• Editorial,  Music

    Why closing London’s iconic Fabric nightclub will not protect clubbers

    Cities such as Amsterdam have shown that harm-reduction strategies save lives without forcing venues to close. Why can’t London learn from them? The bitter conclusion to a long fight to save London’s nightlife came to a disheartening halt last night as the fate of one of the city’s most loved clubs was announced. The tragic drug related deaths of two teenage men over the course of eight weeks forced Fabric to initially close pending a review, but unfortunately, the club will not be reopening its doors. Fabric has long been an iconic venue with thousands of music lovers across the globe flocking each year to hear the biggest names in…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Hear A New Remix From Ethyl & Flori

    Ethyl & Flori are set to release a new split-EP with fellow duo Our Mutual Friend on August 30 through the latter’s Mutual Friend Recordings label. The 4-track outing features new tracks titled ‘Lacewing’ and ‘Burnside’ from each respective pair, who have also remixed each other to complete the tracklist. After launching E&F Records back in 2015, Ethyl & Flori’s reputation has grown from strength to strength. They’ve released records on the likes of Secretsundaze and Aim, and have now feature on the third outing from Mutual Friend Recordings, whose label owners have previously worked with Juan Atkins and Jane Fitz. Our Mutual Friend turned in a layered melodic remix…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Flume Goes Platinum With ‘Never Be Like You’

    Flume’s track ‘Never Be Like You’ has gone platinum in the United States. ‘Never Be Like You’, from his recent album ‘Skin’, has sold over one million units, making it the artist’s biggest track to date in the US. The track features vocals from Canadian singer Kai and was released on Australian label Future Classic in January. The Australian producer took to Facebook to announce the success of the track, thanking “all of you here in the States and around the world for supporting my music.” Flume rose to critical acclaim with his self-titled album in 2012 which went double platinum in Australia. Read his cover feature here. Please click…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Leftfoot Locks In Bicep And Joy Orbison For Autumn And Winter Parties

    Leftfoot Birmingham has just released its autumn and winter programme which will span across some of the city’s best music venues. There will be seven sessions running from September 29 to December 3, with each night in collaboration with a different selection of promoters and DJs. Now in its 16th year, Leftfoot, one of the UK’s longest-running sessions, has curated a line-up with a stellar mix of top DJs and live jazz acts. The series will feature the likes of Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison and Horse Meat Disco, and live acts such as Cinematic Orchestra and Hypnotic Bass Ensemble. You can buy your ticket here and check…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Maceo Plex Joins Space Ibiza’s Closing Party Line-up

    Space Ibiza has announced another addition to the line-up for its final closing party on October 2. Maceo Plex will join esteemed selectors Carl Cox, Tale of Us and Darius Syrossian alongside a host of other top artists for the legendary club’s farewell. Plex will leave his residency at Pacha for the night to send off one of the island’s best-loved venues. Now in it’s 27th year, Space Ibiza will soon vacate its Playa d’en Bossa premises with the intention of re-opening elsewhere in two years, according to Carl Cox. For the full line-up, click here. Please click here for original published article.

  • Editorial,  Music

    Diynamic Announce Newest Addition To Four To The Floor EP Series

    Diynamic’s newest release pays homage to the old and introduces the new with their latest installment of the Four To The Floor EP series. Swedish DJ Jonas Rathsman brings a fresh and hard hitting production to the EP with “Cobalt,” and “Growler” is an intense, bulky track, combining heavy drums with chunky synths by way of Pig&Dan. Co-owner of Plattenbank Records, Guy Mantzur, features next on the EP. The Israeli born producer showcases his undeniable talent as a producer with his progressively edgy track, “Trees of Eden,” and Brazil’s Anna finishes things off with her eerie track “Odd Concept.” With four top DJs each contributing their own renowned style, Four…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Interview: La Fleur Discusses Plans For Her Record Label, 20015 And Getting Creative

    Very few DJs can boast the same level of talent, intelligence and determination as La Fleur, the Swedish DJ who has been etching her name into the dance music canon for over five years. Her passion for music originated from her adolescent love of dancing. It was this sense of abandoning oneself on the dance floor that eventually led her away from her career as a pharmacist and propelled her onto a more creative path. Her unique sound, oscillating between Techno and House, has consistently caught the attention of several producers and clubs including Panorama Bar and Watergate where she has enjoyed a long standing residency. Sanna’s ever-growing list of…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Interview: Bill Ryder Jones

    Known initially from his days as the lead guitarist in The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones (Domino Records) has been quietly making his way back onto the music scene as artist and producer. This weekend (July 19) he returns home as top billing at Wirral’s Astral Coast festival. Ashley Manning caught up with him ahead of his headline performance to talk music, fame and hanging out with Arctic Monkeys. Following his departure from The Coral in 2008, Bill Ryder-Jones’ solo career really began a year later with his stunningly ethereal film score for Leave Taking (directed by Laurence Bell) which was followed by debut album If… which saw him produce a musical…

  • Editorial,  Music

    7 Things We Love About London’s Nightlife

    There is so much to do in London that if the nightlife wasn’t up to scratch, we’d all be down to the West End watching the cities billionth rendition of ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ on the theatre.  But we’re not are we and here are the seven reasons why: The Smoking Area. I say it time and time again but this is the place in clubs where the real connections to strangers are made.  Lighters are shared, cigarettes are rolled, deep conversations are had.  The smoking area is constantly over run with people for a reason and it’s because everyone has a story to tell.  I’m not saying…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Simple Minds at O2 Arena

    Last night, thousands of middle-aged rock lovers gathered to reclaim their youth at the O2 Arena. Forming back in the late 70s, Glaswegian new-wave, post-punk band Simple Minds continued their revival at the famous space in Greenwich. Old Reeboks, butter leather jackets and vintage band t-shirts were donned with pride by the crowd, who itched to let loose as The Stranglers opened the evening. With beer flowing and everyone in high spirits, this was set to be a great night. The arena went dark, leaving those famous 80s synth chords to ring through the crowd and whisking everyone back nostalgically into their youth. Then out came the band with lead…