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Basement Jaxx announced as Standon Calling headliners //

Grammy-nominated duo Basement Jaxx have been announced as the headliners for Standon Calling’s event next year. The festival, which is situated on the country manor grounds of Standon Lordship, takes place 31 July – 2 August. 2015‘s Standon Calling will be the festival’s 10th anniversary. Tickets for go on sale this week and more info… Read more »

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Next edition of Red Bull Music Academy to take place in Paris //

The Red Bull Music Academy series has seen workshops and events take place in cities all over the globe. They foster new talent, showcase the results and put on world class DJs and producers in some of the world’s greatest cities. They have now announced that next year’s event will take place in Paris –… Read more »

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Hear Chief Keef and Kanye West collab ‘Nobody’ //

Back in August, Chief Keef teased a few seconds of a collaboration with Kanye West called Nobody. Now, the highly-anticipated track has been shared. Drenched in auto-tune, it features Kanye’s backing vocals and a sample from Willie Hutch’s ’73 classic Brother’s Gonna Work It Out. You can listen to it and revisit Keef’s Yeezus appearance… Read more »

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Savages singer Jehnny Beth posts message about UK porn laws //

On the weekend (12 November), Savages singer Jehnny Beth posted a note to her Tumblr page to express her indignation towards the UK’s controversial new pornography restrictions. The change in government legislation has banned a list of sexual acts to be filmed for paid-for UK pornography, and some have argued that the censorship is authoritarian… Read more »

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Zomby, Sky Ferreira and more respond to DIIV bassist’s racist, sexist and homophobic remarks //

Yesterday afternoon a Tumblr account called Sexism In Music posted an article pointing to sexist, homophobic and racist remarks made by DIIV bassist Devin Ruben Perez on 4Chan. The comments show Perez (pictured, far right) attacking other musicians in a string of offensive posts. His comments included a racial slur when describing DJ and producer Zomby, misogynistic and… Read more »

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August Alsina Announces Pre-Sale for Koko Show

Ticketweb have announced a pre-sale for the tour of Nicki Minaj collaborator August Alsina for his show at Koko in London on February 24. The times for access to tickets are as follows:   Presale – Wednesday 10th December 2014 – 9am General Sale – Friday 12th December 2014 – 9am   Tickets are available… Read more »

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Walking On Cars and Port Isla Announce Co-headline tour

Walking On Cars and Porta Isla have announced a a co-headline tour. The bands are performing four dates together and in addition have announced individual London shows.   Tue 24 Mar 2015               The Lexington                             *Port Isla Only Thu 26 Mar 2015               Birmingham, O2 Academy 3 Fri 27 Mar 2015                 Norwich,  Open Sun 29 Mar 2015               Manchester,… Read more »

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Watch Dimensions festival’s highlights video //

Dimensions Festival have revealed their highlights video for 2014. The much loved Croatian event is back again in 2015 with a revised ticketing system. Deciding to limit the capacity of next year’s event in order to “maintain the unique and intimate atmosphere of the festival”, to secure your ticket for next year’s event, you’ll have… Read more »

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Death Grips share new video for ‘Inanimate Sensation’ //

Death Grips have released a new video from their upcoming album The Powers That B. The band released the first part of the album earlier this year for free under the title Niggas On The Moon. The new track Inanimate Sensation comes from the second half which is entitled Jenny Death. The video sees the… Read more »

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The team behind Bestival announce Southampton festival Common People //

The team behind Bestival have announced a new endeavour for 2015. Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23 and 24 May and set on Southampton Common, Common People is a two-day event “bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city”. Although the line-up is yet to be revealed,… Read more »

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Watch Peter Crouch crowdsurf at a Kasabian gig //

Following Stoke City’s triumphant victory on Saturday (6 December), striker Peter Crouch headed to 02 Academy Brixton to celebrate at Kasabian’s final gig of their five night residency. Having slotted in within 19 seconds of the match, Crouch was understandably in high spirits, and footage has emerged of him mounted on a friend’s shoulders before… Read more »

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Nipsey Hussle is selling copies of his new album for $1000 //

Hussle by name, Hussle by nature. Last year, the LA rapper decided that his Crenshaw mixtape would be initially be released on a run of 1000 CDs for the price of $100 each. Jay Z bought 100, and the rest went within 24 hours, earning £100,000. Since the pressing of the CDs only cost 75 cents per… Read more »

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Manchester promoters team up for Transmission series at Albert Hall //

A host of promoters are teaming up for a new series of nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall. The crews behind the likes of The Warehouse Project, Drop The Mustard, Chibuku, Metropolis and Now Wave have joined for the Transmission series, running at the Grade II listed building from January to April 2015. The opening weekend… Read more »

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Nick Talbot AKA Gravenhurst has passed away //

Nick Talbot, the Bristol musician known as Gravenhurst, has passed away at the age of 37. Gravenhurst’s debut LP Internal Travels was released in 2002, and his final album The Ghost In Daylight came out in 2012 via Warp Records. Warp released this statement earlier today: “We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick… Read more »

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Watch Surgeon open for Lady Gaga //

The news that Surgeon would be supporting Lady Gaga on the most recent UK leg of her 2014 tour came as a bit of a surprise when it was announced recently. The Birmingham based techno producer had apparently been to see Gaga on her previous tour and was surprised when her support act, Lady Starlight,… Read more »

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Berlin Community Radio Start Donation Scheme //

Berlin Community Radio have just launched a new donation scheme to help fund their station. BCR is committed to supporting the city’s creative network, and now they’re asking their listeners to give something back. The donation programme promises to offer a host of prizes based on the amount given by each supporter. Prizes will be… Read more »

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DGTL festival Amsterdam announce first names //

DGTL festival has announced the first wave of acts. The Amsterdam festival takes place at the NDSM Docklands over the Easter weekend of 4-5 April. It’s headlined by big name DJs such as Jamie Jones, Dixon, Maceo Plex and Ame, and has a strong focus on European house and techno, with acts like Michael Mayer… Read more »

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More names announced for Bloc 2015 //

Bloc festival is returning to its beloved home of Minehead for 2015. After previously confirming the likes of Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, ESG, Karenn, Ben UFO and Robert Hood, the festival have revealed their next wave of artists, with Autechre heading the bill. Autechre are joined by I Love Acid feat. DJ Pierre, Luke… Read more »

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Gottwood reveal line-up for 2015 //

Gottwood have announced the line-up for 2015. Taking place in their forest location in Llanfaethlu, Wales, the festival takes place 11 to 14 June. The first wave of the line-up includes deep house and disco don Motor City Drum Ensemble, Perlon co-founder Zip, a special back-to-back set from Craig Richards and this month’s cover star… Read more »

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Sónar reveals first names for 2015 //

Sónar has announced the first acts booked for 2015. The 22nd edition of the Barcelona festival, the event will run from 18 to 20 June. Among the first names is a new live set from The Chemical Brothers, ahead of their new studio album set for release in 2015. Other live acts in the line-up… Read more »

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