Departure Ibiza searching for DJs
Winner to play at Sankey’s Ibiza…
Vertigo partner, Departure have announced that they will be teaming up with Mixcloud to find their residents and guest DJs for the coming Ibiza season. Look at the case of Thomas Olivier, who became Departure resident through last years DJ competition and has since been a permanent fixture at the Departure events, playing at Itaca, Sankey’s Ibiza and also lined-up to play at Vertigo festival.
Departure are continuing to look for the scene’s next talent to expand their resident roster and their continuing growth across Europe, mainly the UK, Ibiza and Italy. So for all the DJs out there who are looking for the chance to really show what they’re worth with a residency for Departure Ibiza and sets at Itaca and Sankey’s when Departure supports VIVa Warriors, make sure you enter this competition!
To enter simply upload a mix to Mixcloud, name it “Departure Ibiza Residency – [Your Name]” and then tag it with “Departure Ibiza Residency”. The best mixes will be chosen by the team behind Departure. They have also said that providing the DJ performances go well, the winners will also get a chance to play at Vertigo Festival in Italy.
- Deadline is 1st May 2013.
- Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
- Competition is only open to people who will be living in Ibiza this summer.
- The Mix must be under 90 minutes.
- Title of the mix must be “Departure Ibiza Residency – [Your Name]“.
- Make sure you tag the mix with “Departure Ibiza Residency”.
- Include the cover art provided here.
- Once your mix has been uploaded to Mixcloud, post the mix here
Kraftek Label Re-launch with Bontan “Hit It From The Back”
A Kraftek joint…
Kraftek, the label from Pleasurekraft is back with a vibrant re-launch for early 2013. The imprint will be used as a platform to help break some of the duo’s favorite emerging talent as well as releasing new originals from Pleasurekraft and their friends. Ushering in the next chapter of the Pleasurekraft story, Kraftek will enable Kaveh and Kalle to explore the landscape of electronic music with freedom and creativity. The result of their own motivation and enthusiasm, the label is their gift back to the music they love.
For the inaugural release, Kraftek welcomes up and coming UK producer, Bontan into the unit with his debut EP, “Hit It From The Back”. Bontan, who supplied one of the standout remixes of Pleasurekraft’s “Skeleton Key” feat Green Velvet, delivers two new and original productions alongside a remix from Umek.
“Hit It From The Back” is driven by a killer bassline, which locks the entire dancefloor into a hypnotic groove. Deft use of FX keep the energy levels up, perfectly lending itself to the club environment. “The Revolution” is a deeper, more stripped back strut that builds with a melodic bassline of its own. Slovenia’s finest (and close Pleasurekraft friend) Umek is on remix duty, turning in an energetic and rolling rework full of bounce with his interpretation of “The Revolution”.
Release Date: 14 January 2013
Kraftek | Pleasurekraft |
Vertigo – New Summer Festival
Europe’s Highest Altitude Summer Dance Music Festival…
Summer festivals are becoming more and more popular with the increasing number of festivals popping up faster than mushrooms in the damp, and with many aiming to launch a huge event with all the biggest headliners, the concept seems to wear thin. Which is why when Guerilla Sounds first got word of a new summer festival called Vertigo in the pipeline, we were clearly sceptical of the prospect. Festivals such as Glastonbury and Burning Man seem to be the only obvious ones that offer a unique experience. Apart from that, many seem to just want to cash in on the huge event, huge names, huge money aspect.
But once we discovered more details of yet another summer festival, our interest in Vertigo ignited, mainly because of the concept that initially seems to be behind it. Now, without knowing all the details and without 100% confirmation of such an event, it would be foolish to speculate at this point. But since information, although very limited, is coming from a very credible source, we feel confident in sharing what little information we have at the moment.
Apparently, Vertigo Festival aims to create a wholly unique, unparalleled and exclusive summer dance music festival experience, when it launches for the first time in August 2013. Hoping to embody the essential essence of a festival, whilst also combining this with a truly breath-taking environment, Vertigo Festival is set to take-place in the heart of what could arguably be described as one of Italy’s most naturally beautiful locations.
This location can be found within a secluded mountainous valley, and with an expected capacity of around just 3,000 people, all those lucky enough to attend Vertigo Festival, will be able to indulge upon 18 hours of handpicked music, across each of the 3 days and nights, in the most intimate of surroundings.
