Friday 31st December 2021 at Ferrara Fiere Convention Centre, Italy
Galactica: A New Cosmic Dawn is the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience on Friday 31st December 2021 at Ferrara Fiere convention centre in Ferrara, Italy. It boasts an incredible techno main stage and diverse second stage from an international mix of DJs including ADIEL, Amelie Lens, Anfisa Letyago, Mattia Trani, Nina Kraviz, Salmo and Reinier Zonneveld (live) and many more. It runs from 8pm to 8am and tickets start at 70€.
As techno has expanded its appeal and audience in recent years, Galactica has curated a line up to perfectly reflect that across two stages. Both come with next level light and sound and will provide an immersive electronic experience in the cast Ferrara Fiere convention centre in Ferrara, Italy. This huge space will be fully transformed for one night only while the local city is famed for its art and important role during the Renaissance. Galactica is organised byUncode Production and supported by Cocoricò Riccione, Madame Butterfly and Unconventional Events.
Galactica’s main stage is one of the best in the world this New Year’s Eve with ADIEL, who steers crowds into deep ecstasy with her hypnotic sets at famed Goa Ultrabeat parties in Rome where she operates as a resident DJ. Boundary breaking German DJ Amelie Lens also brings her unrelenting sounds. Siberian queen, Trip label bossand global superstar Nina Kraviz also lines up while Dutch techno titan and Filth on Acid label boss and Reinier Zonneveld plays one of his mesmeric live sets, and there will be more from Anfisa Letyago and Mattia Trani.
Meanwhile, expect a world class mix of genres on the Andromeda Stage which presents a DJ set from Italian hip-hop superstar Salmo, who is a rapper/producer who combines his
passion for rock, heavy metal and hip-hop to deliver a hardcore fusion of the genres that
is not for the faint-hearted. He will be joined by Il Pagante, Mambolosco, Rudeejay and Sergio Mauri.
This is set to be a historic techno and electronic showcase that you do not want to miss.
Super Green Pass required
In case the event gets cancelled due to Covid restrictions, tickets will be fully refunded
The Lofts has already opened to great acclaim in Newcastle, and now the vibrant new club announces a mouthwatering run of shows up to New Year’s Eve including parties with Nic Fanciulli, Davide Squillace, Mousse T, Richy Ahmed, Cristoph and many more.
The Lofts has already been dubbed the city’s new super-club since opening in August. The multi-sensory space features three separate rooms, a ground breaking sound system from L-Acoustic and a state-of-the-art, fully immersive light and visual show. It deals with a wide array of essential house and techno sounds from red hot up and comers and international stars alike.
December is a huge month at the 1500 capacity club, starting with Saved Records boss and influential house man Nic Fanciulli who is joined by Italian tech house titan Davide Squillace and Sorley on Friday 10th December. The night after, a global house legend, Glitterbox regular and celebrated chart topper in Mousse T brings his fresh and playful sounds for a much anticipated debut, then on Friday 17th December it is one of the biggest nights The Lofts has seen with two contemporary stars in Richy Ahmed and Male bringing their big bags of brilliance.
Saturday 18th December is a big Christmas party with full details to come, then boxing day sees the return of local hero Cristoph after his still much talked about debut back in October. Artche and residents also join in and then Friday 31st December for a mini festival with a big sound track drawing on house, disco and club classics with more announcements to follow.
It’s all set to be a sensational end to the year at The Lofts, make sure you get your tickets before they sell out.
Event: Terminal V Festival 2022 | Resurgence Dates: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April, 2022 Location: Royal Highland Centre + Showground, Edinburgh, Scotland
After an unavoidable two+ year hiatus due to the pandemic, Terminal V Festival returns with a much anticipated two day Easter weekend event on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2022 at the Royal Highland Centre.
The huge indoor event boasts more stages than ever before, with six arenas featuring over 80 of the biggest and most in demand international acts from all corners of electronic music including Amelie Lens, Alan Fitzpatrick, Dax J, Floorplan, Helena Hauff, I Hate Models, Special Request, Ben UFO, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz, Robert Hood, Sven Vath, Mall Grab, Green Velvet and much more.
For the first time ever, Terminal V will run across two days over the Easter weekend with over 40,000 electronic music fans from all over the world pilgrimaging to the huge halls and industrial warehouses of the cavernous Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.
