Archive | Announcements

Sónar announces first phase of 2018 Hong Kong lineup

Barcelona’s Sónar festival has announced the first phase of artists for its 2018 production in Hong Kong.Sónar’s second Hong Kong edition will bring together a bevy of house, techno, experimental, and bass-leaning acts at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park on March 17 across six stages.The lineup boasts adroit house and techno acts like Heidi, The […]

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Dennis Ferrer to make fabric debut, announces b2b project with Skream

New Jersey-based house music pioneer Dennis Ferrer is set to make his debut at London’s fabled fabric Nightclub on Saturday, Feb 10. The Objektivity founder comes off a strong year in 2017, with his release of Damian Lazarus’ “Fly Away” reaching No. 2 on Beatport’s house charts. Ferrer’s Objektivity label continues to unearth and mentor some of the world’s most […]

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What So Not announces 30+ date ‘Beautiful Things’ world tour

2018 was projected to be a big year for What So Not with the anticipated arrival of his long-awaited full-length album debut. Now, as the ball gets rolling for the Aussie standout this year, What So Not is officially starting to deliver with the announcement of his upcoming Beautiful Things World Tour, slated to hit a handful […]

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Jeff Mills to partner with NTS and NASA for six-part radio show ‘The Outer Limits’

Techno stalwart Jeff Mills is preparing to launch a six-part radio series in partnership with the London-based radio station NTS and NASA, known as Jeff Mills: The Outer Limits.Conceived and curated by Mills, The Outer Limits is a 60-minute musical program which will explore “the intricacies of time and space.” According to the show’s NTS […]

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Awakenings announces monstrous two-day 2018 lineup

Awakenings Festival has announced its glorious 2018 lineup, which will descend upon the grounds of Spaarnwoude on June 30 and July 1.Over 100 artists will perform over the two days with some of techno’s heaviest acts fronting the bill. Artists like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth, and more, are some of the […]

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MGMT detail new album ‘Little Dark Age’ out February 9

“Indie-rokkers” MGMT have announced their fourth studio album, Little Dark Age, is slated for release on February 9 via Columbia Records.The release date announcement follows three singles: a psychedleic pop track, “Hand It Over,” unveiled earlier this month, and  morbid new brand of pop via “Little Dark Age” and “When You Die.”Little Dark Age‘s release will see the group embark on an extensive UK, […]

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Lightning in a Bottle drops off diverse 2018 lineup

Bradley, California’s uniquely immersive festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has revealed the first phase of its 2018 musical line-up, set to take place May 23–28.In an increasingly monotonous festival market, LiB defines itself in defying the norm. The festival’s forward-thinking curation has presently landed a diverse array of acts from Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, to Zhu, GriZ, Fever […]

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Drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi makes several racist comments on social media

English drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi has sparked controversy after recently voicing a series of racist comments on Facebook and Twitter. Mistabishi first targeted London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Khan expressed pleasure once Donald Trump’s visit to London was cancelled.“Khan is from a migrant family,” the artist wrote, “He’s not English and London is not […]

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Drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi makes several racist comments on social media

English drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi has sparked controversy after recently voicing a series of racist comments on Facebook and Twitter. Mistabishi first targeted London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Khan expressed pleasure once Donald Trump’s visit to London was cancelled.“Khan is from a migrant family,” the artist wrote, “He’s not English and London is not […]

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Drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi makes several racist comments on social media

English drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi has sparked controversy after recently voicing a series of racist comments on Facebook and Twitter. Mistabishi first targeted London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Khan expressed pleasure once Donald Trump’s visit to London was cancelled.“Khan is from a migrant family,” the artist wrote, “He’s not English and London is not […]

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How to get Ableton Live 10 public beta

Ableton Live has released the beta version of their forthcoming Live 10 software to the public. Users of Ableton 9 can access the software update by signing up for Ableton’s Centercode bug tracking system.Ableton’s version 10 promises more fluidity for MIDI arrangement, increased ability to capture spontaneity and easier access while editing multiple clips at the same time.The update also offers users […]

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Zeds Dead announce touring hiatus

2018 will see many artists announce tours, but Zeds Dead will not be one of them.The Canadian duo recently took to Facebook to notify fans that the year will bring a touring schedule significantly less rigorous than their 2017.“This year we’ve decided to do things a bit differently than usual,” Zeds Dead writes. “We won’t be […]

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Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival will see worldwide expansion, new stage designs, logos & more [DETAILS]

It’s a big year for Insomniac.The electronic events enterprise looks not only to its 25th anniversary this year, but to international expansion which will see Insomniac’s flagship Electric Daisy Carnival event migrate to Japan and China in 2018. “We’re planning on announcing a few more international stops,” writes Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella, in a recent […]

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Dua Lipa makes nomination history as Brit Awards announce 2018 nominees [full list]

The 2018 Brit Awards will be held on Feb. 21, with the London-based ceremony set to commemorate the standout British and international artists of the year.Dua Lipa leads the nomination circle with five nominations for British Artist Video Of The Year, British Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album Of The Year, British Single, and British Female Solo […]

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Halsey decries male dominated Firefly lineup: ‘It’s 2018, do better!!!’

Bolstered by headlining slots from Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers, Firefly Music Festival’s recent lineup reveal for its seventh iteration inDelaware’s Woodlands elicited excitement from many music fans enamored with the diversity of the genres represented on the lineup.And yet Firefly’s genre variation failed to impress a handful who decried a lack of gender […]

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Plethora of back to back sets announced ahead of Junction 2

London-based Junction 2 Festival plans to expand its horizons this year with unmissable back to back sets from some of techno’s most accomplished stalwarts.Two storied techno legends in Adam Beyer and Carl Cox will perform in tandem, as well as performing their own solo sets. Additional back to back sets include Dixon and Âme, who will conjoin for an […]

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New book detailing Massive Attack’s roots in Bristol to be released

A new book outlining Massive Attack‘s artistic roots within Bristol’s dense club culture will be released in April.The English trip hop group — composed of Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles — elevated themselves as storied legends throughout the 1990s through a trio of critically acclaimed releases, culminating in the awe […]

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Former Yellow Claw member Bizzey announces debut solo album

Yellow Claw’s former third member Bizzey departed from the all-star Amsterdam trap trio in June of 2016. His withdrawal from the group was motivated by familial reasons; Bizzey attributed his retirement from Yellow Claw at the time to his desire to “spend more time with his wife and young son.” Two-years later, it seems that […]

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