DJ Mag’s 2020 Miami Pool Party will take place on Wednesday 18th March as part of Miami Music Week.
This year, the party is back at the Kimpton Surfcomber hotel on Miami’s south beach — and we're excited to announced the first wave of acts heading up the annual soirée.
DJ Mag are excited to welcome the collaborative effort of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, Duck Sauce, to the Surfcomber for a rare performance, where they'll be joined by the likes of Italian trio Meduza, and J. Worra.
Junction 2 has announced the final wave of additions to its 2020 line-up with Midland, Eclair Fifi and Seth Troxler amongst the newly confirmed names.
Joining the festival's Friday line-up are Midland, Eris Drew, Eclair Fifi, Peach, Leon Vynehall, DJ Koze, D Tiffany, Chaos In The CBD, Yu Su, Cromby, Ceri, and Carlota. Aurora Halal and DMX Krew are also scheduled to play live sets that day.
The first phase of programming for March's Miami Winter Music Conference has been announced, with the likes of Seth Troxler and Carl Craig set to give interviews.
Movement Detroit has announced the first 10 acts playing next year's festival.
The first set of DJs includes Adam Beyer, DJ Stingray, The Black Madonna, Four Tet, Seth Troxler, Kobosil, Boris Brejcha, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola and Louie Vega. More acts will be announced in the new year.
Movement Detroit will return to its usual Hart Plaza base over Memorial Day weekend, taking place from May 23rd until May 25th. Find more information here.
R3 Soundsystem are uniting the dance music community once again on 3rd December, against Trump, against Boris, and against Farage.
At 7pm the soundsystem will be firing up in London's Trafalgar Square, in association with Love Music Hate Racism and Stand Up to Racism.
The protest is arranged to coincide with Trump's visit to London for the NATO Heads of State summit, as on 3rd December the Queen will be hosting a reception for him at Buckingham Palace.
R3's three Rs stand for:
At the end of September, Portugal’s port town of Portimão in the Algarve becomes a house and techno destination, both for locals and global travellers. What started as a gathering of industry professionals is now BPM - a four-day-and-night party, which takes place in multiple venues from the shores of the town's beaches to the bustling strip.
It’s just gone midnight and in a Kuala Lumpur basement, a heaving, sweaty crowd are watching a DJ bang out techno in near-darkness. It’s easy to forget that above our heads is the five-star Mandarin Oriental, where the vibe is somewhat different: a three-piece jazz band is playing to sedate guests in the foyer.
He points out the painstaking work that went into constructing the space: the club’s wooden cladding was stripped from tugboats Pereira found in a west coast port town, while the concrete DJ booth was built to withstand “the force of a tank,” he says. He blew half the budget on the club’s soundsystem, a bespoke Tri Motion fitting by Void. After having a go on it, Seth Troxler said, “It may be the best soundsystem in the world”.
A recent ban on outdoor festivals in the city has also aided the clubbing scene, allowing for healthy competition between the partying spaces that KL has to offer. These include superclub Zouk, magical enclave Iron Fairies, that’s part bar, part urban wonderland, and the musically-minded W Hotel, which has just opened its doors. Horeanga explains that, “there are nights when partygoers visit three to four locations, in an attempt to learn, expose themselves to a new and varied music dynamic, and harness their discerning taste for it”.
“It was just champagne, champagne, champagne, sparklers, sparklers, sparklers,” he says. “The dancefloor kind of disappeared — it was all about lounges. When we opened up, it took a while for people to respond to a dancefloor. And then eventually — it only takes one or two ice breakers…”
With Kyo - in full swing and now looking to expand to other territories around the world, Pereira’s outlook is radically different from the tentative beginnings that the club had.
The first details for this year's Mint Festival have now been announced with Seth Troxler, Claptone and Defected's Sam Divine amongst the first confirmed DJs.
This year's edition will see the festival return to RAF Church Fenton at Leeds East Airport, and will also feature Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, Apollonia, Gorgon City, Darius Syrossian and Enzo Siragusa, amongst others.
Elrow and FUSE have been locked in to host their own arenas at the festival, and organisers have promised that the full lineup will cover the bases of house, techno, disco, garage and more.