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2nd issue of  Ibiza´s independent magazine NAT…

Ibiza and Formentera´s new lifestyle magazine, launches issue #2 with a special launch party taking place at Atzaro Agroturismo on Friday 9thAugust, Between 6pm – midnight guests from around the island can enjoy an eclectic programme of live music, DJs, performance, culture and many more surprises, Nativ will bring to life a living, breathing version of the magazine.  

The line-up promises a diverse selection of Ibiza´s best loved and underground artists including a special back-2-back set with Ibiza legends DJ Pippi and Joan Ribas, a Malanga Café showcase with DJ Bebe and Juan Soul from Banana Boogaloo, DJ Mina of Playasol Radio and DJ Dribbler from international station Red Light Radio. Live music will come from the Ibango Tribe presented by Trace Harris, whilst Ibossim will bring a healthy dose of Flamenco to the proceedings.

The event at Atzaro is free with Nativ only requesting a small donation of 5 euros to support Can Hog and the work they do to save the indigenous hedgehog population on the island. An artisan village will feature traditional Ibicencan crafts via the El Retorn Association. Eco-clothing brand Etikology will showcase their natural dying techniques.

Following a warm reception across Ibiza and Formentera´s island community, Nativ magazine offers a collective voice for the island, interpreting the needs of Ibiza´s global community, reflecting modern thinking, eco-consciousness and a growing interest in health and well-being, as well as evolving tastes in music and culture.

August´s 2nd issue of Nativ covers the theme of Inspiration, delivering independent editorial and original photography across the six content pillars including ecology, health, food, culture, music and people. Nativ is a free 178-page colour magazine distributed to 500 locations across Ibiza and Formentera.

Last month´s launch party attracted 400 guests attracting many movers and shakers including whilst raising 1,400 Euros for Ibiza Preservation Foundation.

UPPERMOST shares latest single ‘23rd street’!

Acclaimed electronic producer Uppermost has released his latest single ‘23rd Street’ on 12 July via his own imprint Uppwind Records. 

LISTEN/SHARE: Uppermost – ‘23rd Street’

Uppermost needs no introduction – with over a decade of releases in his wake he has seen support from tastemaker Youtube channels such as Mr Suicide Sheep – with over 50 million views and counting,  and released official remixes for the likes of Dada Life and Lemaitre. Publications such as BILLBOARD, VICE, COMPLEX, Your EDM, Clash Mag, Paper Mag, Earmilk and Magnetic Mag have favourably received his work and he has releases on prominent labels Sony BMG and Ministry Of Sound. His own label, Uppwind Records has championed releases for French-touch and nu-disco visionaries such as Digitalism and Satin Jackets. He has featured on the Beatport electro-house chart and the JunoDownload electro-house chart.

Uppermost draws inspiration from acts such as Daft Punk, Burial, Bonobo, John Hopkins, Apparat and Deadmau5. He has combined eras, influences and genres to create a sound familiar, yet uniquely his own, paying homage to these sonic visionaries rather than emulating them. His sound draws parallels to elements of Yuksek, Burial, Breakbot, or the deep emotional bass beats of Kavinsky and Klimeks and his impeccable influences are combined to create something new and exhilarating.

Uppermost gives some insight into the track: “I think there’s something about old-school hip-hop vibes that’s highly inspiring. Like a vintage, handcrafted, urban feeling.  In this track, I tried to convey different emotions that bring me on a creative journey such as nostalgia, hopes and lost memories.”

The Amazons release new video for ‘Doubt It’ a…

The Amazons release the stunning and haunting video for their single ‘Doubt It’, taken from their second top 10 album ‘Future Dust’ released via Fiction Records in May. Watch the video here.

Catch The Amazons live at the dates below:

23/08/19              Reading and Leeds Festival          Reading, UK

European tour:

09/10/19              Gibus Club                                           Paris, France

10/10/19              Artheater                                            Cologne, Germany

13/10/19              Rotown Rotterdam                         Rotterdam, Netherlands

14/10/19              Bitterzoet                                            Amsterdam, Netherlands            

15/10/19              Molotow Musikclub                        Hamburg, Germany

16/10/19              Atlas                                                      Aarhus, Denmark

18/10/19              Musik Und Frieden                          Berlin-Altglienicke, Germany

19/10/19              Praga Centrum                                  Warsaw, Poland

21/10/19              Das Werk                                             Wien, Austria

23/10/19              Hansa 39                                              Munich, Germany

24/10/19              Circolo Magnolia                              Novegro-Tregarezzo, Italy

25/10/19              Covo Club                                            Bologna, Italy

UK tour:

