FOR FANS OF: Laurie Anderson, John Talabot, Marvin & Guy
Bust ups. Car park fist fights. Prison sentences. Vicious acrimonious splits resulting in major High Court settlements. Six-day self-finding mushroom binges in the Highlands. Tabloid scandals, legal wrangles, studio strangles, love triangles... absolutely none of this happened during the making of Blocks & Escher’s long, long, long awaited debut album ‘Something Blue’. But it really feels like it ought to have done.
“I wasn’t even up for it initially,” admits Will ‘Escher’ Hansen, the bespectacled member of the operation (so you know who’s who). “I didn’t know what the point of an album was these days. Everyone’s got such a short attention span nowadays, what’s the point of doing one? But Phil persuaded me over time, saying how an album can be a statement.”
Lena Willikens has always been an outsider. Born in the south-west German city of Stuttgart to a Hungarian architect mother and an artist father, formative childhood weekends spent in galleries and gothic churches coupled with a distinct, non-Swabian accent had her labelled "unusual" by her peers from an early age. "I was always the freak," she tells DJ Mag over Skype, half-laughing. "She's different!' She doesn't speak the same way that we speak!'"
Calling all DJs! Is 2018 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank Music School and Defected have teamed up for a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig, looking for the freshest DJ talent to submit their best mix efforts in the form of a one hour mix. The prize up for grabs? A slot on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2018!
Elrow will be returning to Ibiza’s famed rave cave Amnesia for a second season — and they’re pulling out all the stops with a new theme, Chinese Rowyear, and the likes of Seth Troxler, Skream, Heidi, Kölsch, Pan-Pot and Camel Phat.
The party series has quickly become the talk of the dance music world thanks to its unique blend of world-class DJs and theatrical showmanship and their second season at Amnesia is set to be their biggest yet.
Gottwood has added a bevvy of new names to its exquisitely programmed line-up with the likes of Man Power, PBR Streetgang and Zip joining the bill for this summer's festival.
They’ll be joined by previously announced headliners including Andrew Weatherall, Avalon Emerson, Jackmaster, Special Request, and many more for the 9th edition of the intimate Welsh festival.
Steve Angello's manager Scooter Braun has declared the trio's comeback show at last weekend's Ultra Miami just "the beginning”.
Braun has shared an image via his Instagram which was labelled with the caption “the beginning” — which has lead everyone to conclude that the trio's special appearance at Ultra Miami this past weekend wasn’t just a one-off.
Reuniting together on stage for the first time since 2013, the trio have seemingly buried any grievances highlighted in their 2014 documentary, ‘Leave the World Behind’, and appear now be best of friends again.
Point Blank Music School welcomed Radio 1 royalty Pete Tong to their London school recently for a crash course in making music with Native Instruments’ Maschine. He linked up with expert Maschine instructor, Paul Ressel, for an intensive one to one session. Check out the short video of his visit below, and take a look at PB’s Maschine course, taught in a special Native-Instruments supported studio.