There is no rest for the best and so it proved for Family Piknik this year. This famous techno brand did not let anything get in its way and managed to host some seriously good events over the summer months. There were five in all with famous techno DJs like Artbat, Sven Väth, Monolink, Mind Against, Adam Beyer and Reiner Zonneveld and many more all laying down killer sets for the 20000 people who attended. Add in the open air main festival itself in Montpellier and 2021 was magic despite the pandemic troubles.
More recently, the team also pulled it out of the bag with a monster event for 6000 dancers at the revered Beziers Arenas. It was transformed into a party paradise with 12 meter high flames and a spectacular light show as well s some fine tech house from German master Boris Brejcha. Next to him, French techno titan Space 92 took us on a real trip and Ann Clue, Ki Yera, and firm favourites Tom Pooks & Joy Kitikonti also joined in.
There is plenty to look forward to next year as Family Piknik are pleased to announce a brand new weekly residency in Montpellier each Sunday from July 3rd to August 26th. As well as the of course the famous festival returns to the city across the weekend of 6 & 7th of August with the first wave of names due before 2021 is done. Keep your eyes peeled!
Leading ticketing and event marketing company Ticket Fairy will be the exclusive ticket partner for 15 electronic events to be hosted in North America’s largest indoor amusement park and shopping mall, American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The park is to be fully transformed on Friday October 29th by BTA Events who will launch its Magic Carousel music series with the Grand Opening event “American Scream,” a Halloween Amusement Park Takeover featuring BORGEOUS & CEDRIC GERVAIS with tickets available now at https://www.ticketfairy.com/.
Ticket Fairy has now sold over $100m worth of tickets across the globe thanks to its vastly superior technology and endless innovation in the sector. The company offers backend information that is second to none, while ticket buyers feel safe and rewarded using the site, which also saves them time and money. The platform allows organizers to better monetize and manage events within one highly scalable self-service system, while also providing huge benefits to consumers who attend events. With unique marketing automation and analytics tools, The Ticket Fairy has been built to meet the demands of producers of large-scale festivals, concerts, Esports tournaments and conventions. Importantly, The Ticket Fairy also includes technology that mitigates resale fraud and scalping.
This massive Halloween launch party will crash head-on into America’s biggest indoor roller coasters and extreme thrill rides, offering a one-of-a-kind experience. This indoor mega-event will feature custom staging, lighting, and effects designed and installed solely for this production. This fusion of music, cocktails and thrills will push and redefine the boundaries of nightlife.
CEO Ritesh Patel says, “We are delighted to be part of the transformation of such an incredible space into one of the most unique and immersive event venues in North America. Ticket Fairy marketing technology, in conjunction with the vast experience of the BTA Events team, is a perfect combination!.”
On Friday, October 29th Platinum-selling DJ and producer, Borgeous, and French-born, Miami-based Grammy Award winner Cedric Gervais will co-headline American Scream. On Saturday night October 30th, the venue will host “Zombieland” produced by Jake Resnicow, with a line-up featuring Aquaria and Yvie Oddly, and music by Aquaria and Las Bibas from Vizcaya.
This is another big development for Ticket Fairy who continue to innovate and lead the industry from the front.
Greece’s #1 dj and producer Echonomist teams up with renowned producer Jenia Tarsol for their debut on Afterlife.
Renowned for his indie-electronic explorations, Echonomist has risen to prominence in recent years, establishing an untarnished reputation within the electronic music community. His sound is derived from a broad palette of tones, timbres and influences; from drum’n’bass to rock and jazz. Jenia Tarsol has appeared on a long list of influential labels, collaborating with some of the greats of our scene. His soulful productions invoke a spiritual depth, and his exquisite touch exemplifies the human experience with each new release.
‘Panic Attack’ opens the release with an oscillating bassline and a rousing main riff. A disorientating vocal sample leads us into the main body of the track, which undergoes several phases of evolution. ‘Do You See It Yet’ channels new wave into the 21st Century, this is pure analogue synthesiser love from Echonomist and Jenia. Driving energy and hypnotic synth lines take this one to its natural conclusion.
