EXCLUSIVE: KhoMha TALKS ABOUT ‘ELEMENTOS’, FUTURE PLANS SUCH AS A DEBUT ALBUM, HIS OWN LABEL AND MUCH MORE

Right after the release of his stunning EP ‘Elementos’ we cauht up with the young  Colombian that has  been turning awe-inspiring Armin van Buuren originals (e.g. ‘Hystereo’, ‘The Expedition’) into monstrous stormers since the start of 2013, reeling in the support and frantically held breaths of an extensive selection of renowned DJs alongside ever-increasing numbers of clued-up clubbers.

With thrilling dancefloor-destroyers such as ‘Asylum’, ‘The Dark Knight’, and ‘Dusk Riddles’ raging over the festival grounds of Tomorrowland, Ultra, Global Gathering, A State Of Trance, and many more, the high-octane sounds of KhoMha are the ones of an EDM star in the making. It’s Columbian captivation at its finest.

Transcending the limitations of traditional Dance music, speeding to the top as one of the scene’s most promising artists, and following up on infectious tunes with even more impressive records faster than you can say “Marvelous Music”; KhoMha has been up for a chat with us about his new  concept Ep and his future plans in the music scene:

 

 

 

TBA: Hi Robert nice to catch up with you, first of all, how are you?

KhoMha: Hey guys I’m doing well.  Currently in Jakarta getting ready to travel to Kuala Lumpur to play at Zouk this weekend.

 

TBA: We’re still buzzing about ‘Tierra’ here at the office,can you tell us how it came to life?

 KhoMha: Thanks a lot for those words and im glad you guys are enjoying it, hope you’re playing it loud!  Tierra was the last track that I created for my ‘Elementos’ EP.  I wanted to create a track that resembled all of the other 3 elements. I wanted a track that was melodic like ‘Aire’, progressive and driving like ‘Agua’, and energetic like ‘Fuego’.  I wanted to show that all of these elements coming together could create something beautiful.

 

TBA: Would you let us know a bit of your creative process in the studio?

KhoMha:  I think creativity comes to you when you least expect it no matter where you are.  Sometimes I’ll be out on the street and come up with a melody and I would have to hum it and record it on my phone. When I’m in the studio however I get up early like 7 or 8 am and start my day. I either work on new ideas or old ideas that I may have in my hard drive.  Usually my team and I try to set a calendar with possible single releases, collabs and remixes for 6 months at a time. So that’s the way that I focus on my work.

 

TBA: What is your studio set up like?

KhoMha: In my studio I have the essentials.  Two Yamaha HS8 monitors. KRK 10S subwoofer.  Focus Rite 2i2 Audio interface. A Blue Microphone.  My studio computer that I custom built myself and my Daw’s that I produce with which are FL Studio and Ableton Live.

 

TBA: Armin van Buuren is giving you a massive support on his set, how does it feel to have such a mentor?

KhoMha:  Pfff I mean what can I say, its an amazing feeling.  Armin has always been an idol of mine he’s a legend in our genre and a legend for electronic music in general. Working so close with him has helped me evolve as an artist and as a business person.

 

TBA: Where does your EP ‘Elementos’ come from? What is the concept about it?

KhoMha: My team and I wanted to create something, we wanted to create a concept that would expand beyond music or beyond a release.  We wanted to create something that identified me and my music.  ‘Elementos’ marks a new beginning and a new way for me to perform.  My show is divided into 4 parts, each of these parts correspond to one of the elements in which the visuals, the lights, and the style of music I play all fit into that specific element.

 

TBA: What are your future plans musical wise?

KhoMha:  The idea is to finish this year strong.  There are some new remixes on the way, as well as new releases.  Hopefully we can release two new vocal tracks before the end of the year is over.  Talks about a debut album are also going on for the next year or two.  🙂

 

TBA: Where are we seeing you next?

KhoMha:  I will be playing in Kuala Lumpur this weekend at club Zouk, afterwards I will be in Amsterdam for business meetings, I will then head to Chicago to play at the mid, Avalon in LA the day after.  Lizard lounge in Dallas is also in the schedule then its time for ASOT Poland. Super excited for whats coming.

 

TBA: Where are you seeing yourself in…let’s say 5 years from now?

KhoMha: Well I hope to still be doing what I love which is produce music and perform far beyond those five years.  Within five years however I want to have my own label and my own themed nights.

 

TBA: If you have to choose one, what was the most important moment of your career?

KhoMha:  The most important moment of my career without a doubt would have to be when I was discovered by Markus Schulz.  Markus has been my biggest mentor and was the reason I left Colombia and moved to Miami. He supported my music since the very beginning, believed in me, and thanks to this I’m able to do what I love every day of my life.  I will be forever grateful with him.

 

TBA: If you were to arrange a party, what would be your dream line up?

KhoMha: Hehehe.  This one is kind of out there but these are my favorite artists so here we go.

