The STRØM Festival has slowly but inevitably cemented their reputation as one of Europe’s most important electronic music festivals. An exceptionally tight booking policy, ambitious, cutting-edge events held in off-kilter locations, and, of course, attractive, with-it, festival goers are part of a deftly curated package that grows in both quality and scope with each passing year.
It’s that time of year again. Time to endure the unsightly effects of consecutive days spent partying to mindless, repetitive beats. Time to show up late and quite possibly drunk for work. And time to enjoy the very best that the Copenhagen music scene has to offer. Despite the fact that ageing Distortion-goers invariably complain that everything was so much better in the ‘good old days’ dance music is undoubtedly in a very interesting place at the moment. And we would argue that the Distortion festival is still one of the best places in the world to experience the life-changing elation that comes with it. Ladies and gentlemen, step right this way for the AIAIAI Guide to Distortion 2014.
We've hooked up with our friends from Vans and Vice for a little Copenhagen celebration. It all goes down in the basement of an old monastery and we promise that it will be a lot of fun. If you’ve never been to Sankt Gertruds Kloster this is definitely the time to rectify that unfortunate state of affairs. In terms of creepy, post-apocalyptic, Game of Thrones-y vibes the saintly establishment delivers in every conceivable way.
The sun was shining, the drinks were cool, the vibe was chill. It was an alright day in Studio A. Thanks to everyone for coming down and standing around in front of AIAIAI HQ, beer in hand. Here’s a little video documenting the action from the Record Store Day celebrations in our flagship store.
Record Store Day is a day that celebrates the world’s physical record stores. This year we’re joining in the festivities and inviting a line up of local and international DJs and artists to play in Studio A. We’re also launching our new vinyl concept that offers a painstakingly curated selection of records, handpicked from the world’s leading vinyl distributors. Drop by Studio A on the 19th of April, have a Red Stripe or three and check out performances and DJ sets by Justin Miller, Disco Dick, Tyson Ballard and AIAIAI’s very own Ahle & Messi.
Neither AIAIAI or WEDIDIT see anything wrong with a little bump n’ grind. This was pretty much why we decided to hook up at the SXSW Festival for a parking lot party featuring Shlohmo, Paul Wall, Ryan Hemsworth and Tommy Kruise. A good deal of bump as well as a generous helping of grind ensued and WEDIDIT filmed it, made this video and sent it our way. Shouts to everyone for coming down and props to The Good Company for that polishing the video with that authentic, 90s, VHS shine.
Dunkel Radio is celebrating their two year anniversary and the launch of their new website with a get-together at the AIAIAI studio today
PHONO Festival is happening in Odense 12th-14th September. Dunkel Radio selects a guide to the three Danish acts not to be missed on the lineup this year.
We had a party in Hong Kong that celebrated the AIAIAI x SALT x Milk Magazine Instagram treasure hunt.
On the 30th of August Studio A will host an opening arranged by our friends at EIGHT Magazine and Red Bull Studios Copenhagen.
This Record Store Day sees our graphic designer's solo project, Yen Sleep, hook up with Danish duo Broke for a limited edition 12". Cop this visceral slice of intense machine-made music before the vinyl nerds buy in bulk and run for the hills.
Going out in Berlin is usually associated with clubbing and people often forget to check out all the bars the city has to offer. Getting wasted can be a treat, if you know where to go.
Dunkel Radio's Andreas Rosendal had a talk with the co-host Torsten Cordes about his new monthly club i/ O.
Hard at work and wasting no time during the Australian summer, the Aussie division of AIAIAI are cooking up big things in the fair city of Melbourne.
ZZZZZZZZZZZ...huh! What! Oh, it's you. Guess I must have dozed off, or something. Partying down for three consecutive days takes its toll, you know. Anyways, you should go see Pachanga Boys tonight.
Whatever you do, check out Tim Sweeney. If you're still alive, that is.
Not sure what to check out tonight in Nørrebro? Rasmus has your back.
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? It’s Copenhagen’s finest street-wrecking, city festival and it’s coming for your sanity like a brain-stealing thief in the night. We heart Distortion to death, which is why we made this guide to the fun-filled shenanigans. Enjoy.
Are you going? If not, what's wrong with you? Have you seeeeen the line-up? Matthew Dear, Hype Williams, Canblaster, Lil B, Kenton Slash Demon and Clark, among others. In other words, shit’s going down in Hamlet’s old stomping grounds.
This Friday AIAIAI Australia are proudly presenting an epic get together for leading creatives, and we think you should go.
In which Alis put on a grade A, Friday get-down at Christiania.
We threw a little shindig with our friends during NAMM. WhoMadeWho, Nosaj Thing and The Gaslamp Killer were in the house and in full effect.
We’re supporting this delightful soirée that our friends over at Firmament are throwing on Tuesday.
In which AIAIAI Australia help put on a great party in Melbourne. 'Espionage' is arranged by local cats The Operatives and it looks set to be pretty righteous.
At Bleep.com’s takeover of the outstanding Boiler Room show, Rustie played an equally outstanding if not full-on momentous set. And the TMA-1 was all up in the Boiler Room!
Get ready to get down with AIAIAI Australia and the Roof to Reel parties at the Rooftop bar.
The AIAIAI crew went to Amsterdam for the launch of the new Fool’s Gold limited edition TMA-1. We talked to Red Light Radio, held a launch party with the beautiful people at Precinct 5, drank ourselves silly, got down like funky robots on the floor of the Melkweg club and took pictures of it.
We’re pleased, proud and ever so slightly peppy. And the reason for this is that we’re just about to launch our latest headphone, the Fool’s Gold limited edition TMA-1!
LA' so hot right now. And our LA-based friend, Christine, is there to report on the heated shenanigans.
If we were filthy rich, the first thing we would do would be to get our butts on the first plane to Melbourne where AIAIAI Australia are hosting what looks set to be a grade-A get-down.