Following our preview of the Dimensions Festival opening concert and boat parties, look over the daytime beach stage and nighttime spaces in the Fort Punta Christo.
House, funk, soul, dancehall, disco and garage legends were brought together when 51st State Festival returned to North London’s Trent Park.
In our first Dimensions Festival 2016 preview we look forward to the opening concert and boat parties.
Spanish fiesta Feria de Abril swapped Seville for London as Elrow took over North Greenwich’s Studio 338.
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.
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.
London dance music festival producers Found kicked off their 2016 series with two days of Rinse | Born & Bred in Haggerston Park
Love Saves the Day returned to Bristol for its fifth edition with Ben Klock, Nightmares on Wax, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Hot Chip and more at Eastville Park.
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.
Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Joris Voorn took control of a room each at London’s Tobacco Dock on Saturday, April 2nd for Sidexside.
Route 8 and Asquith starred for Lobster Theremin as Percolate hosted a showcase for the label at Oval Space in London on Friday, April 8th.
The final curtain has fallen on Bloc Weekend. Mike Barnard and Samantha Kemmy reflect on Bloc’s farewell.
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.
Bugged Out celebrated their fifth weekender with a fourth, three-day festival at Butlins Bognor Regis. We were there to drown our dry January.
The Hydra drew a close to their 2015 series at London’s Studio Spaces with a final blow out on New Year’s Day powered by Electric Minds.
Berlin label Ostgut Ton label enjoyed its 10th birthday this year and brought the celebrations to London with a Hydra party at Studio Space on Saturday, December 12th
Barcelona’s Elrow returned to London’s Studio 338 on Saturday, December 12th with its Bronx-themed party.
We’ve compiled 10 remixes that take in lounge, disco, 8-bit, drum & bass, electro and rap while retaining that festive flavour.
Young people looking for a career in the music industry were given wise words of encouragement at the first Take Note Music Conference in London on Saturday, November 20th.
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.
Three parties in 15 hours: Mike Barnard and Ann McManus report back from Drumcode and Found Horror Series events in London at Halloween.
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.
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.
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.
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.