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<h2>TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Been Cancelled</h2><p>Early last month SFX Entertainment, owner of DJ track shop <a href="https://pro.beatport.com/" target="_blank">Beatport</a> and events companies <a href="http://reactpresents.com/" target="_blank">React Presents</a> and <a href="http://www.madeevent.com/" target="_blank">Made Event</a>, filed for bankruptcy. Sitting in the region of $300 million in debt (!!), the future has looked bleak for what have now become household name events (for example Electric Zoo and Spring Awakening), and of course the number 1 online store to keep DJ crates stocked!</p><p>It is under this umbrella that the US version of the Belgian festival, TomorrowLand sits. Many have speculated over the last few weeks whether it would still be going ahead, however a post on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowworld/?ref=nf" target="_blank">TomorrowWorld’s official facebook page</a> has confirmed our worst thoughts. In a statement they said:</p><blockquote><p>Dear Friends, <br/>It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you, TomorrowWorld will not take place in 2016. Unfortunately in the current environment, it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve.</p><p>We will miss seeing each other in September and experiencing the magic of TomorrowWorld as one. You, the People of Tomorrow, the foundation of TomorrowWorld, are our inspiration.</p><p>Let’s lock and cherish all the magnificent memories in our hearts, this is not farewell…</p><p>TomorrowWorld</p></blockquote><p>Pretty sad times for our cousins across the water, and for the world of festival goers alike.</p><p>

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TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Been Cancelled

Early last month SFX Entertainment, owner of DJ track shop Beatport and events companies React Presents and Made Event, filed for bankruptcy. Sitting in the region of $300 million in debt (!!), the future has looked bleak for what have now become household name events (for example Electric Zoo and Spring Awakening), and of course the number 1 online store to keep DJ crates stocked!

It is under this umbrella that the US version of the Belgian festival, TomorrowLand sits. Many have speculated over the last few weeks whether it would still be going ahead, however a post on TomorrowWorld’s official facebook page has confirmed our worst thoughts. In a statement they said:

Dear Friends,
It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you, TomorrowWorld will not take place in 2016. Unfortunately in the current environment, it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve.

We will miss seeing each other in September and experiencing the magic of TomorrowWorld as one. You, the People of Tomorrow, the foundation of TomorrowWorld, are our inspiration.

Let’s lock and cherish all the magnificent memories in our hearts, this is not farewell…

TomorrowWorld

Pretty sad times for our cousins across the water, and for the world of festival goers alike.

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March 4th 2016
<h2>Woodstock ‘69 Is Coming Back!</h2><p>For three days in August 1969, Sullivan County USA saw 400,000 music fans attend what was to become one of the most famous and pivotal music events in history. Billed as “3 days of peace and music”, Woodstock Festival (officially titled ‘Woodstock Music & Art Fair’) paved the way to what has now become the modern day festival.</p><p>Fast forward almost 50 years and Michael Lang (co-creator of the original festival) is talking about bringing the festival back. </p><p>Giving an interview to the <a href="http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/2016/02/10/woodstock-50th-anniversary-concert-works/80195364/" target="_blank">Poughkeepsie Journal</a>, Lang confirmed discussions are underway with potential partners to celebrate the anniversary with an event on American soil, as well as an additional event overseas.</p><p>Speaking on Woodstock, and if he sees not only the anniversary event, but a further annual Woodstock; Lang said “it is the original and most famous festival brand. With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time for that.”.</p><p>With original acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, I wonder who will have the privilege of following in particularly large footsteps.</p><p>

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Woodstock ‘69 Is Coming Back!

For three days in August 1969, Sullivan County USA saw 400,000 music fans attend what was to become one of the most famous and pivotal music events in history. Billed as “3 days of peace and music”, Woodstock Festival (officially titled ‘Woodstock Music & Art Fair’) paved the way to what has now become the modern day festival.

Fast forward almost 50 years and Michael Lang (co-creator of the original festival) is talking about bringing the festival back. 

Giving an interview to the Poughkeepsie Journal, Lang confirmed discussions are underway with potential partners to celebrate the anniversary with an event on American soil, as well as an additional event overseas.

Speaking on Woodstock, and if he sees not only the anniversary event, but a further annual Woodstock; Lang said “it is the original and most famous festival brand. With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time for that.”.

With original acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, I wonder who will have the privilege of following in particularly large footsteps.

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February 23rd 2016
<h2>The Snowman Choir Boy to be Drum & Bass MC</h2><p>When it comes to festivals which flirt with the line of weird-yet-cool, Bestival on the Isle of Wight nails the responsibility. Each year in September our Facebook feeds become a wash of revelers who have attended in whichever zaney outfit they and their mates have decided to go in (for a taste; check last year’s <a href="http://www.bestival.net/photos/2015/photo/1" target="_blank">official gallery</a>).</p><p>Well it seems the music choices are following the same suit this year, with DJ (and co-founder) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobdaBank" target="_blank">Rob Da Bank</a> presenting a ‘History of Jungle and Drum & Bass’ set with no other than <a href="https://twitter.com/realaled" target="_blank">Aled Jones</a> as his chosen MC!</p><p>That’s right; the Classic FM presenter, host of BBCs Songs of Praise and voice behind <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpezye4xq0" target="_blank">The Snowman</a> will be ripping up bars over the most well known basslines of the last 20 years.</p><p>Described as a fan of drum & bass (as well as a secret microphone assassin!) Jones said “ I’m not sure who’s more excited about coming to Bestival – me or the family! What an honour to be on the same stage with Rob da Bank at his very own festival. Bring it on!”.</p><p>Well played Sir! This is going to be a night to remember.</p><p>♣ Start DJ Lessons | <a href="http://www.scienceofsoundmusic.com/" target="_blank">ScienceOfSoundMusic.com</a><br/>♣ Like us on Facebook | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic" target="_blank">/ScienceOfSoundMusic</a><br/>♣ Follow us on Twitter | <a href="https://twitter.com/Science_ofSound" target="_blank">@Science_ofSound</a> <br/>♣ Look at our Instagram | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/science_of_sound_/" target="_blank">/science_of_sound_</a></p>

The Snowman Choir Boy to be Drum & Bass MC

When it comes to festivals which flirt with the line of weird-yet-cool, Bestival on the Isle of Wight nails the responsibility. Each year in September our Facebook feeds become a wash of revelers who have attended in whichever zaney outfit they and their mates have decided to go in (for a taste; check last year’s official gallery).

Well it seems the music choices are following the same suit this year, with DJ (and co-founder) Rob Da Bank presenting a ‘History of Jungle and Drum & Bass’ set with no other than Aled Jones as his chosen MC!

That’s right; the Classic FM presenter, host of BBCs Songs of Praise and voice behind The Snowman will be ripping up bars over the most well known basslines of the last 20 years.

Described as a fan of drum & bass (as well as a secret microphone assassin!) Jones said “ I’m not sure who’s more excited about coming to Bestival – me or the family! What an honour to be on the same stage with Rob da Bank at his very own festival. Bring it on!”.

Well played Sir! This is going to be a night to remember.

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February 16th 2016
<h2>An iOS App Can Now DJ For You …</h2><p>It’s no secret there is an ever-growing dispute amongst DJs who use different platforms. You’ve got your die-hard analogue audio addicts swearing vinyl turntabilism is the only ‘real’ type of DJing. You’ve got your bedroom DJs who have picked up a second hand Mixtrack Pro 3 and claim they’re the next Guetta. Then somewhere in the middle you’ve got those who utilise all platforms to create sets which can be truly remarkable.</p><p>What’s most important here is the unfaltering passion each DJ has when defending their platform choice and the individual creativity which is poured into each and every one of their sets. But in an age where technology is advancing so rapidly, imagine a time when you don’t even need a DJ at all …</p><p>Well you don’t have to think too ‘outside of the box’ as Serato are set to release an iOS app (called Pyro) which can automatically DJ tracks in a playlist.</p><p>The first release of the app will sync and fade between tracks, with subsequent releases promising further transition features and basic automatic effects (I guess Flanger / BeatGrid / etc?).</p><p>Serato CEO AJ Bertenshaw said this app is for low-key social events when “no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to 5 people”, but I wonder how long will be before you peep over the booth in your local favourite club and see DJ Dave-o bumping fire with an iPad and a 3.5″ jack.</p><p>

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An iOS App Can Now DJ For You …

It’s no secret there is an ever-growing dispute amongst DJs who use different platforms. You’ve got your die-hard analogue audio addicts swearing vinyl turntabilism is the only ‘real’ type of DJing. You’ve got your bedroom DJs who have picked up a second hand Mixtrack Pro 3 and claim they’re the next Guetta. Then somewhere in the middle you’ve got those who utilise all platforms to create sets which can be truly remarkable.

What’s most important here is the unfaltering passion each DJ has when defending their platform choice and the individual creativity which is poured into each and every one of their sets. But in an age where technology is advancing so rapidly, imagine a time when you don’t even need a DJ at all …

Well you don’t have to think too ‘outside of the box’ as Serato are set to release an iOS app (called Pyro) which can automatically DJ tracks in a playlist.

The first release of the app will sync and fade between tracks, with subsequent releases promising further transition features and basic automatic effects (I guess Flanger / BeatGrid / etc?).

Serato CEO AJ Bertenshaw said this app is for low-key social events when “no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to 5 people”, but I wonder how long will be before you peep over the booth in your local favourite club and see DJ Dave-o bumping fire with an iPad and a 3.5″ jack.

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February 12th 2016
<h2>Daft Punk Unchained Finally Comes To The BBC</h2><p>At the beginning of last summer, we brought you news of the planned <a href="http://scienceofsoundmusic.tumblr.com/post/121911083706/daft-punk-unchained-in-2013-with-the-release-of" target="_blank">Canal+ documentary on Daft Punk</a>.</p><p>Well it seems the all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk was so successful, the show has now got a slot on British air time, on BBC 4.</p><p>Our previous article linked above gives you all the juicy info you need, after that all you need to do is tune in at 10 pm (GMT) on Feb 19th. We certainly will be.</p><p>

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Daft Punk Unchained Finally Comes To The BBC

At the beginning of last summer, we brought you news of the planned Canal+ documentary on Daft Punk.

Well it seems the all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk was so successful, the show has now got a slot on British air time, on BBC 4.

Our previous article linked above gives you all the juicy info you need, after that all you need to do is tune in at 10 pm (GMT) on Feb 19th. We certainly will be.

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February 11th 2016
<h2>After 24 Years At The Top, RAM Records Has Conceded</h2><p>In 1992, a fresh-faced, 16 year old Andy C founded what was to become one of the biggest drum & bass record labels to date; <a href="http://ramrecords.com/" target="_blank">RAM Records</a>. With a small £1,000 investment and a logo drawn by his sister (if you haven’t listened to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58tBzRG7Hl0" target="_blank">RAM 20 Years Celebration Documentary</a> on BBC Radio 1, you should now), Andy signed big name after big name including; Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Audio, Frankee, Rene LaVice, and many, many, <i>many</i> more.</p><p>Through a statement released today on BMG’s website (well known for their recent partnership with Sony Music), fans of the genre were informed that RAM Records was no longer an independent record label, and will be coming under their wing alongside other names, most notably <a href="http://strictly.com/" target="_blank">Strictly Rhythm</a>.</p><p>In a statement Andy said, “<i>We have worked with lots of companies over the years, but BMG really get it … 

and we are very excited at being able to tap into BMG’s infrastructure and resources</i>.”; with BMG pledging to “<i>help the legendary drum & bass label grow in the UK and internationally while staying true to its independent roots</i>”, are you convinced? </p><p>Only time will tell.</p><p>

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After 24 Years At The Top, RAM Records Has Conceded

In 1992, a fresh-faced, 16 year old Andy C founded what was to become one of the biggest drum & bass record labels to date; RAM Records. With a small £1,000 investment and a logo drawn by his sister (if you haven’t listened to the RAM 20 Years Celebration Documentary on BBC Radio 1, you should now), Andy signed big name after big name including; Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Audio, Frankee, Rene LaVice, and many, many, many more.

Through a statement released today on BMG’s website (well known for their recent partnership with Sony Music), fans of the genre were informed that RAM Records was no longer an independent record label, and will be coming under their wing alongside other names, most notably Strictly Rhythm.

In a statement Andy said, “We have worked with lots of companies over the years, but BMG really get it … and we are very excited at being able to tap into BMG’s infrastructure and resources.”; with BMG pledging to “help the legendary drum & bass label grow in the UK and internationally while staying true to its independent roots”, are you convinced? 

Only time will tell.

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February 3rd 2016
<h2>MTV Is Back To Playing … Music?</h2><p>On the 1st of August in 1981 (at 12:01 am if you were interested), over a short edited video of the <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Mtvmoon.png" target="_blank">Apollo 11</a> mission, the words “Ladies and Gentlemen … rock and roll!” were the first to be broadcasted on a brand new channel; MTV (Music Television).</p><p>With the promise of a new era of broadcasting music, MTV quickly became very popular amongst the younger generations, sprouting further sub-genre channels as ratings increased.</p><p>Unfortunately in a world run by network ratings this simple model was not to last and now the once great empire has been reduced to teen pregnancy reality television shows with limited music video broadcasting in off-peak periods.</p><p>All may not be lost however; this week, MTV’s parent company (Viacom) have commissioned a new MTV channel (MTV Live), circling back to their roots to inject the ‘Music’ back into the channel’s name. A limited programme has been released for the first week of broadcasting, but currently the schedule includes live shows for some big names, such as Radiohead, Bowie, Jay Z and many more.</p><p>Let’s hope this new musical direction (and channel) kicks off and we can finally wave goodbye to the garbage that’s sat in its place.</p><p>

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MTV Is Back To Playing … Music?

On the 1st of August in 1981 (at 12:01 am if you were interested), over a short edited video of the Apollo 11 mission, the words “Ladies and Gentlemen … rock and roll!” were the first to be broadcasted on a brand new channel; MTV (Music Television).

With the promise of a new era of broadcasting music, MTV quickly became very popular amongst the younger generations, sprouting further sub-genre channels as ratings increased.

Unfortunately in a world run by network ratings this simple model was not to last and now the once great empire has been reduced to teen pregnancy reality television shows with limited music video broadcasting in off-peak periods.

All may not be lost however; this week, MTV’s parent company (Viacom) have commissioned a new MTV channel (MTV Live), circling back to their roots to inject the ‘Music’ back into the channel’s name. A limited programme has been released for the first week of broadcasting, but currently the schedule includes live shows for some big names, such as Radiohead, Bowie, Jay Z and many more.

Let’s hope this new musical direction (and channel) kicks off and we can finally wave goodbye to the garbage that’s sat in its place.

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February 2nd 2016
<h2>2 Many DJs’ Vinyl Room / Studio</h2><p>I mean, for any DJ out there, bedroom or famous, the studio you carve yourself becomes your sanctuary. Many hours will be spent in front of your setup practising, recording and generally playing around; so you need that space to totally fit you and your tastes.</p><p>A photo of <a href="http://www.2manydjs.com/?page=radiosoulwax" target="_blank">2 Many DJs’</a> studio in Belgium has emerged 

(or Radio Soulwax as you may know them)

and their ‘vinyl room’ is absolutely beautiful.</p><p>Look at that table, and those shelves. It is most certainly a room of inspiration. </p><p>The keener eyes amongst you will also notice the pair of <a href="http://www.mixfoundation.co.nz/images/standard/SL-1200GLD-w.jpg" target="_blank">Limited Edition Gold 1200s</a> gigging at the bottom; too much. For the common man of course, a battered pair of second hand turntables in your ‘room under the stairs’ will usually suffice, but at least for now lets all take a moment to dream.</p><p>

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2 Many DJs’ Vinyl Room / Studio

I mean, for any DJ out there, bedroom or famous, the studio you carve yourself becomes your sanctuary. Many hours will be spent in front of your setup practising, recording and generally playing around; so you need that space to totally fit you and your tastes.

A photo of 2 Many DJs’ studio in Belgium has emerged (or Radio Soulwax as you may know them) and their ‘vinyl room’ is absolutely beautiful.

Look at that table, and those shelves. It is most certainly a room of inspiration. 

The keener eyes amongst you will also notice the pair of Limited Edition Gold 1200s gigging at the bottom; too much. For the common man of course, a battered pair of second hand turntables in your ‘room under the stairs’ will usually suffice, but at least for now lets all take a moment to dream.

