Fri, 10 May 2013  /  1 Comment
Initial details of this year's Turin's Club To Club festival have been announced.1 Comment
Th 2013 edition will run from November 7th through 10th. The theme is "Twins," though there isn't much info yet as to what that actually means in terms of programming. Club To Club typically takes over venues and nightclubs in the city, happening alongside Contemporary Art Week and ARTissima.
So far, six acts have are slated to perform at the gathering: Moderat, who recently announced their long-awaited follow-up album, will play live, while Detroit house producer Kyle Hall and John Talabot will both DJ. Also booked are Tri Angle's resident conjurer of spooky sounds The Haxan Cloak, noise-drone duo Fuck Buttons and Italian group Niños Du Brasil, all of whom will perform live.
Wed, 01 May 2013  /  1 Comment
Dancity 2013 will take place in the Italian city of Foligno from June 27th to June 30th.1 Comment
Every year the festival pits cutting-edge electronic acts against a historical backdrop (Foligno's roots date back to pre-Roman period times). This year, Dancity's theme is "A Unitary Urbanism," reportedly inspired by Situationist school of thought and geared towards disrupting the everyday city atmosphere with art. Events will happen in usual venue, Auditorium San Domenico, as well as a few other older buildings and a nightclub.
The festival is typically split between dance music and more experimental artists. Berghain resident Ben Klock and Border Community's James Holden are the only two DJ acts billed so far. They'll join the live dance sounds of Robert Hood, Mathew Jonson, Metro Area, Claro Intelecto and Andy Stott. UK hip-hop artist Ghostpoet and American Kranky-signed band Deerhunter are some of the other live acts confirmed, while Shackleton will premiere a brand new set at the festival, performing with the Foligno Quintana drummers.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013  /  8 Comments
Claudio PRC and Ness are teaming up as The Gods Planet to release an album entitled LP1.8 Comments
The two artists—real names Claudio Porceddu and Andrea Deplano—are natives of Sardinia who've become known for their pursuits as producers of deep and dark techno, both as a duo and in solo mode. Porceddu is a core member of the Prologue crew, having produced his debut solo LP Inner State for that label in 2012. Deplano has also appeared on Prologue, and more recently has put out tracks and remixes for the likes of M_Rec LTD and Attic Music, along with helping to launch a new imprint, Frames Of Thought.
Porceddu and Deplano's collaboration as The Gods Planet has led to two self-released white label vinyls, and as the name implies, LP1 will be their first full-length effort together. The album is comprised of material the duo have been working on since 2009, and they describe it as "a completely Sardinian joint," with the label On2Sides and visual artist Luca Licciardi both hailing from the island as well. It'll be made available as a limited cassette tape and a digital download in May, though an exact release date is still yet to be revealed. The pair will soon link up again, as Claudio PRC and Ness, for an EP on Leo Anibaldi's Cannibald Records.
01. Memories Of A Distant Planet (Intro)
02. Entrance Of The Gods (Initiation)
03. Fight For Existence (Arming)
04. Spaces Like This (Announcement)
05. TGP Bar (Insert)
06. The Runaways (Way Out)
07. Radio Universe (Outro)
On2Sides will release LP1 in May, 2013.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
Elrow continue their On The Road series with their debut show in Naples on May 1st.Post a comment
The Barcelona-based outfit have so far thrown parties in Mallorca and Alicante, but this collaboration with International Talent will be their first in the southern Italian city. Set in the iconic Old River Park, the event will run from 10 AM until midnight and will feature CLR boss Chris Liebing and Ostgut Ton's Marcel Dettmann as headliners. Elrow residents Oscar Aguilera, Marc Maya and Marco Biani will provide support, with local act the Audiomatiques rounding out the bill.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013  /  1 Comment
Spring Attitude 2013 will take place in Rome from May 10th through 12th.1 Comment
The festival, now in its fourth year, will take over the Spazio Novecento complex in southern Rome, a venue equipped with a large-capacity main stage and a smaller back room. This year Spring Attitude is almost evenly split between DJ sets and live acts, with a healthy emphasis on dance floor-friendly sounds.
