- Published on Friday, 17 August 2018 09:59
As we make our final touches on our summer party calendar, we take a closer inspection at what Hypnotic School are serving up in a few weeks time in Barcelona. Starting September the right way.
The Hypnotic organisation pride themselves on proving how much art, music and culture can be combined to make a positive influence on people’s lives, and on September the 1st they will be demonstrating this at an extremely special location. Skate Park BDN plays host to the day festival, an off-key venue located next to the beach, transformed by specialised production staff to enhance the experience.
Music on the day will be nothing short of amazing, with artists of the highest order on the bill to perform in this perfect setting. The special guest for the occasion will be tINI, a fitting choice for the atmosphere of the day at the skate park. Alt. Society, Cab Drivers, and revered selector, Julian Perez, will join her next to the beach for a day of distinguished sounds. Performing live sets will be the fantastic Ion Ludwig, a raw and natural talent with technology, and exceptional trio Premiesku will be there to take you on a trip on the Funktion One sound system.
It does not end there. To make this experience well rounded there will be various movements located around the venue. Art exhibitions, art performances including live painting, and personal gifts from the Hypnotic School camp. An underlying passion for the brand is to keep vinyl culture alive, so there will be a wide selection records available to buy in the on-site vinyl store. A nice touch for the day is, that party goers will be able to come and go back and forth to the beach as much as they like, so if you need to rest those legs the beach or chill out area will be available throughout. Also taking a focus on gastronomy, and ecological sustainability HS will be providing their own food and one off refreshments for the day session.
There will be a live stream available for those who cannot make the event, but we highly recommend you take the trip and be hypnotised in Barcelona. More than just a party, a full participation for attendees with a sound track like no other.
Enjoy the best of both worlds, urban and nature all in one sitting.
Words by Zac Bidwell
- Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 14:08
This September (1st & 2nd) something extremely special will be taking place in Zurich. A collaboration of forces. Supermarket, a club known for its high quality line-ups, supplying electronic music to the largest city in Switzerland, invite Club Midi for a rare extended session taking place over 35 hours. The occasion is called, Club Midi Manifest, a fitting title, as the only artists featured on this marathon will be experienced Club Midi and Midi Records musicians. All taking place in an intimate setting on a complete KV2 Audio fully analogue sound system, a warm and pure sound.
The underground Romanian scene has been no secret for many years, but for one of the clubs to broaden their horizons and bring their whole concept to another country marks a unique experience. It is an opportunity for all artists to display their sound, and showcase the natural talent they all have. Starting early afternoon on the Saturday will be Midi Club resident RQZ, and Paul K, both playing lengthy sets taking you through to the night time stint. Midi chief and most familiar face with the brand, Mihigh will be setting the mood alongside Arapu, and Priku until Sunday morning. Through till the end will be a masterclass of talent, G76, Lizz, Sepp, Charlie and of course Midi mainstay K.D. Chriss.
“installing just enough equipment to deliver an adequate sound would not enable us to deliver uncompromising quality, and that goes against the philosophy of the Supermarket club” Sandro Bohnenblust (Supermarket’s Proprietor)
The choice of club for this exclusive party was not taken lightly. Running for 20 years this year Supermarket has formed in to a home away from home for international artists, to come and display their interpretations of sound. Accounting highly for its soul focus on quality and ability to listen to music as attentively as you would in your living room but in a club experience. The list of artists to perform here within the last two decades is never ending, and the success of Supermarket has driven a surge in demand for special performance spaces.
Romania meets Switzerland. Perfection meets class.
Words by Zac Bidwell
- Published on Monday, 06 August 2018 10:12
Oscuro, one of London's leading underground music brands, turns 4 years old; experiencing at Hackney's wickED venue Studio 9294, an open-air terrace during the daytime with the beautiful canal in the scenery, then the party will move into the warehouse space from sunset until sunrise which seems like a perfect setting to honour the anniversary!
Lamache is a familiar name for lots of us, his sets reflect an enormous wealth of ideas and creativity redefine his style previously a member of Toi Toi Musik alongside Voigtmann was a hugely credible and established label and party on the London circuit, sets reflect an enormous wealth of ideas and creativity redefine his style specialises in trippy style of house and techno. After years of a very rooted Djing career that makes a name for himself in London, his personal journey led him to Berlin to concentrate on developing his label Discobar which brought him traveling all around the world hosting memorable showcases representing a skilled collective including Zendid, Digby, Robin Ordell, The Mole + many more! His sets reflect an enormous wealth of ideas and creativity redefine his style specialises in trippy style of house and techno, can’t wait for this one!
Another headliner smasher Claus Voigtmann very well know into the scene as the Co-founder of London’s most underground and conceptual party, Toi.Toi.Musik and all around the world, is an artist with an ever increasing catalogue of knowledge, taste and skill, providing what come forward to be a long road ahead of him.
