Dan Cole

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Dan Cole

Certified Content Editor & Music Expert



Interview “We invented this weird language of what we thought was cool”: DiS Meets Lightning Bolt

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The Origins Of Digital Cumbia, Peru’s Exciting New Genre

Dengue Dengue Dengue! explains the roots of "digital cumbia," the global bass mutation that's taking Peru by storm. Dengue Dengue Dengue!’. s Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira have decamped from their home in Lima to spend the (northern hemisphere’s) summer in Europe while they tour to promote their new LP, Siete Raíces.

Things I Learned Hitchhiking Across Europe

The golden age of hitchhiking has come and gone, yet there's still something romantically nostalgic about hitchhiking and I wanted to see if it was still possible to travel a great distance with only my thumb and a sense of optimism. So I recently put it to the test, setting out from Berlin on a 600km trek up through Germany and across into Aarhus, Denmark -- and then back.
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Virginia: Pop Music for Rave Kids

Perched above Panorama Bar sit the meticulous offices of Ostgut Ton, the orderly working space for the officious team behind the club and label. Its clean interiors, opaque walls and purposeful ambiance sit somewhat in contrary to the fury of heathen decadence that occurs beneath its floors on the weekends.

Szun Waves find space within Sacred Walls

In-between the sacred walls of James Holden’s studio, the one-off pairing of psychedelic explorers Luke Abbott, PVT’s Laurence Pike and Jack Wyllie of Portico, found a shimmering element that embodied their beautifully progressive, catatonic debut LP – space. Amid the whirring synths, and sporadic ballet or high-hats and snare crashes, there is an overflowing of colourful, zen-like ‘space’, tying all the copious elements –like the band’s estranged members – together.
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Above the Clouds with Freerotation’s Tom Ellis Words

The latest LP from Freerotation’s Tom Ellis, From The Cabin Above the Clouds, is a reflective odyssey, inspired through a recording process that took place in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Cavernous valleys with booming reverbs and periods of stoic isolation, along with a new live setup, have created Ellis’ most improvisational LP yet.
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CDR: How Producers Can Test Their Tracks In A Club

As an electronic music producer, you need to constantly be testing your nearly finished tracks in different sound environments. But unless you have regular DJ gigs at a nice club, how do you hear what your tracks sound like in an ideal situation, on a club sound system? Berlin-based CDR is a club night that solves that exact problem – and contributor Dan Cole explores the unique event in today’s article.
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Interview: Len Faki talks Time Warp

When Time Warp Festival first started in 1994 it set the template for large-scale techno events that many across the world would go on to emulate. The following year, the festival took-up residency in Mannheim, just across the river from its previous locale. The line-up boasted the likes of Richie Hawtin, Laurnet Garnier, Sven Väth and Carl Cox, acts that still feature to this very day.
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Tricky in Berlin

Onstage, Adrian Thaws, AKA Tricky, has often placed himself away from the spotlight, but he's at his best when he's the main man. His concert last week at Gretchen in Berlin was something of a homecoming gig for the Bristolian, who recently relocated to the German capital. It was billed as a Skilled Mechanics performance, a stripped-down concept rooted in Tricky's latest LP, which features Luke Harris on drums and Paul Noels on guitar.
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Tales from the Underground: Henning Baer

A new video series about artists in Berlin.
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A real labour of love, the DJBroadcast Collection is printed on four different types of thick, quality paper and features a one-off fold-out cover designed by Stefan Glerum. With editorial from some of the scene’s leading voices, and most sought after photographers and illustrators, the Collection is a real collector’s item and timeless publication.
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DJs and Mental Health: Electronic Music's Last Taboo

Why artists are suffering on the road, and why they're afraid to deal with it.
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Dan Cole

I'm a Berlin based music expert, that lived through the city's electronic music explosion and lived to tell the tale. I created the narrative for music culture, while keeping my eye on cultural trends. In 2014, I was the chief editor for DJBroadcast and launched the publication's first English, print magazine that was available across Europe.

In 2013, I launched Its Bigger Than, a series of events that brought social awareness to the city's clubbing scene, combining my desire to bring a greater social awareness to the music community.

I've also been a key-figure at Amsterdam Dance Event, moderating panels and interviewing key figures on site for the festival's publication.

And hey, there's more to me than just music. Why don't you get in touch and find out more?



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