On September 2nd, Richie Hawtin is to be presented with this year's AIM independent music awards for outstanding Contribution to Music in London.
Our friends at Ram records have had an incredible year. 2014 has brought world wide festival stages, monumental releases, sold out events & more. But it doesnt stop there. Sunday 18th of August sees the release of Loadstar's RAMlife series album, & we can guarantee its a must have!
Standing out in the 'House' scene is in no way an easy task in today's modern age. Production tools, musical underground libraries & information are available to all. The average Joe is able to listen to exclusive content, acquire the latest production tools & can even learn to mix or (unfortunately) auto sync sets to display online at any given moment.
It has recently been announced that Roni Size will return with his highly anticipated solo EP entitled 'Take Kontrol' later this summer.The album entitled 'Take Kontrol' will be released on August 25th under his Mansion Sound label. Roni Size has also hinted that Reprezent is also due a comeback later this year, with an album in the works for early 2015.
Tidy Trax is one of the leading UK Hard House record labels. Along with this, they have also brought quality music through their sublabels which include: Untidy Dubs Records (Funky), Tidy Two Records (Hard Trance), Tidy White Records (limited press / experimental) and SYNAPSE Records, headed by Paul Maddox and a few of Tidy's new generation producers. They are renowned for their hard house, late night stompers & hard grooves.
Its well known knowledge that Hospital records have been pivotal in pioneering the expansion of D&B culture world wide. Their signature liquid sound has paved way for D&B success as it's attracted a whole new wave of listeners, followers & producers globally. It's without a doubt a pioneer in the electronic music industry, boasting an ever growing list of excuisite producers & DJ's. Its high calibre music policy has ensured its ever growing success, making the label extremely appealing for rising tallent.
On the 25th and 26th of September, Dancefair is coming to Ibiza! Holland's leading gathering of producers, dj's, engineers, record labels, and manufacturers is organising two days of seminars, workshops, and debates in Benimussa Park, the island's former zoo. Over 10.000 participants of the Dutch editions learned the trade's secrets from professionals such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Shlomi Aber, Secret Cinema and Egbert.
After the release of 'Toolroom Knights mixed by Doorly', we thought it only right to catch up with the man behind the decks to find out more about his plans & insights. The DJ/producer is duly recognised for his exceptional skills behind the mixing decks. He orchestrates dynamic sets; bringing incredible instrumentals, sharp & beautiful accapellas, bootlegs, edits & array of genres, to which mixes through seamlessly. He has a strong knack for lighting up any stage he performs on with his unique musical selection; effectively captivated in his latest works. With a mixture of Indie, house, breaks, techno, hip hop & electro influences in his production Doorly really knows how to capture the best of his sound & work it to his advantage. His musical nous is reflective in his work whether he is mixing at a club or performing a full live set or piecing together a new summer banger.
With the world cup starting on Thursday, TID have teamed up with Hospital records to allow one person to get their very own Hospital football signed by London Elektricity along with the latest hospital mixtape CD by Etherwood!Providing you with the perfect summer soundtrack & a custom made football, this is the ideal gift to get you in the mood for some real brazilian style football sessions... in your local park!
Mixmag have announced that they are hosting a very special 13-hour part in Barcelona at the Marhes club on June 12th!
In the past two years Bad Habit Muzik have encountered phenomenal success! Their first year brought top regular reviews in DJ Mag Breaks Charts as well as 14 number 1's out 15 releases, not to mention a consistent run of No1 spots on Trackitdown's Breaks chart featuring the cream of the crop from the 140 Bass/Future Jungle scene. This success rate was incredible for their first year, but it doesn't stop there! They are now celebrating their second birthday on June 25th after having received an additional 8 number 1's since last year; taking their tally to 19 of 22 releases. This Friday (June 6th) also see's the their latest Tribe Steppaz release on Trackitdown which has also been featured by DJ Mag!
Deadmau5 has let it be known that he plans to go "all chips in" with his up & coming tour.
The Festival season has kicked off & so Trackitdown has decided to prepare a weekly feature on some of the best festivals the UK has to offer this summer. First up we shimmy on down to the highlights and excitement provided by this Bestival.
To comemorate the house pioneer & legend Frankie Knuckles, Chicago will throw a free party next Tuesday.The event will host the house DJ/Producer's close friends & fellow music industry shakers Greg Gray, vraig Loftis, Mike Winston & elbert Phillips from 6.15pm to 9pm. Furthermore, Robert Williams & Alan King will both be shedding a few special words, tributing the 'Godfather's' life.
We seeing an increasing amount of DJ's launching their own music labels. Most recently Seth Troxler started his 'Say it, Play it' whilst Mosca also recently executed 'Not So Much'. Next in line are the UK dup, Dusky. This July, the pair commence life as owners of 17 Steps which will se the release of their very own EP called 'Love Taking Over'. Check out some of their music on Trackitdown or read more about them in Mixmag's feature.
Watch a short film inspired by Burial's Rival Dealer EP released on Hyperdub. The 12 minute piece , "Dealer" follows a London drug dealer into the daily routine & hardships of his lifestyle. A journey of flickering thoughts; ambient and busy film edits eclipsing the volatile & daunting experiences through his own camera lens. Directed by Ben Dawkins & inspired by Burial, the short film possesses intelligent blending techniques, merging the footage with the music artistically. It was given the go ahead by Hyperdub & Burial, who until recently had not revealed his identity.
If your on the search for good quality Drum & bass this coming bank holiday Friday, look no further.
With May Bank Holiday looking like its going to be a scortching weekend ahead, Trackitdown have made sure we can provide our punters with the ideal night to make it a weekend to remember! Considering we have recently been writing articles on 'The Clubs That Time Forgot', we thought it best to provide you all with the opportunity to win 2 free tickets to one of the most epik Oldskool underground dance events around... On Saturday 24th May RCFF, Epidemik & Music Mondays bring you 30 acts which will bring you straight back to the early 90's electronic dance revolution at Union club, Vauxhall.