TOTD // 24/02 // DJ HMC

Published: February 24, 2017, words by Mitchell Green

Part of the Babylon Festival takeover


At every major music festival that hosts artists from the realm of electronic music, you will hear of defining moments that in turn, summarise the entire weekend’s experiences into one track played by a certain someone at a specific time. Dekmantel Festival seems to be a haven for such moments, with individuals left screaming for IDs for what feels like months on end. 2015’s remarkably memorable edition of the Holland-based festival ushered in a headline slot from the likes of Marcel Dettmann and there was one track the world seemed to cling onto from the set, DJ HMC’s Marauder, a loopy, rave-tipped rhythm with enough weight behind it to satisfy endorsers of techno worldwide. This track is nothing but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his’s vast array of releases however. Having put out his first record back in 1992, DJ HMC has since put his raucous spin on techno and house across the board, with him amassing a certain affinity for acid.

DJ HMC has released on labels such as Dirty Acid Trax, Reflector Records, Digital Recordings and Darkroom Dubs throughout his multi-decade spanning career, having championed his brand of techno for Australia through the early to late 90s. Today, in 2017, DJ HMC is still pushing the envelope, with his infamous Late Nite Tuff Guy alias doing the rounds internationally. With LNTG, HMC is known purely for his knack for creating infectious edits, with his label, Tuff Cut existing as the home for these records, thus amassing a considerable amount of attention since it was born back in 2013. Essentially, DJ HMC is an incredibly multifarious individual within the boundaries of electronic music, he helped put Australia on the map as far as techno is concerned, with his hand in running Juice Recordings, a label that some proclaim as Australia’s first techno label.

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Esteban Adame

Paper People (Robert Hood Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I’ve been a massive fan of Robert Hood since his very early days when he was recording for Underground Resistance. This remix he’s done for the Esteban Adame track ‘Paper People’ has his distinctive minimal sound. Hot track!”
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Mano Le Tough

Energy Flow (DJ Koze Splasher Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I love everything that DJ Koze does. From his outstanding originals to his remix work. This has been around for a little while now but I’ve only just come across it. I love what he does with vocals. Amazing stuff.”
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Pan-Pot

Solace

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Released late last year, this is a big favourite at the moment. Will set any dance floor on fire.”
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Jaguar Woman, Oni Ayhun, RRoxymore, Aquarian Jugs

DR-3

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This has been available for a couple of years now. It’s not for the light-hearted. A true underground sound that will have you thinking as well as dancing.”

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