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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

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

Phase 1 Of Dimensions Festival Line-Up Announced

Croatia-based Dimensions Festival has released the first phase of their line-up this week. The organization has made it clear again that they’re a force to be reckoned with within the Balkan region, where an underground dance music scene seems to be blossoming more and more. The first names for Dimensions 2015 include such top-of-the-bill names as Lil Louis, Ben UFO, Delano Smith, Mount Kimbie and Moodymann. Since its humble beginnings in 2012, Dimensions has set itself on the map as an alternative and exotic getaway for music lovers in the region and those adventurous enough to look further than the ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Announces First 60+ Names

To those of you who just couldn’t take the waiting any longer: the first 60 (of the 150 names in total) for Dekmantel Festival 2015 have just been announced. And yes, it’s a pretty big deal again. Jeff Mills, Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Carl Craig are the biggest heavyweights on the ticket for now – but that’s not even mentioning Dixon, Tale Of Us, Joy Orbison, MCDE, Mano Le Tough, John Talabot and many others in the house corner. Of course the cream of international techno is well-represented again, as Dekmantel favourites like Robert Hood, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock and ... Read more

Motor City Drum Ensemble goes Backstage

A unique artist is visiting our town tonight. He was born and raised in southern Germany and resides in the Netherlands at the moment. In a few years he has grown into one of the finest and most wanted DJs and producers out there. He toured the entire world it seems, with his signature sound being in high demand across all borders and continents. We’re talking about Motor City Drum Ensemble, and tonight he’s back in Amsterdam for a night Backstage. In the flooded marketplace of DJs, very few have been able to earn so much respect from both the ... Read more