Tag: Portugal

Neopop 2018: Portugal’s Purist Techno Marathon

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

[Interview] From Africa To France, St Germain’s Authenticity Blending Of Roots & Rhythm

A creator or intelligent, sensual and original deep house, St Germain has been seminal in putting emotional French electronic music on the International radar for early two decades. From his renowned 1995 debut album, “Boulevard” to its follow up, the multi-platinum, award-winning, “Tourist”, all the way through his self titled, Africa-rhythm inspired third album, St Germain has always been known for his uncanny ability to subtly blend machines and instruments, authentic roots and modern influences. On Wednesday, 8 August, St. Germain will bring his acclaimed live performance to Portugal’s Neopop Electronic Music Festival where he opens festivities up alongside the ... Read more

DHA Mix #373 + Interview By Trikk

One of Portugal’s finest, Trikk was praised and embraced by many as a new star on the horizon. After releasing on labels such as Innervisions, Lossless and Optimo Music nothing was left to prove as he continued to explore (mainly) House aesthetics within complex, wisely composed productions. A true member of today’s underground, Trikk will join Pantha du Prince and Frankey & Sandrino in London on 30 June as Labyrinth and Melodic Diggers take to Village Underground. Ahead of the event, and with his well received Innervisions’s release, “Vilara”, available now, Trikk graces us with an exclusive mix alongside a ... Read more

RPMM Festival Podcast By Violet

The alter ego of Lisbon DJ and Producer Inês Coutinho, Violet is a multi-talented figure within the city’s underground electronic music scene. Her music has appeared on the likes of One Eyed Jacks, Cómeme, Paraíso and Snuff Trax, while her own imprint – Naive – debuted with the jungle inspired, and highly acclaimed, “Togetherness” EP in 2017, followed by this month’s recently released BLEID collaboration, “Badness”. See also: Interview: Violet A socially minded artist, Violet is also the co founder of Rádio Quântica, while curating shows and regular nights at Lisbon’s Lux Frágil. With her busiest year to date, including an appearance at Portugal’s RPMM Festival, Violet anticipates the event with this exclusive mix. ... Read more

Neopop, Portugals’ Ultimate Bucket List Event, Unveils Extra Day & Full Lineup For 2018

Held on the idyllic coastal town of Viana Do Castelo, Neopop, Portugal’s most respected electronic music festival will ring an extra dat to its 2018 edition. Having now also announced its full lineup, 8 – 11 August with see a Techno royalty packed lineup with the best acts from the underground, both DJ and Live just a mere meters from the Atlantic Ocean. Spread across four days, the bucket list festival open on Wednesday August 8th with live sets by legendary French artists St Germain, Portuguese local Mr Herbert Quain, alongside DJ sets by Ivan Smagghe and Rui Vargas with ... Read more

RPMM Festival Completes Lineup With Art Department, Jackmaster, Margaret Dygas & More For Inaugural Edition

Portugal’s anticipated RPMM Festival has just brought the final names for its inaugural edition on July 28th and 29th 2018. Amongst them are, Jackmaster, Matt Tolfrey, Margaret Dygas, Barac, D’Julz, Mella Dee, Patrice Scott, Jasper James, Matthias Tanzmann, Art Department, Death on the Balcony, Kenny Glasgow, Nitin, Robin Ordell, Geddes, Varhat, Alexis Raphael and many more. These artists add to the already revealed Âme DJ, Matthew Dear, Francesca Lombardo, Guy Gerber and Damian Lazarus. Porto is one of the oldest European cities and its historical core has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. For RPMM, it will host ... Read more

Party Report: The BPM Festival: Portugal

It’s been 2 weeks since we came back from Portugal and we’re still buzzing from BPM’s first edition in Europe. The festival’s maiden edition on the continent took place in Portimão, a touristic seaside town. The main season for beach-goers is over which provides the perfect backdrop for BPM. We arrive on Thursday and set out to explore its daytime beach parties. The three main venues hosting daytime events are Blanco Beach, Cloque and NoSoloÁgua. We decide to head to the latter. The event on for the first day of BPM is the showcase hosted by the crew from Warung ... Read more

