RQ releases jazzy d'n'b 'self-portrait' debut album

Under the radar New Zealand drum ‘n’ bass producer RQ has announced his debut album on Blue Mar Ten Music. The downtempo jazz and ambient ‘Solid Ground’ blends fragmented, distant beats to create transcendental soundscapes across 11 tracks. Speaking of the release, the scene stalwart told Mixmag: “Solid Ground is …

The Cityfox Halloween Festival locks in ANNA, &ME, DJ Tennis and more

Brooklyn’s unrivaled warehouse venue Avant Gardner is set to host Cityfox’s Halloween Festival extravaganza on Saturday, October 27. Calling the event their “biggest and most immersive production of the year,” Cityfox plans to transform the entire event complex into a spooky electronic music utopia – complete with interactive rooms, chillout …

​David Morales calls out Kanye West for stealing his bassline

Grammy award-winning producer and NYC house pioneer David Morales has accused Kanye West of lifting the bassline from his 1991 remix of Alexander O’Neal’s ‘What Is This Thing Called Love’ for the rappers most recent collaboration with Lil Pump, ‘I Love It’. In an Instagram video, Morales plays out the …

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival unveils full line-up featuring Nina Kraviz, MCDE

Mixmag has linked with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival as the official media partner of the event’s tenth edition taking place at various venues throughout Brooklyn from October 3 – 6, 2018. We will also be presenting two exclusive sessions in The Lab NYC with BEMF artists that will be …

​Massive Attack announce 'Mezzanine' reissue for 20 year anniversary

The seminal UK band Massive Attack will release a 20-year anniversary reissue of their wildly influential double-platinum album, ‘Mezzanine’, later this year. The two-CD and three-LP re-master of this commanding album will include eight remixes from the Mad Professor that were intended for release on a Mad Professor ‘Mezzanine’ remix …

Four Tet, Caribou and The Black Madonna show support for #DJsForPalestine

Four Tet, Caribou and The Black Madonna (pictured) are among the dozens of DJs and producers endorsing the Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel, posting with the hashtag #DJsForPalestine. The movement has also been supported by Discwoman, Deadboy and Laurel Halo, who all shared the same message reading: …

Young Franco serves up smooth electronic funk with fresh Maribelle collab

Brisbane-turned-Sydney producer Young Franco and Melbourne singer Maribelle have linked up again for new single ‘Girls Don’t Cry’. Having previously collaborated on 2016 single ‘Miss You’, the pair are back on Sydney label Of Leisure with another smooth, groove-laced electronic pop jam, out September 14 to follow on from Franco’s …

Watch the new full-length documentary 'Sound of Berlin'

The designation “capital of electronic music” is one that is highly contested by many in clubland. Detroit natives declare it, Ibiza to makes its case, but as pointed out in the new feature film The Sound of Berlin Documentary – a journey through the capital of electronic music, you’d be …

Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo and Helena Hauff complete fabric’s 19th birthday line-up

Fabric has announced the final performers to celebrate its 19th birthday on the weekend of October 20. Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo and Helena Hauff (pictured) are set to take to the decks at the iconic London venue, joining previously announced DJs such as Craig Richards, Sonja Moonear and Joy Orbison for …

​New study finds that festival goosebumps are a sign of good health

A study conducted by Harvard University researchers Matthew Sachs and Robin Murphy as part of Barclaycard’s Summer of Goosebumps investigation has offered further insight as to why revelers often experience goosebumps at music festivals. Previous research into the prickly phenomenon revealed that live performance factors such as rising pitch, collective …

Sasha to speak at Electronic Music Conference in Sydney

Asia-Pacific’s leading Electronic Music Conference will feature talks from Sasha (pictured), Mirik Milan, Gilles Peterson, Blond:ish and disco edit king Greg Wilson when it returns later this year. Held for a week in Sydney from November 12, EMC’s associated EMCPLAY parties will include Return to Rio’s The Rio Revel with …

Moxie, Nightmares on Wax and Peggy Gou announced for Let Them Eat Cake

Australian annual New Year’s Day festival Let Them Eat Cake has announced its line-up for 2019, including Motor City Drum Ensemble, Bicep and CC:DISCO! Moxie (pictured), Nightmares on Wax, Peggy Gou, Ama Lou, DJ Boring, Flava D, Midland, Chaos in the CBD and DJ Tennis are among the other artists …

Spotify playlist: 35 house and techno tracks picked by Kevin Saunderson

We’re teaming up with Pretty Green to host the European debut of Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer live show. To get you stoked for it, Saunderson has turned in 35 house and techno bangers that you can stream an exclusive playlist below. Need garms for the club? Check out this E-Dancer ready …

Spotify playlist: 35 house and techno tracks picked by Kevin Saunderson

We’re teaming up with Pretty Green to host the European debut of Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer live show. To get you stoked for it, Saunderson has turned in 35 house and techno bangers that you can stream an exclusive playlist below. Need garms for the club? Check out this E-Dancer ready …

Birmingham is getting a new venue, The Mill

This autumn sees the opening of a new music venue in Digbeth, Birmingham. The Mill will showcase an eclectic programme from multi-genre live music concerts and club nights opening on Friday September 28. Located at 29 Lower Trinity Street, in an industrial Victorian-era building, the venue has undergone extensive renovations, …

The group behind the Konstantin ADE open letter has released an FAQ

The initiators of the open letter aimed at removing Konstantin from the line-ups of the three parties he is booked to play in Amsterdam during ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) have released an FAQ outlining their reasons and responding to questions directed towards it. Explaining why Konstantin has been specifically targeted, …

Hannah Wants has announced a new label and is throwing a launch party

Hannah Wants’ new label Etiquette will launch this autumn and see releases from Hannah herself, alongside a roster of both established and new artists. The label will launch with Hannah’s ‘Close To You’ on October 12, with the ‘You Keep Comin’’ release coming later. Other artists from the house and …