Author: Emeric Dally

Rico is co-founder at Bimini Records. He is also a Tour Guide, Tri-Athlete and go-go Dancer in Miami. Originally from Paris, and part of the music duo Wolf Story.

[Report] Back To Africa With Fairground Festival, Black Coffee & Âme

Going to Africa for a dance music festival is quite a big experience, an ultimate experience. We had the chance to attend the 3rd edition of Fairground Festival in Tunisia last weekend. We fly from Paris to Tunis for a 3 hour flight, Imene is at the airport to greet us with a big smile. From there we go on a ride to Sousse, 2 hours away from Tunis by car. We check in in our fancy hotel and after enjoying the pool most of the day the next day, Friday, we can finally take the road to the Eco ... Read more

10 Events During The March Madness In Miami

Miami in March means many different things. First of all, it means all the college kids on the east coast are on spring break and can’t wait to go get crazy in the sunshine state. For over 30 years the WMC has gathered some cutting edge events in south Florida. The newer version and competitor MMW – Miami Music Week, affiliated with Ultra, has now outgrown the WMC to the point where hosting a WMC is cool but not that cool anymore. Regardless of all this acronym manias, Miami in march will feature the “creme de la creme” in electronic ... Read more

Interview: Monika Kruse

Alongside running labels Terminal M and Electric Avenue, Monika Kruse is an active performer, producer, philanthropist, and ambassador of electronic music culture going on some two decades. Monika has been across the industry in all directions, performing at everywhere from Space Ibiza to Berghain, and everywhere in between. She’s dazzled at festivals such as Time Warp, Melt Festival, Eastern Electrics UK, Ultra Music Festival in Miami , Sonus, Awakenings, ADE, and just about every other major festival, club and venue on the planet. This October, Monika brings her take on Techno to Torino with an appearance at the massive Movement ... Read more

10 Tracks We’ll Be Hearing About At ADE 2017

ADE comes back to Amsterdam for the 21st edition. It will take place between Oct 18th – 22nd and features numerous events but also workshops, conferences, interviews and more. The Amsterdam Dance Event is the place to be at for any dance music fans and also for individuals involved in the scene who just want to network and get their names out there. Of course ADE loves to feature up & coming talents so this TOP 10 ADE 2017 Chart has a few of them but also some way way back legendary acts like Inner City from Detroit and Laurent ... Read more

Party Report: Movement Detroit 2017

As we start the “warm up” festivities on Thursday at T.V. Lounge in Detroit, we are happily surprised how everyone is so welcoming and nice. Motor City, as everyone should know, is the birthplace of techno and even at 9pm, 7pm or whatever time of the night, we get some techno beats in the face and we love it. The venue is nothing fancy, the speakers look like they’re custom made, it looks more like a bar than a club but it has such a real feel to it, we enjoy the place very much. T.V Lounge is the Staple ... Read more

10 Artists Not To Miss At Movement Detroit

From its birth 17 years ago, “Movement” is now a well renowned Festival plus how better can it get as it is taking place in the birthplace of techno, Detroit. Of course the heavy weight techno DJs like Carl Cox and Adam Beyer are on the bill along side Kerri Chandler, Josh Wink, Nicole Moudaber, Barclay Crenshaw… A total of some 65 acts are being featured over 3 days, May 27-29. The Detroit electronic music scene is something that any soul on earth should experience. We decided to give the spotlight to a selection of live acts and some specific ... Read more

Ultra’s Arcadia Landing: Secrets Revealed

The Arcadia is becoming a solid stage at Ultra since they’ve been providing quality music for now two years in a row. But sometimes it’s not only about the music…. The DJs have been performing from a DJ booth suspended in the middle of a giant spider. Three spider legs are controlled by a team of technicians and engineers who can throw fire whenever he wishes, add to this explosive mix some acrobats during the “Arcadia Landing Show” and you experience a show of a lifetime. We sat down with one of the members from the Arcadia show, “Pip Rush” ... Read more

