Nothing says ‘big weekend’ like a party cruise. With that in mind we’re about to invite you to come on probably the biggest big weekend of 2017. We’re teaming up with the people at THE ARK to host a stage on their incredible party cruise. Taking off from Barcelona for four days of sun, sea and ship-based partying, the cruise will also stop over in Ibiza for a night.
We’re putting together an eye-watering lineup of the very best DJs for our stage. We have to keep it under wraps for the moment, but rest assured it’s going to be huge.
‘THE ARK’ is a 4-day party cruise on which 4,000 passengers can enjoy the hottest electronic music. The ship will be converted to a luxurious floating club with no fewer than seven different stages. Specially for the cruise, on-board facilities such as the current cinemas and theatres, as well as the ice skating rink and the upper deck, will all be converted into festive stages with just the right vibe.
As well as partying, guests will be pampered on the culinary front with a choice of many on-board restaurants, an impressive wellness centre and spa, plus the many sports facilities on board will also be available to all passengers.
Three cities, one island.
The ship sets sail from Barcelona on Thursday, August 31 and from there will travel to Ibiza, where it will dock for an entire day. Passengers will have the opportunity to disembark and explore the island before heading to the French city of Marseille, where guests will be able to spend an afternoon. During the final evening and overnight, the ship will set course for Barcelona again, where it will arrive the next day, bringing this unique mini-vacation to an end.
Âme, Magda and Talaboman feature in the 12-week party series which begins this week.
Brunch Electronik will begin a second 12-week season in Lisbon on July 23rd.
The Sunday party series launches with Gui Boratto, Robag Wruhme and Gunjah all playing in the parklands of Tapada da Ajuda, which will accommodate thousands of dancers from 2 PM to 10 PM. Across the three-month run, Brunch will feature acts like Talaboman, Dave Clarke, Magda, Mathew Jonson, Nic Fanciulli, Radio Slave and Michael Mayer. They’ll also present a couple of back-to-back headline sessions, with Jackmaster and Peggy Gou sharing the decks on September 3rd and Miss Kittin and Oxia pairing up on August 20th. Âme’s Kristian Beyer will wrap the season up on October 8th alongside Trikk and Marvin & Guy.
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MUTEK.AR will go down over three days in September.
After an eight-year absence, MUTEK will return to Buenos Aires for a festival from September 22nd through 24th.
The lineup for MUTEK.AR includes a number of MUTEK festival alumni like Mathew Jonson, Mike Shannon, Sonja Moonear, Nonotak and Herman Kolgen, with Maya Jane Coles, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts and Nicola Cruzz among the other acts booked. There’s also a heavy emphasis on Argentinian artists, including Ernesto Ferreyra, Jonas Kopp, Chancha Via Circuito, Alejandro Mosso and more. All three days of music will go down at the Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre (CCK), a landmark building once home to the city’s central post office.
MUTEK, which also presents festivals in Montreal, Barcelona, Mexico City and Tokyo, first visited Buenos Aires in 2005, and held regular events there up until 2009.
The streaming platform has responded to a Techcrunch article that said it only had 50 days of funding left.
SoundCloud has given a statement in response to yesterday’s Techcrunch article about the company’s financial situation.
The article claimed that SoundCloud had only secured enough funding to last until the beginning of the fourth quarter, which starts in approximately 50 days. In a response given to RA, the Berlin-based streaming platform cited “a number of inaccuracies” in Techcrunch‘s editorial based on what it said was “a misinterpretation of information by one or two laid off employees.”
“To clarify, SoundCloud is fully funded into the fourth quarter,” the spokesperson said. “We continue to be confident the changes made last week put us on our path to profitability and ensure SoundCloud’s long-term viability.”
SoundCloud’s financial woes were back in the spotlight last week when the company announced the sudden layoffs of 40% of its staff.
“In terms of layoffs, it is our policy not to discuss individual employee cases,” SoundCloud added, “but we can share we continue to work with all employees who were let go to support them during this transition, with employment and financial assistance.”
The recognition acknowledges dance music’s importance to the Swiss city.
Zürich has recognised “techno culture” as part of its UNESCO “intangible cultural heritage.”
