Tag: David August

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

David August Drops First Solo Production In 2 Years

Hooking up with Counter Records (under the Ninja Tune umbrella) David August has just released his first solo material in nearly two years. Last heard on Innervisions with his “Epikur” EP, the new two-tracker, which will release tomorrow, ‘J.B.Y./Ouvert’ sees August back in top form. Below, anticipating the release, is August’s Soundcloud stream of ‘J.B.Y.’ who’s official press release describes as: “This isn’t house music, this isn’t the clubs, this isn’t the places August has been hitherto. ‘J.B.Y.’ resolves not with an explosive “moment” but with delicately beautiful Erased Tapes-esque piano introspection and the evocation of tape-hiss drenched ambience.” Check ... Read more

RA Top Live Acts Doubles With 40 Of The World’s Best Artists

RA’s version of the year’s best list continued today with the announcement of the top live acts of 2015, and coming in the top spot is non other than our good friend KiNK. After three consecutive top 5 finishes, the enthusiastic Bulgarian performer managed to use 2015 to greatly expand his craft, while never conforming to any given standard. Rounding out the top 5 are: Recondite, who enjoyed the top spot in 2014, followed by Âme, David August, and techno outfit Karenn. Expanding from 20 to 40 featured artists in 2015, RA manages to open up the spectrum of musical ... Read more

ADE Essentials: Friday (Oct 16)

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

Movement Europe Celebrates 10th Anniversary This October

Italy’s Movement Festival has been a leading electronic tour de force for an entire decade now, in celebration another mouthwatering edition will be held on October 31st in their usual home of Torino. Over the years, Movement has helped push quality underground music throughout Europe. A relative of the legendary DEMF in Detroit, Movement pairs scene leading acts with hot up and coming talents across five special stages. There is barely a house or techno star worth their salt who hasn’t played the festival, which makes it one of the best loved in the world as a result. The mission of any ... Read more

Draaimolen Festival Headlines Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, David August & More

Tilburg’s Draaimolen Festival is up for its second edition on the last Saturday of the summer. Last year’s sold-out debut already saw the likes of Jeff Mills, Joris Voorn, Noir, Recondite and Ben Sims coming through, but now the organization promised its fanbase to set up a festival with an eye on established international artists from the house scene as well. They have succeeded in doing so, with a line-up containing almost exclusively the most sought-after headliners, Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, KiNK, Pachanga Boys, David August and DJ Tennis. The team behind Draaimolen – which is known for a ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Patlac

“I started with techno music from labels like Tresor, Kanzleramt, Müller. I think it was a little rebellious, because a lot of the kids listened to some more pop music and I wanted to be different. Now I think how stupid it actually is, the attitude that my taste is the best, but back then it was cool.” Patrick Müller aka Patlac is a DJ/Producer from Hamburg. Originally from a small village in North Germany, he now resides in the country’s second biggest city, known for its harbour, St. Pauli district and of course quality deep house music. Although he ... Read more

Diynamic Shaping Up For Open Air Berlin 2014

This weekend Fly Watergate will be lifting up Berlin to higher grounds with its third installation of their Open Air events. Next week, on the third of August, Watergate will invite Diynamic to host Open Air #4. At their trusted Rummelsburg visitors will be dancing and splashing away during the highly anticipated musical festivities that the Hamburg label will bring along to the German capital.  After their grand-scale festival in Amsterdam a while back, Diynamic Open Air in Berlin will be more cozy and intimate, with a small selection of some of the best artists signed to their label. Hailing ... Read more

It’s Time To Get ‘Lost In A Moment’

There is something very special about to hit our city quite soon. Elite Berlin-based label Innervisions will be throwing one of their magical label nights, Lost In A Moment, in Amsterdam this month. The line-up is impressive to say the least, but that’s what you get during a label night of one of the hottest imprints around. Lost In A Moment will make its Amsterdam debut on July 20th, bringing along the key figures of Innervisions, like Dixon, Ame, Howling, David August and more. The selection of artists all bolster that dreamy, sensuous sound carrying warm atmospheres that inspire you ... Read more

Top 10 Hottest Live Acts

The live act has gained more and more prominence over the last years. Especially since everybody calls themself a DJ nowadays, artists who want to set themself apart and do something more original than the regular DJ set each weekend. The opinions on playing live differ, some find it self-flattering while others would prefer a live performance over two decks and a mixer any day of the week. What is agreed upon though, is that live performers, and by this we mean those with a more elaborate setup than just a touchpad and a macbook, are artists who are adding ... Read more

Kaleidoscope Breaks Loose with Killer Line-Up this Saturday

This weekend a new event will enter the Utrecht’s dance-scene. Its debut will host a wild bunch of high-quality house artists like David August, Joris Delacroix, Detroit Swindle, Homework, Prunk and De Sluwe Vos. Besides the musical festivity, the visuals that are arranged for this night are said to be just as spectacular. Get ready for Kaleidoscope. Coming Saturday, March 15, Kaleidoscope will open its doors to dance-fevered visitors for a 12-hour marathon of partying in Central Studios, a place perfect to suit the grand ambitions that the organizers have for this night. People that enter before 21:00 will receive ... Read more

The BPM Festival Report – Part Two

Here’s part two of our coverage on the BPM Festival, with Viva Warriors, Boiler Room, a jungle rave.. Viva BPM! If you haven’t read part one yet, do that first: PART I on BPM Festival It was kind of a rough night after the Circoloco and Pets Recordings party, but we just couldn’t miss the already legendary afternoon Life & Death party. We actually started off by watching it on be-at.tv as some work had to be finished, but when Tale Of Us came on stage we rushed over to there immediatly. Naturally the place was packed, but the vibe ... Read more

Hard work pays off for Straf Werk

Author: Safia Hamidat It’s been an amazing two years for Straf_werk and with parties such as a sold out Deep House Closing in 2012, ‘DGTL’, the successful new collaboration with Pleinvrees and a massive stage at Amsterdam Open Air; it is time to host their own very first festival. On the 11th of August this house oriented festival will offer a nice mix of local and international names such as MANIK, David August, PillowTalk, Amine Edge, NOIR, Detroit Swindle, Prunk and PONY. British duo Dusky will also be making an appearance; their successes include releases on Will Saul’s Aus and ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Adriatique

2 guys named Adrian met each other back in 2008 in a club in Germany and were both really impressed by each other’s set. They became good friends and started producing under the name Adriatique. They now live together in Zurich; it sounds almost like a fairy tale with a happy ending. But the end of this tale is nowhere near; it is just the beginning for the rising duo from Diynamic. I think we broke every rule which exists on the streets between Zurich and Barcelona. So Kids: Don’t do this! AD = Adrian with Dark Hair AB = ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Solomun

So we know that Solomun is the label boss of Diynamic and started it in 2006 together with his friend Adriano. The label has grown to 13 artist now and one of those is our own dutch Karmon. Solomun won the Ibiza EDM Award for best producer last year and is mostly influenced by Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and Disco. but WHO is Mladen Solomun actually..? “I don’t need no specific champagne brand, white flowers or special water from Nepal to feel comfortable.” We asked him about his new residency at Pacha, his special relation with Warung and Holland and his ... Read more