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Alfresco Festival is returning to its original home of Colebrook Park in Tunbride Wells, Kent, for its fifth edtion this summer. Taking place across a bank holiday weekend from May 21 to 25, the intimate festival is welcoming some big names from the world of house, soul, disco and more. Matthew Dear, Nightmares On Wax, LCD Soundsystem’s […]

Behind the Soundtrack: ‘Uncut Gems’ with Daniel Lopatin is a collaborative production between Lopatin and Moog Music to showcase how the eclectic composer used synthesizers to create the dynamic score. Uncut Gems, the most recent crime thriller from The Safdie Brothers, follows Howard Ratner (played by Adam Sandler), a New York City jeweler, whose risky gambling […]

Two people were taken to hospital after being stabbed at an ANTS party during Mexico’s Esto Es Tulum festival in the early hours of Monday morning. One has been left in a critical condition with a knife wound to the neck. The two Mexican nationals were reportedly attacked by local cartel members who mistook them for drug dealers, according […]

Australian artists and labels are rallying in support of the relief fund for the bushfire crisis sweeping across the country by putting previously unreleased music on sale and donating the proceeds to organisations and charities tackling the fires. Mall Grab, DJ Plead, Cop Envey, Iota, Lou Karsh and Logic1000 are among the artists who have […]

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 […]


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