21 hrs 41 mins ago  /  13 Comments
Ryan Hemsworth will embark on a tour of Europe starting at the end of this month.
The Canadian artist has been on quite a hot streak since we profiled him for a Breaking Through feature late last year, including a well-received EP on Wedidit and an appearance on Friends of Friends—not to mention countless remixes. He's made that splash with his distinct take on hip-hop, which blends ambient and ethereal melodies with trap percussion, and he's especially infamous for his bootleg edits of pop and R&B tracks, like last year's breakout remix of "Thinking About You" by Frank Ocean.
He'll make his next trip to Europe under the banner of One Man Boy Band. His first stop will see him land in Copenhagen for Distortion festival on May 29th, before hitting Paris and Liege in the following days. On June 1st, he'll play an RBMA-sponsored show in Warsaw with Lapalux, and then he'll open for Toro Y Moi in London at KOKO on June 4th. From there, he'll hit Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete's, followed by a show in Amsterdam at Trouw on the 7th. His final date is an appearance at The Playground Festival in London, taking place on the 8th at Brixton Academy.
May 29 Distortion 2013, TBA - Copenhagen, Denmark13 Comments
May 30 LA Ride with Ryan Hemsworth, Arthur.., Social Club, Paris
May 31 Ryan Hemsworth's One Man Boy Band, Studio 22, Belgium
Jun 01 Lapalux & Ryan Hemsworth, Miasto Cypel, Poland
Jun 04 Toro Y Moi, KOKO, London
Jun 06 Ryan Hemsworth at Juice, Sneaky Pete's, Scotland
Jun 07 The Playground Festival with Le.., Brixton Academy, London
Jun 07 Subbacultcha! presents Ryan Hemsworth, Trouw, Amsterdam
2 days 21 hrs ago  /  81 Comments
93 Feet East is set to reopen.81 Comments
A raid on the London club this past December resulted in the revocation of its alcohol and entertainment licence, after police arrested nine people, including two on suspicion of drug dealing and five for possession of drugs. As we reported in December, the raid was part of Operation Condor, a widespread police focus on licensing offences, and saw a total of 175 officers descend on the Brick Lane venue.
"We are delighted to announce that on 17th May 2013, Thames Magistrates' Court allowed 93 Feet East's appeal against the decision of Tower Hamlets council on 7th January 2013 to close 93 Feet East," read a statement on the club's Facebook page. "93 Feet East, which has been at the heart of Brick Lane's evening economy since the year 2000 as part of The Old Truman Brewery, is free to reopen immediately."
The venue, which hosts both club nights and live music performances, has been home to parties such as the popular Sunday event Fuse.
Wed, 15 May 2013  /  1 Comment
Disco Nihilist will play four live shows in Europe over the coming weeks.
Mike Taylor is known for his rugged, hardware-focused take on house and techno. After a string of EPs for Construction Paper, he's found a home on Running Back, which released his most recent 12-inch, Moving Forward. After playing his first European shows at Robert-Johnson and Panorama Bar last year, Taylor will return to perform debut shows in the UK, Belgium and Holland. His first gig will take place at the Take Five Cafe in Bristol on Friday, May 24th, at an Idle Hands showcase that also features Rhythmic Theory, The Kelly Twins, Jay L and Chris Farrell.
Next up is a London date on Sunday, May 26th, for a Don't Be Afraid label night: Farrell and the Kelly Twins will again support, as will Semtek and Nick Craddock. From there he'll head to Belgium on June 1st for a Nachtwerk party with resident Red D (of We Play House), Kiani & Legion and Niles. The brief tour wraps up in Amsterdam the following night, with an Undercurrent event that also features Gerd Janson, Prins Thomas and Mugwump.
Tickets for the London and Bristol parties are available here on RA.
May 24 Idle Hands present Disco N.., Take Five Cafe, West + Wales1 Comment
May 26 DBA presents Disco Nihilist (Li.., Secret Location, London
Jun 02 Horizon, Undercurrent, Amsterdam
Tue, 14 May 2013  /  Post a comment
Ipswich club night Derelicht has revealed its summer programme.
The new party will launch on Saturday, June 15th, with three artists all billed for three-hour sets: Octopus Records chief Sian, Huntleys & Palmers affiliate Auntie Flo and Derelicht resident ThermalBear. The venue is being kept secret for now, though organisers say it's a "19th century architectural masterpiece." July 27th sees James Zabiela headlining, with support coming from Tom Demac and ThermalBear. This will be followed by another party on Saturday, August 31st, with Innervisions duo Âme topping the bill. Thermalbear will again be on support duties, with Aus Music main man Will Saul also booked.
