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IK Multimedia Releases ARC Studio Hardware

Made in Italy, ARC Studio is a unique out-of-the-box hardware acoustic room correction system. All top studios include active room correction these days, as it vastly enhances the performance of the room and the monitors to ensure efficient accuracy. ARC Studio is the latest product to enter the market and …

Evolution of UK electronic music, ‘from Doctor Who to acid house’, explored in new book

A new book authored by Matthew Collin will explore the evolution UK electronic music through the 20th century.  Dream Machines: Electronic Music in Britain From Doctor Who to Acid House will trace the history of electronic music in the UK: starting from its avant-garde beginnings just post-World War Two, through …

Sarah Story announces new label, club series and artist platform, STORIES

BBC Radio 1 Future Dance host Sarah Sarah Story is launching a new label, club series and artist platform. Described as a vessel for “artistic expression and forward-thinking dance music,” the DJ and producer says STORIES is committed to “championing the voice of DJs, Producers, and Artists worldwide, offering equal …

Premiere: Bertie ‘Carabiner (Ciel’s Reoriented Dub)’

Ciel has remixed the title track of Naarm-based producer Bertie’s latest EP, ‘Carabiner’. Have an exclusive first listen to the Xi’an-born and Toronto-based artist’s ‘Reoriented Dub’ below.  Released last week via the PHENOMENA label, Bertie’s four-track ‘Carabiner’ EP is a suite of ‘90s-influenced house anthems inspired by “the communities that …

Armand Van Helden and A-Trak return with new Duck Sauce music, ‘Clap Your Feet / 2 Da Face’: Listen

Armand Van Helden and A-Trak have have joined forces once again under their Duck Sauce alias to release ‘Clap Your Feet / 2 Da Face’. Listen to both tracks below. Out now, ‘Clap Your Feet’ features vocals from Chicago’s underground house artist Fuzzy Cufflinxxx, while ‘2 Da Face’ promises “underground …

Unreleased Avicii remix, ‘Beautiful Drug’, shared for the first time: Listen

A previously unheard remix by Avicii has hit streaming platforms for the first time this week. Marking the late artist’s first posthumous release in almost five years, following the 2019 issue of final studio album ‘Tim’, his remix of country outfit Zac Brown Band’s 2015 single ‘Beautiful Drug’ had “been …

Selections: Nkisi

Nkisi’s fiercely rhythmic music maps a route from ancient rituals to futuristic hard dance. In her live performances and catalogue of releases for labels like Lee Gamble’s UIQ and Warp’s Arcola imprint, the London-based Congolese-Belgian artist conjures a spiritually energised listening space, blending polyrhythmic pan-African drum patterns with supercharged strands …

Beyoncé to follow up house-influenced album with country-themed ‘Renaissance Act II’

Beyoncé is releasing a country-themed follow-up to her house-influenced 2022 album ‘Renaissance‘.   ‘Renaissance Act II’, which will serve as the next part in the US superstar’s planned album trilogy, will be released on 29th March. The first two singles off the LP, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ’16 Carriages’, were released …

Premiere: Masha Mar ‘Cherry Cherry’

Masha Mar will release her second EP, ‘Cherry Cherry’, next month via SOS Music. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track, featuring Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, below. Four years since unveiling her debut single on the label’s flagship V/A compilation, ‘SOS MUSIC VOLUME 1’, the Serbia-born, LA-based DJ and producer returns to SOS Music (Sisters of Sound) with …

Adonay Embraces Infinite Dreams with “Dream On Endlessness”

Renowned for her eclectic fusion of artistic talents, Adonay Encarnacion stands at the intersection of music, dance, and multimedia production. Born in the vibrant borough of the Bronx, New York, and now calling Toronto, Canada, her creative home, Adonay‘s journey into the world of music commenced at a tender age …

Premiere: Hamdi ‘Counting (Sammy Virji Remix)’

Hamdi returns to Deadbeats today with the coveted ‘Counting Remix’ EP. Check out Sammy Virji’s remix below. Out today (9th February), the remix package features four edits of Hamdi’s viral hit, ‘Counting’, from bass-music heavyweights Sammy Virji, Taiki Nulight, Simula and P Money. Speaking on the EP, Hamdi shared: “Unbelievably excited to release …

TSVI returns to Nervous Horizon with ‘Mediterraneo’, shares ‘Progressiva’: Listen

TSVI is set to release a new EP on Nervous Horizon, the label he co-runs with Wallwork. Titled ‘Mediterraneo’, its five tracks take influence from the Mediterranean Progressive movement of the ’90s, as well as elements of euphoric trance, HandzUp! (a trance sub-genre popular in Germany in the early ’00s) …