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January 28th 2016
<h2>Haribo’s New Suspicious Looking ‘DJ Sweets’</h2><p>Picture yourself shacking left and right on one of the many dance-floors deep in the heart of <a href="http://www.fabriclondon.com/" target="_blank">Fabric</a>, your favourite DJ is about to come on and your bezzy mate leans over and pops one of these onto your palm; one of Haribo’s new DJ Sweets; how does that vision end? </p><p>Mine ends with a bouncer’s arm round me, leading me out of the club saying, “of course it was just Haribo …”.</p><p>Nonetheless, Haribo in Germany have just brought out a new range of DJ Brause (which translates to DJ Sherbert) with the packet claiming the sweets have a ‘slightly acidic note’, come on!</p><p>The sweets are meant to represent all of the buttons a DJ would usually press, even with the novelty I’d just be particularly careful where you start popping these bad boys.</p><p>

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Haribo’s New Suspicious Looking ‘DJ Sweets’

Picture yourself shacking left and right on one of the many dance-floors deep in the heart of Fabric, your favourite DJ is about to come on and your bezzy mate leans over and pops one of these onto your palm; one of Haribo’s new DJ Sweets; how does that vision end? 

Mine ends with a bouncer’s arm round me, leading me out of the club saying, “of course it was just Haribo …”.

Nonetheless, Haribo in Germany have just brought out a new range of DJ Brause (which translates to DJ Sherbert) with the packet claiming the sweets have a ‘slightly acidic note’, come on!

The sweets are meant to represent all of the buttons a DJ would usually press, even with the novelty I’d just be particularly careful where you start popping these bad boys.

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January 18th 2016
<h2>Pioneer Have Just Introduced Their Latest CDJ and Mixer Range</h2><p>Anyone who’s anyone will know Pioneer hold the DJ equipment game firmly in the palm of their hands. Ever since the arrival of the <a href="http://soundpond.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/300.jpg" target="_blank">CDJ300 back in 1992</a>, Pioneer have been at the cutting edge of CDJ equipment, bringing all the latest features with each new release. </p><p>As has come to be expected, the latest range is no stranger to this tradition; this morning Pioneer released news of the brand new 2000 Nexus range (CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2) becoming available for sale as of February this year.</p><p>Holding true to the format nearly every club and/or professional DJ has become accustomed to, the new range will look and feel much like the already hugely successful CDJ-2000 and DJM-900 range, but with more new features than you can shake a stick at.</p><p>I won’t bore you with textual descriptions, instead check out the official release videos where names like Nicky Romero, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke and Hot Since 82 go through the newest features:</p><p>Official CDJ introduction video is <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCbRYieYwWI" target="_blank">here</a>; Mixer introduction video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgCgPuEbTiY" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>

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Pioneer Have Just Introduced Their Latest CDJ and Mixer Range

Anyone who’s anyone will know Pioneer hold the DJ equipment game firmly in the palm of their hands. Ever since the arrival of the CDJ300 back in 1992, Pioneer have been at the cutting edge of CDJ equipment, bringing all the latest features with each new release. 

As has come to be expected, the latest range is no stranger to this tradition; this morning Pioneer released news of the brand new 2000 Nexus range (CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2) becoming available for sale as of February this year.

Holding true to the format nearly every club and/or professional DJ has become accustomed to, the new range will look and feel much like the already hugely successful CDJ-2000 and DJM-900 range, but with more new features than you can shake a stick at.

I won’t bore you with textual descriptions, instead check out the official release videos where names like Nicky Romero, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke and Hot Since 82 go through the newest features:

Official CDJ introduction video is here; Mixer introduction video here.

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January 12th 2016
<h2>New Year, New Toolroom Residency</h2><p>We at Science of Sound are long standing fans of <a href="http://www.toolroomrecords.com/" target="_blank">Toolroom Records</a>, heck <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBBcjgIUoeA" target="_blank">Man With The Red Face</a> is quite possibly one of the best songs ever made. </p><p>With the start of the new year, label boss Mark Knight has announced a new quarterly residency, Toolroom Live, at London’s notorious all-night-and-day’er club, Egg.</p><p>Promising a platform to showcase new Toolroom talent, as well as well-weathered veterans, the first night is planned for March 5th; head over to <a href="http://www.egglondon.co.uk/" target="_blank">The Egg’s website</a> for tickets.</p><p>

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New Year, New Toolroom Residency

We at Science of Sound are long standing fans of Toolroom Records, heck Man With The Red Face is quite possibly one of the best songs ever made. 

With the start of the new year, label boss Mark Knight has announced a new quarterly residency, Toolroom Live, at London’s notorious all-night-and-day’er club, Egg.

Promising a platform to showcase new Toolroom talent, as well as well-weathered veterans, the first night is planned for March 5th; head over to The Egg’s website for tickets.

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January 6th 2016
<h2>Ibiza Villas Now Come With DJ Lessons</h2><p>Planning a lavish holiday in Ibiza this summer? Fancy learning the sacred art of ‘the ones and twos’? Well now you can with with Ibiza’s <a href="http://www.hotelesvive.com/en/" target="_blank">Es Vive Boutique Hotel</a> who are offering customers the chance to partake in two hour lessons whilst staying in one of their pretty beaut villas (pictured).</p><p>Business co-founder Nick Reid has been quoted:</p><blockquote><p>“This is an exciting new offer for us. We’re sure guests who try out the master-classes will come away having had a lot of fun, with some new skills they can try out at home. Where better to learn DJ techniques than in Ibiza?”</p></blockquote><p>Can’t argue with him there, well that is until you learn that the villas start at £8,400 for a week (!!) and that’s <i>without</i> the DJ lessons …</p><p>Don’t have that kind of spare cash lying around? No, we don’t either, but we at Science of Sound do share Nick’s passion for DJing (without the greed). </p><p>That’s why earlier this year we set up our own DJ School offering professional DJ Lessons at affordable prices. With packages from total beginner level to fine tuning intermediate and advanced skills, we can offer personalised one-to-one tuition for those based in the east of England.</p><p>Want to find out more? Head over to our website and get in touch: </p><p><a href="http://www.scienceofsoundmusic.com/" target="_blank">www.scienceofsoundmusic.com</a></p><p><br/></p><p>

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Ibiza Villas Now Come With DJ Lessons

Planning a lavish holiday in Ibiza this summer? Fancy learning the sacred art of ‘the ones and twos’? Well now you can with with Ibiza’s Es Vive Boutique Hotel who are offering customers the chance to partake in two hour lessons whilst staying in one of their pretty beaut villas (pictured).

Business co-founder Nick Reid has been quoted:

“This is an exciting new offer for us. We’re sure guests who try out the master-classes will come away having had a lot of fun, with some new skills they can try out at home. Where better to learn DJ techniques than in Ibiza?”

Can’t argue with him there, well that is until you learn that the villas start at £8,400 for a week (!!) and that’s without the DJ lessons …

Don’t have that kind of spare cash lying around? No, we don’t either, but we at Science of Sound do share Nick’s passion for DJing (without the greed). 

That’s why earlier this year we set up our own DJ School offering professional DJ Lessons at affordable prices. With packages from total beginner level to fine tuning intermediate and advanced skills, we can offer personalised one-to-one tuition for those based in the east of England.

Want to find out more? Head over to our website and get in touch: 

www.scienceofsoundmusic.com


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August 6th 2015
<h2>BBC Radio 1: Ibiza Proms</h2><p>A few weeks ago we brought you news that <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic?fref=ts" target="_blank">Radio 1 would be celebrating 20 years in Ibiza</a> with a massive party. For an additional celebration to mark the milestone, last week Pete Tong took charge of the Royal Albert Hall organising the <a href="http://www.theheritageorchestra.com/" target="_blank">Heritage Orchestra</a> to perform some of the most famous Ibiza classics from the last two decades.</p><p>With <a href="https://twitter.com/julesbuckley" target="_blank">Jules Buckley</a> conducting, the orchestra seamlessly played through 23 tracks including giants from Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Faithless and many, many more. </p><p>The result was an absolutely amazing hour and a half of music, unique and beautiful in its own right. If you haven’t already, we at Science of Sound definitely recommend you take the time to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063s4gx/bbc-proms-2015-season-radio-1-ibiza-prom" target="_blank">watch it </a>(it’s only available for another 25 days so don’t delay!).</p><p>If you are left wanting more, check out when <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAxgFe4hpE" target="_blank">Nero performed some of their greatest hits with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra</a>.</p><p>

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BBC Radio 1: Ibiza Proms

A few weeks ago we brought you news that Radio 1 would be celebrating 20 years in Ibiza with a massive party. For an additional celebration to mark the milestone, last week Pete Tong took charge of the Royal Albert Hall organising the Heritage Orchestra to perform some of the most famous Ibiza classics from the last two decades.

With Jules Buckley conducting, the orchestra seamlessly played through 23 tracks including giants from Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Faithless and many, many more. 

The result was an absolutely amazing hour and a half of music, unique and beautiful in its own right. If you haven’t already, we at Science of Sound definitely recommend you take the time to watch it (it’s only available for another 25 days so don’t delay!).

If you are left wanting more, check out when Nero performed some of their greatest hits with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

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August 3rd 2015
<h2>London Elektricity; Vinyl Only Set For D&BTV</h2><p>A couple of months ago we brought you news that <a href="http://breakbeat.co.uk/" target="_blank">Drum and Bass Arena</a> had started up their D&BTV service again, filming top DJs showcase their favourite tunes at the time.</p><p>To celebrate the re-launch they invited <a href="https://www.hospitalrecords.com/" target="_blank">Hospital Records</a> into the studio with performances from Logistics, Nu:Tone and label boss Tony Coleman. </p><p>Showcasing some of the best Hospital releases, on vinyl (of course), Tony whipped up one of the best drum and bass mixes we’ve heard in a long time. If you’re into jump up, melodic and liquid d&b then this is a set for you.</p><p>Link to the hour long performance is <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gviGqMCjE" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>

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London Elektricity; Vinyl Only Set For D&BTV

A couple of months ago we brought you news that Drum and Bass Arena had started up their D&BTV service again, filming top DJs showcase their favourite tunes at the time.

To celebrate the re-launch they invited Hospital Records into the studio with performances from Logistics, Nu:Tone and label boss Tony Coleman. 

Showcasing some of the best Hospital releases, on vinyl (of course), Tony whipped up one of the best drum and bass mixes we’ve heard in a long time. If you’re into jump up, melodic and liquid d&b then this is a set for you.

Link to the hour long performance is here.

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July 30th 2015
<h2>Watch Andy C’s Glastonbury 2015 Set</h2><p>Whether you went to Glastonbury last month and want to relive his set, or are just looking for a fresh new mix from The Executioner, the kind folks over at <a href="https://ramrecords.com/" target="_blank">RAM Records</a> recorded his performance and have <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eko2ph8HuK4" target="_blank">uploaded it to YouTube</a>.</p><p>Doubling up as a Radio 1 Essential Mix for that week, Andy absolutely smashed <a href="http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/shangri-la/" target="_blank">Shangri-La</a>.</p><p>Let’s be honest; when doesn’t he?</p><p>

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Watch Andy C’s Glastonbury 2015 Set

Whether you went to Glastonbury last month and want to relive his set, or are just looking for a fresh new mix from The Executioner, the kind folks over at RAM Records recorded his performance and have uploaded it to YouTube.

Doubling up as a Radio 1 Essential Mix for that week, Andy absolutely smashed Shangri-La.

Let’s be honest; when doesn’t he?

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July 27th 2015
<h2>Some Genius Has Just Made A Tortilla Which Plays Mexican Music</h2><p>Not much to say on this one except; you hero.</p><p>Imagine yourself in the club, flicking through your box of vinyls, whipping out a TORTILLA, then killing the dance floor with the only good song to come out of Mexico, ever.</p><p>That dream has just become a reality folks; watch the minute long video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdzCv_9eaoM" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>

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Some Genius Has Just Made A Tortilla Which Plays Mexican Music

Not much to say on this one except; you hero.

Imagine yourself in the club, flicking through your box of vinyls, whipping out a TORTILLA, then killing the dance floor with the only good song to come out of Mexico, ever.

That dream has just become a reality folks; watch the minute long video here.

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July 23rd 2015
<h2>Record Label and Company Owner, Sven Väth, Kicks off Lazy ‘DJ’ Mid-Set at Cocoon In The Park</h2><p>German EDM producer, DJ and all-round legend Sven Väth burst onto the music scene in 1981 and is hailed as one of the leading pioneers of underground electronic music in Germany and Ibiza. Making quite the mark on the industry, Sven started his own company, <a href="http://www.cocoon.net/" target="_blank">Cocoon</a>, which went on to become it’s own independent record label, one of the most famous clubs in Frankfurt and is still rocking a 14 year residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia. </p><p>With ever growing success Sven started taking Cocoon further across the globe to a multitude of festivals, to name but a few; TomorrowLand, EH1 in the UK and Ostras Beach Club in Italy.</p><p>Just over a week ago at <a href="http://cocooninthepark.com/" target="_blank">Cocoon In The Park</a>, Leeds, for the 7th year running Carl Cox, Dixon and of course Sven himself were all on the line-up ready to deliver the latest and best underground house and techno to the eagerly awaiting northern festival goers. </p><p>Unfortunately, Ricardo Villalobos, a Chilean DJ with a pretty big hype (see below) didn’t seem too enthused to also be on the line-up, let alone pay any attention to the crowd sticking with him through the rainy British weather. His bio states:</p><p><i>“Ricardo was born in Chile and grew up in Germany, he currently lives in Berlin. He is one of the most solicited DJs in the world, as well as being a renowned musician. Ricardo’s inexhaustible creativity and innovation, and his unfailing feel for the crowd make him an outstanding artist in the contemporary world of electronic music.”</i><br/></p><p>Big words; no doubt you’d be pretty excited to see him live? You’d be wrong.</p><p>Someone backstage video’d his set and has uploaded it to YouTube. The video itself is 31 minutes, but having watched it, we can suggest only watching the first 3 minutes; you get a pretty good idea of his attitude; more interested in making himself drinks, chucking some awful dance moves at the people behind him back stage, not even attempting to DJ and finally (and worst) totally ignoring the crowd in front of him. </p><p>Skip to 10 minutes in and the boss-man Sven has had enough, kicks him out of the booth, sends the promo girls out onto the stage and really gets the party going. Lucky he did because the reaction to Ricardo has been anything less than pretty:</p><p><i>“We drive down from Scotland every year for Cocoon. Lobos totally f*cked our day”<br/></i></p><p><i>“At least he’s consistent … absolute sh*te every year”<br/></i></p><p><i>“I wouldn’t wish his set on my worst enemy, felt like f*cking topping myself. Don’t get that c*nt again”</i><br/></p><p>Think they’re being too harsh? <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dM9QRe_Vzk" target="_blank">Check out the video for yourself</a>. Sheesh. </p><p>

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Record Label and Company Owner, Sven Väth, Kicks off Lazy ‘DJ’ Mid-Set at Cocoon In The Park

German EDM producer, DJ and all-round legend Sven Väth burst onto the music scene in 1981 and is hailed as one of the leading pioneers of underground electronic music in Germany and Ibiza. Making quite the mark on the industry, Sven started his own company, Cocoon, which went on to become it’s own independent record label, one of the most famous clubs in Frankfurt and is still rocking a 14 year residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia. 

With ever growing success Sven started taking Cocoon further across the globe to a multitude of festivals, to name but a few; TomorrowLand, EH1 in the UK and Ostras Beach Club in Italy.

Just over a week ago at Cocoon In The Park, Leeds, for the 7th year running Carl Cox, Dixon and of course Sven himself were all on the line-up ready to deliver the latest and best underground house and techno to the eagerly awaiting northern festival goers. 

Unfortunately, Ricardo Villalobos, a Chilean DJ with a pretty big hype (see below) didn’t seem too enthused to also be on the line-up, let alone pay any attention to the crowd sticking with him through the rainy British weather. His bio states:

“Ricardo was born in Chile and grew up in Germany, he currently lives in Berlin. He is one of the most solicited DJs in the world, as well as being a renowned musician. Ricardo’s inexhaustible creativity and innovation, and his unfailing feel for the crowd make him an outstanding artist in the contemporary world of electronic music.”

Big words; no doubt you’d be pretty excited to see him live? You’d be wrong.

Someone backstage video’d his set and has uploaded it to YouTube. The video itself is 31 minutes, but having watched it, we can suggest only watching the first 3 minutes; you get a pretty good idea of his attitude; more interested in making himself drinks, chucking some awful dance moves at the people behind him back stage, not even attempting to DJ and finally (and worst) totally ignoring the crowd in front of him. 

