Liam Doc has launched a new podcast, Headphone Listening.
An hour-long show with a theme of "no club music", Headphone Listening will see the Glaswegian DJ and producer play records for 30 minutes, before inviting a weekly guest to provide the remaining part of the show.
The first episode of Headphone Listening went online today (22nd June) with Glasgow scene mainstay and legend, Harri, providing the 30 minute guest slot. Upcoming guests for the podcast include Ian DPM, Iona, Nightwave, Plastician, and Telfort.
Nightwave will release a new EP later this month.
The Glasgow-based artist follows up her 'Rainbow Body' release on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams with a four-tracker, incoming on the 27th September via MUSAR, the Amsterdam imprint that describes itself as home to "ancient music for the future".
Relocating to London gave Medvesek the chance to venture into new and inspiring territories, spending nights (and mornings) in clubs like now-defunct West End institution The End, and Plastic People, the beloved and sorely-missed club that artists including Four Tet and Floating Points consider intrinsic to their careers.
“What they were doing was totally unique, and I loved the genre free approach to music,” Medvesek remembers. “The sheer passion behind their work and the love of a good party. People like Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, for example, are responsible for a sound that we now take for granted, but back then it was completely alien and fresh. Numbers paved a lot of paths in electronic music, the effect of these labels is global.”
As well as Nightrave, a creative project called Producergirls, founded by E M M A and co-run by Medvesek, hosts workshops for women who are looking to explore production techniques and Ableton/FL Studio software. “I’m super proud to be part of Producergirls and the ripple effect it created” she says, “to see women that attended our workshops go on to have careers in music is just incredible.”
E.M.M.A wants to take her free Producergirls workshops nationwide next month, by launching a Kickstarter page to fund the series' ongoing expansion across the UK.
Launched last year, E.M.M.A teamed up with software creators Image-Line (the brains behind popular production program FL Studio) and tech giants Ableton to host free music production classes for women in London. Alongside E.M.M.A herself, fellow Producergirls crew members include Glasgow-based artist Nightwave, P Jam, Explicit and Hyperdub’s Ikonika.
Boiler Room has revealed that it has shut the chatroom on its live streams in a series of posts on Twitter, whilst telling viewers they should now comment on their broadcasts via Facebook.
“RIP BR chatroom,” a tweet from their official account said. “You were awful but we loved you (sorta).” You can see both tweets referring to the closure of Boiler Room’s chatroom below.
In June, the broadcaster said they would address toxic commentary in their chatroom after Glaswegian DJ Nightwave suffered sexist abuse.