Sonus 2018

Almost 70 artists are playing three clubs, right at the Croatian shores at Pag Island. It’s a dream come true. Want to celebrate open-air all night? Want to watch the sunrise while listening to your favorite DJs play? Want to go swimming in crystal clear waters all day just to do it all over again tomorrow?

Croatian festival Sonus has revealed a mega line-up of international artists set to play out at the Zrce Beach party later this August.

Richie Hawtin, Sven VÃth, Peggy Gou, Ricardo Villalobos, Jackmaster, Amelie Lens and Joseph Capriati are just some of the names confirmed in the festival’s first wave of announcements. They will be joined by Drumcode boss Adam Beyer, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Charlotte De Witte, Chris Liebing, Maceo Plex and more.

Sonus Festival 2018 takes place August 19-23 on Pag Island, Croatia. To grab a ticket or for further information head over to the festival website here, and check out the official line-up announcement video below.

First release tickets are now available! This ticket will grant you five days and five nights of full access to all three of the Sonus clubs, right at the beach.

Source -Mixmag & Sonus festival


Housefreqs Radio – Mister’Benji

Mister’Benji, real name Benjamin Lekgau from a town named Polokwane in the Limpopo province (South Africa) currently residing in the big city of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province (South Africa). I fell in love with house music back in the early 90’s during my primary schooling days through one of the largest urban radio station in South Africa called MetroFM, i would cross-night on weekends listening to my favorite mix shows & DJ’s mixing live which really inspired me to curiously wonder how they did it. Fast froward to my high schooling days i started attempting to mixing songs which i would record on a TDK cassettes and that’s where the story began. I started DJying on a mainstream club level just over a decade ago for which during that time i was exploring my sound. Am now confident to proudly say am content with the choice of sound am currently embracing which that of deep house sound. I play deep house in it’s most diverse; from Soulful, Tech , Broken beats & Nujazz with a blend of Afrohouse. My stage name as one would obviously guess, it comes from my birthname “Benjamin”.

I recently together with my fellow DJ friends started an entertainment movement named Deeper-Sound-Prophecy for which we use to advance & promote the house music culture, more preferably deep house.

For booking Mister’Benji :

email :

call/whatsapp : 064 2862276

I played at some of the biggest night clubs in South Africa including the 2017 South African dance club award winning (TRUTH night club).

Housefreqs Radio – Paolo Tossio

Italian DJ, Music Producer & Music Director for Savvy Theatre Company, Heff Festival Teen Tent organizer & DJ.

As a DJ with many years of experience playing at Clubs, Bars, Festivals and Private Parties, when Paolo plays, he feeds off of the relationship between the crowd and himself, like an intense workout that everyone can enjoy! Regularly plays: HOUSE – Deep, Tech, Funky & Disco, but he can satisfy any genre requirement from promotions who like to book him!

As a producer, he believes in originality and stems his inventive music writing and productions from life experiences and regularly collaborates on diverse projects using a variety of music styles.

He began producing and DJ in Italy in his early teens & after moving to London in the late nineties, he was gigging at the great clubs like Ministry of Sound, Alexandra Palace, The Fridge, SE1 & Camden Palace alongside leading industry names such as Tiesto, Carl Cox, John 00 Fleming, Mauro Picotto and many other top Djs from around the world.


● Pop On Over Parties, House, Tech House, Funky House & Disco

●, Radio Show, Every Friday 5-7pm, playing Anything House

● Tribal Village, Electronic, Progressive & Funky Techno

● HEFF Festival, Sets up and runs the Party Tent, DJ & runs The DJamSandwich workshop – a funky mix of dj and musician jamming sessions, plus Silent Disco

● Savvy Theatre Company, Music Director, Dj & Music Editor


● Currently working on new material to showcase in his DJ sets

● New Album in the pipeline, release date TBA

● Ongoing music editing for Savvy Theatre


‘Crossing the Line’, Urban Interface Dance Uk for resolution! at The Place, Euston

