Our favourite sets from Euro-summer
As the sun sets on festival season in the northern hemisphere, anticipation is starting to build down under. If you haven't heard, Europe's festival season just "went off". Think 'coiled spring' or 'overly taught elastic band'.
It's time now to bring the party back to Australia. Festival X will be one of the first large-scale festivals to land in 2022, and we are gearing up for our most extensive tour to date.
So, to get you all jazzed up, we've compiled our favourite mixes and moments from the far-away summer just gone, with a slight bias towards the Festival X family, of course.
Things kicked off in Europe in May when Calvin headlined Radio 1's Big Weekend, the official start to UK summer parties, and he proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's still the leading light of HOUSE.
It's hard to pick a favourite Nina K 2022 moment; a relentless schedule saw the Russian DJ/producer barely miss a weekend, from the darkest Ibizan clubs to the most significant European festivals.
Our personal highlight is this one from Belgian long-runner, Pucklepop. A stunning 90 minutes of fast, hard and rolling Kraviz with a bunch of unreleased stuff from her label thrown in.
A defining moment for the UK duo. Criminally underrated? Maybe. One of the slickest Boiler Room live sets of recent years? Undoubtedly.
Here's Prospa at AVA festival in Belfast!.
OK, technically not a festival set, but one we couldn't skip. Alex, live in the mix from Berlin's most pristinely tiled radio studio. Here's Boys Noize from HOR.
Nora En Pure
How do you stand out in a sea of Pandemic live streams? Swiss Mountain (2021)? On the back of a boat in the Bahamas (2022)? When it comes to filming DJ sets, Nora goes the extra mile. Here's her real-life set from another insanely stunning backdrop, EDC. One of our deep summer favs.
Killer stuff from the Frenchman recorded at Ultra 2022. Öwnboss & Sevek's 'Move Your Body' goes off, John Summit's La Danza makes a well-timed appearance (house cut of the summer?), and it's littered with exclusive remixes and edits from the man himself.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan has been blazing a trail all year and still had time to drop one of the hottest LPs of 2022, Traumazine.
X will be Megan's first time in Australia, and if her headline sets at Glastonbury and Wireless are anything to go by, we're in for a thrilling ride.
Don't miss it, hotties.