Author: James

Anomalia’s 2017 Begins With Miyazaki’s World

After the huge success of their first event, Anomalia is all poised to elevate the European nightlife scene once again, one immersive event at a time. Next up is a reinterpretation of Hayao Miyazaki’s world, orchestrated through the sounds of Audiofly, BLOND:ISH, Maher Daniel, and Yacine Dessouki on March 3rd at the Steelyard London.  Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist with a body of work spanning five decades. In that time he has has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film ... Read more

The World’s Best Promoters: SANDBOX Festival

The sixth edition of SANDBOX Festival in El Gouna, Egypt is a place for everyone to play free from judgement and as free spirits. It is about community and respect and will feature a mix of local rising stars and headliners like Ame, The Mole and Mike Servito all play the picture perfect setting on the Red Sea Riviera, where kite surfers enjoy themselves and sunsets take your breath away.  The people who go to SANDBOX aren’t looking to drink to forget, they are looking for mindful experiences with likeminded curatives and music lovers. As such, for the three day ... Read more

Daniel Avery & Joy Orbison Join Barcelona Mosaic By Maceo

After a first and successful residence last summer at Pacha Ibiza, Mosaic has traveled throughout the world this winter, passing through Amsterdam, London or Mexico. With more than 20 dates between May and October, Mosaic has entertained every Tuesday at Pacha Ibiza, bringing together many of the most significant names of the electronic music industry. The party has become a point of reference within the scene. Mosaic is a concept that was initiated and developed by Maceo Plex, based on the art of creating images by joining small pieces of colourful materials. This concept offers a lot more than a ... Read more

Groove Odyssey Announce GO IBIZA Weekender 2017

Groove Odyssey is an all encompassing four day Ibiza extravaganza that gives you a real taste of the proper Balearic party experience. The four day long weekender takes place at The Beach Star Studio and Apartments in San Antonio Bay next to Punta Xinxo beach, where you will be able to see the world famous Ibizan sunsets from the comfort of the contemporary and newly refurbished hotel. In lovely surroundings, with a remarkable line-up of DJs spinning the high standard of quality music, the weekender will include day time pool and boat parties, a sunset party and club nights at ... Read more

Full List Of 2017 Rio Music Conference Speakers Announced

Full details of the speakers and panels the Rio Music Conference 2017 have been revealed for the much anticipated event which takes place between the 15th and 17th of February 2017 at the Museu de Arte. The world renowned conference is a series of workshops, discussions, speed coaching sessions and conferences covering the dynamic and growing world of electronic music. It features some of the best professionals of the industry including label bosses, artists, managers and industry experts and they will all offer great insights into the underground dance music business. Some of the topics for discussions include “Publishers are the new ... Read more

Cocoon In The Park Returns In 2017 For 9th Year

February is upon us. The weather is looking a bit tasty. Icy winds and all the trimmings. It drags you down. Some of us might even feel a bit lost as the winter lingers on and on. An endless sofa of sadness. By a stroke of luck we happen to be releasing at this very moment the Cocoon in the Park 2017 lineup. For 8 years this first glimpse of summer has warmed our hearts and let loose the sweet juice of anticipation. We hope it works the same way for you. For one day and one night only you ... Read more

D-Edge Brazil Announce 2017 Carnaval Plans

D-Edge has announced its big plans during the world famous carnival week, with parties in both the leading and long running Sao Paolo club, as well as some special parties planned close to the new sister club in Rio before it opens fully later in the year. The sleek, futuristic club in Sao Paolo—which is now 16 years old and is known for its great labels OLGA and D Edge—has a world class sound system and nurtures local talents next to key international guests. That will be the case again in February when plenty of big hitters come to town.  In ... Read more

Djebali On Debut Album, 5

Djebali is one of the foremost French producers of the day. He has a richly detail house sound that is deep, jazzy and masterfully organic. He turns out plenty of tunes, mostly on his own label, but also for the likes of Freak N Chic – the label run by Dan Ghenacia, who was such an inspiration for young Djebali when he was growing up. Now he has put out his fantastic and far ranging LP ‘5,’ full of the sort of love fuelled, dynamic house tunes that make him so important and essential. He we speak to him about the ... Read more

