletights feat. Mosch ( Dnte remix ) will be available for free download at the end of May or beginning of June by Duzzdownsan Records and recently I have finished a song for Saturaterecords.
Of course I’m working on my new Dnte release too, these 2 songs will be released on 7″ Vynil.
2nd question : What kind of stuff do you use to make music ?
I use a lot of tools, but usually i work with PC+midi+instruments.
3rd question : What is your working method ?
I can’t name an exact working method. At first usually I have a strong rhythm or melody, bassline and I build up my music around these sections. I try to keep the feelings of the moment, and create those in the music according to my point of view.
4th question : What is the best song ever for you ?
It’s hard to say which is the best song ever for me . But i can say John Lennon – Love
This song is so simple and so powerful. And the lyrics…is perfect.
5th question : Do you like lemonade ?
Of course with double ice