Tag: Floating Points

Into The Valley Adds Floating Points, Hunee, DJ Seinfeld Amongst Second 2018 Lineup Names

As previously announced, Into the Valley festival 2018 will take place in Andalusia, Spain. Evolving through the years, the next chapter of the Into the Valley experience will be the Andalusian coast of Spain where Castillo Sohail will be the centre for the daytime programme curated across three stages open from noon until 23h. Now, the next wave of Into the Valley’s artist linuep has been announced, which you can see below. New additions included Floating Points, Hunee, Larry Heard, DJ Seinfeld and more. 28 – 30 September | Into the Valley 2018 | Tickets | Andalusia, Spain

Dekmantel 2017: 5 Artists To Watch

One of the beauty’s of Amsterdam’s annual Dekmantel festival is the diversity in its annual lineups. Not only does it feature one of the most balanced gender and cultural lineups in the scene, but also always focused on discovery, both as brand and as influencer. This year, the festivals 3 days sees many familiar Dekmantel faces (Antal, Hunee, Palms Trax, Call Super, Marcel Dettmanm, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Nobu, Midland, Floating Points, etc), but it is its slew of debuts and eclectic acts that catch our attention. Here, we’re looking at five of the acts we’re most looking forward ... Read more

Grace Jones Headlines Dimensions 2017 Alongside Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz & More

Coming off their milestone 5th edition last year, Dimensions Festival is back in 2017 with another lineup of diverse underground music stars. This year, the festival – which runs from 30 August – 4 September at Fort Punta Christo, Croatia – will be headlined by bonafide international treasure Grace Jones, who will handle opening concert duties alongside Moderat, Yussef Kamal, and Moses Boyd. Additional names on the bill include Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann, Floating Points, Ata Kak, Helena Hauff, Theo Parrish, Joy Orbison, Cymande, and the Hessle Audio crew of Pangea, Pearson Sound, and Ben UFO. Known for ... Read more

10 House DJs Who Used To Make Hip-Hop (including a playlist)

Hip-hop and house music are a lot closer than you might think. Sure, they occupy very different cultural spaces and from a commercial standpoint and the two industries work in very different ways. From a creative perspective they are also two very different disciplines both in terms of production techniques and the way in which they are traditionally played out. Still, the origins of both genres share a lot in common. And guess what, a surprising amount of well known house and dance music DJs started out by doing hip-hop beats, some even still do both. Here we take ten key ... Read more

ADE ’16 Essentials: Wednesday, October 19

I’m telling you, the day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music.  It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every year, we dive into the ... Read more

Croatia’s Month Long Obonjan Island Festival Without Running Water Or Electricity

Remember when UK Promoter Sound Channel purchased an ENTIRE Croatian island with the intention of throwing a month-long festival event on its premises? Yeah, well, that island (named Obonjan and located near Sibenik on the Dalmatian coast) was scheduled to launch its event this week, but has been forced to push its opening back to August 3rd due to a lack of electricity and running water. The kick off event, which was to go down 29 July and feature DJ Shadow and Machinedrum, is now in need of a replacement event with the Sound Channel team assuring they are doing ... Read more

Best Albums Of 2015

As list season continues on, we have put together 10 of our favorite full length albums. Many, if not all, of these have been on heavy rotation in our offices and iTunes since release, and perhaps a bit before, with each representing a link in the wider chain that is dance music. With so many to choose from, we picked out 10. Here, you will find some big name’s, niche sounds, as well as just about every approach to the creative process you can imagine. Some standards, mixed with a few surprises, we hope you will see the quality of ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In November

The month of November has now come to its end, which means it is once again time for us to present its top 10 Releases to you. This month’s picks include Fatima Yamaha, Eli & Fur, Kenny Dope, Kompakt, and more. #10 Lo & Matteo Luis – Won’t Cry | Retrograde | Out Now Brand new new label Retrograde presents its RTGD001 in the form of “Won’t Cry” EP by Matteo Luis & Lo, both part of the imprint’s family. These young Cologne natives offer a warming and moody work from their archives to start the labels catalogue as smooth ... Read more

Four Tet & Skrillex Went B2B Last Weekend And Apparently It Was A Rager

In one of the more unlikely live collaborations to come in recent memory, news of a Four Tet and Skrillex B2B set from the Eat Your Own Ears event at Camden Town’s intimate Underground (a heavy metal friendly venue whose recent bookings include “Ohio’s Blackened Heavy Metallers” SKELETONWITCH) made headlines in the wee hours of Easter’s morning after. Neither Four Tet nor Skrillex are any strangers to collaboration, with the former having played with everyone from Floating Points to Jamie xx (recently unleashing a mid-year candidate for Essential Mix of the Year), and the latter touring the world with Diplo as the ... Read more