Lane 8 slips into spring with new Anjunadeep EP

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Lane 8 prepared his fans for the kickoff of the 2019 vernal months in early March with the release of his three-hour spring mixtape, and he has now followed it up with his first release of the season: a six-track Anjunadeep EP.

The Feld / Anthracite EP made its debut on the label on April 30, featuring an original solo track, a collaboration with Tinlicker, a Ryan Davis remix, and three extended mixes. The EP gives listeners a variety of ways to digest “Feld” and “Anthracite,” spanning dynamic and mellow house atmospheres in shorter and extended-cut formats.

“Feld” in its original format opens with a merry melody, leading the listener on an introspective journey over the course of its four minutes. “Anthracite” with Tinlicker takes a more contemplative approach, opening with calming vocals and adding on layers of meditative synth melodies as it progresses. Davis lends both a remix and an extended mix of “Feld” to the EP, bringing a minimalist, otherworldly glow to Lane 8’s original vision.

The Feld / Anthracite EP is out now via Anjunadeep.

Photo credit: Jason Siegel

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 166, with Tycho, Cubicolor, Cashmere Cat, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 166, with Tycho, Cubicolor, Cashmere Cat, + moreSMM 2400

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.

Dreamy and unflinchingly inventive, “Famous” arrives just ahead of Manatee Commune’s forthcoming album, PDA.

Let Tycho shoot you through his swimming sea of technicolor synth wave, by way of the perfectly portioned dose of “L.”

NVDES graces Sunday Morning Medicine this week to remind us even trap can be tender, with the looping, hip-hop-inspired “Where Is Your Mind?” Good question, NVDES.

Compelling, tragic, delectably lulling, Cubicolor’s “Mirror Play,” resonates with the anxiety-prone, dispelling worry with its encircling strings and redemptive vocals.

Cashmere Cat caps the list off with his eternally playful, “Mirror Maru.” As strange as it is melodic, the track is the sweet silliness DA prescribes for alcohol-induced fatigue.

Luttrell speaks on shooting off ‘Into Clouds’ [Review/Interview]

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When San Francisco native, Eric Luttrell, (known musically by his surname) and longtime best friend/musical counterpart hybrid, Swardy, decided to put their brainchild, the OWSLA-akin The M Machine, on pause, Luttrell had no choice but to venture new sonic pathways alone.

Two years into his solo endeavor, Luttrell brought his first full-length album, the aptly titled Into Clouds, to fruition through his steadfast label housing, AnjunadeepThe project, according to Luttrell, is highly emblematic of his “dive into the unknown,” upon Swardy’s decision to move to South America to finish a solo EP, soon after, permanently settling in LA to live with Mat Zo, working in a managerial capacity for Zo’s Mad Zoo imprint.

While Into Clouds may not offer a linear, discernible narrative, the album is by no means devoid of cohesion. Though the project is inclined to experimentation, Luttrell is mindful not to stray from his free-flowing melodies and omnipresent orchestral accents. Even within these contexts, Luttrell paints the length of his inner life. From the quixotic plucks of “Quiet Even Dark” to the outro’s plaintive piano musings, Into Clouds is effusive from start to finish. Luttrell’s influx of emotion is at times turbulent, though never jarring. “Layover” for example, teases gruff techno bass in its opening moments, though a menagerie of analog light soon pours through, all the while, the track’s steady kick sews the seemingly contrasting sentiments together.

The album’s non-electronic influences, too, quietly innovate its visceral vista. Luttrell’s affinity for ’90s grunge is strategically stressed in the warbly, Smashing Pumpkins-esque vocal rendering of “Quiet Even Dark,” while the stirring cinematic progressions throughout the entirety of the work are indebted to his partiality to “movie music” particularly the mid-century composer and film score writer, Aaron Copland.

Luttrell offered Dancing Astronaut a window into his intention with the record, the range of his inspiration, and seguing into a solo career.

Q&A below:

DA: How did you and Swardy decide to go your separate ways and branch off from working together on The M Machine? 

Luttrell: It was never like a real set-in-stone decision. I was just doing both, and I had all this music I was writing on the side as we were writing the last M Machine record. I was writing more deep house and melodic-techno-inspired stuff that didn’t really work for The M Machine. 

We were down at Mat Zo’s house. He was helping us on our record to mix a couple tracks. I shared some of my solo work, and he was like ‘Oh you should send this to Anjunadeep.’ So he sent it to them and they agreed to put out a single and and EP. I started getting a couple gigs, touring as M Machine and Luttrell. We did The M Machine Glare Tour. By then it just seemed like the tides were going in that direction. Swardy was writing his own music too. We had been working on music together for 10 years and we had never tried to do something by ourselves. We’re not totally finished with The M Machine. It’s just right now, we want to focus on ourselves. 

