Canadian duo Blond:ish have found a home at Kompakt and Get Physical of late, their discerning club sets having taken them around the world in recent years after they first teamed up in the late noughties following a chance meeting at the Miami WMC.
Their madcap Blond:ish parties in Montreal are what gave them their name, and since leaving their home city they've won many admirers around the globe.
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When the conclusive history of house music is laid out for all to see, chances are Roger Sanchez’s name is one that’ll crop up regularly. The NYC native has been in the game for well over two decades now, and first came to prominence in the mid '90s courtesy of some classic productions on the seminal Strictly Rhythm imprint.
Stefano Miele has been a successful producer since the turn of the Millennium, starting off producing in his native Italy under his own name until he adopted the moniker Madox to produce funky, quirky breakbeat music. He released on Italian label Mantra and UK labels Finger Lickin' and Westway before label politics with Mantra and disillusionment with the breakbeat scene led to him wanting to take a sidestep.
Whereas other Ibiza clubs can often be achingly sterile and controlled environments, Sankeys has always prided itself on being that bit different and doing things in its own inimitable way. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but what can’t be doubted is the promoter’s dedication to the scene.
Privilege’s Vista Club is a room steeped in Ibiza tradition. The one-time home to Manumission’s infamous side-parties, it’s come back to prominence lately thanks to its hosting of Spanish party Elrow, which recently teamed up with Kehakuma and moved across town to a bigger venue at Space. Regardless, it’s the sort of venue that’s been yearning for a suitable such session for some time — and in Do Not Sleep it finally seems to have settled on one that’s very much a win-win for all parties.
Electronic music has always led the way when it comes to technology and innovation. Pioneers such as Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills and Carl Cox have all irrevocably changed how we view the musical landscape, in the process setting a new benchmark in terms of sound and musical capabilities.
Guillaume Duchastel De Montrouge, better know by his stage-name, DJ W!LD, is one of electronic music’s most consistent performers. Montrougue’s alias however, is a slight misnomer; especially when we consider that the Frenchman is as renowned for his productions as he is his DJ abilities. The owner of the much-respected W label (and one half of the brains behind the Catwash imprint), W!LD isn’t just consistent with his productions — he’s also impressively prolific too.