Set in Holland, Awakenings is arguably the world's largest outdoor techno festival, and they've just added a whole load of names for their 14th annual event. Holland isn't just about EDM – oh no!
Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, has just announced details of his special Brazil-themed compilation album — 'Bem Brazil'. The comp features a wealth of Fatboy's international DJ associates and is designed to soundtrack this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
Some of the new tracks on the comp are built around samples from classic Brazilian music, so DJ Fresh is contributing a new take on the Sergio Mendes's samba-happy anthem 'Magdalena'.
The High Definition festival is back this year, with a new location in the home counties. It's outgrown its 15,000-capacity former Essex home and will now be taking place on Saturday 5th July on the border of Kent and Sussex, two miles outside of Tunbridge Wells in Eridge Park.
Time Warp, the techno/house event in Mannheim, south-west Germany, celebrates its 20th birthday this year.
It'll be marking it in style with a mammoth event on Saturday 5th April at the Mainmarkthalle in Mannheim.
The main Ibiza party season may still be a few months away, but the island has been a hive of activity in recent weeks. This, however, hasn't been for the usual reasons.
And so the smiles begin, as soon as we touchdown and step out onto that notorious Balearic soil (well concrete actually, because no-one really steps out onto soil these days), and it feels like home. Hello motherland. We’re embarking on the annual end of season pleasure trip to our favourite hedonistic destination to celebrate life, standard. And we’re safe in the knowledge that the soundtrack will be vast, inspiring and provide us with fuel for the months ahead.