Tag: MK

Claude VonStroke Named “America’s Best DJ”

With all the drama surrounding DJ Mag’s list and the legitimate excitement of RA, it’s often easy to forget that DJ Times and Pioneer also have their annual “Best DJ” list in the form of “America’s Best DJ”. Whatever you may think of rankings and lists, they at least hold a marketing relevance, allowing the “voted xxx best DJ in xxx” tags so often seen. Based on fan votes, this years list, once again, ranks the favorite DJs in the infamously EDM loving US market. See also: Dirtybird Campout Drops Second Phase And We’re Officially Excited So, in 2016, coming ... Read more

Review: Splash House

This past weekend 5,000 attendee’s donned inflatable alligators and sailor hats to celebrate the end of summer in Palm Springs, a California oasis in the middle of Palm Desert. Despite the blistering 43 (110 F) degree temperatures party goers floated about in pools “hydrating” with vodka and dancing the day away. Although, it was a good time, it felt more like a frat party than a music festival. See, I’ve become accustomed to festivals where music is a huge part of what creates the community. This was a sensation that was lacking at Splash House. It was not an event ... Read more

DHA Mix #220 By Jey Kurmis

Having honed his production skills over the past seven years, Jey Kurmis career has steadily been on the rise since his debutrelease on Phobic Records. Jey Kurmis name kicked into overdrive after the ‘Lil’ Nic French EP’ dropped on Hot Creations last year. Since that day, Jey has had tracks featured on Defected, Resonance, ViVA, Wow!,, and Moon Harbour, while also supplying a steady stream of remixes. At this point in 2016, Jey can be found once again on Hot Creations, where he has cemented himself as a firm favorite, with the “Not Too Flabbeh” EP that features an additional ... Read more

We Are FSTVL Set For Biggest Event Yet With Huge 2016 Edition

We Are FSTVL – winner of multiple local and international festival wards, including: Best New Festival (UK Festival Awards 2013), Best Medium Sized Festival (UK Festival Awards 2014), and Best International Festival (DJ Awards 2015) – has unveiled its 2016 lineup. Quite frankly, a salivating two days of music from top to bottom, We Are FSTVL will feature over 200 of dance music’s finest artists across 16 bespoke stages, as 50,000 fans converge in London over the 28 – 29 May bank holiday. Leading club brands like Used & Abused, Cocoon, Defected in the House, Lovejuice, Do Not Sleep, Glitterboxx, ... Read more

‘Subwalk’ Promising 3 Huge Parties Next Week – w/ MK, Skream, Noir & More

On Saturday 21st of July the 99th edition of Nijmegen’s celebrated 4-Day Marches, or as it’s popularly called ‘The Longest March In The World’, will kick off, with a 40.000 strong crowd of nature and walking enthusiasts expected to hit Holland’s oldest city.  More famous than the marches, however, are the evening- and nighttime festivities scattered across town during Nijmegen’s favourite week of the year. Local event crew Subcultuur are hosting three different events through the week at the city’s  key music and arts venue Lindenberg, each starring a celebrated international act as its headliner, including MK, Skream and Noir. ... Read more

Mix #158 By KANT

An ‘edge’ usually refers to something unconventional, exiting and new. Something which doesn’t immediately fit in and is somehow different. As KANT means ‘edge’ in Danish and as all above mentioned characteristics fit to the producer from Copenhagen, his name is a perfect fit. KANT has made big waves in 2014 with a worldwide touring schedule, multiple chart topping releases and heavy radio support from BBC Radio 1 DJs Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Danny Howard. Through original productions and releases on labels like Kittball, Suara and Katermukke and his talent for remixing he stirred up the interest of major labels across ... Read more

