Mon, 02 Dec 2013  /  Post a comment
Astropolis has announced the lineup for its 2014 winter festival, which runs from January 23rd through 26th in Brest.Post a comment
The festival's summer edition has been taking place annually since the early '90s, making it one of France's oldest electronic music gatherings. The winter version is a newer affair, with 2014 marking its third instalment. Astropolis L'Hiver ("L'Hiver" means "winter" in French) will make use of various clubs, bars and theatres scattered across Brest, an industrial city located in the Brittany region of North Western France. The lineup is filled with club-friendly DJs sourced mostly from the UK and France. Highlights include Boddika, Andy C, Brodinski, Elijah and Skilliam, Cajmere and Versatile affiliates Acid Arab.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013  /  Post a comment
Moodymann will spin for Popcorn Records at Paris club Zig Zag on December 14th.Post a comment
Popcorn Records have been throwing parties since 2011. Lineup-wise, this year has been their best yet, with headline sets from Levon Vincent, Portable and Omar-S all going down over the past few months. Though most of this year's events have gone down at Showcase, the label will be capping off 2013 with a night at the recently-opened Zig Zag, a Funktion-One-equipped club founded by two former Showcase art directors. It's all due to kick off at 11:30 PM, with sets from Parisian house veteran Le Loup and label founders Siler & Dima also confirmed.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013  /  1 Comment
Big Bang Theory will take place in Paris this weekend, hosting sets from Magda, Damian Lazarus, Onur Özer and more.1 Comment
Held across two nights, Big Bang Theory's lineup mostly caters to fans of tech house and minimal. Some big names from both genres have been confirmed, with rooms hosted by Crosstown Rebels and Minus presenting much of the talent. Francesca Lombardo and jozif will join Damian Lazarus for the Crosstown Rebels showcase on Day One, while longtime Minus affiliates Gaiser, Hobo, Heartthrob will represent their label the following day. You'll find Kate Simko, Nastia and Clara 3000 on the bill for Day One, while appearances from Butch, Ivan Smagghe and Boris Werner will follow. All the action will take place at Le Chalet de la Porte Jaune, a large-scale venue located among parkland just east of the city centre.
You can tickets to Day 1 and Day 2 at RA.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013  /  Post a comment
Showcase will host sets from Fumiya Tanaka, Thomas Melchior and Matt John this month.
Each of the three artists has strong ties with the Berlin scene and, in particular, Perlon, a label they've each released through a number of times. Tanaka and Melchior, who've worked together as Tofu Productions, will both be playing at a Minibar showcase on November 22nd, backed up with sets from label founders Cabanne and Eric V. The final weekend of November will see two more Berlin icons arrive: Get Perlonized! resident Sammy Dee will share the bill with local act Seuil on the 29th, while former Bar25 resident Matt John is confirmed for We Want Dance on the 30th.
Nov 22 Minibar Night: Fumiya Tanaka, N'eric, Thomas Melchior..Post a comment
Nov 29 Octave One (Live), Sammy Dee, Seuil, Alex & Laetitia,..
Nov 30 We Want Dance: Matt John - Federico Moliinari
Thu, 14 Nov 2013  /  Post a comment
Bicep, DJ Tennis, Onur Özer and more will visit I-Boat in Bordeaux before the end of the year.
I-Boat is one of Southern France's most unique venues. A permanently docked ferry, it's open each week from Thursday through Saturday, with space for about 400 people. The tail end of 2013 will see a broad selection of house talent touch down for slots, with Bicep and DJ Tennis among the highlights. The former will be landing this Saturday, headlining for Sonotown, while the latter's appearance is part of a Life And Death showcase alongside Clockwork on November 22nd. Ivan Smagghe is confirmed for a Kill The DJ night on the 23rd, while the last weekend of the month will host a DJ set from Canadian performance artist and musician Peaches. Longtime Cocoon affiliate Onur Özer's headline slot will take place on December 20th.
Nov 16 Sonotown with Bicep, Jeremy and Tuff WheelzPost a comment
Nov 22 Life and Death Night w. Clockwork DJ Tennis Konkord
Nov 23 Kill The DJ IS Back w. Ivan Smagghe Rebolledo
Nov 29 Focus ON w. Peaches Caroline France Blank
Dec 20 Wunderboat with Onur Özer, 42.195, Le Projectionniste
Thu, 07 Nov 2013  /  2 Comments
The next few weeks at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris will host sets from Vakula, Steve O'Sullivan, Robert Hood and James Holden.
