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  • Catch up with this weeks Music based news… We bring you the most up to date news from labels, venues, promoters to DJs and lots more


  • This week you have the chance to get your hands on tickets to a “We Love Space” event of your choice , PLUS Win free Guestlist to see Tiefschwarz at Select*Elect’s ReSolute Label Night


  • This week we speak to  Danny Howard ahead of Xstatic Summer Festival and Fat Boy Slim


  • This week’s event reviews with the brilliant “Jammy’s Jaunts”, plus the latest music and label releases




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Catch up with this weeks Music based news… We bring you the most up to date news from labels, venues, promoters to DJs and lots more!

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LWE and Cocoon Heroes London Announce Indoor Winter Music Festival at London Pleasure Gardens… “The magic, the electrifying atmosphere, the heat of the night… More >>>


Matthew Herbert, Four Tet, Levon Vincent ++ join the secretsundaze Go Bang party!

On Sunday August 26 secretsundaze presents Go Bang!, an all-day, all-night mini-festival, with Matthew Herbert, Four Tet, Levon Vincent, Sven Weisemann, Ben UFO,… More >>>


Tiesto's brand is worth more than every other DJ's, even producing lovely wallpaper like this. But how much is he really worth?

30 highest paid DJs list revealed during era of austerity

Avicii, and Skrillex are amongst the new school dance super rich, somehow, Swedish House Mafia prove their fans don’t listent to Sneak, whilst Tiesto wins out… More >>>



Rejam Podcast – 001: Max Vaahs & Manuel Schatz.. Streaming & download here!

Rejam Podcast – 001 – Max Vaahs & Manuel Schatz by Rejam Radio Show The first in the series. 001 is mixed by Max Vaahs & Manuel Schatz…. More >>>


tom-middletonNew Ellen Allien video, streaming here

The BPitch Control bosswoman has a new video for the track Take Me Out, and we’ve got it playing for you here.… More >>>


tom-middletonRobsoul ready to showcase its ‘Best of’

Six mini-albums will arrive via the imprint between August and September, from Chris Carrier, DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, Joss Moog, DJ W!ld, and Fries & Bridges.… More >>>


tom-middletonSolomun’s Watergate video, streaming here with ‘drunk’ old man

The clip to accompany Solomun’s new 12″ on Watergate Records is an amusing episode with a happy elderly chap, whilst the track is funk fuelled house stuff.… More >>>


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Weekly chances to win tickets to a “We Love Space” event of your choice ALL season!

We Love… Is one of Ibiza’s longest standing and revered institutions. With over ten years of flying the flag for summer clubbing it takes pride of place as the jewel in the island’s entertainment crown. From its beginnings as an after hours session at the legendary Space which evolved into the whole day … More >>>



Win free Guestlist to see Tiefschwarz at Select*Elect’s ReSolute Label Night…

After their last great night at a warehouse space in Shoreditch with Frivolous and Echonomist, Select*Elect collaborate with ReSolute from New York on Saturday 23rd… More >>>


This week we speak to…


An interview with- Danny Howard ahead of Xstatic Summer Festival.

Saturday June 30th is the date for XSTATIC’S Summer Festival bonanza.  For 12 hours you will be treated to a wide array of house, trance, techno, hard house… More >>>



An Interview with Fat Boy Slim

Last weekend saw the return to what has come to be known as the most spectacular event in Brighton’s Dance Music calendar. After a break of a few years… More >>>


This week’s event reviews with the brilliant “Jammy’s Jaunts”, plus the latest music and label releases

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Jammy’s Jaunts: 08.06 – 10.06 – Toi Toi 2nd Birthday & Jaded

Jaunt (jônt, jänt) n. A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing Plain and Simple’s roving reporter/man about town and clubbing addict… More >>>



Soul Clap ‘EFUNK: The Remixes’

Slow Hands & Tanner Ross steal the show as No Regular Play, and DJ Kon & The Whiskey Baron help re-think Soul Clap’s electro funk album.… More >>>



