The Haçienda has been named as one of England's most important sites

The Haçienda club in Manchester has been named a part Historic England’s most important sites. Heralded as one the UK’s acid house music hotspots in the late 1980s, it joins Abbey Road Studios, Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon and Charles Dickens’ former home in Doughty Street, London as one the 10 spots …

Ricardo Villalobos has remixed Phuture for a new five-track EP

Ricardo Villalobos is releasing a five-track EP made up remixed versions Phuture’s ‘We Are Phuture’. The EP will feature a remastered version the original track, alongside four completely new remixes the single. No clues have been given on how long each individual remix will run for, but if the first …

Dax J is ‘Offending Public Morality’ on forthcoming LP

A new Dax J album is coming this April. Titled ‘Offending Public Morality’, the release sees the techno artist weave through themes surrounding public morality, touching on issues such as drug abuse, murder, racism and prostitution. According to the press release, the album “draws up the lines conflict in a …

Lou Karsh delivers 'Ataraxia' with emotive acid and techno

Melbourne producer Lou Karsh has announced a new EP serene, emotive techno and acid on London-based imprint X-Kalay. The four-track ‘Ataraxia’ is Karsh’s debut on the label, and closes with pounding 4×4 and ethereal pads ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ which you can stream below. Following EPs on his own Lou Karsh …

New book 'Rave On' analyzes Detroit, Berlin, Ibiza and New York's underground

A new book by famed music journalist Matthew Collins studying electronic music’s evolution from subculture to mainstream is set to release next week. Rave On: Global Adventures In Electronic Dance Music is an in-depth analysis club and electronic scenes around the world, from each movement’s conception to its current state …

Premiere: Material Witness delivers deep acid with 'Point of Light'

Brooklyn-based Material Witness, known for being part the Rinsed duo as Blacky II, releases his debut EP titled ‘Point Light’ featuring an acid belter title track. Material Witness shares his thoughts on the new material: “When i made this track i was really getting into 3 things; meditation, sound therapy, …

Sander van Doorn revisits his massive Riff together with David Tort!

While his Purple Haze project may have been all guns blazing recently, ’s output under his own name is still rolling on the regular. His latest opus: an addictive rework his 2007 monster, Riff, brought up-to-date alongside the talented . Considerably slowing the pace his tech trance monster, Sander’s remix  Riff with Tort boils down the …

The Hallucination Machine will give you a very realistic trip

Scientists have been working on technology that causes hallucinations, with no mind-altering substances to be seen. People might still be , but a team researchers from Sussex University have opted for Virtual Reality and Google’s DeepDream system over acid for a ‘trip’. Apparently 12 volunteers experienced visuals similar to those …

Essential: Eric Prydz drops thunderous new Pryda track 'Stay With Me'

Eric Prydz has finally dropped the highly sought-after Pryda track ‘Stay With Me’. The deafening production, fluttering between the lines techno, acid and progressive, had been dubbed ‘Psytrance ID’ by the prusion fans awaiting its release. The six-minute piece is a true exhibit Prydz’s celebrated artistic range, with an energy …

Microdosing Reportedly Safer Than Antidepressants

In the weird ass news today, an illegal hallucinogen is reported to be more effective at treating depression than, well, antidepressants. , a book by Ayelet Waldman, discusses the positive effects  microdosing with LSD. According to a David Presti, a pressor neurobiology at the University California, consuming small doses LSD is “just as safe as taking antidepressants.” He …