Monday, 31 Jul 2006 /
Deep house maestro Charles Webster will play the Ibiza stop of a tour organised by New York's Open Bar Music.
Global deep house heads can finally get to hear what all the buzz is about when Jimpster's new album 'Amour' is released in September.
Berlin minimal label Mobilee pop their CD cherry with label comp ‘Back to Back’. Three new remix 12”s are also on their way, featuring Jesse Rose, Anja Schneider, Exercise One...
Sunday, 30 Jul 2006 /
The Stanton Warriors are bubbling up as a breaks force for the mainstream. RA talked to chief military strategist Dom about their battle plans.
RA is giving one lucky reader the chance to win four tickets to both the London South West Four Festival and the official afterparty at Brixton Academy.
Saturday, 29 Jul 2006 /
Tribal house legend Danny Tenaglia has been booked to play in the UK for the first time in almost two years. DT will spin at Ministry of Sound, London in September.
After a year off, Barcelona's bellwether electronic festival is back in Tokyo. First round of confirmed artists includes De La Soul, Senor Coconut and Nobukazu Takemura.
Friday, 28 Jul 2006 /
Each week RA scours the web for the best online radio shows, podcasts and downloadable sets. This week: Nic Fanciulli, Stephan Bodzin and James Murphy...
Are breaks the sound of tomorrow? Organisers of Holland's electronic music conference ADE think so with Soul of Man, Drummatic Twins and Krafty Kuts as early confirmations.
Carl Cox has produced the fiftieth release for his label Intec Records. 'K'Pasa/Spoon' is also tribute to the late Mark Spoon.
Thursday, 27 Jul 2006 /
A new music conference planned for San Francisco looks set to follow in the footsteps of its Miami cousin.
RA bookmarks the best features, opinions, websites and videos out there in the electronic music community. This week: MSTRKRFT, Perlon and an Oxfam shop...
Wednesday, 26 Jul 2006 /
Danny Howells returns to The End this Friday for another of his Dig Deeper nights. Pace yourself because this time he'll be hogging the decks for seven not six hours!
Circo Loco residents Tania Vulcano and Cirillo take listeners on a woozy trip on the latest comp celebrating clubland's most colourful and twisted afterhours.
Rummaging through his record crate this week is Circo Loco resident Andrew Grant with a mix recorded live at DC10 on Monday!
Tobi Neumann is one of the unsung heroes of German tech house. His new mix ‘Fliederlieder’ promises to capture the sound of the summer.
Second mix CD by London house jock Paul Jackson is out July 31. ‘It’s Only a Mixtape Vol. 2’ was proudly made by hand.
Josh Wink is so old school that he confesses to cooking ("Is cooking not cool?") and subscribing to National Geographic. So how come he's the man of the moment? Wink talks to RA.
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2006 /
Ask any house jock what UK labels are hot and chances are they’ll say Buzzin' Fly. Label head Ben Watt celebrates the release of his ‘Buzzin’ Fly Vol. 3’ mix with a series of US dates.
Oh yeah. The 1985 Yello classic gets electro and trance rerubs from Booka Shade, Bodzin & Huntemann and Sander Van Doorn on a new pair of twelves.
The 3CD ‘Godskitchen: Global Gathering 2006’ will be released just in time for this year’s gathering in the UK this weekend.
Monday, 24 Jul 2006 /
Want to escape the summer heat? Happily, the Air Festival in the mountains of Switzerland warns ‘Bring warm clothes’. Mike Shannon, Anja Schneider, Butane and Heartthrob headline.
One of the biggest up-and-comers in electronic music makes his debut on American soil in New York on Thursday, aided and abetted by a live set from Ada.
London party Formula step away from their usual funky house for their next party at The Key. The night will be headlined by prog and electrohouse producer Chris Lake.
Sunday, 23 Jul 2006 /
Murphy and Goldsworthy follow up their first round of remixes with a second volume, due to hit the shelves October 3. This time Tiga, Hot Chip and Nine Inch Nails are under the gun.
Filmmakers ZU33 have put out a casting call for mad synthesizer geniuses to star in their latest feature-length film 'Synth God'. The more strange and original, the better.
