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Claptone Announces Masquerade Pool Party Takeover

Claptone Announces Masquerade Pool Party Takeover

If you’re in Miami at the end of March and into underground music, I’d hazard a guess and say that you were going to be attending Miami Music week. Miami Music week celebrates its 20th year of Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park and is jam packed this year, with the clubs and hotel pools hosting the best in underground dance music. Hang on did someone say pool party? Yes, we said pool party and one of the most talked about on the lead up to Miami Music week is at the Kimpton Epic Hotel, because of course Claptone will

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Palestine Underground Music Scene Is Uniting The People

Palestine Underground Music Scene Is Uniting The People In 2019

When we think of Palestine, sadly we don’t usually think of underground music. With demolition threats, political upheaval and violent clashes, it hardly seems a place to have a party. Ramallah, a city in Palestine in the central west bank around 10Km north of Jerusalem, also serves as the de facto administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority. In a courtyard within the city walls in June last year, the popular underground music channel boiler room made their first broadcast from Palestinian Territory. So if this happened in June last year why are we talking about it now? Well, since

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'Inner City' Fans Look Out, They're Going On Tour This Year!

‘Inner City’ Fans Look Out, They’re Going On Tour This Year!

Inner CIty Fans can hear the sounds of “Good Life” going around in their heads just from listening to the title of this article and we are just as excited as you. The band have announced an 18 date European tour that kicks off April 16th in Amsterdam this year. Kevin Saunderson, Paris Grey (Vocalist) and new member Dantiez are celebrating 30 years of Inner City and have appropriately named their tour “The Good Life”. Dantiez is Kevin’s son and he has welcomed him into the dance music group with open arms to tour with them this year. As well

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Roland Cloud Finally Release Long Awaited TB-303 Plugin

Roland Cloud Finally Release Long Awaited TB-303 Plugin

For those who don’t know what the ‘Roland Cloud’ is, Roland provide a subscription model software service featuring most of their classic instruments and drum machines. For those that have already subscribed, you have probably been waiting for the day that Roland made the TB-303 emulation available. Roland offer the full package for $20 USD per month but some users think this is a steep price to pay considering you will never actually own any of the plugins. Although Roland have said that you do receive ownership of one plugin per year after subscribing, it seems like it would take

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Glitterbox Need 5000 Signatures For 'Disco Ball' Emoji!

Glitterbox Need 5000 Signatures For ‘Disco Ball’ Emoji!

The global club brand “Glitterbox” have done wonders in recent years in bringing clubland back to its roots by making things fun and sparkly again. Not only does their music reflect a free spirited atmosphere, their attitude to club events and the underground lifestyle really shines brightly above the many other events in the world by allowing all walks of life to truly express themselves. A petition has been started to get 5000 signatures for Apple and Android developers to include a “Disco Ball Emoji” in their next update and why the hell not?! Emoji’s are the language of life

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Worlds Smallest Record Player Released And It's Wireless!

Worlds Smallest Record Player Released And It’s Wireless!

Of course we all know that vinyl is making a well deserved comeback and last year vinyl sales made up 18% of all physical albums bought across the globe. However, to be a vinyl lover still requires a lot of investment in terms of space and money, something that not everyone has the luxury of just to get that classic vinyl crackle. As much as we love the vinyl platform, it’s not geared up for listening on the train to work or at the gym but there is a new option in terms of listening to your precious wax in

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Spire Studio: Wireless Studio Quality Recording Software

Spire Studio: Wireless Studio Quality Recording Device And App

The day has come where Izotope, an audio technology company best known for their Ozone 8 mastering software, have come out with a new wireless recording interface called Spire. Users of this wireless recording solution for IOS and Android can record anywhere. The Spire studio pairs with the spire app and you can record within minutes. The Spire device has an auto calibrating built in condenser microphone and has two XLR and instrument inputs. Users can also share music that they have recorded in the form of WAV files to social media, SoundCloud and more. The price point isn’t that

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Nathan Micay Formerly Known As Bwana Releases New Album

Nathan Micay Formerly Known As Bwana Releases New Album

Nathan Micay a producer and DJ hailing from Canada via Berlin is releasing a new album on the ‘Lucky Me’ label called Blue Spring. Micay started his journey as a Producer back in 2008 and was entirely in the box making tracks on Ableton and electronic music was a far cry from his roots of Bluegrass and Country music. Micay progressed quickly after his music was played on radio shows around the world, including Giles Peterson’s show on Radio 6. To cut a long story short, after he was picked up, he had to learn to DJ quick smart and

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Berlin To Hold Referendum On Rental Property Laws

Berlin To Hold Referendum On Rental Property Laws

Berlin and its club scene has found its way onto Electronic Music News a few times this year already with clubs closing down due to rising rent, the Berlin scene generating 1.5bn euros and documentaries about infamous Berghain bouncers. Now Berlin is set to hold a referendum banning big landlords and nationalising private rented housing. The referendum and its proposed laws would ban Landlords with 3000 homes in their portfolio from operating in the city. An estimated 200,000 homes would be covered in the referendum and effectively become the equivalent of council housing, with social priced rents and a view