How are you adjusting to a solo career?

It’s a very transitional part of my life, this launching off into clouds, like this dive into the unknown, but still going forward. My bandmate and best friend moved away which I 100% support, but this person you’ve been working on music with for ten years is sort of gone and now you just have to keep goin’. It’s a huge change: writing music by myself all day. I’m fully responsible for making things happen and making things work. Luckily I also have a great team. 

In what ways do you feel like Anjunadeep delivers (or doesn’t deliver) as a label? 

It just seemed to work right away. It’s sort of like a relationship, in that you know right off the bat whether or not you’ll be compatible. They liked what I was doing, and it fit, but it wasn’t too similar to everything they were working on at the time. They’ve been super supportive and given me a lot of opportunities with tours and putting me in good slots at their festivals. They have a really dedicated fan base and following. The vibe there is very unpretentious. Everyone is focused on thoughtful music. 

I’m not saying I won’t ever put out anything with another label. I would be open to that idea, but so far it has just worked so well with Anjunadeep, so I don’t see any reason to stray. 

How did you decide you were ready for an album and what were your intentions behind the project? 

I was compiling a lot of music. When I was writing the EPs, I had five or six other songs that didn’t really fit with those, but they all had a certain sound to them. My management was kind like ‘Hey you should just write a full-length album.’ Two years into Luttrell I thought it would be the next good step for the progression of the project. It seemed a little daunting. I was definitely working against a timeline; you have to get the stuff out to go on the tour that’s supporting the album. So everything was moving really fast. I probably wrote like 25-30 songs and had to whittle it down to the most cohesive 10. 

You think we’ll hear some of those songs later on?

Absolutely. Some of the album tracks are old. But I had never played them out or finished them. Old things can always come back around and turn into some of the best work. You can come back and you’re a year older and have different experiences. You come back and try to find the magic in those. 

How would you say the project varies stylistically from your past Luttrell releases?

I think most obviously the cohesiveness of the album. If you listen front to back, it feels like each song is meant to be in the place that it is. There’s not necessary a huge narrative. There’s a general theme. None of the EPs had much of a theme. They were more like ‘Here’s four songs that I feel are good enough to put out.’ So this definitely feels a little more curated. 

It’s not a departure at all from the melodic house/techno Luttrell style that people know me for. 

I heard you’ve been drawing a lot of interest lately from music outside the electronic realm. Can you tell me about how you’ve been able to incorporate those influences into your sound as Luttrell? 

A decent example would be “Quiet Even Dark.” The vocal part that I sing, the processing and style is much more of an indie or psychedelic rock-style vocal. I’ve been listening to a lot of bands like the Dandy Warhols, Yo La Tengo, Spoon, and that kind’a stuff. I grew up listening to like ’90s alternative grunge: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins. It’s on the more pop side. Especially the vocal style. Mellotron stuff is totally Smashing Pumpkins’s staple. That’s basically like a keyboard that plays sample strings and samples vocals. There’s an old warbly antique sound to it, very old-fashioned.

I like a lot of strings and orchestral stuff. I really love all sorts of movie music. Aaron Copleand. Love those big sweeping string progressions that just make you feel really good. And all that stuff that doesn’t go back to techno music. I use it as an accent. It doesn’t necessarily take the front seat. 

What would you say has been the pinnacle of your solo career? 

Closing out ABGT300 Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong skyline in the background and a sea of people. Somebody had a profile of my mustache and my sunglasses on a flag they were waving. I just thought ‘Wow this is totally bizarre and awesome.’

*This transcript has been slightly modified for readability. 

Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising star

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Khen‘s name is synonymous with quality. Throughout the last half decade or so, the progressive house magnate has proven himself to be one of the greats after being taken under Guy J’s wing and releasing on virtually all top labels in the subgenre including Lost&Found, Bedrock, Vivrant, Sudbeat, and beyond. His track “Children With No Name,” which Dancing Astronaut premiered, ended up becoming an anthem that was has been rinsed far and wide across the progressive sphere. His releases on Jeremy Olander’s Vivrant and John Digweed’s Bedrock have earned similar success, earning him further acclaim in the producer sphere. Outside of that, he’s well-proven his excellence behind the decks, continually hypnotizing his audiences with complex mashing and bootlegging on the fly through Ableton—and of course, with his keen curatorial and storytelling ear.