Saturday, 22 Jul 2006 /
Brighton club night Boutique celebrates ten years of parties on August 5 at Turnmills. With electro, techno and French house on the bill, the candles should blow out by themselves.
Friday, 21 Jul 2006 /
The German Dance Music Awards are happening in Berlin September 2. Four categories are up for public voting, plus there’s a chance to win tickets to the ceremony. And the nominees are...
Each week RA scours the web for the best online radio shows, podcasts and downloadable sets. This week: Âme, Larry Heard and Kosmas Epsilon�
How did progressive trump house and techno to become a tour de force in the United States? The answer is Jimmy Van M, up next for EQ'S Balance series.
Thursday, 20 Jul 2006 /
The long-awaited new album from Finnish dub house pinup Luomo is on its way. ‘Paper Tigers’ will be released October 16.
Tired of bouncers and attitude at New York clubs? Check out the BAPLab Festival in Brooklyn this weekend for a sampling of artists on Ghostly, Spectral and M_nus.
New white label 'Rudebox' sees a mysterious someone with the initials RW making a stab at the dancefloor. And it's not Raquel Welsh. So who could it be now?
Wednesday, 19 Jul 2006 /
The latest 'Across Borders' comp on Audio Therapy showcases progressive talent from The Netherlands. Hang on. Wasn’t that supposed to be Germany?
'The future sound of...' takes a peek at the release slate of some of the busiest studio workhorses. This week we speak to Kompakt capoeira king Gui Boratto.
The Orb have re-released their 1991 ambient techno classic as a 3-CD and downloadable four-album set. The 15th anniversary package features new remixes and unreleased BBC sessions.
Blackstrobe’s Ivan Smagghe and DJ Chloe capture the dark and seedy side of French clubbing on their new mix ‘Dysfunctional Family’.
Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 /
Butane stops over in Shoreditch Saturday July 22 for a night of deep and heady minimal techno.
The latest version of popular production and DJ tool Ableton Live will be released in September.
Nothing on the idiot box this weekend? Head out to London outdoor festival the Lovebox Weekender for Ricardo Villalobos, Pier Bucci and Theo Parrish.
Monday, 17 Jul 2006 /
Cobblestone Jazz return to Europe for a string of dates in Barcelona, Leeds and Ibiza later this month. RA talks with the band about what the continent should expect.
Chicken Lips' third studio album 'Making Faces' sees the band teaming up with a new vocalist for the group's first foray into song form.
French electro dukes it out with American acid techno Saturday night as Justice, David Guetta and Headman face off against Josh Wink, Abe Duque and Motor.
Sunday, 16 Jul 2006 /
Australian revellers can get a slice of festival action when Parklife hits the green and grassy plains of Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth this spring.
Saturday, 15 Jul 2006 /
Coxy returns to Ibiza on Tuesday, July 18th for the first of nine dates this summer. Save yourself some brass and catch the big man in action for free courtesy of RA.
Friday, 14 Jul 2006 /
Each week RA scours the web for the best online radio shows, podcasts and downloadable sets. This week: Claude VonStroke, 10 Days Off and the best of Berlin...
Mothers, shield your kiddies’ eyes - first album from Fuckpony ‘Children of Love’ arrives July 21. Behind a name like that you’d expect colourful characters, and that’s what they are.
Berwick Street Records have reached a crucial milestone in the lifecycle of any label: birthday numero uno.
Magda's long-awaited debut mix CD 'She's a Dancing Machine' will finally hit the shelves in August. But at 71 tracks, just how much was her licensing bill?
Basement Jaxx return to the record racks with their first studio album in three years. 'Crazy Itch Radio' will be released September 4.
Thursday, 13 Jul 2006 /
The founder of the Berlin Love Parade won’t be going to this year’s event, calling the main sponsor “a nobody in the electronic music scene.�
RA bookmarks the best features, opinions, websites and videos out there in the electronic music community. This week: Flying dogs, the history of house music, and Villalobos bites back...
Yes, it's time to brave the portaloos again. RA takes a look at the festival circuit and previews the top ten likely candidates.
Wednesday, 12 Jul 2006 /
If your clueless cousin wants a quick primer on which producers are hot right now, tell him to check out the names in brackets on The Knife's singles.