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UK Garage Legend 'Ed Case' Is Back For 2019 With Some Bubblin' Beats

UK Garage Legend ‘Ed Case’ Is Back For 2019 With Some Bubblin’ Beats

Let’s roll back to the late 90’s, the world was meant to end at the year 2000, UK garage took over the house music scene and Ed Case released UKG club anthem ‘Something In Your Eyes’. Inspired by the late eighties/early nineties rave scene, producing music for a living is all that Ed knows and a brief run in with Damon Albarn saw him have commercial success with a remix for ‘The Gorillaz’ in 2001. Mr Case then went on to sign with Sony Records and released a 12 track UKG garage album called “Ed’s Guest List” featuring the likes

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Central Station Records Partners With VR Firm To Bring New Musical Experience

Central Station Records Partners With VR Firm To Bring New Musical Experience

Central station records a record store from Melbourne, Australia started their small record shop importing disco records in the 1970s and progressed into the longest running independent label in Australia. Central records have imported House, Hip Hop, and Techno through the years. They have been a key player in shaping underground music in the Australian scene and now they’re getting in to VR! Central Records have partnered with Next VR to bring fans the very best in music experiences, providing up close and personal access to the hottest electronic music DJ’s and venues from across the globe. Yes, Central Records

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Berlin Nightclub Farbfernseher Is Closing It's Doors

Berlin Nightclub Farbfernseher Is Closing It’s Doors

Farbfernseher translates into the English language as Colour TV. This former TV shop turned club is famous for its intimate crowds, cheap entry and the lamp made up of 100 light bulbs above the dance floor. From the multiple raised platforms, patrons in the club could find space to lose themselves to the Tech house or House music that has been played there for many years. The club announced on their Facebook page yesterday morning they are closing their doors due to the high rental costs for the venue. The last sets in the coming weeks will be played by

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Ibiza Legend Tony Pike Sadly Passes Away At Age 84

Ibiza Legend Tony Pike Sadly Passes Away At Age 84

Tony Pike, the founder of the cult hotel/venue ‘Pikes” in Ibiza has been an icon on the island for many years rubbing shoulders with stars such as Freddie Mercury, George Michael and many more. Pike created a space for people to be free from the worries of life, enjoy drug fueled stay’s and make sweet sweet love in the Ibiza sun. The venue is now owned by the Ibiza Rocks group but Tony gave Vice a tour of the venue back in 2016. He told stories of celebrities asking him for sex and drugs, stories of playing tennis with Freddie

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Joan’s Cafe Install Custom Genelec Sound System And It's Gold!

Joan’s Cafe Install Custom Genelec Sound System And It’s Gold!

Genelec have featured in two Electronic Music News articles in the last few months and you guessed it, they are back. After a Genelec System went into Basso Club in Finland we speculated as to whether this would entice other venues onto the Genelec system bandwagon and yet again we were right! Joan’s cafe, a small Swedish chain with just three branches have installed systems in their Finspang franchise to satisfy listeners ears day and night. Not only did the Joan’s cafe install 18 Genelec 4030 speakers throughout their Finspang venue with Genelec’s new IP technology and control 4 system,

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House Music Is The Next Big Thing In Zambia

House Music Is The Next Big Thing In Zambia

House music has been in American and European underground scenes since the 1980s with frequent exposures into the commercial and pop scenes too. Due to the rise in internet usage, record sales and streaming services globally artists can now reach further than ever. Now as a result house music is on the rise in Africa. This may also see the rise in more festivals and partnerships between labels, promoters and artists growing the scene on an annual basis. African rhythms, vocals and culture have been used in underground music for years, and labels such as Sacred Rhythm and Clima records

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Berlin's Club Scene Valued At Over 1 Billion Euros

Berlin’s Club Scene Valued At Over 1 Billion Euros

If you have had the pleasure of experiencing Berlin nightlife, you will know that it has a strong foothold in the global underground scene. Most clubbers however are too busy losing themselves on the dance floor to even comprehend that the Berlin club scene alone is worth 1.5 Billion Euros. The Berlin Club Commission have studied their club scene for years now and based on 2018 figures, the three million tourists that visited the city last year spending on average 205 euros per day, are contributing to the scene’s net worth. The Spokesman for the club commission Lutz Leichsenring says

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Depeche Mode And Stephen Bodzin On The MoogFest Line Up For 2019

Depeche Mode And Stephen Bodzin On The MoogFest Line Up For 2019

MoogFest started in 2004 and the festival celebrates its 15th birthday this year. Robert Moog, the founder of Moog Synthesizers moved to North Carolina in 1978 where the festival is still held today. Robert Moog’s career was honoured with two grammy awards, a lifetime achievement award and a special merit and technical award. Robert spoke at the first event in 2004. Sadly Robert Moog passed away in 2005, however his legacy still lives on to this day, his life and instruments are celebrated not only every day in studios across the globe, but at MoogFest; and the date for the

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Motu Release New Version Of Digital Performer DAW

