Posts by Kez Cochrane (@Kez_EVC)

Noise Test announces festival in Croatia this August

The night, which has had residences in London and Bristol over the past 16 years, is holding its own festival from 11-14 August

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Burna Boy joins Flow Festival 2022 line-up

The festival returns to Helsinki from 11 to 14 August

AceMo, Hudson Mohawke and more pay tribute to pioneering film composer Vangelis

The Oscar-winning Greek composer and synth artist has died, aged 79

Ableton launches new Loop Session series

The first online event takes place on 21 May with Grand River

Pavel Milyakov Buttechno

Buttechno voices support for Clone Records’ decision to stop working with Nina Kraviz

Pavel Milyakov also criticises Nina Kraviz’s response to the war in Ukraine

VËRYL festival unveils more artists for 2022

The festival will be held at an old airfield near Berlin from 11-14 August

New York Senate passes bill to prohibit rappers’ lyrics being used against them in court

The Rap Music on Trial bill would prohibit the use of rappers’ lyrics as evidence against them

Nina Kraviz responds to Clone Records’ allegations of “pro-Putin” views

The Russian DJ has issued a statement about her views on the war in Ukraine

Clone Records cuts ties with Nina Kraviz over alleged “pro-Putin” views

The Rotterdam-based distributor has shared a statement on their decision to no longer work with Nina Kraviz

Watching Trees announces Joy Orbison and Scratchclart for inaugural edition

The new UK festival is a collaboration between Optimo (Espacio) and Ransom Note to celebrate Optimo’s 25 anniversary

Jamal Edwards

Jamal Edwards to be honoured with Music Industry Trusts Award

The late music mogul, and founder of SB.TV, will be the first posthumous recipient of the award

In the Key of She

New database for women and non-binary producers launched

In the Key of She aims to address the gender imbalance in the music industry and features over 250 women and non-binary electronic artists

Over 100 UK festivals join campaign to tackle sexual violence

The Association for Independent Festivals has shared an updated charter for best practice to address sexual assault and harassment

Binker & Moses, Nia Archives and Nayana IZ to play World Island festival 2022

The multi-venue weekender is set to take place on 3 and 4 June as part of Leeds Jazz Festival


Call Super, John Talabot and Moxie announced for VËRYL Festival 2022

The techno and house festival takes place near Berlin from 11-14 August

DJ Priya and Gracie T announce departure from Daytimers collective

The two DJs are leaving the South Asian collective

Le Guess Who? reveals first artists for 2022 festival

Nia Archives, Mica Levi, Jana Rush and Zebra Katz are amongst the artists set to play the Utrecht festival’s 15th edition

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Kendrick Lamar says he was “confused” when Drake and Kanye made up

K-Dot name drops both Kanye and Drake on the track Father Time, which appears on the new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Portishead’s Beth Gibbons and Duval Timothy feature on Kendrick Lamar’s new album

The rapper’s new double-album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ is out now

Social welfare investigate Die Antwoord over child abuse allegations

The South African duo’s adopted son, Tokkie, has accused Die Antwoord of child abuse and slavery

Beatport adds Amapiano to list of genre categories

The South African-born genre will now have its own category on the electronic music platform

New ClubHistory project documents over 80 closed Berlin clubs

The new berlinHistory app feature offers a tour of more than 80 closed clubs across the city


Eartheater and L’Rain to play Luminate event series

The experimental music series has unveiled the next wave of artists set to perform at Kings Place, London over the coming months

Deptford Queer Soundsystem day party announced for this month

The free event on 29 May celebrates queer sound system collectives and south London’s cultural heritage

Wake Up Punk: Director Nigel Askew on Vivienne Westwood and punk’s rebellious spirit

We catch up with the director and producer of Wake Up Punk to talk about the process behind the new documentary, working with Vivienne Westwood and what punk means now

Loraine James, Asian Dope Boys and Iceboy Violet join Norbergfestival 2022

The Swedish electronic music festival returns to Mimerlaven from 7-9 July

We’re screening the new Wake Up Punk documentary

Supporters can watch a free screening of Wake Up Punk, a documentary on Vivienne Westwood and the time her son, Joe Corré, burnt five million pounds worth of punk memorabilia

Joy Yamusangie: On jazz clubs, gender euphoria and Feeling Good

We catch up with the visual artist Joy Yamusangie to talk their new exhibition Feeling Good, and the role music plays in their paintings

Nene H accuses Possession Records of withholding payment

The Parisian techno label and collective have since responded

DJ Python

Crack Magazine is hosting a stage at Ortigia Sound System Festival

On 31 July, we’ll be hosting Kelly Lee Owens, DJ Python, Anthony Naples and Yu Su over on the Crack Magazine stage at the Sicilian festival