After a slow drip feed of info about their new project, Native Instruments have announced the labels who are set to release music in their new Stems format. The list covers an impressive range, with a number of heavyweights balanced by some more boutique offerings from the company's homeland.
Four of the nation’s favourite lost but not forgotten music venues, The Haçienda (pictured below), Wigan Casino, London Astoria and Eel Pie Island Hotel, are the newest additions to Dorothy’s Lost Destination series of prints.
The series, which takes inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century, celebrates iconic buildings that have since been closed — or worse — totally demolished.
We caught up with Mexican duo Tom & Collins after their victorious Miller SoundClash performance in Las Vegas. The affable duo overcame stiff opposition from DJs across the globe to reach the final, where they wowed the crowds at Marquee Dayclub with an infectious performance packed with exclusives and bootlegs constructed especially for the event. Their first task as Miller SoundClash champions was to warm up for Dash Berlin at the Top 100 DJs Party at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas. Here is their story…
It's safe to say that without Gavin, Robbie and Scott Hardkiss, the early '90s electronic music scene in San Francisco would have been very different. Coalescing as Hardkiss in 1991, the trio were merry pranksters spreading mayhem during the first wave of raves to take place on US soil, helping shape the whole culture of electronic music via their parties and eponymous record label, which put out scene classic “Raincry” by God Within (aka Scott).
Pasquale Rotella has 20 minutes to spare. The live music tycoon and founder of Insomniac Events, one of dance music’s most powerful brands - encompassing international multi-media events, nightclubs and over a dozen festivals (Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Electric Forest, to name a few) has just hopped off a plane. After spending a week scouting “new areas and meeting with property owners to talk future festivals,” he’s now back in his Los Angeles office where phones are ringing off the hook.
Barcelona-based, worldwide clubbing collective FACT have announced their extensive line up for this year’s Off Week in Barcelona - the series of events that run at the same time as Sonar Festival in the Catalan city.
The events - which take place across the city’s numerous clubs, hotels and pools from Tuesday 10th - Sunday 15th June features an incredible array of artists from the world of underground house and techno.
This month we teamed up with Miller Genuine Draft and Mixcloud for the Miller SoundClash competition - which gives one lucky DJ the chance to fly to Las Vegas to compete with other artists from around the world for a chance to play at the Top 100 DJs party at Marquee Las Vegas with some of the world’s best DJs!
Underground electronic music is cyclical by nature, so where does Andrew Morrison fit in? The Liverpool-based producer is originally from Derry, but his music sounds like it comes from another dimension. Loosely based on house and techno, Morrison’s work as The Cyclist and more recently the psychedelic swagger of his Buz Luzdha project mark him out as an unusual talent. What’s more remarkable is that music is a sideline for Morrison.
All this guff about the return of the resident... pah! Are you kidding me? Big clubs drafting in an already established marquee DJ for a few slots at the same venue and calling it a residency... purlease! Since when was someone the resident AND the guest DJ (someone you booked) anyway? Isn't that kinda missing the point!?
House of Tracks is a new online platform aimed to give up and coming or established producers an alternative route to revenue and exposure by acting as a marketplace for unreleased music.
You can set yourself up as a label with them and submit your music to the site, where it can be purchased by advertisers, film and TV producers or anyone who wants to use it.