Playing a wide range of instruments, Philipp Gorbachev is a flamboyant performer, who holds the mic, tunes the synth and beats the drum like no one else, would it be as a rave live/DJ act, full band frontman (Philipp Gorbachev & The Naked Man, DEKA with Obgon) or as label curator, highlighting new music from Russia via his PG TUNE imprint. With a move to Berlin before the internet golden age, Philipp Gorbachev’s friendship with Rebolledo and Matias Aguayo set the wheels in motion for a series of debut releases on Cómeme, studio and remix collaborations with Inga Mauer, Nina Kraviz, Daniel Maloso, ... Read more
EPIZODE³ completes its lineup with [a:rpia:r], Craig Richards, Guti, Pan Pot, Peggy Gou, Steve Lawler, Thomas Melchior and more. Breath-taking Epizode³ – one of the most exciting music and art festivals in the world, is set to take place in Vietnam’s blissful island of Phu Quoc, from December 28th 2018 till January 8th 2019. The captivating festival now completes its lineup, with more than 70 names added on the bill including a wide array of planetary house and techno icons, such as [a:rpia:r], Binh, Craigh Richards, DJ Stingray, Guti, Ion Ludwig, Maayan Nidam, Michael Mayer, Pan Pot, Peggy Gou, Petre ... Read more
Famous for breakthaking views and unique atmosphere alike, the world famous Alpine resort Verbier will play host to the 2018 edition of Polaris Festival. Located in the Swiss canton of Valais, the extended 4-day Polaris Festival opens the Verbier winter season with its day & night programme and features a truly mesmerizing lineup across its Main Stage. A dense mix of headliners, newcomers of the scene, and Swiss favorites, this year sees the likes of Ben UFO, Dixon, DJ Tennis, Hunee, Laurent Garnier, Massive Attack (DJ Set), Nina Kraviz, Sassy J, Schwarzmann, Tale of Us, and more take to the ... Read more
When we talk about the preeminent party islands of the world, Malta may not be one immediately coming to mind in lieu of more traditional European tourism fair like Ibiza or Majorca but, with the third edition of its Glitch Festival, this may be about to change and we’ll all be better for it. In flying over its distinct coastline of three islands toward the southerly located airport, one is immediately struck by Malta’s strategic and accessible position nestled between Sicily and Tunisia. Undeniably rich in culture, and featuring a slew of activities and destinations scattered throughout the island to ... Read more
Nestled along the outer walls of Viana do Castelo’s Forte Santiago Da Barra, beneath the hilltop laden Basilica Santa Luzia, lies Portugal’s most renowned underground electronic music festival, Neopop. A marathon affair taking place across four days, two stages, campsites, and alongside a handful of peripheral acts, Neopop brought many of world’s top DJs and underground favorites to a space whose origins date back to the 15th Century. Over its three festival days, opening concert, and added bonus Red Bull Music events, Neopop welcomed everyone from Main Stage staples Solomun, Nina Kraviz, Ben Klock, Joseph Capriati, and Marco Carola, to underground stars ... Read more
Movement Torino is fast approaching and now its final line-up has been completed. Across the 12 – 13 October event at the vast Lingotto, the latest additions are BPitch Control label boss Ellen Allien, Magicwire‘s Lone (live) and Detroit house and hip-hop talent Wajeed (live), who will join previous names like Jon Hopkins, Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers, Joseph Capriati, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Derrick May, Levon Vincent, Solomun, Underground Resistance, DJ Bone and plenty more. Find the remaining tickets and all information on Movement Torino 2018 below. 12 – 13 October | Movement Torino 2018 | Tickets | ... Read more
The third edition Vietnam’s Epizode Festival will take place from 28 December to 8 January 2019 on Phu Quoc, providing a perfect setup for this NYE musical holiday across its epic 11 day run. Bringing some the world’s biggest electronic music acts to Asia, supported by the finest local talents, the first round of confirmed headliners includes Nina Kraviz, Praslesh, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, and Zip. These instantly reconizable names will be joined by Philipp Gorbachev, Denis Kaznacheev, Sofia Rodina, Ouissam, Hibiya Line, Rifain, Sinju Hargun, and Dott.
