2018 has been a huge year for electronic music.
Few things can set a dancefloor on fire better than an upbeat piano hook and a vocal that makes you want to hug your mates and yell as loud as your lungs will allow. This latest summertime smash from Weiss does just that and then some.
HAAi’s Phonox residency more than proved that she can keep a dancefloor transfixed. Her 'Motorik Voodoo Bush Doof Musik’ EP shows she has buckets of production talent too, and this rebellious number, with its anarchistic drums and Taigen Kawabe's amplified vox demands repeat plays.
Vietnamese festival Epizode has confirmed its full lineup which takes in over 100 names from across the electronic music spectrum.
The festival, which takes place on the tropical island of Phu Quoc, will host Peggy Gou, recent DJ Mag cover star DJ Stingray, Craig Richards, Steve Lawler, Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh, Pan-Pot and Guti, amongst many others.
They’re the most recent additions to the lineup, which already included Nina Kraviz, Goldie, Dubfire, Mr. G, Ricardo Villalobos, Red Axes and Richy Ahmed, as well as many others.
With Radio 1’s Annie Mac helping steer its course, it's little surprise Malta-based festival Lost & Found has once again stacked up some of the biggest names in dance.
Denis Sulta, Peggy Gou and Skream are just some of the headliners crammed into its fifth installment in 2019, which takes place from 2nd-5th May. They join the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Black Madonna, Chase & Status and Honey Dijon soaking up the sun over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Have you ever listened to music underwater? What about at the bottom of the deepest diving pool on earth? What would that be like? Well, that’s what the brainboxes at Desperados, the tequila flavoured half-alcopop half-beer hybrid, have decided to find out with their latest event, Deep House, in Y-40, the world’s deepest man-made diving pool just outside Venice.
After putting on a helmet that makes us feel like we were about to launch into space, we slowly lower ourselves down a ladder into the pleasantly lukewarm water, at first freaking out that we’re going to drown and then realising that actually the helmet works, and what’s more has speakers that are pumping Artwork’s set directly into the air around our heads.
After that, we’re given the chance to freedive sans helmet and fuck around in the pool by ourselves, which actually feels a lot less claustrophobic and is more entertaining. We manage to fist-bump some ravers through the glass a few times and even stand on top of Artwork’s head for a decent drop, which, although not a personal life goal of ours, surely is for someone somewhere in the world — so whoever you are, that one’s for you.
As the night careers on, aided and abetted by Desperados-infused cocktails and slush puppies, the house keeps pumping, the confetti keeps raining and the Elrow actors keep being zany.
There are those who are all too ready to bash branded events, but we have to admit it’s a totally unreal experience, unlike anything we’ve ever done before or will probably do again, and ultimately we’re lucky enough to experience it because Desperados want to push their name out a bit.
Gorillaz, Peggy Gou, Young Fathers and Bob Moses are among the artists featured in the forthcoming Fifa 19 video game soundtrack.
Set for release on 28th September, this year’s edition of annual EA Sports football game boasts an extensive, genre-spanning soundtrack that can be listened to in full below via a Spotify playlist.
Krystal Clear 'Neutron Dance'
The jewel in the crown of Movement Torino’s Kappa Futur Festival is its evocative industrial location, the Parco Dora. The former home of a steel and sheet metal workshop — which was abandoned in the 1980s — it now makes for an incredible and sprawling techno playground. This weekend’s offering (Friday 6th July to Sunday 8th July) is the biggest Kappa Futur to date, with over 5000 Brits alone making the pilgrimage to Turin for two days of house and techno from some of the best in the business.
Energy 52 'Cafe Del Mar' (Tale Of Us Renaissance Remix)
George Smeddles 'Shake Your Body'
Jackmaster has delved into his DJing philosophy in a new interview with Billboard. The high-flying Scottish player is joined by friend and fellow risen-star Peggy Gou, who also offers her thoughts on what it takes to move dancefloors, and keep things interesting.