Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 /
The set times for this weekend's Renaissance Summer Ball features a bit of a surprise on the terrace.
Pizza for Eggs is part 2 in Underworld's Riverrun Project, another 25 minute excursion through their warped mindset.
Kicking off the next year with a bang the Maidstone crew have announced their New Years Day party which will include Nic Fanciulli & James Zabiela.
Tuesday, 29 Nov 2005 /
Nubreed's Danny Bonnici will be performing a DJ and effects set with Ableton live at Melbourne's Quality Control, alongside PQM who will be showcasing his new album.
Back with his December edition of The Lowedown, Robbie takes us through a rather eventful recent period of weeks.
Events are few and far between for the Passion crew, which means they're eagerly awaited and always terrific fun. They return in 2006 on New Years Day with a boat cruise.
RA caught up with Sander to get a glimpse into how this native Dutch juggles his residencies and numerous gigs, what’s in store for the future of Everybody, his use of the new Pioneer DVD
One of London's centre pieces in intimate clubbing, The End turns 10 this week and in doing so are putting on a birthday spread like no other.
Eastern Europe will play host to the one of the worlds biggest pulling New Years eve DJs this year as Sasha headlines the Kristal Glam Club in Bucharest, Romania.
After only two weeks in action, the promoters of The Garden have pulled out some internationals, inviting touring DJs Nic Fanciulli and Desyn Masiello to perform this Sunday.
Monday, 28 Nov 2005 /
Andreas Trentemøller has had a huge rise in fame this year and to cap it all off he has announced a huge Winter tour throughout Europe.
Distinctive impressive Y4K series continues to focus on quality artists with the announcement that their Antipodean buddies Nubreed will step into the Y4K game.
RA and the lovely people at Inertia music have a drum'n'bass pack to giveaway to 3 lucky RA readers each consisting of 1 x Metalheads presents The Winter Of Discontent, 1 x Drum'n'bass Ar
The original 'Dr Feelgood' of Rock, Tommy Lee, is guaranteed to kick start any clubbers heart with his upcoming special DJ set at Home Nightclub Sydney.
Following countless quality events during the past year, Electric Chair team up with the Unabombers and host their traditional end of the year riot on the 27th of December.
For those suffering Bestival withdrawals, you’ll be happy to hear that Rob Da Bank and his crew will be holding a Bestival Reunion & Sunday Best Xmas Party.
Sunday, 27 Nov 2005 /
Soma Recordings has put together their annual collection of Soma highlights to give you something to groove to as the festive season approaches.
Shah & Laruso's Global Experience will be making an appearance on Tiesto's famous Black Hole Recordings.
Contemporary music visionary and aural yard stick for so many others William Orbit has announced that the new year will bring about a new album.
This year marked the 10th Anniversary of one of the worlds leading hard dance brands TIDY. To continue the celebrations they head to Australia & NZ as part of a 5 date tour.
Friday, 25 Nov 2005 /
On Saturday 3rd December X-Press 2 will make their final London appearance for 2006 at The Cross as their night Muzik.
Thursday, 24 Nov 2005 /
For those who can't make it down to Melbourne's Honkytonks this Saturday to see Desyn Masiello, don't despair if you're near the radio or internet.
In the midst of a worldwide tour schedule, electro wizz Felix Da Housecat makes his way to Club Seven in Dallas this weekend.
Upping the anti in what is firmly planted one London's leading underground (nope not only physically - but in musical stylings) clubs, Fabric was the first nightclub in England to have it�
Oscar and Ralph have residencies at Space and Crobar (respectively), but never before have the two budding DJs and producers held a residency under their Murk guise.
Wednesday, 23 Nov 2005 /
Pulse Digital Downloads have opened their first physical outlet, located at iVinyl in Perth.
Defend Music has announced that Brooklyn resident James F!@#$%^ Friedman will mix the first in a new series entitled ‘Go Commando!’.
Cream Liverpool will host its biggest night of the year on Boxing day with a truly varied and tantalising line-up for fans of a multitude of genres.
Tuesday, 22 Nov 2005 /
Those with a taste for breats, breaks, and drum'n'bass will have more on offer than they can handle at the 33&1/3 Breakbeat BBQ on 1 January 2006.
Dan Mangan and Sean Quinn host special guest Nic Fanciulli in the Kiss FM studio this Thursday for a chat and a mix. Nic is here for the Rennaissance Summer Tour with James Zabiela.
Monday, 21 Nov 2005 /
Following in the footsteps of some of the world's leading DJs Danny Howells has picked out a few of his most influential records for his Choice compilation.