Skip to 10 minutes in and the boss-man Sven has had enough, kicks him out of the booth, sends the promo girls out onto the stage and really gets the party going. Lucky he did because the reaction to Ricardo has been anything less than pretty:

“We drive down from Scotland every year for Cocoon. Lobos totally f*cked our day”

“At least he’s consistent … absolute sh*te every year”

“I wouldn’t wish his set on my worst enemy, felt like f*cking topping myself. Don’t get that c*nt again”

Think they’re being too harsh? Check out the video for yourself. Sheesh. 

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July 20th 2015
<h2>BBC Radio 1 Celebrate 20 Years in Ibiza With a Massive Lineup</h2><p>This year Annie Mac and the BBC Radio 1 crew are celebrating the station’s 20th anniversary of the annual Ibiza weekend. Since 1995 Radio 1 have been sending home some of the best dance music from the White Isle, inspiring dance floors and DJs up and down our glorious country.</p><p>To celebrate they are laying on a weekend of partying, starting at Ushuaia for Friday and Saturday, then moving to Ibiza Rocks for a Sunday finale. Featuring the usual suspects, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong, it looks set to be a banger.</p><p>Oh, those names aren’t big enough for you?</p><p>It’s lucky then that special guests include Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Faithless and Kolsch.</p><p>If you’re in Ibiza over the weekend of the 1st August, tickets go on sale today; you can get them <a href="http://ibiza2015.net/party/bbc-radio-1-weekend-in-ibiza/" target="_blank">here</a>. In the unlikely event you need further encouragement check out this video of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENykKt-4Izo" target="_blank">Annie Mac live from Ushuaia</a> last August. </p><p>

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BBC Radio 1 Celebrate 20 Years in Ibiza With a Massive Lineup

This year Annie Mac and the BBC Radio 1 crew are celebrating the station’s 20th anniversary of the annual Ibiza weekend. Since 1995 Radio 1 have been sending home some of the best dance music from the White Isle, inspiring dance floors and DJs up and down our glorious country.

To celebrate they are laying on a weekend of partying, starting at Ushuaia for Friday and Saturday, then moving to Ibiza Rocks for a Sunday finale. Featuring the usual suspects, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong, it looks set to be a banger.

Oh, those names aren’t big enough for you?

It’s lucky then that special guests include Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Faithless and Kolsch.

If you’re in Ibiza over the weekend of the 1st August, tickets go on sale today; you can get them here. In the unlikely event you need further encouragement check out this video of Annie Mac live from Ushuaia last August. 

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July 17th 2015
<h2>Deadmau5 Trolls Bieber and Jack U Further With A Song Edit</h2><p>Yesterday we brought you the news that <a href="http://www.scienceofsoundmusic.com/Blog.php" target="_blank">Deadmau5 had publicly expressed his discontent</a> for the Jack U song, Where Are U Now, featuring Justin Bieber.</p><p>Just to really hit home his message, he has also taken to his alter-ego SoundCloud account, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife" target="_blank">Fuck My Life</a>, uploading an edit of the original song.</p><p>With a short and sweet tagline, “Still needs mastering”, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/where-im-at" target="_blank">Where I’m At</a> certainly had us chuckling.</p><p>

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Deadmau5 Trolls Bieber and Jack U Further With A Song Edit

Yesterday we brought you the news that Deadmau5 had publicly expressed his discontent for the Jack U song, Where Are U Now, featuring Justin Bieber.

Just to really hit home his message, he has also taken to his alter-ego SoundCloud account, Fuck My Life, uploading an edit of the original song.

With a short and sweet tagline, “Still needs mastering”, Where I’m At certainly had us chuckling.

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July 8th 2015
<h2>Deadmau5 Has Just Said What We’ve All Been Thinking</h2><p>Skrillex and Diplo are a couple of cool cats. Joining forces they became Jack U and as expected absolutely bossed the big bass, party all over your face EDM scene; just check out their <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_5eXC9pR2U" target="_blank">Madison Square Garden gig from NYE 2014</a>!</p><p>Then came the debut album, ‘<a href="https://soundcloud.com/jacku/sets/skrillex-diplo-present-jack-u" target="_blank">Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U</a>’, and with that a whole host of decent featured guests including Missy Elliot, Aluna George and of course Kiesza. But what no one expected was little brat Bieber getting a look in on one of the most anticipated albums of this year, let alone on a single release; you all of course have heard ‘<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntGTK2Fhb0" target="_blank">Where Are U Now?</a>’.</p><p>We can only imagine it was a marketing ploy, knowing no matter how the song turned out every single girl between the age of 8 and 14 would support, buy and share it. Which has happened. And the song is everywhere. </p><p><i>

Vive les Beliebers.</i><br/></p><p>Truthfully the track itself isn’t that bad, showcasing what you have come to expect from Jack U; variety in bass and melody with a punchy electronic twist. It’s the vocals that make the listening really uncomfortable, not only because of where they are originating from but because of how unintelligent and uninspiring they are; </p><blockquote><p>“I gave you attention, when nobody else was paying. </p><p>I gave you the shirt off my back. What you saying?” </p></blockquote><p>Cringe.</p><p>But still the song gained traction, peaking at #15 on the <a href="http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100" target="_blank">Billboard Hot 100</a> and reaching top 10 places around European charts. And just as we at Science of Sound were starting to think it must be us who are the crazy ones, in steps our hero, Mr Joel Zimmerman. Taking to his <a href="https://twitter.com/deadmau5" target="_blank">Twitter account</a>, Deadmau5 (not shy of ‘twitter beef’) wrote:</p><p>

“made the mistake of listening to this jack u shit with bieber assuming they at least did something cool… nope. what the fuck is this shit?” <br/></p><p>Followed shortly by:</p><p>

“im going to bed. i need to unconciously scrape this shitty fucking 3rd grade production and autotuned “singing” bullshit out of my head.”

<br/></p><p>Well played Sir, finally, an honest critique. Check his Twitter to read the backlash from said young girls, it’s a good read. </p><p><i>Viva la souris morte.</i></p><p>

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Deadmau5 Has Just Said What We’ve All Been Thinking

Skrillex and Diplo are a couple of cool cats. Joining forces they became Jack U and as expected absolutely bossed the big bass, party all over your face EDM scene; just check out their Madison Square Garden gig from NYE 2014!

Then came the debut album, ‘Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U’, and with that a whole host of decent featured guests including Missy Elliot, Aluna George and of course Kiesza. But what no one expected was little brat Bieber getting a look in on one of the most anticipated albums of this year, let alone on a single release; you all of course have heard ‘Where Are U Now?’.

We can only imagine it was a marketing ploy, knowing no matter how the song turned out every single girl between the age of 8 and 14 would support, buy and share it. Which has happened. And the song is everywhere. 

Vive les Beliebers.

Truthfully the track itself isn’t that bad, showcasing what you have come to expect from Jack U; variety in bass and melody with a punchy electronic twist. It’s the vocals that make the listening really uncomfortable, not only because of where they are originating from but because of how unintelligent and uninspiring they are; 

“I gave you attention, when nobody else was paying. 

I gave you the shirt off my back. What you saying?” 

Cringe.

But still the song gained traction, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching top 10 places around European charts. And just as we at Science of Sound were starting to think it must be us who are the crazy ones, in steps our hero, Mr Joel Zimmerman. Taking to his Twitter account, Deadmau5 (not shy of ‘twitter beef’) wrote:

“made the mistake of listening to this jack u shit with bieber assuming they at least did something cool… nope. what the fuck is this shit?” 

Followed shortly by:

“im going to bed. i need to unconciously scrape this shitty fucking 3rd grade production and autotuned “singing” bullshit out of my head.”

Well played Sir, finally, an honest critique. Check his Twitter to read the backlash from said young girls, it’s a good read. 

Viva la souris morte.

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July 7th 2015
<h2><b>Murder On The Dancefloor, Literally</b></h2><p>Organisers of a water-park rave in New Taipei City, Taiwan, have found themselves in a lot of trouble after accidentally setting the crowd on fire! </p><p>Having hosted numerous incident free raves across Asia (pictured), it was Color Play’s debut event in Taiwan; one that has seen 5 individuals immediately arrested for questioning, including the event organiser.</p><p>Part of the Color Play experience is multi-coloured powder that is jetted over the ravers. Unfortunately on this occurrence the overhead lighting caused the powder to ignite, setting 500 people ablaze. CNN have reported this morning that of the 500 caught in the fireball, 202 are in a critical condition and 182 in intensive care.</p><p>We at Science of Sound have managed to find a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=30&v=nyXar3nACVk" target="_blank">video of the horrible event</a> as it happened; we warn you it’s not for the faint of heart ….</p><p>Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for everyone affected, we’ll see you back on the scene soon friends.</p><p>

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Murder On The Dancefloor, Literally

Organisers of a water-park rave in New Taipei City, Taiwan, have found themselves in a lot of trouble after accidentally setting the crowd on fire! 

Having hosted numerous incident free raves across Asia (pictured), it was Color Play’s debut event in Taiwan; one that has seen 5 individuals immediately arrested for questioning, including the event organiser.

Part of the Color Play experience is multi-coloured powder that is jetted over the ravers. Unfortunately on this occurrence the overhead lighting caused the powder to ignite, setting 500 people ablaze. CNN have reported this morning that of the 500 caught in the fireball, 202 are in a critical condition and 182 in intensive care.

We at Science of Sound have managed to find a video of the horrible event as it happened; we warn you it’s not for the faint of heart ….

Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for everyone affected, we’ll see you back on the scene soon friends.

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June 30th 2015
<h2><b>Brand New: Dusky Music</b></h2><p>London based duo Dusky are famed for their bass heavy, rolling deep house and club music. If you were wondering (and who isn’t?) our favourites from the Dusky camp are the hugely successful <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B3jIAteuZs" target="_blank">Careless</a> and their re-work of Justin Martin’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANP_BkWVkLI" target="_blank">Don’t Go</a>.</p><p>With the imminent release of their new four track EP, Ordinary World (set for 31st July), the boys have just revealed a teaser track; Skin Deep. For the ever-so-keen of you out there, you can buy it right now as a single track on <a href="https://pro.beatport.com/release/skin-deep/1555002" target="_blank">Beatport</a> or wait and pre-order the whole EP on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ordinary-world-ep/id1005659637?ign-mpt=uo%3D4" target="_blank">iTunes</a>.</p><p>Bang on trend, Skin Deep is blend of future garage and deep house, showcasing smooth vocals and uplifting summer vibes. We’ve had it on repeat in the Science of Sound lab; it’s an absolute must for any playlist you have going on at the moment.</p><p>But don’t just take our word for it, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsF-ilfZ7Zc" target="_blank">have a listen for yourselves</a>!</p><p>Well done gents, can’t wait to hear the rest.</p><p>♣ Like us | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic</a><br/>♣ Follow us | <a href="https://twitter.com/Science_ofSound" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/Science_ofSound</a><br/>♣ Look at us | <a href="https://instagram.com/science_of_sound_/" target="_blank">https://instagram.com/science_of_sound_/</a></p>

Brand New: Dusky Music

London based duo Dusky are famed for their bass heavy, rolling deep house and club music. If you were wondering (and who isn’t?) our favourites from the Dusky camp are the hugely successful Careless and their re-work of Justin Martin’s Don’t Go.

With the imminent release of their new four track EP, Ordinary World (set for 31st July), the boys have just revealed a teaser track; Skin Deep. For the ever-so-keen of you out there, you can buy it right now as a single track on Beatport or wait and pre-order the whole EP on iTunes.

Bang on trend, Skin Deep is blend of future garage and deep house, showcasing smooth vocals and uplifting summer vibes. We’ve had it on repeat in the Science of Sound lab; it’s an absolute must for any playlist you have going on at the moment.

But don’t just take our word for it, have a listen for yourselves!

Well done gents, can’t wait to hear the rest.

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June 29th 2015
<h2><b>Daft Punk: Unchained</b></h2><p>In 2013 with the release of their catchy disco-funk track <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I" target="_blank">Get Lucky</a>, the French house duo Daft Punk rocketed to out-of-this world fame. Fresher fans amongst you no doubt will be privy to their newest album (of which Get Lucky was a track single of) Random Access Memories; an album which for us unfortunately fell far from the mark.</p><p>Now we’re not the type of folk to condescendingly harp on about the <i>“good ol’ days” </i>but we at Science of Sound are children of the generation of Discovery and therefore timeless classics such as Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, One More Time and Digital Love. Whilst we appreciate and respect diversity, which was certainly shown in the production of Get Lucky, listening to an entire album based on that disco-funky-guitar sound became a little tiresome.</p><p>Interestingly, back to their 2001 album Discovery; not many people know it is a soundtrack to a trippy yet intriguingly addictive film about the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop group, with each album track representing an episode of the story. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the Japanese-French film Interstella 5555, in full <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8PrIzCX5mI" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Whether you prefer their techno-house roots or new disco sound, one thing is undeniable; Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the men behind the masks, have kept their legacy shrouded in a deep and dark veil of mystery. Until now.</p><p>in 2014 BBC Worldwide Productions France began creating the first ever documentary on the duo which promises viewers and fans an all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk. With interviews from featured guests such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Pete Tong and many more, the 60 minute feature is deservedly stirring up a hype.</p><p>It is set to be aired on the French channel <a href="http://www.canalplus.fr/c-infos-documentaires/pid8177-c-daft-punk-unchained.html" target="_blank">Canal+</a> next Wednesday evening at 7.50 pm GMT; put it in your diary kids, it’s going to be big.</p><p>

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Daft Punk: Unchained

In 2013 with the release of their catchy disco-funk track Get Lucky, the French house duo Daft Punk rocketed to out-of-this world fame. Fresher fans amongst you no doubt will be privy to their newest album (of which Get Lucky was a track single of) Random Access Memories; an album which for us unfortunately fell far from the mark.

Now we’re not the type of folk to condescendingly harp on about the “good ol’ days” but we at Science of Sound are children of the generation of Discovery and therefore timeless classics such as Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, One More Time and Digital Love. Whilst we appreciate and respect diversity, which was certainly shown in the production of Get Lucky, listening to an entire album based on that disco-funky-guitar sound became a little tiresome.

Interestingly, back to their 2001 album Discovery; not many people know it is a soundtrack to a trippy yet intriguingly addictive film about the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop group, with each album track representing an episode of the story. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the Japanese-French film Interstella 5555, in full here.

Whether you prefer their techno-house roots or new disco sound, one thing is undeniable; Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the men behind the masks, have kept their legacy shrouded in a deep and dark veil of mystery. Until now.

in 2014 BBC Worldwide Productions France began creating the first ever documentary on the duo which promises viewers and fans an all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk. With interviews from featured guests such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Pete Tong and many more, the 60 minute feature is deservedly stirring up a hype.

It is set to be aired on the French channel Canal+ next Wednesday evening at 7.50 pm GMT; put it in your diary kids, it’s going to be big.

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June 19th 2015
<h2><b>Knife Party Announce New EP</b></h2><p>Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s side project to Pendulum, Knife Party, have released a number of EPs and singles over the last three years. Some of the most successful releases from each have been <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-IWRmpefzE" target="_blank">Bonfire</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qC9KwujVtQ" target="_blank">LRAD</a> and of course <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luJJBeCFeM0" target="_blank">Internet Friends</a> (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENjxq0oQCFc" target="_blank">VIP</a> included). In November last year they released their first studio album ‘Abandon Ship’ which showcased their more experimental side as well as some obligatory bangers in their signature sound. If you haven’t already, you can listen to the whole album on YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17K9xJ2lXc8&index=1&list=PL1GWcUakIzxCnCeJEt8oFZY1bw7Cgib4R" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>But since the release they have been particularly quiet on public interaction, with the exception of a few gigs here and there.</p><p>That all changed a couple of weeks ago when on their <a href="https://twitter.com/knifepartyinc" target="_blank">Twitter account</a> they teased with the following:</p><p>“Excuse the silence, we’ve been busy. New EP info within the next few days :) ”</p><p>The silence has resumed since then so I guess we will all have to wait with baited breath for some new Knife Party music; of course, we’ll be reviewing and sharing it once it lands. Stay tuned.</p><p>



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Knife Party Announce New EP

Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s side project to Pendulum, Knife Party, have released a number of EPs and singles over the last three years. Some of the most successful releases from each have been Bonfire, LRAD and of course Internet Friends (VIP included). In November last year they released their first studio album ‘Abandon Ship’ which showcased their more experimental side as well as some obligatory bangers in their signature sound. If you haven’t already, you can listen to the whole album on YouTube here.