Eager to assert its status as niche festival, Vertigo maintains a strict music policy, showcasing only the finest cutting-edge music from its carefully selected line-up of Deep and Tech-House DJs and Producers.
Much hype still surrounds the line-up and which artists will be included when the festival is expected to be released either later this year or during the first weeks of January. What is known however, is that talks and negotiations have been taking place with regards to various label/brand showcases, including the likes of Cadenza, Get Physical, Life & Death, Culprit, Club to Club and Sankeys.
For the time being, it is not possible to speculate further as to what labels, brands or artists will be a part of this eagerly anticipated event, but word on the grapevine tells us that Cadenza and Get Physical’s involvement is highly probable, whilst Life & Death, Culprit, Club to Club and Sankeys are all still hotly tipped to be involved. It is expected that around 35 headline artists will complete the line-up, many of whom are likely to get punters rushing to the website when the limited tickets eventually go on-sale.
It has been noted that on the Cadenza website, a number of their highest profile artists already have Vertigo Festival booked into their calendars. Household names such as Frankfurt’s Reboot and Geneva based Michel Cleis and Andrea Oliva, seem to be dead certs for next summer’s most mysterious dance music festival.
It has also become apparent from the Cadenza website that the festival will take place at the internationally acclaimed Ski Jumping Hotel. The venue is actually located at an altitude of over 1,500 meters, in the remote village of Pragelato, at the heart of Northern Italy’s Piemonte Region. Nestled in-between the panoramic valleys of Chisone, approximately 1 hour drive from Turin, this venue boasts Olympic heritage, having hosted the Ski Jumping, Nordic Skiing and Cross-Country Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.
There is still much to be revealed, but for the time being we just know that this will be a three day and three night festival of the finest deep and tech-house DJs that can be found on the scene, with an intimate and secluded vibe. Well, the setting looks great, and we’re told they have the line-up to match.
Vertigo | Ski Jumping Hotel | Cadenza |
Guy J launches his own “Lost & Found” label
An imprint for sensual, hypnotic house music and deeply textured techno…
Having become one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music over the last decade, Guy J will now launch his own label on 23 July 2012. This exciting new platform will allow him to release not only his own critically lauded, sensual, hypnotic take on house music, deeply textured techno and wondrous ambient material, but also give him the freedom to sign and nurture new talent and hidden gems from established artists.
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We Love… Space – Guestlist Competition
We Love… Space guestlist all summer…
This summer Guerilla Sounds is partnering up with ‘We Love… Space’ to offer you the chance to party in their Balearic institution! Each event, all seventeen of them, we will be offering a pair of guestlist places for you and your friend to party on down. This year ‘We Love’ have frequent appearances form Innervisions, James Zabiela, Carl Craig, Paul Woolford, Joris Voorn, Jaymo & Andy George and many more DJs and performers across every worthwhile spectrum and genre of dance music.
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Marco Carola’s ‘Music On’ at Amnesia, Ibiza 2012 – Line Up Revealed
Branding Amnesia the techno territory…
Friday nights in Ibiza for 11 weekly events from 06 July to 14 September, Marco will be making a fresh stamp on the Island at Amnesia.
This year Friday in Ibiza is set to become a key night in the clubbing calendar. Recognised global ambassador for techno, Marco Carola will be taking over Amnesia along with some carefully selected guests, from those that have helped shape the techno culture of today to those set to carve its direction for the future. Expect to witness some of the most skilled and accurate DJ sets yet.
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Amirali – Exclusive Give Away
In anticipation of his debut album…
There is a rumbling and a growing excitement in dance music’s underground surrounding an act that is primed and ready to explode onto the scene. Little is known about Iranian/Canadian Amirali but one thing is for sure: he will soon have the world at his feet and the universe in his pocket, with his debut artist album “In Time” released on Crosstown Rebels on 14 May 2012.
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We Love… Space
We Love… Space announce first wave of Summer news…
With a string of the world’s finest electronic artists under one roof, the ‘We Love’… Space Opening Fiesta has become synonymous with the start of summer and cuts the red ribbon to officially launch the Ibiza season.
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