Aphex Twin’s biggest track used in new public safety ad: WATCH

Aphex Twin’s 1999 IDM classic, ‘Windowlicker’, has appeared in a brand new video campaign for THINK!, the UK government’s road safety department.  The clip, entitled ‘Pink Kittens’, uses a slow-mo edit of the track, the artist’s biggest-selling single to date, and footage of a busy South London street in a …

Glasgow tourism bosses want the city to promote techno tours

Glasgow is looking for ways to market itself as an international destination, and a new major report has recommended the city highlights its musical offerings, including promoting techno tours. Scotland’s largest city boasts a wealth of venues, including Sub Club (pictured), which generate £160 million a year for the local …

​The Brooklyn Mirage lines up Innervisions, Afterlife, Paradise for summer parties

New York City’s sprawling outdoor venue The Brooklyn Mirage has announced its summer event calendar, revealing parties curated by world-renowned brands like Innervisions, Afterlife (pictured) and Paradise. Having previously announced the venue’s season opening party on Saturday, May 19 with The Cityfox Experience, The Brooklyn Mirage now shares 11 more …

Berlin’s Tegel Airport could be transformed into a huge club complex

It’s possible that Berlin’s Tegel airport could turn into a huge club complex once the site closes after the long-awaited opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which was originally scheduled to open in 2011. Sounds promising, but it’s still early days and there are no set plans for the Berlin airport …

A new 1500-capacity club is opening in Rotterdam next year

Plans have been announced for the launch a 1500-capacity club in Rotterdam in mid-2019. It’s a new project from the De Maatschappij Voor Volksgeluk collective, the team behind the city’s BAR venue. Co-founder Kristian de Leeuw told Dutch publication that plans for the nightspot have been formulating for a decade, …

Plans for a massive sphere-shaped London venue have been revealed

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has revealed its plans for the construction a mind-bending, sphere-shaped venue in Stratford, London. Having already showcased its new, proposed venue for Las Vegas (pictured above), where it intends to create a similar 23,000 capacity arena, MSG is taking its project across the pond …

MP says warnings over the site of Durham nightclub death were ignored

RobertaBlackman-Woods,theLabourMPfortheCityDurham,saysthelocalcouncildismissedmultiplewarningsshemadeaboutthesafetyconditionsthecity’sWalkergatecomplexwhereastudentdiedlastweek. PoliceareinvestigatingthedeathOliBurt,20,whoinareportedcrushingincident. RobertaBlackman-Woodssaysshemaderepeatedwarningsdatingasfarbackas2007tothecouncilandpolicethatthedesigntheleisurecomplexwasnotsuitableforlargecrowdsandthatsomeonecouldbekilled. TheWalkergatecomplexopenedin2007,anditsarchitectureincludessteepstairs,lowwalls,crampedareasandsheerdrops. “Itreallyshouldneverhavebeengivenalicencefornightclubsandtheselate-nightevents,”saysBlackman-Woods,whohasheldherparliamentarypositionsince2005. Shesaidshelastraisedconcernsaboutsafetyissuesinthecomplextwoyearsago,butwasgreetedwithadismissiveresponsefromthecouncil. “I’vehadquitealotkickback.IwastoldthatthiswasanimportantpartDurham’snighttimeeconomyandIhadtostopslaggingitf,”shesaid. OliBurt,amembertheBritishsailingteam,diedafteracrushoutsidetheMissoulaclubcausedabarriertocollapse.OnestudentattemptedCPRaftershewaspulledoutthecrushwithanopenheadwound. Eyewitnessestoldpanicleadinguptotheincident,andanonlookernamedasJacktoldthatovercrowding,pushingandpainfulqueuingconditionswerecommonplaceoutsidethevenue. Blackman-WoodssayslocaltaxidrivershadalsocontactedhertosaytheyraisedsimilarconcernswithDurhamcountycouncilaboutthesafetyusingtemporarybarrierstohandlecrowdcongestioninthecomplex. Shealsosad:“Intheimmediatetermweneedtogettothebottomwhathappenedonthatnightandlessonsthathavetobelearnedfromthat.InthelongertermIwantthebuildingnottohavenightclubsbecauseitisjustnotanappropriatedesignforthat. “IjustfeelabsolutelyterriblethatthishashappenedinDurhambecauseweareacitythatreallywelcomesstudentsandIhaveworkedontheirbehalf.” TheownersMissoulasaytheyareworkingwiththepolice’sinvestigationintounderstandingthatcauseswhattheylabela“terribleaccident”. “Untilthatisconcludedweareunabletocommentfurther.OurthoughtsarewithOli’sfamilyandfriends,”theyadded. JoanneWaller,Durhamcountycouncil’sheadenvironment,healthandconsumerprotection,saidinastatementtothe:“Firstandforemost,ourthoughtsarewiththefamilyandfriendsOliBurtfollowinghertragicdeathonWednesdaynight. “Sincetheincident,wehavebeenworkingcloselywithpoliceandhavenowbegunahealthandsafetyinvestigation.Weareunabletosayanymoreatthisstage.” AtributefromPressorDavidHeldDurhamUniversitydescribedBurtas“brightandoutstandinglyable”,detailingthat“shearrivedlastautumntobeginreadingnaturalsciencewithglowingreferencesfromherschoolwhereshewasregardedinthehighestpossibleterms.” “Shehadanoutstandingacademicrecordandwasanexceptionalsportswoman.Thosestudentsclosetoherhavelostawonderfulfriend,whomintheirshocktheygrievefor,alongsideherfamilyandfriends.Thecollegehaslostabrightandoutstandinglyablestudent.Itishardtocometotermswithherloss,andwewillmisshergreatly.” Headded:“Shehadanoutstandingacademicrecordandwasanexceptionalsportswoman.Thosestudentsclosetoherhavelostawonderfulfriend,whomintheirshocktheygrievefor,alongsideherfamilyandfriends.Thecollegehaslostabrightandoutstandinglyablestudent.Itishardtocometotermswithherloss,andwewillmisshergreatly.” Via:] PatrickHintonisMixmag’sDigitalStaffWriter,followhimon

Sensation Teases New Event Titled "Rise"

Sensation is one the biggest names in event production in the world. Their specially-curated events are both highly desired by fans and greatly envied by other production teams. Originating in Amsterdam, Sensation has taken its unique experiences to every continent excluding Antarctica, with each tour iteration featuring its own unique …

Nuits Sonores has booked Larry Heard, Peggy Gou and Bicep

The night line-up for Nuits Sonores is now online, with highlights including Larry Heard, Bicep, Avalon Emerson and Peggy Gou (pictured). A European superpower when it comes to innovative and high calibre musical experiences, Nuit Sonores is back this year spanning across 20 venues in Lyon, including spectacular night-time transformations …

Beyond Wonderland shares its official lineup for this year’s edition!

Beyond Wonderland has ficially released its lineup for this year’s edition. Being set to take place on March 16th and March 17th, at the NOS Events Center, the festival will feature performances from artists such as Alesso, KSHMR, Tiesto, Tritonal, Valentino Khan, Jax Jones, R3hab and many more. You can …

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