Motu Release New Version Of Digital Performer DAW

Digital performer 10 is the new flagship DAW from Motu and since NAMM came off the starting blocks this year everyone has been talking about it. Digital performer was originally released in 1990 and this year marks their 10th version of the software. New features in DP10 include the clips window where users can drag samples into the empty windows in what can be described as a similar lay out of the session view with in the Ableton DAW; users can use this for live playback of clips by cueing them up ready for playback. Other features include stretch audio

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Soundcloud Premiere Will Now Distribute Producer's Music To Spotify And Pay 100% Royalties

Soundcloud Premiere Will Now Distribute Producer’s Music To Spotify And Pay 100% Royalties

The music industry has always had ‘middle men’ who take a cut of artists royalties in return for distribution and marketing services. However in this day and age, artists are becoming more empowered to release their own music and distribute it themselves. Although Soundcloud has taken a turn for the worse in recent years with copyright issues, staffing issues and money troubles, their recent announcement might just be their saving grace. Currently to release music on platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music, artists can either choose a distribution service directly or have a label take care of things. With

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Record Radar: A New Website That Lets You Buy Your Spotify Favourites On Vinyl

Record Radar: A New Website That Lets You Buy Your Spotify Favourites On Vinyl

Imagine the thought of listening to a track on Spotify and thinking “I’d like this song on vinyl” and then you would have to scour the internet to find it. Well, Record Radar are about to change all that with their new website. The Latvian company use data from Discogs and other online vinyl stores to showcase records for sale, all in one place. Vinyl lovers can login to Record Radar with their Spotify credentials and be presented with all of their favourite music on sale but in vinyl form. Sellers are said to have a system in place with

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DJ EZ Is Re-Inventing Himself With A New House And Techno Alias ‘Elvin Zedo’

DJ EZ has a new Alias called Elvin Zedo Elvin Zedo..Elvin Zedo.. EZ’s new house and techno alias doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as EZ however it will allow him to spread his musical tastes and be booked to play more than his classic style. As with any longtime DJ, it’s important to be dynamic and keep down with the crowds. Taste’s change over time and although EZ is great at what he does, it’s a similar experience watching him play again and again all over the world. ‘Elvin Zedo’ was a name that EZ actually coined

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Amazon Will Be Delivering Package's To Personal Lockers At Coachella

Amazon Will Be Delivering Package’s To Personal Lockers At Coachella

If you can’t find it anywhere else on the internet then it’s likely you will find it on Amazon. For the first time ever Amazon are bringing the convenience of their website and delivery service to Coachella festival with their Amazon Lockers.   Now festival goers will be able to focus on the festival experience safe in the knowledge that if they have left anything behind, they can place orders on Amazon and have them delivered to the festival. With the new delivery options on the Amazon website, you can send your purchased items to a locker. Once the locker

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Vinyl News: Discogs Sold 11 Million Records In 2018

Vinyl News: Discogs Sold 11 Million Records In 2018

Discogs is renowned for being one of the largest vinyl trading websites in the world, and with sales up 8.9% from 2017 it something to shout about. Vinyl sales have been on the rise in the last 4 years with sales in the UK reporting an increase of 1.6%. US increasing year on year with 2018’s increase of 12%. New pressing plants are also planning to open globally, where they have been shut down for as long as 30 years, Holiday records are set to open for business this year pressing vinyl for all to see next to their record

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Kappafutur Festival Announce Their 2019 Line Up

Kappafutur Festival Announce Their 2019 Line Up

Charlotte De Witte and Boyz Noise will make their debut at the Kappa Futur Festival this year alongside Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Jamie Jones. The Festival will be returning to the Parco Dora site in Northern Italy on July 6th and 7th. Festival goers flock to this site every year to party in between the pre existing structures of pools, pillars and old smoke stacks. Although the festival has its industrial backdrop, the organisers pride themselves in their sustainable approach to the event. Kappa Futur promote sustainable mobility to reduce the carbon footprint of attendees due to the increasing

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Jeff Mills Releases A Directors Cut Compilation On Axis Records

Jeff Mills Releases A Directors Cut Compilation On Axis Records

The Detroit born DJ and record producer Jeff Mills has has an extensive career in the underground music scene since the 1980s. Jeff Mills founded his very own label Axis Records in 1992 and for this special release Mills digs back into the archive of his work releasing special versions of his best known tracks. The 2019 releases are to include material such as  ‘Suspense’ originally released in 2005, ‘Gamma Player’ released in 1995 and ‘Hydra and Synergy’ from his Exhibitionist 2 DVD release. Mills says that ‘it’s a rare opportunity to enhance what they have already done so that

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Brighton Music Conference Announce 2019 Panel Including David Morales & Marshall Jefferson

Brighton Music Conference Announce 2019 Panel Including David Morales & Marshall Jefferson

Brighton Music Conference is celebrating its sixth year running this August,  and what a line up they have in store. But that’s not all that’s exciting this year… The conference have decided to utilise Brighton’s latest landmark for the annual music networking event. The British Airways i360 tower venue was opened to the public in August 2016 and Brighton’s tight knit community are fully supporting BMC’s move into the space. If you have never been to the event, you can expect a range of topics from over 60 panels covering all aspects of the underground music industry and although it’s

