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The Prodigy’s Keith Flint dies aged 49

04/03/2019
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Instantly recognisable for his fluorescent spiked hair and incendiary performances, the musician sang lead vocals on both the band’s number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter.

He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning.

Police said they were “called to concerns for the welfare of a man” just after 08:00 GMT. “Sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Flint had recently returned to the UK from a tour of Australia; and was due to start a US tour in May.

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The party, which has been held at Amnesia since 2012, will also switch to Thursday nights.

25/02/2019
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Marco Carola’s Ibiza residency, Music On, is moving to Pacha.

Since launching in 2012, the house and techno event has dominated the White Isle, occupying the Friday night slot at Amnesia, a club Carola has ties to stretching back more than ten years. Yesterday, a Facebook post confirmed that the party will switch to Thursdays at Pacha. Dates and lineups are still TBA.

Music On will join former Amnesia rival Cocoon at the iconic super club. Sven Väth’s party, which turns 20 this year, made the switch last summer.

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SCRAAATCH have released five tracks that grew out of their hybridized live-DJ sets.

25/02/2019
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SCRAAATCH have self-released their first EP, Teardrops.

The duo of MHYSA and lawd knows are known for high-intensity performances that blur the lines between DJ set and live PA. Their first EP “expresses our sentiments surrounding black life, death, hypervisbility and refusal,” they write on Bandcamp, “as we confront the reality that the club—like the rest of this world—can be a vulnerable space.” The songs grew out of the last few years they spent experimenting with their hybridized live set, and a few of them were recorded straight to tape.

It follows their Labyrinth mixtape for Halcyon Veil, which RA profiled as January’s label of the month. The label also released a solo album from MHYSA in 2017.

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Primavera Sound reveals 2019 lineup, featuring more than 50 percent women

06/12/2018
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Primavera Sound reveals 2019 lineup, featuring more than 50 percent women

Robyn, Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz and SOPHIE are among those booked for the Barcelona festival next spring.

Primavera Sound 2019, going down from May 30th through June 1st, has announced its lineup.
Among the headliners for the Barcelona festival are Robyn, Erykah Badu, SOPHIE, Charli XCX, James Blake, Stereolab, Richie Hawtin (performing his CLOSE live set) and Modeselektor. In terms of DJs, they’ve lined up Joy Orbison, Helena Hauff, Yaeji, Laurel Halo, Avalon Emerson, Jayda G and a back-to-back from Eris Drew and Octo Octa. Live sets will come from Objekt, Anastasia Kristensen, Apparat, Tim Hecker and his Konoyo Ensemble, Veronica Vasicka and plenty more.
This year, Primavera seeks to highlight “equality, eclecticism and audacity” in their lineup, according to a press release.
“Equality in the lineup between men and women, a stylistic eclecticism that is patently obvious and the drive to constantly take risks to connect to the times we live in are central concepts of the Primavera Sound 2019 lineup,” the statement adds. “All of this without abandoning the presentation of a lineup that is absolutely unique in the world, risky and convincing, as it is every year.”
For the full lineup, check out the flyer and event listing below.

 

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Paris boat club Batofar closes permanently

12/10/2018
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The venue has been dismantled after running into financial difficulties, though there are plans for it reopen under a new name in 2019.

Popular Paris boat club Batofar has closed for good.
Moored in the 13th arrondissement since 1999, the red tugboat ran into financial troubles earlier this year, according to daily newspaper Libération. It was initially due to shut for renovations, though they never materialised. A 17-hour closing party, scheduled for February 3rd, also never happened. More recent photos show the red boat being dismantled. (See right.)
Libération also reports that the venue will reopen in summer 2019 as a salsa club under a different name, Faro Faro.
For almost 20 years, Batofar was a vital and trusted spot for underground house and techno fans. Recent guests include Tin Man, Xosar and Djrum.

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David Morales arrested in Japanese airport on ‘suspicion of smuggling’ MDMA

12/10/2018
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The US DJ was reportedly detained in Fukuoka on Saturday afternoon after customs officials found 0.3g in his possession.

