Belfast is looking for a Night Czar

Belfast is getting its first-ever city centre Night Czar. Belfast One Belfast’s Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with the Cathedral Quarter BID and the Linen Quarter BID to appoint this new role in support of the developing the city’s night-time economy.  The Night Czar’s role includes being the …

Premiere: Zequenx ‘Retrograde’

Indian label Qilla Records is celebrating 100 releases with new compilation, ‘Chakravyūh’, out next week. Have an exclusive first listen to Zequenx’s contribution, ‘Retrograde’, below. Named after a spinning wheel in Sanskrit, the label’s centennial release pays homage to a decade of nurturing and advancing India’s burgeoning electronic scene, told through the medium of …

Aurelance Soars with Uplifting Track “On The Runway” (feat. James Tonic)

Canadian artist Aurelance is poised for liftoff with his new single, “On The Runway” (feat. James Tonic). The track follows his well-received debut, “Goodbye,” and showcases his talent for blending soulful vocals with infectious electro-pop beats. “On The Runway” is a rallying cry for anyone who’s overcome obstacles and emerged …

Premiere: Excelsior Ruth ‘Dream Of Night (Drinkwater’s Dawn Return Mix)’

Excelsior Ruth will release her eponymous debut EP later this week on High Priestess Recordings. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Dream Of Night (Drinkwater’s Dawn Return Mix)’ below. Marking the inaugural release on High Priestess, South London’s newest hotbed for cosmic club sounds, Excelsior Ruth delivers four spellbinding electronic transmissions, alongside a …

Premiere: WDDS ‘Migration’

WDDS will release his debut LP, ‘Migration’, later this month on Hectare Discs. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. Following releases for Woozy and Accidental Meetings, as well as a string of transfixing EPs on his Hectare Discs imprint, the Manchester-based DJ and producer returns with his …

Paramida’s Love On The Rocks celebrates 10th anniversary with compilation, ‘Sky Is The Limit’

Paramida’s Love On The Rocks is toasting its 10th anniversary with a new compilation. ‘Sky Is The Limit’ spans “classic house, prog and balearic influences” and brings together a slew selection of artists reflecting the idea of “chosen family at the heart of the label”. Massimiliano Pagliara and Fantastic Man, …

Propellerhead announces Reason 13

Propellerhead has announced Reason 13, the latest update to the long-running and foundational music-making software. The latest version upgrades the software’s sequencer, redesigning it for a “faster workflow” and navigation. That speed has been a focus elsewhere too, with a new Edit Area, improved zooming and other workflow tweaks speeding …

Premiere: Byron Yeates & Spray ‘Trip To Eclipse’

Byron Yeates will release a new EP, ‘Time Machine’, later this week via Radiant Records. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Trip To Eclipse’, with Spray, below. Two years on from his debut solo release, 2022’s ‘Sweat Your Prayers’, the Galway-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer returns with its strobing four-track successor. Much like …

Mason vs Princess Superstar ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’ | The Making Of A Dance Anthem

This is the story of Dutch DJ/producer Mason and US rapper Princess Superstar’s chart-smashing hit, ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’. A mysterious online bootleg of Mason’s 2006 dance instrumental ‘Exceeder’ and Princess Superstar’s 2005 track ‘Perfect’ inspired both artists to officially release a mash-up, which broke into the charts worldwide. We discover the inspirations …

Premiere: Her Nice Too ‘Via Regina Elena’

Her Nice Too will release his debut EP, ‘Simple Guy, Big Town’, next week via Reveries. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Via Regina Elena’ below. After being shelved back in 2018 when the Rome-based DJ and producer decided to focus on other projects, it seemed unlikely that the demos from ‘Simple Guy, Big Town’ …

Neopop announces Reinier Zonneveld, Jennifer Cardini, Joseph Capriati, more for 2024 festival

Portugal’s Neopop festival has announced a final wave of acts performing at its 2024 edition. Taking place from 8th-10th August in Portugal’s Viana do Castelo, additions to this year’s line-up include Reinier Zonneveld, Joseph Capriati, Enrico Sangiuliano, Jennifer Cardini, Klangkuenstler, and Chris Liebing who will go b2b with Luke Slater. The festival will also welcome …