Jordan Suckley – Prisoner

JORDAN SUCKLEY – PRISONER [DISCOVER] Next up on Discover is label debutant Jordan Suckley with …More >>>



Superpitcher ‘Moon Fever Remixe’

Two years after the Kilimanjaro LP Superpitcher’s Moon Fever gets some excellent remixes from Gluteus Maximus (of Gus Gus) and Lawrence. … More >>>



Various Artists ’22 Digit- Remixed, Remastered, and Re-Released′

22 Digit Records present a remix package featuring the likes of Pedramovich, Melos & Kyber, Ruthit, Tom Ellis, Michael McLardy,YokoO Crystal, and many more. … More >>>


 (in no particular order…)

The Nest – London – Price £7
Line-up / The Juan Maclean (DFA), Shit Robot (DFA), Factory Floor (DFA) (Live Dance Workshop Set), Rory Phillips, Plant Plants (live), More TBA
Victoria Park – London – Price £29.50 upwards
Line-up / New addition: devlin Main Stage: Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Madeon;
Big Top (Hosted by Rinse 106.8FM): Magentic Man, Zinc, Boy Better Know, P Money, Marcus Nasty, Plastician, N Type, Roska, Trim,
The Stockade: 2 Bears; Digital Soundboys Eastside Carnival: Sub Focus (live), Rusko, Shy FX + Stamina MC, Breakage, The Toddla T Sound, Youngman (live), The Heatwave, B Traits;
The NYC Downlow – Hessle Audio presents: Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Pangaea, Benji B, Pictures Music presents Lapalux b2b Dauwd,
The Horse & Groom – London – Price £4/5 after midnight/ £3 concessions, free before 10
Downstairs with Digital Thrills (Exclusive London Set),Montana Cruz (OneMore/Definition), Dean Marc (Soft Porn),Prime Ideal (Definition),Ma Nu (Velvet), Gigi Danisi (Definition Debut)
Upstairs: NoNonsense with Luke Donnington, Russell Wayne,Electrum Goldensun, Laydee VDmana
Rhythm Factory – London – Price £3 early bird, Advance £5, MOTD
Line-up / Ikonika (2hr set), Optimum, Mr Beatnick, Alex D££mnds, Timothy J. Fairplay, DRX, Tramshed, Valdar
TBA East London – London – Price £10 £15
Line-up / SECRET SPECIAL GUEST (B-Pitch Control // Desolat // Tuning Spork ), Glimpse (live) ( Cocoon // Cadenza // Crosstown Rebel), Merko ( White Jail ), Roberto Amo (Oh! My God Rec )
Hidden – London – Price £7 earlybird, £12 advance
Line-up / Mike Dehnert, Roman Lindau, Sascha Rydell, James Fox, Leon Vynehall, Hodge, Donga
fabric – London – Price £17 Advance Tickets/ £13 fabricfirst/ £10 Students to Midnight
Line-up / ROOM ONE: DUB POLICE; Caspa, Emalkay, Matty G, The Others, D1, Orien, MCs: Rod Azlan;
ROOM TWO: DJ Hype, Sigma, Bailey, Dillinja, Skeptical, Emperor, MCs: GQ, IC3, Justyce,
Basing House – London – Price £7 – £10
Line-up / Alex Jones (Hypercolour, No.19, Playhouse), Artifact (Freshmore, Deadplate, Local Action), Bearweasel (Tsuba, 8Bit, Murmur, Soma), Chris Mounter & Mifi (I Records), Andy Boscher (I Records)
Nomad London – London – Price £7 with flyer or £10 on the door
Line-up / A Guy Called Gerald (live), Darren Roach, Jason Glanville, JB
7-9 Crucifix Lane – London – Price £10 adv/Conc.£12/Door£15
Line-up / Dan Andrei [a:rpia:r], Little Hado (SoundCrossing – Groove on), Nu Zau (SoundCrossing – Altfel de Rec)
Egg – London – Price £10 adv, NUS/Members £10, £15 on the door
Line-up / Magazino, Jose Belo, Ze Salvador, Altino aka Kid AM, Gabbi Lopez, Alex Vieira,Mauro Ferno & Mestivan, Noise London, plus guests

