Tag: london

Interview: Nastia

With little else than the love of dance in her bones, Ukraine’s Nastia has forged her way into being one of electronic music’s all around dance music ambassadors. First getting behind a pair of decks in 2005, Nastia has since toured the world in many cities throughout Europe and further abroad to Japan, North Africa, South America and Mauritius. Aside from touring as a DJ, Nastia’s presence has been felt as a promoter, radio host and, most recently, a resident of Moscow’s famed Arma17. Self-considered more of a true DJ than a producer, Nastia’s skills behind the decks are unquestioned, ... Read more

Interview: Enzo Siragusa

By Ian MacKenzie Enzo Siragusa is something of an institution in London’s expansive nightlife scene. With his FUSE night and imprint (as well as its sister, Infuse), Enzo Siragusa quickly built up an intensely loyal following, evolving its own unique dub-house sound which the FUSE faithful call ‘Fusic’, pushing Enzo’s sound worldwide along with other reputable labels who have come calling for his production and remix talent, including tracks This & That and Welt Recordings. Enzo is not only a Londoner, though, he is also very much in-demand DJ across the globe, with notable gigs for ENTER, Circo Loco, and ... Read more

The Best NYE Parties Across Europe

With Christmas on our doorstep, the need to go clubbing is tamed for a little while. Until New Year’s Eve of course, when we’re all dancing off our overfull bellies again. And the offer this year is as divine as ever across Europe’s capitals. With finely selected musical programs that will make any dance music fanatic go mental. So we took the chance to round up some of the very best events for you in a selection of major cities. AMSTERDAM STRAF_WERK – Warehouse Closing | Dec. 30 | Scheepsbouwloods Area 1 Chris Stussy Jonas Rathsman Tensnake Huxley The Martinez Brothers Joris ... Read more

Mix #170 + Interview: Nick Curly

Ever since his memorable breakthrough in 2008, Nick Curly has established himself as one of the pre-eminent international acts in the modern era of house music. Nick’s run of timeless, club-ready 12”’s and remixes have constantly and consistently found the mark amongst both music fans and his DJ peers. He currently stands at #4 in industry bible Resident Advisor’s most charted acts of all-time, sitting in alongside luminaries Maceo Plex, Butch, Radio Slave and Maya Jane Coles in the top 5, and he has become one of the world’s most in-demand DJs. The majority of Nick’s output has appeared on ... Read more

Let The Music Go Straight To Your Brain With Batband

God knows there is an abundance of headphones available. From in-ear, around the ear, cup, cheap and expensive, professional and consumer, the market is one that is saturated, to say the least. Despite this, however, their remains on inherent “given” with headphones: regardless of model, they are always in your ear, drowning out the sounds of the world around you. Batband is a new kind of headphone. By using bone conduction technology, the sleek, wrap around design frees listeners’ ears while allowing music to be heard clearly. When attached to a listeners mobile device, via Bluetooth, the audio can be ... Read more

New Organization Aims To Protect UK Nightlife

With clubbing seemingly existent within a volatile state of limbo in many of the world’s biggest cities, the UK has undoudtedly seen some of the worst casualties, with several prominent nightspots shutting in the last few months, notably in London. After the closing of renowned clubs like Plastic People and Crucifix Lane, as well as the near miss that was Fabric‘s closure threat, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) aims to prove that the late-night industry has plenty of positives, especially within the realms of, “employment, business rates, regeneration of areas and tourism to the UK“.  Given that the industry generates 6% ... Read more

Four Tet & Skrillex Went B2B Last Weekend And Apparently It Was A Rager

In one of the more unlikely live collaborations to come in recent memory, news of a Four Tet and Skrillex B2B set from the Eat Your Own Ears event at Camden Town’s intimate Underground (a heavy metal friendly venue whose recent bookings include “Ohio’s Blackened Heavy Metallers” SKELETONWITCH) made headlines in the wee hours of Easter’s morning after. Neither Four Tet nor Skrillex are any strangers to collaboration, with the former having played with everyone from Floating Points to Jamie xx (recently unleashing a mid-year candidate for Essential Mix of the Year), and the latter touring the world with Diplo as the ... Read more

Dance Your Way Into the Day With a Morning Rave

Are you in need of a workout? Or just tired of slaving away in that smelly, sweat-drenched gym? Well, in London there’s a brand new alternative. It involves DJs, a dance floor and a crowd consisting of people on their way to work. In Village Underground, a club in Shoreditch (London), you can walk in at 7AM and see a familiar setting. There is a DJ playing some nice tunes, there’s a bar, and of course a dance floor with people on it that are having a great time. But there’s something not quite right after you a second look. ... Read more