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Your Guide To Extrema Outdoor Belgium

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Next week Belgium’s long running dance festival Extrema Outdoor is returning for another edition of topshelf music acts and atmosphere. Altogether there will be 16 stages with DJ sets extending over the Pentecost weekend. International promoters Circoloco, Ants,Elrow, Hot Creations and Defected are bringing their A-game alongside national organizers Feestgedruis and Red Bull Elektropedia. Additionally, local clubs Forty Five and Labyrinth Club will be operating on home territory.

From the 13th to the 15th of May at the Houthalen, this year’s XO Belgium promises one of their strongest lineups to date. Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Pan Pot, Kölsch, andGroove Armada are just a few of the headliners XO Belgium has announced. Jamie Jones, Tale of Us and NicFanciuli are making a return to the festival, while Detroit techno legends Jeff Mills and Carl Craig are flying in to make their debut at the Belgian event.

To help you through the near overwhelming musical offering, you can find the timetable to XO Belgium 2016 below. Starting Friday, visitors can enjoy a variety of local acts at the Floorfillers stage, with Joyhauser, Nick Vallon and Anno Stolz. While over at the Forty Five and Cafeina stage, international stars like Matador and Kölsch will close off the first day.

Not to miss on Saturday’s bill is a five-piece series of headliners following each other at the Circoloco stage: from Jackmaster, Black Coffee and Seth Troxler in the early hours to Adriatique and eventually Art Department sealing the night. For tech-house you’ll find your fix at the Redbull stage, where Loco Dice and PanPot will make their appearance, while at the Feestgedruis stage lovers of techno can rejoice in the sounds of Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig and Bjarki.

But save your energy for Sunday, when perhaps the most anticipated artists will show up across the festival. Like at the Red Bull stage, where Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, Recondite and DJ Tennis will appear. Or at the Labyrinth / Hot Creations stage, where Jamie Jones is leading the bill along with Skream, Cassy and Patrick Toppping. The Feestgedruis stage is host to the biggest name in  techno at XO BE this year: Jeff Mills. The Detroit man of mystery will be joined by Blawan, Luke Slater and Marco Faragne.

All in all, you better start planning because this is going to be a long weekend..

Aquabest / Carl Craig / Groove Armada / Jamie Jones/ Jeff Mills/ Kölsch/ Loco Dice/ Maceo Plex / Nic Fanciulli/ Nina Kraviz/ Pan-Pot/ Recondite Live / Seth Troxler / Tale of Us

9 July | Extrema Outdoor  | Tickets  | 


The post Your Guide To Extrema Outdoor Belgium appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Lords of Synth is an epic parody from Adult Swim

In a gift to synthesizer lovers everywhere, the comiticians of Adult Swim have produced an extended retro electronica opus imagining an alternate-universe battle of the bands between Wendy Carlos, Vangelis, and Giorgio Moroder.

Basically, all your Halloween costumes are sorted for you and your friends – and it’s only May.

This could have gone badly wrong (well, and the transgender jokes about Carlos seem unnecessary and in poor taste) – but the sketch saves itself with some clever wordplay, nice gear-spotting, and spot-on musical parodies of the three styles (even down to some Wendy Carlos tritones). It’s not quite Synthesizer Patel, but it will get us through Wednesday.

Things likely to become memes among CDM parts – use this as your vocabulary guide or, if you like, drinking game (no spoilers, don’t worry):

Fingoric dexterity
Polyharmonics Expert
Zorg Poly-proto-synclavitronulator
Dangerous low-end territory
Synth morse-coding

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find some obscure astronomical happenstance and be sure to stage your own synthtest among your electronitribe of MIDIographers. Send us footage – on VHS, natch.

The post Lords of Synth is an epic parody from Adult Swim appeared first on cdm createdigitalmusic.

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Adult Swim Hits Next Level With Parody Video ‘Lords Of The Synth’


Digging into the aesthetics of vintage music imagery is Adult Swim, who recently released their new sketch ‘Lords of Synth’ last week. After this stunning short sketch, it is clear that there is only one hope for humanity… the synthesizer.

Titled as Live at the Necropolis: Lords of Synth, the retro-fitted homage is near reminiscent of a Hellenistically-derived Music God battle for the heavens.  A triangular display of action between the characters ‘Morgio Zoroger’, ‘Carla Wendos’ and ‘Xangelix’ is narrated by anchors whose persona is resemblant to Ron Burgundy. Watch and wait until your eyes explode.

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Keinemusik – Label Lovers #002 mixed by Reznik

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Berlin label, Keinemusik, houses music off the beaten path — launched in 2009 by a tight crew of five DJs: &Me, Rampa, Adam Port, David Mayer, and Reznik; and one graphic artist, Monja Gentschow.

