Tag: Welcome to the Future

Interview: Prunk

After selling out clubnights in Amsterdam at the likes of Claire, De Marktkantine, and Chicago Social Club, Prunk‘s PIV brand is expanding into the festival arena with next month’s PIV Winter Festival. No stranger to DHA, Prunk & PIV have been there since the beginning with both artist and brand picking up steam since its 2015 inception. Aside from the aforementioned local clubs, the PIV name has also found itself on board last September’s The Ark Cruise, while Prunk continues to line up sets at the likes of Labyrinth Open in Croatia, DGTL Barcelona, Welcome to the Future, Straf_Werk Festival, ... Read more

DHA Mix # 310 By Will Oirson

Tracklist 1. Optic – Relic 2. Linkwood – Love Lost 3. Elmo Crumb – I Man A Canary Bird 4. Lena Platonos – Lego (Lena Willikens Remix) 5. Octa Octa – Hidden Truth 6. Q3A – Untitled B2 7. Maizena – Especial (Midtby Mixet) 8. Leif – Every Cloud 9. The Pilotwings – Congo Libre 10. Basic Soul Unit – Joyride 11. Leif – Moment Beat 12. Hekkla – Lichtstad 13. Randomer – Rendell Pips

Loco Dice Unveiled His New Clothing Line In Amsterdam Last Weekend

One of our scene’s biggest names, Loco Dice has branched out into the world of fashion alongside Dutch clothing label, Daily Paper. Launched last Saturday ahead of Dice’s Welcome to the Future festival appearance, the day saw 150 limited edition tracksuits available at the brand’s flagship Amsterdam location, all soundtracked by the likes of Benny Rodrigues, Frizzo, and Dice himself. On the event and collaboration, Loco Dice stated: “I love the guys behind the brand! Their attitude, their multicultural background, and for sure their clothes. I wear them all the time!…The boys remind me of a time where I grew ... Read more

Pleinvrees Moves To Het Twiske For 2017 Festival

After time spent at Overhoeks and Sportpark Riekerhaven, Amsterdam’s Pleinvrees Festival moves to Het Twiske for its 2017 edition. One of the most splendid natural areas in The Netherlands, Het Twiske has hosted several renowned festivals over the years including Welcome to the Future and Lente Kabinet. On 2 September, the massive green space will welcome Pleinvrees and its 15000 loyal fans, local DJ favorites, and International stars. Music wise, Pleinvrees will host 5 stages, which includes Kattermuke and one of the city’s fastest rising event series The Gardens of Babylon with more announced soon showcasing a diverse selection of ... 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

Social Festival Podcast + Interview By Joey Daniel

Arriving in time for the due season of Social Festival, Rotterdam born/Amsterdam-resident Joey Daniel hits up a Music On-recorded podcast showcasing his low-end dubby tech spectrum of dance music. Joey Daniel was well known in his native Holland for his classic 300MPH party series at Toffler – an event which saw curated artists as big as Loco Dice but now is making big waves internationally, where he has made appearances at the likes off Awakenings, Time Warp Holland, Mysteryland, Sonus, Welcome To The Future, Pollerwiesen Festival, Extrema Outdoor Belgium, and many more. He’s performed at the renowned BPM Festival in Mexico, struck out the lights at Berlin’s ... Read more

Earth Day 2016: 10 Environmentally Conscious Festivals

Today, 22 April is Earth Day. The International day of focus on Terra Firma is equal parts encouraging and depressing, given that humanity needs to be forced in thinking about that which gave it life for one solitary day per year; ideally, every day would be Earth Day, but I’m getting distracted now. Anyway, in honor, we’ve highlighted 10 festivals around the world who have developed and maintained a commitment to mindfulness, sustainability and the environment, without the horrendous hand of corporate influence (almost) that oversees resource destruction the world over. If we’ve forgotten any or you know of festivals ... Read more

