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Keep Sydney Open is considering running for parliament

Keep Sydney Open will run for New South Wales (NSW) state parliament if it can get enough support. The group was formed in opposition to the city’s lockout laws, introduced in February 2014, and has been the main organizer of rallies and events to protest the restrictions, which have led to the closure of much-loved bars and clubs in the city’s […]


Video games are influencing a generation of electronic music innovators

  Video games have soundtracked the youth of countless people who’ve grown up in the past three decades. As more and more of Generation Y come of age, we’re seeing more and more producers crafting music heavily indebted to an upbringing surrounded by swirling neon color, flashing images and glossy synthesized noises – and it’s […]


The Paradise Garage building is being demolished

The building that used to house the iconic Paradise Garage is being demolished. The Larry Levan fan page on Facebook posted pictures of the notice of demolition that has appeared on the club’s former home in recent days. The notice shows that permission for the demolition was granted in July. Since the club’s closure in 1987, the […]


A Berlin nightclub has banned turntables and CDJs

A Berlin club has gone against the norm and banned turntables and CDJs in its establishment. Kreuzberg club Liquid Sky Berlin has declared itself as a venue that doesn’t “represent ordinary DJ culture”. The club wrote in a post: “This is NOT because we disrespect DJs. It’s because we are not just another Berlin nightclub. We […]


​DJ Perly becomes the first woman to win the DMC annual DJ battle

New York City’s DJ Perly has become the first female to win the DMC US Finals, the annual DJ battle which has been running for 32 years. She joins a host of legendary artists who have won the championship in the past, including A-Trak, DJ Craze, Mixmaster Mike, Q-Bert and more. To become the champ, […]

Barcelona festival Sónar is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year by sending music to outer space. Specifically composed pieces of music will be transmitted to a planet 12.4 light-years from earth called GJ 237b as part of the festival’s birthday. It’s the first time communication has been attempted with a potentially habitable exoplanet. Nina Kraviz, […]

Google’s parent company Alphabet has invested in a new startup called UnitedMasters which aims to replace major record labels by supporting artists in a unique way. Lead by former president of Interscope Records Steve Stoute, UnitedMasters recently raised $70 million from Alphabet as well as 20th Century Fox and the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, according […]

Following the release of his transformative hit track ‘Levels’ in July of 2011, Swedish artist Avicii was all-at-once showered with celebrity and catapulted into the hectic lifestyle of an high-demand touring DJ. Starting at just 18 years old, the artist’s meteoric rise to fame was followed by a wildly demanding tour schedule which required him to hastily […]

New York City house don Kenny Dope has remixed Purple Disco Machine’s latest single into a massive key and horn driven feel good belter. Reworking the classic-disco-house-inspired ‘Love For Days’, featuring UK-based vocalist Karen Harding and Boris D’lugosch, the Masters At Work legend lifts the track to another level of dancefloor anthem with his funk-infused […]

To mark the 30 year anniversary of Street Fighter II’s release, a number of artists have remixed its soundtrack. Ryan Hemsworth, Knxwledge (pictured), WAVVES and Samsara have all put out remixes so far, and Red Bull Music Academy is calling for further submissions, as part of its Hyperdub-collaborating Diggin In The Carts series. A new sample pack has […]

East House is a new mid-size 450-capacity club with a floor-level booth that is opening in Lisbon on December 31. The club promises a regular calendar of electronic music events, from both DJs and live acts, and to play the role of a “research lab for new methods and practices that aim to contribute to […]

A new study has revealed the positive effects of magic mushrooms treating depression. 19 patients ingested the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin, with results showing that half of them had responded positively after five weeks. Reduced depressive symptoms happened as a result of decreased amygdala CBF, as stated by Scientific Reports. The study goes on to say: “The […]

Sydney-based hip hop artist Sampa The Great has announced a new mixtape and shared the release’s soulful second track ‘Bye River.’ The 13-track ‘BIRDS AND THE BEE9’ is out November 10 on Big Dada and also features ‘Rhymes To The East,’ released earlier this month. Kwes Darko, Sensible J (REMI) and Alejandro ‘JJ’ Abapo (Silent […]

  Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) has joined Julien Temple’s upcoming Ibiza – The Silent Movie as its music director. The film will feature music from and curated by the DJ. The project is a feature-length documentary that will provide a “compelling audiovisual journey into Ibiza’s bohemian soul”, featuring original material documenting the island’s club scene alongside […]

Grime artist Solo 45 is to stand on trial after being charged with 29 counts of rape. The latest charges for the MC, real name Andy Anokye, follow two previous charges of rape and one of false imprisonment and one of actual bodily harm, according to the BBC. It’s reported that three people later made allegations […]

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