Tag: Midland

DHA Favorites To Go No Sleep Novi Sad

Set at the southernmost trench of EXIT Festival’s unmistakeable Petrovaradin fortress, No Sleep Novi Sad is itself a festival within a festival going, as the name says, all day and all night from 12 – 15 July. Located in a deep trench behind the fortified Arena, No Sleep Novi Sad is literally at the most far out point of the entire festival, both in location and atmosphere. Across its 4 days, fabric, Arma 17, The Bunker NY, and Goa Club will each curate a respective day with many of DHA’s favorite artists joining the festivities. Amongst them, make sure to ... Read more

Dekmantel 2017: 5 Artists To Watch

One of the beauty’s of Amsterdam’s annual Dekmantel festival is the diversity in its annual lineups. Not only does it feature one of the most balanced gender and cultural lineups in the scene, but also always focused on discovery, both as brand and as influencer. This year, the festivals 3 days sees many familiar Dekmantel faces (Antal, Hunee, Palms Trax, Call Super, Marcel Dettmanm, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Nobu, Midland, Floating Points, etc), but it is its slew of debuts and eclectic acts that catch our attention. Here, we’re looking at five of the acts we’re most looking forward ... Read more

Party Report: Festifest

Amidst the festival giants such as DGTL & Dekmantel nestle some homegrown gems, born out of budding friendships and a vision to provide others with what they feel missing within the scene. Festifest is one of those gems. Perched in a small arena like area at NDSM, Festifest welcomes around 2000 people, all of which snapped up their tickets within days of release. The demand to attend Festifest took me by surprise as many people I had spoken to hadn’t really heard about it but I soon found out that the reason being was because I was speaking to expats ... Read more

Party Report: Snowbombing 2017

The Alpine adventure that is Snowbombing is one of those free for all events featuring a little something for virtually every taste. Not just musical tastes, mind you, but tastes in adventuring, food, partying, locale, and personality all make up the week long experience in Mayrhofen, Austria. Once again, DHA was on site as an official media partner, although this year we had no stages, which meant we were free to roam the grounds for the virtual entirety of the event. Arriving on Monday evening (this writer’s birthday….I won’t tell you hold I am, but let’s say it’s somewhere between ... Read more

Snowbombing Unveils Final Wave Of Acts For 2017 Edition

After winning in the “Best Small Festival” category at last night’s European Festival Awards, Snowbombing has announced the final names for its 2017 edition. Joining already announced names like Chase & Status, De La Soul, Elrow, Dixon, MK, Grandmaster Flash, Eats Everything, Dusky, KiNK and Cassy will be Drum & Bass heavy’s Andy C and Roni Size. Alongside the two pioneers will also be Axel Boman and Gerd Janson making their Snowbombing debuts, while Midland, Matthias Meyer, Ruede Hagelsetin, and Rafael Da Cruz will also join the festivities. From 3-8 April, Mayrehofen, Austria, nestled away in a picturesque Alpine valley, ... Read more

Label Showcase 32: SoHaSo

Something Happening Somewhere is turning three years young! Founded by DJ and Producer Nuno Dos Santos, the label has seen an incredible rise so far, with 11 well received releases to be profoundly proud of; from Love over Entropy’s delicate music featured thrice, to the featured friends of the SOMEWHERE compilations. Now, with 2016 in its final stretch, SoHaSo and Nuno Dos Santos are taking their 3 year celebration back to where it all started, Utrecht. With Midland, Polynation, Love over Entropy, Kiani & his Legion, Pieter Jansen, and Quentin Deronzier in tow, this label is poised to look directly into ... Read more

DGTL Announces Its First Names for the 2017 Edition

The first names of fifth edition of DGTL – the notorious festival that opens our festival seasons in March – have been announced. As usual during the Easter holiday April 15th and 16th DGTL returns to NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam’s historic colossal shipping wharf  to collecting the headliner’s of all the following festivals. It seems this year the festival curation is aiming to balance its getting to be built reputation of a heavier techier sounding artists, inviting Motor City Drum Ensemble – the renowned as a selector of grooves (even though still very versatile), the versatile magician DJ Koze or Gerd Janson who will play back-to-back with Move D. However, they ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast By Sei A

