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Judge a DJ on their music, not their equipment

Technological developments have forever changed the craft of DJing, moving the focus for many away from physical mixing to using software to play music. The rise of digital DJ programs, alongside the move away from vinyl as an essential piece of equipment, has given more budding DJs the opportunity to follow their passion. It is much easier to download a software program rather than acquire decks and vinyl, which has enabled many DJs to carve out a career that would have been inaccessible even a decade ago. This change has inevitably sparked a range of opinions. One particularly strong opinion came ... Read more

ADE Bridges The Wall Between China’s Underground And The West

This year, the 2017 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will feature a strong focus on the exploding underground dance scene of China – one of the world’s most promising (and rising) markets. With a full programme – Mai Music Presents: Bridging The Wall – Unveiling China’s Dance Scene – the leading Chinese dance organization will present itself across disciplines for an in-depth look at the current and future climate of the market. Members from the Chinese and Dutch dance scene come together to give fans an intimate look into how the scene has developed in China over the last ... Read more

Premiere: Bas Roos – Lazy Chords (Giom Remix)

Somewhere between West coast Deep House, classic French house and NuDisco lies the sound of Giom. Maybe that’s why the London-based Frenchman’s music has been supported by such an impressive list DJs: Claptone, DJ Sneak, Green Velvet, Joey Negro, Jimpster, Mark Knight, Sharam Jey to Kolombo, it seems everybody needs a bit of the Giom sound in their DJ sets. In the summer of 2014 his song ‘Dr. Zapp’ went to #1 on the Beatport Indie/NuDisco Top 100. In 2015 Giom launched his own label Supremus Records which, as well as topping the Traxsource Deep House Top 100 for 3 ... Read more

Preview: Springfestival Graz

It’s finally confirmed – over 120 acts from all over the world will heat up the Styrian capital of Graz. Some of the names announced are James Holden Ellen Allien, Ben Klock, Kenny Larkin, Recondite, Roni Size, DJ Krust, and more. After a successful relaunch in 2015, the festival makes its return with an exciting mix of international stars and local favorites, offering 5 days and 4 nights nonstop electronic music and culture. Taking place from the 25th to 29th of May, the festival’s location is an attraction for clubbers from all over Europe – ranging from a large opening in the Helmut List ... Read more

Interview: Oscar G

Anyone who knows about the Miami Dance Music Scene associates Oscar G with the words “great”, “respect”, and “success”. His epic sets at Space Miami and his massive productions on Nervous Records simply made him the number one DJ in the Sunshine State. Talking about Space, the man held a residency every Saturday for ten years, playing 12 hours sets every night, yeah you read this right. Back in the 90’s, he formed a duo with his partner in crime Ralph Falcon named Murk, which were quickly noticed by the likes of Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia, later he won ... 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

ADE Essentials 2015: Thursday (Oct 15)

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

Kaleidoscope Podcast #002 By Lexer

LEXER is very much one of the young guns, unburdened by the weight of history. He hasn’t spent the past decade in the house and techno academy having to listen to the nebulous dictates of good taste and is one of those DJs who realized that it would be a shame to commit oneself only to one style of music. See also: DJ Sneak Podcast  LEXER grew up in the provincial outskirts of Leipzig, in Bad Lausick, which apart from a town-spa hasn’t much to offer. This is why he moved to nearby Leipzig, which he now calls his hometown. ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With DJ Sneak

One of House music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 15 years. Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a ... Read more

Pacha Festival Podcast #001 by Mark Farina

Modern day record minstrel, Mark Farina, has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Farina’s known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats.  Voted as one of the top DJ’s in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music veterans as well as newcomers to the scene. Drawing from his vibrant youth, which included ... Read more

Preview: Welcome to the Future 2015

The annual gathering of house and techno enthusiasts that is Welcome to the Future returns to the beautiful Het Twiske, Amsterdam on 25 July 2015 with another celebration of music, love, and art bringing together creative minds across a spectrum of artistic disciplines.  As many veterans of the festival know, it is one that proudly stands for intimacy, a forward thinking musical vision, great sound and a big green heart. The overwhelming beauty of the Het Twiske grounds is one that makes patrons, as well as festival organizers, fall in love with the space year after year. This is why, ... Read more

Video: ‘They Call Me Grandma Techno’

After we reported on a little hero last week, we thought it was a good occasion to introduce you to one who has walked the earth a little bit longer. Meet Patricia Lay-Dorsey, a 72-year old American photographer, who has been practically unable to walk after she was struck by multiple sclerosis. Many may think of this disease as hugely disabling, Patricia is actually more actively outgoing than your average 20-year old. Especially when it comes to music and festivals, because ‘Grandma Techno’ is somewhat of a dance music fanatic. While covering Detroit’s Movement festival back in 2005, totally unaware ... Read more

Review: Sankeys Closing (Ibiza 2014)

Well, Sankeys have well and truly been the talk of Ibiza town this summer. The club has owned it in terms of line-ups, which have married big names with underground stars each and every night of the week. Residencies like Tribal Sessions and CUFF, Fuse, Next Wave and Magna Carta have all offered up the goods but sadly, tonight is the last hurrah of the 2014 season. This is the fourth complete season Sankeys Ibiza has be party to and it is by far the strongest one yet, as evidenced by the massive crowds that turn out for this final ... Read more