BEON1X Announces New Names for Debut Cyprus Festival

Gonçalo, Matador, Maceo Plex, Nick Warren & more all added

This year’s much anticipated BEON1X Open Mind Music Festival today adds global house and techno talents Gonçalo, Matador, Maceo Plex, Nick Warren and more to the lineup. The game-changing events in Cyprus run from 23rd – 25th September and 30th September to 2nd October, with other names like Carl Cox, Boris Brejcha, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Paul Kalkbrenner live, Satori live, Sasha / John Digweed, Sven Väth, Deborah De Luca, Chelina Manuhutu, Fatima Hajji, Guy J and more all playing. Tickets are available now at

This festival is set to change the scene in Cyprus for good. It is a bold and ambitious new project that takes place at this oceanside spot in Larnaca district (CTO Beach), on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is a sandy paradise with a range of buzzing bars and lots of local cultures and customs, as well as a backdrop formed from rolling hills, plenty of pine trees and breathtaking views out to sea. It is easily accessible from all of Europe, and for this festival will have a range of superbly designed stages with next level lighting, sound and visuals that will sink dancers into an immersive musical world.

The music covers a broad range of house and techno styles from some of the best in the game. The latest additions include Portuguese star Gonçalo, who is the Dreambeach Villaricos resident and artistic director and an artist on labels such as Tronic and Stereo Productions. Then comes Irish minimal techno tastemaker Matador, the legendary Ellum Audio boss and astral techno explorer Maceo Plex, as well as Global Underground mainstay and long time prog house champion Nick Warren.

All this is on top of live shows from heavyweights like Paul Kalkbrenner and Satori, techno from Boris Brejcha, Carl Cox, Deborah De Luca, Luciano and Sven Väth and house from Jamie Jones, Sasha b2b Digweed, Chelina Manuhutu, Fatima Hajji and Guy J.

Between all the musical fun there is plenty to do such as water sports, beach football, volleyball and yoga, plenty of mouthwatering food and drinks offerings and more besides.

More than 12000 people are set to attend BEON1X Open Mind Music Festival each day so make sure you are one of them.

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Manchester 360 returns to host 3 day day parties at Manchester historic Victoria Baths

Dimitri From Paris, Lee Burridge & Darius Syrossian headline

The JBM Music team behind Joshua Brooks are launching a new series of Manchester 360 events with an epic take over the historic Victoria Baths. Three days of parties across November 4th, 5th and 6th invite you to rave in an empty Grade-II listed swimming pool with Darius Syrossian, Lee Burridge and Dimitri from Paris headlining one day each. Tickets are out now so join the waitlist and get exclusive access before public release.

This will be a weekender like no other – a rave in Victoria Bath with an immersive 360 sound system and killer light shows that will take you to another realm. The venue’s stunning architecture boasts glazed bricks and stained glass windows which date back to 1906 when it was described as “a water palace” by the Lord Mayor and “the most splendid bathing institution in the country”.

Well now, bathing turns to raving with the most talented DJs in the electronic scene across three days of parties. First up is local hero Darius Syrossian who is no stranger to playing packed out and sweaty dance floors with his edgy and straight up house sound. Then comes another UK legend in Lee Burridge, the man behind All Day I Dream with his own zoned out and hypnotic take on house. Last but not least, French titan Dimitri From Paris always cooks up dazzling disco and filter house sounds that are packed with soul and colour.

You do not want to miss your slice of partying history: join the waitlist for Manchester 360º: Weekend Takeover at Victoria Baths in Manchester asap.

Ever wanted to rave in an empty swimming pool? Now’s your chance!
Grade II listed building
Dance amongst the stunning architecture of glazed bricks and stained glass windows
Enjoy extended sets from the biggest International DJs in the electronic scene
Manchester 360 takes over the empty baths for 3 days of house, disco and techno
Incredible light shows and state-of-the-art immersive 360 sound system

General Info
Date: 4, 5 & 6 November 2022
Duration: 6-8 hours
Location: Victoria Baths

Darius Syrossian

Dimitri from Paris

Lee Burridge

UNDER in Pictures

UNDER is situated in idyllic, unique surroundings that juxtapose the concrete, industrial wasteland and the beautiful, scenic landscapes in the distance of the River Nene and Nene Park itself.