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Beijaflor Software Release An Awesome Free Modulation Plugin

Beijaflor Software Release An Awesome Free Modulation Plugin

Free plugins are always worth a play with, and when we came across this one we were pleasantly surprised. The TAS-X from Beijaflor software is a cross platform stereo tremolo plug in. It’s simple interface is similar to the max for live LFO from Ableton’s Max for live stock plugins. The one thing that we really liked about this plugin was the sync dial. You can dial in automation of the channel you are on. We tried this on various drum tracks in Logic with and we were really impressed with the outcome. Dialing the plugin in at minimal amounts

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Beatport And DJ CIty Team Up To Launch New Subscription Service

Beatport And DJ City Team Up To Launch New Subscription Service

DJ promo pools have been around since the internet began and Beatport were involved with one in 2008 that didn’t end up having the same success as their current platform. Djcity.com is a industry leading record pool for professional DJ’s that aggregates and curates music mainly in the R & B and Rap Genres. The two companies seem to have merged on this project called “Beatsource” that will provide DJ’s with a subscription based service in which they have exclusive access to the latest and greatest music in the collection. Beatport announced last year that their LINK feature will be

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Berlin Clubs Will Soon Be Powered By The Energy From The Dancefloor

Berlin Clubs Will Soon Be Powered By The Energy From The Dancefloor

After recent negotiations between club owners and politicians, both parties have agreed that nightlife in Berlin is an important part of the city’s culture. Although this may be stating the obvious, what really stood out in the negotiations is the fact that by funding these venues to become more soundproof, safer and more environmentally sustainable, it will not only protect the cities club culture it will enhance it too. And that’s not all, because so many people are involved in the scene in Berlin, politicians and Friends Of The Earth Germany see clubs leading the way in turning their businesses

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Fabric's Line Ups For 20th Birthday Celebrations Aren't Quite The Norm

Fabric’s Line Ups For 20th Birthday Celebrations Aren’t Quite The Norm

The 1600 capacity venue in Farringdon, North London is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and they have released a series of 20 parties to celebrate. After the club was nearly gone forever a couple of years ago, the club owners have admitted that they are facing enormous difficulties keeping to their license obligations as well as keeping their punters happy. The meat storage facility turned iconic nightclub has frequently been in the press  over recent years and their latest stint in the medi, was a marketing ploy to build some attention around their birthday this year. The club deleted

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Justice Wins Grammy Award For Best Electronic Album

Justice Wins Grammy Award For Best Electronic Album

The Electro Rock DJ Duo hailing from France best known for their hit Single ‘Never be Alone’, Justice have won a Grammy award for best dance electronic album. Last Sunday In LA the Duo received a rawkus applause as they walked up to claim their Grammy for their Woman Worldwide LP over the other nominees Sophie and Jon Hopkins. The Duo have had nominations in the past including three nominations for their breakout single in 2008 D.A.N.C.E and also another award for best remixed recording for a rework of MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’. It seems its not only music the pair

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New Italo Disco Label Tempo Dischi Launches 12 inch Reissues

New Italo Disco Label Tempo Dischi Launches 12 inch Reissues

Tempo Dischi, a new label focusing on reissuing classic dance records from 80’s Italy will launch in March this year. The First release from Tempo Dischi comes from Steel Mind and their 1983 Boss Man EP. The EP will feature the original mix, and a Tempo Dischi Edit on the A side and Their Lionel Original Mix Cut, and an unreleased out take of summer in the city on the B side. So who are Tempo Dischi? Well this label is made up of a collection of DJ’s including Paula Tape. Paula has found time in her crate digging schedule

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Sonar Reveals Their Line Up For Hong Kong 2019

Sonar Reveals Their Line Up For Hong Kong 2019

Sonar has its roots in Barcelona and the festival has been running there since 1994, in 2017 however the festival debuted in the science park in Hong Kong and its third year running sees it returning on April 13th. Sonar festival is respected worldwide by its fans for the eclectic line ups, mind blowing production and support for legends and pioneers of the electronic music scene. The house and techno lineup this year features artists including Anja Schneider, Art Department, Bonobo and Thundercat to name a few. Sonar also does a great job of uniting artists and music lovers with

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Glasgow Gets A New Club And Moodymann's Playing The First Weekend

Glasgow Gets A New Club And Moodymann’s Playing The First Weekend

Scottish club culture is known to be one of the best in the world and with many venues closing down over the years it’s a good sign to see a new kid on the block. The crew behind “La Cheetah Club” are opening a brand new venue called “Room 2” in the heart of Glasgow and their opening in March 2019. The venue is said to have a big focus on stage production and lighting also having a large LED screen behind the decks. The aim for Room 2, is to be able to host multiple style events, with a

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Lovebox Announce Their 2019 Line Up And It's One Of The Best Yet

