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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 …

SICARIA releases remix EP featuring Saliah, Introspekt, Anna Morgan & Kyrist

London dubstep star SICARIA has unveiled a new remix package of her ‘Blood, Sweat & Self’ EP.  Landing on her freshly-minted imprint, Club Confi:DANCE, the four-tracker opens with a new interpretation of ‘Still Swinging’ by British-Lebanese multi-genre talent Saliah.  Meanwhile, DJ Mag Best of North America 2023 Awards Breakthrough DJ …

Hardstyle festival Defqon.1 announces full line-up for 2024 edition

Defqon.1 has unveiled the full line-up for its 2024 edition. Returning to Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands from 27th-30th June, the world’s biggest harder styles festival will welcome over 350 artists across the long weekend. Headline acts this time come in the form of genre heavyweights Angerfist, Ran-D, Showtek, Brennan Heart, Sound Rush, and Sefa, who will …

OFFAIAH Releases ‘Hands’

Marking his return to Armada Subjekt, the house pillar of Armada Music, Hands is a summer smash in the making. OFFAIAH has had a busy release schedule over the Winter with ‘Headspace’ via Mistier Music, a Harry Romero remix on Incorrect, and a collaboration with Layton Giordani and Eli Brown …

Organic Analogue Records celebrates 10 years with compilation featuring Gacha Bakradze, Doc Sleep, more

UK imprint Organic Analogue Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new compilation, ‘10 Years of Dancing’. Check it out below.  The new 31-track release features a wide range of artists – including Gacha Bakradze, Doc Sleep, Aleks, Dungeon Acid, Daylight Rain, DMX Krew, HVL and more – spanning …

Spotify adds video learning content for music performance and production

Spotify has announced it is adding video learning content to its streaming platform, including music instrument learning courses, music performance lessons, and music production tutorials. The Swedish streaming giant has partnered with some leading education platforms including the BBC’s Maestro platform and PlayVirtuoso, a UK-based video learning website that includes …

Roland and Universal Music Group publish ‘Principles for Music Creation with AI’ in new partnership

Roland and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced a new partnership and published a joint manifesto titled Principles for Music Creation with AI. The collaboration outlines some core values around how the companies approach AI in music creation. They also added that they plan to “advocate their adoption across the music …

Smith & Sorren Team Up With Kyogre For Sizzling Tech House Single “Dirty Dancer” – Part Of Hood Politics MMW Sampler

Hailing from New York, Kyogre specializes in tech house with a career marked by notable achievements, including a top-five hit on Beatport’s Bass House chart with “Move Like This,” a collaboration with Corrupt (UK). Smith & Sorren, who are also based in NYC, have transformed their lifelong friendship into a …

Minimal Audio Releases Flex Chorus

Hot on the heels of Current, Flex Chorus, a “prismatic chorus effect,” is Minimal Audio’s latest plugin. Minimal Audio’s new Flex Chorus has two algorithm modes: Glass mode for a “clean and modern” chorus and Smooth mode for more classic deep modulation. Both offer up to 24 voices. The GUI …

Premiere: YAZZUS ‘Juiri’s Ultra Combo’

Berlin-based club night and queer platform Hoe__mies are releasing a new V/A compilation dedicated to supporting the relief efforts in Gaza. Hear YAZZUS’ contribution, ‘Juiri’s Ultra Combo’, below. Comprising 17 tracks, ‘Hoe__mies 4 Palestine’ spotlights artists based between Barcelona, Melbourne, Lisbon, Berlin, Paris, London and beyond, bonded by a love for …

Peter KingKing Unveils Duality in “TRUE (YOU)”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Peter KingKing isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. His latest two-part release, “TRUE (YOU) Pt. 1” and “TRUE (YOU) Pt. 2,” showcases the raw vulnerability and emotional depth that lie beneath his confident exterior. Part 1 explodes with infectious energy, a celebration of newfound …

Selections: Wata Igarashi

Wata Igarashi’s ‘Agartha’ on Kompakt was one of DJ Mag’s favourite albums of 2023. As Claire Francis put it in her write-up, the Japanese DJ and producer surpassed the already high expectations on his long-awaited debut, “crafting a truly unique musical statement that incorporates krautrock and jazz, and winds up …

Bklava shares single, ‘Free’: Listen

DJ and producer Bklava has released a new song, ‘Free’. Centred around breaks and a lead piano riff, the new cut appears on forthcoming mixtape ‘c u l8r’, which was originally announced last month. Spanning 14 tracks, it will be released via Bklava’s own Spin Suga imprint on 7th June. …

Louie Vega: ride on the rhythm

A few days after the interview, it’s time for Vega’s photo shoot. Though he’s barely left the studio since then, he’s buzzing when he arrives at the Brooklyn studio with Anané, who’s serving as his stylist for the day. “Oh man,” he says, “so much has been happening. I’ll send …

Premiere: Demi Riquísimo ‘The Force’

Demi Riquísimo will release a new EP, ‘Windows 95 Anthem’, today via Higher Ground. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘The Force’ below. The Detroit-born, London-based DJ and producer continues to make waves with his headsy fusion of Italo disco, house and vintage acid, delivering two new nocturnal heaters for …

Oeksound Release Bloom: An Adaptive Tone Shaper

Oeksound’s first release in four years, Bloom, an adaptive tone shaper, continues their trend of efficient algorithm and musical processing plugins.  Finland-based developers oeksound, have announced the availability of Bloom, an adaptive tone shaper. Bloom analyzes the character of a signal and applies corrections to the perceived tonal balance for …

