Afropunk 2016 review

Samantha Kemmy checks out the inaugural edition of Afropunk London celebrating the creativity and freedom of spirit in alternative black culture.

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Dimensions Festival 2016 review

Dimensions Festival marks its fifth year with performances from Mr Fingers, Massive Attack, Richie Hawtin and Octave One over five days in a celebration of underground music from jazz, funk and soul to bass, disco and techno.

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SW4 Sunday Review

Clapham’s annual dance music festival takes to the Common, with The Chemical Brothers headlining on Sunday 28th August.

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He Said/She Said: Found Festival 2016

The Found Series flagship Found Festival returned to south Brixton’s Brockwell Park on Saturday, June 11th for a day of underground house, techno and disco across five stages.

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He Said/She Said: Junction 2

LWE host their debut festival on Saturday, June 4th inviting fellow party starters The Hydra and Closer along with label Drumcode to curate three stages of techno.

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The Hydra: Dekmantel

Respected Amsterdam-based promoters and record label Dekmantel teamed up with London’s The Hydra for the second time featuring Marcellus Pittman, Kyle Hall, I-F and Call Super.

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Sidexside at Tobacco Dock

Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Joris Voorn took control of a room each at London’s Tobacco Dock on Saturday, April 2nd for Sidexside.

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Elrow Presents The Trip at Studio 338

Deirdre Chambers checks out Elrow Presents: The Trip making its debut in the UK transporting party-goers back to the sixities with Edu Imbernon, Eats Everything, wAFF and Robert James plus residents De la swing, Andres Campo and Lukas.

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Nonclassical and Marathon! bring Minimalism to XOYO

The lines are becoming increasingly blurred between classical and electronic music. Jeff Mills, Floating Points and Pete Tong have all performed live with orchestras this year showing how computerised beats can integrate with real instruments to inspiring effect. This was the mission of contemporary classical label Nonclassical when it teamed up with French promoters Marathon! for Minimalism at London’s XOYO.

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