On Cue: Voigtmann

Claus Voigtmann is feeling a little nostalgic. It’s an unseasonably warm and sunny October afternoon in East London’s Hackney Wick and, sitting on the canalside terrace of Number 90 Bar, he’s reminiscing about the early days of Toi.Toi, the party he co-founded nearby 13 years ago. “We had free choice …

Underground club scenes in Taiwan and China explored in new documentary series

A new documentary series dives into the underground techno club scenes of Taiwan and China. BPM ECSTASY: The Techno Wave Between Taipei and Beijing explores the techno communities of the two cities which have been struggling in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The four-part docuseries, directed by Olivier Richard, …

Armin van Buuren and Jean-Michel Jarre collaborate on new single, ‘EPICA MAXIMA’: Listen

Armin van Buuren and Jean-Michel Jarre have joined forces again on a single – stream ‘EPICA MAXIMA’ below. ‘EPICA MAXIMA’ is a reinterpretation of ‘EPICA’ from Jarre’s 2022 album ‘OXYMORE’. It’s one of nine songs on ‘OXYMOREWORKS’, Jarre’s new collaborative reworking of his latest album featuring contributions by Martin Gore, …

Gaza humanitarian crisis: fundraising electronic music compilations, tracks and EPs out this week

A number of musicians and record labels have been releasing music via Bandcamp in an effort to raise funds for charities working to support innocent civilians impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The area has been under a “complete siege” since 9th October, two days after Palestinian militant …

Salamanda release new album, ‘In Parallel’, on Wisdom Teeth: Listen

Salamanda have released their latest album, ‘In Parallel’, via K-LONE and Facta’s Wisdom Teeth label. Out today (3rd November), it marks the Seoul duo’s fourth album release and their full debut on Wisdom Teeth after contributing a track to the label’s ‘To Illustrate’ compilation in 2022. The 10-track album builds upon …

Pendulum release new EP, ‘Anima’: Listen

Pendulum have released a new EP, ‘Anima’, out today via Virgin Music Group/Mushroom Group. Check it out below. The four-track project includes the recent singles ‘Colourfast’ and ‘Halo’, with the latter featuring Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck. Rising UK metal/hip-hop artist Scarlxrd also features on the EP, lending ferocious vocals …

London electronic music and arts venue IKLECTIK facing imminent eviction, shares urgent update

London electronic music and contemporary arts venue IKLECTIK is facing eviction by Christmas, the team have shared in an urgent new statement. The post “concerning the venue’s immediate future at Old Paradise Yard”, was shared across IKLECTIK’s social media platforms on Wednesday (1st November), following a long campaign against proposed developments on the Lambeth site.  …

Beatport launches Studio, a new plugin and sample subscription platform for producers

Beatport is launching a new platform for producers called Beatport Studio. The platform aims to combine the existing Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique platforms into one new subscription model, giving users access to millions of samples as well as thousands of potential plugins, through one single app and price point.  Subscribers …

Recognise: gyrofield

gyrofield creates deceptively heavy bass music that plumbs for hidden detail and feeling. Known for her highly technical, darkly introspective drum & bass, her productions are just as well-suited to the analytical home listener as a rowdy subterranean basement. Cut and spliced drum patterns frame singsong vocals and eerie synth …

Bandcamp United files unfair labour practices claim against Songtradr and Epic Games

Bandcamp United, the employee union representing staff at the digital music platform and store, has filed an unfair labour practices claim with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Songtradr and Epic Games. The filing comes after Songtradr’s acquisition of Bandcamp from Epic Games triggered mass layoffs at the music platform last …

TSVI surprise releases new album, ‘Stella Remota’: Listen

TSVI has dropped a new surprise album, ‘Stella Remota’. Listen to it below.  The 19-track release, out today, marks the London-based Italian artist’s first full-length project since 2021’s ‘Unison’, under his Paraadiso alias with Seven Orbits. The project features two tracks with Loraine James, with whom the Nervous Horizon co-founder first collaborated …

Richie Hawtin announces 30th anniversary vinyl reissue of Plastikman’s ‘Sheet One’

