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10 International Spring Festivals You Can’t Miss

It finally feels like Spring here in Amsterdam, and with a week removed from our Unofficial festival kickoff that was DGTL AMS 2018, we thought we’d take a look at a few of the other festivals we’re excited for through the season of rebirth. In no order at all, and with no real limitations, these 10 events are on our calendar from now through until the summer solstice. Here, there are massive festivals, conferences, industry staples, local gems, and respected brands all doing their thing for 2018. What Spring festivals are you most interested in attending? Lente Kabinet 2018 After ... Read more

DHA Summer Festival Guide: The 15 Best

With this past weekend’s heat it may not be official yet but summer is here. Well, at least it soon will be. With that, we thought we’d break down a few of the festival events that we are most looking forward to. of course we cant be or know everything that’s going on anywhere in the world, so we looked at Europe and its immediate region for our highlights. Naturally, Amsterdam features but we decided to leave off many of our local friends who’s amazing events always feature as a hoghlight to our summer. So, what events are you most ... Read more

An Underground Clubbing Guide To Toronto

Toronto’s underground culture has gone through some ups and downs over the past few decades, but it’s persevered and evolved considerably. We have a moderate nightlife scene, however only a few dance floors cater to the underground crowd. Aside from Toronto’s clubbing hey-days of the 90s and early 2000s, our underground clubs today are primarily CODA, Parlour, Nest, and city newcomer, One Loft. There are some other venues that will book underground artists from time to time (such as Everleigh, Wild Flower, Maison, Uniun, and Escobar), but those are special occasions and the usual music at these places is Top ... Read more

A Guide To Choosing The Perfect DJ Headphones

Headphones are an essential piece of equipment to a DJ because, without a proper pair, there’s no sensible way to listen to what they’re creating in a recording studio or on a stage, while inhibiting interference from ambient sound or the constant screaming of fans. Good headphones enable a DJ to hear all elements in a composition and play around with things like frequency, pitch, and range to deliver a pleasant, well-balanced output. That said, high-rated headsets are an expensive investment. Experts typically advise against compromising on headphones, but if you’re merely a budding DJ with only a few bucks ... Read more

An Underground Clubbing Guide To Croatia

When the last summer festival packs its stages and leaves the Adriatic coast, dancefloor activities return from the sunny beaches, old fortresses and party boats into the shades of clubbing. As underground events in Croatia consistently present world class music and host the most skilled international artists, it’s time to shed some light on that other, less sunny side of the country. This guide presents the best underground places in Croatia, as well as the most important organisations and projects that breathe life into them. The scene is pretty rich and versatile for a small country. Most of it thrives ... Read more

Is This The Web’s The First Electronic Music Interactive Map?

Check out this amazingly old school interactive map of electronic music genre’s dubbed Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. Created by Kenneth Tayler, the interactive map is presented in a flowchart style, incorporating some 100 electronic music sub genres with commentary. Since the map was designed pre-millenium, it traces the 1970s up until c. 2000 connecting influencer/influenced genres’a along the way (with many hidden gem tracks included). The guide is divided into primary sections: House, Trance, Breakbeat, Jungle, Downtempo, Techno, and hardcore, with everything from Neurofunk, Speedbass, Illbient and others included. The best part of the whole thing, though, could be ... Read more

A Traveller’s Guide To Cannabis Shopping in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has been a symbol of cannabis freedom for a few decades already. Long traditions like Cannabis cup and coffeeshops created a profile of a city that welcomes tourists from all over the world just because there is no problem smoking weed here. Whether you just want to do some cannabis tasting, or you just like to buy some cannabis seeds to grow home, Amsterdam is the place to be. So, here we are. Tourist buses load off thousands of weed-hungry people, older couples visit the Red Light district and stop for a smoke and a laugh at one of the ... Read more

Sonar and Off Week Barcelona Event Guide

During three days in June, Barcelona is the absolute Mekka for music lovers when the world-famous Sónar Festival commences. A big part of the festival revolves around the Off Week parties and label showcases for which artists, imprints, journalists and globetrotting clubbers fly into the Catalonian city for a weekend in which everybody indulges in their passion for dance music and to hear what the future sounds like. Sonar official is constantly on the pulse of the current electronic music landscape. Its interactions and hybridizations with digital creation and new media, unites established artists with emerging talent, in all areas ... Read more