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Preview: Gottwood 2017

February 3, 2017 |

On the 8th June Gottwood Festival returns to Anglesea for its 8th instalment. What started out as a small, boutique festival has quickly gained notoriety among punters for delivering some of the best electronic talent within its picturesque Welsh woodland.

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In Conversation With: Nhan Solo

January 9, 2017 |

Hailing from the Berlin underground, Nhan Solo is known for his unfailingly positive outlook and charming personality – as well as a penchant for up-front, feel good music. It’s a recipe that’s treated him well over the past few years, … Read More

In Conversation With: Prosumer

January 6, 2017 |

During a set at London’s Dance Tunnel (R.I.P.), a young man snaked his way through the sprawling mass to the front of the dancefloor to watch Prosumer work the decks. You could spot his game a mile off, … Read More

Craig Richards & Gottwood present Houghton

January 3, 2017 |

A new three-day festival for 2017, Houghton is the brainchild of fabric’s Craig Richards and the critically-acclaimed Gottwood team. Curated by the former and produced by the latter, the UK’s newest festival takes place mid-August on the picturesque Houghton estate … Read More

Review: Percolate presents Andromeda 54

November 12, 2016 |

Halloween; a chance to dress up and reveal the ghoulish savage in you. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for the capital’s top promoters to put on a dance fuelled extravaganza to fit the occasion and Percolate, having big boots to … Read More

Review: Dizzee Rascal ‘Boy in Da Corner’, Stratford

November 8, 2016 |

When Redbull announced that Dizzee Rascal would be performing the whole of his 2003 debut album Boy In Da Corner in a secret location, it was clear the gig would be more than just a concert. It was a homecoming … Read More

Roman Flügel makes All The Right Noises with new LP

November 7, 2016 |

Roman Flügel’s third studio album on Dial, All The Right Noises, represents a sound born more from his sanctuarial experience of “empty hotel beds” than the dancefloors associated with a DJ’s life on the road. A world away from the … Read More

Review: Blueprint 20 @ The Hydra

September 14, 2016 |

Once again on a sunny August Bank holiday, The Hydra invited Blueprint to return to Studio Spaces. However this year, beyond all doubt, it was a special occasion, marking the 20th anniversary of a very British Techno institution. Of course … Read More

Review: SuncéBeat 7

September 8, 2016 |

The local’s call it bonaca. It only happens at night.

When the wind dies down, after dark, the Adriatic sea settles into a shiny sheet of thick black oil and a hushed calm settles over the GardenRead More

Review: Varkala Festival 2016

August 31, 2016 |

Do you remember your first beat match? That small moment of clarity when you simultaneously celebrate this initial achievement and begin to understand its future potential with all its myriad complexities is a peculiar metaphor that came to mind and … Read More