Category: Editorial

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How Suara Is Evolving & How It Could Affect Everyone

An artist must always be in movement, questioning reality, moving further beyond the the comfort zone. The higher one gets, the more relevant one’s success is; the more incessantly one must ask themselves, “How can we continue to improve?” Only in this way can we truly evolve. With Coyu‘s Suara imprint, it ha been a label with historical relevance yet didn’t have “its own” sound. Everything from Deep House, House, Tech House, Progressive House or Techno would make its way to audiences; Dance Music at the service of the dance floor where the balance was always between the quality of ... Read more

Epizode Festival: 7 Key Performances

Vietnam’s Epizode Festival made a huge mark on all who attended this year. The second edition of the ten day long event was a landmark one, with people from all over the US, UK, New Zealand, Russia and Australia making up the diverse crowd. Of course, plenty of locals from the Asian scene also got involved and with a line-up featuring the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon, Ame, Peggy Gou, Loco Dice, Luciano, Marcel Dettmann, Sofia Rodina, Bambounou and many more, the festival really has helped drive the scene forward and bring plenty of big names to the area for ... Read more

The World’s Top 5 Paradise Festivals

We have selected our Top 5 Paradise Festivals to make your summer line up that little bit easier as you try and beat the winter (and upcoming summer) blues. Air Festival Now in its fourth year, The Air Festival has established itself as one of the foremost gatherings of visionaries, musicians, artists and dancers in the region. Its two stages merge underground dance music culture with ceremony and sacredness, creating an unforgettable three-day experience in which friendships are forged, hearts are opened and life is affirmed. Musically, many tasteful bases are covered including every shade of house from deep to ... Read more

Our Favorite Tracks Of 2017

With New Year’s Eve upon us and 2018 imminent, these are the tracks that were on heavy rotation in our offices and dancefloors throughout. With so much to choose from, and tiered lists something of an impossibility to truly curate, these are presented in no particular order. What were your favorite tracks of the year? Octo Octa – Adrift (Avalon Emerson Furiosly Awake Version) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/honeysoundsystem/hny-016-octo-octa-adrift-avalon-emerson-furiously-awake-version” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Keinemusik (Rampa, Adam Port, &ME) – Muyè [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/keinemusik/muye-3″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Tale Of Us & Vaal – Monument (Stephan Bodzin Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/afterlifeofc/tale-of-us-vaal-monument-3″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ ... Read more

Top 10 DHA Mixes Of 2017

Any follower of ours knows that the DHA Soundcloud channel is the backbone of everything we do. 2017 was the year we broke 300 exclusive) mixes, while also bringing a collection of special partner podcasts from some of the world’s biggest Dance Music festivals and brands. Here we highlight the top 10 most streamed mixes of 2017, selected from both our original mixtapes, DHL mix series, Youtube channel, and our special podcast series. Which mixes did you like the best from the year that was? #10. Audiofly – DHA Mix #282 [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/audiofly-dha-mix-282″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #9. Fideles ... Read more

5 Reasons Why: Vujaday Music Festival

4 – 8 April, 2018 will see the Caribbean island of Barbados graced with a new week-long destination music and art celebration, Vujaday Music Festival. An event of this scale has yet to take place in Barbados and is meant to create unforgettable experiences for locals and travellers alike, giving the former a chance to experience DJs from around the world, while those new to the island will receive a much wider experience than on a typical visit. The entire thing is founded by those who have also owned and operated world renowned Toronto clubs like Footwork Nightclub, Coda, The ... Read more

Our Top 15 Exclusive Premieres Of 2017

With over 100 exclusive premieres in 2017 alone, we’re taking a look at the 15 most streamed from across our platforms. What were your favorite tracks from the past year> #15. Premiere: Mees Salomé – Equivalence (Original Mix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-mees-salome-equivalence-original-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #14. Premiere: Rebolledo – Discótico Pléxico (Maceo Plex Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-rebolledo-discotico-plexico-maceo-plex-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #13. Premiere: Way Out West – Set My Mind (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-way-out-west-set-my-mind-maxxi-soundsystem-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #12. Premiere: Henrik Schwarz – Take Words In Return (Jimi Jules Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-london/henrik-schwarz-take-words-in-return-jimi-jules-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #11. ... Read more

Meet The Charity Helping Us Bring Together The Underground Electronic Community For Refugee Aid

