Decibel Open Air unveils Paul Kalkbrenner, Richie Hawtin, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock and more

Paul Kalkbrenner, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Reinier Zonneveld, Richie Hawtin, 99999999, Brina Knauss and Giorgia Angiuli: these are the first names announced by Decibel Open Air, the electronic music festival taking place in Visarno Arena in Florence Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th in September. 

 

Many new things for Decibel Open Air 2020 edition: its dates moved from June to September, a media partnership with Radio m2o and two stages totally renewed. The whole area will be changed, thanks to the support and consulting of architets and and visual and lighting designers. 

 

 

Decibel Open Air line up is really massive, with many top players on stage. Paul Kalkbrenner is a real superstar, thanks to his 8 albums, his concerts in the most important festivals, his cult movie “Berlin Calling” and related soundtrack. Amelie Lens is a real techno queen: she plays in the best clubs and festivals, her Exhale parties and LENSKE (her label) releases are massive. Charismastic and effective, Ben Klock is resident at Berghain/Panorama Bar from its kick off in 2004; in 2015 his set won “The Essential Mix Of The Year” (BBC Radio 1), Richie Hawtin is a huge electronic music teacher, innovator and experimenter, in 2015 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield.

 

Dutch techno master Reinier Zonneveld has already remixed “Resurrection”, 1998 dance anthem, a new remix in a personal roster including Moby. 999999999 is an italian duo techno, well respected in Italy and worldwide. Brina Knauss started her music career in Slovenia, before coming into Italy; last year he played at Tomorrowland, and she played in Watergate in Berlin a few days ago; Born in Puglia, Giorgia Angiuli is a classically trained musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Very early on she developed a strong interest for electronic music and started to experiment with new live techniques. 



Sabato 5th and Sunday 6th 2020 Decibel Open Air comes back to Visarno Arena (Parco Delle Cascine) in Florence for its 4th edition; two stages and a 120.000 square meters arena, only 1 kilometer from railway station 

 

Decibel Open Air tickets online available on the website and via the app 

https://www.decibelopenair.com/

GROOVE CRUISE ANNOUNCE 2021 DATES AND STUNNING IMAGES FROM THIS YEAR’S CRUISE

Whet Travel, the leader in independent music cruise experiences, announces its next journey just in time to be an amazing and unique holiday gift! With Groove Cruise Miami 2020 selling out, fans having FOMO because they’re stuck on shore can now secure a spot for the next adventure sailing January 7-11, 2021 from Miami aboard the award-winning and newly refurbished Celebrity Infinity.

“Captains” will enjoy 96-hours of non-stop electronic music from 50 diverse top electronic music artists on multiple stages hosted by some of the best record labels and industry leaders paired with awe-inspiring production created exclusively for the journey. Voted “Best Groove Cruise Ship” by the #GCFam and “Best Cruise Line” in the Cruise Critic’s Choice Awards, the Celebrity Infinity will have the same layout and staff they love, but with awe-inspiring upgrades as the fleet undergoes a $500 million modernization thanks to 500 A-list architects, designers, and engineers!

The reimagined Celebrity Infinity includes:
  • Luxuriously Revolutionized Suites, Restaurants, Bars, Boutiques, and Casino
  • Travel Weekly’s Magellan Gold Awards for The Spa by Canyon Ranch and Penthouse Suite Design
  • All-New Craft Social Featuring over 40 Craft Beers and Creative Cocktails
  • The Retreat Sundeck & Lounge envisioned by world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, plus exclusive Luminae Restaurant with Signature Dishes from Michelin-Starred Chef Daniel Boulud
The Groove Cruise Miami 2021 presale sold out in only two days! The public on-sale begins December 19, 2019 online; payment plans start at just $87! Fans can follow their inner compass to GrooveCruise.com and book this bucket-list adventure now or be left behind on shore!

