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Review: Jeff Mills – The Planets @ Concertgebouw

Two queues of bodies were lined outside the sumptuous building, outstretched their tickets to Jeff Mill’s world of “The Planets”. Instead of a scent of hesitation and wonder, the foyer was filled with an equanimity, quite particular to the Dutch character. The symmetric red velvet lining, the lines of still empty red seats and steady structures of arcs hinted this man built Chef d’oeuvre, this Hall of Royal beauty can take in any kind of surprises and rebels with stoicism. The conductor decided to shorten the concert, thinking that since the public were being given a totally new language like that, “half an hour ... Read more

Movement Festival Brings Week Long Festivities To Torino

Movement Torino’s 2016 edition brings the likes of Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Adam Beyer, Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann to Italy with a week’s worth of events leading up to its main Halloween bash. As the European cousin of the annual Movement Detroit, Movement Torino was recently granted a European Commission patronage, as well as being highlighted by The New York Times as a must attend 2016 event. It features a diverse musical curation, cashless payment system, and deep seeded environmental respect, each coming together to create a world class festival environment. In the lead-up to the main event will ... Read more

Movement Croatia Podcast By Jan Krueger

In light of his upcoming performance at Movement Croatia, Berlin-based producer and DJ Jan Krueger provides an exclusive mix of deep and minimal house tracks. Acting as one half of the legendary label Hello?Repeat alongside Daze Maxim, Jan Krueger has forged a formidable career ever since meeting Daze in the 90s. They started off with some excursions into deep and minimal house tracks – which were eventually released on Mathias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour Recordings in 2001. Jan has gone from Dusseldorf, to working with the record store Word & Sound in Hamburg, and then to Berlin (where he has resided in the past ... Read more

“Detroit Techno Week” Officially Announced In Motor City

Coinciding with the city’s annual dance celebration ‘Movement,’ Detroit has declared this week as its official “Detroit Techno Week”. Mayor Mike Duggan has described Movement as “one of the world’s most recognized electronic music festivals” that “celebrate the rich culture of techno, which was created in the city of Detroit.” Obviously, Detroit’s influence on electronic music cannot be understated, particularly coming from “The Belleville Three” (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson), but any number of artists can also lay their claim in this history (Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen, amongst many, many more). Movement, which goes down this weekend, features a heavy ... Read more

Mix #209 By Adesse Versions

Starting out as a simple re-edit series, Adesse Versions aka Kevin Gorman has reformulated his humble ambitions into a few white label releases. Adopting a typical cut and paste ethos to house music, Adesse Versions curates a theme that exemplifies roughness and raw emotion. Known for his production of tracks such as Baayi, Pressured and Modall, his music has found its way into the hands of icons such as Derrick May, Larry Heard and Gilles Peterson. Major record companies have also taken notice, resulting in a remix of Henry Krinkle for Sony. Along with his deep root in house-oriented work, he runs as a former ... Read more

Premiere: Floorplan – Tell You No Lie (Original Mix)

Today we’re extremely excited to host a personal hero of ours on the DHA premiere slot: Floorplan (Robert Hood). His new EP contains two tracks from his much-anticipated upcoming album. Showcased here today is another typical disco-infused dance floor anthem ‘Tell You No Lie’ Floorplan is already well known as Robert Hood’s house, disco, funk and gospel outlet, which this year evolves into a family affair with co-production alongside his daughter, Lyric. ‘Victorious’ will be the second Floorplan album and follow-up to 2013’s ‘Paradise’ which spawned ‘Let’s Ride, ‘Baby Baby’ and the massive ‘Never Grow Old’. Set to replicate the ... Read more

Movement Croatia Announces First Names For Debut Edition

The world famous Movement festival has set up up a third festival, to accompany the Detroit and Turin editions, with Movement Croatia. From July 28th to August 1st at The Garden, Tisno, crystal clear blue seas, cloudless skies and baking sun abound. At Movement Croatia there is sure to be dancing under the sun and stars at the Main Stage and the water-side Beach Stage, as well as being able to watch the sun come up at dawn in the fully open air Barbarella’s Discotheque (where Nina Kraviz, Dave Clarke, and many more will appear). As well as that of ... 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

