During the summer of 2012 celebrated Belgian DJ Maxim Lany hit the decks at an intimate barbeque in Belgium. The party got unexpectedly wild, with adults, kids and even the owners of Megève’s Le Chalet Zannier moving merrily to Maxim’s hypnotic beats. The evening’s unforgettable vibe resonated with the owners – the energy, the dancing, the spirit – and led to the creation of the exclusive Le Chalet Volume 1 compilation.
Inspired by the simplicity and natural beauty of the hotel and its surrounds, the album features a memorable mix of tracks teetering between lounge and dance by Maxim, his friends, and a standout selection of artists from his label Lany Recordings.
With spectacular scenery, soothing thermal spas and over 220 kilometres of superb ski slopes, it’s no wonder Austria’s Gastein valley is constantly stealing the spotlight. If you’re considering heading for the hills this ski season, we’ve got the sweetener to seal the deal. From the 15th to the 24th of March the Austrian Alps are set to be sizzling with the red-hot rhythms of the annual Snow Jazz Gastein Festival.
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What better way to mark the end of the Alpine ski season than to soak up the sounds of a handful of internationally acclaimed musicians at a cosy acoustic festival, with the majestic Matterhorn mountain as the backdrop? From the 9th to the 13th of April the Swiss Alps are set to be flooded with the hum of Zermatt Unplugged – the festival of unadulterated sounds.
Not only is Barcelona’s Hotel OMM celebrated for its bold cosmopolitan design and Michelin Star restaurant overseen by the legendary Roca brothers, it’s also making waves on the city’s vibrant nightlife scene. Coming up on the menu is the prolific Chicago-based producer and DJ Amir Alexander.
Croatia – The Korkyra/Korcula Baroque Festival is a new annual international event hosted on this historic island, which will be launched from 7th to 16th September 2012 in collaboration with the Conde Nast hot-listed Lesic Dimitri Palace Hotel – a tres chic boutique holiday hideaway housed in a former palace.
The festival will showcase a selection of the world’s leading ensembles and soloists specialized in Baroque music, including the Academy of Ancient Music (Great Britain), Laurence Cummings (Great Britain), Le Parlament de Musique (France), Currende & Eric Van Nevel (Belgium), La Venexiana (Italy), Red Priest (Great Britain), the Croatian Baroque Ensemble (Croatia) along with others.
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