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Camden’s KOKO club is currently on fire. The popular club had recently closed its doors to transform into a “world-class music and hospitality destination” and was set to reopen in Spring 2020. This may now be delayed after today’s events. The hefty fire is already being tackled by the London Fire Brigade with about eight […]

Berlin’s beloved Griessmuehle club is at risk of closure. In an Instagram post ahead of their NYE party, the club announced a “Save Our Spaces” campaign, stating that it may be the venue’s last New Year’s Eve event. In a video for the campaign, they discuss the space that Berlin creates as a place of freedom and the importance […]

A heavyweight grime beef has been ignited between the genre’s originator Wiley and current biggest star Stormzy. The beef was sparked on New Year’s Day when Wiley went on a Twitter rampage, taking aim at Stormzy for his friendship and work with Ed Sheeran, and subsequently taking shots at AJ Tracey. The beef started when a Twitter user […]

In dance music’s latest surreal twist, a video of Omar S being serenaded by a very keen car salesman at a Nissan dealership in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has been discovered online. The video shows the Detroit house and techno icon shopping for a limited edition 2020 50th anniversary Nissan GTR, before salesman Bobby Lundwall raps about the purchase […]

In a series of ‘Decade’s Ends’ tweets, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) revealed that streaming now makes up a staggering 80 percent of the US music market, up from 7 percent in 2010. The organisation also found that paid streaming music subscriptions, such as Apple Music and Spotify, grew from 1.5 million in 2010 to 61.1 million in 2019. While […]

Seminal footwork collective Teklife has released a new, free compilation, titled ‘TEKLIFE VIP 2020’. The project features contributions from a whole raft of label associates, including DJ Spinn (pictured), DJ Manny and DJ Taye. It is the third ‘VIP’ compilation to have been released by the label, following 2016 and 2018’s editions. You can stream the compilation via Soundcloud below, where you can also find the […]

Recondite will release a new album, titled ‘Dwell’, on January 24 via Ghostly International. It will be his second LP on the label, having released ‘Hinterland’ back in 2013. When discussing the album title, the artist explains, “It’s like when you’re on a hike and you stop and look at the scenery; you may know which path […]

Night Slugs don L-Vis 1990 has dropped a 16-track album full of previously unreleased material, titled ‘Decade Of Dubz’. The pay-what-you-like project features original tracks, edits of other artists’ tracks and his own, as well as collaborations with the NAAFI Allstars, Dinamarca DJ Taye and Jimmy Edgar. The artist revealed to Mixmag that “this will be the last time I’ll be […]

Kiwi promoters Friendly Potential will throw their inaugural open-air Beacon Festival at Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf on March 14, 2020. Richie Hawtin will play his first New Zealand date in two decades at the festival, while Job Jobse and Nina Kraviz make their returns to the country. The festival has also booked Carista, Skatebård and Lauren Hansom (the latter two making their New Zealand debuts at Beacon Festival) […]

The inquest into the death of Gideon Dawson has heard the legendary rave promoter died from health complications caused by taking a cocktail of drugs, including morphine he was prescribed after breaking multiple ribs. Dawson, who co-founded the Fantazia raves in the early 90s, was found dead aged 51 in his home in Cheltenham on April 14 […]


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