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Courtesy launches new label, Kulør, with Copenhagen techno compilation

Danish DJ Courtesy is launching a new record label called Kulør (´Colorful’ in Danish) on October this year. Kulør will kick off with ‘Kulør 001’, a 10-track compilation of techno from Copenhagen producers, opened with a track by Martin Schacke, who has been supported by the likes of Nina Kraviz. Courtesy describes the label as “a platform […]

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Former Amsterdam prison to be converted into music venue during ADE

Bijlmerbajes prison, a sinister and defunct penitentiary located near Amsterdam’s Amstel railway station, will be converted into a massive party location during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this year. Organized by Audio Obscura, the famous prison – which was officially closed in 2016 – will host three parties between Thursday, October 18 and Saturday, October 20. The first night […]

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Hannah Wants reveals she’s been battling breast cancer for the past 18 months

Hannah Wants has released statement on Instagram revealing she was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 months ago. The UK artist details the life-changing impact the diagnosis has had on her life, making her reevaluate her lifestyle choices and led her down a “much more spiritual path”. She has also reduced her workload and taken more time to relax, […]

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Hackney Arts Centre unveils new name ahead of September

East London’s latest cultural venue has this week unveiled its new name, branding and design. Previously known as Hackney Arts Centre, the creative project has been re-named Evolutionary Arts Hackney, AKA EartH. The venue has also shared its updated autumn programme, which features artists such as Erol Alkan, George FitzGerald, Grouper, Leon Vynehall, Gilles Peterson and […]

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Ben Sims’ new compilation is a 50-track exploration into modern techno

Ben Sims has announced a new 50-track compilation featuring new music from the likes of Steffi, Robert Hood, Luke Slater, Mark Broom, Oscar Mulero and more. Titled ‘Tribology’, the compilation and mix are due to be released on Sims and Kirk Degiorgio’s imprint Machine later this year. With musical contributions from Sims and Degiorgio, the sprawling 50-strong release is comprised […]

Despite hopes that Sydney’s choke-hold lockout laws could be removed by the end of the year, yet another beloved venue has fallen victim. The World Bar, an iconic Kings Cross hot-spot for electronic music performers and nightlife in the city, has announced its sudden closure on social media. “We are sad to tell you that we […]

London collective Rupture has announced the launch of EQ50, a selection of workshops encouraging women and non-binary people to get involved in the drum ‘n’ bass community. “Drum ‘n’ bass is typically monopolised by men and we’d like to take steps in shifting that paradigm,” said EQ50 founder, Mantra. “The aim of the event is to […]

For its third year in a row, IHEARTCOMIX’s charity event LA Gives Back will bring eight of Los Angeles’ most prominent labels and party crews together for a night of giving and dancing. Taking place at LA’s historic nightlight destinations, Catch One, on Wednesday, December 19, the music curators on board for this year’s event include Adult Swim, Emo Nite, Ninja […]

!K7 has tapped the prolific Brighton-based artist Leon Vynehall for the 67th installment of the label’s ‘DJ-Kicks’ series. The 26-track mix features new material from the man himself as well as unreleased tracks from rising Canadian DJ-producer Peach, Pavilion and Hessle Audio affiliate, Ploy. Beyond that, the release includes a blend of hidden gems that will become available digitally for the […]

MDMA may be an illegal party drug but its potential usefulness for treating mental health problems has been highlighted by a new study. Neuroscientists at King’s College London and Oxford University, led by Mitul Mehta and Anthony Gabay, have conducted new research into the chemical. Their findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, indicate the drug has therapeutic effects that could […]

A silent disco craze has taken Edinburgh by storm and a large number of residents in the Scottish capital are fed up with it. Donning wireless headphones while galavanting, singing and dancing through the streets of the city, these large tour groups have been characterized by many as a serious public menace. Aside from the fact that […]

This year during Art Basel in Miami, visionary techno artist Dubfire will be launching a new all-night b2b concept, titled CODE. Known the world over for his ability to play lengthy marathon sets, each CODE show will see Dubfire perform open to close b2b sets with a variety of DJs and live artists from across the underground dance music spectrum. […]

Andy C has been announced as XOYO‘s next resident. For 13 consecutive Fridays, the drum and bass legend will invite guests to join him at the Shoreditch venue, and play all night long on the opening and closing dates. He will become the first DJ to be invited back to the club for a second residency, taking […]

The 2019 schedule at London club Printworks has been revealed. January 19 marks the first show with Beat Horizon, bringing Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah alongside British talent Akala. Derrick Carter comes to London alongside Jocelyn Brown and Horse Meat Disco for La Discotheque on February 1 and Eats Everything brings Edible to the building on February 2 with Nastia and Green Velvet. […]

With over 70 years of experience designing turntables and other hi-fi electronic products, the Swiss engineering company Lenco has successfully created the world’s first 3D printed record player, The Lenco-MD. Modular and made-up of mostly renewable resources, the Lenco-MD was first presented at IFA Berlin 2018 – a consumer electronics fair where the design was ranked as top three […]


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