Sideman has quit 1Xtra following the BBC’s use of a racist slur in a recent news report.
In response to Sideman's departure from the station, a spokesperson for 1Xtra has released a statement: “Sideman is an incredibly talented DJ. Obviously we are disappointed that he has taken this decision. We absolutely wish him well for the future. The door is always open for future projects.”
Denis Sulta will release a new EP in September.
Winner of DJ Mag Awards' Best DJ in 2019, the Glaswegian DJ, producer and label boss has released his productions via his own Sulta Selects and Silver Service sub-label, as well as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Numbers. His released his debut extended EP, 'Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd', via Ninja Tune, in November last year.
Spotify has launched a DJ-curated playlist series.
Launching the new suite this week in their dance and electronic hub, streaming giant Spotify have teamed up with some of the world's leading DJs for the first instalment of the new playlist series: track IDs.
An unreleased Prince track is available to stream now.
Following the reissue of Prince's 'The Versace Experience (PRELUDE 2 GOLD)', 'Chaos and Disorder' and 'Emancipation' via Sony Legacy in 2019, the late artist's estate have now shared a previously unreleased track, 'Cosmic Day'.
‘Cosmic Day’ was recorded at Sunset Sound in 1986, and will appear on a highly-anticipated 'Sign O' The Times' reissue due out in September.
Check out the track below.
A new documentary about the impact of coronavirus on electronic music has been released.
Released on Wednesday this week (5th August), a new documentary from Pioneer DJ, entitled Distant Dancefloors, presents a 360-degree view of the economical, psychological and social impact COVID-19 has had on global club culture.
A new record store is opening in London in August.
Next Door Records will open in Shepherd’s Bush on Wednesday 12th August as a store, bar and café. After smashing its crowdfunding target of £3000, the three-man team behind the store promise to provide a “mixture of new and vintage vinyl which will span a variety of sounds for both the living room and the dancefloor.”
Bobby Analog will feature on a forthcoming fundraising compilation.
Incoming via Berlin's Suol imprint, the compilation 'SAVE IPSE' is the brainchild of Koffäin and Hallo Montag, who have come together to support the rebuilding of [ipsə] following an arson attack in April this year.
HØST is up next on NAINA and Sherelle’s Hooversound.
DJ Erick Morillo has been arrested and charged with sexual battery.
According to a report by Florida's Local10 news, following allegations made against Morillo, 49, in Miami last year, the DJ/producer has turned himself into authorities.