08/11/19              O2 Academy Birmingham             Birmingham, England

09/11/19              O2 Academy Leeds                         Leeds, England

11/11/19              Rock City                                              Nottingham, England

12/11/19              O2 Academy Newcastle                Newcastle, England

13/11/19              Barrowland Ballroom                      Glasgow, Scotland

15/11/19              Manchester Academy                    Manchester, England

16/11/19              Cardiff Uni Students Union          Cardiff, Wales

17/11/19              O2 Academy 2 Bristol                     Bristol, England

19/11/19              O2 Academy Bournemouth         Bournemouth, England

20/11/19              UEA LCR                                               Norwich, England

22/11/19              O2 Academy Brixton                       London, England

Skunk Anansie release brand new single ‘What Y…

Iconic Brit rockers Skunk Anansie return with the brilliant new single ‘What You Do For Love’.

Raw and reflective, emotional and political, the track explores the lengths one would go to for love and the questionable things people do for power. Featuring an addictive, cinematic chorus it’s classic Skunk Anansie and set to become a singalong live favourite this summer.

The tour arrives into the UK this August where they will play shows across the country including sold out dates in London, Manchester and Bristol, accompanied by Queen Zee and Black Orchard Empire on support.

16th – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon, UK (headline)
17th – O2 Academy Brixton, London (sold out)
18th – Academy, Manchester (sold out)
19th – O2 Academy, Bristol (sold out)
25th – Camper Calling Festival, Warwickshire (headline)
26th – Brighton Centre, Brighton
27th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
28th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
30th – O2 Academy, Leeds
31st – O2 Academy, Glasgow

1st – O2 Academy, Newcastle
3rd – Rock City, Nottingham
4th – Cardiff University, Cardiff Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the following link – 



The “Oscars” of electronic music celebrate 22nd edition, at a venue that embodies the spirit of Ibiza, Heart Ibiza.

Voting has been extended by one more week for all you electronic music lovers!
You can show your support for your favourite artists in one, two or all of the 14 categories, including the recently launched new categories: Afro House and Deep Tech. They are all deserving, 125 nominees, and the winners are chosen by you, so get voting!

Voting closes on Sunday, July 28th at 23.59 (CET)

The winning artists of 2019 will be revealed at the grand ceremony to be held at Heart Ibiza on Monday, 16 September, with a very special theme that supports Plastic No More.

During this gala, the winners of the Industry Awards, which are chosen by a panel of professional experts from the electronic music industry will also be announced.

Don’t miss out, your vote counts

Review: COMMUNITY LONDON 2019 by Nelly Loriaux

Following the success of the past 2 years, Community Festival returned on Sunday 30th June for another showcase of this year hottest Indie, Rock and Alternative music talents.

Set across 2 stages in the beautiful grounds of Finsbury Park, the festival goers ( estimated at around 35000 ) got treated to a mix of upcoming as well as established performers, under the cosmic patronage of Apollo, Ra ,Surya and Sunna ( depending which deity takes your fancy ).

I could talk you through what went on but decided to gather a few short clips of the day extravaganza instead, a far more enjoyable way for you to discover or relive that wondrous event. In the words of Lou Reed, it was ‘Just a perfect day’.

Ibiza 2019: What’s on in Ibiza right now

This summer, a range of hotels, clubs and parties have joined the white isle from Paradiso to Octan (ex Sankeys). A bit of what you fancy for everyone.



PARADISO ART HOTEL Es Caló, 70, 76, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia 

San Antonio’s bay says ‘hola’ this summer to the island’s first art hotel. And what a hotel it is! Paradiso Art Hotel will boast and alternative atmosphere, disco music, art galleries and even a tattoo parlour if you’re feeling particularly brave this summer. And just look at that bar! 


WIKI WOO HOTEL Carrer Ponent, 14, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears, Spain

The bright and bold Wi-Ki-Woo Boutique Hotel & Apartments boasts a fantastic location right by the rocky shoreline and overlooking the sea. The famous Sunset bars can be easily reached by walking along the coastal path, or you can simply enjoy the sunsets from the hotel terrace – the choice is yours. What’s more, it’s an adults only 4* hotel located just 150m from the beach – and further proof of the rejuvenation of the previously maligned San Antonio.


LAS MIMOSAS HOTELCarrer de Burgos, 29, 07829 Sant Josep de sa Talaia

The 4* boutique hotel Las Mimosas is located in the San Antonio Bay, only 3km from the center. In a quiet, exclusive and lovely area, it is the perfect place to soak up some rays and come back to life after a long night spent dancing in the island’s globally renowned clubs.