Finally, Echonomist closes the EP with a solo cut entitled ‘Purple Skyline’. The atmosphere treads a delicate line between melancholy and optimism, gently building up to an outburst of rhythm, percussion and invigorating melody in its second half.
House music discovery platform & event producers Gray Area are to host an exclusive, one-off eight-hour take over of Diplo’s Revolution radio show on Sirius XM on Saturday October 23rd. The mouth-watering OCHO lineup presented by Gray Area will feature eight of the world’s top house and techno talents from midday to 8pm EST including Luciano, Diplo, Chelina Manuhutu, Blackchild, Tini Gessler, Vintage Culture, Will Clarke and AMÉMÉ. Encores of the show will be broadcasted the next day on Sunday, October 24th.
This new radio show is set to be another superb showcase of different strains of dance music showcasing established and upcoming artists alike. Alongside influential producer, uniquely colourful character, and global dance icon Diplo, there is long time underground king Luciano, one of minimal techno’s biggest champions. Joining them is new school house talent Blackchild who has huge releases on labels like Hot Creations, plus Brazilian superstar and Billboard Top Charting artist Vintage Culture who regularly headlines the world’s best clubs and festivals.
On top of that Gray Area welcomes Tini Gessler whose famously deep and pumping tech house has appeared on lauded labels like Cr2 Records, Kaluki Musik, and Rawthentic, the instantly recognizable tastemaker and adventurous Will Clarke, West African born One Tribe NYC founder AMÉMÉ who brings new energy to his sets and productions, and Chelina Manuhutu, who’s chunky tech-house is full of stuttering percussion, brilliantly funky basslines, and the bubbling effervescence of a summer-time pool party.
“Sirius XM plays an integral role in building the house music community in North America – which happens to also be Gray Area’s mission – by programming this genre of dance music on Diplo’s Revolution. We are very proud to collaborate on Ocho, a program featuring 8 hours of non-stop exclusive sets representing different sub-genres of house music played by both rising and established international artists, and look forward to other collaborative projects with our friends at Sirius XM to spread the love of house music across North America. Let there be MORE house!” says Michael Julian, founder of Seers – the dynamic venture behind Gray Area and other projects in the world of electronic music and live events.
“We are committed to unifying house music culture around the world”, adds Joey Sutera, the Head of Live Entertainment.
Gray Area is on a mission to unite the international house music community and draws lines between all its many rich sub-cultures and sub-genres. Their carefully curated live and digital events unearth new and exciting talent to dance-floor enthusiasts across the planet, all while offering powerful digital discovery content that connects fans to their favorite artists and their stories.
Escape the Mundane and Immerse into the Inspirational Universe of Art with Me Offering the FULL Festival Experience – Single Day Tickets and Lineup Available
Art With Me, the acclaimed multi-disciplinary international arts and culture festival, has announced its official Miami debut on November 26th – 28th, 2021 and now completes the line up with a mouthwatering list of 27 new names including Anja Schneider, m.O.N.R.O.E., Oliver Koletzki, Phillipp Jung (Beauty & The Beast), Guy Laliberté, Dubtribe Sound System (live) on top of the already announced likes of Sublime with Rome, Lee Burridge presents All Day I Dream, Culture Profética, Tycho: Iso50, Amémé, Behrouz, Bird of Mind, Rodriguez Jr. (Live), Serge Devant and more. For a limited time only, single-day tickets are now available at the cost of 69.99 + taxes and fees from tixr.com/groups/art-with-me.
The event, which has previously taken place in Tulum, is now in its fourth consecutive year and promises to be more awe-inspiring than ever. In a world where we emphasize productivity over health, global communication over personal connection & glamor over beauty, “Art with Me” is an authentic breath of fresh air revitalizing the connection between community, self & the interconnectivity of all things.
The day by day breakdowns can now be revealed, and Friday November 26th kicks off with the likes of Sublime With Rome, Amémé, Birds of Mind, Bibi Stevkovski, Hoomance, Isiah Martin, Kate Ozz, Kaz James, m.O.N.R.O.E., Gaga, Major League DJs, Matt Caines, Ricoloop, Szabo B2B Goldcap, Salome Le Chat, Sis & The Solo Ensemble (Live), White Cliffs and Yokoo.
