Archive for the ‘Electronic’ Category

Raider Photography – Groover Armada @ Lovebox Festival

If you ever get the chance to see Groove Armada live, you must go immediately! The Groove Armada set at Lovebox 2015 was a truly epic and utterly unforgettable experience! Crowd surfing on inflatable beer bottles, ridiculous levels of confetti, a heaving bass, incredible live Alladinesque performers…this has to be up there for one of the best festival gigs I have been to. Five star!
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True to form, I have been a tad neglectful of Raiders over the festive period and the start to a glorious new year. Have no fear though fellow bloggers… the blog may have been neglected, but the 2015 festival plans are well under way. First festival booked – Sonar Barcelona! Founded in 1994, Sonar is a three day electronic and advanced music festival that is fast becoming a top favourite for all festival enthusiasts. This year the Chemical Brothers are headlining the Sonar by Night on Saturday 20th June and I shall be there, front row, celebrating another birthday in electrotastic style!

For more information about Sonar including tickets and line up information please visit http://sonar.es/en/2015/ 

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Without a doubt, Disclosure’s album “Settle” is the best album release of 2013. With a host of guest stars featuring on the album including: Jesse Ware, AlunaGeorge, Jamie Woon, Sam Smith, Ed McFarlane of Friendly Fires and Eliza Doolittle, this album is far from the simple deep house collection I was expecting. Despite their distinctive sound, the duo have highlighted their flare for incorporating a versatile array of styles from blurred synth chords, early-house baselines, classic beats of two-step garage, to contemporary sounds of current dance music, and this is what makes this debut an absolute winner with the masses. As noted in NME “Disclosuremania is clearly about to sweep the nation” and I am ready to be swept along with it!

Jeange Promotional Poster

Since meeting in Shoreditch two years ago, Jeange – French duo Jean and Angel – have made regular appearances in the UK and abroad with DJ sets characterised by cutting-edge electronic music. Indulging their love for underground house music, Jeange is currently hosting a new party in East London called ‘love affair’, which is well worth checking out! In their third instalment of ‘love affair’, the next event will play host to quality underground music artists including:  Modern Jam Movement Modern Jam Movement (Marseille, France) and Ted Amber (WaveBreakers, London).

Find out more information about Jeange on their website:  http://jeange.com/ 

[FYI – there is some seriously cool photography on this website!]

In the cold and dark winter months, hiding in the solitude and comfort of my room away from work and students, I absolutely fell in love with James Blake’s first single “Retrograde” from his new album “Overgrown”. A timeless song and one I could happily play on loop into the early hours.