Josh Wink is playing Boston and New York hot on the heels of his latest double CD mix ‘Profound Sounds Vol. 3.’ What? A second double CD mix in two months? Er�
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2006 /
In this series, RA takes a peek at the release slate of some of your favorite producers. This week we have a chat to Ripperton, one half of Lazy Fat People.
House heavyweight Tony Humphries will impart lessons in soulful grooves at The End next week. The night will serve as a preview to his forthcoming 'Masterclass #02' comp.
Monday, 10 Jul 2006 /
M_nus have added another office. Debut release new sub-label Items & Things sees the Run Stop Restore crew team up with Konrad Black for a four-track EP.
This week Matthew Styles from Crosstown Rebels graces the RA turntables with a mix that brings down the house.
For the fourteenth year running, Budapest will host a 168 hour-long buffet of all the beat you can eat. Sziget is the biggest and most diverse music festival in Middle Europe.
Sunday, 09 Jul 2006 /
They don't allow photographers in there but Cassy’s ‘Panoramabar 01’ promises to capture the sound of the legendary Berlin club.
John 'Quivver' Graham helped shape the progressive movement in the late nineties. On his new compilation 'Controlled Substance' he sticks with the sound he knows best.
One week after the World Cup finals, the streets of Berlin are going to be full of hooligans of a different sort as Europe’s biggest party returns with a vengeance Saturday July 15.
Saturday, 08 Jul 2006 /
The pair of mavericks take London down deep and dirty July 15. Don’t plan on catching any hot young thing's eye there though...
Friday, 07 Jul 2006 /
Each week RA scours the web for the best online radio shows, podcasts and downloadable sets. This week: Anja Schneider, Ben Watt and something stinky�
Daniel Stefanik’s ‘Window Smasher’ is the first release on new label Cargo Edition. RA chats to label head Matthias Tanzmann about the birth of his baby.
Thursday, 06 Jul 2006 /
RA bookmarks the best features, opinions, websites and videos out there in the electronic music community. This week: Lego parties, livecoding, behind the scenes at the DEMF�
Jon Gaiser aka Fraktion is back on minimal label Resopal Red for his latest 12" 'This Never Works'.
Wednesday, 05 Jul 2006 /
Dirty house sovereigns King Unique cut out the middle man and launch their own label Curfew. What led to the split with JBO? Matt Thomas talks to RA.
Both halves of the former couple have been added to the bill at London festival South West Four. They're playing separate sets but should we expect a few sharp glares across the room?
Buick Project, house producers Nic Fanciulli and Andy Chatterley, will perform live for the first time at the next ClubClass night at Ministry of Sound.
Tuesday, 04 Jul 2006 /
Whew. Nobody got pickpocketed, we made it through customs and now we're ready to present some coherent thoughts about Sonar. RA takes a look back at the madness in Barcelona.
The first film about the birth of techno is finally set for a UK premier and DVD release. Five years in the making, ‘High Tech Soul’ was a labour of love for director Gary Bredow.
Expect busty women in stilettos and softcore S&M at the Peep Show Def Mix and Saw residency on Ibiza this summer. After all, who wants to stare at a DJ all night?
Monday, 03 Jul 2006 /
‘Just A Man/Woman’ on Spectral is a split 12” pitting man against woman. So whose side are you on?
Mulletover parties have a reputation for hush-hush locations, silly costumes and DJs who know the meaning of fun. July 22nd sees Berlin’s Zip and Dinky flying in to join the party.
Sunday, 02 Jul 2006 /
Or Digweed fans can support England for a lark. Even if your World Cup team is on the way home, here's a chance to bid on a signed Cup shirt and help kids in need.
Protests by residents to halt the Creamfields festival have fallen on deaf ears. The council has given organisers the go-ahead to hold the event at its new location in Daresbury.
All together now – Autobaaahn. Kraftwerk fans rejoice! The hunk of metal and dials that the band custom built to produce THAT VOICE in 1974 has gone up for sale on eBay.
Saturday, 01 Jul 2006 /
'Fabric 29' mixed by electrohouse tastemakers Tiefschwarz is on its way. Always adept at making the obscure accessible, this time it looks like the brothers are taking things darker...
In the first of a new series, RA scours the web each week for the best online mixes, podcasts and interviews out there. Things to listen to while you’re doing the washing up.