The United States holds the title for most record shops in the world

According to a survey conducted by Discogs and VinylHub, the United States currently hosts the most record shops compared to other countries around the world. With reports about in the United States even in the age digital streaming, it’s unsurprising that vinyl-selling businesses are booming. An impressive 1,482 record shops …

Bristol Council approves property development threatening Thekla’s future

BristolCityCouncilhasapprovedforbuildinghomes,ficesandleisurespace150metresfrommusicvenueThekla,votinginfavourinatentoonemajority. Thefuturethebelovedspotisnowindoubt,withThekla’sownerslabellingthenoiseassessmentcarriedoutbyComplexDevelopmentProjectsas“woefullyinaccurate”. DevelopmentdirectorGaryHaletoldthethatclosingdownTheklais”thelastthingwewanttodo.” Headded:”Thereisalotnoisegeneratedaroundthedevelopmentsite,includingthebellsStMaryChurch,ambientnoiseincludingtrafficandeventheunitswhicharegoingtobebuiltunderneaththeflats,sotheywillbesoundproedtoahighlevel.WebelievewecanaddressalltheissuesraisedbyThekla,sotheyneednotworry.” ComplexDevelopmentProjectsreportedlypaidBristolCityCouncil£777,000fortheland,asumthatwaslabelledas“peanuts”bytheplanningcommittee.Concernsaboutthelownumberaffordableflatsinthedevelopment(threeout36)havealsobeenraised.

Premiere: OMAAR's ‘Strong’ is a disorientating club cut

Super Kitchen is a fresh new club label based across Bristol and London that specialises in hard-hitting, stripped-back beats. NAAFI member OMAAR’s contribution ‘Strong’ is a disorientating, drum-led workout that chops between muted and blistering elements, keeping listeners on their toes and dancers moving their feet. Listen below.

400,000 ecstasy pills found in truck driving through Austria

Austrianpolicehavetakenadriverintocustodyafterfinding400,000ecstasypillsinhistruck. Thehaul,worthanestimated€4milliononthestreet,wasonitswaytoIstanbulfromAmsterdamwhenitwasdiscoveredinthetruckataterminalintheAustrianprovinceWels. Thedrivertoldauthoritieshewaspaid€10,000tosmugglethedrugstoTurkeyinfivebarrels,twoboxesandatotebaghiddenbehindkitchenappliances. AustrianFinanceMinistrymemberAndreaDoczysaidanaccomplicehadbeenarrestedinGermanyandtheyweresearchingformoresuspects. LouisAnderson-RichisMixmag’sDigitalProducer.Followhimon Via:]

Elrow announces Main Stage theme for London festival

Elrow Town will return to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next summer on August 18 with a theme Brazilian jungle carnival taking over the main stage. The immersive entertainment show, titled ‘Sambodromo de Brasil’, will capture the party atmosphere with samba dancers, giant plants, wild beasts and colourful confetti. Elrow …

Spotify playlist: 50 bumpin’ UK garage classics

We’ve freshened up our with more gems. Platinum 45 & More Fire Crew’s rowdy ‘Oi!’ now kickstarts proceedings with raw energy – and considering the Burial’s ‘Untrue’ has just passed, we had to include his futuristic UKG indebted ‘Archangel’. Further cuts from the likes Sunship, Zinc, Bump & Flex and …

Brainwavz’s B200 are audiophile grade earphones

Brainwavz has released a new addition in its high performance B series to the UK market. The Brainwavz B200 earphones have dual balanced armature drivers and a frequency range 12 Hz to 22kHz, producing crisp sound quality across the spectrum bass to high ends. They’re also comfortable, shaped to fit …

Nina Kraviz announces US tour

Nina Kraviz is returning to American shores for a 12-date tour in November and December. The dates include festival headline slots, intimate club gigs and warehouse parties in New York and LA. The трип boss starts the tour in Austin, Texas before heading to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico, New …

Four Tet remixes Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and shares two new originals

Four Tet’s ‘’ and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s ‘’ are two 2017’s highly praised albums with ethereal and hypnotizing motifs. Both artists have a similar meditative aesthetic but their sounds have never crossed paths… until now. Four Tet has unleashed a thrilling remix Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s track ‘I Will Make Room …

​Costa Rica’s Ocaso Festival reveals lineup with Claptone, Desert Hearts, Hector

Costa Rica’s Ocaso Festival has announced the lineup for its second edition in 2018, featuring Claptone, Carlo Lio, Kenny Glasgow, Huxley and more. Taking place from January 4 to 7 on the Pacific coastline Tamarindo Playa, Ocaso Festival focuses on delivering a more focused lineup house and techno artists in …