The Lowdown: VTSS

There’s a new wave of exciting energy at the forefront of the underground techno scene. Pummelling, high-powered performances teamed with progressive ideas and a community-minded attitude serve as the backdrop for fast BPMs and heartbeats to dance in tandem until well past sunrise. Contributing to this refreshing landscape is Berlin-based Polish producer Martyna Maja aka…

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The Lowdown: SPFDJ

Swedish-born, Berlin-based SPFDJ has come storming into the scene, all guns blazing, with her ferociously energetic sets. Bringing the chaos of club culture to the internet with mixes in collaboration with Discwoman, Hessle Audio and Herrensauna’s Boiler Room session, it’s easy to see why SPFDJ is quickly becoming an in-demand artist and deservedly so. Cutting…

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The Golden Filter: ‘We truly, and maybe naively, believed that all you needed was good music and a way to get it heard, but times change, and now it’s equally about the personality making the music.’

Formed in the days of blog house, Stephen Hindman and Penelope Trappes have been releasing music under their The Golden Filter alias for over 10 years now. With their debut record ‘Solid Gold’ influenced by Italo and the CDs gifted to them by Josh Cheon of Dark Entries, the duo have gone on to release…

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Beirut’s iconic club B018 reopens

The club’s renovation features a bold new design, another exciting development in its rich history.  Located in a bunker in the Lebanese capital’s Karantina neighbourhood, B018 has been completely redesigned by the celebrated designer Bernard Khoury. Paying tribute to the spot’s rocky history, the new decor reflects character and authenticity.  A history of war, where…

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