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Premiere: Ambient Babestation Meltdown + JBS ‘Dead Or Alive’

Ambient Babestation Meltdown and JBS have teamed up for a new EP, ‘Who Goes There’, on Glasgow’s Optimo Music. Listen to ‘Dead Or Alive’ below. ...

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes, aka Optimo (Espacio), have helped define Glasgow’s musical landscape for over two decades with their eclectic and dynamic dancefloor selections. As 2022 marks Optimo’s milestone 25th anniversary, a tour of their home city reveals the ethos behind their inimitable sound

A love of dancing runs deep in Glasgow. And no one better embodies the city’s enduring passion for getting together on the dancefloor than Keith...

Sub Club Optimo

City council officials in Glasgow are being urged to mark the anniversaries of two world famous nightlife institutions in Scotland's club capital.


Sub Club celebrates...

New York-based DJ, artist and Bizaarbazaar platform founder, Bergsonist, will release her new album ‘Middle Ouest’ via Optimo Music this month. Hear the mesmerising and percussive...

Bergsonist will release her new album, ‘Middle Ouest’ via Optimo Music next Friday 17th January.

Over the course of the album’s 11 tracks,  the New...

It's still open to students at Glasgow School of Art

The future of Glasgow club and live music venue The Art School is in doubt after financial troubles have forced the team running the space...

Midland, Rhadoo, Optimo and Avalon Emerson have already played the club

Amsterdam has a new club, Lofi, which opened on 17th October with a ZeeZout warehouse party as part of this year's ADE. 

Located in the...

B2bs include Antal, Hunee and Palms Trax

Forty acts have been announced to play next year's Love International.

Returning to The Garden Tisdo in Croatia for its fifth outing across 15th to...

The soundtrack has been compiled by JD Twitch

The soundtrack for Brian Welsh's '90s rave film Beats is set to be released on 2xLP in September.

The film, based on the play by...

The duo will take over the club all night for three of the dates...

Optimo are set to take over London's Phonox for four dates this summer.

The residency will kick off on July 12th and run each Friday...

A new crop of charity record labels has sprung up in the UK and France, donating their entire profitshare to worthy causes, and fighting poverty and inequality in...

Despite austerity hitting all but the most affluent, charity giving continues to rise. According to the Charities Aid Foundation’s annualUK Giving Study, British people donated a whopping £10.3bn to charity in 2017...

Optimo ready the third release on their new sub-label Digital Danceforce: A versatile three track EP from Perdu. Hear the cinematic, vintage arp-led 'Road To...

After announcing in September that they would be winding down their revered Optimo Trax label, Optimo Music have since launched a new digital imprint, Digital...

Optimo’s JG Wilkes and mastering engineer James Savage team up on Huntleys & Palmers' sub-label Belters –  ‘250914ªº (Night Mix)’ is a sizzling, peak time...

Everyone stop whatever the heck it is you’re doing because it does not matter! This is the best track you will hear all week.

JG...

Gerd Janson and Optimo are among those to appear next July...

Farr Festival has announced its first names for its 2018 edition.

The crew behind the event have already nabbed some seriously heavyweight names, with Dixon...

They're taking demo submissions, too...

Optimo's JD Switch has announced that Optimo Trax, the sister label of Optimo Music, is no more.

JD Switch and Jonnie Wilkes created the label...

Dutch brand returns to Croatia for second year...

Dekmantel Selectors returns to Croatia for a second edition in 2017, and once again the festival will be packing serious heat, including German techno favourite...

DJ Mag goes into the woods...

Farr Festival returned for its seventh edition in the Hertfordshire countryside this year, with a line-up that boasts a sublime selection of underground artists for...

Red Bull Music Academy returns to the French capital...

Red Bull Music Academy has shared details of a new, week-long Parisian city festival launching on 19th September.

The event will take in venues across...

The fanciest party in Bristol announces line-up for 9th birthday @ Motion...

Just Jack is returning to celebrate its ninth birthday in its unique quirky style at Motion, Bristol Saturday 7th Feb with a selection of some...

JD Twitch's label makes debut at Corsica Studios on 17th April

Releasing African inspired modern dance music, with the aim of raising money for African charities, Autonomous Africa is the brainchild of Optimo's JD Twitch.

The...

Scottish DJ/producer joins Big Beach Ball line-up

Mylo, the DJ/producer who made a huge mark when he burst onto the scene a decade ago with his 'Destroy Rock & Roll' album, has...