TOTD // 23/07 // dMIT.RY

Published: July 23, 2017, words by Sam Courtney-Guy

Part of the Neo Violence takeover


dMIT.RY is just as keen to describe himself as an “electronic music enthusiast” as he is a label head or DJ, which says it all: the Czech has spent almost a decade putting the scene before all else. Neo Violence’s rapid rise could be put down to the power of the internet, but it wouldn’t have got very far without Dmitrij Malyšev sinking in countless hours trawling SoundCloud and YouTube. Alongside the demands of an international roster of artists and regular sets in clubs across Prague like Neone and Cross Club, he still finds the time to curate a solid stream of releases, mixes and event tips from beyond his own projects and label nights on the Neo Violence Facebook page.

Despite Neo Violence’s now-global span, dMIT.RY’s project was forged from frustration with his local scene. After cutting his teeth in what he calls Prague’s golden age of clubbing in the early noughties, he found himself lacking an outlet once the city’s appetite for dance music lost wind. Neo Violence was the name given to his first residency in a small club, starting around 2009, but it wasn’t long before he looked for other ways to nurture the scene, starting a music feed on Facebook supplying free downloads from local producers, and establishing Neo Violence as a fully-fledged label in 2014.

dMIT.RY’s hopes for the Czech scene are far from fulfilled. Prague’s clubbers are hooked on EDM and the cheesier end of DnB, and underground music survives ad hoc nights dotted among commercial offerings, with no dedicated clubs for heads to come back to – something he sees as essential if things are not to fizzle out once again. For now, though, he’s happy to keep sharing, and his four selections for Watch the Hype are suitably all about local talent – “because for some reason things that are going on here are still overlooked by the outer world”. We can’t think why.

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Layup

Molecular Infinity

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Layup runs Endless Illusion label together with his mate Raphael Kosmos. Together they release electro & acid infused club tracks from people like D’Marc Cantu, Zarkoff and many others same as re-issues of rare, forgotten recordings of the past. They also do good club nights on their own or together with RARE crew.”
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Elektrabel

Method

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Elektrabel is one of a very few local artists who have reached a sort of international success, but for some reason never made it into the worldwide techno game. Even releasing on Jeff Mills’ Axis Record did not help him much. But he still produces and plays live around our little country and releasing on various local and foreign labels.”
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Name Does Not Matter

What Is Mine

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Name Does Not Matter (NDNM) has been producing mad tracks for quite a few years now, previously also as Side9000 (more dubstep and juke style). He is not doing any DJ sets, only live sets of his own production with a small setup, but it’s always great, ranging from deep techno to wild acid. You can find his music on local labels such as XYZ Project, Dirty Corner and Fresky/Krmelec.”
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Paradiso Rhythm

Paradise Of Temptation

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Slovakia was a gold mine for hard techno back in the day with names like Olga & Josef, Rumenige and others. Times are changing and now we have David – Paradiso Rhythm – living on the “east coast” there, in the middle of nowhere some may say, producing the most classy house that gains more and more worldwide attention this year and I am super happy for him.”

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