SEA YOU BEACH REPUBLIC ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF ACTS

fter its initial success in 2014, Sea You ‘Beach Republic’ continues to sell out each year, drawing ravers from all around the world to its undeniably scenic lakeside location in Tunisee, just outside Freiburg. This year’s edition takes place on 18th + 19th July, with seven stages again featuring some of the scene’s foremost house and techno talents. 

 

The recently announced first line-up features a host of esteemed live acts such as Giorgia Angiuli, Lexy & K-Paul, Paul Kalkbrenner and Reinier Zonneveld, while on a DJ tip, the likes of Boris Brejcha, Claptone, Kid Simius, Kobosil, Marika Rossa, Mausio, Monika Kriuse, Neelix and Younotus are equally likely to attract passionate ravers from across the globe. 

 

Spread over a whopping seven stages and featuring over 100 artists, Sea You Beach Republic will also feature a chillout area, numerous water activities on the lake (incl. free water-skiing and wake-boarding options) as well as a fashion & beauty lounge. What’s more, the beautiful Lake Tunisee (with Germany’s famous Black Forrest in the background) is sure to prove a perfect accompaniment to the top class sounds on offer. Guests are encouraged to forget about their everyday worries and embark on a magical journey; to dance, laugh and cool down alongside thousands of other like-minded music lovers. 

 

With two more line-up announcements due shortly, Sea You Beach’s 2020 edition already looks set to go down a real treat. 

 

SEA YOU BEACH REPUBLIC – Life is Better in Flip-Flops! 



Tickets and further info: seayou-festival.de

HYTE returns to Amsterdam w/ Marcel Dettmann, Planetary Assault Systems *live, FJAAK DJ Set, Anfisa Letyago, Ferro, Fumiya Tanaka and Voigtmann

Hot on the heels of its standout New Year event in Berlin, Friday, February 28th will see HYTE is back on the road and making a comeback to its second home Amsterdam. It was only a matter of time until HYTE returns to their spiritual home of Warehouse Elementenstraat for a one-off showcase that promises to be special. Leading the charge will be none other than Marcel Dettmann, Planetary Assault Systems *live, FJAAK and Anfisa Letyago, while room two will be hosted by long-time HYTE companion Ferro, who invited Fumiya Tanaka and Voigtmann to share the decks with him
 
Berlin heavyweight and techno royalty Marcel Dettmannheads up the lineup for February’s event. As one of the figureheads of underground techno Marcel has crafted a career that spans decades behind the decks. He recently launched his new label ‘Bad Manners’ which saw him host an epic 24hour party at Shelter during this last years ADE,
 
Joining Marcel on the night will be the self-proclaimed ‘techno boyband from Berlin’, FJAAK. The hardworking duo are constantly churning out new productions, showcasing their ever-changing style that weaves between House, Techno, Ambient, Breakbeat and more, whilst juggling a hectic tour schedule and perfecting their live show. 2020 will see them release their 2nd album and promote their exciting new project Spandau20, they’re sure to deliver an unmissable set.
 
Also playing the main room will be multifaceted Berghain resident Planetary Assault Systemsaka Luke Slater. Over the course of his expansive 25-year career, Luke Slater has amassed a back catalog that is as diverse as it is extensive, with a style that evokes constant energy, melodies, and mesmerizing loops.
 
Rounding out the main room will be the latest edition to the HYTE family and rapidly rising star, Anfisa Letyago. Despite only recently gaining recognition, her productions have won the support of many key players in the industry whereby her style moves between that of hard-hitting techno, groovy deep house and other realms of underground music
Switching things up and playing host to room 2 will be local hero and VBX frontman, Ferro. He invites no other than the Japanese sound connoisseurFumiya Tanakaand London’s very own Voigtmann to share the decks with him.
 
