The barge that Paris club Concrete called home until it was forced to close last year is being turned into a new bar.
Le Mazette, which is scheduled to open on Friday, March 13th, is aimed at a "family" audience "who find that bars close too early and clubs too late, venue founder Olivia Schorestene told Trax Magazine.
The opening weekend will see John Gómez DJ alongside representatives of Berlin's Habibi Funk label.
French authorities have passed new legislation which is being labelled 'anti-rave'.
The Senate gave approval to the new regulations late last night, Tuesday 22nd October. The aim is to "strengthen the supervision of rave parties and sanctions against their organisers".
From here, the National Assembly will make the final decision as to whether the proposals should be enshrined in French law.
Paris club Dehors Brut is set to reopen this weekend.
The Concrete Paris team will open a new venue in Paris later this month.
Surprize, the team behind Concrete Paris, are set to open the temporary Dehors Brut club on the 27th July, with a 12-week programme. Concrete Paris is set to close its doors at the end of this month following a failed petition to keep the club open.
Beloved Paris club, Concrete, will close permanently at the end of July, it has been announced.
In a statement shared by Concrete, it was confirmed that the club, located on a three-level boat docked on the Seine, would be closing after eight years of providing forward-thinking electronic and club music to the French capital.
A petition has been launched to help save much-loved Paris club Concrete which is facing possible closure.
The club is locked in a dispute with the company that runs the barge on which it is housed, with the company having refused to renew Concrete's contract at the start of this year, later going on to ask the venue to leave. A 15-day eviction notice was issued to the club on February 11th.
Later last year, the team behind Concrete were close to purchasing the barge themselves but the deal unfortunately fell through.
French techno DJ/producer Antigone will release his new album ‘Rising’ on Friday 16th November via Token.
An 11-track effort of elegant, epic and expertly-woven techno, the album follows a series of EPs on the label last year with the same level of quality we’ve come to expect from the producer.
The album’s second track, ‘Sands of Time’, is a perfect example of the former Concrete resident’s technique. At face value a minimal cut which soon reveals itself as a multi-textural masterstroke of intoxicating techno. Check it out below.
DJ Harvey has announced a series of global residencies, including multiple dates at Ministry Of Sound, Concrete, Berghain, Output, De Marktkantine and Lux Fragil throughout 2017.
He’ll also have a hand in programming the support acts for each of the shows, and expects to play for between six to eight hours at each of the gigs.
In an interview with RA, Harvey said: "I honed my trade in nightclubs and warehouses and in many respects, it's where my heart lies and where I feel like I function best."
Paris’ riverside club Concrete — which is housed on a barge moored on the banks of the Seine — has secured a 24-hour licence from Parisian authorities.
Currently the club has to close at 7am, which the owners felt put the club at a real disadvantage compared to other venues in countries like Holland and Germany.
To celebrate the club’s extended licence they’re planning a 28-hour party, called Samedimanche, that will start on Saturday night at 10pm and run non-stop until Monday 2am.
Parisian rave cave Concrete will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a 14-date European tour, throwing parties in a host of European cities from August to December.
The parties will feature sets from the clubs residents, which include Antigone, Behzad & Amarou, Ben Vedren, Cabanna, Francois X, Leo Pol, Lowris, and Shlømo.
The first party will take place this weekend at Lyon’s Le Sucre, before moving onto Berlin’s Hoppetosse and Club der Visionaere on Saturday 20th and 21st August respectively.