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HYTE just announced techno legend Chris Liebing as the latest addition to the line up of HYTE NYE Berlin 2018

Hyte will take place on Monday December 31st at Funkhaus Berlin. The techno grandmaster and Mute Records artist completes the line up around previously announced headliners Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens und Stephan Bodzin.

Chris Liebing, the German stalwart, who has been a firm fixture in the global techno scene for the better part of 25 years, will return to the famous Berlin HYTE event for the fifth year running. The techno mainstay just released his new LP “Burn Slow”. Chris has once again shown fans his multifaceted talent. The 10-track album, released via Mute in early September, sees the Frankfurt-based artist explore more experimental pursuits.

HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 will be held at Berlin’s legendary Funkhaus venue. Built in 1951, the colossal East German complex used to host the biggest radio broadcasting site in the world. Today serving as a playground of the city’s vibrant underground scene, the building is a beautifully preserved piece of Berlin’s past, mixing Bauhaus architecture with Soviet aesthetics and industrial vibes. The event will take place at the so-called Shedhalle, a one of a kind warehouse with very rough but beautiful aesthetics, which is part of the Funkhaus complex.

Staying true to their extended party roots, HYTE will once again put clubbers’ stamina to the test, offering them a 24-hour marathon on NYE and NYE to remember. To ring in the New Year in style, HYTE will kick off as early as 18:00 on Monday, December, 31st and won’t pull the plug until 18:00, Tuesday, January, 1st 2019.

That’s the full line up of HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 (in alphabetical order)
Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin live
Anthea, Archie Hamilton, Butch, Caleb Calloway, Djebali, Fabio Florido, Federico Gardenghi, Ferro, Gregor Tresher, Guti live, Mahony, Modig, Soulphiction, wAFF, Woody, Yaya

Monday, December 31 2018, 18:00 – Tuesday, January 01 2019, 18:00
Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin, Germany

Line Up: Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Anthea, Archie Hamilton, Butch, Caleb Calloway, Chris Liebing, Djebali, Fabio Florido, Federico Gardenghi, Ferro, Gregor Tresher, Guti live, Mahony, Modig, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Soulphiction, Stephan Bodzin live, wAFF, Woody, Yaya

Adam Beyer, Andrea Oliva, Agoria, Apollonia, Art Department, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Benny Rodrigues, Bicep, Bjarki, Black Coffee, Bob Moses, Cajmere, Caribou, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Collabs, Craig Richards, Danny Tenaglia, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, DJ Harvey, DJ Koze, DJ Tennis, Dubfire, DVS1, Enzo Siragusa, Erick Morillo, Green Velvet, Gregor Tresher, Guti, Henrik Schwarz, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster, James Ruskin, Jeff Mills, Job Jobse, John Talabot, Joseph Capriati, Josh Wink, Kenny Dope, Kevin Saunderson, Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Loco Dice, Luciano, Maceo Plex, Mano Le Tough, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Martin Buttrich, Mathew Jonson, Matthew Dear, Matthias Tanzmann, Maya Jane Coles, Mind Against, Monika Kruse, Nastia, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Curly, Nicole Moudaber, Nightmares on Wax, Nina Kraviz, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Peggy Gou, Rebekah, Recondite, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood / Floorplan, ROD, Rodhad, Schwarzmann, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Speedy J, Steve Rachmad, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga, Tom Trago, wAFF and many #MORE…


SCOOTER, the biggest techno band in the world and the group behind massive hits like ‘The Logical Song’ and ‘Nessaja’, today announce a very special 25th anniversary tour of Australia – 100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED – to hit our shores this September/October. Already selling out stadiums and arenas across the world with their high-octane anniversary show, SCOOTER will return to Australia for the first time in over 10 years for a spectacular like no other, to match the force and energy that is SCOOTER. Kicking off at The Forum in Melbourne on September 27th, Scooter will then take 100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED to Adelaide’s HQ on September 28th, Sydney’s Roundhouse on September 29th, before closing out at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel on October 6th.

In their illustrious history, SCOOTER have spent more than 500 weeks in the singles charts and 300 weeks in the album charts, selling over 30 million units along the way. More than 80 gold and platinum records from all over the world. With 23 top ten hits across the world, SCOOTER are undeniably the most successful German techno act of all time. Releasing a staggering 19 studio albums, including the recent 2017 release ‘SCOOTER FOREVER’ on Central Station Records, fans are guaranteed to be delivered hit after hit, including the worldwide sensation ‘The Logical Song’, ‘How Much Is The Fish?’, ‘Nessaja’ alongside more recent singles ‘BORA! BORA! BORA!’

