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Weekend Primer #6

Our regular Friday news round-up

2016 Mar 04     
2 Bit Thugs

Going out clubbing this weekend? Here are 10 things you should be talking about on the smoking terrace

1. Original dubstep pioneers Horsepower Productions will release a new album (only their fourth in a 16-year career) next month. Crooks, Crime & Corruption is out on Tempa Records on 29 April.

2. Kelis, Jurassic 5, Zed Bias, Floorplan, Skream, My Nu Leng, Novelist and Scuba have all been added to the bill for the Tramlines festival (pictured) in Sheffield on 22-24 July.

3. If you love old school house vibes, then note Sunday 27 March in your diary. Not only is it Easter, it's also when you can catch Robert Owens, Keith Thompson, Shades Of Rhythm, Michael Watson and Rozalla in action at (aptly enough!) Egg, London. The event's called Promised Land and also appearing are Jamie Lewis, Huck Finn, Kaiserdisco and many more.

4. Do Not Sleep will be hosting the Space terrace in Ibiza this summer, alongside We Love Space on Sundays. Line-ups, however, are still to be announced.

5. Having announced the Beatport sell-off this week, SFX Entertainment have now also confirmed that this year's TomorrowWorld (the US version of Belgium's TomorrowLand festival) will not be going ahead as planned.

6. In what's believed to be a dance music first, Hardwell's set at Nikki Beach in Miami next week will be live-streamed in 360° video. The 360° cameras will be in the booth with him, so if you've got Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR you'll be able to see the event just as Hardwell sees it.

7. Timmy Taylor's 1972 TK Records soul classic Why Can't We Live Together? (also covered by Sade in the 80s) is getting a vinyl reissue in the wake of its hook being sampled for Drake's smash Hotline Bling. It now comes complete with a remix by Late Nite Tuff Guy.

8. Tiga is taking up a 12-week residency at XOYO in London from 9 April to 25 June. Joining the Turbo Recordings main man will be Jackmaster, Laurent Garnier, Hudson Mohawke, Octave One and The Martinez Brothers. Though not all on the same night, obviously. That'd be chaos.

9. Technics' technology chief Tetsuya Itani spoke to What Hi-Fi? magazine about the £3K price tag attached to the new SL-1200, saying the company needs to recoup the cost of new manufacturing equipment. Which means that if you wait a couple of years, the price may drop...

10. And some nice news to end on... DJ EZ's marathon 24-hour DJ set raised nearly £60K for Cancer Research UK. Go EZ – big-ups don't come big enough!

 

 

 

 

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