Charlotte de Witte rounds out another big year with the news that the second annual limitededition KNTXT 2Y Collector’s Box is available for pre-order. The box set includes all 6 releasesreleased in the label’s sophomore year, featuring music from Charlotte de Witte, ONYVAA,Alignment, and Indira Paganotto. It will feature a limited edition version of Charlotte de Witte’sFormula EP on clear red vinyl. This limited edition version of the EP will exclusively be availablefor purchase via the box.
Charlotte recently retained her Number 1 title in DJ Mag’s Alt Top 100 poll after a non-stop yearof exciting projects and high profile gigs. There was the unforgettable live-streamed set from theItalian Formula 1 race track Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello as well as a Charlotte deWitte x Tomboy Collaboration featuring bespoke racing t-shirts. There were further standout setswith the Onassis Foundation at Ancient Messene in Greece and with Mixmag to celebrate 10years of The Lab. There was also a second Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, a special range ofKNTXT athletic wear in collaboration with 4254 as well as the launch of the Apple Music xKNTXT page.
Music wise, Charlotte continued to innovate with her own productions, namely the Formula andAsura EPs which brought more of her powerful techno sounds next to fresh trance, psychedelicand ambient influences, and her huge remix of ‘Age Of Love’ alongside Enrico Sangiuliano. HerKNTXT label meanwhile put out new music from Alignment who served up the Nothingness EPand Power EP,Indira Paganotto’s Himalaya EP, and ONYVAA’s Lost Angeles EP. All of thesewill be presented as part of the KNTXT Collector’s Box on 140g black vinyl with exclusiveartwork in a bespoke, hand crafted box.
Charlotte will soon head to VW Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 17th for a final KNTXTparty of 2021 before the biggest ever KNTXT rave in February at Flanders Expo in Charlotte’shometown of Ghent, where she will play an exclusive 10 hour all-night set.KNTXT 2Y Collector’s Box is a unique piece that is a must for all music fans.
Magdalena will bring her unique SHADOWS brand to Tulum alongside guests Stephan Jolk and Eelke Kleijn SHADOWS @ Tulum, 3rd January: https://www.facebook.com/events/601206854500087 Magdalena’s SHADOWS party makes a long-awaited return to Tulum on 3rd January. The acclaimed DJ and producer herself will headline with Stephan Jolk, Eelke Kleijn and a support act will also line up at Mía Tulum. Magdelena is the driving force behind her own SHADOWS party brand. The afternoon-into-evening events are known for electric atmospheres in Ibiza and around Europe, with her own forward-looking sets of richly melodic house and techno at the centre of each one next to a special guest. She has also long been a core part of the Diynamic family since day one, helping to organise events, playing with the brand all over the world and releasing her expertly crafted grooves on the label. She is currently on tour of India but finally heads back to Tulum after making great memories with parties there back in 2019 and 2020, but forgoing 2021’s party due to the risk of COVID.
Says Magdalena, “Hosting SHADOWS in Tulum is always very special to me, because the SHADOWS brand fits very well with the Tulum kind of vibe. SHADOWS was born under the Ibiza sun and taking it to the palm trees of Tulum for us is a logical path to walk.” Mía is the spectacular venue for this. Strategically located in the best area of Tulum´s Hotel Zone, you will find Mía Beach Club offers the perfect atmosphere with gorgeous sand beaches and crystal clear blue sea close by.
Joining Magdelena will be Stephan Jolk with his emotionally-charged techno, which is laden with spiralling melodies and lots of subtly-evolving layers. Eelke Kleijn also plays and is a Dutch producer and DJ from Rotterdam who has played all over the world and released on labels like Armada Music, Ministry of Sound and Days Like Nights. This is set to be an unforgettable open-air and sun kissed experience that is the perfect way to start the New Year. Central America Dates
Jan 3rd: Mia, TulumJan 9th: Ocaso Festival, Costa RicaJan 12th: TBC, Costa Rica
The first headliners announced for Electric Love Festival 2022 were already coming in with a bang, but those who thought that the organisers already gave it their all during line-up, were wrong. With this illustrious selection of absolute top DJs from ARMIN VAN BUUREN, ACRAZE and HEADHUNTERZ, to SEFA and GIGI D’AGOSTINO, it is clear: #ELF22 is going to be absolutely legendary!
