Saturday, 31 Dec 2005 /
South African portal for the adventurous has announced it's first-ever Cape Town club tour and they are enticing UK clubbers to head thier for a weeks worth of fun.
Friday, 30 Dec 2005 /
So with New Year's Eve and 2006 looming ever closer it's now time to take a look back at the past year in dance music news on RA.
Dutch film maker Carin Goeijers has made a documentary about Duncan
Stutterheim, founder and director of entertainment company ID&T.
Thursday, 29 Dec 2005 /
The Encompass crew have announced their plans for its 2006 leg with more quality live acts, DJs, art, workshops, seminars and great parties spread over 3 nights in May.
After a hugely successful last 6 months, New York born Sandy Rivera drops his latest single through Defected Records.
Wednesday, 28 Dec 2005 /
Now in its fifth year, the definitive broken beat DJing yardstick Breakspoll is back and looking to collaborate thousands of votes from around the world.
Tuesday, 27 Dec 2005 /
Impressive online aural content provider Downshift Radiowill showcase the sounds of rising UK star James Mowbray.
Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 /
Another fine example of South American creativity is Istmo Music, born in San Salvador, El Salvedor.
Friday, 23 Dec 2005 /
Following their well supported launch party earlier this month, Yes! Will make a return to the London scene with Yes Meets Volume.
There is just enough time before NYE to cram in a few more tour announcements for what looks to be a very busy start to 2006 for clubbers. This time it is a Don of D'n'B, Andy C.
For those who want to dance off the Christmas pudding instead of watching the Boxing Day test cricket on the television, Parkbeat will provide the solution with a free outdoors event.
Sounds and Sweet Chilli turn on a night of international guests at the monthly Mini Chilli event in Sydney. One guest is Zombie Nation, performing live and the other guest is a secret!
Thursday, 22 Dec 2005 /
Former H-Foundation man, Hipp-e wraps up his 'Psycho-Delics' trip with the final edition in the trilogy of deep house nuggets.
London home to all things house and electro, Neighbourhood, have announced some exciting plans for 2006 based around 3 new exclusive residency and big names already in the diary.
RA is giving you the chance to win tickets to Pukka Ups Boxing Day special
Wednesday, 21 Dec 2005 /
DJ Mag's reigning no. 1 DJ in the world, German trancemeister Paul van Dyk, is heading to Australia to tour following the Winter Music Conference in Miami in 2006.
We chat to the Boogie Pimps as they prepare for NYE in Sydney.
As the year rounds out and the brain shuts down over Christmas and NYE, we've hand-picked some of the defining moments from clubland in 2005.
Tuesday, 20 Dec 2005 /
Sounds presents the first in a series of new events called Sounds [live].
Such is the hectic schedule that is taking shape at London club Turnmills, they have decided to launch their very own fanzine.
In good news for fans of South American sounds the strangely titled and eccentric Señor Coconut is back in the studio.
Barefoot (Sam Obernik and Tommy D) will release their eponymous debut album in the new year as they rework a host of club classics.
Monday, 19 Dec 2005 /
Room680 in Melbourne have lined up a bumper next two months with a host of internationals playing, their 5th birthday, and the offer of a Summer Super Pass.
Giant will feature a broad spectrum of music for all flavors with Giant Village 2006 featuring six stages, indoor lounges and an impressive area spanning six city blocks.
New York’s Erick Morillo touches down in the UK for his first Manchester gig for over 18 months.
Italy’s Misstress Barbara has completed her latest album and will tour North America & Canada next year to promote it.
Sunday, 18 Dec 2005 /
This New Years Eve through the Get Involved movement over 40 parties will feature donated VIP packages by artists, club promoters, booking agents and management teams to benefit UNICEF.
Tank is set to bring in the New Year with what looks to be one of the biggest parties in Sydney this NYE when they bring in the Hed Kandi crew.
Saturday, 17 Dec 2005 /
Carl Cox will bring his combination of house, techno, breaks and electro to Australia in 2006. A treat is in store for all of us, as he announces a nine date tour.
Friday, 16 Dec 2005 /
About once a month since June, RA has traversed the globe to track down Mr Mojo in a bid to obtain this latest RA column. Here in time for Xmas is that latest edition of the infamous Mojo
It always a nice feeling dancing for a good cause, and in the New Year The Cross will play host to an unusual and rare event all in the name of charity.
Following a successful three years, Pukka Up is preparing for a Boxing Day special.
Chris Lake, a well documented favourite producer of Desyn Masiello’s has had his latest funked up electro house stormer ‘Changes’ signed by Alternative Route.
Now the ‘365’ World Tour makes it’s Australian debut in Sydney (not Melbourne as oringally planned) as Lee brings his cocktail of twisted, funked-up, filthy house music to the Harbour city
Thursday, 15 Dec 2005 /
Former RA columnist Don Diablo has released a new mix album, ‘Sellout Sessions 01’, to promote the launch of his new concept and record label by the same.
RA caught up with Fred as his latest long player "House Of Om" hits record shelves around the world.
Wednesday, 14 Dec 2005 /
Layo + Bushwacka! have finished recording their third album; 'Feels Closer'.
Those keen to welcome in the new year with London’s Lost crew will be happy to hear that they have a special December 31 line-up in store.
All you breakbeats fans out there get ready to party in the new year as Chinese Laundry in Sydney is set to host a brand new weekly Friday night event.
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2005 /
We haven't even wrapped up 2005 yet, but Future Entertainment wants you to know about their biggest party of the year. TT has now moved forward to February 2006.
