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Moogfest 2018: A Festival Lesson For The Resistance

Durham, North Carolina may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking (electronic) music festival, but this small city in the American South annually plays host to one of the finest and most forward thinking celebrations of music, technology, art, and politics around. With a mission set in growth and philosophy, and a 2018 focus on lineup diversity, Moogfest is a dual approach event, splitting its education and entrepreneurship focused days with cutting edge performance nights. Set across 4 days, 17 – 20 May, the festival is spread across multiple venues throughout the newly developed city of ... Read more

Interview: Ellen Allien

What could possibly be said about Ellen Allien that hasn’t already been…a first generation female DJ, Internationally touring artist, label owner, and role model, Ellen has done and been nearly everywhere for her two decades+ in the scene. Last weekend, we met up on site in North Carolina as she followed up Helena Hauff at Moogfest’s opening night. With new remixes of Mount Kimbie‘s T.A.M.E.D. available now, a huge North American tour (with stops at Movement Detroit, Electric Island Toronto, and more), a We Are Not Alone Off Week party on 15 June, there’s tons to talk about over a ... Read more

Premiere: Solomun - Amanacer (Original Mix)

After exclusively premiering Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis’s ‘Hope,’ off Watergate’s 15 year celebration box set, tomorrow’s release is anticipated by one final premiere. Coming by way of the one & only Solomun, ‘Amancer’ opens the stellar compilation with the epic flair that is the Diynamic man’s trademark. Also included on the 5x vinyl, 2x CD package is music from residents Jimi Jules, Marco Resmann, La Fleur, Tiefschwarz, Floyd Lavine, Lee Jones, Adana Twins, Sebo K, Hyenah and Cinthie, as well as new comers Gorje Hewek & Izhevski and Gumz and those with close ties to the club like Butch, Henrik Schwarz, Ellen Allien, Alex Niggemann, Catz n’ Dogz, Steve Bug, Osunlade, Rodriguez ... Read more

Premiere: Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis - Hope (Original Mix)

It seems as if 15 years have quickly flown by since Watergate first opened its doors joining Berlin’s Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain districts. Over this time, Watergate has grown to include a booking agency and a record label pushing the sounds of its mainstay artists and some of the most revered acts in the scene. To celebrate, Watergate has put together a very special anniversary release of 25 new, exclusive and formerly unreleased tracks to be released as a 2x CD set, as well as a special collector’s edition box set as a 5x vinyl, 2x CD package including a commemorative ... Read more

The Sound of Rome in 10 Tracks by DJ Red

What do you know about the techno sound of Rome? What do you know about Rome? Just like in the eyes of Fellini or Sorrentino, for us Rome associates with beauty and hedonism and since the day the Romans built the city was they referred to it as a woman. Therefore, we were tempted to ask a Roman at birth, resident of one of Rome’s finest dance club’s – Goa Club to tell us about the sound of Rome. In addition there is a certain aesthetic appeal to the techno sound of this city being narrated by the talented redhead woman of Rome – DJ Red. But ... Read more

DHA Mix #229 By MANIK

As one of the few artists to now be featured twice on our podcast series, we happily welcome back MANIK. The diverse sound of MANIK is somewhere between classic house, groovy techno, acid, and a bit of funk & disco, originaly bursting onto the scene back in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations and LA based Culprit, while now having played at the likes of Panorama Bar Berlin, Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Smartbar Chicago, and more than 100 more cities worldwide. Now, having recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles, the sounds of MANIK can be ... Read more

Win Two Tickets To Oasis Festival

September 11 – 13 will see the debut of Oasis Festival. The promising new event will take place at the majestic Fellah hotel, on the outskirts of Marrakesh. Aside from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy Gerber B2B Matthew Dear, MANIK and Pachanga Boys, to name but a few – guests will be able to enjoy their festival experience in a setting and surrounding as divine as they come. Now you can win two tickets by entering ... Read more

Full Premiere: Ellen Allien – High (Original Mix)

Ellen Allien is known for being a creative all-rounder. Being a DJ, musician, label manager and t-shirt designer Ellen Allien has carved out her own space, creating a unique universe. She is a resident at DC10, Ibiza, Nitsa, Barcelona and Robert Johnson, Offenbach as well as at major festivals such as Melt, Germany and Name, France and tours worldwide with BPitch Control events. Ellen enjoys to share her enthusiasm with others, mostly through her creative base and label BPitch Control, her fellow musicians and of course to her audience. She has her opinion ready and knows what she stands for. Read ... Read more

Report: A Weekend In Ibiza

Although technically not over yet, summer seemed far away in Amsterdam the last weeks of August. And even though I had my fair share of festivals over the last couple of months, I couldn’t think of a better destination than Ibiza for a nice combo of beach and beats. The adventure started Friday afternoon and standing right behind Ferry Corsten when boarding the aircraft left no room for error this was the right flight. At the Ibiza airport big billboards invited me to come and see shows of Avicii, Afrojack and Steve Aoki, but unfortunately for them I had other ... Read more

Mix #078 by Smash TV

Ever heard of Smash TV? You should have, because these guys have been around for quite a while now. Smash TV is now a two-man project, but it wasn’t always like this. Founder Holger Zilske started out in the 90’s producing for bpitchcontrol, creating the albums Electrified and Bits for Breakfast, singles like Yellow Asteroids, Air/Earth and Locomotive Breath plus co-writing and co-production for Ellen Allien including the albums Stadtkind, Berlinette and Thrills. Playhouse, Diynamic and Leena have been recent stations on Holgers path, always displaying a distinct blend of complex arrangements, gargantuan bass lines and sweat-fueled percussion. In 2001 the other half of ... Read more