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[Interview] 1979

Based in Amsterdam and Italian born, 1979 is an artist who combines the malncholy of post rock with the enrgy of rave and bass of Techno to maximal effect. With a star on the ascent after well recieved releases on the likes of Klangwelt and Addicted Music, it is his affiliation with HOSH fryhide imprint that has really sent the sound of 1979 into the stratosphere. His “Once I Saw The Sky” EP included the festival dominating ‘Space Cake’ set the tone for what was to come and now with a new two track “Metro/Distanza”, the classically trained lover of ... Read more

[Interview] The Hidden People & FMLY Agency

ADE is always rich with a fine offering of underground parties. But one that sticks out more than most is the debut event from The Hidden People—known principally for their immersive OFF Week events in Barcelona—and FMLY. Dubbed a ‘mini-festival’, the event will take place on October 18th at a stunning venue in the form Hotel Arena, and 18th-century chapel, and for 12 hours will be soundtracked by the likes of Alex Niggemann, Baltra (live), Benjamin Damage, Breach, Butch, Detroit Swindle, DJ Boring, Francois X, Object Blue (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Renaat, and Space Dimension Controller (live) Before the much-anticipated ... Read more

[Interview] Orbital: “Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un Aren’t The Only Monsters Around”

Throughout their long-standing and renowned career, the twin brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll who make up Orbital have headlined the biggest stages in the world, while establishing themselves as bonafide electronic music pioneers. The brother’s extensive back catalog ranges from Punk anthems like ‘Satan’, to Techno classics like ‘Chime’, ‘The Saint’, and ‘The Box’, as well as the seminal Rave anthem ‘Halcyon+on+on’, which have featured across classic albums and soundtracks from the early 1990s up until today. Now, after a six-year hiatus, Orbital is back with their new album, “Monsters Exist”. On shelves, and via streaming platforms, “Monsters Exist” is ... Read more

[Interview] Róisín Murphy: “Nowadays, Good Times Are Something You Don’t Expect”

– conducted, transcribed & edited by Rick Heffernan After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in recent years, Róisín Murphy returns with some of her most personal work to date. Self-producing the accompanying video’s and teaming up in the studio with cult DJ/producer Maurice Fulton, Murphy has crafted a four-part series of single releases away from the confines of a major label via indie music/arts label “The Vinyl Factory“. No stranger to collaborating with some of the most prolific producers in the business like Matthew Herbert, Prince Paul, and more recently DJ Koze, Murphy lets her love of underground dance/disco shine through ... Read more

Esther And Michelle On Their ‘Journey To Freedom’ (1/3)

From the moment you wake up until you go back to sleep you make choices that will impact tomorrow. What if we can make those decisions more consciously to provide a positive impact? That is a question Esther Gramsma and Michelle de Bruijn ask themselves running their projects.  Esther and Michelle take it as their responsibility to inspire people to make more conscious choices on a daily basis. Therefore, they started ‘Silent State’,  a visualization meditation in the midst of a festival giving you a moment of reflection and now in their project ‘Journey to Freedom’. We’ve had the pleasure ... Read more

HÏ Ibiza Podcast + Interview By Andhim

With their patented “Super House” sound, Germany’s Andhim have built their own genre from soul and passion. Party proven and organic with emphasis in the finer details, it is a style that has found a home with labels like Monaberry, Terminal M, and Sunset Handjob. When performing live, their full commitment to DJing is palpable – energetic, creative and always entertaining. This approach will be on full display as Andhim joins Black Coffee at his Hï Ibiza residency 8 September, where the guys take to the stage alongside HOUSEKEEEPING and Da Capo in the Club, while Nastia and Mandar join ... Read more

[Interview] WECANTASTE With Chef Sergio Herman

WECANDANCE – Electronic Beach Festival is a premium boutique festival which not only offers a wide range of great music but also leaves an immense impression when it comes to quality food and a fashion-forward crowd. With its ‘no fast food’ policy, WECANDANCE takes the concept of festival food to a completely different level; from typical festival food to a topnotch Michelin Star dining experience. Part of this dining experience is Chef Sergio Herman who will bring selections from his Pure C restaurant to WECANDANCE as part of their WECANTASTE experience. Known for his impeccable sense for beauty and love for ... Read more