THE PIANO BAR STK, Carrer de s’Illa Plana, s/n, 07800 Eivissa, Spanien

STK has revealed a brand new spot for cocktails, snacks and live music: The Piano Bar Ibiza. Located next to the sunset terrace of the renowned eatery, you can enjoy stunning views on Dalt Vila with exceptional mixology and delicious food — all accompanied by cherished Ibiza performer Ruby Murry.


CUBANITO IBIZA SUITES3, Carrer Nunó Sanç, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany

Further proof that Ibiza’s range of hotels are a seriously eclectic bunch lie in the Cubanito. Overlooking the Balearic Sea, this upscale, Cuban culture-inspired adults-only hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Cala Gració beach and 2 km from San Antonio ferry terminal. 


Deessa Tanit, 10/12, 07817 Playa d’en Bossa

This hotel lies on the Playa d’en Bossa’s main boulevard, just 200 metres from the beach. The fresh, elegant and tropical air of the Art Deco hotels in Miami inspires its style. This inspiration is then reinvented to achieve a personal and contemporary style related to the festive and colourful spirit of Ibiza. From architecture and spectacular design to musical selection



OCTAN Parties: Warriors w/ Steve Lawler, Unusual Suspects, Kazantip presents

July 7th – October

Readying to offer an alternative to the traditional clubbing experience on Ibiza, Octan is set to launch in Playa d’en Bossa later this summer. The space comes with a strong visual identity and musical heritage and the ownership have stated their intent on retaining the gritty essence that the past incarnation was renowned for.
That’s not all. The opening will take place on Sunday 7 July. The best part: Steve Lawler’s legendary Sunday hangout Warriors will host the night, also returning with a weekly residency thereafter. We’re looking forward to getting lost once again in the warren of rooms, open-air roof terrace, secret cinema, stairways and the infamous rest rooms.  While the bigger venues on the island may sacrifice inclusivity and intimacy for the grand spectacle and lavish production, Octan intends to deliver an ethos more personal and welcoming.
Focussing on independent and emerging artists, the balanced team of resident DJs will consist of Stephane Ghenacia, Kellie Allen, Lindsey Matthews and Ryan O’Gorman. Ryan will also operate as the venue’s hand’s on musical director. Launching with a core programme that centres around the weekend from Friday to Monday, details of phase one residencies and special one-offs will be announced soon. The onus will place an emphasis on quality over quantity.
Acts include: Steve Lawler, Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito, Ben Sterling, Stephane Ghenacia, Kellie Allen, Lindsey Matthews, and Ryan O’Gorman with more TBC



Heart Factory Presents: MUSE Heart Ibiza

June 4th, July 2nd, Aug 6th, Sept 3rd, Oct 1st

MUSE is Lehar and Musumeci’s brand new night coming to Heart Ibiza for five very special parties in 2019. MUSE, by its nature an itinerant event, finds temporary residence this summer at HEART Ibiza where five parties will take place on a monthly basis. Every first Tuesday of the month, starting from June until October.Ibiza, April the 11th of 2019.-A combination of Music and Art will assist you into an immersive and unique experience, unlike anything else on the Island. Heart Factory offers a range of forward-thinking events with an intimate atmosphere specially designed for the concept of each night. The MUSE project is born from the intent to give a “place” to the musical vision of Lehar and Musumeci. A place to share the sound that distinguishes them, characterized by a holistic spirit and by the continuous search for a synthesis between tradition and modernity within the history of electronic music.
Acts include: Âme (Live), Jennifer Cardini, Phunkadelica (Dj), Marcus Worgull, Eagles & Butterflies, Toto Chiavetta, Underspreche (Hybrid Dj Set), Jimi Jules, Pional, Enzo Elia, Aldebaran, Agents Of Time (Live), Stereocalypse, Murat Uncuoglu, Alican, Trikk and Dodi Palese


WILDCHILD at Heart IbizaHeart Ibiza

Every Saturday from Sat 1st June – 28 Sept

Having already put on some of the most talked about events over the past few years such as One Night Stand, Pure Carl Cox, LiFT and more, Game Over now bring us a fresh new concept with WILDCHILD. This new offering will see it’s selectors dig deep into the core eclectic roots of the music we all love and live for. Taking inspiration from the early days of the 90’s block party culture right through to the modern day madness of house music that emerges in its many shades from the backstreets and warehouses of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago, Berlin, New York and beyond.
Acts include: Roy Davis Jnr, DJ Sneak, Boo Williams, DJ W!ld, Brawther, Phil Weeks, Djebali, Matt Jam Lamont, Ruf Dug from NTS, Seb Zito, Shaun Reeves, Clive Henry

Loulou Records presents MUSIC PLEASE at B12 Ib…


25th June – 10th September


Calle Antonio Planells Ferrer 1 local 1 Polígono industrial GESA, 07800 Ibiza


Red Bull Music Festival London Launches


With editions having taken place across the world – from New York to São Paulo, LA to Tokyo, Red Bull Music Festival now lands in London from 20 August to 14 Septemberfor the first time. For four weeks, a diverse program of events takes over the capital’s open air spaces, iconic clubs, cutting edge concert halls and historic venues, shining a light on the sounds, scenes and independent spirit that make up the city’s musical DNA.

