- Published on Monday, 14 January 2013 23:00
For most, summer 2013 marks the return of Glastonbury to the festival circuit. If however, you like your festivals a little warmer and much less stressful, look no further than Vertigo, a brand new electronic music venture set to open in August of this year. Set within one of Italy's most naturally breathtaking mountain locations, Vertigo plans to cater for only 4,000 people, ensuring a unique and very intimate vibe. Located at an altitude of over 1,500m (making it Europe's highest altitude festival), its venue lies at the heart of the Piemonte region, with summer highs of 28 degrees and crisp, clear blue skies. The views, as you can imagine, are spectacular.
Through its limited capacity and secluded setting, Vertigo is keen to establish itself as a niche festival and will maintain a strict music policy, dealing only in the finest cutting-edge sounds from a carefully collated assortment of underground house and techno acts. So far, only a handful of the featured artists have been announced, including the likes of M.A.N.D.Y, Reboot, Move D and DJ Wild. Boasting partnerships with record labels Cadenza and Get Physical and internationally renowned brands such as Resident Advisor and Sankeys, Vertigo has rapidly garnered scene-wide support. Set across the weekend of the 15-17th August and with 18 hours of music programmed for each of the three days, there aren't many festivals on the circuit offering such a complete, hedonistic experience.
Vertigo Festival: 15-17th August 2013. Tickets are on sale now, with early bird weekend tickets to the festival costing just £69. More info at https://www.vertigofestival.com
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- Published on Monday, 14 January 2013 12:59
After a December-long hiatus, favourite London promoters Toi.Toi musik mark their return to the circuit with a very special event on Friday 25th January. For their first party of 2013, daring duo Claus Voigtmann and Isis Salvaterra rejoin forces with a couple of Toi.Toi regulars, namely Cesar Merveille and Ryan Crosson. 2012 saw the release of DRM, the debut collaborative LP from the pair on Crosson's own Visionquest imprint. The record was met with high critical acclaim and so Toi.Toi Musik welcome back old friends to perform alongside each other and do their thing as part of their continued album tour.
What else is new? Well, Toi.Toi Musik are beginning the year on pastures new, kickstarting 2013 with a move to a brand spanking new venue. As ever, its currently undisclosed but once you've bought your tickets and signed yourself up to the madness, you will receive an email with all the necessary information. Word on the street is this is their best spot yet. On the 25th, support will arrive in the form of residents Voigtmann and Lamache, two of the capital's most revered residents. Toi.Toi Musik have been known to do things differently; don't miss out.
Doors open at 11pm and will close late. Early bird tickets are available online for £10+. - More info here
More on Toi Toi Musik at https://www.toitoimusik.com/
- Published on Friday, 11 January 2013 20:06
Over the course of the past few years, few clubbing brands have seen their stock rise as exponentially as Eastern Electrics. Beginning life as a part-time promotional outfit on the streets of London, EE channelled all their efforts into the biggest nights of the year – namely bank holidays and new years eve – in order to outline themselves as experts in the field of big-time blowouts. From there they went on to host the day-long Eastern Electrics Festival last summer, which proved a huge hit with punters, artists and industry professionals alike.
For 2013 however, Eastern Electrics are going one better. Set in the grounds of the iconic Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire over the weekend of the 2nd- 4th August, this summer will see EE evolve into a full-on, 3 day festival, taking in 2 nights and over 42 hours of cutting-edge electronic sounds. Crosstown Rebels, Black Atlantic, Secretsundaze and Elrow, amongst others, are all set to feature, inviting the likes of Theo Parrish, Claude Von Stroke, DJ Sneak, Seth Troxler and Joy Orbison to join them. Having garnered a reputation for fun, top-of-the-range events management, these three days in early August look set to take the UK clubbing circuit by storm.
Eastern Electrics Festival 2013: 2nd - 4th August. Limited amount of Early Bird weekend camping tickets are available online now from £95+. Day tickets will be made available to buy soon, starting at £50+. - Get you ticket at https://www.easternelectrics.com/
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- Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 15:49
melt music return to the British capital on February 2nd with an action-packed, pre-valentines love-in. Though only their ninth ever party, MM have already carved out their own tiny corner in the Londonpromotion game, focusing on bringing deep, emotive electronic music to their small, but dedicated band of followers. For their inaugural party of 2013 what better way to set the ball rolling than by inviting Tama Sumo to lead from the front, making what will be her second appearance for the outfit.
Joining her (and this is where it gets really romantic) will be Lakuti AKA Lerato Khati, Tama Sumo's wife and musical partner in crime. Head-honcho at Uzuri Recordings, Lakuti is equally well-known for her ability behind the decks and for pursuing a deep, pulsating brand of house and techno. Whenever these two get together on the decks, you can expect some serious fireworks. Supporting them on the night will be resident DJs Arnaud Le Texier, whose Safari Electronique imprint continues to go from strength to strength, and Maura. The venue is yet to be disclosed, but expect nothing other than a warm, professionally curated atmosphere come Saturday 2nd.
Doors open at 11pm on Saturday 2nd Feb and close at 06.30am. Tickets are still available online from £15+ - Get your ticket here
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- Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:44
In ownership of one of the stranger names on the party planning circuit, White Jail kickstart 2013 by inviting an old favourite to join them at Dukes in the heart of London's business district. Run by Neapolitan promoter and DJ Roberto Amo, the outfit opened in November of 2011 and has since been diligently plugging away across both London and Naples, playing host to some of house music's most up and coming talents in the process. So far, Darius Syrossian, Glimpse and Daniel Benedettini have all featured.
Headlining on the 11th will be Italian DJ, producer and label owner Rio Padice. Having played for White Jail at what was only their second party almost exactly a year ago, Padice returns to rock the dance-floors of the capital once more. Joining him on the night will be Italian duo ThanksMate, alongside Roberto Amo and Dualmono. If straight-talking, underground house and techno is your cup of tea, join White Jail this Friday and 'become one of our prisoners...'
Doors open at 10pm on Friday 11th January and close at 6am. Tickets are still available online from £12+.