Premiere: Listen to Todd Terry & DJ S.K.T Feat. Jess Kondoors ‘Preach’ on Armada Subjekt

With their second offering, Todd Terry & DJ S.K.T return to Armada Subjekt. Made in collaboration with Jess Kondoors, “Preach” comprises exceptionally strong vocals, marvelous grooves and an inspiring message that empowers us all. There’s no going wrong with music like this.

Enjoy the premiere below!

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Reaktor Delivers Powerful Lineups for Thursday and Sunday ADE 2017 Showcases

Reaktor Events, the Amsterdam techno promoters known for their powerful lineups and well-curated techno events such as Unpolished, Era, Katharsis, and Nassau Festival, have just announced their ADE lineup and it’s heavy.

This year the brand will see itself present not one but two nights of raw, heavy techno at two of the city’s most notorious warehouse venues. Reaktor will feature DVS1’s Wall of Sound on Thursday October 19th at Warehouse Elemenstraat and a second event at NDSM Warehouse on Sunday, October 22nd.

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Amsterdam Dance Event Announces First Wave of Artists for 2017

Amsterdam Dance Event takes place from the 18th to 22nd of October, 2017. Since its inception in 1996, ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and current superstar acts. In addition to the extensive line-up of the ADE Festival, the ADE Playground offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program including exhibitions, in-store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city center. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.

2017 is set to feature around 2500 performers, an all-time record number, playing in over 140 locations around Amsterdam. ADE, the world’s largest club festival and the most important business conference for electronic music, today announced the first selection of artists for 2017.

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Gender Parity in Electronic Music by 2020

International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day educational and inspirational thought leadership platform and leading authority on electronic music, celebrated its 10thanniversary this year and once again brought forward some of the key issues facing the electronic music industry in 2017. Chief amongst these are the gender imbalances in studios and on festival and party line-ups, where only 5% of producers and 17% of festival headliners are female.

Became of this Smirnoff has launched an initiative to join forces to commit to double the number of female headliners, as announced on International Women’s Day.

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Weiss to Headline In The Loop Showcase at WALL Lounge Miami

On Saturday July 8th, In The Loop founder and head-honcho Lupe Fuentes brings her tech-house brand to Miami’s Wall Lounge for the club’s House Saturdays event series.

The night will be headlined by none other than house rising sensation Weiss, known for his releases on esteemed labels the likes of Relief Records, Toolroom and Play It Down. With his music gaining support from leading peers the likes of Gorgon City, Eats Everything, Shadow Child, Hot Since 82, Claude Vonstroke, Green Velvet and Annie Mac, Weiss has enjoyed play time at some of the more revered festivals and venues around the globe, including fabric London, BPM Festival Mexico, Kosmonaut Berlin, Exchange LA, Treehouse Miami, Cielo New York, Vista Club Ibiza, Sankeys Manchester, Revolver Melbourne and many more.

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Watch the Best Techno Sets from Awakenings Festival 2017

This latest broadcast from the leading streaming provider saw people tune in from all over the world. All previous records were broken and in all more than 8 million viewers tuned in, while the streams had a social reach of over 77 million people and 600,000 engagements.

There were many highlights across the two days with sets from huge names from the worlds of house and techno such as Sven Väth, Joris Voorn, Pan-Pot, Nastia, Chris Liebing, Charlotte De Witte, Kobosil, Blawan, Sam Paganini, Floorplan, Ilario Alicante, Alan Fitzpatrick and Adam Beyer.

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G20 Berlin Cops Partied So Hard They Had to Be Sent Home

When the rave bug hits you, it hits you hard, and no one is exempt from it. Not even cops.

That is exactly what happened when three squads of the Berlin’s police force had to be sent home after partying too hard at a party they threw leading up to the G20 summit next week.

Berlin’s squads 14, 15 and 32 were actually stationed in Hamburg in preparation for the political event, and it is at their headquarters where they were stationed that they instigated a huge party that spiraled out of control. There they drank heavily, urinated in the open on surrounding fences, and engaged in public sex as loud music played.

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Premiere: Listen to VridianMusic & DRONUS’ “Depth Perception” on RF Music

Rennie Foster’s RF label has long been a reliable source for discerning house and techno. Regardless of whether the Canadian imprint is hosting established or emerging producers, its modus operandi always revolves around music that’s sure to force an impression in the club.

The label’s latest signings, VridianMusic, are proof once again of the label’s penchant for promoting quality works, with the Depth Perception EP proving a captivating listen from start to finish. Inspired by the moody skyline of the city of Vancouver, these pieces encapsulate an array of pensive emotion. VridianMusic is an Indian duo consisting of Vir Rattan Chowdhry & Siddhant Jain, who boast a sound that’s deeply rooted in the underground.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Change the Future of Electronic Music Production?

In recent years, there have been some significant developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). While it has not yet reached the levels we sometimes see in science fiction movies, or even saw in movies a decade ago when producers attempted to predict the world of today, it is safe to say at the moment that we are getting close to that reality. Much so that artificial intelligence is being considered as a possible tool that will do work that has never been thought possible before.

One of those types of work that might become AI-driven is music production, particularly in electronic music. And already, it is causing both excitement and concern among music professionals and artists in the industry alike.

What contribution will AI bring to electronic music? Will such contribution be groundbreaking enough to transform the industry? Read more

Shark Attack Reported at Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa

When we hear mention of the word “Ibiza” we think of some of the best nightclubs in the world and idyllic sun-kissed beaches.

Yet this past week something fairly unusual happened on one of the island’s most frequented and known beaches: Playa d’en Bossa.

An 82-year old man was reported to have been injured with a 2-inch wound caused by a blue shark, a species of shark that is usually prevalent in the Mediterranean Sea. He was rushed to the Can Misses Hospital for treatment of the deep wound. Fortunately, the man managed to have survived the attack without major injury and was released from the hospital about 4 hours later.

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