Music

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.

Music Festivals

The xx cancel Night + Day festival in Iceland

30/06/2017
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The promoter pulled the three-day event in July after the venue, Skogafoss waterfall, was added to a list of endangered areas.

The xx have cancelled next month’s Night + Day festival in Iceland.

The three-day event was due to take place at Skogafoss waterfall from July 14th through 16th, with the London trio joined by the likes of Floating Points, Call Super and Avalon Emerson. However, in the time since it was announced, the waterfall has been added to the Environmental Agency Of Iceland’s list of endangered areas. In a statement posted to Facebook, The Warehouse Project, who were one of the promoter’s behind the event, said “the challenges on this site were insurmountable and it was not possible to secure another suitable venue in time.”

Refunds will be offered to anyone who bought a ticket. If you bought one via RA, the festival has issued the following instructions.

“Please allow five working days for your refund. For any further enquiries relating to flights, accommodation and transfers that have already been booked and will no longer be used, please contact: ndiceland@thewarehouseproject.com. This email address will be monitored from 9 AM through 9 PM BST each day and we will deal with all enquiries as quickly as possible.”

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