Tag: Strange Sounds From Beyond

10 Unmissable Dutch Summer Festivals

Summer festival season in The Netherlands may be the world’s most competitive. With countless events of all descriptions spread across genre, venue, city, and style, finding which ones bring the best experience may be a daunting task. For every mainstream showcase likes Mysteryland there exists a slew where experience, curation, and diversity take precedent over gaudiness and numbers. Here, we look at 10 of the festivals we think are best representing the country in these terms. Spanning multiple cities throughout the country, these are 10 events where occurring from June through September. Stay tuned for our final summer festival list ... Read more

Strange Sounds From Beyond Expands To Weekender For 2018 Festival

After two seasons of shining a light on novel sounds and under celebrated artists, Amsterdam’s intimate Strange Sounds From Beyond festival is back in 2018 with a weekender for its third edition. As usual going down at Noordlicht Cafe, Strange Sounds From Beyond takes over the 23 – 24 June, 2018 weekend, alongside the likes of Rush Hour, Red Light Radio and The Rest Is Noise. Now, the eclectic event has shown its first names, with several more to come. Amongst them are South African jazz icon Letta Mbulu, the king of Boogie and Disco Leroy Burgess, festival mainstay Antal and frequent ... Read more

Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond 2017

Strange Sounds From Beyond Festival 2017, an effervescent event and Amsterdam Noord’s industrial NDSM, that attracted plenty of young and colourful audience and offered many entertaining choices. From the abundance, Sun Ra Arkestra was at the epicentre of all expectations. The Arkestra under the leadership of Marshall Allen, performed fully drawn into the immediacy of music. Space is the place, left the weight on it this time in a mid capricious Amsterdam summer. They creative and funky musicians connected to the public naturally and seemed to have enjoyed the crowd. See also: Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond 2016 For ... Read more

DHA Summer Festival Guide: The 15 Best

With this past weekend’s heat it may not be official yet but summer is here. Well, at least it soon will be. With that, we thought we’d break down a few of the festival events that we are most looking forward to. of course we cant be or know everything that’s going on anywhere in the world, so we looked at Europe and its immediate region for our highlights. Naturally, Amsterdam features but we decided to leave off many of our local friends who’s amazing events always feature as a hoghlight to our summer. So, what events are you most ... Read more

When The Strange Sounds From Beyond Take Over…

June 26 saw the Strange Sounds From Beyond emitted via three stages in Amsterdam’s Noordlicht. The likes of Young Marco, Gilles Peterson, Omar Souleyman, Antal, Ata Kak, and more brought intelligent dance music of all descriptions on a day the dance music establishment (Awakenings) otherwise would have monopolized. Instead, some 3,000 (or so) of the city’s most eclectic party animals danced the day away to the sounds of Syria, Africa, Greece, USA, and way more in a veritable orgy of world sounds. See also: Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond The analog feel of the festival was definitely not lost ... Read more

Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond

This past weekend, perhaps lost amongst the behemoth that is Awakenings, Amsterdam saw an interesting and diverse festival event. An intimate gathering of eclectic tribalism, Strange Sounds From Beyond descended onto Amsterdam Noord’s Noordlicht space on Sunday, June 26 with three stages of DJs Selectors from around the globe. Curating these stages with musicians from Greece, Syria, UK, NYC, and more, was the renegade trio of Outsiders Festival, Red Light Radio, and The Rest is Noise, each bringing their own respective approach to the event’s sound and feel. On what was a day somewhat volatile in temperature, fluctuating from warm to chilled seemingly by ... Read more

A New Amsterdam Festival Exploring Strange Sounds From Beyond

Underground dance music fans in Amsterdam cannot complain when it comes to both, the amount and the quality, of local festivals. Starting with DGTL in spring, almost every following summer weekend, Amsterdam hosts the world’s top underground dance music acts (including world class local artists), presented via a flawless dutch organisational efforts of Dekmantel, Awakenings, Straf Werk, Pleinvrees, Pitch and so on. However, over the course of Amsterdam’s festival season, a lack of the unexpected musical journey, a fuller diversity of electronic sound can nevertheless be felt.  Don’t get me wrong, there is no denial that these festivals always deliver a top notch standard in every aspect – both party and ... Read more