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Apple Jazz ft Slaga & Idelan: Amadlozi

Apple Jazz, Slaga & Idelan's track on Deeper Shades Recordings veers pretty damn close to Afro House perfection.

PledgeMusic’s Bizarre Death Spiral Is Taking Out Everyone

Campaigns suspended, staff abused and a returning co-founder must be wondering what he got himself into: welcome to PledgeMusic 2019, one of the most bizarre corporate death spirals in the industry.

The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Another Strong EP from Chad Sommer on Frique’s LEA

Chad's Acid Mix is choice but Frique's remix of "Feel You" is best, out now from Frique's own Lea Records.
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Dive into Session Victim’s DAWN from Delusions of Grandeur

With assists from Iron Curtis, Nebraska and Sven Weisemann, the DAWN EP showcases four early morning show stoppers from Session Victim.

AUX 88 Headlines Kontaktor 2019 Festival

Detroit electronic music godfathers AUX 88 headline Kontaktor 2019, a Latvian live electronic music festival May 31 in Riga presented by Erica Synths.

Every Music Platform Wants To Be Your Distributor

Following the lead of Spotify, SoundCloud gets into the (almost) free distribution game.

Louie Vega Launches New NYC Club Night

Louie Vega announces Expansions NYC bringing the boom back to Manhattan for NYC dancers and deep music lovers launching February 27 2019.

Jeff Mills Reissuing Deep Cuts from Axis Records’ History for His Director’s Cut Series

Chapter 1 is out now and features "Gamma Player," "Suspense" and more tracks from Axis Records' illustrious catalog.

Defected Launches First Stand-Alone Festival

The festival (or FSTVL) takes place in London September 14 2019 with 5 stages hosted by the Defected family of labels.
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Straight Fire From Ortella on She’s On Fire

"She's On Fire" is the centerpiece of Ortella's double 12" on Owain Bellis' label with the woke title No Money In House.

Fakes & Phonies Beware: Selling Likes & Plays is Illegal

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, New York's attorney general cracked down on a social media fake merchant for fraud.

(Re)Introducing… 8D Industries

5 Mag's new label profile series talks to Michael Donaldson about the rebirth and evolution of 8D Industries.

Qobuz Launches Hi-Rez Music Streaming in US

Founded in France, Qobuz launches hi-rez CD-quality streaming in the US for up to $300 per year.

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

Beatsource is a collaboration with DJcity and will launch in the summer.

Police Weighing Murder Charges in Death of Minneapolis DJ Adam Thorpe

One man is in custody in a double homicide investigation of Minneapolis DJ Adam Thorpe and Jason J. McDonough, whose remains were found on a property in Eckles Township near Bemidji, Minnesota.

#ListenUp Kastle Prepares New Compilation GET RIGHT INSIDE

Handpicked and mixed by Kastle with a load of brand new and exclusive garage-y and bass bangers, GET RIGHT INSIDE is out February 22 on Four40 Records.

Magic Box: A History of the MPC

A fresh perspective on Roger Linn's masterpiece of engineering and the most important new music machine since the invention of the drum machine: the MPC.
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Funk & Disco Icon Harvey Scales Has Died

Scales' 60 year career spanned doo-wop to disco, including co-writing DISCO LADY for Johnnie Taylor - the first platinum single ever.

#ListenUp Jeff Rushin’s SPEAKING OF WITCH on ODD EVEN

Jeff Rushin steps out on Speaking Of Witch, a new four track EP of warm, energetic techno released this week on ODD EVEN.