Festivals often conjure up the image of flooded tents, warm beer, suspect food and poor quality sound. One such festival each year that does its best to break the mould of this is Snowbomb
Top breakbeat outfit Finger Lickin’ Records has entered the digital market by setting up its own online store and membership service.
Room 680 are throwing their own NYE party with the crews from Bamboozled and Volume leading the party antics.
The staff at the underground club Sullivan Room managed to reserve him for a Turkey-Day bash. This being his first gig at Sully since April, prepare to shake your tail feathers to some dir
Sunday, 20 Nov 2005 /
Andy Moor finishes off a busy year with a tour to Greece, Canada, USA, Germany and the TBC Open Air New Years Eve party in Argentina.
The next time Justin takes to the booth for Freak will also mark his final appearance as their 2005 resident.
Chicago House Music legend, DJ Pierre will finally drop his debut album in March 2006 through DJP Records/King Street Sounds.
The annual Earthcore Carnival takes place in rural Victoria this weekend, combining fresh air, blue skies and hundreds of DJs and performers.
Thursday, 17 Nov 2005 /
Keltec's latest column is jam packed with gossip news of the international goings on of Phil K, Luke Chable, Andy Page, Hybrid, Nubreed, and more on the Melbourne scene.
Known worldwide as a topnotch DJ and producer, he's coming home to San Francisco to give his loyal fans a taste of what his highly acclaimed new CD on Renaissance.
Pete Tong, the man behind the Essential Mix, puts together a retrospective album looking at the classic cuts which he has enjoyed over the years.
Kink have decided to pass on the big name internationals and go 100% local for NYE, with their buddies the Bang Gang as company.
As NYE fast approaches, here is another party option for those yet to decide where to go.
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005 /
AOL Music and Ingrooves have teamed up to release their first album, showcased by none other than John Digweed.
Space Ibiza resident and a prolific producer to boot, the UK based artist has been on a wave of success in the last year, and it simply isn't a coincidence.
J-Live is known for being a clever lyricist and MC. He'll be doing some solo shows and festivals with DJ Flo Fader when they vist Australia.
Mickey Finn makes an almost annual pilgrimage Downunder to play for his Aussie and Kiwi fans. This year is no different, and for company he'll be bringing MC Shabba along too.
Over one million people are now estimated to tune into the Carl Cox Global radio show every weekend.
Tuesday, 15 Nov 2005 /
MJ Cole comes to Melbourne to see off Australia’s Ambassador and pioneer of UK Garage, Lady Erica, who returns to the UK at the end of the month.
A change is as good as a holiday, and that's what the loyal followers of monthly breaks night Beats Working are in for. The renovated Mercat X provides a new home for the BW crew.
After building a solid reputation off the back of dance floor friendly & genre busting 12’s the Crosstown Rebels imprint have announced the release of their first artist album.
Ben Watt's award-winning imprint Buzzin' Fly will round off another strong year by accepting the invitation to host the New Year's Eve celebrations at The End.
Steve Lawler has closed down his vinyl-based Harlem Records, Harlem Trax and Harlem Electric labels in preparation for the launch of a new digital-only Viva Recordings.
December 2 will provide us with the last oppourtunity to enjoy this London nights jacking house selection.
Monday, 14 Nov 2005 /
Kraak & Smaak will release their next single ‘One Of These Days’ in December.
Gilles Petterson's urban based but rather diverse Worldwide Awards return in 2005 with some great nominations and an action packed awards ceremony planned.
Last years Advent*jah was rumoured to be the last at Ballarat venue Kyral Castle, but the new owners have given the Festival the thumbs up for December 2005.
He's got a patchy reputation as a live performer, but Good Vibrations headliner James Brown is truely a music legend. He'll be joined for the festival by Bahamadia, DJ Marky and others.
The Foreign Muck crew are doing their first ever weekender... in the Christmas spirit. Hosting 2 parties - one on December 9 (Friday) and the other December 10 (Saturday).
Tekelec Records continue their rise with a party at London's Hidden.
Sunday, 13 Nov 2005 /
The 4th instalment of The Kings Of… Series has finally worked its way around the globe for its worldwide release.
Canada’s informative and very well put together Klublife Magazine has recently launched a weekly one hour radio/podcast show.
Friday, 11 Nov 2005 /
Japanese DJ and producer, Osamu M will make his fifth guest appearance on John Digweed's Kiss100/Transitions show this Saturday.
Thursday, 10 Nov 2005 /
There's been changes at the New Years Day Sunshine People Festival, but don't cry over spilt milk as Richie Hawtin steps in to play and Magda makes her Oz debut.
