Manchester’s Joshua Brooks is now right back at the forefront of underground music and pushes on to summer with two irresistible months of all night long sets. Between 24th June and 28th August, the likes of Jackmaster, Horse Meat Disco, Ben Stirling, Chippy Nonstop, Todd Edwards, Goldie, Mark Knight, wAFF with club residents Mason Collective, Joseph Edmund and Darius Syrossian plus more TBA will all go long and deep into their record collections.
These exclusive extended sets, from the most cutting-edge house, techno, and drum& bass DJs in the world, are designed to push artists out of their comfort zone. It takes them back and strips them of any peak time pressure and will allow them to explore far and wide outside their usual sound. They are a chance to explore multiple genres and tempos on the venue’s state of the art Void sound system and cannot be missed.
This historic run starts on 24th June with garage royalty and aptly named Todd ’The God’ Edwards, next local hero and Moxy Musik label head Darius Syrossian and then takes in colourful London party crew Horse Meat Disco, local edgy house outfit Mason Collective, Liverpool’s breakout star Sosa and new school influencer Max Chapman b2b a very special guest, jungle and DnB icon and Metalheadz label founder Goldie, Toolroom’s global house ambassador Mark Knight, rolling techno don wAFF and 160 BPM party starter Chippy Nonstop plus a few surprise guests to be announced.
Summer in Manchester has never sounded as good as it will, once you descend the famous stairs, to the Manchester cult that is Joshua Brooks basement.
Junes 24th – Todd Edwards Junes 25th – Alisha July 1st – Darius Syrossian July 2nd – Jackmaster July 8th – Blackchild July 9th – Horse Meat Disco July 15th – Turno July 16th – Whippin’ w/ Mason Collective July 22nd – Sosa July 23rd – Cristoph July 29th – Max Chapman July 30th – Latmun August 5th – Goldie August 6th – Mark Knight August 13th – wAFF August 19th – Chippy Nonstop August 20th – Joseph Edmund August 27th – Ben Sterling August 28th – Whippin’ w/ Special Guests
The Pacha run Tox Club is to host a first ever series of label showcases from Hardwell’s Revealed Records. Two Mondays every month from July 4th, the label will line up with acts like Jeffrey Sutorius, Tim Hox, Vessbroz, Mike WIlliams, Dastic, Blasterjaxx, Tony Junior, Maddix, Dr Phunk, Sick Individuals, Kaaze, Pink Panda, Firebeatz, Julian Jordan and more. For tickets head to https://toxibiza.com/revealed.
Tox Club is ready to offer something new for the discerning music lover this summer. The compact and stylish club is a place for personal vibes and world class sound across an array of genres.
For two Mondays a month, that will come from Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings which has been on the frontier of electronic music for years. It is a home to all of the scene’s most vital artists as well as Hardwell himself and puts out a high quality and consistent stream of essential sounds.
You will experience the in full at this residency from the first party on July 4th with Jeffrey Sutorius, Tim Hox and Vessbroz, through July 11th with Mike WIlliams, Dastic and Vessbroz and on through August with Blasterjaxx, Tony Junior, Maddix, Dr Phunk and Kaaze, then September brings Sick Individuals, Kaaze, Pink Panda, Firebeatz and Plastik Funk.
This historic residency is the first ever for Revealed Records and must not be missed.
From April 15 – 17th, Meet Festival set a new standard for musical experiences.
It played out in a beautiful location in the Caribbean where you have plenty to explore from the lush beaches to the warm seas as deep green jungle formed the backdrop.
The Radisson Blu Punta Cana, an All-Inclusive Resort, provided everything you added for a party in paradise and the sounds were just as idyllic – Themba, Danny Serrano, Funk E, Magda, Sante, Steve Bug, Blu.A, Laura Pilarte, Lucien Le Grub and many more all played.
Axwell’s Axtone Records is to host their first ever label residency in Ibiza at Tox Club. It happens two Mondays a month from June until September with DJs such as D.O.D., Chocolate Puma, Deniz Koyu, Kryder b2b Tom Staar, Cat Dealers, Cedric Gervais, Arty and more. Get your tickets now at https://toxibiza.com/axtone.