The label has grown substantially in recent years, releasing refined house and techno solely from members of the clique; not to mention the incredible artwork associated with each release.

We feel fortunate to host this podcast from such an exquisite crew… one of our favorites. Enjoy this fine mixture of Keinemusik tunes composed by label manager, Reznik.

Be on the lookout for the next Label Lovers episode from Rejected!

Keinemusik – Label Lovers #002 mixed by Reznik

* CLICK HERE if you do not see the SoundCloud player.



Track List:

1. Rampa – Newborn Soul (KM029)
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2. David Mayer – Bold feat. Sooma (KM030)
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3. &ME – Trilogy feat. Sabota (KM028)
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We Are FSTVL Podcast By Max Chapman


Since 2011, Max Chapman has released a wide range of music, having the capabilities to create tracks that are deep and musical, rolling and clubby.

Resonance Records is also a huge part of Max’s career, creating an imprint that is blossoming with up and coming talent from every corner of the globe.

Max has left his mark on some of the biggest clubs and cities in the world, storming through Mexico, USA, South America, Australia, all over Europe and of course constantly traveling up and down the UK. It includes headlining the biggest club known to man, Privilege, along with playing and headlining other venues like Sankeys, (both Manchester and Ibiza) The Warehouse Project, Space, Fabric, Pacha, Ministry of Sound and many more, week in, week out.

Over the bank holiday weekend, May 28 & 29, Max Chapman will be a part of the massive We Are FSTVL, where he plays Sunday’s Paravana Stage. The much loved festival will feature over 200 of dance music’s finest artists across 16 bespoke stages, as 50,000 fans converge in London.


1. Mr. Jefferson – Bring It Back To The Flow
2. Latmun – Dance And Bop (Mar-T & Luca Donzelli Remix)
3. Jay Luman, Wade – Dirty Groove
4. Truth Be Told – In Da Party
5. Bontan – 33, 45 (Jhonsson Remix)
6. Jey Kurmis – Pettifor (Max Chapman Remix)
7. Mr Jefferson – Cuff
8. Solardo – Acid Jump (Leftwing & Kody Remix)
9. Cuartero – Talking Drum
10. Montel – Cisco’s Cut (Max Chapman Remix)
11. Vibe Killers – High As

28 + 29 May | We Are FSTVL | Tickets | Upminster, London


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The post We Are FSTVL Podcast By Max Chapman appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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How I DJ in VR: Grimecraft Interview

In today’s video, we talk to Grimecraft, one of the first DJs to enter the alternate sphere of DJing virtual reality. The DJ system he uses, “The Wave”, was first covered in a previous article here on DJ TechTools. In this piece, we look at what it’s actually like to DJ in VR with The Wave, using Samsung’s HTC Vive technology, and pose the question: “Will we all become virtual reality DJs?”

How I Play In VR: Grimecraft Interview

Grimecraft is playing in a custom virtual reality program called The Wave (currently unreleased, in development) – the DJ side of which is running two deck playback and effects in a world that can be experienced by an audience of people at the same time as the DJ is performing.

Fans who want to watch a VR set don’t have to have a full-scale VR setup, and could theoretically watch their favorite DJs using Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear or other more affordable solutions in the future.

The DJ side of The Wave is controlled using  HTC’s Vive setup, which is a full-scale room kit that allows you to move around a space roughly the size of a small bedroom. Along with basic movement, the DJ can use a set of hand controllers to grab and load new tracks, change the visuals, and apply effects. Currently on backorder, the Vive system runs around $799 and requires a fairly hefty gaming PC to run properly.

How Do You DJ in VR?

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The DJ software is an early prototype hardcoded in Unity (a 3D graphics gaming engine), and is still lacking a few features that modern DJ software has, but handles the basics of two-deck mixing pretty well. In the image above, Grimecraft selects songs (represented by cubes) which can be moved around the room or placed in a deck for playback. We love the natural grouping of songs as objects in the room, which would be extra handy for set prep.

What About The Crowd?

Grimecraft can see the participants watching him represented by avatars that move around as the real people bob their heads to the beat. He’s excited about the possibilities of mixing real life club events and virtual reality at the same time.

“You can have venues of people using VR and having the silent disco experience as well as people from the internet joining in. You will be in a virtual crowd and not know who is actually there”

Wondering where to catch Grimecraft’s next VR set? Well you can’t, yet. The Wave is not released to the public and the event you saw in this video is from a private party at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco last month. However, with HTC Vive now shipping and Playstation VR on the way, will it be just a matter of time before we are all DJing in VR? Tell us your opinion in this survey:


Editor’s Note: The Wave has continued to develop since we shot this video a month ago – with increased advancements to the in-world graphical experience and a music creation mode. Check out updates here on their Twitter.

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