Sei A moved from his native Glasgow to his adopted London just a short while ago, but, since then, he has been immersed in the hybrid house, firm techno and bass-heavy scenes that happily co-exist within the capital. Sei A is not someone to be gobbled up by the hype machine. Instead, his music operates outside the normal lines, with fans and critical acclaim coming in from many different directions, comfortably inhabiting both the delicate and the more deliberate ends of the electronic music spectrum. Oasis Festival Interview: Booka Shade On 16 September, Sei A will make their debut appearance in ... Read more

Top 10 Releases Of May 2016

Our top 10 releases in May cover a range of different-sounding cuts and artists, spanning from warm house, to dark bangers, and everything in between. Featuring artists like Midland, Gold Panda, Virginia, and more… #10. Kasper Bjorke | Cloud 9 | hfn music [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/hfn-music/premiere-kasper-bjorke-cloud-9-original-instrumental-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Kasper Bjorke’s joyous return to clubland, after focusing his previous album productions on song oriented compositions. #9. Monte | Backyard | Method White [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/monte-musik/backyard-club-edit” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Human relations in the age of social media – a topic otherwise researched in complex academic studies is delivered by Monte ... Read more

De School Announces April Lineups

The April 2016 programme has been released for Amsterdam’s new venue, De School, and it doesn’t disappoint. In keeping with the club’s philosophy of pairing local DJs with International artists, the club brings the likes of Tom Trago, Job Jobse, Antal, Midland, Joy Orbison, Leon Vynhehall and more. Check out the full April lineup below and go to De School’s website for tickets and more information. Apr 01 Koreless, Cleveland & Arif Apr 02 Ron Morelli & Robert Bergman Apr 08 Martelo, Vic Crezée & Mairo Nawaz Apr 09 Rrose & JP Enfant Apr 15 Chida, Mark Seven & Young ... Read more

Converse Rubber Tracks Launches DAW Plug-In and iPhone App

Converse Rubber Tracks recently launched a Live Sampler plug-in together with production software company Ableton, making their samples easily accessible and easily incorporated into Ableton Live. There’s also an additional iPhone app, which does not only mean you can integrate your phone with your sample library, but also that your samples are now available virtually everywhere. The library has tapped into the musical developments of the last decade, removing the necessity to invest millions of dollars to make proper music. With enough creativity and know-how, everyone can make a quality record from their bedrooms now. Equipment and samples are the ... Read more

ADE Essentials 2015: Thursday (Oct 15)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more

Festival Report: Dekmantel

Friday & Saturday by Steve Rickinson Sunday by Soren Schmidt Over the past weekend, it was time once again for one of the continent’s finest underground House and Techno festivals, Dekmantel. In its third year, the intimate festival held at the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos, did not disappoint with an absolutely stacked lineup of some of our favourite artists from across the globe. At first glance, the lineup featuring the likes of Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Dixon, Ricardo Villalobos & Zip, Robert Hood, Jackmaster, Tale of Us, and the rest of the who’s who of underground beats, was salivating, rightfully selling out its ... Read more

Lente Kabinet Festival Line-Up Released

Dekmantel daughter organization Lente Kabinet has come out with its full line-up this week. As can be expected, the guys who run the outfit haven’t held back in booking some pretty exciting names for the event which is set on May 30th. Next to the fair share of stunning headliners like Nicolas Jaar and Moodymann and Ben UFO, some more obscure names are also well-represented as well, like Chicago disco dame The Black Madonna, Trouw favourite Barnt, Palms Trax and Lena Wilikens. Check out all the names below: Event

DGTL Stages Part 3: Red Bull

Easter weekend is coming closer, and that means that DGTL is as well. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect site to kick off the Dutch ... Read more