Richie Hawtin has shared details of the 30th anniversary vinyl reissue of ‘Sheet One’, his debut album under his Plastikman alias. The album, which was originally released in 1993, has been remastered for BioVinyl and is available via Mute Records’ sub label NovaMute on double vinyl on 1st December (pre-order …

Hundreds of electronic musicians and DJs sign open letter in solidarity with Palestine

Almost 300 DJs, producers, collectives and venues affiliated with London’s electronic music scene have signed an open letter in solidarity with Palestine amid Israel’s “brutal and ongoing attack on Gaza”. Artists including Ross From Friends, Objekt, Ahadadream, Shannen SP, Bok Bok and Tash LC have added their signatures to the letter …

Karen Nyame KG links up with Leonce on new single, ‘Nightryde’: Listen

Karen Nyame KG has linked up with Atlanta’s Leonce to release a new single, ‘Nightryde’. Check it out below.  Lifted from her upcoming ‘Red’ EP, which is slated for release on 3rd November via her recently launched label, Rhythm In The City, ‘Nightryde’ is a sensual and percussive club track featuring KG’s …

D Double E announces new EP, ‘No Reign. No Flowers.’, shares video for ‘Life Line’: Watch

D Double E has announced a new EP, ‘No Reign. No Flowers.’, and has shared a video for the single ‘Life Life’. Check it out below.  Scheduled for release 10th November 2023 on Bluku Music, the seven-track EP is entirely produced by TenBillion Dreams and will include collaborations with Danny …

Selections: Jaymie Silk

Jaymie Silk is on fire right now. In fact, the Paris-based DJ and producer has never really cooled off since first lighting up our radar with his ‘Diasporave’ EP series for Pelican Fly back in 2020. That turbo-charged, genre-splicing collection made way for the deeper sounds of the much-lauded ‘The …

Sports Banger celebrates 10th anniversary with new book, ‘Lifestyles of the Poor, Rich & Famous’

Sports Banger is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new book, ‘Lifestyles of the Poor, Rich & Famous’. The hardback, published by Thames & Hudson, tells the story of how the brand evolved from creating its first T‑shirt in 2013 to putting on fashion shows, exhibitions and even launching record …

George Riley releases new single, ‘Satisfy You’: Listen

George Riley Live Dates 20237th November – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL*8th November – Astra, Berlin, DE*9th November – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK*11th November – Roundhouse / Pitchfork Festival, London, UK*13th November – AB, Brussels, BE*14th November – Elysee Montmartre, Paris, FR*15th November – Roxy, Prague, CZ*16th November – Boiler Room Festival, Berlin, …

Giulia Tess releases new single, ‘Gloves’, from ‘Serie A’ EP: Listen

Guilia Tess has a released a new single, ‘Gloves’, from her forthcoming ‘Serie A’ EP. Check it out below Out today, the track follows the London-based producer’s ‘Vista Mare Forever’ EP, which landed in March via Scarlet Tiger, as well as her remix of Lawrence Hart’s ‘First Light’. ‘Gloves’ is the first offering …

DJ Rashad ‘Double Cup’ 10th anniversary reissue announced: Watch ‘Last Winter’ video

A 10th-anniversary reissue of DJ Rashad’s  ‘Double Cup’ has been announced, along with an accompanying video for ‘Last Winter’. Check it out below.  First released on Hyperdub in 2003, ‘Double Cup’ is one of the footwork genre’s most influential releases, and helped bring the sound to an international audience outside …

Ghetts announces new album, ‘On Purpose, With Purpose’, shares ‘Laps’ with Moonchild Sanelly: Listen

Ghetts is back with a new album, ‘On Purpose, With Purpose’, coming early next year. Listen to lead single ‘Laps’ with Moonchild Sanelly below.  This is the London rapper’s first new music since his 2021 album ‘Conflict Of Interest’. The full tracklist to the LP, out 5th January, 2024, has …

Ego Ella May shares new single, ‘Higher Self’, announces EP: Listen

Ego Ella May has shared a new single, ‘Higher Self’. Out now, the track follows on from previous single ‘Undone’, and will appear on forthcoming EP ‘FIELDNOTES PT III’, which marks the final instalment of the British-Nigerian artist’s ‘FIELDNOTES’ series. Speaking about the track, she said: “‘Higher Self’ is produced …

