Album Preview: Rick Sanders – Gateway [Smiley Fingers July 8th]


Rick Sanders announces his debut album “Gateway” on Smiley Fingers Limited. It is a sound journey through the artistic vision of this young producer, that blends imagery, waves of synths and tech-house appeal . An example of Rick Sanders’s exploration through different styles comes from tracks that merge warm melodies with inspired grooves as “Mademoseille”, “Crystallize “ and “Midnight”, which give way to funk infused tunes like “Theory” and “Airport“, that become gradually tougher, as you can hear on the bass used in “Interface”, and culminates with the dark techno of “Gateway”. “Gateway” is the result of vastly different inspirations and an ever growing musical maturity that will establish Rick’s as one of the most promising new talents in electronic music scene.


01. Mademoiselle (Sweet Edit)

02. Crystallize

03. Midnight


04. Theory


05. Airport

06. System Device

07. Visions

08. Reset

09. Rules

10. Interface

11. Gateway


Rick Sanders is a DJ and producer that is rapidly reaching a big notoriety on the European scene. During the years Rick Sanders built his own trademark, made of fresh rhythmic percussions and warm melodies which blend together, creating an unique and recognizable style and collaborated with remixers like Ray Okpara, Mobius Strum, El Mundo & Satori, Pezzner and Lomez.

He has been supported by top djs like: Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Nic Fanciulli, Jimpster, Florian Meindl, Satoshi Tomiie, Reboot, Uner, Butch, Dj Sneak, Tony Humpries, Riva Starr, Sergio Fernandez.

About Alex Esser:

DJ, surfer and entrepreneur residing in Malmö, Sweden. HMWL label daddy. My music network is always open. Holler at