Tox Club is a venue operated by Pacha that offers underground nights across a range of genres. It is a cosy, personal space with world class sound, golden walls and a giant disco ball all ready and waiting to become a party cauldron.
Axtone Records started life in 2005 as an imprint to release Axwell’s own material and in recent years expanded to a wider musical universe. It has a fresh sound with quality house music from all around the globe, and that will be represented at each of these events.
Say the label, “We’re delighted to have found our Ibiza home for the summer at Destino’s not-so-secret enclave, Tox where we’ll be bringing a host of Axtone Family favourite DJ’s both established and fresh to the White Isle.”
It kicks off on June 20th with D.O.D, Deniz Koyu and Alexander Som, then returns on June 27th with Chocolate Puma, D.O.D., and Nausica, July 18th is Kryder b2b Tom Staar, 25th is Cat Dealers and in August Cedric Gervais, Deniz Koyu, Kryder and Arty play, then September sees Arty Magnificence, Ali Story,D.O.D and Tom Staar.
This is a rare chance to catch some of house music’s finest in an up close and personal setting. Do not miss.
Electric Bay is a game changing new music weekender situated on Torquay’s historic Seafront. This dedicated open air dance music festival brings something totally new to the area, with the stunning Torre Abbey Meadows hosting the two-day event. Touching down will be world class international DJs from house, techno and bass including Carl Cox, Chase & Status (DJ Set), John Digweed, Alan Fitzpatrick, Alisha, Syreeta, Eric Powell, Wilkinson, Hybrid Minds, Example, Friction, Luude and Girls Don’t Sync.
Electric Bay brings a fresh experience to Torquay with a sun kissed open-air party at Abbey Meadows on Torquay Seafront, known as the English Riviera and one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. The historic Torre Abbey itself is a UNESCO global key site within a large and open green meadow with sweeping views out of the stunning bay and its famous beaches. Revellers can expect a carefully curated main stage, a world class sound system and explosive production offering an unmissable two days of fun including plenty of food and drink offerings.
Carl Cox headlines day one and returns to this part of the South West for the first time in years. The Ibiza kingpin is known for his high energy and infectious performances which have made him one of the most sought after artists on the circuit. His INVITES concept ensures there’s a stellar cast of artists joining him for this all-day show, including the very special guest John Digweed. The Transmissions radio show host and Bedrock label head has been at the forefront for over a quarter of a century and remains one of the most technically skilled DJs in the game.
Also playing on Day One will be Drumcode king and all round big room maestro Alan Fitzpatrick who has a famously rolling and heavyweight take on techno, and tech house rising star Alisha a purveyor of peak time rollers. Syreeta and Eric Powell close out this sure to be epic day.
On day two, electronic music heavyweights Chase & Status head up a bill filled full of stars. The legendary duo have been at the forefront of the bass scene for nearly two decades and show no signs of slowing down and will be performing their biggest hits to a capacity crowd. Joining them will be men of the moment, Hybrid Minds, superstar Example and dnb star Friction. Completing the bill will be the imitable multi-genre specialist Wilkinson as well as Luude, Girls Don’t Sync, Oppidan + more.
Louder co-promote this essential new offering with one of the longest-running club nights in the UK, BEATZ & BOBZ, who have also hosted at Glastonbury and Glade and promoted at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. Meanwhile, Louder is an influential name in the electronic music world, thanks to putting on over 250 events a year at iconic venues like Printworks, O2 Academies, Ministry of Sound and The Warehouse Project. They host their own Electric City and Electric Woodlands Festivals, run an Ibiza residency at Eden and are behind On The Beach series in Brighton.
Pyramid’s return to Amnesia is just around the corner and today the season long-line-ups for this boldly curated party have been revealed. The epic opening party on June 12th with Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Adam Beyer, KiNK, Lilly Palmer and Cuartero kicks the season off and after that, every party will run for 12 unmissable hours with a long list of international headliners from the worlds of house, techno and everything in between. It will be the most authentic and underground experience on the island, and this year if you buy an Early Access ticket with entry before 9 pm, you’ll be free to leave and return later that evening, so get your tickets now at amnesia.es.
