Some people give up drinking, others smoking on January 1st. DJ Mag starts the new year in the right way: with a daytime mash-up in a 19th century tobacco storage facility...
Every year, 16,000 or so bass music fans make the pilgrimage from all over the world to a small coastal town in Pula, Croatia for a week of unadulterated partying in what is surely the best setting for a festival in the world. Once again, DJ Mag made the trip over to Croatia for a week's worth of damn hard work (!), and more than a little hedonism. With a line-up that was as excellent as it was prolific, there was no way that we were ever going to be able to see everyone that we wanted to. However, we gave it our damned best try!
Diynamic is both a label and a family. Boasting a catalogue of carefully-crafted releases and a cool, low-key brand aesthetic, it’s no surprise that Solomun’s ubiquitous imprint has once again triumphed in Ibiza, largely because it embodies, well, him. Never has Diynamic’s warm and fuzzy label philosophy shone brighter — or more magnanimously — than at the brand’s final outdoor party at Destino in September, despite the inclement weather that hammers the majority of the island’s infamous closing fiestas.
It’s been called “Electronic Music’s UN Summit”, “Electronic Music’s HQ” and “Good Luck Making It To Your 9am Panel”. In just a few years the client-meeting-and-carnage week that is Amsterdam Dance Event (Pronounced “A, D, E” by Europeans, “Aid” by the US and “Friday afternoon” by the Dutch) has become an interesting hybrid.
Rich, luscious, gorgeously multi-layered techno and house. Pumping and searing through the Balearic night. Gripping our senses and tugging us deeper onto the dancefloor. We're caught in a pulsating slipstream and we don't want it to ever stop. That's Space Closing Fiesta for you, the best party in the world. This year they've been celebrating their 25th anniversary, and who better to bring their season to a close than the mighty Carl Cox?
It’s difficult to sum up Electric Forest, an overwhelmingly wonderful experience, as the festival covers so much ground, both literally and figuratively. How do you paint a picture of such an unparalleled place, where everything you see makes you smile, and the euphoric energy is so thick you could cut through it with a knife?
On a weekend trip to the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, you’d be forgiven for expecting little more than a good cupper and a spiffing view. Beacons Festival, which occupies one such dale, is endowed with both, plus quality house and techno to boot.
Noisy traffic lanes buzz cacophonously, scores of people lost in conversation, taking photos, following every star sign. City tour and nightlife street promoters are poaching for clueless suckers they can make a quick buck off. It’s a Thursday night and Hollywood Boulevard is notoriously busy, as always.
Five weeks after the buzz of Field Day, it's Lovebox's turn to woo East London's festival ravers.
The weather might have held out for Victoria Park's more leftfield foil, but the sight of sequential storm clouds on our weather app doesn't bode well.
Fleetmac Wood is a popular London party series and re-edit project inspired by the music of, you’ve guessed it, Fleetwood Mac. Thankfully, you wont find any dodgy covers or questionable karaoke in Fleetmac Wood’s carefully crafted world, just disco-centric re-edits of all your favourite Mac tracks.