Prototype LA bring Hessle Audio, Enzo Siragusa, Prins Thomas, Len Faki, Matrixxman to Los Angeles’ Lot 613

The next month and a half is a stacked one for Los Angeles event curator Prototype LA.

The promoters call Lot 613 their home, a warehouse-like space turned venue located on the outskirts Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District neighborhood. It is there that they will be hosting five diverse yet musically compelling events over the space of the next month and a half.

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Detroit, LA, Chicago and NYC Combine For Only Day Party at The Works During Movement Weekend

Movement weekend is undoubtedly the busiest four days of techno and house in the United States all year. On top of the three-day festivities at Hart Plaza, the city plays host to over 50 day and nighttime parties featuring diverse lineups and genres, from more underground sounds to dubstep and drum and bass.

And this year, for the first time ever, outfits from Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City combine for the only daytime party of the weekend to be hosted at The Works — one of Detroit’s most iconic and respected venues. An industrial three-room space known by techno aficionados around the United States as the home of some of Detroit’s best techno events, this year The Works will be hosting four nighttime parties featuring some of the best techno lineups of the entire weekend including Tommy Four Seven, DVS1, Lucy, Luis Flores, Dadub, Hypoxia and Audio Injection, just to name a few.

On Sunday May 28th Synthetik Minds (LA/Chicago), AudioBite Records (Detroit) and Terminator Records (NYC) are all combining with 6AM for Synthetik Audio, a daytime party that will see all three rooms at The Works feature some of the best techno and house from all these major United States cities and more.

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World’s Biggest Techno Festival Set to Draw 100,000 Attendees to Breda

Three days of non-stop techno: that’s the promise coming from the self-proclaimed “Biggest Techno Festival in the World” in the Netherlands.

Set to take place from July 14 to 16 in Breda, The Gathering is a three-day, 24/7 techno festival that expects to attract 100,000 attendees.

Debuting at Breepark, The Gathering will play host to 150 artists across 10 stages (8 during the day, 2 during the night) with a lineup yet to be announced. Interestingly enough, the promoters have instead offered a list of artists that will not be performing at the festival, which you can read below.

Adam Beyer, Agents of Time, Alan Fitzpatrick, Ame, Amelie Lens, andhim, ANNA, ANOTR, Arjun Vagale, Artefakt, Ash Roy, Audion a.k.a Matthew Dear, Awanto 3, B.Traits, Ben Klock, Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann, Ben Sims, Black Coffee, Black Rose, Blawan, Britta Unders, Butch, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Chris Liebing, Claptone, Colin Benders, Daniel Stefanik, Darling, Dasha Rush, Dave Clarke, Dax J, Dense&Pika, De Sluwe vos, Dirty Doering, Dixon, DJ Harvey, DJ Rush, dOp, Dr. Rubinstein, Dubfire, Eagles and Butterflies, Enrico Sangiuliano, Fatima Hajji, Ferro, Floorplan, Format B, Henrik Schwarz, Hot Since 82, Ici Sans Merci, Ilario Alicante, Illesnoise, Jeff Rushin, Jesse Rose, Joey Daniel, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, JP Enfant, Julia Govor, K!NK, Klaudia Gawlas, Kobosil, Kolsch, Layton Giordani, Len Faki, Loco Dice, Luke Hess, Luuk van Dijk, Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Matador, Mathias Kaden, Minimum Syndicat, Monika Kruse, Monoloc, Nastia, Nicole Moudaber, Nikita Zabelin, Nina Kraviz, Noir, Obscure Shape, Oliver Koletzki, Oliver Schories, Olivier Weiter, Overmono, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Paula Temple, Paul Kalkbrenner, Randomer, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Ritzi Lee, Sam Paganini, Seth Troxler, SHDW, Solomun, STAB Virus (live), Sven Väth, Tale of Us, Tessela, The Black Madonna, The Martinez Brothers, Tim Wolff, Truncate, Truss, under_score, Weval, Wighnomy Bros

A collaboration between UK promoters sub:Merged and Dutch team Techno 24/7, The Gathering preaches a message of love through the video which you can see below.

“It’s time to join forces and make a stand against all the wrongs in the world. Let’s create our own movement starting with three days of peace and music. A new era starts here and now! We want YOU to be part of it,” reads a statement.

“14th to 16th of July, we stand together strong and create the world’s largest techno festival to celebrate our beliefs and send a powerful message to the world.”

Tickets are available here.

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Toronto’s Electric Island Announces 2017 Season Lineup with Sven Väth, Maceo Plex, Dixon, Nina Kraviz and Ben Klock

Celebrating five years this upcoming season, Toronto’s Electric Island is going all out to celebrate a milestone that has seen the event series grow to one of the most respected techno and house brands in North America.

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Mexico’s RHA Fest Drops Lineup Featuring Green Velvet, Claptone, Catz ‘n Dogz and more

A new Mexican festival is set to debut this year, as RHA Festival drops its inaugural lineup for the event taking place in Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit.

This new festival experience in the sands of the famed Punta Mita Resort is just two hours from Southern California, making it an accessible festival for people across the border too. RHA means water flowing in wixárika, the language of the indigenous people of Mexico’s Nayarit region. Flow, is a reference that tells us about their journey of life. The water that flows, the water that evaporates, the water that rains and returns.

