Elrow NYC: Rows Attacks!

Dates: 11th December

Location: Avant Gardner, NYC

Tickets: https://za.fan/elrowP1

Following the massive success of their North American return for the July 2021 sold-out 10 hour extravaganza, today international party purveyor brings their biggest ever elrow edition to New York, as part of their North American Rows Attacks! tour. 

Elrow is known for its out-of-this-world extravaganzas featuring some of the most original themes, performers, and the trendiest global house music DJs, and all of these elements will be on display in full force as the event conquers the continent. Expect intergalactic sounds from the world’s best DJs, interactive performances from cosmic acrobats, out-of-this-world art, and fellow aliens from all across the galaxy dressed up for the occasion.

Lineup: Andrea Oliva, Archie Hamilton, Bastian Bux, Chelina Manuhutu, Cloonee, Detlef, Ilario Alicante, J. Worra, Lee Foss, LP Giobbi, Martin Ikin, Tini Gessler, Westend and more

Spotlight 005: Magnuss

A young upcoming rising artist, Magnuss has recently been performing at ADE. 

His own imprint, Release Your Mind Records, has been a champion of rising techno sounds, including a string of his very own releases, including Alone Again

How are you, what’s good and bad in your world?

I’m doing well, thanks. To be honest I’m really happy with the progress I’m making right now. I’m busy with my music and finding my sound in the studio. Unfortunately this year due to COVID I wasn’t able to perform that much.

Tell us about growing up in Mallorca, and how you got into music?

I got into music when my mother realized that i had a passion for music and suggested i should DJ for her 50th birthday, after that she took me to an Avicii concert where i fell in love with DJ’ing. I just said one day I will do tha and ever since I haven’t thought any different.

What styles did you love at first, why did you want to DJ and produce?

So I started making more commercial music until my mother then later introduced me to one of the members from Pig&Dan, Igor (Pig) makes techno music. That was when I first listened to techno. Igor has been my mentor and has been a very very big influence in my life and sound. I am massively inspired by him. I have always said good music is good music. Doesn’t really matter the genre as long as it makes you dance. 

Tell us about the trip to the Netherlands you made that changed your

perspective on dance music?

Yes indeed, I moved to Amsterdam because of the vibe of the city. I felt really welcome and felt like it was better for my career to move here, because the dance music industry is based a lot in and around Amsterdam. 

Where does the impulse to create something come from for you? What

role do sources of inspiration like dreams, other forms of art,

personal relationships, politics etc play?

Honestly, the impulse to produce something. I just feel inspired at times and sometimes I don’t and it’s okay if I don’t feel inspired. But usually what sparks ideas are my surroundings, my feelings, moods, the people I’m with… It can literally be anything!

When inspiration strikes it just strikes I wouldn’t really know how to answer that question why and how.

Where is your best environment as a DJ? A small dark club or a huge

outdoor festival stage? late at night for the weirdos or early so you

can play slow and eclectic?!

I really love bunker style parties and dark intimate rooms but of course festivals are awesome as well.

Tell us about what inspired or influenced the tune on Release Your

Mind Records.

The music that we are releasing on Release Your Mind can be from deeper melodic techno to 140BPM+ darker styles of techno as long as it’s good music. My new single ‘Alone Again’ is actually a very old project from 3 years ago that I found this year again and with a few tweaks it was done, I’m very happy that it finally sees daylight.

The gear I’m using in my studio is mainly software, but next to that I have a TR-8 from Roland. As an audio interface I use an UAD Apollo Twin and my monitors are the LYD-25 from DynAudio. On my MacBook I use Ableton LIVE together with the Push2 and some plugins like the ones of UAD and Fabfilter.

–  What else have you got coming up/are you working on?

I have lots of projects in the near future like every month at least one record on my record label. Also this summer Pig&Dan and I went into the studio for a song and it’s finally finished so more about that probably very soon. Also artists are releasing on Release Your Mind Records as we are rolling out releases every second friday. This week I have my ADE party at Akhnaton on Thursday October 14 with also Pig&Dan on the line-up, and in December I’m playing in Utrecht, Tivoli at a party from The Rocketman called ‘The Launch’.

Amnesia Ibiza reveals back-to-back Opening and Closing parties on the same weekend

Adam Beyer, Answer Code Request, Ben Klock, DJ Boring, Deborah de Luca, Dennis Cruz, Enzo Siragusa, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Faraone, Skream, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, The Blessed Madonna, Young Marco and many more…

It’s been a crazy year but Amnesia Ibiza is giving us all two big reasons to be excited with historic back-to-back opening and closing parties on October 22nd and October 23rd. The opening parties runs from 6pm until 5am with returning favourites and hot new names including Answer Code Request, Ben Klock, DJ Boring, Dennis Cruz, Enzo Siragusa, Marcel Dettmann, Jamie Roy, Hector Couto, Marco Faraone, Skream, Tijana T and many more playing across four different rooms. The closing party runs from 4pm until 5am with Alfredo, Jeremey Healy, Jayda G, Young Marco, Jamie Jones, The Blessed Madonna, Richy Ahmed, Cuartero, Mar T & Caal, Sidney Charles and Seb Zito, Luca Donzelli and more.

