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FREE PARTY SPIRIT IS ALIVE AND KICKING IN WESTERN CANADA

BASS COAST IS PROOF THAT FREE PARTY SPIRIT IS ALIVE AND KICKING IN WESTERN CANADA “People have learned to trust us over the years,” explains Bass Coast co-founder Andrea Graham, otherwise known under her on-stage moniker The Librarian, as we find refuge from an oncoming dust storm at the festival’s 2023 edition. It’s fairly typical for British Columbia to see such changeable weather, I’m told, and legend goes that these dust storms are enough to prepare anyone for a week-long slog at Burning […]

todayOctober 22, 2023 38

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New micro synth from Vehringerm JT-4000, is now ready for production

​NEW MICRO SYNTH FROM BEHRINGER, JT-4000, IS NOW “READY FOR PRODUCTION” A brand new handheld micro synth from Behringer is ready to go into production following a bounce back from global chip shortages. The JT-4000 Micro is said to be “the most powerful synth in the smallest package ever”, and will only set buyers back $69 (£55) when they hit the shelves. The tiny portable synth is said to be influenced by the ‘96-released Roland JP-8000, a much larger 49-key synthesiser featuring eight voices as […]

todayMay 24, 2023 18

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Seven people hospitalised following 30,000 illegal rave

SEVEN PEOPLE HOSPITALISED FOLLOWING 30,000-PERSON ILLEGAL RAVE IN FRENCH VILLAGE Seven people have been hospitalised and dozens injured at an illegal rave in the French village of Fouillereau, Chezelles, over the weekend. 30,000 attended the illegal rave at its height, dubbed a ‘Teknival’ by organisers and local press. The unlicensed event went ahead on Thursday, May 18, and was curtailed by police on Sunday, May 21. According to French news outlet BFMTV, the event took place on a private farm in France’s Indre region […]

todayMay 24, 2023 27

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New grant launched to support UK grassroots radio stations

NEW GRANT LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS RADIO STATIONS AND RECORD STORES IN THE UK A new grant has been launched in the UK supporting grassroots radio stations and record stores who encourage diversity and inclusion in the music industry. The True Music Grant set up by Ballantine’s True Music and London’s Soho Radio is due to award one emerging independent station and record shop £5000 each as part of the project. Entries to the grant are now open, encouraging those who support under-represented communities in the […]

todayMay 23, 2023 45 7 5

Electronic Music

Huge blaze tears through former nightclub in Fife, Scotland

HUGE BLAZE TEARS THROUGH FORMER NIGHTCLUB IN FIFE, SCOTLAND Two large fires broke out at a former nightclub in Fife, Scotland, over the weekend, leading to the evacuation of 11 nearby residents. Maxwell’s Bar, located close to the coast on Wellesley Road in Methil, Fife, went ablaze at around 12:30PM on Sunday. The fire could be seen from several streets away. The abandoned club was once a popular nightspot in the Fife area. An investigation conducted by Fife Council’s building standards […]

todayMay 23, 2023 64

Electronic Music

Bristol’s 1020 radio to cease broadcasting this month

BRISTOL’S 1020 RADIO TO CEASE BROADCASTING THIS MONTH Much loved Bristol-based radio station 1020 Radio has announced its closure after eight years of broadcast. The station said that they were just “another casualty” of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing rising costs, all of which had taken their toll on the independent station over the past few years. “We've made the difficult decision to close our studio and cease broadcasting after almost 8 years,” they announced on Instagram earlier today. “As many of you […]

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