Gabriel Belmudes is a collector of soulful sounds, hats, and tattoos. He is currently spending his time sharing exotic music while travelling around the world. Originally from Brazil, his enchanting melodies and groovy tribal beats have gained popularity, leading up to his renowned set at Burning Man. Belmudes is class A record digger, sonic storyteller and world traveller. His sound ranges from solid deep tech to more vibrant jungle tunes. We got the chance to have a quick chat with him about life, music, and everything. Here’s what happened: You’re originally from Brazil. What role does the Brazilian culture play in
September 16th and 17th bring us this month’s Sandance beach camp, so we can all say goodbye to the summer of 2017, peacefully. The people of Sandance are joining the world’s festivals to celebrate the international day of peace, marked September 21st, to raise the awareness of peace through arts, music, and dance. Combining two different musical cultures, Sandance will start off the journey on Saturday with house and techno music from sunset till midnight, continuing with psychedelic music until Sunday morning. The lineup includes two international DJs, Djane Gaby (Slovenia): Gaby’s musical journey began in her early childhood years.
Imagine spending months, or even years, planning to open a new club, a place you’ve been dreaming to own, that would revolutionise the nightlife in your country. Imagine spending every day working to achieve that goal, working harder than you’ve ever worked for anything, until 2 days before the great opening, your city witnesses two suicide bombers, causing your headliner to cancel his flight and his gig at your party. Yes, that’s what happened with überhaus. Yet, in spite of all this, the opening party pulled in a full house, as almost every party they throw still does. During their
We can all see that the electronic music scene in Lebanon is booming, with more events springing up out of nowhere every single weekend. This weekend, there’s something different cooking up in Feytroun, and it’s called Onyx Music Festival. Onyx is a team of music lovers wanting to give people something a little bit different, and they are throwing their first party ever this Friday in the forests of Feytroun. Many factors differentiate this event from all the other techno parties this weekend. Onyx are throwing their party in the forest, with all the trees and mountains, all the
A deep-rooted love for music, passed down from a musical family, has placed Bas Ibellini in a fortunate position. Years of hard work, from pushing himself to become an expert turntablist as a youngster to putting on his own ‘Peculiar’ parties in East London, have laid the foundations for his growing success. When Bas isn’t touring or in the studio, organising the perfect party for friends and booking world class acts is his passion. Previous guests have been Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, The Mole, Herodot to name a few. On the production tip, Bas has taken a
He’s been influencing the scene since 1990. Love Over Entropy does not only stand out because of his name, but also because of his blends of early IDM sounds with the new techno era. He helped shape and define the electronic music scene in the 90’s, and is still doing that today. We were lucky enough to have a chat with him about that. 1. “Love Over Entropy” is an interesting name. How and why did you choose it? At first, I thought about “Haris Pilton” or “Lon Jennon”, but I quickly decided I needed something far more pretentious. I make very serious
Be Svendsen produces an organic and nomadic style of techno. After starting his solo project in 2011 releasing a series of EPs and remixes, the ripples spread via live performances and a breakthrough into the international scene came in 2014. While exploring a myriad of styles and musical traditions, Be’s live show-downs has developed into a melting pot of hypnotic desert-circus-shaman-cowboy-techno, incorporating elements of vocals, teased field-recordings, nostalgic samples and live instruments, mixed up with the meditative qualities of repetition. His performance takes the audience on a deep experimental journey, providing a cinematic soundscape allowing the receivers to celebrate life,
We were extremely curious when we first heard about Something Happening Somewhere, the record label founded by DJ and producer, Nuno Dos Santos. Labels that strive to provide the world with artists who create the much-needed music that medicates our minds always have our interest and attention. Launched in 2013, SoHaSo has seen a magnificent rise with 14 mind-altering releases. The label covers several talented artists including Love Over Entropy, Kiani & His Legion, Mayaku, Presk, Sigward, Kurt Baggaley, Island Kizhi, Polynation, Malbetrieb, SB, Locked Groove, Stefan Vincent, Quince, Kid Culture, Paul Hughes and of course Nuno dos Santos himself.
Patience is key, at least to this timeless legend. Lee Burridge is known for his unique, spiritual, emotive, and hypnotizing melodies that never cease to make us dance. His disinterest in growth just for the sake of growth differentiates him from the many electronic music producers who only aim for fame. His approach to music – not being desperate for success, being himself, expressing music in a pure way, and doing everything from his heart – has aided Burridge in achieving success. Unlike many peers, Lee Burridge learned his trade as a DJ in the wilds of the Far East, bringing a
If you’ve been around Beirut’s quality music bars, you’ve probably heard this veteran’s melancholic and powerful voice in one of his many ensembles. Whether with Stripped, aLDT or a solo acoustic performance, Zee always delivers an emotional show with lows, highs and utmost precision and depth. Zee has been a busy bee for the past year preparing a gem of an album: is.it.time:yet? We had a conversation with him about it, here’s what happened. (feature image credits: Youssef Nassar) 1. You’ve been making and playing music for a while now, since the days of Linger up until Stripped and now your