But since the release they have been particularly quiet on public interaction, with the exception of a few gigs here and there.

That all changed a couple of weeks ago when on their Twitter account they teased with the following:

“Excuse the silence, we’ve been busy. New EP info within the next few days :) ”

The silence has resumed since then so I guess we will all have to wait with baited breath for some new Knife Party music; of course, we’ll be reviewing and sharing it once it lands. Stay tuned.

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June 15th 2015
<h2><b>Want to go to EDC UK for free?</b></h2><p>Well you’re in luck! <a href="http://mixmag.net/read/fancy-taking-your-friends-to-edc-for-free-news" target="_blank">MixMag</a> are running a competition for you and three mates to win tickets to go. All you need to do is upload a photo of the outfit you would wear if you won to either Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #EDCcomp.</p><p>Pretty simple huh?</p><p>The carnival returns to Milton Keynes this year on Saturday 11th July boasting acts such as Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Tiesto, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and <a href="http://uk.electricdaisycarnival.com/the-experience/music/" target="_blank">many, many more</a>.</p><p>Stay tuned for my best tutu / Indian Chief head dress combo.</p><p>



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Want to go to EDC UK for free?

Well you’re in luck! MixMag are running a competition for you and three mates to win tickets to go. All you need to do is upload a photo of the outfit you would wear if you won to either Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #EDCcomp.

Pretty simple huh?

The carnival returns to Milton Keynes this year on Saturday 11th July boasting acts such as Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Tiesto, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and many, many more.

Stay tuned for my best tutu / Indian Chief head dress combo.

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June 12th 2015
<h2><b>Shadow Child; Live From Nike Town</b></h2><p>In 2012 house producer and BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Neale reinvented himself from his already well established and respected alias, Dave Spoon, to become one of the best producers in the current trend of bass-heavy house music.</p><p>Enter, the Shadow Child.</p><p>We don’t need to go through the long discography of Dave Spoon’s music; that is not why we are here. You are reading this either because you (like us) constantly listen to his music and are looking for some fresh meat, or that you’ve never heard of any of the names above and are curious. If you are the latter, I envy you; I envy that you are about to have that feeling of hearing a belter for the first time, the kind that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck as each thump of bass reaches your dirty little eardrums.</p><p>Most recently working with <a href="https://soundcloud.com/doorly" target="_blank">Doorly</a>, SC released the summery house track <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGi71sC1VDw" target="_blank">Piano Weapon</a>, later with added vocals as <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOBdqg3RK3g" target="_blank">Climbin’</a>. Other gems in his locker include (our favourites) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR8pX-APVYk" target="_blank">23</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRXvFSAqagk" target="_blank">Get At</a> and his remix of Aluna George’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZPJfU4ZiQY" target="_blank">‘Best Be Believing’</a>. If you still want more, we’d suggest popping on to his constantly updated <a href="https://soundcloud.com/theshadowchild" target="_blank">SoundCloud</a>.</p><p>We digress …</p><p>With a weekly show on <a href="http://rinse.fm/" target="_blank">Rinse FM</a>, the ‘London based, UK-centric urban dance music station’, Shadow Child delivers the freshest bass house every Wednesday evening at 9pm; you can catch it live or wait for the SoundCloud upload on his page. It appears however, that may no longer be enough for Simon as now he’s spilling over into gigs at busy London shopping outlets. Hey, who’s complaining?</p><p>Just over a week ago at 10 am (that’s right, in the morning!) SC rocked up to Nike Town, London, and played one of the best sets we’ve heard in a long time. I bet the grannies in there buying Mecurial Vapors for their teenage grandsons had a bloody hoot!</p><p>Link to the set is <a href="https://soundcloud.com/theshadowchild/rinse-niketown-sc" target="_blank">here</a>; let’s hope a track list is released soon as it is chock-a-block with absolute corkers. Well played Sir!</p><p>

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Shadow Child; Live From Nike Town

In 2012 house producer and BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Neale reinvented himself from his already well established and respected alias, Dave Spoon, to become one of the best producers in the current trend of bass-heavy house music.

Enter, the Shadow Child.

We don’t need to go through the long discography of Dave Spoon’s music; that is not why we are here. You are reading this either because you (like us) constantly listen to his music and are looking for some fresh meat, or that you’ve never heard of any of the names above and are curious. If you are the latter, I envy you; I envy that you are about to have that feeling of hearing a belter for the first time, the kind that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck as each thump of bass reaches your dirty little eardrums.

Most recently working with Doorly, SC released the summery house track Piano Weapon, later with added vocals as Climbin’. Other gems in his locker include (our favourites) 23, Get At and his remix of Aluna George’s ‘Best Be Believing’. If you still want more, we’d suggest popping on to his constantly updated SoundCloud.

We digress …

With a weekly show on Rinse FM, the ‘London based, UK-centric urban dance music station’, Shadow Child delivers the freshest bass house every Wednesday evening at 9pm; you can catch it live or wait for the SoundCloud upload on his page. It appears however, that may no longer be enough for Simon as now he’s spilling over into gigs at busy London shopping outlets. Hey, who’s complaining?

Just over a week ago at 10 am (that’s right, in the morning!) SC rocked up to Nike Town, London, and played one of the best sets we’ve heard in a long time. I bet the grannies in there buying Mecurial Vapors for their teenage grandsons had a bloody hoot!

Link to the set is here; let’s hope a track list is released soon as it is chock-a-block with absolute corkers. Well played Sir!

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June 11th 2015
<h2><b>Ten Walls Cancels All Forthcoming Gigs After Bizarre Homophobic Rant</b></h2><p>Lithuanian EDM producer Marijus Adomaitis, better known as his stage name Ten Walls, rose to fame in the summer of 2014 releasing what turned out to be one of Ibiza’s (and therefore dance music’s) most played track; Walking With Elephants.</p><p>Last week however he wasn’t topping any popularity charts, in fact quite the opposite. In a bizarre rant on his personal Facebook account, Marijus expressed his discontent against the <a href="https://freedomhouse.org/issues/lgbti-rights#.VXa_nRvbLcc" target="_blank">LGBTI</a> community. If you can read Lithuanian then you’re in luck as the original post, albeit long taken down, was screenshotted and is doing the rounds on the internet (attached).</p><p>For those without the native tongue; Marijus first tells an anecdote of working with a fellow Lithuanian musician who “tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them”. He recalls responding “I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised your 16 year old son’s browny (anus) was ripped by his boyfriend?’ … well he was silent”.</p><p>Further he then likens homosexuals to paedophiles in another anecdote: “One of my first gigs in Ireland, on my way to my hotel I saw a church with a fence decorated with hundreds of baby shoes. Naturally I wondered why? Unfortunately a priest’s lie for many years was uncovered when children were massively raped. Unfortunately the people of this other breed continue to do it and everyone knows it but does nothing”.</p><p>PR Training anyone?</p><p>Naturally, the post was removed in minutes and a mandatory apology status was issued, albeit too late.</p><p>The growing backlash from fans, fellow artists and event organisers has lead to Marijus being dropped not only by his events agency, but by events such as Creamfields, Sonar festival, Pitch festival and Urban Art Forms.</p><p>Yesterday afternoon in a bid to salvage any possible career for himself as a respected musician, he released this statement:</p><p>“Last week I wrote a Facebook post that was wrong and completely out of character and the result was a badly written post that was unacceptable. It was never my intention to offend anyone. I’m really saddened by everything that has happened and I would like to apologise to everyone I’ve let down, especially to my friends in the gay community, and my fans. I now need to take a break and have cancelled my upcoming shows.”</p><p>Is it too little too late? Only time will tell.</p><p>

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Ten Walls Cancels All Forthcoming Gigs After Bizarre Homophobic Rant

Lithuanian EDM producer Marijus Adomaitis, better known as his stage name Ten Walls, rose to fame in the summer of 2014 releasing what turned out to be one of Ibiza’s (and therefore dance music’s) most played track; Walking With Elephants.

Last week however he wasn’t topping any popularity charts, in fact quite the opposite. In a bizarre rant on his personal Facebook account, Marijus expressed his discontent against the LGBTI community. If you can read Lithuanian then you’re in luck as the original post, albeit long taken down, was screenshotted and is doing the rounds on the internet (attached).

For those without the native tongue; Marijus first tells an anecdote of working with a fellow Lithuanian musician who “tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them”. He recalls responding “I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised your 16 year old son’s browny (anus) was ripped by his boyfriend?’ … well he was silent”.

Further he then likens homosexuals to paedophiles in another anecdote: “One of my first gigs in Ireland, on my way to my hotel I saw a church with a fence decorated with hundreds of baby shoes. Naturally I wondered why? Unfortunately a priest’s lie for many years was uncovered when children were massively raped. Unfortunately the people of this other breed continue to do it and everyone knows it but does nothing”.

PR Training anyone?

Naturally, the post was removed in minutes and a mandatory apology status was issued, albeit too late.

The growing backlash from fans, fellow artists and event organisers has lead to Marijus being dropped not only by his events agency, but by events such as Creamfields, Sonar festival, Pitch festival and Urban Art Forms.

Yesterday afternoon in a bid to salvage any possible career for himself as a respected musician, he released this statement:

“Last week I wrote a Facebook post that was wrong and completely out of character and the result was a badly written post that was unacceptable. It was never my intention to offend anyone. I’m really saddened by everything that has happened and I would like to apologise to everyone I’ve let down, especially to my friends in the gay community, and my fans. I now need to take a break and have cancelled my upcoming shows.”

Is it too little too late? Only time will tell.

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June 11th 2015
June 11th 2015

New Disclosure Single: Hear It Here First

With just over 10 days to go until Disclosure release their forthcoming album, fans will be pleased to hear that the Surrey duo have just dropped the first official album single and boy, it doesn’t disappoint.

Brothers Howard and Guy have been quiet of late due to their seemingly never ending worldwide tour, riding on the success of their first album Settle released back in 2013.

Grammy award-winning jazz musician Gregory Porter has featured on vocals; couple that with their signature radio-friendly bassline grooves and garage style percussions and you’ve got yourself a track which will (deservedly) be playing on every club dancefloor as we lead into summer.

So without further ado, I bring to you:

Disclosure – Holding On (feat. Gregory Porter)

(remember where you heard it first kids).

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June 11th 2015

New Keeno Album On The Horizon?

For those who know of Keeno this is very exciting news, although I suspect many of you may have read the title of this entry and thought to yourself; “who?”. The most inquisitive of you have clicked the link to find out and I can assure you those who didn’t are missing out on something spectacular. Of course, no-one would blame you for not having heard of Keeno; Will Keen (the man behind the stage alias) has barely turned 21 years old.

Born and raised in Winchester, Will was (until recently) studying Classical Music at the University of Manchester, UK. In an emotive post to his fans Will described his reasons for leaving university; that his intense study schedule was beginning to ruin for him the mystery and magic of music, that his ability to write was affected by his stress and that ultimately he “wasn’t prepared to let his primary source of inspiration be extinguished” (see his Facebook entry, January 2015).

It’s a brave move from a man of 20, but it certainly appears to have been the right one.

Spotted and signed by Med School Music in 2013 (Hospital Records’ label for startup / youth artists) Keeno combines drum & bass, liquid funk and jungle rhythms with piano, strings and a plethora of other orchestral instruments. The outcome is so audibly beautiful I don’t know whether I’d prefer to see him in a dirty rave den or sat in the stalls of the Royal Albert Hall!

Before I go any further to give you a taste of what I am talking about, listen to the clip above from his most recent EP, Preludes. The track is called Origin.

Good grief … almost brings a tear to my eye.

Anyway, with two EPs and a fully pressed album already, not to mention his portfolio of remixes, Keeno’s discography has been steadily increasing and it looks like there’s more on the way. In another upload last week Keeno confirmed that he is taking the summer out to write his second album; music to the ears of all of his fans (excuse the excellent pun).

But where does that leave you in the meantime? “Where can I find more of his stuff?” I hear you ask. You could have a browse of his Soundcloud, sure. You could trawl Med School Music’s YouTube channel. You could even listen to our Melodic Drum & Bass mix which includes a number of his tracks (track listed and referenced, of course).Whatever you decide to do, spread the word.

Here’s to you Mr Keen! Keep up the excellent work.

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June 11th 2015
<h2><b>Aoki Jump, Aoki Sued</b></h2><p>

Electro house don Steve Aoki is much more than just an EDM producer; he’s a stage act with chaotic energy rivalling the red-eyed folk in 28 Days Later. When DJing his portfolio of bass-heavy house tracks, Aoki engages the crowd with steam gun wielding robot men, his now notorious cake-in-face antics and crowd surfing a variety of inflatable boats. And people bloody love it.

<br/></p><p>With a massive following of fans and his own label (<a href="http://www.dimmak.com/" title="Dim Mak Records" target="_blank">Dim Mak Records</a>) representing artists such as The Chainsmokers, The Bloody Beetroots, Angger Dimas and many, many more, Aoki is one of the most influential players in the house scene.</p><p>But in a world where even extremes can become boring, how do you keep up your image? You throw bigger cakes and crowd surf from higher points, that’s how. Although, not so high that you start breaking necks. No, that would be bad for PR …</p><p>Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened three years ago at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego when a young American lady, Brittany Hickman, was standing under an inflatable raft poised as a stage dive impact zone. Aoki reportedly dived from scaffolding 20 feet higher than the raft, landing with perfect precision. Brittany took the brunt of the impact and was knocked out; a quick trip to the hospital revealed she had broken her neck. Ouch.</p><p>She is claiming her neck has never fully healed and that it is still painful to this day which means poor old Mr Aoki (and Hard Rock Hotels) are being sued for damages. Let’s hope for all involved it is settled quickly and amicably, and that the judge also offers a little extra dose of common sense to both of them.</p><p>Check out Steve Aoki’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/steveaoki" title="https://www.youtube.com/user/steveaoki" target="_blank">YouTube Channel</a> for regular updates of his latest movements and music, including this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef0H7lhdr9g" target="_blank">gem</a> (although he may be revisiting his inspirations soon).</p><p>



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Aoki Jump, Aoki Sued

Electro house don Steve Aoki is much more than just an EDM producer; he’s a stage act with chaotic energy rivalling the red-eyed folk in 28 Days Later. When DJing his portfolio of bass-heavy house tracks, Aoki engages the crowd with steam gun wielding robot men, his now notorious cake-in-face antics and crowd surfing a variety of inflatable boats. And people bloody love it.

With a massive following of fans and his own label (Dim Mak Records) representing artists such as The Chainsmokers, The Bloody Beetroots, Angger Dimas and many, many more, Aoki is one of the most influential players in the house scene.

But in a world where even extremes can become boring, how do you keep up your image? You throw bigger cakes and crowd surf from higher points, that’s how. Although, not so high that you start breaking necks. No, that would be bad for PR …

Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened three years ago at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego when a young American lady, Brittany Hickman, was standing under an inflatable raft poised as a stage dive impact zone. Aoki reportedly dived from scaffolding 20 feet higher than the raft, landing with perfect precision. Brittany took the brunt of the impact and was knocked out; a quick trip to the hospital revealed she had broken her neck. Ouch.

She is claiming her neck has never fully healed and that it is still painful to this day which means poor old Mr Aoki (and Hard Rock Hotels) are being sued for damages. Let’s hope for all involved it is settled quickly and amicably, and that the judge also offers a little extra dose of common sense to both of them.

Check out Steve Aoki’s YouTube Channel for regular updates of his latest movements and music, including this gem (although he may be revisiting his inspirations soon).

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June 11th 2015

Welcome Back, Old Friend.

The hype is up, the time has come …. the best TV Channel YouTube has to offer is back. That’s right, D&BTV is back on air!

With a vast archive of live performances, this channel has been at the forefront of bringing top drum & bass DJ sets to the comfort of your own living room. If you’reau fait with the channel you’ll know of what delights I speak of.  If you’re not; it’s time to stop slobbing out to Eastenders and Corrie and pay attention.

To celebrate the long-awaited return, the boys over at Drum & Bass Arenainvited Hospital Records down to tear through some of the latest and greatest drum & bass, jump-up and jungle tracks of our time. With sets from Logistics, Nu:Tone and label boss London Elektricity, the night did not disappoint.There’s even a cool new feature for those watching a set live; a Reload button! This gives the DJ live audience feedback of which tracks deserve a rewind ensuring a fully immersive experience – and trust me, you’ll be hooked.

