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Report: 25 Years Of Sonar

by Rick Heffernan There is nowhere quite like Barcelona and there is nothing quite like Sonar, the two combined for the past 25 years have pushed the Catalan capitals cultural agenda through the roof, whilst placing Sonar firmly as a world festival leader in terms of advanced culture, creativity, tech and music built on a firm foundation of pure electronica. More popular than ever it has morphed from a one-day party started by friends in 1994 into a three day, two-night monstrosity that just hosted over 126,000 visitors from 119 countries at this years silver anniversary edition. Split into a ... Read more

[Playlist] Trance Wax Paradise City Trance Classics

Trance Wax is the new moniker of Belfast born Ejeca, created to blend the artists love for Trance whilst growing up, reimagining classics of the genre into modern-day dance floor highlights. With his first few releases selected by a number of high-profile DJs like Job Jobse, Bicep, The Black Madonna & Charlotte De Witte in their sets, Trance Wax now plays Belgium’s Paradise City Festival, which goes down 29 – 31 June in Brabant, Belgium. Ahead of this, one of our top festivals of the summer, Trance Wax provides 10 of his ultimate Trance classics. Which are yours? James Holden ... Read more

What Do A Butcher, An Igloo, A Few Mountains & A Slew Of DJ’s Have In Common?

Let us tell you a little story about a butcher, an igloo, a DJ standing over a cliff and a few insanely high mountains. Celebrating its 19th edition this year, the Mayrhofen event is unique to any other snow-based event. Being able to run that long as a festival is an impressive feat. How do they do it? Enter Snowbombing. The main part of the festival takes place during the second week of April from Monday to Friday, but it already kicks off the Saturday before and officially ends the Saturday after for ravers who might still have an ounce ... Read more

Snowbombing 2018 Adds Slew Of New Names Including Jennifer Cardini, Honey Dijon & Nastia

Snowbombing – The Greatest Show on Snow – Mayrhofen, Austria’s week long dance and powder celebration has brought its third wave lineup announcent, finalizing its 2018 plans and surprises. Joining the already announced names like Bicep, Dusky, Eats Everything, Huxley, Skream, and many more will be select Snowbombing veterans, as well as a handful of Snowbombing debuts. Amongst the new names, which you can check out in full via the announcement video below, are Honey Dijon, Eclair Fifi, Nastia, Cassy, La Fleur, Rachel Foxx, and Jennifer Cardini, who will be joining the likes of DJ Yoda, Andrea Oliva, Sonny Fodera, ... Read more

Snowbombing 2018 Adds Over 30 Acts With Huge Second Wave

Over 30 new acts have been announced for the greatest show on snow – Snowbombing, and its 2018 edition. As usual, going down in Mayrhofen, Austria from 9 – 14 April, Snowbombing has already announced the likes of Liam Gallagher, Bicep, Skream, Dusky, and more. Now, amongst the new names, are a slew of fan favorites and Snowbombing regulars including Eats Everything, Idris Elba, Rich Ahmed, wAFF, Jeremy Underground, Andrea Oliva, Huxley, and many more. Also announced is that The Snowbombing Street Party will be taken over by Craig David presents TS5, while all the usual (and alternative) activities will ... Read more

10 Absolutely Essential ADE 2017 Events

ADE 2017 is nearly upon us and with 5 days of non stop events you’ll begin to realize you can’t be everywhere at once. Usually we go through each day but this year we figured to gather one list of 10 events that highlight the diversity and mission of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Sure, there are all your favorite showcases guaranteed to go on throughout the week, but these 10 events are truly special in their own distinct way. So, which ADE events are you most looking forward to? Audio Obscura x Rijksmuseum present: Underworld After last year’s world class ... Read more

Snowbombing Announces First Names For 2018 Festival Including Bicep, Jackmaster & Skream

Back for its 19th year, Austria’s Snowbombing takes back to the slopes of Mayrehofen with another week long edition of the greatest show on snow. As each year, Snowbombing puts together an eclectic lineup, spanning various musical disciplines and set across a diverse array of mountaintop venues, from forests to arctic discos to log cabins and beyond. This year sees the likes of Liam Gallagher, Dizzee Rascal, CraiG David presents TS5, Peundulum, and more as headliners. For the more underground dance music enthusiast, as usual many Snowbombing favorites will be on hand like Jackmaster, Skream, Bicep, Artwork, Heidi, Alan Fitzpatrick, ... Read more

Premiere: Dailey & Trevor Oslo - Love Tonight ( Sandboards Remix)