(in no particular order…)

Victoria Park – London – Price £29.50
Line-up / New Addition: Groove Armada, stooshe, delilah, maverick sabre, dot rotten; Main Stage: Groove Armada (live), Friendly Fires, Emile Sande, Kelis,
Little Dragon; Second Stage: Azealia Banks, Crazy P;
The Big Top – Hospitality: Netsky, High Contrast, David Rodigan, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, SPY, Logistics, Nu:Tone, The Prototypes, Fred V & Grafix; Hosted by – Dynamite MC, Wrec, Lowqui, SP:MC, AD, Risky Live Vocalists – Jessy Allen, Ayah Marar;
The Stockage – Crosstown Rebels present a Rebel Rave: Damian Lazarus, Maceo Plex, Art Department, Amirali (live), Robert James;
The NYC Downlow (Hosted by Warm & Electric Minds): Dixon, Prosumer, Move D, Joy Orbison, Gerd Janson, Warm Residents
Bussey Building – London – Price £10, £12, £15
Line-up / Spencer Parker (Tsuba, Rekids), Jef K (Silver Network), Blackhall & Bookless (Vitalik), JonnAy & Bradley (Le Piscine), Marsham (Spangland), With support from Will Jones, Harry Darke, Kieran Doyle, Marco La Dav, Joel Bar
Golden Jubilee Boat – London – Price £?
TOM MIDDLETON: Sound of the Cosmos (Cosmos/Global Communication) • BroKen DJs (Jon Passey & Jamie Scott) • Cosmique • Oliver James
The Source Bar – Maidstone – Price £6 BEFORE 11PM – £8 AFTER
AUDIOJACK, Mark Gwinnett, Paul Johnson, Mike Healey, Tony Waller, Danny Chase, Pat Waller
The Nest – London – Price £5 After 10:30pm // free before
Line-up / Disco Bloodbath, Kiwi, Box of Ghosts (live), This Is My Tv (live)
The Horse & Groom – London – Price £3 guest list; £5 door, free before 10.30
Line-up / Smokin Jo (Area Remote/Space Ibiza), Jon Edge (Genesis’88 radio), Neil Redfern (Start The Bus), Anya Freespirit (DiscoPhobia)
Nomad London – London – Price £10 Advance/MOTD
Line-up / Ramon Tapia (Say What?//Aella//100% Pure), Dumi (Bitmatch//Stanch), Donato Bilancia (VIVa Music//Natural Rhythm), Fareed Seta (The Russian//Freitag//Brickbeat)
Basing House – London – Price £10/£7
Line-up / Alex Arnout (Dogmatik. One Records. Hot Creations), Canary Fontaine (Serialism, Mean), Zippy (Theam, Serialism)
Plan B – London – Price £8/10/12 – Advance £15 – OTD
Line-up / The Revenge (6th Borough Project), Mark E (Spectral, Merc), Wbeeza (live) (Third Ear, Secretsundaze), Eric Volta (Lower East, My Favourite Robot, Ellum Audio), Harry Wolfman (Kote, Wentz, Purp & Soul), Luke Wolfman (Wolfstock); Room 2 hosted by Flux (Leeds): – Aartekt (Something Different, Flux), Jacques Adda (Flux), Jasmin (Flux)
Egg – London – Price £10/15 adv – £20 on the door
Line-up / Christian Smith, Bart Skils, Rebekah, Lost Souls, plus guests
Cable – London – Price £13 First Release, £14 Second Release
Line-up / DJs: Friction, Shy FX, Icicle, Rockwell, Alix Perez, SpectraSoul, Technicolour & Komatic; Hosted By: GQ, Stamina, Mantmast, LX One; Room 2: Rockwell, RacknRuin, Dr S Gachet, Liquid gold
Bar A Bar – London – Price £5.00 g’list only
Line-up / Special Guest: Milton Jackson (Free Range / Soma Records),Kitsch & Sync
Ministry of Sound – London – Price £15 Earlybird / £18 Advance / Students £10-£12
Line-up / Box: Dixon, Damian Lazarus, Miguel Campbell (Hot Creations), Gerd Janson; 103: Deep Shit present; Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires), Edwin Congreave (Foals), Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space), Crazy P Soundsystem;
The Loft: Delice Dephunk, Heather on Live Sax, House Legend “Frankie Foncett”, Kosmetiq (Qrikital), Joe Corley, Holly-Bee, Jay Me Cee, Rodrigo Sampa
7-9 Crucifix Lane – London – Price £10 / £12 / £15
Line-up / The Mad Hatterz (live) aka Adapter & Krugen (ViVa Music), Attan (Dame-Music), Jack & I (Art of Dark), Charlie Dave Kent (Art of Dark)
Paramount – London – Price £12 Early Bird – £15 Advance & More On Door
Line-up / Vincenzo (Poker Flat, Mobilee, Dessous), Dave Congreve (Leftroom, Soma), Nathan Coles, Eddie Richards
Covert Night Club – London – Price £10 Super Early £12 Early Bird, £16 Standard, £19 Door
Line-up / Room 1: Platinum Presents; Mark Fanciulli (Saved / Rejected), Deepgroove (Cocoon), Saytek (live) (Cubism), Sinuous, Semi Stef, Deep Trouble, Berts Bongos (Zoo Project);
Room 2: Replay; Jozef Mihalik, Ian Metty, Malcolm Smith, Johnny Smart, Lost Child, Boat Party: Lloyd Trimmer, Ferris, Matto Brothers, Live On The Sax: Deep Sax
fabric – London – Price £18 Advance Tickets/ £13 fabricfirst/ £12 Students
Line-up / ROOM ONE: Derrick Carter, Nick Curly, Makam (live);
ROOM TWO: Luke Slater, The Advent (live), Terry Francis;
ROOM THREE: BIGGER DEER RECORDS Samu.l, Lewis Ryder, Ross Caiden
The Red Gallery – London – Price £10 early bird, 2nd release £12
Line-up / Mike Huckaby, Marcelus, Swayzak presents S_W_Z_K live (album launch), live analogue visual performance by Martin Fischer (Purea)