Below was the first set although all can be found on the YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

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June 11th 2015

SCIENCE OF SOUND

<h2>TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Been Cancelled</h2><p>Early last month SFX Entertainment, owner of DJ track shop <a href="https://pro.beatport.com/" target="_blank">Beatport</a> and events companies <a href="http://reactpresents.com/" target="_blank">React Presents</a> and <a href="http://www.madeevent.com/" target="_blank">Made Event</a>, filed for bankruptcy. Sitting in the region of $300 million in debt (!!), the future has looked bleak for what have now become household name events (for example Electric Zoo and Spring Awakening), and of course the number 1 online store to keep DJ crates stocked!</p><p>It is under this umbrella that the US version of the Belgian festival, TomorrowLand sits. Many have speculated over the last few weeks whether it would still be going ahead, however a post on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowworld/?ref=nf" target="_blank">TomorrowWorld’s official facebook page</a> has confirmed our worst thoughts. In a statement they said:</p><blockquote><p>Dear Friends, <br/>It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you, TomorrowWorld will not take place in 2016. Unfortunately in the current environment, it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve.</p><p>We will miss seeing each other in September and experiencing the magic of TomorrowWorld as one. You, the People of Tomorrow, the foundation of TomorrowWorld, are our inspiration.</p><p>Let’s lock and cherish all the magnificent memories in our hearts, this is not farewell…</p><p>TomorrowWorld</p></blockquote><p>Pretty sad times for our cousins across the water, and for the world of festival goers alike.</p><p>

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TomorrowWorld 2016 Has Been Cancelled

Early last month SFX Entertainment, owner of DJ track shop Beatport and events companies React Presents and Made Event, filed for bankruptcy. Sitting in the region of $300 million in debt (!!), the future has looked bleak for what have now become household name events (for example Electric Zoo and Spring Awakening), and of course the number 1 online store to keep DJ crates stocked!

It is under this umbrella that the US version of the Belgian festival, TomorrowLand sits. Many have speculated over the last few weeks whether it would still be going ahead, however a post on TomorrowWorld’s official facebook page has confirmed our worst thoughts. In a statement they said:

Dear Friends,
It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you, TomorrowWorld will not take place in 2016. Unfortunately in the current environment, it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve.

We will miss seeing each other in September and experiencing the magic of TomorrowWorld as one. You, the People of Tomorrow, the foundation of TomorrowWorld, are our inspiration.

Let’s lock and cherish all the magnificent memories in our hearts, this is not farewell…

TomorrowWorld

Pretty sad times for our cousins across the water, and for the world of festival goers alike.

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March 4th 2016
<h2>Woodstock ‘69 Is Coming Back!</h2><p>For three days in August 1969, Sullivan County USA saw 400,000 music fans attend what was to become one of the most famous and pivotal music events in history. Billed as “3 days of peace and music”, Woodstock Festival (officially titled ‘Woodstock Music & Art Fair’) paved the way to what has now become the modern day festival.</p><p>Fast forward almost 50 years and Michael Lang (co-creator of the original festival) is talking about bringing the festival back. </p><p>Giving an interview to the <a href="http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/2016/02/10/woodstock-50th-anniversary-concert-works/80195364/" target="_blank">Poughkeepsie Journal</a>, Lang confirmed discussions are underway with potential partners to celebrate the anniversary with an event on American soil, as well as an additional event overseas.</p><p>Speaking on Woodstock, and if he sees not only the anniversary event, but a further annual Woodstock; Lang said “it is the original and most famous festival brand. With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time for that.”.</p><p>With original acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, I wonder who will have the privilege of following in particularly large footsteps.</p><p>

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Woodstock ‘69 Is Coming Back!

For three days in August 1969, Sullivan County USA saw 400,000 music fans attend what was to become one of the most famous and pivotal music events in history. Billed as “3 days of peace and music”, Woodstock Festival (officially titled ‘Woodstock Music & Art Fair’) paved the way to what has now become the modern day festival.

Fast forward almost 50 years and Michael Lang (co-creator of the original festival) is talking about bringing the festival back. 

Giving an interview to the Poughkeepsie Journal, Lang confirmed discussions are underway with potential partners to celebrate the anniversary with an event on American soil, as well as an additional event overseas.

Speaking on Woodstock, and if he sees not only the anniversary event, but a further annual Woodstock; Lang said “it is the original and most famous festival brand. With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time for that.”.

With original acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, I wonder who will have the privilege of following in particularly large footsteps.

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February 23rd 2016
<h2>The Snowman Choir Boy to be Drum & Bass MC</h2><p>When it comes to festivals which flirt with the line of weird-yet-cool, Bestival on the Isle of Wight nails the responsibility. Each year in September our Facebook feeds become a wash of revelers who have attended in whichever zaney outfit they and their mates have decided to go in (for a taste; check last year’s <a href="http://www.bestival.net/photos/2015/photo/1" target="_blank">official gallery</a>).</p><p>Well it seems the music choices are following the same suit this year, with DJ (and co-founder) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobdaBank" target="_blank">Rob Da Bank</a> presenting a ‘History of Jungle and Drum & Bass’ set with no other than <a href="https://twitter.com/realaled" target="_blank">Aled Jones</a> as his chosen MC!</p><p>That’s right; the Classic FM presenter, host of BBCs Songs of Praise and voice behind <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpezye4xq0" target="_blank">The Snowman</a> will be ripping up bars over the most well known basslines of the last 20 years.</p><p>Described as a fan of drum & bass (as well as a secret microphone assassin!) Jones said “ I’m not sure who’s more excited about coming to Bestival – me or the family! What an honour to be on the same stage with Rob da Bank at his very own festival. Bring it on!”.</p><p>Well played Sir! This is going to be a night to remember.</p><p>♣ Start DJ Lessons | <a href="http://www.scienceofsoundmusic.com/" target="_blank">ScienceOfSoundMusic.com</a><br/>♣ Like us on Facebook | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic" target="_blank">/ScienceOfSoundMusic</a><br/>♣ Follow us on Twitter | <a href="https://twitter.com/Science_ofSound" target="_blank">@Science_ofSound</a> <br/>♣ Look at our Instagram | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/science_of_sound_/" target="_blank">/science_of_sound_</a></p>

The Snowman Choir Boy to be Drum & Bass MC

When it comes to festivals which flirt with the line of weird-yet-cool, Bestival on the Isle of Wight nails the responsibility. Each year in September our Facebook feeds become a wash of revelers who have attended in whichever zaney outfit they and their mates have decided to go in (for a taste; check last year’s official gallery).

Well it seems the music choices are following the same suit this year, with DJ (and co-founder) Rob Da Bank presenting a ‘History of Jungle and Drum & Bass’ set with no other than Aled Jones as his chosen MC!

That’s right; the Classic FM presenter, host of BBCs Songs of Praise and voice behind The Snowman will be ripping up bars over the most well known basslines of the last 20 years.

Described as a fan of drum & bass (as well as a secret microphone assassin!) Jones said “ I’m not sure who’s more excited about coming to Bestival – me or the family! What an honour to be on the same stage with Rob da Bank at his very own festival. Bring it on!”.

Well played Sir! This is going to be a night to remember.

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February 16th 2016
<h2>An iOS App Can Now DJ For You …</h2><p>It’s no secret there is an ever-growing dispute amongst DJs who use different platforms. You’ve got your die-hard analogue audio addicts swearing vinyl turntabilism is the only ‘real’ type of DJing. You’ve got your bedroom DJs who have picked up a second hand Mixtrack Pro 3 and claim they’re the next Guetta. Then somewhere in the middle you’ve got those who utilise all platforms to create sets which can be truly remarkable.</p><p>What’s most important here is the unfaltering passion each DJ has when defending their platform choice and the individual creativity which is poured into each and every one of their sets. But in an age where technology is advancing so rapidly, imagine a time when you don’t even need a DJ at all …</p><p>Well you don’t have to think too ‘outside of the box’ as Serato are set to release an iOS app (called Pyro) which can automatically DJ tracks in a playlist.</p><p>The first release of the app will sync and fade between tracks, with subsequent releases promising further transition features and basic automatic effects (I guess Flanger / BeatGrid / etc?).</p><p>Serato CEO AJ Bertenshaw said this app is for low-key social events when “no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to 5 people”, but I wonder how long will be before you peep over the booth in your local favourite club and see DJ Dave-o bumping fire with an iPad and a 3.5″ jack.</p><p>

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An iOS App Can Now DJ For You …

It’s no secret there is an ever-growing dispute amongst DJs who use different platforms. You’ve got your die-hard analogue audio addicts swearing vinyl turntabilism is the only ‘real’ type of DJing. You’ve got your bedroom DJs who have picked up a second hand Mixtrack Pro 3 and claim they’re the next Guetta. Then somewhere in the middle you’ve got those who utilise all platforms to create sets which can be truly remarkable.

What’s most important here is the unfaltering passion each DJ has when defending their platform choice and the individual creativity which is poured into each and every one of their sets. But in an age where technology is advancing so rapidly, imagine a time when you don’t even need a DJ at all …

Well you don’t have to think too ‘outside of the box’ as Serato are set to release an iOS app (called Pyro) which can automatically DJ tracks in a playlist.

The first release of the app will sync and fade between tracks, with subsequent releases promising further transition features and basic automatic effects (I guess Flanger / BeatGrid / etc?).

Serato CEO AJ Bertenshaw said this app is for low-key social events when “no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to 5 people”, but I wonder how long will be before you peep over the booth in your local favourite club and see DJ Dave-o bumping fire with an iPad and a 3.5″ jack.

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February 12th 2016
<h2>Daft Punk Unchained Finally Comes To The BBC</h2><p>At the beginning of last summer, we brought you news of the planned <a href="http://scienceofsoundmusic.tumblr.com/post/121911083706/daft-punk-unchained-in-2013-with-the-release-of" target="_blank">Canal+ documentary on Daft Punk</a>.</p><p>Well it seems the all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk was so successful, the show has now got a slot on British air time, on BBC 4.</p><p>Our previous article linked above gives you all the juicy info you need, after that all you need to do is tune in at 10 pm (GMT) on Feb 19th. We certainly will be.</p><p>

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Daft Punk Unchained Finally Comes To The BBC

At the beginning of last summer, we brought you news of the planned Canal+ documentary on Daft Punk.

Well it seems the all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk was so successful, the show has now got a slot on British air time, on BBC 4.

Our previous article linked above gives you all the juicy info you need, after that all you need to do is tune in at 10 pm (GMT) on Feb 19th. We certainly will be.

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February 11th 2016
<h2>After 24 Years At The Top, RAM Records Has Conceded</h2><p>In 1992, a fresh-faced, 16 year old Andy C founded what was to become one of the biggest drum & bass record labels to date; <a href="http://ramrecords.com/" target="_blank">RAM Records</a>. With a small £1,000 investment and a logo drawn by his sister (if you haven’t listened to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58tBzRG7Hl0" target="_blank">RAM 20 Years Celebration Documentary</a> on BBC Radio 1, you should now), Andy signed big name after big name including; Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Audio, Frankee, Rene LaVice, and many, many, <i>many</i> more.</p><p>Through a statement released today on BMG’s website (well known for their recent partnership with Sony Music), fans of the genre were informed that RAM Records was no longer an independent record label, and will be coming under their wing alongside other names, most notably <a href="http://strictly.com/" target="_blank">Strictly Rhythm</a>.</p><p>In a statement Andy said, “<i>We have worked with lots of companies over the years, but BMG really get it … 

and we are very excited at being able to tap into BMG’s infrastructure and resources</i>.”; with BMG pledging to “<i>help the legendary drum & bass label grow in the UK and internationally while staying true to its independent roots</i>”, are you convinced? </p><p>Only time will tell.</p><p>

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After 24 Years At The Top, RAM Records Has Conceded

In 1992, a fresh-faced, 16 year old Andy C founded what was to become one of the biggest drum & bass record labels to date; RAM Records. With a small £1,000 investment and a logo drawn by his sister (if you haven’t listened to the RAM 20 Years Celebration Documentary on BBC Radio 1, you should now), Andy signed big name after big name including; Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Audio, Frankee, Rene LaVice, and many, many, many more.

Through a statement released today on BMG’s website (well known for their recent partnership with Sony Music), fans of the genre were informed that RAM Records was no longer an independent record label, and will be coming under their wing alongside other names, most notably Strictly Rhythm.

In a statement Andy said, “We have worked with lots of companies over the years, but BMG really get it … and we are very excited at being able to tap into BMG’s infrastructure and resources.”; with BMG pledging to “help the legendary drum & bass label grow in the UK and internationally while staying true to its independent roots”, are you convinced? 

Only time will tell.

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February 3rd 2016
<h2>MTV Is Back To Playing … Music?</h2><p>On the 1st of August in 1981 (at 12:01 am if you were interested), over a short edited video of the <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Mtvmoon.png" target="_blank">Apollo 11</a> mission, the words “Ladies and Gentlemen … rock and roll!” were the first to be broadcasted on a brand new channel; MTV (Music Television).</p><p>With the promise of a new era of broadcasting music, MTV quickly became very popular amongst the younger generations, sprouting further sub-genre channels as ratings increased.</p><p>Unfortunately in a world run by network ratings this simple model was not to last and now the once great empire has been reduced to teen pregnancy reality television shows with limited music video broadcasting in off-peak periods.</p><p>All may not be lost however; this week, MTV’s parent company (Viacom) have commissioned a new MTV channel (MTV Live), circling back to their roots to inject the ‘Music’ back into the channel’s name. A limited programme has been released for the first week of broadcasting, but currently the schedule includes live shows for some big names, such as Radiohead, Bowie, Jay Z and many more.</p><p>Let’s hope this new musical direction (and channel) kicks off and we can finally wave goodbye to the garbage that’s sat in its place.</p><p>

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MTV Is Back To Playing … Music?

On the 1st of August in 1981 (at 12:01 am if you were interested), over a short edited video of the Apollo 11 mission, the words “Ladies and Gentlemen … rock and roll!” were the first to be broadcasted on a brand new channel; MTV (Music Television).

With the promise of a new era of broadcasting music, MTV quickly became very popular amongst the younger generations, sprouting further sub-genre channels as ratings increased.

Unfortunately in a world run by network ratings this simple model was not to last and now the once great empire has been reduced to teen pregnancy reality television shows with limited music video broadcasting in off-peak periods.

All may not be lost however; this week, MTV’s parent company (Viacom) have commissioned a new MTV channel (MTV Live), circling back to their roots to inject the ‘Music’ back into the channel’s name. A limited programme has been released for the first week of broadcasting, but currently the schedule includes live shows for some big names, such as Radiohead, Bowie, Jay Z and many more.

Let’s hope this new musical direction (and channel) kicks off and we can finally wave goodbye to the garbage that’s sat in its place.

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February 2nd 2016
<h2>2 Many DJs’ Vinyl Room / Studio</h2><p>I mean, for any DJ out there, bedroom or famous, the studio you carve yourself becomes your sanctuary. Many hours will be spent in front of your setup practising, recording and generally playing around; so you need that space to totally fit you and your tastes.</p><p>A photo of <a href="http://www.2manydjs.com/?page=radiosoulwax" target="_blank">2 Many DJs’</a> studio in Belgium has emerged 

(or Radio Soulwax as you may know them)

and their ‘vinyl room’ is absolutely beautiful.</p><p>Look at that table, and those shelves. It is most certainly a room of inspiration. </p><p>The keener eyes amongst you will also notice the pair of <a href="http://www.mixfoundation.co.nz/images/standard/SL-1200GLD-w.jpg" target="_blank">Limited Edition Gold 1200s</a> gigging at the bottom; too much. For the common man of course, a battered pair of second hand turntables in your ‘room under the stairs’ will usually suffice, but at least for now lets all take a moment to dream.</p><p>

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2 Many DJs’ Vinyl Room / Studio

I mean, for any DJ out there, bedroom or famous, the studio you carve yourself becomes your sanctuary. Many hours will be spent in front of your setup practising, recording and generally playing around; so you need that space to totally fit you and your tastes.

A photo of 2 Many DJs’ studio in Belgium has emerged (or Radio Soulwax as you may know them) and their ‘vinyl room’ is absolutely beautiful.

Look at that table, and those shelves. It is most certainly a room of inspiration. 

The keener eyes amongst you will also notice the pair of Limited Edition Gold 1200s gigging at the bottom; too much. For the common man of course, a battered pair of second hand turntables in your ‘room under the stairs’ will usually suffice, but at least for now lets all take a moment to dream.

