Or:la has announced a new charity compilation on Céad, with proceeds going to initiatives tackling climate change.
The Irish DJ's label will drop the four-tracker on 15th January, with tunes from NWO, Karima F, Keplrr & Max Winter, and Liam Doc.
Money raised from sales will be given to The CFA (County Fire Authority), a volunteer and community based fire and rescue services organisation based in Victoria, Australia.
The second release on Or:la’s recently minted Céad label will come from mysterious producer, Blu Terra.
This year's Boardmasters looks set to be the finest yet, a celebration of all things surf, sun (assuming the UK heatwave continues) and serious tunes, packing a mammoth bill of names in its suitcase. We've gone through the line-up and come up with just 10 artists you've got to catch if you're heading down. You can see the full list of who's playing here. Without further ado, then...
Paradise City is a festival that – despite feeling more like a commune or village – comfortably lives up to its name. The small but ambitious and environmentally conscious three-day event takes place on the idyllic grounds of Ribaucourt castle just outside Brussels and, thanks to its lush surrounding woodland and picturesque lake, serves as a mesmerising temporary escape from real life.
Crown Heights Affair
'Let Somebody Love You'
'Standing in the Rain'
Smith N Hack
There's a festival going down on the tiny Scottish Isle of Skye this year.
Taking place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September, Skye Live boasts an eclectic electronic and techno line-up and will take place in late September in Portree.
Denis Sulta, Vessels, Fort Romeau, Or:la and Moxie are among the names set to play the two-day festival that is accessible by ferry and train. Eclair Fifi will also be curating part of the line-up, hosting Saoirse, Big Miz and Afrodeutsche.
There's a rave happening on a tiny Mediterranean island this summer, with Ortigia Sound System set to celebrate its fifth birthday between 25th and 29th July on the small and picturesque Ortigia, just off the southeastern coast of Sicily.
Belfast’s AVA festival is headed south and touches down 16th March at Hangar in London Fields. The two-day festival spans through 17th March and includes tech workshops, free talks, panel discussions and extended performances by the likes of Saoirse and Optimo.
DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards took place tonight (Thursday 14th December), our annual celebration of the UK underground.
The event took place at EGG LDN, powered by Relentless Energy Drink.
Birmingham selector Hannah Wants took home the coveted Best DJ award, with fast-rising Derry-born newcomer Or:la taking Best Breakthrough DJ.
Elsewhere, Maya Jane Coles won Best Producer off the back of her album, ‘Take Flight’, the inimitable DJ Harvey won Best Resident DJ and tech-house enigma Mr. G took Best Live Act.
“Pretty surreal,” Orlagh Dooley replies when asked how it feels to be voted the finest emergent talent in British booths by readers of the finest dance music magazine in the world.
In many ways, though, the biggest surprise is she didn’t see it coming. A regular fixture in our Regional Raving pages,when you’re such a hit in this corner of the clubbing press an accolade is inevitable eventually.