Tag: Agoria

Minimal Effort Podcast By Agoria

Sébastien Devaud, aka Agoria, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Unlike the first generation of techno producers, he’s too young to have been actively listening to early 80’s electronic pop by groups such as Depeche Mode or New Order. But unlike younger DJs and musicians, he’s been exposed to house and techno more or less since the start of these genres.  On the 31st of October, Agoria will be headlining Minimal Effort’s Halloween celebration in LA. Based in Los Angeles, prominent event organizer Minimal Effort will be returning this Halloween on a mission ... Read more

Los Angeles’ Minimal Effort Completes Its Diverse Halloween Lineup

The final names have been released for Minimal Effort’s Los Angeles Halloween Bash to be held in the city’s famed Belasco Theater. Adding to the already stacked lineup featuring (amongst others) Anja Schneider, Agoria, and Miss Kittin, and hosted by the likes of Mixmag, Jukely, Rollingtuff, and your’s truly, Minimal Effort now welcomes Far Away Records and a slew of new artists. See also: DHA To Host Stage At Mother Of All Halloween Parties in L.A. The Far Away Records stage includes names like Sage Caswell, Daniel T, Cooper Saver, MOON, Jen Ferrer, Jake Jenkins, Jonny Mons, Masha & Alison ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast #001 By Martin Roth

Influenced by both the classic progressive house sound of the 90’s & 00’s and the deep house avant garde of today, Martin Roth’s DJing style, tracks and remixes have been continually supported by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Tiefschwarz, Solomun, Climbers, Jozif amongst many other leading names.  Today we’re featuring the Berlin-based DJ ahead of his gig towards the exotic Oasis Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco this September. side from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy ... Read more

DHA To Host Stage At Mother Of All Halloween Parties in L.A.

Based in Los Angeles, prominent event organizers Minimal Effort will be returning this Halloween on a mission to create a haven for dance connoisseurs in the West Coast. This mother of all Halloween parties will take place at the breathtaking Belasco Theater in downtown LA. Across three stages, which will be hosted by Jukely & Mixmag, RollingTuff and Deep House Amsterdam, a variety of superb artists will congregate behind the DJ Booth to give visitors the night of their life. Be prepared for a Halloween as you never have experienced before. For nearly 30 years, The Belasco Theater was resurrected ... Read more

Win Two Tickets To Oasis Festival

September 11 – 13 will see the debut of Oasis Festival. The promising new event will take place at the majestic Fellah hotel, on the outskirts of Marrakesh. Aside from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy Gerber B2B Matthew Dear, MANIK and Pachanga Boys, to name but a few – guests will be able to enjoy their festival experience in a setting and surrounding as divine as they come. Now you can win two tickets by entering ... Read more

Straf_Werk Closing Podcast #002 by Mees Dierdorp

The love Mees Dierdorp holds for the entire spectrum of music’s modern capabilities is overtly evident the minute the needle drops on a DJ set, original production or remix. Soulfully warm with interjections of poetry, improvisation and even analogue acoustics, Mees’ driving bass and swinging hi hats have brought him renown around the world, and all within an incredibly abridged span of time. Invitations to the likes of DC10’s Circo Loco have become commonplace in a year that has seen Mees enjoy critical success with his artist album Wild Windows (on his own imprint, a haven for like-minded artists, MEES ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In December

Looking for some special Christmas gift to give to your music-addicted loved one? You can’t go wrong with these records that have just been, or are about to be released this month on vinyl and/or digital. It was a hard pick this month and we had to make some really tough decisions on which releases to have in our top 10 this month.  But in the end, we thought these ones were the most impressive records for December, featuring Carl Craig, Johannes Brecht, Matador Few Nolder among others. Here are our top 10 Releases in December: #10 HRRSN – Same ... Read more

Free Download: Kevin Duane – Marble (Original Mix)

For the latest addition to our Free Download series we give you Kevin Duane. The NY-born and Amsterdam-based DJ treats us to a dark and enchanting work: Marble. Listen and download below. Kevin has popped up regularly on DHA in the past few years through his popular mixtapes and extensive gig schedule for many club and festival events in and around Amsterdam that we have covered. The artist has some exciting new plans in the works. From December he will launch a new podcast series called Algorythm 001 where he invites or collaborates with special artists from the Netherlands or ... Read more

Straf_Werk Closing Podcast #001 By Cristoph

Like last year on December 30, Straf_Werk will hold its closing party at Transformatorhuis, Westerunie and Westerliefde to close of the year in style, one day before everybody else. For the occasion they have called up a league of extraordinary gentlemen to come and pay tribute to 2014. What to expect? Nothing but the finest local acts – GERD, De Sluwe Vos, Job Jobse, Prunk – and a cool selection of international hotshots as well like George Fitzgerald, Agoria, Patrick Topping and an artist that might not ring a bell just yet, but who has been on the right track ... Read more

Report: Straf_Werk Festival

As Amsterdam plowed through merely a dozen festivals this past summer all of which with immense line-ups, perfect weather and people buzzin’ with the excitement of the fresh air, the end of August meant one thing and one thing only: it was time for one of Amsterdam’s fastest growing brand to leave its mark as Straf_Werk Festival was about to open its gates for the second time. We found ourselves walking towards a remote location, closing in to the suburbs. It’s a place in Amsterdam that breathes tranquility and peace. On this particular August day that was radically changed when ... Read more

On Repeat for Straf_Werk Podcast #011 By Tensnake

After a memorable edition last August, Straf_Werk Festival is back again this year at Sportpark Riekerhaven. Those attending can expect to dance and chill to their heart’s desire and enjoy the range of cookery found at the diverse range of food stands. Topping the line-up among others is German-born Tensnake. The disco enthusiast with a love for the more funky side of house music. Check out his mix to get into the right zone for Saturday. Funk inspirations Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco Niemerski grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and the finer cuts of 80s pop, ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With BrEaCh

Ben Westbeech aka Breach is an Englishman who does not sit still. He started off his career as a singer and songwriter with two jazz/house albums under his own name, after which he took on producing dance music under several names. It was with the release of Jack in 2013 that the 33-year old producer exploded sky-high, making Breach the new talk of town, city and web, reaching high positions in commercial charts worldwide. Since then everyone seems to want to work with him, and he’s been gigging all over the world trying to keep up with time. For the ... Read more

Straf_Werk Festival Stages: Trappenhuis

With an immense line up announced a while back, plans are in motion for this year’s edition of Straf_Werk Festival and we find ourselves right in the middle of it. We’re digging deep into the stages at Straf_Werk Festival to assure that you’ll fully be aware of the surrounding sounds and melodies during the entire festival. The festival is rounded up with a total of four stages and since the wait is almost over we’ll tease you just a bit more. The third stage of Straf_Werk Festival oaths its visitors to a tireless mind activity accompanied by sound and bizarre ... Read more

A glimpse into Buiten Westen’s successful second edition

It’s difficult to try and capture the atmosphere of a music festival in words, especially as this is my first review of one. In all honesty I was relying on my backstage pass to enable me to win some information worthy of a good article and on my experience as a visitor from the previous year’s edition. So there I was, wide eyed, with notepad and all ready to experience this adult’s fairground called Buiten Westen. As I stepped on to the terrain, I noticed that the general mood was a positive one with hoards of mid-twenty something’s, scattered and ... Read more