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Skrillex, Paul van Dyk, Rezz, more locked for EDC Mexico 2019

27/11/2018
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The full line-up for the sixth edition of EDC Mexico has been announced with Skrillex confirmed to make his return to the festival for the first time since his appearance alongside Diplo as Jack Ü in 2015.

Also lined up to play the event are Paul van Dyk, Kaskade, Rezz, DJ Snake, Pachanga Boys, Alesso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Loco Dice, Solardo and lots more. Next year’s festival takes place as ever at Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez from February 23-24.  The main stage at EDC Orlando caught fire two weeks ago during a set by L.A. DJ and producer Kayzo. The small fire was quickly contained and music on the stage was able to continue for the rest of the day. EDC recently revealed the first details for their Las Vegas event which will return to the city’s Motor Speedway from May 17-19. Martin Garrix opened his headline set at the Las Vegas event this year with what many fans believe to have been an unreleased track of his.

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DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2018 – Voting now open

16/11/2018
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The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag’s annual Best Of British poll, powered by Relentless energy drink.

The poll – a celebration of UK talent  – is now in its 12th year. Positioned as a counter-balance to the global Top 100 DJs poll, Best Of British is our chance to shine a spotlight on the homegrown stars who fill the pages of our UK magazine each month.

Voting closes on Friday 30th November ahead of the awards party on Thursday 13th December at EGG LDN.

The awards party will feature a wide array of DJs from across the UK scene. The first names to be announced to play are tech-house titan Eats Everything, Deep Sea Frequency and Meine Nacht co-founder Breakwave, Abode resident Ellie Cocks, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova and emerging talent Mason Maynard. With many more DJs to be announced to play for the party, alongside very special guests, it’s set to be an unmissable night. For more information, go to the event page here.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees below…

Vote here!

Best DJ
Andy C
Denis Sulta
Eats Everything
Joy Orbison
Shanti Celeste

Best Group

Bicep
CamelPhat
Clouds
Ivy Lab
Slam

Breakthrough DJ

DEBONAIR
Donna Leake
Jamz Supernova
Mason Maynard
Willow

Best Resident DJ

Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free)
Charles Green (Patterns)
Ellie Cocks (Abode)
Gwenan (The Pickle Factory)
Mantra (Rupture)

Best Live Act

The Chemical Brothers
Four Tet
Giant Swan
Nabihah Iqbal
Orbital

Best Producer

Daniel Avery
dBridge
Objekt
Rebekah
SOPHIE

Breakthrough Producer

Benny L
Forest Drive West
Harrison BDP
Rian Treanor
Solid Blake

Best Label

BBE
Central Processing Unit
Houndstooth
Sneaker Social Club
Whities

Breakthrough Label

Dr. Banana
Femme Culture
Needs – Not For Profit
Solä
Western Lore

Best Album

Blawan – Wet Will Always Dry [Ternesc]
Blocks & Escher – Something Blue [Metalheadz]
Nabihah Iqbal – Weighing of the Heart [Ninja Tune]
Pariah – Here From Where We Are [Houndstooth]
SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides [Transgressive Records]

Best Track

Big Miz – The Hadal Zone [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]
Pangaea – Bone Sucka [Hessle Audio]
Ploy- Ramos [Timedance]
SpectraSoul – Untitled Horn [Ish Chat]
Weiss – Feel My Needs [Toolroom Records]

Best Compilation

James Zabiela – Balance 029 [Balance Music]
Kode9 & Burial – Fabriclive 100 [Fabric Records]
Mount Kimbie – DJ-Kicks [!K7 Records]
Mumdance – Shared Meanings [Shared Meanings]
Various – Splinters [AMAR]

Best Remix/Edit
Au/Ra & CamelPhat – Panic Room (CamelPhat Club Mix) [RCA Records]
Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix) [Ninja Tune]
Mr Fingers – Spy (Kode9 Remix) [Alleviated Records]
Perc & Truss – Leather & Lace (Mumdance & Logos Remix) [Perc Trax]
High Contrast – If We Ever (Unglued Remix) [Hospital Records]

Best Large Club
Church Leeds, Leeds
EggLondon, London
Fabric, London
Ministry Of Sound, London
Motion, Bristol

Best Small Club
Cosmic Ballroom, Newcastle
Phonox, London
The Cause, London
The White Hotel, Manchester
Wire, Leeds

Best Club Event

Alfresco Disco
He. She. They.
Make Me
Meine Nacht
On Loop

Best Club Series

Ben UFO Residency – XOYO
In:Motion
Printworks
Sundays At Phonox
The Warehouse Project

Best Festival
Boomtown
Hospitality In The Park
Junction 2
Love Saves The Day
Parklife

Best Boutique Festival

AVA Festival
Bluedot
Houghton
Nozstock
The Beat-Herder Festival

Best MC
D Double E
FLOHIO
Inja
Lee Scott
MC GQ

Soldier of the Scene
DJ Rap
Doc Scott
Don Letts
Nicky Holloway
Mark Moore

Innovation and Excellence
The Loop

Outstanding Contribution
Fatboy Slim

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Avicii’s True Stories documentary will be shown in select cinemas in December

12/11/2018
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Avicii: True Stories, the Netflix documentary of the EDM star who sadly passed away in April aged just 28, will show for a limited theatre run in December in both Los Angeles and New York City, allowing it to be eligible for an Oscar Nomination in 2019.

Oscar rules state that a film must ‘have played in an L.A. County theater, for paid admission, for seven consecutive days, beginning in the appropriate calendar year,’ for it to qualify for consideration. The documentary, directed by Levan Tsikurishvili, will be shown in New York City from 21st to 27th December and in Los Angeles from 14th to 20th December.

First aired in October 2017, footage of Avicii, aka Tim Berling’s life, unveils the reality behind the gruelling schedule that brought him to fame while taking a huge toll of both his physical and mental health.

Learn how you can leave your own digital tribute on Avicii’s former website here.

Avicii – who was voted into the No. 15 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll this year – had been working with Nile Rodgers prior to his death in April and they had allegedly written an album’s worth of music together.

DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers also reflected on the young DJs enormous influence on the global EDM community and on how his openness surrounding his struggles with fame, touring and alcoholism gave a troubling, if necessary, insight into a side of dance music the world often does not see.

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