ARCAZE is THE rising star in the international DJ scene. The American producer broke all records with his track “Do It To It”. More than 100 million streams and almost 20 million monthly listeners: ARCAZE catapulted himself to the Top 200 artists on Spotify within no time. With those ground-breaking achievements, it is now time for him to turn the Electric Love Festival 2022 mainstage into his Colorful Playground with his Tech House sound.
ARMIN VAN BUUREN – there’s not much more to add here. He is like the Lionel Messi of the DJ scene; for years, he has been one of the world’s top DJs. The #ELF22 organizers are exceptionally proud that the Grammy-nominated Dutchman will transform the Salzburgring into the place-to-be for EDM fans in July 2022 with his unique spherical sound.
Anticipation is the greatest joy! Festival visitors can be especially excited for the German DJ-Duo HBz. In 2021, they celebrated their breakthrough with the single “King Kong” and have been in the German single charts for weeks. At their Electric Love Premiere, they want to prove that they can rock one of the biggest stages in the EDM scene.
With SEFA and HEADHUNTERZ, all Hardstyle lovers and Frenchcore enthusiasts will have the time of their lives at Electric Love Festival 2022. Frenchcore prodigy Sefa is known for involving elements of classical music in his tracks and for his unbelievable live piano shows during his sets. Some even call him the “Mozart Of Hardcore”. With Headhunterz, one of the most successful Harder Style artists will perform at #ELF22. If some knows the genre of 150 BPM and beyond, it’s the 36-year-old Dutchman. Living legend performs at Electric Love Festival 2022Gigi D’Agostino is back in town. This news will spread like wildfire – who hasn’t danced and sang along to his world hits “L’amour Toujours” or “The Riddle”? The Italian DJ made a massive impact with his 90’s sound and built a huge fanbase. Gigi D’Agostino has experienced a real renaissance in recent years and musically unites generations like no other. His appearance will undoubtedly be one of the emotional highlights of the Electric Love Festival 2022!
Super Early Bird Price until December 31, 2021With line-up announced, the demand for Electric Love Festival 2022 is tremendous. Numerous ticket categories such as Caravan Camping or VIP Gold, Silver, and Bronze were sold out within hours after the first line-up phase was announced. Who wants to experience #ELF22 should get their tickets now. Up to December 31, 2021, the Super Early Bird prices are still valid for the ticket categories that are still available.
For those uncertain because of COVID-19, it is also guaranteed in 2022 that in case of a COVID-related cancellation, every ticket buyer will be able to swap their ticket for the following edition or receive a refund (excl. service fees). The legal requirements applicable at the time of Electric Love in July 2022 apply as entry criteria.
The confirmed DJs at a glance: · Timmy Trumpet· KYGO· Fisher· Don Diablo· Solardo· Brennan Heart· Dr Peacock· Dan Lee· Felice· Paul Elstak· GPF live· Aftershock· Dr Rude· Scale Vs. Anodyze· Toby Romeo· Dominique Jardin· Acraze· Alan Walker· Armin Van Buuren· Caine· DJ Shany· Gigi D´Agostino· Hard Driver· Headhunterz· HBz· Krewella· Latmun· Levex· MC DL· Primeshock· Sefa· Tarik Asadi· Tungevaag· Vize
Colorful playgroundElectric Love is more than just a music festival. Since 2013, Electric Love means a feeling of life, music, and adventure, embedded in the beautiful Salzburg Lake District. It means spending a short vacation for all senses in the Fuschlsee region and dancing into the night on one of the five stages to more than 160 international EDM, Hardstyle, Techno, Tech House, Bass, or Hip Hop artists.