Kicking off ahead of Notting Hill Carnival, the Festival drops in on all corners of London, before culminating in an epic finale from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. In what will be his first London club show in over 10 years, Aphex Twin takes the helm at Printworks. A number of handpicked artists including Afrodeutsche, Caterina Barbieri and Ugandan drum troupe Nihiloxica support, on a custom-built set featuring over 306 LED panels and lazers, alongside visuals from long-term Aphex collaborators Weirdcore.

Tickets on sale Thursday 20 June at 9AM. For full details visit


A-Bee / A.G / Adam F / Addison Groove / Afrodeutsche / Alicai Harley / Anz  / Aphex Twin / Appleblim / Asher D / BBZ / Biig Piig / Blawan / Bone Slim / Br3nya / Bruce / Caterina Barbieri / Cooly G / Dan DNR / Danielle / DJ Oxide / DJ Q / El-B / Emma-Jean Thackray / Face / Fauzia / Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective) / Flora Yin-Wong / Greentea Peng / Harvey / Horsepower Productions / Impey / Jeremy Sylvester / Joe Armon-Jones / Jossy Mitsu / Karmah Cruz / Kieran Yates / kxrn / L U C Y / L!BAAN / Lapalux / Last Yearz Interesting Negro / Lava La Rue / Lil C / Lioness / Lisa Maffia / Loefah / LOFT / Loraine James / Lorenzorsv / Lucinda Chau / Mac / Mac Wetha / Manga / Maxwell Owin / MC Creed / MC PSG / Megaman / Mike Millrain / Mira Calix / Ms. Dynamite / Nabihah Iqbal / Nayana IZ / Neutrino Nige // Nihiloxica / Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) / Nubya Garcia / object blue / Oscar Jerome / Pangaea / Pariah / PXSSY PALACE / Remi Kabaka Jr. / Riz La Teef / Romeo / Saoirse / Sgt Pokes / Sherelle / Shy One / Sian Anderson/ Sicaria Sound / Source Direct / Special Request / Spice / Swindle / Tiffany Calver / Todd Edwards / Victoria Sin / Xana / Yizzy

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Normal Not Novelty: Carnival Special
DATE: Tuesday 20 August
LINE-UP: Alicai Harley, Br3nya, Tiffany Calver, Karmah Cruz, Lil C
VENUE: Red Bull Studios, Covent Garden
TIME: 19:00 – 21:30

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Bass, Mids, Tops
DATE: Thursday 22 August – Sunday 8 September (exhibition runs Thursday – Sunday only each week)
VENUE: Red Bull Studios, Covent Garden
TIME: 11:00 – 18:00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival A Conversation with Spice
DATE: Thursday 22 August
LINE-UP: Spice, Sian Anderson
VENUE: Subterania, West London
TIME: 19:30 – 21:30
TICKETS: £8.00

EVENT: Red Bull Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival
DATE: Sunday 25 August – Monday 26 August
More details to be announced soon.

EVENT: Red Bull x Mangrove Truck at Notting Hill Carnival
DATE: Monday 26 August
More details to be announced soon.

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival object blue: Figure Beside Me
DATE: Wednesday 28 August
LINE-UP: object blue, LOFT
VENUE: Saint James Hatcham Church, New Cross
TIME: 19:00 – 22:00
TICKETS: £8.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Refractions
DATE: Friday 30 August
LINE-UP: Blawan, Pangaea, Pariah, Saoirse, Appleblim, Bruce, Danielle, Special Request, Source Direct, Adam F, Sherelle, Addison Groove, Jossy Mitsu, Fauzia, Impey, Loefah, L U C Y, El-B, Horsepower Productions, Dan DNR, Sgt Pokes, A.G., Sicaria Sound, Yizzy, Lioness, Manga
VENUE: Fabric
TIME: 22:00 – 06:00
TICKETS: £10.00 / £14.00 / £19.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Bass, Mids, Tops: A Conversation on Sound System Culture
DATE: Wednesday 4 September
VENUE: Red Bull Studios, Covent Garden
TIME: 19:00 – 21:30

