Tag: Bicep

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

Oasis Festival Announces Second Wave Of 2016 Acts

Oasis festival has just unveiled a huge second wave of acts set to descend on Marrakesch for the events second edition. Welcoming the likes of David August, Dubfire, Helena Hauff, Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, Lindstrøm, Maya Jane Coles, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Omar Souleyman, Prins Thomas and more, these new acts will join Dixon, Derrick May, Tale Of Us, The Black Madonna, Bicep, Hunee and more for Morocco’s leading electronic music festival. Furthermore, in addition to the lineup, Oasis has taken an exciting step forward and will take place in Marrakech’ luxurious The Source. The private resort is picture-perfect for ... Read more

Morocco’s Oasis Festival Announces First Names For 2016 Edition

Oasis, coming off a highly successful inaugural edition, has now unveiled the first acts lined up for 2016. Taking place from 16-18 September 2016 at Morocco’s luxurious Fellah Hotel, just a short distance from the heart of vibrant Marrakech, Oasis is the perfect fusion of festival and holiday. Balmy, sun-kissed days and star-lit nights are soundtracked by the finest house, techno, disco and electronica artists across two main stages, with ample time for guests to relax and unwind in the idyllic surroundings of the Fellah, explore the city’s bustling medina or simply take in the spectacular views of the nearby ... Read more

Snowbombing Podcast By Groove Armada

Millennials grew up with their time-abiding melodies. They combined the styles of house and trip hop with alluring vocals and the element of Andy’s trombone into what became a decade of their reign throughout the charts. They were one of the first, among Faithless, Moby, and Massive Attack, who established a dance music act playing with a live set up, and what is now widely exercised by a variety of big contemporary electronic music artists. See also: Interview: Groove Armada Groove Armada are set to make their return to the Winter snow spectacle in the Austrian Alps: Snowbombing. From the 4th ... Read more

ADE Essentials 2015: Thursday (Oct 15)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more

Snowbombing 2016 Releases First Wave Of Artists

Snowbombing, the hit off-season festival destination for many Europeans, has jus released its first wave of artists. And things are looking swell, with a range of artists from all corners of the dance music industry, Snowbombing has once again been able to keep its diverse crowd interested. From 4-9 of April 2016, Snowbombing will transform the sleepy Alpine town of Mayrhofen into a dance music haven, with smash-headliner The Prodigy leading the way for a finetuned selection of house and techno artists. The first names that are dropped on the house end of the spectrum are Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, aka Groove ... Read more

The Rainbow Venues Festival – Chapter XI

The Rainbow Venues celebrates its annual birthday for the 11th time this year. On Saturday 4th April, combining their unique industrial spaces, The Arena, The Warehouse, The Garden plus 2 new venues The Basement and The Arch, The Rainbow sets to host their grandest event to date, uniting thousands of music fans for a 14 hour marathon. Of course there has been taken care of a fitting line-up for the occasion, supporting some major names from the house and techno scene. Birmingham’s newest techno brand Blackdot hosts the distinctive Arena stage, welcoming heavy hitters such as Desolat’s Loco Dice and ... Read more

Review: Fantastic Man – Heartbreaker EP

Brooklyn based record label Let’s Play House gives way to their second solo EP of Fantastic man aka Mic Newman on the label. Heartbreaker EP packs a lot of soul, combined with the smooth, soft atmosphere this makes a slow-burning deep house drop that eases the mind. When it comes to building solid groovers, this guy is indeed pretty fantastic. The New York label Let’s Play House was founded in 2011 by magazine editor Nik Mercer, DJ/producer Jaques Renault and was set up in affiliation with “Rapture’s Throne of Blood” label manager James Friedman. The label releases monthly and has a ... Read more

Review: SMD & Bicep – Sacrifice EP

In a way this should be the shortest review I’ve ever done. Because how much can one say about an EP that practically only has one track* on it? Especially when that track is a real dancefloor-killer and doesn’t seem to have any hidden meaning, my job of creating a story around the tracks given to me isn’t an easy one. And yet, in this case I feel different. Ok, Sacrifice might not be the best track ever produced by Bicep and Simian Mobile Disco. In a way it’s even simple and very straightforward: we have our 4/4 drum loop ... Read more

Deep House Amsterdam’s Birthday

Today is a very special day for us, exactly one year ago we started Deep House Amsterdam. A milestone you won’t forget soon and a step in the right direction for some beautiful things to come. But before we start talking all about our plans, let’s just stay with the celebration of our birthday. On the 13th of April we are going to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary and we invited some amazing artists for this special day. We have 4 international artists, of which 3 of them will play in the Netherlands for the first time ever! We are ... Read more