Tag: Germany

Kiesgrube Welcomes Black Coffee

In the middle of summer, it usually can’t get much hotter, but then an artist like Black Coffee shows up and changes everything. On 8 July, Black Coffee will stop by the 2018 Kiesgrube season and join in on its ‘Wild at Heart’ ethos of the year. On the day, the South African super-DJ will inspire with his intense sound. Alongside Black Coffee will be 8-bit label boss Nick Curly and his his energetic house-sets, as well as Butch, a true master in setting emotional highlights, and Caleb Calloway. Make sure you get the few remaining tickets and find all ... Read more

Castello Festival Podcast By Kowalsky

Musica Automatica founder Kowalsky’s hands-on mentality to electronic music is evident throughout his musical output and DJ sets. Based in Munich and responsible for providing a platform for breakout acts such as BAAL and Innellea, Kowalsky’s power, versatility, and pathos has separated him from the crowded pack. From 1 – 4 June, Kowalsky joins the likes of Frankey & Sandrino, Konstantin Sibold, Mattheis, Nuno Dos Santos, Perel, The Drifter and a slew of artists, as Castello Festival nestles itself into the Polish countryside for its first excursion into the country. Anticipating the event, Kowalsky has put together this stellar mix to get you ready for a weekend ... Read more

Kiesgrube Goes ‘Wild At Heart’ Across Six Unique 2018 Dates

Even after 21 years, Neuss’ Kiesgrube remains Wild at Heart, making it the perfect theme for their 2018 season. Set across 6 spring/summer dates, and kicking off on Sunday, 22 April, the Open Air venue near Dusseldorf will see only first class lineups for its one of a kind party atmosphere. Check out the full details and dates below, but expect the likes of Loco Dice b2b Luciano, Âme, and more kicking things off on 22 April. Throughout the season, which includes dates in May, June, July & September, artists and brands like elrow, 2manydjs, Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Black ... Read more

Enter The Monastery As The Gardens Of Babylon Unveiles First 3 Day Camping Weekender Festival

This July, Amsterdam’s The Gardens of Babylon hosts their first ever weekender in the form of an intimate 3 day camping festival with an outrageous lineup. Going down 27 – 30 July at the amazing Kloster Graefenthal in Goch, Germany, The Gardens of Babylon: The Monastery & Three NeverEnding Nights is just that. So far, just about all of the organizations key musical acts will represent, as reflected on the massive phase 1 lineup release below, but as The Gardens of Babylon are known, there will be surprises, performances, magic and mystery at virtually every turn. Expect artists like Audiofly, ... Read more

DHA Mix #329 By Tim Engelhardt

One of Cologne’s youngest and brightest electronic music stars on the rise, Tim Engelhardt didn’t gatecrash the scene out of leftfield, but started his path to connoisseurship fairly early on: trying to rewrite the piano pieces he had to practice at the tender age of eight, he showed an independent creative mind from the get-go – a character trait that would prove exremely helpful for a later career as electronic music producer. But it was only when Tim later discovered the releases of Cologne techno luminary Robert Babicz that synthesizers and bass drums moved into focus – a brilliant producer, ... Read more

Awakenings & Time Warp Join Forces For Techno Mega Festival

Some two years in the making, Awakenings and Time Warp will combine efforts and experience with a brand new in-door festival, Connect with a first edition on 13 October, 2018 at “Messe Düsseldorf,” Germany. As speculation mounted last week, both Awakenings and Time Warp look to bypass competition, joining forces on a virtually unprecedented event with a clear objective to connect Amsterdam’s and Mannheim’s premier Techno events with Düsseldorf in the middle. So, for one night in October 2018, the massive Messe venue in Düsseldorf will be the global center of techno music and a link between the homes of ... Read more

5 Reasons Why: All We Want Festival

It’s almost here, All We Want Festival celebrates its 5 year anniversary with four days of atmospheric festival experiences from 7-10 July in Goch, Germany. Always a favorite on the DHA calendar, we thought we’d highlight 5 reasons why this unique event is one of the most friendly and interesting camping-based events in the area. As usual, we’ll be on site with many of our Amsterdam based friends. Have you been to All We Want Festival before? What would you say is its primary appeal? 5. The Location Not only is the festival located on the picturesque grounds of a ... Read more

All We Want Brings Åme, Gerd Janson, Red Axes To 13th Century Monastery For 2017 Festival

