Name: Rick Koen

City: Pretoria

About this selection: “Exactly 2am. I found myself pressing play for the first time as I recorded this selection. The feeling was so real. Thoughts and memories locked away. Alone with the music in my gloomy room, quiet breath and a greater emotion. Everything else made perfect sense. This selection was produced with an intense feeling of deep affection.”

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About the Warm Up series

There is something deeply special, and perhaps sometimes overlooked, about the magic of anticipation in dance music. Perhaps it’s a solo trip through your most treasured playlists in the days before your favourite party, or an intimate gathering of loved ones before heading out into the unknown of the nighttime. For some it might even be attending an event early to catch those often under-appreciated opening slots.

However you choose to warm up before the peak-time, it remains a unique opportunity for sonic journey and adventure. Our Warm Up Series is dedicated to just that.