Tag: Marcel Dettman

Melt Festival Adds MIA, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex For 2017

Back in December, Germany’s famed Melt festival dropped a little taste of their 2017 lineup, with names like Die Antwoord, the Kills, Phoenix, Dixon, Marcel Dettman, Âme b2b Rødhåd, and Bonobo all featured. Now, the festival has unveiled its huge second wave of acts…one that needs to be seen (or, in this case, read) to be believed! First up is the ever-thrilling provocateur MIA (!), alongside Solange collaborator Sampha, who will bring his debut LP “Process”. Lil Silva, Kamasi Washington, Dave, and a Soulelection label showcase also highlight the urban side of things. As for dance music, well, across Melt’s ... 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

ADE ’16 Essentials: Thursday, October 20

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 ... Read more

12 Changes In Electronic Music Since Pokémon Go

Ever since Pokémon Go made its international debut, the streets have been littered with overly-excited 40 year old man-children and friendly creatures known as… Pokémon. It’s a distraction – pulling us away from our enjoyment of electronic music. Here are 12 dramatic changes that have occurred ever since its creation. 12) YOU MUST OBEY Everyone loves Pokémon – and so should you. 11) EVERYONE FORGOT ABOUT TEN WALLS For now… 10) THERE’S A NEW COMPETITOR IN TOWN Music has forever been a meeting ground for everyone to have fun and love one another. Who needs love when you can catch mother fucking Zubat in ... Read more

Report: De School’s De Zomernacht

Last weekend, on Saturday July 2nd, we had a look inside De School’s new recurring ‘De Zomernacht’ special. With near perfect sets from Somewhen and Roi Perez (Ostgut Ton) on the first round – the venue has so-far made a solid start at rekindling the spontaneous spirit of Amsterdam’s fringe nightlife. For those unfamiliar with De School’s new program ‘De Zomernacht’ – its a summer special that masks the lineup a few days up to the event, in order to catalyze spontaneity vital for a proper party. Alongside the new branding strategy, De School opened a small, new bar in its garden area, and invited the Amsterdam-based visual artist duo Children Of Light to showcase their distinct installation style. For ... Read more

10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... Read more

Festival Report: Kappa Futur

Kappa Futur is an absolute must for any techno fans, and it has been that way since day one. The 2015 edition took place on the 11th and 12th of July to a packed out crowd of people from all over Europe, but with an emphasis on Italians. Being a two day festival that offers 12 hours of music on both Saturday and Sunday, it is a true marathon that requires a bit of restraint on the clobbers behalf. Not everyone in our party manages this and as such miss out on some serious goodness on day two, but for ... Read more

How Kappa FuturFestival Became Italy’s Premiere Dance Event

Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of July in Torino’s Parco Dora, a post-industrial landscape with cisterns that serve as fountains, a giant steel bridge, hangars and steel constructions, as well as a river and water gardens running through the scenery, Kappa FuturFestival will host some of the biggest names the scene has to offer at the moment. Expect a back to back set by Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock, Diynamic label boss Solomun, Pan-Pot, Tuskegee compadres Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers, Sven Väth, Hot Creations label head Jamie Jones, German Kompakt contributor Kölsch, Italian techno innovator Joseph Capriati, Ten Walls and many more. Since launching in 2012, Kappa Futur has firmly established itself on the global ... Read more