Tag: Tomorrowland

Vujaday Festival Podcast By Francesca Lombardo

With a multi disciplinary background that transcends dancefloors with emotional narratives, Francesca Lombardo has cultivated a sound all her own. It is a sound that has been heard on the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Mobilee, Leftroom, One Records and her own Echoe and Echolette imprints, as well as at events likes IMS Dalt Villa, Burning Man, Tomorrowland, Get Lost and Circoloco. Francesca’s DJ finesse will be on full display this spring as she takes to the inaugural Vujaday Music Festival in Barbados from 4 – 8 April. There, she will join the likes of Art Department, Bedouin, DJ Tennis, Lee ... Read more

DHA Mix #335 By Be Svendsen

2014 was the year that electronic cognoscenti fell for Be Svendsen. Following the success of his live festival performances, the Danish musician has become an attraction on the global festival scene as a proponent of a genre-bending sound; Spaghetti western soundtracks, classic analogue synths and film noir atmospherics all tastefully crafted into an original form. This form has brought him to the likes of Tomorrowland, The BPM Festival, Fusion, BOOM, Get Lost Miami, DGTL, Secret Garden Party, Oregon Eclipse, Burning Man, Rainbow Serpent, Afrika Burn, and many more. In 2017, Be Svendsen’s original music was consistently well received with every ... Read more

Interview: Bastian Bux

Be stripped of all artifice and be judged by the work, this is the (admirable) ethos of Bastian Bux. Work featuring deep textures, powerful harmonies, heavy beats and fat basslines and constructed with soul and sensibility have brought Bastian’s music to the likes of Suara, Selador, Bedrock, MOOD Records and more, with remixes and collaborations with the likes of Habischman, Lee van Dowski, Steve Rachmad, and Fur Coat. As a touring DJ, Bastian has been seen at festival’s like Hideout, Tomorrowland, ADE, Space Ibiza, The Warehouse Project, and various other venues around the world, including in the European, Middle East, ... Read more

Interview: Maya Jane Coles

Something of an enigma in today’s music world, Maya Jane Coles returns with her latest, and most complete, substantive album to date – “Take Flight”. Already well received via a slew of singles – including the BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune ‘Won’t Let You Down’, the album sees Maya write, produce, engineer, arrange, mix and perform each and every track one of its 24 tracks, even designing its artwork herself. Released as a double disc/heavyweight triple vinyl pack, “Take Flight” continues Maya Jane Coles’ phenomenal year, which has seen her make appearances at the likes of Coachella, Tomorrowland, Parklife, ... Read more

Interview: Amelie Lens

Ever since the release of her “Exhale” EP off Italy’s Lyase Recordings, Amelie Lens has been on fire. With the immediate approval of Pan-Pot and their Second State imprint, Amelie enjoyed a newfound exposure and respect amongst the techno elite. Aside, Amelie Lens also curates her own nights at Belgium’s famed Labyrinth Club, which sees her regularly sharing the decks with the best the underground has to offer. Now, with a bus schedule that includes a stop at the aforementioned club’s debut Croatian Festival event – Labyrinth Open Croatia – we managed to catch up with one of the hottest ... Read more

Cristian Varela Traces 25 Years Of Dance With Intimate New Documentary

A seminal member of the Spanish dance music underground, Cristian Varela celebrates 25 years of Techno with the release of a very special career spanning documentary. Below, you will find the exclusive teaser of the film, which features the likes of Carl Cox, Luciano, Joseph Capriati, Chris Liebing, and other industry titans discuss Cristian’s prolific work, attitude, and place within the wider construct of contemporary dance music. Depicting the story of a young child who’s love affair with electronic music knew no bounds, the film traces the DJs life up until this point. As an innovator, Cristian consistently has new ... Read more

ADE Talks Review: Sustainable Festivals Redefining Societies

This is a short series of articles, considering the most important, most resounding panels of Amsterdam Dance Event conferences. A collection of observations that span the conversation in the industry for the rest of the year, the heated discussions and knowledge that is worth a special attention. To scan through or read thoroughly, as always is your choice, but we decided no to listen through and spread the gospel. If Djs are the new rockstars, than festivals became the new standard of a business model, where a successful formula is repeated over and over, copied and saturated until it dies out. Let me begin with ... Read more

Can You Find Daft Punk Amongst The Crowd?

