Tag: DVS1

Dekmantel Festival 2018: The Crown Jewel Of Amsterdam’s Festival Landscape

It’s been nearly a week since Dekmantel Festival 2018, the renowned and beloved jewel of Amsterdam’s robust festival landscape, swept into town. From the I’J River to Radion and, of course, its home base of Amsterdamse Bos, the now six-year-old festival continued to reinforce its place as a bonafide leader in atmosphere, curation, and risk. For the past couple of years, the three-day festival has gradually expanded into something of a mini-conference, where its events are supplemented with (a slew of) afterparties, concerts, radio appearances, interviews, and panels. This year, beginning on Wednesday with its Muziekgebouw opening concert featuring a ... Read more

The Artistic Revolution Of DGTL AMS

Amsterdam’s annual Easter weekend festival – DGTL – has grown steadily in its 5+ years in the Dutch capital. So much so in fact, the brand has since gone global with renowned events across multiple continents including in Barcelona, Tel Aviv, São Paulo, and the recently announced Santiago, Chile. Here however, housed in its industrial home of Amsterdam-Noord’s graffiti and shipping container laden NDSM, the flagship early spring event acts as an unofficial kickoff of sorts to The Netherlands’ robust and diverse festival season. Across its weekender structure, renowned artists representing the spectrum of underground electronic music can be experienced, with the ... Read more

Interview: Monika Kruse

Alongside running labels Terminal M and Electric Avenue, Monika Kruse is an active performer, producer, philanthropist, and ambassador of electronic music culture going on some two decades. Monika has been across the industry in all directions, performing at everywhere from Space Ibiza to Berghain, and everywhere in between. She’s dazzled at festivals such as Time Warp, Melt Festival, Eastern Electrics UK, Ultra Music Festival in Miami , Sonus, Awakenings, ADE, and just about every other major festival, club and venue on the planet. This October, Monika brings her take on Techno to Torino with an appearance at the massive Movement ... Read more

10 Absolutely Essential ADE 2017 Events

ADE 2017 is nearly upon us and with 5 days of non stop events you’ll begin to realize you can’t be everywhere at once. Usually we go through each day but this year we figured to gather one list of 10 events that highlight the diversity and mission of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Sure, there are all your favorite showcases guaranteed to go on throughout the week, but these 10 events are truly special in their own distinct way. So, which ADE events are you most looking forward to? Audio Obscura x Rijksmuseum present: Underworld After last year’s world class ... Read more

DVS1 Brings The Wall Of Sound To ADE With Helena Hauff, Karenn & More

Since first setup in 2015, DVS1 continues to bring the concept of the wall of sound to European clubs and crowds a single time per year. With each event, DVS1 presents a different speaker setup working alongside various sound companies with the aim to provide an unparalleled sonic experience. The concept is closely linked to the American artist’s past, as the massive sound systems of the 90s US-Midwest rave scene molded his vision of Techno as based on the physical power of music. On the concept, DVS1 states: “My first experiences with this music were on true walls of sound ... Read more

Nassau Festival Brings Jackmaster, Hot Since 82, Skream For Kingsday 2017

Kingsday 2017 festivities have just upped themselves with the announcement of Nassau Festival’s lineup. 27 April will once again see Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium the site as Four organisations elrow, STRAF_WERK, Reaktor and De Sluwe Vos each host their own stage representing each’s characteristic sound. elrow will see Eats Everything, Skream b2b Route 94, Sidney Charles, Ici Sans Merci and Marc Maya play the Spanish started party first trip to Nassau Festival. STRAF_WERK returns with Jackmaster b2b Tom Trago, Kerri Chandler and Hot Since 82 with support coming from Dutch artists Prunk and ANOTR. The Reaktor crew provides techno-lovers with performances ... Read more

Phone Free Dancefloors May Be Here Sooner Than You Think

Should the dancefloor be a phone free zone? It is a question that is distinct to the 21st Century era of nightclubbing. In the era of uber connectivity, it seems as if the glistening screens of the mobile are as ubiquitous to modern life as branding, conflict, and anxiety. Undoubtedly necessary, yet unequivocally prevalent, the mobile surely is the love/hate item of our time. With that, as well as the aforementioned realities of current life, sanctuaries of release such as the dancefloor, concert hall, or the Broadway stage have had a particularly volatile relationship with the device as, one one ... 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

AIR 5th Anniversary Interview With Maartje Weijers And Michiel Tettero

Amsterdam hotspot AIR will celebrate its 5 year anniversary this weekend with a very special program made up of 5 quality events. Expect fives days full of stunning music provided by some of the scene’s heavyweights at one of Amsterdam’s biggest clubs. AIR is actually one of the only clubs in Amsterdam that is fully designed to be a nightclub, which is evident on every corner; exceptional audio-visual facilities and a state of the art sound system, electronic lockers and five bars make AIR a truly state of the art nightclub. We sat down with two of the characters that make up the ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival 2014 – Report

After a long build-up and red hot anticipation, both national as international, last weekend it was finally time for Dekmantel Festival 2014. What we saw and heard over the two days we were there, Friday & Sunday, was pretty much as good as it gets in the Netherlands, and it definitely showed that the organization has gone through lengths to not only correct the mistakes of last year, but to also improve on a lot of fronts. The result was a three-day musical paradise with international allure. In the months prior to the festival it became clear that Dekmantel wasn’t ... Read more