AQUTIE, Chloé Caillet, Joseph Capriati, Louie Vega announced for DJ Mag Miami Pool Party 2024

DJ Mag are pleased to announce the next wave of artists performing at our 2024 Miami Pool Party. Returning to the Sagamore Hotel on South Beach from 20th to 24th March, the 5-Day Pool Party series will kick off with DJ Mag Presents’ very own annual showcase. Joining previously announced headliners ANOTR on the …

New Wisdom Teeth compilation, ‘Club Moss’, spotlights music between 150 and 170 BPM

Wisdom Teeth is highlighting uptempo tunes on its next compilation, titled ‘Club Moss’. Listen to lead single ‘Calvepen 666’ by Dublin’s Sputnik One below.  The London-based label founded by Facta and K-LONE has compiled 14 new tracks in the 150-170 BPM range, a pivot from their 2022 ‘To Illustrate’ compilation …

Cormac’s Polari Records releases new compilation, ‘No Tears In The Backroom Vol. 2’

Cormac has released a new compilation through his Polari Records label, ‘No Tears In The Backroom Vol. 2’. Featuring 10 tracks, the compilation spans house music, acid basslines and colourful synths, and takes in tracks by the likes of Joshua James, Jordan Nocturne and DJ City. “I curate the compilation …

Bleu Clair Returns To Terminal Underground With Thumping Underground Single “Shake What Yo Mama”

Following the well-received “Boom Boom” in December, Bleu Clair concluded another successful year with performances at events like Parookaville Festival 2023 & Tomorrowland 2023. Maintaining a monthly Spotify audience of over 450,000, scoring millions of streams, and an extensive tour schedule, he kept the momentum going full speed. Life for …

Anetha shares new single, ‘Let me d&be’, from forthcoming album: Listen

Anetha has released a new single, ‘Let me d&be’, lifted from her forthcoming album, ‘Mothearth’. Check it out below.  It’s the second single to be released from the album, following ‘Sorry For Being So Sexy’ from late last year.  According to a press release, the new single explores Anetha’s struggle against …

Nemzzz announces debut mixtape, ‘DO NOT DISTURB’, shares ‘L’S’: Watch the video

Nemzzz has announced the release of his debut mixtape, ‘DO NOT DISTURB’, and dropped a new track, ‘L’S’.  Slated for release on 15th March, the 11-track mixtape follows the Manchester rapper’s first EP ‘NEMZZZ TYPE BEAT’, which dropped last year. Nemzzz was named as one of DJ Mag’s Rap Artists …

Selections: They Hate Change

For Vonne Parks and Andre Gainey, music discovery and exchange are fundamental to music making. The magnetic rap duo first bonded as teenagers in Tampa, Florida through a shared love for crate digging, and sharing their discoveries with one another. When they started making music and DJing together, their omnivorous …

Noods Radio announces artist development programme, Bloom

Noods Radio has announced a new artist development programme called Bloom.  The initiative will offer emerging musicians in South-West England and South Wales the opportunity to refine their skills through masterclasses, mentoring, studio time, music videos, press photos, live performances, and guest radio shows.  Applications are currently open to producers, …

Chicane reworks 1996 trance classic, ‘Offshore’: Listen

Chicane has released two symphonic renditions of his 1996 trance classic, ‘Offshore’. Listen to them below. The two reworks, ‘Symphonic Rehearsal Mix’ and the ‘DC Symphonic Rehearsal Mix’, reimagine the original track from Chicane’s debut LP, ‘Far From the Maddening Crowds’, which received a special 25th anniversary edition in 2022. …

FOUNDATION.FM announces International Women’s Day compilation with Ariel Zetina, Karen Nyame KG, Ikonika, more

FOUNDATION.FM is releasing a compilation to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. Due to arrive on IWD (8th March), ‘BODIES’ spans 12 tracks and is split across two sides, with side A giving attention to “club sounds with themes towards the extreme, fun, harder” and side B showcasing “alternative sounds through …

UK musicians to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under new code

Musicians in the UK are to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under a new code published today (31st January). Created by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the voluntary code commits to improving transparency across the music streaming industry by setting out standards of good practice between labels, distributors, …

MNTRA, GPU Audio & Outer Echo Set To Drop ‘Living Sky’

Living Sky is a spatial reverb plugin driven to reimagine three-dimensional spatial audio production. The collaboration brings together MNTRA’s experience with virtual instruments and GPU Audio’s unique audio processing capabilities, alongside Outer Echo’s excellence in providing DSP solutions for unconventional spatial applications. Living Sky promises to be an extensive universe …

