dZihan & Kamien

dZihan & Kamien

The sound of Vienna-based duo dZihan & Kamien (pronounced Jay-hahn and Kammy-en) can easily be compared with the downtempo, soulful house sounds of Jazzanova, P'taah, or the Naked Music compilations. The duo hit popularity in 1996 with the single "Der Buch," which went big in European clubs and made appearances on several compilations. Their full-length album Freaks & Icons was released in late 2000.

Vlado dZihan, originally from Sarajevo, grew up in a predominantly musical household. As a drummer, dZihan became known on the local scene and recorded for the soundtrack of the film Arizona Dream, starring Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway. He met his production partner, Mario Kamien, while studying in Vienna. Kamien, German-born with both an Italian and Polish heritage, shared dZihan's interest in traditional music, from the Near East, especially Turkey, and a love for Arabic strings. Combining their musical interests with their musical backgrounds, the two released Freaks & Icons on their label, Couch Records. The album focused on a downtempo-house sound, using samples from traditional Near East sources. Freaks & Icons was proceeded by three EP's, Tearroom 2004, [B]efore [A]fter, and Code: No Pork Please. The mix album Refreaked appeared a year later, followed by 2002's Gran Riserva.

Title Album Genre Tools
Stiff Jazz Circle m Gran Riserva Electronic
Ford Transit Electronic, Jazz
Summer Fever Music Matters
Dabudei Freaks & Icons Electronic
Where Are We? Freaks & Icons Electronic
Smile: Album Version Smile - [Disc 5] Electronic
Stiff Jazz (Zündapp Dub) Live In Vienna (Remixed) Electronic
Thrill (feat. Ma Dita) The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Drophere (DV Remix) Live In Vienna (Remixed) Electronic
Slowhand Hussein Freaks & Icons Electronic
Basmati (feat. DJ Mango) The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Drophere (Dado Remix) Live In Vienna (Remixed) Electronic
Stiff Jazz Six Degrees 100 Electronic
Smile: Ninebar Remix Smile - [Disc 5] Electronic
Smile: Cycles Remix Smile - [Disc 5] Electronic
I Guess She... Freaks & Icons Electronic
Spacewater Freaks & Icons Electronic
Smile: Eddy & Dus Kontrapunkt Mix Smile - [Disc 5] Electronic
Smile: Aromabar Remix Smile - [Disc 5] Electronic
Drophere feat. (Ma. Dita & Ozden) The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Ford Transit The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Slidub (feat. Misirli Ahmet) The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Ahmet & Sammy The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Smile Freaks & Icons Electronic
Drophere (DV Remix - Short) Live In Vienna (Remixed) Electronic
Streets Of Istanbul Freaks & Icons Electronic
Colores Freaks & Icons Electronic
Airport The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna Electronic
Slidub (Superdub) Live In Vienna (Remixed) Electronic
Ford Transit (Howie B Remix) Live In Vienna (Remixed) Electronic
I Wish Circle m Music Matters
Basmati (Featuring Daniela) Circle m Gran Riserva Electronic, Jazz
Drophere Circle m Couch Records Vol. 1 Alternative, Electronic, Jazz
Ay Ay Ay Circle m Lost & Found Electronic, Jazz
Airport Circle m Gran Riserva Electronic, Jazz
Ocean Air Circle m Freaks & Icons Electronic
Smile Circle m Couch Records Vol. 1 Alternative, Electronic, Jazz
After Circle m Freaks & Icons Electronic
Homebase Circle m Freaks & Icons Electronic
My Music Circle m Music Matters Alternative, Electronic, Jazz
Before Circle m Freaks & Icons Electronic
Just You & I Circle m Freaks & Icons Electronic
Take Me Back