“Inspired by the songâ€™s homage to the rave era, the video for Bicepâ€™s GLUE by Joe Wilson is a series of landscapes which revisit the sites once brought alive by now infamous raves. Today they sit desolate and empty, retreating back to their former state, with little to show of their impact they had on UK music culture. The static shots offer space to reflect on the importance and idiosyncrasy of these locations and how an abandoned lido, remote airfield and disused warehouse helped to shape the lives of a generation.
Juxtaposed with the images are the hazy, fragmented recollections of those who were there, lifted from Youtube comment sections of the genreâ€™s most defining sounds. Perhaps the most beautiful and poignant pieces of evidence from the period, they eulogise over a time of unity and euphoria, and are a longing to be returned for just one more night.”
We here at Discobelle are collaborating with Swedish premier electronic music festival Into The Valley for the second year running, 2016 will be second year of the festival and it will be held July 29-30 in the stunning setting of Dalhalla (a former lime quarry turned amphitheater). The concept of Into The Valley is to shed light on some of the most talented artists within the electronic music scene.
This years spectacular lineup includes: Abdulla Rashim, Abelle, Axel Boman, Baba Stiltz, Bella Sarris, Ben Klock, Ben Ufo, Bicep, Black Madonna, Charlotte Thorstvedt, Damian lazarus, Daniele Baldelli, Dixon, DJ Clea, DJ Tennis, Dorisburg (live), Ellen Allien, Four Tet (live), Fred P, Fredrik StjÃ¤rne & Cindy Norrby, G-Ha & Olanskii, George Fitzgerald, Gerd Janson, Gidge (live), Haidl & LindstrÃ¸m, Honey Dijon, Hunee, Jamie Principle, Janina, Jeff Mills, Jenny Seth & Love Lagerberg, Joel Mull, Johanna Schneider, John Talabot, Joy Orbison, Kerri Chandler, Kim Ann Goxman, Kink, KornÃ©l KovÃ¡cs, La Fleur, Levon Vincent, Majkel, Mano Le Tough, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Kling, Maya LourenÃ§o, Mirja, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Move D, Mr Tophat & Art Alfie, Nadja Chatti, Nastia, Nils SchÃ©le, Nina Kraviz, Olof Uhlin, Omar S, Paranoid London, Per Hammar, Praslea, Prins Thomas, Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos, Rollerboys, Roman FlÃ¼gel, RÃ¸dhÃ¥d, Sonja Moonear, Tama Sumo, Tini, Tornado Wallace, Young Marco and Zip.
We are proud to present an exclusive competition for two tickets to the festival, just answer this question: How many stages are there at the festival? and send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Into The Valley” in the subject line. You have until June 28th.
And as an added bonus, Nils SchÃ©le – a prolific Stockholm based dj – did this exclusive mix of grooved out awesomeness that serves as a prelude to the Into The Valley extravaganza this summer. Nils chose some of the tracks he likes to play at the moment and recorded the mix live in his living room. He suggests you listen to the mix to get in the right mood for the party.
Australian producer Isaac Tichauer drops his new remix version of single “Street Lessons” via British label LOFT Records – released digitally on April 22nd – and an all star cast consisting of Bicep, Hackman, Dorsia and Lancelot join in on the fun.
The remix from London duo Dorsia is premiered right here on Discobelle, the pair turns up a wobbly piano and a dark beat to lead the track into epic house territory.
Hailing from Belfast but now residing in London, the powerhouse known as Bicep gives us their BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, which sees the duo go all in with house, techno, disco, breaks etc. tunes for your listening pleasure.
“IT WAS AN HONOUR TO BE ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A MIX SERIES WHICH WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THROUGHOUT OUR TEENS GROWING UP IN BELFAST. IN THIS MIX WE TRIED TO COVER QUITE A LOT OF GROUND, ACROSS A FAIRLY WIDE SPECTRUM OF OUR TASTE, WHILST STILL KEEPING IT CLUB FOCUSED”
Techno monster of a tune from Irish duo Bicep.