Thursday, 25 May 2017

EXCLUSIVE: DJ Sam Feldt speaks to TopReviews4U ahead of South West Four 2017

With the dance music extravaganza South West Four approaching, TopReviews4U editor Paul Christian caught up with one of the stars, ahead of the two-day festival on Clapham Common, on 26-27 August.


Here Dutch tropical house DJ Sam Feldt exclusively answers our questions, ahead of his set at the long-running London showpiece.


• How would you describe your musical style?

My musical style is very much rooted in the melodic or tropical style of house. I’m inspired by all different types of music and I like to take elements of different genres and put them into my own productions.

• What is different/special about playing in the UK?

The crowd in the UK is similar to the crowd back home in The Netherlands. I’d say that the English crowd is more critical than anywhere else, but they also know how to have a good time.

• ‘Show Me Love’ was a massive commercial hit, what do you think of remixes of classic tracks in general?

I like them, only when they’re done right! I enjoyed creating my own version on such a massive hit like ‘Show Me Love’, where I added my own touch and style to such a well-known track.


• With tropical house becoming mainstream, in pop songs and charts, is there any way it can reinvent itself as an underground sound, and should it?   

I think it’s all about progression. Each genre evolves over time, it keeps the music interesting and it allows producers to become more forward-thinking and innovative when creating new music.

• Who are your DJ inspirations?

Tiesto was a huge inspiration to me starting out, and he still inspires me today. My peers are also a massive influence on my music.

• What is your favourite dance track of all time?

Gigi D’Agostino – ‘The Riddle’. It’s the first single I ever bought!



• Why do you think the Netherlands is consistently at the forefront of global dance music?

We’ve had so many great DJ’ing talents come out of The Netherlands, from the likes of Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Fedde Le Grand and Hardwell, there’s too many to name! We also have great festivals in the Netherlands that specifically cater to dance music, as well as hosting Amsterdam Dance event each year. Thousands from all over the world to come and enjoy and experience dance music at Amsterdam Dance Event, the city really comes to life during that week. Dance music is very much cemented in our culture and I’m honoured to wave the flag for my country.

• You made it onto DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs - how important are these lists?

Lists like DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s are important because it gives fans of your music the opportunity to get their voices heard. Although it’s mostly about popularity and doesn’t say a lot about the quality of ones set, it’s a big honour to be in the list!

• Where is more important in terms of dance music now, Las Vegas or Ibiza, or elsewhere?

Las Vegas and Ibiza are two of the leading places for dance music for sure. But there’s so many different places around the world that contribute to the dance music world, like The Netherlands or London. In London, you can turn on the radio and 80% of the tracks on mainstream radio is dance orientated. You guys have a massive dance scene over here!



• What can festival-goers at South West Four expect from your set?

Festival-goers can expect a fun, energetic set and can experience my music with my live band. It’s my first time playing at SW4 this year, I’ve heard a lot of great things from my fellow DJ’s and producers, I’m really excited to play.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Eastern Electrics 2017: Venue announced

The venue for this summer’s Eastern Electrics has been revealed, writes TopReviews4U editor Paul Christian
Organisers released a video on Instagram last night confirming the switch from Hatfield House, in Hertfordshire to Morden Park, London.

The event, on Saturday, August 5, will feature Carl Cox, Hot Since 82, Dennis Ferrer, Ame, Steve Lawler and many more over a host of stages.


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Thursday, 4 May 2017

South West Four 2017: New Sunday acts announced

New headliners, including John Digweed, Vitalic (live) and Carl Craig have been announced for the Sunday leg of this year's South West Four festival on Clapham Common, on August 27. 

Check back for further SW4 updates.  

Friday, 21 April 2017

Finale dates for The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl revealed

Interlinked DC Comics superheroes CW shows The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl US finale dates have been revealed.


Arrow returns on Wednesday, April 26 with “Dangerous Liaisons” at 8pm.

The Flash returns on Tuesday, April 25 with ‘The Once and Future Flash’ at 8pm.

Supergirl is back on Monday, April 24 with ‘Ace Reporter’ at 8pm.

US finale air dates are as follows:

Monday, May 22
Supergirl Season 2 Finale – 8pm

Tuesday, May 23
The Flash Season 3 Finale – 8pm

Wednesday, May 24

Arrow Season 5 Finale – 8pm

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

ANTS at 02 Academy Brixton Review

“Driving”, “underground”, “progressive” and “relentless” – all of these adjectives and more can be used to describe the invasion of Ibiza’s ANTS concept at the 02 Brixton Academy, in London, on Easter Thursday, writes TopReviews4U editor Paul Christian

Fantastic lighting and production was abundant as the dancefloor was bathed in shades of red and other bright colours alongside ANTS signature monochrome.

Booming bas and rolling percussion put smiles on faces and the place heaved like an ant colony that had been disturbed by a hungry aardvark.

A roster of top underground talent included Eats Everything, Groove Armada, Adrea Oliva, Waze & Odyssey, Secondcity and Dennis Christopher – and their cutting edge sounds filled the iconic old venue.

This is the second ANTS event I have been to in London and I can report that the concept continues to go from strength-to-strength.


The Ushaia-born colony continues along the path of global domination and will be back in London, at South West Four, on August 26.

Monday, 17 April 2017

VIDEO: Star Wars Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Released

The first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi - has finally been released along with a new poster, which alludes to the direction of the new franchise.
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Rumours abound that Rey is set to embrace the Dark and Light sides of the Force and become a Gray Jedi, as seen in expanded canon animation Star Wars: Rebels. 
The poster shows Rey wielding a lightsaber that glows both Jedi and Sith colours, with Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren either side of the shard of light. 
The film is out in December. 


Check back for further updates.

















Thursday, 13 April 2017

Ibiza's ANTS colony swarms into O2 Brixton Academy London tonight

ANTS' massive event at London's Brixton Academy, takes place tonight - Easter Thursday (April 13).


Added to headliners Groove Armada will be Eats Everything, Secondcity, Dennis Christopher and ANTS stalwarts Andrea Oliva and Waze & Odyssey. 

TopReviews4U will be there and will be reviewing the action in the coming days. 

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