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07 Jun 2022
  • The Night Time Industries Association has appointed Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester and co-founder of Parklife festival and The Warehouse Project, as chair of its Board of Directors. (AAA
  • Spinnin’ Records is restructuring its marketing department and highlighting Web3 and NFTs as key spaces for the company’s future. Susanne Hazendonk has been named Spinnin’ Records’ new VP of Marketing. (RotD
  • Moodymann injured in 'severe' car accident in the US. (RA) Mahogani Music posted an update "Everyone involved in the collision is on the road to recovery. Unfortunately we must cancel some upcoming tour dates."
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested that the spread of monkeypox could be amplified this summer over festival season. (Mixmag)
  • The cost inflation has caused half the night industry to feel “unsure” on whether it will be able to last the next 12 months. (Mixmag)
  • Former Mixmag editor Dom Phillips is missing in the Brazilian Amazon. (RA)
  • Dave Smith, maker of Prophet synths and MIDI co-inventor, dies at 72. (RA)
  • Synkro & Deep Heads are proud to present Garage Sessions, the sample pack. (LoopMasters)
  • Vyvyan Unveiled: Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang) Shines a Light on his Anonymous Moniker. (BeatPortal)
  • 55% off the best of Hugel's Dancefloor sounds, ends 30th June (LoopMasters)
  • Beatport and Junction 2 Launch Special Synth Head NFT. (BeatPortal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Joyce Muniz (BeatPortal)
  • Beatport Partners With Ibiza Global Radio for Two New Shows. (BeatPortal)
  • Fanimal has announced a $4 million funding round and plans "to make ticket buying a more social and risk-averse experience". (DMN
  • Dice CEO Phil Hutcheon talks live music habits, hybrid tours and Germany. (MusicAlly
  • Music will be the gravitational force driving the Hyperverse. (AdWeek) Recent activations suggest it's strong enough to bind our disparate Web3 platforms.
  • Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival has apologised for “problems” amid a number of complaints from attendees about large queues for bars, lack of access to water despite high temperatures, and overcrowded stages. (NME)
  • Glastonbury has revealed the full line-up and stage times for this year's festival. (Guardian
  • Tomorrowland has announced the full timetable for its 2022 edition. (DJmag)
  • Defected has announced a full plate of names for its debut event in Malta this summer. (Mixmag
  • Movement Music Festival in Detroit: A line-up stacked with local legends drew thousands of ravers from around the world for the ultimate techno festival experience. (Mixmag)
  • Flatlining ticket sales and rising production outgoings have seen several UK summer music festivals cancelled. (Guardian) Infrastructure costs have gone up, many skilled workers have left the industry during the pandemic and now audiences are dealing with the cost of living crisis.
  • Burning out and fading away: the exhausting job of marketing new music. (Midia - Keith Jopling) 
  • Cheerio, Duckie: regulars look back at the LGBTQ+ club that broke the mould. (Observer - Ben Walters)
  • Berlin club OHM to reopen on June 3. (RA)
  • A new club is set to open in Ibiza, run by the team behind central London's upscale Chinese restaurant Park Chinois. (DJmag)
  • Manchester club South closes after 27 years. (RA) Resident Clint Boon said the club was closing "due to issues beyond our control (myself, the management & the owners)."
  • New online archive Époque charts history of Belgian nightlife. (RA)
  • Orean Music launches two new London club nights. (DT)
  • London festival Body Movements has announced SHERELLE, Midland, Shy One, and over 100 more names for its 2022 edition. (DJmag)
  • DJ Travella | Boiler Room x Primavera Sound Barcelona (YouTube)
  • Softchaos | Boiler Room x Primavera Sound Barcelona (YouTube)
  • Karen Nyame KG | Boiler Room x Primavera Sound Barcelona (YouTube)
  • JOKKOO Soundsystem | Boiler Room x Primavera Sound Barcelona (YouTube)
  • TSHA | Boiler Room x AVA Festival 2022 (YouTube)
  • Skin on Skin | Boiler Room x AVA Festival 2022 (YouTube)
  • Floorplan | Boiler Room x AVA Festival 2022 (YouTube)
  • DJ mag: Enzo Siragusa Presents E:DIMENSION Live From Printworks London (YouTube)
  • Fact Mix 861: Nsasi (Fact)
  • Fresh kicks: Amy Dabbs (DJmag)
  • RA.835 Marco Weibel (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: D-Grade (RA)
  • Renegade Riddims: T-Cutt (DT)
  • HAAi, Jon Hopkins, Akira Uchida and Tom Furse combine music, choreography and AI on Baby, We’re Ascending visual. (Fact)
  • Future Shock now open at 180 Studios with new immersive works by Caterina Barbieri, UVA, Weirdcore, Gaika, Romain Gavras, Ryoichi Kurokawa and more. (Fact)
  • At Home With: Optimo (Espacio) (DJmag
  • A day in the life of Alok. (DJmag
  • Artist previously known as India Jordan changes name to I. JORDAN. (RA)
  • Moby - the multi-platinum producer, singer and songwriter - has launched his latest project, label always centered at night. (Mixmag)
  • Samantha Togni's new label, Boudica, highlights trans, non-binary and women artists. (RA)
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