Field Maneuvers announces Ben Sims b2b Josey Rebelle, Djrum, LCY, many more for 2024 festival

Field Maneuvers has revealed the full line-up for its 2024 edition, set to run from 16th to 18th August at a secret location in Norfolk, England. The three-day “no frills rave” will welcome back big-hitters Ben Sims, Josey Rebelle, TAAHLIAH, and Tash LC, alongside debut sets from Deena Abdelwahed, LCY, Djrum, Jurango, and Regis. Other artists performing across …

DJ Holographic launches new label, Through The Veil, shares ‘Taurus’: Listen

DJ Holographic has launched a brand new label, Through The Veil, with the mystical single, ‘Taurus’. Hear it below. Out today (26th April), the track pays homage to the vibrant grooves of the ‘60s Detroit funk scene, which DJ Holographic – real name Ariel Corley – was raised on. Alongside last month’s single ‘Aries’, ‘Taurus’ forms part of the musician’s new …

Selections: Tiffany Calver

Tiffany Calver’s landmark four-year run on the Radio 1 Rap Show established her as a DJ at the top of the rap game. Alongside showcasing her passion and knowledge on the airwaves, she’s toured with Drake, hosted club nights with Little Simz and AJ Tracey, and launched her No Requests …

A-Trak | How I DJ

A-Trak is the latest artist in our How I DJ series, giving DJ Mag an exclusive insight into his creative use of scratching, looping, hot cues, FX and much more. Winning the DMC World Championship at the age of 15, A-Trak has often been hailed as one of the most …

Premiere: Ghoulish ‘Arc Flash’

Ghoulish will release a new single, ‘Arc Flash’, via Left, Right & Centre later this week. Have an exclusive first listen below. The Manchester-based DJ and producer plunges into deeper, darker percussive zones on his first music since December’s debut EP, ‘Weekends Good Will’. Landing via Left, Right & Centre, ‘Arc Flash’ is a real dancefloor …

Premiere: Silva Bumpa ‘Passion’

Silva Bumpa will release a new EP, ‘What About The DJ?’, on Locked On Records later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Passion’ below. Spurred by his love of northern rave and bassline, and talent for channelling it into bumper-sized productions for labels including ec2a and Hardline, Silva Bumpa has …

Premiere: K-LONE ‘Give It Up’

K-Lone will release the first instalment of his new double EP project on Aus Music next month. Have an exclusive first listen to the lead single ‘Give It Up’ below. Coming off the back of releases for Vitamin D Records, High Praise and Wisdom Teeth (which he runs alongside childhood friend Facta), Brighton-based K-Lone returns …

Premiere: Stevie Cox ‘Jecht Shot’

Stevie Cox will release her new EP,  ‘Jecht Shot’, later this week via Remmah Records. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. Having notched up releases on Duality Trax, EPM and Optimo Music (home to her February debut solo EP, ‘Expansion’) already this year, Glasgow-based DJ and producer keeps …

Premiere: Bamao Yendé ‘Tornado 360’

Bamao Yendé will release a new EP, ‘Polizia Romantico’, later this month. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Tornado 360’ below. On the heels of 2023’s boisterous ‘TXI TXI’ EP, the Paris-based DJ and producer serves up a new hip-swinging suite of bass, garage and afrobeats baked in a romantic R&B glow. Flexing his …

Dub siren plug-in released by Akai

Japanese hardware manufacturer Akai has partnered with AIR Music Tech to develop a new plug-in inspired by dub sirens. Designed to emulate the classic sound of dancehall and reggae sound systems, the plug-in allows users to create customisable sirens, and control the echo, reverb and feedback associated with the sound. …

Faithless announce UK tour, confirm new music coming “soon”

Faithless have announced their upcoming UK tour, and confirmed that new music is coming “soon”. Returning after an eight-year live hiatus, the legendary English electronic act will embark on a four-date run this June culminating with a homecoming show at London’s Roundhouse. The ‘Champion Sound’ tour will make stops in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Amsterdam, …

