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Movement Festival Brings Week Long Festivities To Torino

Movement Torino’s 2016 edition brings the likes of Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Adam Beyer, Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann to Italy with a week’s worth of events leading up to its main Halloween bash. As the European cousin of the annual Movement Detroit, Movement Torino was recently granted a European Commission patronage, as well as being highlighted by The New York Times as a must attend 2016 event. It features a diverse musical curation, cashless payment system, and deep seeded environmental respect, each coming together to create a world class festival environment. In the lead-up to the main event will ... Read more

You’ve Definitely Been Pronouncing Your Favorite DJs Name Wrong

German blog Mit Vergnügen has put together a handy new video that shows non-Berliners how to properly pronounce their favorite DJ names. There are 21 names on this list including Ben Klock, Oliver Koletzki, Ellen Alien, Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann, and Ricardo Villalobos and, yeah, I for one have been pronouncing all these names completely wrong. To be honest, so wrong, that if I heard someone butcher my name like that I’d probably be forced to inflict some kind of physical punishment on them. Check the video out below ’cause you’ll be tested on it this weekend. Source: Electronic Beats

Report: Kappa Futur Festival 2016

Kappa Futur is about one thing: techno. The festival has one large main hanger that sees thousands of people all pay pilgrimage to the finest techno DJs of the day. They worship at the raised DJ alter in baking sun and have done so for years now. Back once again in 2016 to take over Turin, the festival boasted a bigger and better line-up than ever before. As well as the on main hanger, there is also a second stage that often plays home to the Kings of House, a super group of legendary house music DJs who play hit ... 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

Lille’s N.A.M.E. Festival Drops 12th Edition Lineup

This October, N.A.M.E. Festival returns to Lille for it’s 12th edition, bringing with it a sufficiently mouth watering lineup of dance music masters. Across three days in October, the Nord.Art.Musique.Electronique festival sees the likes of Âme, Ben Klock, Stephan Bodzin, Ellen Allien, Laurent Garnier and many more at one of three venues in the Northern French metropolis. As mentioned, the three locations center around the day festival of downtown Lille’s La Gare Saint Sauveur, while La Condition Publique will host Sunday’s closing party (and will also be the host of the annual Ableton masterclass, as well as various talks and ... Read more

10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... Read more

Preview: Springfestival Graz

It’s finally confirmed – over 120 acts from all over the world will heat up the Styrian capital of Graz. Some of the names announced are James Holden Ellen Allien, Ben Klock, Kenny Larkin, Recondite, Roni Size, DJ Krust, and more. After a successful relaunch in 2015, the festival makes its return with an exciting mix of international stars and local favorites, offering 5 days and 4 nights nonstop electronic music and culture. Taking place from the 25th to 29th of May, the festival’s location is an attraction for clubbers from all over Europe – ranging from a large opening in the Helmut List ... Read more

King’s Day 2016: Loveland Van Oranje Festival Preview

Loveland will return to Amsterdam April 27th, marking another celebration of Kings day. Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Pan-Pot, and Tom Trago are just some of the names announced. This year’s edition returns to the Meerpark in the east part of Amsterdam. However, they are offering more space for its patrons, with the addition of an open grass field for those to dance and chill-out out. According to the press release, their lineup is the most ambitious to date. Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Agoria, Pan-Pot, and Kölsch are some of the headliners, while they will be supported by artists such as Beesmunt Soundsystem, Elias Mazian, and Carlos Valdes. Meerpark ... Read more

You Can Now Bid On An “Authentic Berghain” Drinks Menu On Ebay

In today’s new of the weird-things from-Berghain-available-on-ebay, is an authentic getränkekarte (drinks menu in German) from the famed club’s upstairs room – Panoramabar. As you can see the menu is quite beat up but is listed as “authentic Berghain” (fair enough) and seems to be racking in the Euros. Yesterday, when originally put on ebay, the price was €1, but at the time of writing, it has shot up to €52,99, with 27 people bidding. It’s not the mount spent earlier this year on Ben Klock’s Berghain banana, but €50+ for an item you could easily just run into the ... Read more

Movement Croatia Announces First Names For Debut Edition

The world famous Movement festival has set up up a third festival, to accompany the Detroit and Turin editions, with Movement Croatia. From July 28th to August 1st at The Garden, Tisno, crystal clear blue seas, cloudless skies and baking sun abound. At Movement Croatia there is sure to be dancing under the sun and stars at the Main Stage and the water-side Beach Stage, as well as being able to watch the sun come up at dawn in the fully open air Barbarella’s Discotheque (where Nina Kraviz, Dave Clarke, and many more will appear). As well as that of ... Read more

Kappa Futur Rounds Out Lineup With Carola, Klock, Kruse And More

With the days rolling on towards July 9th and 10th, Kappa Futur has announced its final phase of artists. Kappa Futur Festival has established itself on the global festival circuit, with music running from midday through midnight on both Saturday and Sunday across varied hangouts. Expect DJs between the trees and lashings of Italian food and drink, as the unmissable festival plays out in massive hangars and industrial spaces in the heart of Torino, Italy. The new acts announced are, on Day 1, Marco Carola, Terminal M boss Monika Kruse, Raresh and techno talents Sam Paganini and Margaret Dygas, while ... Read more

Interview: Len Faki

Berlin based DJ, producer and label owner Len Faki is one of the most outstanding and in-demand artists in techno’s present age. Being a resident at Berlin’s prime techno club Berghain since its opening in 2004 keeps Len open-minded as both, DJ and producer, constantly evolving his sound without ever losing its vibrant, unique energy and the passion and heart he puts into his sets. In 2003 Len founded his own label figure as a new platform to play out his eclectic and open-minded vision of techno music. At first an outlet for his own productions, figure developed into a ... Read more

Awakenings Festival Announce Superstar Heavy Lineup For 16th Edition Lineup

Awakenings Festival has announced the dates for its 2016 edition on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June, going down at Netherlands’ Spaarnwoude Houtrak for the 16th time. There will be 8 different stages, including 2 spacious open air stages, representing the broad variety of techno music – from traditional techno to fusion styles and back. As they do each and every year, the newest and hottest techno kids on the block will perform next to scene legends, resulting in almost 100 different artists and live acts performing over the course of two days. The second festival day, longtime collaborators ... Read more

Ben Klock’s NYE Berghain Banana Sold On Ebay

No this is not a joke. One of the visitors at Berghain’s NYE marathon has now auctioning a banana intended for Ben Klock on eBay. The raver received the banana from Klock personally.  The story accompanying the strange eBay offer is probably the best thing about it, as you can almost taste the admiration this person has for the DJ in question. We wish the possible owner lots of happiness with his or her banana, and that gets it delivered before the rotting process has set in.

Give Your Fetus The Marathon Set Of Its Life(?!) With Babypod Sound System

Conceived by the Institut Marquès, a Spanish gynecology clinic, has developed Babypod, a device meant to transmit unmuddled sound directly in utero. Built around a study which demonstrated that developing fetuses are able to react to sound at the 16 week mark, Babypod is meant to induce a response of vocal movements, stimulating mother and child connection in a more clear and concise way than with the more traditional abdominal headphones. Practically, Babypod is a speaker, which can be inserted into the vagina via tampons, which can be connected to a smartphone. Scientifically, Institut Marquès claims that the Babypod “stimulates ... Read more