Tag: DGTL

DHA FM Mix #447 by Philou Louzolo

Philou Louzolo is a DJ and producer hailing for his audience to perceive traditional African music within the realm of a more obscure, sci-fi and techno indwelled electronic music experience, fast-forwarding its ancestral prospects into the future.  Philou’s coming of age is defined by the forces of musical and cultural diversity, living in worlds seemingly estranged from one another. As an adopted black kid, Philou grew up with the loving care of his adoptive Dutch grandparents. His grandfather taught him to listen to jazz and classical music from a very young age, provoking a surge of curiosity about his own ... Read more

Must-Attend Festivals And Events In Barcelona This Year

Photo by Pexels / The Pixabay License Located along the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain (Madrid is the first). The city is renowned worldwide for its incredible art and architecture. But it’s also known for its beaches, sunny weather, restaurants, parks, museums, and football team — to name a few. Thus, it’s no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer, no matter your interests — it’s a hot destination for international tourists, clubbers, and poker players alike. And it also has a killer selection of music festivals. Here ... Read more

DHA Mix #404 By Pin Up Club

Dynamic Amsterdam-based Producers Pin Up Club seduce crowds with enchanting beats and filthy basslines. Whether through DJ sets or synth-laden live performances, the duo’s trippy, left-field sound with EBM and Dark Disco influences spellbind those in its midsts. Originally a one-man operation of Josef van Galen, Pin Up Club truly hit their stride when evolving into a duo with the addition of born-musician Jelle Imbos in 2015. Since they have released the well-received “Friends Of The Vortex” and “The Forever Machine” EPs on Bordello A Parigi, while bringing performances everywhere from DGTL to Berlin’s Salon Zur Wilden Renate. Now, with ... Read more

[Interview] Sofia, Kirilic & The Ever-Evolving DIY Of KiNK

One of the scene’s most in demand figures, KiNK‘s ability to reshape sound has made him a singular entity in its highly competitive environment. Frequently in the “favorite live act” conversation, KiNK’s musical output and performance prowess spans the spectrum of what is possible in the underground electronic music industry. Continuing to operate from his home base of Sofia, Bulgaria, KiNK’s decade+ in the limelight, and 2+ decades in the scene, has seen him reach the pinnacle of renown through releases on the likes of Rush Hour, Running Back, Pets Recordings, Bedrock Records, Freerange, Clone, DGTL, and more, while his ... Read more

Interview: Satori

The first EP released after his full length Crosstown Rebels album “Maktub”, Satori has brought “Yam” to DGTL Records. As the fourth release on the Amsterdam-based electronic brand’s recently launched imprint, “Yam” sees the talented live performer deliver a more dancefloor orientated offering with two originals and a special Satori remix included. As part of the DGTL family for years, Satori’s connection with it becomes even more pronounced, diverse, and influential, with another opprtunity to showcase the sound of electronic world music Here, we caught up with Satori as he travels the world on his own and as part of ... Read more

Party Report: DGTL AMS 2018

It’s been a week since DGTL took over Amsterdam’s NDSM for their sixth edition. A prominent and important date in The Netherlands highly competitive (and at times, highly over saturated) festival and electronic music market, DGTL is still able to fortify its place within the countries creative eco system with consistent quality curation, as well as a forward thinking approach to Art, Technology, and Sustainability. Last week, I wrote pretty extensively on the selections of Art at DGTL AMS 2018, which featured everything from a before-the-gate- augmented reality app (personal note, isn’t AR so much better than VR? I feel ... Read more

10 International Spring Festivals You Can’t Miss

It finally feels like Spring here in Amsterdam, and with a week removed from our Unofficial festival kickoff that was DGTL AMS 2018, we thought we’d take a look at a few of the other festivals we’re excited for through the season of rebirth. In no order at all, and with no real limitations, these 10 events are on our calendar from now through until the summer solstice. Here, there are massive festivals, conferences, industry staples, local gems, and respected brands all doing their thing for 2018. What Spring festivals are you most interested in attending? Lente Kabinet 2018 After ... Read more

DGTL AMS 2018: 10 Can’t Miss Performances

This weekend, DGTL returns to its home base of Amsterdam with its annual Easter spanning festival. This, its sixth Amsterdam based edition after expansions to locations like Barcelona, Sao Paulo, and Tel Aviv, continues the festival’s tradition of combining art, performance, and environmental sustainability, all while featuring one of the more balanced lineups around. Combining international and local talent, a full spectrum of sounds, and a socially conscious approach to representation and environment, there’s much to look forward to. See also: DHA Mix #353 By HAAi This year’s lineup holds no shortage of headline names, featuring the likes of Hot ... Read more