The end of 2018 brought along a particularly momentous occasion: the release of his highly sought-after “Closing Doors,” which Anjunadeep had been fighting for since the track emerged in his and others’ sets well over a year ago. It’s a hugely emotive and melancholic piece, simultaneously catalyzing introspection and somehow, joyful nostalgia underneath its bittersweet melodies. “Burgundy,” a sultry afterhours weapon, follows. No surprise here as to why James Grant and his associates wanted to snag both for a landmark output that broke the label’s status quo.

Obviously, Khen produces from the heart and soul; the passion he pours into his work is palpable in each of his tracks. However, there’s a certain technical brilliance to each as well, and we were determined to get a glimpse at this side of the spectrum as well. We sat down with the Tel Aviv native to discuss gear, with him kindly pointing out some of his favorite studio pieces that help make his releases so well-rounded and ethereal.


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Roland JUNO 60
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My precious baby. Warm and overall amazing sound that I use for basslines, pads, and crispy leads. I used it on both ‘Pecas’ that came out on Lost & Found and ‘Closing Doors’ that just came out on Anjunadeep. I use it to layer melodies to make them sound warmer; this is another thing it’s really good for. In essence it’s a very simple synth, but the sound is very rich, even to the extent that that I usually don’t need to add any delay or reverb.

Dave Smith Prophet 12
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My main studio hardware synth. Analog and digital hybrid. This one has a very broad and varied capacity in terms of sound output. I mainly use it for melodies, pads and as a sequencers. It sounds different from any synth in the world I’ve tried, and you can find a very different, crazy sounds with relative ease without the use of distortion and modulations. This one was key in the making of ‘Closing Doors.’

MFB Tanzbar
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starMFB Tanzbar Drum Machine
The Tanzbar is an analog drum machine and one of the best I’ve every worked on. This is where I get a lot of my kick drums from. I actually like it so much I sometimes use it to make a bassline out of a kick drum. Sometimes I add a second bassline on some tracks for that added groove.

Pedals(Strymon Tape Delay and DOD Envelope Filter)
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starPedals
I use two different pedals. One is the Strymon tape delay and the other is a DOD Envelope Filter. Both usually work great with the top loops to make them more sparkly in sound. Also, using the delay with a long feedback on different sounds, recording it and then chopping and cutting it up can make for cool FX using existing parts from the track.

Padshop Soft Synth (Steinberg)
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starPADSHOP SYNTH
Very much my go-to synth for pads, atmospheric and hypnotic sounds. It’s a granular synth that used samples of stuff like strings, guitars, vocals and other stuff and transform them to make them sound way cooler. I also use it to layer melodies, which gives added depth to the regular lead sounds.

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Anjunadeep to roll out tenth anniversary compilation, mixed by James Grant and Jody Wisternoff

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Since its humble beginnings as an Anjuna appendage in 2005 in London, Anjunadeep has become one of the top purveyors of deep, textured, and melodic house music. Known for their towering catalog currently spanning over 400 releases, Anjunadeep artists and fans have come to revere the label’s compilation series since Above & Beyond released the very first in 2009. Coming in scorching yet tender as always, Anjunadeep have put together a special offering for their 10th mix in 10 years.

Due out Feb 22, the compilation features the label’s top-tier talent, new and old, like Luttrell, Yotto, and Lane 8, while pulling out deeper cuts from newcomers like BAILE, Ocula, and GRAZZE. Seamlessly mixed by Anjunadeep co-founder, James Grant, and Bristol-based DJ Jody Wisternoff, the release has been a profound source of reflection for the esteemed and aptly suited pair.

In trying to maintain a fresh and all-encompassing tone for the compilation, the DJs note that, “It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the 10th volume in the Anjunadeep compilation series. Despite Anjunadeep 10 being a bit of a milestone, we’ve resisted any temptation to go down a nostalgic route. Instead we’ve tried to keep the mix as forward-looking as possible. Our amazing family of artists have been creating far too much exciting new music for us to contemplate any other approach.”

With such high precedents already in place, anticipation for the newest installment is imminent. Fans can find the trailer, tracklist, and dates for global release parties below.


