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Dekmantel Festival 2018: The Crown Jewel Of Amsterdam’s Festival Landscape

It’s been nearly a week since Dekmantel Festival 2018, the renowned and beloved jewel of Amsterdam’s robust festival landscape, swept into town. From the I’J River to Radion and, of course, its home base of Amsterdamse Bos, the now six-year-old festival continued to reinforce its place as a bonafide leader in atmosphere, curation, and risk. For the past couple of years, the three-day festival has gradually expanded into something of a mini-conference, where its events are supplemented with (a slew of) afterparties, concerts, radio appearances, interviews, and panels. This year, beginning on Wednesday with its Muziekgebouw opening concert featuring a ... Read more

[Interview] Through The Smoke With Helena Hauff

Born and raised in Hamburg, former Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff’s profile has grown exponentially since the release of her 2015 LP debut “Discreet Desires”. Built on authenticity and seamless integration of Acid, Electro, EBM, Techno and Post Punk in her electrifying DJ sets (still constructed via the physicality of lugging record boxes from country to country), Helena has found herself an event center piece everywhere from Sonar to Dekmantel (where she returns this 5 August). As a Producer, her machine centered, unapologetically raw work has been heard via Werkdiscs, Handmade Birds, as well as her own Return to Disorder ... Read more

DHA Favorites To Go No Sleep Novi Sad

Set at the southernmost trench of EXIT Festival’s unmistakeable Petrovaradin fortress, No Sleep Novi Sad is itself a festival within a festival going, as the name says, all day and all night from 12 – 15 July. Located in a deep trench behind the fortified Arena, No Sleep Novi Sad is literally at the most far out point of the entire festival, both in location and atmosphere. Across its 4 days, fabric, Arma 17, The Bunker NY, and Goa Club will each curate a respective day with many of DHA’s favorite artists joining the festivities. Amongst them, make sure to ... Read more

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

Moogfest Adds DJ Stingray, Jon Hopkins & Helena Hauff Amongst Diverse New Lineup Additions

North Carolina’s Moogfest has just announced a comprehensive second phase to their 2018 festival program, including a slew of rare appearances, mind-expanding masterclasses, workshops, and keynotes, and much more. With previous announced (musical) names including Aurora Halal, Ellen Alien, Fatima Al Qadiri, Honey Dijon, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Shanti Celeste, Umfang, and more, Moogfest is now set to announce the likes of Jon Hopkins (performing twice), Mouse on Mars, DJ Stingray, Helena Hauff, Suzanne Ciani, and more across their diverse musical offerings. Of course, this being Moogfest, artists and appearances are not limited to just the world of electronic music with ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Announces 2018 Lineup & Addition Of New UFO II Stage

Taking place over the first five days in August, Dekmantel Festival have announced the lineup for its sixth edition. From 1 – 5 August at Amsterdamse Bos & various opening night venues around the city’s I-J River, Dekmantel take over Amsterdam with a slew of contemporary tastemakers and emerging talent, without losing sight of dance music’s legacy and roots. The full lineup has been announced via the video below, but key acts across each day include Tangerine Dream, Orbital, Helena Hauff, Jamie XX, Modeselektor & Thundercat. Then, Amsterdamse Bos will see the likes of Errorsmith, Insanlar, Mr Scruff, JASSS debut, ... Read more

Party Report: Dekmantel 2017

The Amsterdam music takeover that is Dekmantel week has once again come and gone, leaving a trail of scattered vinyls and rarities across the city in its wake. What started as a multi-day festival in Amsterdamse Bos has become a full on cultural event in the city of Amsterdam, now featuring a slew of diverse events, screenings, panels, conversations and, of course, some of the finest dance and electronic music you will find anywhere. This year, things kicked off with a special, intimate performance on Wednesday, 2 August as the minimal music pioneer Steve Reich was honored and held court ... Read more

DVS1 Brings The Wall Of Sound To ADE With Helena Hauff, Karenn & More

Since first setup in 2015, DVS1 continues to bring the concept of the wall of sound to European clubs and crowds a single time per year. With each event, DVS1 presents a different speaker setup working alongside various sound companies with the aim to provide an unparalleled sonic experience. The concept is closely linked to the American artist’s past, as the massive sound systems of the 90s US-Midwest rave scene molded his vision of Techno as based on the physical power of music. On the concept, DVS1 states: “My first experiences with this music were on true walls of sound ... Read more

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

Dekmantel Release First Edition Of “Selectors” Documentary Series

Leading up to Dekmantel‘s 2016 edition and their September Croatian adventure, the festival and Grolsch have just kicked off their “Selectors” Documentary series. The first edition takes an in depth look at Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio and Red Light Records, speaking with the crews behind each. The radio station and “Digger’s Paradise” record shop act as seminal community hubs for underground dance music in Amsterdam, pushing out a passion for music that is unquestionable. Remember, Dekmantel kicks off next week from 4 – 7 August. The Selectors Stage will feature the likes of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Donato Dozzy, Lena ... Read more

Tresor Announces FULL Lineup For 25 Year Festival Celebration

The first ever festival hosted by Berlin institution Tresor goes down over four colossal days, 21.–24 July. With a who’s who of electronic music history, 25 Years Tresor Festival is a synthesis of the essence of a quarter century of activities for the club and label that initiated Berlin’s Techno movement. Day 1 sees live performances of Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald as Borderland, DJ Pete & Sleeparchive as TR-101, Drexciya’s own Mr. Gerald Donald as Arpanet, Chain Reaction stalwart Vainqueur and long-time Tresor affiliate Mike Dehnert, as well as Thomas Fehlmann and Gudrun Gut, Madrid’s Psyk and ambient ... Read more

10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... Read more

Oasis Festival Announces Second Wave Of 2016 Acts

Oasis festival has just unveiled a huge second wave of acts set to descend on Marrakesch for the events second edition. Welcoming the likes of David August, Dubfire, Helena Hauff, Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, Lindstrøm, Maya Jane Coles, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Omar Souleyman, Prins Thomas and more, these new acts will join Dixon, Derrick May, Tale Of Us, The Black Madonna, Bicep, Hunee and more for Morocco’s leading electronic music festival. Furthermore, in addition to the lineup, Oasis has taken an exciting step forward and will take place in Marrakech’ luxurious The Source. The private resort is picture-perfect for ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Announces First Acts For 2016 Edition

Dekmantel, the Dutch promoter known for its yearly Amsterdam festival, club nights, and, since last year, its various international showcases, has released the first names for its highly anticipated 2016 festival edition.  The now internationally visited festival (less than half of last year’s ticket owners were actually Dutch) has set up a line-up of “an eye-catching selection of some of the biggest left-field names in electronic music.” Visitors this year can dance to highlight expect performances from James Holden & Camilo Tirado‘s new show ‘Outdoor Museum Of Fractals’, afrobeat legend Tony Allen (the former drummer of the legendary Fela Kuti) performing with his band, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & ... Read more