In August for the latest one, DJs were playing beneath the Nene Parkway Flyover with Darius Syrossian, East End Dubs, ALISHA all smashing it.

We were there taking pictures and this is what we saw.

Kiesgrube celebrate 25th season with series announcement 

Michael Bibi, Marco Carola, Luciano, Bambounoui, Seth Troxler, KiNK headline

Kiesgrube aka KEEZY announces their full program for their 25th anniversary summer season. With the three events still in the pipeline the ful line-up includes the likes of Charlotte De Witte, Michael Bibi, Marco Carola, Luciano, Bambounoui, Seth Troxler, KiNK, Pan-Pot, Palms Trax, Job Jobse, DJ Gigola, MCR-T, KI/KI, Adiel, Jackmaster, Patrick Mason, Bedouin, Damian Lazarus and many more high-calibre as well as up and coming artists will be heading to the beautiful location of Villenpark Rheinperle in Duisburg until September 18th.

KEEZY’s 25th anniversary summer season is in full swing! After two sensational events in their temporary exile in Duisburg with high-calibre names such as Marco Carola, Luciano, Charlotte de Witte, ANNA, Bambounou and many more, the long-established brand Kiesgrube is going full steam ahead with the continuation of its grand 25th anniversary summerseason. Both the KEEZY 2022 opening event and the July 24 follow-up event were completely sold out, making a tidy statement about what to expect in the weeks and months ahead. After these two great spectacles with outstanding highlights, consisting of a b2b set by Marco Carola and Luciano that already qualifies as a legendary one and an extended excessive high-energy set by Charlotte de Witte, KEEZY is ready to reach the next level.

Be there when this great summer season escalates to the final episodes and look forward to next year with an outstanding new location to be revealed very soon…

The mission to reach new levels has already been set with a busy season revelation with three more events featuring many notorious names:

September 11 – Kiesgrube x Home Again w/ Palms Trax, Job Jobse, KiNK, MCR-T, DJ Gigola, KI/KI and Sandilé
September 18 – Kiesgrube Closing Festival w/ Seth Stroxler b2b Michael Bibi, Jackmaster, Patrick Mason, U.R. Trax, Adiel, Thabo, Rampini, Chris Di Perri and I AM

Volta Create offers free access to world-class visuals used by Bonobo and Jamie Jones at Glastonbury

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Volta Create allows all artists no matter their budget or skill level to create world-class visuals to accompany and elevate their live performances.

Free, self-service XR creation platform Volta announces the launch of a new version of Volta Create. This new version is another standout development for the fast-growing, industry-leading platform as it features designs and worlds used by BONOBO, Jamie Jones, TSHA and more during their headline shows at Glastonbury, and by NERO, Noizu and Brux at shows at the Brooklyn Mirage.

Volta Create allows all artists no matter their budget or skill level to create world-class visuals to accompany and elevate their live performances. Epic visuals from major league International festivals are now no longer the preserve of top tier DJs – anyone can access them and use them on their own artist channels whether live or streamed on Twitch, YouTube, Mixcloud or TikTok. Not only are artists able to create live performances, but Volta Create is a great tool to produce high quality music videos just like Imogen Heap did for her single ‘Last night Of An Empire’.

This tool is the first of its kind and, unlike other 3D and music visual software offerings, it remains completely free, doesn’t require specialized knowledge or any unique skill set and is available on all desktops. The Volta team will also soon be announcing another new feature, which will allow creators to monetize their live streams via audience interaction, but the platform will still remain free for creators.