TICKETS: https://www.amnesia.es

Now, these two special parties offer the exclusive chance to dance on the White Isle this year.  Although Saturday is sold out, the club will be doing something special for residents who head down early. Both nights will be the mother of all parties with all of the stops pulled out, the production beefed up, the immersive light and visuals all ready to take you into another dimension.

Friday will offer some of the world’s most revered house and techno talents with the likes of heavyweights Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Faraone and Answer Code Request, UK party starter Skream, Fuse boss Enzo Siragusa, Spanish favourites Dennis Cruz and Hector Couto and breakout 2021 star Jamie Roy as well as house innovator DJ Boring. 

As for Saturday, from early on, the Terrazza is all about the Amnesia classics, while the 3rd Dimension offers a new and considered sound from red hot acts Jayda G and Young Marco who dig deep and join the dots between multiple genres with real flair. Later on the Terrazza comes Jamie Jones who of course hosts his hugely popular Paradise party at the club. He is joined by the sensational The Blessed Madonna, who will become a much more regal fixture at Amnesia in 2022 so keep your eyes peeled. Amnesia regulars Richy Ahmed, Cuartero, Mar-T and Caal, Sidney Charles and Seb Zito and Luca Donzelli also bring the goodness, while the Club is all about big room techno with Adam Beyer, Marco Faraone, Deborah de Luca and more. 

You can expect a whole season’s worth of pent up partying to be released at these two epic parties. Make sure you’re part of history. 

Website: https://www.amnesia.es
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amnesiaibiza
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amnesiaibiza/

Time Warp returns to Mannheim for first time in over two years

After more than two years away, Time Warp Mannheim 2021 is set to be a long-overdue dance floor reunion on October 29th and 30th. The one stage, two-day celebration will be delivered in Time Warp’s usual authentic style and it takes place in the spiritual home of Maimarkt Mannheim, with Friday headliners Seth Troxler, Solomun, Adriatique, Gerd Janson and Dixon, and Saturday headliners Sven Väth, Tale Of Us, Pan-Pot, Maceo Plex, Adiel and Joseph Capriati all lining up.

Time Warp Mannheim 2021 will take place on just one floor, but with the full production experience. Most important of all is the crisp and punchy sound system, but you can also be sure of all the usual sensory thrills from a brand new and unique light and floor design that has been developed for this special occasion and first dance together in 30 months.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/tw21_tickets


Seth Troxler
Gerd Janson

Sven Väth
Tale Of Us 
Maceo Plex
Joseph Capriati

Best Techno Festivals Happening This Winter Season

With restrictions getting finally eased and the festival season starting, we have prepared for you a list of the best techno festivals you can attend this winter.


Luna Obscura

Location: Rancho El Tinieblo, Mexico

Tickets: http://www.lunaobscura.com.mx/


Date: October 7-10, 2021

Brand New Festival Luna Obscura Announces Debut at the world-renowned mezcal farm, Rancho El Tinieblo in Mexico. The 1st edition will feature Nick Warren, Oliver Koletzki, Township Rebellion, Armen Miran, Dastan, Sam Shure and many special guests

​Offering a truly authentic Mexican experience, Luna Obscura takes place on the famous working Rancho El Tinieblo. This breathtaking setting is home to the world-renowned mezcal brand and will feature an outstanding lineup across two stages hosted by revered labels in The Soundgarden and Stil Vor Talent including Nick Warren, Oliver Koletzki, Township Rebellion, Armen Miran, Dastan, Sam Shure and many special guests. They all line up from 7-11 October 2021 and tickets start at 750USD and are inclusive of event access, all activities, food, nonalcoholic beverages, accommodations, and transportation to and from Monterrey. 

Lineup: Nick Warren, Oliver Koletzki, Township Rebellion, Armen Miran, Dastan, Sam Shure



Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tickets: mdlbeast.com

Dates: December 16-19th

MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM announce initial line up for their festival – Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth to headline.

Hosted in Riyadh between December 16-19, SOUNDSTORM will feature a world-leading international music line-up with more than 150 global superstar headliners and international dance acts performing alongside local and regional talent. Electrifying over 500,000 revellers at what is one of the region’s most unique entertainment experiences will be international artists Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner,  Tiësto, and Steve Aoki, in addition to Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth as well as homegrown regional artists including Anmarz, Cosmicat, Spaceboi, and Zone+ with many more announced in the countdown to the festival.

