Editorial

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    26 2016 December

    The Top 10 DHA Premieres Of 2016

    With over 100 exclusive premieres in 2016 alone, we’re taking a look at the 10 most streamed from our Soundcloud channel. With entries from the likes of Drumcode, Dirtybird, and All Day I Dream, coupled...

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    25 2016 December

    The Top 10 DHA Mixtapes Of 2016

    Any follower of ours knows that the DHA Soundcloud channel is the backbone of all the things we do. 2016 was the year we broke 250 original (and exclusive) mixes, while also bringing a collection...

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    06 2016 December

    Have You Heard Of: The US RAVE Act?

    On top of Capitol Hill in Washington DC, sits a massive pile of legislations still yet to be approved, one of which is the RAVE Act or “Reducing Americans’ Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act,” introduced to the...

This is a short series of articles, considering the most important, most resounding panels of Amsterdam Dance Event conferences. A collection of observations that span the conversation in the industry for the rest of the year, the heated discussions and knowledge that is worth special attention. To scan through or read thoroughly, as always is your choice,...

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Boiler Room Breakdowns: Skream B2B Disclosure

November 4, 2016 | Amsterdam

It’s been awhile since our last Boiler Room Breakdown, so we thought we’d return with a classic. It’s been over three years now, since that fateful night when Skream and Disclosure joined forces in a poorly lit hotel suite but many YouTubers still love to revisit the moment over and over and over again. Aron...

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Dirtybird Campout 2016: Becoming A Dirtybird

October 14, 2016 | Amsterdam

This past weekend, a small group of Dirtybird superfans gathered in Orange County for a weekend of summer camp filled fun led by none other than tech house music legend Claude Von Stroke. For years Claude and the crew have been throwing epic barbecue parties in their backyard of San Francisco Bay in Northern California...

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Tonight, the award-winning percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers presents his world premiere of “Playground“. A 75 min profound exploration through the world of sounds that took the creator everywhere from the junkyards to the dark corners of the club, the jewels of Asian culture and to the glorious interior of the Royal Concert Hall. Yet another crossover...

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I believe in magic again. I wrote that in capitol letters in the bottom of my journal entry my last morning at Burning Man. My heart was full of joy in a way I have not experienced before in my life. For eight days I was surrounded by art, culture, conversation, friendship, and curiosity. I’d...

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Finally, it’s not just talks about spirituality, yoga and getting to know your 2nd chakra. The organization behind the biggest electronic dance music stage on Coachella Festival has taken action and turned their community’s attention to the controversy over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite their disavowal to be perceived as a political...

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In early July, Jeroen Search was enlisted to close the final chapter of Len Faki’s Figure SPC, the long-running techno label with releases catalogued from A-Z. Spanning output over a period of nearly 7 years, Figure SPC has carved a new shape in Techno with its distinct approach to curation and the sheer depth of...

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III Points Miami: 5 Acts To Catch

August 24, 2016 | Amsterdam

III Points is coming back to the sunshine state and each year their line up seems more impressive. The 2016 edition features acts like LCD SoundSystem, Thievery Corporation and M83. A line up going for some selective old school hip hop artists, Indie rock and some of the finest dance music artists such as Dixon,...

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Citing youth centers in his native Düsseldorf as a major source of influence in his youth, Desolat’s Loco Dice has now teamed up with nonprofit Bridges for Music. The aim of Bridges for Music is to raise funds for South Africa’s Kliptown Youth Center, which acts as a safe haven for disadvantaged youth by partnering with...

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A 22 year old Dublin entrepreneur has created a collapsible shower meant to aid hygiene in both the festival space and the refugee camp (the question of why these camps don’t have adequately hygienic facilities seems to be a futile one at this point…another reason to punch your local right winger in the face). Originally intended as a...

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Ever since Pokémon Go made its international debut, the streets have been littered with overly-excited 40 year old man-children and friendly creatures known as… Pokémon. It’s a distraction – pulling us away from our enjoyment of electronic music. Here are 12 dramatic changes that have occurred ever since its creation. 12) YOU MUST OBEY Everyone loves Pokémon –...

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The Artisans Of Festival Fashion

July 6, 2016 | Amsterdam

In the last few years the rise of popularity of electronic music has brought festival culture into everyday life. This year #festivalfashion has been blowing up the internet and huge corporations like H&M have hopped on the bandwagon developing lines specifically marketed to attendees of Coachella, with the popular festival even achieving credit on the...

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Report: De School’s De Zomernacht

July 5, 2016 | Amsterdam

Last weekend, on Saturday July 2nd, we had a look inside De School’s new recurring ‘De Zomernacht’ special. With near perfect sets from Somewhen and Roi Perez (Ostgut Ton) on the first round – the venue has so-far made a solid start at rekindling the spontaneous spirit of Amsterdam’s fringe nightlife. For those unfamiliar with De School’s new program ‘De Zomernacht’ – its a summer special that masks the lineup...

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As many have already heard, Amsterdam’s underground hotspot venue – Cruquiusgilde – is pulling the plug. Treading with a sigh, we’re uncovering the dialogue of feelings behind the venues demise, and dwelling on five great party nights the venue curated. Receiving their 24-hour license just last year, Cruquiusgilde is shutting down due to new noise restrictions imposed by the municipality. The temporary club, which would be officially...

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Editorial: Are Computers Instruments?

May 13, 2016 | Amsterdam

How many times have you had to defend your music taste in a bar to people who just do not understand dance music? I certainly have. I’ve heard people argue that DJ’s are not playing instruments. And truthfully, not all of them do. DJing is a different talent, one that us in this community admire;...

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