LWE & AWAKENINGS PRESENT DRUMCODE HALLOWEEN 2014

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This is the best London party line-up we’ve seen all year. Hands down. Techno lovers prepare to get very excited when you clap your eyes on this gruesome lot…

Adam Beyer | Agoria | Alan Fitzpatrick | Bart Skills | Dense & Pika Live | Dubspeeka | Dustin Zahn
Geddes | Happa | Harvey Mckay | Joseph Capriati | Len Faki | Mark d’Ground | Max Cooper
Mr G Live | Nina Kraviz | Paul Woolford | Reset Robot | Scuba

Starting at midday the party takes place at Tabacco Dock (superb choice LWE and Awakenings!) and runs til 10.30pm. Now Halloween may seem a long way off but these tickets will sell out fast!

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CEREMONY FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

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In just over two months time Found Series will launch another festival – Ceremony.

This spin off from the successful Found brand is bringing some exciting stages and talented artists to North London; Magna Carta, Egg London, Urban Nerds, 51st State and, of course, a Ceremony stage are all confirmed with a secret sixth stage to be announced soon. All with the premise to bring together the past, present and future house and techno stars.

If the previous Found festivals are anything to go by (read our recent review here) then we are certainly in for a treat. With a line up that includes Claptone, Adana Twins, Kidnap Kid, Flashmob, Droog, Chasing Kurt, Lil Louis Inner City, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Kevin Saunderson, Nick Curly b2b Simon Baker, DJ W!LD, Fur Coat, Jordan Peak, Citizen, Krankbrother and The Menendez Brothers PLUS that secret stage and other line up announcements, this festival is looking mighty fine.

Found have gone all scientific on us, branding the festival along the lines of the periodic table by shortening the stages to two letter elemental forms with Cr, 5s, Un, Mc and Eg for the stages. I wonder if this means there’ll be interactive science exhibits or maybe even some dissections of EDM DJs? Probably not.

We are super excited for this new instalment from Found. The attention to detail and level of production that goes into their festivals is impressive and we just know that Ceremony is going to follow suit. Of course, there is an after party to go with it too…more details to come soon.

Ceremony Festival takes place at London’s Finsbury Park Saturday 13th September 11am-1opm

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COCOON IBIZA | CLUB NIGHT REVIEW

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Our Monday night visit to Amnesia for Cocoon is now a well established Ibiza ritual. We rocked up this year after spending a beautiful day at our friends wedding, full of prosecco and warm lovey vibes (we had of course changed into suitable rave gear). The super club was filling up fast as we arrived at 12.30am and Franco Cinelli had the terrace shimmying and warming up for a night of non-stop dancing. This year Luciano’s Origins party has taken over the terrace giving it a little added Swiss bounce.

At 2am Mr Vath took to the decks. As always, Sven delivered driving, party techno, full of energy and packed with choice cuts; that man must have one of the best record collections going. We popped over to the terrace to catch some Luciano and have a spin, but the lure of the pounding sound system of room 1 proved too much and we spent the rest of the night glued to the middle of the dance floor, dancing our hearts out. At 7.45am Sven waved us goodbye, the music stopped and we were ushered out the club into the Ibiza sunshine, happy with our techno fill.

Cocoon Ibiza never disappoints! Best techno party in the world….? Probably.

tickets, line-ups and everything else Cocoon here!

These were our tracks of the night…

Thanks for having us along!

heart sven

ONE DAY | FESTIVAL REVIEW

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As day’s go, ‘One Day’, was a pretty awesome one. Spending the longest day of the year in a field outside Stevenage was pretty random initially, but we were spoiled with the weather and, as it was to turn out, by a whole host of great sets and hidden gems within them. Stand out had to be Marcus Worgull, who made it look so easy as he slipped in tune after tune of alternative, creative house which he has made his signature sound. In our opinion the most adventurous of the Innervisions crowd, he isn’t afraid to mix genres and indeed decades, in fact a few of the DJs snuck back to the 80s for an old-skool throw-back. Our only complaint was the chaos when it all finished. The ‘mini-buses’ we’d be promised failed to materialise, but we eventually made it back to London safely thanks to Stevenage’s friendliest cab driver. We dedicate this tune of the festival to cab drivers everywhere…

Here’s some other gems we heard, shout outs and thanks to our friends Maxi Mill, Hunee, Konstantin Sibold, and Marcus Worgull for a great day (and night) of music.

Keep your eyes peeled as there are plans for another One Day festival next year…

words | Rose

DEETRON FABRIC 26 LAUNCH | SATURDAY 28TH JUNE

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Ah Fabric,  It’s been a while since we graced the dance floors of this London super club, but this Saturday we’re heading down as Deetron is celebrating the launch of his Fabric album.

