- 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
- Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:21
Cutting edge and London based Into The Woods brand constantly brings top-tier talent from Europe and abroad to their parties, and for their first event of the year on Friday, February 21st, they will go all-in until 6am: hosting Alci, a rising face in the minimal house scene hailing from Zurich and the new french wonder kids Miroloja. Residents Tarek Charbonnier, Kolo & Dyze and special guest and Artefax movement label boss, Oside, will ignite the dance floor on warm up duties and will get the evening started properly. Into the Woods with Alci and Miroloja as headliners will be off the books as the night will be a beautiful gathering that revolves around a highly curated line up and minimal entrancing rhythms in addition to top quality sound provided by the venue’s incredible Funktion one sound system.
Alci, one of the latest Swiss exports, is a unique and avid selector that has played and delighted international dancefloors such as: Berlin (Hoppetosse), Paris (Rex Club), and Ibiza (DC10) going all the way to beloved Sunwaves Festival or Vietnam’s Epizode for instance, and keeps gaining attention for his signature laidback charisma behind the decks and eclectic record collection which keeps providing smiles and endless dancing throughout the globe. The Swiss selector and resident of Sunday Breakfast Club (Zurich) will display his sophisticated selection, impeccable technique and deliciously contagious minimalistic house infused beats which are indeed a unique treat to enjoy that will keep you energized and dancing incessantly until early hours of the morning.
Correspondingly Miroloja is one of the latest French exports and will add the French flair and elegance to such diverse and dynamic line up. The duo has been producing some serious grooves that have landed them parties around Europe and releases on labels like Infuse, MTM and the NG Trax label owned by the esteemed, Nima Gorji. If one thing is certain, is that French minimal house and techno has a deep touch and chic style that will keep the dance floor on fire. Tip: listen to their exclusive Meoko mix below!
In the past ,Into The Woods events have hosted the likes of Afriqua, Ben Balance, Alexra, Traumer, Nacho Bolognani, Petre Inspirescu, Sammy Dee and Voigtmann to name a few of the amazing guest selectors that have been part of these long and exciting nights for locals and foreigners at the British capital. Be sure to bring your dancing attire for this evening accompanied by the best music and vibe at Mick’s Garage. This will be a top quality music and promising evening you won’t want to miss.
The fun will not finish at 6am as the ITW crew have secured an intimate spot for the occasion. After party will be held at a brand new location for ITW and close to the main-event venue, by featuring the full works. Miroloja,Gabriel amaru,Davide Decay,Max Frisina,Tarek Charbonnier,Ollie & Beal will be behind the decks between 4am and 2pm.
Tickets on Resident Advisor
18+ Please bring ID
Written by: Daniel Ordoñez
- Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 20:58
Sunwaves 27, the first wave of artists revealed! It is that time of the year again, the anticipation to the Spring season, a new year ahead and another special edition of the renowned Sunwaves Festival starting on Thursday, April 30th and going till Wednesday, May 6th in Mamaia Nord, Constanta in the Romanian coast.
The festival will be celebrating its 14th year of existence with a highly curated line up that will bring people from all over the world together as the sun and ocean witness another magical Spring edition for the books. Only 27 names of artists were revealed out of the 95 that will be present at the festival, each with a unique take on avant-garde music, a truly one of a kind experience that revolves around music and culture.
27 names of the first wave artists below, take a look! (in alphabetical order)
More artists will be announced as the festival date gets closer. In the meantime, take a deeper look at some of these top-class talent and get ready to embark and enjoy this unique musical gathering filled with beautiful sounds within a sublime and peaceful setting from sunrise to sunset.
- Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:36
Ampere is a unique gem for music and culture in Antwerp, Belgium that consistently hosts incredible talent and this February 15th , will be a special night for the city as they invited two of Berlin’s finest selectors, Nicolas Lutz and Binh along with supporting acts Curtis and Laurens, for a new edition of their incredibly curated parties.
Lutz and Binh are internationally known for their mind bending sets that range from Noon at Club Der Visionaere, Undersound, Breakfast Club and the mythical Fabric London to name a few. Both guests for this unique gathering are constantly working on ambitious projects besides their role as DJs, such as Lutz’s My Own Jupiter imprint and Binh’s role as producer having releases on highly respected labels like the legendary Perlon label and Cabaret Recordings among others, establishing them in the international electronic music scene as they share their love for music in all its forms with people across the globe. Curtis and Laurens will be on warm up duties for this extraordinary night, as they display their skillful mixing techniques and delightful selection that will gracefully induce dancers into a state of disinhibition and unison in anticipation to the rest of this extraordinary evening.
It’s no surprise that Nicolas Lutz and Binh will provide the dancefloor a truly exceptional night this February 15th, as they showcase their honed craft behind the decks and drop carefully selected tracks one after the other, as they dive into the deepest territories of minimal, house, electro and UK techno and garage from past decades to the most recent releases, exploring and pushing genres beyond norms. Their mastery to mix music that ranges from different eras and sounds reflects on their years of experience behind controls and devoted digging which takes audiences on a timeless journey, a vortex of beautiful sounds.
The event will be one for the books, two of Europe’s best vinyl selectors in an incredible location, affordable tickets and most importantly, love driven music for the public to dance off, an unmissable one of a kind experience courtesy of Ampere.
- Published on Friday, 24 January 2020 14:20
After making a huge impression in its first year, the magical UNUM Festival returns to the Albanian Riviera from May 28th to June 1st 2020. The first wave of names for this sun soaked, naturalistic getaway include Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, Cesar Merveille with many more to be announced.
In 2019, UNUM made an immediate mark with its debut edition, that played out on the stunning Albanian Riviera with a world class line-up. The festival really shined a spotlight on the last untapped corner of Europe: Rana e Hedhun, in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline.
Now running even longer by starting Thursday and continuing non-stop until Monday, music plays both the day and night, so you can expect blissful sunrise and sunset parties, as well as a wealth of water sports, local culture, rich food and drink offerings and a music loving crowd from all corners of the world. There are also isolated bays and golden sand beaches to explore, and all with the stunning Albanian Alps as the backdrop. UNUM is the type of blissful and dreamy, organic and natural place, that feels undiscovered and hidden away from the rest of the world.
In 2020, there are once more three stages: The Beach Stage, which runs from sunrise until sunset, will be more experimental and chilled during the daytime, to give people a place to enjoy the surroundings. The Main Stage, which runs from sunset until dawn, and finally the Into the Pines Stage, which runs 24 hours a day and mixes world renowned names, regional artists and a mix of alternative and experimental musical styles, all in the shade of lush pine trees which infuse the air with their scent.
More than 50 international and local artists from across the house and techno spectrum will perform, such as Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, and Cesar Merveille.
This is a boutique event that offers the chance to experience a brand new and lesser known corner of Europe with a world class soundtrack. There are also pre-parties lined up from now until the festival in Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Tirana, Skopje and Belgrade.