It’s that time of year again when presales go on at the height of the morning and there are another seven months to go before Detroit Electronic Music Festival, a.k.a. Movement, comes around again. Next year’s festival is sure to be a treat as Movement is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. We are speculating a possible marathon set featuring our Detroit techno pioneers as special guests or maybe some wild back-to-back sets from world-class talent. Reminiscing on who played this past year, we are expecting 2016 to raise the bar even higher. Read more
Halloween is definitely a holiday that is not for the faint of heart… and neither are these electronic music parties. We will take you around the world with our hand-picked selection of Halloween parties to hit up this year. Shiver me timbers, these thirteen picks deviate from the usual circuit of parties. Proceed with caution and let the spooky all-night raging commence. Read more
In a desolate land so near and yet so far lies a gleaming light originating from a single source. The Robot Heart art car stands in stark metallic contrast to the never-ending stretch of dust in the middle of the Nevada desert beyond the hedonist paradise of Las Vegas. The barren landscape echoes volumes of the spirits that gather together for a weekend of mind-bending house, techno, analog and experimental music blasting over a world-class sound system.
The team behind the creation of the Robot Heart art car will bring Further Future 002 in 2016 as a follow up to their momentous Beginning. This rare gem of an up-and-coming desert festival has a cult following due to its reputation at Burning Man as one of the best sound camps around. Further Future will bring a larger than life lineup with talent spanning the globe as well as genres including &me, Derrick Carter, Dixon, Matt Tolfrey, Rampue, whomadewho, and more.
The Robot Heart community is a group of like-minded enlightenment seekers that create a unified society of music lovers, artists, dancers, creators, and movers. Further Future represents the intersection of art, science, and community in producing a one of a kind festival experience.
The festival will take place at the height of spring from April 29 to May 1, 2016. Sign up on their main site to keep updated on tickets and other important announcements and information.
Halloween is around the corner and a slew of awesome parties are popping up here and there. Interested in setting sail and partying on the water? Look no further because underground electronic music collective Sunset Sound System will host a massive Halloween Costume Boat Party and after party in San Francisco on Sunday October 25.
The boat party will feature special guest DJs Dixon of Berlin’s Innervisions and Alex From Tokyo of New York’s Tokyo Blackstar alongside Sunset Sound System’s resident DJs Galen, J-Bird, and Solar. The after party will host UK’s beloved Midland and more to be announced for an epic after-hours spin session.
It will be psychedelic, spooky, and full of wild fun. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Monday at noon. For more event information, check out the event page on Facebook and the official event page. We have also included a mix by Galen of Sunset Sound System to keep those dancing ghosts at bay while you wait.
Yousef’s Circus will be making a big comeback after a two-year hiatus with two heavy-hitting events at Camp and Furnace in Liverpool. The first event is a day party that will take place on November 28, and the second event will take place the weekend after Christmas on the night of December 27. The lineup is stacked with names like Adam Beyer, Joris Voorn, Luciano, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, KiNK, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati, special guest Sasha, and a continued array of dance talent of all varieties.
Yousef has made a name for himself with memorable parties from Ibiza to the US, from coast-to-coast across the Atlantic Ocean. Circus will feature a triad of unique stages: Camp, Furnace, and Haus, each with its own environment and musical flavor. The festival vibe and club vibe will grapple within the space to produce an experience unlike any other.
The Zürich born, Brooklyn based concept is set to make its Los Angeles debut on Saturday October 24th
The Cityfox Experience: a sensorily immersive pop-up concept featuring KV2 Audio, extensive light & visual art, and of course, house music’s finest announced on Fbook yesterday of its Los Angeles debut. Among the artists that have been confirmed so far includes Innervisions’ head honcho, Dixon, who will be joined alongside Adriatique, Bedouin, Atish, Mark Slee, and local heroes Doc Martin, Droog, and Desert Heart’s Mikey Lion and Deep Jesus plus more to be announced.