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January 28th 2016
<h2>Haribo’s New Suspicious Looking ‘DJ Sweets’</h2><p>Picture yourself shacking left and right on one of the many dance-floors deep in the heart of <a href="http://www.fabriclondon.com/" target="_blank">Fabric</a>, your favourite DJ is about to come on and your bezzy mate leans over and pops one of these onto your palm; one of Haribo’s new DJ Sweets; how does that vision end? </p><p>Mine ends with a bouncer’s arm round me, leading me out of the club saying, “of course it was just Haribo …”.</p><p>Nonetheless, Haribo in Germany have just brought out a new range of DJ Brause (which translates to DJ Sherbert) with the packet claiming the sweets have a ‘slightly acidic note’, come on!</p><p>The sweets are meant to represent all of the buttons a DJ would usually press, even with the novelty I’d just be particularly careful where you start popping these bad boys.</p><p>

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Haribo’s New Suspicious Looking ‘DJ Sweets’

Picture yourself shacking left and right on one of the many dance-floors deep in the heart of Fabric, your favourite DJ is about to come on and your bezzy mate leans over and pops one of these onto your palm; one of Haribo’s new DJ Sweets; how does that vision end? 

Mine ends with a bouncer’s arm round me, leading me out of the club saying, “of course it was just Haribo …”.

Nonetheless, Haribo in Germany have just brought out a new range of DJ Brause (which translates to DJ Sherbert) with the packet claiming the sweets have a ‘slightly acidic note’, come on!

The sweets are meant to represent all of the buttons a DJ would usually press, even with the novelty I’d just be particularly careful where you start popping these bad boys.

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January 18th 2016
<h2>Pioneer Have Just Introduced Their Latest CDJ and Mixer Range</h2><p>Anyone who’s anyone will know Pioneer hold the DJ equipment game firmly in the palm of their hands. Ever since the arrival of the <a href="http://soundpond.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/300.jpg" target="_blank">CDJ300 back in 1992</a>, Pioneer have been at the cutting edge of CDJ equipment, bringing all the latest features with each new release. </p><p>As has come to be expected, the latest range is no stranger to this tradition; this morning Pioneer released news of the brand new 2000 Nexus range (CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2) becoming available for sale as of February this year.</p><p>Holding true to the format nearly every club and/or professional DJ has become accustomed to, the new range will look and feel much like the already hugely successful CDJ-2000 and DJM-900 range, but with more new features than you can shake a stick at.</p><p>I won’t bore you with textual descriptions, instead check out the official release videos where names like Nicky Romero, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke and Hot Since 82 go through the newest features:</p><p>Official CDJ introduction video is <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCbRYieYwWI" target="_blank">here</a>; Mixer introduction video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgCgPuEbTiY" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>

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Pioneer Have Just Introduced Their Latest CDJ and Mixer Range

Anyone who’s anyone will know Pioneer hold the DJ equipment game firmly in the palm of their hands. Ever since the arrival of the CDJ300 back in 1992, Pioneer have been at the cutting edge of CDJ equipment, bringing all the latest features with each new release. 

As has come to be expected, the latest range is no stranger to this tradition; this morning Pioneer released news of the brand new 2000 Nexus range (CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2) becoming available for sale as of February this year.

Holding true to the format nearly every club and/or professional DJ has become accustomed to, the new range will look and feel much like the already hugely successful CDJ-2000 and DJM-900 range, but with more new features than you can shake a stick at.

I won’t bore you with textual descriptions, instead check out the official release videos where names like Nicky Romero, Roger Sanchez, Laidback Luke and Hot Since 82 go through the newest features:

Official CDJ introduction video is here; Mixer introduction video here.

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January 12th 2016
<h2>New Year, New Toolroom Residency</h2><p>We at Science of Sound are long standing fans of <a href="http://www.toolroomrecords.com/" target="_blank">Toolroom Records</a>, heck <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBBcjgIUoeA" target="_blank">Man With The Red Face</a> is quite possibly one of the best songs ever made. </p><p>With the start of the new year, label boss Mark Knight has announced a new quarterly residency, Toolroom Live, at London’s notorious all-night-and-day’er club, Egg.</p><p>Promising a platform to showcase new Toolroom talent, as well as well-weathered veterans, the first night is planned for March 5th; head over to <a href="http://www.egglondon.co.uk/" target="_blank">The Egg’s website</a> for tickets.</p><p>

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New Year, New Toolroom Residency

We at Science of Sound are long standing fans of Toolroom Records, heck Man With The Red Face is quite possibly one of the best songs ever made. 

With the start of the new year, label boss Mark Knight has announced a new quarterly residency, Toolroom Live, at London’s notorious all-night-and-day’er club, Egg.

Promising a platform to showcase new Toolroom talent, as well as well-weathered veterans, the first night is planned for March 5th; head over to The Egg’s website for tickets.

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January 6th 2016
<h2>Ibiza Villas Now Come With DJ Lessons</h2><p>Planning a lavish holiday in Ibiza this summer? Fancy learning the sacred art of ‘the ones and twos’? Well now you can with with Ibiza’s <a href="http://www.hotelesvive.com/en/" target="_blank">Es Vive Boutique Hotel</a> who are offering customers the chance to partake in two hour lessons whilst staying in one of their pretty beaut villas (pictured).</p><p>Business co-founder Nick Reid has been quoted:</p><blockquote><p>“This is an exciting new offer for us. We’re sure guests who try out the master-classes will come away having had a lot of fun, with some new skills they can try out at home. Where better to learn DJ techniques than in Ibiza?”</p></blockquote><p>Can’t argue with him there, well that is until you learn that the villas start at £8,400 for a week (!!) and that’s <i>without</i> the DJ lessons …</p><p>Don’t have that kind of spare cash lying around? No, we don’t either, but we at Science of Sound do share Nick’s passion for DJing (without the greed). </p><p>That’s why earlier this year we set up our own DJ School offering professional DJ Lessons at affordable prices. With packages from total beginner level to fine tuning intermediate and advanced skills, we can offer personalised one-to-one tuition for those based in the east of England.</p><p>Want to find out more? Head over to our website and get in touch: </p><p><a href="http://www.scienceofsoundmusic.com/" target="_blank">www.scienceofsoundmusic.com</a></p><p><br/></p><p>

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Ibiza Villas Now Come With DJ Lessons

Planning a lavish holiday in Ibiza this summer? Fancy learning the sacred art of ‘the ones and twos’? Well now you can with with Ibiza’s Es Vive Boutique Hotel who are offering customers the chance to partake in two hour lessons whilst staying in one of their pretty beaut villas (pictured).

Business co-founder Nick Reid has been quoted:

“This is an exciting new offer for us. We’re sure guests who try out the master-classes will come away having had a lot of fun, with some new skills they can try out at home. Where better to learn DJ techniques than in Ibiza?”

Can’t argue with him there, well that is until you learn that the villas start at £8,400 for a week (!!) and that’s without the DJ lessons …

Don’t have that kind of spare cash lying around? No, we don’t either, but we at Science of Sound do share Nick’s passion for DJing (without the greed). 

That’s why earlier this year we set up our own DJ School offering professional DJ Lessons at affordable prices. With packages from total beginner level to fine tuning intermediate and advanced skills, we can offer personalised one-to-one tuition for those based in the east of England.

Want to find out more? Head over to our website and get in touch: 

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August 6th 2015
<h2>BBC Radio 1: Ibiza Proms</h2><p>A few weeks ago we brought you news that <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic?fref=ts" target="_blank">Radio 1 would be celebrating 20 years in Ibiza</a> with a massive party. For an additional celebration to mark the milestone, last week Pete Tong took charge of the Royal Albert Hall organising the <a href="http://www.theheritageorchestra.com/" target="_blank">Heritage Orchestra</a> to perform some of the most famous Ibiza classics from the last two decades.</p><p>With <a href="https://twitter.com/julesbuckley" target="_blank">Jules Buckley</a> conducting, the orchestra seamlessly played through 23 tracks including giants from Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Faithless and many, many more. </p><p>The result was an absolutely amazing hour and a half of music, unique and beautiful in its own right. If you haven’t already, we at Science of Sound definitely recommend you take the time to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063s4gx/bbc-proms-2015-season-radio-1-ibiza-prom" target="_blank">watch it </a>(it’s only available for another 25 days so don’t delay!).</p><p>If you are left wanting more, check out when <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAxgFe4hpE" target="_blank">Nero performed some of their greatest hits with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra</a>.</p><p>

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BBC Radio 1: Ibiza Proms

A few weeks ago we brought you news that Radio 1 would be celebrating 20 years in Ibiza with a massive party. For an additional celebration to mark the milestone, last week Pete Tong took charge of the Royal Albert Hall organising the Heritage Orchestra to perform some of the most famous Ibiza classics from the last two decades.

With Jules Buckley conducting, the orchestra seamlessly played through 23 tracks including giants from Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Faithless and many, many more. 

The result was an absolutely amazing hour and a half of music, unique and beautiful in its own right. If you haven’t already, we at Science of Sound definitely recommend you take the time to watch it (it’s only available for another 25 days so don’t delay!).

If you are left wanting more, check out when Nero performed some of their greatest hits with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

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August 3rd 2015
<h2>London Elektricity; Vinyl Only Set For D&BTV</h2><p>A couple of months ago we brought you news that <a href="http://breakbeat.co.uk/" target="_blank">Drum and Bass Arena</a> had started up their D&BTV service again, filming top DJs showcase their favourite tunes at the time.</p><p>To celebrate the re-launch they invited <a href="https://www.hospitalrecords.com/" target="_blank">Hospital Records</a> into the studio with performances from Logistics, Nu:Tone and label boss Tony Coleman. </p><p>Showcasing some of the best Hospital releases, on vinyl (of course), Tony whipped up one of the best drum and bass mixes we’ve heard in a long time. If you’re into jump up, melodic and liquid d&b then this is a set for you.</p><p>Link to the hour long performance is <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gviGqMCjE" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>

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London Elektricity; Vinyl Only Set For D&BTV

A couple of months ago we brought you news that Drum and Bass Arena had started up their D&BTV service again, filming top DJs showcase their favourite tunes at the time.

To celebrate the re-launch they invited Hospital Records into the studio with performances from Logistics, Nu:Tone and label boss Tony Coleman. 

Showcasing some of the best Hospital releases, on vinyl (of course), Tony whipped up one of the best drum and bass mixes we’ve heard in a long time. If you’re into jump up, melodic and liquid d&b then this is a set for you.

Link to the hour long performance is here.

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July 30th 2015
<h2>Watch Andy C’s Glastonbury 2015 Set</h2><p>Whether you went to Glastonbury last month and want to relive his set, or are just looking for a fresh new mix from The Executioner, the kind folks over at <a href="https://ramrecords.com/" target="_blank">RAM Records</a> recorded his performance and have <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eko2ph8HuK4" target="_blank">uploaded it to YouTube</a>.</p><p>Doubling up as a Radio 1 Essential Mix for that week, Andy absolutely smashed <a href="http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/shangri-la/" target="_blank">Shangri-La</a>.</p><p>Let’s be honest; when doesn’t he?</p><p>

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Watch Andy C’s Glastonbury 2015 Set

Whether you went to Glastonbury last month and want to relive his set, or are just looking for a fresh new mix from The Executioner, the kind folks over at RAM Records recorded his performance and have uploaded it to YouTube.

Doubling up as a Radio 1 Essential Mix for that week, Andy absolutely smashed Shangri-La.

Let’s be honest; when doesn’t he?

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July 27th 2015
<h2>Some Genius Has Just Made A Tortilla Which Plays Mexican Music</h2><p>Not much to say on this one except; you hero.</p><p>Imagine yourself in the club, flicking through your box of vinyls, whipping out a TORTILLA, then killing the dance floor with the only good song to come out of Mexico, ever.</p><p>That dream has just become a reality folks; watch the minute long video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdzCv_9eaoM" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>

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Some Genius Has Just Made A Tortilla Which Plays Mexican Music

Not much to say on this one except; you hero.

Imagine yourself in the club, flicking through your box of vinyls, whipping out a TORTILLA, then killing the dance floor with the only good song to come out of Mexico, ever.

That dream has just become a reality folks; watch the minute long video here.

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July 23rd 2015
<h2>Record Label and Company Owner, Sven Väth, Kicks off Lazy ‘DJ’ Mid-Set at Cocoon In The Park</h2><p>German EDM producer, DJ and all-round legend Sven Väth burst onto the music scene in 1981 and is hailed as one of the leading pioneers of underground electronic music in Germany and Ibiza. Making quite the mark on the industry, Sven started his own company, <a href="http://www.cocoon.net/" target="_blank">Cocoon</a>, which went on to become it’s own independent record label, one of the most famous clubs in Frankfurt and is still rocking a 14 year residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia. </p><p>With ever growing success Sven started taking Cocoon further across the globe to a multitude of festivals, to name but a few; TomorrowLand, EH1 in the UK and Ostras Beach Club in Italy.</p><p>Just over a week ago at <a href="http://cocooninthepark.com/" target="_blank">Cocoon In The Park</a>, Leeds, for the 7th year running Carl Cox, Dixon and of course Sven himself were all on the line-up ready to deliver the latest and best underground house and techno to the eagerly awaiting northern festival goers. </p><p>Unfortunately, Ricardo Villalobos, a Chilean DJ with a pretty big hype (see below) didn’t seem too enthused to also be on the line-up, let alone pay any attention to the crowd sticking with him through the rainy British weather. His bio states:</p><p><i>“Ricardo was born in Chile and grew up in Germany, he currently lives in Berlin. He is one of the most solicited DJs in the world, as well as being a renowned musician. Ricardo’s inexhaustible creativity and innovation, and his unfailing feel for the crowd make him an outstanding artist in the contemporary world of electronic music.”</i><br/></p><p>Big words; no doubt you’d be pretty excited to see him live? You’d be wrong.</p><p>Someone backstage video’d his set and has uploaded it to YouTube. The video itself is 31 minutes, but having watched it, we can suggest only watching the first 3 minutes; you get a pretty good idea of his attitude; more interested in making himself drinks, chucking some awful dance moves at the people behind him back stage, not even attempting to DJ and finally (and worst) totally ignoring the crowd in front of him. </p><p>Skip to 10 minutes in and the boss-man Sven has had enough, kicks him out of the booth, sends the promo girls out onto the stage and really gets the party going. Lucky he did because the reaction to Ricardo has been anything less than pretty:</p><p><i>“We drive down from Scotland every year for Cocoon. Lobos totally f*cked our day”<br/></i></p><p><i>“At least he’s consistent … absolute sh*te every year”<br/></i></p><p><i>“I wouldn’t wish his set on my worst enemy, felt like f*cking topping myself. Don’t get that c*nt again”</i><br/></p><p>Think they’re being too harsh? <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dM9QRe_Vzk" target="_blank">Check out the video for yourself</a>. Sheesh. </p><p>

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Record Label and Company Owner, Sven Väth, Kicks off Lazy ‘DJ’ Mid-Set at Cocoon In The Park

German EDM producer, DJ and all-round legend Sven Väth burst onto the music scene in 1981 and is hailed as one of the leading pioneers of underground electronic music in Germany and Ibiza. Making quite the mark on the industry, Sven started his own company, Cocoon, which went on to become it’s own independent record label, one of the most famous clubs in Frankfurt and is still rocking a 14 year residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia. 

With ever growing success Sven started taking Cocoon further across the globe to a multitude of festivals, to name but a few; TomorrowLand, EH1 in the UK and Ostras Beach Club in Italy.

Just over a week ago at Cocoon In The Park, Leeds, for the 7th year running Carl Cox, Dixon and of course Sven himself were all on the line-up ready to deliver the latest and best underground house and techno to the eagerly awaiting northern festival goers. 

Unfortunately, Ricardo Villalobos, a Chilean DJ with a pretty big hype (see below) didn’t seem too enthused to also be on the line-up, let alone pay any attention to the crowd sticking with him through the rainy British weather. His bio states:

“Ricardo was born in Chile and grew up in Germany, he currently lives in Berlin. He is one of the most solicited DJs in the world, as well as being a renowned musician. Ricardo’s inexhaustible creativity and innovation, and his unfailing feel for the crowd make him an outstanding artist in the contemporary world of electronic music.”

Big words; no doubt you’d be pretty excited to see him live? You’d be wrong.

Someone backstage video’d his set and has uploaded it to YouTube. The video itself is 31 minutes, but having watched it, we can suggest only watching the first 3 minutes; you get a pretty good idea of his attitude; more interested in making himself drinks, chucking some awful dance moves at the people behind him back stage, not even attempting to DJ and finally (and worst) totally ignoring the crowd in front of him. 

