Going out clubbing this weekend? Here are 12 things you should be talking about on the smoking terrace...
The line-up for this year's Boomtown Fair is just getting ridiculous
now! The roster for the festival's bass, garage and grime-oriented Sector 6 arena
was announced today, adding So Solid Crew, Zed Bias, Hybrid Theory,
Mala, Om Unit, Special Request, AC Slater, Scott Garcia, Newham
Generals (pictured), Ms Dynamite and more to an already star-packed bill.
Goldie's been in the headlines twice this week. Firstly when he went
to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE, and used the occasion to
call for greater funding for the arts, and secondly when he was
announced as the host for the first Electronic Music Awards ceremony,
which takes place in Los Angeles on 23 April.
Remember we told you about Richie Hawtin and PLAYdifferently, the
new mixer he's co-designed with Allen & Heath? Well, he's taking
the mixer on a club tour to promote it, with a dozen dates scheduled
across the USA and Europe in March, April and May. He'll be at
Fabric, London on 26 March.
Grime's unstoppable rise continues... following Skepta's surprise
booking at Berghain, Stormzy has been announced as resident at We Are
Rockstars in Ibiza this summer.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are taking on those who say they're not
proper DJs by vowing to do an all-vinyl set at Tomorrowland on 24
Los Angeles is to get a brand new club playing house music seven
nights a week. Cure And The Cause, in the city's Glendale district,
opens on 5 March and is co-owned by Kenny Summit, with an impressive
line-up of residents that includes Jay-J, David Harness, Eric Kupper,
Eddie Amador and Colette.
Every fancied remixing 60s counter-culture icons The Doors? Well, now
you can – Groovetechaudio.com has a whole load of stems available
for free download (legitimately, as far as we can make out!)
NTS Radio are five in April, and they're celebrating with a series of
parties across London, culminating in a night at Corsica Studios on
the 8th with Nidia Minaj, Funkineven, Hierogylphic Being and more.
Swedish producer and DJ HNNY, aka Johan Cederberg, has pulled out of
a London DJ booking with Percolate and announced that he's retiring
from DJing altogether, citing unspecified personal health issues.
Here's wishing the man well.
Burial's albums Burial and Untrue are getting a repress on 180gm
vinyl. The new vinyl will also include the beatless tracks that were
previously only on the CD releases.
Aspiring beatmakers got another new online toy to play with this
week, with the launch of, er, Beat Maker from Splice. Beat Maker
features eight instruments and is free to try with 100 sounds, or you
can access over 850,000 sounds for less than a tenner. Give it a go
for yourself at splice.com
Martin Garrix appeared in a video on Twitter this in which he
confirmed that his debut artist album is to be released this year.
There's no word yet as to a title or release date, though.
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