Author: Aimee Knowles

Aimee graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2014 after studying Media Culture and Production. Aimee has a strong passion for the music industry, and often delegates her time to not only writing about the industry, but searching for new sounds within the house and techno genres.

Eastern Electrics Returns To London Roots For Sixth Edition

Eastern Electrics was born out of a warehouse in Great Suffolk Street, London in an attempt to showcase the East End’s most cutting-edge DJ’s. Back in 2011 the Eastern Electrics team broadened the party and held their first festival, followed by a series of unforgettable after parties held in clubs throughout London. Since then their events have become more established and award winning, as they continue to flourish, boasting a solid reputation for breaking boundaries and supplying London with the best international names in house and techno, cementing themselves as the undisputed kings of the party. For the past three ... Read more

Interview: Mathew Jonson

One of the most innovative and experimental producers the techno genre has ever seen, Mathew Jonson, notoriously known for his fealty to analogue equipment and real time play, a rule breaker and explorer ready to cross pollinate genres. The producer and DJ has created the most memorable of tracks, distinct creations of electronic, emotive energy that seeps from the speakers and onto the dance floor. Plenty of musicians claim to be ‘classically trained’ but Mathew Jonson has been a musical prodigy since a young age. His main focus being classical drums, piano and percussion, in which he played an under ... Read more

DHL Mix 119 By GW Harrison

Establishing himself as one of the key residents at one of the biggest parties of the year – Abode, a party built around its residents and their love for house and techno, he goes by the name of GW Harrison and George was always destined to be a DJ. His father played a vital part in the booming nineties UK rave scene and being surrounded by a household of music George W willingly took to the decks aged just 12 and picked up his first DJ residency in a club, aged 13. This year has been an extremely successful year ... Read more

Epizode Launches Vietnam Festival On New Years Eve

As the festive season rapidly approaches and 2016 draws to an end, it leaves the best of us trying to string up plans to create what we hope to be, the best New Years Eve we’ve had to date. Looking to do something outrageous? This festival is one for the born travellers, the sun seekers and those that love to get lost in a deep cultural exchange and a vibrant artistic gathering, on the most spectacular white sand beaches on the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc. Epizode Festival will be the largest sea festival in Southeast Asia in 2017, it ... Read more

DHL Mix #111 By Ceri

Ceri earned her reputation as one of the best after-hours DJ’s in the UK, during her residency for famous London after-hours, Jaded, where she regularly played sets of 9 hours plus. It was during this residency and her other residencies where she honed her distinctive but varied sound and has since built a name for herself playing as a guest for other nights all over the world. Her love of DJing meant she soon turned her hand to production too and her music quickly developed a dedicated fan base, including her tracks being played by the scene’s most influential figureheads, ... Read more

Preview: Bestival 2016

As the 2016 summer of music festivals draw to a close, there is one festival that has many revellers waiting in anticipation as they prepare to be launched into the future… Bestival will return to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight on the 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th of September for its 12th instalment. Proud winners of last year’s Best Major Festival award, you can expect four days of world class musical acts, the world biggest bouncy castle, heaps of glitter and even a 20 metre high vast rocket! The man that makes it all happen, Rob ... Read more

Review: Eastern Electrics 2016

The sun continued to shine for the fifth instalment of Eastern Electrics, as crowds of ravers headed to the hedonistic playground, standing tall on the grounds of the picturesque Hatfield House, with a plethora of international superstars spread across seven stages. Born out of a warehouse on Great Suffolk Street in its earliest days – the Eastern Electrics crew have always been well known for putting on tasty line ups for the ever demanding underground house and techno scene and, for this one-day festival, they certainly managed to create a genre defying and energetic atmosphere for revellers to submerse themselves ... Read more

DHL Mix #104 By Ellie Cocks

Since landing a residency at Glamorous back in 2013, Ellie Cocks technique behind the decks has grown from strength to strength. This summer, the young female DJ has successfully fallen into the Facebook news feeds of thousands, with many tuning into live video streams of her sets both here in the UK and in Ibiza. The front lady of Abode has a noticeably positive and friendly attitude that has gained her recognition from fans that express their loyalty, by attending Abode’s famous Sunday day parties at Studio 338. 2016 in particular has been a very successful year for Ellie, finding ... Read more

