Tuesday 1 September 2015

Gregor Salto @ Solar Weekend Festival

Actively producing and dj-ing from his early teens onwards, Dutch DJ Gregor Salto had his first big break in 2004 with the house track “Can’t Stop Playing”, a collaborative production with Dr. Kucho that catapulted him into the Dutch top 40. The next ten years saw Gregor produce a whirlwind of hits, cementing his international notoriety and landing him a recent Grammy Award nomination with Pitbull for their track “Echa Pa’lla”. Influenced by a wide range of musical genres—Gregor cites Pop, Soul, African and World music in particular—he is primarily known as a Latin House artist.

All of these influences, however, were present in his set for Solar Weekend Festival in Roermond, Netherlands—fitting for a festival which boasts one of the most musically diverse festival programs in Europe. A high-energy and hard-sitting set, Gregor makes use of an eclectic range of sounds, mixing classic club hooks with African drums and Latin vocals and instrumentals into a seamlessly danceable whole. Not one to be missed!

-Elyse MacLeod

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Sunday 30 August 2015

Nakadia @ Family Piknik

Nakadia, a talented Thai girl, grew up in a rural village with little hope of becoming a world-recognized DJ. However, one clubbing night in Germany inspired Nakadia to try herself at mixing tunes, which she started as soon as she was back on Thailand. Practicing in an entourage without developed electronic music scene pushed Nakadia to work harder and gave her a chance to develop her own unique sound. She came a long way since and is now touring the globe, releasing under big labels, and as of recently became part of Ants colony, the renowned clubbing night taking place in Ushuaia, Ibiza.

On this occasion, at Family Piknik, Nakadia seduced us with her relentless energy and spunky mixing skills. Trippy and melodic tech house tunes blended in flawlessly in a colorful ambience of Montpellier woods. The audience, which was making it up to the name Family Piknik, consisting of younger and older, was equally savoring Nakadia’s tireless presence.

-Lana Popara

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Friday 28 August 2015

Carlo Lio @ Lovefest

Toronto-based DJ and producer, Carlo Lio, is an inevitable figure in the world of finest techno music. With releases on Dubfire’s SCI-TEC and Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD, as well on his own imprint RAWtechnic he started with Nathan Barato, Carlo Lio already built up a name for himself. Drawing the influences from 80s music but also from his fellow DJs Marco Carola and Loco Dice, Carlo created his unique approach to electronic music.

At packed Fire stage of Lovefest Festival, Carlo Lio graced us with an intense and electric set. In his calm appearance behind the decks, Carlo’s ability to build up the tension speaks to his crowd. The unceasing bass kick gets softened with occasional vocals, such as Lolleata Holloway’s Love Sensation. In return, the crowd responds with absorption of each sound with effortless motion.

-Lana Popara

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Friday 28 August 2015

DJ Mix #384 Fred Hush - Live @ Cocoon, Tomorrowland 2015


Fred Hush, currently based in Paris, started mixing different electronic music styles at the age of 14. After holding residencies in Belgian house and techno underground clubs and touring Eastern Europe, Fred decided to try out his production skills. With releases on Green Velvet's Relief and Cajual Records, Amsterdam's Rush Hour and Pacha Recordings, Fred safely paved his way into the company of great DJs, sharing a DJ booth with Sven Vath, Maceo Plex and Len Faki.

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Monday 24 August 2015

DanceTrippin meets Fedde Le Grand

We're joining the dutch heavyweight Fedde Le Grand for the premiere of his live show called GRAND in the Amsterdam Carre. A regular concert is the least you can expect.

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