Dark Entries has announced a new Patrick Cowley archival collection which will arrive next month.
Toronto record store Invisible City is to shut its physical address “indefinitely”.
A statement sent to the retailer and label's email subscribers today explained the shop will continue to operate online while searching for new premises, citing differences with the business it shared its old address with as cause of the move.
Invisible City— which specialises in funk, disco and soul— opened for business late-2016 as an offshoot of the acclaimed reissue imprint, Invisible City Editions.
Edwin Birdsong, the revered funk musician sampled by Daft Punk, has died aged 77. The sad news was confirmed via social media by his son and ex-wife, Singh and Angela Birdsong.
Jayda G will release her debut album, ‘Significant Changes’, via Ninja Tune on 22nd March.
The album will land a month after she finishes up her four-week Phonox residency, and will feature nine original cuts of her joyous and off-kilter brand house, disco and funk.
YouTube is awash with ads promising to teach you how to make a living from your musical passion, but you get the impression that nobody could shape the force of nature that is Marc Rebillet, aka Loop Daddy.
In the ‘80s, Chicago birthed house music, the world-renowned movement that’s kept us dancing and smiling for more than three decades. Chi-Town also gave us some of the dance music greats like Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Larry Heard and DJ Pierre.
But before house music, Chicago was home to a thriving funk and disco scene, which grew out of the city’s South Side region.
Abramson, who earned a master’s degree in photography from the Illinois Institute of Technology, began documenting Chicago’s South Side nightlife, where predominantly black clubgoers boogied down to blues, R&B and eventually funk and disco.
For years, Steven Julien, aka FunkinEven, didn’t think the music he was making was good enough to release. Then he met Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, and DJ/producer Alex Nut and signed some tracks to their fledgling Eglo label — and hasn’t looked back since. Now he’s working with hip-hop emissary Mos Def and nu skool Detroit cat Kyle Hall, amongst others, and funkin’ floors everywhere…
It’s glorious midday Sunday sunshine when your DJ Mag hack arrives at the festie. The site — which attendees have been informed about by email a little while before the event — is easy to find, thanks to the wonders of Google Maps, and we immediately run into Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols. A tireless supporter of independent festivals and the like, Barry’s a part of the furniture at Shindig Weekender already — so much so that they’ve named a stage after him (and he’s co-curated the stage).