David Morales was reportedly arrested in Japan over the weekend on “suspicion of smuggling” 0.3g of MDMA.

According to national newspaper Asahi Shimbun, the Grammy Award-winning artist was travelling from Hong Kong to Fukuoka on Saturday afternoon when customs officials found a small bag containing the class A drug in his carry-on luggage. Morales denied it was his, claiming that someone else put it there. “He was arrested for allegedly violating the law on narcotics and psychotropics control,” a police spokesman told news agency AFP.
Japan has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs. The penalty for possession of class A substances for personal use, however small the amount, carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of ¥3 million (£19,821).
Morales was due to perform at Fukuoka club Bijou on October 6th, followed by an appearance in Tokyo the following day. On Saturday evening, the promoter of the Fukuoka show posted on Instagram saying that Morales wouldn’t be attending because he was “sick.”
Resident Advisor reached out to Morales’s team, who said they’re “unable to comment at this time, but will share further information with you as and when we’re able to do so.”

We’ll bring you more on this story as we have it.

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Trump signs Music Modernization Act, updating old copyright laws

12/10/2018
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The legislation aims to revamp existing laws so musicians and labels are better compensated by streaming platforms.

President Donald Trump signed the United States Music Modernization Act into law today.
The act, which passed unanimously through the House and Senate, aims to update antiquated US copyright and licensing laws for the streaming era.
Specifically, its goal is to simplify the process of licensing music so that rights holders are more fairly compensated when their music is streamed online. It will iron out the most complicated part of the process—figuring out who the rights holders are—by creating a single licensing database called the Mechanical Licensing Collective. The MLC will ensure that payouts end up with the correct artists and labels.
It also includes a piece of legislation called the Allocation for Music Producers Act, which specifically aims to get producers and engineers better royalty payouts from satellite and online radio (it’s the first time producers have been mentioned in US copyright law).

“You like this legislation or do you hate it?” Trump reportedly asked his invited guest Kid Rock during the signing ceremony this afternoon. “I like it,” replied Kid Rock.

New legislation that calls for major updates to the United States’ music copyright and licensing laws passed the House of Representatives yesterday by unanimous vote.

The Music Modernization Act, also known as House Resolution 5477, bundles together a handful of bills that, as a key sponsor in the House put it, “brings early 20th-century music laws for the analog era into the 21st-century digital era.”
One big change is the creation of a blanket mechanical license, which digital providers can obtain as protection against copyright infringement lawsuits, and a new agency whose mission will be to track credits on streaming and other digital services and collect and distribute royalties. The agency would be similar to SoundExchange, a non-profit that is currently the only digital royalties distribution entity authorized by Congress. HR 5477’s other measures include the development of a system of market-based royalty rate standards, new protections for recordings made before 1972 and the addition of royalties for producers and engineers.
Left unaddressed are performer payments for over-the-air radio play—Inside Radio says the National Association of Broadcasters and the music industry aim to iron out a compromise on that front without a government mandate.
Industry supporters for HR 5477 include the Recording Academy, RIAA, ASCAP and BMI, along with the Digital Media Association, which represents the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, YouTube and Spotify.

The bill passed the House with an expedited 415-0 vote—a rare display of bipartisan cooperation in US government that suggests it’ll make it through the Senate and onto the president’s desk. The Senate’s Judiciary Committee plans to begin its own deliberations in mid-May.

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Fabric to relaunch Room Three with huge new soundsystem

04/09/2018
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Fabric is set to relaunch Room Three with a huge new soundsystem, it has been confirmed.

News that the dancefloor would be brought back into action first hit over summer, having been shut since the club re-opened following its temporary closure in 2016. The longstanding FABRICLIVE sessions— which lent their name to the mix series that’s just about to finish— will be the first to make use of the space, on Friday 14th September, meaning it will be available for the marathon 30-hour 19th Birthday in October.

Dancers are promised a relocated booth, adding greater intimacy, and new Pioneer rig, with the focus on showcasing rising UK talent. Tumble Audio will put the setup through its paces on the debut night, before 3000 Bass (featuring The Marcus Nasty Show), Addictive Behaviour, Then & Now and She Said So step up in the weeks that follow, making this another significant milestone to add to our list of 10 moments that defined Fabric.

