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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Mint Festival 2015 review

Mint Festival relocated back to Leeds for two days of dance music with Sven Väth, Duke Dumont, Skepta, Hot Since 82, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Appollonia and Maya Jane Coles.

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He Said/She Said: Ceremony Festival 2015

The Found series hosted their fourth London festival of the summer in Finsbury Park on Saturday, September 13th bringing together acts from across the dance music spectrum for Ceremony. Mike Barnard and Ann McManus go head-to-head with their views.

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United Festival 2015 review

25 years of rave music was celebrated in Finsbury Park at the second United Festival on Sunday, September 14th. Mike Barnard got involved in the fifth and final Found series day festival of 2015.

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Ceremony Festival 2015 review

Ceremony Festival returned to Finsbury Park for a second year on Saturday, September 13th with its mission statement of celebrating the 360 degrees of dance music. The Martinez Brothers, DJ Sneak, Todd Edwards, Skepta, JME, Armand Van Helden, Sidney Charles and Mike Skinner were among the DJs providing a soundtrack of house, grime, hip hop, soul, garage and techno, Mike Barnard was there to take it all in.

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Dimensions Festival 2015 review

Dimensions Festival returned for its fourth year in Pula, Croatia at the end of August for five days of underground music including a headline set from George Clinton / Parliament / Funkadelic.

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He Said/She Said: 51st State Festival 2015

The Found series of five music day festivals in London continued with its celebration of house music at 51st State in Cockfosters on Saturday, August 8th. Mike Barnard and Ann McManus were there.

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