Saturday November 27th is headlined by Tycho: Iso50, Adios, Apache, Behrouz, Ghostly Kisses, Guy Laliberté, Miguelle & Tons, Oceanvs Orientals, Oliver Koletzki, Rodriguez Jr. (Live), Savage & She, Serge Devant, Spaniol, Vanjee and more.
Sunday November 28th welcomes Lee Burridge presents All Day I Dream, Culture Profética,Anja Schneider, Beauty & The Beast, Delic, Dubtribe Sound System (live), Elephant Heart, Facundo Mohrr, Lost Desert, N/UM (Live), Navbox, Nikita, Oona Dahl, Shawna (KMLN), The Soul Brothers and more.
This year will be composed of “Six Pillars” including: Wellness Programs & Workshops, Local and International Gastronomic Gatherings, an Eclectic Curation of Musical Electronic and Live Performances, Highly Anticipated Visual Art Installations & Interactive Exhibitions, Children’s Programs & Ecological Awareness Practices, Thought-Provoking Panels and Discussions, and much more.
“We are beyond excited for Art With Me Miami to be coming to Miami this November. Art With Me seeks to create a space where inspiration is the heartbeat of the experience. Art in all its forms has the power to inspire through impactful creative experiences. Miami is an amazing city for Art and Culture and we believe this event will help cultivate positive change,” explains founder David Graziano.
As part of the Art With Me Event, some very special pre and post-event activations will be hosted on the 25th & 29th of November that will be either included in specific ticket types or will become available as an add-on purchase for our different ticket holders.
More information about pre & post events will be released soon. Stay tuned for program updates and more information.
For the overall safety of collaborators and guests — and in order to ensure safety within and outside the event — the festival will require either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival at the Art With Me Event in Miami 2021. The festival continues monitoring matters closely and will follow the recommended health and safety guidelines put forth by the authorities. More information will be posted on the website prior to the festival.
Date: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th November Time: 18:00 – 02:00 Location: O2 Academy Edinburgh
Terminal V announces plans for a weekend of events next month, running at the new large Edinburgh venue the O2 Academy.
Labelled Distrikt 14 the event features techno legends Ben Klock, Sven Vath, Joseph Capriati, Len Faki, DJ Stingray 313, Rolando and Planetary Assault Systems(LIVE) alongside an exciting collection of international artists Frazi.er, Anfisa Letyago, Stephen Brown, VTSS, AVNU with further acts to be announced.
Distrikt 14 will run across two-days in November (12+13) with 7,000+ techno fans, pilgrimaging to an unused space for techno in Edinburgh’s inner city. The event promises to bring Terminal V’s signature production : groundbreaking lighting, visual installations and forward-thinking concepts for the 2-day city event aimed at bridging the gap before the festival’s full return in April 2022.
Berghain resident Ben Klock joins Cocoon boss Sven Vath and Italian techno titan Joseph Capriati who will bring a relentless techno onslaught to Distrikt 14. German legend Len Faki will also entertain the Terminal V community with a sonic offering of heavy-hitting techno. As always Terminal V gives a nod to the future and brings some of the scenes most sought after artists. Local hero Frazi.er joins proceedings off the back of his recent sold-out Edinburgh events. Polish powerhouse VTSS plays the Friday, whilst Anfisa Letyago is another exciting addition making her Scottish debut with the Siberian born Naples based artist recently delivering one of our favourite Terminal V podcasts to date.
Distrikt 14 will unite Terminal V’s community around this inner city event while marking the return of large-scale uncompromising techno in the Scottish capital.
Priority discounted loyalist tickets are available to the existing festival ticket holders. These tickets are extremely limited and will be first come first served.
A priority ticket link will be sent this week by email and go on sale Friday midday. Festival ticket holders will have 48 hours to purchase using their priority/loyalty link. If there are any tickets left at that point, they will be moved to full public release.
