DKMA presents Andrastea – Herdsman (mp3 EP) – Plastic City. Play

After the great success of his album “The Ascent” on Plastic City in spring 2009 Dana Kelley comes around with the new EP called “Herdsman”. The sound of the “DKMA Presents Andrastea” ranges between classical house rhythms and arrangements over breathless clear minimalism and chunky tech-house. Acid-lines take place as well as jazzy organ-improvisations, powerful basslines as well as subtile backround-elements, soulful vocals as well as tricky architectural sample-constructions and sometimes the arrangements leave their glossy surfaces to sproud into the borders of the compactness and homogeneity and create needful edges inside a very designed elctronic music world.

Available Format: mp3.

DKMA presents Andrastea – The Ascent (Special Vinyl Edition) – Plastic City

After releasing the new and breathless DKMA pres. Andrastea album “The Ascent” on CD, it’s time for a special vinyl edition. The 4-track LP features the album-track “Herdsman” and three additional tracks which you can`t find on CD and the download version of the album. The second track “She’s Devine” with the beautiful poetic voice of Stacey Jethro was originally released 2002 on the label FFR (The Devine EP). Dana Kelley re-edited a new version for this release. The sound of the LP ranges between classical house rhythms and arrangements over breathless clear minimalism and chunky tech-house to very soulful downbeat and ambient titles, always with this rooted and honest sound. Acid-lines take place as well as jazzy organ-improvisations, powerful basslines as well as subtile backround-elements, soulful vocals as well as tricky architectural sample-constructions and sometimes the arrangements leave their glossy surfaces to sproud into the borders of the compactness and homogeneity and create needful edges inside a very designed elctronic music world.

Available Format: LP.

DKMA presents Andrastea – Monolith (mp3 EP) – Plastic City. Play

After the great success of his album “The Ascent” on Plastic City in spring 2009 Dana Kelley comes around with the new EP called “Monolith”. The sound of the album ranges between classical house rhythms and arrangements over breathless clear minimalism and chunky tech-house. Acid-lines take place as well as jazzy organ-improvisations, powerful basslines as well as subtile backround-elements, soulful vocals as well as tricky architectural sample-constructions and sometimes the arrangements leave their glossy surfaces to sproud into the borders of the compactness and homogeneity and create needful edges inside a very designed elctronic music world. Beside a lot of releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Contrast Records, 4th Floor Recordings, Chug Recordings and Subliminal Records in the past he now release his brand new tracks on Plastic City under the name “DKMA presents Andrastea”.

Available Format: mp3.

plasDKMA presents Andrastea – On Ya Andrastea

Growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts, in a single parent household, Dana Kelley’s musical influence started with his mother. Ophelia played numerous R&B hits that are considered classics by today’s house folk. Ophelia enrolled her children into the Elma Lewis School of Performing Arts, where he excelled as a classical violinist. Music is not the only passion, art as a whole was exposed to Dana Kelley aka DKMA. At the age of 16, Dana demonstrated a flair for fashion illustration, and won a 2 year scholarship to the Museum School of Fine Arts. In 1994, Dana approached DJ Bruno at Boston Beat with a cheesy demo of tracks he was working on. Bruno called Dana and told him to stop sitting on the music, and recommended house labels to send a demo to. Kult, Strictly Rhythm and Eightball received demos, and 3 days later Gladys Pizzarro called with an offer Dana could not refuse. This was the beginning of something truly special. After the great success of the releases “Rhino Horn” and “Listen” in the second half of 2008, Dana Kelley comes around with his first album called “The Ascent”. To get the first impression of the “DKMA-Sound” you can just listen to the track “On Ya Andrastea”.

Free Download: DKMA presents Andrastea – On Ya Andrastea.

 

Dana Kelley aka DKMA presents Andrastea Audio Interview Dana Kelley’s sound and music has made a major impact on the House scene since 1995. He has worked on such labels as Strictly Rhythm, Guidance, Subliminal, and a Whole lot more. DJ’s worldwide have played a remix of DKMA or an original track of Dana’s from Louis Vega to Chris Fortier , evidence that Dana’s influence has cross genre appeal. Growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts, in a single parent household, Dana’s musical influence started with his mother. Ophelia played numerous R&B hits that are considered classics by today’s house folk. George Benson, MFSB, O’Jays, and Herbie Hancock. Ophelia enrolled her children into the Elma Lewis School of Performing Arts, where he excelled as a classical violinist, selected as a Suzuki violinist, was chosen with 5 other students to play for Chinese embassy. Dana received accolades from Louis Vega, Frankie Feliciano, Armand Van Helden and DJ Sneak for the different sound he brought to Strictly Rhythm – rough gritty tech-house. Beside a lot of 12″ releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Contrast Records, 4th Floor Recordings, Chug Recordings and Subliminal Records he released his first album “The Ascent” on Plastic City.

Link: Dana Kelley Audio Interview.

DKMA presents Andrastea – Rhino Horn (mp3 EP)

Dana Kelley’s sound and music has made a major impact on the House scene since 1995. Growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts, in a single parent household, Dana’s musical influence started with his mother. Ophelia played numerous R&B hits that are considered classics by today’s house folk. George Benson, MFSB, O’Jays, and Herbie Hancock. Ophelia enrolled her children into the Elma Lewis School of Performing Arts, where he excelled as a classical violinist, selected as a Suzuki violinist, was chosen with 5 other students to play for Chinese embassy. Music is not the only passion, art as a whole was exposed to Dana. At the age of 16, Dana demonstrated a flair for fashion illustration, and won a 2 year scholarship to the Museum School of Fine Arts. In 1994, Dana approached DJ Bruno at Boston Beat with a cheesy demo of tracks he was working on. Bruno called Dana and told him to stop sitting on the music, and recommended house labels to send a demo to. Kult, Strictly Rhythm and Eightball received demos, and 3 days later Gladys Pizzarro called with an offer Dana could not refuse. “Krimp” was born, a name derived from the locks Dana cut the day before to look for work in Boston. This was the beginning of something truly special. Dana played also a part in the UK revolution called Speed Garage. A bassline from “In the Spirit” was sampled numerous times and was released on Strictly Rhythm as “Praxis featuring Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out”. Beside a lot of releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Contrast Records, 4th Floor Recordings, Chug Recordings and Subliminal Records he also released on Plastic City under the name “DKMA presents Andrastea”. Now Dana is back with his fresh new EP “Rhino Horn”.

Available Format: mp3.