Following his previous excursion Patterns EP,dutch DJ and producer Colyn returns to Afterlife with more interplanetary sonics.
The title cut merges a rubbery low end groove with a cacophony of cosmic FX and a robotic vocal clip. ‘Wait For You’ feels like a cybernetic ode to lost love, with a stirring melody and heartrending arrangement.
‘KL427’ and ‘Lightyears’ are a little more pensive, blending emotive composition and compelling rhythms to tantalise your body and mind.
Tracklist: 1) Oxygen Levels Low 2) Wait For You 3) KL427 4) Lightyears
RAMPAGE OPEN AIR 2022 – 1/2/3 July 2022 – KRISTALPARK, LOMMEL (BE)
3 days instead of two, 6 stages total and more than 250 artists from all over the world, including the biggest dubstep line-up in EU history, plus swimming pools, skate ramps, big screen cinema, pre and after parties, silent disco… Rampage is pulling out all the stops!
THE BIGGEST DRUM&BASS AND DUBSTEP FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!
July 1, 2 and 3, Rampage returns to Kristalpark in Lommel (Belgium), a pristine spot away from everyone and everything, to set up a Walhalla for drum & bass and dubstep fans. After a first, very successful edition in 2019, this second editions of the biggest drum & bass and dubstep party in the world is set to be of the highest possible level. With over 250 acts from all corners of the world, including the likes of turntable don Andy C, studio wizards Camo & Krooked, crowd favourites Macky Gee, Koven and Kanine, recent sensation Luude and bass music heroes like Nero and Modestep, the line-up is looking tastier than ever. Add to that hostings by Star Warz, for the deep end, and Invaderz, for the classic jump-up sound, as well as acts representing every possible flavour of drum&bass, every fan of the genre will be spoiled in abundance.
For the neuro fans, Rampage has the likes of Audio, The Upbeats, Pythius, Teddy Killerz, Ed Rush and Neonlight. For the jump-up gang, there’s acts like Original Sin, Upgrade, Hedex, Turno, Problem Central and Annix. Artists like Metrik, Rene LaVice, Maduk, The Prototypes, Danny Byrd and Tantrum Desire can be expected to play across the board, while Etherwood or Edlan will surely bring the smoothness. Taking care of the rollers are leading performers such as Enei, Levela, S.P.Y., AC13 and Born On Road, while the likes of Bryan Gee and Dillinja can take it back to the old school properly.
THE BIGGEST DUBSTEP LINE-UP… EVER!
With 150 drum&bass artists on the bill, Rampage Open Air ticks every box of the genre, bit it’s also a resurrection of dubstep of sorts, with the biggest dubstep line-up in European history. With loads of new acts from Australia and the US popping up in recent years, plus a renewed intrest for the UK producers, the genre is getting its second wind. From old school heroes like Nero, Modestep and Caspa, to new school favourites like Virtual Riot (who recently made it into DJMag’s top 100 out of the blue), FuntCase, Riot Ten, PhaseOne, Herobust and Spag Heddy, dubstep is taking over an entire stage for 3 days, with extra acts sprinkled out on other stages too.
Add to that a standout live performance of Canadian masterminds Black Tiger Sex Machine and Uk bass house flavours from Holy Goof and Skepsis & Darkzy, this line-up truly brings together all flavours of bass music.
FESTIVAL COMFORT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER
Next to adding absolutely top notch production, with lights, LEDs and lasers as far as the eye can see, Rampage prides itself in offering the best possible experience for its visitors and the festival site will be set up in away to provide the most comfortable circumstances to enjoy the music and the sideshow entertainment. Because next to the biggest line-up a mass music festival ever brought together, there are free swimming pools on the campsite, a skateramp on site with demos every day, there are free bumper cars and other carnival rides, a festival market, big screen cinema to chill out, silent disco afterparty’s and loads more.
After a gruesome 2 years of postponing the annual indoor event, Rampage finally returned to Sportpaleis in March with stellar performances by Noisia, Pendulum, Modestep, Koven, Camo & Krooked & Mefjus, Eptic, Virtual Riot and Murdock, and the team is amped and ready to produce an even more amazing Open Air festival this summer.
British maestro Massano follows up his ‘Solitude’ release with four fresh cuts full of wistful emotion and solemnity.
Title track ‘System’ opens the EP with a jagged riff, sombre low end and spinetingling melody. Next is his rework of ‘Drown’ by Øostil & Juan Hansen, which utilises a haunting vocal to tantalise your very essence.
