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UK radio station scolded for playing Lil Louis’ “French Kiss”

UK regulator Ofcom seeks to protect children from the "prolonged sounds of sexual moaning" from DJ Lil Louis' Chicago house classic "French Kiss."
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Services announced for DJ/producer Tim Baker

A public viewing in Ann Arbor will be followed by a Chicago celebration of the life for techno DJ/producer Tim Baker.
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New Chicago multi-day ARC Music Festival coming Labor Day weekend

Seth Troxler, Nicole Moudaber join DJ Pierre, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather and more in Union Park for ARC Music Festival over Labor Day Weekend 2021.
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Remembering Tim Baker, DJ

Detroit and longtime Chicago DJ, producer, designer and label owner Tim Baker passed away this weekend. This is how we'll remember him.
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VIP Ultima DJ promo service is shutting down

DJ promo site VIP Ultima is shutting down after a catastrophic hardware failure and losses due to COVID, according to an email.

51st State Festival announces full line-up for August 2021

The UK festival returns with Masters at Work, Body & Soul, Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez and more August 7 2021 at North London's Trent Park.
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Louie Vega & Kenny Dope are relaunching Masters At Work

Remastered catalog titles, mixes from the vault & the first new MAW single in more than 20 years, "Mattel," out April 2, 2021.
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Amoeba Music new Hollywood location to open in April

Closed by the pandemic and forced to move by redevelopment, Amoeba's LA location reopens on Hollywood Boulevard April 1, 2021.
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ChilledCow on notice: Steve Roach launches 24/7 ambient YouTube channel

Following in the footsteps of the independent YouTube streamers putting up "beats to relax/study to," ambient artist Steve Roach has created a 24/7 ambient streaming channel.
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New law in California would limit record contracts in favor of artists

The bill would close several loopholes that bind artists to exclusive deals with record labels and movie studios.
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RISING: Inside the new 5 Mag

Black Motion are rising, plus Detroit's Nikki O, Chicago's Dance Loud, Angel Moraes, Plague Ravers and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

Dam Swindle’s Lars & Maarten start two new labels

Italo & proto-house inspired 10Questions and the machine funk driven Transient Nature launch in March and April 2021.

Weed is now legal in 16 American states

Virginia and New Jersey pass legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
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There’s a new soccer team in town & it’s called the “Chicago House”

"Chicago House AC" begins competition in August 2021 and is presided over by, among others, the grandson of the White Sox owner during Disco Demolition Night.
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Movie theaters are back on the agenda in New York

Capacity is limited to 25% or 50 people. Can nightclubs be far behind?

Movement Festival in Detroit “will not happen in May 2021”

Reflecting the uncertain state of the vaccine and coronavirus pandemic in the United States, this time no make-up dates have been announced.

The Prodigy to star in a new documentary

"This one's for Keef!" The Prodigy promise "uncompromising, raw and honest" documentary forthcoming on the history of the iconic UK electronic music group.

The CIA/Tech House Connection: it’s even worse than you think

The CIA "tech house" rebrand launched a thousand memes. Congrats: you participated in a viral marketing campaign.
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OnlySounds? SoundCloud to launch direct payment model: reports

SoundCloud is allegedly working on a new model similar to subscription sites like OnlyFans and Patreon, according to a Billboard report.

Spotify defies expectations and disappoints everyone

Revenues from music subscribers continue to fund podcast spending at the world's largest streaming service.

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Namaste Bros: superstar DJs and plague raves in paradise

The party never ended for the rich - or the superstar DJs capitalizing on slack lockdowns in Mexico.

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