The long run time of each Pyramid party offers the chance to experience different moods and grooves in the world famous club. As the sun fades and night falls you can be sure the party vibes will ramp up at the hands of the cutting edge guests and regular appearances from residents Marco Faraone and Ricardo Villalobos. Add in the brand new 3rd Dimension, which is all about mixing up local Ibiza talents and global names while enjoying some of the mouthwatering offerings from the food trucks, and Sundays will be the most essential night of the week throughout summer 2022.
Helping to make it so is a forward thinking mix of pioneers, contemporary tastemakers and new school stars such as party starters like Denis Sulta, Skream, Mella Dee, The Blessed Madonna, Hunee, Cuartero, a live show from Bicep, Krystal Klear and Sidney Charles, while both European and Detroit techno are well represented by mainstays such as SvenVäth playing an extended set, DJ Stingray 313, Fjaak DJ, Héctor Oaks, Helena Hauff, Lilly Palmer, Roman Flügel, Marcel Dettmannb2bBenKlock and many more. Multi-genre sets will come from the likes of Floating Points and Special Request, there will be avant-garde minimal from Praslea b2b Raresh, acid will boom from the speakers when Nina Kraviz and ReinierZonneveld play, with plenty more from the likes of Fuse man Enzo Siragusa, melodic techno star Deborah De Luca and many others.
The countdown is on to this much anticipated return to the dance floor, so book your tickets now.
OPENING PARTY- JUNE 12
Terraza Four Tet Ricardo Villalobos Special guests Cuartero Kink Main Room Adam Beyer Andres Campo Lilly Palmer Support act Luca Donzelli 3rd Dimension Hector Couto CAAL
Terraza Denis Sulta b2bSkream Mella dee Support act Gabrielle Kwarteng Main Room Deborah De Luca Marco Faraone Sam Paganini Support act Anna Tur 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Arapu Enzo Siragusa Praslesh – Raresh b2b Praslea – Main Room Adam Beyer Reinier Zonneveld Live Sama´Abdulhadi Support act Luca Donzelli 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Sven Väth – Extended set – Special guest Roman Flügel Main Room Héctor Oaks Marcel Dettmann b2b DJ Stingray 313 Support act iMogen 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Adam Beyer Maceo Plex Mar-T Main Room Andres Campo Deborah De Luca Luca Donzelli More TBA 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Ricardo Villalobos b2b Sonja Moonear Special guest The Blessed Madonna Support act Maher Daniel Main Room 999999999 I Hate Models Indira Paganotto Support act BEC 3rd Dimension Tripmastaz More TBA
Terraza Luciano Marco Faraone Mar-T Support act Gabrielle Kwarteng Main Room Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann Dax J Luca Donzelli 3rd Dimension TBA
JULY 31 Terraza Avalon Emerson Floating Points Hunee Main Room Anetha Fjaak DJ Nina Kraviz Support act Elli Acula 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza TBA Main Room Dax J Sam Paganini b2b Marco Faraone More TBA 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Ricardo Villalobos b2b Luciano Special guests Cuartero Gescu b2b Arapu Main Room Andres Campo Enrico Sangiuliano Reinier Zonneveld Live Support act Luca Donzelli 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Adam Beyer – Extended set – More TBA Support act Squire Main Room 999999999 Fatima Hajji I Hate Models Support act BEC 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Adam Beyer Cuartero Marco Faraone Mar-T Main Room Alan Fitzpatrick b2b Luigi Madonna BEC Indira Paganotto Mattia Trani 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza BICEP LIVE Kink Logic1000 Special Request Main Room Airod Marcel Dettmann Nina Kraviz Reinier Zonneveld Live 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Sven Väth Special guest Krystal Klear Support act Mar-T Main Room Andres Campo Deborah De Luca Lilly Palmer 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Len Faki Maceo Plex Raxon Main Room DJ Stingray 313 Kobosil Marco Faraone Support act Elli Acula 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Ricardo Villalobos RPR Soundsystem – Rhadoo Raresh Petre Inspirescu – O.bee vs Tomas Station Main Room Deborah De Luca Sam Paganini Luca Donzelli Support act Farrago 3rd Dimension TBA
Terraza Anotr Cuartero Enzo Siragusa Sidney Charles Main Room Kobosil Nina Kraviz Support act Clara Cuvé 3rd Dimension TBA
CLOSING PARTY – OCTOBER 09
Terraza Ricardo Villalobos b2b Luciano Special guest tINI Support acts Gianluca Pagoiani Mar-T Main Room Fjaak DJ Helena Hauff Lilly Palmer Tijana T 3rd Dimension TBA
Celebrated electronic event hosts MDLBEAST spokespeople for keynote in Ibiza
Positive impact of XP and SOUNDSTORM on the local and regional scene a major focus
Female leaders from MDLBEAST, the Saudi-based music entertainment company, have taken to the stage at the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza to showcase the progress in the regional scene, and the positive impact that events are having in Saudi especially, but also the wider Middle East.
