Tag: Elena Colombi

Label Showcase: Permanent Vacation

Consistently reinforcing its home city of Munich’s musical heritage since 2006, Permanent Vacation’s beach chair electronica, feather-light house ballads and hit albums have been seminal in the resurgent love for Disco and all its variations. From there self-titled first release to output from the likes of New Jackson, DMX Krew, Lauer, Red Axes, Róisín Murphy, Elena Colombi, Jennifer Cardini, Chloé, The Drifter, Lake People, Lord of the Isles, John Talabot, and more, Permanent Vacation is undoubtedly a major scene player, and with their “Selected Label Works 6” now available, and recent release from the likes of Pional, Tuff City Kids, ... Read more

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

Dekmantel Festival 2018: 10 Artists To Watch

The crown jewel of Amsterdam’s robust festival landscape, Dekmantel Festival, features one of the most well-balanced lineups in the world. Focused on quality and discovery alike, this year’s edition sees many a familiar Dekmantel face, a slew of debuts, and eclectic acts that cover the spectrum of culture, gender, sound, and approach. Over the course of its 3 festival days and mid-week opening festivities, the likes of Four Tet, Jamie xx, Helena Hauff, Lena Willikens, Mount Kimbie, Ricardo Villalobos, and more feature across its 50+ artists. Here, we’re looking at ten of the acts we’re personally most looking forward to ... Read more

Into The Valley Returns For 2018, Relocating To The Sunny Southern Tip Of Spain

Into the Valley returns in 2018, across 28 – 30 September in Andalusia, Spain, at the ancient Castle of Sohail in the town of Fuengirola. An evolving concept over the years with a fresh start. This start comes in the way of a re location; a relocation from the cold North to the sun of southern Europe, complete with its breath-taking beaches, cuisine and people. Just 30 kilometres from Malaga, the festival’s daytime venue will be the 1000-year-old Castillo Sohail where three stages -The Castle, The Theatre and The Beach – will feature the likes of Acid Pauli, Amelie Lens, ... Read more

Interview: Elena Colombi

Born in Italy, Elena Colombi has since relocated to London, setting up a successful series of events since 2008 that have made her a staple name of its underground. Now a respected DJ and radio host on NTS, Elena’s musical style taps into a wide array of influences, from Industrial rhythms, pulsing techno, ambient atmospheres, synthesised sounds, freaky disco, balearic love affairs, proto-house, anything goes in her dynamic sets. Throughout last year Elena has made significant moves in her DJ career, making her Japanese debut at AOYAMA Zero, playing at Amsterdam’s De School, as well as playing Säule and Panoramabar ... Read more