Fabric 76 boasts a track listing from artists such as Four Tet, Caribou, RIpperton, DJ Sneak and Moderat – we recommend you get your hands on this Fabric release.  We caught Deetron at Eastern Electrics festival last summer and his set blew us away, so with that in mind we’re pretty excited to catch him in the main room of Fabric this weekend on that monster sound system.

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To make this night even sweeter, Deetron is joined in Room One by Aus Music honcho (and another TTK fave) Will Saul, Fabric resident Craig Richards and a live performance from Redshape.  Room Two is also looking pretty appetising as we’re expecting Terry Francis and Slam to deliver the proverbial techno goods.

Catch Deetron, Will Saul, Craig Richards, Terry Francis and Slam all at Fabric this Saturday 28th June.  Doors open 11pm – 8am.

get yer paws on a copy of deetron’s fabric 76 cd here

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FOUND FESTIVAL 2014 | REVIEW

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It couldn’t have been sweeter… a day of sunshine, house music and dancing outdoors.  Found Festival came up trumps once again bringing along a stellar line up of some of the best underground artists to their second festival at London’s Haggerston park.

The proceedings kicked off at 11am with one of our favourite house producers, Josh Butler, opening the main stage (read our interview with Josh here) as well as Geddes and Simon Baker opening up the Nofitstate tent with a 3.5 hour B2B set.   It was clear that Found was not shy of using big names to draw in the early crowds and with ten hours of festival time they were keen to squeeze as much talent into their party as possible.   You only had to look at the line up of the main stage to see that this was packed with sets from some huge names – it made it very difficult to pry ourselves away from here (especially when that sun was shining).

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Leftwing & Kody were next up on the Main Stage, followed by Ejeca who really got the party going for us.  He even got his own fly over by the Red Arrows (wonder how much that cost the production team?!).  By now the festival was well and truly filling up with the main stage gathering a decent crowd and so we headed to the VIP area where Krankbrother was hosting a very special Mad Hatters Tea Party with Jack C, Jay Shepheard, Matt Tollfrey and Krankbrother all playing to the exclusive crowd where you could also get your hands on some pretty tasty and intoxicating cocktails.

We weren’t in there for long though as we were once again drawn to the Main Stage where we were treated to sets from duo Dense & Pika (who dropped their massive track Colt, a real crowd pleaser!) and Noir, both of which were acts we had never caught before.  Noir was certainly an act we were excited about seeing especially after listening to his promo mix ahead for Found – we recommend you check this out if you haven’t already!  The Noir Music honcho treated us to some sweet melodic sounds and got deep and dirty with heaps of CO2 cannons marking his set.

Bicep was up next on our list, playing over in the Love Fever tent. The duo delivered a set with a retro electronic feel to it as you’d expect from their recent releases such as Circles. We were like children at a fairground skipping between tents as we made a trip back to Nofitstate to catch the lady of Mobilee, Anja Schneider, who delivered a dark and deep set to the packed out tent.

Closing off the day on the Main Stage were two pretty special acts: self-proclaimed ‘house gangster’ DJ Sneak and Crosstown Boss Damian Lazarus.  You couldn’t have asked for a more fitting end to a festival with the sun setting and Damian playing out feel good tracks (including one amazing number laced with Asian vocals) and closing the festival off at the 9pm mark with 80’s track ‘I Found Lovin’.  Perfect.

What a special day.  Found have really done themselves proud here, fuelling our excitement for their next festival later this year on Saturday September 13th – Ceremony.  With line-up announcements so far that include Louie Vega, Claptone, Kidnap Kid, Inner City, DJ Sneak, DJ W!ld, Fur Coat and more, you just know this is going to be another day not to be missed.

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LWE PRESENTS SUMMER IN THE CITY | WIN TICKETS!

LWE summer in the city comp

Last week we told you about the brilliant summer soiree LWE are putting on at Tobacco Dock, London on Saturday 9th August – read our full preview here. Well lucky readers, we have one pair of tickets to give away!

TO WIN all you have to do is like the competition facebook post here and tag the friend you’d take – easy peasy. You could soon be dancing to the likes of Groove Armada, DJ Sneak and Mathew Jonson (LIVE). The winner will be picked at random on Friday 25th July.

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JOSH BUTLER | INTERVIEW

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Found Festival is taking place this Saturday 14th June at London’s Haggerston Park and the weather forecast is looking very promising!  If you fancy some sunshine dancing to the likes of Josh Butler, Leftwing & Kody, Bicep, Heidi, Noir, Anja Schneider, Ben Pearce, Ejeca and Damian Lazarus (to name a few) then make sure you get involved (details below).

We grabbed a quickie with one of our favourite house producers, Josh Butler, ahead of his performance at this years Found Festival

Hey Josh!  We last caught you playing at Birmingham’s GLAS day party, what have you been up to since then?

I’ve been keeping myself busy since then with touring and lots of studio work. I have been collaborating with a bunch of different artists recently, so there are some exciting releases planned for the rest of the year.

