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Festival Bucket List: Paradise City Festival

When it comes to large scale events, the “best of” conversation tends to swing itself towards areas of high subjectivity…how we define what we “like”? How our personal finances affect our decisions? What kind of core values do we look for? Many questions, none of which with easy answers. Well, with that in mind, we’re hoping to put a few events on your radar that are (admittedly) subjective to our writer’s tastes, but with a focus on all of its aspects. Hopefully it will make your decisions easier, highlight some interesting festivals you may not yet be familiar with, highlight ... Read more

Interview: HVOB

Established throughout the music world as both a formidable Production and Performing force is HVOB. Currently on a massive worldwide tour in support of their latest LP “SILK” (alongside Winston Marshall), HVOB will once again descend on the picturesque fields of Belgium’s Paradise City Festival over the weekend of 25-26 June. Here, we’re anticipating the duo’s alway interesting live performance at the festival by speaking with them on everything from the release to the importance of maintaining creative independence and more. “We don’t want do make any compromises that would come to our art and music.” We’re talking here with ... Read more

Paradise City Podcast By Jan Blomqvist

Jam Blomqvist is a DJ, Producer, and Bandleader from Berlin. Known for something of a concert based approach to Techno, Jan’s patented use of dreamy vocals and simple beats make his music uniquely danceable, yet still rooted in traditional orchestration. Recently his debut long player, as well as subsequent release package “Remote Control” has been released, seeing Jan go on a bonafide music journey, from pinches of Portishead to 90’s minimalism throwback, it’s all there. See also: Premiere: Jan Blomqvist – Empty Floor (Daniel Stefanik & Mathias Kaden Remix) At the end of the month, Jan joins the likes of ... Read more

What Can We Expect From Sónar 2017?

With the summer heat approaching and after festival season already began, we are moving closer to some of the biggest global festivals. This year we are taking a closer look at Sónar as they will deliver wide range of artists, conferences, stages and much more. Held in beautiful Barcelona, Sonar will definitely write many people’s stories for summer 2017. Festival is not focusing only on well known genres, therefore they recently announced the opening of a new stage – Sónar XS, which will give an opportunity to young names and underground/extreme sounds. Sónar XS and other stages will be a ... Read more

Paradise City Is The (Sustainable) Glastonbury Alternative We All Need

With over 60 live acts and DJs announced, Belgium’s Paradise City Festival preps for a sustainable 9and affordable) 3 day early summer event. Held at the stunning Castle Ribaucourt (with its moats and private island setting) in Perk, Belgium, Paradise City Festival was the winner of 2016’s prestigious OVAM Green Event Award, with an initiative and dedication to the environment that includes a 100% recycled landscape, solar powered camp sites, free cardboard tents, and more. Of course, the main attraction of the event is the music, of which there is no shortage of quality acts. On the live side of ... Read more

Miami’s Art Basel Unveils Unreal Life + Death Showcase

Last year we brought the word about how Art Basel is quickly taking over the crown for Miami dance music’s most discerning fans (a title once upon a time held by the Winter Music Conference). Now, as the lineups for the 2016 edition slowly start trickling in, we thought we’d highlight DJ Tennis Life + Death showcase as, for us, last year’s was a definitive highlight of the weeklong arts and culture celebration, SoBe style. As you can see from the below flyer, the lineup kicks most other lineups ass with a positively mouth watering lineup: Âme, Job Jobse, HVOB, ... Read more

Editorial: Are Computers Instruments?

How many times have you had to defend your music taste in a bar to people who just do not understand dance music? I certainly have. I’ve heard people argue that DJ’s are not playing instruments. And truthfully, not all of them do. DJing is a different talent, one that us in this community admire; however, musicians of the old school rock and roll mentality resist this. Of course DJs and producers are not necessarily the same thing, many in this day and age are pressured to do both. In this way there is a growing musicality coming back into ... Read more

Further Future: A Millennial Utopia

Last weekend just deep enough with the native lands of the Paiute Tribe in the desert of Nevada a cultural shift took place which has redefined what a “festival” has the potential to be: the event was Further Future.The festival, put on by the organizers of Robot Heart, is unlike any other festival on the scene. The founders have curated a truly unique space for the imagineers of the world to come together and converse. It goes beyond the party. The energy encourages growth and conversation. Upon entering the festival you can tell it is just different: it’s about the ... 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

Full Premiere: HVOB – Azrael (Pillow Talk Remix)

The release date of HVOB’s next album ‘Trialog’ is moving closer, now the electronica duo shortens the wait with a new double A-side: ‘Azrael/Ghost’, dropping on March 20. Check out Wolf + Lamb’s Pillow Talk remix of Azrael here. ‘Azrael’ and ‘Ghost’ form the two original tracks on HVOB’s sixth EP. Not only do they offer an acoustic and conceptual taste of this spring’s HVOB album, they are, moreover, accompanied by two remixes by Pillow Talk from San Francisco (Wolf + Lamb, Life And Death) apply their sound to the pulsating and percussive arc of suspense that is album-opener ‘Azrael’, ... Read more

HVOB – Window (Gui Boratto Remix)

Check out the full premiere of Gui Boratto’s latest treat: his remix to the new HVOB EP, ‘Window’. The latest EP from Vienna’s electronic outfit HVOB, aims to be more than music. To HVOB, it’s a multimedia art project that combines audio, video, and art installation tactics into one creative gestalt. You can preview the oeuvre here before its release on November 28, as HVOB has sent it to us in lieu of a mix for our EB Radio series. The EP, which includes remixes from Gui Boratto and Acid Pauli, foreshadows a forthcoming album due out next year. HVOB ... Read more