"After Hours" 526 hosted by Hypnotised has announced its guest DJ Mike Hiratzka and playlists for their new show. Scientific Sound Asia is the Asian electronic music station for the Asian region and has an international following.
This week's host is Hypnotised (first hour), Hypnotised is originally from Ghent (Belgium), the city where he experienced the exciting start of legendary parties like "I love techno" and "10 days of techno". Back then he was playing a mixture of styles in the biggest party area in Ghent. These days he will “hypnotise” you with deep prog and tech sounds. Together with his partner in crime PatriZe, he is hosting his popular radio show "After Hours" on three radio stations worldwide: TM Radio (USA), Cosmos Radio (Germany) and Scientific Sound Asia (Vietnam).
Next to this weekly show they also host a monthly show "AH Digital Essentials" on Proton Radio (USA). Hypnotised also hosts his monthly show “Energetic” on Progressive Beats Radio (Germany). Being well appreciated for his intriguing sets he's also been invited as a guest on several other radio stations all over the world such as Ibiza Global Radio, Frisky Radio, DI FM, Golden Wings Music Radio, Insomnia Fm, Groove City Radio, Fnoob Techno Radio, Urgent FM, Ibiza Soul-Radio and many more.
He has shared the decks with top artists like Marco Bailey, Tom Hades, Purple Disco Machine, Jesse Rose, Nick Bril and others at festivals, events or clubs such as Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Deep on Deck festival (South Africa), Club NL (Amsterdam), Decadance (Ghent), W Lounge (Amsterdam), Citylife (Terneuzen), Niche Club (Ghent), and Zanzibar (South Africa) to name a sprinkling.
In 2015 a new chapter arrived for Hypnotised managing his label “AH Digital” as well as the start of his producing career. His work regularly moves up in the "Beatport top 100 releases” often and gets support from lots of great artists in the scene. His first EP “People from the Otherworld” immediately topped the charts at no. 4 and the title track was later remixed by No. 1 selling artist Rui Da Silva.
More recently Hypnotised's EP "Infinity" smashed the Beatport releases charts being at second in both the progressive house and trance charts and third in the techno charts. In 2016 he also started producing under his alter ego “Man on the Moon” where he launched himself off to a fantastic start with his debut "Sense" was signed on the renowned Bonzai label, winning one of Metapop’s remix contests and getting support and airplay on Belgium's best radio station "Studio Brussels".
Next to his label AH Digital he has worked for labels like Bonzai Progressive, Green Martian, SLC-6 Music, Pro-B-Tech Music, Stellar Fountain, Vesta Records, Insomniafm, Abstract Space Records, Eternal Beats, Beat Block Records, Absurd State, Aeriform Records, Morninglory Music, Mystic Carousel Records, Crop Circle, Disposition Recordings, Hot Cue Music, Estribo Records, IN2U Records, Tech Deluxe and new work can be expected soon on SLC-6 Music, Tantalum Records and his own AH Digital, enjoy the show and get Hypnotised!
Guest DJ Mike Hiratzka.
This week’s guest DJ is Mike Hiratzka, as a regular of the underground for over two decades, his music has been held in regard by some of the most legendary DJs of our time. Names like, John Digweed, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Lee Burridge, Paul Oakenfold, and the list goes on. Not only has he won praise from so many big players but throughout his career, Mike has DJed all across the globe.
From the Americas to The UK and Asia and made a name for himself in all of them.
Mike's tracks have been featured on the infamous BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, mix compilations and countless radio shows. His productions and remixes have also appeared on labels like Nettwerk, Ultra Music, Lost Language and Alternative Route Recordings.
Never one to be pigeonholed as a producer, Mike has released all kinds of music from club jams to downtempo gems and ambient explorations.
Mike’s deep-seated passion for Electronic music owes heavily to the creative freedom to the creative freedom it gives the artist, as he says himself, “The reason I love Electronic music is that everything is possible, there are no limits. You can create whatever sound you hear in your head, from the tastiest analogue synth sound to the most breath-taking ambiences.”
Mike’s devotion to Electro is undoubtedly a great one, which he of course loves to share with his audience, “I like to take the crowd on a journey, but never lose focus of rocking the dance floor from start to finish. I want my sets to flow with driving rhythms, movements, and melody; psychedelic, synthetic soundscapes to tease your brain and dazzle your ears.”
A chance opportunity back in 2010 took Mike away from producing music full time for a whole decade while he was touring with such luminaries as Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Rihanna, Hugh Jackman, Charlie Puth and Evanescence. This was a time of great discovery and new inspiration for Mike.
He gained unique global exposure to modern music; experiencing it through the eyes, ears and voices of millions of audience members, and acquiring a deeper understanding of music’s universal appeal that transcends cultural borders. During this time Mike released the occasional remix, including the seminal progressive house tracks by Blue Amazon, ‘Four seasons’ and ‘And Then the Rain Falls.’
Now Mike is back devoting his time and energy to the music. He released his debut solo album, ‘Nish’ in 2021; an expansive, ethereal record filled with shimmering guitars, deep bass grooves, emotive vocals and intricate psychedelic sound design.
He followed up with his score EP, which featured more cinematic vibes, driving beats and pulsing analogue synths. An album entitled, ‘Rare and Unreleased’ is planned for 2022, featuring some of Mike’s earlier club music remixes. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.
Listen to the show live on Monday the 18th of July 2022 from 10 PM to 12 AM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeating Friday from10 AM to 12 PM (ICT).
After Hours 528 Tracklist, 18th of July 2022.
Hypnotised: (first hour).
EDLands - Another Spring (Menkee Remix)
Albano Bastonero - Malarino (KAZKO Remix)
PARSAPi - Evolution
SALAZAR (COL) - Mujca (Sinan Arsan Remix)
Sebastian Haas - Galex
Alan Cerra - Travelling Through The Clouds
DJ Bird - Deep Point
Closed Circle - Eternity (MoodFreak Remix)
Mike Hiratzka: (second hour).
juSt b - Light Sweeper [ev3rsun Remix) [Balance Music]
Emaxx Cost - Change of Habit (Nico Beren Remix) [AH Digital]
Matias Delengaro - Aurora (Original Mix) [AH Digital]
Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic - Borderline [Balance Music]
Panayiotis Tassis - AN [Dissident Music]
VENAO - Hologram (Original Mix) [AH Digital]
Albano Bastonero - Malarino (KAZKO Remix) [AH Digital]
Panayiotis Tassis - NA [Dissident Music]
K-MRK - Be With Me [My Connected]
Mike Hiratzka - Falling Back To You (Twilo 5AM mix) [white label]
Konte - Tremolo (Original Mix) [AH Digital]
K-MRK - Outside [My Connected]
Listen on Mixcloud here.