Tag: John Acquaviva

Interview: John Acquaviva

Whatever your involvement is with electronic music, chances are you’ve felt the influence of John Acquaviva. Perhaps best known for his involvement with Richie Hawtin in forming of the highly influential labels Plus 8 Recordings and Definitive Recordings, his influence and reach extends in swathes beyond these considered pillars of dance music culture. Aside from his extensive musical accolades, John Acquaviva also boasts being a founding member of Beatport, as well as a key figure int he development of DVS DJ technology. This Friday, 18 August, John Acquaviva joins Music On at Amnesia Ibiza where he will take to the ... Read more

SXM Festival on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin Announces Phase 1 Lineup

Another festival on the very unique very special festival radar Riding in the wake of a blinding inaugural edition, next year’s SXM Festival takes place March 15-19. Taking place on the picturesque Caribbean island of Saint Martin, this year sees an even richer programme. The fist names bringing an array of the top names in the form of Ricardo Villalobos, joined by fellow minimalists of the Romanian house style RPR Soundsystem (Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh), as well as the brilliant Âme (live), Nina Kraviz and the African rhythms melding Black Coffee, and Lee Burridge with a big bunch of his All Day I Dream favourites: Bedouin, Bob Moses, YokOo, Maher Daniel and our next-in-line in ... Read more

Beatport Founding Partner Pens Open Letter To Company

Jonas Tempel, a founding partner and CEO of Beatport from 2002-2010, has written an open letter to his former company, covering much ground and offering advice for its future. In lieu of Beatport’s messy divorce from its parent company SFX Entertainment, Tempel discusses his time with the company, as well as his hope for its future with a variety of suggestions aimed at refocusing Beatport’s original mission. Written with a strong love of electronic music in its tone, Tempel begins by reminiscing on his original love for electronic music, beginning with a 100 person underground rave in 1991 through the introduction ... Read more

Premiere: Jeancy – From The Sky (Original Mix)

Hailing from Tarragona, Spanish producer and DJ Jeancy aka DJ Raid premieres his latest release off NU Ideals, an energetic record with a modern-day taste of Italo and remix from London-based talent Third Son. Ever since designing an alter ego, Jeancy keeps things on beat by managing his label Beat Yourself. Outside his intrinsic label responsibilities, he’s released via labels such as Get Physical, Electronique, and Natural Rhythm, and collaborated with artists such as DJ Fronter, Israel Vich, and Miguel Bastida – all the while receiving support from artists such as Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Joseph Capriati. The release incorporates a catchy main lead and a powerful bass line that’s caught the early attention on a number of dance floors ... Read more