Tag: damian lazarus

Why Should You Know Leonard Cohen?

Love, sex, religion, politics and death – have been the main themes of the songs he wrote. While some are devoted fans, some, as Huxley tweeted this morning, have not been aware of how many songs of the legend poet, singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen we may have known till this day of his death. Despite on which side you stand, this man’s musical legacy is a never-ending inspiration, thus we saw it necessary and fit to pay a tribute in our own way. Another legend who died this year with releasing their last breath along with a creative impulse. Just like David Bowie gave his last breath right ... Read more

Day Zero Brings Dixon, Âme, Bedouin & More To The Tulum Jungle

Fostering a a reimagination of the modern-rave, the introspective and spiritual Day Zero Festival has announced its lineup for 13 January, 2017. Spawned on the mystical final day of the Ancient mayan Calendar, Day Zero has since come to reflect the ebb and flow of its jungle habitat, a sacred space where the sonic tools of the ancient world meet that of the new. Located on the Mayan jungles surrounding Tulum and founded by Crosstown Rebels‘ bossman Damian Lazarus, the 2017 edition will bring Lazarus’ Crosstown familia like Dinky, DJ Three, Serge Devant, Mathew Johnson, and Metrika, as well as ... Read more

DHA Mix #228 By Dinky

Set to release her highly personal LP “Valor” on Damian Lazarus’ esteemed Crosstown Rebels imprint, Chile’s classicaly trained Dinky provides the latest instalment of our mixtape series. Esteemed for her decade long DJ residency at Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar and past productions on labels such as Cocoon, Visionquest and Crosstown Rebels, Dinky’s latest offering comes at a point in her life where the future was uncertain to say the least. As she describes it: “This album is a personal journey through motherhood and pregnancy as an artist. My life took an 180 degree turn after my first son was born ... 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: 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

Premiere: Joyce Muniz – Daydreaming Feat ENEQUIST (Jozif Remix)

Londoner Jozif provides a dreamy remix of the Vienna-based DJ and Brazilian Euro-club connoisseur Joyce Muniz.  After breaking through with standout releases off labels such as Wolf + Lamb, Mobilee, and Ministry of Sound – Jozif continues to build on the success of his sound. He has been enlisted by the cultured likes of Mobilee, Suol and Compost for remixes, and received much love from artists such as Sasha, Giles Peterson, Andrew Weatherall, and Damian Lazarus. It’s his serene, carefully permeated slo-mo ambiance that’s imbued his musical admirers. For proof of his artistic ability in the booth, you only need ask anyone who has seen him play at places like Space Ibiza, Verboten ... Read more

Sunburn Celebrates 10 Years With Massive Festival Experience

Sunburn, Asia’s biggest electronic music festival, has just announced Early Bird tickets are now on sale for their sure to be historic decade anniversary. Taking place over 4 December days in India (the perfect time to be there, trust me), Sunburn is more much more than just a festival. In fact, it is a global electronic music pioneer, seminal in the development and exposure of the Indian electronic music scene. Located in one of the world’s biggest markets, and featured the world’s biggest Main Stage, Sunburn’s 2016 edition aims to bring revellers from some 50+ International destinations, resulting in an ... Read more

Festival Report: Dekmantel

Friday & Saturday by Steve Rickinson Sunday by Soren Schmidt Over the past weekend, it was time once again for one of the continent’s finest underground House and Techno festivals, Dekmantel. In its third year, the intimate festival held at the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos, did not disappoint with an absolutely stacked lineup of some of our favourite artists from across the globe. At first glance, the lineup featuring the likes of Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Dixon, Ricardo Villalobos & Zip, Robert Hood, Jackmaster, Tale of Us, and the rest of the who’s who of underground beats, was salivating, rightfully selling out its ... Read more

Culprit Podcast #003 By Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal

To celebrate their sterling upcoming ‘Stars EP’ release on Culprit (full premiere here), Aidan Lavelle and Robbie Akbal have cooked up an intense mix for you to treat your ears to. Be swept away on a high dose of deep, funk-driven grooves and a futuristic vibe. The LA-based imprint Culprit, founded by the DJ/producer trio Droog, is known for their careful selection of funky and modernistic underground house music. @Culpritla has released records for distinguished and celebrated names like Lee Foss, Lee Curtiss, Jamie Jones, MANIK, Kenneth James Gibson, Seth Troxler, Inxec, Matt Tolfrey, Subb-an, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Crosson, Shaun ... Read more

Full Premiere: Ibellini – Milk & Honey (Original Mix)

Ibellini’s excellent debut EP on Crosstown Rebels sub-label Rebellion impressed us this month – in fact, we included it in our Top 10 Upcoming Releases for October. The Londoner has been a steady rise over the last few years, although he’s been DJing since he was 14! His ability to traverse numerous styles, all while maintaining a cohesive sound ethic has helped him to establish a sterling reputation as a DJ, while his talents as a producer have caught the attention of Damian Lazarus and Seth Troxler. His ‘Wide Soul’ EP lands next Monday and we’ve managed to grab an ... Read more

Culprit Podcast #002 By jozif

The LA-based imprint Culprit, founded by the DJ/producer trio Droog, is known for their careful selection of funky and modernistic underground house music. @Culpritla has released records for distinguished and celebrated names like Lee Foss, Lee Curtiss, Jamie Jones, MANIK, Kenneth James Gibson, Seth Troxler, Inxec, Matt Tolfrey, Subb-an, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, jozif and many more. The latter has now hooked up a damn fine mixtape full of the deepest and sexiest tunes to tingle your ears. After breaking through with standout releases on labels like Wolf & Lamb back in 2010, the ... Read more

Review: Art Department – Sun Comes Up EP

No.19 Music is at it again. After their release of Eric Volta’s game changing ‘Love Your Illusion EP’, they now have another significant cut coming out, that’s to be released Monday next week. We’re talking about ‘Sun Comes Up EP’ by the Canadian underground pioneers of Art Department. Art Department is the brainchild of Canadian techno/house legend Kenny Glasgow and No.19 label owner Jonny White. As individuals both Kenny and Jonny have released countless critically acclaimed records and are regarded internationally as two of the most forward thinking, revolutionary underground producers out of North America. Kenny’s credentials date back to ... Read more