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Outlook reveals opening concert line-up //

Outlook festival have revealed the bulk of the line-up playing at their opening concert this September. The warm up event, taking place in Pula’s grand 2000-year old Roman Amphitheatre on Wednesday 2 September, will host the likes of seminal LA hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 and drum’n’bass luminary Roni Size who will be performing his Reprazent… Read more »

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Hear Skepta’s new track ‘Shutdown’ //

Recent Crack cover star Skepta has dropped a new track from his forthcoming album #Konnichiwa. According to The Fader, Shutdown was mastered as late as Saturday night (28 Feb), which explains why Skepta’s managed to slip in an audio sample of a disgruntled Brit Awards viewer as well as a Drake Vine. Listen to it… Read more »

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Kanye West announces new album title //

After a week of heavy promotion with the BRIT Awards and The Jonathan Ross Show, Kanye West has announced the title of his follow up to Yeezus. In a series of tweets, Kanye teased the announcement then wrote So Help Me God alongside an image which you can see above. This may be the artwork to Kanye’s seventh studio… Read more »

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Studio 89 announce Bristol Party, tickets available through Crack //

Underground disco party Studio 89 have announced their first ever Bristol date with their debut event taking place on 10 April. The event, which initially found success in Cardiff with discos in an underground noodle bar has prided itself on its limited capacity intimate setting, attention to decoration detail and a sleazy vibe reminiscent of… Read more »

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Garden Festival announce boat party line-up //

The Garden Festival have just announced details of the boat parties at their 2015 event. A total of 23 journeys will be launching from the Croatian shores between 1 – 8 July and are set to include parties from club promotors Tief, disco institution Futureboogie, Bristolian party starters Just Jack and electronic music website Resident… Read more »

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Berghain reveal details of 10th anniversary book //

Berghain have revealed details of a book to mark their tenth anniversary. The Berlin clubbing institution turned ten last year with a mammoth party, and now it has emerged that they are to release a book marking the occasion. Entitled 10, the book will be published in German and English and features contributions from Carsten… Read more »

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Secretsundaze reveal full details of their summer season opening party //

Secretsundaze have revealed full details of their summer season opening party. By day at Oval Space, the London clubbing institution will host Soul People Music head and deep house operator Fred P alongside New Jersey producer and recent Crack mixer Joey Anderson and DJs DJ Jane Fitz. Moving on into the night, The Laundry will host… Read more »

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Plisskën festival add names to line-up //

Greek Festival Plisskën have just added more names to their line-up. The Athens based festival have announced that Anglo-French band Savages, electronic maestor Squarepusher, psych metallers Electric Wizard and Scottish rockers The Twilight Sad will be joining the likes of Mogwai, Pharmakon, Sleaford Mods, Evian Christ, …Trail of Dead and Mudhoney at this year’s event…. Read more »

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DJ Koze, Roman Flügel and full NTS line-up announced for Farr //

A bunch of names have been added to the line-up for Farr festival. Pampa boss DJ Koze joins the line-up as well as soulful house ambassador Dan Shake, NTS Radio’s Moxie, rising Bristol-based producer Shanti Celeste, Arnaldo and an NTS line-up including Bradley Zero and Tasker. Also performing at the event are the likes of… Read more »

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Melt Festival Add More Names To Line-Up //

A host of new names have been added to the line-up of this year’s Melt Festival. Recently reformed shoegazers Ride, post-rock titants Mogwai, Trevor Horn Band, Hercules & Love Affair, Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke who will play Live, Jamie T, Jamie xx, Django Django, Toro Y Moi and Kaytranada have all been added to the… Read more »

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Watch Kanye West deliver mind-blowing performance of new track ‘All Day’ //

Novelist, Stormzy, Theophilius London, current Crack cover star Skepta and numerous members of Boy Better Know were part of a huge entourage that appeared onstage with Kanye West for the premiere performance of his new track All Day at the Brit Awards. The performance included flame throwers and was introduced by the trio of Kim Kardashian… Read more »

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Âme, Bicep and Maceo Plex added to Hideout line-up //

A bunch of artists have been added to the line-up for Hideout. Acts revealed include Dirtybird boss Justin Martin, Innervisions’ Âme, Belfast duo Bicep, Radio One’s Toddla T and Maceo Plex. Trouw’s Tom Trago will perform as well as Bristol act My Nu Leng and Artwork, who will also be performing under his techno-focused moniker… Read more »

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Sonar adds new names to Barcelona line-up //

Sonar have added even mor enames to their line-up for the Barecelona leg of this year’s festival. The new additions include US rapper A$AP Rocky, Squarepusher – who has recently released a new album, house music’s merry prankster Seth Troxler, techno mainstay Scuba, UK duo Mumdance & Novelist, Bomba Estereo, Tiga (live) and Double Vision…. Read more »

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Ableton release Live 9.2 in beta for public //

Ableton have released a free beta update of their popular Live software. The update is said to incorporate refined warping and has improved on some existing time delay issues. This update also sees some changes which will effect the Ableton Push controller. The pad will feature an aftertouch system, the touch strip will now be usable… Read more »

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Set To Release New Album //

Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced their plans to release a follow up to 2012′s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!. The album will be entitled Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress and is set for release on 31 March via Constellation Records. Listen to an 8 minute excerpt from the album’s opener Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of… Read more »

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Field Day Add More Names To Line-Up //

More names have been announced for this year’s instalment of Field Day which takes place at Victoria Park on 6 & 7 June. The London-based festival have added New York rap trio Ratking, electronic supergroup Future Brown, Bok Bok, Bristolian DJ Shanti Celeste, Yung Gud and a host of other acts to their Saturday line-up… Read more »

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Watch an avant garde soviet-era film soundtracked by Nicolas Jaar //

Nicolas Jaar dropped some brand new music last night. The producer posted an hour long score to a 1969 avant-garde Armenian film called The Colour Of Pomegranates on his label, Other People’s YouTube account. The film itself was seen as controversial on it’s release due to religious imagery and was mostly barred from release beyond… Read more »

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Seth Troxler, Ben Klock and more for Kappa FuturFestival //

Kappa FuturFestival have revealed their first wave of acts. Taking place in the heart of Parco Dora, a large post-industrial, green renovation project in Italy, right next to Torino, Berghain duo Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann headline day one, performing alongside Diynamic boss Solomun, German duo Pan-Pot, dance music personality Seth Troxler and his Tuskegee… Read more »

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Blur announce first album in 12 years //

It’s been announced that on 27 April, Blur will release The Magic Whip – their first album since 2003’s Think Tank. The band first started working on the record while in Hong Kong following the cancellation of a gig in Japan. The news came via a livestreamed interview with Zane Lowe, which took place in… Read more »

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Video emerges of James Holden playing live at Sonic City //

A video has emerged of James Holden’s live set from last year’s Sonic City festival, which was curated by Holden himself. The footage shows the electronic stalwart and his full band – which includes a complicated network of analog and digital synths alongside live drums – playing an energetic set at the Belgian festival. If… Read more »

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