Tag: Blond:ish

After Successful Inaugural Edition, SXM Festival Returns To St Martin In 2017

SXM Festival has just dropped the dates for its 2017, and second, edition returning to the shores of Saint Martin March 15-19. SXM Festival’s 2016 provided blissful ocean views, awe-inspiring sunsets (and sunrises), intimate jungle soireés, and a diverse local culture. Beyond the location, though, it is the festival’s dedication to diverse curation that makes it a strong contender for the international festival spotlight. This philosophy brought the likes of Apollonia, Audiofly, M.A.N.D.Y., Maher Daniel, BLOND:ISH, Mia Lucci, Thugfucker, Bedouin, DJ Tennis, Adriatique, H.O.S.H., Ryan Crosson, Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Guy Gerber, Rebolledo, Gardens of God, Chaim and many more ... Read more

California’s Woogie Weekend Celebrates Sunshine, Beats, And Yoga With Official Aftermovie

Over the weekend of July 8-10, Los Angeles’ Do LaB returned to Oak Canyon Park for the second annual Woogie Weekend. With two reimagined stages (The Hive and Kaleidoscope), an eclectic collection of revellers and, of course, House and Techno’s finest representatives braved the soaring temperatures and descended onto the intimate, carefree playground where they would be welcomed by a plethora of activities: frisbees punctured the skies, vendors provided healthy offerings that crossed the spectrum of diet and desire, an (infamous) slip n’ slide, pop up water balloon battles, morning yoga sessions led by Gigi Snyder, Kishan Shah, Michelle Nayeli ... Read more

Preview: Elements Music & Arts Festival

With a myriad transformational festivals emerging these days promising to provide a spiritual awakening or to change your outlook on life, one such festival promises none of that but still purveys the ethos of Burning Man and the whole bohemian lifestyle that is so trendy these days. Organized by the infamous BangOn!NYC crew and entering into it’s 3rd year, Elements Music & Arts Festival in Brooklyn, New York takes place at an industrial location in Red Hook and celebrates what the earth is made of – a fast paced, ever growing, ever changing, evolving environment that is full of thrills and surprises. ... Read more

Premiere: Inbetween Worlds – Fata Morgana (Original Mix)

The Amsterdam-based collective Inbetween Worlds present their track off the 2nd Volume of Ed Ed’s Eclectic compilation series on Moodmusic Records. Involved in the Inbetween Worlds collective is Apotheque, Bold Moves, The Wolf Upstairs and Kimou – a group of friends who all share a passion for music. The intention of the project largely circles around the vision shared by the group, which exclaims that ‘imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were – but without it we go nowhere.’ On August 6th, the group will all be performing together at Dagdromen Festival. Their performance will take place in a bedouin tent that is titled – Fata ... Read more

Preview: Woogie Weekend

For 12 years The Do Lab has been curating a stage at Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California as well as the iconic Lightning In A Bottle Festival in Bradley, California. Lightning in A Bottle or LiB for short has set the standard for transformational festivals throughout the United States and the world. The eclectic and diverse range of artists, performers, and attendees come together to spread love in a free-spirited habitat that one may not experience anywhere else. The shared appreciation for music and spirituality creates a community that one might not witness throughout their everyday lifestyles and occurrences ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In April

Our top 10 releases in April cover a range of different-sounding cuts and artists, spanning from warmly textured house, to dark late-night jack, to psychedelically obscured afro-beat, to sensually enthused desert rock. Just in time for spring, these are the records that invite us to look further into the upcoming year, but to reflect on the past. Eluize | Talk in Technicolor | Night Tide Acting as the Night Tide imprint founder, Eluize’s EP features three original tracks that showcase her unique sound. A limited batch of thirty records come with a special cassette tape. The tape features a remix of ‘Up All Night’ by Seth NK, in which his version reconstructs the track ... Read more

SXMusic Festival Drops 2nd Wave of Artists, inc. Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber, Apollonia