Tickets:https://www.amnesia.esDates: Friday 22nd October / Saturday 23rd October Two parties across two consecutive days, four rooms and tens of world class DJs: this is going to be the shortest but sweetest season ever Adam Beyer, Answer Code Request, Ben Klock, DJ Boring, Deborah de Luca, Dennis Cruz, Enzo Siragusa, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Faraone, Skream, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, The Blessed Madonna, Young Marco and many more… It’s been a topsy turvy year but Amnesia Ibiza is giving us all two big reasons to be excited with historic back-to-back opening and closing parties on October 22nd and October 23rd. The opening parties runs from 6pm until 5am with returning favourites and hot new names including Answer Code Request, Ben Klock, DJ Boring, Dennis Cruz, Enzo Siragusa, Marcel Dettmann, Jamie Roy, Hector Couto, Marco Faraone, Skream, Tijana T and many more playing across four different rooms. The closing party runs from 4pm until 5am with Alfredo, Jeremey Healy, Jayda G, Young Marco, Jamie Jones, The Blessed Madonna, Richy Ahmed, Cuartero, Mar T & Caal, Sidney Charles and Seb Zito, Luca Donzelli and more. Only Friday tickets remain but will sell out soon, so head to https://www.amnesia.es to get yours. This has been a summer unlike any other, with none of the usual landmark events at Amnesia Ibiza. But the iconic brand has worked hard to bring their famous experience to clubbers around the world with a special week long take over festival in Croatia, a very special Sunset Session party at a spectacular 17th-century Fortress on the Isle of Pag and even a virtual rave in the Amnesia virtual venue in collaboration with Decentral Games, the world’s first immersive 3D metaverse experience. Now, these two special parties offer the exclusive chance to dance on the White Isle this year. Although Saturday is sold out, the club will be doing something special for residents who head down early. Both nights will be the mother of all parties with all of the stops pulled out, the production beefed up, the immersive light and visuals all ready to take you into another dimension.
Friday will offer some of the world’s most revered house and techno talents with the likes of heavyweights Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Faraone and Answer Code Request, UK party starter Skream, Fuse boss Enzo Siragusa, Spanish favourites Dennis Cruz and Hector Couto and breakout 2021 star Jamie Roy as well as house innovator DJ Boring. As for Saturday, from early on, the Terrazza is all about the Amnesia classics, while the 3rd Dimension offers a new and considered sound from red hot acts Jayda G and Young Marco who dig deep and join the dots between multiple genres with real flair. Later on the Terrazza comes Jamie Jones who of course hosts his hugely popular Paradise party at the club. He is joined by the sensational The Blessed Madonna, who will become a much more regal fixture at Amnesia in 2022 so keep your eyes peeled. Amnesia regulars Richy Ahmed, Cuartero, Mar-T and Caal, Sidney Charles and Seb Zito and Luca Donzelli also bring the goodness, while the Club is all about big room techno with Adam Beyer, Marco Faraone, Deborah de Luca and more. You can expect a whole season’s worth of pent up partying to be released at these two epic parties. Make sure you’re part of history.
The Teenage Mutants are back on Acid, taking us for the Rebirth of the clubs with a 4 tracker, after raving in a german living room for too long. Enjoy the trip!
This is Filth on Acid NOW
Rebirth opens up with cantering drums and flashes of synth that light up the groove. The bass booms and the whole track races forwards, taking you with it. Paulus sets off on big, wooden kick drums that are overlaid with fizzing synth energy and cosmic rays of light. Huge hi hats add scale and an epic breakdown is followed by a powerful drop. Evolve is first and is a big, bouncy acid techno cut with lighting synths and plenty of pent up energy to blow the crowd away. Last of all, Pandemonium ups the ante with swampy bass and synths bringing a dark and dystopian vibe as the hard edge drums bang the groove.
This is another visceral offering of essential acid tracks. Artist: Teenage Mutants Title: Rebirth EP Record Label: Filth On Acid Release Date: 7th October 2021 [Beatport (2 weeks)], 21st October 2021 (all other stores)
Music professionals and fans from across the region can purchase their tickets for MDLBEAST’s music conference, XP. The three-day event with a conference & nightlife aspect will take place in Riyadh from 13th – 15thDecember and is set to become the most forward-thinking gathering of music leaders in the region.