Ms. Mada joins DJ Mag Miami Pool Party 2024 line-up

Ms. Mada has been announced as the final artist performing at DJ Mag’s 2024 Miami Pool Party. The Filipino-born, Miami-raised artist joins an already stacked line-up, featuring Dutch duo ANOTR, alongside Italian techno veteran Joseph Capriati, Parisian house star Chloé Caillet, South African-Guinean DJ AQUTIE, and Masters at Work’s own Louie Vega.  The DJ Mag Miami Pool Party …

GoFundMe launched for uncredited DJ Deeon ‘Freak Like Me’ vocalist, Tish Bailey

A GoFundMe has been launched for Tish Bailey, the uncredited vocalist on DJ Deeon’s 1996 Dance Mania classic, ‘Freak Like Me’. Bailey reportedly never received a fee or royalties for her vocal contribution, according to the GoFundMe organiser Sarah Farina. “Tish Bailey, a 54-year-old mother, grandmother, care-giver and community contributor is running …

32-track Korean electronic music compilation released for International Women’s Day: Listen

A new 32-track compilation of Korean electronic music, , has been released for International Women’s Day. Curated by Seoul-based imprint and party collective, The Internatiiional, the compilation “serves as an indicator for the art of time”, and features tracks from label affiliate Yetsuby and fellow Salamanda member uman therma, alongside Heejin Jang, Kimgundi, Eumfy, Yuzo and …

FOUNDATION.FM releases International Women’s Day compilation featuring Karen Nyame KG, Ariel Zetina, more

London radio station, record label and creative agency FOUNDATION.FM has released a new compilation to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. Taking in 12 tracks, ‘Bodies’ is described in a press release as “a celebration of all bodies, with a dedicated focus on showcasing women, queer and non-binary talent”. FOUNDATION.FM’s …

Ghanaian music compilation, ‘Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora, 1980-93’, announced by Soundway

A new Ghanaian music compilation, ‘Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora, 1980-93’, is coming to Soundway Records. Out on 10th May, the 18-track album traces the origins of the early ’80s electronic highlife movement that emerged in the wake of an economic downturn and an incoming military regime. …

Premiere: UFO95 ‘Wallon’

UFO95 will debut on Tresor Records this week with a new six-track EP, ‘Backward Improvement’. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Wallon’ below. Maintaining the intergalactic techno thrust of previous projects – including January’s ‘ARC02’ two-tracker and his ‘PLANÆT’ EP for Reykjavík’s Planet X – the Parisian producer serves up six …

Clasico Records releases new compilation featuring Jossy Mitsu, Coffintexts, WTCHCRFT, more: Listen

Clasico Records is starting a new compilation series called ‘Supercl​á​sico’. Listen to the first volume below. The 16-track ‘Supercl​á​sico Vol. 1’ is the first compilation for ELEANOR‘s Local Action sister label for “cutting edge global club music” launched last April. Out now, it features label artists WTCHCRFT, Martyn Bootyspoon, Coffintexts …

Chicane releases orchestral version of classic trance album, ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’: Listen

Chicane has released an orchestral rework of his 1997 debut album, ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’. Listen to the ‘Symphony Rehearsals’ version of the LP below. English composer and producer Nick Bracegirdle enlisted New Order and Elbow collaborator Joe Duddell to score and conduct the symphonic reimagination of his classic …

Charli XCX announces new “club record”, ‘BRAT’: “i was born to make dance music”

XCX’s relationship with dance music stretches over many years, having been remixed by artists including Nina Kraviz (the Christine and The Queens collaboration, ‘Gone’) and Lindstrøm (‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’), among many others. Last year, she collaborated with Tiësto on the single, ‘Hot On It’. She also was closely associated with …

Premiere: Isaie ‘Psycho (Kiara Scuro & Tech Support Remix)’

A new remix package of Isaie’s 2022 mini-album, ‘Psycho’, is landing later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to Kiara Scuro & Tech Support’s remix of the title track below. The dirgy, new-wave-inspired project – originally released on vinyl through Netherlands-based imprint, XXX – gets a dancefloor-focused facelift by four heavy-hitters from across …

OFFAIAH Releases ‘Headspace’

OFFAIAH returns with a new remix of Mistier’s track ‘Headspace’ via Mistier Music. OFFAIAH, the British DJ and producer, has unveiled a dance remix of Mistier’s ‘Headspace’, distributed via Mistier Music. This release adds to OFFAIAH’s body of work and highlights his continuing impact on electronic music. OFFAIAH’s musical journey …

Selections: Dirty K

The hyperactive tracks on Chinese producer Dirty K’s ‘Myogi 妙義’ EP serve a dual purpose. Released via Eastern Margins – a London-based label dedicated to platforming alternative and underground music from East & South-East Asia and its diaspora – its five original cuts pay homage to regional electronic music strains …

Massive Attack’s Daddy G remixes Lee Scratch Perry & Greentea Peng’s ‘100lbs Summer’: Listen

Massive Attack’s Daddy G has teamed up with fellow Bristol-based project Robot Club to remix Lee “Scratch” Perry and Greentea Peng’s collaborative track ‘100lbs’. Listen to it below.  Out now, the remix strips back the original into a brooding, minimalistic dub cut, complete with rumbling bassline and skipping drums. It …

Jayda G, Logic 1000 and Heléna Star discuss motherhood in the music industry in Therapy podcast: Listen

Jayda G has joined Logic1000 and Heléna Star for the latest episode of their podcast, titled Therapy. Stream part one of the two-part episode below.  The Canadian DJ, producer and environmental toxicologist is the first guest on the two DJs’ podcast, which launched in January with the purpose of exploring …

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 …