- Published on Thursday, 27 February 2020 17:01
After a hugely successful debut in 2019, Manchester’s Hide&Seek Festival has announced its return for 2020! Taking place on September 5th in the lavish, beautiful surroundings of Capesthorne Hall in the Cheshire countryside, the first names have now been revealed for the return of this intimate affair!
The unique setting of Capesthorne Hall overlooks three lakes, stunning formal gardens and once again promises to host a unique, breath-taking experience that simultaneously puts you at one with music and nature!
A truly first-class and carefully hand-picked selection of house, techno, disco, and minimal superstars will lead the way on the day, with the unstoppable French trio Apollonia lining up next to underground heroes like Sonja Moonear and Raresh, who have stripped-back styles that are sure to take you on a heady, rhythmic trip. Frenchman Jeremy Underground will bring his bottomless record bag for everything from rare soul and funk to finest deep house!
Then come Dutch house duo Detroit Swindle; fearsome duos such as VOIGT.MAS (Voigtmann & John Dimas), Spokenn (Ferro & Reiss) and Ingi Visions (Samuel Deep & Julian Alexander). There is more from cult American groove maker Gene on Earth, fast-rising Frenchman Sweely with his unique live set, Leeds legend and Back to Basics resident Tristan da Cunha and a special guest yet to be announced! Add to this emerging selectors who have broken onto the scene in style, of whom are at the forefront of a new generation of talent; You&Me frontman Josh Baker, scouse duo UZU from MODU:LAR, Real Gang head honcho and Slapfunk resident Miller & Beeyou records bossman / Infuse resident Laidlaw, all bringing their new wave sounds to the festivities!
The organisers behind Hide&Seek have promised they’ll maintain the close-knit family feeling which made for one of the stand-out moments of last years, keeping numbers consistent and comfortable with a limited capacity. As ever, only the highest standard sound system will be in effect whilst production and stage concepts will be stepped up another gear!
Early bird tickets are available here but be quick, we anticipate these selling in double quick time and you really wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the standout events of 2020, would you…..?!
Apollonia (Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky)
Gene On Earth
Ingi Visions (Samuel Deep & Julian Alexander)
Spokenn (Ferro & Reiss)
Tristan Da Cunha
VOIGT.MAS (Voigtmann & John Dimas)
- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:32
Taking a look at Sunrise's journey, we can say that dreams can come true. If all started with a small team and not so many possibilities of good communication with artists, after 12 years, Sunrise means now a big family, people who share their musical tastes and who are linked by common passions.
Everyone has heard about Sunrise, about its events, about its artists who always surprise us with their performances. What we probably don't have any idea, is that behind all these works, there is a team so creative and dedicated, each having his place and developing every detail to offer Sunrise quality moments.
Besides all you know, if you wonder what Sunrise can do more, they recently started a new project of live streaming. Every week, they surprise us with one artist who is invited and performs live from Sunrise Hub, their new home. You definitely should keep an eye on this!
This early spring, Sunrise visits London for a 24 hours wave of music that will give us the experience of pure vibes and happiness. SNRS24 will take place on March 21, at FOLD, where the fairy tale will be told by some of the most well-known and beloved artists:
Sunrise means more than a brand, it is something that always reminds you of epic memories and feeds your good feeling, in this way you always want to come back to their events.
Let’s start this spring together in the most exciting way. See you at SNRS24!
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:13
One of the most acclaimed super-groups in the underground music scene are the Frenchmen Apollonia, a trio that has maintained an unsurpassed level in terms of technique, performance and top-notch selection throughout the years. The guys of Apollonia will arrive in Belgium this Friday, as they play at the renowned Ampere nightclub in Antwerp for what is set to be a massive night of endless grooves, smiles and hands up moments on the dancefloor.
The team composed by Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky constantly delivers impeccable sets that drive crowds into a realm of beautiful sounds across the globe. Warm-up duties will be taken care of by Pirrès a name that has gained recognition in the local Dutch scene, as he builds the momentum as the night progresses with his unique selection of house-infused grooves. The elegant music, charisma and dynamic format of Apollonia’s B2B2B approach always brings the best energy and material to the dancefloor.
Few names in the industry can manage to be as widely recognized and yet remain true to their craft as Apollonia. The trio’s constant drive as selectors and producers has gained them their well-deserved respect across the globe and eventually led to the creation of their very own self-titled label Apollonia in 2012, as an outlet for their productions and a platform for collaboration with established and rising talent alike. The Apollonia label and DJ collective continue to seduce audiences with their distinctive, sophisticated, and timeless blend of house with an unmistakably French edge and elegance.