The IMS is one of the world’s biggest electronic music industry events and welcomes star talent of the global scene speaking alongside leaders in the field. MDLBEAST’s participation is a signal of the world’s recognition of the Middle East as a growing market for music generally and also an opportunity to showcase the work of MDLBEAST in providing a platform for faster, stronger growth in the region. This has been most prominently demonstrated over the last few years through MDLBEAST’s XP Music Conference and the major music festival, SOUNDSTORM, both expected for their respective second and third editions later in 2022.
Nada Alhelabi, Strategy Director at MDLBEAST, led the conversation which highlighted to the IMS delegates the growth taking place in Saudi especially in regards to increasing opportunities for women and the burgeoning cultural economy.
Speaking after the event, Nada Alhelabi said she was encouraged by the reception of the audience, “I was really pleased with the reaction from the crowd who are all deeply knowledgeable about the music industry. What we’re trying to get across is the positive impact that the industry can have on Saudi Arabia and in the wider Middle East. Sometimes the stories they hear focus on a past which no longer exists and we don’t recognize. We wanted to stand up in front of them as Saudi women in the music industry to highlight the opportunities and future outlook, finally to start bridging the gap and connecting communities together based on common grounds, which is the love for music.”
The MDLBEAST keynote at IMS comes ahead of anticipated news on the 2022 edition of the LOUDEST WEEK in Riyadh which embodies MDLBEAST’s commitment to growing talent, building the regional scene, and advancing the creative economy for Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East. The LOUDEST WEEK comprises the 3-day XP Music Conference and the music festival, SOUNDSTORM.
The most recent edition of SOUNDSTORM, held in December 2021, saw performances from international DJs and global stars including David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Jason Derulo, and Future. 730 thousand people attended the event enjoying music and entertainment from 184 different artists across 8 stages.
MDLBEAST’s XP Music Conference was held for the first time in 2021 with 150 local/regional/international industry experts discussing Talent, Scene, Policy, and Impact with regional audiences, supporting the growth of the music community. Global artists such as Afrojack and Steve Aoki led the discussion around the path to success, guiding principles for young talent, and what it means to support aspiring DJs, producers, and creators. XP welcomed almost five thousand attendees on three days and hosted up to 52 sessions in its inaugural year.
MDLBEAST LLC is a music entertainment company committed to growing talent, building the regional scene, and advancing the creative economy. MDLBEAST was established following the success of its flagship festival, SOUNDSTORM, in 2019.
Through its focus on artists and talent, MDLBEAST is building a talent infrastructure and providing them with opportunities which put them on global stages. Similarly, through owned events and experiences, content, conversation, fashion, and more, MDLBEAST is helping to build a thriving, and economically sustainable music community in and for the region. MDLBEAST operates under its three corporate arms: XP Music Conference, MDLBEAST PRESENTS and MDLBEAST Record Label.
Since its inception in 2014, Mason Collective has been drawing attention in the underground music scene for its explosive DJ sets and highly renowned events. The Manchester-based DJ and production trio developed their signature brand of high-energy grooves, showcasing them at several high-profile parties in some of the most respected venues on both the local and national scenes.
AJ Christou is no stranger to the tech music seen, having accomplished a lot during his time in Manchester and has reached new heights with his label, Celesta Sounds. Italy’s own Dimmish, brings his experience of sound engineering to create unique and innovative minimal and tech tracks. Fleur Shore is a queen of the edits and her latest Time and Time Again is a nostalgic blast to the 90s. Landing from Miami, Jesse Calosso digs deep to diversify his skillset and his tunes and has become a favourite in the tech house scene.
