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 …

Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share on sales made this Friday to help struggling artists

Bandcamp has announced it will waive its revenue share for all sales made on the platform this Friday, March 20, to help musicians who are struggling through the COVID-19 outbreak. The full amount from all sales made on Bandcamp will go directly to artists on that day. Artists are being …

Glastonbury announces coronavirus-forced cancellation of this year's festival

Glastonbury has announced the cancellation of this year’s festival following the government’s COVID-19 measures. This year was due to be Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, but it will now take a fallow year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read this next: Was Glastonbury 2019 the most environmentally friendly ever? Festival organisers Emily …

The Warehouse Project postpones remaining Concourse shows due to COVID-19

The Warehouse Project has postponed its remaining Concourse shows due to COVID-19. Those due to play Concourse at The Warehouse Project included Patrick Topping, for an all night long set on March 20, Joseph Capriati, Mason Collective and Charlotte De Witte. There were also showcases from Wah, I Feel… and …

Printworks has closed and postponed all upcoming shows due to coronavirus

Printworks London has shut its doors and postponed all remaining scheduled shows in its calendar due to the coronavirus outbreak. Parties that are impacted include Major Toms presents Rudimental, Green Velvet presents La La Land, Unleash presents Solomun and Defected. Read this next: “I’ve already lost thousands”: How coronavirus is …