Gray Area continues the monthly collaborative series with Grammy-award-winning artist Diplo on March 19 with OCHO. The fifth episode will air on Revolution radio with eight hours of non-stop, exclusive sets performed by internationally revered house and techno icons and rising house stars powered by Sirius XM radio. Catch Ferreck Dawn, Franky Wah, Honeyluv, Manda Moor, Martin Iken, Nic Fanciulli, Roger Sanchez, and Technasia.
Catch the latest OCHO episode on Sirius XM for free here, on March 19.
Producer-DJ Freek Coppens, aka Ferreck Dawn, is an industry veteran. He’s released music on Defected, Relie, and Kitball records, and his tunes are supported by such great talents like Carl Cox, Luciano, Green Velvet, Maceo Plex, and Paco Osuna. On March 7, he announced his return to North America with a brand new Spring 2022 tour. He’ll be making many stops in most major US and Canadian cities—don’t miss the chance to preview what you’ll be hearing on tour during this exclusive OCHO set!
This Yorkshire-based DJ is one of the most in-demand house artists in the scene right now. Franky’s sets often feature plenty of driving kicks and synthy basslines, building a distinct energy and atmosphere that will lull you into a euphoric state of dance. Check out Franky’s latest singles, “Dopa La Vita” and “Mandé,” out now on all major streaming platforms to get a sense of this introspective house producer’s vibes.
If you haven’t peeped HoneyLuv’s latest soulful tech-house release, you’re not a true house head! “Your Tongue” is a cheeky, driving tech-house banger and the latest addition to the Cleveland-raised producer’s delicious discography. After landing a residency with LP Giobbi’s brilliant Femme House series and making several acclaimed appearances on music hubs of the likes of House Nation, Desert Hearts, and Popgang Records, Taylor Character aka HoneyLuv was catapulted directly into the spotlight and onto our radar. These days, HoneyLuv hosts her radio show, “House of Honey,” on ill Donuts Radio and has taken to festival stages like EDC and Beyond Wonderland. Tune into this latest iteration of OCHO to hear HoneyLuv’s selections of the most elite underground dance tunes and a plethora of specially curated, groovy vibes.
Paris-based, this Danish-Filipino producer’s music lies at the intersection between techno and house. A regular at Amnesia Ibiza, BPM Festival, and the Rex Club, Manda Moor is simply unstoppable. Her recently launched MOOD EDITS have been a hit with Pete Tong and Loco Dice and consistently ranked number one on Bandcamp in the house, deep house, and minimal categories. Stay tuned for more from this rising star.
The jazz pianist and studio engineer has been producing and playing parties under a myriad of pseudonyms since 1991. DJ Mayhem, Soul Purpose, Indigo, and Migrant are all Martin Iken. Iken’s lengthy career has seen him remixing tunes for artists like Mariah Carey, Clean Bandit, Jamiroquai, and Joey Negro. And releasing projects on labels including Repopulate Mars, Defected, Toolroom, Exploited, Get Physical, Sony, Atlantic, and many more. This tech-house DJ is most known for featuring some of the most soulful vocalists on his records. Listen to his latest release on Toolroom, “Feel the Vibe,” featuring vocals from house songstress Shola Phillips, out now everywhere.
International dance music powerhouse Nic Fanciulli’s sound is global. The UK Saved Records label owner has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene for over a decade—his career’s longevity has his DJ prowess to thank for that. The acclaimed artist is sought after to perform for crowds of festival-goers at many of the world’s largest events, including Circoloco, Paradise, and Loveland. Nic is currently making his way around the US, with shows lined up in D.C, Houston, and El Paso this month.
One of the founders of beloved American house label, Strictly Rhythm, Roger Sanchez, is a prolific DJ and remixer. The native New Yorker began djing at 13 years old, and after years of mixing, he dropped out of college in 1987 to pursue music full time. Since then, the genre-spanning producer’s underground influences and acclaimed full-length album works have carried him into decades of festival and event lineups and collaborations with talented artists across the dance music spectrum.
Originally founded as a duo formed by Parisian DJ Charles Siegling and Hong Kong-raised producer Amil Khan, Technasia has been Charles’ solo project since 2010. The pair had an amicable split, as Khan decided to part ways to dedicate his life to growing and enjoying his family. These days, Siegling continues to push forth Technasia’s unique Parisian-Hong Kong techno fusion. With 25 years of production and DJing under his belt, Siegling continues to enthrall listeners with percussion-heavy, danceable techno releases.
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