thenextgeneration is the DJ/production duo of locals Mikkel Dankner and Aaron Feld, a partnership formed in 2004. Mikkel started out cutting and mixing tapes at age 12, and has since gone on to play at some of the most renowned nightclubs around the US, including Limelight, Tunnel, and Palladium in NYC, and Ohm in Chicago. Additionally, he has some serious production credits under his belt, including a remix of "Change For Me" by Eric Roberson and Osunlade on the esteemed Yoruba label, plus "Hypnotize You," as Soulscience, an original on Lars Behrenroth's Deeper Shades Recordings. Aaron, meanwhile, is the more business-savvy member of the duo, matching a higher education in marketing and PR with plenty of charisma to go with his musical leanings. The duo specializes in classic soulful deep house infused with Afro-Latin flavors, and can be heard regularly on Wednesday nights at Sushi Samba and on Saturdays at Beer and Burger Joint in Miami Beach. Catch them at Samba tonight, or on Thursday and Friday nights of this week at Hakkasan in the Fontainebleau Hotel. Meanwhile, you can get a feel for their deep vibes on this two-part DJ mix.
Click here to download "White" (part one of the mix).
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Click here to download "Black" (part two).