“The development of techno culture in Zürich, with the Street Parade and a very distinctive club scene, lends Zürich a young, open, hedonistic and international reputation,” Walter Leimgruber, professor of cultural studies at Basel university and a member of the steering committee who helped make the UNESCO selections, told Limmattaler Zeitung.
The decision acknowledges dance music’s importance to Zürich but doesn’t bring with it any laws, funding or tax breaks. (In Berlin, Berghain received significant tax breaks after a German court ruled it was a place of cultural value alongside theatres and museums.)
The UNESCO website says that the idea behind giving things “intangible cultural heritage” status is “to support Member States in their efforts to preserve the world’s cultural diversity in a constantly changing international environment.”
There were 35 new entries to the list from across Switzerland, mostly focussing on urban traditions.
Amsterdam clubs Shelter and RADION will host afterhours events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Dekmantel has outlined the nighttime programme for this year’s festival in full.
Two Amsterdam clubs—Shelter and RADION—will host nightly events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday once the festival proper has finished at Amsterdamse Bos. The lineups will feature acts who played earlier in the day, with Shelter hosting Rødhåd and Deniro on Friday, Joy Orbison and Call Super on Saturday, and Regis and Overmono (who will DJ) on Sunday.
The RADION schedule is similarly varied. Midland and Palms Trax play on Friday, followed by Makam and Tom Trago back-to-back with Cinnaman on Saturday. The Sunday pulls together leftfield favourites Objekt and Inga Mauer, as well as Dekmantel Soundsystem.
Dekmantel Festival 2017 will run from August 2nd through 6th. In addition to performances from the likes of Larry Heard and Steve Reich, Resident Advisor will return to the EYE Film Institute to host an afternoon’s worth of discussions and live interviews.
Aug 02 Dekmantel Festival 2017, Amsterdamse Bos
Aug 04 Dekmantel At Night – Friday, RADION
Aug 04 Shelter; Dekmantel At Night – Friday, Shelter Amsterdam
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Aug 05 Dekmantel At Night – Saturday, RADION
Aug 06 Shelter; Dekmantel At Night – Sunday, Shelter Amsterdam
Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos and Ben UFO are among the names playing the Manchester party’s first events for the coming season.
The Warehouse Project has revealed the artists playing on its opening weekend this September.
The Manchester institution’s Welcome To The Warehouse events are taking place at Store Street on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday the 23rd. September 22nd is headlined by The Martinez Brothers and Eats Everything, who feature in addition to a back-to-back set from Patrick Topping and Richy Ahmed. The Saturday evening will run for 11 hours and includes sets from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Ben UFO, Raresh, Ben Klock, Peggy Gou, Midland, Saoirse and Bicep.
The dates come the weekend after LCD Soundsystem’s sold-out shows at Store Street.
Ricardo Villalobos will help inaugurate a new label called Offline Records with a remix.
Offline is run by Brad Wilder and Christopher Groove. The latter provides the first release, due out at the end of July. The Austrian producer contributes a track called “Secret Garden,” which the label says was inspired by his time spent on Ibiza last year during the clubbing season. Villalobos’s remix of “Secret Garden” appears on the flipside.
The remix is the latest release in a busy year for Villalobos, following a handful of other reworks, an EP with Chez Damier and the Empirical House album on [a:rpia:r].
The plans are part of the global brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
The team behind Creamfields UK has revealed plans to reconstruct the main room from former Liverpool club Nation at this year’s festival.
The global dance music brand celebrates two anniversaries in 2017: 20 years of Creamfields and 25 years of Cream at Nation, the now-defunct club where it all began in 1992. The main room will be rebuilt using floor-plans and architectural photographs, and will feature original parts from the venue. The arena, titled Nation, will only be open on the Saturday of the four-day festival, which runs from August 24th through 27th in Daresbury. The lineup is still TBA.
Creamfields confirmed the rest of this year’s bill earlier in 2017. As ever, it’s heavy on globetrotting house, techno, trance and EDM acts, with slots for Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Sven Väth, The Martinez Brothers, Laidback Luke, Adam Beyer and Richie Hawtin, who will present his new live show, CLOSE, for the first time in the UK.
For the full day-by-day lineup, head to Creamfields’ promoter page on RA.