Headie One and Fred Again release collaborative mixtape featuring Jamie xx and FKA Twigs

Headie One and Fred Again have teamed up to produce ‘GANG’, the pair’s first collaborative mixtape. It was released on Friday 3 April Relentless. As well as the work of Headie One and Fred Again, the mixtape is littered with features from some of the UK’s biggest names in alternative …

Air Texture announce new non-profit compilations 'Place : Vancouver' and 'Place : Ecuador'

New York-based label Air Texture has announced a new non-profit compilation series that will focus on a particular place, centring local DJs and important local causes. The proceeds from each release will go to a local organisation working to improve and support the chosen cause on the ground. The first …

Kincaid will release his first EP with Futureboogie

London-based DJ and producer Kincaid will release his first EP with Futureboogie. ‘Provisional Disturbance’ will be released on May 15. Having previously featured on the 2019 edition of the label’s annual ‘Summer Riot’ compilation with his track ‘Bulfas’, ‘Provisional Disturbance’ sees Kincaid bring his cosmic electro to Futureboogie. As well …

Hector Plimmer is among the 27 artists on the new Stamp The Wax Isolation Therapy compilation

Stamp The Wax have released an Isolation Therapy compilation. As a response to the global Coronavirus lockdown, Stamp The Wax reached out to artists with the task of creating an entirely new track in three days while in isolation. There were 27 artists that responded to the call, including Hector …

A Little Moore Conversation podcast is a new podcast featuring dance music greats

A Little Moore Conversation is a new podcast hosted by Mixmag’s Editor-at-large Ralph Moore, featuring conversations with a number of dance music greats. Guests in Series One include Fatboy Slim, The Black Madonna, Pete Tong, Kölsch, Cassy and Erol Alkan. Read this next: The Daisychain Podcast is a positive celebration …

Artists around the world are creating Coronavirus emergency funds to support loss of income during the pandemic

As Coronavirus spreads around the world, more and more countries are forced to go on lockdown to limit its spread. The UK did so this week, following in the lead of France, Spain, Italy and China. This has meant that all events have been cancelled or postponed, and bars, clubs …

China White put together charity compilation to help the elderly during the Coronavirus lockdown

London-based record label China White have put together a charity compilation, released this week, that will raise money to help the elderly during the Coronavirus health crisis. The compilation features tracks from Long Island Sound, Cody Currie, Dance System and label boss Joe Corti, among many others. Read this next: …

Pixelord and Sangam collaborate on new EP 'City High Fantasy'

Russian producer Pixelord and Manchester-based Sangam collaborate on new EP ‘City High Fantasy’, released this week Hyperboloid Records. The EP combines Pixelord’s ear for trippy, glitchy beats with Sangam’s capacity to create expansive ambient soundscapes. The result is an intense journey through cyberspace that draws comparisons to the likes of …

Legendary jazz and funk musician Manu Dibango has died of coronavirus

Manu Dibango has passed away aged 86 in Paris after contracting COVID-19. The legendary Cameroonian saxophone player is best known for his 1972 song ‘Soul Makossa’, which was a favourite at David Mancuso’s Loft parties, and also famously sampled by Michael Jackson in ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’’ and Rihanna in …

SouthSpace are to release a collaborative album exploring Tokyo and South London

Are you clawing the walls with self-isolation boredom? Us too. This new compilation from SouthSpace, out March 25, will sort that right out. South London-based record label SouthSpace have teamed up with a hand-selected group of Tokyo producers to produce an innovative collaborative album that explores the underground scenes of …