We were there for the second day of fun on September 3rd, a Sunday, which came alive to music from legends like UB40, jazz-funk greats Incognito, pop prince Peter Andre, Odyssey and so many more. Teh sound systems were great throughout – everything came nice and loud and clear, while extra production added even more levels of fun. The sun was beating down too which really made it extra special.
As we live in a social media age this is a great festival that bears that in mind with its huge sparkling Soultown sign for Instagrammable photos, plus lots of brightly coloured flags, and entertainers walking around on stilts and dressed in bold outfits. This means the whole thing felt very colourful and glamorous as the likes of Peter Andre soundtracked these good times with some of his most lovable sounds.
Aside from the main music you could enjoy a whole host of fun, some laid back, more high energy, from rides, attractions and live steel bands, to face painting, glitter stalls, hair braiding, fashion and craft stalls and so much more. It meant there were lots of happy faces around the festival, which was well organised and easy to get around – from drinks to food nothing was a hassle which is always a bonus at any event.
With 40 outlets to choose from, the food options were as fun as the music with pizzas, Greek Gyros, vegan wings, Caribbean food, desserts and sweets all available. Prices were reasonable too and we also filled up on Aperol Spritz as one should do in summer before the main draw – UB40. They played plenty of classics old and new and got the mixed age crowd all revved up and dancin. If you haven’t been to Soul Town Festival there is no excuse not to – it is a perfectly immersive mix of sights, sounds and scenes across two days in the great British countryside.
The newly launched imprint debuts with single titled ‘Universe’ from celebrated Serbian artist Space Motion and JES
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EXIT, a multiple European festival champion and one of the leading brands in the global festival industry, launches Music & Talent Office – EXIT Echosystem, with the aim of providing comprehensive support and opportunities to promising and talented musicians from all around the world to develop successful global careers! As part of this platform, EXIT has also rolled out its own record label, EXIT Soundscape that now presents its debut track. The fantastic single “Universe,” recorded by one of the most successful electronic music producer with Serbian origin, Space Motion marks the EXIT Soundscape’s grand entry into the global music arena. This single also features internationally renowned artist JES, best known for her collaborations with global electronic music giants like Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, and her three times Grammy Award nominations. The “Universe” and its great collaboration has caught a lot of attention even before its release as it was already played by Like Mike at Tomorrowland and Armin van Buuren in his famous podcast “ASOT”.
“EXIT has an exceptionally high reputation in the global music industry and close relationships with leading music agencies and global stars. These relationships are not just professional, but genuine friendships. We want to utilize these relationships to open the door for the development of international careers for young musical talents that are often left under the radar” says Dušan Kovačević, Founder and Director of EXIT festival and adds “We are proud of the success Space Motion has achieved over the years in the global music scene in competition with the leading global producers. As someone who exists as a top tier festival for more than two decades, we know how challenging it is and how much devotion it requires.”
Space Motion’s success is best reflected in the fact that he reached the first place on Beatport’s Top 100 chart! On top of that, last year he ranked a high second place on Beatport’s list of top artists in one of the most popular music genres, melodic techno! Exceeded only by the duo Artbat, while leaving behind many giants like Solomun’s label Diynamic, Space Motion also achieved a high third place in the same list in the Afro-House genre.
Space Motion shares a unique bond with the EXIT festival, a relationship cultivated over many years. In light of this connection, the track’s title draws inspiration from this year’s festival theme, while the “Universe” music video” itself was shot at the colossal Dance Arena during the festival. The single is now available on all digital streaming platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Beatport, Traxsource and JunoDownload).
“I’m thrilled that my latest release is also the inaugural one for EXIT’s label, EXIT Soundscape. The fact that both the festival and I come from Novi Sad adds a special touch to this collaboration – something that seemed almost destined. The overwhelming response from fans and peers in the music industry assures me that this release will leave a long lasting impact,” said Space Motion.
The EXIT Soundscape record label has also formed a strategic partnership with global digital distributor Paradise Worldwide. This collaboration spans music distribution, digital strategy, and publishing, joining hands with numerous artists and record labels around the world.
It is two great days of non stop musical fun and top production at Ta’ Qali Picnic Area.
Superstars from the worlds of dance, pop, reaggeton and more all playing including the likes of Black Eye Peas, Charlie Hedges, Salmo, Deejay Time and several others.
We were there to capture the magic with our cameras and this is what we saw.
Debuts for Carl Cox Invites & ANTS Ibiza for the October Event in collaboration with Framework
London’s E1 has established itself as one of the UK’s most essential underground venues and its next season is another step up. Playing and hosting between now and the end of the year are the likes of VTSS b2b Boys Noize, DJ Bone, Nastia, a world debut of Lady Starlight and Sterac live, Sweely, Dan Ghenacia, Overmono, Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, plus Mixmag’s 40th Birthday and more.
Once again this season there is a vital array of brands, DJs, labels and parties taking place. Drum and bass and techno, house, acid, electro, breakbeat and everything in between are all catered for. October features Toy Tonics, VE1 x Percolate with VTSS b2b Boys Noize, Adonis, Verboten, a DnB Classics All Dayer, DnB All Stars, Rhythm Labs with Daddy Trance, Free From Sleep with Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Plump DJs, The Freestylers, Zed Bias, 2 Bad Mice, A Skillz, Leeroy Thornhill, Slipmatt and Scratch Perverts, and a second DnB Classics Halloween All Dayer.
November doesn’t let up with System Olympia, Giles Smith, Aika Mal, Labyrinth with Themba, Cera Khin Presents, an AD Showcase with Antonio de Angelis, DJ Bone, a world debut for Lady Starlight & Sterac live and Nastia b2b The Advent.
