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Party Report: The BPM Festival: Portugal

It’s been 2 weeks since we came back from Portugal and we’re still buzzing from BPM’s first edition in Europe. The festival’s maiden edition on the continent took place in Portimão, a touristic seaside town. The main season for beach-goers is over which provides the perfect backdrop for BPM. We arrive on Thursday and set out to explore its daytime beach parties. The three main venues hosting daytime events are Blanco Beach, Cloque and NoSoloÁgua. We decide to head to the latter. The event on for the first day of BPM is the showcase hosted by the crew from Warung ... Read more

DHA Mix #307 By Olaf Stuut

The music of Olaf Stuut tells stories with challenging harmonies, contemporary percussions and deep emotional vibes. It is a sound that has been featured on the likes of Atomnation, Traum, Cocoon, Zaubernuss and infectious Music and supported by Max Cooper, Laurent Garnier, Agoria, Minilogue, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Stimming, and Hernan Cattaneo amongst many others. With over 100+ EP’s, album and remixes in his impressive discography, Olaf Stuut continuously experiments and changes his way of working to keep challenging him self and renewing his sounds. We’ve featured many a premiere from Olaf but now this Amsterdam sound magician drops his ... Read more

Interview: Rodriguez Jr.

Growing up in the South of France, Rodriguez Jr. began his foray into music with the piano before making the jump to Paris as a young adult. From there, he immerse himself in the city’s flourishing scene, with peers including Agoria and Laurent Garnier, the latter of which signed his electro group The Youngsters to F Communications. Now, Rodriguez Jr. returns to his longtime imprint home of Mobilee with a new longplayer entitled “Baobab”. Produced with hardware and influenced by his acclaimed live shows, “Baobab” represents an artist free to channel his creativity into emotive and reflective music. With the ... Read more

Premiere: Theo Kottis - I'll Figure It Out (Original Mix)

Emerging talent Theo Kottis has already chalked up an impressive following from an array of the world’s finest selectors. His take on the cinematic sound of electronic techno is in the boxes and labels of Sasha, John Digweed, Skream, Âme, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, &Me, Agoria, George FitzGerald, Jonas Rathsman, Marcus Worgull, Matthias Meyer, Gardens of God, Dubfire, Dusky, and many more. Here, Theo arrives on Carioca with two elegant & emotive cuts that make up the “Drift” EP. His mature musical development seems years above a man at the beginning of what is set to be an accomplished career ... Read more

Free Download: Parallells - Jhaan Feat. Sarah Pirwany (Original Mix)

Parallells is a fresh brother duo of Dutch producers who grew up in France. Playing around the globe (Dominican Republic, Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia, Spain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, England, Belgium, Germany…), their set can be characterized by the mix of several genres with a spacey and melodic touch that brings its audience on a emotional journey. After a first Cosmopolis / Solaris EP that ranked in the top 40 Deep House release on Beatport and a second EP, Innocence / Inner-Sens coming out the 7th July on Crossings, Parallells has a lot to show in 2017. Co-founder of the collective ... Read more

Festival Bucket List: Paradise City Festival

When it comes to large scale events, the “best of” conversation tends to swing itself towards areas of high subjectivity…how we define what we “like”? How our personal finances affect our decisions? What kind of core values do we look for? Many questions, none of which with easy answers. Well, with that in mind, we’re hoping to put a few events on your radar that are (admittedly) subjective to our writer’s tastes, but with a focus on all of its aspects. Hopefully it will make your decisions easier, highlight some interesting festivals you may not yet be familiar with, highlight ... Read more

Paradise City Podcast By Jan Blomqvist

Jam Blomqvist is a DJ, Producer, and Bandleader from Berlin. Known for something of a concert based approach to Techno, Jan’s patented use of dreamy vocals and simple beats make his music uniquely danceable, yet still rooted in traditional orchestration. Recently his debut long player, as well as subsequent release package “Remote Control” has been released, seeing Jan go on a bonafide music journey, from pinches of Portishead to 90’s minimalism throwback, it’s all there. See also: Premiere: Jan Blomqvist – Empty Floor (Daniel Stefanik & Mathias Kaden Remix) At the end of the month, Jan joins the likes of ... Read more

Paradise City Is The (Sustainable) Glastonbury Alternative We All Need

With over 60 live acts and DJs announced, Belgium’s Paradise City Festival preps for a sustainable 9and affordable) 3 day early summer event. Held at the stunning Castle Ribaucourt (with its moats and private island setting) in Perk, Belgium, Paradise City Festival was the winner of 2016’s prestigious OVAM Green Event Award, with an initiative and dedication to the environment that includes a 100% recycled landscape, solar powered camp sites, free cardboard tents, and more. Of course, the main attraction of the event is the music, of which there is no shortage of quality acts. On the live side of ... Read more

