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Win 3 Tickets and 2 Vinyls for Eagervision x Watermelon at Number 90, London 15.03.19

For their first party of 2019, Eagervision will be teaming up with the Barcelona-based promoter and label Watermelon  The event will take place on Friday 15th of March at Number 90 in London, starting at 8PM and continuing until early hours in the morning. The two organizations are joining forces after expressing sympathy for each other and realising the similar vibes they deliver in their own parties despite the geographical distance.
 
Their scope with this party is to outline an event that not only combines their forces but creates something different - Paris-born underground star Cesar Merveille will bring his magic headlining the event, and will be joined by a variety of forward-thinking artists such as Amsterdam’s VBX resident Makcim, who counts releases on renowned labels such as Apollonia and Oscillat Music among others. British selector Pierre Codarin and the French Trio behind Watermelon, Triad wrap up the uplifting and dynamic line-up.
 
RA: httpss://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1212152
 
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Well-rooted in the London underground scene, Eagervision is an independent record label and party promoter with a novel approach in its operations, aiming to cultivate and support the real creative talents within the scene. That’s why they base their approach on knowing who the artist they are working with actually is, taking into account their influences and their original ideas in order to explore new horizons and create authentic sounds. Eagervision has been organizing events all around London since 2015, in famous venues such as Bloc, Ace Hotel Rooftop, Dalston Roof Park and more.
 
 
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Watermelon is a landmark of the current Barcelona underground sound. Having organizes quality showcases for Sonar Festival in the last two years such as the Yoyaku one, the Watermelon parties included a huge variety of highly regarded names in their line-ups; Lamache, Janeret, Zendid, Varhat, Maayan Nidam, San Proper, Priku, Cristi Cons, Audio Werner, Oshana and Andrey Pushkarev are just a few to mention. Their crew has been hosted in different European cities before London, from Paris to Bucharest, from Berlin to Brussels. Plus, the organization also works as a vinyl only label under the moniker of Slice Music, featuring names of the calibre of Melodie and Doubtingthomas.
 
 
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Today you will be able to win 3 tickets for the event and 2 vinyls - Slice 001 directly from the Watermelon-fueled label, and the first release from the Eagervision label (TBA). All you need to do to enter the competition is send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a name you would like to see on the line-up of an upcoming Eagervision or Watermelon party.
 
Overall, considering the experience in organizing top notch parties for both organizations and the interesting DJ acts put together for the line-up, we expect this party to be a unique journey. 
 
For a taste of things to come, you can check out this video of Makcim shaking out the crowd at a VBX party: httpss://www.facebook.com/DJMakcim/videos/343242649597938/
 
Or this one of Triad heating up Brunch in Barcelona with one of their infectious grooves: httpss://www.facebook.com/TriadSlice/videos/1911535599149055?sfns=cl
 
Eagervision x Watermelon promises to be a party outside of schemes, with an ensemble of versatile DJs that don’t settle on a specific kind of minimal house or techno beat but always surprise their dance floor, in the style that both Eagervision and Watermelon deliver with their parties.
 
The venue, Number 90  is known as the quality bar-restaurant of the exciting building 90 Main Yard, located right on the canal by the Olympic Park in Hackney Wick. However, the venue is also well-known to be hosting quality house and techno events every weekend.
 
 
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Decay Records Showcase @ 93 Feet East + Nima Gorji Mix

 

 
The guest for this Meoko podcast is someone we can’t hide we are long-time fans of. Nima Gorji is back in the series with a new podcast, and it is no secret that we love his deep and groovy minimal style - Nima never disappointed us and we didn’t expect him to this time either.
 
Despite having origin from Iran, his musical roots are in Copenhagen, where he held his first residency in 95, at Rust Club, one of the best underground clubs in the city at the time. Nowadays when Nima Gorji is not staying in Ibiza to work on his music he is probably touring intensively in the best clubs and festivals around the world. We believe this mix undoubtedly shows his experience in building up a groove and his various influences. 
 
Impress in an hour and half is not easy - yet almost immediately we smile and have fun while Nima is dragging us deeper on the recording. By combining obscure and deeper track with bouncy Ibiza tech styles (we are thinking, for example, of the Fuse release 'Rich Nxt - Serious', played around the end of the mix) the outcome is amusing to say the least, with the only downside of leaving us ready with a party mood, and craving for more.
 
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If you are based around London you will have the chance to hear Nima perform a back to back with the Venezuelan talent Giorgio Maulini, at the Decay Records Showcase coming up in March, on Saturday 9th at 93 Feet East. The party, happening through the daytime, will start at 3PM and go on until 1AM.
 
