A New York street corner has been named after Wu-Tang Clan.
The legendary hip-hop group was honoured on Saturday when the naming was unveiled in their original home neighbourhood of Park Hill which can be found in Clinton, Staten Island.
The corner, which intersects Vanderbilt Avenue and Targee Street in the area, has been officially named the "Wu-Tang Clan District". You can see footage of the unveiling via Ghostface Killah's Instagram post below.
‘I make a bunch of different kinds of music’ reads the description on Doctor Jeep’s SoundCloud page, and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. Real name: Andre Lira, the New Yorker works within the bassier end of the club music spectrum, but is hard to pin down to a particular sound.
Two new record stores are opening in Brooklyn thanks to the Mexican Summer label, which is also based in the New York borough.
The owners of Co-op 87 are partnering on the outlets. Brooklyn Record Exchange will first welcome customers at 599 Johnson Avenue, Bushwick, on Saturday 30th March. It will share the address with revered club and live venue Elsewhere.
A second location at 87 Guernsey Street, Greenpoint, will open later in spring— where Co-op 87 was doing business until its recent temporary closure.
A new techno club will open in New York on 10th May.
Described by the owners as an "industrial catacomb ... making it ideal for techno" BASEMENT will be based behind Knockdown Center in Queens.
Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and live act Heidi Sabertooth will release her 'Ur Eyes Are Watching' EP via Lobster Theremin on 5th April.
Fast becoming known for her gritty, raw take on industrial techno and penchant for hardware-driven cuts, Sabertooth’s latest outing is a relentless selection of rough-and-ready club tracks that retain a hypnotic atmosphere amid their off-kilter ferocity and distortion. With as many nods to Autechre, Plaid and harsh noise acts as there are to techno progenitors, this is rapturous work from the emerging artist.
New York-based, Moroccan DJ/producer/curator Bergsonist will release her new EP, ‘Chaos’, via Börft Records in early April.
Returning to the label following a split EP with Isabella, the Bizaarbazaar founder – real name Selwa Abd – delivers five fresh cuts that balance tough, dusty techno grit with mesmerising deep house atmospherics and melodies.
A new Time Out survey has found New York to be the most exciting city to live in in 2019.
Tapping into over 34,000 anonymous city-dwellers in 48 locations around the world, it found that New Yoek was the place people most wanted to visit and live this year.
Factors including food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighbourhoods and overall happiness were taken into account.
Closely following New York was Melbourne, with Chicago in the third spot, while London came fourth.
It's been announced that New York venue Highline Ballroom will be forced to close next month.
The news comes after the lease for the 700-capacity Manhattan venue - long known as an artistic hub in the Chelsea area of the city - was not renewed.
Webster Hall, New York City's renowned venue, is reopening after nearly two years of being closed for renovations.
The venue was closed in August 2017, after being sold by the Ballinger family to AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment in April 2017.
On New Year's Eve, the venue's social media accounts shared a video captioned, "see ya in 2019!"
Berlin authorities have made €1million available to clubs for soundproofing, re-affirming the city's status as the most techno-friendly capital in the world.
The local government had promised to establish a fund amid growing pressure on venues from residential development. From today a public grant of either €50,000 or €100,000 will be open for applications from clubs looking to complete 'projects of extraordinary importance'.