At the heart of the celebrations, the 100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED TOUR will be the biggest world tour SCOOTER have ever embarked on, taking them all the way around the globe and back again.


Central Station Records is synonymous with Australian dance music culture, and to celebrate 40 years since its inception, we are bringing together the A-List of Australia’s taste-makers and hit-makers for one night of pure debauchery. Set to take over Home – The Venue on Friday 11th August, with a plethora of DJs across three rooms, and live performances from Central Station’s very first pop star Dannii Minogue and most recent international success Starley.

Building her career on being a consummate professional, Dannii Minogue is pop music royalty and an icon within the LGBTI community. The Sydney exclusive performance will see Dannii Minogue dominate with a medley of hits including ‘I Begin To Wonder’ and ‘Put The Needle On It’, with as much flair as any Minogue show demands. After a whirlwind year, the label’s most recent success story, Starley, will be joining us for her first official Australian show. Her debut breakout smash ‘Call On Me’ has garnered over 430 million streams, and has just reached triple platinum in Australia. Starley will take mainstage with her live band who have recently performed on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Ensuring the main room is filled to the brim with back to back anthems, we present the king of kings Mark Dynamix, a colossal DJ set from Andy Van of Madison Avenue success (‘Don’t Call Me Baby’), Mixology master Bexta, the first lady of house Kate Monroe, and all round legend Pee Wee Ferris. Paying homage to the trance and hardstyle scenes over the years, Nik Fish, Archie, Amber Savage, John Ferris, Andrew James and Baby Gee will be taking you on a journey through the scene’s biggest moments under Sydney’s longest running club banner, Sublime. Last but not least we have a classic Vinyl only set from some of the key Oxford Street Store and label DJs over the years, including none other than Kid Kenobi, Ben Morris, Trent Rackus, Illya, Matt Nuguent, Jo Palumbo, Jeff Drake, and Chris Fraser.

Central Station Records has been an integral part of the Australian music scene for 40 years – arguable responsible for the introduction of dance music, and the longest running indie label in the country. From Jo and Morgan opening the iconic Pitt St record store in the late 1970s, to the trials and tribulations of pioneering their way through an industry dominated by the major labels, it has been a long and prosperous journey – all laid to paper in the release of the tell all book ‘Music Wars – 40 Years of Central Station Records’ out now, along with a 3xCD compilation of the same name due 7th July.


Sophie Francis, the wildly gifted teen from Holland, has taken the electronic music industry by af-sophie-34storm with her exceptional production prowess and enigmatic live DJ sets. A hit-maker at just 17, her most recent release, ‘Walls’ was voted ‘hot’ at Radio 538 in Holland by a 94% margin. That’s a 538 record! Walls was also a ‘Dance Smash’ on the station which meant it was the top track of the month, played once every hour for that entire month and included on the top selling Dance Smash year-end compilation. The compilation includes; Sophie, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Oliver Heldens, & Chainsmokers among others.

Media in her home country adore her and have been swift with coverage inviting her on national television, radio shows and she’s done many features for top magazines. This girl is on fire and is poised to be the first female DJ to take the #1 spot.

The true power of Sophie is that she’s the real deal. This girl can write, DJ and perform with such tenacity and passion that it’s impossible not to join in. Watch any performance of Sophie’s and you’ll understand how truly meant for this life of music she is. Artists are not made, they’re born and although Sophie is young in years, she’s light years ahead of artists twice her age. The energy she radiates feels pure and unpolluted. She’s not a copy of a copy, or trying to be someone else- she’s a true original and it’s something very special.

Sophie will surely be a household name come 2017. Promoters are vying for position, and there is quite literally a record label bidding war going on for her at this very moment. She has just inked a deal with Spinnin’ for her next few singles and has 30 festival dates confirmed in 2017 already.

With all this a girl could go a little crazy, but Sophie stays blissfully unaware that all this fervor is swirling around her. After all, she has her studies to attend to – finals are coming.


This year, on the occasion of their ten-year label anniversary, Diynamic will host multiple label parties in different major European cities. What’s exceptional: Two to three clubs will simultaneously play host to all of the label’s artists on each particular night. Therefore, the vast majority of the artists such as Solomun, Adriatique, H.O.S.H., Kollektiv Turmstrasse or Stimming, will play at each of the participating clubs. And for the grand finale, the whole Diynamic Family will come together at one big after hour party.

DIY: A simple idea, rooted in the wish to change the predominant principles and to do something in one’s own way.

