Tag: paradiso

[Interview] Orbital: “Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un Aren’t The Only Monsters Around”

Throughout their long-standing and renowned career, the twin brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll who make up Orbital have headlined the biggest stages in the world, while establishing themselves as bonafide electronic music pioneers. The brother’s extensive back catalog ranges from Punk anthems like ‘Satan’, to Techno classics like ‘Chime’, ‘The Saint’, and ‘The Box’, as well as the seminal Rave anthem ‘Halcyon+on+on’, which have featured across classic albums and soundtracks from the early 1990s up until today. Now, after a six-year hiatus, Orbital is back with their new album, “Monsters Exist”. On shelves, and via streaming platforms, “Monsters Exist” is ... Read more

[Interview] Róisín Murphy: “Nowadays, Good Times Are Something You Don’t Expect”

– conducted, transcribed & edited by Rick Heffernan After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in recent years, Róisín Murphy returns with some of her most personal work to date. Self-producing the accompanying video’s and teaming up in the studio with cult DJ/producer Maurice Fulton, Murphy has crafted a four-part series of single releases away from the confines of a major label via indie music/arts label “The Vinyl Factory“. No stranger to collaborating with some of the most prolific producers in the business like Matthew Herbert, Prince Paul, and more recently DJ Koze, Murphy lets her love of underground dance/disco shine through ... Read more

DHA Mix #286 By Marc Holstege

At only 21 years old, Dutchman Marc Holstege delivers a unique and mellow sound well beyond his years. Gaining a love for the underground following an immersion in music from a young age, Marc set out curating his own mixtapes which were quickly sought after, leading to performances at local events like Valhalla, Pleinvrees, Verknipt, Amsterdam Open Air, as well as big stages like the Paradiso and Tivoli Vredenburg. Now, as 2017 rolls on, and releases on Stil vor Talent, as well as major festival appearances are on the horizon, Marc Holstege stops by our mix series. Also, check out ... Read more

Lotgenoten Descends On Paradiso With Tiger & Woods, Virginia, Tsepo & More

On December 23, Lotgenoten descends onto Amsterdam’s pop temple for the first time: Paradiso with Tiger & Woods, Virginia, Marcus Marr, Tsepo, Max Abysmal, Guy Gravier, Festimi Soundsystem, Soultage, and Pierre August. For any who don’ know, Paradiso has featured timeless artists such as Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Prince & D’Angelo, as well as a who’s who of contemporary dance phenomenons – Daft Punk, Richie Hawtin & Ricardo Villalobos and many, many more. The relationship between artist and audience will be at the center of the night with Lotgenoten realizing a complete sonic adventure throughout the entire building on the start ... Read more

The History Of Amsterdam Nightlife Through 4 Seminal Hotspots

There’s no doubt that Amsterdam’s nightlife is up there. The city now gets mentioned in the same breath as London, New York, Berlin etc. which is pretty impressive considering it’s size. Thanks to the city’s progressive attitude, we seem to be in a good place which is more than can be said for many cultural capitals. London and New York in contrast seem to be stifling their nightlife and pushing out creativity in favour of gentrification and commercial development. It hasn’t always been plain sailing for Amsterdam though. Like any city, clubs come and go as do musical movements and scenes. ... Read more

The XX Reaches Amsterdam this February With the New Tour

February will host two important musical dates for indie electronic acts, as right after the recent announcement of Bonobo’s new tour, the news went down on The XX marking the new dates of their upcoming tour, that reaches Amsterdam on the 13th of February. Few moments after Bonobo announced his new concert tour dates for the upcoming album Migration by releasing it’s first new single Kerala, landing him in Amsterdam’s concert institution and a former church Paradiso on the 20th of February, tickets were fully sold out. Unsurprisingly, considering the enormous fan base and the habits of this far ahead planning society, minutes matter ... Read more

ADE’16 Essentials: Saturday, 22 October

The day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Since as soon as your Facebook timeline starts to fill up with the first bunch of events, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event is a well awaited week of the biggest club festival in the world, but also all the music world community – the legends, the new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. Honeslty, it’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Unveils Full Opening Concerts Program

Serving as the opening night extravaganza to 2016’s Dekmantel Festival, the newly expanded Opening Concerts program includes acts such as avant-garde electronica pioneer Cabaret Voltaire, Brazilian jazz-trio Azymuth, a 20-year celebration of Raster-Noton, and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini. The announcement of these additional acts comes after February’s, which already mentioned an exclusive live-show from James Holden, afro-beat legend Tony Allen, as well as Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini. All Opening Concerts will take place across four conveniently located cultural institutions on and around Amsterdam’s IJ-River. Similar to last year, the awe-inspiring Muziekgebouw will return with the addition of a shop at Bimhuis, EYE ... Read more

Mix #167 By Murat Tepeli

Murat Tepeli’s trade is poise. In his sets, he creates a perfect harmony between ecstasy and ass shaking on one hand, and gentle emotion and elegance on the other. In his production, he often pairs melancholy with the necessity to dance, opulence and reduction, loud and quiet. Professionally, Murat Tepeli walks the tightrope of being a DJ in the Club and a surgeon in the operating theatre. He combines these extremes with a playful energy and manages to put the full range of emotions and experiences into his sets. In 2002, Murat Tepeli started his own productions resulting in his ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Melon

When an 8 year old kid asks for a drum machine and Atari 500 computer with the intention of starting his own band, you know his future does not lie anywhere but in music. Introducing: Jeroen Hofer aka Melon. Not your average human being. Something that becomes obvious the second he enters the room – a beaming, larger than life personality that cannot possibly be ignored. Flair and charisma have never hurt anyone in this business. Melon is one of those rare breeds, a DJ’s DJ who has managed to gain residencies and regular bookings at some of the world’s ... 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