Lovebox Announce Their 2019 Line Up And It’s One Of The Best Yet

17 years ago in 2002, the idea for Love box came out over a few beers, a box of wax, and some heart shaped post it notes. The first Love Box event was held at an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road, then at 93 feet east,and after a stint at Ladbrooke Grove it was selling out with hundreds of party goers at the door. Now Love Box are holding their first event at the new Gunnersbury park site and its line up this year is looking as tasty as ever, showcasing artists from House, Techno, Hip Hop, R&B

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Genelec Introduce New Smart IP Technology Platform

Genelec Introduce New Smart IP Technology Platform

It was only last week Genelec were featured on Electronic Music News with the installation of their speaker system in Basso Club in Finland. The News keeps on coming from Genelec and this time it’s on a tech slant with their new IP technology. Genelec’s smart IP platform can provide power, audio and speaker management from a single ethernet connection to each unit. In the past Genelec systems used power amplifiers, and analogue wiring as the connectivity between each speaker in a system, unless they were from their powered speaker range. This new IP platform will not only drastically reduce

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Toolroom's Prodigy "Wheats" Gets A Well Deserved Set In Miami

Toolroom’s Prodigy “Wheats” Gets A Well Deserved Set In Miami

If you haven’t heard the name “Wheats” flying around the house scene for the past year then you’ve probably been hiding under a rock, but the Toolroom Academy student come DJ is definitely earning his stripes. Dave Wheatcroft first signed to Toolroom in 2017 with his track “Redstrict” and then followed it up with another release again on Toolroom called “Starburst”. By listening to these tracks you can  see why Toolroom snapped him up so quick, pretty much offering him a house music apprenticeship. His presence on social media is humble, contained and impressive at the same time and having

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Denon's New Turntable Allows You To Rip Your Vinyl Straight To A USB Stick

Denon’s New Turntable Allows You To Rip Your Vinyl Straight To A USB Stick

Ripping vinyl into the computer can be a time consuming, laborious task and can require expert equipment to get it right. Although vinyl is making a comeback, people still have hoards of records that they would like to have as digital files. Not only is this for convenience, it enables people to have the vinyl experience wherever they are. It also facilitates digital copies of their music, that aren’t available on the modern market. Denon have set out to simplify the “vinyl ripping” process by allowing you to record your vinyl direct to USB storage without a computer or sound

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Lady Alma’s Song ‘Let it fall’ Goes Viral After A Decade Long Hiatus

Lady Alma’s Song ‘Let It Fall’ Goes Viral After A Decade Long Hiatus

San Diego born, Lady Alma had found her voice performing in an adult church choir by the age of three, and by the age of 10 Alma had toured America from coast to coast. Lady Alma has worked with artists like, King Britt, Fanatix and Masters at work and is today hailed as one of the most widely praised soul vocalists to surface from California. You may remember her vocal on the 80’s dance classic “last night a DJ saved my life”. Alma’s mother unfortunately fell ill, Alma put the music aside to attend to her care; During this time

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Fat Boy Slim Partners With Deliveroo To Throw A Party At A Fans House

Fat Boy Slim Partners With Deliveroo To Throw A Party At A Fans House

Fatboy Slim has partnered up with Deliveroo on his latest UK stadium tour. The food delivery company and world famous DJ have joined forces to give one lucky winner the delivery of a lifetime. Not only will Fatboy Slim personally deliver the food of choice, he will be showing up with all the equipment required to throw a party at the winners home. The “Deliverave” concept will see a full blown party arrive at the winners House, and the runners up receiving tour tickets, delivered in Fatboy Slim themed pizza boxes. The winner will be announced on February 20th followed

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Roland Versus Behringer But Which Side Are The Consumers On?

Roland Versus Behringer But Which Side Are The Consumers On?

With all the excitement surrounding Behringer’s new analogue clones, Roland have officially filed patents on their 808, 909 and 303 drum machines. But why now? Roland have every right to protect their designs, their brand and their intellectual property and maybe Behringer have pushed it too far by using a similar colour scheme. However, (but) Roland have shown little to no interest in joining the recent analogue hype and providing consumers with the tech that they want. It seems Behringer have simply filled a gap in the market that Roland aren’t prepared to, and they have worked hard for it,

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Amsterdam Dance Event Is Celebrating Its 24th Year Running!

Amsterdam Dance Event Is Celebrating Its 24th Year Running!

In October every year Amsterdam is flooded with DJ’s, Producers and music lovers for what is known as ADE. After the season ends in Ibiza, it gives everyone a few weeks back on home soil or in the studio and then the networking event kicks off this year from the 16th to the 20th of October. Last year they clocked up a massive 400,000 attendees for their wide variety of events. Whether you are a party animal, a gear nerd or just looking to meet industry people, it’s a big must in the dance music calendar. With little to no

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Wynn Casino, Las Vegas Announce New DJ Residencies And They Are Actually Pretty Good

Wynn Casino, Las Vegas Announce New DJ Residencies Including Jamie Jones

If you’ve been to Las Vegas, you will know that Wynn Las Vegas or commonly known as Wynn, is a casino and luxury resort on the Las Vegas strip with three night clubs. The resort has earned multiple status’ including a  Triple A five diamond, Mobli 5 star, Michelin 5 star, and they hold more Forbes five star awards than any other resort and casino in the world. Wynn have now announced that they are lining up new acts for their clubs, XS and Encore Beach club. Fans can already look forwards to artist’s like Alan Walker best known for

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Ableton Live Release 10.1 Update: Whats New?