Premiere: ex.sses ‘bite down’

ex.sses returns to London’s TT Label next month with the ‘undo me’ EP. Listen to ‘bite down’ below.  The experimental electronic DJ, producer, Netil Radio resident and Sisu crew member follows their impressive 2022 two-tracker for TT with a six-track suite that explores feelings of yearning and loss, expressing them …

Selections: Tarzsa

“Music has always been very conversational for me,” Tarzsa told DJ Mag last year. The Manchester DJ and broadcaster’s flair for communicating uplifting vibes onto the dancefloor and over the airwaves has certainly kept her busy over the past 12 months. This summer alone, she played festivals and clubs including …

Richie Culver announces new album, ‘Scream If You Don’t Exist’, shares Moor Mother collaboration and video: Watch

Richie Culver has shared the details of his new album, ‘Scream If You Don’t Exist’, alongside a new collaboration with Moor Mother. Listen to that, and watch the video for the album’s title track, below.  Set for release on 24th November via Participant Records, ‘Scream If You Don’t Exist’ follows the …

Jaguar’s UTOPIA releases queer UKG anthem from Flava D and Paige Eliza, ‘Miss Dopamine’: Listen

Flava D and Paige Eliza have dropped a new collaborative single on Jaguar’s UTOPIA label. Check it out below.  Out now, ‘Miss Dopamine’ is a queer UKG anthem dedicated to “girls who fall in love with girls + anyone who’s fallen in love this summer”, and features Paige Eliza’s smooth …

Scotland’s “most remote club night series” to launch in Highland village

A new event series, dubbed “Scotland’s most remote club night series” is set to launch in the Highland village of Ullapool next month.  The new community-centric event series, baile/baile, will take place in the villages 100-capacity Ceilidh Place venue, with four events scheduled between November and March 2024.  Founded by Ullapool …

Watch Tomorrowland Brasil sets from Afrojack, Paul Kalkbrenner, ANNA b2b Ida Engberg, more

You can view the full selection of live sets published by the festival on Tomorrowland’s official YouTube page here.  Last month, Tomorrowland released a new documentary, We Are Tomorrow, in collaboration with Amazon Music. Directed by Wim Bonte, the film explores the music and global community of Tomorrowland. You can …

Free open decks events for aspiring DJs from underrepresented communities announced by The Beatriarchy

A series of free open decks nights in East London will take place over the next two months, hosted by The Beatriarchy. The Beatriarchy, a collective platform that showcases artists from underrepresented communities in the underground music scene, has put a call-out for aspiring DJs to take part and play …

Fundraising compilation released for Palestinian children’s relief and medical aid

A new compilation is raising money for Palestinian children’s relief and medical aid organisations.  ‘From the River to the Sea’, out now, is compiled by UK artist and Nottingham Mix Nights educator Outsider in response to the devastating escalating conflict in Palestine and Israel. It features 20 tracks contributed by …

Premiere: Jurango ‘Slow Wheeze’

Jurango will release a new EP, ‘Isle of Crass’, via re:ni and Laksa’s recently launched re:lax label this week. Listen to ‘Slow Wheeze’, and watch its accompanying visualiser, below.  The Bristol artist’s latest four-tracker follows a recent split EP with Glances on Pseudonym Records and his 2022 track, ‘Junglizer’, which …

Jennifer Loveless shares new single, ‘Pleasure’, on Butter Sessions: Listen

Jennifer Loveless has shared a new single, ‘Pleasure’, via Melbourne’s Butter Sessions. Listen to four different mixes of the track below.  Described as “carnal pleasure reflected across four tracks that serve downtempo moments, oiled up bass lines straddling techno borders, and lifted percussion with unexpected drops,” the single’s four mixes …

Daft Punk share footage of the first time Pharell Williams heard ‘Get Lucky’: Watch

Daft Punk have shared footage of the first time Pharrell Williams heard his two contributions to their 2023 album, ‘Random Access Memories’: ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’. The footage was shared in the latest episode of the duo’s ‘Memory Tapes’ documentary series, which features interviews with the various …