Since 10 years now Diynamic – the artist collective surrounding label father Solomun – acts true to this calling. Since 2006 it’s all about releasing, partying, thinking ahead and doing it yourself. Born in the heart of Hamburg’s St. Pauli neighbourhood, now home in virtually every corner of the world.

Actually the beginnings of the DIY-era lie in 2003, when the first own party series of the clique around Solomun commenced in Hamburg. 2006 saw the founding of the music label Diynamic, followed by the opening of infamous EGO club in Hamburg’s red light district St. Pauli in 2009. This was soon succeeded by own Festivals on multiple continents, worldwide Diynamic Showcases and several successful residencies on Ibiza.

So how do you commemorate such a special anniversary? With a substantial birthday party, obviously! Reminiscing of all the wonderful club nights spent in the most exciting metropolises of this world, from intimate little joints to the most renowned venues of night life, makes us wish we wouldn’t have to decide where to celebrate. But who claimed that a party would have to be held at one single club only?

Starting with Berlin on April 9th and gloriously finishing in Hamburg on November 26th, the year 2016 will see many European metropolises taken over by Diynamic and its artists for an extended night each. The artists will take turns at all of the two or three participating clubs of each particular city and afterwards come together at an all day after hour party the following day.

The play times haven’t been decided yet, but what’s certain is that Solomun, H.O.S.H., Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Adriatique and other artists will play three times that weekend: once on Saturday night at Watergate, then another time Saturday night at Ritter Butzke, and then a third time at the after hour at Watergate on Sunday.

Whether you choose to follow your favourite artist around town or stay at your preferred venue or maybe even first join in at the after hour on Sunday, is completely up to you.

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Saturday, 9. April, 00:00 – open end
Line Up: Solomun, H.O.S.H., Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Stimming, DJ Phono, Thyladomid, Karmon, NTFO, Ost & Kjex, Magdalena, Johannes Brecht, Undercatt, Lehar

Ritter Butzke, Ritterstr. 26, Berlin
Watergate Club, Falckensteinstr. 49, Berlin


Sunday, 10. April, 10:00 – 23:59
Line Up: Diynamic Family back2back
Watergate Club, Falckensteinstr. 49

Diynamic Festival Amsterdam 2016

And the tradition continues: On Friday, May 27th 2016, now for the fourth year in a row, Diynamic Festival Amsterdam returns to Amsterdamse Bos for its annual label event. A close relationship ties the label to this city and its people, which is why this date is always a special for the whole Diynamic Family, which will attend in its entirety.

Last year has demonstrated why Diynamic keeps returning to the Dutch capitol: Even though Diynamic Festival Amsterdam 2015 has been bothered by some pretty serious rainfall, the people kept on dancing none the less and turned the event into an amazing party. This is what we call true commitment! While we can only hope for good weather, we can always count on the people of Amsterdam, which is why Friday, May 27th 2016 will see the fourth edition of the already traditional Diynamic Festival at Amsterdamse Bos, the city’s nearby forest.

Amsterdamse Bos even holds a new venue in store: Deep within the forest lies the enchanted Land van Bosse, tucked into the Amsterdam forest, still easy to reach by bike or by bus from Amsterdam city centre. The venue will accommodate two stages that will hold performances by the whole Diynamic family including Solomun, Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, H.O.S.H., Stimming, Karmon, NTFO, Thyladomid, Magdalena, Ost & Kjex, DJ Phono, Johannes Brecht, Undercatt and Lehar.
The event will start at 12:00h at noon and go on until 23:00h at night.

The finest of Diynamic Music will return to Amsterdam:
– Solomun, who is just taking a break from his 130 shows in the last 10 months
– Stimming, who’s releasing his 4th album in April
– Adriatique, who are about to release an EP on Cityfox and a Diynamic collab-EP with Lehar
– H.O.S.H., who just released a massive remix for Australian band Rüfüs
– Kollektiv Turmstrasse , whose “Sorry I’m Late” was Beatport’s most selling track 2015
– Karmon, who locked himself into his studio for the last weeks to work on some new material
– NTFO, who just released an EP on 20/20Vision’s sublabel, 20/20Editions
– Thyladomid, who is looking ahead to a heavy touring schedule for 2016
– Magdalena , who officially joined the roster in 2014
– Ost & Kjex, who released their “Freedom Wig” album last year
– Dj Phono, who just produced the live show for German band Deichkind
– Johannes Brecht, who will drop his debut album in 2016
– Undercatt, who just released a single on Sasha’s “Last Night On Earth” label
– Lehar recently joined Diynamic as an official family member

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Police and international students celebrate world game as Chile takes out the Beach Soccer Tournament title

Police and students have celebrated the world game in an international-themed Beach Soccer Tournament at Coogee, with the Chilean team taking out the title.

