There are few givens in this life. One stone cold truth, however, is that Hot Creations man Richy Ahmed is wicked on the ones and twos – a sure fire party starter. Then there's the soundsystem at Club Warehouse, tipped in our pages as possibly the best in the UK by both Nick Curly and Grant Nelson last year, it's state-of-the-art Funktion One rig yet another absolute certainty – a recipe for dancefloor destruction.
As part of 2013's Top 100 Clubs' feature, we asked the key DJs their favourite places to play.
Ben Watt's label Buzzin' Fly will no longer be signing new artists or releasing any new material, the label announced last month. The label, which launched in 2001, will exist as an archive-only label, while the first in a series of deluxe digital anthologies will come out on 22nd April.
“After I do a gig, if I’m in a party mood, it’s my tour manager’s job to remind me that this is my job,” says 25-year-old megastar DJ Hardwell. “Even though when I DJ and travel it doesn’t feel like a job. It feels like a dream come true.”
My first gig was at the age of 17 in a club called Vibration [in Karlsruhe, Germany], where I eventually became a resident after this first gig.
Darius Syrossian is a man who knows his tunes. He's also an experienced radio presenter, delivering a monthly show loved by many for ViVa Music until summer last year, so we decided to team up with Darius to launch a show of our very own.
The team responsible for some of Amsterdam's coolest parties has announced a two day festival in the heart of Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) taking place 23rd – 24th August, entitled Dekmantel Festival.
The fresh house stylings of Duke Dumont are primed to crossover
Layo & Bushwacka! were a popular tech house duo before Millennium time, but after they released ‘Love Story’ in 2002 they totally went supernova. They met at the legendary central London nightclub The End, where Bushwacka!, aka Matthew Benjamin, was a resident DJ and Layo Paskin was co-owner (with Mr C).
Swapping functionality for funk, Daniel Steinberg's 'Treptow' LP is ready to drop onto Arms & Legs on 25th March.