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Interview: Matador

Last year, Matador launched his RUKUS imprint with his own artist LP ‘Ructions’, eventually inviting his close network of like minded producers to rework & remix the LP. Ultimatley leading to a collaboration of musical synergy, this set the tone for a full on brand identity focusing on artist expression, music creativity and soul, since welcoming the likes of ANNA, Florian Frings, SHADED, and Carlos Ruiz into the mix. Ahead of the massive RUKUS showcase in Buenos Aires (and following a brand showcase launch at London’s fabric) on 30 December, we caught up with Matador and discussed his vision for ... Read more

The Ark Cruise Festival Completes Inaugural Lineup With 2MANYDJs, Chris Liebing, Sven Väth & More

The immense ship Freedom Of The Seas that hosts The Ark Cruise Festival is set to create a perfect playground for all desires. With a slew of activities, restaurants, and secrets, the inaugural seaward event has also completed its lineup. With over 90 acts in attendance, the likes of 2MANYDJs, Sven Väth, Axel Boman, B.Traits, Chris Liebing, Cassius, Felix Da Housecat, Richy Ahmed, Henrik Schwarz, and Matador have all been announced. They will join previously announced names like Robag Wruhme (who, alongside Axel Boman will be playing a very special sunrise session), Dennis Ferrer, KiNK, Stephan Bodzin, and more. So, ... Read more

DHA Mix #271 By OXIA

Ever since ’95, Oxia has been a spearhead on the French electronic music scene with a prolific set of releases on labels such as Saved!, Kompakt, 8bit, Hot Creations, Terminal M, as well as his very own Diversions Music imprint One of OXIA’s biggest musical accomplishments was his 2006 worldwide smash ‘Domino,’ which now, in 2017, is enjoying a re release via Agoria‘s Sapiens imprint. Originally, the track was hammered by virtually every big name DJ you could think of while racking up the ever important social media streams and views, which continue to this day. On the new package, ... Read more

5 Must See Acts Of Ultra Music Festival 2017

UMF is bringing back the Resistance stage for 3 days and all our favorite artists will be grooving in Miami. From the Carl Cox Mega structure to the gigantic Arcadia Spider those 3 days will be another epic experience you don’t want to miss! Here is a take at 5 artists performing at Ultra Music Festival 2017 on March 24, 25, 26. ADAM BEYER The Drum Code legendary DJ is just as powerful as ever. His DJ sets are always highly anticipated and we can’t wait to witness history when he will take on the decks on Saturday night. SASHA ... Read more

DHA Mix #251 By ANNA

From Brazil to Barcelona, ANNA has been one to watch for a while. Today she deliver’s us a stonker of a mix, perfectly envisaged as a 3 o’clock slot. After winning Ibiza’s DJ breakthrough award, it’s quite obvious that ANNA is becoming one of the world’s most sort after dance music artists. Gaining inspiration as she’s trotted around the globe she’s nailed releases on labels such as Diynamic, Kraftek & Knee Deep in Sound. Curious as to what goes into her efforts, she let us in on what went in to today’s mix: “I’ve included tracks that caught my attention ... Read more

Dockyard Warehouse Festival Returns With 5 Areas Of Futuristic Dystopia

With more than 35 world class artists, headlined by the likes of Luciano, Octave One, and Matador, Dockyard returns in 2017. Spread across 5 indoor/outdoor warehouse style areas, the futuristic dystopia that is Dockyard Warehouse Festival radiates with its sturdy yet derelict character caught on the cusp between water and land. 6 May, 2017 sees a springtime industrial soiree lasting well into the next day. Check the full lineup below and watch as tickets go on sale soon. Factory Art Department De Sluwe Vos Luciano Matador Paco Osuna Prunk Trippin Jaguar Terminal One The Advent & Industrialyzer (live) *Special Guest* ... Read more

Dubfire And Oliver Huntemann Set To Release Collaborative Album

With each having received their own respective accolades in the world of techno, Dubfire and Oliver Huntemann are now set to release their first comprehensive retrospective via Huntemann’s Senso Sounds imprint. Coming in on 28 October, “Retrospectivo” is a two disc compilation sith disc 1 centered around their Diablo / Dios / Humano trilogy, while disc 2 looks at the duo’s elements series (Fuego, Terra, Aire and Agua). Each disc contains the original tracks alongside a host of exclusive remixes from the likes of Jon Gaiser, Carlo Lio, Matador, Joseph Capriati, Julian Jeweil, SHADED, Victor Ruiz, Hatzler, Carl Craig, and ... Read more

Festival Report: Loveland

By: Peter Dingemanse & Berend Pilon Pictures: Hédi Ouali To this day the festival crowd at Loveland remains one of The Netherlands’ most diverse. There doesn’t seem to be a specific age or social group that dominates. From guys sporting football jerseys to die-hard ravers and hipsters, everyone seems to be here, whether they are 20 or 50 – a decent representation of society. Curious to see what had changed this year, we set out to explore the terrain. The lay-out is pretty much the same as last year, but we soon run into our first surprise. The new Rise stage ... Read more

Hawtin To Teach Kids Dance Music That’s ‘Beyond EDM’ In College Tour

Richie Hawtin is set to embark on a North American college tour called ‘CNTRL: Beyond EDM’. The Canadian techno giant will act once again as a quality dance music representative while traveling from college to college in various cities across North-America, after his first CNTRL tour back in 2012. Hawtin’s had this to say about the endeavour – set to take place from April 15-25: “I hope that people walk away from the CNTRL tour with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the individual creativity that each artist and performer puts into their own shows. We hope that some of ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Matador

The pride of Ireland’s underground techno scene Gavin Lynch, better known to worldwide audiences as Matador, has been on quite a roll over the past handful of years. With his distinct driving techno sound, rooted in technicality, yet remaining ever faithful to the (darker-the-better) dance floor, Matador has carved himself a prominent role within the relentless and renowned M_NUS crew, bringing respect and admiration from peers and audiences alike. Since 2006, the Dublin native, and former sound engineer has managed to carve out a distinct sound, taking him from behind the studio mixing boards to behind the controls of some ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In December

Looking for some special Christmas gift to give to your music-addicted loved one? You can’t go wrong with these records that have just been, or are about to be released this month on vinyl and/or digital. It was a hard pick this month and we had to make some really tough decisions on which releases to have in our top 10 this month.  But in the end, we thought these ones were the most impressive records for December, featuring Carl Craig, Johannes Brecht, Matador Few Nolder among others. Here are our top 10 Releases in December: #10 HRRSN – Same ... Read more

Loveland Festival 2014 Report

Summer’s end is upon us, but the dutch won’t give up on their summer so easily. August is one of the busiest months when it comes to open air festivals. After seeing and reading about the three days of Dekmantel, it was time to turn our eyes and ears towards one of Holland’s pioneering dance music organizations. Established back in 1995, Loveland to this date maintained their vision of bringing people together through love and music in a formatted environment. Over the past weekend, the lake by the Sloterpark transformed into a playground for music crusaders where music and nature secured the ring for ... Read more