Melt Festival Adds MIA, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex For 2017

Back in December, Germany’s famed Melt festival dropped a little taste of their 2017 lineup, with names like Die Antwoord, the Kills, Phoenix, Dixon, Marcel Dettman, Âme b2b Rødhåd, and Bonobo all featured. Now, the festival has unveiled its huge second wave of acts…one that needs to be seen (or, in this case, read) to be believed! First up is the ever-thrilling provocateur MIA (!), alongside Solange collaborator Sampha, who will bring his debut LP “Process”. Lil Silva, Kamasi Washington, Dave, and a Soulelection label showcase also highlight the urban side of things. As for dance music, well, across Melt’s ... Read more

Interview: Dubfire

From global success in the commercial domain, to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire (aka Ali Shirazinia) is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him in the top tier of electronic music artists in the world. He maintains this position within the industry with an unrelenting work ethic and a determination to innovate, evolve, and entertain. Whether it’s his involvement with Deep Dish, his solo performances at an extensive list of the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, his dubfire:live HYBRID show, running his label SCI+TEC, or simply his exploration of audio and visual technology, Dubfire ... Read more

Movement Croatia Podcast By Jan Krueger

In light of his upcoming performance at Movement Croatia, Berlin-based producer and DJ Jan Krueger provides an exclusive mix of deep and minimal house tracks. Acting as one half of the legendary label Hello?Repeat alongside Daze Maxim, Jan Krueger has forged a formidable career ever since meeting Daze in the 90s. They started off with some excursions into deep and minimal house tracks – which were eventually released on Mathias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour Recordings in 2001. Jan has gone from Dusseldorf, to working with the record store Word & Sound in Hamburg, and then to Berlin (where he has resided in the past ... Read more

Premiere: Silk 86 vs Blamma! Blamma! – Never Think (Original Mix)

London-centric beatmakers Silk 86 and Blamma! Blamma! go back to back on a project via Emotive Records – launching off the label’s first edition. Composed of Finn Casey and Thomas L, Silk 86 kick off this new joint venture with a limited edition vinyl press. Having cut their teeth over the last decade DJing, promoting and being intoxicated in the metamorphic underground scene of East London, these Londoners remain resolute in disregarding genres in favour of incorporating their eclectic musical backgrounds. Blamma! Blamma! have a history of making deep, disco-fied tracks and remixes with releases on labels including Eskimo, Deleted, Kitsune and The Walls Have Ears. In a neat twist, ... Read more

The Social Festival Releases Third Line Up Release

The third instalment of The Social Festival’s lineup has landed. Reading like a who’s who of A-listers, The Social have revealed a bill including Andrew Weatherall, Bicep, Carl Cox, Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82, Joseph Capriati, Laurent Garnier, Nic Fanciulli, Paranoid London and Sasha & John Digweed, and their third phase is no different. Social’s returning favourites George Fitzgerald, Mark Fanciulli, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed and Tom Trago will return to Maidstone again on the first day, while Solomun goes b2b with his Diynamic label compadres Adriatique on the main stage. Friday sees the welcome addition of Berlin’s Paul Kalkbrenner alongside headliners Sasha ... Read more

Movement Croatia Finalizes 2016 Lineup

With names like Sven Väth, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Octave One, Derrick May, David Morales, Dave Clarke, and Solomun already announced, Movement Croatia has finalized its stellar lineup. Joining the festivities from 28 July – 1 August at The Garden Resort will be Minimal specialist Petre Inspirescu, long time Cynosure and Meander man Mike Shannon, Ryan Elliott, Balearic maestros Tania Vulcano and Davide Squillace, Agoria, Matthias Tanzmann, Mind Against, Tobi Neumann and more. Movement Croatia is sponsored by Burn, and also features stages and days by international partners including Lola ED vs. Half Baked, Solid AM, and Sunday Breakfast, as ... Read more

STRAF_WERK Festival Announces Full Line Up For 2016 Edition

On the 20th of August, prominent Amsterdam promoter STRAF_WERK is hosting its fourth festival edition. The organisation has just announced the full line up and it is promising more than enough for house fans to stick their teeth into, featuring the likes of Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, Dusky and The Martinez Brothers. Tickets are on sale starting today.  http://www.deephouseamsterdam.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/12381465_260565854280724_1849496361_n.mp4 The biggest acts this year are some of STRAF_WERK mainstays, like revered Hot Creations and Paradise founder Jamie Jones, dutch techno veteran Joris Voorn, New York brethren The Martinez Brothers and UK Northerner and one of Amsterdam’s most favourited DJs Hot Since ... Read more