- Published on Friday, 13 July 2012 20:35
Hamburg based label Diynamic continue their season long, weekly residency at Sankeys Ibiza on the 17th July. The party, entitled Neon, brings six Diynamic artists to Playa d'en Bossa every Tuesday night, playing across the club's two rooms. Sankeys Ibiza, a new addition to the island for 2012, offers revellers something of an alternative to the oversized, ostentatious big-name events that typically dominate proceedings. This is a smaller, underground space, designed for a more intimate and distinctly more memorable kind of party. Not on the whole dissimilar to their nightclub HQ back in good ol' rainy Manchester.
The 17th July will see Solomun, Kollektiv Turmstrasse (Live), David August, H.O.S.H, Uner and DJ Phono take to the decks (and synthesisers) for what will no doubt be a sell-out event.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Neon Diynamic, simply answer this simple question:
Diynamic boss Solomun was raised in Germany and considers himself Croatian. But which of the now defunct Balkan states was he born in?
- Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:13
Rain rain go away, come back another day. If you’re in London then it will be back, and much sooner than you know! Maybe now’s the time for that little summer get away you’ve been dreaming of?? Stop Making Sense Festival returns with its diverse musical entourage to the sunny shores of Croatia for its third year. This year sees them move down the coast from their original site in Petrcane to the village of Tisno, complete with its very own secluded bay, beautiful beach and superb on-site accommodation.
Its idyllic Adriatic Sea backdrop will play host to 5 days of the most cutting edge music from across the board, everything from Reggae, Dubstep, Jazz, Folk, Latin and Electro to House and Techno. Infamous London brands such as Secretsundaze, Electric Minds, Dalston Superstore, Warm and Trouble Vision are presented alongside the likes of Need2Soul and Berlin’s monumental label and agency Ostgut Ton.
Lineup includes: Move D / Lil’ Louis / Deetron / Jimmy Edgar / Sven Weisemann / Ron Trent & Chez Damier / Steffi / Nick Hoppner / James Priestley / Giles Smith / Jay Shepheard / Severino / Dolan Bergin / Dan Beaumont / Mikki Most / Hannah Holland / Hesseltime / A. Skillz / Kevin McPhee / Sketchy / George Fitzgerald / Tortured Soul / Mo Laudi / Endian / Chris Coco
- Published on Monday, 09 July 2012 17:01
One of the few benefits we’ve seen from the 2012 Glastonbury festival break this year is the emergence of some new and exciting boutique festivals across the country. These smaller festivals often offer something fresh and unique from the usual list of larger counterparts.
Jacks Festival is one such festival; a boutique festival set deep in the countryside of Kent near Benenden. Positioned ideally within the beautiful White Chimney Woods in the ‘Garden of England’, the exact location of the festival is only revealed to those who purchase a ticket, further adding to its mystery.
Musically, Jacks will be promoting local up-and-coming talent alongside some of the worlds leading electronic artists. Northwest London’s ‘Cola Wine’ outfit will be hosting the likes of Krafty Kuts, The Nextmen and DJ Luck & MC Neat representing the best in Reggae, Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-hop, Garage and Drum n Bass. Flux and Wolfstock will be joining forces in an electronic extravaganza with their tent headed up by Crazy P, KiNK, Deetron, Audiojack, Huxley, Andre Lodemann and Jonny Cade.
Jacks Festival, however, is first and fore mostly about its intimate atmosphere. Offering so much more than a musically sound lineup, Jacks will have its own Shisha Garden Tent, sun-soaked paddocks, locally brewed Cider and an amazing crowd. They are also giving away £1 from every ticket sold to local charity ‘Hospice in the weald’.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:08
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Anyone who has been to a Rhythmatic event will know that they pride themselves on cutting edge lineups, strong production, incredible sound and an amazing atmosphere. The 7th of July sees them host US underground stalwart DJ Three at another innovative east London warehouse space…
DJ Three is a DJ’s DJ, industriously promoting underground electronic music in the States since the early 1990’s. His versatility in sound and genre-busting sets have given rank to his ability and reputation as a DJ. His Hallucination Limited label continues to uphold a high quality underground output, whilst his productions have been received with critical approval. It is a testament to his skills as a DJ that Three’s sound can’t be classified into one genre, however his influences are clear to hear, with his sets blending between acid tinged house and deep trippy techno. This is a very rare UK gig for Three and so an opportunity not to be missed.
It is also Rhythmatic’s last party of the Summer, or at least until September, as resident DJ and musical marathon man Stathis Lazarides begins his summer residency at the infamous Cavo Paradiso where he’ll be playing alongside the likes of Ricardo Villalobos week in week out. Also on hand will be residents Archie Hamilton, who has just had a strong release on Fear of Flying, and Ceri.
- Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:34
What can you say about Jamie Jones? If his debut album ‘Don’t You Remember The Future’ was the work of a man on the rise, then his second album ‘Tracks From The Crypt’ is the work of a man on top of his game. Fittingly released on Crosstown Rebels, Jamie’s futuristic and bassline driven tracks are not only a signature of the label but have given house music a new image and sound which has taken the scene by storm.
‘Tracks From The Crypt’ doesn’t try to break any musical boundaries or promise to take listeners on a magical journey, but what makes it so special is Jamie’s expertise as a producer. Presenting his instinctive ability to devastate dancefloors whilst flirting with a variety of sounds, genres and moods from slowed down chugger ‘The Lows’ to the dubby disco filtered deep house of ‘Stems In Hackney’ to the epic ‘Special Effect’.
Consisting of unreleased material from as far back as 2007, the album provides a blend of darker material against his funk laden modern tech house takes. Crosstown Rebel label cohorts Art Department collaborate on ‘Our Time In Liberty’, whilst ‘City At Night’ features Surveillance Party with an ultra smooth haunting house monster. Two of the biggest tracks on the album ‘Somewhere’ and ‘Frequencies’ both highlight Jamies clever use of bass, melody, synth and vocal, whipping up and aural frenzy along the way which promises to ignite many a club this summer...