Across the United Kingdom up to 44 million people are voting on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union.
Whist the arguments for both for and against have been dissected to death over the last few months, in recent days electronic artists from almost every conceivable genre have begun put their head above the parapet to openly weigh in on the debate, almost unanimously throwing their considerable influence behind the remain campaign.
Production and DJ dream team Erol Alkan and Richard Norris are set to release their debut album as Beyond The Wizards Sleeve in July.
The new LP, titled 'The Soft Bounce', will feature collabs with Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), Jane Weaver, Holly Miranda and Hannah Peel, and is set to drop via Phantasy Sound on 1st July.
Richard Norris is also part of new modular-focused pairing Circle Sky with producer extraordinaire Martin Dubka.
Fatboy Slim is to headline his own Smile High Club party concept this coming January. Arriving at London’s Tobacco Dock on the 2nd, he joins the already strong line-up of Erol Alkan, 2ManyDJs, Secondcity, Breach, Ben Pearce, Severino, Pandora Drive, Theo Kottis and more.
Following stints from Skream, Jackmaster, and most recently Irish bloggers-cum-producers Bicep, the legendary Busy P will become XOYO’s fourth quarter resident in 2015.
Across October, November and December, Pedro Winter (AKA Busy P) will play every Saturday at the Old Street club as he presents his 20 Years of Party.
"I want this residency to sound like a musical journey of a young man who discovered electronic music back in the 90’s and made his life about it, a young man who’s still looking for the perfect beat," Winter said.
He's the toast of Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound imprint, alongside Daniel Avery, Connan Mockasin and new comer, Kamera, and now Ghost Culture joins us on this week's DJ Mag Weekly Podcast. A typically intoxicating mix of melodic techno cuts and more leftfield influences, Ghost Culture's podcast is available for free download via the DJ Mag soundcloud.
Iceland's Secret Solstice festival has nearly doubled its 2015 lineup to over 110 names, with the addition of T-E-E-D (DJ Set), FKA Twigs, Kelis, Skream and Tale Of Us.
The most surprising addition to the line-up is American hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan who'll play alongside a largely electronic bill including KiNK, Detroit Swindle, Nightmares On Wax, Erol Alkan, Nick Curly and many more.
The idea of Erol Alkan — purveyor of psyched-out dancefloor treats and singularity surfing techno — mixing a 'Fabric Live' mix now seems so obvious you wonder how it took up to 77 in the series for him to flex his might. But if it hadn't been for a call in 2000 from Bugged Out! boss Johno Burgess, asking him to make his debut at the club filling in for David Holmes, who'd missed a flight, the present might be very different.
Voting in our annual Best of British poll is now complete. The annual homage to the UK underground is an essential landmark on the UK electronic music calendar. The results will be announced at our Award Winners party at London’s fabric on Wednesday 17th December.
Few dance music outfits sport the notoriety and national significance of Bugged Out! Stemming from their humble Manchester club-night beginnings, the now iconic weekender will return for its fourth year at Butlins Bognor Regis to celebrate 20 years of the Bugged Out name.