Tangerine Dream are releasing a new album, 'Raum'.
The album is the group's second since the death of founding member Edgar Froese in 2015, and while working on the record, the German group had full access to his archives from the years 1977 to 2013.
The new album sees members Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick draw from Froese's various Cubase arrangements and Otari tapes.
While the album will be released via Kscope on 25th February, 2022, the group are also scheduled to head out on a UK tour that same month, called 'From Virgin To The Quantum Years'.
UK turntablist JFB has been crowned the winner of DMC's World Championship for 2021.
JFB has been competing in DMC competitions for around 10 years, but this was his first World title win. He also teamed up with DJ Angelo, as The BREXecutioners, to take home the 2021 DMC World DJ Team Championship title, and was crowned the DMC World Beat Juggling Champion when he won his first ever DMC title this past summer.
The DJ had previously finished as runner-up in the 2020 World Championship, and had decided to give it one last shot in 2021. You can watch his winning routine below.
Ninja Tune, Warp, !K7 and a number of other labels have signed up to Music Climate Pact, a new initiative which is encouraging organisations within the music industry to pledge to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
Label groups like Beggars (XL, Rough Trade, 4AD) and Secretly (Ghostly, Jagjaguwar) have also joined the pledge, in addition to Brownswood and the majors Sony, Universal and Warner.
A documentary about some of the key artists from Brazil's grime scene is set to debut online in 2022.
Written and directed by writer, DJ and music researcher Jesse Bernard, 'COMO VOCÊ' focuses on artists like Cena, Cesrv, SD9, Febem, MC Smith, Drope, TBC Mob and Lei Di Dai, documenting their approach to grime and UK drill, which combines the UK sounds with genres such as baile funk and dancehall.
Grand Theft Auto Online's new expansion, 'The Contract', has gone live, and includes a treasure trove of new music, including six tracks by Dr. Dre.
As part of 'The Contract''s storyline, players have to track down the new and previously unheard tracks, which include collaborations with Eminem, Anderson .Paak and Snoop Dogg. The game also allows players to get a look inside Dre's record-producing process, taking people into the Record A Studios.
Point Blank are back with another review, this time looking at AIAIAI Audio’s brand new TMA-2 Wireless+ studio headphones.
The soundtrack for the original 'The Matrix' film has been remastered for a new vinyl reissue coming in 2022.
'The Matrix: The Complete Score' will be split across three LPs, which will include the 44 tracks that made up the original soundtrack. The packaging will also nod to the film's signature neon green aesthetic, while the artwork folds out to reveal an interview with the film's composer, Don Davis.
1.2 million people have signed up for a “Christmas Rave” event at 10 Downing Street.
The Facebook event, created by DJ Jon Mancini, was set up in the wake of the recent Christmas parties scandal, which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson order an official investigation into a number of government staff parties which reportedly took place in November and December 2020 - while the rest of the country remained in lockdown.
Beatport has launched a new subscription plan that lets users access its full catalogue of over nine million tracks in their browser app BeatportDJ. The app, which also works on iOS, was launched earlier this year, and is essentially a full DJ software inside your browser. BeatportDJ also works with MIDI controllers, so you can hook up your favourite controller to any computer and start DJing without downloading any software.
DJ Mag has announced the winners of its annual Best of British awards, during a digital rollout across its social media channels and website.
In the 15th edition of the awards, Northern Irish DJ Or:la picked up the prestigious award for Best DJ, with Yung Singh taking the Breakthrough DJ Award.