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Drumcode Announces Full Roster Across 4 Stages For First Ever Festival

Adam Beyer and Awakenings have curated the first edition of Drumcode Festival, to be held at the NDSM Docklands, Saturday 18 August 2018. Drumcode Festival will welcome over 25 of the modern Techno scene’s biggest acts, including Joseph Capriati, Amelie Lens, Pan-Pot, Nicole Moudaber, Ida Engberg and, of course, Adam Beyer. Drumcode favourites like Bart Skils, Ilario Alicante, Dense & Pika, Enrico Sangiuliano and Layton Giordani, will also be representing all things Drumcode. The festival’s 4 stages eachrepresent a different element of the Drumcode sound, including sister label Truesoul, focusing on the housier side of things. 18 August | Adam ... Read more

Awakenings Drops 100+ Names For 2018 Festival

Awakenings Festival has just dropped their 2018 line-up, which sees the iconic festival descend upon Spaarnwoude once again from 30 June – 1 July. Over one hundred artists will perform over two days of Techno with some 80.000 visitors are expected. On the 2018 bill, key acts this year include Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, and Sven Väth. Awakenings also will showcase the new generation of Techno heavyweights like Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte and Dax J for their respective festival debuts. Also on hand, and for the first time ever, Richie Hawtin will bring his special ... Read more

Awakenings Brings Four Easter Weekend 2018 Shows To Amsterdam

From Thursday March 29 through to Sunday April 1, 2018, Awakenings once again celebrates Easter with four editions, including the special daytime show on Easter Sunday. As always, the Amsterdam venue will be the titanic Gashouder, which has been seminal over the last 20 years in establishing Awakenings as the largest and best-known Techno festival in the world. For this iquartet of shows, March 29 sees an Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati Special, with Luigi Madonna and Roberto Capeano also on hand. Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann will feature on Friday, along with Chris Liebling, Rodhad and Kobosil. Joris Voorn, ... Read more

Adam Beyer & Awakenings Team Up To Bring First Ever Drumcode Festival To Amsterdam

Adam Beyer & Awakenings will be making Techno (and Amsterdam) history next summer, teaming up to bring the inaugural Drumcode Festival to NDSM. Regular fixture at Awakenings, this is the first time the world’s best-selling techno imprint will host its own dedicated festival. In fact, Beyer has played more Awakenings events than any other artist, going back to the late 90s with over 75 shows, including two sets each at Awakenings 20th anniversary and Awakenings Festival in 2017. Pre Register Below! 18 August | Adam Beyer & Awakenings present Drumcode Festival 2018 | Tickets | NDSM

Interview: Monika Kruse

Alongside running labels Terminal M and Electric Avenue, Monika Kruse is an active performer, producer, philanthropist, and ambassador of electronic music culture going on some two decades. Monika has been across the industry in all directions, performing at everywhere from Space Ibiza to Berghain, and everywhere in between. She’s dazzled at festivals such as Time Warp, Melt Festival, Eastern Electrics UK, Ultra Music Festival in Miami , Sonus, Awakenings, ADE, and just about every other major festival, club and venue on the planet. This October, Monika brings her take on Techno to Torino with an appearance at the massive Movement ... Read more

Awakenings & Time Warp Join Forces For Techno Mega Festival

Some two years in the making, Awakenings and Time Warp will combine efforts and experience with a brand new in-door festival, Connect with a first edition on 13 October, 2018 at “Messe Düsseldorf,” Germany. As speculation mounted last week, both Awakenings and Time Warp look to bypass competition, joining forces on a virtually unprecedented event with a clear objective to connect Amsterdam’s and Mannheim’s premier Techno events with Düsseldorf in the middle. So, for one night in October 2018, the massive Messe venue in Düsseldorf will be the global center of techno music and a link between the homes of ... Read more

Awakenings Announces Quartet Of New Years Events At Gashouder

True to tradition, around New Years the Gashouder on the Westergasfabriek terrain in Amsterdam will once again be the venue of Awakenings New Year. New is the introduction of a day programme during the coming edition of the New Year Celebration. Check out the full lineups by day below and find tickets at Awakenings website and FB page! Saturday December 30 – Awakenings: Early New Years Special BY DAY 12.00 – 14.00 Luuk van Dijk 14.00 – 16.00 Eats Everything 16.00 – 18.00 Joris Voorn 18.00 – 20.00 Richie Hawtin 20.00 – 22.00 Chris Liebing Saturday December 30 – Awakenings: ... Read more

