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...

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Party Report: Lente Kabinet 2017

June 5, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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Party Report: Movement Detroit 2017

June 4, 2017 | Amsterdam

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...

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DHA Summer Festival Guide: The 15 Best

May 28, 2017 | Amsterdam

With this past weekend’s heat it may not be official yet but summer is here. Well, at least it soon will be. With that, we thought we’d break down a few of the festival events that we are most looking forward to. of course we cant be or know everything that’s going on anywhere in...

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An Underground Clubbing Guide To Toronto

May 23, 2017 | Amsterdam

Toronto’s underground culture has gone through some ups and downs over the past few decades, but it’s persevered and evolved considerably. We have a moderate nightlife scene, however only a few dance floors cater to the underground crowd. Aside from Toronto’s clubbing hey-days of the 90s and early 2000s, our underground clubs today are primarily...

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The sixth edition of the De Zon will be held at Blijburg aan Zee the 4th of June. Throughout the years, Todd Terje, Massimiliano Pagliari, Session Victim, Manamana, Culoe De Song, Marek Hemmann, Sascha Braemer as well as many others and locals DJs played the festival, but the main guest always was that giant yellow...

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Headphones are an essential piece of equipment to a DJ because, without a proper pair, there’s no sensible way to listen to what they’re creating in a recording studio or on a stage, while inhibiting interference from ambient sound or the constant screaming of fans. Good headphones enable a DJ to hear all elements in...

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An Underground Clubbing Guide To Croatia

April 30, 2017 | Amsterdam

When the last summer festival packs its stages and leaves the Adriatic coast, dancefloor activities return from the sunny beaches, old fortresses and party boats into the shades of clubbing. As underground events in Croatia consistently present world class music and host the most skilled international artists, it’s time to shed some light on that...

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The Top 10 DHA Premieres Of 2016

December 26, 2016 | Amsterdam

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 with a slew of the most in demand producers, local and International, these ten tracks represented the best of DHA....

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The Top 10 DHA Mixtapes Of 2016

December 25, 2016 | Amsterdam

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 of very special exclusive partner podcasts from some of the world’s biggest brands. Here we highlight the top 10 most...

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Have You Heard Of: The US RAVE Act?

December 6, 2016 | Amsterdam

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 United States House of Representatives in 2002. With such a perplex and badass acronym, no other politician than Senator Joe...

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There’s no doubt that Amsterdam’s nightlife is up there. The city now gets mentioned in the same breath as London, New York, Berlin etc. which is pretty impressive considering it’s size. Thanks to the city’s progressive attitude, we seem to be in a good place which is more than can be said for many cultural capitals....

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New advancements in DJ and equipment are now hitting us on a daily basis. Pioneer has just this week released an iPhone version of their WeDJ app which allows users to play at being Carl Cox on the morning commute or make believe they’re Adam Beyer whilst on the bog. Of course, this progression was...

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In the future we will be listening to music produced by Artificial Intelligence (AI), like it or not. However harsh and uninspiring this statement might sound, don’t jump into conclusions just yet. Yesterday, 24th Nov, BPI held a conference “Music’s smart future”, where the main theme analysed to the bone was AI and it’s impact to...

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Last week with my article “The Gabber. or How Rotterdam Gave Birth to An Underground Style” I went on a quest to reintroduce, and maybe slightly poke at the so-thought dead, Gabber culture. The teasing tone of the publication gained an immediate wide-range of comments. Most had a good chuckle or two, but for others this article came off as inhospitable. Then is...

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House Vs Techno: What Is The Real Difference?

November 21, 2016 | Amsterdam

Now this may seem like a really stupid question. Most people definitely think they know the answer. When you push them for specific criteria, however, it all gets a little fuzzy. It seems that how we decide whether a track is techno or house depends largely on a kind of sixth sense which is hard...

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