Netherlands newcomer Dannic, formerly known as DJ Funkadelic, has proven a formative favourite to rising hometown peer Hardwell’s Revealed imprint. First premiered at Copenhagen’s Sensation White by Hardwell himself last year, the final edit of their latest collaboration ‘Kontiki’ diverts some positive attention from the predictable realms of Dutch House upon two young contenders of a particularly meticulous calibre.
Rife with euphoric melody and enigmatic synth-work, there is something inherently hallmark in the collective efforts of these long time industry peers, while rising homeland peer Dyro takes a dark and chugging approach in his step up to the mark for remix duties. Where Hardwell’s accession to the ranks of DJ Mag’s top 100 DJ’s was an untimely victory for nation and industry alike, his sustained interest and increasingly impressive alliances alongside Dannic and contributing peer Dyro suggest that there is a new wave of Dutch talent still to explode upon the industry.
Words by Dan Carter