Interview: Arjun Vagale

Widely celebrated as the pioneer of techno in India, Arjun Vagale steers the course of the country’s expanding underground electronic movement. Currently reigning at the top of the DJ Mag India poll, Arjun’s intense, driven and raw approach to Techno has resulted in him becoming one of the most prolific artists to come out of Asia and, as one of India’s most acclaimed DJs, his cutting-edge productions have seen a massive globe reach. Included in that reach has been recent forays into The Netherlands where Arjun joined the institution that is Awakenings over the summer and, perhaps most groundbreaking, becoming ... Read more

Paul Kalkbrenner & Awakenings Go ‘Back To The Future’ At ADE

Seven years since his last appearance at the Gashouder, Paul Kalkbrenner comes back with his own personal show on Friday October 20th. Back to the Future will present remixes and mashups of techno classics that he himself grew up with, and it comes in association with Monumental Productions, who are also behind Awakenings. The event will find the Westergasfabriek terrain as part of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), with DJ Pierre & Phuture, Simina Grigoriu and Michel de Hey. 20 October | Awakenings x Paul Kalkbrenner presents Back to the Future | Tickets | Gashouder

Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond 2017

Strange Sounds From Beyond Festival 2017, an effervescent event and Amsterdam Noord’s industrial NDSM, that attracted plenty of young and colourful audience and offered many entertaining choices. From the abundance, Sun Ra Arkestra was at the epicentre of all expectations. The Arkestra under the leadership of Marshall Allen, performed fully drawn into the immediacy of music. Space is the place, left the weight on it this time in a mid capricious Amsterdam summer. They creative and funky musicians connected to the public naturally and seemed to have enjoyed the crowd. See also: Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond 2016 For ... Read more

Party Report: Awakenings 2017

Techno is enjoy its moment in the spotlight right now. It is by far the most popular genre, and it is seeping ever more into the commercial end of the dance music spectrum. One festival that has also stayed true to the genre ideals, though, is Awakenings. Famous for its out of this world production, stage design and massive line-ups that read like a who’s who of tech, this year was no different. Playing out over the course of two long days and many different stages, it was dominated by labels like Drumcode and DJS from Dax J to Dubfire, ... Read more

Interview: Amelie Lens

Ever since the release of her “Exhale” EP off Italy’s Lyase Recordings, Amelie Lens has been on fire. With the immediate approval of Pan-Pot and their Second State imprint, Amelie enjoyed a newfound exposure and respect amongst the techno elite. Aside, Amelie Lens also curates her own nights at Belgium’s famed Labyrinth Club, which sees her regularly sharing the decks with the best the underground has to offer. Now, with a bus schedule that includes a stop at the aforementioned club’s debut Croatian Festival event – Labyrinth Open Croatia – we managed to catch up with one of the hottest ... Read more

Awakenings Announces Seven Huge ADE Shows For 2017

From 18 -22 October, Awakenings will bring seven shows to Amsterdam’s Gashouder over Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) week. Along with their usual 5 nighttime events, 2 day events have been added this year bringing Paul Kalkbrenner‘s Back to the Future concept (20 October) and Bart Skils & Paul Ritch, Dimitri, DJ Rush, Danny Tenaglia & Nicole Moudaber, Paula Temple and Sam Paganini for Awakenings By Day (21 October). The night program features Len Faki‘s Figure (18 October), Drumcode (19 October), Joris Voorn & Friends (20 October), Ben Klock‘s Photon (22 October), and Joseph Capriati, Shlomo, Dubfire, Wighnomy Bros and a ... Read more

Cristian Varela Traces 25 Years Of Dance With Intimate New Documentary

A seminal member of the Spanish dance music underground, Cristian Varela celebrates 25 years of Techno with the release of a very special career spanning documentary. Below, you will find the exclusive teaser of the film, which features the likes of Carl Cox, Luciano, Joseph Capriati, Chris Liebing, and other industry titans discuss Cristian’s prolific work, attitude, and place within the wider construct of contemporary dance music. Depicting the story of a young child who’s love affair with electronic music knew no bounds, the film traces the DJs life up until this point. As an innovator, Cristian consistently has new ... Read more

Awakenings Releases Fan-Curated Top 20 Techno Tracks Of All Time List

Last month Awakenings, the world’s biggest Techno Festival and event brand, asked you, the fans, what your favorite Techno tracks were of all time. The request came in anticipation of the festival’s massive 20th anniversary 2017 celebrations, which lead up to the summer festival by way of a special multi day event series, 13-16 April. At the event, several of the artists featured on this list, including Jeff Mills (#1), Ben Klock (#2), and Adam Beyer (#7, #9 & #18 – with Ida Engberg) will be headlining. The complete chart is included in the book AWAKENINGS: 20 Years of Techno, ... Read more