DHA Mix #353 By HAAi

We first met HAAi during the tale end of 2017, just post set at Morocco’s Oasis Festival. During our moment in the North African sunshine (a first for both) we discussed much about her acclaimed Phonox (London) residency, background in shoegaze and psyche bands, as well as her branching into full on label head with her Coconut Beats imprint and event series. Now, undeniably, one of the scene’s brightest new stars, HAAi has found her sets in demand everywhere from Sunfall Festival to Glastonbury, Boiler Room to Watergate, and everywhere in between. On Sunday, 1 April 2018, HAAi joins RA’s ... Read more

DHA Mix #335 By Be Svendsen

2014 was the year that electronic cognoscenti fell for Be Svendsen. Following the success of his live festival performances, the Danish musician has become an attraction on the global festival scene as a proponent of a genre-bending sound; Spaghetti western soundtracks, classic analogue synths and film noir atmospherics all tastefully crafted into an original form. This form has brought him to the likes of Tomorrowland, The BPM Festival, Fusion, BOOM, Get Lost Miami, DGTL, Secret Garden Party, Oregon Eclipse, Burning Man, Rainbow Serpent, Afrika Burn, and many more. In 2017, Be Svendsen’s original music was consistently well received with every ... Read more

DGTL Announces Âme II Âme, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier & More For 2018 Amsterdam festival

DGTL returns for another NDSM Easter weekend festival next year on 30, 31 March and 1 April, 2018. On the weekend, over 65 artists will take their spot behind the decks. Amongst them are Âme II Âme, Floating Points b2b Hunee, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Maceo Plex, Modeselektor [dj], Schwarzmann [live] and Tale Of Us. The line up also brings names Amelie Lens, Blawan, DVS1, Gerd Janson, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Jackmaster, Job Jobse, Mano le Tough, Maya Jane Coles, Oliver Koletzki, Red Axes [live], Recondite [live] and Speedy J, as well as fresh faces Aleksi Perälä [live], Dax ... Read more

DGTL Records Brings Fort Romeau For Second Release

For the second release on the label following KiNK, DGTL Records brought another one of its festival favorites: Fort Romeau. Fort Romeau came into the spotlight with releases on Running Back, Live At Robert Johnson and Ghostly International, gaining recognition both as a DJ and Producer. Also, as a label head, his own imprint, Cin Cin, consistently releases split EPs from established names and newcomers alike, with a diverse musical policy that reflects Fort Romeau’s open minded approach. Now, following appearances three DGTL editions, as well as a fourth during this ADE, Fort Romeau’s DGTL records debut consists of two ... Read more

DHA Mix #306 By Jade

Under the mentorship of Jonny White (Art Department), Jade’s hard work and desire to evolve has created a sound that is sexy, organic and entirely her own. Her music consists of deep and dark bass lines accompanied by solid high hat patterns, which has been featured on the likes of no.19, Mobilee, as well as Motek, while her unique energy and unencumbered expressiveness has been showcased at renowned clubs like Pacha (Ibiza) Output (NY), StereoBar (Montreal), BAUM (Bogota), Sunburn Festival (India), and DGTL Festival (Barcelona). Having earned a place amongst the most influential artists in electronic music with her distinctive ... Read more

Party Report: Festifest

Amidst the festival giants such as DGTL & Dekmantel nestle some homegrown gems, born out of budding friendships and a vision to provide others with what they feel missing within the scene. Festifest is one of those gems. Perched in a small arena like area at NDSM, Festifest welcomes around 2000 people, all of which snapped up their tickets within days of release. The demand to attend Festifest took me by surprise as many people I had spoken to hadn’t really heard about it but I soon found out that the reason being was because I was speaking to expats ... Read more

DHA Mix #280 By Lucky Done Gone

Despite his young age (24), Lucky Done Gone has built an impressive resume with performances on Sziget Festival, Mystery Land, DGTL, STRAF_WERK, We Are Electric and Solar. His passion for music and his ability to combine different styles in one set him apart from the crowd, consistently supplying sets that vary between House, Technno, Disco and Electronica, always with one eye on the dance floor. Taking you on a journey through Chicago, Detroit, the UK and Berlin, let Lucky Done Gone’s exclusive DHA mix set the soundtrack to your almost weekend! Tracklist Now Now Now – Problem (Abyss Version Edit) ... Read more