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Lente Kabinet Festival Announces Full Lineup For First Ever Weekender Festival

After six memorable editions, the little sister event of Dekmantel Festival, Lente Kabinet Festival has set up a weekender for the first time as 2018’s festival event. With its focuses on avant-garde music and arts set against the stunning natural decor of Amsterdam’s Het Twiske, Lente Kabinet, along with its local partners Red Light Radio, Cineville and Subbacultcha, will see bring the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble, Peggy Gou, Hunee, R&B singer/songwriter Kelela, jazz-funk hero Kamaal Williams and Congolese street-and DIY artists KOKOKO! and across the 26 – 27 May 2018 weekend. Furthermore, the festival includes the likes of ... Read more

Amsterdam’s The Gardens of Babylon Debuts In Mexico City With Behrouz & Monolink

Our friends at The Gardens of Babylon are an Amsterdam-based, yet a global family, who co create mystical nights throughout Europe and now have announced their first foray off continent. Touching down in Mexico City on 3 March, The Gardens of Babylon have put together a line up that is on par with any of their sold out European events. Hosting both Mexican talent and internationally renowned names, The Gardens of Babylon bring the main man of Do Not Sit on the Furniture, Behrouz, as well as the talented live act Monolink. Also on hand will be the sublime Concret ... Read more

HYTE Returns To Miami Music Week With Club Space Takeover

Berlin’s seminal warehouse style concept, HYTE, returns to Miami for Miami Music Week with a two room take over of the infamous Club Space on 21 March. Once again bringing their special, industrial atmosphere for another immersive event across some 25,000 sq ft as HYTE debuts at the Downtown Miami institution. Boasting two rooms and its world famous rooftop terrace, which makes for special moments around the horizon. This year, HYTE brings along many of their most in demand musical ambassadors including Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Peggy Gou, and Benny Rodrigues. 21 March | HYTE Miami 2018 | Tickets ... Read more

fryhide Follow Up Success Of Artbat’s ‘Tabu’ With Surprise INSTANT Release TODAY

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Premiere: The Soviet Union - Anamnesis (2017 Rebuild)

Kicking off Phantasm Records, a new vinyl label and collaboration between Amsterdam’s Sinchi Collective and Geneva’s Night Noise outlet, kicks off with a strong EP from The Soviet Union. With a signature style that is cinematic and synth heavy and has been formed over the last decade plus, The Soviet Union is influenced by early electronica, 80s film-scores, and shades of techno right up to the present day. Here, the superb original version, which was first written on a cold evening in December 2010, is a perfectly spaced out and a retro-future bit of synth heavy electronic music with the ... Read more

Annual Celebration Of Wonder Mystic Garden Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Mystic Garden is a wondrous world in Sloterpark; an inspiring imagined world that brings people together on 16 June 2018. Musically, all shades of House and Techno are covered. Headliners include Benny Rodrigues, Darius Syrossian, Jonas Kopp, Gaiser live, John Digweed, Egbert b2b Joran val Pol, Carlo Lio b2b Cuartero, Monika Kruse, Noir and many more, while live shows come from Gaiser, Industrialyzer and Lövestad. The festivals’s DJ roster also hold original pioneers and contemporary heroes, as well as plenty of local rising stars including C-Jay, Comrade Winston, Dispar Vulgo, JSPR, Juan Sanchez, Luca Agnelli, Luuk van Dijk, Marc Holstege, ... Read more

5 Classic Sets: Sven Väth

Sven Väth is the Peter Pan of techno. Despite being deep in the rave since the late eighties—including a sidestep into pop with 1987’s ‘pop-hit “Electrica Salsa”—he never seems to age. Nor do his energy levels seem to wane. Multiple times a week does he step up to the decks, somewhere in the world, and serve up a party-starting style of techno that gets people dancing. He has vast reserves of musical knowledge to call on—as well as the releases on his own label, Cocoon—and is still dedicated to playing on vinyl. He rarely disappoints, and loves to throw in ... Read more

elrow Town Festival Chooses Amsterdam As Third Host City

Amsterdam will be the third city in the world to hold elrow Town Festival. Coming 8 September 2018 to NDSM, elrow will descend on Amsterdam and transform it into a fantasy world of beautifully created stages, where visitors will be immersed in the well-renowned themes. The elrow motto is motto ‘celebrate weirdness in all its amazing forms’ where visitors are encouraged to leave their comfort zone and lose themselves in the visceral dream world of confetti, color, and sound. On this day, there will be over 20 DJs playing the spectrum of electronic music with its themes still to be ... Read more