Party Report: Ultra Music Festival 2017

Doing 3 days at Ultra when you’re 38 years old is like running the New York Marathon for the first time with no shoes on. “You sound like you were ran over by a train” my friend tells me on Monday as we’re talking on the phone…”Yes but it was worth it” I respond. Who would have thought I would finally break the curse and see Adam Beyer perform, he’s been literally a hero of mine since I bought his records back in the 90’s and for some reason, I could never manage to see him play. Though, I wish ... Read more

Ultra RESISTANCE: A 2017 Introduction

Phase 3 Announcement of Ultra has arrived…. and yes there’s a little bit of EDM, there’s also some major acts like The Prodigy, Chase & Status, and for the older generation…a band called Cypress Hill!!! It is exciting to see Adam Beyer back along side Jamie Jones, Dubfire and Maceo Plex, all the big names are there of course! By digging through you can also find some cutting edge talents way out of the “Deep House star system” such as Sasha & Digweeed, Black Coffee, Cristoph, Eats Everything, Nathan Barato and ANNA. It is the 19th edition of the Ultra ... Read more

5 Must See Acts Of Ultra Music Festival 2017

UMF is bringing back the Resistance stage for 3 days and all our favorite artists will be grooving in Miami. From the Carl Cox Mega structure to the gigantic Arcadia Spider those 3 days will be another epic experience you don’t want to miss! Here is a take at 5 artists performing at Ultra Music Festival 2017 on March 24, 25, 26. ADAM BEYER The Drum Code legendary DJ is just as powerful as ever. His DJ sets are always highly anticipated and we can’t wait to witness history when he will take on the decks on Saturday night. SASHA ... Read more

Party Report: The BPM Festival 2017 – Weekend 1

Editor’s Note:  We acknowledge the tragic events that occurred on The BPM Festival’s final day. The decision to continue posting on our own experiences at the festival, which were overwhelmingly positive, was one carefully considered. In the end, we felt it the right thing to do, especially given their positive nature. It all starts at the Knee Deep in Sound showcase at Martina Beach Club, we arrive early and so does the crowd! Unfortunately, Hot Since 82 can’t make it, but he is replaced by super Dan Ghenacia who provides a massive performance. Later in the afternoon we see Dennis ... Read more

The BPM Festival Interview: Coyu

As we meet “The Big Cat” at BPM for the Suara showcase in Mexico, he gives the last instructions to the stage manager, “keep the dancers for later when there is more people” he says. The music just started and people are already showing up. It is no surprise, he gets always a strong following. When you look at what Coyu has accomplished since he started Suara nine years ago. He’s become the most famous DJ in Barcelona, one of the most notorious DJs in Spain, launched the Suara Foundation along with an online and physical store (located in Borne, ... Read more

The BPM Festival Interview: Francesca Lombardo

From her memorable sets at Burning Man to her live recordings with Mixmag Lab or recently at The BPM Festival, Francesca Lombardo keep surprising everyone by her versatile selections and her skills behind the decks. 2016 has been a great year for her and when someone like Uner says: “I wanna see Francesca tonight because I never saw her play” you gotta think, that lady must be special. She has a new remix that just came out on her label Echolette Records, with an original song by ultra spiritual Birds of Mind, called “Ankara” and at DHA we love it ... Read more

Party Report: Ya’ah Muul I @ The BPM Festival 2017

YA’AH MUUL is one of those BPM Festival events you don’t want to miss. The massive show takes place literally in the forest in a new venue named “The Jungle” and yes Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Francesca Lombardo and D’Julz in the Jungle in Mexico are all delicious ingredients, which turned out to be some kind of magical experience. Add to the equation Mixmag and a Warung stage and you simply end up having an experience of a lifetime. As it was well instructed by the The BPM Festival crew we start by taking the shuttle from downtown ... Read more

5 Must See Events At The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary

Only a few days away from The BPM festival’s monumental 10th anniversary edition, bringing in 2017 with over 460 artists and 80 showcases between 6-15 January. Of course we’ll be there, but with so many events we’ve already put together the 5 we are most looking forward to. Which events will you be at at The BPM festival 2017? Deeperfect | Tickets | Wah Wah Beach Bar The Italian imprint ran by el maestro Stefano Noferini will be a highlight of BPM with the likes of Spanish talented Uner along side Pirupa, Miguel Batista and more…Be there or be square! ... Read more