The French super-group has delivered top quality music for years now and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. Apollonia’s characteristic style and charisma, despite the vast number of artists scattered all around the world, are among the most exciting between all the DJ performances to witness in the electronic music panorama. Join us for another spectacular evening at Ampere, a night that is sure to resonate in time and souls.
Words by Daniel Ordonez
- Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:43
Yamen & Eda are back to roots with their brand new live performance, bringing the house music roots to the new decade.
They are the kind of great grand story of friendship, a musical complicity and combinaison that started 8 years ago in 2012. With their mutual interests for music, that begun on social MySpace website, the two friends from south of France wanted to create something different, which comes out a bit from what they used to listen to while staying true to their origin.
Their desire take its roots onto music that they take pleasure in producing, and that does not seek to stick to a particular genre, even if they clearly extolling a house music comeback.
At first, Yamen & Eda were not just a simple duet but were represented as a quartet. It was after landing in similar envy that François and Hadrien started to perform DJ sets and now a hard-hitting live performance, which represents a real turning point in their careers.
Like any DJ, the goal is always to produce one of a kind thing, growing a connexion with the folks to can make the most passionate dance. In general this is mostly represented as the first track of a vinyl (A1) or otherwise called banger. Their approach to composing having changed over time, it is with this live that they decided to come back to ignite the dance floors and demonstrate a new identity, equally in coordination with their past releases.
Having always produced numerous banging tracks on several major labels like One Records, Earlydub or Elephant Moon, the duo were able to express their talent in this way before launching their own label Maison Mère in 2018, polished grooved releases at the menu.
By meeting several times a week in the studio and having the advantage of living in the same city, the two Montpellier based DJ have managed to find a creed on which they are in perfect agreement and having received many positive returns, the result of long hours of production.
Continuing their ascension slowly but surely, the duo joined Bucharest based Reciproc agency, known for bringing the hot vibe we looking, a roaster always surrounded by some 5-star guests. For this year agency anniversary, they will share the decks with the agency team and friends.
We are looking very forward to hearing from them, and to continue to follow their groovy releases. While waiting, here's a preview on what they can do together :
- Published on Friday, 14 February 2020 18:45
Unknown djs Berlin debuts at Hoppetosse this Sunday, February 16th with COSMJN, Remelie, Daniela Cast and project heads Alexander Kraemer & Dean Marc.
Electronic music is all about reinventing itself. So what best way to do so than through the new event series Unknown djs focused on showcasing as its name expresses, up- and- coming talent, in the legendary Hoppetosse in Berlin?
The concept behind this new event series is very simple: showcase new talents from all over Europe, giving them the best spot to play, alongside them with renowned artist such as the captain COSMJN, in this case, who will have to guide the ship.
COSMJN is part of the third Romanian generation of amazing artists that the southeastern European country has delivered and continues to fascinate audiences all across the continent and abroad with his minimalistic signature and, as his name suggests, galactic style. His characteristic sound drives from minimal house to a more technoid sound, always providing a distinctive futuristic edge. During the last couple of years, he has seen his music released on labels like RORA, Subtil and Eastenderz to name a few.
He has started 2020 in style with his "Soul Things" EP on playedby and is a regular guest at the renowned Sunwaves Festival. His last release on Romanian playedby label it's just small yet substantial anticipation of the incredible COSMJN talent that you’ll be able to experience.
For the first Unknown deejays event series, London based Remelie will be the second guest and new talent invited on the boat. Her tactful selection and delicious technique will make you rolling in the deep with pulsating basslines and catchy atmospheres. She's definitely a one to watch for 2020 thanks to her hypnotic grooves glued together with dark tones to keep the dancefloor enthralled.
Local Berlin selector Daniela Cast and founder and Unknown Djs’ residents Dean Marc and Alexander Kraemer will also show their distinctive signature, showcasing a wide display of brand new music. Hailing from Argentina, but now based in the winter dance music Mecca, Dani Cast has a vibrant selection that has led to her establish herself in the local circuit. She's going to get the night started with her lush and deep minimalistic approach, while founders Dean Marc and Alexander Bleh will represent Unknown djs. This Sunday is going to be a night to remember, one that will pave the way for more newcomers and talented artists, a much-needed space for renewal and creation within the electronic music.
Click HERE to see more infos about the event... see ya on the boat!
Words by Daniel Ordonez