Like the harshly angular yet brutally beautiful architecture of the Barbican itself, there is an element of compelling juxtaposition about chatting with Flowdan, one of grime’s fiercest MCs and true veteran of hard-hitting UK music, in the arts centre’s eerily tropical conservatory. But here we are, tucked in a corner beside the kitchen, away from the bustle of Native Instruments’ latest Native Session: ‘Bars’, beset by illuminated greenery and concrete, talking about the next step in Flowdan’s career.
DJ Mag and Burn Residency will join forces at this year’s International Music Summit in Ibiza later this month, to host a panel on how to become a successful touring DJ with international stars Nastia and Loco Dice.
The panel will be moderated by DJ Mag’s very own digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers and will also feature Eóin Smyth (Game Over, Co-founder / Director) and Philipp Straub (Burn Residency, Head Mentor, Austria).
For the latest track breakdown video from Point Blank, they welcomed DJ Q, who along with the likes of T2 and Paleface, was the face of bassline when it blew up from the north of England in the mid-2000s. To this day, he is consistently releasing UK Bass bangers spanning grime, garage and of course bassline. For this session, Q walks through his latest single ‘Time to Shine’. This track includes plenty of the DJ Q signature sound, also leaning towards the classic sounds from the early garage era pioneered by the likes of Todd Edwards.
Circoloco will be celebrating its 20th season on the White Isle this summer — and if the opening party line-up is anything to go by it’s going to be their biggest season to date.
There will 20 artists performing on opening night, which is scheduled to run for 15 hours from 4 pm to 7 am, across three rooms on 21st May.
The usual CircoLoco suspects will be present, including The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and Damian Lazarus who will be joined by Amelie Lens, Peggy Gou, Joseph Capriati, Gerd Janson and Richy Ahmed for the mammoth opening party.
Electric Zoo has unveiled its third phase line-up and joining previously announced headliners Kaskade, Marshmello and Martin Garrix will be Tiësto, Alesso and Destructo.
The iconic US festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer and will be returning to Randall’s Island on Labor day weekend from 31st August to 2nd September.
Armin van Buuren has delivered another mouth-watering two CD exploration of trance music in 2018 with a new ‘A State of Trance 2018’ mix album.
Mixing 42 blistering cuts, ranging from progressive flavours to uplifting future classics, the two-CD mix album includes three brand-new singles from the five-time Top 100 DJs winner.
Featuring the likes of David Gravell, DRYM x Omnia, Fatum, KhoMha, Protoculture, Purple Haze, Super8 & Tab and of course Armin van Buuren himself, the mix is another memorable snapshot of the genre in 2018.
Hardwell has announced today that he will play two special one-off shows in Ibiza this summer at the island’s biggest open-air venue, Ushuaïa Hotel.
The Dutch star will be on the White Isle on both Thursday 28th June and then again on Thursday 6th September.
This summer is going to be one of change for Ibiza with a host of legendary parties moving to different venues and days on the island.
First up, Cocoon has finally left Amnesia and is heading across town to Pacha, which is currently in the throes of a major overall, and will now take place every Wednesday.
Music’s power to seduce the minds of young people is well documented. Since Rock n Roll’s halcyon days in the 1950s and 1960s it is perhaps only football that has attracted more hopeful pretenders worldwide with its promises of glory and excitement. These promises take many forms and, indeed, there are many routes into the world of music, but the one thing that binds them all is doggedness. One man who knows this and who embodies the kind of dedication and graft needed is Nick Halkes.
Prince was unarguably one of pop's most prolific artists, and new photos have emerged giving an idea as to how much music was stored in the legend's underground vault, which few people, if any, will have heard.