Richie Hawtin releases audiovisual mix album, 'CLOSE COMBINED'

Richie Hawtin has released an audiovisual mix album off the back of his 2018 CLOSE live tour. ‘CLOSE COMBINED’, released on Plus 8, takes scenes from the CLOSE live tour that reached Glasgow, London and Tokyo in a mix of performance and crowd-sourced visuals. The album presents crowd view, stage …

Usher Dives Back Into EDM On New Collab with One of House Music's Foremost Legends

It’s been four years since Usher was last featured on a dance record. After two chart-topping collaborations with David Guetta and Martin Garrix, also four years apart, he just dropped a tune with South African DJ/producer Black Cfee, “LaLaLa.” “LaLaLa” isn’t your typical house song, playing more toward Black Cfee’s …

Major Musicians Are Speaking Out Against Facial Recognition Tech At Festivals & You Should Too

Live Nation’s investment last year in Blink Identity, a tech company specializing in facial recognition, has spawned a new campaign in opposition to the use facial recognition tech at festivals and concerts. It was started by digital rights group Fight For The Future, and already has support from artists such as …

Tinder Offers Online Daters $30 Tickets To The Hottest Live Nation Shows

Swipe right for concert tickets! Tinder and Live Nation are teaming up to bring online daters affordable concert experiences. Anyone using the app is eligible for $30 tickets to hot shows for the rest the summer, as part the “epic first dates” initiative. Right now, Tinder users can snag concert …

Robert Del Naja to talk at Bristol festival Simple Things EXT.

Three-day Bristol festival Simple Things has announced its extended programme of events, talks, workshops and experiences that will run alongside the festival. On October 17, Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja will talk with frequent collaborator and creative technologist, Andrew Melchior (both pictured), while the following night, the festival’s opening concert …

US Officials Issue Warning Over Vaping As 354 Cases of Respiratory Vape-Related Illness Are Reported

Go into any bar, walk down any street, or attend any concert in the US these days and you’ll see people vaping. Whether it’s a juul, a large battery-powered vape, a weed pen, or what have you, people are blowing clouds. Research is constantly ongoing regarding the adverse effects these …

The Original Woodstock Is Airing All Weekend Long To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

Woodstock 50 isn’t happening, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate this weekend! Original recordings from the music festival are airing live on Philadelphia’s WXPN 88.5 FM, so music fans can relive the 1969 festival in the exact order it went down. The broadcast is airing as accurately possible, which started …

Full, Uncut Recording Of Original Woodstock To Air At Exact Time Of Original Festival

The Woodstock 50 anniversary festival that could have been instead ended up completely crashing and burning. After losing its main investor, getting kicked out its original venue, artists dropping out left and right, the decision to nix the festival was finally made less than a month before it was originally …

Hamburg’s Golden Pudel is opening a new cultural space, Barboncino Zwölphi

Hamburg club Golden Pudel will be opening up a new non-clubbing cultural space. The space will be called Barboncino Zwölphi (‘Barboncino’ is Italian for ‘toy poodle’) and will be located on the club’s upper floor. The official launch will take place in August but the space will be open for …

The Promoter Responsible for Paul Van Dyk's Broken Back Is Appealing To Not Pay Him

It’s been a long time since Paul van Dyk’s near-death stage fall at ASOT 750 in 2016. In the fall, he suffered a brain injury and damage to his spine which were eventually rectified through surgery and physical therapy. In arbitration with concert promoter Alda Events, van Dyk was awarded $12.5 …

50th anniversary edition of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' on the way

A limited-edition 7″ EP boxset of David Bowie’s classic ‘Space Oddity’ is set to be released to mark its 50th anniversary. The hit was initially released on July 11, 1969 and it is being reissued to commemorate the half century milestone. The special edition arrives with a poster featuring an …

Here's How Eric Prydz's Incredible New Holographic Sphere Works [VIDEO]

Year after year, Eric Prydz takes his most iconic production up a notch — one EPIC move at a time. Coming up, the global DJ/producer reportedly has plans to perform inside a holographic sphere that stands more than two stories high! The latest installment  Eric Prydz In Concert (EPIC) is …

The World’s Top Music Promoter Is Banning All Single Use Plastic from Its Events

In a press release shared earlier this year, Live Nation laid out its sustainability goals for the foreseeable future as part a coalition called Green Nation. These goals would affect all Live Nation venues, clubs, theaters, and festivals. According to the release, Live Nation will: – Deliver a 50% reduction in scope …

Accessible tickets do not guarantee seating for Janelle Monáe’s MIF gig

A disabled woman, who booked an accessible ticket last year for Janelle Monáe’s performance at Manchester International Festival to ensure that she could sit down, has now been told that seating will be available on a “first come, first served” basis. Virginie Assal has scoliosis, meaning that it is painful …

Tomorrowland Books Incredible Act for Special 15th Anniversary Performance

Tomorrowland is going all out with its 15th anniversary — including a 60-piece orchestra ensemble and two entire performances to go with it. Magical journeys sounded by the Symphony Unity will be woven into the festival experience, highlighting The Metropole Orchestra‘s own Metropole Academy. Classical and electronic music are destined to unite …

Year After Son Vanishes At Electric Family, Family Still Searching

Rothbury, Michigan – One year after Kevin Graves disappearing from Electric Forest in Rothbury, Michigan, his sister and her daughter have been passing out flyers and asking festivalgoers about her brother on the road leading up to the festival grounds. “Hi, my brother went missing from her last year,” she …