Lineup: Includes: Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath, Amelie Lens, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills

Timewarp NYC

Location: Brand New Brooklyn Venue, NYC

Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/8KpHbxxM0ib 

Dates: November 19-20

Time Warp announces 2021 USA Lineup, Returning to New York City November 19-20 at Brand New Brooklyn Venue.

Continuing its legacy as what the New York Times referred to as a “pilgrimage event on the global techno calendar,” Time Warp today, in partnership with long-term NYC collaborators Teksupport, announced the bill for its return to New York this Fall, following a two year hiatus. its new Brooklyn location will play host to two days of audiovisual technical immersion soundtracked by some of house and techno’s top talent. 

Lineup: Âme, Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Craig Richards, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler b2b Special Guest, KiNK (live), Stephan Bodzin (live), Adriatique, Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann, Paula Temple, Pan-Pot, Kobosil, Reinier Zonneveld (live), DESNA, Avision, mink b2b O.BEE, and Shahar


Rakastella Festival

Location: Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami

Tickets: https://www.ticketfairy.c

Dates: 4th December

Life and Death and Innervisions’s collaborative party Rakastella is all about love – love for music, love for one another and love for exotic locations.

Expect diverse and eclectic musical thrills, special sunset moments and breathtaking vistas at the historic and picturesque Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami. Rakastella’s unforgettable 2019 edition left people wanting more. It set a new benchmark for eco-friendly musical experiences, and now it returns with another thoughtful lineup that covers both established international greats with vital emerging newcomers from all manners of diverse backgrounds. 

Lineup: Âme, Anfisa Letyago, Ash Lauryn, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Dixon, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Jayda G, DJ Harvey, DJ Holographic, Jimi Jules, DJ Minx, DJ Tennis and more


Ocasa Festival

Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/ocasofestival

Dates: 6th-11th January

The authentic mix of adventure and rich cultural escape will be offered at the cultural hotbed of Tamarindo Playa while listening to some of your favorite House and Techno artists during the day and night.

Iconic sets that soundtrack a flame-red sun as it rises from the horizon. Intimate parties in a steamy jungle amphitheatre surrounded by deep greens and hanging vines. Afternoon dances around a glistening pool in the hot sun… Welcome to Ocaso, one of the most revered and soul-enriching festivals in the world. Having worked closely with the Ministerio De Salud in Costa Rica to meet all possible health and safety regulations, this stunning festival will mark its fifth anniversary with a series of extra special surprises from January 6th to 11th 2022, across indoor and outdoor venues like nothing you have ever experienced before. 

Lineup: Amelie Lens, Seth Troxler, Doc Martin, Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, Lauren Lane, Adriatique, Colyn and more


SXM Festival

Location: Happy Bay, St Martin

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/652881332666330

Dates: March 9th – 13th

A 5-day and 5-night tropical techno escape. Experience the island paradise of St Martin in the Caribbean as you party in secluded beaches, lush jungle, stunning villas, boats and beach clubs – from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again.

Previous guests have included Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Blondish and many more.

It is with firm dedication that we curate the scene’s most epic house and techno experience. From superstars to emerging talent, the lineup of over 80 international DJs will mesmerize and surprise you. This is the true culmination of forward-thinking electronic music innovators from around the world.

Lineup: TBC

Ocaso Festival celebrates 5th anniversary back in Costa Rica with big lineup

The expanded 6 day event will take place 6th – 11th of January,  so visitors can maximise their time in Tamarindo, a true Central American paradise. Of course, its usual dedication to classy and cultured sounds remains with headliners including Amelie Lens, Adriatique, Hot Since 82, Seth Troxler, Samá Abdulhadi, Lauren Lane, Doc Martin, Magdalena, Eelke Klein, Colyn, Space Motion, La Fleur, Magit Cacoon, Andrea’s Henneberg, Farrago, Øostil, Qrion, Worthy, and many more to be announced in phase 2.

Word of mouth from those lucky enough to have attended this idyllic festival has made Ocaso one of the most cherished underground events in the world. It brings together a world class mix of DJs with friendly locals and music loving heads from around the globe, all in a paradise-found setting. With a focus on intimate dancing experiences, Ocaso is celebrated for its special sunrise and sunset sessions, sets on the beach, in a magnificent jungle amphitheatre surrounded by lush flora and fauna, gatherings by the pool and for the unique energy the whole event has. The natural beauty of Costa Rica never fails to provide a stunning backdrop and immersive setting for this most natural and escapist of adventures. 

