Tag: george fitzgerald

Oasis Festival Announces Damian Lazarus, DJ Boring & Stephan Bodzin Amongst New Names For 2018

Four years in, Oasis Festival was the first event of its kind in Morocco. This year, the atmospheric desert oasis will welcome the likes of Actress b2b Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Derrick Carter b2b The Black Madonna, Nastia, Octo Octa, Paula Temple, Rødhåd, Tim Sweeney and William Djoko, from the already announced names. Now, more names have been announced for the 14 – 16 September festival, as it returns to its original stomping grounds in the stunning Fellah Hotel. Of these names, Damian Lazarus, DJ Boring b2b Demuja, DJ Slyngshot, George Fitzgerald (live), Polyswitch, Rob Da Bank and Stephan Bodzin ... Read more

Premiere: Theo Kottis - I'll Figure It Out (Original Mix)

Emerging talent Theo Kottis has already chalked up an impressive following from an array of the world’s finest selectors. His take on the cinematic sound of electronic techno is in the boxes and labels of Sasha, John Digweed, Skream, Âme, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, &Me, Agoria, George FitzGerald, Jonas Rathsman, Marcus Worgull, Matthias Meyer, Gardens of God, Dubfire, Dusky, and many more. Here, Theo arrives on Carioca with two elegant & emotive cuts that make up the “Drift” EP. His mature musical development seems years above a man at the beginning of what is set to be an accomplished career ... Read more

Hideout Festival Adds Patrick Topping, Solardo, George Fitzgerald For 2017

Croatia’s Hideout Festival have announced a third wave of artists, adding to the already stacked lineup featuring the likes of Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, and Hot Since 82. Joining the bill will be Hideout favorites Patrick Topping, George Fitzgerald, and Artwork. Radio 1 DJs Radio 1 Mistajam and Monki will stop by, as will the rising talents of Solardo and Lee Walker. Rounding out the latest announcement is the godfather of Grime, Wiley, who will be joining Hideout for the first time. With six years of stand out line-ups behind them, Hideout is now undoubtedly one of the definitive European dance music events of the summer, situating ... Read more

Festival Report: Oasis Festival 2016

When you think of Morocco, the first things that will spring up are probably the classic and romantic connotations from popular fiction like Casablanca and Lawrence Of Arabia (not set in Morocco but you get where I’m going at). What nobody expects in this Northern-African, is a quality dance music festival in a luxurious surrounding with reigning artists like Dixon, The Black Madonna & Tale of Us. So there, in the middle of the desert, just south of the state’s capital of Marrakech, laid Oasis Festival. The festival’s second edition had a change of location and was moved to “The ... Read more

The Social Festival Podcast By Sailor & I

For his upcoming performance at Social Festival – Sailor & I provides an exclusive podcast of sorts to showcase his eclectic style across the electronica spectrum. Based in Stockholm, Alexander Sjodin aka Sailor & I has moved full speed ahead ever since his breakthrough single “Tough Love”. Three years since the low-key SoundCloud leak, Sjodin landed a spot on labels such as Life and Death and Black Butter Records. He’s a producer originating from a hefty background of jazz, rock, classical, and punk – picking up most of his skill via his family’s piano or picking up a guitar. In terms of performances, you can catch him ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Releases Line Up For 2016 Edition

After five sold-out editions, Amsterdam Open Air is returning to Amsterdam’s Gaasperpark once again. During the first weekend of June, Open Air will set up shop at their continual location, hosting stages for over thirteen local promoters like Straf_Werk, Format, Slapfunk, Weiter.  Festival goers can expect to hear an international mix of rising stars, industry veterans, alternated by promising local talent, and bands. Next to favourited Dutch acts such as the Gallowstreet brass band and Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, there is plenty of highly anticipated dance programming this year, in the form of Fritz Kalkbrenner, Todd Terje, Green Velvet, Route 94, Oscar Mulero, Efdemin, George Fitzgerald, ... Read more

Coachella Drops House Heavy 2016 Lineup

Dropping a few days before anticipated, and with rumours swirling over the last few days, Coachella has officially unveiled its full lineup for the multi-week California festival. Of course, the lineup is stacked with heavy hitters across genres, as well as much anticipated reunions, but it is the prominence of house music and, specifically, some of our favorite artists, which have us excited. Firstly, the big news are the reunions. Yes, Guns N’ Roses will be there, original lineup in tow, but it is the return of LCD Soundsystem that peaks our fancy. Furthermore, live acts like Underworld, M83, Disclosure, ... 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