Skip to 10 minutes in and the boss-man Sven has had enough, kicks him out of the booth, sends the promo girls out onto the stage and really gets the party going. Lucky he did because the reaction to Ricardo has been anything less than pretty:

“We drive down from Scotland every year for Cocoon. Lobos totally f*cked our day”

“At least he’s consistent … absolute sh*te every year”

“I wouldn’t wish his set on my worst enemy, felt like f*cking topping myself. Don’t get that c*nt again”

Think they’re being too harsh? Check out the video for yourself. Sheesh. 

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July 20th 2015
<h2>BBC Radio 1 Celebrate 20 Years in Ibiza With a Massive Lineup</h2><p>This year Annie Mac and the BBC Radio 1 crew are celebrating the station’s 20th anniversary of the annual Ibiza weekend. Since 1995 Radio 1 have been sending home some of the best dance music from the White Isle, inspiring dance floors and DJs up and down our glorious country.</p><p>To celebrate they are laying on a weekend of partying, starting at Ushuaia for Friday and Saturday, then moving to Ibiza Rocks for a Sunday finale. Featuring the usual suspects, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong, it looks set to be a banger.</p><p>Oh, those names aren’t big enough for you?</p><p>It’s lucky then that special guests include Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Faithless and Kolsch.</p><p>If you’re in Ibiza over the weekend of the 1st August, tickets go on sale today; you can get them <a href="http://ibiza2015.net/party/bbc-radio-1-weekend-in-ibiza/" target="_blank">here</a>. In the unlikely event you need further encouragement check out this video of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENykKt-4Izo" target="_blank">Annie Mac live from Ushuaia</a> last August. </p><p>

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BBC Radio 1 Celebrate 20 Years in Ibiza With a Massive Lineup

This year Annie Mac and the BBC Radio 1 crew are celebrating the station’s 20th anniversary of the annual Ibiza weekend. Since 1995 Radio 1 have been sending home some of the best dance music from the White Isle, inspiring dance floors and DJs up and down our glorious country.

To celebrate they are laying on a weekend of partying, starting at Ushuaia for Friday and Saturday, then moving to Ibiza Rocks for a Sunday finale. Featuring the usual suspects, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong, it looks set to be a banger.

Oh, those names aren’t big enough for you?

It’s lucky then that special guests include Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Faithless and Kolsch.

If you’re in Ibiza over the weekend of the 1st August, tickets go on sale today; you can get them here. In the unlikely event you need further encouragement check out this video of Annie Mac live from Ushuaia last August. 

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July 17th 2015
<h2>Deadmau5 Trolls Bieber and Jack U Further With A Song Edit</h2><p>Yesterday we brought you the news that <a href="http://www.scienceofsoundmusic.com/Blog.php" target="_blank">Deadmau5 had publicly expressed his discontent</a> for the Jack U song, Where Are U Now, featuring Justin Bieber.</p><p>Just to really hit home his message, he has also taken to his alter-ego SoundCloud account, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife" target="_blank">Fuck My Life</a>, uploading an edit of the original song.</p><p>With a short and sweet tagline, “Still needs mastering”, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/where-im-at" target="_blank">Where I’m At</a> certainly had us chuckling.</p><p>

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Deadmau5 Trolls Bieber and Jack U Further With A Song Edit

Yesterday we brought you the news that Deadmau5 had publicly expressed his discontent for the Jack U song, Where Are U Now, featuring Justin Bieber.

Just to really hit home his message, he has also taken to his alter-ego SoundCloud account, Fuck My Life, uploading an edit of the original song.

With a short and sweet tagline, “Still needs mastering”, Where I’m At certainly had us chuckling.

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July 8th 2015
<h2>Deadmau5 Has Just Said What We’ve All Been Thinking</h2><p>Skrillex and Diplo are a couple of cool cats. Joining forces they became Jack U and as expected absolutely bossed the big bass, party all over your face EDM scene; just check out their <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_5eXC9pR2U" target="_blank">Madison Square Garden gig from NYE 2014</a>!</p><p>Then came the debut album, ‘<a href="https://soundcloud.com/jacku/sets/skrillex-diplo-present-jack-u" target="_blank">Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U</a>’, and with that a whole host of decent featured guests including Missy Elliot, Aluna George and of course Kiesza. But what no one expected was little brat Bieber getting a look in on one of the most anticipated albums of this year, let alone on a single release; you all of course have heard ‘<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntGTK2Fhb0" target="_blank">Where Are U Now?</a>’.</p><p>We can only imagine it was a marketing ploy, knowing no matter how the song turned out every single girl between the age of 8 and 14 would support, buy and share it. Which has happened. And the song is everywhere. </p><p><i>

Vive les Beliebers.</i><br/></p><p>Truthfully the track itself isn’t that bad, showcasing what you have come to expect from Jack U; variety in bass and melody with a punchy electronic twist. It’s the vocals that make the listening really uncomfortable, not only because of where they are originating from but because of how unintelligent and uninspiring they are; </p><blockquote><p>“I gave you attention, when nobody else was paying. </p><p>I gave you the shirt off my back. What you saying?” </p></blockquote><p>Cringe.</p><p>But still the song gained traction, peaking at #15 on the <a href="http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100" target="_blank">Billboard Hot 100</a> and reaching top 10 places around European charts. And just as we at Science of Sound were starting to think it must be us who are the crazy ones, in steps our hero, Mr Joel Zimmerman. Taking to his <a href="https://twitter.com/deadmau5" target="_blank">Twitter account</a>, Deadmau5 (not shy of ‘twitter beef’) wrote:</p><p>

“made the mistake of listening to this jack u shit with bieber assuming they at least did something cool… nope. what the fuck is this shit?” <br/></p><p>Followed shortly by:</p><p>

“im going to bed. i need to unconciously scrape this shitty fucking 3rd grade production and autotuned “singing” bullshit out of my head.”

<br/></p><p>Well played Sir, finally, an honest critique. Check his Twitter to read the backlash from said young girls, it’s a good read. </p><p><i>Viva la souris morte.</i></p><p>

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Deadmau5 Has Just Said What We’ve All Been Thinking

Skrillex and Diplo are a couple of cool cats. Joining forces they became Jack U and as expected absolutely bossed the big bass, party all over your face EDM scene; just check out their Madison Square Garden gig from NYE 2014!

Then came the debut album, ‘Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U’, and with that a whole host of decent featured guests including Missy Elliot, Aluna George and of course Kiesza. But what no one expected was little brat Bieber getting a look in on one of the most anticipated albums of this year, let alone on a single release; you all of course have heard ‘Where Are U Now?’.

We can only imagine it was a marketing ploy, knowing no matter how the song turned out every single girl between the age of 8 and 14 would support, buy and share it. Which has happened. And the song is everywhere. 

Vive les Beliebers.

Truthfully the track itself isn’t that bad, showcasing what you have come to expect from Jack U; variety in bass and melody with a punchy electronic twist. It’s the vocals that make the listening really uncomfortable, not only because of where they are originating from but because of how unintelligent and uninspiring they are; 

“I gave you attention, when nobody else was paying. 

I gave you the shirt off my back. What you saying?” 

Cringe.

But still the song gained traction, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching top 10 places around European charts. And just as we at Science of Sound were starting to think it must be us who are the crazy ones, in steps our hero, Mr Joel Zimmerman. Taking to his Twitter account, Deadmau5 (not shy of ‘twitter beef’) wrote:

“made the mistake of listening to this jack u shit with bieber assuming they at least did something cool… nope. what the fuck is this shit?” 

Followed shortly by:

“im going to bed. i need to unconciously scrape this shitty fucking 3rd grade production and autotuned “singing” bullshit out of my head.”

Well played Sir, finally, an honest critique. Check his Twitter to read the backlash from said young girls, it’s a good read. 

Viva la souris morte.

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July 7th 2015
<h2><b>Murder On The Dancefloor, Literally</b></h2><p>Organisers of a water-park rave in New Taipei City, Taiwan, have found themselves in a lot of trouble after accidentally setting the crowd on fire! </p><p>Having hosted numerous incident free raves across Asia (pictured), it was Color Play’s debut event in Taiwan; one that has seen 5 individuals immediately arrested for questioning, including the event organiser.</p><p>Part of the Color Play experience is multi-coloured powder that is jetted over the ravers. Unfortunately on this occurrence the overhead lighting caused the powder to ignite, setting 500 people ablaze. CNN have reported this morning that of the 500 caught in the fireball, 202 are in a critical condition and 182 in intensive care.</p><p>We at Science of Sound have managed to find a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=30&v=nyXar3nACVk" target="_blank">video of the horrible event</a> as it happened; we warn you it’s not for the faint of heart ….</p><p>Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for everyone affected, we’ll see you back on the scene soon friends.</p><p>

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Murder On The Dancefloor, Literally

Organisers of a water-park rave in New Taipei City, Taiwan, have found themselves in a lot of trouble after accidentally setting the crowd on fire! 

Having hosted numerous incident free raves across Asia (pictured), it was Color Play’s debut event in Taiwan; one that has seen 5 individuals immediately arrested for questioning, including the event organiser.

Part of the Color Play experience is multi-coloured powder that is jetted over the ravers. Unfortunately on this occurrence the overhead lighting caused the powder to ignite, setting 500 people ablaze. CNN have reported this morning that of the 500 caught in the fireball, 202 are in a critical condition and 182 in intensive care.

We at Science of Sound have managed to find a video of the horrible event as it happened; we warn you it’s not for the faint of heart ….

Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for everyone affected, we’ll see you back on the scene soon friends.

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June 30th 2015
<h2><b>Brand New: Dusky Music</b></h2><p>London based duo Dusky are famed for their bass heavy, rolling deep house and club music. If you were wondering (and who isn’t?) our favourites from the Dusky camp are the hugely successful <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B3jIAteuZs" target="_blank">Careless</a> and their re-work of Justin Martin’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANP_BkWVkLI" target="_blank">Don’t Go</a>.</p><p>With the imminent release of their new four track EP, Ordinary World (set for 31st July), the boys have just revealed a teaser track; Skin Deep. For the ever-so-keen of you out there, you can buy it right now as a single track on <a href="https://pro.beatport.com/release/skin-deep/1555002" target="_blank">Beatport</a> or wait and pre-order the whole EP on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ordinary-world-ep/id1005659637?ign-mpt=uo%3D4" target="_blank">iTunes</a>.</p><p>Bang on trend, Skin Deep is blend of future garage and deep house, showcasing smooth vocals and uplifting summer vibes. We’ve had it on repeat in the Science of Sound lab; it’s an absolute must for any playlist you have going on at the moment.</p><p>But don’t just take our word for it, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsF-ilfZ7Zc" target="_blank">have a listen for yourselves</a>!</p><p>Well done gents, can’t wait to hear the rest.</p><p>♣ Like us | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/ScienceofSoundMusic</a><br/>♣ Follow us | <a href="https://twitter.com/Science_ofSound" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/Science_ofSound</a><br/>♣ Look at us | <a href="https://instagram.com/science_of_sound_/" target="_blank">https://instagram.com/science_of_sound_/</a></p>

Brand New: Dusky Music

London based duo Dusky are famed for their bass heavy, rolling deep house and club music. If you were wondering (and who isn’t?) our favourites from the Dusky camp are the hugely successful Careless and their re-work of Justin Martin’s Don’t Go.

With the imminent release of their new four track EP, Ordinary World (set for 31st July), the boys have just revealed a teaser track; Skin Deep. For the ever-so-keen of you out there, you can buy it right now as a single track on Beatport or wait and pre-order the whole EP on iTunes.

Bang on trend, Skin Deep is blend of future garage and deep house, showcasing smooth vocals and uplifting summer vibes. We’ve had it on repeat in the Science of Sound lab; it’s an absolute must for any playlist you have going on at the moment.

But don’t just take our word for it, have a listen for yourselves!

Well done gents, can’t wait to hear the rest.

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June 29th 2015
<h2><b>Daft Punk: Unchained</b></h2><p>In 2013 with the release of their catchy disco-funk track <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I" target="_blank">Get Lucky</a>, the French house duo Daft Punk rocketed to out-of-this world fame. Fresher fans amongst you no doubt will be privy to their newest album (of which Get Lucky was a track single of) Random Access Memories; an album which for us unfortunately fell far from the mark.</p><p>Now we’re not the type of folk to condescendingly harp on about the <i>“good ol’ days” </i>but we at Science of Sound are children of the generation of Discovery and therefore timeless classics such as Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, One More Time and Digital Love. Whilst we appreciate and respect diversity, which was certainly shown in the production of Get Lucky, listening to an entire album based on that disco-funky-guitar sound became a little tiresome.</p><p>Interestingly, back to their 2001 album Discovery; not many people know it is a soundtrack to a trippy yet intriguingly addictive film about the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop group, with each album track representing an episode of the story. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the Japanese-French film Interstella 5555, in full <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8PrIzCX5mI" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Whether you prefer their techno-house roots or new disco sound, one thing is undeniable; Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the men behind the masks, have kept their legacy shrouded in a deep and dark veil of mystery. Until now.</p><p>in 2014 BBC Worldwide Productions France began creating the first ever documentary on the duo which promises viewers and fans an all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk. With interviews from featured guests such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Pete Tong and many more, the 60 minute feature is deservedly stirring up a hype.</p><p>It is set to be aired on the French channel <a href="http://www.canalplus.fr/c-infos-documentaires/pid8177-c-daft-punk-unchained.html" target="_blank">Canal+</a> next Wednesday evening at 7.50 pm GMT; put it in your diary kids, it’s going to be big.</p><p>

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Daft Punk: Unchained

In 2013 with the release of their catchy disco-funk track Get Lucky, the French house duo Daft Punk rocketed to out-of-this world fame. Fresher fans amongst you no doubt will be privy to their newest album (of which Get Lucky was a track single of) Random Access Memories; an album which for us unfortunately fell far from the mark.

Now we’re not the type of folk to condescendingly harp on about the “good ol’ days” but we at Science of Sound are children of the generation of Discovery and therefore timeless classics such as Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, One More Time and Digital Love. Whilst we appreciate and respect diversity, which was certainly shown in the production of Get Lucky, listening to an entire album based on that disco-funky-guitar sound became a little tiresome.

Interestingly, back to their 2001 album Discovery; not many people know it is a soundtrack to a trippy yet intriguingly addictive film about the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop group, with each album track representing an episode of the story. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the Japanese-French film Interstella 5555, in full here.

Whether you prefer their techno-house roots or new disco sound, one thing is undeniable; Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the men behind the masks, have kept their legacy shrouded in a deep and dark veil of mystery. Until now.

in 2014 BBC Worldwide Productions France began creating the first ever documentary on the duo which promises viewers and fans an all-access pass into the artistic world of Daft Punk. With interviews from featured guests such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Pete Tong and many more, the 60 minute feature is deservedly stirring up a hype.

It is set to be aired on the French channel Canal+ next Wednesday evening at 7.50 pm GMT; put it in your diary kids, it’s going to be big.

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June 19th 2015
<h2><b>Knife Party Announce New EP</b></h2><p>Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s side project to Pendulum, Knife Party, have released a number of EPs and singles over the last three years. Some of the most successful releases from each have been <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-IWRmpefzE" target="_blank">Bonfire</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qC9KwujVtQ" target="_blank">LRAD</a> and of course <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luJJBeCFeM0" target="_blank">Internet Friends</a> (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENjxq0oQCFc" target="_blank">VIP</a> included). In November last year they released their first studio album ‘Abandon Ship’ which showcased their more experimental side as well as some obligatory bangers in their signature sound. If you haven’t already, you can listen to the whole album on YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17K9xJ2lXc8&index=1&list=PL1GWcUakIzxCnCeJEt8oFZY1bw7Cgib4R" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>But since the release they have been particularly quiet on public interaction, with the exception of a few gigs here and there.</p><p>That all changed a couple of weeks ago when on their <a href="https://twitter.com/knifepartyinc" target="_blank">Twitter account</a> they teased with the following:</p><p>“Excuse the silence, we’ve been busy. New EP info within the next few days :) ”</p><p>The silence has resumed since then so I guess we will all have to wait with baited breath for some new Knife Party music; of course, we’ll be reviewing and sharing it once it lands. Stay tuned.</p><p>



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Knife Party Announce New EP

Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s side project to Pendulum, Knife Party, have released a number of EPs and singles over the last three years. Some of the most successful releases from each have been Bonfire, LRAD and of course Internet Friends (VIP included). In November last year they released their first studio album ‘Abandon Ship’ which showcased their more experimental side as well as some obligatory bangers in their signature sound. If you haven’t already, you can listen to the whole album on YouTube here.