With this edition of the festival aptly named and themed ‘Resurgence’, the impending return of the huge event promises the world’s finest techno and house artists across six, yes six, custom built and spectacular stages.
Each arena will boast of immersive, unique and innovative production that is led by the latest groundbreaking technology; a prominent element of any Terminal V event and testament to the festival’s relentless growth.
Amongst the many world beating headliners are Berlin based artists , FJAAK, Hector Oaks, DJ Stingray 313 and Kobosil who will line up alongside Ellum boss Maceo Plex, Italian duo Tale of Us and Dutch giant Reinier Zonneveld, Cocoon lab head Sven Vath, Detroit legend Robert Hood, the searing Amelie Lens and queen of techno Helena Hauff.
More acts include Berghain heavyweight Marcel Dettman, the always masterful Ben UFO, jungle and rave specialist Special Request, legendary techno originator Ben Sims plus a diverse range of artists, all bringing their own styles, sounds and vibrations to the coveted Royal Highland Centre.
This year’s Easter event will unite audiences from the international dance music community and bring together all those who have an uncompromising love of music that is unfiltered, unrelenting and proudly underground.
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The three-day music conference aims to bring together the right minds to drive cultural and economic change in the Middle Eastern music industry. The event will address talent and content, professionalisation of the industry, music technology, and more. Limited tickets available now from https://xptickets.mdlbeast.com/
MDLBEAST has unveiled programming details and initial line up of speakers for their XP Music conference, the first of its kind in the Middle East. The three-day and night event will take place in Riyadh from 13th – 15th December and will host a large number of leading industry figures, regional and international, who will address topics that are essential for the amplification and evolution of the region’s music industry.
Ramadan Alharatani, CEO of MDLBEAST, said: “The XP conference will help accelerate the growth of the music industry across the Middle East. We’re bringing together the most forward-thinking people from the world of music who will offer their insights and expertise to provoke conversation and incite positive action to grow our music industry.”
Attending audiences will represent diverse backgrounds including labels, publishers, talent, NGOs, GOVs, events’ companies, entrepreneurs, and industry media. All activations will be categorised under four main pillars which are considered the building blocks of the development of the regional music industry: Talent, Scene, Policy, and Impact.
The Talent pillar at XP will be addressed through 12 activations that cover topics such as original content, professionalisation as well as technology. The conference will kick off with a live performance and a discussion panel that lays down the fundamental ingredients for success in music such as education, tech innovation and investments. The activations will also deal with cultural challenges facing professionalisation in the region, where music is yet to be perceived as a viable career path. When it comes to the role of technology in nurturing talent, the conference will feature a wide range of topics such as the latest production platforms, tools and innovations that can aid the progress of up-and-coming talent.
Among the speakers covering original content at XP will be Chaz Jenkins of Chartmetric, while the Kuwaiti duo, Sons of Yusuf, will be covering professionalisation. As for music and technology, Dr Peter Evans of Let The Music Pay, Janet Sawari of Sinofy Group and Eric Reithler-Barros of Let The Music Pay (dba RCRDSHP) will share their knowledge and experience.
The XP conference will feature day programs rich with informative content through a wide variety of activations including live performances, panels, workshops, Q&As, keynotes, fishbowl discussions and screenings, and the night program will include regional event brands with unique artist line ups performing across a range of stages, turning XP Music Conference into a platform to bring local and regional events’ brands to the surface.
The Scene pillar at XP will be addressed through 19 activations that cover topics such as nightlife; creative tourism, media and the copyrights collection society. Within this category a fishbowl conversation will take place to discuss the role music can play in putting a city on the global map, exploring the power of placemaking and connecting the audience with a certain location through music. The panels will also delve into the role of social media in promoting musical talent, the means of growing the music industry in KSA and the middle east music economy. Within this pillar, XP will host the screening of the docu-series Amplify, with four episodes covering the journey of MDLBEAST’s CCO and prominent Saudi DJ Baloo, as he explores the secret sauce of the nightlife scene in four cities: Amsterdam, New York, Berlin and Sarajevo. At XP, Baloo will bring back his experience to Riyadh to advocate for the nightlife scene as it grows to cater to the Saudi youth needs, enhances tourism, creates employment opportunities, and in turn, boosts the Saudi economy. Among the confirmed speakers at XP covering creative tourism will be, Sustainable Tourism Specialist Nico Mulder at Mulder, while the media will be covered by Omar Basaad of Coexist Records along with consultant Alex Andarakis. As for the copyrights collection society, the speakers will be Moe Hamzeh, Managing Director at Warner Music Middle East , Irene Bauzá VP of Operations at Unison Rights and Mohammed Abood of Boxout.fm representing sessions such as; Copyrights: Important to All, Governing Future Music Rights with New Technologies and Understanding How an Artist Gets Paid.
