DGTL will return to the NDSM- Docklands in Amsterdam for the 5th edition on April 14th (Opening Night), 15th & 16th 2017.
The ‘Modularity’ theme is based on the various elements of a modular synthesizer – perhaps the most central instrument in dance music other than a drum computer – like input, filter, frequency and amp. The application of the ‘Modularity’ theme to DGTL Amsterdam 2017 will result in each stage, as well as other relevant points on the NDSM terrain, to have its own characteristics in sound but also design and overall feel.
For instance, the entrance to DGTL Amsterdam 2017 will be renamed ‘Input’, while the first stage that visitors will come across is called ‘Generator’, the place where the festival-goers are powered up before they’re let loose, so to speak. Throughout both days, visitors can expect Max Cooper, HVOB [live], Jan Blomqvist [live],as well as Speedy J and Sterac b2b Konstantin at the Generator. Loaded up and ready, visitors can continue their festival trip down to other stages like ‘Filter’ and ‘Frequency’, where acts such as Agoria, Moscoman [live], Midland and Space Dimension Controller [live] will be performing.
The final destination on the map is the ‘Amp’, where the visitor is unleashed as a plenary sound signal. The Amp will function as the co-host stages – Mosaic By Maceo and Dixon Curated – over the weekend. Finally, there is the ‘Gain’, which is hosted by Resident Advisor on both days, featuring such artists as Jennifer Cardini, Matrixxman, Sandrien and Willow. Those that want to escape the sonic wilderness of the festival can find peace in the ‘Mute’ area.
All these different stages combined form and reinforce the key pillars and values of DGTL, like originality and quality, resulting in a truly immersive festival experience that sends a clear and positive message of innovation and sustainability at the same time.
Ibiza club Space will keep its name in 2017, said Ushuaïa owner Abel Matutes Juan.
A businessman and ex-politician, Matutes Juan is the CEO of Matutes Group, the company that runs venues like Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club, Hard Rock Ibiza and Space. In 1989, Matutes Group leased Space to local nightclub impresario Pepe Roselló, who ran it up until
December 31st, 2016. Now that the club is back under Matutes Juan’s control, he’s since confirmed that the name will stay the same. “It will certainly open as Space this year,” he told Ibiza TV channel TEFTV on December 21st. (Via Periodico De Ibiza.) “It’s an accredited brand, which does not prevent us from adding another name that will link it with our other establishments.” Later in the interview, Matutes Juan added that no renovations would be made to the venue in 2017
The second Beachgrooves DJ Marathon and Grand Giveaway Day took place back in late December and once again it was a huge success. A day of competitions, food and laughter as we were joined in the studio by sponsors, past winners and some special guests.
Dorian Yates DYGym opening
This month saw the opening of a brand new gym based in Nueva Andalucía. 6 times Mr Olympia, Mr Dorian Yates and his business partner Kimo Rahman have opened a new exercise facility here on the coast and BeachGrooves was there to supply the beats for the inauguration.
New DJs on Beachgrooves:
The DJ roster continues to grow. We have now been joined by a number of DJs from both locally and abroad. Ladies and gents, please welcome John Hobbs, DJ Galactic, Nano Garrido, Luca Guerrieri, Laurent Wery and Noe Morillas!
Beachgrooves at Besaya Beach
DJ Keef Luv radio interview with Dorian Yates
BeachGrooves resident DJ Keef Luv, was honoured (and a little overwhelmed) when he got the chance to interview one of his long time idols, Dorian Yates, live on his show this month as they discussed the opening of DYGym, music and health and fitness in general. Dorian is 6 times winner of the “Mr Olympia” body builders’ competition..
With the arrival of our new frequency in Antequera (94.2FM) and the return of our coverage in Sevilla (102.9FM), Beachgrooves is pleased to announce that we now broadcast on 7 frequencies up and down the coast with an extended area coverage area heading inland…you can’t get away from us Bigger and brighter things are on the horizon
It was a relatively quiet month publically for Beachgrooves, but there’s LOTS to come. Keep an eye on the website or LIKE our Facebook page to keep up with all the good things we have in the pipeline.
See you next month – Tito Pulpo