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Fresh off the heels of an early 2013 remodel of her Leventina collaboration “Elements”, melodic Swiss outfit Dinka maintains the lions share of her country’s club-savvy pride with a four-track offering for Unreleased Digital. Descending from the upfront progressive stylings of “Never Let Go” through to diligent down-tempo offering “Spring Valley”, each track embodies the emotive edge and divine melodic aptitude that have made Dinka an essential asset to Switzerland’s promising talent pool. In an eclectic display of club fuel from across the industry drawing board, this modern house seamstress drops the upfront vocal aptitude in the name of outspoken euphoria and a well-rounded view of the modern industry skyline.

Out today on Beatport.

Words by Dan Carter

If 2012 taught us anything it was that no-one is safe from a club-savvy remix or two. But where her peers have overhauled the likes of The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson alike, melodic Swiss Progressive diva Dinka takes on the legendary yarn of Anglo-American Rock outfit Foreigner’s ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’.

But with 35-years behind them and more than 70 million album sales to their well-travelled name, the seemingly audacious venture on behalf of Dinka to bring Foreigner into the guise of Electronic music proves a pleasant surprise. With her usual get-up of full-bodied synths and uplifting melodic progressions, the Deep-esque beats lead Mick Jones infamous topline into the ranks of Dinka’s club-savvy generation with considerable quality.

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Words by Dan Carter

As the inspired leading lady of a more traditional take on Progressive House music, Switzerland’s Tamara Hunkeler, better known to the world as Dinka, returns to Unreleased Digital to present the two-track follow-up EP to ‘Innocence‘.

Where title track ‘Polarity’ leads with a showcase of her own take on the increasingly popular fusion of energetic Progressive House and euphoric Trance, B-side ‘America’ goes in the same vein as the more ambient stylings we have come to associate with her Dinka moniker and rounds off the EP with her soothing flows of melodic bliss.

The ‘Polarity’ EP will be released on October 8.

00:00 – Polarity
02:22 – America

Coming off an inclusion in February’s ‘Purple’ EP, Dinka’s ‘Lotus’ joins the ranks of Silk Royal Records to receive a slew of Armin van Buuren-approved remixes from both sides of the pond.

First to bat for the remix package, Canadian Soundprank puts a buoyant twist on the original. Showcasing a blend of beatific synth work and blistering undertones, Colin Fisher’s mellifluous take of ‘Lotus’ marks one of his best works in a long time. But invoking the same euphoric feelings, aspiring Swede Johan Vilborg rounds off the two-piece remix package with an emotive refit of a considerably more energetic nature.

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As the inspired leading lady behind an inherently ambient movement in Progressive House music, Switzerland’s Tamara Hunkeler has certainly turned some heads with her melodically refined studio work of late. Taking the renowned LA beachfront as the stimulus for the headliner of her next musical manoeuvre, ‘Venice Beach’ is most certainly in tune with its infamous chill factor.

From the outset of its ambient array of chord progressions, Dinka leads with solid melodic progressions rather than atypical club fuel to deliver a superior piece of Electronic music aptly catered for the sun kissed summer season. Proving substance over style with the aid of her own delicate vocal work, Dinka returns ahead of the game once again and shows little sign of being beaten at the emotively tuned tracks she has come to specialise in. Add the downright divine lead work of ‘Elevation’, ‘Toes in the Sand’s unique concoction of bird twitter and heartfelt chords as well as two seductive downtempo cuts, and Dinka’s ‘Innocence EP’ is unquestionably her most emotive offering to date.

Dinka – Innocence EP [Unreleased Digital] – Beatport Link

Dinka – Venice Beach
Dinka – Elevation / Magnolia
Dinka – Toes In The Sand
Dinka – Innocence

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As the inspired leading lady behind an inherently ambient movement in Progressive House music, Switzerland’s Tamara Hunkeler has certainly turned some heads with her melodically refined studio work of late. Taking the renowned LA beachfront as the stimulus of her next musical manoeuvre, ‘Venice Beach’ is most certainly in tune with its infamous chill factor.

From the outset of its ambient array of chord progressions, Dinka leads with solid melodic progressions rather than atypical club fuel to deliver a superior piece of Electronic music aptly catered for the sun kissed summer season. Proving substance over style with the aid of her own delicate vocal work, Dinka returns ahead of the game once again and shows little sign of being beaten at the emotively tuned tracks she has come to specialise in.

‘Venice Beach’ is released on April 30 via Unreleased Digital.

Dinka – Venice Beach

Update: SoundCloud is back up.

Words by Dan Carter

Established as a goddess amid Progressive House music’s extended ranks, the swelling melodies and down tempo turns of Swiss tune seamstress Dinka have been ticking the right boxes for a long time. With trademarked harmony and soothing flows of melodic bliss, the highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Skyscraper‘ continues this overly extended honeymoon period of Tamara Hunkeler’s recording career. Fusing a captivating vocal styling to the reassuringly steady Progressive grooves that do not so much build up to an anthem as play out in an upwards spiral of middle-ground club musings, her return shows as much promising style and charisma as last years impressive offering. As the promise of her fourth artist album looms on the approach to 2012, ‘Here I Am’ is a promising nod to the future for this truly remarkable force in Electronic Dance music.

Dinka – Here I Am [Unreleased Digital] – Beatport Link

Dinka – Here I Am

Words by Dan Carter

With a total of three artist albums out since 2008, Tamara Hunkeler, professionally known as Dinka, has arguably become the Swiss empress of the soothing and timeless progressive House music sounds. And whilst she follows her recent Skyscraper and with Here I Am set to release shortly, Dinka is another Dj and producer who seems to become open-handed in times as sentimental as these. Featuring her dreamy signature sound, mysterious vocal chants and a heartfelt sound sample from Braveheart, White Christmas, the track that now sees its release as a Christmas gift to her fans, is a near to perfect musical counterpart to Christmas in its emotional appeal and outright structure.

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Established as a goddess amid Progressive House music’s extended ranks, the swelling melodies and down tempo turns of Swiss tune seamstress Dinka have been ticking the right boxes for a long time. With trademarked harmony and soothing flows of melodic bliss, the highly anticipated follow-up to Skyscraper continues this overly extended honeymoon period of Tamara Hunkeler’s recording career. As the promise of her fourth artist album looms on the approach to 2012, Here I Am is a promising nod to the future for this truly remarkable force in Electronic Dance music.

‘Here I Am’ is released February 17th via Unreleased Digital.

Words by Dan Carter

Coming on the heels of George F Zimmer’s three-piece One Last Dance EP announcing his final goodbye after years of serving the melodic face of progressive house music loyally, Unreleased Digital welcomes, yet again, the Swiss Tamara Hunkeler, better known as Dinka, to follow the recent single release of Reach For Me, one of the singles off her third artist album, ”Tales Of The Sun”. Having the glorious Violet EP, followed by a tremendous remix from Inpetto, still paving her advancement as one of the core characters within the gorgeous sounds of modern-day smooth House music. Out now is a single suitable to grace and embrace any boiling hot Summer day on the beach with its emotionality, mysteriously beautiful vocals and symphonic touch.

Dinka – Skyscraper [Unreleased Digital] – Beatport Link

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