HYTE AMSTERDAM  
 
Friday, February 28th 2020, 23:00 
Warehouse Elementenstraat, Elementenstraat 25, 1014 AR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Line Up: Marcel Dettmann, Planetary Assault Systems *live, FJAAK DJ Set, Anfisa Letyago, Ferro, Fumiya Tanaka, Voigtmann
Artwork HYTE Amsterdam: 
Marcel Dettmann, 
Planetary Assault Systems *live, 
FJAAK DJ Set, 
Anfisa Letyago, 
Ferro, 
Fumiya Tanaka 
Voigtmann

Kyo Kuala Lumpur Turns 3 with week of celebrations including big party with Jazzy Jeff

Kyo continues to be the most vital club in Kuala Lumpur and beyond as it heads into its third year with another mouthwatering mix of headliners throughout January including a massive week of celebrations that peaks with a third birthday party with the one and only Jazzy Jeff on the 18th. 
This sleek, futuristic club mixes up world class house and techno names with a regular mix of hip hop and r&b royalty each night of the week and plenty of local and regional debuts. Its sound system is well known around the world as one of the finest there is, and the club has an edgy, urban feel that welcomes a mix of ages and provides fantastic atmospheres week in, week out. 
As part of the birthday celebrations, you can also look forward to a curated  exhibition that celebrates the history of the club with photos and videos taken from the archives. House Of Kyo retells the unforgettable stories that have brought together a community of music lovers under one roof and explores the most memorable nights of stellar parties and superstar performances.
The big news is that in the middle of the anniversary week is the very special 3rd Birthday party on January 18th with the one and only Jazzy Jeff. This American DJ and producer legend continues to represent with his solo projects, collaborations, mixtapes and live shows. His love of music shines through in everything he does. Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: “For Da Love of Da Game.” He is joined by red hot talents Dj Biggie and Aku Ash & Kooler for a night of slick house and bouncing hip hop. It will be a big party to celebrate this milestone, and one not to be missed. 
January also includes plenty more highlights such as the event to start off the third anniversary week – r&b and hip hop party Geisha’s Playground featuring Lil Asian Thiccie, Dj Moma, Afaro, MC Deekid and more. Then the 16th is a showcase of Kyo’s very own workforce, with the people behind the scenes taking over the console and taking the club back to its house roots. Joining them is one of Kuala Lumpur’s long-standing music collectives, The Sweatbox, who once set home in Ren Lounge. Playing will be Godwin P (Kyo’s Boss Man, Godfather of Singapore’s dance music ) Axel Groove (Kyo’s DJ Booker aka the groovy Sex Panther) and EJ Missy (Kyo’s Marketing Ninja, Singaporean DJ champion). 
Then it’s back to the old school, not forgetting the latest bangers, from Ash & Friends with Dj Aku Ash, Dj Musher and Dan $HIV on the 17th, then Kyo Sundays returns with a cool selection of afrobeats and hip house with Dj Moma, Melissa Jo and MC Deekid. Escape the Monday blues at kyo Sundays as DJ Moma and his crew crank up the weekend vibe. 
Once again there is no finer place to party in Asia than at Kyo this January. 

 

15/1 – Geisha’s Playground ft. Lil Asian Thiccie, Dj Moma, Afaro, MC Deekid – R&B / HipHop
16/1 – Kyo vs The Sweatbox ft. Ej Missy, Axel Groove, Godwin P vs Biscuit, Meliha, Rimka – House/Techno 
17/1 – Ash & Friends ft. Dj Aku Ash, Dj Musher & Dan $HIV – R&B / HipHop 
18/1 – The Magnificent Dj Jazzy Jeff with Dj Biggie, Aku Ash & Kooler   – House/ Hip-Hop
19/1 – Kyo Sundays ft. Dj Moma, Melissa Jo & MC Deekid – Afrobeats/Hip-House

LMC Announces Final Names for 2020 at fabric feat. Jamie Lidell, Enzo Siragusa, Raw Silk, Young Turks, Brownswood Recordings

