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Washington DC’s Ovid returns to Flood with five colourful drum workouts. Hear ‘Descent’ now

Ovid returns to Cork label Flood this month with the ‘Stone Coaster’ EP.

Following his 2020 debut on the label, ‘Dustbringer’, the Washington DC-based producer...

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Even as pandemic restrictions have lifted, and clubs and festivals have returned, the spectre of coronavirus lingers for many due to the debilitating impact of long Covid. Here, Dhruva Balram speaks to people in the dance music industry about how the effects of long Covid, and a lack of understanding around it, have impacted them, and asks whether it should be recognised as a disability

“My energy levels have never returned to what they were,” says London-based DJ and broadcaster DEBONAIR. “I don’t have the muscle strength and energy that...

Ahadadream, DEBONAIR and more will DJ at London's Colour Factory to raise money for two causes

London collective Daytimers are organising their first live event in support of the ongoing COVID-19 relief effort in India.

An all-South Asian line-up of DJs...

A new guidebook for elevating nightlife during difficult times

A Covid Nightlife Guide has been published online.

The brainchild of Morgan Deane, managing partner of 508 Events and founder of Lasher Louis Productions, 'A Light in...

“I should have used better judgment and double-checked the guidance given to me"

Finland's prime minister has apologised for clubbing despite being exposed to Covid-19.

Sanna Marin came under widespread criticism after a Finnish gossip magazine published photos...

Organisers hope to return in 2022 after being forced to cancel for the second consecutive year

Burning Man's organisers have announced that this year's edition of the annual event in the Nevada desert will not go ahead.

The cancellation of the...

Pfizer and BioNTech have thrown the industry a lifeline

Stock prices in the live music industry sharply rose on Monday (November 9) following a breakthrough in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine...

Burgeoning hard drum label Flood readies its first EP of 2020, Ovid’s ‘Dustbringer’. Hear the rollicking percussion and rumbling bass of ‘Pressure Plate’ now

Cork-based hard drum label Flood will release its first new music of 2020 on 7th February in the form Ovid’s ‘Dustbringer’.

The Washington DC producer’s...

The Chemical Brothers cancel Glastonbury set due to Covid-19

The Chemical Brothers have cancelled their Glastonbury set due to Covid-19.


Having only announced the set earlier this week, after days rumours, the duo were...

Other Plan B measures will also come to an end

The Prime Minister has announced that Covid entry requirements for clubs will be scrapped from next week. 

Vaccine certificates showing proof of a Covid vaccination...

"The idea for this collection was born from an awe of the beauty in the code of life"

COVID-19's genetic code has been transformed into a series of ambient tracks, which have then been made available to buy as NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. ...

"I'm really sorry to disappoint you," Mike Skinner said in a post on Instagram

Mike Skinner has revealed that all of The Streets' gigs for 2022 have been cancelled.

Having returned to playing live over the summer, amid the release...

Few countries have been as devastated by Covid-19 as India, with recent studies estimating that the death toll has likely exceeded three million, more than...

As countries across the Global North vaccinate their populations against Covid-19 and exit pandemic-related restrictions, the dance music industry is entering a moral and ethical...

432 of those who tested positive were likely infectious at the time

More than 1,000 attendees of this year's Latitude Festival have tested positive for COVID-19.

Government figures have revealed that of the 37,000 that attended the...

In the second instalment of Spice Rack, a new bi-monthly column on underground music from South Asia and its diaspora, Dhruva Balram highlights music released...

At the time of writing this edition of Spice Rack, the seven-day average of Covid-19 positive cases in India is 175,167. Some predictions are that...