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Into The Valley Adds Floating Points, Hunee, DJ Seinfeld Amongst Second 2018 Lineup Names

As previously announced, Into the Valley festival 2018 will take place in Andalusia, Spain. Evolving through the years, the next chapter of the Into the Valley experience will be the Andalusian coast of Spain where Castillo Sohail will be the centre for the daytime programme curated across three stages open from noon until 23h. Now, the next wave of Into the Valley’s artist linuep has been announced, which you can see below. New additions included Floating Points, Hunee, Larry Heard, DJ Seinfeld and more. 28 – 30 September | Into the Valley 2018 | Tickets | Andalusia, Spain

Kappa FuturFestival Completes 2018 Lineup With DJ Tennis, Peggy Gou, Robert Hood & More

The third and final wave of names for 2018’s Kappa FuturFestival adds DJ Tennis, Body & Soul (Francois K, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit), Eats Everything, Eric Prydz, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, Sam Paganini, The Martinez Brothers, Adriatique, Fatboy Slim, Jackmaster, Peggy Gou, Ralf, Robert Hood, Seth Troxler, and Stacey Pullen. Across Parco Dora Torino from 7 – 8 July, these names will join the already announced Amelie Lens, Apparat, Kolsch, Hot Since 82, Kink, Larry Heard, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Rodhad and Motor City Drum Ensemble, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Solomun, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Luciano and Marco Carola on the ... Read more

Oasis Festival Brings DJ Koze, Larry Heard, Peggy Gou To Marrakech

With a new layout, extra stage, and return to its original home of Marrakech’ Fellah Hotel, Oasis Festival 2018 has just brought out their phase two lineup for 14 – 16 September, 2018. The pools and palms of the Fellah will now host the likes of DJ Koze, Bradley Zero, Romare, Deetron, Sassy J, Detroit Swindle, La Fleur, Larry Heard (live), Maribou State, Honey Dijon, Jane Fitz, Mr G live, Peggy Gou and DJ Python, and more. The artists join the likes of Carl Cox, Derrick Carter B2B The Black Madonna, Nastia, Octo Octa, Paula Temple, Rødhåd, and all the ... Read more

Interview: Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers

Cited as unintentionally ushering in Deep House as a genre to becoming a pivotal figure in the well documented halcyon filled 80’s Chicago house scene to having his pioneering anthems sound-track warehouse parties, raves, clubs and after hours for over three decades. Mr. Fingers aka Larry Heard sat down with Rick Heffernan to talk streaming, Kanye, Gherkin Jerks and amongst other things his first LP release under the Fingers moniker in 24 years. An 18-track trip of eclectic electronica “Cerebral Hemispheres” easies through various moods, bpm’s and vibes whilst remaining unmistakably a much-anticipated Mr Fingers release. “QUOTE” We’re coming up ... Read more

Kappa FuturFestival Adds Amelie Lens, Larry Heard, Rødhåd & More For 2018

Taking place from 7 – 8 July, the second wave of headlining acts for 2018’s Kappa FuturFestival have now been revealed. Following the already announced Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Solomun, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Luciano and Marco Carola, now Amelie Lens, Apparat, Kolsch, Hot Since 82, KiNK, Larry Heard, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Rødhåd and Motor City Drum Ensemble have all been added…with the festival also revealing its expansion with an extra stage. Full details on this fourth stage are coming, which would bring a total capacity to over 50,000! 7 – 8 July | Kappa FuturFestival 2018 | Tickets | Torino, Italy

Dekmantel 2017: 5 Artists To Watch

One of the beauty’s of Amsterdam’s annual Dekmantel festival is the diversity in its annual lineups. Not only does it feature one of the most balanced gender and cultural lineups in the scene, but also always focused on discovery, both as brand and as influencer. This year, the festivals 3 days sees many familiar Dekmantel faces (Antal, Hunee, Palms Trax, Call Super, Marcel Dettmanm, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Nobu, Midland, Floating Points, etc), but it is its slew of debuts and eclectic acts that catch our attention. Here, we’re looking at five of the acts we’re most looking forward ... Read more

10 Artists Not To Miss At Movement Detroit

From its birth 17 years ago, “Movement” is now a well renowned Festival plus how better can it get as it is taking place in the birthplace of techno, Detroit. Of course the heavy weight techno DJs like Carl Cox and Adam Beyer are on the bill along side Kerri Chandler, Josh Wink, Nicole Moudaber, Barclay Crenshaw… A total of some 65 acts are being featured over 3 days, May 27-29. The Detroit electronic music scene is something that any soul on earth should experience. We decided to give the spotlight to a selection of live acts and some specific ... Read more