Remember Where’s Waldo? Well, Illustrators Adam Carnegie and William Hughes, working on behalf of Zalando, has made a new batch of Waldo inspired illustrations only replacing the beanie-wearing human candy cane with a slew of today’s biggest electronic music stars in some of the scene’s most iconic locations. Well, not exactly taken directly from existing festivals but, ZION – the imaginary festival, draws influence from the likes of Tomorrowland and Lollapalooza, while its pages see Daft Punk, Disclosure, The Gorillaz (and a few others we don’t care to mention) hidden amongst the crowds. Can you spot the Robots? Find the ... Read more

SFX Entertainment Files For Bankruptcy

It has finally happened. As we predicted last month, SFX has filed for bankruptcy. The dance music colossus is bust, even though it received $20 million in funding in mid-January. In the end, it turns out, the financial struggles, created mainly by a string of expensive takeovers and a crash of its stock price, the holding has coped with in the last year were irreversible. There are some silver linings to be found, however. Globenewswire reports that SFX has will undergo a Restructuring Support and Forbearance Agreement including a commitment from the ad hoc group to provide up to $115 million ... Read more

SFX Considers Filing For Bankruptcy

Just yesterday we published our thoughts on what the biggest stories of 2016 were gonna be, and the end of dance music company SFX was one of them. Not even a day later, the final curtain for the event behemoth appears to come a lot sooner than expected. Because in a new report, SFX has now revealed that it may actually be filing for bankruptcy. See also: This is what’s happening in Dance Music in the year 2016 It is not a secret that 2015 had been an extremely bad year for SFX, the mother company of dance music’s commercial pillars such as Beatport and React. ... Read more

Full Premiere: Paji – Opus7 (Original Mix)

Kittball favourite Paji returns to the German label once more this June for another well-crafted piece of house. Pajwan Faroch aka Paji, born 1986 in Cologne, discovered his passion for music in all its facets already in the age of 5. Since then he has learned playing different traditional instruments but alongside percussions the violin quickly became his favourite instrument. Already as a teenager he discovered his talent for combining different styles of music with each other. The fusion of different musical genres lead to the special Paji sound which is improvised, miscellaneous, individual, different.   Nowadays he creates inimitable club arrangements and ... Read more

DHA & The Boom Room Present: Iris Menza

In dance, as in life, many blindly look toward industry “big boys”, but here at DHA we like to look at the residents, many of whom are often underestimated or undervalued. Additionally, the number of female DJs representing underground dance music still seems rather low despite the abundance of existing talent.  With this, we invited Iris Menza to show the world her chops on the decks, proving that the era of the prominent female DJ is nigh (and not a moment too soon). Raised in the proximity of Belgian metropolis Antwerp and electrified by the atmosphere created by underground club DJs, Iris Menza was interested in one thing when she grew up: ... Read more

United Nations Acknowledges Dance Music As Positive Global Force

We all know that the global dance music scene is exactly that, global.  With this interconnectivity, issues of diversity, acceptance, and change have become pillars of its mantra.  Despite this however, there has been little acknowledgement in the power of dance by societies “higher ups”…until now! Honouring Belgium’s massive Tomorrowland festival, United Nations Secretary General Bam Ki-Moon remarked on the true power of global dance music, as well as its positioning within a wider cultural dialogue; one meant for a world of togetherness (no pun intended) and universal acceptance. “…the Tomorrowland festival in general – symbolises some of the core values the ... Read more