Ableton Live Release 10.1 Update: Whats New?

Ableton released its 10th version back in February 2018 and impressed its users with a multitude f new changes including a refreshed user interface, a better editing experience within the arrangement view, nested group tracks and new instruments and effects to play with. Features that were missing from the initial live 10 update was no support for VST3 plug ins, or MPE, for you non nerds out there MPE stands for Midi Polyphonic Axpression and Live 10 only came in 64 bit. Live 10’s new release 10.1 is currently in Beta testing and is set to feature a number of

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Magenta Studio: Music Production Plugin That Uses AI Technology

Magenta Studio: Music Production Plugin That Uses AI Technology

Artificial Intelligence has been finding its way into our lives, with robotic vacuum cleaners, Apple’s Siri, and voice controlled home devices via Amazon’s voice first platform Alexa. Is it a little too far fetched however to comprehend that artificial intelligence can now make music too? As humans using Digital Audio Workstations we can already program randomizer plugins and hack arpeggiator plug ins to read midi information to generate melodies, rhythms and new ideas we wouldn’t have come up with ourselves. Using the Max for live plugin Magenta, Ableton Live users can now experience new ideas generated entirely from artificial intelligence.

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Official Frankie Knuckles Tribute Remix To Be Followed By A "Directors Cut" Album

Official Frankie Knuckles Tribute Remix To Be Followed By A “Directors Cut” Album

Eric Kupper and Frankie Knuckles have worked on many records together since the early eighties. Most famously they collaborated on “The Whistle Song” and the pair formed a duo called the “Directors Cut” just a few years before Frankie’s death in 2014. Eric has announced that he will be releasing a collection of tracks that him and Frankie had worked on together. To kick things off, he has released a remix of “Baby Wants To Ride” single on vinyl, the remix has re-recorded vocals from the famous Jamie Principle (Your Love) and a B side mix from Jimmy Edgar. Edgar’s

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New Zealand Haven't Pressed Vinyl For 30 years But That's About To Change

New Zealand Haven’t Pressed Vinyl For 30 years But That’s About To Change

In the history of New Zealand, they have only ever had one vinyl pressing plant, owned by EMI and it closed its doors in 1987. However a change is in the air and Holiday Records are set to start running their press as soon as they can. Aucklanders Ben Wallace and Joel Woods set out with a plan, to bring vinyl back to New Zealand. They headed over to Toronto in search of a press, and then committed themselves to a three week intensive training course on how to use one. The press is a fully automated machine and can

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Behringer's Take On The 808 To Be Released In March For $300 USD

Behringer’s Take On The 808 To Be Released In March For $300 USD

Behringer have been teasing us with their TR808 clone since Summer NAMM 2018, and now they have committed to a price and a date. Unlike Roland’s recent reincarnations of their classic machines, Behringer’s RD-808 is completely analogue, and boasts some new innovative features. One thing that really stands out to us, is that it has individual outputs for all drum sounds, something that Roland haven’t captured, in recent years. Of course there’s nothing like the real thing, but with original 808’s selling for upwards of $5K, Behringer have done an incredible job at bringing this machine in, at a consumer

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Basso Club Stands Out From The Crowd By Installing Genelec Sound System

Basso Club Stands Out From The Crowd By Installing Genelec Sound System

Basso club owners Teemuy and Miika Sulkala have installed a new genelec system in their club, in Oulu, Finland. The 430 capacity nightclub opened in december last year, and their choice genelec sound system, hopes to serve the club goers among the 200k residents in the one of the most populous northerly cities in the northern hemisphere. Teemu says designing a nightclub is one thing but installing a quality sound system is quite another. The Genelec system includes 6 Genelec S360s around the dance floor, with a two 7382 subwoofers under the stage and a further 9 active 4030 speakers

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The Recovery Of HMV: Sunrise Records Save HMV From Administration

The Recovery Of HMV: Sunrise Records Save HMV From Administration

The record store founded in 1921 His Master’s Voice, famous for its acronym of HMV was set to go into administration this year had it not been for sunshine records owner Doug Putman. The canadian entrepreneur has secured the purchase of 100 HMV stores in the UK, and his track record of growing his record store chain sunshine records from 5 stores in 2014 to 84 stores today is set to breathe life into HMV. Putman says he will offer a depth of choice with selections of classic music through to up to date music, and with the rise in

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Bilbao BBK Live Announce More Names For 2019 Festival

Bilbao BBK Live Announce More Names For 2019 Festival

A clearing Located in the Basque woodland in Kobetamendi spain has offered a beautiful site for the Bilbao BBK festival for the last 14 years, and this year is no different. This festival located in the mountain region of Kobetamendi offers festival goers a unique experience, lost in nature with a great sound system and a 2019 line up to remember. If the festival’s ‘innovation in staging’ prize from the ‘festival of the future awards is anything to go by then, this festival is definitely worth a visit. Partnering with Redbull and Absolut, Bilbao festival have expanded their line up