Free Download: Larry Heard – Guidance (LOR Remix)

LOR (Lunar Orbit Rendezvous) is a Belfast-based Producer who brings together elements of techno, electronica and house to create his individual sound. LOR first turned heads with his original productions, releasing on NVH, Cin Cin and Exit Strategy with key support for coming from from Dixon, Âme, Mano Le Tough, Roman Flügel, Eagles & Butterflies and Helena Hauff to name a few. As a DJ, LOR is moving from Belfast Underground Radio, to various festivals including last summer’s AVA, Celtronic, and Tramlines. This year has continued where the last left off, with LOR’s ‘Versions II’ release, his reworks of two ... Read more

House Vs Techno: What Is The Real Difference?

Now this may seem like a really stupid question. Most people definitely think they know the answer. When you push them for specific criteria, however, it all gets a little fuzzy. It seems that how we decide whether a track is techno or house depends largely on a kind of sixth sense which is hard articulate. Perhaps back in the eighties in Chicago and Detroit, making the distinction was slightly easier but in 2016 it seems the vast majority of club-orientated dance music could quite arguably be both. Of course a wise response would be ‘does it really matter?’ As long ... Read more

DHA Dimensions 2016 Agenda: Massive Attack, Moodymann & More

Forget the fear of missing out at Dimensions. It is a festival that is not so much about big names, but moreso about discoveries and experiences. However, there are few performances we are waiting for like kids for candy so we cannot go without emphasizing the reasons why one should not miss them. And last but not least, we have prepared our subjective schedule for the festival, which we are happy to share with you below Massive Attack After almost six years of silence, Massive attack has come back with even new subliminal productions on their singles “Ritual Spirit”and “Spoils”, ... Read more

Your Ultimate Guide To Croatia’s Massive Festival Circuit

Croatia is a known summer hotspot for music festivals. Some speculate it has started to lose its charm recently, and most probably if you’re looking for a true rave with one speaker and 50 friends, dig deeper. However, if you look for a place where high-calibre artists, picturesque ancient Roman towns, beach parties, open-air clubs, endless after parties, and legendary sun-kissed boat parties meet together, then its Adriatic coast remains the definite go-to location. Now the tricky part is to know what to look for. For that, follow me here and I will review Croatia’s top underground summer festivals, picking them one by ... Read more

Forgotten Genres: Handbag House

Tamagotchis, yo-yos, dreams of becoming a healthy, functioning adult… like a grown-up child clearing out the attic of their parental home in search of abandoned but formerly beloved things, we’re delving into the dusty annals of dance music history to dig out the once-cherished genres that time and iTunes forgot. What: Handbag House / Diva House Where: UK, USA (New York especially) When: Late 80s – mid 90s As the old story goes, in the glorious years before the Great Dance Music Schism, there was but one House music that lovingly embraced and encompassed all. And then came the moment ... Read more

Mix #209 By Adesse Versions

Starting out as a simple re-edit series, Adesse Versions aka Kevin Gorman has reformulated his humble ambitions into a few white label releases. Adopting a typical cut and paste ethos to house music, Adesse Versions curates a theme that exemplifies roughness and raw emotion. Known for his production of tracks such as Baayi, Pressured and Modall, his music has found its way into the hands of icons such as Derrick May, Larry Heard and Gilles Peterson. Major record companies have also taken notice, resulting in a remix of Henry Krinkle for Sony. Along with his deep root in house-oriented work, he runs as a former ... Read more

Back To The Roots With Boogie’s Reigning King

Waving his curls to the beat after his own performance, Danilo Plessow (Motor City Drum Ensemble) stood at the front row of a crowd already hypnotised by the “feel good” vibes of music. I asked him, how did the idea of inviting a live performer from the 80s on the day of his curations at Nuits Sonores – one of the major electronic music festivals in France – come up: “This is where it all started, these are the roots! That is what inspired why and what I play right now!”. Leaping between soul, R&B and funk, no doubt, played by Ron Hardy, ... Read more

80’s Aussie Hit ‘Space Invaders’ Inspired The Very First House Track

“For me, just that whole groove of it was incredible. So that’s what became my signature record whenever I played anywhere” Jesse Saunders The question on what was the very first house track ever made is disputed to this day, but there is some agreement that one of the sure contenders is ‘On And On‘ by Chicago pioneer Jesse Saunders. The seven and a half minute 808-bonanza is commonly pointed to as the first chapter in the Chicago house sound, which ushered in an era of closely collaborating young talents who would soon find fame across the Atlantic, like Frankie ... Read more