Joining Nima Gorji and Giorgio Maulini headlining the line-up there will be Panorama Bar’s resident André Galluzzi. With more than 25 years of experience and releases on top notch labels such as Cadenza, Cocoon, Ostgut Ton and Highgade, André can be considered a real key figure in the house music scene and a master in turning up any dancefloor.Quality acts James Dexter b2b Davide Decay, Mauro Ferno & Mestivan, Max, Lenka Toma and Kego & Albi complete the line-up of what promises to be a memorable showcase.
 
 
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Decay Records, based in the UK, was founded in 2013 by the Italian DJ and producer Davide Zeta.
 
Mostly focusing on modern tech and deep house, since its creation the label has hosted a wide spectrum of established and respected underground artists ranging from underground tech-house masters such as Sascha Dive, Jay Tripwire, Franck Roger or Hector, to more Techno focused artists like Nathan Barato and Dave Pezzner, and received support from the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Mr. G, Ryan Crosson, Dubfire and many more. Into 2019 the label continues to grow and attract new listeners and fans all around the globe.
 
 
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93 Feet East, established in 1999 and recently relaunched, sits at the heart of Brick Lane and features high tech lighting, a d&b sound system within the frame of a raw and industrial decor, making it the perfect place for this daytime madness.
 
 
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Caprices Festival Adds Mathew Jonson, Dana Ruh, Acid Pauli and More to its line-up + Brand New Stage

The new stage of the 2018's 'Best International Festival' will be called SATELLITE

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For its 16th time taking place, Caprices Festival is also adding a next wave of artists to its line-up: in the stunning ski resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland from April 11th to 14th you will also be able to hear Acid Pauli, Dana Ruh, Mathew Jonson, Nico Stojan, Nordstern’s Olivan, Friedas Buxe’s San Marco and Don Ramon. These names come on top of the already voluminous line-up which includes Apollonia, Jamie Jones, Len Faki, DVS1, Marcel Dettmann, Peggy Gou, Pan Pot, Raresh, Black Coffee, Bedouin, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Sven Väth.

 

The new Satellite stage (the third one) will feature a special opening party on Thursday 11th, the first night of the festival, including Nico Stojan, Britta Arnold, Acid Pauli and Madnax, as well as showcasing local Swiss talent throughout the weekend. Additionally, Vietnam’s Epizode will take over the stage on Saturday night with Alci, Dana Ruh, Tyoma and Mashkov.

 

The new third stage will be positioned alongside The Moon—which is located at the bottom of the Cry D’er Ski Lifts and boasts out-of-this-world technology and visual displays, adding another sensory stimulating dimension to the soundtrack—plus the world renowned MDRNTY, a one-off, greenhouse-like structure that sits 2200m above sea level offering panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain vista.

 

Caprices this year will also present MDRNTY’s Urban Nature Tour concept; natural outdoors will be brought inside to larger venues and spaces. The Caprices team will be working along with the audiovisual production company DubLab who previously operated with Time Warp, Cocoon and many other top notch organizations, raising the expectations of an out of the ordinary experience.
 
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We are extremely excited about the latest addition to the line-up too! Wagon Repair legend Mathew Jonson will bring his techno live show known as one of the bests around for a while. Cocoon’s deep house star Dana Ruh will also join the line-up, together with the inventive electronic wizards Acid Pauli and Nico Stojan, plus the local Swiss talents San Marco and Don Ramon — co-founders of one Zurich’s most renowned venues, Freidas Buxe — Nordstern’s Olivan, Folklor club’s Adolpho & Franky and MDRNTY residents James Mc Hale & Giorgio Maulini.

 

Caprices is not only a music festival but allows its attendants to experience much more: from award-winning restaurants to mountain huts, from boutique shops to an eco-museum and illuminated ice-rink, there is so much to explore in the surroundings. Especially if you are a ski/snowboard rider, the 140km of ski pistes and vast snow park on location are just waiting for you. All in all, Caprices confirmes to be the ultimate winter destination for festival-goers.
 