The tournament was hosted by Eastern Beaches Local Area Command at Coogee Beach yesterday (Sunday 27 September 2015), and involved teams of police officers and international students from across NSW.

Students, who are studying at schools, TAFE colleges, English language colleges, universities and other educational institutions in NSW, represented their country during the round-robin competition.

The event was proudly sponsored by Study NSW, Department of Premier & Cabinet, and Randwick City Council, while also being supported by Multicultural NSW.

Almost 200 students from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, took part in the competition.

The tournament also featured police from Local Area Commands across Sydney, as well as the Hunter and Illawarra.

The day culminated in a nail-biting grand final match between the police team and Chilean team, with Chile taking out the competition 1-0.

Corporate Sponsor for the Safety of International Students, Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate, said 2015 was the biggest and best tournament police have ever hosted.

“The wet weather certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, with almost 200 students from more than 37 countries coming together to enjoy the competition,” Det Supt Dengate said.

“Soccer has proven to be a terrific way to interact with students to help them feel welcome and safe in their new community.

“It was great for police officers and students alike to interact with one another, and break down barriers so students know they can come to us if they ever need help,” Det Supt Dengate said.

“It also gives students an informal setting in which to talk to police about their experiences or any challenges they may be facing, so officers are best equipped to understand their needs.

“The community spirit on the sand was phenomenal and there were thousands of people there to cheer on the players throughout the day and during the grand final decider, creating a spectacular atmosphere.

“We really appreciate the support from the local community, as well as the educational institutions, Randwick City Council, event sponsors and local business, all of whom played a part in making the day such a success,” Det Supt Dengate said.

To view images and vision from the tournament, visit the NSW Police Force International Students Facebook page:

Police and international students go head-to-head in Beach Soccer Tournament at Coogee

Police and international students will go head-to-head today as they compete in a round-robin Beach Soccer Tournament at Coogee.

The tournament is being hosted by Eastern Beaches Local Area Command on the sand at Coogee Beach between 8.30am and 4pm today (Sunday 27 September 2015).

Major sponsors include Study NSW, Department of Premier & Cabinet, and Randwick City Council, and the event is also supported by Multicultural NSW.

The tournament will see police and international students celebrate multiculturalism in Australia while enjoying the world game.

Students from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, who are studying at schools, TAFE colleges, English language colleges, universities and other educational institutions in NSW, will represent their country during the competition.

The tournament will also feature police from Local Area Commands across Sydney, as well as the Hunter and Illawarra, building on relationships with students from their local educational institutions.

The community are welcome to come and join in the fun; the event is free and there will be a number of cultural and police displays, as well as a selection of international food stalls and live entertainment. A major trophy will also be awarded to the country with the loudest and proudest fan base on the day, so everyone is encouraged to come down and support their team.

WHEN: 8.30am-3.30pm TODAY (Sunday 27 September 2015)

WHERE: Coogee Beach

Arden Street


For more information, visit the NSW Police Force International Students Facebook page:

Police investigate man’s death following DEFQON festival

A coronial investigation is now underway into the death of a man, who was found unconscious at a music festival at Penrith overnight.

Shortly after 11pm (Saturday 19 September 2015), emergency personnel were told a man had been found unconscious in a tent at the DEFQON festival, being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

The man’s friends rendered first aid until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived and he was taken to Nepean Hospital, where he later died. Police have identified the man as being aged 26 and from Albury.

During the festival, police arrested 60 people; 46 arrests were for drug offences, four of which for drug supply, with two people allegedly caught with 46 pills, believed to be MDMA.

Others arrested were charged with public order and trespass offences.

Nine people were taken to Nepean Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

An investigation is now underway into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death with witnesses to be interviewed by Penrith detectives. They are appealing for anyone with information about the man’s death to contact Penrith Police.

Investigators will prepare a report for the NSW Coroner.

During the festival, police arrested 60 people; 46 arrests were for drug offences with the remainder being for public order and trespass offences.

Four of the drug arrests were for supply offences with two patrons allegedly found with 46 pills, believed to be MDMA.

Nine people were taken to Nepean Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

In a related operation, a bus heading to the festival was stopped on Sherbrook Road at Hornsby by officers from Kuring Gai LAC. More than 30 passengers were searched with 14 found to be in possession of drugs including MDMA and cannabis.

Subsequent to this stop, a search warrant was executed at a home in Cecil Road at Hornsby. Police allegedly found white powder suspected of being cocaine as well as pills, believed to be MDMA, steroids and $5800 cash. Inquiries are continuing.