The much anticipated London Music Conference 2020 today unveils its final panels and tech topics for discussion ahead of the event at fabric, London from January 30th to February 1st. Artist additions include Jamie Lidell, Raw Silk, and Enzo Siragusa, who will participate alongside further representatives from FUSE, fabric, Young Turks, Brownswood Recordings, WomeninCTRL, Arturia, Touching Bass, Armada Music, Identification of Music, Harpies, Pxssy Palace, Capital FM, and more.
These names will join the previously announced likes of Nemone, Broadwick Live, The Cause, Key Changes, Scuba, Third Son, Printworks, DJ Mag, Boiler Room, BBC Radio 1, Free From Sleep, FMLY Agency, DAZED, Mixmag, He.She.They., Beatport, The Festival Travel Shop, Korg, PRS and more.
This premier music conference and showcase festival is a unique platform for the creation, development and expansion of electronic music culture. It brings together artists, industry experts, label managers, A&R executives and so much more, and is a way for all facets of the industry to connect and get creative, as well as consider the future of the scene. There is a wide range of topics, panels, workshops, forums, masterclasses, demos and parties all set for the capital this coming January.
Panels and talks include:
fabric: The Third Decade
London Collectives Pushing the Scene Forward
London: Is Clubbing Still Affordable?
Does Electronic Music Have a Mental Health Problem?
Safe Spaces & Inclusivity in Nightlife
PRS pres. Making Money From Your Music
Little Pink Book pres. The Importance of Female Role Models in Electronic Music
The Changing Dynamic of UK Festivals
The Team Behind: FUSE
Plus workshops and masterclasses:
Jamie Lidell pres. Hanging Out With Audiophiles Live
DJ Boost Sessions
Making Music Without a Computer w/ Third Son
Little Pink Book: DJ Workshop w/ Raw Silk, Bossy LDN & Sarah Story
Point Blank Music School Deconstruction
Track Masterclass w/ Hannah Holland
Less is More: Simplifying Your Music for Maximum Results w/ Red Rack’em
Check out the LMC20 website for the complete schedule of events:
Accelerator Program & LMC Awards
New for 2020 is the UK’s first electronic music Accelerator Program (register here) for artists and labels, providing music makers and breakers from across the globe a range of tools and resources to develop music, culture and the business ecosystem that exists around it. There will also be the LMC Awards to provide a forum for the recognition and acknowledgement of the industry’s best and brightest, profiling the artists, labels and technology developers at the leading edge of music culture, business and performance.
Tickets
Capacity at London Music Conference is strictly limited and tickets will sell out. Discounted Early Bird tickets are on sale now, head to https://www.londonmusicconference.org/ for more information or to register as a member of the LMC community and get involved.

Matthias Tanzmann Returns with New Album Round and Round

Round and Round comes three years after Momentum, Tanzmann’s last album and one that provided a snapshot of the deeper sounds he was enjoying at the time. This third full length is a more widescreen overview of his entire career and will be released one track at a time over the course of a few weeks and months.

The album was all written in the last year, but reflects every facet of the artist’s sound, so unfolds something like a career-long musical diary: from the collaboration with long-time friend and Poker Flat chief Steve Bug, which harks back to the early days of deep house, via newer connections and modern techno with Rebuke, tracks with old companions like Mathias Kaden, and on to new creative links with contemporary stars like Mihalis Safras and Black Circle.

This is an autobiographical album informed by another busy year of gigs at major festivals around the world, his famous Circoloco residency at DC10 and further Ibiza gigs everywhere from ANTS to Elrow to Music On. September also saw the release of the Better Lost Than Stupid album Wild Slide, a collaborative work with pals Davide Squillace and Martin Buttrich that shows that decades after first starting out, Tanzmann is still very much at the forefront of the global underground scene.

Moon Harbour Shop: moonharbourshop.com

Ministry of Sound Head to Butlin’s Skegness with Sigma, Basement Jaxx, Tom Zanetti, High Contrast

Ministry of Sound are heading to Butlin’s Skegness for a massive weekender from November 22nd to 24th.

Headliners have been revealed as Sigma, Basement Jaxx, Tom Zanetti, High Contrast, Fabio & Groove Rider, Barely Legal and DJ Hype.

