Tag: Len Faki

[Interview] Sofia, Kirilic & The Ever-Evolving DIY Of KiNK

One of the scene’s most in demand figures, KiNK‘s ability to reshape sound has made him a singular entity in its highly competitive environment. Frequently in the “favorite live act” conversation, KiNK’s musical output and performance prowess spans the spectrum of what is possible in the underground electronic music industry. Continuing to operate from his home base of Sofia, Bulgaria, KiNK’s decade+ in the limelight, and 2+ decades in the scene, has seen him reach the pinnacle of renown through releases on the likes of Rush Hour, Running Back, Pets Recordings, Bedrock Records, Freerange, Clone, DGTL, and more, while his ... Read more

Free Your Mind Brings Black Cofffee, Hot Since 82, John Digweed & More For 15th Festival Edition

One of the longest running Dutch festivals, Free Your Mind (FYM), has just brought their lineup for their landmark 15th edition in 2018. FYM’s main stage will be taken over by Hot Since 82, Black Coffee, Kölsch and British house connoisseur Eats Everything. Darker sounds will be brought by Dax J, Sam Paganini, Len Faki and worldwide premier Tommy Four Seven B2B Ancient Methods. The beach stage will be expanded to a full size area featuring John Digweed and more still to come. FYM is set to take over Arnhem with a number of extra day- and night-time events in ... Read more

Loveland Festival Announces Full Weekender Lineup For 2018

The 14th annual Loveland Festival once again takes place in the heart of Sloterpark in 2018. This time across two days of 11 – 12 August. For the first time Loveland will expand into a full weekend festival; with early bird tickets already close to selling out. This year’she lineup features all the biggest names Amsterdam audiences have become accustomed to seeing at Loveland. On the bill for the two days in August sees the likes of Marco Carola, Eric Prydz’s alter ego Cirez D, Jeff Mills, Stephan Bodzin, Mano le Tough, Black Coffee, Tale Of Us, Apollonia, Sam Paganini, ... Read more

Labyrinth Open 2018 Announces Full Lineup For Second Croatia Festival Event

Amelie Lens, Hernan Cattaneo, Len Faki and Stephan Bodzin were the four names previously announced for Labyrinth Open’s second Croatia festival. Now, the 11 – 14 July festival has announced the rest of its lineup taking place just under 30 kilometres south-east of Split. Joining the already announced quartet will be the likes of B.Traits, Dubfire, Guy J, HOSH, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Raw District and nearly 50 more acts representing the best in international House & Techno. Of course, besides from the music Labyrinth Open offers many more activities at the base of the Mosor Mountain including a one day music ... Read more

Labyrinth Open Announces First Four Names For 2018’s Boutique Croatia Festival

After last year’s successful inaugural edition, Labyrinth Open returns to Croatia for the second time having just announced the first names for 2018. From 11 – 14 July, Labyrinth Open Croatia will welcome Amelie Lens, Hernan Cattaneo, Len Faki and Stephen Bodzin as the first four names of over 50 more to come. As last year, it goes down in Omiš and Kamp Galeb, a fully functional camp site that features amenities for all, including luxury housing and multiple swimming pools just a half hour away from the Split airport. Labyrinth Open Croatia is a boutique festival where the bulk ... Read more

Modeselektor, Kerri Chandler, Rødhad & More Finalize Movement Torino 2017 Lineup

Movement Torino has finalised plans for its 12th edition in October 2017 by bringing, for the first time, two huge events at Lingotto, with a series of events and workshops in the days before and after. Added to a lineup of names featuring Jeff Mills, Apollonia, Len Faki, Derrick May, Octave One and a world exclusive six-deck show from Ben Sims and DVS1 are now Denis Sulta, Kerri Chandler, Emmanuel Top, Modeselektor (DJ Set), Robert Hood, SBTRKT (DJ Set), Tycho (live), Rødhad, Raffaele Attanasio, San Proper and Marcel Fengler. In the lead up to the main festival event, there will ... Read more

Sonus Stacks 2017 Lineup With Sven Vath, Solomun, Maceo Plex & Tons More

Between 20 – 24 August, Croatia’s Pag Island is once again ground zero for the international dance music elite. Coming in the form of Sonus’ 2017 edition, this marks the events fifth year celebration. Not to dissapoint, Sonus has gone out of its way to put together a line up that is as diverse as it is inviting. Already announced were the likes of Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Joseph Capriati, Rødhåd, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and more, with today seeing another huge addition. Adriatique, Andrea Ljekaj, Andrologic, Dan Andrei, Dejan Milicevic, Felver, Homeboy, Janina, Josip Milkovic, Julia Govor, K.O.D (Cabanne ... Read more