Previous performances have proved the immense value of using Volta Create for all artists across styles and genres with increased fan engagement and viewership stats. Machinedrum’s performance from NYC streamed to PointBlank’s Youtube channel, for example, saw a 10X increase in live chat engagement.

Alex Kane, Co-founder of Volta, says “Over the past few months we got to show off the next phase of Volta with some of the biggest artists, on some of the biggest stages at some of the most renowned events and venues in the world… The opportunity to do so was mind blowing to say the least. Getting to share this new technology and seeing the worlds and experiences artists create is even more exciting.”

The latest update includes many new 3D elements as well as exciting features. New worlds from Glastonbury and Brooklyn Mirage have been added including those used by Bonobo, Jamie Jones, NERO, TSHA and more. Recently, the legendary DJ Yoda used Volta Create to design and livestream a DJ set entitled ‘Cinema Yoda’ to his Twitch channel. With the use of the panning camera angle feature, Yoda achieved a uniquely immersive feel to his set-up which took it to another level.

DJ Yoda goes on to say “Volta and I built the first iteration of my new live stream set ‘Cinema Yoda’. Various camera angles allowed the stream to showcase not only an XR world I have wanted to make for a long time but a new way to show off my turntables within it. My audience could step into the world of DJ Yoda both musically and visually. This was the first of many performances in Volta worlds to come… keep an eye out for more soon!”

Other features include output custom resolutions that allow users to choose any rectilinear resolution a new graphic generator in visual sources that allows text, shapes and gradient, plus kaleidoscope effects, a new video playback engine, more reliable and faster triggering of video visual sources when toggling between videos in a folder, Ableton Link settings, MIDI mappings for many DJ devices and plenty more bug fixes relating to load and save, triggers and much more.

Recently, the world renowned Amnesia Club in Ibiza experienced the first run of the brand new Volta Create. With artists like Horse Meat Disco, Freddy K, Cassie and more, the club was transformed into a 3D mixed reality experience that was real time generated and completely audio reactive.

This is the latest step in Volta’s on-going mission to democratize the creation of mixed reality mind-bending performances for all artists all over the world. It comes after important partnerships with headline artists during this year’s Glastonbury as well as receiving a $500k grant from Innovate UK, the government-backed agency which drives productivity and economic growth.

Volta XR


Best moments from Family Piknik Festival

Family Piknik is one of Europe’s premier techno festivals and it proved that again this past weekend.  

It offered all shades of techno under the sun with another mega line-up featuring Charlotte de Witte, Riche Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Whomadewho, Sébastien Léger and tens more at various spots in Montpellier.

The multiple stages all had spectacular light, sound and visuals and here are some of the best pictures from the event.

UK Festival Awards 17th Edition announces brand new location at Manchester Freight Island

Nominations now open

UK Festival Awards 2022 announces new venue and Ticketmaster as Official Ticketing Partner for its 17th Edition Festival Insights is proud and more than a little excited to announce the date and venue for the presentation of the 2022 UK Festival Awards, the only fully festival focussed awards that give fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite events.
To be held on 6th December at Manchester’s Freight Island, the event presents the ideal opportunity for festival organisers and suppliers to get together and reflect of the past season whilst looking forward to the next; the awards themselves will be decided by either fan votes, expert panel, or a combination of both in categories including Best Major Festival, Outstanding Contribution and, for one year only, the Perfect Pivot Award for the festival business that applied its skills to alternative activity during the Covid closure.
With awards ranging from grassroots to large and categories for family and non-music festivals, organisers Festival Insights are expecting record numbers of votes, with the public having the say in more awards categories than ever. Festivals can browse categories and enter at
Andrew Parsons, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK said: “We’re proud to partner with the UK Festival Awards for the fifth year running. Festivals are a cornerstone of UK culture and it’s so important we recognise the hardworking people behind the scenes who make them happen. Manchester is the perfect host city – home to so many artists, venues and teams central to the festival ecosystem.”  
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “Everyone in Greater Manchester knows the massive global impact this place has had on music and culture, so it’s fitting to see the UK Festival Awards coming to the true home of 24-hour party people.
“After what’s been an exceptionally tough time for festivals and the hospitality industry, it’s really important that we get behind the sector and recognise the many people – from organisers, to caterers, to volunteers – who deliver everything from boutique independent events to some of the biggest shows on earth. We can’t wait to welcome all of this year’s nominees to Manchester and celebrate their achievements with them.”
Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester said: “The UK Festival Awards is an annual highlight for the industry. Now in its 19th year, I’m absolutely delighted that they have chosen Manchester as this year’s host. A city that’s known for its rich tapestry of festivals, the acknowledgement is testament to everyone behind the scenes that make them happen. I look forward to attending, celebrating and throwing my full support behind it. Manchester is truly open”
Commenting on the move to Manchester, Festival Insight CEO, Andy Lenthall said: “Manchester’s rich cultural heritage, its vibrant festival scene and great selection of cool venues make it an ideal choice  for our first move out of the capital.”
Early bird tickets, priced £99 are on sale now, entries, voting and judging will open later in ugust.

