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10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... Read more

Preview: Dekmantel 2016

One of Amsterdam’s top destinations for left-field side of the dance music spectrum, Dekmantel, is readying their 2016 edition with another 3 days full of electronic culture. Held during the day in the sprawling nature of Amsterdam Bos, Dekmantel’s brand is as synonymous with the Dutch capital as it is for quality curation. With International dates, a renowned label, and some of the most committed followers in the game, the 4 – 7 August event will surely see its name uttered on the lips of artists and fans alike for the coming months. See also: Festival Report: Dekmantel 2015 This ... Read more

Forgotten Genres: Microhouse

Tamagotchis, yo-yos, dreams of becoming a healthy, functioning adult… like a grown-up child clearing out the attic of their parental home in search of abandoned but formerly beloved things, we’re delving into the dusty annals of dance music history to dig out the once-cherished genres that time and iTunes forgot. What: microhouse Where: Germany – Frankfurt and Cologne (and also, obviously, Berlin). When: late 90s – mid 00s. Microhouse, eh? Remember that? For a while in the late 90s and early to mid noughties, microhouse, everyone’s favourite maligned neologism and genuinely legitimate musical sub-genre was, you know, a thing. Though ... Read more

Free Your Mind Festival Announces Full Line Up

Free Your Mind Festival returns on June 4th with another killer lineup, celebrating its 13th anniversary. Headlining the now fastest-growing festival in the East of the Netherlands are Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos, Sasha, Seth Troxler, and the Martinez Brothers. Every year, the festival aims to provide an immersive atmosphere that allows festival-goers to “celebrate freedom and life.” The terrain has provided a perfect setting to explore this ideal: located at the bank of the Rhine, with the Eusebius Church and the historical John Frost Bridge as a backdrop. Other names included on the list are Agoria, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Georgio Star, ... Read more

Interview: Enzo Siragusa

By Ian MacKenzie Enzo Siragusa is something of an institution in London’s expansive nightlife scene. With his FUSE night and imprint (as well as its sister, Infuse), Enzo Siragusa quickly built up an intensely loyal following, evolving its own unique dub-house sound which the FUSE faithful call ‘Fusic’, pushing Enzo’s sound worldwide along with other reputable labels who have come calling for his production and remix talent, including tracks This & That and Welt Recordings. Enzo is not only a Londoner, though, he is also very much in-demand DJ across the globe, with notable gigs for ENTER, Circo Loco, and ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Announces First Acts For 2016 Edition

Dekmantel, the Dutch promoter known for its yearly Amsterdam festival, club nights, and, since last year, its various international showcases, has released the first names for its highly anticipated 2016 festival edition.  The now internationally visited festival (less than half of last year’s ticket owners were actually Dutch) has set up a line-up of “an eye-catching selection of some of the biggest left-field names in electronic music.” Visitors this year can dance to highlight expect performances from James Holden & Camilo Tirado‘s new show ‘Outdoor Museum Of Fractals’, afrobeat legend Tony Allen (the former drummer of the legendary Fela Kuti) performing with his band, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & ... Read more

Awakenings Festival Announce Superstar Heavy Lineup For 16th Edition Lineup

Awakenings Festival has announced the dates for its 2016 edition on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June, going down at Netherlands’ Spaarnwoude Houtrak for the 16th time. There will be 8 different stages, including 2 spacious open air stages, representing the broad variety of techno music – from traditional techno to fusion styles and back. As they do each and every year, the newest and hottest techno kids on the block will perform next to scene legends, resulting in almost 100 different artists and live acts performing over the course of two days. The second festival day, longtime collaborators ... Read more

Eats Everything Presents fabric 86

Eats Everything has just announced his mixtape compilation series for fabric, which will be due February 19, 2016. Earlier fabric compilation mixes have come from seminal artists such as John Digweed, Andrew Weatherall, Tony Humphries, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola and many more. Since its conception in 2001, the fabric mix series has risen to become one of the most respected in Europe; the release of one of these compilations can prove to be a pivotal moment in an artist’s career. It’s a notable highlight for Eats, who first took on the famous fabric decks in 2011 and has been returning ever since. The ... Read more