BPitch Control label boss Ellen Allien will join the ranks of Sascha Funke and Modeselektor when she releases latest edition of the label's Boogy Bytes compilation series. Yes, that is the series that features pale-faced European techno artists making strange faces on the CD covers. Read more »
"I’m really thrilled about going back to North America!" says Anthony Gonzalez, better known to all of us as M83. The French producer, whose new shoegaze-friendly album, Saturdays = Youth, drops April 15, will hit major U.S. and Canadian cities in May, and not alone. For these live shows, Gonzalez will take drummer Loic Maurin, Pierre-Marie Maulini, who will man bass and guitar, and Morgan Kibby, who did vocals for the new album.
A new single, "Couleurs," will be released on February 26 on Mute.
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"Grooverider has paid a very high price for a serious mistake."
So commented a BBC spokesperson when Radio 1 DJ Grooverider was jailed for four years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after admitting cannabis possession.
Grooverider, whose real name is Raymond Bingham, co-presented Radio 1's Drum 'n' Bass Show With Fabio; the show will continue with Fabio taking solo control for the foreseeable future.
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Ivory Coast reggae star Alpha Blondy was forced to cut short his U.S. tour after contracting pneumonia. The singer, whose following in his home continent Africa rivals that of Bob Marley, was scheduled to perform in Hawaii, but was instead hospitalized before being flown home for treatment. Read more »
House music is finally getting its history tome, courtesy of none other than Chicago native and DJ extraordinaire Jesse Saunders. Often credited as "the originator of house music," he wrote, recorded, and pressed the genre's very first record back in 1984, and has joined forces with writer James Cummins to release House Music: The Real Story.
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