Techno DJ/producer Rebekah was born and raised in Birmingham in the Midlands region of England, and in her mid-teens she cut her clubbing teeth at Que Club in the city by going out partying to sets by Dave Clarke, Richie Hawtin and Billy Nasty. “Before that I was listening to jungle tapes from the big raves,” she tells DJ Mag. “I was a little too young to go, but I loved the freedom this music proposed to me. The music was my escape.”
EAST ANGLIA IS WHERE THE PARTY’S AT…
Well, as long as BBC Radio 1 has their way it is! It's always an exciting fixture in the Radio 1 calendar when our Big Weekend takes over an unsuspecting UK city, signaling the official start to the summer (in our book anyway). After the success of Glasgow last year, 2015 sees us take the party further south as we hit Norwich on 23rd and 24th of May.
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.
How would you like to dance to sets from Subb-an, Ralph Lawson, PBR Streetgang and Hackman all day long this (sunny?) Bank Holiday Sunday? And how would you like to do it all for free? Well, thanks to the brains behind 2020Vision and London Warehouse Events, you can!
It’s the wee small hours of a Monday morning in March. As most of Britain sleeps in preparation for what will probably be another mundane (if not miserable) week at work, we’re surrounded by a few thousand devout techno disciples determined to see out the last moments of a marathon 36-hour rave, in a room usually used for family-friendly cabaret shows and, one week earlier, a darts tournament.
Fledging party series and techno imprint Love The Underground, will head to the White Isle this season, setting up shop at Destino's petite basement club, Tox.
In the lead up to their new LP, that's set for release later this year, Digitalism have announced a brand new single, 'Roller'.
It's a huge, room spanning piece of thrash electro fire, that's designed to pave the way for what's to come from the Hamburg based duo.
Easy listening this is not, save this one for the very deepest and darkest depths of the dance floor!
Watch Point Blank’s Lead Course Developer do some ‘creative recycling’
Point Blank’s Lead Course Developer Ski Oakenfull knows Ableton Live like the back of his hand, and he’s also an avid record collector and all round music nerd. That’s why for their brand new video episode Shop ‘n’ Chop, Point Blank asked Ski to head to Vinyl Pimp in Hackney, east London.
This week we have none other than the South African House icon Black Coffee coming in to our HQ.
From 6-7pm (BST) on Friday 8th May and streamed live via DJ Mag TV, he willll mix up a selection of tasty tunes in the 'room of boom' at the back of our office before heading to XOYO later that night.