Tag: Armand van Helden

DHA Mix #279 By Enrico Sangiuliano

Renowned for creating powerful, deep and seriously infectious techno productions (like last year’s smash..and DHA Premiere, ‘Moon Rocks’), Enrico Sangiuliano is a Producer, Performer, and Sound Engineer from Italy. His music has been heard on the likes of Drumcode, Truesoul, Tronic, Octopus Recordings and Gem Records, and racked up Beatport’s best selling Techno artist (2016) accolades, as well as being the #2 best selling artist across the digital platform (!). With such career highlights, there’s no wonder Enrico’s studio work has been enlisted via the likes of Armand Van Helden, DJ Boris, Dusty Kid, and Secret Cinema, while bringing his ... Read more

10 House DJs Who Used To Make Hip-Hop (including a playlist)

Hip-hop and house music are a lot closer than you might think. Sure, they occupy very different cultural spaces and from a commercial standpoint and the two industries work in very different ways. From a creative perspective they are also two very different disciplines both in terms of production techniques and the way in which they are traditionally played out. Still, the origins of both genres share a lot in common. And guess what, a surprising amount of well known house and dance music DJs started out by doing hip-hop beats, some even still do both. Here we take ten key ... Read more

Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival in Malta Is Back with J.E.S.u.S, Black Madonna & More

Recently revealed line-up for Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival which will take place in the stunning Mediterranean island of Malta next April looks like a one big happy meeting. And when we say big, we really mean it.  The third edition of Annie Mac’s Lost & Found is on to curate an programme that spans musically from house and techno further to to grime and bass. To represent the former, there’s the notorious J.E.S.u.S (a moniker for Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Seth Troxler and Skream playing together), the explosive Black Madonna, the legend Armand Van Helden, Jamie Jones, Heidi and Annie Mac herself, to Richy Ahmed, Kölsch, Catz ’n Dogz, Butch or Alan Fitzpatrick, joined by few ... Read more

Claude VonStroke Named “America’s Best DJ”

With all the drama surrounding DJ Mag’s list and the legitimate excitement of RA, it’s often easy to forget that DJ Times and Pioneer also have their annual “Best DJ” list in the form of “America’s Best DJ”. Whatever you may think of rankings and lists, they at least hold a marketing relevance, allowing the “voted xxx best DJ in xxx” tags so often seen. Based on fan votes, this years list, once again, ranks the favorite DJs in the infamously EDM loving US market. See also: Dirtybird Campout Drops Second Phase And We’re Officially Excited So, in 2016, coming ... Read more

This Could Be The Most Comprehensive Gallery Of 90s Era Rave Photography, Ever

While working as in-house photographer for iconic 90s dance music magazine Frontpage, photographer Tilman Brembs was able to capture nearly a decade’s worth of parties, from Berlin to Hong Kong, Las Vegas to Tokyo. Shot on glorious 35mm, Brembs 20,000+ photograph archives of 90s era rave culture features DJs like Carl Cox, Goldie, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Armand Van Helden, and Boy George, as well as a host of the world’s first and quite possibly best dance events like Mayday, Tresor and Love Parade. Of course, the beating heart of Tilman Bends’ is his chronicling of those who made the ... Read more

We Are FSTVL Set For Biggest Event Yet With Huge 2016 Edition

We Are FSTVL – winner of multiple local and international festival wards, including: Best New Festival (UK Festival Awards 2013), Best Medium Sized Festival (UK Festival Awards 2014), and Best International Festival (DJ Awards 2015) – has unveiled its 2016 lineup. Quite frankly, a salivating two days of music from top to bottom, We Are FSTVL will feature over 200 of dance music’s finest artists across 16 bespoke stages, as 50,000 fans converge in London over the 28 – 29 May bank holiday. Leading club brands like Used & Abused, Cocoon, Defected in the House, Lovejuice, Do Not Sleep, Glitterboxx, ... Read more

Interview: Junior Sanchez

Growing up in the unassuming suburb of Belleville New Jersey, an 11-year-old boy named Junior Sanchez resorted to using hand-me-down records and two of his parents’ old stereo systems to create a makeshift DJ rig. By age 15, this prodigy was already DJing at some of the hottest underground clubs in NYC and perfecting his craft as a producer. Over the course of his career, Junior has produced and remixed material for Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, CHVRCHES, Placebo, The Bravery, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blaqk Audio, Hot Hot Heat, Roisin Murphy, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, New Order, Emiliana Torrini, Jamiroquai, Giorgio Moroder, Moving Units, Les ... Read more

Kaleidoscope Podcast #001 By DJ Sneak

One of House music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. See also: Exclusive Interview With DJ Sneak His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionised and redefined house music for well over 15 years. Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat ... Read more

Mix #072 by Greg Pidcock

‘When I was 6 years old I got electrocuted by a neon sign in Thailand. Something about that changed me, and I knew electronic music was something I needed to pursue’ Receiving the promo from his Blame Game EP on Hot Creations a little while ago, we knew we had to keep an eye on Greg Pidcock, who showed up out of nowhere with a massive EP on the Label owned by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. Greg is an exceptional catch in our eyes. With the announcement of his debut album, Pidcock immediately showed us he had working on ... Read more