Preview: Rhythmatic Open Air

On the 6th of August the beautiful island of Pelion, Greece will play home to the very first electronic music festival, hosted by one of London’s most exciting and long term underground raves, Rhythmatics. Rhythmatics first began as a project hosted by two curators, Kiri and Kostas Poulos. The two twin brothers have left a firm foot print on the London music scene, hosting Rhythmatics for 9 years, and watching their fairly new project ‘Vinyl Club’ blossom. The Open Air Festival aims to bring cutting edge artists to Pelion for two days of partying on the picturesque island, with artists ... Read more

Eastern Electrics: The Club Stage

This year Hatfield House will again play host to one of London’s most talked about day festivals. The team behind Eastern Electrics have put together a selection of eye watering line ups set between 7 stages, that has been widely discussed as one not to be missed and the countdown is on for what is set to be their biggest and most successful year as a day festival, to date. This years ‘Club Stage’ will be headed up by one of Ibiza’s most talked about nights at Space the Do Not Sleep parties. With a name that sits comfortably not ... Read more

Preview: Eastern Electrics, The Hedonistic Playground

Eastern Electrics made its existence on this summers UK festival scene one to remember, by revealing its full day line up that consists of 70 international superstars, through an exclusive game of Pac Man. The one day affair will once again be held in the grounds of the picturesque country mansion Hatfield House, on the 6th August. The festival is now in its third year, and the team behind it are no strangers to the UK underground rave scene. Eastern Electrics was born out of a warehouse in Great Suffolk Street, London in an attempt to showcase the East End’s ... Read more

Festival Report: Meadows In The Mountains

After seven long hours of travelling, I was met at Sofia airport by a huge group of beautiful colourfully decorated strangers, carrying tents and discussing the unbelievably cheap Bulgarian drinks prices. For many this was considered the re-fuel phase, as within the next hour a party bus would pick us up and take us on a four hour trip up bumpy, narrow and winding mountain roads; it takes a certain person to commit to the travelling, but it also highlights that everyone on that bus REALLY wants to be there! ‘Meadows in the Mountains’ (MITM) is probably a festival you hadn’t ... Read more

Meadows In The Mountains: The Festival You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Rhodhopes – a forested mountain in Southern Bulgaria, where its inhabitants conform to traditional Bulgarian life…a strange place for a festival right?  This June, a secluded area on the Rhodopes Mountains for the sixth year running, will become home to one of the most mysterious and atmospheric festivals in Eastern Europe, Meadows in the Mountains. A world away from other festivals around the globe, Meadows in the Mountains aims to unite adventurers, explorers and freethinkers intimately amongst its beautiful mountain top scenery, with almost guaranteed sunshine and an ethos of community spirit. Meadows in the Mountains dissociates itself from ... Read more

Behind London’s Vinyl Only Underground

It was the beginning of the 1980’s when many decided to box up their records and conform to rapidly changing audio format technologies, firstly buying tapes, then CD’s, eventually downloading MP3’s and welcoming the digital era with open arms. The tactility of a record soon fizzled and many teens spent the first few years of the millennium bragging about how many songs their IPod shuffle held. There was never a date that specifically marked vinyl’s “death”…as it never actually died. Instead, it suited a niche market of individuals that managed to shy away from the digital heyday. With the majority jumping on the ... Read more

No Capital: Trekking Through Bristol’s Expansive Underground

Bristol has always been up there as a city noticed for its cultural creativity, whether its pseudonymous Banksy’s street art on to the side of a building, or an all night rave on a German Cargo Ship. The city has undoubtedly become a place of artistic expression, fully submersing itself within its deep and dark underground culture. With that, we took to exploring the ever-growing popularity of Bristol’s music scene, as it welcomes an influx of ravers, who rate what the city has to offer as a cut above the rest, and rumor has it, they rival the around the clock parties ... Read more