DGTL Festival Releases Barcelona Edition Lineup

For the past handful of years, the DGTL Festival has been the worthy kick-off to Amsterdam’s festival season. The 2015 edition was no different, with a veritable who’s who of the world’s best in house and techno, all while NDSM Shipyard acted as gracious host, once again. Now, the next step in the DGTL Festival story sees the event traveling to Barcelona!  DGTL Barcelona will take place on August 14th and 15th in Parc Del Forum, for two days and nights of festival goodness. See also: DGTL Presents LOOP Renowned for it’s line-up, art and sustainability program DGTL today announced a slew of ... Read more

DGTL Festival Presents LOOP

As I’m sure we all remember, the 2015 DGTL Festival at Amsterdam’s NDSM was a veritable rollercoaster ride; not just of music, but of an overall sensory experience. Existing as a sustainability think-tank, as much as an artistic mecca, the festival remained undoubtedly rooted within the city of Amsterdam’s industrial infrastructure and cultural history. Featuring sets from a whose who of todays best in House and Techno, DGTL truly was a solid kick off to what is widely known as “festival season,” whether in its Netherlands home, around the European continent, or worldwide. In lieu of the traditional festival “after movie,” the guys ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In April

Our top 10 releases in A cover LP’s and EP’s ranging  house, to techno and everything in between. These are the records that shouldn’t be missed this month. #10 | Aki Bergen – I’ve Seen You Around feat. Myriad | Steyoyoke Recordings | Out Now | Aki Bergen is an Italian sound engineer, composer and producer as well. His newest release ‘I’ve Seen You Around’ is garnished with the lyrics of vocalist Myriad and a true banger. A track filled with attacking bass lines, fiery synths, and intense vocals. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/aki_bergen/ive-seen-you-around-feat-myriad-steyoyoke” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #9 | Kölsch – Der Die Das | Kompakt | Out Now | Danish producer Kölsch is back with a brand ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With George FitzGerald

“I just moved forward in a more spontaneous way and than edited together the takes that I’ve done. So a lot of the really nice little details on the album for me are almost always things that happened by mistake.” George FitzGerald has build up a loyal following since 2010 through a steady string of releases for labels such as Hotflush, Aus and Hypercolour. His standout moment was 2012’s ‘Child’, which defined the house sound of that year. The Watford born, and now Berlin resident’s early musical schooling took place behind the counter at London’s Black Market Records. It was here that he ... Read more

Straf_Werk Closing Podcast #002 by Mees Dierdorp

The love Mees Dierdorp holds for the entire spectrum of music’s modern capabilities is overtly evident the minute the needle drops on a DJ set, original production or remix. Soulfully warm with interjections of poetry, improvisation and even analogue acoustics, Mees’ driving bass and swinging hi hats have brought him renown around the world, and all within an incredibly abridged span of time. Invitations to the likes of DC10’s Circo Loco have become commonplace in a year that has seen Mees enjoy critical success with his artist album Wild Windows (on his own imprint, a haven for like-minded artists, MEES ... Read more

Free Download: Kevin Duane – Marble (Original Mix)

For the latest addition to our Free Download series we give you Kevin Duane. The NY-born and Amsterdam-based DJ treats us to a dark and enchanting work: Marble. Listen and download below. Kevin has popped up regularly on DHA in the past few years through his popular mixtapes and extensive gig schedule for many club and festival events in and around Amsterdam that we have covered. The artist has some exciting new plans in the works. From December he will launch a new podcast series called Algorythm 001 where he invites or collaborates with special artists from the Netherlands or ... Read more

Straf_Werk Closing Podcast #001 By Cristoph

Like last year on December 30, Straf_Werk will hold its closing party at Transformatorhuis, Westerunie and Westerliefde to close of the year in style, one day before everybody else. For the occasion they have called up a league of extraordinary gentlemen to come and pay tribute to 2014. What to expect? Nothing but the finest local acts – GERD, De Sluwe Vos, Job Jobse, Prunk – and a cool selection of international hotshots as well like George Fitzgerald, Agoria, Patrick Topping and an artist that might not ring a bell just yet, but who has been on the right track ... Read more