Monday, June 24, 2013

RA.369 Sven Väth

The Martinez Brothers: Crazy Creative

Review: Carnival Cities at Sankeys

Carnival returns to Sankeys in its Saturday night slot, this season presenting a new 'Cities' concept. It aims to combine and present various labels, agencies and iconic brands from around the globe - in an intimate international setting. In comparison to the other venues on the island, Sankeys has a distinctly British feel. A low roof and bright poster paint decor give the impression of a grimey adult playground - where it is clear that the focus lies firmly on the music.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ibiza Voice review of the Diynamic Festival in Amsterdam

Dirtybird Ibiza

Claude VonStroke is the owner and A&R of dirtybird records, a label which has developed a roster of intriguing talent from Justin Martin to Catz 'N Dogz. Renowned for his fun, unique and bass driven take on house music VonStroke has provided us with some of the most memorable dancefloor moments ever, including - Deep Throat, Who's Afraid Of Detroit, Aundy, Vocal Chords and Le Fantome. As the key weekly resident of the new dirtybird night in Ibiza, he brings the wonderful San Francisco party vibe from Golden Gate Park to Playa d'en Bossa. Dan Prince checks in with the main man…

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Carnival Cities @ Sankeys Ibiza

William Kuoam Djoko Ibiza Voice podcast

Compilation Of The Month - fabric 70 - Apollonia: Three times the fun


The Martinez Brothers present Mad Beats
&Crazy Styles 02
@ Esferic (Not Sonar)
Sunday 16th June: 9am – midnight
The Martinez Brothers
Kerri Chandler
Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom Back2Back
Kim Ann Foxman
Silvie Loto
Luca Cazal
Lives Acts: Guti, Point-G

The Martinez Brothers bring ‘Mad Beats&Crazy Styles’ to Barcelona

Check trailer here:

Chris and Steve Martinez, aka The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx raised on their father’s love of the Paradise Garage, launched a long-overdue event series in March this year.  Inspired by the creative synergies of their hometown, the first party launched in their native New York and was, as expected, the perfect place to get loose.

On Sunday 16th June they bring the second installment to Barcelona: Mad Beats&Crazy Styles 02: 

“Mad Beats&Crazy Styles is a party we started in New York City as an outlet for us to do something a little different; we want to make a party where us and our friends can feel free and play whatever we/they feel; fusion live and DJ and not have any musical boundaries… And most importantly give people a good time. The vibe of the first party was amazing, freeform style, live elements and really captured the vibe of the old New York party style.  We can’t wait to bring it to Barcelona.” – The Martinez Brothers

For the second party installment, The Martinez Brothers invite one of the legends of the game, Kerri Chandler, an originator of House music, Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early 90s.  Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom, two thirds of the French back2back2back DJ outfit and record label, Apollonia, also join, bringing some deep, some hidden and some forgotten grooves of house music to the floor. Kim Ann Foxman, an original artist with an almost cult following, is a former collaborator with Hercules and Love Affair and has recently remixed The XX and collaborated with Maya Jane Coles. Plus in play will be B-Pitch artist Silvie Lotto, Circoloco resident Rene, long-term Martinez Brothers friend and collaborator Filsonk, one half of Infinity Inc and Hot Natured member, Luca C, Fosky and the night’s Live element brings sets from Desolat’s Guti and Point.G AKA DJ Gregory.

While claiming their space within this cannon of dance music from the boroughs of the Bronx, The Martinez Brothers will no doubt also aim to continue their quest into new sounds, pushing their creativity from New York city and beyond. Check soon for their upcoming remixes for D’Julz, Green Velvet and Timo Maas.

Mad Beats&Crazy Styles 02…  A night for True House Lovers.
Make You Dance.

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mbros barc

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dubfire interview for Cocoon Ibiza...

Every week for the whole summer we will publish an interview with a Cocoon Ibiza DJ. This week, Cocoon got together with Dubfire who talks about what Ibiza's Special magic means to him.....

Dubfire is renowned for his seamless DJ sets, groundbreaking music, and his innovative label, SCI+TEC.With a catalog of timeless dance classics, a Grammy for the remix of Dido’s “Thank You,” and numerous international awards to their credit, Deep Dish revolutionised a sound that commenced with the 1995 remix of De'Lacy’s “Hideaway,” and went on to work with an eclectic array of names in pop, rock and electronica.‎ 

Cocoon is going for longer sets from DJs this year, so people can fully experience the journey of the DJ - what are your thoughts on this in terms of your creative expression and how it will be for people on the dance floor?
I come from an era where DJs playing long sets was the norm; in my case, most often it was open to close. It wasn't until I started traveling around the world and playing alongside other DJs that i noticed my set time getting shorter and shorter. These days the new crowds are conditioned to listen to a DJ play for about an hour on average which is a shame. Perhaps it's appropriate for certain types of "ADD" music but it is not DJing in it's true definition and it certainly isn't the way my style is meant to be played.

