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Digging Deeper with David Berrie

Raised in the nightlife mecca of New York City, David Berrie has been involved in the music scene since his earliest days of finding his way into clubs and parties underage.

Rising through the ranks and honing his skills as a DJ since the age of 18, David has spun everything from hip-hop to disco and is now making waves with his signature house and techno sound in iconic rooms from Space Miami to DC10 Ibiza.

Drawing from different genres to create his unique sound, David has released essential tracks on distinguished labels such as Hot Creations, Cuttin’ Headz and Play It Say It. Most notably, David released his collaboration with Jamie Jones this past October which broke top 5 on the Beatport overall chart. Also, receiving a 9/10 rating on his follow up EP on Play It Say It by DJ Mag. Not to mention, his production has continued support by industry leaders such as Carl Cox, Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers and Seth Troxler.

So far this year David has played sets at Paradise In The Park LA at the start of June, Park Life in Manchester, Paradise at Off-Week Barcelona, Fabrik in Madrid and this summer David has been enjoying a Paradise residency in Ibiza at DC-10.

We caught up with David to talk about what has been a very very busy year for him:

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In Interview with Lauren Lane

Lauren Lane had music in her life’s cards. Coming from a family with an ear for good music and having a background filled with classical training and various types of dance, the East Coast native realized her biggest passion of DJing one fateful summer in Ibiza. The music bug became incurable from that first summer on the island, and it wouldn’t take long before Lauren had quit all of her other jobs to focus on cultivating her skills behind the decks and building her name out within the New York underground.

Now, Lauren is a standout American export when it comes to house and techno, regularly booked to play alongside Guy Gerber for his Rumors parties, festivals like BPM, and more. April saw her take Coachella’s fabled Yuma tent alongside Hot Since 82 and Nic Fanciulli for a landmark closing set.

Tomorrow, Saturday June 1st, she’ll be making her way back to her current home base of LA following a long stretch touring for Jamie Jones’ Paradise in the Park. The iconic series will be breaking ground in the city center at Grand Park, where Lane will be joining Latmun for a special edition b2b.

A regular at the party who’s pointed out Jamie Jones as one of the first to help kick off her start on the DJ circuit, we sat the burgeoning talent down to discuss her prized memories with the party, what’s next for her eyewear line, label plans, and more.

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DGTL Brings Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Jamie Jones, and more to ADE 2018

Based in Holland, DGTL has become one of the most successful festivals in the Dutch scene. Headquartered at the NDSM Docklands, DGTL has had three straight sold-out editions since its first rendition in Spring of 2013. The festival has been extremely selective with the line-ups

DGTL was first launched in the Spring of 2013 in the Netherlands where it introduced a forward-thinking concept with a more selective approach to curation. The festival quickly sold out for the next few years and quickly established it’s reputation as one of the premiere festival brands throughout the Netherlands and the world. It then expanded the brand to Barcelona and Amsterdam Dance Event merging music with art. They then went meat free in 2016 offering no meat options for food at their festival and later on launched DGTL Records with the first release by KiNK.

Cultural and artistic performances are a staple for DGTL creating an innovative experience that is both memorable and awe-inspiring. The organizers seek out the latest in technological innovations and advances to create an unforgettable experience. DGTL’s Revolution puts sustainability at the forefront making fundamental changes to their setup and day-to-day activities. The organizers search for the latest ways to reduce waste, lower CO2 emissions, increase awareness with themes like “Going Veggie”.

The venue is a 10 minute boat ride from Amsterdam Central Station on the NDSM-Werf docklands in Amsterdam North. The site faces Neveritaweg’s waterfront offering spectacular views of the IJ river and is an ancient shipyard with old industrial buildings, abandoned wharfs and warehouses, rusty shipwrecks, and derelict containers. The whole area is covered in graffiti and street art to provide the ultimate party location.

The one and only Jeff Mills chose DGTL to be his one and only show this year at ADE together with none other than his longtime mate Robert Hood and his daughter which make up Floorplan. Robert Hood and Jeff Mills go back nearly two decades where they joined forces on Underground Resistance. It is difficult to even look up the history of techno without mention of these two. They will be joined by none other than Nina Kraviz, Mall Grab, and a live set by Bicep on Thursday at the festival’s home, NDSM Docklands.

DGTL will also play host to Jamie Jones’ Paradise on Friday and Bonobo’s Outlier project on Saturday where Bonobo will go back to back with Ame and KiNK. DJ Koze, Mano Le Tough, Tom Trago, and Leon Vynehall will also join Bonobo on the bill as well as newly minted talent such as Tammo Hesselink and Moxie. Jamie Jones will be accompanied by none other than Derrick May, Darrius Syrossian, Maya Jane Coles, Richy Ahmed, Detlef & Latmun, Mark Jenkyns, and Luke van Dijk and will see a live set by Dubfire.

For tickets and more info visit: https://ade.dgtl.nl

Win 2 Tickets To Paradise New York at The Brooklyn Mirage

After a successful season kickoff to summer in June, Jamie Jones’ iconic Paradise event series is back to close out the summer in style at The Brooklyn Mirage across two stages. Landing on Saturday, September 22 from 6pm-4:30am, Jamie Jones taps a diverse lineup of both international stars and New York favorites for a day to night celebration featuring Art Department, Omar S, Carlo Lio b2b Nathan Barato, Kevin Knapp, and Eskuche.