Since its launch on 4 December, the second annual The Cup of Hope mix, presented by Schirmchendrink and Volunteers fo Humanity, and featuring music from San Francisco’s Atish (who follows last year’s edition brought by YokoO), has brought the underground electronic music community together, pulling upwards of 2,000 Euro towards supplies and clothes for Europe’s on going refugee crisis. With the campaign in its third week and the Holidays upon us, we thought it a good idea to go more in depth with the charity involved by speaking at length with its founder Marit Neukomm when we were in Switzerland ... Read more

5 Reasons Why: Wonderflip – A Magical Circus

From 9 – 12 November, India’s inaugural carnival of wonders – Wonderflip – A Magical Circus brings a selection of Europe and India’s finest DJ’s to a truly exotic location. Held in rustic, rural Khempur, a 45-minute drive away from Udaipur, Wonderflip – A Magical Circus is a combination of the traditional world of the performing circus with the modern facilities of an outstanding festival experience. With two stages, immersive performances, art installations, and an outdoor bazaar, the Wonderflip experience will truly be a journey through the senses, all guided by the likes of dOP, Patrice Baumel, VAAL, Frankey & ... Read more

Dekmantel 2017: 5 Artists To Watch

One of the beauty’s of Amsterdam’s annual Dekmantel festival is the diversity in its annual lineups. Not only does it feature one of the most balanced gender and cultural lineups in the scene, but also always focused on discovery, both as brand and as influencer. This year, the festivals 3 days sees many familiar Dekmantel faces (Antal, Hunee, Palms Trax, Call Super, Marcel Dettmanm, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Nobu, Midland, Floating Points, etc), but it is its slew of debuts and eclectic acts that catch our attention. Here, we’re looking at five of the acts we’re most looking forward ... Read more

Party Report: Innervisions Barcelona

Innervisions took over one of the best locations in Barcelona for such an intimate events which suited the label and the organization itself just perfectly. It was the first time for me at the Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol, but I have to say, it’s an amazing art pavilion that was originally built for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929 and represents the “real Spanish town/village”. You can definitely feel the Spanish soul wrapped around the buildings and all the typical arches! Now back to Innervisions event! I actually skipped one day of Sónar, just to be full in ... Read more

Genius Loci: Exploring Authenticity Beyond the Festival

I have attended a lot of music festivals in the past six years, especially since I have begun covering them professionally. Every festival is different and has a lot to offer the attendee; however, a few festivals always will stand alone. One of these is Burning Man: not so much a music festival as a life festival, this bright collective celebration of consciousness. Another, which I discovered this past weekend in Punta Cabras, Baja Mexico, two hours down a windy dirt road on a campground by the ocean was Genius Loci festival. Unlike the larger festivals I have attended this ... Read more

DHA Off Week 2017 Guide: 10 Must See Events

Not sure what happened to time, but OFF Week 2017 goes down this week in Barcelona. With so may events to choose from, and new lengthy destination event series, conference, and hybrid events popping up around the world, we thought we’d sift through the crowd and see what OFF Week events we’re most looking forward to. Obviously, there is so much more to choose from in the awesome city that is Barcelona, and many of the names may be go to, but hey…they’re “go to” for a reason. Sorry that so many events are sold out, but I’m sure there ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle: Where Experience & Environment Headline

One of my favorite things about Lightning in a Bottle is going for a walk. We walk so often daily it becomes mundane: to our cars, to grab a coffee, across the street. We forget that each walk is a tiny adventure. In the Neverland that is LIB we connect viscerally as we move through each other. We form a constant river of consciousness: flowing over bridges, brushing hands in gentle high fives, respectfully shifting through the crowd to rejoin your friends. Here we do not just numbly pass from one task to the next, so glued to our screen ... Read more

Party Report: Lente Kabinet 2017

Amsterdam’s Lente Kabinet festival is the annual little sister to it’s renowned Dekmantel event. Organized by the same minds, and frequently featuring similar artists (albeit at less than 1/3 of the latter’s multi-day, city-wide offering), Lente Kabinet is something of a precursor to the massive summer events to come (I mean, the English translation has “Spring” in it…but most of you knew already that already), as well as a (welcome) relief from the barrage of open format, mainstream festival events which tend to monopolize and create a complacency toward all those arbitrary definitions of “underground” out there. My own experience ... Read more