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WECANDANCE Electronic Beach Festival Podcast By John Noseda

John Noseda is a musical chameleon, adapting his musical style to the crowd in front of him. From disco jams over electronic beats to a dash of obscure techno and dark house, John’s style translates from intimate clubs all the way to major festivals with Tomorrowland, Calvi On the Rocks, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, The Ark & Le Baron amongst them. As the founder of WECANDANCE -Electronic Beach Festival and Knokke Fashion Weekend, John Noseda’s diverse array of credentials make him an electronic music figure firmly grounded int he 21st Century ideal of multi disciplinary influencer. Here, John preps ... Read more

Premiere: Solomun - Amanacer (Original Mix)

After exclusively premiering Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis’s ‘Hope,’ off Watergate’s 15 year celebration box set, tomorrow’s release is anticipated by one final premiere. Coming by way of the one & only Solomun, ‘Amancer’ opens the stellar compilation with the epic flair that is the Diynamic man’s trademark. Also included on the 5x vinyl, 2x CD package is music from residents Jimi Jules, Marco Resmann, La Fleur, Tiefschwarz, Floyd Lavine, Lee Jones, Adana Twins, Sebo K, Hyenah and Cinthie, as well as new comers Gorje Hewek & Izhevski and Gumz and those with close ties to the club like Butch, Henrik Schwarz, Ellen Allien, Alex Niggemann, Catz n’ Dogz, Steve Bug, Osunlade, Rodriguez ... Read more

Premiere: Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis - Hope (Original Mix)

It seems as if 15 years have quickly flown by since Watergate first opened its doors joining Berlin’s Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain districts. Over this time, Watergate has grown to include a booking agency and a record label pushing the sounds of its mainstay artists and some of the most revered acts in the scene. To celebrate, Watergate has put together a very special anniversary release of 25 new, exclusive and formerly unreleased tracks to be released as a 2x CD set, as well as a special collector’s edition box set as a 5x vinyl, 2x CD package including a commemorative ... Read more

Interview: Henrik Schwarz & The Metropole Orkest

The show that opened last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Scripted Orkestra, from Henrik Scwharz, The Metropole Orkest, and its Conductor Jules Buckley is returning to Amsterdam for a one night only affair. On 19 August, Het Concertgebouw hosts the Innervisions star and forwarded thinking orchestral ensemble for a dynamic and psychedelic set. Here, Schwarz and Buckley composed an hour of new music sythnesizing worlds, time, and genre into a truly unique concert experience. Ahead of the event, I was lucky enough to sit n With Henrik and Jules as they rehearsed the show at their studio space in Hilversum. I ... Read more

The Ark Cruise Festival Completes Inaugural Lineup With 2MANYDJs, Chris Liebing, Sven Väth & More

The immense ship Freedom Of The Seas that hosts The Ark Cruise Festival is set to create a perfect playground for all desires. With a slew of activities, restaurants, and secrets, the inaugural seaward event has also completed its lineup. With over 90 acts in attendance, the likes of 2MANYDJs, Sven Väth, Axel Boman, B.Traits, Chris Liebing, Cassius, Felix Da Housecat, Richy Ahmed, Henrik Schwarz, and Matador have all been announced. They will join previously announced names like Robag Wruhme (who, alongside Axel Boman will be playing a very special sunrise session), Dennis Ferrer, KiNK, Stephan Bodzin, and more. So, ... 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

Oasis Festival Adds Richie Hawtin & Nicolas Jaar To Impressive 2017 Lineup

Nestled on the outskirts of Marrakech, Oasis Festival is Morocco’s must-visit festival destination. The 2017 edition, the festival’s third, will take place 14 – 18 September with 4 days of festivities and already announced names like Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Moodymann, KiNK and Karenn, Auntie Flo, Charlotte de Witte, Chloé, Jeremy Underground, Mike Servito, Polyswitch, Thris Tian and Young Marco. Recently, the festival also announced a special pre party on the 14th with Diynamic Solomun, Amine K, Karmon, and a special b2b between Kenny Glasgow and My Favorite Robot. Now, Oasis Festival has added a slew of new names to ... Read more

Dominique Vleeshouwers: “The Crossover Can Only Work If You Know Both [Worlds]”