Awakenings Taps Paul Kalkbrenner, Maceo Plex, The Black Madonna For 20th Anniversary Festival

With over 110 artists spread over 8 stages, Awakenings Festival once again becomes the largest outdoor techno festival in the world. Over the 24-25 June weekend, recreational area Spaarnwoude Houtrak will be dedicated to Techno in all its diversity. Amongst the massive lineup announced for this 20th anniversary edition will be a new live show from Paul Kalkbrenner, the reunited Wihgnomy Brothers, Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalabos, Maceo Plex, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Dave Clarke, Tale of Us, Loco Dice, Floorplan, Weval, The Black Madonna, Black Coffee, Len Faki and KiNK, as well as Sunday stage hosts Joris Voorn and Adam ... Read more

Awakenings Presents Their Most Selective Line-up for It’s 20th Birthday Celebration

March, 2017 will mark 20 years since now the historical techno music festival of the Netherland’s, Awakenings, organised it’s first with their edition in 1997. To commemorate the occasion, 5 nights and 1 day in the coming April the Gashouder will again breathe in the techno spirit. As the festival will be throwing up 20 Years Anniversary with the most selective line-up of their closest most admired musicians, needing no further introduction. What became now the largest and best-known techno festival in the world started off at the good ol’ Gashouder in 1997 with barely seven Djs on the lineup: Godard, Angelo, Nick Rapaccioli, Billy Nasty, ... Read more

Figure SPC: The Inside Story With Jeroen and Len

In early July, Jeroen Search was enlisted to close the final chapter of Len Faki’s Figure SPC, the long-running techno label with releases catalogued from A-Z. Spanning output over a period of nearly 7 years, Figure SPC has carved a new shape in Techno with its distinct approach to curation and the sheer depth of each artist’s musical input. A common misconception in Techno is the notion that it emanates specifically from club experiences, and that it can be solely understood in the club realm. However, Len Faki and his legion of artists have a much more unique and organic approach to ... Read more

ADE ’16 Essentials: Wednesday, October 19

I’m telling you, the day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music.  It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every year, we dive into the ... Read more

Interview: Len Faki

Berlin based DJ, producer and label owner Len Faki is one of the most outstanding and in-demand artists in techno’s present age. Being a resident at Berlin’s prime techno club Berghain since its opening in 2004 keeps Len open-minded as both, DJ and producer, constantly evolving his sound without ever losing its vibrant, unique energy and the passion and heart he puts into his sets. In 2003 Len founded his own label figure as a new platform to play out his eclectic and open-minded vision of techno music. At first an outlet for his own productions, figure developed into a ... Read more

2015 Extrema Outdoor Holiday And Camping Tickets Have Sold Out

Don’t say you weren’t warned!  Even though camping capacity for Extrema Outdoor 2015 has been doubled, it is now totally sold out, in addition to the holiday tickets. No need to worry though, you can still attend Extrema Outdoor Belgium as Weekend and Day Tickets are still available! But, as you know, these tickets will be gone before you know it. With both house and techno on the bill, Extrema Outdoor’s 2015 edition represents a mouth-watering lineup of the crème de la crème of dance. On the housier side of things will be the likes of Jamie Jones, Tale of Us, Andrea Oliva, Nic Fanciulli, ... Read more

Rotterdam Set To Welcome New Club, Het Transportbedrijf

Details are still somewhat scarce, but a new nightclub will be opening in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on 1 May 2015. Named Het Transportbedrijf, or “The Transport Company” in English, the venue will open at Schiestraat 18, located just a few doors down from the famed, and now defunct, Rotterdam nightspot Perron in the city’s center.  Featuring an impressive list of quality House and Techno nights, the 700 person capacity venue boasts upcoming gigs from the likes of Dixon and Lil Louis, as well as Luke Slater, Len Faki, Derrick May, Prins Thomas, Patrice Baumel, Efdemin and more. If the ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Releases Massive Line-up For Festival’s 5th Edition

For one late May weekend, Eastern Belgium’s Kelchterhoef Park will be the International dance music capital as Extrema Outdoor celebrates their fifth anniversary with another massive lineup of the finest house and techno artists the scene has to offer. With areas curated by some of the most prevalent clubbing brands, labels and institutions in the world, the outdoor camping weekender has quickly solidified its place amongst the upper echelons of the competitive festival market. With both house and techno on the bill, Extrema Outdoor’s 2015 edition represents a mouth-watering lineup of the crème de la crème of dance. On the ... Read more