Melbourne’s Luboku shares soothing, emotionally driven new track

Singer/songwriter Luis Kennett, better known as Lukoku has unleashed a serene new single, None Of You. The Melbourne born artist masterfully intertwines his heartfelt vocals amidst an angelic instrumental foundation, all which coming together to create a truly mesmerising sonic experience for the listener and something that is as refreshing …

Solomun Makes Apology for Playing Track Containing Islamic Call to Prayer

Playing the Islamic Call to Prayer (Azan) and Quranic verses has been played by a number DJs. While many these DJs meant no harm, little did they know what they were doing was considered heresy. The most recent incident this occurred when Bosnian-German Producer Solomun played a track that sampled …

James Blake opens up on his battle with anxiety and suicidal thoughts

James Blake has opened up on the stigma surrounding mental health in the music industry in the way expressing his personal battles with anxiety and depression. Speaking at the annual symposium the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) on a panel called You Got This: Managing the Suicide Crisis in the Arts Population, …

Gareth Emery Talks Blockchain, Laserface, and More on Reddit AMA

British Trance legend Gareth Emery has always been a revered figure in the electronic music industry. Apart from his obvious talent behind the decks, Emery stands out as being a down to earth and extremely relatable. AMAs are always an excellent opportunity for fans to stay up-to-date on their favorite …

New Instagram Update Allows Friends To Steal The Stories They're Tagged In

Instagram has recently been undergoing a number new updates in an attempt to keep its high ranking as one the preferred social media application go-to’s. In its most recent update, they now allow a few interesting changes regarding its Instagram Stories and your friends. With the addition being able to …

Zedd Speaks On The Incident That Involved Tesla Saving His Life

The topic Tesla‘s autopilot feature has been much controversy as lately in the recent news. Most headlines have usually revolved around the various crashes that have been experienced while using said autopilot feature, except for this one. Zedd, a very well known producer in the EDM community, happens to also …

Australian Greens announce push to legalise cannabis

The Australian Greens have announced their support for legalising cannabis. It would be legal for adults to purchase and use the drug through a “properly regulated market for production and supply,” under the party’s plan. “The tax revenue will better resource the health system in delivering treatment services, drug education, …

UK Bass Driven House Sensation GAWP Announces North America Tour

Oliver Portamento is no stranger to the music industry. After releasing music and touring under multiple different monikers, the artist known as GAWP is settling into his true personality. His tracks burst with technically precise production and a groove that is guaranteed to make you move. His dedication to music and a …

Music journalists are crowdfunding a book on bloghouse

A pair music journalists are crowdfunding a book on bloghouse, the unficial categorization dance music popularized from 2006 through 2012. The project titled Bloghouse: The Book is being lead by Meaghan Garvey, a freelance writer and illustrator for Pitchfork, The FADER, Billboard and Complex who lives in Chicago, and Lina …

Party Thieves Announces Massive ‘Anarchy’ North American Tour

Party Thieves is a unique personality in the dance music game. He has tens millions streams and has a background from West Point. He’s received support from household names like RL Grime, Skrillex and Diplo. He has also made a huge connection with his fans, inspiring a movement called the Theft Army. …

Justin Timberlake Backed Out Of Using Prince Hologram At Super Bowl At Last Minute

Before the Super Bowl began this past Sunday, there were early reports that Justin Timberlake was “100 percent ready to use the hologram” for his Prince tribute during his Super Bowl halftime show performance. Turns out, however, he backed out at the very last minute. It was those same early …

Gramatik Kicks Off Re:Coil North American Run of Shows – Dance Hits

Slovenian born and Brooklyn based DJ, Producer, label boss, and crypto-maniac Denis Jašarević, otherwise known as Gramatik, has just begun the North American leg his Re:Coil Tour. After completing the European leg the tour prior to the New Year, Gramatik kicked f the North American side things for a special New …

French Parliament To Consider Decriminalizing All Drugs

France Might Decriminalize Drugs Awhile back, the French government commissioned a report on how best to handle drug penalization reform. Two assembly members, Eric Pouillat  the governing centrist party En Marche and Robin Reda AM from the center-right Republicans party, were tapped to study the nation’s drug policy and how …

