Partying abroad is a right of passage for every raver these days. That’s thanks to cheap air fare, the endless search for undiscovered clubs far from the mad-for-it crowds and a buzzing international club scene where no territory is untouched by the stomp of electronic music.
In the digital age, musical performances can be experienced just clicks away. Yet, creative collective Yeti Out stress the importance of community, offline interaction and music curation with each of their events. Based in Shanghai, Hong Kong and London, 2017 saw the label-cum-promoters continue their residences at BEAM Bangkok, Arkham and Le Baron Shanghai, while making strides internationally with pop-up parties, collaborating with the likes of Warp Records and streetwear giant Patta.
The windows of the Rush Hour record shop in Amsterdam are too steamed up to see through from the street, unless you squint through the remnants of a smiley face someone has drawn with a finger on the inside of the glass. Inside, sweat-drenched dancers cram into every whitewashed corner, jammed between listening stations, coats piled on shelves, record sleeves wilting in the heat and humidity. Hundreds more outside are bustling to get in. It’s 7pm and a record label’s in-store takeover has somehow become the hottest ticket at the city-wide Amsterdam Dance Event. The label is трип Recordings (pronounced ‘trip’). The DJ playing is Nina Kraviz.
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Jeff Mills has just arrived at workspace located on the east side of Tokyo to do a final check on his ‘Planets The Celestial Body Installation’ that he will debut in Japan at the end of the month as a part of the Tokyo Dance Music Event 2017, which is returning to Shibuya for its sophomore edition from November 30th – December 2nd.