The Policy pillar at XP will be addressed through 11 activations that cover topics such as advocacy and representation, music policies, as well as data collection and analytics. This category will cover several issues that are of huge importance for the industry in the region, such as empowering women in music and awareness of sexism within the industry, as well as ensuring that the voice of the music industry is heard by the decision makers. This category will also witness discussions between representatives of cities around the world that have successfully transformed their cities into music icons, in addition to a deep dive into the potential economic impact of the music industry on Saudi Arabia. The final session of this category will present a cultural report providing insights into the emerging music scene in the Middle East.Among the confirmed speakers covering advocacy and representation at XP will be Andreea Magdalina of shesaid.so, while music policies will be covered by David Boyle of Audience Strategies LTD. Data collection and analytics will feature the experience of Christine Osazuwa of Pollen. The Impact pillar at XP will be addressed through 9 activations that cover topics such as wellbeing, equality and social equity, as well as sustainability. The activations within this category will cover the means of hosting safe events in collaboration with public health institutions, in addition to a number of empowering stories of female musicians in emerging markets, as well as the building of an environmentally sustainable touring model within the Middle East music industry. Among the confirmed speakers covering sustainability will be Mashael Alshalan of Aeon Strategy, while covering equality and social equity will be Tamtam, singer and musician, Megatronic of Femmefest. As for Labels and Publishers, the confirmed speaker is Karima Damir Director of A&R at Sony Music Entertainment.
Music professionals and fans from across the region can purchase their tickets for MDLBEAST’s music conference, XP through: https://xptickets.mdlbeast.com. The three-day event with a conference & nightlife aspect where local and regional artists will showcase the region’s budding nightlife; and will take place in Riyadh from 13th – 15th December.
After a crazy year that saw Studio 338 retain its crown as London’s standout super club, the venue now unveils a very special winter program that will see Cocoon, Sankeys, Space Ibiza and Dance On Arrival back on the legendary terrace. As well as some spectacularly escapist winter-themed wonderlands there will be a mammoth New Year’s Eve event from home-grown brand Release with Marco Carola, plus events with Sven Väth, Mark Knight, Heidi, and more to come. All tickets can be found at studio338.co.uk so act quickly to secure your space on the dance floor.
When dancing finally returned in 2021, London’s Studio 338 was there to provide the musical release we all needed. It made for a non-stop year of memories and friendships and that will continue throughout the colder season with Studio 338’s epic Winter Terrace Takeover. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the venue’s own night Release will be heading to Ibiza for some special uncovered daytime parties in summer 2022.
First up is a supersized Cocoon party on December 4th that will feature the colourful and iconic techno brand’s most renowned international players as well as the legendary boss himself, Sven Väth, who never fails to lay down plenty of curveballs. Then Sankeys throw a special and always popular Christmas Rave with a Special Guest, plus French pair Amine Edge & DANCE, Max Chapman, Del30, Andrew Kay and more. On December 18th, the famous White Isle super brand Space Ibiza comes to London with a Winter Wonderland party that will raise the bar further than ever with never seen before production featuring arctic animals, igloos and snow-covered forests. Soundtracking it will be house mainstay and Toolroom boss Mark Knight, Jackathon queen Heidi, plus more
The year then comes to an unforgettable close on December 31st with Music On’s Marco Carola returning to 338’s flagship brand Release to end the year with a masterclass in all things House music. The New Year then kicks off with Dance On Arrival on January 1st featuring a wealth of big names and residents Marcellus, Silver, TIBBs and more.
Sneaking a peak at first parties of 2022, Studio 338 have just announced the long time dancefloor hero Luciano with much, much more to come.
With plenty of heavyweight names still to be announced, you can expect some serious heat at Studio 338 this winter.
