Tag: Ben Sims

Nassau Festival Brings Jackmaster, Hot Since 82, Skream For Kingsday 2017

Kingsday 2017 festivities have just upped themselves with the announcement of Nassau Festival’s lineup. 27 April will once again see Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium the site as Four organisations elrow, STRAF_WERK, Reaktor and De Sluwe Vos each host their own stage representing each’s characteristic sound. elrow will see Eats Everything, Skream b2b Route 94, Sidney Charles, Ici Sans Merci and Marc Maya play the Spanish started party first trip to Nassau Festival. STRAF_WERK returns with Jackmaster b2b Tom Trago, Kerri Chandler and Hot Since 82 with support coming from Dutch artists Prunk and ANOTR. The Reaktor crew provides techno-lovers with performances ... Read more

Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Breach

Breach aka Ben Westbeech has seen the steady growth of his label ‘Naked Naked,’ with a prolific set of releases, both his own, as well as from the likes of Midland, Dark Sky, and Dusky. However, beyond releasing on ‘Naked Naked,’ Breach has been featured on Ramp/PTN, Pets Recordings,Dirtybird, and Aus which have set his production and DJ career into ascension. Now, with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on the horizon, the agenda shows no sign of slowing down, touring as well as an increasing number of collaborators making the journey to his fully loaded Amsterdam studio. For ADE, Breach will ... Read more

Pleinvrees Festival Podcast By Fritz Kalkbrenner

For his upcoming performance at Pleinvrees, as well as Ibiza’s darker Techno ONYX event, Berlin-native Fritz Kalkbrenner provides an exclusive mixtape of deep instrumentation. Recently releasing his newest and third album “Ways Over Water“, Fritz Kalkbrenner hardly needs an introduction as his unique style has been a defining one in Berlin. He emerged from of the shadows of the socialist prefab buildings in the Lichtenberg district of Berlin – and has ever since strived to perfect his interpretation of cold electro into warm, deep melodic electronic music. Throughout the summer, he’ll be playing ONYX at Space Ibiza, a dark techno party that will host a variety of top-notch acts such ... Read more

Gallery: Amsterdam Open Air Day 2

This past Sunday, June 7, we headed to Amsterdam’s Gaasperpark to bask in sun and beats for the second day of Amsterdam Open Air 2015. What was a gorgeous day, as part of a gorgeous weekend, brought the colours out as thousands of electronic music fans packed the 10 diverse stages over the course of 11 hours.  Everything from hard techno to deep house and, even, EDM was represented as some of the Netherland’s best promoters, including Straf_Werk and Format, curated their respective stages. We started off with a casual walk around, yet found ourselves drawn to the aforementioned stages ... Read more

Verknipt Announces Line-Up For Debut Summer Festival

Prominent event organizers Verknipt officially entered the populous Amsterdam festival scene last week after it announced its debut Summer festival, set on the fourth of July. An extensive line-up focused on international house and techno artists and local talent can be found across three stages, featuring such names as Route 94, Ben Sims, Ben Pearce, Sidney Charles, Josh Butler and more. The full line-up has just been announced, check it out below. Event