Free regular drug-checking service to launch in Bristol by The Loop

The UK’s first regular drug-checking service is launching in Bristol this weekend, run by harm-reduction charity The Loop. This first-of-its-kind service will run on the last Saturday of every month, in partnership with Bristol Drugs Project (BPD) and Bristol City Council. Licensed by the Home Office, the scheme will allow frequent or dependent …

Bullion announces new album, shares Carly Rae Jepsen collab, ‘Rare’: Listen

Bullion has announced a new album and linked up Carly Rae Jepsen to release its first single, ‘Rare’. Check it out below.  Set for release 26th April, via Ghostly International, ‘Affection’ will also include collaborative tracks with Panda Bear and Charlotte Adigéry. Bullion, the British producer, singer, and songwriter has …

Montreal cuts funding for nightlife advocacy group MTL 24/24 despite plans to revitalise sector

Montreal’s local government has cut off funding for nightlife advocacy group MTL 24/24. News of the funding cut was confirmed by the not-for-profit organisation this month, and has led to the group having to lay off employees and terminate existing contracts with freelancers. The conference Montreal Night Summit, which had …

Selections: Nene H

“The whole thing is a meme within a meme,” says Nene H about her new mini-album, ‘ISSA SCAM’, which will be released via the Live From Earth label in February. Across six tracks (and a sped-up bonus cut), she takes a scalpel to a range of topical issues, from digital …

re:ni debuts on Timedance with new EP, ‘BeautySick’: Listen

re:ni has announced a new EP, ‘BeautySick’, via Timedance and has released the first track from the project. Check it out below. The new EP marks the London-based producer and DJ’s debut for Batu’s label. The four-track EP features bass-infused techno layered with vocal cuts, industrial drumwork, and mesmerising trance elements.  …

Beatport Next Class Of 2024 Is Here

The annual accelerator program from Beatport, Beatport Next, has announced its class of 2024. Since its inception in 2021, Beatport Next has set out to cement the company’s support for rising talent. The focus is to provide artists with significant exposure across the range of The Beatport Group real estate. …

IKLECTIK launches crowdfunder for new ART LAB space following venue closure

London grassroots music and arts venue IKLECTIK is fundraising to support a new space following its forced closure and eviction due to planned property development. The crew behind the Waterloo non-profit electronic music and contemporary arts space has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for ART LAB, an experimental …

Berlin Senate scraps controversial “anti-discrimination clause” for arts funding amid protests

The Berlin Senate is dropping the controversial “anti-discrimination clause” for cultural grant recipients following pushback from artists around the world. The Senate Department of Culture and Social Cohesion cited “legal concerns” for scrapping the policy ​​with “immediate effect” in a statement on Monday, 22nd January. Introduced on 21st December, 2023, …

Neil Kulkarni, legendary music critic and former DJ Mag hip-hop editor, dies aged 51

Neil Kulkarni, the longstanding music journalist, critic and former DJ Mag hip-hop reviews editor, has died.  The news was confirmed by sources close to the writer today (23rd January). No cause of death has been disclosed. He was 51. A prolific journalist known for his sharp, distinctive and fearlessly incisive criticism …

Orbital to reissue 1991 debut album ahead of The Green & Brown Album Tour

Orbital are reissuing their 1991 debut ‘The Green Album’, ahead of their upcoming live tour highlighting their first two self-titled LPs.  The special edition quadruple-vinyl box set of ‘The Green Album’ features 20 remastered tracks including the original US cassette bonus cut ‘Steel Cube Idolatry’, live versions of ‘Chime’ and …

Rezz announces new album, ‘CAN YOU SEE ME?’, shares single: Listen

Rezz has announced her forthcoming album ‘CAN YOU SEE ME?’, which lands on 14th March via her own HypnoVizion Records. The album’s first single, ‘DYSPHORIA’, is a collaboration between the Canadian producer born Isabelle Rezazadeh aka Rezz and Portuguese DJ and producer Holly, which Rezazadeh calls “the perfect entry to this …

Southbank Centre announces South Asian music event series with Dialled In, anu, more

Southbank Centre has announced a new South Asian music event series for the spring. Dialled In – the London-based festival and event collective championing South Asian talent –, DJ, NTS Resident and illustrator anu, Vedic Roots, Pakistani singer Zeeshan Ali, ‘King of Bhangra’ Malkit Singh, and more artists will take …

Emily De Nando: Unveiling “Signora”: A Symphony of Freedom and Femininity

In the world of contemporary music, where the lines between cultural heritage and modern innovation often blur, Emily De Nando emerges as a beacon of authentic artistry. With her debut single “Signora,” De Nando steps onto the global pop stage, weaving a tapestry of Italian sophistication with pop sensibilities. Her …