Sat 4 December:
Cocoon with Sven Väth
Sat 11 December:
Sankeys – Christmas Rave with Special Guest TBA, Amine Edge & DANCE, Max Chapman, Del30
Sat 18 December:
Space Ibiza – Winter Wonderland with Mark Knight, Heidi, Javi Bora
Two extra days added and headliners include Praslea, Raresh, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Shonky, Dyed Soundorom
85 artists. Three stages. 24 hours of non stop music. Welcome to Unum Festival, a cultured gathering in a secret and untapped corner of Europe, nestled between pine forests, sun kissed beaches and mountainous backdrops. Last year it was the first proper underground event to go ahead post-Covid and today it announces its much anticipated 2022 edition lasts almost two days longer than previous editions from Wednesday 1st – Monday 6th June. Playing the idyllic Albanian getaway are Phase One headliners including Priku, Praslea, Raresh, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Shonky, Sonya Moonear, Traumer, tINI, Cristi Cons, Dyed Soundorom, Fumiya Tanaka, Anthea, John Dimas, Vera, Molly, Seth Troxler and tens more. Head to unumfestival.com for full details and ticket info.
With its first few editions, Unum immediately won the hearts of underground music lovers, and the third edition last year officially restarted the European festival scene as the first event to happen safely after the initial Covid pandemic. It is a festival that is a feast for all the senses – the natural beauty of the setting, the heat of the sun, the soul enriching local culture that makes the whole event a colourful travel experience as well as forward thinking musical celebration.
The connoisseur crowd comes from all over Europe but is close-knit and friendly. Last year, in particular, the vibes were unreal given how long it had been since people had danced together with plenty of iconic DJ performances and spine-tingling moments sticking long in the memory.
Says Unum Director, Grego O’Halloran, “The experience of how Unum 2021 took place, in the context of a global pandemic, meant that thousands of people shared in a little piece of unique magic that will stay part of the festival’s history forever. This year for Unum 2022, we will be actively building on this same spirit and our ethos since day one of “become one”. On that basis, we’ve added another day at the start and the festival will run longer on the Monday also, because people just didn’t want to stop dancing! We’ll also be spicing up the Beach Stage with some new sounds this year and adding some new, fresh faces on the Pines. “
In 2022, the festival is extended by almost two days to make for an even more unforgettable trip in the beautiful Rana e Hedhun. It is a quiet corner of Europe in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline with mountainous backdrops, long gold-sand beaches and dusty landscapes that are a million miles away from everyday reality. It allows for non-stop music night and day, plus a fine array of heart-racing water sports, mouthwatering local food and drink offerings and plenty of isolated bays and secluded woodland areas to explore. Chief amongst them is Unum’s Pine Stage, which has become one of underground music’s most iconic settings. It is a secluded paradise surrounded by awe-inspiring nature and the sweet smell of pine, all with the finest DJs in the world laying down compelling sounds. As well as this there is music on the grand Main Stage and a wealth of beach parties that take advantage of the stunning sunsets and sunrises with DJs providing special musical memories to go with.
Providing the soundtrack this year are top-shelf selectors, returning favourites and red hot new talents including regulars and minimal kings Raresh, Ricardo, Praslea joined by Cristi Cons, Priku and Rhadoo. French house heroes Shonky and 2021’a Unum legends Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas and Jonny N’ Travis will also line up, while the ever-playful Seth Troxler headlines the Main Stage, Shimza plays the Beach Stage, new favs Vera, Molly and Anthea make a welcome debut and cult diggers including Sonya Moonear, Traumer, tINI, Fumiya Tanaka and tens more also play.
This is just the first wave with much more to come, so get the date in your diary and be sure to be part of the most exciting new festival in Europe next summer.
KNTXT signs hotly-tipped techno artist Indira Paganotto for a new EP that showcases her unique sound across four compelling tracks.
Indira’s father was a DJ in the iconic Goa scene in India in the 90s, so she grew up surrounded by colourful, emotive techno and psytrance. She has brought that to her own DJ sets and productions ever since she moved to Madrid to pursue her career. Now Indira is coming out with her best EP to date.
“I got to know Indira Paganotto when we opened up for demo submissions earlier this year,” says KNTXT label boss Charlotte de Witte. “She immediately caught my attention with her unique take on psy/techno music. It feels very good to have her on board and I’m curious to see what the future holds for her.”