Strange Sounds From Beyond Expands To Weekender For 2018 Festival

After two seasons of shining a light on novel sounds and under celebrated artists, Amsterdam’s intimate Strange Sounds From Beyond festival is back in 2018 with a weekender for its third edition. As usual going down at Noordlicht Cafe, Strange Sounds From Beyond takes over the 23 – 24 June, 2018 weekend, alongside the likes of Rush Hour, Red Light Radio and The Rest Is Noise. Now, the eclectic event has shown its first names, with several more to come. Amongst them are South African jazz icon Letta Mbulu, the king of Boogie and Disco Leroy Burgess, festival mainstay Antal and frequent ... Read more

Maceo Plex Revives Electro-Focused Mariel Ito Alias For New EP & Retrospective

Back after 12 years, Maceo Plex is reviving his Mariel Ito moniker, specifically to further his experimentation on electro sounds. Last used during the mid-2000s, Mariel Ito delivered delivered a slew of releases including an EP on Modern Love and an album on SCSI-AV, to name a few. Now, the new single, ‘2e Komst,’ will land on 26 January on new imprint Lone Romantic. The EP brings two tracks, ‘Sintex49’ and ‘Dmode90,’ illustrating his electro edge with the recognizable synths and samples of classic Maceo Plex. ‘2e Komst’ also anticipated a May 2018 Mariel Ito retrospective via R&S Records, ‘2000-2005’. ... Read more

Utrecht’s Dancefair Music Conference Announces 2018 Weekend Dates

The annual Utrecht event, Dancefair, is a haven for electronic music education. Taking place over the weekend of 17-18 February 2018, Dancefair brings some of the brightest minds in electronic music together for two days of seminars, workshops, and panels with the 2018 edition featuring 200 different masterclasses, 170 artists and over 300 dance music brands in attendance. Dancefair focuses on Producers, DJs, modern musicians and industry professionals with artists like Firebeatz, Dirtcaps, Tony Junior, Lucien Foort and Joran van Pol, Luca Pretolesi, Brooks, CMC$ and Dannic participating, it’s a unique opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds ... Read more

Tulum’s Communal ‘Closer’ Concept Debuts On The Sands Of The Papaya Playa Project

Ever since The BPM Festival departed for the shores of Portugal, Tulum’s white sand beaches and its robust community of artists and musicians who call the area home during the rest of the hemisphere’s winter months, screamed for a new event; one with the musical focus its lush surroundings beg for. Enter Closer, a communal project for the creative community, connecting nature with the urban spirit at its 10 January Beach Club premier. Run by the New York tribe Caravane Gitane, in association locally by Zapotec Death Poets, Closer brings an out of the ordinary lineup of artists taking sound ... Read more

Wild As the Moon Taps Mira & Chris Schwarzwälder To Kick Off 2018

Ready yourself for another adventure into the unknown with The Gardens of Babylon and Wild as the Moon as they kick off the internationally wandering 2018 that awaits its growing family of trusted travellers. On this night, the musical guides represent the vast spectrum Wild as the Moon is known for with two of its preeminent captains, and core musical family, Mira & Chris Schwarzwälder lead the way. The Berlin based duo is no stranger to Wild as the Moon and The Gardens of Babylon, having graced their stages on several occasions, bringing the spirit of Berlin’s Kattermukke to Amsterdam ... Read more

HYTE Expands To Three Rooms; Adds Final Names For NYE Berlin Event

With the likes of Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Ricardo Villalobos and Tale Of Us headlining, HYTE NYE Berlin 2017 is set to be the biggest electronic music event in Europe on New Year’s Eve. Now, HYTE NYE Berlin has expanded with a newly announced third room. Featuring none other than HYTE regular Tobi Neumann, Watergate resident Cinthie, Berlin house ambassadors Brame & Hamo, Club der Visionäre resident Topper plus two more acts from Amsterdam, namely Slapfunk Rec. artist Julian Alexander and Spokenn, a new duo consisting of the Ferro and Reiss. 31 December | HYTE NYE ... Read more

HOSH’s fryhide Imprint Taps Tone Depth For Fourth Release

HOSH’s new fryhide label continues to impress with its next EP, a fantastic four track offering from Canada based Tone Depth. Tone Depth is Tony Papadopoulos. He is an artist that’s been long around and is very well respected. A true master in the studio and booth. In 2017 Tony impressively manages to completely reinvent his sound. It´s un-compromised and probably the best version of Tone Depth there has been to date. An expressive, authentic and emotional release. “The Odyssey Part 1” is NOW AVAILABLE on fryhide BUY [button background=”#E40045″ color=”#FFFFFF” size=”small” link=”https://soundcloud.com/fryhide” target=”_new”] Soundcloud [/button] [button background=”#E40045″ color=”#FFFFFF” size=”small” ... Read more