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Defected Records has announced a new London festival for 2019. Defected London FSTVL, which will take place on September 14, will be the label’s first ever standalone UK festival, and is set to be their biggest London event to date. 10,000 people are expected to help the label celebrate its 20th birthday across 5 different […]

After committing a bizarre bank heist involving a home-built machine, a former acid house rave organizer was sentenced to serve 20-months in jail, according to Naked Security. 53-year-old Tony Muldowney-Colston, also known as Tony Colston-Hayter, was charged in October for stealing £500,000 from bank accounts after convincing people that he was their banking provider, said the Metropolitan Police. […]

Back in October, Soundcloud announced that all SoundCloud Go+ subscribers will soon be able to stream SoundCloud’s catalog directly into various kinds of DJ software. Serato DJ has become the first to roll out this revolutionary DJ software integration. This new assimilation enables creators to stream and mix SoundCloud’s massive catalog of original tracks in high-quality audio using a SoundCloud […]

First opening its doors back in October of this year, Beirut’s newest nightclub, The Ballroom Blitz, has quickly turned into one of Lebanon’s best locations for underground dance music. In just a few months, the venue has already welcomed the likes of Answer Code Request, Martin Buttrich, Actress, Max Cooper, Weval and more to take over its bumping […]

Nina Kraviz’s GALAXIID label has announced its second release, detailing a reissue of Solar X’s rare 1997 album ‘X-Rated’. The forthcoming reissue will see the album pressed onto wax for the very first time, with a digital release also scheduled. Originally releasing in February 1997, the sprawling project is sure to find new fans as it lands […]

An enraged Father Christmas in Cambridgeshire told kids to “get the fuck out” of a family friendly rave this week. In a tirade reminiscent of the Bad Santa films, Kris Kringle is said to have ripped off his Santa guise and shouted abuse at bemused parents and children after a nearby smoke machine set off the venues […]

Ziúr has released the recording of her hectic live set at Sydney’s experimental Soft Centre festival. Reminiscent of an Aphex Twin show, the recording opens with three minutes of white noise, followed by a speech taken from John Pilger’s 2013 Australian socio-realist documentary, Utopia, titled ‘I Am Not the Problem’. The set then transiently moves through abstract techno, metal and […]

On January 18, 2019, Netflix will release Fyre – a documentary about the calamitous Fyre Festival that grabbed the world’s attention in 2017. Directed by Chris Smith, the documentarian behind Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, the film will give viewers a “first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organisers themselves.” Back in […]

An ecstasy pill was discovered inside the wrapper of a hamburger sold as part of a kid’s meal at the Sonic Drive-In fast food restaurant in Taylor, Texas last Friday, December 7. Three employees were arrested after the police were alerted by the parents of the 11-year-old child who found the pill. Taylor police chief […]

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 […]

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