Faithless announce tour, confirm new music coming “soon”

Faithless have announced their upcoming tour, and confirmed that new music is coming “soon”. Returning after an eight-year live hiatus, the legendary English electronic act will embark on a four-date run this June culminating with a homecoming show at London’s Roundhouse. The ‘Champion Sound’ tour will make stops in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Amsterdam, and …

RVNG Intl. to release new album from Black Decelerant, aka Contour’s Khari Lucas and Omari Jazz

Black Decelerant, the duo of Khari Lucas aka Contour and Omari Jazz, have announced their debut collaborative release via RVNG Intl. The pair will release ‘Reflections Vol. 2: Black Decelerant’ on 21st June. The album which represents the second volume RVNG’s ‘Reflections’, a series of contemporary collaborations by the celebrated Brooklyn …

ADE announces first speakers for 2024: Martin Garrix, Timbaland, Laurent Garnier, Grace Ladoja, more

Martin Garrix, Timbaland, Laurent Garnier and Grace Ladoja and among the first speakers to be confirmed for this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Having welcomed 500,000 global visitors in 2023, the world’s largest club-focused conference and electronic music festival returns to the Dutch capital from 16th to 20th October this …

Portishead’s Beth Gibbons shares Weirdcore-directed video for new single, ‘Reaching Out’: Watch

Portishead’s Beth Gibbons has shared a new single, ‘Reaching Out’, alongside an interactive video. Check it out below.  The new track is lifted from Gibbon’s debut solo album, ‘Lives Outgrown’, which was announced last February and features work recorded over a decade.  It’s said to be Gibbon’s most personal work …

Premiere: BÉBE YANA ‘64 (Florentino Remix)’

BÉBE YANA is releasing a new remix package, ‘THE RMXS: VOL .1’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to Florentino’s remix of ‘64’ below. Landing on Friday via A MASS CULTURE, the project features reworks of the Australian-South Korean singer-songwriter’s 2023 singles, ’64’ and ‘CHEMISTRY’, by five boundary-pushing producers. A former member of …

Selections: Eddington Again

Eddington Again’s debut album, ‘Naomi9’ on !K7, was named DJ Mag’s album of the month in December 2023. In his review, Paul Clarke documented the evolution of the Berlin-via-LA vocalist and producer’s sound over the years, through their earliest explorations in psychedelic hip-hop as part of the Oddience trio, to …

Skrillex, Varg²™ and Bladee link up on new single, ‘Is there a place in heaven for boys like me?’: Listen

Skrillex, Varg²™ and Bladee have teamed up for a new single. ‘Is there a place in heaven for boys like me?’ appears on the latest album from Varg²™, the sixth instalment in the Swedish producer’s ‘Nordic Flora’ Series. The 14-track ‘Nordic Flora Series, Part 6: Outlaw Music’ also features contributions from …

Premiere: Tinika ‘DO IT’

Funky Adjacent will release its debut V/A compilation later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to Tinika’s track, ‘DO IT’, below. Featuring nine burgeoning producers across three continents, ‘Funky Adjacent VA1’ joins the dots between UK funky and numerous global percussive genres, with pitstops in bouncy bass and techno. UK representatives SPD, …

Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo embroiled in legal dispute over Neptunes name rights

The Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are in a legal dispute over the rights to trademark their joint production project’s name. Attorneys for Chad Hugo filed legal action last week, Billboard reports, accusing Pharrell Williams of “attempting to unilaterally register trademarks for the Neptunes name”, despite previous agreements to …

Peg Luke’s Harmonious Journey: “Softly & Tenderly”

Peg Luke, a luminary in the domain of music, brings a unique blend of classical elegance and spiritual depth to her latest release, “Softly & Tenderly.” This Grammy and Emmy-nominated artist has graced stages worldwide, enchanting audiences with her soul-stirring flute melodies and heartfelt compositions. Despite facing personal challenges, including …