SXMusic is set to take place in the Caribbean paradise of St Martin in March 2016, and already tickets have begun to sell fast after the likes of Jamie Jones, Dubfire, DJ Tennis, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, Thugfucker, Blond:ish, Francesca Lombardo and Psychemagik were all announced to play. Now a second wave of acts has been announced that confirms this is the only festival you need to visit in the coming year. Helping to make it so are a massive next wave of names, which include Guy Gerber, French trio Apollonia and Maceo Plex. Joining them are Visionquest stars Shaun Reeves and ... Read more

Interview: Blond:ish

What is the connection between the jungle in India, Mayan ruins and a legendary German techno label Kompakt? The answer is a debut album of two hippie, free spirited girls from Canada, Anastascia and Vivie-Ann, recognised under the name Blond:ish.  Anstascia D’Elene Corniere and Vivie-ann Bakos have been carving out a niche thanks to their sensual magical energy flowing music and their fun-loving attitude since 2008. Their live sets are backed by careful preparation, but always geared towards the vibe of the moment, which in the case of it going high, one might see Viv dancing on the speaker or ... Read more

SXMusic Festival Launches In The Caribbean, First Acts Announced

>SXMusic is a brand new, boutique electronic music festival set to unfold in March 2016 on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Martin. In a crowded global festival market, this carefully conceived, five-day event in a dreamlike location promises a unique, unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to enjoy it. Jamie Jones, Dubfire, DJ Tennis, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, Thugfucker, Blond:ish, Francesca Lombardo and Psychemagik complete the first wave of artists. Saint Martin is a small island where temperatures hover in the 80s all year round. This dual territory paradise features rolling green hills, endless white sandy beaches, clear blue skies ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In October

The month is coming to an end which means it is time for us to present the Top 10 Releases in October to you. This month’s picks include Dollkraut, Mano Le Tough, Melon, IORI, St Germain and more. #10 IORI – Monsoon / Rainfall | Phonica White | Out Now  Phonica White returns with two extended cuts from their mainstay artist Iori. Monsoon & Rainfall mark Iori’s 5th contribution to the label and it may be his best yet. Monsoon on the A-side is a deeply hypnotizing piece of dub techno that’s destined to cause dance floor destruction. Steady kicks & toms open ... Read more

Minimal Effort Halloween 2015 Interview: Cyril Bitar

A quarterly event notorious for matching leading talent with cutting-edge surroundings, Minimal Effort has emerged as a dominant brand in Los Angeles. By offering a haven for dance music connoisseurs with no boundaries, this event series produces extravagant soirees in a heterogeneous assembly of venues that are distinctive and extraordinary. A certain commonality exists between attendee that creates vehemence throughout, allowing for elation and jubilance. Minimal Effort is ardent and steadfast allowing for credence and assurance that each participant will be profoundly entertained—each and every time they return. Minimal Effort returns on Halloween, bringing a certain commonality between those in ... Read more

Report: The Oasis Festival

After having returned home to low temperatures and light drizzle, I cannot help but feel a little nostalgic when looking back on my days spent in Morocco for the debut edition of Oasis Festival. Born from the long time dream of the American/Moroccan founder to put her native country on the dance music map, Oasis Festival promised to have everything in store to make my stay, and that of the diverse crowd that coming from 25 different countries, worthwhile.  It was to be a festival quite different from what we’re used to in Europe; the Netherlands in particular. With a highly intimate setting – around ... Read more

DHA To Host Stage At Mother Of All Halloween Parties in L.A.

Based in Los Angeles, prominent event organizers Minimal Effort will be returning this Halloween on a mission to create a haven for dance connoisseurs in the West Coast. This mother of all Halloween parties will take place at the breathtaking Belasco Theater in downtown LA. Across three stages, which will be hosted by Jukely & Mixmag, RollingTuff and Deep House Amsterdam, a variety of superb artists will congregate behind the DJ Booth to give visitors the night of their life. Be prepared for a Halloween as you never have experienced before. For nearly 30 years, The Belasco Theater was resurrected ... Read more