Every day this week (except Sunday), one artist will choose four tracks that deal with issues of race and social justice. Fabio & Grooverider and Matthew Herbert are also onboard. The German has also confirmed live sets from Session Victim and Extrawelt for his Back To The Future takeover on April 29th. 114 artists will play this year's edition of the three-day event in June, including Tale Of Us, Jackmaster, Moodymann and DJ Koze. Check the lineup so far. The 12th edition of the Lancashire event will run from July 14 through 16th, with Trentemøller, Optimo and reggae outfit Toots And The Maytals also locked in.
Produced by Boiler Room, this 25-minute film charts the rise and fall and rise again of the beloved British club and festival promoter. Conducted by Jules Buckley, 60 musicians performed live renditions of club classics like Fatboy Slim's "Right Here Right Now," Kings Of Tomorrow's "Finally" and many more.
The breakthrough artist appeared in The Guardian's ongoing DJ-focussed feature over the weekend. An uncredited, 55-second clip has been posted to Spotify and copyrighted to Young Turks, and it sounds a lot like the British band.
The track appears on the A-side of the US producer's first release for Third Ear Recordings. The XL artist's new line of products includes a horse, a bicycle and a chest expander. The visuals for the American producer's latest single follow a woman through Tokyo. "Fade Away" is the first cut from a forthcoming EP. Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 at the weekend, the US DJ's latest entry features music from Madonna, Ricardo Villalobos and Green Velvet.
Author Olivia Laing, who writes for The Guardian, presents a 30-minute look into the life of the beloved composer. "Faye's Slide" will feature on the duo's forthcoming debut album, Evidence From A Good Source. The longtime DJ takes over the pages at Ransom Note. Our In Residence leg at Macarena Club is wrapped up, but you can still grab one of the posters here. The tracklist features Dedekind Cut, Elysia Crampton and Lechuga Zafiro, among others.
The Planet Mu boss chats with RBMA about his relationship with Richard D. James ahead of the reissue of their collaborative album as Mike & Rich. Black is (still) in, if this snap taken at last weekend's Ostgut Ton takeover is anything to go by.