Electric Love means getting the full festival experience at one of the four campsites or sleeping in one of the 1* – 5* hotels around Salzburgring. It can also mean celebrating life in four different VIP areas and recharging drained batteries with various activities, fancy drinks, and soul food. ELF is also culture and sightseeing between festival days in one of the most beautiful historic old towns in the world, Salzburg.
“We want visitors to have the best time of the year at our festival”, organizer Manuel Reifenauer said, looking forward to the festival summer 2022 and the 9th edition of Electric Love Festival at Salzburgring. Electric Love is a feeling of life, music, adventure, and experience from July 7-9, 2022, at Salzburgring, Austria.
Kiki Solvej makes her debut on the mighty Filth on Acid label with a superb set of tracks that speak to her years spent raving on the dance floors of her native Germany. Kiki Solvej is just 25 and is starting out on what promises to be a fine career. She has a hard and banging techno style that is perfect for this label and comes with her vocals on top. This is Filth on Acid NOW!
Deutsches Rave Mädchen is the first high speed, high impact banger. It has industrial textures, steamy vocals bring a layer of human warmth, and laser like synths. Heute Nacht then gets more raw and frazzled, with stomping drums and busted synths all electrifying your every sense.
This is a big debut from a big talent. Artist:Kiki Solvej Title: Deutsches Rave Mädchen EP Record Label: Filth On Acid Release Date: 17th December 2021 [Beatport (2 weeks)], 31st December 2021 (all other stores)
Tracklist: 1) Deutsches Rave Mädchen 2) Heute Nacht
Cancun Music Week is excited to announce its maiden event will be held this coming April 13th – 17th, 2022. The first-of-its-kind event will be a unique hybrid of online audiences from around the world and in person offerings that will see thousands of music professionals come together for a diverse programme of discussions, parties and networking events hosted by Breathless Resort and Spa Riviera Maya and presented by XKYY Entertainment.
The much-anticipated five-day Cancun Music Week is set to be a groundbreaking affair that offers global online passes for people to join in from anywhere in the world, as well as in-person offerings in Cancun. It is a unique conference in that it has a firm focus on underground electronic music and will see leading creatives and thinkers come together to explore key values and issues within the industry while also showcasing the latest innovation at the Technology Trade Fair. The beautiful resort itself is fully Covid-19 secure with all hotels and venues operating in line with current restrictions.
The event will include workshops and masterclasses to help inspire the next generation of industry superstars, while there will be various 1-1 networking events throughout the week. With mental health issues and global warming issues coming to the fore during the pandemic, Cancun Music Week will be offering a free wellness platform for visitors. This includes strategies to run more eco-friendly events, understanding the difference between American and European events, how artists can release music in the modern world, cryptocurrency, and much more.
While Cancun Music Week is designed to bring the industry together to focus on bolstering the industry and empowering the future of electronic music, it is also set to be a celebration of the genre. That is why there will be a host of unique parties, including dinners with DJs, day and night time pool parties, beach parties, boat parties, and exclusive after parties. On the final evening, a special closing celebration will bring what is set to be an incredible 2022 event to a spectacular end.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
**For safety and security some events during CMW may have restricted capacity
For more information on Cancun Music Week and to buy early bird tickets, visit:
The Liverpool Techno & DnB giants are set to announce their full line-up for next year’s festival as they take over Invisible Wind Factory
As the countdown continues to The One In The Woods on June 3rd and 4th 2022, today the team behind it announces an unmissable free party on Saturday 15th January at Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool. Featuring a huge line up of techno and drum & bass talents such as Matrix & Futurebound, Finch & Maxim, Andee J, Blindside, Dogger & Mindstate, MC Conrad, DJ SS, Erbman, Jack Mirror, FC Nocturne, Miss Trouble and Tom Page with special guests to come, it is a mouthwatering appetiser before the main event in summer. Tickets for the party are only available via a sign-up process at https://theoneinthewoods.com and then anyone signed up will be entered into a draw to claim their free tickets.
