Manchester ravers will have their fingers crossed for a rebirth next year as the city’s premier clubbing series the Warehouse Project has revealed it is to call time on its annual residency below Piccadilly Station on Store Street. On January 1st, 2012 the doors will close for the last time on what has been a exciting cavernous space to hold all-night parties with one final show that is so anticipated, it’s already sold out. There’s another 15 weeks of shows to choose from, though, with more than 250 artists performing live or spinning the tunes.
Get a taste for the new Modeselektor album Monkeytown six weeks before its release with 45 second clips added to their soundcloud account. Including collaborations with Thom Yorke, Busdriver, Anti-Pop Consortium, Apparat, Otto von Schirach, Miss Platnum, Siriusmo and Gordon Boerger, the release date of Monday, October 3rd is highly anticipated.
The underground bassheads Urban Nerds are back over carnival weekend for the perfect warm up to the two-day Notting Hill street party. Their fifth year of antics in the build up will see them host a party at Shoreditch’s XOYO featuring Schlachthofbronx, A1 Bassline, Mele, Rattus Rattus & Klose One and Mista Men. Expect reggae, moombahton, garage, funky, electro and, of course, bass
With just four weeks until Bestival, this is you chance to not only win a guitar from headliner The Cure, but also a lifetime’s supply of tickets to the annual Isle of Wight festival.
Eric Prydz and a supporting cast of more than 30 live acts and DJs will hit Alexandra Palace on Saturday, November 26th as the house megastar plays his third and final 3D show in London this year.
Keep your August bank holiday fueled with beats thanks to Norman Jay and Swedish House Mafia star Max Vangeli at Brixton’s Plan B.
The UKF Bass Culture Festival at Alexandra Palace has announced DJ Fresh, Zane Lowe and Mistajam as the first acts to join headliners Chase & Status in November. DJ Fresh will headline the second stage while Radio 1’s Lowe and Mistajam will be on the main stage. Underground giants Drum & Bass Arena and Get Darker will go head-to-head hosting arena three.
A battle of the genres will erupt at London’s KOKO when electro takes on dubstep at The Playground in September. In the electro corner will be Californian DJ/producer Steve Aoki along with Does It Offend You Yeah?, Mixhell, Autoerotique while the dubstep corner will feature Modestep, Bar 9, Roksonix and Genetix. Expect bass body shots and dirty synth uppercuts as the contest is fought on the dancefloor.
Richie Hawtin has upgraded the live incarnation of his Plastikman alias for a UK tour in December. Following an impressive selection of festival performances last year, Hawtin will bring his award-winning live show to Manchester, Glasgow and London in a new 1.5 format as it continues to evolve by pushing forward the combination of technology and live performance.
Eddie Halliwell has taken the step from DJ to producer with is debut tunes and giving fans the chance to remix them. Famed for being frenetic and technical behind the decks, Eddie’s tracks will be available from Monday, July 25th.
Friendly Fires have joined the Bestival line-up, set to perform a unique live experience by exploring the past, present and future of a mystery music genre. Playing the RizLab area where artists will experiment and push boundaries to create innovative music, Friendly Fires will perform with special guests for a one-off performance.
Manchester’s famous raves hosted below Piccadilly train station by the Warehouse Project will come to an end on New Year’s Day 2012. The promoters have released an official statement in the run-up to the 2011 series of parties confirming this will be the last time they grace the space on Store Street.
House music revolutionary Maya Jane Coles has been added to the August Bank Holiday Sunday eastern electrics line-up. The emerging talent is an exciting producer and DJ, held in admiration by Laurent Garnier, Steve Bug and Jamie Jones for her deep tech house while Joy Orbison, Skream and Benga rate her dubstep project Nocturnal Sunshine.
Get ready for a sub-shaking winter festival: Chase & Status will headline Bass Culture, an all night party at London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday, November 25th. The duo will play live along with 30 drum & bass, dubstep, hip hop and electro acts.
We stumbled across Fortress of War a while back when it played a fest under a previous title and now are happy to have been alerted to the forthcoming UK DVD and Blu-ray release via G2 – check out the new trailer:
Celebrate Balken cuture with some of electronica’s top acts at the natural amphitheatre of Ridgewood Park in Knoyle, Wiltshire. Over two days and nights, the intimate Underhill Festival will see 2,500 revellers get down to 60 acts including electro maestro Erol Alkan, dubstep pioneer Martyn and the exciting Alex Metric, put together with help from favourite Bristol and Bournemouth promotions along with Balkanarama.
With two months until Bestival kicks off on the Isle of Wight, more treats have been announced along with the chance to win tickets thanks to the Beastie Boys.
DJ Yoda follows up sell out shows at London’s IMAX and KOKO venues with a new live AV experience at the Roundhouse. Scratch DJ Duncan Beiny, aka DJ Yoda, used his seminal “How To Cut & Paste” series to showcase a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”, whilst Hip Hop Connection voted him “one of the top three DJs in the world”. Now he’s bringing a fresh concept to the Roundhouse in Camden on Saturday, September 10th.
_As Clapham Common’s annual two-day dance music festival South West Four approaches, we’re hosting interviews with the top acts including Underworld and M.A.N.D.Y. Along with Magnetic Man, Eric Prydz performing as Cirez D, Andy C, John Digweed and Sasha, there’s another range of top acts performing over the August bank holiday weekend. Read on for more details and check out for our first interview – with Karl Hyde of Underworld – here
You could collaborate with the legendary DJ Sasha on his new album in a remix competition. He’s teamed up with burn studios and Beatport to give 14 electrnoic music stars of the future to take part in an exclusive production bootcamp at the burn studios Hacienda in Ibiza, with mentoring from some of the industry’s leading names, including Sasha. The one who proves their skills will be flown to New York to work directly with Sasha on his third artist album.
London warehouse party specialists eastern electrics return for August bank holiday, heading back to Great Suffolk Street with regulars mulletover along with house music label Made to Play and one of the capital’s cutting edge bass agencies, Reprise. On Sunday, August 28th expect more of the finest underground beats.
Iconic synth pioneer Thomas Dolby has dreamt up a revolutionary way to access new music. The singer/synthesist behind the top five single “She Blinded Me With Science” and co-inventor of the Beatnik polyphonic ringtone engine has unveiled his latest creation: transmedia game The Floating City. It’s a world which reacts to player contributions, using web browsers, social networks and even smart phones and iPads as a way for fans to access his latest musical endeavors.
The Big Chill is offering cyclists the chance to raise money for charity and ride their way to the festival for a free ticket into the Herefordshire event. The Tour de Chill invites festival-goers to get on their bikes in aid of Bristol-based charity Kenyan Orphan Project, then celebrate with four days of music and the arts at Eastnor Castle.
Legendary desert soul rebels Tinariwen will perform live at London’s KOKO in October.
Iceland’s finest Björk is heading to the Isle of Wight this September to close the main stage on the Sunday night at Bestival. It will be her only outdoor performance of the year and marks a real coup for the four-day event.