Field Trip Series: Mano Le Tough and Friends at Nordstern, Basel

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As popular as the summer season of clubbing and festivals might be, there is something nice about a nightclub on a cold winter night. Switzerland will be getting massive snow relatively soon, as well as world class talent rolling through the country. For Field Trip 04, we take a look at People Like US’ party in Basel at Nordstern with Mano Le Tough, Baikal, and DJ Le Roi.

Mano Le Tough has had another dominant year with popular releases on labels like Permanent Vacation and Maeve. With steady remixes and releases, Mano also graced the decks everywhere from Warung in Brazil to the ENTER.Terrace at Space this summer. His style of slick and cerebral tech house infused with enough groove is the perfect recipe for dance floors world wide. This set from ENTER week 6 is all you need to gain insight on his eclectic sound.

Baikal and DJ Le Roi are also two excellent additions to complete such a great night. Baikal has remixed the likes of M.A.N.D.Y and Ian Pooley, with remixes on Maeve and Innervisions and many more. You can’t ask for much more in a party then to have DJ Le Roi at the helm. The Get Physical / Noir artist always provides a vibe and atmosphere unparalleled to many others, and his appearance alongside Baikal and Mano Le Tough will be a set worth seeing.

The club itself also appears to be very proper in regards to their booking policy. Artists such as Tale of Us, Guti, and Ten Walls have all played the club this year, and from the videos on the Facebook of Nordstern Club, the sound system seems to deliver some deep grooves. After seeing what those artists have done, I can only imagine how the People Like US party will be this weekend. Another club added to the bucketlist for this edition of The Field Trip Series.

Field Trip Series 03 – Halloween at Cocorico

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Cocorico in Riccione, Italy is a very special destination for any nightlife enthusiast. Between five rooms of music, and a pyramid like main room, Cocorico consistently hosts some of the most respected names in dance music. This Halloween they held nothing back, which is why this Friday’s party with Ricardo Villalobos, Onur Özer, Camea, and others is the highlight of our Field Trip Series this week.

The pyramid, or “il Piramide” in Italian, is captivating and unique. When the sun goes down, the club becomes naturally dark due to the glass ceiling allowing the array of visuals to project onto the dance floor. But when it becomes truly special is when the sun begins to come up and the sunrise over the water is visible to everyone in the Pyramid. Between Villalobos, Onur Özer, and Camea, we can be sure that everyone inside the Pyramid is in for more than their fair share of treats. But who knows, maybe Villalobos has a few tricks up his sleeve as well for the occasion.

Onur Özer and Camea also are perfect compliments to a night like this. Özer delivers minimal techno at it’s finest, and Camea has an eclectic style that is sure to establish a perfect vibe on the dance floor. However, as mentioned before, Cocorico has plenty of rooms to keep you occupied.

The Titilla room is a much smaller room that packs just as much punch. For Cocorico’s Halloween party they’ve brought in Riccione’s own Bartolomeo and Soul Clap. If you need a break from the madness, Titilla would be the room. Although, on Halloween at Cocorico I doubt anyone will show restraint in their sets. Regardless of what room you’re in, the music will be on point here. Personally though, it would be pretty difficult to get me out of that main room.

Halloween is one of those holidays that calls out all the people who appreciate a good party. This year at Cocorico would be quite the treat, and worth the experience without a doubt. With wild costumes to accompany some wild music, those Italian clubbers are about to have a night to remember. If we were taking a field trip, this is where you’d find us.

 

Cocorico Halloween on Resident Advisor

 

Field Trip Series: Halloween at Cocorico

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Cocorico in Riccione, Italy is a very special destination for any nightlife enthusiast. Between five rooms of music, and a pyramid like main room, Cocorico consistently hosts some of the most respected names in dance music. This Halloween they held nothing back, which is why this Friday’s party with Ricardo Villalobos, Onur Özer, Camea, and others is the highlight of our Field Trip Series this week.

The pyramid, or “il Piramide” in Italian, is captivating and unique. When the sun goes down, the club becomes naturally dark due to the glass ceiling allowing the array of visuals to project onto the dance floor. But when it becomes truly special is when the sun begins to come up and the sunrise over the water is visible to everyone in the Pyramid. Between Villalobos, Onur Özer, and Camea, we can be sure that everyone inside the Pyramid is in for more than their fair share of treats. But who knows, maybe Villalobos has a few tricks up his sleeve as well for the occasion.

Onur Özer and Camea also are perfect compliments to a night like this. Özer delivers minimal techno at it’s finest, and Camea has an eclectic style that is sure to establish a perfect vibe on the dance floor. However, as mentioned before, Cocorico has plenty of rooms to keep you occupied.

The Titilla room is a much smaller room that packs just as much punch. For Cocorico’s Halloween party they’ve brought in Riccione’s own Bartolomeo and Soul Clap. If you need a break from the madness, Titilla would be the room. Although, on Halloween at Cocorico I doubt anyone will show restraint in their sets. Regardless of what room you’re in, the music will be on point here. Personally though, it would be pretty difficult to get me out of that main room.

Halloween is one of those holidays that calls out all the people who appreciate a good party. This year at Cocorico would be quite the treat, and worth the experience without a doubt. With wild costumes to accompany some wild music, those Italian clubbers are about to have a night to remember. If we were taking a field trip, this is where you’d find us.

