A new venue is opening this month in East London.
Located in Cambridge Heath, the 220-capacity Space289 aims to shine a spotlight and showcase the UK's diverse music scene.
The venue have said they hope to create a space where "established promoters take musical risks and new promoters have a space to cultivate ideas and grow", and will launch with a Body Hammer party on the 16th November.
Production company A Lost Weekend will host an immersive Human Traffic event at London's Printworks in 2020.
Grace Jones has been confirmed as the curator for Meltdown Festival 2020. The 27th edition of the event will again be held at London's Southbank Centre.
Bicep will return in 2020 for a headline live show in London.
Following a three-night sold out run of shows at Printworks in November last year, Irish duo Bicep will bring their immersive live show back to London's Brixton Academy on 27th March 2020.
Junction 2 has announced the first acts joining the festival for its 2020 edition.
Last year saw the South London festival expand into two days, with the addition of Friday boasting a more eclectic, underground line-up, while Saturday maintained its policy of house and techno sets from some of the biggest names in the game. After welcoming the likes of J2 mainstay Adam Beyer, Bicep, Joseph Capriati, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Peach and a host of other acts across the weekender, the London festival has revealed the first names for 2020.
Studio hardware company Novation have opened a pop-up store and masterclass hub in London's Bethnal Green. Running until Dec 22nd, Novation will be hosting interactive demo sessions with their latest kit including the newly-announced Launchpad X.
Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch. Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious confidence as he sips an apple juice, looking at ease in his suitably comfortable uniform of cargo trousers and checkerboard Vans, paired with a black top.
“YS was listening to stuff like Max B and French Montana, so I was hearing all of that. I wanted to be a contemporary dancer then, but a lot of things happened and my group kind of split up,” he tells us. “My brother and my mum kept asking me, ‘What are you gonna do after high school? You're just staying at home playing your XBOX’ and shit. I knew I had to do something.
His confidence could never be construed with arrogance. Peace is self-assured, but endearing. He’s not cocky, and pushes himself constantly. “Keep Hush was a way to test myself,” he says. “If people pull up when I’m the headline, then I know I’m doing the right thing. I was worried. I thought, ‘Fuck. What if people don’t turn up?’. A lot of people wanted to come who were industry. We sold it out in two to three days. I had to take the risk.
Netflix and NTS will host an event in London later this month, Top Boy Academy.
Following the launch of the third series of Top Boy, the series written by Ronan Bennett and featuring Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, AKA Kano, and Michael Ward, streaming giant Netflix has teamed up with NTS radio to present Top Boy Academy on the 28th and 29th September.
London-based collective Half Baked continue their 10th anniversary celebrations with a two-part event this November and December.
During 2019, Half Baked have hosted the likes of Raresh, Petre Inspirescu and Shonky across their '10 Years Of Love' parties, with the next instalment incoming on the 30th November at the Studio9294/Bar 90 complex in East London's Hackney Wick.