Disc 1
Hiatus – Relic
Lycoriscoris – Belong
Ocula – Immunity
BAILE – Soft Light
Ole Biege – All The Time (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Rework)
Nox Vahn feat. Mimi Page – There Is Peace Beyond (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Rework)
Tomas Barfod – Things That Matter feat. Louise Foo & Sharin Foo (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
Luttrell – Still Dreaming
16BL – You Are High
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Lane 8 Remix)
CRi – Initial
Modd & Hosini – Swallow’s Nest
Spencer Brown & Qrion – Sapporo
GRAZZE – Querencia
Nuage – H.A.L.O.
boerd – Someone (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
Modd – Ruskeala
Ben Böhmer – Little Lights

Disc 2
Aiiso – City Lights
Nox Vahn & Marsh – Prospect
Jody Wisternoff & James Grant – Dapple
Jani R – Autumn’s Feathers (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
Savvas – Peace Of Mind
Eli & Fur – Night Blooming Jasmine (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
Aiiso – Programmer
Nox Vahn & Marsh – Serena’s Garden
Jazz Do It – For A Moment
Joseph Ashworth – Heavy
Dosem – Stay True
Jack Lost – Walls
SØNIN vs. Yotto – Nothing Like You
Fluida – A Self And A Mind
Luttrell – Out Of Me
Ben Böhmer – In Memoriam
Lane 8 – Feld (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Edit)
Antic & i_cann – Jura
Kidnap – Tempest

Anjunadeep 10 Release Parties

Feb 08 – Sound, Los Angeles – James Grant, Marsh
Feb 17 – Phonox, London – James Grant & Jody Wisternoff (Open To Close)
Feb 22 – The Penthouse at FIVE Palm, Dubai – James Grant, 16BL, Dom Donnelly

Alex Metric and Ten Ven team up on the agile ‘Saudade’ EP

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Alex Metric has found an unlikely home in Anjunabeats in 2018. Today he continues building that bond with the release of a collaborative EP with up and coming UK artist Ten Ven. Together, they’ve produced a multifaceted project to end the year, entitled Saudade.

The EP is both an expression of art and a vocabulary lesson, with the Portuguese-derived “saudade” acting as a starting point for the notions behind the EP’s inspiration. But each track has its own degree of groove and origins in nu disco, a trademark sound for both artists involved in its making. Both the title track and “What U Need” are dynamic, infectious offerings, with entrancing production and singalong vocals that serve as great gifts for dance fans this holiday season.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 157, with Duskus, Boston Bun, ATTLAS, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.

Lane 8/This Never Happened young gun, Anderholm, is first on the scene with his mellifluous chord progressions and clattering percussion to rouse the sleepiest listener from the worst alcohol-induced slumber. “Timecode”‘s subtle splendor is like a gentle reminder to reacquaint oneself with the universe.

The San Holo-housed, Duskus‘s most recent single, “Where To Go,” has the technicolor tenderness to make your Sunday morning neuroticism cower in its tracks. One rendezvous with the track’s minimal magic—led by simple, saccharine vocal intonations and a deliberate, ardent beat—counts as full weekend’s act of contrition.

Parisian house project, Boston Bun, knows how to not only pull, but full-on yank on the heart strings. “Missing You” exemplifies the Ed Banger producer’s ability to make poignancy feel like ecstasy—which is unanimously at least mildly applicable for some good-old-fashioned requiem for the weekend.

Anjunadeep duo, Eli & Fur, can leave any purposeful listener in utter awe, bringing emotive, cinematic tension to each and every record they let loose in the oh-so-saturated blogosphere. Rodriguez Jr. recently got his hands on “Night Blooming Jasmine,” and even Eli & Fur took a liking to the outcome, bolstering the rework in their sets as of late. The newfangled rendition offers fluttering synth-patterns and the original’s hazy, incantation-like vocalizing, in remembrance of that hazy, sublime figure from the club last night who scampered off just before you could catch her name.

ATTLAS‘s new mau5trap EP, Charcoal Halo, acts as a vessel for listener’s to reconnect with both themselves and the boundless latent energy around them. “Coldest Night,” with its slow-burn breakbeat and blissfully despondent vocals, is like a rhapsodic snapshot of listeners’ end-of-weekend contempt.

Ben Böhmer lands his latest Anjunadeep offering, ‘Ground Control’ with precision

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Anjunadeep‘s promising young German talent, Ben Böhmer continues to flaunt his proclivity for creating colorful, ambient, halcyon house music.

Böhmer’s latest, “Ground Control,” touts sweet, but deliberate chord progressions with profundity. Sonically adjacent to his recent, cinematic Dive EP, there is an air of ardor inherent in the track’s palpitating bass line and jagged synth textures. Still audible, of course, is his melodic splendor, enveloping the track in lush emotive contrast.