Movement Torino is back once again, and with brand new dates for 2018, 12 & 13 October. The sister festival to Movement Detroit will play host to Jon Hopkins, Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers, and Joseph Capriati. They’ll join the likes of Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Derrick May, Levon Vincent, Solomun, Underground Resistance, DJ Bone, Cosmo (live), KiNK (live), Francesco Tristano (live) with more to be announced. Once again the venue is Lingotto, which will be divided into different ranging arenas, Each transformed with stunning production and sound. Early bird tickets are available now and find all the information ... Read more
Amsterdam Dance Event will run 17 – 21 October, 2018 has announced its first selection of artists for the this year’s edition. Amongst these names include Bonobo, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Martin Garrix, Nina Kraviz, Orbital, Peggy Gou and Richie Hawtin who will all appear at the world’s leading festival and conference program. Read the complete list below. ADE
Since 2010, Ilija Djokovic has assumed the position of one of Balkan Techno’s fastest rising individuals. Known for energetic sets of melodic and euphoric techno, Ilija has that innate sense for crowd reading, delivering exactly what’s needed on the dancefloor. This sound can be heard across his releases from Terminal M to Tronic Music, Filth on Acid, Phobiq and more, or via carefully constructed sets at the likes of EXIT and Lovefest. This July, Ilija Djokovic will join the 2018 edition of Labyrinth Open Croatia, which will see her head to Croatia alongside the likes of Amelie Lens, Butch, Hernan Cattaneo and more. ... Read more
After just two editions, Malta’s Glitch Festival can rightfully lay claim to being a top European festival summertime destination.
One of the best perks of electronic music events (or I would even say, of most cultural gatherings) in Switzerland is that a spectator is sometimes gifted the impossible possibility to experience an intimate encounter with some of the world’s biggest names. These events often entice thousands of ravers from around the world, fitting them into relatively small spaces, where the intimacy of the party does not compromise the energy generated by big crowd. Electron, festival of electronic cultures, decided this year to connect three emblematic clubs situated in the same neighborhood of Geneva, each offering a different clubbing experience ... Read more
This year, Draaimolen celebrates their fifth anniversary with several special events marking the occasion. So far, these celebrations have included a sold-out birthday celebration with a Nous’Klaer showcase in April and an extra special (soon to be announced) line-up for a free festival Holy Pink in July. Still though, the centerpiece of it all remains Draaimolen Festival 2018, which returns to its beloved location Charlotte Oord on 15 September. Transforming the green space of meters high trees with spectacular stage designs of Iregular, Cinemata, Freerotation, Nikki Hock and Joeri Woudstra and visuals from (amongst others) Heleen Blanken, the event continues ... Read more
Awakenings Festival has just dropped their 2018 line-up, which sees the iconic festival descend upon Spaarnwoude once again from 30 June – 1 July. Over one hundred artists will perform over two days of Techno with some 80.000 visitors are expected. On the 2018 bill, key acts this year include Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, and Sven Väth. Awakenings also will showcase the new generation of Techno heavyweights like Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte and Dax J for their respective festival debuts. Also on hand, and for the first time ever, Richie Hawtin will bring his special ... Read more
Back for the sixth year, Nachtduik celebrates the New Year in Rotterdam with a top of the line Techno and House lineup. Known for transforming massive spaces into dark pop clubs with a combination of decor, visuals, and (of course) music, Nachtduik has brought the likes of Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, and Ben Klock to its annual celebration in editions past. This year, its two rooms sees another lineup of musical icons and heavyweights, both local and international, handling celebratory duties at Rotterdam’s massive Ahoy. In Room 1, which sees a focus on pure Techno sounds, the genre’s current queen, ... Read more