Tag: Pional

Premiere: Pional - XME (A Quiet Ceremony Mix)

At the end of the month, panish producer extraordinaire Pional joins the Phonica Records family with his “XME / One Night Stand’ 12”. Producing for over a decade, the Madrid based musician has enjoyed a string of well received solo releases via Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and Counter, while remixing the likes of The xx, Chairlift, The Rapture, Prins Thomas and John Talabot. Here, his “A Quiet Ceremony” interpretation of ‘XME’ is a slower and more foreboding version of the original, taking its melody into a darker direction. “XME / One Night Stand” is available 29 June on ... Read more

Premiere: Elliot Adamson - Found (Original Mix)

Man Power’s Me Me Me label brings ‘We We We’, a compilation boasting 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists. On it, the likes of Pional, Juan Maclean, Shit Robot, Medlar, ASOK, Ian Blevins and more bring their talents to a project where 100% of profits go toward Help Refugees. Help Refugees is the leading UK NGO in a new movement of humanitarian aid, helping to plug the gaps in services not provided to those displaced by war. Here, imprint staple Elliot Adamson provides his ‘Found’ to the compilation jam-packed with its array of accomplished and ... Read more

Premiere: Catz 'n Dogz - Rave History (Pional Remix)

Rounding out last year spanning decades of genre influence, Catz ‘n Dogz ‘Rave History’ was one of the duo’s most evocative, classically-informed and ferociously euphoric pieces of work to date. Now, the duo’s Pets Recordings boot down the doors of 2018 with a five track remix package. Here, Counter Records’ Pional breaks down ‘Rave History’ and rebuilds it into a slinkier, house affair, repurposing every spine-tingle and skin-ripple Greg and Voitek coded into the original. “RMXD” is available 30 March on PETS Recordings

DGTL Festival Presents LOOP

As I’m sure we all remember, the 2015 DGTL Festival at Amsterdam’s NDSM was a veritable rollercoaster ride; not just of music, but of an overall sensory experience. Existing as a sustainability think-tank, as much as an artistic mecca, the festival remained undoubtedly rooted within the city of Amsterdam’s industrial infrastructure and cultural history. Featuring sets from a whose who of todays best in House and Techno, DGTL truly was a solid kick off to what is widely known as “festival season,” whether in its Netherlands home, around the European continent, or worldwide. In lieu of the traditional festival “after movie,” the guys ... Read more

On Repeat for Straf_Werk Podcast #011 By Tensnake

After a memorable edition last August, Straf_Werk Festival is back again this year at Sportpark Riekerhaven. Those attending can expect to dance and chill to their heart’s desire and enjoy the range of cookery found at the diverse range of food stands. Topping the line-up among others is German-born Tensnake. The disco enthusiast with a love for the more funky side of house music. Check out his mix to get into the right zone for Saturday. Funk inspirations Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco Niemerski grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and the finer cuts of 80s pop, ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With BrEaCh

Ben Westbeech aka Breach is an Englishman who does not sit still. He started off his career as a singer and songwriter with two jazz/house albums under his own name, after which he took on producing dance music under several names. It was with the release of Jack in 2013 that the 33-year old producer exploded sky-high, making Breach the new talk of town, city and web, reaching high positions in commercial charts worldwide. Since then everyone seems to want to work with him, and he’s been gigging all over the world trying to keep up with time. For the ... Read more

Straf_Werk Festival Stages: Trappenhuis

With an immense line up announced a while back, plans are in motion for this year’s edition of Straf_Werk Festival and we find ourselves right in the middle of it. We’re digging deep into the stages at Straf_Werk Festival to assure that you’ll fully be aware of the surrounding sounds and melodies during the entire festival. The festival is rounded up with a total of four stages and since the wait is almost over we’ll tease you just a bit more. The third stage of Straf_Werk Festival oaths its visitors to a tireless mind activity accompanied by sound and bizarre ... Read more