Snowbombing festival lines up top artists


Snowbombing, the week-long festival held in the Austrian village of Mayrhofen each year, has already started to announce its line up for the next event in April 2014.

The festival, held high in the Alps, includes not only DJ’s and electronic musicbut also skiingsnowboarding, and music of the highest quality with world class acts and unique venues including an igloo high on the mountains. It’s basically a party in the snow.

The 15 year old festival this year will feature Carl Cox, Nic FanciulliRoman FlugelScubaPaul Woolford, Will SaulBicepHorse Meat Disco, Anthony Naples, and J.G. Wilkes of the Optimo.

The other artists which have been announced including in the drum and bassShy FXBreakageDismantle and reggae artist David Rodigan and garage artists DJ EZ.

The Snowbombing winter and music festival has been held since 2000 moving from France to Austria and has featured among its line up Fatboy Slim,Madness, Pendulum, Example, Magnetic ManSub Focus, and Mylo.

The festival features close to 50 pools and saunas for those who wish to relax before or after they play in the snow and listen to the electronic beat.

A number of major broadcasters have featured the festival including the BBC and MTV Europe.


Mixmag’s top new artists to watch

Electronic music is here to stay and new artists keep emerging every day. Mixmag website has put together a list of the finest new artists to watch.

They include E.M.M.A, Archie Pelago, Sonny Fodera, Sam Tiba, and CHVRCHES.

E.M.M.A is a UK producer whose track “Peridot” was featured on the compilation disc “This is How We Roll” on the Keysound label. She made her debut with the album “Blue Gardens” not long after.

Pelago’s sound is a mix of house music and jazz. The beat is highly ranked and Pelago has an upcoming collaboration with Distal. Twenty-seven year old Fodera already has produced an album on the Cajual Records label and will be releasing other records on Soul Heaven’s label soon.

Tiba is one of four DJ’s at Club Cheval who has his own EP, entitled “The Saddest Show in Town”.

CHVRCHES is an Independent sound Scottish group that has worked with several rock and indie bands. Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin ‘Doc’ Docherty are the persons that make up the band and they have already seen success on the UK charts. Their album “The Bones of What You Believe” was released on the Virgin label in September.


Decibel Festival ten years on…

It’s been ten years since the Decibel Festival (read here other news) first hit the airwaves. In the last decade, what was intended to be a festival to help Sean Horton’s city club scene has become a globally recognised electronic music event.

Decibel is staged in Seattle, Washington during the last week of September with more than 100 of the top artists in the business show up to entertain an eager audience.

Pezzner, Lusine, Kid Smpl… those are the acts that grace the stage in Seattle. Sean Horton started the festival in 2004 after exuberant reaction to the Dreaming In Stereo parties.

“There wasn’t much really going on at all in the way of electronic music events”,  he told Electronic Beats. “ The people that were coming out were basically thanking me and saying there was no other way for them to experience this music live. Those people are still what I’d consider to be our core audience today”.

Decibel moved from being called the Northwest Electronic Music Festival to its current moniker and according to Horton that title helped the festival grow leaps and bounds.

Decibel is a big attraction for club goers. What a way to enjoy a great afternoon with the family!