Tickets for Derelicht parties are available here on RA.
Jun 15 Derelicht 01 ft Sian (Octopus), Auntie Flo & ThermalbearPost a comment
Jul 27 Derelicht 02 ft James Zabiela, Tom Demac & Thermalbear
Aug 31 Derelicht 03 ft Ame, Will Saul & Thermalbear
Fri, 10 May 2013  /  7 Comments
Lovebox and Red Bull Music Academy will throw a party with Nile Rodgers and Chic in London on June 14th.7 Comments
Rodgers has been in the news a bit more often than usual lately, thanks to his involvement in the upcoming Daft Punk album and his appearance on its first single "Get Lucky". But he's best known, of course, for both his production work on classic tracks such as "Like A Virgin," and as the leader of seminal late 70s disco band Chic. It's that group, responsible for hits like "Le Freak" and "Good Times," that he'll play with at The Forum.
Seth Troxler and Chicago house mainstay Derrick Carter will both spin disco sets, while Phuture member DJ Pierre will rep the mid-80s Chicago acid house sound. Nicky Siano, a former resident of storied NYC disco club Studio 54, will round out the lineup along with RBMA alumni Rebel Rebel.
Thu, 09 May 2013  /  1 Comment
Huntleys & Palmers has announced its full schedule of parties for the coming summer.
The season kicks off this weekend with two events in the club night's twin homes of London and Glasgow. First up is an event at Stereo in Glasgow on Friday, May 10th, with Cómeme regular Philipp Gorbachev and Optimo affiliates Golden Teacher both playing live. Gorbachev will then perform at Birthdays in London the following night, with support coming from Timothy J. Fairplay. Next up is a takeover of fabric's room three on Saturday, May 18th, with Auntie Flo, Esa, SOPHIE, RROXYMORE and H&P main man Andrew Thomson all locked in.
The party then hits Snafu in Aberdeen on Wednesday, May 29th, with SOPHIE and Esa in tow, before returning to London on June 7th for a Studio Barnhus showcase at Dance Tunnel with Axel Boman, Petter Nordkvist and Kornél Kovács. The next night they'll hold two parties: one at Saint Judes in Glasgow with the Studio Barnhus crew, and another at Birthdays in London with Elbee Bad and Lena Willikens. On Saturday, June 15th, they'll head to Corsica Studios for a launch party for James Holden's keenly awaited new album, The Inheritors, while on July 13th there will be a Huntleys & Palmers label showcase at Birthdays, with Buenos Aires duo Djs Pareja and Auntie Flo. The season then wraps up on Wednesday, July 17th, with a live Shangaan Electro show at SWG3 in Glasgow.
Tickets for all Huntleys & Palmers parties are available here on RA.
May 10 Huntleys & Palmers: Philipp Gorbachev.., Stereo, Scotland1 Comment
May 11 Huntleys & Palmers: Philipp Gorbachev.., Birthdays, London
May 18 The Nothing Special, with Andrew Weather.., fabric, London
May 29 H&P: Sophie Live & Esa, Snafu, Scotland
Jun 07 Huntleys & Palmers; Studio Barnhus.., Dance Tunnel, London
Jun 08 Huntleys & Palmers: Studio Barnhu.., Saint Judes, Scotland
Jun 08 Huntleys & Palmers: Elbee Bad & Lena.., Birthdays, London
Jun 15 Huntleys & Palmers: James Holde.., Corsica Studios, London
Jul 13 Huntleys & Palmers Label Showcase, Birthdays, London
Jul 17 Highlife & Cry Parrot presents Shangaan.., SWG3, Scotland
Thu, 09 May 2013  /  2 Comments
Initial details of Parklife Weekender's official afterparties have been revealed.2 Comments
The two-day festival will take place in Manchester on the weekend of June 8th and 9th (we recently named it as one of our top 10 festivals for that month.) After the festival wraps up each night, Parklife organisers and local promoters will throw afterparties at venues across the city, with Gorilla, The Deaf Institute and Joshua Brooks all involved.
