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Author: Dan Hudson Smith

Ibiza Venues to Close for Two Weeks During Summer

A clutch of venues in Ibiza will be forced to close this summer due to a number of “unresolved noise complaints” received during the 2017 season. The undisclosed San Antonio venues will be forced to close for two weeks additionally to receiving fines totaling £8,036 for their role in what local publication, Dario de Ibiza called “acoustic contamination”. Along with the enforced restricted opening times placed on venues in the area last year, the announcement appears to support the assumption that Ibiza officials are doing their utmost to silence the bars and dance floors of San Antonio’s West End...

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Check Out Carl Cox Latest BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

BBC Radio 1 has turned to techno wizard Carl Cox to concoct the very first Essential Mix of 2018. It’s been 25 years since the Essential Mix first aired on Radio 1 and the latest edition of the long-running mix series marks Cox’s 49th episode having curated his first mix way back in ’94. In what Cox describes as “the future of house and techno” the 120-minute mix features a mouthwatering array of tracks from the likes of Riva Starr, Anja Schneider, Booka Shade, Nathan Barato, Eats Everything and Dense & Pika. The Essential Mix also features two collaborative...

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Panasonic Unveil the Technics SP-10R

Panasonic has officially announced its latest addition to the Technics turntable family;  the SP-10R. The unveiling of the “most premium turntable ever” took place at the currently ongoing CES conference in Las Vegas following Technics first preview of the exciting SP-10 in last summer. The SP-10R will combine Technics’ most advanced digital and analogue technologies, boasting the most impressive Sound to Noise (S/N)* ratio, rotational stability and flutter, and wow ratio of any of its previously released turntables. Panasonic says this new edition of the resurrected SP10 “reach[es] new levels in near flawless sound.” For more information visit Technics...

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Las Vegas Residencies for Solomun, Jamie Jones & Black Coffee

Las Vegas has long been the home of indulgence and excess. A playground for the rich and even richer, over the last few years EDM become the official “sound” for many of the clubs and parties that make up the infamous Nevada resort. In an attempt at capitalising on the popularity of tech-house in the United States, and that of its European visitors love of the genre, leading resort and casino, the Wynn Las Vegas, has announced the first “tech house residencies” for the upcoming season by Solomun, Jamie Jones and Black Coffee. Wynn Nightlife managing partner Alex Cordova...

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Deadmau5 Working on “Most Epic” Project

Deadmau5 has always been about progression. Never one to stand around for too long, Canada’s electronic don has had a busier than average New Year even by his restless standards. However, the Mau5trap boss, who is far from a newbie when it comes to creating hype, especially via social media, claims to be “currently working on the most epic thing [he’s] ever done with my music.” A bold claim from the man who last year brought to the world the awe-inspiring Cube 2.1 stage set-up. Accompanying the Twitter post was an image which clearly shows a copy of Native...

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Above & Beyond Share Anjunadeep Best of 2017 Mix

Above & Beyond shared Part One of their Group Therapy mix toward the back of 2017. Now, Part Two has been shared with a focus on music released via the trio’s record label, Anjunadeep. Anjunadeep had arguably it’s most productive year in 2017 releasing some incredible music by new and established artists such as Alpha 9, Oliver Smith, Illan Bluestone plus dance veterans Gabriel & Dresden. Check out both Part One and Part Two of Above & Beyond’s ‘Group Therapy Best of 2017’...

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Where To Go? New Years Eve 2018

You all know the story, it’s the morning of New Year’s Eve and you and your friends still haven’t planned where to go or what to do? If only there were a UK based electronic music website that had kindly collated the very best NYE parties Europe has to offer in order to save you the time and effort of scouring the web in search of which venue your favourite DJs will be playing this New Year’s Eve. Well, EDMR has done just that. We hope our humble guide to Europe’s best parties will assist you in finding the...

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Grime Legend Wiley To Receive MBE

After nearly twenty years, eleven albums, countless mixtapes, an autobiography and the odd artist dispute (beef), Wiley, will be awarded an MBE as part of the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Wiley, who was born Richard Kylie Cowie Jn, has been an ever-present force in the music industry since his formative years as a leading member of pioneering garage outfit, Pay As U Go Cartel and later with Roll Deep. The influential, 38-year old musician is widely regarded as the godfather of grime and also the originator of the eskibeat, a derivative of the original grime sound which...

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Listen to Solomun’s 2017 ’Christmas In Bed’ Mix

If you’re still yet to catch Solomun’s eerily awesome ‘Christmas In Bed’ mix for 2017 then we advise you do, quickly. The Diynamic boss shared the near hour long mix to Soundcloud with the following festive message; “Christmas is not only a holiday, but also a bridge; something that connects one person with the other. “We all need to use these bridges and reach out to one another, to share our joy and our pain, to look past the differences and to realize that in the end we are all one. “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to...

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REVIEW: ORO feat China Fox ‘Escape’

ORO is the production alias of US duo Oscar Olivio & Alexander Conway. For their debut release ‘Escape’ the pair have partnered with female vocalist China Fox. Diligently crafted ’Escape’ begins in a subtle, almost subdued fashion with furries of drums stuttering alongside China Fox’s enchanting vocals. A searing orchestral melody introduces the first chorus to a backdrop of distressed strings and horns making for a tense, ambient-dance number bolstered by a brooding EDM bassline. Check out ORO feat China Fox ‘Escape’...

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The RA Guide Now Available on Android

After three successful years on iOS, the RA Guide is now available on Android. Online electronic music magazine Resident Advisor launched the “event-focused” app in 2015. Since then the RA Guide has attracted more than half a million iOS users with the numbers set to rise further following the release of its Android counterpart. Based in London with offices in Germany, America, Australia, and Japan, Resident Advisor (also known as RA) is an online news source covering electronic music news. Each week, countless promoters add their events to RA making it the go-to for electronic music fans looking to plan their night...

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Music Creation Platform Splice Raises $35M In Funding

A cloud platform tailored to music creation and collaboration has raised $35m in funding and has paid its artists/users $5m since launching in 2013. Splice integrates with key DAWS offering ability to collaborate, share ideas and also preview individual samples one by one, purchasing them using credits purchased through the platform. There’s also the option for producers to ‘Rent-to-Buy’ plugins which include iZotope’s Ozone 8 and Xfer Records Serum. Splice CEO Steve Martocci said: “Our vision is big: to transform the way musicians create and collaborate, to foster a culture of openness in music, and to uncover new revenue streams for...

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