France is considering decriminalising all drug use

AnewparliamentaryreportinFrancehasrecommendeddecriminalisingalldruguse.TheFrenchgovernmentisconsideringactingontherecommendation,buthasn’tannounceditsdecisioneitherway. TwomembersFrance’sNationalAssembly,EricPoulliatAMfromthegoverningcentristpartyEnMarcheandRobinRedaAMfromthecentre-rightRepublicansparty,werecommissionedbytheNationalAssemblyLawsCommissionwingthegovernmenttoinvestigatethecountry’sdruglawsandfindmethodstolessenthestrainonitspenalsystem. Despiteworkingonthereporttogether,thetwopoliticiansreacheddifferentconclusionsonhowbesttoaddresstheissue,andprovidedthegovernmentwithtwooptions. Poulliatrecommendedafixedfinebetween150to200Eurosshouldbeimposeduponpeoplefoundinpossessionillegaldrugs,andthatcriminalprosecutionshouldfollowiftheydonotpaythisfineinanspecifiedtimeperiod. Redaproposedthatdrugpossessionshouldbedecriminalised,sothatpeoplecannotbecriminallyprosecutedforthefence.Herecommendedafineshouldstillbeimposed,whichwouldincreaseifleftinarrears,butthiswouldneverescalatetobeingacriminalfence. Currently,Frenchlawstatesillicitdrugpossessioncanbepunishedbyupto10yearsinprisonandamaximumfine€7.5million.Itisraretoseethesemaximumpunishmentscarriedout,andfencesareusuallytreatedwithsmallerfinesorcautions. However,Frenchficersaregivensignificantpersonaldiscretion,andhavebeenandotherdiscriminatorybehaviour.Eachthenewrecommendationsallowssimilarlevelspersonaldiscretion,solooktobeineffectiveintacklingthisissue.TheyaremoregearedtowardsreducingcongestioninFrance’scriminaljusticesystemthanalletingtheharminstitutionaldiscrimination. BenaminJeanroy,theco-founderandheaddrugpolicyatFrench“actiontank”reformgroup,toldthatPoulliat’srecommendationparticularlyriskscontinuing“thediscriminationinthecriminaljusticesystem,becausethesamepeoplewillcontinuetobearrestedandharassedbecausedrugconsumptionandpossession–particularlyyouthfromimpoverishedneighbourhoods.Poulliat’sproposal]willinitiatearenewaltensionsbetweenthesepopulationsandthepoliceforces”. Headdedthattoeffectivelytackletheissuedrugs,ficialsmust“searchforalldistributionchannels:fromthesmallstreetdealertotheheadthenetwork”andbringthemtojustice. PresidentEmmanuelMacronhaspreviouslybackedcannabisdecriminalisationpriortohiselectionwin,buthisstanceonwiderdrugpolicyisnotclear. TheParliamentaryreviewwhichmaybringeitherthereports’recommondationsintolawisscheduledtotakeplacethisSpring. Via:] PatrickHintonisMixmag’sDigitalStaffWriter,followhimon

Deadmau5 sells his toilet water for $50 as a jab at Hardwell's new fragrance

Joel Zimmerman, also known as Deadmau5, has become infamous for supplying apt social commentary through trolling. This time around, the mau5 takes a jab at Hardwell after releasing his new fragrance ECLIPSE, a product advertised to “transform” the artist’s “very personal world into an energetic scent”. In response, Zimmerman ( …

Rob Durann’s latest release brings back the future house vibes!

Hungarian producer Rob Durann released a groovy future house tune called “Down”. The track starts with some heavy big room influences, especially on the break part where the main lead theme has a strong festival vibe. The future house drop comes as groovy and dynamic as it can get, making …

Claude VonStroke Teases Daily Lineups for Dirty Bird Campout East

Which Stage Will You Be At On Friday? Claude VonStroke and the Dirtybird label are known for their unique and playful personalities. While some big labels and production companies hate leaks and teasers, the Claudefather loves them. The boss the Dirtybird fam is sharing the daily lineups for his newest festival in a …