Tag: john talabot

Label Showcase: Permanent Vacation

Consistently reinforcing its home city of Munich’s musical heritage since 2006, Permanent Vacation’s beach chair electronica, feather-light house ballads and hit albums have been seminal in the resurgent love for Disco and all its variations. From there self-titled first release to output from the likes of New Jackson, DMX Krew, Lauer, Red Axes, Róisín Murphy, Elena Colombi, Jennifer Cardini, Chloé, The Drifter, Lake People, Lord of the Isles, John Talabot, and more, Permanent Vacation is undoubtedly a major scene player, and with their “Selected Label Works 6” now available, and recent release from the likes of Pional, Tuff City Kids, ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival 2018: The Crown Jewel Of Amsterdam’s Festival Landscape

It’s been nearly a week since Dekmantel Festival 2018, the renowned and beloved jewel of Amsterdam’s robust festival landscape, swept into town. From the I’J River to Radion and, of course, its home base of Amsterdamse Bos, the now six-year-old festival continued to reinforce its place as a bonafide leader in atmosphere, curation, and risk. For the past couple of years, the three-day festival has gradually expanded into something of a mini-conference, where its events are supplemented with (a slew of) afterparties, concerts, radio appearances, interviews, and panels. This year, beginning on Wednesday with its Muziekgebouw opening concert featuring a ... Read more

DHA Mix #388 By Khidja

One of the freshest acts to come out of the always talented electronic hotbed of Romania, Hivern Disc’s staple Khidja create music filled with nuance and charm. The duo’s style comes as a fusion of genres where latin meets prog and funk meets jazz, continuously changing and transforming – jumping from era to era and genre to genre. Getting the seal of approval from heavy hitters like Optimo and Jon Talabot, the Khidja experience is one of beauty that also never forgets the fun. Hear what this style and approach is all about as Khdija sets the week off right ... Read more

Report: 25 Years Of Sonar

by Rick Heffernan There is nowhere quite like Barcelona and there is nothing quite like Sonar, the two combined for the past 25 years have pushed the Catalan capitals cultural agenda through the roof, whilst placing Sonar firmly as a world festival leader in terms of advanced culture, creativity, tech and music built on a firm foundation of pure electronica. More popular than ever it has morphed from a one-day party started by friends in 1994 into a three day, two-night monstrosity that just hosted over 126,000 visitors from 119 countries at this years silver anniversary edition. Split into a ... Read more

DHA Mix #320 By Marvin & Guy

Cowboys from Paradise, the Marvin & Guy project was born under the shadow of a palm tree while a flamingo listened to tropical music, way back in 2011. Since then, the duo has released on Internationally known labels including Japan’s Let’s Get Lost, New York’s On The Prowl, as well as Endless Flight, Young Adults, Hivern Discs, and, of course, Life & Death. Boasting support from the likes of John Talabot, Pachanga Boys, Ivan Smagghe, Roman Flügel, DJ Tennis and Jennifer Cardini, Marvin & Guy’s raw, emotive and song-like electronic music is fast becoming a staple of heavyweight sets all ... Read more

Interview: 10 Years Of Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation, the label of Tom Bioly and Benjamin Fröhlich, celebrates 10 years in 2017. Having taken care of its home city of Munich’s precious musical heritage, Permanent Vacation is partly responsible for the new found love of Disco music and its variations such as Balearic, Cosmic, Krautrock and Protohouse. From there self titled first release on through classics like Tensnake’s ‘Coma Cat, Azzari & III’s ‘Reckless For Your Love,’ Todd Terje’s ‘Remaster of the Universe,’ to output from the likes of New Jackson, Dmx Krew, Lauer, Red Axes, Róisín Murphy, The Drifter, Lake People, Lord of the Isles, John ... Read more

Party Report: Innervisions Barcelona

Innervisions took over one of the best locations in Barcelona for such an intimate events which suited the label and the organization itself just perfectly. It was the first time for me at the Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol, but I have to say, it’s an amazing art pavilion that was originally built for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929 and represents the “real Spanish town/village”. You can definitely feel the Spanish soul wrapped around the buildings and all the typical arches! Now back to Innervisions event! I actually skipped one day of Sónar, just to be full in ... Read more