This unmissable experience will feature no less than six superb sarges hosted by Ministry of Sound as well as leading party brands Pretty Weird, Sleepin is Cheatin, Hedkandi, Euphoria, Throwback and Euphoria.

Next to the nocturnal dances, you can also look forward to day time raves, pool parties, and a non-stop mix of fun and games including pool halls, bowling, arcade game rooms, bars, big sports screens, seaside treats and much more across the site that means you can plot your own fun.

With comfortable and stylish accommodation on site, this is an essential adult playground for a weekend of dance music fun like never before.

France to be the focus of ADE at the French Electronic Lab

France has always been a rich and innovating country when it comes to electronic music.

The land of festivals, clubs, underground raves, not to forget the free parties, France offers a large diversity of actors, music and events. The country is now more than ever a breeding ground of talented creators, which allows the French scene to shine internationally. Electronic music is in fact the directory which exports the best abroad.

On Thursday the 17th of October, Technopol, the SACEM and Bureau Export will present for the first time the French Electronic Lab at De Balie to celebrate all this.

Conferences, showcases and speed meetings : an emphasis will be put on the presenting the French electronic music ecosystem via its actors (artists, labels, bookers) and its distributors (clubs & festivals). A day for exchanges, information and meeting, the venue will highlight the dynamism of the current French scene.

The goal of the French Electronic Lab is to give an outline of electronic music in France and its strengths, during panels, in English, all based around the same theme : How to work with the French market? Throughout the day, we will give the necessary tools to professionals to develop a long-lasting relationship with the principal figures of this country.

The French Electronic Lab will be open to everyone and will take place in the cultural venue De Balie from 12pm until 7pm.

The programme:

12pm — 14pm : FRENCH BRUNCH

The French Electronic Lab opens with a Frenc Brunch in partnership with Shotgun and Animal Records & Kitchen.

1pm — 5pm : CONFERENCES

How to work with French Institutions
1pm — 1.45pm
Frédéric Hocquard, Deputy Mayor in charge of nightlife and cultural economy, Michel Pilot, cultural advisor of Jack Lang (ex Minister of Culture) and General Secretary of the Union Chamber for musical venues and Tommy Vaudecrane, President of Technopol.

How to work with clubs and festivals
2pm — 2.45pm
Brice Coudert, Artistic Director of Concrete / Weather Festival / Dehors Brut, Mathieu Fonsny, Artistic Director of Marsatac & Joran Le Corre, Artistic Director of Panoramas Festival

How to work with labels, booking and management agencies
3pm — 3.45pm
Max Le Disez from AMS Bookings, Thomas Lefrançois from Allo Floride, Louis Lambilliotte from Because Editions and Rachel Graham from InFiné Music and Passé Projects & Publishing

I <3 U SO: Examples of The Best Export Campaigns from Top French Industry Figures
4pm — 4.45pm
Marie Dapoigny, Digital Editor at Mixmag, Thibaut Casanova, Director of International Development at Warner Music, Chiara Belolo, General Manager at Scorpio, Quentin Leblet, A&R, Creative Director & Sync Manager at Unity Publishing

5pm — 7pm : NETWORKING DRINKS

In partnership with Overact, this French Aperitif will be an opportunity for people to meet and converse. It will also be the opportunity to announce the winners of the Raise Your Act competition. There will also be a musical showcase by the artist Toh Imago who will present his new album Nord Noir signed on the Infiné Music label.

For more information, go to the Amsterdam Dance Event website or the French Electronic Lab Facebook event.
The French Electronic Lab is open to ADE pass holders.

Slam Dunk 2018 – First Annoucement

Slam Dunk Festival 2018! have announce the first 6 bands covering the festival.

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The headliners will be Jimmy Eat World with their debut Slam Dunk Performance, performing alongside Taking Back Sunday for the first time at a festival in the UK! 

Also joining them will be Sleeping With SirensSTATE CHAMPSFour Year Strong and Trash Boat! This is the first of many announcements so stay tuned! for updates.

Tickets on sale from Friday 17th November 9am from: http://slamdunkmusic.com/tickets