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DHA Mix #384 By Alison Swing

Alison Swing is an LA born and raised DJ whose love of records is outweighed only by the thrill of playing them to sweaty crowds. A student of rhythm, Swing has dedicated herself to exploring sounds that can make a body move, a skill she’s put to use spinning across the US, Mexico and Europe. She is the co-founder and resident DJ of Dig Deeper in Los Angeles, the party series in-the-know locals flock to. After a recent relocation to Berlin things haven’t shown any signs of slowing down. She is now the most recent resident of Wilde Renate, has ... Read more

REC Festival Welcomes Strange Sounds From Beyond To 2nd Rotterdam Festival

REC., the leftfield indoor, multi-location in Rotterdam Centre has just announced their DJ and Dance lineup for this year’s edition. Featuring a bill filled with disco, soul, afro-beat, trap, techno, house, hip hop, singer songwriters, indie and future r&b, REC. will again feature strong musical collectives, hosting their own area’s. With that Amsterdam’s own Strange Sounds From Beyond will host a full evening program at BAR. That bill includes Inga Mauer, Don’t DJ, Orpheu the Wizard, Giant Swan, Ramzi, Zozo, Identified Patient, Steele Bonus, Luca & Mata Hari. Also on hand from the dance side of the spectrum will be ... Read more

Party Report: Lente Kabinet 2017

Amsterdam’s Lente Kabinet festival is the annual little sister to it’s renowned Dekmantel event. Organized by the same minds, and frequently featuring similar artists (albeit at less than 1/3 of the latter’s multi-day, city-wide offering), Lente Kabinet is something of a precursor to the massive summer events to come (I mean, the English translation has “Spring” in it…but most of you knew already that already), as well as a (welcome) relief from the barrage of open format, mainstream festival events which tend to monopolize and create a complacency toward all those arbitrary definitions of “underground” out there. My own experience ... Read more

ADE Returns To Texas For 2nd SXSW Showcase Series

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will return to one of the great American cities, Austin, Texas, for the 2017 South by Southwest Music, Tech, and Film Conference. Running from 15 – 17 March, ADE will present three exclusive showcases alongside Dekmantel, Red Light Radio, and Applesap festival. The program features the diverse spectrum of the Dutch Capital’s creative industry with the likes of Max Abysmal, Casper Tielrooij, Orpheu the Wizard, Woody, and more representing. ADE’s presence at SXSW will be part of its wider International expansion, which also includes its ADE Global Sessions Mumbai, going down in the Indian capital 23-35 ... Read more

A New Amsterdam Festival Exploring Strange Sounds From Beyond

Underground dance music fans in Amsterdam cannot complain when it comes to both, the amount and the quality, of local festivals. Starting with DGTL in spring, almost every following summer weekend, Amsterdam hosts the world’s top underground dance music acts (including world class local artists), presented via a flawless dutch organisational efforts of Dekmantel, Awakenings, Straf Werk, Pleinvrees, Pitch and so on. However, over the course of Amsterdam’s festival season, a lack of the unexpected musical journey, a fuller diversity of electronic sound can nevertheless be felt.  Don’t get me wrong, there is no denial that these festivals always deliver a top notch standard in every aspect – both party and ... Read more

Amsterdam’s Cruquiusgilde Warehouse Venue Announces Closure

As many have already heard, Amsterdam’s underground hotspot venue – Cruquiusgilde – is pulling the plug. Treading with a sigh, we’re uncovering the dialogue of feelings behind the venues demise, and dwelling on five great party nights the venue curated. Receiving their 24-hour license just last year, Cruquiusgilde is shutting down due to new noise restrictions imposed by the municipality. The temporary club, which would be officially open until the first quarter of 2017, is unable to operate within the short-term due to financial constraints. Thus the owners have affirmed closing down early is the best option. While this comes as a bit of a surprise, its definitely not the first club to get ... 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