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RHA Festival, Punta Mita
by Nicolas Stecher With boutique music festivals now a booming business, Mexico's four-day RHA Festival organizers knew there had to be something more. Of course, the musical talent was carefully selected for the stunning location, but RHA...
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Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, or Festival d'Aix, isn't your average collection of acts in the already crowded festival season. Though, in its 69th year, it's certainly not new. Set in various theaters (one of which is outdoors...
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Walker + Royce: Sister
Walker + Royce (aka friends Sam Walker and Gavin Royce) are a Brooklyn-based duo whose first track, "Perfect Sound," quickly scored them well-earned attention. Their 2014 tune "Sister" is a pounding deep house track that builds over an eight-minute...
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ListenUp: RHA Festival Edition
This edition of ListenUp is made up of songs by artists who will be performing at this weekend's RHA Festival taking place on the sands of Punta Mita, Mexico. RHA’s goals are simple: to offer cultured house music enthusiasts a sublime location and...
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Green Velvet: Devotion
For serious house enthusiasts, Green Velvet's "Devotion" is a banging track that's evidence as to why the tech-house maestro has been a mainstay in the scene for decades. This, his most recently released tune, is a big bass rumbler that sparkles through...
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Purple Disco Machine: Body Funk
The German producer known as Purple Disco Machine crafts funky house that's inspired by the halcyon days of Studio 54. "Body Funk" certainly evokes the disco vibe, peppering in elements of modern underground to create an irresistible track. Sampling...
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Dimitri From Paris: Disco Shake
Getting his start at the seminal French Radio 7 way back in the '80s, Dimitri from Paris garnered global recognition thanks to the Daft Punk-led “French Touch” sound in the mid-90s. Unafraid to deviate from the French Touch movement, he engrained himself...
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Catz 'n' Dogz: It's Happening
At the forefront of the Eastern European club scene, Polish DJs Catz 'n' Dogz are perhaps best known for their live mixing prowess, but their original track "It's Happening" showcases the raw talent they have in the studio. The founders of the aptly...
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Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years
Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists...
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Québec City + Le Festival d'Été de Québec
This year, the world celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary as a Confederation. As festivities across the great northern nation draw travelers in, global cultural centers like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will see an uptick in tourist activity. There...
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Moogfest 2017's Futurist Line-Up
Each spring in the United States you’ll find a flock of futurists from myriad disciplines migrating to North Carolina for discussions and celebrations surrounding boundary-pushing technologies. The gathering officially began in New York in 2004, when...
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Interview: Digital Artist Alex Czetwertynski
It’s 7PM on a Friday night in Houston, and Bjork is DJing. As if this weren’t already an uncommon enough statement, what’s crazier is that hardly anyone has noticed. Not because the ethereal musician is clandestinely performing within some sort of...
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Patron Package for Two
Save the date for 12-14 May, 2017: a weekend to experience live music in one of the most unique settings—Paolo Soleri's experimental architecture built in harmony with the Arizona desert. Founded and run by musicians Hundred Waters, FORM Arcosanti...
FOOD-DRINK
David Chang Talks Burgers (and Beer)
This past weekend, Budweiser Made in America festival attendees swarmed Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they enjoyed the Jay Z-curated line-up, with Rihanna headlining. (There were also some nonchalant sightings of Bill Clinton, Malia...
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Hi-Fi Earplugs
Whether you're attending the inaugural Panorama music festival in NYC or dancing your socks off at the local bar, earplugs are the easiest thing to tuck into your front pocket and spare you from annoying next-day tinnitus. Etymotic Research, respected...
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Finding Respite at FORM Arcosanti 2016
"Has everybody been having an insanely relaxing time?" electronic musician and hypeman-for-Saturday-night Dan Deacon asks the crowd, adding how almost "creepily" relaxing it's been here at Arcosanti, Arizona before immediately shifting the mood into...
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Obonjan Opens with Music, Wellness, Art and More This July
Fun fact: if you're based in London, Croatia is only two and half hours away by plane (same amount of time as London to Paris by Eurostar). Now, creating even more reason to visit the Eastern European country is Obonjan: a private island experience...
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Interview: Zach Tetreault of FORM Arcosanti
These days, dusty dirt roads lead you to plenty of music festivals but there's something about FORM Arcosanti that strikes you dumb with wonder. First, it's the bewitching architecture of the desert town where it takes place. An hour north of Phoneix...
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Saint Martin's First-Ever SXMusic Festival
As the music festival scene continues to grow and grow, a new entrant—dedicated to electronic acts—will debut in March 2016 on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Equal parts celebration of music, festival culture and the nearing-end of northern...
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GastroMagic at Outside Lands, SF
In its eighth year, SF's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park has grown to be a weekend that celebrates music, comedy, art, design and conservation—along with food and drink. This year Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and...
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On Site at NYC's Full Moon Fest
Festival season is in full bloom and while it often calls to mind massive fields full of frolicking party people, sometimes smaller festivals deliver a more powerful, potent experience. This certainly holds true for Brooklyn's Full Moon Fest—which...
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Word of Mouth: Québec City
A visit to Québec City means stepping outside of the ordinary. While most on the North American continent are used to Spanish or English as the native languages, this Francophone region offers more than their distinct tongue. Only a few years back...
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Interview: The Black Lips on Stage Presence
It's difficult to affix a genre to the type of music made by the Black Lips. There are elements of punk and garage rock; there's potency and power—and an immediacy. But at the core, a lot of their tracks are just plain fun. While it may be tricky...
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Todd Terje: Inspector Norse
Glastonbury 2015 came and went this past weekend, with performances from Jamie xx, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Caribou, Jessie Ware, Mary J. Blige to Kanye West—and even a cameo from the Dalai Lama—to save in the archives for a long time. One of the more...
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