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Interview: Junior Sanchez

Growing up in the unassuming suburb of Belleville New Jersey, an 11-year-old boy named Junior Sanchez resorted to using hand-me-down records and two of his parents’ old stereo systems to create a makeshift DJ rig. By age 15, this prodigy was already DJing at some of the hottest underground clubs in NYC and perfecting his craft as a producer. Over the course of his career, Junior has produced and remixed material for Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, CHVRCHES, Placebo, The Bravery, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blaqk Audio, Hot Hot Heat, Roisin Murphy, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, New Order, Emiliana Torrini, Jamiroquai, Giorgio Moroder, Moving Units, Les ... Read more

GrooveFest Announces Brands and Stunning Party Locations

GrooveFest is the ultimate party in paradise, and is now only just around the corner. Today they announce their brand new arenas and stage hosts including the Marina and Colosseum. Taking place in the idyllic, once in a lifetime holiday location of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic between September 6th and 13th, the magical gathering is about sipping cocktails, trying local cuisines, trying your hand at water skiing and scuba diving, surfing and swimming, sight seeing and of course, dancing under the stars, on beach, in pools and on boats. What’s more, once you get to Groove Fest all ... Read more

$200.000 For A Ticket To Secret Solstice, World’s Most Expensive Festival

While you thought tickets to your favourite Summer festivals this year were on the expensive side, they’ll surely pale in comparison to Secret Solstice Festival. Because this multi-day Icelandic festival where “the sun never sets” will cost you $200k for one ticket. And just to play devil’s advocate: when you look at the itinerary this actually starts to make sense. That’s because Secret Solstice takes you to the most exotic locations, non-stop personal service, events inside a glacier, visits to a volcano’s magma chamber, and an event at a 124 year-old geothermal pool. The second edition of Secret Solstice Festival ... Read more

Preview: Welcome to the Future 2015

The annual gathering of house and techno enthusiasts that is Welcome to the Future returns to the beautiful Het Twiske, Amsterdam on 25 July 2015 with another celebration of music, love, and art bringing together creative minds across a spectrum of artistic disciplines.  As many veterans of the festival know, it is one that proudly stands for intimacy, a forward thinking musical vision, great sound and a big green heart. The overwhelming beauty of the Het Twiske grounds is one that makes patrons, as well as festival organizers, fall in love with the space year after year. This is why, ... Read more

Groove Fest Releases Full Line-Up

After what is already an impressive list of names form the worlds of house and techno, the party paradise that is Groove Fest is now unveiling a third set of names. Groove Fest is spread across a whole week in the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic at Puerto Plata’s all inclusive and premier vacation resort between September 6th and 13th 2015. The party in paradise has already got the likes of Art Department, Dennis Ferrer, Green Velvet, Darius Syrossian, Patrick Topping, Skream, Nick Curly, Kevin Saunderson, Kölsch, Hot Creations boss Lee Foss, the legendary funk and soul selector Norman ... Read more

Welcome To The Future Line-Up Announced

Today the line-up for the yearly Welcome To The Future Festival has been announced. This year will see the ninth edition of the yearly festival, and the artists involved are far from disappointing. Ranging from the top of the heap in house, techno, and everything in between, we see an impressive list of names. Here are the seven stages and the 40+ DJs (in alphabetical order). [one_half last=”no”] MAIN Art Department Boris Werner Hot Since 82 The Martinez Brothers Pan-Pot Seth Troxler TECHNO Cari Lekebusch & Zoe Xenia Chris Liebing Len Faki Maarten Mittendorff & Jasper Wolff Paco Osuna Paul ... Read more

Claude VonStroke And Green Velvet Announce Project

You just got to love this. Green Velvet (aka Cajmere) and Claude VonStroke, two champions of rock-solid, banging house music and techno, have announced a collaboration project together. During Miami Music Week and Spring Awakenings, the two veterans played an improvised b2b set together and found out that they went rather well together in one dj booth. The decision was soon made to turn this match made in heaven into something more official, and came up with ‘Get Real’. ‘Get Real’ will be a USA mini-tour of the twosome starting on the 27th of December, hitting Detroit, Chicago and LA. ... Read more

DGTL Life And Death ADE Podcast #001 By Mind Against

This native Italian, but Berlin based duo needs no introduction. Mind Against started in 2011 and barely 3 years on they are the crown jewel of the Life and Death label. Life and Death, the core label of Mind Against has a peculiar concept. For those not yet familiar: the music sounds overwhelmingly ominous with a psychedelic sensibility to it. It’s a concept that maybe seems less peculiar after exploring the musical backgrounds of its founders Manfredi Romano (aka DJ Tennis) and Greg Oreck, one half of New York house duo Thugfucker and partner Matteo Milleri from Tale of Us. ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Hot Since 82

“I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. Maybe l was sent here to make people smile and dance. I like the idea of that” 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the year the Commodore 64 was launched, becoming the all-time best-selling personal computer. Dexys Midnight Runners scored a massive hit with ‘Come On Eileen’, Italy won the world cup and last but not least, Daley Padley was born in a Yorkshire town. Allegedly hot since birth, it took him over twenty years to get his breakthrough in dance music ... Read more