Cocoon is going back to its roots and will have a definite nature element to the decor this year, if you could hold a party anywhere in the world, in nature, where would it be?
I've been fortunate enough to have played in all kinds of "natural" environments, from Red Rocks in Denver and raves in the jungle to beaches and deserts under a full moon. And every time it casts a mystical spell over the entire event and everyone in it, including the DJs. I'm very excited that Cocoon have decided to embrace this feeling again because underneath all of the money, bling and glamour, Ibiza is such a beautiful, magical, pure and natural environment.

Best Ibiza dancefloor moment?
I first played Ibiza in 1996 as Deep Dish at Pacha. I had read everything there was out there about this special place but spending those initial two weeks on the island was indescribable. I think that we managed to pay a visit to every legendary club that we had only dreamed of going to only a year or two before, with many of the island's DJs and crowds welcoming us and our new sound with open arms. I'll never forget that and in many ways return to that feeling every time I step foot on the island.

Music, Energy, Freedom, Dance...  Anything else you would like to add for what Ibiza's special magic means to you?
Community and inspiration can definitely be added to that list! Through the years I've met so many amazing new friends and artists who've inspired my life and music in profound ways. That's one of the many reasons I keep coming back.

Perfect Ibiza sunrise track?
I love and collect ambient music so there are so many! I'd say Global Communication "12:18", Vangelis "Blad Runner Blues" or Jean-Michel Jarre "Equinoxe Pt.2".

Funniest / Most bizarre request you've ever had in the DJ Booth?
Wow I couldn't tell you; but they've involved people bribing me with money to play certain songs that I refused to play; DJs aren't a jukebox!

What does the word Cocoon mean to you?
An enclosed environment, celebrating the past, present and the future, where everyone is welcome to share in the experience of music, thought, experience and togetherness.

If you had your own private jungle, what would be in it?
My guitar, a grill, fire, salt, olive oil, meat, fish and my girlfriend. That's all I'd ever need:-)

What are your top three tracks of the moment?
Jupiter Jazz "Shake It Mama" Ellum
Carlo Lio "A Dusty Heart" SCI+TEC
Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire present Elements III: "Aire" Ideal

Monday, June 3, 2013

Planet E at Off Sonar, with Carl Craig, Moodymann, David Squillace & more

Circoloco Barcelona 2013 * Cupola Las Arenas, with The Martinez Brothers & more...

Carl Craig at Movement with Be-At TV

Josh Wink, Technasia, M A N I K, Ambivalent and more at Off Sonar

Ovum at Boulevard for (Not) Sonar
Wednesday 12th June
11pm – 5am (free entry between 11pm – midnight)
Room1: Josh Wink, Technasia, M A N I K, Ambivalent, Luca Bacchetti
Room 2: Max Cooper live, Perc live, Applescal live, Harvey Mckay
Room 3: Andre Buljat, Dokser, Ronin & Nesta, Alex Rath,
Minimal TV & Mitos (visuals)

Quickly becoming a (Not) Sonar institution, Ovum returns to the Boulevard on Wednesday 12th June to kick-start the party into top gear.

Headlining Room 1 is of course Wink himself, still riding a wave of acclaim off the back of his recent ten minute techno odyssey ‘Balls’, a release that is already shaping up to be one of the biggest of 2013. He will be joined by a host of long-time friends such as Frenchman Technasia, whose ‘Bastille Days’ was a highlight of Ovum’s 2012 release schedule, as well as Ambivalent, M A N I K and Luca Bacchetti.
Room 2 will consist mainly of special live performances, including Max Cooper and Perc both returning from last year, supported by Applescal and Harvey Mckay. Rounding off this stellar lineup in Room 3 will be Andre Buljat, Dokser, Ronin & Nesta and Alex Rath, with visuals provided by Minimal TV & Mitos.
“I’m Excited to be hosting our 5th Annual Ovum party in Barcelona during Sonar week. It has gained a reputation of being "The" party to attend to welcome in the Sonar festival, which I feel very happy about. We are proud this year to continue this new tradition and present another amazing and diverse Ovum line up from the label: Technasia, M A N I K, Ambivalent, Luca Bacchetti & myself, now that's what I'm talking about! Not to mention the wealth of live talent we’ve got in Room 2 from the likes of Max Cooper and Perc. I hear a lot of people fly in a day early just to make our party, which makes me happy and I look forward to presenting, representing and having another party go off!” – Josh Wink

Ovum @ Boulevard for (Not Sonar)
Las Ramblas, 27; Barcelona 08001
Wednesday 12th June
11pm – 5am
15 Euros  (free between 11pm – midnight)

Ovum releases out now:
Josh Wink ‘Balls’ EP, Ian Pooley & Spencer Parker ‘Thirty Six’ EP, Alix Alverez ‘Elixr’ EP

Ovum releases coming up:
David Alverado ‘Land Of The Sunchild’ EP

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Sascha Dive: Into The Magic

Carl Craig - Masterpiece Release Party at Plastic People