Tag: Christian Smith

Premiere: Pig&Dan - A.M. (Original Mix)

Since its inception in 2012, Pig&Dan’s ELEVATE imprint has released chart toppers from the likes of Amelie Lens, Monika Kruse, Christian Smith, Julian Jeweil and Matador among many others. Now, the label’s 75th (!) release comes from its label heads, marking the beloved Techno duo’s 7th release on ELEVATE. Here, off “Starting Again,” a diverse four track package, Pig&Dan deliver ‘A.M.’ As the name may suggest this one’s for deep in those morning hours, bringing a dark abyss like track with a haunting synth pattern coupled by a bellowing horn. Both dominate the soundscape as vocal echoes escape into the ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle Balances Superstar And Underground With Stacked 2017 Lineup

From 24 – 29 May, Bradley California once again plays host to Lightning in a Bottle, on of the US most colorful and beloved festival experiences. Organized by The Do Lab, Lightning in a Bottle has provided unique and trendsetting lineups over the past couple of years, selling out its previous editions. This year sees the festival carefully crafted a complement to the community spirit of the multi-faceted festival where participants gather to learn about environmental stewardship, elevate cultural awareness and unleash art across the landscape. See also: Lightning In A Bottle: The Family Festival Spread across 4 stages, 2017 ... Read more

Q-Factory: Amsterdam East’s ADE Gem

Nestled within the cultural melting post that is Amsterdam’s Oost neighborhood stands the industrial, multi purpose venue, Q-Factory. Reminiscent of city center attractions like Melkweg and Paradiso, Q-Factory is Amsterdam’s only other all purpose music venue, able to hold some 1300 between its two cavernous halls. From live music to underground dance, the venue’s place within the cultural landscape of Amsterdam’s most diverse neighborhood cannot be understated. A center for community, with its practice, work, and studio space, full service cafe, and upcoming hotel, Q-Factory literally breathes creativity. Now, with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) right around the corner, the venue ... Read more

Premiere: Jeancy – From The Sky (Original Mix)

Hailing from Tarragona, Spanish producer and DJ Jeancy aka DJ Raid premieres his latest release off NU Ideals, an energetic record with a modern-day taste of Italo and remix from London-based talent Third Son. Ever since designing an alter ego, Jeancy keeps things on beat by managing his label Beat Yourself. Outside his intrinsic label responsibilities, he’s released via labels such as Get Physical, Electronique, and Natural Rhythm, and collaborated with artists such as DJ Fronter, Israel Vich, and Miguel Bastida – all the while receiving support from artists such as Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Joseph Capriati. The release incorporates a catchy main lead and a powerful bass line that’s caught the early attention on a number of dance floors ... Read more

Top DJs Set To Play Massive Syrian Refugee Awareness Charity Event

The current Syrian refugee crisis doesn’t leave many people indifferent. The world is getting used to the horrible images of war, executions and bombings, but when dead families started to wash ashore European coastlines , the world started to wake up finally and realized these people are in desperate need of help and shelter. After an emotional cry-out from Ida Engberg on Facebook, Antwerp newest event promoter IKON did not hesitate. A dozen of text messages and phone calls later and things started to become clear: In two weeks time there would be a massive Charity Techno event supported and ... Read more

Getting Ready For Free Your Mind Festival

Tomorrow, June 6th, the Arnhem-based Free Your Mind Festival is celebrating its 12th edition – FYM is one of the longest-running dance festivals of the Netherlands – with quite the selection of artists, like Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber, Art Department, Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones. See also: Seth Troxler Interview The organization that has stood for “freedom and creativity” along the years is readying up to proudly return to the festival scene with this nearly sold-out edition. At the bank of the Rhine river and with the Eusebius Church and the historical John Frost Bridge as the backdrop, the ... Read more

Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Butch Among First Acts Confirmed For Free Your Mind Festival

On the 6th of June, Arnhem-based Free Your Mind Festival is celebrating its 12th edition, placing them among some of the longest-running dance festivals of the Netherlands. The first names that were confirmed include some serious headliners, including Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Art Department and Butch. The organization has stood for “freedom and creativity” along the years, and these aspects are well-represented throughout the festival they say. More info on what exactly this will entail will be revealed in the run-up to the event. The location of Free Your Mind is one of its unique features: at the bank of ... Read more