Spotify To Use Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Payment System

Spotify is about to majorly upgrade its payment system, revolutionizing cryptocurrency in music. In collaboration with the Libra Association, Spotify will enable everyone, everywhere, to send, spend and save money through a new financial ecosystem secured by blockchain technology. Facebook‘s Libra was founded to create a simple global currency and financial …

Hi-Tec Japan presents a high-summer editorial entitled "Shibuya Crossover”

Hi-Tec’s latest editorial follows a Japanese resident on an urban hike from Yoyogi Uehara Subway Station to central Shibuya, embracing their Japanese-designed outdoor footwear in an urban environment. Highlighting their ability to be worn by those in the city or the trail, the different functional styles are available for various …

Laurent Garnier is the focus of a new club culture documentary

French superstar DJ Laurent Garnier has launched a Kickstarter to help fund his new documentary, Laurent Garnier: Off the Record, about clubland culture and the artist’s 30-year career behind the decks. Directed by emerging director Gabin Rivoire, the film follows Laurent Garnier behind the scenes during his various touring dates …

Mexican artist Debit marries tribal guarachero with techno and industrial on new EP

On June 20, Mexican label NAAFI will put out an EP from New York-based artist Debit, which deconstructs tribal guarachero music, combining it with elements of techno and industrial music. ‘SYSTEM’ focuses on the timbres and harmonics of the triplet-driven beats, eschewing the high-pitched melody lines and ‘prehispanic’ samples often …

Armin van Buuren Announces The Highly Anticipated Debut Album from Side Project GAIA

Good news, trance fans! The first-ever album from GAIA, the collaboration between Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij is dropping next week. Yes, Armin van Buuren just made the stunning announcement live on air during A State Of Trance Episode 918 and it’s going to be a huge release. There …

Hot Since 82 teases long-awaited ‘8-track’ album with new single ‘You Are The Light’

UK techno & house star Hot Since 82 will release his project ‘8-track’ in July, an expanded collection tracks that he has been working on for over two years. New single ‘You Are The Light’ is the third taste the album, after ‘Buggin’ and ‘Bloodlines’ already picked up 9 million …

ASICS release Japanese-inspired Racer Pack for SS19

Released outside of Japan for the first time last year, ASICS‘ ‘Fast Pack’ honoured the brand’s long-standing tradition of high quality footwear. To follow the successful release, ASICS has now unveiled their 90s-inspired collection made up of two silhouettes for SS19, entitled TARTHER JAPAN and SKYSENSOR JAPAN. The former is …

WATCH: Berghain, The World’s Most Exclusive Nightclub, Recreated Inside Minecraft

The world’s most exclusive nightclub just became a little more accessible — at least for gamers across the world. The iconic techno venue Berghain in Berlin, Germany — considered a mecca dance music — has been brought to life inside the game Minecraft. With exceptional attention to detail, one player has completely …

Chaos in the CBD, Pangaea and Roman Flügel among those to host upcoming residencies on Rinse

London broadcaster Rinse FM has announced 52 new residents, who will host shows between June and September. In keeping with the Rinse FM schedule of recent years, the new residencies will cover a broad range of sounds and styles, particularly afrobeats, house, techno, grime and UK garage. Names joining the …

Shifted will kick off Stroboscopic Artefacts’ forthcoming 10” ‘Totem Series’

Berlin label Stroboscopic Artefacts has a new series of material coming out between June and October. The ‘Totem Series’ will arrive as four separate 10” EPs. Shifted (pictured) kicks off the proceedings on June 21 with ‘The Light Touch’. Also featuring on the series is Zeitgeber, the collaborative project of …

Steve Aoki, SHAQ, & More Kick Off Grand Opening Of New Luxury Nightclub [DETAILS]

Living in Los Angeles, personally, I like to consider myself spoiled. That being said, the rest the country is recognizing that people want to see live EDM shows, and everyone is pouring big money into big speakers, bright lights, and the best talent that money can buy. Big Night Entertainment …

Virgil Abloh Joins Forces with Pioneer for Transparent Off-White Inspired CDJs

Virgil Abloh is never one to do things by the status quo. The founder Off-White™ and newly appointed Men’s Artistic Director Louis Vuitton is also a DJ, and so frequently uses the Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 combination. It seems as if the standard design the hardware wasn’t quite enough for Abloh …