(in no particular order…)

Cable – London – Price £8 list by emailing 10am@jadedlondon.com / £12 Tickets / £12 OTD
Line-up / Martin Buttrich / Gregor Tresher / Raymundo Rodriguez / Charlotte Michelle 11th
Victoria Park – London – Price £29.50 upwards
Line-up / New addition: Crystal Fighters;
Main Stage: Holly Johnson, Azari & III, Nikki & The Dove, Jonny Woo Etc;
Second Stage (Hosted by Dalston Superstore): The Rapture, Patrick Wolf, Tyson, Ronika The Golden Filter, Penguin Prison;
Big Top (Hosted by Gutterslut & Trailer Trash): DJ Hell, Ivan Smagghe, Gutter Slut DJs, PR QX, Nic Fisher, Ralf, Miss Crystal MC, Trailer Trash DJs, Hannah Holland, Mikki Most,
The NYC Downlow (Hosted by Horsemeat Disco): Jim Stanton and James Hillard, Luke Howard, Severino, Andrew Weatherall, Tim Sweeney, Optimo;
The Stocakde – This is…Circus: Kris Di Angellis, Jodie Harsh, Joshyou are
Cafe 1001 – London – Price £Free!
Line-up / Jose Belo, Dual Minds, Kid AM, Gabbi Lopez
The Light Bar – London – Price £5 Limited Advance/ £6 Concession / £8 OTD
Line-up / – Jordan Peak (2020 Vision, Saved Rec, Raum…Muzik, Tsuba, UK), – Unai Trotti (Cartuli’s Day, Jaded, Release Sustain), – Roberto Amo (Oh! My God Rec, alloyed.net), – Almond Lama (alloyed.net), – Disandat (alloyed.net)
fabric – London – Price £5 Advance Tickets/ £7 Students/fabricfirst
Line-up / Dexter Kane, Cormac, Jacob Husley, Peter Pixzel