Premiere: Hiroshi Watanabe – Soul Transitions (Original Mix)

Derrick May’s seminal Transmat imprint is back for its 30th anniversary, releasing 3 new artists. First in line is Japanese artist Hiroshi Watanabe, aka Kaito, whose Multiverse EP is picking up the classic Motorcity sound and giving it an incredibly tasty 21st century spin. Premiering here exclusively is our favourite cut of the four-tracker: Soul Transitions.  Hiroshi Watanabe is a producer and DJ who has spun at New York clubs Twilo and Tunnel & Speed, along with having held a residency at Save the Robots. As Kaito, Watanabe has produced tracks, which Cologne’s Kompakt label has dubbed nu-trance. Combining early ‘90s ... 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

The DJ List Accused of Racism By Techno Legend Juan Atkins

With the #Oscarssowhite controversy raging on, the issue of equal racial recognition have now permeated into the world of electronic music. Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins took to his Facebook page to voice an observation on how ‘The DJ List’, not to be confused with DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs (itself a frequent offender for lacking diversity, albeit mostly targeted toward a lack of female representation), features only 2 Black artists, occupying the 99 and 100 spots, respectively. Atkins mentions how ‘The DJ List’ top 100 does not include such seminal Black electronic artists as Derrick May or Jeff Mills or Kevin Saunderson, ... Read more

Bungalup Belgium Announces First Acts, inc. Derrick May, Aeroplane

Bungalup Belgium, the Southern spin-off of the Netherlands’ wildly popular Bungalup event, has just announced the first names. Topping the bill to much surprise is techno kingpin Derrick May, along with Belgium-based DJ/producer Aeroplane and Dutch DJs from a variety of musical styles.  From the 11th to the 14th of March, Center Parcs De Vossemeren in Lommel (which will be entirely rented out to Bungalup for this weekend) will be turned into an adult’s playground for the debut edition of Bungalup Belgium. After the long-running Dutch edition has proven itself as the first electronic music weekender in a bungalowpark, the choice was easily made ... Read more

Party Report: Movement Torino

Ever since 2006 when Movement Festival was started as a European answer to the American Detroit Electronic Music Festival, it has continued to grow. Now, in 2015, the multi day event stands on its own and offers something fantastic for all proper techno fans living in Europe. As such, this year’s event was another sell out event with ravers from all corners of the continent turing up for a marathon session of sumptuous electronic sound. Set in Turin, Movement Torino takes over a large city centre conference building as well as many other great and varied spaces around the city. ... Read more

Legends of House Podcast By Orlando Voorn

In cooperation with the brand new Dutch HJCKD Artist Management, we continue our Masters Of House podcast series with none other than Dutch legend Orlando Voorn. Following Master Classes in House music from the likes of Paul Johnson, K’Alexi Shelby, and Mr. V, Orlando Voorn comes as a most welcome addition to the series. Largely considered the preeminent bond between the sounds of Detroit and Amsterdam, Voorn is considered one of the most original and ingenious producers, DJs , and remixers to ever come out of the Netherlands. Legends of House: Paul Johnson, K’Alexi Shelby, Mr. V Drawing his musical ... Read more

Interview: Stacey Pullen

An innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, Stacey Pullen grew up under the mentorship of Detroit’s legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. A skillful producer who values quality over quantity, Pullen made his name via collaborations with Chez Damier and Kevin Saunderson before setting about crafting his own style that bridged the gap between house and techno and led to 2001’s artist album ‘Todayisthetomorrowyouwerepromisedyesterday’. As a DJ, he has spent more than two decades playing everywhere from intimate sweatboxes to the biggest festivals, and was an early guest in the hallowed DJ-KiCKS and fabric. Stacey ... Read more