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Canadian Government Invest $55K In Pre-sale Vinyl Start Up RecordFUND Inc

Canadian Government Invest $55K In Pre-sale Vinyl Start Up RecordFUND Inc

In an age where vinyl records are making a huge comeback, artists are finding it harder and harder, to keep up with the financial investment required, to sell music on these mediums. In the nineties, it was common that rich businessmen, would put up the cash for record pressing with the aim of making money but not so much anymore. RecordFUND Inc are set to build an online platform, where artists can put up their music ahead of release and raise the cash needed to fund their musical ventures. If we think of RecordFUND Inc as a kickstarter for musicians,

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Mall Grab's Label Steel City Dance Discs Have Released A Grime House EP From Skin On Skin

Mall Grab’s Label Steel City Dance Discs Have Released A Grime House EP From Skin On Skin

Mall Grab, originally from Newcastle, Australia decided to leave sunny past times behind and move to East London in 2017. This doesn’t mean that he doesn’t still get hot and sweaty though. He has booking’s all over the world in 2019 as well as running his label “Steel City Dance Discs”.   “S.C.D.D”, as all of the cool kids call it, is predominantly a vinyl label however they do sell digital releases of their music too. The label seems to bring something fresh and exciting with every record they release and this one is no different. “Skin On Skin” the

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New Movie Documents The Lives Of Berghain's Infamous Bouncers

New Movie Documents The Lives Of Berghain’s Infamous Door Pickers

“Berlin Bouncer” a film about Berghain’s three most infamous doormen is set to screen on the 10th, 11th and 16th of February 2019. Directed by David Dietl, the film tells the stories of Sven Marquardt the head bouncer at Berghain, Smiley Baldwin an ex American GI border guard and Frank Kunster from Berlin’s west all known for their work at Berghain. The film begins from the late 80’s and runs to the present day following each of the bouncer’s night life experiences at the Berlin club. The movie is spoken in German but of course has subtitles in English! https://youtu.be/x_adrMNLAYY

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The Chemical Brothers Reveal A Forthcoming Track From Their New Album

The Chemical Brothers Reveal A Forthcoming Track From Their New Album

The Chemical brothers have released a new single ‘got to keep on’  from their new forthcoming album ‘No Geography’. The single is available everywhere and that includes all major download sites! The single takes a journey back to raw and classic chemical brothers. The ‘got to keep on’ single, part of their forthcoming album, The Chemical Brothers duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons said they pushed the reset button, stripping back their studio to choice gear used to record their first two albums. This is equipment that had allegedly been sitting in Tom’s attic for the last 20 years. Musical

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DJ Remute Has Made An Entire Techno Album On The Sega Genesis!

DJ Remute Has Made An Entire Techno Album On The Sega Genesis!

It’s not the first time that Serbian DJ and Producer has broken the mould by releasing his music on a medium that is inaccessible to most. Remute released an album called “Limited” in late 2017 and this was a hybrid release consisting of a vinyl record, a floppy disk and a digital download. Remute even said so himself, it’s best to go out, buy an old computer and enjoy the process of listening to his music on the floppy disk. It may seem clunky in this day and age but with a flooded market music-wise, Remute has found himself a

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Music For The Soul: Is Music Really Good For Our Mental Health?

Music For The Soul: Is Music Really Good For Our Mental Health?

Music is a topic close to our hearts here at underground music review and so is the topic of mental health. Multiple studies have shown that listening music and playing an instrument can have its health benefits. Canadian studies showing results of lower blood pressure, slower heart rates and the reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, have been linked to music, in the UK studies have shown that music can improve cognitive function. If music has all these health benefits, then why are so many artists reported to have mental health problems linked to the industry? Sudden fame and the

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Record Musicians Remotely Into Your DAW With Sessionwire

Record Musicians Remotely Into Your DAW With Sessionwire

It’s an exciting time that we live in, with internet speeds being second to none, and technology making our lives easier as music producers. Sessionwire communications are a software development company based in Vancouver, and are funded by the creative BC organisation. Their platform is designed to allow music producers to record musicians remotely. This means producers can be sitting in the comfort of their studio recording a vocalist on the other side of the globe. The software integrates directly with popular music production software such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and many other DAWs. Not only does the

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How Oxide & Neutrino Made The UK Garage Classic "Bound 4 Da Reload"

How Oxide & Neutrino Made The UK Garage Classic “Bound 4 Da Reload”

Oxide and Neutrino met on a pirate radio station called Supreme FM, they later joined the infamous “So Solid Crew” and were part of a team who were 30 people strong. They found an advert in DJmag for a studio day, and booked it in. They arrived at the studio armed with nothing more than the theme tune for BBC’s Casualty, the soundtrack for “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and themselves. They produced the track and pressed 1000 white label copies for £2000, the pair then went out selling the records out of the back of Oxide’s brothers Peugeot

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Motown Records Appoint Marc Byers As New General Manager

