Now that fabric’s future is secure, the club is really doubling-down with its line-ups — and April’s looks like the best yet.
Featuring sets from Underground Resistance Presents: Depth Charge (Mad Mike & Mark Flash Live), John Hopkins (who is curating his own night), and electro forefathers Egyptian Lovers, April’s selections are a real statement of intent.
Amsterdam’s Night Mayor Mirik Milan has announced a new annual event, dubbed Nacht voor Nacht, where clubbers will get access to the city’s 20 best clubs for just €15.
Set to take place on Saturday February 25th, clubbers will be able to buy a single ticket, that will get them into 20 clubs including Melkweg, Shelter, Claire, De School, Radion and more.
On the new venture, Mirik Milan, said: "You can check the entire width of the Amsterdam nightlife out in one night. We have a hardstyle party in the Westerunie to techno in 24-hour clubs like De School and Shelter.
The Ark has locked in the likes of Darius Syrossian, Roger Sanchez and Gerd Janson for its maiden voyage this summer.
Taking place on Royal Caribbean's luxurious Freedom of The Sea — from Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September — 50 of the world’s biggest underground DJs will soundtrack a whistlestop tour of Barcelona, Marseille and Ibiza.
Eden is out the blocks early for this summer’s forthcoming season with the announcement that famed London label, Audio Rehab, have been locked in for an all-new 16-week residency.
Running from 14th June, for sixteen weeks, until 27th September, the London-based label will be putting the club’s famous VOID sound system through its paces with a bass heavy selection of future-facing tech-house each week.
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After Kraftwerk's 2017 live UK tour sold out in just one day recently, and now the German electronic pioneers have added a third London date at the Royal Albert Hall due to overwheling demand.
The newly added date will be on Friday 23rd June 2017, with the tickets for the only remaining show going on sale go on sale 10am today.
Having toured the US and Europe this year, Kraftwerk will head to South America in November before bringing their immersive 3-D multimedia concert experience to the UK in June 2017.
After last week’s rumour about a Daft Punk tour was quickly debunked, this week an eagle-eyed Redditor has stumbled across Alive2017.com.
And what makes this particular website so interesting is that the numbers hidden behind its logo and source code are littered with Daft Punk clues.
The DJ Mag Tech Awards 2017 was held in September, with the live-streamed event broadcasted to a global audience from our London HQ. Our panel of industry judges mulled over six categories — and there were a few surprises as to what walked away with the accolade of being the best piece of kit within the groups.
The remaining 11 categories were open to a public vote, which this year hit record numbers. All the nominated equipment and technology plays a big part in what is happening in the dance music scene, and we are happy to share the results of the votes.
Multi-platinum-selling artist Felix De Laet, aka Lost Frequencies, has enjoyed a fast ascension to stardom and continues on a sky-high trajectory. Winning countless accolades to his name since his first No.1 selling record, this year he released his debut album ‘Less Is More’, including breakthrough hits ‘Reality’ and ‘Are You With Me’.
Miami Music Week saw him play back to back shows, including hosting his very own Lost Frequencies & Friends party. This year he sold out a headline arena show in his hometown of Belgium, playing the Lotta Arena to 9000 frenzied fans. But the gig schedule hasn’t stopped Felix’s workflow; he also released a deluxe version of the album, remixing every track into club-friendly versions including garage, deep, tech and techno to satisfy the dancefloors.
“Besides touring all around the world playing the most amazing festivals and clubs and meeting so many different people, I played Tomorrowland main stage after David Guetta, which was unreal, and hosted my own Lost Frequencies & Friends stage the second weekend, which had to be shut down due to over-capacity,” he tells DJ Mag. “It’s been a wild ride so far.”
When we catch up with Jono, Tony and Paavo to chat over A&B’s last 12 months, initially at least the chaps are considerably more focused on their last 12 days. Shows at the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall throughout 2016 whetted the collective appetite for gigs in iconic spots — an inclination that’s continued into this year.
"We've just returned from our first Group Therapy Weekender at the Gorge Amphitheatre near Seattle”, says Tony. “For us, it’s one of the most scenic venues we’ve played yet”.
The event, thrown to hail the 250th episode of their Group Therapy radio show, involved “25,000 people joining us, 16 Bit Lolitas, Yotto, Oliver Smith and Seven Lions for the weekend,” says Jono. “We live streamed it worldwide on YouTube in 4k, and took the opportunity to break news of ‘Common Ground’ — our next album — while we were there. We just knew it was going to be the right moment!”
Musically, back in February, the 13th volume of their annual Anjunabeats mix-comp arrived right on cue, while singles ‘1001’, ‘Balearic Balls’, ‘Alright Now’ and ‘Another Chance’ kept floors hot. Looking to the end of 2017, December will see the trio release the documentary shot in the run up to, and during last year’s acoustic gig at The Hollywood Bowl.