Is there anything in this world more satisfying than getting blasted with sound frequencies? For us here at Mixmag, obsessed with music and the feeling it evokes, we can think of nothing else.
When Carl Cox unveiled his new Pure party concept at Privilege on July 11, the world’s biggest nightclub might as well have struck oil. The venue was as busy as it was bouncing, hosting what many are already calling the rave of the decade. After years in the doldrums, the event proved that Privilege could be great again, themes Mixmag has since digested here and to a greater extent in the August issue of the magazine.
We’re backstage at Toronto club Rebel, where more than 2,000 hyper fans have gathered to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Mau5trap records. Label boss Deadmau5 has just finished his set, but the night is far from over. In fact, the buzz is still building, more and more people now surging towards the front railing. Isabelle Rezazadeh, 5’6” and full of restless, athletic energy, wearing tight black jeans and a large, dark grey windbreaker over a white T-shirt with a blinking eyeball pattern, tightens her black baseball cap, fixes her straight brown hair so it lies perfectly on the sides of her face and
A long time crowd favorite in Asia, Henry Fong has just dropped a new collab together with Hardwell and Mr. Vegas that pulls influences from moombahton and traditional Jamaican rhythms. ‘Badam’ was released last week on Hardwell’s latest EP and is only the latest release from Fong following tracks OWSLA, Mad Decent, Revealed, Spinnin, Musical Freedom, Hysteria and more. The release comes as Henry sets his sights on a return to Asia and so we fired 20 questions at him to warm up the region.
By now, most music and festival fans in Asia, if not the world, have heard about Wonderfruit. The stunning and inimitable pictures and videos shared with the world from its first three iterations paint a picture of idyllic festival spirited by a hedonistic yet eco-friendly ethos. Ask anybody who has been and it will be up there in the top three festivals they have ever been to. But then there are those that haven’t been and every year when the line-up is released, conversations kick up about how the line-up is weak and not worthy of the effort. Full disclosure: I was one of them.