Tag: James Holden

Neopop 2018: Portugal’s Purist Techno Marathon

Nestled along the outer walls of Viana do Castelo’s Forte Santiago Da Barra, beneath the hilltop laden Basilica Santa Luzia, lies Portugal’s most renowned underground electronic music festival, Neopop. A marathon affair taking place across four days, two stages, campsites, and alongside a handful of peripheral acts, Neopop brought many of world’s top DJs and underground favorites to a space whose origins date back to the 15th Century. Over its three festival days, opening concert, and added bonus Red Bull Music events, Neopop welcomed everyone from Main Stage staples Solomun, Nina Kraviz, Ben Klock, Joseph Capriati, and Marco Carola, to underground stars ... Read more

Preview: Springfestival Graz

It’s finally confirmed – over 120 acts from all over the world will heat up the Styrian capital of Graz. Some of the names announced are James Holden Ellen Allien, Ben Klock, Kenny Larkin, Recondite, Roni Size, DJ Krust, and more. After a successful relaunch in 2015, the festival makes its return with an exciting mix of international stars and local favorites, offering 5 days and 4 nights nonstop electronic music and culture. Taking place from the 25th to 29th of May, the festival’s location is an attraction for clubbers from all over Europe – ranging from a large opening in the Helmut List ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Unveils Full Opening Concerts Program

Serving as the opening night extravaganza to 2016’s Dekmantel Festival, the newly expanded Opening Concerts program includes acts such as avant-garde electronica pioneer Cabaret Voltaire, Brazilian jazz-trio Azymuth, a 20-year celebration of Raster-Noton, and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini. The announcement of these additional acts comes after February’s, which already mentioned an exclusive live-show from James Holden, afro-beat legend Tony Allen, as well as Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini. All Opening Concerts will take place across four conveniently located cultural institutions on and around Amsterdam’s IJ-River. Similar to last year, the awe-inspiring Muziekgebouw will return with the addition of a shop at Bimhuis, EYE ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Extrawelt

It was a typical Amsterdam Friday night, cold and rainy but with a somehow burning atmosphere. As the weekend was upon us and nights turn to days, Next Monday’s Hangover had the honor to give the craziest start to it with an outstanding party at the new Marktkantine. The line up consisted of such acts as Dauwd, Petar Dundov, CW/A, a lot of local talent and the headliners of the night Extrawelt. The music and the excitement were gradually becoming stronger over the night and the crowd was built up to the point of explosion when Extrawelt came on stage. ... Read more