Saturday sees Dyed Soundorom headline a party co-promoted by Drop The Mustard and Kaluki at Gorilla, with George FitzGerald playing at Joshua Brooks. On Sunday Adam Shelton and T.Williams will DJ a From Manchester With Love event at Deaf Institute, while Crosstown Rebels chief Damian Lazarus tops the bill over at Gorilla, with drum & bass veteran Andy C appearing at Ruby Lounge. There's a big lineup at Hoya:Hoya's takeover of Roadhouse, with Jackmaster, Krystal Klear and Illum Sphere all set to play. Over at Joshua Brooks, Andrés will bring his hip-hop-tinged take on house to Hi Ku's bash. Most parties feature unnamed "secret guests," whose identities will be revealed at the last minute.
Tickets for the festival are available here on RA.
Thu, 09 May 2013  /  Post a comment
AKAAKAROAR! will put on a show in Southampton with Levon Vincent on May 26th.Post a comment
Organized by LIFE Brighton, the AKAAKAROAR! parties have previously featured the likes of Rustie, Loefah, Appleblim and Shed. After three years throwing parties in Brighton, the promoters have decided to take the party further along the South Coast to Southampton. A collaboration with local promoters No Logo and Boxed Sound, they've brought in American house and techno producer Levon Vincent to headline the gig, which take place at Roxx club. He'll be supported by two prominent UK names: Hessle Audio's Pearson Sound and South London Ordnance, who is a key member of Hotflush's new wave of artists.
Tickets for the show are available on RA.
Tue, 07 May 2013  /  1 Comment
Shangaan Electro has announced a tour of dance workshops around the UK through July.
The South African collective first made waves in the international community back in 2010 with a self-titled compilation on Honest Jon's profiling their specific brand of uptempo club tracks. The disc was later followed by a star-studded remix album called Shangaan Shake. The music—reaching up to 180 BPM—is usually accompanied by a distinctive style of dance as integral to the scene as the beats themselves. They'll show off those moves on their cross-continental jaunt.
The Shangaan Electro crew—including producers Nozinja and Tshetsha Boys, plus vocalists Tiyiselani and Nkata Mawewe—will travel around the UK, both performing live and teaching people how to do the genre's unique dance style. The instructive tour will hit Bristol, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield. Shangaan will also appear at Dance Nations Dalston and Shoreditch Festival in London.
During that month, the group will also head across Europe in between their workshop dates. They'll make stops at Amsterdam's Pitch Festival, Inspire Festival in Liempde and Metropolis in Rotterdam, Switzerland's Paléo and Sweden's Clandestino Festival, as well as a club date in Stockholm.
Jul 05 Pitch Festival 2013 - Day 1, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam1 Comment
Jul 05 Inspire Festival, Velder Estate, Other Regions
Jul 07 Metropolis Festival, Zuiderpark, Rotterdam
Jul 10 Shangaan Electro Works.., The Trinity Centre, West + Wales
Jul 12 Shangaan Electro Workshop, TBA - London, London
Jul 13 Dance Nations Dalston: Shangaan.., Gillett Square, London
Jul 14 Shoreditch Festival: Shang.., Hoxton Street Market, London
Jul 17 Highlife & Cry Parrot presents Shangaan.., SWG3, Scotland
Jul 19 Islington Mill, Faktion & HotMilk.., Islington Mill, North
Jul 20 Deep Hedonia & The Kazimer present Shang.., Kazimer, North
Jul 21 Shangaan Electro at Tramlines, TBA - Sheffield, North
Jul 23 Shangaan Electro at Paléo F.., Paléo Campsite, Switzerland
Jul 25 Shangaan Electro, Debaser, Medis, Sweden
Jul 27 Shangaan Electro at Clande.., Botnik / Hamburgsund, Sweden
Fri, 03 May 2013  /  16 Comments
DJ Nature has two UK gigs coming up later in May.
Milo Johnson originally hails from the UK—in the 80s, he was part of Bristol group The Wild Bunch, performing under the name DJ Milo. Later that decade, he moved to New York City to pursue his love of house and disco. After founding the Nature Boy imprint, he went quiet through much of the 90s while raising his family. In 2010, Johnson reappeared with several releases on Golf Channel and Tokyo's Jazzy Sport, culminating in the release of his LP Return Of The Savage (and a rather excellent RA podcast, if we may say so ourselves).
First, Johnson will hit London for a Thunder party at the Dance Tunnel on May 17th. A week later, on the 24th, he'll touch down in Leeds to play alongside Leon Vynehall at The Garage for a #notsosilent event.
You can buy tickets for the Leeds event on RA.
May 17 Thunder with DJ Nature, Dance Tunnel, London16 Comments
May 24 #Notsosilent with DJ Nature + Leon Vy.., The Garage, North
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