Jamie Jones’ Paradise first hit famed Ibiza club DC-10 nearly a decade ago. Now in its seventh season in the vibrant White Isle, the series has gone worldwide with the mastermind himself, Jamie Jones, headlining NYC’s September edition. Joining him on the decks are underground virtuoso and No.19 Music frontman Art Department, who will bring his dark signature sound as his last currently announced North American show of the year. Detroit underground hero and FXHE Records label head Omar S will also be in attendance along with Toronto’s Rawthentic Music creators Carlo Lio and Nathan Barato for a special back-to-back performance. Rounding out the main stage lineup are Hot Creations signee Kevin Knapp and NYC’s own Eskuche. Keeping things local with several back-to-back sets on the NYC Wax Stage will be KO. b2b Emma, Max Pask b2b DJ Bruce, Nathaniel Jay (Love Notes) b2b Rissa Garcia, and Michel Harruch.

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DGTL Announces ADE Programming Featuring Three Consecutive Parties at the Scheepsbouwloods

DGTL have just announced their long-awaited schedule and lineup for Amsterdam Dance Event 2017, consisting of three consecutive parties at their regular hangout, the NDSM Docklands.

On headline duties on Thursday are Russian hero Nina Kraviz and mad musicians Modeselektor. Friday and Saturday will see Paradise and Kompakt take over with label bosses Michael Mayer and Jamie Jones inviting Dubfire, Apollonia, Gui Boratto and Apparat to join them on top of the bill for their respective label nights.

The making of a stellar lineup is combining the old with the new, the heavyweights with the young talents: a skill that the team at DGTL has mastered and will show on their first day when Nina Kraviz and Modeselektor are joined in the first area by Âme, Jon Hopkins and De School’s Oceanic. The second area will be the domain of residents Ryan Elliott, De Sluwe Vos and Fort Romeau.

Paradise is back for round three after two successful edition where they have proven their ability to take everybody to cloud nine. Familiar faces Richy Ahmed, Patrick Topping, Andrea Oliva, Detlef and the boss himself Jamie Jones are accompanied by DGTL x Paradise first-timers Dubfire, Apollonia, Matador, Peggy Gou and Lauren Lane.

After four sold-out editions of DGTL x Kompakt, the label from Cologne returns for what is bound to be another memorable event. Michael Mayer will play b2b with good friend Patrice Bäumel. More musical ingenuity comes from Weval [live], Pachanga Boys, Danny Daze, Locked Groove and Tobias Thomas. The two latter are up for opening duties, and the whole gang will be joined by two special guests, Apparat and Roman Flügel. While both haven’t released on the German label, their quality will elevate the night to a whole new level.

The always on high demand tickets will goon sale on the 26th of July 12.00 GMT+1 on the DGTL website.

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Skream and Doc Martin Removed from Paradise LA Lineup Because Deemed To Be “Rave DJs”

If the headline seems absurd, it’s because it is.

Jamie Jones’ Paradise party series announced its arrival to Los Angeles last month with a line-up that was meant to feature Doc Martin, Skream, Art Department and of course Jamie himself. Scheduled for this afternoon at the city’s Levitt Pavillion at Macarthur Park, the event announced that it is strictly 21+ and all attendees will have their bags searched, a condition dictated by  the City and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sadly, however, it seems like that wasn’t the only condition enforced by local officials. A couple of days ago Paradise announced that Skream and Doc Martin couldn’t make the party due to reasons beyond their control, a familiar PR line used by promoters that could frankly mean a myriad of things.

A little investigation has however brought to light the real reasons for this sudden change. According to our industry sources Skream and Doc Martin were deemed to be “Rave DJs” by local officials, who then imposed that they be removed from the lineup. While we know full well that Skream’s sets are a proper rave, the decision is clearly arbitrary, unnecessary and frankly very misinformed.

The full lineup set to perform today consists of Marques Wyatt, Nathan Barato, Art Department and Jamie Jones.

While nothing official has come out stating the reasons for the cancellation, Skream took to his twitter to point the finger to councilmen and to let fans know that he will be playing a surprise show in LA, which is still unannounced as of right now.

 


 

 

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Jamie Jones and Paradise Return to DC-10 for the Summer

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DC-10’s summer schedule is once again filling up quite nicely. While Mondays will forever remain Circoloco‘s sacred ground, Wednesdays are now firmly dedicated to Jamie Jones and his Paradise brand.

Starting on June 22nd and ending on September 14th, the 15-week residency spearheaded by the Hot Natured producer will once again have a designated theme throughout the season, “A Virtual Trip” which is essentially “animated artwork based on a 1980s virtual reality world.”

The lineups for each night have been released. The residency starts strong with an opening party that features Dubfire, The Martinez Brothers, KiNK and Nicole Moudaber and ends with Hot Since 82, Mood Swin II, Skream and Eats Everything. In between, a collection of top-tier names will be joining the 80’s themed madness including Luciano, The Black Madonna, Cassy, Ryan Elliot, Âme, Sasha, John Digweed and many, many more. See the full line-up below.

Tickets to Paradise 2016 are available directly on Resident Advisor.

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Best Ibiza Closing Parties of 2015

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Another summer seems to have come and gone so quickly. The 2015 Ibiza season was once again filled with fun, sun, and absolute debauchery.  There is so much diversity on the island with each brand and venue providing their own unique experience throughout the week that there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you were dreaming about the White Isle, actually exploring it, or lucky enough to be there grooving until the morning hours, it goes without saying that a summer in Ibiza is unlike any other.

With September now here, the attention of many shifts to the ample amount of closing parties taking place on Ibiza. As expected, the options are nearly endless and it’s tough to go wrong with any of Ibiza’s closing parties – but we made an attempt to pick some of our favorites. It was no easy task, but here are some of the best 2015 Ibiza closing parties.

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