(Short clip

● Brief: compose a diverse 15 minute piece of music which he achieved by following the dance routine and creating the sounds to suit the movement and mood of each section of the routine. In addition he advised and worked on lighting and video editing

● Genre: Variety of contemporary sounds and styles

‘Alice’s Mad Tea Party’, Savvy Theatre Company, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton

(Short Clip ), (Soundtrack )

● Brief: direct, rearrange, compose all music and sounds for each scene; create official soundtrack

‘Romeo & Juliet’, Savvy Theatre Company, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton (Soundtrack on request)

● Brief: direct, rearrange, compose all music and sounds for each scene; create official soundtrack

‘Ecobeats’, Imagine Arts Festival, Sutton

(Soundtrack (Video on request)

● Brief: work with teenagers, dancers, beat boxer, twin violinists and beat poet to create music and short film on an Eco theme

‘Eva Cammarata’, Fashion Designer, London

(Short Clip )

(Soudtrack )

● Brief: create a piece of music to accompany this designer’s collection for London Fashion Week

● Genre: ethnic, electronic, ambient

‘The H20 Show’, Imagine Arts Festival, Sutton

(Video & Music )

● Guest House Opera – remix/sound engineer & PA hire for live show

● Remix/record/ arrange sounds for Savvy’s short water themed film

‘Lyrical’, Collaboration with the artist – a rapper & beat poet

(Track )

● Genre: Fusion of Hip Hop, Electronica, Rock


● Audio Production & Editing

● Sound Engineer

● Sound Technician

● Logic

● Ableton

● Social Media & Promotion

● Workshop Facilitation

● Enhanced DBS


The tide is turning and quickly in favor of supporting legalized weed in the United States. It is no secret that public opinion has shifted pretty dramatically in the past decade in favor of legalization. A new gallop poll shows that the percentage of individuals in the United States supporting legalized marijuana is now at an all-time high – 64%.

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug and that number will likely only continue to rise. One in five Americans live in a state where they can legally smoke weed. However the current administration has ideology on drugs as dated as the mythological creatures they look like, so any sort of sweeping drug reform on a federal level seems as likely as finding a cheap place to live in Manhattan.

Either way, the support shows that the tide is turning and maybe people will start to make this issue more important for them when they hit the ballot box. According to the polling data, democrats and independents are heavily in favor, while republicans have just crossed the threshold of 51%, so maybe DOJ head Jeff Sessions will have to move on the issue if his party moves without him.

Source – magneticmag


Irvine Welsh has revealed plans for a Trainspotting TV series ahead of the release of the sequel to the iconic 90s film next year.

Speaking to NME about plans for further adaptations of Trainspotting, Welsh said, “It’s all ruling on cable TV, cable TV has some interesting developments. We’re working on all these different kind of things.

“I think now anybody who’s in the book, whether they like it or not, they’re working on the way of being in the film. You keep that in mind. As soon as you’ve written it, you’re thinking about how it can move into different mediums.”

The official trailer for Trainspotting 2 landed earlier this month (November). The first look at the film came in July when a teaser trailer was revealed.

Trainspotting 2 was originally planned to hit cinemas to mark the 20th anniversary of the original film this year, but will now be released in UK cinemas on Friday 27th January.




Pioneering DJ and founder of The Loft David Mancuso has passed away – News – Mixmag

New York’s “original disco DJ” has died at age 72

At age 72, iconic DJ and founder of The Loft, known as the “first underground dance party” in New York, David Mancuso has passed away.

Mancuso is credited for inspiring and helping give way to the rise of DJing as a respected and legitimate art form and championed the underground party scene in 1970 with his inaugural event called Love Saves The Day. The positivity he inspired on and around the dancefloor gave way to future discotheques like Paradise Garage and The Gallery.

Mancuso was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 for his outstanding work as a DJ and is honored by many as not only an immensely impactful figure of New York’s scene, but also as one of the pioneers of DJing and dance music culture as we know it today.

Source: Pioneering DJ and founder of The Loft David Mancuso has passed away – News – Mixmag