UK house duo Dusky, SBTRKT, Disclosure and Turbo affiliate Gesaffelstein are among the DJ acts billed. Permanent Vacation's John Talabot and Tensnake, French youngster XXYYXX and Giraffage will provide some of the more dance-oriented live sets, while R&S outfit Vondelpark and Ghostly's Shigeto will also perform live.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
Kappa Futurfestival 2013 will take place on the 13th and 14th of July.Post a comment
Organised by the people behind Turin's Movement Festival, 2013 will mark the event's second year under the Kappa sports brand. Set against the industrial backdrop of the city's Parco Dora across two stages, the first day will welcome the likes of Damian Lazarus, Kerri Chandler and Nicole Moudaber. Carl Cox is booked to headline for the second year running, while Dyed Soundorom also returns to play alongside label mates Shonky and Dan Ghenacia as Apollonia. The Sunday will keep things suitably varied with Erol Alkan, Ellen Allien and Zombie Nation featuring alongside the techno-strong pairing of Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin.
Tickets for Kappa Futurfestival are available here on RA.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
Three Days Of Struggle will hold its 2013 edition in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, from May 10th through 12th.Post a comment
The annual noise and experimental music festival has invited Dominick Fernow, founder of Hospital Productions, to curate their sixth annual festival, FACT reports. Fernow is better known for his productions as Prurient, or Vatican Shadow for his techno-inspired work, and he'll DJ at the three-day event. Spooky Modern Love duo Demdike Stare are perhaps the most recognizable name, and they'll be joined by noise and drone artist Kevin Drumm, recent Blackest Ever Black signee Cut Hands and dark ambient producer Lussuria. Mike Connelly from noise group Hair Police will also show off two of his projects, Falling Lights and Clay Rendering. The festival will take place at the city's Codalunga venue. Tickets are available at the Codalunga website, as standalone passes or including Blonde, a Hospital Productions release by festival co-curator Nico Vascellari.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013  /  6 Comments
The lineup for this year's Elita festival in Milan has been finalised.6 Comments
Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich are the two most eye-catching additions to a lineup that already includes Ricardo Villalobos, Lindstrøm, John Talabot and James Holden. Other new announcements include former Aeroplane man The Magician, Cadenza affiliate Robert Dietz and Talabot collaborator Pional. UK composer and producer Jon Hopkins and Planet Mu's Rudi Zygadlo have also been confirmed for the festival, which is being held in parallel with Milan Design Week from April 10th through 14th. For an idea of what to expect, check out the RA review of last year's Elita.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013  /  6 Comments
Full details of this year's Elita festival in Milan have been revealed.6 Comments
Elita is part of Milan Design Week, and will take place from April 10th through 14th at various venues across the city (it also featured at number seven in our top festivals feature for April). The lineup sees Ricardo Villalobos headlining alongside Yasiin Bey, AKA hip-hop veteran Mos Def. They will be joined on the bill by a sprinkling of established acts such as Lindstrøm, John Talabot, James Holden and Benoit & Sergio, as well as some local Italian talent like Clockwork, who recently announced details of their debut album.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013  /  Post a comment
Running Back will throw a party in Milan on March 8th.Post a comment
The German label, founded by Gerd Janson back in 2002, has become a respected outlet, with a broad musical palette that has seen releases from Redshape, Tiger & Woods, Theo Parrish and Disco Nihilist among others. Janson himself will showcase the label's vibrant sound at Milan's Spazio ex Ansaldo club. He's a renowned DJ in his own right, and a regular at Panorama Bar as well as Frankfurt's Robert-Johnson club.
He'll be supported by a cast of Italian locals, including THISISWIRE residents TripHoly and Vanderlick, plus the Meta::Detroit sound system and a live set from Machine. The first hour of the night will feature a workshop on the electronic Tenori-On instrument led by Alessandro Branca.
Tickets for the showcase are available on RA.
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