Giolì and Assia release new single “Playing Chess” from their forthcoming album, ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water.’


Today, Italian multi instrumentalists, singer/songwriters, DJs and label owner duo Giolì and Assia release the new single “Playing Chess” from their forthcoming third studio album, ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water.’

Following the release of recent singles Fire Hell and Holy Water,” “Silence,” and “I’ll Be Fine,” the 4th single, “Playing Chess,” brings us closer to the LP, set for release on September 9th on Ultra Records. The single is a piece of Depeche Mode-style electronica that was initially inspired by Florence & the Machine’s track ‘Shake It Out.’ One of the most energetic singles on the album, ‘Playing Chess’ is led by Gioli’s uptempo drums and complemented by her captivating piano chords and Assia’s vocals. The push-pull effect of the instrumentation reflects on the contrastingly intense and introspective nature of the record, all while showcasing the couples’ unending love for one another.
“The lyrics revolve around the metaphor that we are nothing but pawns on a chessboard; part of a game, of a mechanism that is none other than the society in which we live today, which alienates us away from our more human and true form,” Giolì and Assia said in reference to the creative process behind writing the single. “The only escape from this game is the night; only in the night we reveal our true selves, only during the night we can be free, ‘but when it’s dark I know our souls are true, yeah when it’s dark I see the light in your eyes, but when it’s sunshine, you hide,”they added.

Hailing from Palermo, Italy, Giolì and Assia have captured the hearts of fans around the world with their sublime and ethereal soundscapes. The duo create genreless sounds that are entirely their own from start to finish without any outside collaboration. Giolì, a masterful pianist who has been honing her craft since the age of 8, plays the piano, cello, drums, guitar, and handpan, with Assia commanding lead vocals and guitar across the album.

Giolì & Assia will continue touring around the world into the Summer & Fall, returning to North America in September with their biggest headline shows to date at LA’s The Novo and Brooklyn Steel. The duo also have festival slots at Czech festival Colours of Ostrava, Austria’s FM4 Frequency Festival, Chicago’s ARC Music Festival, Las Vegas’s Life is Beautiful, San Francisco’s Portola, and more.

Alongside the single release today, Giolì & Assia have unveiled the live performance video of “Playing Chess” taken from their boundary-pushing video series “#DiesisLive”. The videos have been a cornerstone of development and creative expression for Giolì & Assia as artists, carving out their own aesthetic niche and garnering the band millions of views for each production from across the globe. Started in April 2019, the high-octane productions invite viewers to watch intimate Giolì & Assia live performances filmed in remote and jaw dropping locations. These have included a volcano in the Aeolian Islands, the Andromeda Theater in the Province of Agrigento, Isola Delle Femmine in the duo’s hometown of Palermo, the breathtaking Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland, and most recently the Krysviksberg Cliffs in Iceland.

