Mon, 13 May 2013  /  1 Comment
The Henk op de Helling festival will take place in Amsterdam on July 20th.1 Comment
The Henk parties have been happening in various forms around Amsterdam for a few years now, but the mainstay has been the summer event on the hill of the NDSM Docklands shipyard-cum-venue. Most of the events so far have had an emphasis on live acts, and this year's edition is no different. Though Henk launched a new indoor festival at the same site this past April, this will reportedly be the final Henk op de Helling ("Henk on the Slope") docklands event, with a press release stating "it is time to close this inspiring era and put all the energy in a brand new concept."
Sitting at the top of the bill of live acts is the Moritz Von Oswald Trio, along with Smallville's Lawrence, Downward's chief Regis and Pampa signee Isolée. Fachwerk head Mike Dehnert, Hotflush's Dense & Pika and German producer Redshape will all perform, as will San Proper, John Heckle and former Bar 25 resident Matt John. Austrian three-piece techno band Elektro Guzzi are also slated to perform. The festival site will be adorned with installations and art by artists from around Europe.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013  /  3 Comments
The 20th edition of Amsterdam's Mysteryland festival will take place on Saturday, August 24th.3 Comments
This year's event will be held across 13 stages at Floriade Terrein, and the lineup adopts an anything-goes approach, with everything from trance to trap, house and techno covered. The list of DJs includes Speedy J, Fake Blood, Eats Everything, Joris Voorn, Joker, Lucy, Bok Bok, Heidi, the Visionquest collective, Cassy and Steve Rachmad, with the latter two playing back-to-back. Veteran techno heads Regis and James Ruskin will team up as O/V/R, while recent Exchange subject Tiga has been billed to play a techno set. Steve Aoki and Steve Angello will headline, with a huge supporting cast of Dutch talent rounding out the bill.
In addition to the music program, the festival also offers attendees the chance to watch films at Nostalgia ("the world's smallest cinema") or check out an exhibition called Shit Art, where artists "turn toilets into objects of art." To get an idea of the kind of vibe you can expect at Mysteryland, check out the trailer below.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013  /  2 Comments
Koninginnefestival will take place from April 29th through May 1st.2 Comments
The Queen's Day festival happens at Smalle Haven in Eindhoven. Aside from techno and house, the event has a relatively wide remit that also includes jazz, funk, hip-hop, blues and disco. The first day of the event, the Koninginnenacht, will start at 10 PM on the 29th and feature a live set from Ostgut Ton's Tobias. Other names billed for the night include Chicago disco DJs Rahaan and Zernell, as well as Amsterdam's Makcim. The second day features Cocoon's Andre Galluzzi, Losoul, Get Physical associate Boris Werner and Dutch selector I-F.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
Several names have been added to the bill for this year's PITCH festival in Amsterdam.Post a comment
The new additions broaden the event's offerings, with everything from grime to dub to African jazz and house covered. Julio Bashmore, Objekt, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke will bring their club-friendly sounds, while Australian chart topper Flume, Ethio-jazz doyen Mulatu Astatke, celebrated dub outfit Fat Freddy's Drop and the frenetic rhythms of Shangaan Electro will inject some colour into proceedings. Dizzee Rascal will bring his pop-infused grime sound, while Hyperdub affiliates Darkstar will also perform. They join several previously announced names including Disclosure, Trentemøller, JETS and James Blake. This year's event will take place on the weekend of July 5th and 6th in Amsterdam's Cultuurpark.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013  /  9 Comments
Pacha Festival 2013 will take place in Amsterdam on May 18th.9 Comments
The day-long event—beginning at noon and going until 11:00 PM—will take over the man-made Java island on the east side of the city. This year it will feature the usual three stages, as well as a boat party designed in the theme of Pacha Ibiza's Flower Power night with resident DJ Piti. In typical Ibiza fashion, the festival offers VIP bottle service, as well as the traditional "Ibiza hippie market" with artisan crafts and goods.