But since the release they have been particularly quiet on public interaction, with the exception of a few gigs here and there.

That all changed a couple of weeks ago when on their Twitter account they teased with the following:

“Excuse the silence, we’ve been busy. New EP info within the next few days :) ”

The silence has resumed since then so I guess we will all have to wait with baited breath for some new Knife Party music; of course, we’ll be reviewing and sharing it once it lands. Stay tuned.

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June 15th 2015
<h2><b>Want to go to EDC UK for free?</b></h2><p>Well you’re in luck! <a href="http://mixmag.net/read/fancy-taking-your-friends-to-edc-for-free-news" target="_blank">MixMag</a> are running a competition for you and three mates to win tickets to go. All you need to do is upload a photo of the outfit you would wear if you won to either Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #EDCcomp.</p><p>Pretty simple huh?</p><p>The carnival returns to Milton Keynes this year on Saturday 11th July boasting acts such as Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Tiesto, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and <a href="http://uk.electricdaisycarnival.com/the-experience/music/" target="_blank">many, many more</a>.</p><p>Stay tuned for my best tutu / Indian Chief head dress combo.</p><p>



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Want to go to EDC UK for free?

Well you’re in luck! MixMag are running a competition for you and three mates to win tickets to go. All you need to do is upload a photo of the outfit you would wear if you won to either Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #EDCcomp.

Pretty simple huh?

The carnival returns to Milton Keynes this year on Saturday 11th July boasting acts such as Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Tiesto, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and many, many more.

Stay tuned for my best tutu / Indian Chief head dress combo.

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June 12th 2015
<h2><b>Shadow Child; Live From Nike Town</b></h2><p>In 2012 house producer and BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Neale reinvented himself from his already well established and respected alias, Dave Spoon, to become one of the best producers in the current trend of bass-heavy house music.</p><p>Enter, the Shadow Child.</p><p>We don’t need to go through the long discography of Dave Spoon’s music; that is not why we are here. You are reading this either because you (like us) constantly listen to his music and are looking for some fresh meat, or that you’ve never heard of any of the names above and are curious. If you are the latter, I envy you; I envy that you are about to have that feeling of hearing a belter for the first time, the kind that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck as each thump of bass reaches your dirty little eardrums.</p><p>Most recently working with <a href="https://soundcloud.com/doorly" target="_blank">Doorly</a>, SC released the summery house track <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGi71sC1VDw" target="_blank">Piano Weapon</a>, later with added vocals as <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOBdqg3RK3g" target="_blank">Climbin’</a>. Other gems in his locker include (our favourites) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR8pX-APVYk" target="_blank">23</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRXvFSAqagk" target="_blank">Get At</a> and his remix of Aluna George’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZPJfU4ZiQY" target="_blank">‘Best Be Believing’</a>. If you still want more, we’d suggest popping on to his constantly updated <a href="https://soundcloud.com/theshadowchild" target="_blank">SoundCloud</a>.</p><p>We digress …</p><p>With a weekly show on <a href="http://rinse.fm/" target="_blank">Rinse FM</a>, the ‘London based, UK-centric urban dance music station’, Shadow Child delivers the freshest bass house every Wednesday evening at 9pm; you can catch it live or wait for the SoundCloud upload on his page. It appears however, that may no longer be enough for Simon as now he’s spilling over into gigs at busy London shopping outlets. Hey, who’s complaining?</p><p>Just over a week ago at 10 am (that’s right, in the morning!) SC rocked up to Nike Town, London, and played one of the best sets we’ve heard in a long time. I bet the grannies in there buying Mecurial Vapors for their teenage grandsons had a bloody hoot!</p><p>Link to the set is <a href="https://soundcloud.com/theshadowchild/rinse-niketown-sc" target="_blank">here</a>; let’s hope a track list is released soon as it is chock-a-block with absolute corkers. Well played Sir!</p><p>

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Shadow Child; Live From Nike Town

In 2012 house producer and BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Neale reinvented himself from his already well established and respected alias, Dave Spoon, to become one of the best producers in the current trend of bass-heavy house music.

Enter, the Shadow Child.

We don’t need to go through the long discography of Dave Spoon’s music; that is not why we are here. You are reading this either because you (like us) constantly listen to his music and are looking for some fresh meat, or that you’ve never heard of any of the names above and are curious. If you are the latter, I envy you; I envy that you are about to have that feeling of hearing a belter for the first time, the kind that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck as each thump of bass reaches your dirty little eardrums.

Most recently working with Doorly, SC released the summery house track Piano Weapon, later with added vocals as Climbin’. Other gems in his locker include (our favourites) 23, Get At and his remix of Aluna George’s ‘Best Be Believing’. If you still want more, we’d suggest popping on to his constantly updated SoundCloud.

We digress …

With a weekly show on Rinse FM, the ‘London based, UK-centric urban dance music station’, Shadow Child delivers the freshest bass house every Wednesday evening at 9pm; you can catch it live or wait for the SoundCloud upload on his page. It appears however, that may no longer be enough for Simon as now he’s spilling over into gigs at busy London shopping outlets. Hey, who’s complaining?

Just over a week ago at 10 am (that’s right, in the morning!) SC rocked up to Nike Town, London, and played one of the best sets we’ve heard in a long time. I bet the grannies in there buying Mecurial Vapors for their teenage grandsons had a bloody hoot!

Link to the set is here; let’s hope a track list is released soon as it is chock-a-block with absolute corkers. Well played Sir!

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June 11th 2015
<h2><b>Ten Walls Cancels All Forthcoming Gigs After Bizarre Homophobic Rant</b></h2><p>Lithuanian EDM producer Marijus Adomaitis, better known as his stage name Ten Walls, rose to fame in the summer of 2014 releasing what turned out to be one of Ibiza’s (and therefore dance music’s) most played track; Walking With Elephants.</p><p>Last week however he wasn’t topping any popularity charts, in fact quite the opposite. In a bizarre rant on his personal Facebook account, Marijus expressed his discontent against the <a href="https://freedomhouse.org/issues/lgbti-rights#.VXa_nRvbLcc" target="_blank">LGBTI</a> community. If you can read Lithuanian then you’re in luck as the original post, albeit long taken down, was screenshotted and is doing the rounds on the internet (attached).</p><p>For those without the native tongue; Marijus first tells an anecdote of working with a fellow Lithuanian musician who “tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them”. He recalls responding “I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised your 16 year old son’s browny (anus) was ripped by his boyfriend?’ … well he was silent”.</p><p>Further he then likens homosexuals to paedophiles in another anecdote: “One of my first gigs in Ireland, on my way to my hotel I saw a church with a fence decorated with hundreds of baby shoes. Naturally I wondered why? Unfortunately a priest’s lie for many years was uncovered when children were massively raped. Unfortunately the people of this other breed continue to do it and everyone knows it but does nothing”.</p><p>PR Training anyone?</p><p>Naturally, the post was removed in minutes and a mandatory apology status was issued, albeit too late.</p><p>The growing backlash from fans, fellow artists and event organisers has lead to Marijus being dropped not only by his events agency, but by events such as Creamfields, Sonar festival, Pitch festival and Urban Art Forms.</p><p>Yesterday afternoon in a bid to salvage any possible career for himself as a respected musician, he released this statement:</p><p>“Last week I wrote a Facebook post that was wrong and completely out of character and the result was a badly written post that was unacceptable. It was never my intention to offend anyone. I’m really saddened by everything that has happened and I would like to apologise to everyone I’ve let down, especially to my friends in the gay community, and my fans. I now need to take a break and have cancelled my upcoming shows.”</p><p>Is it too little too late? Only time will tell.</p><p>

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Ten Walls Cancels All Forthcoming Gigs After Bizarre Homophobic Rant

Lithuanian EDM producer Marijus Adomaitis, better known as his stage name Ten Walls, rose to fame in the summer of 2014 releasing what turned out to be one of Ibiza’s (and therefore dance music’s) most played track; Walking With Elephants.

Last week however he wasn’t topping any popularity charts, in fact quite the opposite. In a bizarre rant on his personal Facebook account, Marijus expressed his discontent against the LGBTI community. If you can read Lithuanian then you’re in luck as the original post, albeit long taken down, was screenshotted and is doing the rounds on the internet (attached).

For those without the native tongue; Marijus first tells an anecdote of working with a fellow Lithuanian musician who “tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them”. He recalls responding “I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised your 16 year old son’s browny (anus) was ripped by his boyfriend?’ … well he was silent”.

Further he then likens homosexuals to paedophiles in another anecdote: “One of my first gigs in Ireland, on my way to my hotel I saw a church with a fence decorated with hundreds of baby shoes. Naturally I wondered why? Unfortunately a priest’s lie for many years was uncovered when children were massively raped. Unfortunately the people of this other breed continue to do it and everyone knows it but does nothing”.

PR Training anyone?

Naturally, the post was removed in minutes and a mandatory apology status was issued, albeit too late.

The growing backlash from fans, fellow artists and event organisers has lead to Marijus being dropped not only by his events agency, but by events such as Creamfields, Sonar festival, Pitch festival and Urban Art Forms.

Yesterday afternoon in a bid to salvage any possible career for himself as a respected musician, he released this statement:

“Last week I wrote a Facebook post that was wrong and completely out of character and the result was a badly written post that was unacceptable. It was never my intention to offend anyone. I’m really saddened by everything that has happened and I would like to apologise to everyone I’ve let down, especially to my friends in the gay community, and my fans. I now need to take a break and have cancelled my upcoming shows.”

Is it too little too late? Only time will tell.

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June 11th 2015
June 11th 2015

New Disclosure Single: Hear It Here First

With just over 10 days to go until Disclosure release their forthcoming album, fans will be pleased to hear that the Surrey duo have just dropped the first official album single and boy, it doesn’t disappoint.

Brothers Howard and Guy have been quiet of late due to their seemingly never ending worldwide tour, riding on the success of their first album Settle released back in 2013.

Grammy award-winning jazz musician Gregory Porter has featured on vocals; couple that with their signature radio-friendly bassline grooves and garage style percussions and you’ve got yourself a track which will (deservedly) be playing on every club dancefloor as we lead into summer.

So without further ado, I bring to you:

Disclosure – Holding On (feat. Gregory Porter)

(remember where you heard it first kids).

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June 11th 2015

New Keeno Album On The Horizon?

For those who know of Keeno this is very exciting news, although I suspect many of you may have read the title of this entry and thought to yourself; “who?”. The most inquisitive of you have clicked the link to find out and I can assure you those who didn’t are missing out on something spectacular. Of course, no-one would blame you for not having heard of Keeno; Will Keen (the man behind the stage alias) has barely turned 21 years old.

Born and raised in Winchester, Will was (until recently) studying Classical Music at the University of Manchester, UK. In an emotive post to his fans Will described his reasons for leaving university; that his intense study schedule was beginning to ruin for him the mystery and magic of music, that his ability to write was affected by his stress and that ultimately he “wasn’t prepared to let his primary source of inspiration be extinguished” (see his Facebook entry, January 2015).

It’s a brave move from a man of 20, but it certainly appears to have been the right one.

Spotted and signed by Med School Music in 2013 (Hospital Records’ label for startup / youth artists) Keeno combines drum & bass, liquid funk and jungle rhythms with piano, strings and a plethora of other orchestral instruments. The outcome is so audibly beautiful I don’t know whether I’d prefer to see him in a dirty rave den or sat in the stalls of the Royal Albert Hall!

Before I go any further to give you a taste of what I am talking about, listen to the clip above from his most recent EP, Preludes. The track is called Origin.

Good grief … almost brings a tear to my eye.

Anyway, with two EPs and a fully pressed album already, not to mention his portfolio of remixes, Keeno’s discography has been steadily increasing and it looks like there’s more on the way. In another upload last week Keeno confirmed that he is taking the summer out to write his second album; music to the ears of all of his fans (excuse the excellent pun).

But where does that leave you in the meantime? “Where can I find more of his stuff?” I hear you ask. You could have a browse of his Soundcloud, sure. You could trawl Med School Music’s YouTube channel. You could even listen to our Melodic Drum & Bass mix which includes a number of his tracks (track listed and referenced, of course).Whatever you decide to do, spread the word.

Here’s to you Mr Keen! Keep up the excellent work.

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June 11th 2015
<h2><b>Aoki Jump, Aoki Sued</b></h2><p>

Electro house don Steve Aoki is much more than just an EDM producer; he’s a stage act with chaotic energy rivalling the red-eyed folk in 28 Days Later. When DJing his portfolio of bass-heavy house tracks, Aoki engages the crowd with steam gun wielding robot men, his now notorious cake-in-face antics and crowd surfing a variety of inflatable boats. And people bloody love it.

<br/></p><p>With a massive following of fans and his own label (<a href="http://www.dimmak.com/" title="Dim Mak Records" target="_blank">Dim Mak Records</a>) representing artists such as The Chainsmokers, The Bloody Beetroots, Angger Dimas and many, many more, Aoki is one of the most influential players in the house scene.</p><p>But in a world where even extremes can become boring, how do you keep up your image? You throw bigger cakes and crowd surf from higher points, that’s how. Although, not so high that you start breaking necks. No, that would be bad for PR …</p><p>Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened three years ago at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego when a young American lady, Brittany Hickman, was standing under an inflatable raft poised as a stage dive impact zone. Aoki reportedly dived from scaffolding 20 feet higher than the raft, landing with perfect precision. Brittany took the brunt of the impact and was knocked out; a quick trip to the hospital revealed she had broken her neck. Ouch.</p><p>She is claiming her neck has never fully healed and that it is still painful to this day which means poor old Mr Aoki (and Hard Rock Hotels) are being sued for damages. Let’s hope for all involved it is settled quickly and amicably, and that the judge also offers a little extra dose of common sense to both of them.</p><p>Check out Steve Aoki’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/steveaoki" title="https://www.youtube.com/user/steveaoki" target="_blank">YouTube Channel</a> for regular updates of his latest movements and music, including this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef0H7lhdr9g" target="_blank">gem</a> (although he may be revisiting his inspirations soon).</p><p>



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Aoki Jump, Aoki Sued

Electro house don Steve Aoki is much more than just an EDM producer; he’s a stage act with chaotic energy rivalling the red-eyed folk in 28 Days Later. When DJing his portfolio of bass-heavy house tracks, Aoki engages the crowd with steam gun wielding robot men, his now notorious cake-in-face antics and crowd surfing a variety of inflatable boats. And people bloody love it.

With a massive following of fans and his own label (Dim Mak Records) representing artists such as The Chainsmokers, The Bloody Beetroots, Angger Dimas and many, many more, Aoki is one of the most influential players in the house scene.

But in a world where even extremes can become boring, how do you keep up your image? You throw bigger cakes and crowd surf from higher points, that’s how. Although, not so high that you start breaking necks. No, that would be bad for PR …

Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened three years ago at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego when a young American lady, Brittany Hickman, was standing under an inflatable raft poised as a stage dive impact zone. Aoki reportedly dived from scaffolding 20 feet higher than the raft, landing with perfect precision. Brittany took the brunt of the impact and was knocked out; a quick trip to the hospital revealed she had broken her neck. Ouch.

She is claiming her neck has never fully healed and that it is still painful to this day which means poor old Mr Aoki (and Hard Rock Hotels) are being sued for damages. Let’s hope for all involved it is settled quickly and amicably, and that the judge also offers a little extra dose of common sense to both of them.

Check out Steve Aoki’s YouTube Channel for regular updates of his latest movements and music, including this gem (although he may be revisiting his inspirations soon).

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June 11th 2015

Welcome Back, Old Friend.

The hype is up, the time has come …. the best TV Channel YouTube has to offer is back. That’s right, D&BTV is back on air!

With a vast archive of live performances, this channel has been at the forefront of bringing top drum & bass DJ sets to the comfort of your own living room. If you’reau fait with the channel you’ll know of what delights I speak of.  If you’re not; it’s time to stop slobbing out to Eastenders and Corrie and pay attention.

To celebrate the long-awaited return, the boys over at Drum & Bass Arenainvited Hospital Records down to tear through some of the latest and greatest drum & bass, jump-up and jungle tracks of our time. With sets from Logistics, Nu:Tone and label boss London Elektricity, the night did not disappoint.There’s even a cool new feature for those watching a set live; a Reload button! This gives the DJ live audience feedback of which tracks deserve a rewind ensuring a fully immersive experience – and trust me, you’ll be hooked.

Below was the first set although all can be found on the YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

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June 11th 2015