Posts by Kez Cochrane (@Kez_EVC)

Queer House Party releases compilation EP, Now That’s What I Call QHP

The London queer collective has shared their debut release raising funds for Calais Appeal

Princess Nokia, Field Day 2018 © Tom Ham

Field Day at 15: The history of the leading London festival through photos

Over the course of 15 years, the much-loved event has swapped locations and changed its approach to line-ups. We trace its journey through photos and BTS snaps

Books to read this month: Untold stories from women in music and UK rave culture

From astrology cocktails to 90s club kids and the experiences of women in music, these are the books worth adding to your reading list

Moodymann injured in car crash

The Detroit DJ and musician has cancelled his upcoming shows following a severe car accident over the weekend

NINA shares new Dean Blunt produced single, grandiosee

The track is the latest release on Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland’s World Music label

Blackhaine, Kode9 and Romy added to C2C Festival line-up

The Turin-based festival has revealed more details for its 20th anniversary edition this year

Sex Pistols announce commemorative God Save The Queen coin and NFT

The punk band is also re-releasing their 1977 single God Save the Queen

FIBER Festival shares programme for 2022

The audiovisual arts and electronic music festival returns to Amsterdam this June

Alva Noto, Jana Rush and KMRU to play Semibreve 2022

The Portugese electronic music and digital arts festival returns to Braga from 27-30 October

Pet Shop Boys and Alison Moyet pay tribute to Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher

The influential new wave band’s co-founder and keyboardist Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher has died aged 60

Glastonbury’s Block9 announces Notting Hill Carnival collaboration, LSDXOXO and Overmono for 2022

The London-based creative organisation has revealed its programme for this year’s Glastonbury

Kode9 announces first album in seven years, Escapology

The Hyperdub founder’s new album is slated for release on 15 July

Squarepusher, Blackhaine and TSVI announced for Lunchmeat festival 2022

The Czech festival’s 13th edition will take place from 26 September to 1 October

Ransom Note Records launches new sub-label, Human Endeavour

The new imprint is helmed by Rosie Ama Cain, Ransom Note editor and one half of Kiara Scuro

New nightlife and arts festival, Tour de Moon, is heading to Newcastle

The event series will host four days of immersive art, talks, films and music in Newcastle from 27-30 May

Outlook launches discounted ticket scheme in response to rising cost of living

The Croatian festival, which will hold its inaugural UK event this summer, is offering discounted tickets for those who can’t afford the full price

Lorde praises Kendrick Lamar, calls him “the most popular and influential artist in modern music”

The ‘Solar Power’ star has expressed her love for the rapper’s new album, ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’

Patti Smith, Nabihah Iqbal and Spellling to play Higher Ground Festival 2022

The new day festival heads to Alexandra Palace on 24 July

Watch Sote’s mesmerising new video for track Life

The video by Tarik Barri offers a mesmerising array of vibrant pixels and intricate digital visuals

The Warehouse Project announces Little Simz and Soichi Terada for 2022 season

The Manchester event series has unveiled the opening shows for their upcoming programme running from September to New Year’s Day

Charli XCX to play Bristol show at Forwards Festival

The new festival will take place on Clifton Downs in Bristol from 3-4 September

Oliver Sim reveals he’s been living with HIV for 15 years

The xx’s Oliver Sim disclosed his HIV status in a new statement discussing his latest single and his forthcoming debut solo album, ‘Hideous Bastard’

Music Venue Trust launches campaign for community ownership of grassroots venues

Music Venue Properties proposes to remove landlords and private ownership from venues and create a more sustainable, community-focused alternative

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

Burna Boy © Michelle Helena Janssen

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