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Premiere: Back Talk feat. Idris Elba - Paradise (Skream Remix)

Doorly’s Reptile Dysfunction drops a huge house record from a brand new project accompanied by vocals from Idris Elba, with remixes from Patrick Topping, Skream and more. Back Talk is a brand new collaborative electronic live band project consisting of Doorly, Trooko and Tan Dem. The band will also feature a constantly evolving cast of cameo featured artists and vocalists, with Idris Elba being the first, on their debut record ‘Paradise’. Here, Idris’ haunting vocals set over house sleaze is remixed by Skream who creates a beautiful melodic version seeped in neon-flecked ambiance. If you’re in Amsterdam next week for ... Read more

Interview: Henrik Schwarz & The Metropole Orkest

The show that opened last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Scripted Orkestra, from Henrik Scwharz, The Metropole Orkest, and its Conductor Jules Buckley is returning to Amsterdam for a one night only affair. On 19 August, Het Concertgebouw hosts the Innervisions star and forwarded thinking orchestral ensemble for a dynamic and psychedelic set. Here, Schwarz and Buckley composed an hour of new music sythnesizing worlds, time, and genre into a truly unique concert experience. Ahead of the event, I was lucky enough to sit n With Henrik and Jules as they rehearsed the show at their studio space in Hilversum. I ... Read more

Interview: Khen

With Guy J, Sasha, industry media and an exponentially growing fan base across the globe, all signs point to Khen as the next big thing to come out of the dance music hot bed that is Israel. With a hypnotic and emotionally charged style that blends early 2000s progressive house grooves and elements of contemporary techno, Khen possesses a truly idiosyncratic sound that transcends genre. After years of honing his skills both in the studio and behind the decks, his music reached Guy Mantzur in 2011, who promptly signed him to his Plattenbank imprint. Since then, Khen has also released ... Read more

Guy J Returns To Amsterdam For Exclusive Lost & Found Showcase

With thoughts of their Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) showcase still buzzing in our heads, Guy J returns to Amsterdam, bringing his famed Lost & Found imprint to Melkweg. On 30 December, Guy J, alongside fast rising Israeli talent Khen, say goodbye to the year that was (and what a year it was, sheeeeesh) with a night full of melodic House music that has made Lost & Found one of the most prestigious destinations in the scene. See also: Interview: Guy J For those unaware, on the path to becoming one of the premier artists of this electronic generation, Guy J ... Read more

Preview: Dekmantel 2016

One of Amsterdam’s top destinations for left-field side of the dance music spectrum, Dekmantel, is readying their 2016 edition with another 3 days full of electronic culture. Held during the day in the sprawling nature of Amsterdam Bos, Dekmantel’s brand is as synonymous with the Dutch capital as it is for quality curation. With International dates, a renowned label, and some of the most committed followers in the game, the 4 – 7 August event will surely see its name uttered on the lips of artists and fans alike for the coming months. See also: Festival Report: Dekmantel 2015 This ... Read more

Interview: John Digweed

With a career built purely on substance, perseverance, and talent, John Digweed has become one of the planet’s finest DJs and all around dance music icons over a three decade career. From ethereal, swirling cinematic soundscapes to energy-infused bass-bothering tech growlers, there’s nothing quite like being locked into a John Digweed set, of which many have been heard in every corner, and on every respectable dancefloor, across the globe. But there is more to John than just DJ, as his seminal Bedrock brand can attest. A record label, event series, co-production alias alongside Nick Muir, and promotion company, Bedrock has ... Read more

Interview: Marc Houle

While the global EDM scene still debates the merits of “pressing play,” techno veteran Marc Houle has been wowing audiences for over a decade with a live performance that is constantly evolving night after night, in city after city, at clubs and festivals worldwide. Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, in the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin, Houle’s obsession with electronic sounds goes back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage synthesizers. And while too many electronic artists use their machines as merely tools of convenience, Houle regards ... Read more

DHA POTION ADE Special Podcast 001 – Compiled by The Magician

The Magician presents another great line-up with his own club night ‘Potion’. Earlier this year he paid a visit to Melkweg with the best house DJ’s under his wing, and now with ADE he takes it to a next level bringing along Mike Mago, TCTS, Arches, Alex Adair and Full Crate x Mar. The Magician himself will do what he does best: play sets, which will put a big smile on your face. This Potion evening will again guarantee a night filled with the very best house, funk and disco tracks. To get you ready for Potion, The Magician has compiled a sampler of ... Read more

The Mysterious ZHU Is Set To Invade Melkweg

ZHU, the mysterious American Producer famous for his poppy house beats and unique voice, brings his sexy sounds to Amsterdam for this first tim at Melkweg, Monday, 25 May. In an ever-shifting digital landscape of fluid identities, long distance discoveries and a music community that is more global than ever, ZHU is an exciting new voice who is quickly making a name for himself – without even ever having mentioned it. Letting the music speak for itself, ZHU’s genre breaking music has found its way into the ears of millions. ZHU’s critically acclaimed 2014 “Nightday EP” produced the hit records “Faded” and “Stay ... Read more

Melkweg ADE Podcast #001 By Nora En Pure

Her Remix for Daniel Portman’s ‘Khaweri’ in 2010 got huge reactions from all global players, became the preferential mix of the single and launched her career as a producer. The vivid talent that is Swiss-born Nora En Pure, whose roots lie in South Africa, has already proven to be quite productive, what resulted in deep and funky works of audible engineering for the label Enormous Tunes and Tokenish since 2009. Besides her passion for Africa, only music has been able to steal her feelings to that extent leading her to dedicate more and more mind and soul to it. The melodic but ... Read more

Flight Facilities Landing In Melkweg Amsterdam This Week

This Wednesday the trailblazing Australian indie-dance duo Flight Facilities (interview) will touch down in Amsterdam for their long-awaited gig in de Melkweg. The purveyors of happy and highly danceable music will be giving a set that’s just a little different than you’re used to from other DJs, just as they can afford to consistently release only one track a year. In fact, it’s the winning formula for the act. For there is no chance that you missed ‘Crave You’, ‘Clair De Lune’ or more recently ‘Stand Still’, right? Hugo & Jimmy, aka Flight Facilities, met each other through the partying circuit ... Read more

Let’s All Take 5 Days Off

Various countries start off their spring season with significant holidays or a specific day in March when people can finally say its spring. In Amsterdam though, the celebration of spring starts with a festival that lasts for five days, we’re talking about the aptly named 5 Days Off of course. 5 Days Off first started in 2001 as a spin-off from Belgium’s 10 Days Off festival and is already having its fourteenth edition this year. 5 Days Off is the first of its kind in Amsterdam, as it developed over the years into a week-long indoor dance festival much like ... Read more