Events

The Warehouse Project announces lineups for 2017 opening weekend

04/07/2017
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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.

Music

Ricardo Villalobos remixes Christopher Groove on EP for new label Offline Records

04/07/2017
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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].

Listen to clips of both tracks.

Music Festivals

Creamfields organisers to ‘reconstruct’ former Liverpool club Nation for 2017 UK festival

02/07/2017
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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.

  • United Kingdom Aug 24  Creamfields 2017 – Day 1
  • United Kingdom Aug 25  Creamfields 2017 – Day 2
  • United Kingdom Aug 26  Creamfields 2017 – Day 3
  • United Kingdom Aug 27  Creamfields 2017 – Day 4
Festival

What to expect from Glastonbury’s spin off festival

02/07/2017
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As the pinnacle of all UK festivals goes on its fallow year for 2018, Emily Eavis teases what’s to be expected from Variety Bazaar.

The Glastonbury organiser has likened the spin off to existing Glasto areas Shangri-La, Block9 and the GreenFields, admitting the new festival will be more like the party corner of its big brother.

Variety Bazaar will be run by the same team but will only be taking place every five years, starting in 2021. Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, has described the spin-off as ‘the last big gamble of his life’.

The team behind Glasto’s younger sibling have already been eyeing up potential locations and Eavis revealed how excited she is to be looking at new and different landscapes.

Glastonbury will return in 2019 and Eavis has teased a possible rejig on its return. With the future in mind, two acts for the 50th anniversary in 2020 have already been booked.

Music

DJ Tennis and Marvin & Guy dig into ’90s Italian techno on new label, Life Of Marvin

02/07/2017
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The first release is a reissue of two tracks from Tuscany’s “pre-progressive” techno scene.

Italian artists DJ Tennis and Marvin & Guy have started a label called Life Of Marvin.

Tennis, AKA Manfredi Romano—who runs the Life And Death label—and Marvin & Guy went digging through Italian techno history for their new imprint. The aim of the vinyl-only label is to explore Italy’s “pre-progressive” techno scene, which preceded the “progressive techno” scene in Tuscany in the mid-’90s. The first release on Life Of Marvin features two tracks from Roby J and Sick Hardcore, both originally released on the Interactive Test label, which was founded by Franco and Riccardo Falsini. Future EPs on Life Of Marvin will come from Francesco Farfa, Gabry Fasano, Marco Calderoni and others.

Life Of Marvin is the latest move in a busy year for Romano, who was just tapped for a two-disc DJ-Kicks mix.

Listen to both tracks.

Music Festivals

The xx cancel Night + Day festival in Iceland

30/06/2017
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The promoter pulled the three-day event in July after the venue, Skogafoss waterfall, was added to a list of endangered areas.

The xx have cancelled next month’s Night + Day festival in Iceland.

The three-day event was due to take place at Skogafoss waterfall from July 14th through 16th, with the London trio joined by the likes of Floating Points, Call Super and Avalon Emerson. However, in the time since it was announced, the waterfall has been added to the Environmental Agency Of Iceland’s list of endangered areas. In a statement posted to Facebook, The Warehouse Project, who were one of the promoter’s behind the event, said “the challenges on this site were insurmountable and it was not possible to secure another suitable venue in time.”

Refunds will be offered to anyone who bought a ticket. If you bought one via RA, the festival has issued the following instructions.

“Please allow five working days for your refund. For any further enquiries relating to flights, accommodation and transfers that have already been booked and will no longer be used, please contact: ndiceland@thewarehouseproject.com. This email address will be monitored from 9 AM through 9 PM BST each day and we will deal with all enquiries as quickly as possible.”