Tag: Music On

In Conversation: Hector Couto & Leon

Last month, Music On resident Leon brought forth his “Don’t Stop” EP, a collaboration with Hector Couto, released on his own DFLOOR imprint. Now, preparing for the DayDream Festival in Barcelona, as well as dates in Birmingham, Zürich, Verbania and Rome, among many others, Leon and Roush‘s Hector Couto go “In Conversation” on their collaboration, mutual respect, creative approach and more. “…it was so easy and fast to develop the tracks sharing the ideas.” HECTOR: Do you remember how this collaboration came about? LEON: I’ve been following your work for years and I had this cool voice from Tea Time ... Read more

[Playlist] Leon’s Seminal Deeperfect Cuts

Leon is a man that needs little introduction due to a prolific international DJ schedule including a residency at Music On, a discography of bombs spanning over a decade, and continued support from the biggest DJs in the world. Last month, Leon brught his latest release, “Bamako” to Deeperfect as a well balanced two track outing for his second release on the imprint. With “Bamako” out, Leon has provided a handful of his favorite tracks from Deeperfect that are certifiable dancefloor bombs! Leon – Tribalism – Deeperfect [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deeperfect-records/leon-italy-tribalism-original-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] It’s the perfect combo of percussion ... Read more

Music On Announces New Amsterdam Location For 2018 Festival

Just five minutes from Sloterdijk train station and 20 from the city centre, Music On Festival 2018’s new location is the Havenpark Amsterdam, a lush green space with an industrial feel that relates to the nearby harbours and will boast two stages. The festival will feature 11 straight hours of music across its two days, kicking things off on the Main Stage on Saturday with Leon, followed by Stacey Pullen, Paco Osuna, The Martinez Brothers and Marco Carola himself. The Second Stage starts with Oxia then sees Miss Kittin, Claude von Stroke and Apollonia all lined-up. On Sunday, Joey Daniel ... Read more

Music On Festival Returns To Amsterdam Across Two Days In May 2018

After another successful summer at Amnesia Ibiza, Marco Carola’s Music On Festival is set to return to Amsterdam for its second year. Next year’s edition will expand to two days over the spring weekend of May 5 – 6, bringing even more international heavyweights to line-up in Amsterdam. These include two special sets Marco and the return of The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice and Apollonia and Music On residents Stacey Pullen, Leon and Joey Daniel. Joining will be Paco Osuna, Luciano, Sam Paganini, Claude von Stroke, Miss Kittin, Oxia, Secret Cinema b2b Egbert and Benny Rodrigues. Tickets go on sales ... Read more

Interview: John Acquaviva

Whatever your involvement is with electronic music, chances are you’ve felt the influence of John Acquaviva. Perhaps best known for his involvement with Richie Hawtin in forming of the highly influential labels Plus 8 Recordings and Definitive Recordings, his influence and reach extends in swathes beyond these considered pillars of dance music culture. Aside from his extensive musical accolades, John Acquaviva also boasts being a founding member of Beatport, as well as a key figure int he development of DVS DJ technology. This Friday, 18 August, John Acquaviva joins Music On at Amnesia Ibiza where he will take to the ... Read more

As Music On Announces Open Air Festival Will It Also Move From Amnesia?

Embracing its ethos this spring 2017, Music On will host its first open-air festival and in what better place then our home base. On Saturday May 6th, Marco Carola and crew will travel to Amsterdam, the first ever Music On daytime festival, on two stages that will come alive from 11 to 11 at the Green Meerpark in the heart of Amsterdam. Welcome in the spring, Music On style, in the cosmopolitan Dutch capital as, for the first time, Music On brings together nine of the emblematic artists those prominent Ibiza nights. Speaking of Ibiza, as Mixmag reported earlier, Music ... Read more

BPM Festival Announces Initial Info For Monumental 10th Anniversary

With the dreaded winter months just a stones throw away, BPM have released the first ten showcases ahead of their 10 day and night underground, dance marathon music festival, which will run from January 6th – 15th 2017, and take place in the picturesque Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. With the festival celebrating its 10th year anniversary it has managed to pack in an eye watering list of globally respected music labels and iconic brands, as fans can look forward to Jamie Jones bringing his infamous Paradise party, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Marco Carola’s Music On and Steve ... Read more

Social Festival Podcast + Interview By Joey Daniel

Arriving in time for the due season of Social Festival, Rotterdam born/Amsterdam-resident Joey Daniel hits up a Music On-recorded podcast showcasing his low-end dubby tech spectrum of dance music. Joey Daniel was well known in his native Holland for his classic 300MPH party series at Toffler – an event which saw curated artists as big as Loco Dice but now is making big waves internationally, where he has made appearances at the likes off Awakenings, Time Warp Holland, Mysteryland, Sonus, Welcome To The Future, Pollerwiesen Festival, Extrema Outdoor Belgium, and many more. He’s performed at the renowned BPM Festival in Mexico, struck out the lights at Berlin’s ... Read more

The 10 Best WMC/MMW Events 2016

As thousands of fans are about to gather in Miami for the MMW, WMC & Ultra, we hand picked the shows which should be on your to go list. March is the busiest time of the year for the sunshine state and hundreds of events are taking place, however some of them do clearly stand out for us, the 10 best gigs with very special artists in very special venues, Miami people get ready to dance until dawn! See also: How To Understand Miami Music Marathon’s Event Groups 15 March | Mind Against & DJ Tennis | Electrik Pickle Plot ... Read more

ADE Interview: Hector

Born and raised in Mexico, Hector’s life was consumed by music coming not only from his mother country but from overseas too. The lure of beat drew him to seek pastures new in London, where a job at the iconic Phonica record shop was to prove a pivotal moment in his career. It was here that Hector met Anja Schneider and Loco Dice, both of whom would later give him jobs on their esteemed imprints Mobilee and Desolat respectively. Now, in 2015, Hector has flipped the script to help others by pulling together some of the most talented and underrated ... Read more