Hailing from New Zealand, Sandboards are two producers whose sound is gives a nod to the classic house era whilst keeping one foot very firmly in the modern. The duo was the first to release on the Feel My Bicep aside from the label heads, which comes after their hugely successful release on Krystal Klear’s Cold Tonic earlier in the year. Now, Sandboards, bring their hand at taking the original of Dailey & Trevor Oslo’s ‘Love Tonight’ out of the bedroom and onto the festival stage. They delivered in a big way with an epic remix full of their signature ... Read more

DHA Mix #290 By Brassica

Capturing Balearic house, real electro, italo disco, new wave, psych, synth music, techno and rave nostalgia, Brassica is a unique artist never consigned to genre. With a keen eye for detail and desire for constant innovation, the music of Brassica is comprised of well-received releases on the likes of Dissident, Civil Music, and more, while keys figures like Bicep, Maceo Plex, DJ Harvey, and Andrew Weatherall can be counted as supporters. In fact, his “Blue Function EP” just dropped on Vivod and follows “Time Tunnel” on Feel My Bicep. As a live performer, Brassica hand crafts each and every set, ... Read more

Promoter Interview: Oranjebloesem

Oranjebloesem Festival takes place at Amsterdam’s city beach location Blijburg, and will see world renowned acts in the form of KiNK (live), Âme (live), Optimo, Ata Kak, Bicep, Barnt, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Beesmunt Soundsystem and more play across 4 different stages. We catch up with the team to find out a bit more. “We’re not the most patriotic country, but we know what to do when a nationwide free day is offered to us!” Who is involved with Oranjebloesem, how many people, and what do they all do? OB is an initiative by two Amsterdam based promoters: NGHTDVSN & Next Monday’s ... Read more

Oranjebloesem Celebrates Kingsday 2017 With Âme, Bicep, KiNK & More

Once again celebrate Kingsday with Oranjebloesem Festival! For the fourth year, Oranjebloesem will provide the perfect alternative to Amsterdam’s crowded city center events, with a combination of live acts and underground electronic programming across 4 stages. Throwing down at Amsterdam’s city beach Blijburg, the 2017 edition of the festivals live stage will feature the likes of Jungle by Night, Ata Kak, KiNK and Âme. Additional acts on the day include Bicep, Optimo, Extrawelt, Kiasmos and Michael Mayer, and familiar Dutch names like Dekmantel Soundsystem, Tsepo and Beesmunt Soundsystem. Tickets go on sale 9 February. 27 April | Oranjebloesem | Tickets ... Read more

Premiere: Way Out West – Set My Mind (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)

Coming off the hotly anticipated new album from Way Out West, ‘Set My Mind’ marks its second single. Now, with three brand new remixes off the track, the Nick Warren/Jody Wisternoff project gets the exclusive premiere treatment courtesy of Maxxi Soundystem‘s stellar interpretation. With releases on the likes of Hypercolour and Futureboogie, Maxxi Soundsystem provides his trademark melodic take on the remix. Also, the package features ‘Set My Mind’ remixes from Bicep-championed Brassica, as well as the latest Anjunadeep signing Luttrell. “Set My Mind” is available 20 January on Anjunadeep Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-way-out-west-set-my-mind-maxxi-soundsystem-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

Festival Report: Oasis Festival 2016

When you think of Morocco, the first things that will spring up are probably the classic and romantic connotations from popular fiction like Casablanca and Lawrence Of Arabia (not set in Morocco but you get where I’m going at). What nobody expects in this Northern-African, is a quality dance music festival in a luxurious surrounding with reigning artists like Dixon, The Black Madonna & Tale of Us. So there, in the middle of the desert, just south of the state’s capital of Marrakech, laid Oasis Festival. The festival’s second edition had a change of location and was moved to “The ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast By Sei A

Sei A moved from his native Glasgow to his adopted London just a short while ago, but, since then, he has been immersed in the hybrid house, firm techno and bass-heavy scenes that happily co-exist within the capital. Sei A is not someone to be gobbled up by the hype machine. Instead, his music operates outside the normal lines, with fans and critical acclaim coming in from many different directions, comfortably inhabiting both the delicate and the more deliberate ends of the electronic music spectrum. Oasis Festival Interview: Booka Shade On 16 September, Sei A will make their debut appearance in ... Read more

The Social Festival Podcast By Sailor & I

For his upcoming performance at Social Festival – Sailor & I provides an exclusive podcast of sorts to showcase his eclectic style across the electronica spectrum. Based in Stockholm, Alexander Sjodin aka Sailor & I has moved full speed ahead ever since his breakthrough single “Tough Love”. Three years since the low-key SoundCloud leak, Sjodin landed a spot on labels such as Life and Death and Black Butter Records. He’s a producer originating from a hefty background of jazz, rock, classical, and punk – picking up most of his skill via his family’s piano or picking up a guitar. In terms of performances, you can catch him ... Read more