Björk details her "aesthetic connection" with Jesse Kanda in new documentary

In the first episode WeTransfer’s new documentary series ‘Work In Progress’, Icelandic music mystic talks about her collaborative efforts with vanguard visual artist Jesse Kanda. Working together to create Björk’s visceral and ten unsettling visual story for her latest album ‘’, the artist talks about how when it comes to …

Breaking Bad-inspired students made over £800k running dark web drugs ring

FourstudentsfromtheUniversityManchestermadeover£800,000whilstrunningtheirowninternationaldrugsdistributioncentrefromaflatinthecityacrossMay2011toOctober2013. TheywereinspiredbyTVseriesBreakingBadandusedthedarkwebsiteSilkRoadtooperatethebusiness,supplyingecstasy,ketamine,2CBandLSDtocustomersacrossEurope,USA,AustraliaandNewZealand. Whileoperating,thestudentsdidn’tskimponluxuryandtravelledtotheBahamas,AmsterdamandJamaicaforholidays.Onetheindividualsevenboughtaflatandpaidforhisuniversitytuition. ThegroupwerebustedbytheFBIaftertheUSintelligenceagencyshutdownSIlkRoadandseizeditsserversinIceland. PaymentforthedrugswastakeninBitcoin,thecryptocurrencywhichsoaredinvalueby1,000percentin2017,meaningthetotalpritwilllikelybemorevaluablethantheinitialestimation.Thedigitalfortunehasnotyetbeentracedbyprosecutors. ComputersciencestudentJamesRodenandpharmacologystudentJaikishenPatelwerealsoinvolvedinthedrugoperation.GeologystudentElliotHyams,afellowschoolmateAssaf’satDrChalloner’sGrammarinBuckinghamshire,wasinitiallyinvolved,untilAssaf”lostpatience”withhimandcuthimoutthegroup.MarketingstudentJoshuaMorganhadminorinvolvement,occasionallypackagingandsendingoutdrugparcels. Hyams’barristerJamesPickupQCaccusedAssafexploitinghisschoolfriend,whohesaidhadsufferedbullyingatschoolandwas”naive”and”weakwilled”.

This year artists will receive pre-Grammy counterterrorism training

Thisyear,forthefirsttimeever,attendingartistswillbetrainedincounterterrorismandemergencysituationsaheadthisSunday’sGrammyAwards. TheUSStateDepartmentandEuropeanUnionficialswillgiveall-daytrainingthedaybeforetheshowtohigh-prilemusicians. Thepivotaldecisiontotakesuchmeasurescomesinlightrecentattacksonlarge-scalemusicevents.Althoughvenuesandawardshowstypicallyprovidestandardemergencyresponseguidelines,Saturday’sf-sitesessionswillmarktheonlytimeStateDepartmentandEuropeanUnionficialshavegivennon-event-specificeducationstraighttoartists. AttendeesincludingPink,LittleBigTown,RuntheJewelsandYoungThugwillreceivespecializedbriefsonsituationalawareness,identifyingvulnerablepointsandtimesincreasedrisk,avoidingtimeandplacepredictabilityandcreatingcontingencyplans. ISISexpertandformerUSStateDepartmentDirectorAnalytics,Dr.AmirBagherpour,speaksonthematter:”Behindarms,musicandentertainmentarethelargestWesternexports,andmusiciansandentertainersserveasambassadorsaroundtheworld.Attacksagainstthemgeneratealotcoverageandsendapowerfulmessage.Itmakessensethattheywouldbetargeted”. Via:] SydneyisMixmag’sUSDigitalContentEditor.FollowheronTwitter

Join a dark and strange world with Solstis latest release !

Chicago natives Brandon and Andy are making their names known in the ever-growing Electronic Music industry with their unique sound and innovative production skills. The duo, also known as Solstis, began their journey after winning the Discovery Project for Electric Forest in 2015 with their original song “Forever In Silence”. …

James Blake has released his first solo original since 2016

Despite releasing a studio version a cover at the end 2017, original productions from James Blake have been scarce since his 2016 album ‘The Colour In Anything’. Premiered tonight during his most recent episode his BBC Radio 1 residency, the first play Blake’s ‘If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead’ …

New book explores UK club culture's most iconic graphic design

A book cataloging graphic design in UK club culture titled Clubbed: a visual history UK club culture has recently launched a . This printed collection various artwork showcases some the most the iconic contributions to nightlife branding. Featuring a litany designs from the past 35 years, the 350-page book includes …

​Police found 745 kilos of cocaine stashed inside fresh pineapples

Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 745 kilograms cocaine that a Colombian drug ring was attempting to smuggle inside pineapples. In order to disguise the drugs as fruit, the smugglers packaged the cocaine in yellow wax that was then covered in hollowed out pineapple skins. According to BBC News, the …

Kala Festival is Albania's first ever international music festival

New festival Kala is set to launch on the coast Albania this summer. The country’s first ever international music festival, Kala promises “open-air dancing, music and escapism” from June 20 to June 27. The festival is set on an undiscovered coastline that is only accessible by boat. The location claims …

Björk, Gorillaz and The xx have been nominated for Brit Awards

The Brit Awards has unveiled its nominees for the 2018 ceremony, set to take place on February 21 in London. Representing electronic music’s international presence, Björk and LCD Soundsystem received nods in their respective categories, joined by the likes Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Haim and Childish Gambino. The British Male Solo …

CULPRATE RELEASES PART 3 OF HIS UNITY PROJECT, HIGHLIGHTS UNITY WITHIN TWITCH COMMUNITY!

Over the last few months, Culprate has been treating us to a special series EPs with a twist. Stemming from his ever-thriving Twitch channel – on which he discusses music production and tips – the producer has already put out two bodies work, which he created alongside members the online …

Fan Fakes Wedding to Go to RL Grime Show

In RL Grime’s video coverage his Nova tour, footage included flashing lights covering those working on the show, scenes Grime and friends relaxing and eating, and little snippets from fans as well. The funniest story included a follower who faked an entire wedding. He created invitations, a registry, and rented …