What started 5 years ago as an innocent and affordable weekend festival escape has since become a go to event throughout Germany and its surrounding areas. Each year, All We Want festival curates lineups of young talents and all-time legends, simultaneously playing at different stages in different genres. 50+ acts take to the stage across camping and dance floor arenas with names like Dixon, KINK, and Henrik Schwarz all making past appearances. Now, for 2017, All We Want has unveiled their most mouth watering lineup to date. The event, which is held in a 16th century monastery for some 3000 ... Read more

Melt Festival Adds MIA, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex For 2017

Back in December, Germany’s famed Melt festival dropped a little taste of their 2017 lineup, with names like Die Antwoord, the Kills, Phoenix, Dixon, Marcel Dettman, Âme b2b Rødhåd, and Bonobo all featured. Now, the festival has unveiled its huge second wave of acts…one that needs to be seen (or, in this case, read) to be believed! First up is the ever-thrilling provocateur MIA (!), alongside Solange collaborator Sampha, who will bring his debut LP “Process”. Lil Silva, Kamasi Washington, Dave, and a Soulelection label showcase also highlight the urban side of things. As for dance music, well, across Melt’s ... Read more

[Gallery] Berghain’s Sven Shoots New Men’s Fashion Campaign

I’ll spare you the generic Berghain and Sven Marquadt introduction here and just say the tattooed doorman has photographed his most recent fahsion campaign. His first since 2014, where his photography was displayed on T-Shirts by Hugo Boss, this time the collection is high tech men’s socks from ITEM m6. As you can see in the gallery below, there is a boxing theme going on here, with Marquadt explaining, “I was inspired by boxing matches, which represent masculinity, victory, pride, but also vulnerability and something rebellious. With this idea in mind, we selected our models, men who know the boxing ... Read more

DHA Mix #231 By Martin Landsky

Martin Landsky has now been living and breathing underground house and techno for almost three decades. A key member of Steve Bug’s Poker Flat family, Martin successes various define the slick, sleek and seductive house and tech fusions he has served up on the likesd od Poker Flat, Mobilee and many more. What’s more, as a remixer, Martin’s unique touches have been put on music by everyone from Booka Shade to John Tejada, Miss Kittin to Pan-Pot. See also: Minimal Effort Podcast By Steve Bug In 2016 alone, Martin’s prolific studio output has seen no signs of slowing with EPs ... Read more

Hell/Dunkel Festival Podcast By Paradox Of Choice

Paradox Of Choice is a new project from a highly valued Hell/Dunkel Festival and Kunstgeschwister Resident. His first music production, a remix contribution to Pool’s “Your Depression“ received support by Peter Pardeike (Innervisions) and Andre Hommen (Objektivity), but not much else is made public by the elusive producer. Here, Paradox of Choice brings a varied mix of House and Techno, celebrating his debut at Düsseldorf’s Hell/Dunkel Festival 2016 where the likes of Recondite, Mano le Tough, DJ Hell, Daniel Bortz, Baikal, Eagles & Butterflies, (our very own) Kimou, and more will play. Download Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/hell-dunkel-podcast-by-paradox-of-choice” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ ... Read more

Was Sven Vath Watching Football While DJing At Awakenings?

…the answer is yes. Full Disclosure: There are rumblings of a photoshop hoax out there but until palpable evidence is presented, it’s real.  Oh, and Germany beat Slovakia 3-0 that day.    Photo Credit: Mr AfterParty

Mix #213 By Reboot

Anticipating the third full length album from Germany’s Reboot, the man himself gives us an exclusive mixtape for the 213th edition of our series. Entitled “aLIVE,” and available via Get Physical Recordings, the 12 track affair is his first on the label and is another fantastic statement of his inventive electronic talents. “aLIVE” takes inspiration from “the beauty of all aspects of life” and “the magical connection between everything in existence” according to the artist. It was written over the course of two years and inspired by a multitude of ideas and sketches. The final work was then finished in ... Read more

Limited Edition Technics Now Available In Germany

Sold out in 30 minutes in Japan, the limited edition (€3,500) Grand Class SL-1200GAE “50 years of Technics” edition has now come to Germany. Technics says for purchase information contact your local dealer! More information at Technics Website HERE Technical Specifications Grand Class SL-1200G / SL1200GAE Direct drive motor with twin rotor Newly developed motor control Highly sensitive tonearm turntable with brass pad Special vibration absorber Technics Definitive Design Linked to the classic SL-1200 series of high quality aluminum cover plate Speed ​​steps 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm Speed ​​control ± 8%, ± 16% measures and weight W: ... Read more