Editorial

  • 23 2017 May

    An Underground Clubbing Guide To Toronto

    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...

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    10 2017 May

    De Zon Festival And The Virtue Of Not Announcing Your Lineup

    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...

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    07 2017 May

    A Guide To Choosing The Perfect DJ Headphones

    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...

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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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10 Best (Early) 2016 Summer Festivals

May 13, 2016 | Amsterdam

With a particularly pleasing start of the second half of Spring, there’s really no way around it anymore: the summer festival season is at our doorstep. Although the total offer of summer festivals worldwide hasn’t stopped its increase, there are only so many that can be dubbed as a quality festival. Here not only the line up, but...

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Last year I attended Lighting in a Bottle Festival in Bradley California for the very first time. I was a Coachella veteran and thought I knew everything about festivals and what they could offer. Truth: I could not have been more wrong. A random speaker series on the first day drew my attention it was...

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Last month we premiered the title track to Stimming’s new organically recorded and produced Alpe Lusia, which came out on Diynamic on the 29th of April. Adding to the official release of the album now comes a behind the scenes look at how the LP was created track by track. Written and shot by Stimming himself,...

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Coachella’s Craigslist Cravings

April 22, 2016 | Amsterdam

To most, Craigslist is a useful online market to buy/sell used electronic equipment, residential spaces, musical instruments, concert tickets, gardening tools, or Lorpen Merino Wool ankle socks. However, some are in the market for their more ‘intimate’ needs. Most are familiar with the online ‘Missed Connections‘ after festivals such as Burning Man: where sad romantics can congregate in search of their...

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Report: Snowbombing 2016

April 21, 2016 | Amsterdam

Described as the world’s number 1 festival on snow, Austria’s Snowbombing lived up to its name during its 2016 edition – its most sweeping one yet. Taking place between 4 – 9 April in Mayrehofen Austria, Snowbombing (now in its 17th year) brought over 6,000 up-for-it party animals to the Alps, for a week-long exercise in dance,...

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Coachella is the staple music festival for most California festival goers: if you don’t go anymore it is almost surely where you started. With no age limit and two weekends of fun many young people go to experience their first festival event. For a lot of young people today experience goes hand in hand with experiment...

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Amsterdam has been a symbol of cannabis freedom for a few decades already. Long traditions like Cannabis cup and coffeeshops created a profile of a city that welcomes tourists from all over the world just because there is no problem smoking weed here. Whether you just want to do some cannabis tasting, or you just...

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Thursday, September 17, marks an important day in the dance music calendar. No, it’s not the kick off to Winter Music Conference, ADE or BPM, but rather the day the dance music community came together in humanity and compassion to bring awareness to one of the most pressing human stories of our day. Antwerp, Belgium’s club IKON will host...

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