The BPM Festival: Portugal Announces Livestream Schedule Through Weekend

Following yesterdays kickoff debut on the European continent, The BPM Festival: Portugal has announced its livestream schedule through the weekend. Specifically designed for those who are unable to attend, The BPM Festival brings the party to global audiences. With three streaming partners, worldwide fans will be able enjoy festivities in high-def audio and video via BE-AT.TV (who will also be streaming our YA’AH MUUL on Saturday), Facebook Live, Ibiza Global Radio, and Pioneer DJ Radio simulcasted on Ibiza Sonica and Portugal’s RFM. Ibiza Global Radio Featured Image: Stereo Productions @ Blanco Beach – September 14th | The BPM Festival Portugal ... Read more

DHA Hosts The BPM Festival: Portugal Centerpiece Event, YA’AH MUUL

The BPM Festival’s signature party, YA’AH MUUL is heading to Portugal at the end of the week and we couldn’t be more excited to be there! After two editions at each The BPM Festival 2016 and 2017, the festival’s star-studded party takes it to the next level for a three stage takeover for its fifth run. See also: Interview: Josh Wink Hosted by DHA, YA’AH MUUL, which translates to “Pyramid of Love” in Mayan, will see, (in alphabetical order) many of our favorite artists and, not to mention, undeniably the world’s best: Boris, Carlo Lio, Dubfire, DJ Dep, Hot Since ... Read more

Interview: Josh Wink

A true pioneer of Techno and House, Philadelphia’s Josh Wink continues to blaze a trail through the world of contemporary electronic music. A veteran of some 25+ years in the scene, as well as being a bonafide East Coast US rave hero, the Ovum Recordings boss continues to make and break trends with his unafraid approach to creation. Having traveled the globe, everywhere from its biggest festivals to its most underground nightclubs, and released, remixed, and collaborated with names like Steve Big, Radioslave, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, Masters at Work and more. This month, Josh Wink joins The BPM Festival: ... Read more

The BPM Festival: Portugal Announces Final Names For Inaugural European Edition

Just under a month to go until The BPM Festival debuts on the European continent and now its final lineups additions have been named. Going down on the picturesque castle towns of Portimão and Lagoa, Portugal from 14th – 17th September, The BPM Festival: Portugal will welcome over 160 artists and 25 branded showcases from across the globe. Already announced names include the likes of Apollonia, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Nicole Moudaber, Paul Kalkbrenner, Seth Troxler, Skream, Stacey Pullen, All Day I Dream, Do Not Sit on the Furniture, and Ya’ah Muul, which we will be exclusively hosting. Additional names ... Read more

DHA Mix #297 By Switchdance

Widely regarded as being one of Portugal’s finest and most adventurous DJ’s and producers, Switchdance joins us for the 297th edition of the DHA Mix Series. Known for his diverse musical palette and boundless creativity, Switchdance ultimately seeks to challenge audiences by discarding boundary and convention. He is a resident at Lisbon’s notorious Lux Frágil while productions showcased on labels such as Karakter, Beachcoma, Areal and, Innervisions. Now revealed as one of the most promising talents to come out of Portugal in decades, experience the psychedelic arpeggios, gothic melodies and dusty drum machine-driven percussive moments of Switchdance for yourself! Tracklist ... Read more

The BPM Festival Announces First Wave Of Artists For Debut Portugal Event

One of the world’s foremost destinations of underground music, The BPM Festival, has just dropped its first wave of artists who will join its first foray onto the European continent. With only about 100 days to go, Portugals’ stunning Portimão and Lagoa will host the likes of Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Carl Craig, Dubfire and many more over its 14-17 September dates. Also on hand will be certified selectors Nicole Moudaber, Loco Dice and Jamie Jones, as well as familiar The BPM festival faces like Steve Lawler, Stacey Pullen and Lauren Lane. UK talents Patrick Topping and Yousef are backed ... Read more

The BPM Festival: Portugal Announces Location And Dates For Inaugural Edition

The BPM Festival had announced its foray onto the European continent early this year, but now they have unveiled the exact location and it is stunning! From 14-17 September, the vast beach resort of Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portugal will welcome The BPM Festival and its host of international revellers, artists, and brands in the western end of Portugal’s internationally renowned Algarve region, widely considered one of Europe’s most pristine beach locations. The area is set against stunning limestone cliffs that offer unrivalled views of the Atlantic. These famously wide beaches, and accompanying gorgeous climate, set a perfect backdrop for ... Read more