Editorial

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    22 2018 May

    10 Unmissable Summer Boutique Festivals

    Summer festival season doesn’t have to mean 10’s of 1000s in attendance, massive stages, and gaudy production. For every Mysteryland or Awakenings out there, there exists a handful of events where intimacy is key and...

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    08 2018 May

    Lente Kabinet: A Lesson In Experimentation

    Experimentation is one of those fickle beasts within any creative scene. With subjective meanings juxtaposed against industry standards, as well as the ever-present search for acceptance and “cool”, it is an approach to creation that...

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    07 2018 May

    Party Report: Electron Festival [Geneva, CH]

    One of the best perks of electronic music events (or I would even say, of most cultural gatherings) in Switzerland is that a spectator is sometimes gifted the impossible possibility to experience an intimate encounter...

– James Zabiela When the idea of making a ‘Balance CD proper’ was suggested to me I was filled with dread. I was of course excited and grateful to be given the amazing opportunity, but I immediately felt this enormous pressure that it needed to be something special. It had been so long since I’d...

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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...

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Epizode Festival: 7 Key Performances

January 16, 2018 | Amsterdam

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...

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The World’s Top 5 Paradise Festivals

January 12, 2018 | Amsterdam

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...

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Our Favorite Tracks Of 2017

December 30, 2017 | Amsterdam

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?...

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Top 10 DHA Mixes Of 2017

December 23, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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5 Reasons Why: Vujaday Music Festival

December 21, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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Our Top 15 Exclusive Premieres Of 2017

December 20, 2017 | Amsterdam

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) #14. Premiere: Rebolledo – Discótico Pléxico (Maceo Plex Remix) #13. Premiere: Way Out West – Set My...

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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...

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5 Reasons Why: Wonderflip – A Magical Circus

October 29, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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Dekmantel 2017: 5 Artists To Watch

July 19, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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Party Report: Innervisions Barcelona

July 17, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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