Say the team, “Ocaso does not support or believe in exclusion of any type. This is not what we believe the underground is about and it does not respect the roots of this movement. Ocaso does not have a VIP area, does not have a VIP pass, does not have bottle service or anything that is not to be enjoyed by every single attendee.  We believe we are all the same and no walls should be placed between us.”

Hot Since 82, 
Seth Troxler, 
Amelie Lens, 
Andreas Henneberg, 
Doc Martin, 
Eelke Kleijn, 
Giorgia Anguili (live), 
La Fleur, 
Lauren Lane, 
Magit Cocoon, 
Samá Abdulhadi,
Space Motion, 

Tickets on sale October 21st: 

MOGA Festival set to debut in Portugal this October

The much anticipated new edition of MOGA Festival will feature world-class DJs Behrouz, Birds Of Mind, Cc:Disco!, Daox, DJ Tennis, Gusta-vo, Gescu B2B Maher Daniel, Matthew Dekay, Mr. Id and more from the 6th to the 10th of October 2021. This year it takes place in Costa da Caparica, Portugal rather than the usual location of Essaouira, but still allows all dreamers and dancers to be reunited under another Atlantic skyline with endless wellness and music to make for an immersive experience. 

Since its creation in Essaouira in 2016, the spirit of MOGA Festival has been deeply inked by nomadism, curiosity, and discoveries. As a matter of fact, Essaouira was once named Mogador by the Portuguese and as a reminder of this ancient history, Morocco and Portugal decided that the cities of Essaouira and Caparica in Almada would become sister-lands. It was obvious that this year that connection had to be explored. 

Line-up (a-z)
& more. 

Cult Excape festival will provide a different kind of Halloween setting

Travel, music and culture will all collide in a tropical paradise at Cult Excape Maldives from October 29th to November 21st 2021. For a few unforgettable days, this boutique festival invites you to escape from everyday life and sink deep into two luxury resorts in the Indian Ocean. Featuring non-stop entertainment and international DJs, world-class restaurants, bars, cafes, rich marina culture and much more, Cult Excape Maldives will be the holiday of a lifetime. This is the very first festival of its kind in the region!

This Halloween, Cult Excape Maldives invites you to build your own virtue and experience a truly dream-like reality in a utopian location. It will be packed with all sorts of grown-up escapades and stunning vistas for an all-in-one price that includes food, drink and local transfers so the only other expense is your flight. 

This is the third event from CULT EXCAPE following a pre-pandemic, invite-only and sold-out desert event in Dubai which happened at the height of the pandemic when no one in the world was dancing. Then came Cult Excape Maldives Chapter one right after the pandemic lockdown with just 150 lucky guests attending from all over the world in the midst of the restrictions. This new concept aims to bring a level of togetherness to the region and showcase the power of the talent available in the country on a global scale.

Cult Excape Maldives is a once in a lifestyle experience unlike any other. Places are strictly limited so act fast to secure your ticket to paradise. 


Reinier Zonnerveld unveils ‘CSE’ EP to mark Filth On Acid’s 100th release

This is FOA100! To celebrate, Reinier Zonnerveld serves up a solo menu consisting of his signature techno dishes with 3 key ingredients to serve: CSE. These can be streamed below via the link – this is a key moment in the label’s history and is surely just the beginning of this world renowned techno imprint!

Stream: https://snd.click/FOA100 

Reinier Zonnerveld
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReinierZonneveld
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reinierzonneveld/

Filth On Acid
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FilthonAcid
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filthonacid/

Loom Festival launches in Berlin with Nastia, Alex Stein and more

Loom Festival is a brand new open-air celebration of techno with a big sound but an intimate feel. It takes place at the historic Museumspark Rüdersdorf on September 25th with 12 hours of non-stop world-class sounds from Nastia, Thomas Schumacher, Julian Jeweil, Alex Stein, Victor Ruiz, Wehbba LIVE, Anna Reusch and Transcode. 

Loom Festival has been inspired by the European festivals where star-studded techno line-ups meet in the most unusual locations surrounded by nature. They are famous for their mind-blowing production and unforgettable musical experiences and Loom is set to make the same sort of indelible impact this Autumn. 

It goes down at the historic Museumspark Rüdersdorf, a vast park with a rich industrial history and a dream location for open-air events. Surrounded by lakes, canals and greenery, this idyllic location just outside the city will be transformed and mix raw and industrial vibes while being in the midst of nature. The party is located next to a Shaft Furnace built in 1871 so has a unique backdrop. 

Lineup: Nastia, Thomas Schumacher, Julian Jeweil, Alex Stein, Victor Ruiz, Wehbba LIVE, Anna Reusch & Transcode.

Tickets: https://loomfest.com/