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Back in July, Beatport introduced a new Hype Charts feature to its website to “strengthen its commitment to developing independent music and labels”, give smaller labels “greater visibility” and make it easier to identify unique and upcoming music from all over the world. With approximately 25,000 new releases added to the store each week, these Hype Charts […]

Powell and Wolfgang Tillmans are joining forces to release a new EP titled ‘Spoken By The Other’ via XL Recordings. The pair first met at the Tate Modern back in 2017, when contemporary artist Tillmans was programming a slew of performances to coincide with his exhibition at the London gallery. From there, Tillmans went on to direct visuals […]

Kingston-born, London-based artist Alicai Harley has shared a brand new single titled ‘Proper Paper’. In typical Alicai fashion ‘Proper Paper’ is an infectious dancehall-inflected earworm that encompasses the sounds of the UK with a clear nod to her Jamaican hometown. The track premiered this week (October 18) via Julie Adenuga’s Beats 1 show and follows up her […]

Swedish House Mafia have announced their full return with a homecoming show in Stockholm next summer. The show, at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on May 4, 2019, will be their first headline show in Sweden in six years. They’ll be playing new music for the first time since reforming. Rumours of a full reunion were fueled by […]

Carl Cox (pictured) will headline the second night of Creamfield’s Steel Yard London next year, presenting his Space Ibiza show. He joins Saturday headliner Eric Prydz, who will take his HOLO live show for its exclusive London debut. Steel Yard London will take place on May 25 and 26 next year in Finsbury Park. Artists will perform […]

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, West Coast hip-hop pioneer Ice-Tannounced the launch of his brand new music label, Electronic Beat Empire – an imprint which he has billed as “a serious techno label.” Teaming up with long-time friend and collaborator Afrika Islam – former member of the iconic breakdance squad Rock Steady Crew and disciple of electro […]

Soundcloud has announced that all SoundCloud Go+ subscribers will soon be able to stream SoundCloud’s catalog directly into a number of various kinds of DJ software. Partnering with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, Hercules, Mixvibes and DEX3, those paying for the SoundCloud subscription will be able to use any tune from the streaming services 190 million track […]

ABC News is receiving strong criticism from house music fans the world over after branding David Guetta the ‘Grandfather of Electronic Dance Music’. In a recent interview with the French DJ on his latest album ‘7’, the ABC News clip praises Guetta for supposedly ‘bringing house music back to America’, leaving both house fans and artists insulted. Social […]

Filmmakers Jennifer Washington and Kristian Hill are currently raising funds via Kickstarter for their new documentary God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno. For the past seven years, Washington and Hill have been researching and documenting the lives of seminal Detroit techno pioneers such as Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter and Santonio Echols. Through their […]

Bizarre new licensing conditions for Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park, London state that artists are no longer allowed to swear or wear “offensive” clothing. Despite efforts from The Friends of Finsbury Park group to have the music festival’s license completely revoked, new restrictions request that artists “do not sing or play any vulgar, obscene or banned songs”, as well […]


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