 

Cocorico Halloween on Resident Advisor

 

Field Trip Series 02 – Ken Ishii at Razzmatazz, Barcelona

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Beautiful beaches, amazing pallea, and some of the world’s best nightlife. No, we’re not talking about Ibiza. But take yourself over to mainland Spain in the heart of Barcelona, and you’ll find abundant options to satisfy your clubbing desires. For the second installment of the Field Trip Series we take a look at Razzmatazz with Ken Ishii.

Razzmatazz is one of those clubs where, at first glance, many things come to mind. Take a look at their booking policy and you’ll find genres all over the dance spectrum. They’re just as likely to book a major electro night as they are to host a Get Physical Showcase, or bring in quality techno with Dvs1 or Ben Klock. The club is a spectacular establishment with 5 floors, yes…floors, of music; so there’s something for everyone. But every now and then, an artist comes through a city and one would be foolish not to be there. In this case, it’s Ken Ishii taking over the Loft at Razzmatazz.

He made an appearance at Razzmatazz in May earlier this year, and his upcoming set this weekend is highly anticipated. You can take a look and listen to two hours of his set at Razzmatazz in the video below:

In a major city like Barcelona there are so many options for what club to visit or what artists to see, but we couldn’t ever imagine missing a set from Ken Ishii. As an artist he has played a major role in establishing a scene in Japan, and giving the country major recognition within the international scene that seems to be so dominated by Europe. His seamless mixing is complimented perfectly with some of the finest techno in the world. The already enthusiastic Spanish crowd will be in for quite a treat as this Japanese legend graces the decks for what is sure to be another night of techno bliss.

If the United States had cheap Easy Jet flights to Spain, you bet we’d be on the first one out for this night. Stop by next week for another edition of the Field Trip Series to see what our next (wishful) destination will be.

 

Field Trip Series: Ken Ishii at Razzmatazz, Barcelona

Ken Ishii live

Beautiful beaches, amazing pallea, and some of the world’s best nightlife. No, we’re not talking about Ibiza. But take yourself over to mainland Spain in the heart of Barcelona, and you’ll find abundant options to satisfy your clubbing desires. For the second installment of the Field Trip Series we take a look at Razzmatazz with Ken Ishii.

Razzmatazz is one of those clubs where, at first glance, many things come to mind. Take a look at their booking policy and you’ll find genres all over the dance spectrum. They’re just as likely to book a major electro night as they are to host a Get Physical Showcase, or bring in quality techno with Dvs1 or Ben Klock. The club is a spectacular establishment with 5 floors, yes…floors, of music; so there’s something for everyone. But every now and then, an artist comes through a city and one would be foolish not to be there. In this case, it’s Ken Ishii taking over the Loft at Razzmatazz.

He made an appearance at Razzmatazz in May earlier this year, and his upcoming set this weekend is highly anticipated. You can take a look and listen to two hours of his set at Razzmatazz in the video below:

In a major city like Barcelona there are so many options for what club to visit or what artists to see, but we couldn’t ever imagine missing a set from Ken Ishii. As an artist he has played a major role in establishing a scene in Japan, and giving the country major recognition within the international scene that seems to be so dominated by Europe. His seamless mixing is complimented perfectly with some of the finest techno in the world. The already enthusiastic Spanish crowd will be in for quite a treat as this Japanese legend graces the decks for what is sure to be another night of techno bliss.

If the United States had cheap Easy Jet flights to Spain, you bet we’d be on the first one out for this night. Stop by next week for another edition of the Field Trip Series to see what our next (wishful) destination will be.

 

Introducing the Field Trip Series – ADE

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Ever find yourself daydreaming about that epic party abroad that you wish you were going to that weekend? Of course you have. We’re guilty of it more than a few times. 6AM Group is introducing the Field Trip Series, a new feature series each week where we highlight that one party that we really wish we were going to.

To start our series this week, where else would we go but Amsterdam for ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) The event includes everything from Ableton workshops, music films, the Traktor Cookery, and of course…a series of club nights so stacked that anyone would have difficulty making a decision on what party to attend.

If we were to make a field trip this week, you’d find as at Gashouder for the Drumcode Showcase. The lineup is loaded with Drumcode staples Nicole Moudaber, Joseph Capriati, Alan Fitzpatrick, Dustin Zahn, Sam Paganini, and of course label boss Adam Beyer. We can only imagine what this group of artists will do to Gashouder this Thursday. But it doesn’t end there, ADE is a complete musical takeover of the city for the entire week.

The folks over at ADE have put up an interactive map on their website where users can see exactly where the wide variety of parties and activities are throughout the week. Essentially, a user friendly guide while roaming through paradise. My eyes light up when I see the program that they’ve put together, and if I were to make the field trip to ADE there’s no way I’d miss the demonstration of the 4-D Soundsystem at the Compagnietheater.

As I sit here day dreaming about what could be the best field trip ever, I find peace in the fact that I will at least be able to watch the live streams. Luckily for all of us, Be-at TV is on point and has an excellent selection of events streaming on their website. But seriously…what would we do without those guys?! Until the live steaming stars, maybe we can live vicariously through Alan Fitzpatrick’s mix from last years Drumcode event.