Böhmer’s certainly done well for himself in his short time under Anjunadeep’s well-endowed wing. He’s released two radiant  EPs (Dive and Morning Fallsunder the imprint this year alone, each traversing a wide array of modes for sublime, atmospheric delivery.

10 events not to miss at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicks off next week, and most by now know the event’s robust scheduling means being inundated with party/lineup decisions and challenges. With countless events featuring even bigger talent, planning the “ideal” weekend in Amsterdam can be tricky. To help guide the way, we’ve curated a few of our favorites to help steer attendees in the right direction. Of course, there’s many more to choose from, but here are our 10 events not to miss.

The Classic Music Company

Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Luke Solomon / Eli Escobar / Sophie Lloyd / Titia

23:59 – 06:00 / Sugar Factory

It’s the first night at ADE, and there are so many parties it’s hard know where to start. Look no further than Sugar Factory — a mainstay in Amsterdam club culture for the better part of the last decade. Featuring Dot Audio sound, and two rooms (a main, and a more intimate space), Sugar Factory is the first ingredient in the recipe for a great night out. Throw in the lineup for the legendary Luke Solomon’s last night of a recent residency and attendees’ ADE appetizer is complete. Headlining is Honey Dijon, known for an incredibly progressive blend of club-sound brilliance, and Horse Meat Disco, a talented duo riding disco’s wave of resurgence. What better way to kick off a long weekend in Amsterdam?


Boys Noize / Christeene / Curses / Ghost Van Bellen / Joost van Bellen / Paul Neverready

22:00 – 07:00 / SEXYLAND

ADE is warming up and it’s time to get a little freaky for night two. Look no further than Sexyland — a new temporary club concept. The concept is simple: New Owner, Every Day. Every experience at Sexyland will be different. Headlining the night is Boys Noize, German industrial techno wunderkin. Fresh off a variety of new releases throughout the past year including a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the music is guaranteed to be as banging as the space, art-installations, and crowd. 

Anjunadeep Amsterdam

16 Bit Lolitas / Ben Böhmer [live] / Dom Donnelly / James Grant / Penelope / Yotto

23:00 – 05:00 / Tolhuistuin

Perhaps there’s an affinity for the airier sounds of the house spectrum? Head over to Tolhuistuin, the three-room Amsterdam nightclub right off the water with views, and green spaces to boot. There lies a massive Anjunadeep showcase featuring some of the top deep and progressive house acts. Key acts include Yotto, whose original productions find their way into everyone’s favorite DJ’s sets, and 16 Bit Lolitas. These Amsterdam locals are bound to make for a a huge hometown show.

Thuishaven Friday w/ Life and Death

Axel Boman / DJ Tennis / Gommage / Gerd Janson / Henrik Schwarz / Job Jobse / Leon Vynehall / Red Axes and many more

15:00 – 06:00 / Thuishaven

The weekend is finally here! Head over to Thuishaven for an unforgettable evening in and incredibly unique space. With multiple stages nestled between bars in a hugely industrial scene (think scrapyards and abandoned oil tankers), Life and Death’s ADE showcase awaits. The Italian label brought out all the stops, with huge names littered throughout this lineup. Between Henrik Schwartz, Axel Boman, and DJ Tennis, there’s a sound for all styles and a DJ pushing that sound to its furthest limits.

Audio Obscura x Stephan Bodzin at Scheepvaartmuseum

Luna Semara / Nicolas Masseyeff / Patrice Baumel / Stephan Bodzin

20:00 – 03:00 / Scheepvaartmuseum

This one’s definitely something special. First, the promoter, Audio Obscura, which is known for its legendary events in obscure and unexpected settings. Next, the fascinating architecture of the famous National Maritime Museum in central Amsterdam. Finally, four hours of the incredible talents of Stephan Bodzin, the live-techno genius. Combine those three elements for one of ADE’s most unique events this year. For those looking for somewhere to physically stay put while going on a musical journey — look no further.

Awakenings x Maceo Plex Presents Mosaic

Architectural / Job Jobse / Floating Points / Ben UFO / Maceo Plex / Helena Hauff

22:00 – 08:00 / Gashouder

It would be impossible to have an ADE list without mentioning an event at Gashouder. This techno Mecca features a massive dancefloor, booming sounds, incredible production, and even indoor screaming fireworks. With so many events at this pinnacle space, it can be hard to choose just one, but Maceo Plex’s Mosaic party is guaranteed to be one to remember. Backstopped by the brilliant minds behind Awakenings, Mosaic’s lineup is hugely diverse. While mainstays like Maceo Plex and Floating points are obvious must-sees, don’t sleep on Helena Hauff, one of the princesses of acid and electro. That German sound is bound to get attendees jumping.

