Tag: ItaloJohnson

DJ-Kicks Starts Off 2017 With Matthew Dear

After a year that saw contributions from Marcel Dettmann and Jackmaster (to name a few), DJ-Kicks kicks off 2017 with Matthew Dear. The DJ, Producer, and instrumentalist has a wide reaching discography, everything from the face melting techno of Jabberjaw, to the intricate minimal of Audion. His pensive but playful music is an intoxicating distillation of many different influences, often with his own stylised vocals at the centre. Now, some 15 years, 5 albums, and 20 EPs into his career, Matthew once again proves a master of subversion. Check out the full tracklist below, which includes three brand new and ... Read more

Festival Report: Buiten Westen 2015

Last Saturday saw Buiten Westen Festival hosting its fourth edition at Westerpark, a stone’s throw away from the Amsterdam city centre. The sold-out event covered six stages where visitors could enjoy a well-curated selection of DJs in house, techno and disco – some of the biggest names brought to the table were Fritz Kalkbrenner, Kerri Chandler, Delano Smith, Aeroplane, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Claptone, Culoe de Song, Max Cooper, Lil Louis and Italojohnson. There was something for everybody though, even for those those that did not even come for the music specifically, but more for the atmosphere, the sideshows, carnival ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Optimo

Optimo are the duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. They each have over 20 years DJ-ing experience and in the last decade have become both renowned and highly respected for their memorable and ecstatic deejay sets.    The duo are responsible for the nightclub Optimo (Espacio) which ran from November 1997 until April 2010. Optimo sat at the very epicentre of the Scottish Clubbing consciousness in its weekly residency in the Sub Club and is widely regarded as one of the most important and ground-breaking clubs of the past 10 years. Optimo first came to international recognition with the release ... Read more

Preview: Buiten Westen 2015

Saturday, 18 July 2015, sees the return of annual outdoor music celebration Buiten Westen to Amsterdam’s beautiful Westerpark.  Transformed into an urban oasis of creativity, art and vibes, Buiten Westen’s collection of artists, designers, chefs, musicians and dreamers are once again set to take over the day with the sounds of house, techno and dance.  With stages curated by some of Amsterdam’s most prominent and respected crews, Pleinvrees, Next Monday’s Hangover, ZeeZout, NGHTDVSN, Cartel and PaardenKracht, there is sure to be a sound for every taste as the summer (and festival season) gradually moves into full swing. Translated word for ... Read more