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.
With AfroJacks album out on May 19th, Mixmag caught up with him in London, Soho last night to discuss his work and hear him play some bangers!Afrojack discussed his forthcoming album & specifically discussed his urge to ensure he creates music that isnt commercially pleasing, but music that denotes a more personal touch.
Deadmau5, the Canadian progressive-house music producer & performer from Toronto is set to release 'While (1<2)' on June 17th with a 25-track, double disc LP. The highly anticipated album has claimed an abundant amount of publicity as he has stated "first album I've ever done that I would even call an album". In his official press release he also give us an idea of his sound as he says:
When it comes to Ibiza, Space is renowned for being one of the finest spots the Spanish Island has to offer. It is without a doubt the place to be in Ibiza, if not the world. With that we a happy to announce the Space Opening Fiesta is confirmed for Sunday 25th of May. The biggest parties in Ibiza are recognised to take place at the beginning of the season & at the final push. Most people regard The Space Opening party as the first sign of the summer season starting. So who wouldn't want to begin the notorious weekend of crazy festivities there? Every year their line-up seems to get better & better, inviting the creme de la crop of electronic dance artists world wide. celebrating this year its 25th anniversary of the Club of Playa d'en Bossa, they have just added an incredible array of DJ's who are sure to give you an incredible start to the summer or season... depending on how long you are out for.
last month the music industry was saddened at the news of DJ Rashad's passing at the young age of 34. According to his family, The footwork DJ died as a result of a blood clot in his leg. Since his death, there has been a swarm of tributes in his honour from all over the globe with contributions from the likes of Oneman, Kode9, Addison Groove & many more. This month, Leisure System (label) has uploaded a recording of DJ Rashad's first ever set in Germany at Berlin club Horst Krzbrg & it's available for download! The Chicago juke pioneer's set is an hour & a half long & was accompanied by Addison Groove & Lando Kal on the night.
It is without a doubt that new technology has pushed the DJ-ing market to new frontiers.
This week, we visit our fifth & final installment of 'Clubs That Time Forgot.' Our previous features touched base with The End, Turnmills, The Cross & SEOne. Our final slice will uncover the history & happenings behind the legendary 'Bagleys aka Canvas'; notably recognised as one Britain's most influential dance arenas in the 90's.
This week Trackitdown returns to pay tribute to a venue which boasted a 3,000 capacity license, multiple rooms, LED & moving light rig & some of London's most diverse clubbing experiences. Yes, thats right; we're talking about SeOne. After 8 years of good quality parties and events it officially shut its doors on Monday 22nd February 2010.
Record Store Day is a yearly celebration held on the third Saturday of April. Its objective is to unite fans, artists, record lovers, & music enthusiasts alike to celebrate every inch of culture record stores provide their punters. Initiated in 2007, Record Store Day is now a global celebration where you will find each individual store celebrating in their own fashion; representing their own culture, taste and continued business with live Dj performances, special guests, exhibitions & more. The Record Store Day organisation provides superb opportunities for privatised stores to capitalise on marketing & promotion of their brands. Equally, this special day also allows each venue to really shout about their culture & music style by throwing parties; capturing attention & educating those who experience it with their very own flavour.
Maya Jane Coles's Fabric 75 album is finally out for your very own pleasure. Given that the 26 year old DJ/Producer is one of the most sought after talents today, it is of no surprise that Fabric have approached her to create their latest album. Maya Jane Coles has spearheaded her way through to becoming one of the worlds most respected female artists, specifically in the world of house & techno.
This week we return to speak about another club which highlighted London as the the dance capital of the 90's and 00's. Although its closure was foreseen from the kick-start, its loss still creates a large whole in the capitals nightlife.
'Coffee run' is an online series by Deadmau5. In each episode, the EDM star invites a special guest and quite literally, takes them on a coffee run in his Ferrari to his favourite location.
Sigma hit top spot in the singles charts with their 'Nobody To Love' track. The London duo barged straight past the Brit boy band 'The Vamps' to secure top spot; representing Drum & Bass in the charts. Their track, a remix of Kanye West's 'Bound' tune is a liquid banger perfect for summer weather.
We're back this week to revisit another one of London's great venues; taken away from the devout ravers, all out 9-5ers, techno stompers & first timers. This weeks feature is a flashback to the mill where all electronic music was catered for. Boasting a 24 hour dance license, Turnmills was the driving force behind the UK's all night clubbing scene throughout the 1990's.
Native Instruments has unveiled an ultra portable DJ soundcard, Traktor Audio 2. Positioned as the worlds smallest DJ soundcard for Traktor DJ & Pro 2, the pocket-sized tool lets you pre-listen to your next track before your audience for smooth & precise mixing. According to N.I, the ultra-portable DJ soundcard is the ideal tool for TRAKTOR DJ and TRAKTOR PRO 2. The product has 24-bit/48kHz resolution, compatibility with iPads & iPhone's & its also abe to charge or change the volume when connected. providing good quality sound, high volume & two stereo outputs, the device is ready for you to showboat to crowds anytime, anywhere.
With the DJ market pushing towards digital formats, its revolution is edging ever nearer as the music world just lost one its best Vinyl retail gems, Chemical Records. Unfortunately the battle has officially been lost as on Monday 7th of April 2014 Chemical Records dived firmly into administration.