June Picks: the artists we’ve been keeping an eye on this month! Florian Kruse & Haze-M
This month has been a busy one music-wise! We’ve made some artist discoveries which we’ve become very passionate about. Their music is so respectively unique, our ears have been taken on some pretty incredible sound journeys the last few weeks, these artists have really blown us away so we thought we’d share them all with you this month as our top picks to see what kind of effect they had on you and your senses.
(Melodic Tech-House, Techno, Progressive House)
Florian Kruse is a DJ, producer, lecturer and record label owner whose passion kicked in early on at the age of 14. By that age he’d already acquired his first turn tables and was listening to the likes of renowned electronic music legends including Moodyman, Herbert and Steve Bug. His natural inclination for music led him to studying Audio Engineering in Hamburg where he began to perfect his sound. His solo projects lean more towards a progressive sound of Tech House and Deep Techno, which led him to releasing on Anjunadeep and then later on other globally acclaimed labels such as Noir Music, Poker Flat Recordings, Stil Vor Talent, Joris Voorn’s GREEN imprint and many more. Over the years, Florian hasn’t shied away from music collaborations with other outstanding artists which has transformed his music and taken him to places with his sound which he may never have gone by himself. Projects which involved Stel Vassiloudis and Nils Nuernberg which turned his signature style into a more hypnotic minimal techno for example. Florian Kruse’s music portfolio is vast and intriguing, his skillset has been tested and pushed in various directions throughout the years, which he now also shares as a lecturer at SAE Hamburg.
Label: Om Records / Poker Flat Recordings / MORE / Kompakt / Noir Music / Audiomatique Recordings / Katermukke / Exploited GhettoJust
(Deep House, Afro House, Tech House)
Haze-M is a producing artist and DJ from Tunisia whose music has resulted in him making a name for himself across establish music labels including Toolroom Records, Time Has Changed, Smiley Fingers, ViVa Music and more. You’ll often find his music scintillating between Techno, Tech House and Deep House. In it’s that realm that his best sounds are heard, music which has been supported by some of the industry’s most widely popular artist such as Maceo Plex, Luciano, Steve Lawler and Richie Hawtin. Not to mention numerous opportunities to collaborate with globally commended artists like Saccao, Phonique, Betoko, Saeed Younana.
Not only has Haze-M influence and developed the music scene across his native nation by bearing such an impressive weight in the industry, not only as an artist but as a label owner, by establishing his own brand of music Haze Music and cofounded DTD Records. His career has also taken his music to a much broader scope reaching stages around the globe.
Label: Smiley Fingers / PopArt / Sleazy Deep / BeatFreak Recordings / ZHEN records / Lost on you / OKO Recordings