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BLOG: GARDEN FESTIVAL, CROATIA – DAY TWO

Our daily bulletin from the beautiful Croatian festival hotspot

NEW ANDREW WEATHERALL EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN FRANCE

Andrew Weatherall By Marina starts September

WORK.LONDON OPENS TONIGHT!

Better Looking Disco to kick off at 8:30pm in Angel

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Made Festival takeover our HQ live today...

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Thomas Gold has put together an exclusive competition with DJ Mag...
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BOWERS & WILKINS P5 WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Bowers & Wilkins turn up the volume with the new P5 wireless headphones

TOMORROWLAND VOTED AS THE WORLD’S NO.1 FESTIVAL

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LOST VILLAGE FESTIVAL REVIEW

DJ Mag gets lost at Jaymo & Andy George’s new festival...

JULY'S TOP CLUB NIGHTS

July's top club nights...
Fractals - Silkie - Anarchostar

The third longplayer from Silkie is as hyperreal and technicolour in its gangsta boogie characteristics as ever. Boy, this guy can really play! If ever there was an antidote to the bleaker qualities of dubstep and associated genres, this tapestry of melody, pitch and tone is it. Too many great tracks to mention, but check the euphoric ‘Limits’, the on-trend and suitably named ‘Entrapment’, the minor qualities of ‘Majik’ and the cheeky 'Love Affair'.

Pocket Piano (Breakbeat Mix) - KiNK - Running Back

The Bulgarian maestro demonstrates on his ‘Cloud Generator’ EP he’s more than happy to defy expectations, a respite from the darker techno he’s so proficient at producing, though the closing breakbeat mix of ‘Pocket Piano’ is the most unexpected and memorable, a glorious rave throwback with enough sonic surprises to leave dancefloors breathless. 

Raw Earth Metal - General Ludd - Ten Thousand Yen

If ever there was a track which sounded like how I felt jacked on four double espressos then ‘Wigu Hill’ is it — jittery as fuck and loaded with a woodpecker-like purpose. It has an intense, weird and hypnotic quality. As does the rest of the EP from Glasgow’s Mr Ludd; track names like ‘Molcorp Mountain Pass’, ‘Garimpos’ and ‘Prisoner’s Dilema’ only hint at the madness contained within. I urge you to explore.

Collecting Dust - Ed:it - Dispatch Recordings

Combining an old skool break with a dark, reverberating industrial sound and a biology lesson about tinnitus, ‘Collecting Dust’ is an ominous monster of a track. Pounding bass and a tumbling drum make this the most enjoyable science class you've ever had.