‘Odyssey’ features an almighty breakdown and galloping drums to get the energy pumping. Lastly, Massano presents a 2022 remaster of ‘The Feeling’, encapsulating the Afterlife sound with its rousing arrangement and transcendent composition…
Tracklist: 1) Massano – System 2) Øostil & Juan Hansen – Drown (Massano Remix) 3) Massano – Odyssey 4) Massano – The Feeling (2022 Remaster)
The much anticipated second edition of MOGA Caparica returns to Portugal’s stunning Costa de Caparica from the 1st to 5th of June. Located just 20 minutes south of Lisbon and offering a sun kissed and escapist mix of sunset beach parties with yoga, surfing, brunches and boat parties, first wave headliners include From A to Z: AMINE K – AUDIOFLY – CARLITA – DAM SWINDLE – DAN SHAKE – DAOX – FOLAMOUR – KALABRESE – LAURENCE GUY – LOLA VILLA – MADD ROD – MAFALDA – MAGUPI – PARALLELLS – SHUGI – YOKOO& many more tba. The Blind tickets have sold out but first release festival passes at 140euros are available now for a limited time.
MOGA was born in Essaouira (Morocco), which was named Mogador by the Portuguese hundreds of years ago. It is a boutique electronic music festival inspired by Atlantic vibes and providing an experience that connects people from all around the world through dance, music, art and wellness. Moga is also a tribe, a strong community of nomads sharing the same values and lifestyle spreading from Essaouira to Caparica and beyond.
This is the second edition of MOGA Caparica after a stunning debut last year. It took place in October as a replacement for Essaouira edition, which returns this year in October with MOGA Caparica moving to June to take full advantage of the summer weather.
This year will feature an extra beach party with two in all on Saturday. A festival pass includes access to the beach parties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and as well as the spectacular dancing, you can enjoy free access to the OFF events happening throughout the five days such as music, art, wellness, talks, food and more.
The first wave of names includes Amine K – Morocco’s ambassador for electronic music who always brings happiness through his music, Ibiza favourites Audiofly, Istanbul’s fast rising Carlita, Dutch pair Dam Swindle bring their cross-sectional grooves, Dan Shake brings his warm and heartfelt house sounds and Folamour is part of the recent renaissance of young French house and disco producers with a deep love for all music. Then amongst others come much loved melodic house maestros Parallells. The pair are regulars on Agoria’s Sapiens label. Then comes Portuguese NTS favourite and Melodies International label co-founder Mafalda who plays a famously broad selection of love-fuelled house, soul, disco, Latin, funk and more plus the likes of Laurence Guy, Lola Villa, Madd Rod, Magupi, Shugi and YokoO.
The countdown has now begun to this superb cultural getaway on the gorgeous beaches of Portugal.
Octan Ibiza’s mission to bring no-frills, proper basement clubbing back to Ibiza continues with a huge first wave of names for their phase 1 launch. All-new Sunday party, Encore will change the game and bring the likes of Skream, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Enzo Siragusa, Paul Woolford, wAFF, Matthias Tanzmann, Raresh, Priku, Archie Hamilton, Lauren Lo Sung, Praslea, Art Department, Darius Syrossian, John Acquaviva, Mason Collective plus many more to the Sunday hotspot of Ibiza. Dan Ghenacia, Shonky & Dyed Soundorom AKA Apollonia return with their Planet Claire residency plus Traumer hosts his own shows across the summer season too.
Encore see’s Island favourite, Tania Vulcano, return to Octan Ibiza throughout the summer along with Ben Rau, Daniel Orpi, ARAPU, Agents of Time, Alisha & Joey Daniel, plus many more announced in their phase two announcement.
Encore kicks off on May 29th and runs until September 25th, with tickets and info at www.octanibiza.com.
Last summer, the cult club in Playa D’en Bossa upgraded its roof terrace with a new central bar, seating area and suspended shade. Famously, the walls have been designed and painted by acclaimed Leeds artist Nicholas Dixon. Inside the Basement is all about an intimate, low-ceiling, personal club experience with a world-class sound system while the Lab offers its own different sound with a high-wall, warehouse aesthetic.
Leading the way this summer is all-new, music-centric Sunday party Encore, which boasts a tasteful mix of quality artists from across the house, tech & underground spectrum. Each and every Sunday throughout the season it will mix up the best names in the game and kicks-off with a huge ‘Traumer Invites’ party that sees Raresh, Priku & Gescu join Traumer on May 29th. The rest of the season will see names like Archie Hamilton, Mason Collective, Francisco Allendes, Joey Daniel, Stefano Noferini, Praslea, John Acquaviva and many more all play.
Other residencies include the return of Apollonia’s much loved and exclusive party, Planet Claire, which is headlined by the famous French trio. On top of this, Traumer will be heading some cutting-edge sets between influential underground guests that will be announced in event order very soon.
It doesn’t end there, Octan Ibiza will be announcing more big names with their phase two Encore release.
For those who come to Ibiza simply for the music and a raw clubbing experience, there will be nowhere better this summer than Octan Ibiza.
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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