The Rainbow Venues Adds Nastia, Nathan Barato, Solardo, And More To Chapter XIII Festival

Birmingham’s premium celebration of House & Techno, Chapter XIII, is set to reveal the second wave of artist additions and brands to their already star-studded line-up taking place across the Easter Weekend 2017. Local Brand Portal will host a secret warehouse takeover, and promise real fireworks with Solardo, Nathan Barato, Arun Verone, Artikal B2B GW Harrison, Tommy Vercetti, Paradox City and Rothstein. If that wasn’t enough, tucked away in a secondary secret location, party-goers will also find another local brand re:cord who will host Techno heroine Nastia, plus tech house star East End Dubs, Patrice Meiner, Leftback label boss Michael McLardy, re:collective, Jake Read B2B ... Read more

The World’s Best Promoters: Laroc (Brazil)

Laroc is located on the banks of the D. Pedro Highway in Valinhos, an hour away from Sao Paolo in Brazil. It is a blissful setting amongst rolling hills and lush green forests and boasts a big open air stage that puts DJs at the heart of the action. Those DJs–unusually, for this most nocturnal scene–start their sets in the mid afternoon and soundtrack the breathtaking sunsets that occur a few hours later when the sun slowly, dramatically sinks behind the hills. That, coupled with the high calibre of guest who plays the place, as well as its great sound system and ... Read more

Chus & Ceballos Compile 2017 Playa Del Carmen Compilation

Leading Spanish producers and DJs and Stereo Productions label bosses Chus & Ceballos put together their latest and most in demand compilation. Entitled Playa del Carmen 2017, it is jam packed with 21 new, exclusive and unmixed tracks from only the finest artists and once again shows they really have their finger on the pulse.  Named after the small town where the festival is nestled, ‘Playa Del Carmen 2017’ offers a sneak peek into the some of the sounds at the ten day festival. With a wealth of highly established artists and rising newcomers alike, the release delivers a perfect playlist and takes you into ... Read more

The Nighttime Industries Association Partner with Sankeys to Launch #DoYouWannaSankeys

Nightlife in the UK is changing. In the past 10 years almost 50% of Nightclubs have shut their doors… This is a subject which has been widely discussed over the past 12 months, with many fearing we are fast-losing a vital part of our heritage and national identity. Nightclubs and music venues are where we dance, fall in love and first incubate the new music and culture of the future and they must be protected. Most recently, Sankeys lost its very first home, the historic Manchester venue which had stood at the centre of the city’s dance music community for ... Read more

Anchored 2017 Sets Sail With MK, Steve Lawler, Patrick Topping & More

The hottest new summer music festival to hit Europe has proudly announced the names of the first artists lined up for next summer. Anchored, hosted by Unique Cruises, is a whole new way to party throughout summer. The seven-day cruise is hosted on the incredible Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas ship and is set to be the most glamorous event of the season with DJs like Dela Swing, MK, Tinie Tempah, Steve Lawler, Patrick Topping, wAFF and more all lining up. The ship is setting sail from June 11th to 18th 2017 and travels to Rome, stopping to party ... Read more

Alfresco Festival Returns In 2017; Paranoid London, Gerd Janson, Optimo Set To Appear

Alfresco Festival returns with 2017 year line up…Paranoid London, Gerd Jansen, Optimo, Alexis Taylor and Psychemagik all to play Alfresco Festival returns for a second year in it’s stunning home of Colebrook Lakes, Royal Tunbridge Wells. This beautiful piece of the Kent countryside will host at least six stages of incredible music, an array of the finest street foods and bars and a huge family arena. Events take place May 26th – May 29th. The brainchild of Nicky Chanot and Mark Davis this is the family friendly festival with a bit of a twist. Musically non compromising with a line ... Read more