Finally to close this exciting line up a very sick duo The Ghost, are the two DJS behind Berlin’s first mobile record shop. Josh Tweek and James Creed, British native, have a combined 15 years of experience in varied corners of dance music - most significantly are getting ready to drop an amazing records selection for the Warehouse after party.
Come early then and I’ll see you on the dancefloor!
Words by Aghnes
- Published on Monday, 23 July 2018 13:41
With a recent announcement of their second wave of artists, and second release tickets, we look at what the Into The Valley team have in store for us all this September. Taking place on the 28th September until the 30th, and as always a unique and off key location will be awaiting festival goers. A breathe of fresh air and a new start for Into The Valley, as they take their experience and organisation to the picturesque Andalusian Coast in Spain (as south as you can possibly go in Europe). In total 46 artists will travel to the historic realms of Fuengirola a small and remote town that can easily be accessed via Malaga. So far 26 of the artists have been revealed. The recent announcement included an array of special performances including Floating Points (Live), Hunee, Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers (Live), Schatrax and a special Svek (Jesper Dalhbäck x Stephan Grieder) appearance.
Day time events will be taking place during the hours of 12:00 – 23:00 spread across three stages The Castle, The Theatre, and The Beach. The location is somewhat different to what we have seen in the past, but prepare to be charmed by the historic setting of the Solheil Castle, which leads you to the sunny coast in the south of Spain. The Beach stage will be open to the general public throughout the duration, bringing a strong link between the community and the festival. Alongside these beautiful backdrops, will be a more industrial setting, a non-stop stage, keeping the fun rolling.
The Into The Valley crew work tirelessly to create the most fulfilling experience for all involved, including the local communities. Wherever they may locate their parties, there is strong communication and involvement with the surrounding people. Cuisine is something they account highly for collaborating with local businesses and restaurants ensuring the ultimate healthy food and beverage balance for all attending.
An Into The Valley journey is always a special one, a brand committed to beyond the norm. Many more announcements will be made within the next few months, including the night time artists, the Sunday after party, and several collaborations ITV will make with local businesses.
All information: https://www.intothevalley.com/
Words by Zac Bidwell
- Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2018 10:19
With less than two months remaining until the yearly pilgrimage, we decided to look at what is in store at this year’s Sonus Festival, Croatia, presented to you by Time Warp. Five days, and five nights of parties on the beach (or some special boat parties) exploring a spectrum of electronic music, with a house and techno flavour. A handful of names on the bill; Craig Richards, Dixon, Enzo Siragusa, Nicolas Lutz, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Praslesh and Sonja Moonear.
After celebrating their 5th birthday last August, Sonus Festival continue to grow each year bringing you some of the most loved artists in the world to a unique location. An opportunity to see your favourites, and take a dip in the crystal clear waters all in one place. Many high quality outlets and brands will be collaborating with Time Warp for this year’s event, including Sunwaves, Club Der Visionaere, Fuse London, Junction 2 Festival, Nordstern and many more.
For the 2018 addition almost 70 artists will make the trip to the Island of Pag, just off the coast of Croatia. A beautiful destination, waiting to be explored. Each year the marathon party takes place on Zrće beach, a party haven consisting of 3 clubs where each of the parties will take place day and night. Whether you are looking forward to the reputable Fuse after party in Kalypso, or seeing Marco Carola take over the setting of Papaya, there is something for all dancers.
Adam Beyer - Adriatique - Agoria - Âme DJ
Amelie Lens - Andrea Oliva "Official" - Archie Hamilton - Binh - Boris Brejcha - BUTCH (DJ / Producer) - Cassy - Cezar - Charlotte de Witte - Chris Liebing - Craig Richards - D'julz - Dana Ruh - Digby - Dixon - Dorian Paic - Dr. Rubinstein -
Eats Everything - Enzo Siragusa - Ian F. - Jackmaster -
Jamie Jones - Jennifer Cardini - Johannes Brecht live -
Joseph Capriati - Kölsch - Konstantin - Len Faki (OFFICIAL) - LOCO DICE - Luigi Madonna - Maceo Plex - Marco Carola - MEAT - Nastia - Nicolas Lutz - Pan-Pot - Peggy Gou -
Praslesh (Raresh & Praslea) - DJ Ralf - Recondite live
Rhadoo - Ricardo Villalobos - Richie Hawtin - RØDHÅD - Rossko - Ryan Elliott - Seth Troxler - Dj Skizzo - Solomun (Official) - Sonja Moonear - Stephan Bodzin live -Sven Väth - Tale Of Us - The Martinez Brothers - Valentino Kanzyani
Andrea Ljekaj - Felver - Groovyman - Kristijan Molnar -
Mariano Mateljan - Marina Karamarko - Yesh
MEOKO recommends: Enjoy the special after party mornings, & catch up with the local heroes if you have the opportunity.
Keep an eye out for stage splits and full timetable including boat parties. See you at Zrće beach, who is ready for the marathon?
Hit up the Sonus Festival official website for any ticket/lineup/accommodation information plus more: https://www.sonus-festival.com/
Words by Zac Bidwell