Berlin: Watergate x Club Feierei

Adana Twins / Jan Blomqvist / Anja Schneider & La Fleur / Seth Schwarz / Jan Oberlaender / Kiasmos and many more

22:00 – 07:00 / WesterUnie

Speaking of Germany, famous Berlin club, Watergate, is hosting what looks to be an unmissable night. The lineup is full of regular German club residents and additional stars from across Europe. Ears will perk at the idea of an Anja Schneider B2B La Fleur set, which is bound to be entirely epic. Two female label bosses and boundary-pushers together on the same stage. German and Swedish sounds will collide. What more could you ask for?

DGTL x Paradise

Jamie Jones / Dubfire [live] / Derrick May / Maya Jane Coles / Richy Ahmed / Darius Syrossian / Luuk van Dijk and more

22:00 – 07:00 / Scheepsbouwloods

Scheepsbouwloods is described by Resident Advisor as the “ultimate rave location on the NDSM-wharf.” What better way to hit the “ultimate rave location” than with the ultimate rave? DGTL, Amsterdam-based cutting edge dance music event producers, bring Jamie Jones‘ Paradise party to this epic location. And of course, following Jones comes an insane lineup of techno, tech house, and house heavyweights. It doesn’t only feature label boss and tech-house party-vibes legend Jones. It doesn’t only feature Derrick May, one of the Detroit-based pioneers of techno and members of legendary trio, Belleville Three. It doesn’t only feature a rare live Dubfire set, featuring all original production. This lineup features all three of them plus Maya Jane Coles, Richy Ahmed, and countless others. 


Tale Of Us / Solomun / Dixon / Recondite / Mind Against / Adriatique / Mathew Jonson / Kobosil / Shifted / and more

14:00 – 14:00 / Warehouse Elementenstraat

For those looking to avoid party-hopping and seeking a true, nearly endless, immersive experience, look no further than the Afterlife party on Saturday night. Curated by masters Tale of Us, the lineup a deep mix of incredibly diverse minimal and masterful artists. Not only are Tale of Us, Ardiatique, and Mind Against hitting the decks, but there’s a huge variety of live sets in the mix. Mathew Jonson, Recondite, and Agents of Time are all coming out to round out the incredible mix of DJs with their live sets. Additionally, a special Solomun B2B Dixon set is bound to feature a full dance floor surging to dimension bending sounds.

elrow goes to ADE


23:00 – 06:00 / De Kromhouthal

An elrow party is not to be missed. The legendary Barcelona day club that has taken their event international. Known for its incredible tech-house and dance party sounds, elrow is has made a name for itself with the sheer spectacle of it all. No lineup announced yet? No problem. Attendees can expect everything from confetti blasts to themed dancers in the crowd on stilts to hundreds of inflatable pool toys to throw at friends — and, of course, the dancing chicken. Aside from the spectacle of it, the music at elrow is guaranteed to meet high standards. The theme for this party is Chinese “ROW” year, and time will tell exactly what that entails.

Photo credit: Max Kneefel

Old and new Anjunadeepians, Lane 8 and Ben Böhmer, converge to create celestial sonic babies

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One of Anjunadeep‘s newest breadwinners, Ben Böhmer, has proved himself an austere presence within the Anjunabeats sub-label, melding his visceral, atmospheric sound to its most intimate foundations. His latest remix of Lane 8‘s “Hold On” further solidifies his vocation to that lofty, singularly Anjunadeepian deep house.

Though now running his own rapidly sprouting label, Lane 8 spent years nurturing his heavenly emblem on Anjunadeep soil, still regularly mixing for the imprint and even performing at their first-ever Open Air festival in London this year. Naturally, Böhmer adopted the particularly tranquilizing track as part of Lane 8’s official remix album for Little By Little

Böhmer leaves the polished patriarch’s creation still starkly recognizable, slightly pitching up and restructuring the lead synth line, and leaving Fracture’s exploratory vocals ringing true through the chorus. The remix, like the Lane 8 original, is the ideal soundtrack for flying over a sea of snowy mountain peaks, or a long rest atop a vapory mass of clouds.

The young German made his Anjunadeep debut last year with his miraculously mellow “Flug & Fall,” which appeared on the label’s fourth Explorations album installment. He soon followed up therein with the warming tones of his stirring Morning Falls EP.