Århus rarely springs to mind when you think about hubs for electronic music. A key member of Regelbau, an eleven-strong collective operating out of Denmark’s second city, Milán Zaks aka DJ Sports is one of several emerging producers credited with its rise as a fertile setting for electronic exploration. Weaving palatial, Detroit-esque melodies and ambient atmospheres with breakbeat and house structures, the prolific collective are busy cultivating something they can call their own.
Between Regelbau, the Help Recordings label he runs with older brother and fellow Regelbau member Natal (aka Central); the recently formed No Hands imprint set up with Anders Vendelbo, Mathias Okholm and C.K. (the latter two also of Regelbau) and producing music both solo and under collective guises like Hi Mount and Maizena, it’s difficult to see how Zaks has time to hone his craft as a DJ. Well, he seems to manage, serving up a stellar mix that takes us from otherworldly ambient and beautifully crafted jungle to swinging house and lush breakbeat. He’s even thrown in a bit of reggae for good measure.
DJ Sports plays Baldhead at Bar A Bar on February 24th alongside Central – buy tickets here.