Manchester’s own, Joseph Edmund, is one to watch having cut his teeth in Sankeys and Gorilla and with plenty of releases on Solardo’s label, Sola. Amsterdam-based Luuk Van Dijk has put the graft in, resulting in his major success in Holland and has been making waves in the UK with his recent set of BBC Radio 1 Essentials.
Paige Tomlinson’s second language is underground. House, electro, breakbeat: she speaks it, and gives it truth on the dancefloor. Rising talent, REME cemented his place in the MVSON family and has recently explored solo production, creating heavy belters and extended mix’s not to be missed. Ripping up the London club scene, Rossi. brings his unique and fresh approach to minimal in every set and regularly headlines across the Europe.
Having forged a strong house and techno sound since his residency at Fuse, Seb Zito, has gone on to headline across the Europe, Canada, the US. Not one to miss. Will Greenhalgh has had immense success across the Manchester club scene and has supported some of the biggest names in the industry. He’s ambitious, tenacious and shows no sign of slowing down.
Immersion is Mason Collective’s territory, and the festival promises to bring more than just music, it is a complete experience. Expect to discover art installations and 3D visuals woven into the journey you will go on, along with expertly tailored music played by forward-thinking artists. We also have a food and drinks ‘village’ offering a variety of food, drinks, and activities to take part in.
JBM Music and Fever are going forces for a historic party that will see John Digweed play an extended three hour set in the awe inspiring surroundings of Manchester Cathedral. It takes place on Friday June 3rd and listed tickets are available now from https://feverup.com/m/110824.
This is set to be unlike any other dance party you have been to: the Medieval Manchester Cathedral stands at 135ft tall and stunning stone work and towering arches will have your mouth agape once inside. It has breathtaking stained glass windows, a vast organ and for this night only, an impressive Void Acoustics sound system. The vast space is a perfect chamber in which to immerse yourself in epic house and techno by one of the world’s best DJs.
For this historic party, a special DJ booth will be set up in the centre of the venue with a dance floor surrounding it on all sides. The full 360 experience will mean you are up close and personal with John Digweed as he holds sermon on the decks and serves up his scintillating sounds.
The Bedrock label head needs little introduction and has been a pioneering force in electronic music for 30+ years. His sleek and technical mixing style, his always forward-facing sounds and his mastery of building a mood and layering in melody is second to none. His spine tingling, trance-inducing style is perfectly suited to this venue which makes it all the more special.
Support on the night will come from 909 Liverpool and Hush Hush Leeds residents so you can be sure of a night like no other.
Lovefest, Serbia is one of Europe’s most celebrated festivals and this year will be held from 4th till 6th of August under the slogan Refresh. This year’s edition marks 15 years and it will be the biggest in its history with legends of the electronic scene such as Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Kölsch, Rødhåd, Folamour, Danny Tenaglia,and more than 100 other performers. For all international visitors Lovefest have put together a special discount package. Regular, VIP and Backstage tickets can be purchased at https://tibbaa.com/order/xlfkcklmru?lang=en.
Five music stages and a spectacular closing on the Fire Stage
This year, in the renowned park of Vrnjacka Banja, DJs will perform on five music stages. On the biggest stage, the globally revered Kollektiv Turmstrasse will play live on the first day of the festival. Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati and WilliamDjoko will all return to Lovefest, alongside a debut for Danny Tenaglia. Joining them are the much-hyped Frenchman Folamour, melodic techno maestro Kölsch, as well as minimal favourites SonjaMoonearand ArchieHamilton. The jubilee edition of Lovefest will also play host to a spectacular ending, comprising a prodigious three-hour back-to-back closing set on the legendary Fire Stage.
For the diggers, the Energy Stage will host Antal, owner of the legendary label and store RushHour, plus Rødhåd, DVS1, Mendel, Rick Wilhite, Paquita Gordon, Esa, Zenker Brothers, Zernel, and Lauren Hansom. In celebration of the 15th anniversary, the last morning will be soundtracked by legend Joe Claussell.
Lovefest celebrates 15 years of existence
This year is special in that Lovefest will celebrate 15 years of producing the highest quality entertainment, as well as numerous accompanying programmes and projects, and thus mark a spectacular jubilee. During the last decade-and-a-half, Lovefest has played host to more than 800,000 rev and over 4,000 performers from all over the globe.