The nominees for this year's AIM Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Bicep and Floating Points among those bagging two nominations each.
Bicep have received nominations in the International Breakthrough and Best [Difficult] Second Album categories, while Floating Points has been recognised in the Best Independent Remix category, for his remix of Thundercat's 'Fair Chance', and Best Independent Album category, for 'Promises', his collaborative album with Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra.
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Bristol has a new radio station, SWU.FM.
Focused on electronic music, the station has been in the works for a couple of years and previously ran test transmissions before now going official on Bristol's local FM airwaves as well as online. Locals in Bristol can tune in at 103.7 FM, while those further afield can listen via the worldwide online stream.
DJ EZ has launched a new label, NUVOLVE.
The UK garage hero, whose career spans well over two decades, made the announcement on Monday via Twitter.
Promising to bring "the exciting future of the sounds that I have championed for over 25 years", details of the imprint's first releases are expected in the coming days.
Conducta has shared his UKG edit of Headie One's 'Ain't No Different', a floor-ready, 2-step take on the track featuring grime legend Stormzy and risen star AJ Tracey.
The track is landing at the same time as Conducta's remix of 'Sneak', which features on the 'Aluna X Kiwi' EP, a meeting of minds between the producer's Kiwi Records and Mad Decent/Because artist, Aluna.
Headie One has also announced the Edna Live Tour, starting in May 2021. Shows are currently set for Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham and London, among other cities.
DJ Mag has launched a new digital subscription service.
By signing up to the subscription - which costs £20 - you will receive the next 12 copies of the magazine direct to your email inbox. Your subscription will start with the next issue and you can cancel at any time. Cancellation will not stop the copies arriving in your inbox until the end of your 12 copy period.
DJ Mag Originals is launching a new video series next week, called How I DJ. The five-part series will feature a range of DJs telling their story as artists, whilst sharing techniques and insights into their craft. It follows DJ Mag’s successful How I Made and How I Play Live series, which have featured the likes of Ikonika, MK The Plug, and RÜFÜS DU SOL.
Conducta has shared a UKG remix of Brixton artist Yiigaa’s new single, ‘Closer’.
The collaboration came together after the recent DJ Mag cover star tweeted that the original version was one his favourite tracks of the year, and asked for the stems so he could put his own spin on it.
Conducta has dropped a new mixtape.
Following the release of 70-minute mix from Conducta's Kiwi Rekords, 'The Kiwi Sound', released in March this year, the label boss has served up another hour-long mix of unreleased UKG entitled 'KIWI DIREKT'.