Indira adds, “I understand music as a state of trance where each track develops a journey and a story. Himalaya EP is the reflection of everything I learned since my childhood until today, the heritage and passion for Psytrance, the experiences in India, the connection with nature, as well as the feeling of freedom and strength like the gallop of a horse, the synths of Goa music, the love and the truth, which is what fills my life. Thank you Charlotte for understanding my language in such a true way. Ours is a real connection in such a sincere mental embrace, and I am proud to be part of your KNTXT family and to be able to show everyone who I am.”
The EP´s opening track, ‘Takeshi’, is a slick techno roller that is rippled with psychedelic melodies and bright acid lines. They bleep and squeak up top to create a hypnotic effect as the drums march on. ‘Sultans Of Mountains’ contains intense psychedelic synths waning about the mix. The drums are stripped back and urgent, and crashing hits and smart filters bring real tension as this one unfolds in an arresting fashion.
On the other hand, ‘Himalaya’ has a deep and sleek techno atmosphere where astral pads and heavenly vocal coos make for a cinematic sound that will cast a real spell on the crowd. Last, but certainly not least we have the edgy and heavily textured ‘Cobra’ with its unrelenting drums, slapping hits and futuristic, psytrance-tinged melodies all designed to mess with your mind.
This is an EP packed with fresh techno, straight from the breakout star Indira Paganotto.
Titled ‘You Said So’, the first single of the label is a synth, percussion and vocal led groover sitting between different influences of the underground and a puissantly dramatic body of work that demands heedful listening.
The rises and falls in this celestial sonic experience represent KRCL’s creative approach in which cinematic melodies and gently sculpted rhythms come to the fore along with gripping vocals.
The gradients of resonance in ‘You Said So’ are melancholically radiant, allowing tender synth licks and accompanying aural elements to penetrate deep as well as letting listeners’ souls find solace in motion.
A.M.C, THE PROTOTYPES, TC, MEL & MANY MORE ADDED TO THE ONE IN THE WOODS LINE-UP
They join DJ Hazard, Kings Of The Rollers, Dillinja, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and more as the UKs biggest DnB & Techno festival returns with another monster line-up
Liverpool’s community minded The One In The Woods festival keeps on getting bigger and better with the news that heavyweights A.M.C, The Prototypes, TC, MEL and more have been added to the bill alongside previously announced DnB titans DJ Hazard, Kings Of The Rollers, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Matrix & Futurebound, Kenny Ken, Dillinja and Randall. Secure your limited early bird ticket now at https://theoneinthewoods.com
2021 was the debut for The One In The Woods, but it set a dizzyingly high standard with next level production, sound and a warm, friendly and up for it crowd. It is the work of The One Promotions, an experienced and accomplished group of friends who promoted many events across Liverpool and Manchester. Now they bring together the two cities at this titanic event with four stages covering all aspects of techno and drum and bass in real style.
The location is one that takes you away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life and to a lush green setting in Orrell Hill Woods with easy transport links from both Liverpool and Manchester. Surrounded by tall forests and with secluded woodland areas, it has a magical feel that adds something special to the occasion.
The latest additions supersize the already huge DnB side of the festival, with Titan Records head honcho A.M.C, Brighton duo The Prototypes, influential selector TC and DnB rising star MEL added to an already heavyweight line-up, with a monster headliner as well as a host of additional names still to be announced in the new year. These come on top of a who’s who of the techno world, with Nastia, Luke Slater, Daria Kolosova and FRAZI.ER joining Dax J, Fatima Hajji, Perc, SPFDJ and more.
Next to the music, you can expect a vibrant mix of pop up merchants and mouth watering local food vendors catering to the masses, with both vegetarian and vegan options on offer.
The clock is now ticking for the countdown to this perfect summer getaway. Make sure you move fast to book your tickets.
Artist(s): Denis Ago Title: Don’t Stop Record Label: Mother Recordings Cat.Number: MOTHER133 Release Date: 19th November 2021
Tracklist: 1) Don’t Stop
Don’t Stop is the brand new tune from Denis Ago on Berlin’s most cherished party label, Mother Recordings. In a short time this artist has become part of the underground scene thanks to his fine grasp of house, tech and minimal on labels like Habitat and Toolroom. Now he shows why.
Don’t Stop is the sort of full flavour house cut to get any club going. The fat synth bass props up the squelchy beats, while rising chords bring the colour. What really finishes it off in style though is the vocal – the steamy, soulful female coos up top that will get hands in the air and smiles on faces.