Direct (4)

Real Name:
Tanka István
Profile:
Direct’s (Tanka István) signature precision and thoroughness grants numerous Hungarian and international releases their final rich and unique sound, regardless of genre. He runs the record label HUNaBEAT in partnership with Soleil and works as part of the sound engineering team at the VinylTeam record production company.

Direct’s musical career began at the turn of the century when he met Stom and Range. Together they formed the musically eclectic drum and bass trio Radical Motion. The group’s exciting signature sound drew influence from the world of electronica and ambient. In 2006 the trio won the third prize in an international remix contest organized by Montreal Urban/Electronic Music Community.

In a very short time Direct found his partner in crime in Stom, someone with whom he could go digging in record stores during the day and play at gigs during the night.
Besides the work he had done with his partners, Direct started to release more mellow and chill tunes under his other alter ego Reck.
During these years he was introduced to the art of sound engineering through his university studies and took keen interest in the subject. He soon started to study and practice this field with utmost vigilance and an aim for perfection.
In 2010 he became one of founders of SoulClap Budapest, a DJ and Producer ensemble. Up to the day, he enriches the group’s sound engineering; so he used to enrich the sound with his exquisite scratching skills in the past.

The year 2012 opened new horizons in his career. He became a member of the renowned underground Hip Hop group Frigid Air Family. This era saw their first vinyl taking off. The record, UnderHUNdred Cuts was produced and released under the label Vinylize; one of its sides was designed and sound engineered by Direct. If only it sold out in a short period of time; a limited number of this release was also manufactured into handcrafted eyewears by Tipton Eyeworks and is now being worn by celebrities such as film director Quentin Tarantino and performer Sir Elton John.

In 2013 he became a DJ of the band Feelan’ Trope, counting 17 members at the time.

In 2014 he became an integral member of Tilos Radio, the biggest independent radio station in Budapest, Hungary.
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Singles & EPs

Direct (4) - DirectReady EP album art Direct (4) & Ready Direct (4) & Ready - DirectReady EP (EP) Wacuum Airs Hungary 2011 Sell This Version
none Direct (4) - Untitled album art Direct (4) Untitled(Lathe, 7", Promo, S/Edition) Not On Label (Direct Self-released) none Hungary 2013 Sell This Version
none Direct (4) - Tilos23 album art Direct (4) & Fayabolo & Mr. Skunk Direct (4) & Fayabolo & Mr. Skunk - Tilos23(Lathe, 5", Single, Ltd, S/Edition) Tilos Rádió none Hungary 2014 Sell This Version
none Direct (4) Untitled(Lathe, 7", Promo, S/Edition) Not On Label (Direct Self-released) none Hungary 2014 Sell This Version
none Direct (4) - Untitled  album art Direct (4) Untitled (Lathe, 7", Promo, S/Edition) Not On Label (Direct Self-released) none Hungary 2014 Sell This Version
none Direct (4) - Örökkévalóság album art Direct (4) & Explicit (9) Direct (4) & Explicit (9) - Örökkévalóság(Lathe, 7", Promo, S/Edition) Not On Label (Direct Self-released) none Hungary Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Direct (4) - After Effects Mix album art DJ Direct* After Effects Mix(CDr, Ltd, Mixed) Not On Label none Hungary 2012 Sell This Version

Videos (12) Edit