Category Archives: Festival Guides

DGTL Announces ADE 2017 Programme

DGTL has released its long awaited three day program for this years ADE, consisting three consecutive parties at the Scheepsbouwloods NDSM Docklands from October 19-21. DGTL will host its own event Thursday night and will team up with returning partners Paradise and Kompakt for Friday and Saturday night. Thursday’s headline duties will feature Russian techno goddess and acid Queen Nina Kraviz + mad […]

Dockyard Festival Announces ADE 2017 Lineup Feat. Cocoon, Mindshake, Terminal One and PoleGroup

Dockyard festival returns to Amsterdam this fall during ADE 2017 on Saturday October 21st. This well established techno festival is promised to bring its best edition yet, all set at a their new location of N1-Park in Westpoort and featuring Sven Väth, Âme, Eats Everything, Ben Sims, Oscar Mulero, Octave One and many more! Being the […]

Why Movement Detroit Is Unlike Every Other Techno Festival In The World

There is something extremely unique about Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit. If you’ve been there, you know. And if you haven’t but have friends who have, ask them and they will definitely confirm that it’s true. It’s hard to pin-point why Detroit lights up the way it does during Movement weekend, but there is […]

DownBeats Party Guide: Thanksgiving 2016

With plenty of options to choose from, we put together a guide of the best parties happening in the United States this Thanksgiving weekend. Whatever you do, don’t forget your pair of DownBeats ear plugs at home, you’re going to need them! Boston, Anjunadeep Showcase at Bijou, 11/23 The famed Anjunadeep label continues on its North American […]

Win 2 GA Tickets to Reaction New Year’s Eve 2016

Reaction New Year’s Eve is returning to the DES Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on December 30th and 31st. This marks the second installment of the event, which launched last year at the same venue right outside Chicago city limits. The stunning two-night event will once again transform the immense Donald E. Stevens Convention Center into a […]

Miami Music Week 2016: All The Parties You Shouldn’t Miss

Once again, as March rolls in tens of thousands of dance music fans are gearing up for a trip to Miami Music Week on the shores of South Beach. Officially taking place from the 15th until the 20th of the month, Miami Music Week is the umbrella term for the flurry of events that take over the the entire […]

DownBeats’ Movement Detroit 2016 Phase I Playlist

Last week, Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit released their 2016 Phase I line-up to the great excitement of the many who will be making the trek to Detroit on Memorial Day Weekend. Paxahau, the festival’s promoter, put together a roster filled with world-renowned acts, Movement debutants and surprises alike. In order to ready you for the weekend, […]

Minimal Effort LA Releases Massive NYE Line-up

  Over the years, LA promoters Minimal Effort have grown by leaps and bounds through well-curated line-ups featuring heavy-hitters and talented newcomers of the underground house and techno scenes. I was in town for their 2014 Supernature Halloween party at Lot 613 with Audiofly, Luca Bacchetti, Bedouin and Droog and have since seen them expand that […]