After the triumphant success of the last Sweetchilli which featured man of the moment, Desyn Masiello, Sydney's favourite progressive night returns for its final 2005 instalment.
East London Warehouse troop Mulletover will welcome in the new year within the beautiful surroundings of a converted church close to Bethnal Green.
A few big names have been added to the huge lineup already announced for the 2006 Good Vibrations Festival. Come on down Andy Caldwell, Freq Nasty and Steve Lawler!
Following the success of 'The Sound' mixed by Lance Cashion, December sees the release of Proton Radio's second foray into the compilation market and one that’s just in time for Christmas.
The gorgeous mellow sound of this TV advert is 'Heartbeats', performed by Swedish born 26-year-old José González.
Leeds based, Argentinian duo Silver City will unleash their first outing for quality UK house label Deep Freeze Recordings in early January next year.
Monday, 12 Dec 2005 /
The Nextmen are touring Australia as part of the Good Vibrations festival in 2006, but you can catch Brad Baloo, one half on the Nextmen, in Melbourne each weekend in December.
Watch the video clip and hear the latest remixes of Sacramento - the latest single from 'The George Is On'.
One party that will throw its hat into the ring as a serious contender for welcoming in the new year is Circo Loco at The End on January 01.
Sunday, 11 Dec 2005 /
Krafty Kuts was originally rumoured to be touring Australia in early 2006, but the dates have come forward and he'll now be here for Christmas, NYE and NYD.
Saturday, 10 Dec 2005 /
On opening night Pacha NYC has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as the boys in blue shut the venue down.
Friday, 09 Dec 2005 /
Also announced in the dance dept. nominations last night were Adam Freeland, Jaques Lu Cont, New Order, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, David Guetta and Louie Vega.
The Sounds crew decide to ease off on the weekly demands of Safari in Kings Cross.
FeralCode Records is an upcoming digital label based in Hungry specializing in the progressive, tribal and tech house sounds.The label was founded by Ferenc Kocsis.
Chief honcho of world-renowned cutting edge labels Fat! Records and seminal Certificate 18, Paul Arnold, is heading down under.
Thursday, 08 Dec 2005 /
Recall Records will give one of 2005’s standout albums a full North American release in February next year.
Tim Sheridan’s & Smokin' Jo NastyDirtySexMusic will say their goodbyes to thier night and 2005 at MOS on New Years Eve.
This weekend sees Audiotherapy head, and new dad, Dave Seaman return to the United States for a coast to coast mini tour with stops at Spirit in New York and LA this weekend.
It is 17 days until Xmas, so why not celebrate with some tasty NRK Music house cuts in your own stocking.
Wednesday, 07 Dec 2005 /
Fractured have been going all out in the run up to Christmas with many OS guests. This weekend they host an all star Aussie lineup with Pendulum's El Hornet and Nubreed.
Once again Tangled opens up the entire Phoenix complex on Oxford road in Manchester for eight hours of pumping house, techno and breaks on New Years Eve.
As a celebration of their 10th anniversary Aquasky, are giving you the opportunity to remix their recent collaboration with Phil Hartnoll.
Exciting London duo Coburn return to the fold with their next release on Frontier recordings.
Tuesday, 06 Dec 2005 /
Fatboy Slim and the monster video wall returns for a special two night format of Fatboy madness at the Brixton academy.
Tribal Gathering is back to end the year with two individual events at the club, providing a more personal and intimate feeling for their followers.
This week Pacha will launch another milestone in their illustrious history as one of the worlds most prominent night club brands.
One of the best labels for innovative sounds is the UK imprint Distinctive Records. Three of their best, namely Ils, General Midi and Evil Nine will be touring Australia this summer.
To celebrate The Crystal Method’s release of their first film score, the soundtrack to the film London, RA has put together a very special prize pack for fans of the pioneering duo.
Monday, 05 Dec 2005 /
At the 8th annual Red Bull Music Academy, creative juices are flowing at high tide along Seattle's Bell harbour.
On Friday December 9th, Urban Gorilla celebrates its 4th birthday with its third massive event at the Fusion and Foundry venue in Sheffield.
Mathew Herbet is asking fans to call his Hotline and leave a message consisting of a single sound. It could be organic, vocal, mechanical, natural – even bodily.
Australian based Enigma Records has produced its third home-grown dance music compilation, Enigma Records volume three.
Sydney's new Sunday hotspot announces a special line-up for Boxing Day celebrations.
Sunday, 04 Dec 2005 /
The Bamboozled crew are unique in Melbourne in that they are one of the few nights that run a theme with each party, encouraging punters to get into the swing in costume.
Friday, 02 Dec 2005 /
Breaking with tradition this album features 100% unauthorized house music versions of popular tracks from artists including David Bowie, Esthero, Sam Phillips, The Kills, and Wax Poetic fe
Dutch techno DJ Steve Rachmad will tour the World in 2006 to celebrate his 25-year involvement in music.
Thursday, 01 Dec 2005 /
Breakbeat fans get an early present from Santa when Atomic Hooligan undertake a five city Australia tour in mid-December. Get ready to rock it!
Finally the documentary from the groundbreaking Sasha & John Digweed Delta Heavy Tour of 2002 is to hit shelves in DVD form. In time for Xmas stockings.
The Cyrstal Method will score their first feature film, London, due for release in Jan 2006. The Soundtrack will also mark the first release on their Tiny E Records.
Geared towards the discerning electro, tech-house, minimal, techno and experimental electronica buyer, Kompakt's digital online store is already filling a niche market.