Free Your Mind Podcast #004 By Wankelmut

It was a fortunate coincidence that lead to Wankelmut’s breakthrough back in 2011. It was his birthday and the Berlin DJ added his touch to his bootleg of Asaf Avidan‚ “Reckoning Song (One Day)”. As most already know, the title conquered the charts; reaching number one in several European countries, was the most downloaded Beatport track of 2012, and was viewed over 150 million times on YouTube. But Jacob Dilssner aka Wankelmut is way more than this one track. In 2012 he started working with Get Physical Music and soon after he released his next big hit‚ “My Head Is A Jungle” with Australian singer and songwriter ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Releases Massive Line-up For Festival’s 5th Edition

For one late May weekend, Eastern Belgium’s Kelchterhoef Park will be the International dance music capital as Extrema Outdoor celebrates their fifth anniversary with another massive lineup of the finest house and techno artists the scene has to offer. With areas curated by some of the most prevalent clubbing brands, labels and institutions in the world, the outdoor camping weekender has quickly solidified its place amongst the upper echelons of the competitive festival market. With both house and techno on the bill, Extrema Outdoor’s 2015 edition represents a mouth-watering lineup of the crème de la crème of dance. On the ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Line-Up Announced

Extrema Outdoor Belgium will celebrate its fifth anniversary on the 22nd through the 24th of May this year, bringing along a mix of international headliners and more obscure yet promising artists. A lot of these artists will make their Belgian debut, so it will be a festive three days where many visitors will see their favourite acts in their home country for the first time when the doors of the De Plas in Houthalen-Helchteren. On a total of three stages, you will see the following acts ranging from house, techno, and everything in between. Most notable headliners are Tale Of ... Read more

Ibiza Uncut Episode 2 w/ MK, Kevin Saunderson, Apollonia & Guy Gerber

Episode 2 of the new video series Ibiza Uncut features three very distinct artists from different eras of dance music. First up is MK, who talks about how to remix tracks of people like Snoop and Celine Dion. Mr. Inner City and 1/3 of the Belleville three Kevin Saunderson about his son who is catching up with him as a respected producer. After Apollonia, Guy Gerber sits down for a chat, which starts rather peculiar. See it all here in (in three parts): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

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

The Ten Most Shazamed Tracks In Ibiza 2014

Last week we took a guess on which tracks would make it big in Ibiza this summer. Now Shazam has come out with the preliminary results of the ‘Most Shazamed Tracks in Ibiza’ after the first month of Ibiza 2014. It looks like we even had a couple of them right, next to some surprises that we hadn’t expected at first thought. So here’s the list (the * after a track means we guessed it correctly, following our predicted spot): 10. Patrick Topping ‘Forget’ * [#6] One of the hottest new additions to the Hot Creations stable dropped a track ... Read more

MK’s Favourite 90’s House Tracks

MK had himself a pretty good month this November. Not only did his retake on Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through” hit no. 1 on UK’s national Singles Chart. He also re-released his classic “Always” with vocalist Alana af few weeks back, on the Defected imprint. With 2014 already in sight, we’re looking forward to what Mark Kinchen has in store for us in the coming year. Since the American all-rounder has had an unmistakable influence over the explosion of house music in the UK and other European countries in the 90’s, here’s a list of MK’s top 5 tracks that were ... Read more

Top 5 most Shazamed tracks in Ibiza, 2013

The popular ‘white isle’ Ibiza is the place to be during summer. With lots of amazing venues and events, the best DJ’s from all over the world come over to be part of this experience. You are able to party 24/7 to all different kinds of music, but mostly the best of its kind. Technology is becoming a big part of this scene with not only new equipment that DJ’s use but also applications on mobile phones. Shazam is such an application, it records the audio that is played and often recognizes this. By collating Shazam its unique local data they ... Read more

Review: Hot Natured – Reverse Skydiving EP

Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/80364202″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Deetron Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/86350977″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/87116411″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Robert James – Terrace Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/88418324″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Benoit and Sergio Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/90607295″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Hot Natured featuring Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving (Deetron Dub) [soundcloud ... Read more