Welcome To The Future Brings Festival Season Indoors This November

If you can recall, back in July’ Welcome to the Future was all set to unleash a massive lineup on Amsterdam during the highly competitive summertime festival season. That event would see the likes of Art Department, Hot Since 82, and Pan Pot, amongst many more descend on the beautiful Het Twiske. Unfortunately, on that particular mother nature didn’t comply, forcing the cancellation of the festival, amongst many other’s in the city. Perhaps it was all for the best as Welcome to the Future will now bring its outdoor experience indoors to the massive Warehouse Elementenstraat over a two day ... Read more

Bad Weather Conditions Get Festivals Cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions in and around Amsterdam, we are very sorry for the visitors of and organizations behind festivals like Welcome To The Future, Puur Festival and Live On Stage for having to cancel their entire event. Festivals like Lost & Sound, Klamme Handjes and Stekker found other solutions than canceling their event. Having taken precautionary measures at the onset of today’s weather report, it seems as though nature has prevailed and forced WTTF, Live on Stage and Puur in making the difficult decision to cancel their event. With consistent rain, cool temperatures, and strong winds anticipated as lasting throughout ... Read more

Interview: Laura Jones

Ever since House and Techno starlet Laura Jones track ‘ Love In Me’ danced into our lives in 2011 her tour diary filled literally over night, shining an underground star bright as any of her peers. Laura’s career began by spending every penny on a music collection at an early age after discovering underground music on Ibizan dancefloors. Quickly she was taken under the wings of Circoloco and fabric. Since then, her touring schedule featured events like Detroit’s Electronic Movement Festival, the Warehouse Project, Amsterdam’s Mysteryland and Richie Hawtin’s Enter. to name a few. Despite her relentless touring, Laura Jones’s measure as an artist doesn’t just stop at ... Read more

Full Premiere: Andhim – Cloys (Original Mix)

The Andhim boys are definitely on the rise since deciding to get out of the studio and onto the road in 2010. With their funny and charming attitude they have taken the hearts of International club goers by storm and are now set release of their Rollercoaster EP on Monaberry. With their unique sound, self- described as “Super House”, the duo from Cologne made it into the top ten German newcomers for the Groove and Raveline magazines within their first year. The fun loving duo hold roots in Hip Hop, which can can still be prominently heard, as their music is prominently constructed with samples. This singularity has earned ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With DJ Sneak

One of House music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 15 years. Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a ... Read more

Full Premiere: Prunk – Another Vibe (Original Mix)

As a teenager, Prunk consistently found himself  attracted to the deep and jackin’ sounds of US house, particularly that of Mark Farina.  Despite this interest, he also continued his search for the deeper and better beats the international house scene had to offer. Soon after, he started to do some studio work himself. Recently, Prunk has released on labels like King Street Sounds, Soweso, Electronique and Midnight Love Club (vinyl).  Gig-wise this success has also meant a move to the big clubs and festivals like Welcome to the Future, Open Air Festival and Awakenings, as well as holding residencies with DGTL ... Read more

Full Premiere: Benotmane – Beyond (Karmon Remix)

Karmon came into contact with electronic music in 2003 by experimenting with different styles and setups to mild success, but wasn’t until early 2012 when the artist Karmon was truly born. Since then, Karmon has found a meteoric rise, with original productions, remixes, and gigs spanning the gamut of the dance music elite. Since honing the Karmon sound in ’12, it was a matter of months until top chart productions were coming out of the studio. Starting out with his debut release Turning Point on Sintope digital and then followed by Wowshit on Diynamic. By that summer, Solomun had already been championing Karmon’s tracks and soon  asked him ... Read more

Preview: Welcome to the Future 2015

The annual gathering of house and techno enthusiasts that is Welcome to the Future returns to the beautiful Het Twiske, Amsterdam on 25 July 2015 with another celebration of music, love, and art bringing together creative minds across a spectrum of artistic disciplines.  As many veterans of the festival know, it is one that proudly stands for intimacy, a forward thinking musical vision, great sound and a big green heart. The overwhelming beauty of the Het Twiske grounds is one that makes patrons, as well as festival organizers, fall in love with the space year after year. This is why, ... Read more