The 16 hour (2pm – 6am) musical journey will take place at an outdoor/indoor venue (location has yet to be disclosed). Cityfox looks to bring a breath of fresh air to the City of Angels and all eyes will be focused as more details unravel. Tickets are currently available on Resident Advisor and are expected to be sold out before doors open next month.
Many people were looking forward to the highly anticipated One Tribe festival this weekend in Southern California. Since the announcement of One Tribe being cancelled, several notable events have popped up filling the void in the festivals wake. Originally scheduled to host a stage at the inaugural festival, B3 and E-vent Agency will now host a West Coast Legends Party at The Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.
B3 and E-vent Agency will be hosting iconic artists, Doc Martin, Mark Farina, DJ Dan, Marques Wyatt, and DJ Garth for an all night house music affair. Throughout twenty years of house music in Los Angeles, these individuals played pivotal roles in shaping the scene that we know today, and every time they take to the decks it’s a new and exciting performance.
Saturday September 26th will be no exception, as the Globe Theatre will be transformed into a haven for the essential grooves of the West Coast legends.
After recently announcing that they will be taking their festival to the beach, Movement has just revealed the first confirmed acts for Movement Getaway this November.
Unlike Detroit where the lineup is predominately filled with techno, Movement Getaway is appropriately leaning towards the housier end of the dance spectrum – at least for starters. The Movement Getaway lineup thus far will feature NYC duo, The Martinez Brothers, French trio, Apollonia, Detroit all-star, Stacey Pullen, and a live set from the ever popular, Guti.
Movement Getaway will be revealing additional acts in the near future, and knowing Paxahau there isn’t a doubt that the rest of the lineup will be worth considering a trip to Puerto Rico in November. Tickets are starting as low as $24, and are available through Ticketpop.
Lights Down Low is making the rounds for a popping weekend party in Los Angeles’ Lot 613. Along with Prototype LA, the mecca of underground nightlife and music in the city of angels, the premiere West Coast forward-music collective will be hosting illustrious talent such as Lindstrøm (live), Ivan Smagghe, Cooper Saver b2b Dan Terndup, and LDL co-founder Richie Panic.
The event will be taking place Saturday September 19 and tickets are available for purchase on Resident Advisor. Don’t sleep on this opportunity to get down.
Lindstrøm is a renowned proprietor of funky space disco, spanning from his golden italo-disco days of the early 2000s to keeping it disco fresh in the current scene of electronic music. The Norwegian DJ retains the slick retro elements of space age futurism with a warm refined sound that caters to a fun dance-loving crowd of aesthetes and casuals alike.
A jack-of-all-trades in terms of creative pursuit, Ivan Smagghe is known as “the DJ’s DJ.” The outspoken mind behind Kill the DJ label and Les Disques de la Mort, a blog for musical catharsis and musings, Ivan goes beyond the traditional boundaries of genre in order to curate music based on complexity and feeling.
Remember when hoards of neon-dipped and flashy kandi kids enthusiastically flocked to the LA Sports Arena on New Year’s eve for a united experience at a rave massive? The good old days are making a comeback as Together As One returns after a four-year hiatus. TAO, as it is endearingly called by its many fans, made an announcement on its Facebook page that it will be returning to Southern California for all dance music veterans and newcomers to ring in the 2016 new year.
Together As One was the collaborative effort between Go Ventures and Insomniac capping off the winter festival season, until Insomniac branched off with their White Wonderland NYE event. The last event that took place on the eve of the 2012 new year saw some familiar names like Duck Sauce, Dirty South, Diplo, Felix da Housecat, The Bloody Beetroots, and Funkagenda. TAO has a special place close to the heart and soul of dance music lovers. For old schoolers, TAO 2015 could be the eagerly awaited revival of PLUR.
Stay updated on the upcoming TAO 2015 lineup and ticket announcements by visiting their official site and signing up for the email list. Also enjoy some memories with a few throwback videos below
Together As One 2012 Official Recap
John Digweed @ Together As One 2010
Dubfire @ Together As One 2010