The Open Air stage boasts some of the lineup's biggest names, including Roger Sanchez and Sander Kleinenberg but also a set from Kevin Saunderson with his Inner City band. John Digweed will headline the techno stage, alongside Cadenza's Reboot, Technasia and Gregor Tresher. The deep stage will host the ecstatic disco sounds of Tensnake, plus Dyed Soundorom, Deetron and others.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013  /  19 Comments
Details of the first Diynamic Festival have been revealed, which will take place on May 18th in Amsterdam.19 Comments
A joint affair between Diynamic and Amsterdam nightclub Studio 80, the event will take place at Arena Park. In addition to label boss Solomun, the festival will feature a range of artists affiliated with the German label, including Kollektiv Turmstrasse, H.O.S.H., Stimming, Adriatique, Ost & Kjex and David August, whose new album, Times, is currently streaming exclusively on RA. Although this is the first time Diynamic have hosted a full-blown festival, they've spent the first few months of 2013 establishing their party credentials, locking in two weekly residencies in Ibiza (Tuesdays at Sankeys and Sundays at Pacha).
Wed, 27 Mar 2013  /  30 Comments
The Amsterdam-based Dekmantel crew have outlined details of a new festival, set to take place August 23rd and 24th.30 Comments
Dekmantel already host one daylong festival, Lente Kabinet, which will take place in Amsterdam in May, but this new event is more ambitious in scale, taking place over two days in Amsterdamse Bos (the Amsterdam Forest). The Dekmantel Festival boasts a lineup heavily geared towards house and techno: live performances will come from Four Tet, Karenn, Legowelt, Mathew Jonson, Planetary Assault Systems, Voices from the Lake, XOSAR, Magic Mountain High, Robert Hood (as Floorplan) and Underground Resistance presents Timeline.
DJ performances have been confirmed from Jeff Mills, Surgeon, John Talabot, Joy Orbison, Laurent Garnier, Optimo and Scuba. Hessle Audio trio Ben UFO, Pangaea and Pearson Sound will all play, as will Berghain residents Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann and L.I.E.S chief Ron Morelli. James Holden, who this week announced details of his long-awaited second album, will also DJ.
There will be some local talent on show, too, including San Proper, Tom Trago, Cinnaman, Makam and the Dekmantel Soundsystem . You can watch a brief teaser video for the festival below. Tickets will go on sale on March 29th through Dekmantel's website.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013  /  Post a comment
The 2013 PITCH festival will take place in Amsterdam on July 5th and 6th.Post a comment
The third edition of the two-day event will take place at the Cultuurpark Westgasfabriek, an old industrial site in Amsterdam's west that houses five indoor venues and one outdoor stage. Highlights so far include live performances from Disclosure, Trentemøller and James Blake, whose second album is due for release in April. The rest of the lineup so far contains a mix of more experienced names—most notably Jamie Lidell and Bonobo—as well as newer talent like AlunaGeorge, Bicep and Baauer. JETS, the duo of Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar, will also perform, as will sometime Brian Eno and King Creosote collaborator Jon Hopkins.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013  /  Post a comment
The lineup for this year's Amsterdam Open Air festival, taking place June 8th and 9th, has been announced.Post a comment
The annual camping weekender will again be held at Gaasperpark on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Organisers say the aim of the festival is to showcase the variety of the city's nightlife, and they've booked a lineup that touches on house, disco, techno and more. Techno acts such as Robert Hood, Tommy Four Seven and Sandwell District—who recently announced details of their Fabric 69 mix—share the bill with more house-oriented artists including tINI, Guti, DJ Sneak, Cassy, Danny Daze, Benoit & Sergio, Todd Terry and The Martinez Brothers. Shapeshifting Turbo Records chief Tiga will also perform, as will Belgian disco-house head Aeroplane and BPitch Control's Ellen Allien. The lineup includes a healthy sprinkling of homegrown talent, including Tom Trago, San Proper, Gerd and Detroit Swindle.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013  /  9 Comments
Larry Heard will release two out-of-print EPs, Stomp The Beat and 1990, through his own Alleviated Records.9 Comments
Both records were originally released anonymously as Gherkin Jerks—it wasn't until later that Heard admitted he was behind them—and remained the only music he produced under that name. Stomp The Beat was released in 1988 while 1990 followed a year later through Brett Wilcots and Jim Stivers's Gherkin Records imprint, which shut up shop in 1991. Heard will now reissue the EPs in partnership with Dutch label/distributor Clone Records, who say that both records have been digitally enhanced. You can listen to snippets of both Stomp The Beat and 1990 on Clone Distribution's SoundCloud page.
Stomp The Beat
01. Don't Dis The Beat
03. Acid Indigestion
04. Midi Beats
06. Din Sync (Get Up And Do Your Thang)
02. Blast Off
03. Red Planet
04. Saturn V
05. Space Dance
06. Strange Creatures
Alleviated will reissue Stomp The Beat and 1990 in late April 2013.
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