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Back in May, Beatport introduced Beatport LINK – a convenient subscription service that allows DJs to stream the music platform’s extensive catalog (over six million tracks) directly into performance software. This groundbreaking service is now available in the public beta of Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox software. Subscribers can preview and mix full-length tracks from an extensive catalog, before purchasing […]

A new study published in the journal Substance Abuse revealed what most of us already knew: posting on social media, texting and calling while on drugs is a bad idea. Conducted by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College, the researchers surveyed 872 adults entering electronic dance music parties in NYC who’ve confirmed previous […]

Two new docuseries about hip hop and Tupac Shakur are on the way. FX will air the new shows, starting with Outlaw: The Saga Of Afeni And Tupac Shakur. This one details the story of the ‘Changes’ rapper and his late mother, a longstanding activist. People who were close to the pair feature in the series, described as “an intimate wide-angle […]

Today, Apple has launched Apple Music For Artists – a new analytics tool for every artist on the music streaming platform. Available on iOS as a desktop interface and standalone mobile app, Apple Music For Artists gives anyone who has music posted on Apple Music the ability to pinpoint how their various releases perform in specific markets and cities […]

Fashion brand DKNY is ramping up to their 30th anniversary and have selected a familiar New York duo to help celebrate the special moment. The Martinez Brothers, who famously and proudly rep their hometown of the Bronx, are one of two music acts that have been selected as the face of DKNY’s 30th anniversary campaign. […]

Progressive house legend Sasha has announced a new limited-run, vinyl-only ‘LNOE Vinyl Archives’ series on his Last Night On Earth label, which will release previously digital-exclusive tracks onto vinyl for the first time.. Each release will feature three tracks from the LNOE back catalogue (a recent release, a classic label cut, and a stand-out hit), as well as […]

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the first person to DJ in space. Far away from the old site of the legendary Ibiza club you’re probably thinking of, Parmitano was in orbit to play tunes from the International Space Station. By DJing, we mean playing tunes from what looks to be a DJing app on a tablet, of […]

Malta has outlawed N-Ethylnorpentylone, a dangerous designer drug known as ‘Chinese ecstasy’, which resembles MDMA in look and smell but is reportedly three-times stronger and causes psychosis and paranoia, as well as potentially being lethal. The drug has become increasingly prominent in the black market since 2016, and has been linked to at least 125 deaths […]

The new 20-minute documentary Black to Techno is a stunning snapshot of the Detroit techno scene that reclaims the black origins of the genre’s innovative spirit and soul. Directed by British filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, the film was commissioned by Frieze and Gucci as part of their Second Summer of Love series. From New York’s underground culture to to the rise […]

Apple Music is hosting a series of unmissable Ibiza playlists. The curators are Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, who have created exclusive playlists that take you right into a couple of the best clubs on the island. Martin Garrix, David Guetta, FISHER and Black Coffee are all included in the selections, with big tracks that have dominated the 2019 season. […]


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