[Interview] From Africa To France, St Germain’s Authenticity Blending Of Roots & Rhythm

A creator or intelligent, sensual and original deep house, St Germain has been seminal in putting emotional French electronic music on the International radar for early two decades. From his renowned 1995 debut album, “Boulevard” to its follow up, the multi-platinum, award-winning, “Tourist”, all the way through his self titled, Africa-rhythm inspired third album, St Germain has always been known for his uncanny ability to subtly blend machines and instruments, authentic roots and modern influences. On Wednesday, 8 August, St. Germain will bring his acclaimed live performance to Portugal’s Neopop Electronic Music Festival where he opens festivities up alongside the ... 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

Hï Ibiza & Black Coffee Presents: Themba

Having burst onto the global scene this year with high profile release and appearances, Themba is the latest musical export carrying the flag of House Music from South Africa. With a sound forged into his African roots, Themba utilizes local singers, songwriters and percussionists to create his own unique & distinct take on House & Techno. A take that has already been heard via Knee Deep in Sound, and will also feature on Yoshitoshi, as well as through upcoming remixes for Nick Curly and Black Coffee. In fact, it is Themba’s relationship with Black Coffee that has perhaps been his ... Read more

Label Showcase: Berlin Bass Collective

Berlin Bass Collective was founded with the goal to spread positivity through its diverse array of music. Through events and releases, Berlin Bass Collective privileges weirdness, freedom, and discovery with an ethos of “if you put positivity out in the world then it will come back to you”. Across its 12 releases, and 30+ events, multiple countries represented, and slew of DJs, Producers and Visual Artists, Berlin Bass Collective has developed and maintained a light approach that does not rely on any singe genre, style or hype. Featuring artists on the roster including Charlie Smooth, Zola, Kez YM, Funky Espresso, ... Read more

[Interview] Staying Cool With Tiga & The Crusade Against Boring Records

After contributing material and production to Tiga’s 2016 “No Fantasy Required” LP, an organic collaboration formed between the the Turbo Recordings and fellow Montrealer Clarian, the two have come together for one of a slew of projects that have set the former’s eventful spring and summer season. The result of that collaboration, an amazing Acid Techno package, “Stay Cool/You’re So Special”, which this Friday, 13 July, sees the release of its diverse remix package, featuring interpretations from a trio of Turbo artists – Absolute., Beton, and Dimitri Veimar – alongside Eats Everything and, today’s exclusive premiere, Gerd Janson, who also ... Read more

[Interview] The Global Creative Footprint Of Mirik Milan

Mirik Milan, Amsterdam’s former Night Mayor and longtime creative director of some of the city’s most celebrated events, has been an ambassador the the culture and importance of nightlife for some 15+ years. Amongst his many accomplishments, Mirik can list the multi-venue Nacht voor de Nacht, a revamp of the once trouble Rembrandtplein district, and tireless efforts for gender equality with initiatives like Chicks on a Mission, amongst a slew of other forward thinking, nightlife and cultural based initiatives. Now, Mirik has assumed a new role, where in 2017 alone he gave over 25 international talks to city governments and ... Read more

Interview: Secretsundaze

For 16 years Secretsundaze have marked themselves out as one of the most distinct, vital and consistent voices in dance music. Having long since bloomed beyond its London home base, every branch of Secretsundaze’s complete identity stems its co-founders, the DJ duo of Giles Smith and James Priestley. As a DJ/Production duo, party brand, and record label, Secretsundaze continues to exemplify the “DJ’s DJ,” whether digging in solo, handing off between marathon sets, or throwing down back-to-back. On 15 June, the duo bring their latest single, “Still Hope”, to Phonica Records where they team up with British born Cypriot award ... Read more

Interview: Elena Colombi

Born in Italy, Elena Colombi has since relocated to London, setting up a successful series of events since 2008 that have made her a staple name of its underground. Now a respected DJ and radio host on NTS, Elena’s musical style taps into a wide array of influences, from Industrial rhythms, pulsing techno, ambient atmospheres, synthesised sounds, freaky disco, balearic love affairs, proto-house, anything goes in her dynamic sets. Throughout last year Elena has made significant moves in her DJ career, making her Japanese debut at AOYAMA Zero, playing at Amsterdam’s De School, as well as playing Säule and Panoramabar ... Read more