Watch 'Black to Techno': a new short film on the lineage of Detroit techno

The new 20-minute documentary Black to Techno is a stunning snapshot of the Detroit techno scene that reclaims the black origins of the genre’s innovative spirit and soul. Directed by British filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, the film was commissioned by Frieze and Gucci as part of their Second Summer of Love …

Boomtown 2019: The best shots from the UK's rowdiest fair

Boomtown Fair doesn’t hold back. Its production is next level, with, arguably, only Glastonbury rivaling it in the UK, and there’s always a hefty, genre-spanning line-up guaranteed. This year was Boomtown’s 11th Chapter, with The Streets, Lauryn Hill, Carl Cox, Four Tet, Amelie Lens, Patrick Topping, Ben UFO b2b Joy …

Nike ACG mixes efficiency, pockets and vintage design for AW19

ACG – a sub-label of Nike which simply stands for All-Conditions Gear – has unveiled its Autumn / Winter 19 collection that focuses on outdoor convenience, for unpredictable situations. For the first time, ACG has introduced overalls into its collection, alongside a handful of handy pockets, all designed for sheer …

Nike releases the Joyride Flyknit, a trainer designed for the masses

Nike’s been on a mission to find the perfect balance between everyday wear and activewear, and in their latest release the Joyride Flyknit, they may have found it. Designed using soft cushioning and smooth transitioning, Nike has installed a unique beaded system that’s made to help ease impact — which …

Avalon Emerson and Holly Herndon head up Bristol's Simple Things

Simple Things has announced the full line-up for the latest edition of it’s multi-venue music festival. The festival’s main day will take place on the Saturday October 19, split into day and night programmes. Holly Herndon will be headlining the day programme with her new project ‘PROTO’, a record produced …

B. Traits releases new meditation project ‘Rest’

B. Traits has announced the release of her latest project, ‘Rest’, her label Paciphonic. ‘Rest’ is a guided meditation project written, produced, and narrated by the Canadian DJ and producer. Throughout its 20 minutes, she guides the listener through gentle sounds and frequencies towards a moment of calm. This release …

Eric Prydz shares volume two of his 'Pryda 15' series

Electronic music titan Eric Prydz continues to celebrate 15 years of his Pryda alias with the second installment of his ‘Pryda 15’ EP series, ‘Pryda Vol. II’ Packed with enchanting and long sought after tunes that demand the attention of any progressive house fan, the eight-track comes equipped with notable …

Nike commission young artists for Air Max 270 React bespoke pieces

To celebrate the launch of the latest Air Mix 270 React, Nike commissioned a group of young artists to implement their own colourways, all inspired by a specific modern art movement. Featuring touches of Impressionism, Pop Art, Bauhaus, American Modern, Mid Century, Optical Art, Psychedelic and Geometric, each of the …

Knife Party's First EP In Four Years Is Finally Here

Knife Party’s first collective release music in four years, since 2015’s debut album Abandon Ship, is now finally available to stream. The Lost Souls EP is four tracks, including a few we’ve already heard previewed on their Knifecast podcast. The EP bounces back and forth from genre to genre, including big room …

Jeff Mills to play Apollo 50 Festival closing party in Washington DC

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the astounding human achievement that is NASA’s Apollo missions to the Moon, thousands of people plan to gather together in and around Washington DC’s National Air and Space Museum, across other Smithsonian museums and at locations around all over the city for The Apollo …

Vancouver festival New Forms reveals first wave of acts

Vancouver festival New Forms has announced the first wave of acts for its 2019 edition, which will take place September 25–29. Canadian artists – including Ciel (pictured), D. Tiffany, Diana Boss, Minimal Violence, Overland and Venetta – will rub shoulders with international talent, such as Afrodeutsche, Aurora Halal, Debit, DJ …

French festival Les Plages Electroniques has revealed its final line-up

French festival Les Plages Electroniques has revealed its final line-up. Just announced are Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom, two out of three members of Apollonia. Also announced are Innervisions bosses Âme (pictured), Born Dirty, Todiefor, Jax Jones, Pachanga Boys and Djibril Cisse Tcheba, the French footballer turned DJ. They join …

You can now link Beatport's full catalog to rekordbox

Back in May, Beatport introduced Beatport LINK – a convenient subscription service that allows DJs to stream the music platform’s extensive catalog (over six million tracks) directly into performance software. This groundbreaking service is now available in the public beta of Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox software. rs can preview and mix …