Frank Haag's selection

Frank Haag is focusing his sonic target on the contemporary world of unearthly electronic music. It’s shaped by the aim of pushing beyond his edgy musical interests from all kinds of genres and cultures.

When being a student at the The Hague’s Royal Conservatory, Frank has been experimenting with analog and digital studio techniques by making multiple channel (surround) compositions. During his early twenties he started performing Live. Meanwhile he was organising after-parties called Haaghuyzen, held at the infamous DJ Café Vaaghuyzen, also musical home of Sandrien, Steffi, San Proper and Boris Werner. Ever influenced by the output of cities like Detroit and Berlin, and labels as Axis, M-Plant, Perlon, Playhouse and Trelik, his sound has kept evolving in recent times.

Frank has been playing all over the globe at numerous events and clubs like Awakenings Festival and Arma17. He’ s also part of the VBX crew. His last release was hammered by Raresh and was featured in Cassy’s MIXMAG compilation.


MODE M - FREEFORM

“Sensitive, melancholic track from Future Beat Alliance’s moniker. Complete, beautiful, paddy harmonies, elegantly evolving and not overdoing it. Dopamine release guaranteed. Nice to break or slow down your set. Just let the record do its job.”

LEN LEWIS - LIQUID ACID

“Timeless tune. It’s got this phat amen-ish loop groove. A nice story is deep and a has a pulsating acid line that comes in to rock the second half.”

ABSTRACT TUNE - A1       

“Loopy and perpetual with a menacing pace and a no-nonsense groove. Trippy but super usable without losing energy. Played this one in the Bret during ADE, it has so much attitude.”

DARREN ALLEN - DECIEVER

“Unique producer and a good lad. I’ve been keeping an eye on his productions since underlying form 002 and also, his Discobar EP’s. This is UF numero 3. A different, primal sci-fi approach.“

SPACE TRAVEL - 13

“This track takes a lot of risks, as do a lot of Spacetravel’s jams. But that's what appeals to me. I love the unearthly tension in the high synth melody that comes in later in the track. Off harmonies, that somehow fit.”

MODEL 500 - LIGHTSPEED

“Whatever music you dig, somehow you always end up back in Detroit.  :) This is a timeless track on R & S (which still exists) from the innovator that is Juan Atkins. Still fresher than most of today’s productions. Pitched down it becomes more profound.”

EVAN BAGGS - ALL DRY

“Evan Baggs is putting out some serious straight-up club bangers lately. This is one of his best up until now.”

BABY FORK - SPIRITWORKS

“I always have a favourite Baby Ford track. He’s just a big influence.”

TWO LONE SWORDSMEN - GAY SPUNK

“First time I heard this track I totally got blown away,  and it still doesn’t bore me. So driving, tense and menacing with a one of a kind character. Two Lone Swordsmen. They made some amazing music, including this one.”

By Saša, edited on 29 October 2018