Hauy’s meticulously detailed productions walk the line between the structured dynamics of electronic music and a visceral melt of emotion. With releases on record labels such as All Day I Dream, Get Physical Music, Warung Recordings, Tale and Tone, and Akbal Music, the Brazilian producer now based in Montreal has been playing premium festivals and events like The Gardens Of Babylon, ADE, Burning Man, Spectrum (by Joris Voorn) and SXM. His DJ sets carry the same depth and intimacy as his records, drawing us into a deeply authentic, melancholic yet hopeful world rich in tones and textures. As his new track ‘Mycelium’, drops on Sounds Of Khemit’s latest compilation, DMCWorld goes back to mine with Hauy.
Pedra Branca – Feijoada Polifonica
Brazil’s culture is a mosaic of many cultures of the world, and Pedra Branca uses indigenous and ethnic instruments to create a unique blend of world-music, Brazilian and experimental electronica. I’ve been a fan since I was 13 years old and this album is not for everyone, but certainly one of my all time favourites.
Pedra Branca - Feijoada Polifônica (Full Album)
Carrot Green – Kalimba [Voodoohop]
When I lived in Sao Paulo – I’d mostly party inside clubs. One day, my girlfriend invited me to join her on a ‘secret party’: “join a shuttle bus at this address @ 10pm” – no other details were shared.
Minutes later, I found myself in a beautiful farm-like property and the music played that night opened my mind to a whole new spectrum of electronic music. A rich mix of Brazilian influenced downtempo and alternative-weird multicultural stuff. “Voodoohop” they were called, and they would occupy public spaces in Sao Paulo and throw parties for free. They helped me discovery the city and changed the way I would listen to electronic-music. This song from Rio de Janeiro’s Carrot Green might be a favourite from their catalogue.
Carrot Green - Kalimbas (2016)
BisonBison – Expanding
BisonBison was my #1 music discovery during the lockdown. I was addicted to their album “Hover” and I feel super lucky to be invited to remix this track “Expanding”. I’ve made 2 new versions that are coming out by the end of February.
BisonBison - Expanding (Official Video)
Air – La Femme d’Argent
They say that when you die, you actually go to a place where this masterpiece plays constantly for eternity.
AIR - La femme d'argent (𝐵𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝐿𝑖𝑣𝑒 - Official Video)
Gotye – Don’t worry, We’ll Be Watching You
This one burns nice and slowly, and it’s part of an incredible album that received lots of mainstream attention, but it doesn’t sound pop at all. Gotye created it inside a barn in Melbourne, and there’s an equally amazing video for every track of this album.
Gotye - Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You (Official Music Video)
Clarian & Uchi – Floating In The Wind
Long time favourite from an old podcast, but just recently identified it when I moved to Montreal, and happened to discover it was from Montreal’s talented Clarian. This track literally makes you float and the whole EP is a must listen!
Clarian & Uchi - Floating in the Wind
Dj Koze feat Matthew Dear – Magical Boy
“We need to eat, we need to sleep, and we need… MUSIC”. Dj Koze’s album, ‘Amygdala’, is certainly the album that I have listened the most in my life. Perfect for when you’re still in bed after a long night out.
DJ KOZE - Magical Boy
Maceo Plex – Gravy Train (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Closing sets are my favourite, and this is the perfect closing track for a closing set. Whenever I finish a closing set and the crowd asks for one more, this one wraps the vibe like no other and I often hear people singing to the melodies while leaving the dance floor.
Maceo Plex - Gravy Train (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Pional – Casualty
The perfect blend of indie and (good) pop-electronica. As the melodies slowly become familiar, you fall in love. Perfectly constructed and balanced track. I wish this was the kind of pop that you would listen when turning on the radio. One day, maybe.
Pional - 'Casualty'
Caetano Veloso – Its A Long Way
I grew up listening to my father playing Bossa Nova and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) on his acoustic guitar, and Caetano Veloso is just one of the amazing artists my father introduced to me. This track is my favourite from his album “Transa” (1972), and I consider it to be super visionary and still relevant, besides beautiful and so easy to listen to. I still listen to Bossa Nova and MPB almost every week with my girlfriend when we’re cooking. (Or when SHE is cooking and I’m just messing around).
It's A Long Way
Various Artists ‘Horus’ is out now on Sounds Of Khemit.