Live Review: New Forms Festival

Nihilism permeated the fresh mountain air at Vancouver’s New Forms Festival, which capped its 20th year at the end of September. Those who came to Beautiful British Columbia, as the province’s license plates self-proclaim, expecting the breezy grooves of lo-fi house that briefly christened this coast the Canadian Riviera in the mid-2010s would leave disappointed.

Live review: Horst Festival

‘Fallen empires and refound desires’ was the theme of this year’s edition of Horst Arts & Music Festival, its first at the ex-military ASIAT site in Vilvoorde. Embracing the attitude from previous years, the abandoned nature of the site served as a symbol of the archaic power structures that the Horst team want to independently

Live Review: Junction 2

Year after year, we as rave mongering Londoners flood to the local greenery to gun lagers, sloink doinks and wrap our pretty little heads around what is arguably some of the more carefully curated, pulse-raising festival programming in Europe. Junction 2 might not be considered a big daddy in 2019 yet, but it’s doing something

Review: Cosmin TRG – SPORTIV005

Romanian genre-spanning Cosmin TRG adds to his Sportiv label with an accomplished and playful release. In February, Berlin-based producer Cosmin Nicolae released ‘I Hope This Finds You Well’ under his Cosmin TRG moniker. An ambient album poking fun at monolithic corporate culture, it’s a far cry from his dubstep roots and, later, the brooding techno he

Review: Special Request – ‘Vortex’

Paul Woolford, who performs under his rave and jungle-inspired alias Special Request, is prodigious. Drawing on his extensive back catalog of ‘2300-ish tracks stretching back 15 years’, his 2017 release Belief System ran to more than 100 minutes. This time around, he’s opted for a more digestible format, releasing four shorter albums on Houndstooth. The

Don’t Miss: March 2019

Don’t Miss lists our picks for the peachiest of UK parties. This month we have an International Women’s Day special at Manchester’s White Hotel, Midlands 5 week residency at Phonox, a new club launch in Glasgow and a Brexit rave in Belfast. Check out the Don’t Miss selections below:   Belfast: 02.03 Twitch presents: Kornel