The lineup, which came out today includes Green Velvet, Claptone, Dimitri From Paris Purple Disco Machine, Doc Martin, Catz ‘N Dogz, Walker & Royce, Marques Wyatt, Jay Tripwire and more. See full flyer below:

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DGTL Amsterdam Cements Itself As One Of The World’s Cutting-Edge Techno and House Music Festivals

Cover photo of Speedy J at the Generator Stage. Photo by Martijn Barzilaij

With the entirety of Europe undergoing a period a electronic music festival expansion, Amsterdam remains at the forefront of the movement with literally hundreds of events of all sizes and scope occurring throughout the year. The Dutch capital’s passion for electronic music of all genres isn’t new, as its production of international-level DJs is a proof of.

Undoubtedly Amsterdam Dance Event, which takes place every October with now close to a half a million visitors and over 2,000 acts performing artists, remains the biggest and most-known of all electronic music festivals hosted in the city. Others, such as Awakenings, Dekmantel and DGTL have also been going on for years with a great international reputation to boot, reason for which we named them in our list of Top 13 European Techno Festivals.

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LOOPTOPIA Draws Over 32,000 Electronic Music Fans for its Debut Festival in Taiwan

Looptopia debuted in Taiwan last April 12, 2017. It was a jam-packed two-day debut festival that drew a crowd of 32,000 festival-goers and electronic music fans from Taiwan and the entire Asia region.

The multi-million dollar production boasted three stages where more than 50 acts performed for the debut festival. The festival’s success was no doubt a shining reminder of the growing influence within Asia’s dance music market, with Looptopia standing as the very first major EDM festival in the region, introducing fans the genre to the type large scale music experience commonplace in America, Europe and beyond.

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Kazantip Returns as Georgia Electronic Music Festival, Lasting 32 Days and Featuring 500 Artists

The world’s longest electronic music festival is here, as the famed Kazantip is reborn as Georgia Electronic Music Festival.

GEM Fest is the birth child of the creative heads behind Kazantip, a month-long quest to bring music lovers around the world together for a like- minded environment of music, the arts, sports and wellbeing. It takes place at one of the biggest, cleanest and most beautiful beaches on the whole Black Sea – the latest hotspot of the European and global party scene. It is the place to experience the most incredible sunsets, dip in crystal clear water and indulge in world-renowned wines, cuisine and Georgian hospitality.
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Kappa FuturFestival Releases Full Lineup with The Black Madonna, Masters At Work, Fat Boy Slim, Âme, Dixon

The lineup for KappaFutur 2017 just continues to keep on getting stronger, with another wave of great names announced for Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th.

The globally acclaimed festival takes place at Parco Dora in Turin and brings together thousands of real techno and house lovers and the best DJs and live acts in the world. With its varied hangouts, DJs between the trees and lashings of Italian food and drink, this unmissable festival plays out in massive hangars and industrial spaces in the heart of Torino. It is a real mass communion where techno lovers unite. It is no wonder why we previously stated that this one is an experience literally worth flying to from anywhere in Europe or even beyond!

The latest wave of names to be announced include American house legends Boo Williams, Glenn Underground and Masters At Work who will be playing their own Burn Stage on Saturday, which is dedicated to house.  The same stage on Sunday will be given over to New York’s legendary and long running party Body & Soul and its main men Francois Kevorkian, Danny Krivit and Joe Claussell who will serve up some sizzling and organic soulful house music.

Elsewhere the likes of the main Jägermeister Stage will feature Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim on Saturday and Paul Kalkbrenner and Sven Väth on Sunday, while the special stage in the trees, Dora Stage, will see the one and only The Black Madonna headline with Jackmaster, Kolsch and Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers on Saturday, plus a live set from Ame and associates Dixon and Mano Le Tough on Sunday.

Already announced are the likes of Jamie Jones, Nina Kraviz, Tale of Us, Joseph Capriati, Sasha & John Digweed and many more, so 2017 is shaping up to be a vintage year.

The festival’s’ unique Cashless technology will ensure a smooth payment process for the crowd, making sure no time is wasted in the queues. Once again KFF received the prestigious European Commission patronage and has achieved the M.O.N.I.C.A. – Internet of things award as part of the Horizon 2020 project, demonstrating an innovative approach towards the industry, with the intent of tightening the bonds with institutions.

Finally, the Festival has renewed the partnership with proud sponsors Jägermeister and Burn, and have closed a deal with Pioneer DJ as technical equipment partner so that they will provide all the gear for the 2017 edition.

Purchase tickets here and see below for full lineup divided by day.

SATURDAY

 
– Boo Williams
– Carl Cox
– Fatboy Slim
– Glenn Underground
– Ilario Alicante
– Jackmaster
– Jamie Jones
– Kölsch
– Marcel Dettmann
– Masters At Work (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope)
– Nina Kraviz 
– Sasha & John Digweed
– Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers
– The Black Madonna
 
SUNDAY
 
– Âme (live)
– Body & Soul (François Kevorkian – Joe Claussel – Danny Krivit)
– Dixon
– Joseph Capriati
– Maceo Plex
– Mano le Tough
– Paul Kalkbrenner
– Sven Väth
– Tale of Us

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