Set for release September 9th on Ultra Records, ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water’ is the band’s biggest body of work to date, a 16-track labor of love. Named after a well known local Sicilian saying, the record documents their turbulent and intense highs and lows as a couple, and the health problems and untimely losses of relatives during the pandemic. Referencing a plethora of major sonic influences, the pair cite London Grammar, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Labyrinth’s Euphoria score, U2 and Ludovico Eunaudi as just a few of the many formative inspirations on their landmark forthcoming album.

Around the album launch and tour dates, Giolì & Assia recently launched a contest to win a golden custom G&A handpan, vinyl test pressing, merch capsule, 2 tickets to a headline show, meet & greet and more. Enter to win via the link here.

Steve Aoki teams up with Bershka & Amnesia Ibiza to Announce Collection on Decentraland

A livestream will take place at Amnesia Ibiza 16th August

Today, Bershka launch its first collection of wearables in Decentraland with the help of Amnesia Ibiza and Steve Aoki.

This Bershka x Amnesia Ibiza capsule collection will be available in Bershka stores, on and here through the Amnesia store in Decentraland.

The ambassador of this collection and DJ of the party is 2x-GRAMMY-nominated music producer, artist, and fashion designer Steve Aoki. To celebrate this collaboration, on 16th August (Wednesday 17th August 3.30am CEST)Bershka will stream live from Amnesia Ibiza Steve Aoki’s HiROQUEST party at Amnesia Decentraland for all its followers! You’ll be able to watch the livestream, buy some of the collection’s pieces and get the exclusive POAP by Steve Aoki. The stream will also be available simultaneously on Amnesia Ibiza’s official YouTube channel and through all A0K1VERSE Sky Pods on, with a special streaming party in Steve’s personal Sky Pod!

The Bershka x AMNESIA capsule is a going out collection inspired by the world of clubbing. It includes a selection of items for girls and boys, among which several oversized T-shirt designs stand out, an asymmetrical rib top with the club logo, a dress, a top and a tulle skirt with photographic prints inspired by the Amnesia parties, among other garments.

Metaverse event participants will be able to get the POAP in Decentranland (or the achievement stamps in Sky Pods) to claim some of the exclusive perks, merchandising items and 250,000 KlubCoin tokens to be shared among the POAP & achievement stamps holders.

“I’m excited to partner with Amnesia and Bershka to bring the spirit of Ibiza to the metaverse. Decentraland fans worldwide can tune in to hear an early sneak peek of my new album HiROQUEST: Genesis. said Steve Aoki

“We are very excited to collaborate on the Bershka x Amnesia metaverse wearable collection. It’s been amazing to see the continual interest from established brands to pioneer the open metaverse with us.”“ said Miles Anthony, CEO of DecentralGames

“It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome Steve Aoki in our Amnesia virtual venue in Decentraland and to be the first club brand to launch a phygital capsule collection with a global clothing brand such as Bershka” said Sergi Blaya, brand manager at Amnesia Ibiza.

You can now buy the new Bershka x Amnesia Ibiza collection in your nearest Bershka store, on and in the Amnesia store at Decentraland.

More information on

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Walker & Royce collaborate with Chris Lorenzo to remix Idris Muhammad’s classic track “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”.


Deep house duo Walker & Royce have collaborated with Chris Lorenzo and cooked up a complete revitalization of the classic Idris Muhammad track “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This” for Ultra Records.

Having incorporated the original into their sets across various festivals this past year, Walker & Royce know the track inside out, and deep house expert Chris Lorenzo – who currently holds the #4 spot on the Beatport charts with his most recent release “MAMI” – is a perfect addition to the team to make this one really pop. Between them, these creatives have amped up this disco classic and brought it into the modern age with top notch production and measured delivery.

Their version has big, bouncing drums and firing synth work with shooting cosmic lasers. It’s an energetic, textured track with the big vocals the icing on the cake and sure to make this one into a modern classic.

This is a brilliant update on a well known gem.

Walker & Royce
Chris Lorenzo