A teenager in Germany has been arrested for suspicion of planning an Islamist extremist attack on a gay night club and a Catholic church. Frankfurt prosecutor spokesman Sinan Akdogan confirmed the arrest of an unnamed 17-year old in connection to the plan set for September 1, where thereafter a judge ordered the suspect to be held in custody further for planning the serious act of violence. According to US-provided intelligence provided to Hesse state police, the teenager had obtained instructions on how to make explosives, as well as ordered chemicals online. While the intended locations of the thwarted attacks has been kept secret along with the suspect’s identity, the investigation continues to be ongoing.
Club goers in the German town of Leipzig will soon be able to party all night long, thanks to the location’s instatement of a new law that effectively eliminates club closing times.
Whereas all clubs were previously required to close between 5 and 6 AM, the local council’s unanimous vote in favor of the eradication of closing times will now allow nightlife venues to remain open for as long as establishment owners desire.
“It’s a great and assuring sign from city officials that they appreciate the impact of club culture and club spaces in Leipzig and their influence on creating and nurturing a thriving and creative local community,” said Leipzig club owner Franziskus Thiem.
Tiësto has been on fire lately (pure usual) headlining festivals, collaborating on summer anthems, and now, he’s dropping one of his most anticipate ID’s of the summer. New 😯 dropping Friday pic.twitter.com/gBaQtPNd4X — Tiësto (@tiesto) August 20, 2018 The track titled “Wow” has been a BOMB in Tiesto’s sets all summer, first bursting on the
The power of techno may have been used for its greatest good yet, as recent rallies in Berlin found far-right protestors thwarted by club beats as they marched through the capital. The self-proclaimed anti-immigrant, anti-Islam political party Alternative for Germany won its first seats in parliament last year, and the recent march marks the first public show of strength by the far-right group since it became the largest opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Luckily AfD was met by the resistance of thousands of counter-protestors including a union of different advocacy groups, civil and student organizations, as well as political parties, lead by an alliance of over 100 clubs from across Berlin.
Packing the River Spree with boats and floats as well as a caravan of DJ-equipped trucks in the streets, Berlin’s legendary club circuit came together to “bass away” the far-right, drowning out “we are the people” calls with proper warehouse fare and “the whole of Berlin is against the AfD” chants. Counter-demonstrators waved rainbow flags, touting signs with messages like, “no to racism” and “No dance floors of Nazis.” A joint statement from the coalition of clubs reads,
“The Berlin club culture is everything that Nazis are not. We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colorful and we have unicorns.”
Thousands of counter-protestors reportedly joined in the action and police were deployed to keep the demonstrations peaceful. Berlin reportedly deployed 2,000 officers and eventually closed bridges across the city to section off protests throughout the weekend. Don’t make us deploy the unicorns, Nazis. We won’t hesitate to use them.
Imagine a music show in outer space? Yeah, it would be rad. But you and I will most likely never live to see the day of dancing on the moon. That said, another pretty rad concept has been delivered upon and is set to take part in 2018. For the first time in history, a
The world’s first zero gravity club experience is underway, and you could actually be among the first to party in a state of total weightlessness. And who better to score the debut of such a boundary event than the likes of Steve Aoki, W&W, and Armin Van Buuren? That’s exactly what the world’s most cavalier clubgoers are in for with BigCityBeats’ latest event, World Club Dome Zero Gravity. The World Club Dome concept is responsible for some of the most unique party experiences out there, and now they’re putting on the smallest, most exclusive club event of all time in a specially converted A310 aircraft, commissioned by the European Space Agency for astronaut training flights, for a completely gravity-free party experience.
Two winners, one male and one female, from each continent will be chosen for the maiden flight, with an additional two winners from Germany and India each. The flight will be a total of 90 minutes and it will take off from Frankfurt Airport on February 7, 2018. Fans can apply to be selected by submitting a 20-second video testimonial as to why they should win access to World Club Dome Zero Gravity, and the first wave of finalists will be announced on January 12. Apply for consideration here.
Sydney’s notorious lockout laws have had quite a damaging impact on the city’s once flourishing nightlife. Introduced in 2014, the laws force a 1:30 a.m. lockout and 3 a.m. cease-service policy for all nightclubs and bars in central Sydney and the Kings Cross precinct. These laws have been widely criticized by Australians, including esteemed producer Flume, who went on to release a track as a form of protest.
The mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, has since decided that the controversial laws are in desperate need of reform. “Unfortunately, the lockouts have had a serious impact on Sydney’s cultural life, businesses and our reputation overseas — and while areas like Kings Cross are safer, we know the balance isn’t right yet in terms of Sydney’s nightlife.”
The reforms will aim to adopt the agent of change principle for residential establishments within 100 metres of a music venue. This rule will shift the onus of soundproofing new installations from club owners to residential developers, and aims to protect the interests of the many nightclubs and live music venues in Sydney.
ZoukOut, Asia’s largest beachfront music festival that offers a dusk-to-dawn dance experience, has announced that it will be returning once more to Siloso Beach, Singapore on December 8 & 9. Now in its 17th year, the long-running dance music festival is raved about by top DJs in the global clubbing circuit and is sworn by legions of fans as a must-attend party location.
Their highly-anticipated phase two lineup has now been unveiled, which adds Axwell / Ingrosso, R3HAB, and Yellow Claw to an already stacked lineup that includes artists across a wide variety of electronic influences from all over the world. More info soon on the full lineup for ZoukOut 2017.
The festival is organized by the popular nightclub Zouk, most known for its Singapore location that was named the the Best Club In Asia and theFourth Best Club in the world by DJ Mag due to consistently bringing top talent to the region. The club is also present in Malaysia and on the luxury cruiseliner Genting Dream.
Sebastian Ingrosso, Salvatore Ganacci and Bunji Garlin’s ‘Ride It’ was originally released May 5th via Sebastian Ingrosso’s ‘Refune Music’ imprint,and since then it’s amassed more than 1.2 million Spotify streams,whilst also peaking at #7 on the Beatport Big Room chart. Additionally, the high-profile collab also gained spins from fellow cohorts including Alesso, Hardwell, David Guetta,
The Finnish neon-haired diva ALMA has returned with a full-blown flaunt of her pop power on her latest with French Montana. After the 21-year-old first generated buzz last year with “Dye My Hair,” blowing up on Spotify and across Europe, she followed up with “Chasing Highs” this year. Now, with more than 55 million streams under her belt, ALMA is ready to establish herself as one to watch and has shared her first US hit, “Phases.”
The track’s made for stardom as it’s co-written by Charli XCX and produced by Charlie Handsome. It maintains ALMA’s synth-drenched, club-primed sound, but at the same time introduces a new approach for the artist in the vivacious verses of French Montana. The same can also be said for ALMA’s deliverance. She remains blunt, “We got too drunk, we got too high, fell in love when we were faded,” then comes around on the chorus. “Don’t make this complicated, you were just one of my phases.” Nailing the point in the final bar. “I’m sorry if I hurt you, I just don’t like you like that.”