Motown Records Appoint Marc Byers As New General Manager

Marc Byers has been appointed by Motown records as their new general manager. Byers, founder and Co-CEO of Rockstar entertainment has stepped into the role and this will add to a long list of achievements to date. After 20 years working with artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, usher, eve and Dr Dre at Rockstar, He formed philly360.com from 2009 to 2011, and then went on to produce the 2012 feature film ‘Black November’. Motown records has a long history, it  was founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy and its name a portmanteau of ‘motor and town’ had become a

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The Team Behind Printworks Open New 1500 Capacity Venue In London

The Team Behind Printworks Open New 1500 Capacity Venue In London

Venue Lab, the team behind London hotspot Printworks have just opened a new 1500 capacity venue called “Dock X” just a 4 minute walk from Canada Water in London’s Surrey Quays. The venue boasts a one room, 3000 square metre floor space perfect for large scale music events. Dock X has a completely different feel to Printworks, being a cleaner cut, more modern warehouse space that has lots of natural daylight. With no announced music events at the venue, we are excited to see who will be the first to turn this space into something special. With drive in access

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Detroit Techno Documentary Makers Reach Their Goal On Kickstarter

Detroit Techno Documentary Makers Reach Their Goal On Kickstarter

Native Detroiters Kristian Hill and Jennifer Washington reached their $30,000 goal on kickstarter to produce a documentary on the vibrant history of Detroit’s techno scene. Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May are all signed up to star in, what may be the best documentary on detroit techno that has ever been made. God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines – the Story of Detroit Techno is set to depict the unsung african americans that created techno and how the music business pulled it all from underneath them. Also starring in the documentary, Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter and Santonio Echols will

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Scottish Rave Culture Movie Set For UK Release May 2019

Scottish Rave Culture Movie Set For UK Release May 2019

It’s 1994 in Scotland and two best mates get themselves deep into the rave culture during their last summer together. What can go wrong? Written and directed by Brian Welsh (above), a director born and bred in Falkirk in 1981, Brian is sure to know how coming of age in the nineties really played out. Most famous for directing the ever popular series “Black Mirror”, Brian’s new rave culture drama “Beats” could give us all some feelings of nostalgia. The official clip shows some themes of the infamous movie “Trainspotting” which we all know and love. The clip shows the

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Winter NAMM 2019: What's Hot and What's Not?

Winter NAMM 2019: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

Every January thousands of music nuts flock to the Anaheim Convention centre for the NAMM trade Show. Since it was founded in California  1901, NAMM has become one of the largest music product trade shows in the world. If muso’s miss this winter date there is a summer show each July in Nashville, Tennessee. According to many of its attendants NAMM 2019 has been mind blowing with returns from classic gear manufacturers and new players in the music industry alike it looks like 2019 has landed with a thump and the vibrations will continue to make waves throughout the year.

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How Does A Print Factory Make The Perfect London Club?

How Does A Print Factory Make The Perfect London Club?

Where Berlin’s underground scene found the former railway warehouse now known as Berghain, the UK underground dance music scene has found its new home in the walls of the Printworks. This is where next month the sold out Glitterbox party will host Dimitri from Paris,  Purple disco machine, Jellybean Benitez, defected label owner Simon Dunmore, The Shapeshifters, Glitterbox radio host Melvo Baptiste, and Katie Goodman.   From Western Europe’s biggest printing press, to London’s most talked about club, the print works in Hammersmith Quays is now one of the most prime pieces of clubbing real estate in the UK Club

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The Vinyl Global Market: 16 Million Records Sold In 2018

The Vinyl Global Market: 16 Million Records Sold In 2018

It never went away but its growing popularity sees vinyl making a come back over recent years. Some of us will remember the rise in CD sales in the 90s, and with the false promises of their longevity, many by now will have given up their collections to charity or to the tip Where as the artists maintained musical quality, the recording qualities took a dive when they were compressed onto compact discs. For the end user the loudness war was on. MP3 technology took over years later, by 2017 the MP3 was dead, and by 2018 CD sales fell

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Behringer announce new modular synthesiser “Crave” for $199 USD

Behringer Announce New Modular Synthesiser “Crave” for $199 USD

For years pro audio equipment manufacturer  Behringer have had a bad reputation for producing low cost music equipment. Rumour has it they were buying stock out of china and rebranding it for behringer. But for behringer the future is also looking bright. Sure they may still manufacture in China but they are doing their absolute best to shake their past and its working very well for them. Behringer used to be a brand to turn your nose up at but now they are really starting to fill some gaps in the consumer market. Back when electronic music started, the Roland

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Dubset:A new platform where producers are paid for DJ mix streams.

Dubset: A New Platform Where Producers Are Paid For DJ Mix Streams

Some say Soundcloud is dead and for the likes of Spotify or Apple music, they simply just don’t allow DJ mixes to be published. Dubset a new DJ focused distribution service is set to allow DJ’s to publish mixes and for producers to get paid if their music is featured. This technology that they are calling “MixScan” scans any music uploaded and creates a tracklist of music featured. This even includes remixes. Yes, you can upload a remix and then the technology can scan and identify any samples used and pay royalties accordingly. The future is bright for Dubset and

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