Tag: 2014

What to think of the Beatport Top 20?

As we look at 2014’s Beatport Top 20, it’s clear that a lot has changed over the past five years. The best selling tracks on Beatport are not ruled by EDM anymore. Not that the term ‘Deep House’ is being used quite like it should be, but the change surely means something positive. It’s a start when people are getting more interested in different kinds of music than the EDM sound, which is being debated, ridiculed and even demonized all too often. I, myself also started out with more commercial music than what I listen to now, simply because that is what ... Read more

Sankeys Awards Winners Revealed

As the while isle of Ibiza is about to close its doors for the summer, Sankeys, one of islands most prominent club will draw a line to this season with its first underground Award Ceremony. It’s hard to argue the fact that this years season of Sankeys Ibiza pushed the limits of the island making it one of the most prominent venues in Ibiza Kicking things off the inimitable David Vincent, opened up the night delighting the busy audience with a great amusing and insightful half hour talk about the history of Sankeys, where it all came from and the vision ... Read more

Loveland Festival 2014 Report

Summer’s end is upon us, but the dutch won’t give up on their summer so easily. August is one of the busiest months when it comes to open air festivals. After seeing and reading about the three days of Dekmantel, it was time to turn our eyes and ears towards one of Holland’s pioneering dance music organizations. Established back in 1995, Loveland to this date maintained their vision of bringing people together through love and music in a formatted environment. Over the past weekend, the lake by the Sloterpark transformed into a playground for music crusaders where music and nature secured the ring for ... Read more

Top 10 Expected Ibiza Anthems Of 2014

The Ibiza season is in full force and that means that there is a lot of Shazaming going on all through the days and nights. Like last year,   we’re  interested in is what will be the Ibiza anthems this year. Of course we can only guess at this point, but there are a couple of hits from the last months that we just know we’re going to be hearing many times while clubbing on the white isle. So here’s our top 10 list of expectedly most-Shazamed tracks during the 2014 Ibiza season. 10. Lana Del Rey – ‘West Coast’ ... Read more

Buiten Westen Returning For Third Edition In July

We’ve already been accustomed to the fact that during the summer season, Amsterdam is flooded with festivals. The amount of high class artists, good music, happy faces and versatile good vibes is present on the Dutch ground for the course of over three months of summer. Among those festivals, there is one that can treat its visitors to that warm festival vibe like only a few can. We’re talking about Buiten Westen. [youtube id=”-6Q1DG2fwhk” width=”620″ height=”360″] After the boom of 2011/2012, we’ve seen numerous festivals flourish and plunge again, but in the case of Buiten Westen, its organizers, AIR Amsterdam, ... Read more

DGTL Podcast #004 by Noir

One of the artists we’re very much looking forward to seeing at DGTL is Denmark’s prolific DJ/producer Noir. Noir is your typical all rounder: DJ, producer, great remixer and label head of his own successful imprint. Even after being ten years in the game, his strides throughout his career are still impressive. After a succesful first edition last year, DGTL will return on April 19 and 20 with its long-awaited (now two-day!) spring festival at the NDSM Docklands. With 81 first-class DJs lined up, the organization is set on breaking some records, including its own, and treat Amsterdam to one ... Read more

DGTL Stages Part 1: Kompakt & Innervisions

Only sixty-something more days to go until DGTL Festival 2014 will take place in Amsterdam during the Easter weekend. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect ... Read more