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REVIEW: Arte Atomica ‘Hey DJ’

Electronic dance currently couldn’t be in any better shape. Which is in stark contrast to the early 00s when interest in “dance” music began to wain considerably after The Strokes and The Libertines made being in a band cool again. This saw countless new indie fanboys begin wearing jeans three times to small for them subsequently giving thrift shops in cities all over the world an unexpected boost in sales of ill fitting leather and ripped denim jackets. However, like everything music moves in cycles and it wasn’t long before a portion of said new-indie kids swapped their denims...

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Skrillex Working on New Album Says Diplo

After taking the ailing dubstep scene by storm at the back end of the 00s with a whirlwind of singles, EPs and collaborative efforts, Skrillex is currently now working on his second studio album. That’s according to Diplo who when talking with Argentine newspaper,La Nación at Festival BUE revealed that Skrillex is currently working on album number two which marks the follow up to his 2014 debut studio LP, Recess. Diplo also went to reveal there’s more music to come next from both Major Lazer and Jack Ü. “Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after...

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Flume Supplies Soundtrack for Greenpeace Campaign Video

Flume and Greenpeace have partnered to release a new video with a focus on raising awareness of the environmental issues threatening the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The video begins with breathtaking clips of the reef and its vibrantly coloured inhabitants set to a serene soundtrack. However as the track takes a turn for the darker so does the video as disturbing images of oil rigs and environmental disasters begin to appear. It’s a deeply thought provoking video and the unreleased Flume cut which soundtracks it couldn’t be any better suited. “Enjoy these previously unreleased sounds in collaboration...

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Ostgut Ton Announce ‘Berghain 08’ Mix by Fiedel

The latest instalment of Berghain’s mix series ‘Berghain 08’ has been mixed by Fiedel and will be released early next year, reports RA. It’s been nearly 3 years since the last edition of Ostgut Ton’s Berghain mix series with Fiedel’s effort coming in the shape of an unflinching, 140 minute set recorded at the famed Berlin venue. Ostgut Ton have said ‘Berghain 08’ features “off-kilter and bass-heavy techno sensibility” and while and official track list is yet top be unveiled expect to hear music from Hodge, Substance, DJ Hell, Dopplereffekt, Errorsmith, Noncompliant. The mix will be accompanied by a...

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Moby Reveals New Album Details

Moby has announced the title, track list and release date of his fifteenth studio album. ‘Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt’ will see the New York-born, Los Angeles-based electronic maverick return to his “soul, trip-hop and gospel roots.” The album will be released on March 2nd (2018) via record labels Little Idiot and Mute. The forthcoming record will mark Moby’s first solo record since ‘Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.’ which was released as a free download via his Little Pine restaurant website in 2014. Physical formats of ‘Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt’ will include gatefold-housed double LP edition and...

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Forms to Launch at Fabric in 2018 with Skream

A new fortnightly event series called Forms will launch at London’s Fabric early next year with the series opener taking place on 19th January. Already confirmed as headliner acts for the alternating Friday night promotion are Skream, Detlef, Kolsch and Michael Mayer with additional support slots from &ME, Pirate Copy, Yousef, Christoph, Andrew Hill, Monki, Dixon and others. Forms will take place every other Friday rotating with Fabric’s flagship club night FABRICLIVE and promises to “showcase some of the most exciting and influential names from across the house music spectrum.” Check out Forms listings for Jan, Feb and March;...

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Boys Noize Shares Pomp&Clout Acid Only Mix

German electronic maestro Boys Noize has all of us in the weekend spirit early today with a brand new strictly acid mix titled, ‘Aciiid.’ The Berlin based producer, DJ and label boss shared the rare mix exclusively via US creative production agency Pomp&Clout. The hour long set was recorded live at East London venue XOYO and marks Volume 28 of Pomp&Clout ongoing Mix Series which so far has featured Diplo, Harlem Soul Collective, Alvin Aronson, Nadastrom, Sage Caswell and Ethereal to name a few. For Volumes 1 – 28 of Pomp&Clout’s Mix Series head to the official website of...

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Stream We Are Modeselektor For Free

A 2013 documentary on German fan favourites Modeselektor is now available to stream entirely for free. Produced by Telekom Electronic Beats, We Are Modeselektor was only ever available on DVD and Blu-ray but the 75-minute documentary is now available to stream via Monkeytown Records’ official YouTube channel. The doc follows East German born freinds Sebastian Szary and Gernot Bronsert (Modeselektor) both on the road and in the studio. Whilst the pair are most noted for their progressive brand of EDM which incorporates elements of glitch, electro house and hip hop, We Are Modeselektor also looks at the success of their record...

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Back To Basics To Launch ‘Rare Classics’ Project

Back to Basics has announced the beginning of a new EP and album project compiled of dance-floor rarities entitled, ‘Rare Classics.’ Curated by resident and Back to Basics stalwart, Ralph Lawson the idea was first conceived two years ago and has been in the works ever since. All of the music selected to feature by Lawson represents different eras of the Leeds promoter’s sound offering a “a true picture of the music” played at Back to Basics events over the last 25 years. Scheduled to be released as 4 vinyl EPs the debut offering will be released in December...

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Eats Everything to Host Fundraiser in Bakery

Eats Everything is to perform live from a Bristol bakery in an effort to raise money for Crisis Centre Ministries. Taking place on November 30th at the Elemental in Bristol, the charity event, which is in association with Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, will donate half of the night’s proceeds to the charity which raises money to help those battling addiction and homelessness. The rest will go to Bristol based charity, LoveBristol whose aim is to build community spirit and support the regeneration of the area. For the headline charity slot, Eats Everything will be joined by a collection...

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Sasha & Alan Fitzpatrick Collaborate on ‘El Jefe’

Welsh techno titan Sasha has collaborated with Alan Fitzpatrick on a brand new track titled, ‘El Jefe.’ Set to be released via Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave imprint, the final release will feature two versions of ‘El Jefe’ that will both be released digitally on 8th December. On working with Sasha, Fitzpatrick said (via RA): “It was great to collaborate with Alan. We kept going back and forth, sharing ideas, trying different melodies, synths and beats. We were struggling to decide on a final version. In the end we just couldn’t choose, so decided to release both.” ‘El Jefe’...

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Tales of Us to Release Endless Remixes

A remix edition of Tale Of Us’ debut album Endless has been scheduled for vinyl release early next year (2018). Under the title of Endless Remixes the remix package “ranges from serene ambience to barrelling techno” and will feature re-edits of original tracks by Rødhåd, Monoloc, SCB (AKA Scuba), Kettenkarussell, Antigone, Woo York and Kiasmos. Tale Of Us’ ‘Endless Remixes will first arrive on digital formats next week (1st Dec) with its vinyl counterpart not set to be released until Feb 2018. Tale Of Us – Endless Remixes 01. Definizione Dell’Impossibile (Monoloc Remix) 02. Alla sera (Kettenkarussell’s Triangle Player Rework)...

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