EPIZODE Albania has shared the full line-up for its 2021 festival.
Taking place at Rana e Hedhun beach in Shëngjin, Albania from 23rd - 26th September, the European edition of EPIZODE will welcome a host of house and techno standouts across its inaugural weekend on the continent.
"For us it was... where everything started from. It was in the middle of mountains, so you have that view from the stage. The first time they did a party for two days, there were people with caravans, tents — it was that kind of rave.”
“Everything that is around you influences you. Think about Berlin — it’s very dark, the city is quite like that. In Napoli, we have sun, sea... it’s more Latin. So maybe we are bringing that through,” Madonna says, explaining how the lush-yet-gritty landscape might impact the city’s aural output. He seems to have forgotten industrial might.
We’re told Neapolitans have a phrase — wherever you go, there is always Coca-Cola, Martini and someone from Naples. As much as the port brings in, it puts out, leading to a roaming band of dedicated local disciples at any date in the world, that books someone from the city. But a trade deficit has also emerged. The demise of clubs such as Old River and the 5,000-capacity indoor Metropolis betray a wider struggle in the dance community.
Markantonio, meanwhile, is still in Naples’ charmingly crumbling centre. Like Madonna, he’s proud of the city and its identity, but agrees there are issues. “Everything we do here is 10 times more difficult than in Holland or Germany or wherever.” Genny Mosca also understands. After two decades in the Neapolitan promotions game, while running a label and artist agency, he’s seen all sides of the dance industry.
With the legal battle between Marco Carola and Amnesia Ibiza rolling into another week over the former's decision to take his Music On residency to rival club Pacha, Amnesia has now launched another lawsuit against the DJ.
A contract means that Amnesia is the only club that the Italian DJ can play on the island at the moment, and with him defying judge's orders last Thursday by going ahead with playing at the opening party for his Music On party at Pacha, Amnesia is pressing forth with court action. The venue is seeking €2.4 million for breach of contract.
*Update: Carola played at Pacha last night (16th May), with images of the DJ at Music On's opening party appearing on Pacha's Instagram account.
Marco Carola could lose earnings and property as the result of a new lawsuit, filed by his former promoter, It's All About The Music SL.
Carl Cox doesn't do things by halves. The UK-born DJ legend is synonymous with curating incredible line-ups, particularly during his time programming his Music Is Revolution parties at Space Ibiza. Since Space's closure in 2016, Carl has been focusing on his Pure Carl Cox events, taking the techno party on the road each year with a bunch of high-profile guests to keep him company.
A45 'Somewhere Into The Distance'
DJ Lulu & DJ gas 'Broke Funk (Jason Hodges Dub)'
Enrico Sangiuliano 'Astral Projection'
Kamera 'Consignia (Truncate Remix)'
DJ Pierre & Green Velvet vs Phuture 'Acid Trax 2011 (Kris Menace Remix)'
The line-up for next year’s edition of Sonus has been announced, and Richie Hawtin, Amelie Lens and Patrick Topping are amongst those filling the bill.
Also set to play are Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Tale Of Us, Zip, Jamie Jones, Sven Väth, Seth Troxler, Solomun, Ben Klock, Joseph Capriati and Richy Ahmed amongst others.
In all, the festival has added more than 40 names to next year’s bill, with more to be confirmed in the coming months.
Music On has confirmed plans for its three-day closing party in Ibiza this weekend.
The party series will end its seventh season on the White Isle with parties at Amnesia (Friday 5th October), Privilege (Saturday 6th October) and Blue Marlin (Sunday 7th October).
The first night at Amnesia will see Marco Carola and Lauren Lane hold down proceedings on the terrace, while Stacey Pullen leads the lineup in the IAATM Club Room.
Privilege Ibiza has locked Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers and more for its marathon closing party on Saturday 6th October.
The Music On session runs for 12 hours straight, kicking off at 6PM and winding up at 6AM, with Marco Faraone and Paco Osuna also confirmed to play.
The Martinez Brothers have reveal full line-up for their Cuttin’ Headz showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which is set to take place at Warehouse Elementenstraat on Sunday 21st October.
The New York dons will be joined by a special guest in Napoli techno selector Marco Carola, as well as tINI, Guti and more in room one. The party runs from 10PM - 8AM.
Room two is hosted by London party/label FUSE, who celebrate 10 years this year, and bring their core crew in Enzo Siragusa, Archie Hamilton, Rossko, Seb Zito and Rich Nxt.
Marco Carola has finalised the line-up for the final Music On day show at El Patio for 2018.