Santa is bringing Derrick Carter to Melbourne as a present for Chicago house fans.
When Wall Of Sound and Fabric will combine on Friday December 16 expect things to get a little bit hairy.
Wednesday, 09 Nov 2005 /
RA discovers when it comes to finding the perfect balance, Desyn Masiello knows more about it than most.
Going against the flow of the usual music release tides, Underworld have sprung their latest material on us today as they embark on a journey upstream.
Find out what RA's Dutch correspondents Reinier Koolmees and Peter Berger got up to at the ADE 2005.
London superclub mark thier 14th Birthday with a 6hour performance from Deep Dish.
2005 sees the release of London Elektricity's latest album, Power Ballads, the title being loosely based on the slow, emotion stirring power ballads usually associated with adult contempor
Tuesday, 08 Nov 2005 /
Spundae welcome Gabriel & Dresden to the LA booth this weekend to raise the roof.
The rocking techno night will see electro dance pioneer Alexander Robotnick take centre stage.
Showing that they move with the times, Pulse Radio have relaunched themselves with new Digitial Downloads available and the first CD release from the Pulse Record Label.
One of Munich’s most enigmatic and wild sons of the electro revolution, Zombie Nation, is heading downunder for some live shows.
The Melbourne-based artists that have been compared to the classic Underworld are on a short North American tour that will last through the beginning of January.
Australian premium hip-hop act the Hilltop Hoods announce the release of The Calling DVD.
Papadiso at Egg pulls out the stops this weekend to put together a line-up of quality European house artists.
Monday, 07 Nov 2005 /
The short list in the 2005 Essential Mix of the year is a varied one, read on...
Glitterati announce their 24 hour New Years Eve party plans for London house music fans.
Sunday, 06 Nov 2005 /
RA recently had a chat with Liverpool-based Yousef about his thoughts on the current dance music scene.
This 25th edition of the FabricLIVE series, features all the warm and heaving Drum ‘n’ Bass sounds that High Contrast is known and loved for.
Australian favourite Mark Farina will again jet into the down under summer circuit with a four date tour.
Saturday, 05 Nov 2005 /
Tune into Stel, Phatjak and Prawler (aka Oliver Moldan) on the Therapy Sessions show on Proton Radio today, Saturday November 5th 12:00-3:00pm US EST (5:00-8:00pm GMT).
Friday, 04 Nov 2005 /
The End cuts its Birthday cake for the 10th time. In party hats will be MR C, Laurent Garnier ann Layo + Bushwacka.
On Saturday December 03, he will say goodbye to London with an emotionally-charged epic last-man-standing 8 Hour retrospective set which will finish at Midday.
Now that Harbourlife is sold out, Fuzzy have announced their official Harbourlife after party named Afterglow to take place at Home Nightclub in Sydney.
Thursday, 03 Nov 2005 /
we catch Dan relaxed at home in the states with time to reflect on a fantastic career and provide us with an insight into the future of one man who isn’t slowing down!
Busy Finger Lickin' duo Soul Of Man hit the road with an 8 date Australian tour.
Richie Hawtin talks about his No.12 ranking in this year's Top 100, the current transitional nature of minimal techno, the new breed of minimal artists, future plans for his label M_nus...
Parallel Sound (Tim Lloyd and Musa Hove) has taken the next step in their promising career, with a major commission from Bedrock Records.
Ex Motley Crew drummer Tommy Lee will be showcasing his talents and well documented appreciation for electronic beats alongside DJs for a good cause.
Wednesday, 02 Nov 2005 /
After the release of 'George is On,' which has been acclaimed by the likes of BBC, BPM and Entertainment Weekly, Grammy Award winning Deep Dish are officialy on tour through the end of Feb
While February seems a while away yet here's some diary dates for Brazilian drum'n'bass fans.
Sounds and Jam Music team up for a new Sunday afternoon and early evening event in the city.
Tuesday, 01 Nov 2005 /
One of the top names in the world of electronic dance music downloading, Beatport, has reached its One Millionth download.
RA talks to Richie Hawtin about DE9: Transitions and the philosophy behind it, transitions between DJing and producing, and transitions in his own life.
Monday, 31 Oct 2005 /
The Soulclipse Festival will descend on Turkey in late March and blend Trance with three minutes and thirty seconds of solar eclipse ‘totality’.
Defected give the World Wide releasing treatment to Ibiza stormer ‘Discopolis’.
In an attempt to create an even playing field for punters and to limit the impact of unscrupulous ticket scalpers operating through online auction sites, the Big Day Out has held 5000 Sydn