STORM is expanding internationally with a proposed Sydney, Australia event later this year. China’s largest dance music festival, STORM is already set to reach nine Chinese cities and Taipei this year.
Set to kick off on 3rd and 4th October in Shanghai, followed by Shenzhen on 21st and 22nd November, Budweiser Storm Festival is China's favourite EDM event.
The brainchild of trance-turned-EDM king Tiesto and China's own Jane Zhang, the festival will feature a track penned by the pair as its signature tune, the euphorically titled, 'Change Your World'.
We kick proceedings off in glitzy Shanghai. I’m launching a promo campaign for my radio show The Selector on the side of buses across the country for #UKmusiconthego. I play at Haven, a garish club in a converted church with floor-to-ceiling visuals and my own swimming pool, with a silver horse in my dressing room (?!). I’ll return to Shanghai come Monday for Disco Buffet in Jing’an, a mash-up vinyl night broadcast weekly on U-Dance radio.
Howie B has often found himself at the frontier. Whether it's been at the Africa Centre as Soul II Soul carved itself its place in British soul history. Or manning the desk while Björk became one of the most unlikely pop sensations in decades. Or forging the sound of the iconoclastic Tricky on 'Maxinquaye'. Or helping U2 to embrace bigger, more bombastic beats on their 1997 album 'Pop'. But the minute he can be categorised, or second guessed, that's it, he's off doing something else.