Music festivals of all different shapes and sizes have swept across the world, bringing rapture to people who love to dance under the sun and stars. How did this technicolour multi-sensory overload come about? Is it just about the music, or something more? How have festivals evolved and what does their future hold? ‘Under a Strobe Lit Sky’, a film from Pioneer DJ and DJsounds, searches for the answers. Sit back and get hyped for the forthcoming season as festival stars including Eats Everything, NERVO, Orbital and the Rudimental boys reveal why they love playing outside, from the highs to the lows, the mud and why these special shows can be so important to their careers. Among many other industry hotshots, the minds behind elrow, Snowbombing, Love International, Lost Village, BPM, Further Future, Amsterdam Dance Event, plus Michael and Emily Eavis from the iconic Glastonbury Festival divulge just how much effort goes into putting on an event, from line-ups to production. Don’t blame us if you start booking your tickets before the film ends.
Check out Sirus Hood's bumpy, chunky, rolling DJsounds Show, where the cheeky Parisian plays not only on our NXS2 set up but the old faithful RMX-1000. BEATZ.
Neverdogs brought their charismatic blend of techno and house to the DJsounds studio, after a long hot summer of residencies and appearances at clubs and festivals across Europe. The Calabrian duo play tracks from their newly-launched label Bamboleo.
Helsinki-based DJ Yotto (tag page) showcases a mix in the DJsounds studio laying down his trademark melodic progressive house with touches of trance and more ambient melodies. Signed to Above & Beyond's label Anjunadeep, Yotto treats us to a set teased with album tracks from his debut 'Hyperfall' as well as his own remix of the BBE trance classic.
Rooted in the beats and bass from Bristol with releases on Repopulate Mars, ViVA, and Toolroom, its former DnB head, Eli Brown laying down a rolling, seamless, chugging groove on the NXS2's.
Check out cheeky Parisian G-House heroes Amine Edge & DANCE on the CDJs and RMX-1000. Stomping.
Following an epic return to the decks this summer, selector trio The Smen – made up of Roger Sanchez, DJ Sneak, and Junior Sanchez laid down a blistering mix across a showroom of equipment so large we had to go to Old Street records to fit in! To find out more click here: http://bit.ly/SmenAreBack Check out their interview here : https://youtu.be/dVd2srw2jJ4
Check out cheeky Mancunians OC & Verde as they smash their way through a mix of sublime, silky Techno across not only the CDJs but the SP-16 sampler and RMX-1000.
Check out Billy Kenny's bombastic, frantic DJsounds Show. Pure Energy! https://soundcloud.com/billykennymusic https://twitter.com/billykennymusic https://www.facebook.com/billykennymusic https://soundcloud.com/thisaintbristol https://twitter.com/thisaintbristol https://www.facebook.com/thisaintbristol
Check out Naations on the DJsounds Show featuring the inimitable vocals of Nat Dunn and Nicky Night Time mixing and deconstructing their original productions across the CDJs, DJS-1000 and TORAIZ AS-1. FRESH. Listen out for their hit with Gorgon City, Real Life and their new single Touch Me.