Peg Luke Delivers a Timeless Christmas Message in “O Come”

Renowned for her emotional depth and spiritual resonance, Peg Luke presents her latest masterpiece, “O Come,” from her holiday album Sleep, Baby Jesus: A Peg Luke Christmas. This rendition of the classic hymn is a heartfelt expression of Luke’s musical versatility and her connection to the spiritual essence of Christmas. …

Anastasia Solay Sparks Emotional Resonance with “Start a Fire”

Renowned for her captivating blend of classical and modern sounds, Anastasia Solay has released her latest single, “Start a Fire.” This track is a vivid portrayal of emotional depth and artistic maturity, highlighting Solay’s journey as a global music sensation. Born in the bustling city of San Francisco and raised …

Matroda Concludes Huge Festival Circuit & Tour with New Single ‘The Funk You Want” With POLOVICH

Maintaining his dominant presence, MATRODA continued his triumphant journey through 2023, gracing numerous clubs and festivals with his electrifying performances. Among the prestigious events he headlined this year were Lollapalooza, Veld Fest, Tomorrowland, EDC LV, and Splash House, all while overseeing his label Terminal Underground and unveiling new releases. MATRODA …

Cullen Jack’s “Space and Time”: A Poignant Reflection on Love and Loss

In the diverse world of contemporary music, Oregon’s own Cullen Jack emerges as a poignant storyteller with his latest single, “Space and Time.” This deeply emotive song underscores his journey from a classically trained pianist to a singer-songwriter with a flair for capturing the complexities of the human heart. Blending …

Bleu Clair Wraps Up The Year With Infectious Single “Boom Boom” Via Terminal Underground

Following a year filled with extensive tour dates across various continents that included performances at renowned events like Parookaville Festival 2023 & Tomorrowland 2023, tech-house maestro Bleu Clair is capping off the year with an incredible single “Boom Boom” via Matroda’s Terminal Underground imprint. This track seamlessly blends Bleu Clair’s …

5 Day Forecast Shines Bright with New Single “Sunrise At Club Space”

In the ever-evolving world of electronic dance music, 5 Day Forecast has emerged as a beacon of innovation and energy. With his latest single, “Sunrise At Club Space,” this Philadelphia-born DJ and producer continues to capture the essence of the vibrant nightlife scene, embodying the spirit of endless celebration and …

Exploring Emerging Rapper carsn.’s Multifaceted Inspirations And Local Influences 

carsn., the rising star from the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene, is making waves with his unique blend of pop and hip-hop. With latest releases like “can’t miss a moment,” and his debut album, Mixed 3motions, he shows off his diversity, delving into the roots of his colorful musical background, and …

Unraveling The Lyrical Depths Of Ya Boi L.I.V.E’s Newest “Ride The Wave”

Ya Boi L.I.V.E, a dynamo of unyielding energy and lyrical sophistication, has dropped his latest gem, “Ride The Wave,” cementing his stature in the hip-hop pantheon. Following the acclaimed tracks “Believe Me,” “I Don’t C Nobody,” and “What Chu Working Wit,” this single weaves intricate rhymes and pulsating rhythms, offering …

Leandro Cury ’s “Estrela” Shines Bright Gleaming Through The Shadows

Leandro Cury ’s new single “Estrela” is a poetic testament to an evolution of emotions. It encapsulates a journey, not of transitioning between states, but of immersing into the radiant warmth of love. In this space, where affection unfolds, darkness dissipates, and shadows become an ancient memory. We are caught …

Ayri Drops “Closer”: A Fusion Of Love, Passion, & Dance Rhythms

Blossoming into a rising star in the music scene, Ayri takes her career to new heights with her latest release, “Closer.” Following the success of her previous chart-topper, “Shake,” the singer continues to captivate the industry with her spellbinding creation filled with longing and affection. Her vocals seamlessly meld with …

Crafting Uplifting Beats: The Story Behind D.J.C.’s “Sexy House Thang” 

D.J.C.’s latest release, “Sexy House Thang,” reflects the power of music to infuse positivity into everyday life. This feel-good single is a groove-filled journey into the heart of the house genre. The producer and founder of NexGen Music shares his approach to crafting the beats that drive this purposeful track.  …

“Mambo”: Yang-Baby’s Fiery New Collab With Krema 

The latest single from Yang-Baby Boloman Derkaiser, titled “Mambo,” entices listeners with its rhythmic enchantment. Following the successes of “Nono,” “Mercedes Benz,” and “Mami Dance,” the rapper presents a musical composition that not only commemorates individual advancement but also fortifies the essence of innovation and teamwork. Exploring the origins of …