HTS Guest Mix #19: Judzhen

Hailing from the Latgale province of Latvia, Judzhen has become one of the most sought after selectors in the capital Riga in a matter of a couple of years. Together with his comrade Dope From Above he’s helped launch the Urban Soulz events brand which is responsible for bringing to Riga artists as Mosca, Mall Grab and OL. He is a frequent guest at the parties hosted by Taran & Lomov’s Amber Muse label as well as the resident of the House Purgatorio concept alongside Elvi Soulsystems and visual artist Dee. In addition to having a busy DJ set calendar Judzhen is also developing his production skills – his first release on Datenbits Recordings entitled Desert Island featured remixes from the label boss Lomidze as well as Riga’s techno visionary Girts Reiniks and Ukranian house head Alex Okrazo.

Even though he’s a trained accordionist Judzhen is fixed on rhythm and percussion – from his sets to his production he’s full of energy and flow, be it disco influenced or jazz influenced house – you’ll always find yourself bouncing shoulders back and forth to an irresistible groove.

Judzhen recorded a special mix for Heed The Sound. Listen to it above.


Powder – Busy Port
Fred P – On This Vibe (P.Scott Sistrum Remix)
Borrowed Cs Mongo Skato – Maccona
Nils Diezel – Moody Sundays
Glenn Underground – Waterhode
Metro – Brownstone Express
Strong Souls – Remember When
Jesques Renault – Faith (Borrowed Identity Remix)
Earth People – Dance (Franklin De Costa Tool Edit)
Karizma – Ya Dig
Boo Williams – Make Some Noise
Gemini – De Bass