Sonár has confirmed a further wave of acts for this summer's event, including Dax J (who will play b2b with Blawan), Andy C and The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band. The latter will play the festival's closing concert.
Honey Dijon and Louie Vega are scheduled to play b2b together for the first time, while there are also newly confirmed slots from Afrodeutsche, Acid Arab, PAN label head Bill Kouligas and Neon Chambers, the collaborative project of Sigha and Kangding Ray.
In just a short few years, Berlin-based, UK-born DJ/producer Jenagan Sivakumar AKA Cressida has become a vital name to know in Europe’s hard-edged techno sphere.
Tomorrowland has confirmed Don Diablo, Ferry Corsten, Dax J, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Pan-Pot, and Roger Sanchez in the latest line-up announcement from the Belgian mega-festival.
Afrojack, Ben Nicky, Cosmic Gate, Da Tweekaz, DJ Diesel, Oliver Heldens, Salvatore Ganacci, Timmy Trumpet and Yves V are also heading to the event, which runs over two weekends, Friday 19th - Sunday 21st and Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July, in the appropriately named city of Boom.
Dax J is set to play at our DJ Mag Presents in Manchester on Friday 7th December.
The techno don and DJ Mag UK's April 2018 cover star will unleash his uncompromisingly heavy selections on the crowd at Gorilla, one of the north of England's busiest nightspots, which will also host our Med School event in November, featuring Etherwood, Whiney, Keeno, Lakeway and Bane.
The legendary Detroit siblings talk through their impressive tech setup at DeLaMar Theater on Thursday 18th and perform live for Dave Clarke Presents at Melkweg on Friday 20th...
Brazil’s finest hits De Kromhouthal on Friday 19th when STRAF_WERK and Kölsch’s IPSO label team up to present Tiga, Recondite, Eli Iwasa and more...
Catch the Swede at behind the decks with Gerd Janson, Leon Vynehall and DJ Tennis for Life And Death ADE at Thuishaven on Friday 19th October...
The Monnom Black boss and DJ Mag’s April UK cover star joins his techno peers at Dockyards Festival/Mystic Garden Festival on Saturday 20th and Awakenings x Klockworks the next day...
Event organisers Exit have announced a new No Sleep festival that will take place in Belgrade this November.
Serbia's capital will play host to the three-day festival (16th to 18th November) which boasts an impressive line-up including Siberian superstar Nina Kraviz, techno beatmaker Dax J and enigmatic Frenchman I Hate Models.
Solomun has issued a public apology for playing a track that sampled the Islamic call to prayer this past weekend at Kappa Futur festival.
The Bosnian-German DJ/producer and Diynamic Music boss headlined the Italian techno festival on Saturday night (7th of June). During his set, according to a detailed statement posted on Facebook, he decided to drop a track which he had been sent shortly before. The demo, which he claims to have only given a cursory listen to before playing, featured a vocal sample of the Islamic call to prayer.
'Public indecency and offending public morality'. Before April last year, those words probably meant about as much to Dax J as his name did to anyone outside of techno. The poster boy for the return of a fast, industrial sound - a counter to the stagnating mainstream - he maintained underground appeal while earning ever-bigger bookings. But a single incident looked set to change that.
But there’s only so long anyone can hack being around tunes they hate, and after a few weeks “playing crap music” in San Antonio, Dax was ready to pack it in and head home — before the season had even started. Luckily, a friend convinced him to stick with it and finally, like so many ravers in the long illustrious history of Ibiza, his epiphany came in Space.
DARK, DRIVING TECHNO
By the end of Dax’s first season, he’d replaced his Hed Kandi comps with a record box full of “dark, driving techno”. He was addicted; constantly hunting through DJ sets, researching online, discovering new music — or, in many cases, old music, as the current scene was growing increasingly minimal and harder tracks that grabbed his attention mainly came from the ‘90s and early 2000s.
"If you’re playing average music, if you’re making average music, then there’s so many other people doing good stuff that you’re not gonna get heard.”