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Brunch Electronik returns to Lisbon for second season

20/07/2017
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Âme, Magda and Talaboman feature in the 12-week party series which begins this week.

Brunch Electronik will begin a second 12-week season in Lisbon on July 23rd.

The Sunday party series launches with Gui Boratto, Robag Wruhme and Gunjah all playing in the parklands of Tapada da Ajuda, which will accommodate thousands of dancers from 2 PM to 10 PM. Across the three-month run, Brunch will feature acts like Talaboman, Dave Clarke, Magda, Mathew Jonson, Nic Fanciulli, Radio Slave and Michael Mayer. They’ll also present a couple of back-to-back headline sessions, with Jackmaster and Peggy Gou sharing the decks on September 3rd and Miss Kittin and Oxia pairing up on August 20th. Âme’s Kristian Beyer will wrap the season up on October 8th alongside Trikk and Marvin & Guy.

Tickets for the season are available here on RA.

  • Portugal Jul 23  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #1: Gui Boratto, Robag Wruhme..
  • Portugal Jul 30  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #2: Dubfire, Vera, Gusta-vo,..
  • Portugal Aug 06  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #3: Dave Clarke, Maelstrom, C..
  • Portugal Aug 13  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #4: Claptone, dOP, Sheri Vari..
  • Portugal Aug 20  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #5: Miss Kittin b2b Oxia, Joh..
  • Portugal Aug 27  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #6: Nic Fanciulli, Anna, Gonç..
  • Portugal Sep 03  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #7: Jackmaster b2b Peggy Gou..
  • Portugal Sep 10  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #8: Magda, Mathew Jonson Live..
  • Portugal Sep 17  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #9: Michael Mayer, Kölsch, Re..
  • Portugal Sep 24  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #10: Paul Ritch, Radio Slave,..
  • Portugal Oct 01  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #11: Talaboman, Samo DJ, Wolf..
  • Portugal Oct 08  Brunch Electronik Lisboa #12: Âme Dj, Trikk, Marvin &..
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SoundCloud denies it’s running out of money, says it’s ‘confident’ about profitability

16/07/2017
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The streaming platform has responded to a Techcrunch article that said it only had 50 days of funding left.

SoundCloud has given a statement in response to yesterday’s Techcrunch article about the company’s financial situation.

The article claimed that SoundCloud had only secured enough funding to last until the beginning of the fourth quarter, which starts in approximately 50 days. In a response given to RA, the Berlin-based streaming platform cited “a number of inaccuracies” in Techcrunch‘s editorial based on what it said was “a misinterpretation of information by one or two laid off employees.”

“To clarify, SoundCloud is fully funded into the fourth quarter,” the spokesperson said. “We continue to be confident the changes made last week put us on our path to profitability and ensure SoundCloud’s long-term viability.”

SoundCloud’s financial woes were back in the spotlight last week when the company announced the sudden layoffs of 40% of its staff.

“In terms of layoffs, it is our policy not to discuss individual employee cases,” SoundCloud added, “but we can share we continue to work with all employees who were let go to support them during this transition, with employment and financial assistance.”

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Zürich recognises ‘techno culture’ as part of its UNESCO ‘intangible cultural heritage’

08/07/2017
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The recognition acknowledges dance music’s importance to the Swiss city.

Zürich has recognised “techno culture” as part of its UNESCO “intangible cultural heritage.”

“The development of techno culture in Zürich, with the Street Parade and a very distinctive club scene, lends Zürich a young, open, hedonistic and international reputation,” Walter Leimgruber, professor of cultural studies at Basel university and a member of the steering committee who helped make the UNESCO selections, told Limmattaler Zeitung.

The decision acknowledges dance music’s importance to Zürich but doesn’t bring with it any laws, funding or tax breaks. (In Berlin, Berghain received significant tax breaks after a German court ruled it was a place of cultural value alongside theatres and museums.)

The UNESCO website says that the idea behind giving things “intangible cultural heritage” status is “to support Member States in their efforts to preserve the world’s cultural diversity in a constantly changing international environment.”

There were 35 new entries to the list from across Switzerland, mostly focussing on urban traditions.

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Ricardo Villalobos remixes Christopher Groove on EP for new label Offline Records

04/07/2017
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Ricardo Villalobos will help inaugurate a new label called Offline Records with a remix.

Offline is run by Brad Wilder and Christopher Groove. The latter provides the first release, due out at the end of July. The Austrian producer contributes a track called “Secret Garden,” which the label says was inspired by his time spent on Ibiza last year during the clubbing season. Villalobos’s remix of “Secret Garden” appears on the flipside.

The remix is the latest release in a busy year for Villalobos, following a handful of other reworks, an EP with Chez Damier and the Empirical House album on [a:rpia:r].

Listen to clips of both tracks.

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DJ Tennis and Marvin & Guy dig into ’90s Italian techno on new label, Life Of Marvin

02/07/2017
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The first release is a reissue of two tracks from Tuscany’s “pre-progressive” techno scene.

Italian artists DJ Tennis and Marvin & Guy have started a label called Life Of Marvin.

Tennis, AKA Manfredi Romano—who runs the Life And Death label—and Marvin & Guy went digging through Italian techno history for their new imprint. The aim of the vinyl-only label is to explore Italy’s “pre-progressive” techno scene, which preceded the “progressive techno” scene in Tuscany in the mid-’90s. The first release on Life Of Marvin features two tracks from Roby J and Sick Hardcore, both originally released on the Interactive Test label, which was founded by Franco and Riccardo Falsini. Future EPs on Life Of Marvin will come from Francesco Farfa, Gabry Fasano, Marco Calderoni and others.

Life Of Marvin is the latest move in a busy year for Romano, who was just tapped for a two-disc DJ-Kicks mix.

Listen to both tracks.