On the 25th of August, music lovers will converge to the Middenvijver site, a stone’s throw from Antwerp’s city center, to discover the wide spectrum of electronic music varying from techno and house to ambient and future jazz during Ampere Open Air.
The Vision arrive with their first original output, where the Bristol-Boston collab deliver a soulful dose of house goodness. The release from genre defying musician Ben Westbeech and crate digger royalty KON also features Ben’s long-time collaborator Andreya Triana, whose powerhouse vocals you may recognise from Breach’s Everything You Never Had (We Had It All).
Lyric (Lyric Hood) delivers her debut solo release for M-Plant this summer. Having joined her father, Robert Hood to become an integral part of Floorplan both on the road and in the studio a few years ago, the two have collaborated on the Victorious album and all consequent Floorplan releases so it was only a matter of time before she was ready to step into the solitary spotlight.
Lilium is released a year on from DJ Seinfeld’s 2018 DJ KiCKS! entry, and is something of a curveball. As with all of Jakobsson’s music, it’s honest and emotive, but the sun kissed house and italo of Lilium and Lovejoy is full of happiness and optimism, in contrast to the normally melancholic mood of his productions.
Electronic veteran Paul Kalkbrenner has released his first original music since dropping his eighth album, Parts of Life, in 2018. Entitled No Goodbye, it’s an intriguing new foray for the Berlin artist as a new take on where the underground and the burgeoning popularity of vocal, melodic progressive connect.
The Chemical Brothers are coming for their first ever show in Bulgaria. The duo, who along with Prodigy and Fatboy Slim imposed the big beat genre in the 90s, will appear in front of the Bulgarian audience in Arena Armeec on October 10 later this year.
DJ Steven started DJ-ing professionally in 1987. The influence from the early stars of hip-hop like Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa and his love for the art of DJing took him to the finals of the first Bulgarian DMC championship in 1993.
Known to many as the Godfather of Bulgarian techno, DJ Steven is a true legend in his native land. Having co-founded the biggest party promoter in the country, Metropolis, in 1996, the former DMC champion has had a huge influence on the scene in the eastern European country for the last two decades.