ZIGZAG then welcome Sweely, Sidney Charles, Dan Ghenaica and more, R Label host a 10 YR Showcase with Kobosil, Mall Grab Presents Steel City Dance Discs with a bumper line up and more such as B4ME, Vyndia and more.
In December the parties keep coming from E1 Presents with Alexandra and more, plus Mixmag’s 40th Birthday, Breakin’ Science, E1 x Mixmag with Overmono, Valve, Labyrinth with Kevin De Vries and an epic Percolate x E1 6th Birthday 24 Hour Party on New Year’s Eve with Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Job Jobse, Niks, Leon Vynehall, Surusinghe, Reece Spooner and more to come on New Year’s Day.
E1 is now well known on the world stage for its awe-inspiring, state of the art AV & lighting system. It adds an extra dimension to party proceedings that is unlike any other you will have experienced. On top of that, all three E1 music rooms have custom built, bespoke Funktion-One sound systems that have been designed, installed and maintained by Sound Services Ltd. The tech on these is cutting edge with Evolution 6 Mid Highs and the revolutionary new linear transducer-powered BR132A Bass enclosures that means every beat and hi hat comes with peerless precision and low end weight. The venue constantly tweaks and fine tunes the set up and has added acoustic treatment of the full venue, has continual upgrades of the lighting and updated visuals provided by Rebel Overlay.
The Warehouse and Black Studio offer different atmospheres with their own programming but the DJ setups have been configured and optimised to provide with the very best technology. To be lost in the middle of the dance floor in either is as complete a musical experience as you could imagine.
The autumn-winter season has a renewed focus on E1 residents and London’s own local talent with soon to be announced dedicated resident nights and is working towards ‘Get To Know: In the Warehouse’ which are sit down sessions and interviews with key members of the E1 community. Add in the launch of the E1 Members WhatsApp community group which gives priority access to best priced tickets, discounts, VIP drops, exclusives, competitions and much more, and you have a club that continues to innovate on all fronts.
There is plenty more to be announced from E1 though this first wave already offers a mouthwatering run of events.
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Fresh off the back of launching their own record label, Release is now back with huge Halloween news as they invite Ilario Alicante to play an exclusive four hour set on Saturday October 28th. He will be for this epic day and night party joined at London’s celebrated Studio 338 by Matthias Tanzmann, Dense & Pika, Clive Henry (Peace Division), Hypoxia, James Welsh and Kira for a freaky night full of ghoulish grooves. Get your tickets now at studio338.co.uk.From its home at Studio 338, Release has quickly become one of the UK’s most fresh and forward-thinking parties. They always host sold out events including a huge annual New Year’s Eve celebration and have had former guests like Marco Carola, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, Lilly Palmer, Cassy and Magda to name a few.. They have got plenty lined-up this summer, not least a super solid new EP of club ready techno from Syncia to kick off their new label arm which is followed by James Welsh’s ‘Spectral Bucaneer’ EP coming out on 18th August.Their London home will be fully transformed with immersive and thematic Halloween decor for this event. It is now one of the world’s foremost venues – up to #21 in DJ Mag’s latest global Top100 Clubs poll and somewhere with many different rooms and areas to explore, from the recently renovated and licensed open outdoor space to the main clubbing space with its glass ceiling allowing natural light to drench the dance floor. It is all kitted out with a flagship Void Acoustics Sound System and this year had an all new acoustics refit, huge high resolution LED screens and awe inspiring light installations which are known throughout the industry as some of the best in the country and beyond.Heading up this one is the evergreen Ilario Alicante, an Ibiza favourite and house and techno influencer who is sure to dig extra deep for this special four hour set. He is a mainstay of the Cocoon label and a true talent that knows exactly how to work the floor with his unique signature sounds.Also playing is the influential underground house tastemaker and Moon Harbour label boss Matthias Tanzmann, innovative UK techno duo Dense & Pika who have dropped banger after banger on labels like Hypercolour and Hotflush Recordings, Clive Henry part of the legendary house outfit that is Peace Division, plus more from across the electronic spectrum courtesy of Hypoxia, James Welsh – who will be next up on Release LDN Records – and Kira.This is an unmissable Halloween gathering that always sells out so move quickly to get your tickets now from studio338.co.uk.
Listen and pre-order the new Release LDN ‘James Welsh – Spectral Bucaneer’ here – https://snd.click/RL002Saturday 28th Octoberliario AllicanteMatthias TanzmannDense & PikaClive Henry (Peace Division),Hypoxia,James Welsh
Ubud’s unreal jungle club Kabana is turning one with a special anniversary weekend starting on July 14th. It features a special Italian guest plus music from Kabana all stars Touch the Sound, Cattaree, Max Degrand, Verona, Fadi, Shinta and more. There is nowhere else like it in the region, and in the last year it has welcomed the likes of Undercatt, David Mayer, Birds of Mind and many more. Now is your chance to experience the magic at this special anniversary party.
You have never seen anything like Kabana – it is an idyllic party paradise five minutes from Ubud that invites you to dance deep in the jungle with mesmeric lights and lasers, chill by a lush tropical infinity pool and head back to your villa at the nearby K Club Hotel for the afters with your own crew. There are four levels in all and seven pools to enjoy as you please, all surrounded by the deep greens and towering trees of the ancient jungle.
The club boasts a superb sound system from L’Acoustic, designed and built by Léon, a French-born, Bali-based design creative agency. It is sustainably made from organic, natural and local materials, gorgeous wooden decking, miles of bamboo and lush planting. It is enclosed by a jungle that is lit up at night with 3D mapped visuals and a hypnotising and enchanting laser show.
The first year of Kabana has set all new standards for the region and it is now a firm favourite with international travellers, world-wide music lovers and a community of expats so make sure you are part of it.