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Coded Language
DATE: Friday 6 September
VENUE: The British Library, Euston
TIME: 19:00 – 22:00
TICKETS: £8.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival W10 NiNE8 Market
DATE: Saturday 7 September
LINE-UP: Biig Piig, Bone, Slim kxrn, Lava La rue, L!BAAN Lorenzorsv, Mac Wetha, Nayana IZ, Nige
VENUE: The Westbank Gallery, West London
TIME:  12:00 – 17:00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival NiNE8 Collective: No Place Like Home Live
DATE: Saturday 7 September
LINE-UP: Biig Piig, Bone, Slim kxrn, Lava La Rue, L!BAAN Lorenzorsv, Mac Wetha, Nayana IZ, Nige
VENUE: The Westbank Gallery, West London
TIME:  19:00 – 23:00
TICKETS: £8.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival The Sunday Club
DATE: Sunday 8 September
LINE-UP: So Solid Crew Ft. Lisa Maffia, Romeo, Megaman, Harvey, Asher D, DJ Oxide, Neutrino, Face, Mac, Todd Edwards b2b DJ Q, Jeremy Sylvester b2b Mike Millrain, Riz La Teef b2b Anz, A-Bee, Special Guest: Ms. Dynamite, MCs: Creed & PSG
VENUE: Union Car Park, South London, SE1
TIME:  14:00 – 20:00
TICKETS: £10.00 / £15.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Normal Not Novelty: Hyperdub Takeover
DATE: Tuesday 10 September
LINE-UP: Cooly G, Loraine James, Lady Lykez
VENUE: Red Bull Studios, Covent Garden
TIME: 19:00 – 21:30

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Round Robin
DATE: Wednesday 11 September
LINE-UP: Emma-Jean Thackray, Femi Koleoso, Flora Yin-Wong, Greentea Peng, Joe Armon-Jones, Lapalux, Lucinda Chua, Maxwell Owin, Mira Calix, Nabihah Iqbal, Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor), Nubya Garcia, Oscar Jerome, Remi Kabaka Jr., Swindle
VENUE: EartH, Dalston
TIME: 19:00 – 23:00
TICKETS: £10.00 / £15.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Shy One & Victoria Sin: We know that we can shape ourselves
DATE:  Friday 13 September
LINE-UP: Shy One, Victoria Sin, PXSSY PALACE, Last Yearz Interesting Negro, BBZ, Xana
TIME: 20:00 – 00:00
TICKETS: £12.00

EVENT: Red Bull Music Festival Aphex Twin
DATE: Saturday 14 September
LINE-UP: Aphex Twin, Afrodeutsche, Nihiloxica, Caterina Barbieri
VENUE: Printworks, Rotherhithe
TIME: 19:00 – 02:00
TICKETS: £40.00
NB. Tickets are limited to 4 per person and names must be specified when purchasing.


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Kris Barras Band announce new album ‘Light It …

The rise of the Kris Barras Band continues with the announcement of their brand new album ‘Light It Up,’ which is to be released on the 13th of September via Provogue, a month before their biggest UK headline tour to date.

UK Tour Dates
Tickets available from:

Sat 13 Jul – Caerphilly Castle, Wales w/Black Stone Cherry
Sun 14 Jul – Music Hall, Aberdeen w/Black Stone Cherry
Mon 15 July – The Church, Dundee
Tues 16 Jul – Barrowland, Glasgow w/Black Stone Cherry
Weds 17 Jul – The Academy, Dublin w/Black Stone Cherry
Thurs 18 Jul – Ulster Hall, Belfast w/Black Stone Cherry
Fri 19 Jul – Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone w/The Darkness
Fri 26 Jul – Rock And Blues Custom Show, Pentrich
Sat 31 Aug – Time Off Festival, Haywards Heath
Fri 13th Sep – Tramshed, Cardiff w/Bernie Marsden
Sat 5 Oct – OPEN, Norwich w/Walter Trout
Thurs 10 Oct – Live Rooms, Chester
Fri 11 Oct – Arlington Arts, Newbury
Sat 12 Oct – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield w/Walter Trout
Sun 13 Oct – Fleece, Bristol
Tues 15 Oct – Robin, Bilston
Weds 16 Oct – 1865, Southampton
Thurs 17 Oct – Exeter Phoenix
Fri 18 Oct – O2 Academy Islington, London
Weds 23 Oct – Oran-Mor, Glasgow
Thurs 24 Oct – Arc, Stockton
Fri 25 Oct – Academy, Manchester
Sun 27 Oct – Fibbers, York
Sat 7 Dec – Planet Rockstock, Wales