Tickets for the ‘Day Xperience’, which includes access to the conference for all three days, are available for 1,950 SAR and increase to 3,450 SAR for the ‘Full Xperience’ ticket, offering three-day conference access plus entry to the evening parties and events. A ‘Lite Xperience’ ticket is available for 150 SAR and includes access for one day between the hours of 4pm to midnight. For guests attending the evening events only, the ‘Night Xperience’ ticket costs 750 SAR for one night, increasing to 1,750 SAR for all three nights.
XP is set to welcome leading international and regional music industry executives, policy makers, artists and creatives to participate in workshops, panel discussions and roundtables as they come together in building the future for the region’s music industry.
XP programme director, Nada Alhelabi commented, “It’s fair to say that we are entering the most exciting time for the music industry in the Middle East, ever. The opportunity is enormous, the potential is being unlocked, and what we need is a moment for the industry to come together to seize this chance with both hands, XP is that moment’’.
She added, “We have built a very special program around the four key pillars; talent, the scene, policy, and social impact. We’re going to cover every corner of the industry with real outcomes and actions which will have a genuine and positive impact in the regional music industry.”
Programming for XP will come under four pillars: Talent and Development; Inspire and Promote; Data, Policy & Advocacy; and Social Purpose– with each pillar containing carefully curated panel discussions and networking opportunities.
Topics under Talent and Development will range from ‘Amplifying Music Futures – What does this new generation of creatives need to thrive?’, where the focus will be on laying down the ingredients for success in the industry. Another topic of discussion is titled ‘It’s a real job, mama’, which will look at how, currently, careers in the creative industries are limited for many young people in the region, and what can be done to change it.
Inspire and Promotetopics will range from ‘Supercharging Music Tourism – Creating a sustainable new economy in KSA’ which will explore the changing landscape of the sharing economy, and the companies striving to make access to events and entertainment easier. A fishbowl session titled ‘How music can put a city on the global map’ will outline best practices in placemaking for music venues and festival sites.
‘Empowering Women in Music’ will be a hot topic under Data, Policy and Advocacy, as XP explores the advantages of female representation and having a diverse workforce. Another discussion under the same umbrella will be ‘The social and economic impact of the music industry on society’, which looks at the significant ROI music has on cities across the world.
Social Impact programming will look at subjects which extend the positive reach of music culture into communities. This takes many forms with ‘Green events, green planet’, one example event which willshowcase the innovative power and progressive thinking within the events industry.
Ramadan Alharatani, CEO of MDLBEAST, says: “XP is a truly ground-breaking opportunity to contribute to building a new music and creative ecosystem that will offer benefits for all. The Middle East and Africa music market, which accounted for around US$170 million in the year 2018, is expected to grow to more than US$650 million in 20271. This is the scale of the opportunity and the reason why XP exists, to build the infrastructure to support and accelerate that growth.”
To ensure this, the XP programming has been carefully curated to cover the most important topics we are faced with today and I’m delighted to welcome some of the brightest and most exciting minds to join us in inspiring the next generation of music industry professional.”
Artist: Parallells Title: The Kitchen Record Label: Klassified Cat.Number: KL016 Release Date: 14th October 2021
Tracklist: 1) The Kitchen
The Kitchen is the first single from Parallells’ album “A Day At”. They invite their audience on a sonic expedition where eclectic sounds from a specific location provide the rhythmic foundation for each track. This one takes place in the French restaurant Le Quai des Artistes. Through the lyrics and music the two brothers tell the story of a chef and his secret recipe of life.
Parallells immerse themselves into the sounds of the kitchen, the noise of the stoves thrown on the fire, the gnocchi machine announcing the tempo, the sharpening of knives and the cutting beats of vegetables, the
e order from the chef to the sous-chefs or the tingling of cutleries becomes the melodies and rhythm of the soundtrack. Accompanied by Simone Cesarini on the guitar, and Alessando Mazzieri on the base, the two brothers sing the life’s recipe in a low pitch smooth French language. A groovy underground musical journey giving you appetite! https://www.facebook.com/parallellsofficial/