Day-by-Day Line-up (A-Z)

Thursday 11th April - SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Acid Pauli
Britta Arnold
Madnax
Nico Stojan

Friday 12th April - MDRNTY
Edward
Margaret Dygas
Raresh
Ricardo Villalobos

Friday 12th April - MOON
Black Coffee
Giorgio Maulini
Jamie Jones
Peggy Gou
Seth Troxler

Friday 12th April - SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Adolfo & Franky
Ezikiel
Mathew Jonson b2b Dandy Jack
TIA

Saturday 13th April - MDRNTY
Audiofly
Bedouin
Behrouz
Giorgio Maulini b2b James Mc Hale
Mathew Jonson (live)

Saturday 13th April - MOON
DVS1
James Mc Hale
Len Faki
Marcel Dettmann
Pan-Pot

Saturday 13th April - SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Alci
Dana Ruh
Mashkov
Toyoma

Sunday 14th April - MDRNTY
Apollonia
Fabe
Sven Väth

Sunday 14th April - SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Don Ramon b2b San Marco
Olivan
 
 
 
 
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Experiment Intrinsic France 2019 - Quality over quantity, an interview with Nathalia + Exclusive GYORGY ONO mix

 
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Experiment Intrinsic is an event concept which puts intimacy at its core. 2019 will see the organisation landing in France once again to plan a five days experience in the beautiful Le Parc de Josephine Baker in Dordogne, where it was held two years ago. The 2019 edition promises to be one of the best events of the summer for the audiences looking for something deeper, less loud and more sophisticated.

Experiment Intrinsic France 2019 you will experience eclectic live sets ranging from ambient to noise and world music, such as Jan Jelinek, Lucrecia Dalt, Ujjaya, but also some of our favourite DJ selectors presenting their ambient side such as Praslea, Francesco Del Garda, Margaret Dygas, Nicolas Lutz, or Vlad Caia performing his first experimental solo live set. Apart from the music you will also have the chance to learn more about mind and body and participate at workshops on subjects such as yoga and meditation. The mixture of well-picked bookings combined with a stunning location, the various workshops and an intimate crowd are all reinforced by the Experiment Intrinsic premises to create an immersive environment.

 
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In sight of this year's edition, we spoke with Nathalia, creator of Intrinsic and founder of the festival, in order to better understand the Experiement Intrinsic concept and Goals.

Could you tell our readers about your start in London and how the Experiment Intrinsic concept evolved into a five-days festival?

Everything in life goes in cycles, and an individual can generally recognise when they need a change or progression. Intrinsic was born in result of such a recognition. 

In the beginning the idea behind the project was to invite DJs who usually play dance music by giving them an opportunity to play different fields of sound they listen to. I've always been passionate about experimental music and it was part of a very natural process to start a project in that direction. Soon after, everything evolved, and we started involving also live acts from the ambient and experimental field.

After running events in London for 2 years, the concept for an extended weekend event began to take shape and had become an opportunity to expand our vision further. 

From the 1st until the 5th of August the event will take place for the second time in the French countryside, at Le Parc de Josephine Baker in the beautiful central region of Dordogne. Why did you choose this place and what makes it special?

A person proposed me to host Intrinsic in France. When we visited the site, I felt that the park of Josephine Baker would be a highly suitable place to deliver Intrinsic. I was impressed by the history and the nature of the park, which is also an institution devoted to culture, the arts, the education and actions for the benefit of fraternity and ecology. Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became widely popular in France during the 1920s. She devoted much of her life to fighting racism: “There is only one race, the human race.” 

The park's general ethos is aligned with our values and is thus ideal for us.

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It seems that Intrinsic puts a particular focus on its intimate and curated atmosphere... Quality over quantity. Where does this choice come from?

It is an old wisdom of humanity. 

By choosing quality over quantity we open ourselves up to the true efficiency and the depth of our experience. On the other hand quantity over quality brings distraction within our lives, we get taken away from our priority and values. 

Intrinsic is focusing on the long term things that matter. We simply value ourselves, our work and our community. People’s vibration, mindsets, and beliefs become somehow our own, so it's important to create a surrounding that lift everyone higher. Intimacy is so important, as it helps us connect. We feel free to be ourselves, without fear of criticism and expectations which has such a big presence at bigger scale events.

Every festival aims to be something different, but I feel like Intrinsic actually manages to do something unique. Let’s take the booking choices for example; the variety of experimental live acts is so incredibly curated, but also the established and 'bigger' DJ names are interestingly chosen (Nicolas Lutz, Margaret Dygas, Praslea...). What guides your booking choices?

We never tried to be something different to be honest, we simply felt its essential to deliver such a project.

The guidance comes from my heart and own sound preference. Involving mainly artists which have influenced my musical journey trough the years. It's also important to have some personal connection and understanding with everyone who takes a part. The combination of both sound inspiration and personal connection creates a very special atmosphere that builds on appreciation and trust. This vibration manifests to the audience and the experience.

I also found very interesting that on your website it is mentioned how the music is rich in details and many audience members want to hear everything. This goes in the opposite direction from the usual party/festival experience where the audience is provided with a context where they are basically invited to be as loud as possible. In these times moments of reflection and focus, especially in a community context, are getting rarer. How do the atmospheres created in the Experiment Intrinsic events influence individuals? How do they react to ‘quieter' performances?

