Tag: Nicolas Jaar

Oasis Festival Completes Third Anniversary Lineup With Jackmaster, Axel Boman, Modeselektor & More

From 14 – 17 September, Oasis Festival touches down on the outskirts of Marakesch, Morocco for its third edition. Having already massively expanded in size, Oasis Festival now brings its final wave of artists to the bill alongside its complete day by day schedule. The festivities at the luxury resort The Source will now also include Jackmaster back to back Axel Boman, Joy Orbison back to back Kornél Kovács, as well as DJ sets from Modeselektor, Driss Skali, Matt Medved, and Tijana T. These name will play alongside previously mentioned artists including Solomun, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Nicolas Jaar, Marcel ... Read more

What Can We Expect From Sónar 2017?

With the summer heat approaching and after festival season already began, we are moving closer to some of the biggest global festivals. This year we are taking a closer look at Sónar as they will deliver wide range of artists, conferences, stages and much more. Held in beautiful Barcelona, Sonar will definitely write many people’s stories for summer 2017. Festival is not focusing only on well known genres, therefore they recently announced the opening of a new stage – Sónar XS, which will give an opportunity to young names and underground/extreme sounds. Sónar XS and other stages will be a ... Read more

Interview: Acid Pauli

Synonymous with a certain aesthetic and approach towards the culture of electronic music, Acid Pauli (aka Martin Gretschmann) is as eclectic and determined an artist can get. Known for transcending traditional House and Techno sounds with sonic elements across genre, Acid Pauli is equally comfortable performing at the deepest, darkest of Berlin techno dens as he is producing radio hits or scoring cinema. Acid Pauli’s foray into music started in the late 80s whilst performing in indie punk bands. By the mid 90s, he had found electronic sounds and began to produce under the name Console, eventually leading way to ... Read more

Dekmantel Travels To Brazil For 2 Day São Paulo Edition

For the first time, Dekmantel will bring its Amsterdam festival across the seas, touching down for a two day event in São Paulo, Brazil. Over 4-5 February, Dekmamntel and the likes ofNicolas Jaar, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, and Joy Orbison will showcase the sound that makes it one of Holland’s most respected events. Also on hand will be Brazilian maestro’s Hermeto Pascoal and Azymuth will join a bill that also includes Moodyman, John Talabot, Palms Trax, Shanti Celeste, and a Dutch delegation of Tom Trago, Young Marco, and Fatima Yamaha. The event jockeys between two venues: The classically ... Read more

Stream New Nicolas Jaar 6 Track EP ‘Sirens’ Now

A new 6 track album from Nicolas Jaar entitled “Sirens” is now available to listen to via his own radio platform. After teasing the album for some time, and with a 30 September “official” release date, Jaar has made the 6 track album available with additional cut, ‘Wildflower’. You can listen to “Sirens” HERE Tracklist: 01 Killing Time 02 The Governor 03 Leaves 04 No 05 Three Sides of Nazareth 06 History Lesson

Nicolas Jaar Launches Surprise Online Radio Network

Operating via his Other People imprints website, Nicolas Jaar has unveiled an extensive new online radio platform. In bypassing the original subscription based format, Jaar now offers listeners the choice of radio stations, via multiples of 3, from number 0 – 333, of which 324, 195, 108, 243, 225, 33 are personally recommended. Otherwise, details are scarce for the project but there is speculation that it all is a lead up to the third part of a Nicolas Jaar release trilogy, which has already included 2015’s ‘Pomegranate’ and the ‘Nymphs’ collection. You can check out the station HERE Jaar’s full ... Read more

MDMA Is A Step Closer To Legal Medicinal Use In USA

Over the past several months, the use of MDMA as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has circulated through the medical community. Now, despite the controversial nature of such a proposal, MDMA may be on its way to gain Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its medicinal qualities. For those who may not now, MDMA is the active ingredient in ecstasy and, in its purest form, has a history of psychoanalytic use. So far, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been conducting studies using MDMA, specific to PTSD treatment, and are about to conclude the ... 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

Mix #121 By No Regular Play

Mix no. 121 features an American duo that is equally at home in the rehearsal rooms of Julliard as in the main room of Fabric. Emotive and unapologetically organic, their fluid approach unites more than a lifetime of influences. Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn met as 8 year olds growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, bonding over an early mutual love of hip-hop and jazz legends such as A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock. This deep-rooted connection allows them to understand each other in a rare and profound way. This exciting brew of ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival 2014 – Report

After a long build-up and red hot anticipation, both national as international, last weekend it was finally time for Dekmantel Festival 2014. What we saw and heard over the two days we were there, Friday & Sunday, was pretty much as good as it gets in the Netherlands, and it definitely showed that the organization has gone through lengths to not only correct the mistakes of last year, but to also improve on a lot of fronts. The result was a three-day musical paradise with international allure. In the months prior to the festival it became clear that Dekmantel wasn’t ... Read more

Let’s All Take 5 Days Off

Various countries start off their spring season with significant holidays or a specific day in March when people can finally say its spring. In Amsterdam though, the celebration of spring starts with a festival that lasts for five days, we’re talking about the aptly named 5 Days Off of course. 5 Days Off first started in 2001 as a spin-off from Belgium’s 10 Days Off festival and is already having its fourteenth edition this year. 5 Days Off is the first of its kind in Amsterdam, as it developed over the years into a week-long indoor dance festival much like ... Read more

Podcast Special by Voices of Black

Voices of Black is an American duo consisting of Jules Born Randolph and Baba Doherty. Randolph and Doherty met in high school and began recording music together as teenagers. After spending a few years touring Europe, Latin America and the US as DJs, the 23 year olds are ready to establish themselves as an original live act. Unique is how to describe this group of talented young fellas got inspired by beautiful woman and Fashion for their album ‘Plastic dolls’, an experimental album where camera clicks, crowd noises, catwalk runways and interviews with nice models all put together and used ... Read more