Words By: Emily Tsai
When the legendary Markus Schulz takes another producer under his wing, the world knows to keep an eye out.
Coldharbour Red Recordings, focused specifically on releases from new talents with an even darker sound than the signature Coldharbour imprint, saw the protege’s first release last year in May, setting off a whirlwind of a year for the 21-year-old Colombian producer, Robert Alzate Pasos, better known to the dance community as KhoMha. After capturing the world – fans and producers alike – with remixes of Markus Schulz, Matt Darey, and Gabriel & Dresden, as well as with original productions such as “507” and “Magnetik,” KhoMha’s prolific 2011 culminated with Schulz naming the young star Coldharbour Recording’s first-ever Artist of the Year.
On June 18, KhoMha shocked the electronic dance community yet again with the release of his three-track E.P. “The Dark Knight,” of which the leading track first played a fundamental role in Schulz’s A State of Trance 550 set in Den Bosch and has maintained the same essential role in his live sets ever since. Timed perfectly for the upcoming release of the Batman trilogy’s final installment, “The Dark Knight” mirrors the ambience and plot of the film with which it shares a name. The tech-infused chaos engulfed by a relentless bass-line makes way for an epic buildup that climaxes in a drop which promises to keep dancers moving long past sunrise and even puts the legendary battle between Batman and the Joker to shame, further reinforcing Coldharbour Recording’s reasons behind naming KhoMha their Artist of the Year. For those who don’t like “fluffy” trance, this is your remedy.