Rinse FM is launching a new event series, that will also include documentaries and vinyl compilations, celebrating UK electronic music culture.
The 'I Love' series will focus on various forms of UK music that Rinse has championed over the course of its time on the air, with an event taking place dedicated to each highlighted genre.
The first, I Love: Funky, will focus on UK funky and take place at London's Ministry Of Sound on 9th October. Future events in 2022 will focus on grime, dubstep, drum & bass, jungle and more.
Hyperdub will celebrate their 15th birthday with a party at London's Village Underground later this month.
Featuring a number of core members from the label's roster, the party will see Kode9 playing b2b with a special guest who will remain unannounced until the party. The label has hinted that the guest is a "South London legend" and old friend of the label, and added that the b2b will mark the first time the two have played together in the UK.
Night Slugs-affiliated DJ Manara has put together a new charity compilation which focuses on edits of Bollywood Classics.
Titled 'Manara Presents: The Ultimate Spice Mix', the compilation has been released with the aim of raising money for human rights charity, Restless Beings.
Split across 13 tracks, it takes in tracks from Hyperdub-affiliated producers Ikonika and Scratcha DVA, Night Slugs' Bok Bok and Helix, Club Chai's 8ULENTINA & FOOZOOL, and the likes of Khayote, Ahadadream and Manara herself.
Converse CONS Project London is a global community project down in Peckham’s Copeland Gallery in South London, designed to inspire the next generation of creative talent through a series of seminars, workshops, exhibitions, parties and more.
The two month calendar of music, art, style and skate has been curated and developed by CONS ambassadors including James Benenson of Found Festival and Hyperdub producer and Rinse FM legend Scratcha DVA.
DVA has announced the release of a new EP, ‘Take It All’, due out on 13th May.
The producer, also known as Scratcha DVA, is a Hyperdub stalwart having released most of his music through the label over the years. His last, ‘Allyallrecords’, was released in 2015.
‘Take It All’ is in a similar vein to its predecessor, the label says that it features "adventurous dance floor dynamics, stop-start twitchy rhythms and trap doors, where everything falls away leaving gaping black holes of sub bass."