Tag: Kolsch

King’s Day 2016: Loveland Van Oranje Festival Preview

Loveland will return to Amsterdam April 27th, marking another celebration of Kings day. Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Pan-Pot, and Tom Trago are just some of the names announced. This year’s edition returns to the Meerpark in the east part of Amsterdam. However, they are offering more space for its patrons, with the addition of an open grass field for those to dance and chill-out out. According to the press release, their lineup is the most ambitious to date. Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Agoria, Pan-Pot, and Kölsch are some of the headliners, while they will be supported by artists such as Beesmunt Soundsystem, Elias Mazian, and Carlos Valdes. Meerpark ... Read more

Interview: Joris Voorn

One name that has for some time shone brightly as an ever-progressing talent amongst the pantheon of techno’s leading lights is the Dutch master Joris Voorn, a national treasure in his native Holland for some two two decades. Joris Voorn’s lifetime membership with the masters is still under growing application, the consistent calibre of his finely detailed production certainly places him in a position of undoubted consideration. He has an ever-increasing discography reaching from atmospheric interludes to broken beats, much of which appears on his own labels Rejected and Green – the latter releasing his critically acclaimed artist album ‘Nobody ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Belgium Announces 2016 Lineup

Extrema Outdoor Belgium, one of Belgium’s leading electronic music festivals, has released their lineup for 2016. Taking place from the 13-15 May 2016 in Houthalen, this year’s XO Belgium invites us to another special weekend of music with their strongest lineup to date. Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Pan Pot, Kölsch, and Groove Armada are just a few of the headliners XO Belgium has announced. Jamie Jones, Tale of Us and Nic Fanciuli are making a return to the festival, while Detroit techno legends Jeff Mills and Carl Craig are flying in to make their debut. Last ... Read more

Welcome To The Future Brings Festival Season Indoors This November

If you can recall, back in July’ Welcome to the Future was all set to unleash a massive lineup on Amsterdam during the highly competitive summertime festival season. That event would see the likes of Art Department, Hot Since 82, and Pan Pot, amongst many more descend on the beautiful Het Twiske. Unfortunately, on that particular mother nature didn’t comply, forcing the cancellation of the festival, amongst many other’s in the city. Perhaps it was all for the best as Welcome to the Future will now bring its outdoor experience indoors to the massive Warehouse Elementenstraat over a two day ... Read more

Festival Report: Electric Zoo

The American dance scene has been a sleeping giant for decades, but the last few years have finally seen it come of age. The explosion of EDM has sent shockwaves around the world, but they have been most strongly felt at home in the States. As such dance music is the new rock, massive festivals are everywhere and all the cool kids have turned into fully fledged ravers. One of the driving forces behind this explosion has been Electric Zoo, a New York based festival that has blown all others out of the water. After a tough time a couple ... Read more

Awakenings Descends On New York City For North American Debut

Since 1997, Holland’s long-running outdoor music festival Awakenings has been a go-to destination for techno lovers around the globe. On September 4 & 5, Awakenings will make its way across the Atlantic for its North American debut with a stage at ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED. The artists who will make up the stage’s lineup represent a sampling of what Awakenings present at their massive flagship June festival just outside Amsterdam. At Electric Zoo, techno fans can experience the debut of Get Real, the pairing of legendary techno producer and DJ Green Velvet with Claude Von Stroke, a live performance from Henrik Schwarz and ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In June

As June is slowly running to its end it’s high time to start covering the top 10 releases for this month. Featuring releases from artists such as   #10 Mennie – Callin’ EP | Flashmob LTD | Out now | Italian producer Mennie makes his debut on Flashmob LTD with his ‘Callin’ EP’. With influences from early New York House to laidback Mediterranean vibes, this EP is a perfect fit for Flashmob LTD and the Top 10 Releases of June. Mennie – Callin’ (Original Mix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/djmag/premiere-mennie-callin?in=mennie/sets/mennie-callin-ep-flashmob” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #09 Correspondant Compilation | Correspondant | Vinyl Only| Correspondant present the vinyl sampler for their 3rd ... Read more

Interview: Kölsch

Kölsch is a medium for the narration of Danish Native Rune Reilly Kölsch’ life through sonic soundscapes, laid out in melodic vignettes that read as a picture book to the formulation of the man behind the music. Together, these vignettes form a whole greater than the sum of its parts, a nostalgic, introspective voyage. Rune’s first voyage, captured in his critically acclaimed LP release, ‘1977’ signifies the year of his birth and draws inspiration from his culturally diverse upbringing. The ‘1977’ record itself was a dancefloor heavy output that proved the world-over the success and appeal of the melodic and emotional side to ... Read more