Invisible Wind Factory is located on Liverpool’s North Docks. It is a historic old warehouse complex that houses a 1200 capacity performance venue. You can expect a full array of next level production, immersive light and world class sound in a location perfectly suited to raving.
This free party will be the first place to hear about the full and complete line-up for the One in The Woods Festival in June. Located in the lush green setting in Orrell Hill Woods and surrounded by tall forests and with secluded woodland areas, the festival made a giant impact with its first year and was celebrated for its out of this world production, inclusive crowd and carefully curated mix of techno and drum & bass stars.
Already announced are the likes of Nastia, Luke Slater, Nechto resident Daria Kolosova and Scottish rising star FRAZI.ER, DJ Hazard, Kings of the Rollers, Calyx & Teebee, Dillinja, Matrix & Futurebound, A.M.C, The Prototypes, TC and MEL, with some huge names still to be announced. The free party in January is set to be the biggest ever of its kind. Make sure you are there to experience it: https://theoneinthewoods.com
LINE UP: SPECIAL GUEST TBA Matrix & Futurebound Finch & Maxim Andee J Blindside Digger & Mindstate MC Conrad DJ SS Erbman Jack Mirror FC Nocturne Miss Trouble Tom Page
The clock is ticking for the much-anticipated return of Croatia’s revered underground Sonus Festival. Today Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Deborah de Luca, Anfisa Letyago, Denis Sulta, FJAAK DJ, and William Djoko plus many more have been added to the line up which already counted more than 40 international headliners. It all goes down across three celebrated open-air clubs on Zrce Beach from 21st – 25th August 2022.
Because of the ongoing uncertainty around the Coronavirus pandemic, Sonus wants to put customers at ease. As such, if you book with Sonus you are safe: even if the event gets canceled the festival will refund tickets. There is also the option to do booking protection when you book your tickets so you can even get money back in case you fall ill. Also, there are payment plans available.
A lot more flights are set to be added to Croatia from all over Europe in the first part of 2022 so getting there will be easier than ever. Booking your accommodation through Sonus Festival and the official partner Festicket is the only way to guarantee that you won’t lose out in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.
Of course, once you arrive, you will bask in the natural beauty of the region with its stunning sweeping beaches, glistening ocean and three world-famous coastal clubs Aquarius, Kalypso, and Papaya all providing the locations. The music will play non-stop from dusk till dawn for five days and nights. There are also plenty of quiet spots and secluded bays to explore as well as a wealth of sun loungers and meandering coastal walks to enjoy.
Chief amongst the newly added names are South African house kingpin Black Coffee, plus the enduring UK techno icon that is Carl Cox, Italian selector Deborah de Luca, the always party-starting Scot Denis Sulta, a DJ set from the raw and rugged FJAAK DJ and William Djoko and classy techno from Enrico Sangiuliano, Anfisa Letyago, Ann Clue and Desiree.
These latest names come on top of the likes of Ricardo Villalobos b2b Zip, KiNK (live), FISHER, Paula Temple, Amelie Lens, Reinier Zonneveld live, Sven Väth, Boris Brejcha, Rødhåd, Richie Hawtin, Dixon and tens more, which makes Sonus 2022 the most mouthwatering edition yet.
Anfisa Letyago Ann Clue Black Coffee Carl Cox Deborah de Luca Denis Sulta Desiree Enrico Sangiuliano FJAAK DJ William Djoko
FIRST WAVE NAMES
999999999 Adriatique Âme Amelie Lens andhim Andrea Oliva ANNA Ben Klock Boris Brejcha Chris Liebing Dax J Dixon FISHER Giorgia Angiuli live Hot Since 82 I Hate Models IMOGEN Jamie Jones Joseph Capriati Joyhauser KiNK live Kobosil Kölsch Loco Dice Luigi Madonna Maceo Plex Michael Bibi Monika Kruse PAN-POT Patrick Topping Paula Temple Reinier Zonneveld live Ricardo Villalobos b2b Zip Richie Hawtin Richy Ahmed Rødhåd Seth Troxler SHDW & Obscure Shape Sonja Moonear Stephan Bodzin live Sven Väth Trikk
Recondite returns to his Plangent label in January 2022 with a hugely personal seventh studio album, Taum.
