Tag: ROD

Premiere: Younger Rebinds - Hite (Original Mix)

Younger Rebinds is a new project and imaginary band by the inimitable and unstoppable Benny Rodrigues. Maybe best-known for his Rod moniker and releases on Klockworks, Rodrigues embodies and keeps the candour, spirit and curiosity that made techno music stand out in its start-up years – and that’s exactly what we have here. The “Retro 7 Ep” makes the most of the classic 707 drum machine, gnarly synths, ambient soundscapes, pianos and organs. Done in a way that is as much new wave, as it is electronic disco. Spread out over a double-pack with eight tracks (8!, get it?), the ... Read more

Welcome To The Future Returns In 2017 With Seth, Loco, Trago & Environmental Sustainability

For the eleventh year, Het Twiske’s mesmerising nature reserve will play host to of the Dutch summer’s most beloved festival events, Welcome to the Future (WTTF). With its leave no trace philosophy, organic food and free water bars, alongside cherished festival values like positivity, togetherness and freedom of expression, WTTF exemplifies a movement rather than a simple one-off. Of course, it is music that plays the biggest role in the WTTF experience, with favorites like Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke, Kölsch, Damian Lazarus, Kerri Chandler and Lil Louis manning one of the 8 stages. Alongside, are the ... Read more

Figure SPC: The Inside Story With Jeroen and Len

In early July, Jeroen Search was enlisted to close the final chapter of Len Faki’s Figure SPC, the long-running techno label with releases catalogued from A-Z. Spanning output over a period of nearly 7 years, Figure SPC has carved a new shape in Techno with its distinct approach to curation and the sheer depth of each artist’s musical input. A common misconception in Techno is the notion that it emanates specifically from club experiences, and that it can be solely understood in the club realm. However, Len Faki and his legion of artists have a much more unique and organic approach to ... Read more

Summerpark Podcast By Sam Divine

In anticipation to her performance on the Summer Stage at Summerpark, Defected Records veteran Sam Divine provides a special podcast to reinvigorate the title ‘DJ under the sun’. Based in the UK, Sam Divine originally emerged out of the Bristol club circuit with her trainspotter-knowledge of house. She’s since performed at renowned festivals and venues such as We Are FSTVL, Pacha Festival, and a 3-year residency at Ushuaia Ibiza, all the while running her ‘timeless-house’ label D-Vine Sounds. As an artist, she utilizes aesthetics such as 80s Motown samples and shady vocal dubs to create escapist house cuts which allow the 9-5 jobber to safely parachute into a humbled vibe. Kicking off the July festival season is ... Read more

Preview: 18 Hrs Festival 2016

The sixth edition of the longest-running one day festival in the Netherlands – 18 Hrs Festival – will make its return this year. With just a bikes distance from Amsterdam’s city centre, the North sea channel location and all day rave is definitely something to look forward to this summer. Spread across five different stages on the Balkenhaven, the event will house a variety of artists representing some of the finest music the city has to offer. One of the biggest stages will be run by label Terminal M. This will be led by German Techno Queen – Monika Kruse, as they will celebrate the label’s 15th anniversary ... Read more

Nachtiville Announces Second Wave Of Artists

Nachtiville, the Dutch sister of the German Nachtdigital festival has just announced the second wave of artists for their upcoming debut in De Eemhof, a bungalow park in the . The second lineup announcement for Nachtiville further undermines the musical approach of the festival’s inaugural edition. Spanning from Techno to Ambient, Nachtiville, much like Nachtdigital, combines well-proven favourites with up-and-coming talent . The latest additions to the list of merited legends includes Radio Slave and Optimo as well as Atom TM & Tobias – the latter will perform one of their rare collaborative live sets. See also: JP Enfant Mixtape | Interview: Optimo ... Read more

Getting Ready For Free Your Mind Festival

Tomorrow, June 6th, the Arnhem-based Free Your Mind Festival is celebrating its 12th edition – FYM is one of the longest-running dance festivals of the Netherlands – with quite the selection of artists, like Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber, Art Department, Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones. See also: Seth Troxler Interview The organization that has stood for “freedom and creativity” along the years is readying up to proudly return to the festival scene with this nearly sold-out edition. At the bank of the Rhine river and with the Eusebius Church and the historical John Frost Bridge as the backdrop, the ... Read more

Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Butch Among First Acts Confirmed For Free Your Mind Festival

On the 6th of June, Arnhem-based Free Your Mind Festival is celebrating its 12th edition, placing them among some of the longest-running dance festivals of the Netherlands. The first names that were confirmed include some serious headliners, including Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Art Department and Butch. The organization has stood for “freedom and creativity” along the years, and these aspects are well-represented throughout the festival they say. More info on what exactly this will entail will be revealed in the run-up to the event. The location of Free Your Mind is one of its unique features: at the bank of ... Read more