It’s glorious midday Sunday sunshine when your DJ Mag hack arrives at the festie. The site — which attendees have been informed about by email a little while before the event — is easy to find, thanks to the wonders of Google Maps, and we immediately run into Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols. A tireless supporter of independent festivals and the like, Barry’s a part of the furniture at Shindig Weekender already — so much so that they’ve named a stage after him (and he’s co-curated the stage).
We’ve been keeping both eyes firmly fixed on Brisbane's Young Franco, who we recently pinned down for a Fresh Kicks mix and Q&A, and the DJ/producer has just cooked up a thumping new remix of Jean Tonique’s huge tune ‘Guest.
Out on Yuksek’s Partyfine as part of the ‘Guest Remix EP’, the Franco flip is well worth a play.
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From soot-soaked techno to day-glo grime — jackin' house grooves to colourful drum & bass jams — the future is looking bright for dance music in 2016. These are just some of a litany of names out there ready to blow up!
Back in June, DJ Mag headed to Bristol to review Alfresco Disco's 10 year anniversary party with Eats Everything, Bill Brewster and more. Now we've nabbed the exclusive aftermovie from the incredible event — watch the full video premiere and read our review below.
Alfresco Disco's next party, Alfresco Disco presents Tunnel Vision, is on 17th October in Bristol. It's set to sell out so get cracking! More information here.
A second volume of electronic music pioneer Patrick Cowley’s gay porn soundtracks are to be released by Dark Entries.
Cowley, best known for his work with hi-NRG legend Sylvester and hits like ‘Megatron Man’, was hired by John Coletti, owner of LA-based gay porn company Fox Studio, in the late ‘70s to soundtrack a number of his films.
The recordings Cowley sent over are perhaps some of the most groundbreaking sounds to be used on a porno soundtrack, made during his time at the Electronic Music Lab, which he co-founded at the City College of San Francisco.
1. Dolle Jolle ‘Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje’s Extra Døll Mix)’
He hit big with ‘Inspector Norse’ recently but Todd has been knocking out hits for years. This hypnotic, chugging disco trancer is a perfect introduction to the ice cool world of Scandisco.
Reality is hitting home as we haul ourselves out of bed today — we only have one night left! We’re laughing at each other worried that we're going to go back to the UK looking paler than when we left, so we decide that a little sun-soaking is required in today’s plan.
In the colourful and slightly surreal video for the maddeningly catchy single ‘Do It’, Amelie de Bosredon and Quarles Baseden, the two Parisians who comprise unabashedly quirky disco-pop duo Jupiter play the parts of lovers who are trapped in the domestic mundanity of everyday life.
To escape it, they invent increasingly bizarre situations in their heads, before mutually deciding to end the tedium by packing their brightly-coloured retro bags and setting off to see the world, hand-in-hand.
Reims lies just 80 miles northeast of Paris in the French countryside, its biggest claim to fame is it’s one of France’s most notable champagne producing areas. But Reims also holds another secret — a secret that many people probably wouldn’t associate with the gothic-looking city — a burgeoning electronic music scene.
The city in recent years has given birth to some of France’s most exciting electronic producers including Brodinski, The Shoes, and more.
Indie-dance-cum-house duo, Satin Jackets, have compiled a refreshingly groovy mix for the latest instalment of our weekly DJ Mag Podcast series.
Well-known hit ‘You Make Me Feel Good’, as well as a diverse string of positively rated remix work, has seen the brainchild of Tim Bernhadt become a household name.