Tonight, the award-winning percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers presents his world premiere of “Playground“. A 75 min profound exploration through the world of sounds that took the creator everywhere from the junkyards to the dark corners of the club, the jewels of Asian culture and to the glorious interior of the Royal Concert Hall. Yet another crossover between electronic and classical, however this one is quite different. Armed with everything including every kind of drum and Tibetan bells, to a lap top, synthesizers and drum machines, Dominique and his partner in crime Arend Bruijn took up the challenge of combining the two experiences ... Read more

MTV Presents REC. Brings Diverse All Star Lineup To Rotterdam

Located in Rotterdam’s Central District, 6 venues and a partking lot will be transformed into the site of MTV presents REC. Festival. As part of MTV Music Week 2016, REC. brings an eclectic lineup of electronic acts, hip hop & grime heavyweights, soul, and more. A simple breakdown of the lineup will yield the following: – Global Sounds: Omar Souleyman, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Ata Kak, King Shiloh Soundsystem, G&B’s aka Frankie Rey and Nidia Minaj. – Hip Hop/Grime: Mick Jenkins, Joey Purp, Terrace Martin, Sonny Green, Noname, Aristophanes and Carlos Niño, Skepta, Stormzy. – Soul: Rhye, Cody ChesnuTT, Mayor ... Read more

Review: Jeff Mills – The Planets @ Concertgebouw

Two queues of bodies were lined outside the sumptuous building, outstretched their tickets to Jeff Mill’s world of “The Planets”. Instead of a scent of hesitation and wonder, the foyer was filled with an equanimity, quite particular to the Dutch character. The symmetric red velvet lining, the lines of still empty red seats and steady structures of arcs hinted this man built Chef d’oeuvre, this Hall of Royal beauty can take in any kind of surprises and rebels with stoicism. The conductor decided to shorten the concert, thinking that since the public were being given a totally new language like that, “half an hour ... 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

Premiere: OFF feat. Sven Väth – Electrica Salsa (Henrik Schwarz Dub)

Oh boi. The impeccable Henrik Schwarz redubs Sven Väth’s classic ‘Electrica Salsa’ – a truly remarkable feat. The track was first released back in 1986, when Sven (at the age of 21) was a member of Frankfurt project OFF, alongside Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. ‘Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)’ changed the face of electronic music in European pop culture, achieving top three success in France, Austria and Germany at a time when dance music was still regarded as an underground movement from Detroit and Chicago. Fast forward 30 years later, Sven enlisted Henrik Schwarz and Roman Flügel to provide remixes of the track. ... Read more

Sven Vath Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘Electrica Salsa’ With New Remix EP

German electronic music staple and label boss Sven Väth is set to re-release his seminal track ‘Electrica Salsa’ with a 4-track remix EP. “I was most happy about the great success we had with ‘Electrica Salsa’ in Ibiza and Italy, where we actually made number one… Ibiza was the greatest source of inspiration. We flew down there every year in the eighties, the Island really had a strong influence on us with its eclectic sounds at the times. The Balearic Sound was a mix of Italo Disco, Wave, Funk and African Percussion. We wanted to become part of it – ... Read more

Henrik Schwarz, Martin Buttrich, Mr. Scruff Remix Classical Composers For New Compilation

A handful of the world’s most talented electronic musicians have come together to remix some of the world’s greatest classical composers. Mr. Scruff, Henrik Schwarz, Kate Simko, Fort Romeau, Patrice Bamuel, Martin Buttrich, and Starkley are amongst the artists featured, remixing the likes of Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov on Re:works EP 1. As the lines between classical and electronic music continue to blur, bringing compatibility to seemingly disparate genres, this opening doors to new avenues of musical exploration. See also: Henrik Schwarz Invites You To Remix The Romantic Revolution Ranging from the experimental to the more recognisable 4/4 structures of ... Read more

Preview: All We Want Festival 2016

To those who have never raved at AWW, we’d like to provide you our insight on the festival’s experience. Upon arrival, you’ll enter a small, cosy town blazoned with relaxing vibes and 1969 Woodstock nostalgia. The spacious park allows ravers to chill, dance, and enlighten their inner-social-butterfly, while the beautiful surroundings invite everyone to soak up a holiday feeling. As for the stages – each one has its own comfort and aesthetic. At one moment you may feel like a modern-day raver version of St. Francis of Assisi, partying alongside a 12th century monastery, while another moment you’ll be shuffling the sand between your toes inside of what seems to be Wilbur’s Barn. At night, sand footsie in the barn is still ... Read more