As usual, both rooms of La Machine du Moulin Rouge will be open on most Friday and Saturday nights, meaning two parties will be taking place simultaneously. Vakula's appearance this Saturday will coincide with an Electric Deluxe showcase featuring Speedy J and Lucy. A few days later on November 15th, re-emerging dub techno veteran Steve O'Sullivan will play live for a Rue De Plaisance label night while Le Tigre member JD Samson DJs next door.
The second-half of November will feature more techno courtesy of Robert Hood and Karenn, who'll be playing live on the 22nd and 29th, respectively. James Holden's gig, on December 7th, will be more of a concert than a club night. Kicking off at 7:30 PM, he'll share the bill with fellow Brit Luke Abbott.
Nov 09 Electric Deluxe Showcase with Speedy J, Lucy, Zeitgeber2 Comments
Nov 09 Jekyll & Hyde: The Spirit with Vakula, Master H & Rox
Nov 15 Wet For Me - King's Edition with Jd Samson, Tubbe, Ida..
Nov 22 Release The Groove Présente 50weapons with Robert Hood..
Nov 29 Sntwn Présente Sheworks with Karenn, The Analogue Cops..
Dec 07 James Holden presents The Inheritors - Paris Concert
Thu, 31 Oct 2013  /  2 Comments
Excess Overdrive will bring Nina Kraviz, Troy Pierce and Max Cooper to Marseille in November.2 Comments
Taking place over eight hours, Excess Overdrive will be one of the year's last large-scale dance music events in South East France. Going down at Dock des Suds, a cavernous cultural space close to Marseille's main harbour, it's set to accommodate more than 5,000 punters. There will be a relatively diverse selection of music on offer, with headliners Kravis, Pierce and Cooper set to take over the house- and techno-themed room with their much assorted styles. London producer Caspa will headline the festival's bass room, while a cast of French hardcore jocks will ensure the pace in a third room doesn't drop far below 200 BPM.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013  /  Post a comment
Lyon club Le Sucre will host Motor City Drum Ensemble, Karenn, Prosumer and Robert Hood over the coming weeks.
Located in Lyon's centre, Le Sucre regularly plays host to quality house and techno artists. The second half of 2013 has already seen Laurent Garnier, KiNK and Theo Parrish touch down for slots, with more to come before the year is over. Stuttgart native Motor City Drum Ensemble will be landing this Thursday with his bag of house and disco in tow, sharing the bill with local jock Mzkbx. UK techno duo Karenn will then play live the following night for the Lyon leg of their current European tour.
The remainder of November will host Germans Prosumer and Murat Tepeli, both of whom will be playing on the 9th for The Cosmic Adventure. Robert Hood will then make a rare Lyon appearance on the 23rd, playing alongside local act Palma Soundsystem.
Oct 31 King OF The NorthPost a comment
Nov 01 Karenn (Live) - Winter Tour
Nov 09 The Cosmic Adventure - Prosumer & Murat Tepeli & Kosme
Nov 23 Robert Hood & Palma Soundsystem
Mon, 28 Oct 2013  /  2 Comments
A new club called Badaboum will open in Paris this week, taking over the space formerly known as La Scène Bastille.
Badaboum will have space for around 400 clubbers, and features a new French-made L-ACOUSTICS sound system. The space's interior has been completely renovated, with a complex light system and new cocktail bar. Music-wise, it looks like house is going to be the sound most catered to, with some of the genre's top names booked in for slots before the end of the year. For the weekend following Thursday's launch, Dave Aju and Jay Haze will headline Friday and Saturday, respectively, while the following weeks will see the club host Agnès, Trus'me, Recloose, The Revenge and more.
Oct 31 3 Soirs D'ouverture Pour 1 Badaboum2 Comments
Nov 08 Badaboum Présente Dave Aju Live, Sety & Neet
Nov 09 Badaboum Présente: Jay Haze & Masomenos
Nov 16 Badaboum Présente: Agnès, Vincent Giumelli & Tito
Nov 23 Badaboum Présente: Trus'me & Syncrophone
Nov 28 Badaboum Présente: Recloose, Pepperpot & Neet
Nov 29 Badaboum Présente: The Revenge, Dj Steef, Vasseur & E2M
Dec 27 Badaboum Présente Sammy Dee
Mon, 21 Oct 2013  /  1 Comment
Magie Noire will host DJ Koze at Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris on November 1st.1 Comment
The party was held for the first time late last month. Its debut featured a house-focused lineup that included Perlon staple Margaret Dygas, John Dimas and Dyed Soundorom, and its second edition will continue that trend. Quirky Hamburg producer and Pampa Records label boss DJ Koze has been locked in to headline, while local minimalist Vadim Svoboda will provide the night's live set. There are still more names to be announced. The party will return in December and February, spreading out across different locations.—the lineups for those events are still being put together.
You can get tickets to the November event here.
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