On the 25th and 26th of September, Dancefair is coming to Ibiza! Holland's leading gathering of producers, dj's, engineers, record labels, and manufacturers is organising two days of seminars, workshops, and debates in Benimussa Park, the island's former zoo. Over 10.000 participants of the Dutch editions learned the trade's secrets from professionals such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Shlomi Aber, Secret Cinema and Egbert.
After the release of 'Toolroom Knights mixed by Doorly', we thought it only right to catch up with the man behind the decks to find out more about his plans & insights. The DJ/producer is duly recognised for his exceptional skills behind the mixing decks. He orchestrates dynamic sets; bringing incredible instrumentals, sharp & beautiful accapellas, bootlegs, edits & array of genres, to which mixes through seamlessly. He has a strong knack for lighting up any stage he performs on with his unique musical selection; effectively captivated in his latest works. With a mixture of Indie, house, breaks, techno, hip hop & electro influences in his production Doorly really knows how to capture the best of his sound & work it to his advantage. His musical nous is reflective in his work whether he is mixing at a club or performing a full live set or piecing together a new summer banger.
With the world cup starting on Thursday, TID have teamed up with Hospital records to allow one person to get their very own Hospital football signed by London Elektricity along with the latest hospital mixtape CD by Etherwood!Providing you with the perfect summer soundtrack & a custom made football, this is the ideal gift to get you in the mood for some real brazilian style football sessions... in your local park!
Mixmag have announced that they are hosting a very special 13-hour part in Barcelona at the Marhes club on June 12th!
In the past two years Bad Habit Muzik have encountered phenomenal success! Their first year brought top regular reviews in DJ Mag Breaks Charts as well as 14 number 1's out 15 releases, not to mention a consistent run of No1 spots on Trackitdown's Breaks chart featuring the cream of the crop from the 140 Bass/Future Jungle scene. This success rate was incredible for their first year, but it doesn't stop there! They are now celebrating their second birthday on June 25th after having received an additional 8 number 1's since last year; taking their tally to 19 of 22 releases. This Friday (June 6th) also see's the their latest Tribe Steppaz release on Trackitdown which has also been featured by DJ Mag!
Deadmau5 has let it be known that he plans to go "all chips in" with his up & coming tour.
The Festival season has kicked off & so Trackitdown has decided to prepare a weekly feature on some of the best festivals the UK has to offer this summer. First up we shimmy on down to the highlights and excitement provided by this Bestival.
To comemorate the house pioneer & legend Frankie Knuckles, Chicago will throw a free party next Tuesday.The event will host the house DJ/Producer's close friends & fellow music industry shakers Greg Gray, vraig Loftis, Mike Winston & elbert Phillips from 6.15pm to 9pm. Furthermore, Robert Williams & Alan King will both be shedding a few special words, tributing the 'Godfather's' life.
We seeing an increasing amount of DJ's launching their own music labels. Most recently Seth Troxler started his 'Say it, Play it' whilst Mosca also recently executed 'Not So Much'. Next in line are the UK dup, Dusky. This July, the pair commence life as owners of 17 Steps which will se the release of their very own EP called 'Love Taking Over'. Check out some of their music on Trackitdown or read more about them in Mixmag's feature.
Watch a short film inspired by Burial's Rival Dealer EP released on Hyperdub. The 12 minute piece , "Dealer" follows a London drug dealer into the daily routine & hardships of his lifestyle. A journey of flickering thoughts; ambient and busy film edits eclipsing the volatile & daunting experiences through his own camera lens. Directed by Ben Dawkins & inspired by Burial, the short film possesses intelligent blending techniques, merging the footage with the music artistically. It was given the go ahead by Hyperdub & Burial, who until recently had not revealed his identity.
If your on the search for good quality Drum & bass this coming bank holiday Friday, look no further.
With May Bank Holiday looking like its going to be a scortching weekend ahead, Trackitdown have made sure we can provide our punters with the ideal night to make it a weekend to remember! Considering we have recently been writing articles on 'The Clubs That Time Forgot', we thought it best to provide you all with the opportunity to win 2 free tickets to one of the most epik Oldskool underground dance events around... On Saturday 24th May RCFF, Epidemik & Music Mondays bring you 30 acts which will bring you straight back to the early 90's electronic dance revolution at Union club, Vauxhall.
With AfroJacks album out on May 19th, Mixmag caught up with him in London, Soho last night to discuss his work and hear him play some bangers!Afrojack discussed his forthcoming album & specifically discussed his urge to ensure he creates music that isnt commercially pleasing, but music that denotes a more personal touch.
Deadmau5, the Canadian progressive-house music producer & performer from Toronto is set to release 'While (1<2)' on June 17th with a 25-track, double disc LP. The highly anticipated album has claimed an abundant amount of publicity as he has stated "first album I've ever done that I would even call an album". In his official press release he also give us an idea of his sound as he says:
When it comes to Ibiza, Space is renowned for being one of the finest spots the Spanish Island has to offer. It is without a doubt the place to be in Ibiza, if not the world. With that we a happy to announce the Space Opening Fiesta is confirmed for Sunday 25th of May. The biggest parties in Ibiza are recognised to take place at the beginning of the season & at the final push. Most people regard The Space Opening party as the first sign of the summer season starting. So who wouldn't want to begin the notorious weekend of crazy festivities there? Every year their line-up seems to get better & better, inviting the creme de la crop of electronic dance artists world wide. celebrating this year its 25th anniversary of the Club of Playa d'en Bossa, they have just added an incredible array of DJ's who are sure to give you an incredible start to the summer or season... depending on how long you are out for.
last month the music industry was saddened at the news of DJ Rashad's passing at the young age of 34. According to his family, The footwork DJ died as a result of a blood clot in his leg. Since his death, there has been a swarm of tributes in his honour from all over the globe with contributions from the likes of Oneman, Kode9, Addison Groove & many more. This month, Leisure System (label) has uploaded a recording of DJ Rashad's first ever set in Germany at Berlin club Horst Krzbrg & it's available for download! The Chicago juke pioneer's set is an hour & a half long & was accompanied by Addison Groove & Lando Kal on the night.
It is without a doubt that new technology has pushed the DJ-ing market to new frontiers.
This week, we visit our fifth & final installment of 'Clubs That Time Forgot.' Our previous features touched base with The End, Turnmills, The Cross & SEOne. Our final slice will uncover the history & happenings behind the legendary 'Bagleys aka Canvas'; notably recognised as one Britain's most influential dance arenas in the 90's.