I can't really speak from our audience point of view, but I can share my own. I consider ambient music as a different form of meditation. Sort of gateway to go inward. You can't meditate while your mind is busy and loud. As matter of fact I found out that quietness is one of the most underrated values in music. It is very important for us to create a floor where everyone shares similar values and join the events with deeper purpose than just an event to hang around or hear highlight DJs.

The event will also provide various workshops, from yoga to healing arts. The term ‘Spiritual’ is a little overused these days, but I would like to ask you to elaborate on the subject; developing a spiritual side in one’s life is certainly a challenge in our society. Can a gathering like Experiment Intrinsic be a place for human souls to develop themselves and meet each other in a spiritual sense?

Being spiritual means being kind to yourself and all other beings, loving your existence. Taking in account the feedback received from most of our audience members I believe the project is a platform where people connect to their higher self collectively and individually at the same time. Workshops, yoga and healing arts are playing a very important role for our personal growth. In combination with ambient music over a 5-day format, it allows the mind to get quieter and the soul happier. I feel the difference between Intrinsic and many other events lies not only in the chilled experience, but also in the post effect which many describe as another form of awakening.

You are also active as an artist under the moniker ’Nathalia’, and you will perform at the event in August. I was impressed listening to some of your recordings; deep soundscape submersions that retrieve distant memories. What’s your vision musically? What do you want to communicate to your listeners?

Emptiness. My recordings come into existence as a result of personal expression trough mix of soundscapes. We use labels as if they were permanent “things” that make us who we are. Describing sound it's like creating identity and attachments to certain labels. We are changing constantly, so it is our expression. I usually try to communicate through the sound which can lead me to the moment of emptiness within my mind and soul, however, sometimes that is a hard task due to my personal state, and that's part of the journey. Depth comes from within the heart. It's a true miracle when you get inline with your depth, as you touch the purest side of your being. That's what I call meditation. Sometimes it's very profound and sometimes you are just trying out - practicing.

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You have been involved in the electronic music scene for a while. Where is electronic music heading in 2019? Could you share one positive and one negative aspect of the current state of the electronic music scene?

I don't think I can be the one to comment on the future of electronic music scene. There is always room for improvement and innovation. As long as people are creating from the heart, we do not need to worry about positive or negative aspects, as they constantly change according to our own state of mind. 

Can you please share your favourite moment from Experiment Intrinsic France 2017?

Collective awareness supported by the Universe.

Could you share 3 pieces of music that you think are representative of Experiment Intrinsic?

 

 

 

 

 

Website: https://experimentintrinsic.com

In order for the festival to take place, Experiment Intrinsic is asking for its goers to secure a deposit. You will have time until the end of February for this!

Tickets and info:  CLICK HERE 

Gyorgy Ono supplied us with a two hour recording that captures the atmospheres of Experiment Intrinsic. Smoothly moving from dark soundscapes to middle eastern ambiences to avant-garde jingles that could have been delivered directly from ‘The Residents’, or some obscure country artist from what we know, the podcast has the same visceral potency of dreams to bring someone from one place to another in a few seconds without him feeling lost. The artist, with his roots in Georgia, aims to explore sonic fragmentation by combining various elements of pre-existing material, and we think he absolutely hits the target here.

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 interview by Giovanni Bodrato

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One Snowman that's IN the Know - Amorf LIVE at Ponton Casa Baraj

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The fourth edition of the Snowman Fest will take place tomorrow,  Saturday 26th of January at the Ponton Casa Baraj in Valiug, Romania, with a stellar line-up. The most awaited act is of course Amorf, the known collaborative live act between the experimental artist Mischa Blanos and rominimal’s favourites Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia of SIT. The mix between the Misca’s liquid piano stories supported by never still minimal rhythms created a unique style that has mesmerised clubbers and festival goers all around the world. Moreover the event will see DJ sets from Suciu, Sepp, vlf, Perpetual, Runy, Bread & Butter, Somesan, as well as special visuals by Noetic to complete the show.

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The beautiful venue, a heated tent right by the mountains in Western Romania, will host this spectacular party that will last through both the daytime and nighttime, starting at 2PM on Saturday 26th January and finishing at 9AM of the next day. Additionally the sky plant right next to the venue will work Thursday to Sunday from 9.30 to 17.00 - making this the perfect occasion to book your sky trip without the danger of getting bored and missing your favourite hometown’s club.

Tickets available at the GATE or via goo.gl/ittWUj

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Bipolar is a Romanian organisation planning awesome underground parties around Romania and in Belgrade, Serbia. For more info and full party listings, check out their FB page: httpss://www.facebook.com/bplr.ro/

 

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