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

DHA Mix #292 By Benjamin Fröhlich

Originally a party thrower and a record shop owner, Benjamin Fröhlich has since worn many hats in the arena of electronic music. As the co-founder (w. Tom Bioly) of Permanent Vacation imprint, Benjamin has provided a home to genre-busting tracks from John Talabot, Todd Terje, Mano Le Tough, Tuff City Kids and many more. Now in its 10th year, Permanent Vacation remains a go to destination for quality releases. Recently, Benjamin has increased his own production output. With years of experience as a touring DJ and a diverse love for all sorts of music, Benjamin Fröhlich has his sights now ... Read more

Premiere: Suuns – UN-NO (Marvin & Guy ‘Blue Eyes’ Remix)

Back in 2011, under the shadow of a palm tree, the Marvin & Guy project was born. Since then, the duo has released on Internationally known labels including Japan’s Let’s Get Lost, New York’s On The Prowl, as well as Endless Flight, Young Adults, Hivern Discs, and more. Boasting support from the likes of John Talabot, Pachanga Boys, Ivan Smagghe, Roman Flügel, DJ Tennis and Jennifer Cardini, Marvin & Guy’s raw, emotive and song-like electronic music is fast becoming a staple of heavyweight sets all over. Now, the duo take part on a very special project coming courtesy of Montreal ... 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

DHA Mix #245 By Abstraxion

French producer and event enthusiast Abstraxion delivers a melodically smooth yet enticing mix to make Monday morning much more bearable.  The French producer, otherwise known as Harold Boué is based in Marseille. It is here that he constructed his very own music studio that is brimming with old analogic instruments that allow him to experiment with the concoction of sounds he uses in his productions today. Having a key focus on raw and original sound, the producer is not shy when it comes to using a variation in synths and polyrhythms all of which capture and aspect of spontaneity.  Abstraxion has many ... Read more

Premiere: Raphael Hofman – Susurrus (Bird of Paradise Remix)

Set to release via JEUDI Rec, Bird of Paradise aka Jo Howard hits up a remix of the young Berlin-based producer Raphael Hofman’s Susurrus EP. Acting as part of Jennifer Cardini‘s Correspondent imprint, New York’s Throne of Blood, and Japanese label Blindetonation, Bird of Paradise is a young UK producer on a fast track to prominence. Growing up with a heavy dose of punk-rock, Jo’s eclectic taste is the driving element to his production. As a DJ, he’s known for running his Cubik party in Sunderland, and his residency at Man Power‘s Tourist Party series in neighboring Newcastle. Doing such has afforded him the opportunity to play alongside luminaries ... Read more

Dekmantel’s Lente Kabinet Festival Releases Line Up

Dekmantel daughter organisation Lente Kabinet has come out with its full line-up this for their upcoming edition on the 28th of May.  On this year’s bill, long-established forerunners as Ben UFO, John Talabot, Daniel Avery, and Jeremy Underground go hand in hand with idiosyncratic acts as Delroy Edwards, DJ Deeon (, and Hashman Deejay. See also: Dekmantel 2016 Line Up Awanto 3 (live) Ben UFO Daniel Avery Dekmantel Soundsystem Delroy Edwards DJ Deeon Elias Mazian Fatima Yamaha (live) Funkineven Gesloten Cirkel (live) Hashman Deejay Hunee I-F Interstellar Funk Jamie Tiller Jeremy Underground John T alabot Leon Vynehall Malawi Mood II Swing ... Read more

Report: Pitch Festival 2015

Last weekend saw the fifth edition of Amsterdam’s beloved Pitch Festival. Held at Westergasfabriek, the festival, known for the best and newest crossover acts and DJ’s, delivered what was promised. As Saturday, 4 July was one of the hottest days we have had in Western Europe the past few years, we tried not to burn ourselves out too early, arriving around 4 pm. After a long warm up from Woody, an unsung hero of the Berlin underground, moving the crowd at the sunny Kaap stage, I though it was high time to check out the rest of the event. The whole design at Pitch is always outstanding and aesthetically ... Read more