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Skye Energy Drinks is proud to announce that we have been selected by Sky Blue FC as its official Energy Drink Sponsor

18/04/2018
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“Skye Energy Drinks USA is proud to announce that we have been selected by Sky Blue FC as its official Energy Drink Sponsor,” said Ed Luiso, President & CEO of Skye Energy Drinks USA. “We look forward to a very long-term relationship, and we foresee great success for the team. Skye Energy Drinks – Taste the Skye, Feel the Victory.”

Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today a corporate partnership that designates Skye Energy Drinks as the Official Energy Drink of the team. Additionally, Skye Energy Drinks will serve as the official sponsor of the Sky Blue FC post-game player meet-and-greets that are conducted after each home match at Yurcak Field.

“We are excited to welcome Skye Energy Drinks to the Sky Blue FC family,” said Tony Novo, Sky Blue FC President & General Manager. “As soon as we began our early conversations with Ed Luiso and his team at Skye Energy Drinks, we knew this relationship would be a good fit for both sides. We look forward to expanding and developing this partnership over the course of the season and beyond.”

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Laroc Club in Brazil receives big names for Carnival 2018

11/02/2018
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About Laroc Club

The Laroc Club occupies an area of approximately 50 thousand square meters, being six thousand square meters of built area, amidst a lush landscape and a first world infrastructure. It is the first sunset club in Brazil, a house dedicated to electronic music, built on the banks of the D. Pedro I Highway, in the city of Valinhos, just ten minutes from Campinas and just under an hour from São Paulo.

Its sensorial and emotional appeal generated by the Laroc environment provides a greater appreciation for all elements present in the events that are huge LED panels, first world sound system, pyrotechnics, performances, paper rain and other devices make the shows true spectacles, which refer to great festivals of electronic music.

Laroc before completing one year of inauguration already participated in the voting of the 100 best clubs in the world, by the renowned magazine DJ MAG.

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The line-up begins with the Swedish Alesso, kicking off at carnival celebrations on February 10. DJ and Swedish music dance music producer Alesso ranked 15th in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs list in 2014. His songs became known for having original productions and remixes with big names in electronic music, such as Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto and Sander van Doorn. The last great success of the Swedish in Brazil is the partnership in “Is That For Me” with Anitta, in less than 24 hours, the song entered the first place of Spotify Brazil and is listed among the most touched in the rankings of countries like Portugal , Hungary, Taiwan, Sweden, Indonesia, the United States and Italy.

On Carnival Saturday, February 11, Laroc Club hosts the Frenchman Valentim Brunel, better known as Kungs. DJ and producer released their first album ‘Layers’ in 2016 following the hit “This Girl,” a partnership with Cookin’ on 3 Burners that became an international hit with over 162 million hits on youtube. The single “I Feel So Bad” earned him the gold record in France, his home country, where he also won the “Electronic Album of the Year” award at the French Grammy Awards.

To end the intense carnival weekend, on February 12, Laroc is pleased to present Armin Van Buuren. He has been voted # 1 DJ in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 by DJ Magazine’s TOP 100 DJs, and currently has him third in the ranking. Van Buuren is leading the A State of Trance, a weekly radio show with about 25 million listeners a week in 26 countries, being one of the most heard programs in the world. The DJ performs more than 150 shows a year at festivals and renowned venues around the world. Armin is back in Brazil for the 11th consecutive year to bring his unmistakable trance with energizing sets.

Local artist will complete the lineup. On February 10 DJs Viktor Mora, The Juns, Dj Samhara, Pic Schmitz and Adam Saville. On February 11 DJs Gabriel Boni, KVSH, VINNE, Dre Guazzelli, Luí Torcatto and Renato Naya. And finally, on February 12, DJs Bruno Martini, Wrechiski, Rodrigo Vieira, Marcelo CIC and Renato Naya.

More info can be found on the official website: www.laroc.club/en/