Tag: Ten Walls

Dance Scene Shows Overwhelming Support For Gay Community And Inclusion

The damage is done. So we’re not going to talk about the artist that has circulated all over the internet today. What was perhaps even more remarkable than the story itself, however, was the unwavering support the gay community received from artists and music fans alike; setting the record straight once and for all that dance music is inextricably connected to the gay community and is founded on inclusion and respect for one another. We couldn’t explain this relation better than this RA article has – a must for everyone interested in the roots of dance music culture. Instead of ... Read more

Ten Walls Slammed By Media And Public After Homophobic Comments

Ten Walls (aka Mario Basanov), the Lithuanian DJ/producer with the multitude of chart-topping hits under his belt like ‘Walking With Elephants’, has found himself in somewhat of a mess to say the least. This following some rather narrow-minded, even hurtful comments regarding the gay community on his personal Facebook page where he classified gays as “a different breed”. He later apologized for the statements and said they were a “misunderstanding”. Ten Walls, real name Marijus Adomaitis, made the comments on his page on June 3rd, stating that “I remember producing music for one Lithuanian musician, who tried to wash my ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In May

As May has come and gone, it’s once again time to highlight the 10 release of the month that peaked our interest. Below you will find our top 10 tracks and EPs that we couldn’t get enough of, featuring great releases or remixes by Ten Walls, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Henrik Schwarz, Stephan Bodzin and many more. #10 Kyrill & Redford – Say EP | Light My Fire | Out Now After last summer’s ‘Everybody’ EP, the Zurich duo Kyrill & Redford are back on LMF with an absolute stormer, the ‘Say’ EP. ‘Colourless Water’ kicks things off in style with a mesmerizing ... Read more

Kappa FuturFestival 2015 Line Up Announced

Kappa FuturFestival, the daytime, urban, summer dance music festival, has announced its line up for their 4th edition, bringing along a mix of international and local headliners. For Saturday you can expect a back to back set by Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock. If this wouldn’t be enough they will be joined by Diynamic label boss Solomun, German duo Pan-Pot and Tuskegee compadres Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers. On Sunday Sven Väth will take over the stage in the industrial setting. He will be joined by Hot Creations label head Jamie Jones, German Kompakt contributor Kölsch, Italian techno innovator Joseph Capriati ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In March

Our top 10 releases in March cover a range of different-sounding cuts and artists, spannig from house, to techno with even the odd disco rendez-vous here and there. These are the records that shouldn’t be missed this month. #10 | Jamie Trech – Still Need It EP | Sinnmusik | Out Now | Great stuff from UK-based producer Jamie Trench and friends on this 6-track EP on SinnMusik. The title track starts off on a typical house vibe and then opens up into something much more intricate, with a disco-funk bassline wrapping itself around some arresting drum inflections and jazzy ... Read more

Full Premiere: Atelier Francesco – Akaino (Few Nolder Remix)

The fifth release on the ever impressive Boso imprint comes from Atelier Francesco, with Few Nolder returning to the label to deliver a stunning remix. A peak time electronic masterpiece, the highly distinct ‘Akaino’ starts on the dark tip we’ve come to expect from the Boso catalogue, subtly building into a chorus of wholly uplifting synths and choir voices. Check out the full track here. On the B­side Few Nolder delivers his musical interpretation for a groovy affair. o+ A fresh name on the scene, the classically trained Atelier Francesco recently released a remix on Get Physical which is followed ... Read more

Top 100 RA Charted Tracks Of 2014

And we’re going to steadily continue with a range of yearly lists as we reach the end of 2014. Next to its DJ ranking, RA has another top 100 that acts as a barometer of the development of the underground dance scene in the last 12 months: the top 100 charted tracks by DJs. Okay, it might not be as big of a hype or as controversial as the top 100 DJs, but the tracks in this list and the records they can be found on are a peer reviewed musical documentation of what sounded great, relevant and cutting edge. ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Oliver Schories

It’s time to shift the spotlight to the Hamburg-based DJ/producer/label owner, Oliver Schories. We’ve had the pleasure of talking with the man himself to know more about his views on music, DJing and chocolate cookies. 

 Ever since finding his way to darker shades of house and techno in 2010, Oliver Schories has had a very successful run. With several EP’s and two albums under his belt, this 32-year-old has established himself as one of the go to guys for intoxicating musical experiences that work both in smaller underground clubs as well as bigger festival grounds. Schories’ is known for ... Read more

Hell / Dunkel Festival Gears Up For Sixth Edition At Kiesgrube Neuss

Saturday 6th of September Hell / Dunkel Festival will kick off at Kiesgrube in Neuss, Germany.The organization behind the festival is currently working hard to realize their big plans for this sixth edition of the celebrated yearly open air event. The event is organized by ‘Kunstgeschwister’, aka Timo and Mike Kucksdorf, the two brothers who co-founded the agency back in 2007. After gaining enough expertise in the club scene, they tried their hands at setting up a festival in 2009, which would be baptised Hell / Dunkel Festival (Light / Dark). But Kunstgeschwister is also known for promoting concerts, open ... 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

Hell & Dunkel Podcast #002 By Mick Benjamins

On September 6th , the fourth edition of the Hell & Dunkel Open Air will take place in Neuss, Germany. In order to get warmed up and end the summer in a true festival manner, we have the pleasure of presenting a special podcast by Dutch native & Berlin resident Mick Benjamins. He has perfected the fusion of emerging tracks with skillful breaks and brand new underground sounds. His sets are particularly impressive with driving deep house basics that he refines with vibrant techno elements. Thanks to this ability, he became well-tried at open air events such as PollerWiesen and ... 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

Buiten Westen Festival Stages Pt. 3: Next Monday’s Hangover

Very soon, we’ll be totaling down the last couple of days until Buiten Westen will kick off for its 3rd edition and we have a few more tips on where you should keep close during the festival. So with July 19th around the corner, there is just one more stage that we strongly recommend you to pay close attention to, as its organizers have been roaming Amsterdam’s night life vigorously and found the perfect recipe of sound. Mission By the name of Next Monday’s Hangover, they show little to no concern to the sung sound around them, as they devote ... Read more

Top 10 Hottest Live Acts

The live act has gained more and more prominence over the last years. Especially since everybody calls themself a DJ nowadays, artists who want to set themself apart and do something more original than the regular DJ set each weekend. The opinions on playing live differ, some find it self-flattering while others would prefer a live performance over two decks and a mixer any day of the week. What is agreed upon though, is that live performers, and by this we mean those with a more elaborate setup than just a touchpad and a macbook, are artists who are adding ... Read more