A little treat for us there was when you dropped Space Jump Salute’s track ‘Synthetic’, are you a SJS fan too?

I love that track. I have been hammering the Samuel W remix! Sam is a good friend of mine too, it’s nice to hear him knocking out quality house music.

You’re playing the main stage at Found Festival this year.  We’re mighty impressed with the line-up they’ve got in store, who would be your top tip to check out?

What a line up that is! I will definitely be sticking around for Heidi, Noir, Bicep & Magda.

The Krankbrothers are throwing a Mad Hatters tea party in the VIP area, will you be popping along for afternoon tea? We’re trying to decide our fancy dress for it – what character do you think we should go as?

Haha ace, count me in.  Milk no sugar tar. You should go as Tin Woodman from the Wizard of Oz.

We see you’ve got a remix coming out soon on Leftwing & Kody’s ‘Lost’ imprint… can you tell us what it is yet?  What else are you working on?

Of course, this is a remix of Andy Lee’s track. I have made this with 5am basement parties in mind. It’s a roller! I’m also working on a track with Bontan which has such an amazing vocal, I cant wait to finish it and share it with people.

What has the rest of the summer got in store for you?  Is Ibiza calling?

I’m actually in Ibiza now, sat on my balcony chilling in the sun before I play Sankeys tonight. Then I’m back next month for a show at Creche.

And finally, the question we ask everyone… what would you do as a techno kitten for the day?

If I was a techno kitten I would be out all night causing chaos then roll in early hours and chill all day!

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WE ARE FSTVL 2014 | REVIEW

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After its debut festival last year, the massive We Are FSTVL was back for the May bank holiday and bringing with it pretty much every electronic artist worth seeing.  We were there…

SATURDAY

The first of this two day festival saw a fantastic lineup of artists from all corners of the dance world. With over 150 acts performing over the 2 days the key issue for all was who to see!  Our pick had to be the Defected Records tent… no matter what time of day the tent was bouncing and giving off great vibes. Huxley played a really upbeat hour set and the tent quickly filled between 2-3pm, especially after he  dropped a remix of JK’s Space Cowboy.  He was joined by a surprise guest MK on the stage (bought to our attention by a roar from the crowd) who chilled up there as Nick Curly took over the decks.

While the Martinez Brothers were smashing it on the main stage we found ourselves grinning like Cheshire Cats as Guti walked on stage to watch the suave American duo do their thang. Steve Jr. was quite content warming the crowd up while Chris took a more laid back approach, sipping from a bottle of Belvedere behind the decks. While the main stage was kicking off big time, Lee Foss had taken over in the VIP Village (MK & Friends). Lee played an hour and a half set solo and even turned his hand to a bit of MC’ing, soon joined by Annabel England and MK to form Pleasure State who did a brief half hour set with MK carrying on the party solo for another 2 hours.

We then made our way over to the main stage to catch the minimal master Richie Hawtin, greeted by a set from Matador as the crowd sarted to filter in. Richie soon had the place jumping and closed the main stage in style with fireworks and confetti filling the air and illuminating the sky.

SUNDAY

Sunday was more of a ‘techier’ lineup which meant that some of the world’s biggest clubs were all on show within metres of one another. The sun was shining (unlike the day before) and there was a great festival vibe around the place.

With CircoLoco hosting the VIP Village, it felt a little bit more underground than the previous day with the likes of Timo Maas, Clive Henry and Tanya Vulcano getting the stage underway. It felt like we were at an early morning after party rather than the start of a festival (and for many we’re sure this was possibly the case). Tania dropped Wayna (TIJN Remix) which made our morning extra special (listen below).

It was also pretty nice to see some of the DJ’s enjoying themselves at the festival too. Kerri Chandler was later to close the VIP tent at 11pm and we caught him casually strolling round early in the afternoon soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the sunshine and vibes. Respect.

The Cocoon tent deserves a special mention. With the likes of Villalobos and Sven Vath present, we really were in the presence of Tech-Gods. This stage was jumping all day and Adam Bayer closed this stage of legends with a bass heavy 2 hour feat.

We also checked out the Luciano and Friends tent where we caught Carl CraigGuillaume & The Coutu Dumonts and of course Luciano (Cadenza’s main man for over ten years now).  This was by far the best 3 hours of our weekend and like many Luciano sets he started fairly slow with a remix of last summers huge hit, ‘Rise of Angel’ early on. The last hour (as expected) became an experimental session for Luciano as a variety of sounds, instruments and vocals flew through the air. From a weekend in which superstars were present, this was the stage that had the largest crown on it, and the most respect from other artists. There wasn’t a single person in this tent that wasn’t taking in every second of what they were experiencing.

Hats off to We Are FSTVL for putting on yet another massive festival with huge success.  Roll on next year.

words | Max & Ethan