When is a festival not a festival? Some would say that festivals, by their very nature, need to be outdoors in the mud and rain to truly be included in the class. Yet others, such as Sonar in Barcelona have thrived on their mud-free status.
But regardless of whether it is a 'real' festival or a two day club event, Playground Festival, which takes place at Brixton Academy on 7th & 8th June has a line up that would shame many outdoor soirees into retirement.
XOYO probably isn’t the most lavish club you’ve ever frequented. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite, with a diminutive smoking area and two fairly grubby dancefloors among its more recognisable aspects. Not that it ever seems to matter; for it tends to attract a crowd that’s far more interested in partying than looking cool. And if you’ve ever paid a visit to a generic London club, chances are you’ll understand the importance of such traits.
Ahead of Return to the Future's 1st Birthday in London on January 25th, we have an exclusive guest mix from Italian DJ Silvie Loto.
The Tenax resident has been making big waves in the last few months under the expert tutelage of techno giant Marco Carola.
Her exclusive mix for DJ Mag is a low-slung minimalist adventure that belies the young Italian's years.