Free Your Mind Podcast #004 By Wankelmut

It was a fortunate coincidence that lead to Wankelmut’s breakthrough back in 2011. It was his birthday and the Berlin DJ added his touch to his bootleg of Asaf Avidan‚ “Reckoning Song (One Day)”. As most already know, the title conquered the charts; reaching number one in several European countries, was the most downloaded Beatport track of 2012, and was viewed over 150 million times on YouTube. But Jacob Dilssner aka Wankelmut is way more than this one track. In 2012 he started working with Get Physical Music and soon after he released his next big hit‚ “My Head Is A Jungle” with Australian singer and songwriter ... Read more

Full Premiere: Viktor Talking Machine – Abby (Original Mix)

Today’s exclusive premiere comes from a new and mysterious artist; or should we say artistS? It’s hard to tell for sure, but one thing is certain, you should pay head to the name Viktor Talking Machine, as the music speaks for itself.  As mentioned, little is known about the elusive artist, except that their name Viktor Talking Machine draws inspiration from the people behind very first gramophone record players. Another certainty is you will surely be hearing this name again. The music is just THAT good. Some say Viktor Talking Machine is a German electronic duo, others say (t)he(y) was born in a magical ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In April

Our top 10 releases in A cover LP’s and EP’s ranging  house, to techno and everything in between. These are the records that shouldn’t be missed this month. #10 | Aki Bergen – I’ve Seen You Around feat. Myriad | Steyoyoke Recordings | Out Now | Aki Bergen is an Italian sound engineer, composer and producer as well. His newest release ‘I’ve Seen You Around’ is garnished with the lyrics of vocalist Myriad and a true banger. A track filled with attacking bass lines, fiery synths, and intense vocals. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/aki_bergen/ive-seen-you-around-feat-myriad-steyoyoke” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #9 | Kölsch – Der Die Das | Kompakt | Out Now | Danish producer Kölsch is back with a brand ... Read more

Kappa FuturFestival 2015 Line Up Announced

Kappa FuturFestival, the daytime, urban, summer dance music festival, has announced its line up for their 4th edition, bringing along a mix of international and local headliners. For Saturday you can expect a back to back set by Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock. If this wouldn’t be enough they will be joined by Diynamic label boss Solomun, German duo Pan-Pot and Tuskegee compadres Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers. On Sunday Sven Väth will take over the stage in the industrial setting. He will be joined by Hot Creations label head Jamie Jones, German Kompakt contributor Kölsch, Italian techno innovator Joseph Capriati ... Read more

Groove Fest Releases Full Line-Up

After what is already an impressive list of names form the worlds of house and techno, the party paradise that is Groove Fest is now unveiling a third set of names. Groove Fest is spread across a whole week in the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic at Puerto Plata’s all inclusive and premier vacation resort between September 6th and 13th 2015. The party in paradise has already got the likes of Art Department, Dennis Ferrer, Green Velvet, Darius Syrossian, Patrick Topping, Skream, Nick Curly, Kevin Saunderson, Kölsch, Hot Creations boss Lee Foss, the legendary funk and soul selector Norman ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Gui Boratto

“I usually get up at 5 AM for the studio every day.” He’s an exceptional musical character, even within the reaches of his favourite label/family Kompakt. Try to pin him down during a set and he will have surprised you with a complete 180 before you can say “techno”. You’ve probably heard a lot of Gui Boratto, and that’s not really surprising as he’s been making music even before some of us were born. The Brazilian artists renowned for his eclectic, coulourful productions is coming up with a new album, “Abaporu”, which is being impatiently waited for by fans and ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Kölsch

“I have a true love for 80s rock. I love Steely Dan, Dire straits, Paul Simon and so on” In 2013 Kölsch caught the attention of the international dance scene with his album “1977” which was released by Kompakt. As a producer, he’s not to be underestimated as he’s been around for more than two decades. While some of us were busy finding an office job, Kölsch or Rune Reilly Kölsch was busy developing his unique sound, which to this date has suffered little changes. He produced various musical styles like Progressive, Tech-House, Techno, Minimal or House under numerous monikers ... Read more