The 11 expansive tracks were written between his Berlin home and the Lower Bavaria hinterland of his youth. In capturing the array of emotions he was feeling during the pandemic and mixing up both pastoral and urban influences, the album is his most diverse to date. It takes in classic Recondite tracks that are deep, melodic and meditative as well more edgy, darker beats inspired by his lifelong love of hip hop, grime and trap.
With Taum, Recondite takes his signature sounds further than ever before.
Here is the first single dropped from the LP, “Naif” – a track built on stern, swaggering drums that instils real confidence as you listen and is a great first peak at what this new masterpiece from Recondite has in store :)
Record Label: Plangent Records
Release Date: Digital: 14th January 2022 / Vinyl: 25th March 2022
On 6th April, 2022 the Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) will be ceremoniously opened in Frankfurt. Located directly in the heart of the main city at the Hauptwache, the museum will present the exhibition “Sven Väth – It’s simple to tell what saved us from hell”; a collaboration between close friends Sven Väth and Tobias Rehberger.
“There is no better opening exhibition for MOMEM, because Sven Väth and Tobias Rehberger have each, in their own way, taken electronic music culture from Frankfurt to the world” Alex Azary, director of MOMEM, is pleased to say.
Together, DJ and electronic art producer Väth and visual artist Rehberger are now curating MOMEM’s opening exhibition, in which they will jointly explore Sven Väth’s private archive. The records, photographs, flyers, films, sounds, and Väth’s private art collection form the centre and starting point of this journey into the shared past of electronic music culture since the late 1980s.
A very personal view of this most important piece of cultural history emerges, in which electronic music culture formed socially in a few European cities such as Berlin, London, Manchester and, of course, Frankfurt am Main, and from there began its triumphal march around the world. “We are very much looking forward to working together on this exhibition and are ourselves excited to see where this joint journey will take us”, Sven Väth and Tobias Rehberger show themselves joyfully motivated. The opening of the MOMEM, which is dedicated to the documentation, processing and switching of this cultural history of electronic music, will be celebrated naturally with a large public party with Sven Väth on 08.04.2021.
The Hauptwache will become an extraordinary open-air venue with MOMEM at its centre, and the museum will also provide a spectacular impulse for the further development of Frankfurt’s city centre. This would not have been possible without the great support of the City of Frankfurt and Mayor Peter Feldmann, who, in turn, honoured both Sven Väth and Tobias Rehberger with the Goethe Plaque.
About Sven Väth
Sven Väth was born in 1964 in Offenbach am Main and made his first experiences as a DJ in his parents’ dance club. In 1982, the 18-year-old Sven Väth became a DJ at the legendary discotheque Dorian Gray in Frankfurt Airport and became an international pop star between 1985 and 1987 with the project OFF and the single Electrica Salsa. After a break, he opened Omen, one of the most important German techno clubs of the 1990s, and runs the pioneering labels Eye Q Records, Harthouse and Recycle or Die.
As a DJ, Väth has toured the globe ever since. In 1997, Sven Väth founded the Cocoon party series, which conquered all of Europe from Frankfurt and shaped party life in Ibiza for over 20 years. The party series was expanded to include a label and a booking agency before Sven Väth opened the Cocoon Club on July 18, 2004, a lavishly designed party location in Frankfurt that was to set new accents in terms of interior, sound system and gastronomy. In 2016, Väth was honoured with the “Goetheplakette” of the city of Frankfurt and in 2021 looks back on a 40-year career, which is also the reason for the exhibition at MOMEM. Sven Väth’s 14th studio album “Catharsis” will be released in spring 2022, accompanied by an extensive world tour.
