Tomorrowland has announced more acts joining the line-up for the 2020 Winter edition.
Having announced its return across 14th to the 21st March next year, with 30,000 fans expected to attend the festival at Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski resort in the French Alps.
BBC Radio 1 has announced the next artists holding six-month residencies.
With last year's residents including The Black Madonna, Eats Everything and Kölsch, BBC Radio 1 announced that Charlotte de Witte, Marcel Dettmann and Paul Woolford would be joining the coveted residency slot for 2019.
Charlotte de Witte has announced the first release on her KNTXT label.
A new concept for de Witte's KNTXT brand, which includes a touring club night and radio show, the label will launch next month with a collaborative EP from the Belgian DJ/producer and techno stalwart, Chris Liebing.
Awakenings has shared sets from Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex, Ida Engberg and more at last weekend's festival (29th and 30th June), which took place in Velsen Valley, just outside of Amsterdam.
The festival sets have been uploaded to watch back on Youtube, with performances from Kölsch and Enrico Sangiuliano also available.
Charlotte de Witte has announced the launch of her new label, KNTXT.
With KNTXT already established as de Witte's radio show and techno party series, the label offshoot promises to be an "inclusive home that values purity and strength and strives to be a progressive player".
It’s just gone midnight and in a Kuala Lumpur basement, a heaving, sweaty crowd are watching a DJ bang out techno in near-darkness. It’s easy to forget that above our heads is the five-star Mandarin Oriental, where the vibe is somewhat different: a three-piece jazz band is playing to sedate guests in the foyer.
He points out the painstaking work that went into constructing the space: the club’s wooden cladding was stripped from tugboats Pereira found in a west coast port town, while the concrete DJ booth was built to withstand “the force of a tank,” he says. He blew half the budget on the club’s soundsystem, a bespoke Tri Motion fitting by Void. After having a go on it, Seth Troxler said, “It may be the best soundsystem in the world”.
A recent ban on outdoor festivals in the city has also aided the clubbing scene, allowing for healthy competition between the partying spaces that KL has to offer. These include superclub Zouk, magical enclave Iron Fairies, that’s part bar, part urban wonderland, and the musically-minded W Hotel, which has just opened its doors. Horeanga explains that, “there are nights when partygoers visit three to four locations, in an attempt to learn, expose themselves to a new and varied music dynamic, and harness their discerning taste for it”.
“It was just champagne, champagne, champagne, sparklers, sparklers, sparklers,” he says. “The dancefloor kind of disappeared — it was all about lounges. When we opened up, it took a while for people to respond to a dancefloor. And then eventually — it only takes one or two ice breakers…”
With Kyo - in full swing and now looking to expand to other territories around the world, Pereira’s outlook is radically different from the tentative beginnings that the club had.
Drumcode Festival has locked the line-up for its debut two-day offering, which will take place at NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019.
Label boss Adam Beyer, who has a series of b2bs with Eric Prydz (as Cirez D) confirmed for this year, will of course be present, alongside the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Bart Skills, Ida Engberg, Dense & Pika, Ilario Alicante and Luigi Madonna.
Jeff Mills, Charlotte de Witte, ANNA and more have been locked for this year's DGTL Barcelona.
Returning to Parc Del Forum across August 23rd-25th, the festival has also revealed that Nastia, Octa Octa, Mano Le Tough and Marcel Dettmann are among the first names set to perform. See the full first announcement below.
DGTL Amsterdam returned with Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Disclosure and more last week.
IMS Ibiza has announced its keynote speakers and panels for 2019, including Avicii's father Klas Bergling, who will give a talk about the Tim Bergling Foundation and the importance of mental health support in the music industry.
This year's International Music Summit, co-curated by shesaid.so, will also host Pete Tong interviewing Zane Lowe , and an interview with Charlotte de Witte. Panel discussions include topics such as the mental health crisis in the music industry with Madame Ghandi, Professor Green, and Luciano, and the controversy of streaming in the DJ booth.
Time Warp DE 2019 took place last weekend in Mannheim, with the seminal German techno festival celebrating its 25th birthday in spectacular fashion.
The relentless party included sets from Charlotte de Witte, Adam Beyer and Nina Kraviz b2b Helena Hauff, with the former cutting 15 new tracks to vinyl for the festival.
You can watch back the biggest sets from the weekend below, including a three-hour set from Carl Cox.