The legendary Berlin Atonal festival returns to the capital of innovative music after a 23 year hiatus.

The history of Berlin Atonal begins in November 1982. Set up at SO36 in Kreuzberg, the Atonal festival became ground-zero for altogether new forms of musical experience; Einstürzende Neubauten, Sprung aus den Wolken, Malaria, Notorische Reflexe, Alu, White Russia, Didaktische Einheit and many other like-minded musical pioneers used Berlin Atonal to launch their entirely novel ideas about the possibilities of sonic expression.

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Now, in 2013, Berlin Atonal returns updated to a city that has itself changed. However, the spirit remains resolute: to resist the trends of the mainstream, to provide platforms for experimentation, to support those who want to break with trite and lazy habits of watching and listening.

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Nail will be headlining the following events, along the first part of the Summer:

06/06 – Rex Club, Paris
07/06 – The Garage, Leeds
15/06 – Lola Ed. vs. Half Baked, Barcelona
23/06 – Coco Club, Milan
06/07 – The Dance Tunnel, London
14/07 – Gypsy, Moscow
20/07 – Club 43, Brixton

What goes around comes around, so the saying goes. For Neil “Nail” Tolliday, 2013 was the year for come arounds. Whilst this side of the millennium was spent chiefly on his duo project Bent, prior to that he was simply Nail, underground house producer doubled to an admired cult DJ – origins that some twenty years later are being exposed anew.

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Three years after “Waheira”, Dilo comes back with a double album released in two parts: “Ethereal #1” and “Ethereal #2″.

The multifaceted artist, real name Franco Di Lorenzo, also known for his outings as Monotax, Elephant Pixel and Cascabel Gentz, manages to tie together all his different projects to present this second long player released under his Dilo moniker to create something intricate and advanced, something truly Ethereal.

Flowing effortlessly, tinged with poppy voices and dreamlike arrangements, real guitar licks kick the clicks and microscopic arrangements which show off restless Dilo´s attention to detail get intertwined with vocal snippets, crackled and forward-pushing grooves: a trippy cosmic experience that might be ethereal but not transient.


Artist: Martin Teysera
Title: Wide EP
Label: Herencia
Format: 12″
Cat. No: HRN 001
Release Date: Mar. 4th 2013

A. Marks
B. Wider

This year marks the launch of Herencia, Martin Teysera’s own label, enabling him to fully and freely express the various dimensions of his production.

The Wide EP cuts two titles into deep wax, “Marks” and “Wider” have been highlights of Teysera’s live set for quite some time now, finally out on vinyl.

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Airdrop top artist and Greener label head, Andres Zacco has just released two new records on two top labels – Dario Zenker’s Ilian Tape and Traut Muzik, run by Jonas Kopp.

Both records are already making big waves, as Raresh selected the track ‘Icegrass’ out of ILIAN009, to be featured on his new Green & Blue mixed compilation on Cocoon. TRAUT010 also features a top remix by Conforce.

You can preview and purchase both records here, or buy the digital versions here.

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Words by Chinua Green

In 2007, Chris and Steve Martinez, at 15 and 18 years old, released their debut single My Rendition EP on mentor Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity.  It was an underground hit: Dance magazine cover articles, Miami parties with Diddy (along with Claude VonStroke, who we interviewed at EZ 2010), and more EPs followed.  Four years later, fresh off their set at Made Event’s 2011 Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, Airdrop’s Chinua Green catches up with the two brothers and talk touring, paving their own path while respecting their New York musical roots, and Hip-Hop supergroups.

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Written by @partyreport | Photo Credit: Made Event

Whether you’ve gone to see Deadmau5’s premium-priced Hallowe’en one-offs at Roseland Ballroom, spent the morning hours pulsating in synch to the slinky basslines of the Marcy Hotel, been a Cielo Deep Space regular since before Pioneer CDJ-1000’s existed, can name all the resident DJs at Club Love’s Dub War (R.I.P.), or threw a bottle-service Pacha NYC birthday party to the sound of Victor Calderone, you’ve heard of Electric Zoo.  Without a doubt.  Now in its third year, Made Event’s Electric Zoo festival has been able to attract electronic dance music aficionados of all stripes so successfully that on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4), Randall’s Island morphs into a fairly accurate profile of the Tri-State area’s EDM ecosystem.

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Leonel Castillo is about to begin his second US tour. The year is only getting sunnier for the man behind our 17th record, released not so long ago, ‘El Salon de los Espejos EP‘.

Coming up, Leonel finished remixing german genius trio Brandt Brauer Frick, along none other than Pepe Bradock… two extremely rare birds on a same record, due on !K7 Records.

Most importantly, Leonel Castillo is now officially announcing the rebirth of his very own imprint Groovear, which will now be available on 12″ vinyl only! The first record was just mastered by Rashad Becker and is set for release in September.

Leonel Castillo Spring US Tour

April 15th – King King – Los Angeles
April 16th – The Warehouse (w/ Delano Smith) – Washington DC
April 23rd – Cameo Gallery (w/ Delano Smith & Brother’s Vibe) – NYC
April 24th – Together Festival – Boston