David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Folamour
On August 5th, 6th and 7th 2022, the gorgeous city of Cannes in the South of France will once again welcome the much anticipated return of Plages Électroniques. This time, it comes in a new format with a renewed visual identity and program makeover that features the cream of the French and international scene from the worlds of electronic music, rap and pop, with up to 60,000 people expected over the three days. The likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Folamour, Kungs, Bon Entendeur, Vladimir Cauchemar, Monolink, Oboy, Lala & CE and more are all set to play a range of beautiful stages on the beach, the sea and more. Head to https://www.plages-electroniques.com/ for full information.
More than just a Beach Party, Plages Électroniques has established itself as one of the major summer events in France and in Europe as it welcomes 60000 people across three days. The past two years have enabled the Allover Productions team to concoct a very special edition for the big 2022 reunion. Coming from all over Europe to dance with their feet in the water, in the sand, or in the Palais des Festivals, the public will be able to enjoy the multiple stages which include the beach, a rooftop and on the terrace of the Palais des Festivals, a stage on the water, an after party inside the Palais des Festivals and daily boat parties on a catamaran, for a non-stop party that runs from 2pm to 5am.
Matthieu Corosine, CEO Allover, says, “It was important to us that this new edition made an impact. We have evolved our event since 2006 to meet the public’s expectations as closely as possible, while surprising them year after year. We wanted to let go and have fun, as much as to treat festival-goers.”
This year, Plages Électroniques are unveiling the most ambitious line-up in their history. Between big headliners and nuggets unearthed in France and around the world, there will be something for everyone. Festival-goers will be able to sail from stage to stage and go from Folamour, the French legend of the disco house scene, to Damso or Lala, while making a stopover for a set by David Guetta, Bon Entendeur or Vladimir Cauchemar.
Allegra Trichard, Director of Electronic Beaches, says, “These two years of forced hiatus allowed us to work on our format in depth to offer the ultimate edition. Beyond this preparation, we took advantage of this time to test things. We started streaming, in particular with a set of FOLAMOUR on a yacht in the Lérins Islands, we piloted beach cleaning operations between Nice and Cannes and last summer we launched Villa Plages, a new concept for live concerts with your feet in the fresh grass of the gardens of Villa Rothschild in Cannes. We are continuing the production of international festivals with the Electronic Dunes in Tunisia, the MOGA Festival in Morocco and more recently a first version of the MOGA in Lisbon. All these experiences have allowed us to build a festival not only demanding in terms of programming, but also committed to the major themes that concern our audience such as respect for the environment (zero single-use plastic among others), the inclusiveness of audiences and the safety of our festival-goers.”
In the coming months, Les Plages Électroniques will unveil many more DJs as well as workshops and talks with various speakers, digital innovations and much more.
3 DAY PASS (no afterparty) : 100€ +
3 DAY PASS (with afterparty) : 125€ +
DAY TICKET (no afterparty) : 50 € +
DAY TICKET (with afterparty) : 65 € +
A structure backed by Panda Events & NSG Production, Allover is a subsidiary that brings together Electronic Beaches and the Crossover festival, as well as their variations. Allover develops, through a regional network combining territoriality and seasonality, high added value brand universes that come in several formats (Villa Plages, Croisieres Electroniques, Crossover Summer, Crossover live, etc.).
Les Plages Electroniques
Les Plages Electroniques, the first edition of which took place in 2006, has evolved in terms of both content and format in 15 years. Initially, the concept developed with the city of Cannes was to create a summer and festive event made up of 5 dates scattered throughout the summer, offering 5 styles of electronic music, at €5, on the beach of the Palais Des Festivals. After the meteoric success of the formula, the model evolved in 2015 towards a format closer to classic festivals by grouping the event over 3 days. Hardly marked following the Nice attacks in 2016 and 2020 during the Covid crisis, the Allover teams have continued to develop the project and invest in giving themselves the means to offer festival-goers and festival one of the largest beach parties in France, in Cannes, in one of the most beautiful bays of the Cote d’Azur, whose world fame is well