– Daft Punk

– Kanye West

– Kendrick Lamar

– Swedish House Mafia

– Chemical Brothers

– Massive Attack

– Coldplay

 

TBA: Name 3 fellow djs you just love touring with and why…

KhoMha:  I love touring with Andrew Rayel, Orjan Nilsen and Armin Van Buuren.  Andrew and Orjan are my closest friends here in the scene and touring with them is always a great time.  Touring with Armin is also amazing he’s an amazing mentor and a great professional, every time I tour with him is an excellent opportunity to learn new things.

 

TBA: 5 tunes you can’t live without (regardless the genre)

KhoMha:  Oxia – Domino

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Daft Punk – Something About Us

Daft Punk – Voyager

Reflekt – Need To Feel Loved (Adam K & Soha Remix)

 

 

TBA: Thanks a lot for taking the time and hope to see you soon somewhere.

KhoMha: Thank you guys for having me 🙂

 

 

 

 

SHINE IBIZA – THE NEW DESTINATION FOR TRANCE IN IBIZA – AT VISTA CLUB @ PRIVILEGE

A NEW RESIDENCY JOINED BY ALY & FILA, BEN NICKY, BRYAN KEARNEY, COSMIC GATE, NEELIX, PAUL VAN DYK AND MANY MORE.

A new light shines on the Mediterranean’s clubbing horizon. Trance has found a new sanctuary for its family. Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila and more than 20 DJs celebrate SHINE Ibiza, an 11-week run, Mondays July 9 to September 17, at Privilege’s Vista Club.

 

SHINE Ibiza will be the centre stage for the truest form of Trance on the White Isle. Of the move, legendary DJ and long-time Ibiza club-resident Paul van Dyk says:what SHINE offers, is a world of opportunities – a hub to an international community and a place where we belong no matter where we’re from. The trance family is a global collective of positive, caring and fun-loving people. Myself, my fellow DJs, the event organizers and club staff will go the extra mile to provide the best possible experience for them. I look forward, with the greatest anticipation to seeing you at SHINE!

The Club Vista-based nights will take place each Monday from the 9th of July to September 17th. Completing its line-ups throughout the season, Paul will be joined by DJs including Aly & Fila, Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson, Cosmic Gate, Neelix, Grum, Ben Nicky and others. First and foremost, SHINE is aimed at trance-conscious music lovers seeking mind-blowingly produced nights, packed with magic, energy and light, but overall that essential familiar spirit.

Nick Ferguson, MD of Supernova Group and former Cream Ibiza promoter explains: Trance has deep roots on the island of Ibiza. It’s been the spiritual home to its positive, uplifting sounds since the 90s. SHINE Ibiza wants to bring this spirit back, the human factor. Everybody is part of SHINE – DJs, guests and staff alike. We all come together to have a great time, meet old friends, make new friends, enjoy our favourite music in long DJ sets with amazing production and a breath-taking view of Ibiza’s sunrise”. SHINE residents Aly & Fila added “We are very much looking forward to being part of SHINE Ibiza this summer. It is great to see this dedicated Trance event on the White Isle. See you several times over the summer!

Vista is the club within a club – the world’s biggest club to be exact. Over the last five + years it has earned its name and reputation though its atmosphere and singular location. Beamed down UFO-like onto Privilege’s voluminous terrace, by night its glass pyramid structure is an awe-inducing place to dance. As dawn breaks, Club Vista irradiates to reveal a once-seen, never-forgotten panorama. With an outlook across La Isla Blanca, it stretches right the way to Dalt Vila. Sunrise sets at Vista are an experience that’s left trip-defining impressions on tens of thousands. Through the amplitude of its glass grandstand, its night-to-day transitions are evermore a 21st century clubbing rite of passage. Uniting the music with the scenic into one multisensory experiencing, it’s this perfect backdrop that SHINE has chosen for their Ibizan adventures.

 

WHEN

Every Monday, between July 9th and September 17th

 

WHERE

Vista Club at Privilege

APARTADO DE CORREOS 94
SAN RAFAEL – Ibiza (Baleares)

 

LINE-UP

9th July (Opening Party):             16th July:                                  23rd July:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Ben Nicky                                 Bryan Kearney                           Aly & Fila

Will Atkinson                              Jordan Suckley                          The Thrillseekers

Alex Ryan                                  Liam Wilson                               Paul Thomas

 

30th July:                                  6th August:                               13TH August:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila                                   Neelix                                       Aly & Fila

Simon Patterson                         Alex M.O.R.P.H.                         Giuseppe Ottaviani 2.0 live

Stephen Kirkwood                       James Cottle                             Paul Thomas

 

 

20th August:                              27th August:                           3rd September:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila                                   Cosmic Gate                              Andy Moor & Lange

Menno De Jong                          Grum                                        Standerwick

Project 8                                                Fred Baker                                Richard Lowe

 

 

10th September:                                     17TH September:

Paul van Dyk                              Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila                                   Jordan Suckley b2b

Stoneface & Terminal                  Alex M.O.R.P.H.

Island of Trance DJ’s                   Chris Bekker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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