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05 Oct 2018
  • Marshmello & Bastille hit No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart, after 33 weeks of The Middle up top. (Billboard
  • Amsterdam Dance Event has completed its 2018 program with the final announcement of speakers and artists, including Nile Rodgers, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cassy and Carl Craig. (Mixmag
  • London Music Conference founder Sam Speaight on why London needed a dance music conference. (Magnetic
  • Marshmello donates $500,000 to KIND Foundation to support refugee and immigrant children. (Billboard
  • YouTube has revealed the top 15 most streamed artists who have played Ibiza this summer. The top five from the top are Juan Magán, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Danny Ocean, and Martin Garrix. (Mixmag)  
  • Red Bull Music Academy celebrates its 20th anniversary by creating the world's largest sequencer and bringing essential machines of electronic music to Berlin. (RBMA)
  • The Balearic Statistics Institute have issued the key Fitur tourism statistics for Ibiza August 2018, which showed a 3.7% drop in numbers compared to last year. However, the number of Britons visiting the White Isle increased by 9.2%. (Ibizan)
  • Beatport achieved year-on-year global track-download revenue growth of 8% in H1 2018 versus the same period of last year. Robb McDaniels explains why one of dance music's biggest brands is bucking the universal trend of falling download sales. (MBW
  • The Natus One makes any DJ headphones wireless and claims to offer near zero latency. (DJ Mag)
  • Akai has announced the first dedicated hardware controller for FL Studio. (RA
  • Moog reveals new flagship polysynth, the Moog One. It's the company's most powerful synth since the beloved Voyager. (RA
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) has filed to IPO in the US. It is the largest music streaming company in China and owns QQ Music, Kugou, Kuwo and WeSing. (Billboard
  • Apple Music and the Ministry of Sound label have struck an exclusive playlist deal that will effectively shut out Spotify. (Variety) A source said that those playlists will be removed from Spotify and other non-Apple streaming services in the coming days.  
  • Silk City and Pusha T to kick off Samsung 837 autumn concert series in New York City later this month. (Billboard
  • Peggy Gou, DJ Boring and Andras to play Lost Paradise opening party. (Mixmag
  • elrow have announced the line-up for the third and final instalment of their 2018 NY residency featuring Steve Lawler B2B Yousef, wAFF B2B De La Swing, Acid Monkeys and Andres Campo. (DT
  • Black Coffee, Virgil Abloh, elrow and more have been announced for Wynn Nightlife's new Las Vegas music series. (Mixmag
  • The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Cassy, Bicep, Stormzy, Saoirse and many more have been confirmed for Snowbombing's 20th edition in 2019. (RA)  
  • Ultra Music Festival has confirmed that it's flagship Miami event, held each March during Music Week, will go ahead despite losing its usual venue and spiritual home of Bayfront Park. (DJ Mag
  • Australia's new Festival X has been cancelled before its planned first edition in November. (Mixmag)
  • Live Nation release a report, The Power of Live report, studying 22,505 attendees from 11 countries. (TMN) The findings revealed that "in today's digital age, live music is more necessary than ever and creates the ultimate human connection". 
  • The Refuge is carving out a niche in Manchester's diverse multifaceted music scene. (Mixmag
  • The enduring impact of Store Street in Manchester on UK club culture. (DJ Mag
  • Video games introduced electronic music to a generation. (Quartzy
  • 10 ways Ibiza will change in 2019. (Mixmag)
  • A bill that would have allowed several Californian cities to permit the sale of alcohol until 4am. has been vetoed. (DJ Mag
  • Hï Ibiza has announced the full line-up for its closing party this weekend. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Motion are opening the doors to their latest club venture this season, inviting the likes of Deadmau5, Maceo Plex, Annie Mac and more to The Marble Factory over the coming months. (Mixmag
  • Adam Beyer has announced an after-party for Drumcode's forthcoming Halloween session at London's Tobacco Dock on Saturday 27 October. (DJ Mag
  • Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer and more to play HYTE's 24-hour NYE party at Funkhaus in Berlin. (Mixmag
  • Introducing... Mathame (DT
  • In Conversation with ... DLR (DT
  • The best closing parties in October on Ibiza. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • 7 must-hear mixes from September 2018: Redlining rave, hardcore energy and bleep history. (Fact
  • Billboard Dance's ones to watch: September 2018 (Billboard
  • The art of djing: Louie Vega (RA)
  • Vintage clothing specialist, Wavey Garms discuss their collaboration with Chase & Status on their new rave-inspired collection. (Mixmag
  • Marie Davidson talks touring, psychology and the power of not caring. (Electronic Beats
  • The Knocks break down their new album, New York Narcotic. (Billboard
  • London club The Cause is leading the way for DIY dance music. (RB)
  • The love story continues for dance music mavericks Layo & Bushwacka! (Sun)
  • Damian Lazarus discusses the best parties and rave omens. (Mixmag
  • From his ups and downs to the controversy and calamity - Ibiza Voice analyses the career of Denis Sulta, the latest dream-living Glasgwegian to rocket to stardom. (Ibiza Voice
  • Walk through the birthplace of techno with Carl Craig in the latest edition of My City. [video] (Mixmag
  • DJ Mag dons a fancy helmet and attempts to throw shapes to the sounds of Peggy Gou and Artwork at a rave in the world’s deepest diving pool. (DJ Mag
  • The Crystal Method breaks down their first LP as a solo artist. (Billboard
  • Francesca Lombardo talks about her live performance, debut album and deciding her own destiny. (DJ Mag
  • Andy C gives his tips on djing and thinking behind record selection. [video] (DT)
  • Mixmag takes Orbital's Phil Hartnoll to a 2018 free party in the Welsh countryside. (Mixmag
  • Denis Sulta escaped depression to live out his DJ dreams. (Mixmag
  • Mumdance has announced the release of Shared Meanings, an expansive mix project featuring exclusive material from Peder Mannerfelt, Nkisis, Caterina Barbieri and many more. (Fact
  • Lady Blacktronika to release double-pack, Wax Cylinder Only this month. (RA
  • Kode9 installs a 40,000-watt soundsystem in Tate Modern as part of an installation by Tania Bruguera. (RA
  • Above & Beyond celebrated their 300th episode of 'Group Therapy' radio show with a live broadcast from Hong Kong. (Billboard
  • Martin Garrix has announced an ADE pop-up store at X BANK in Amsterdam this month. (DJ Mag
  • Dzeko drops off sexy electro house heater, Don't Stop. (DA)
  • The Glitch Mob reveal a new documentary about the trio's advanced musical machine, Blade 2.0. (Mixmag)
  • Avicii worked with Nile Rodgers on 10 unreleased tracks before his death. (Sun
  • Rihanna is working with Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Diplo on her new album. (DJ Mag)
  • Rüfüs Du Sol have launched a new label called Rose Avenue and debuts first track from Australian producer Cassian. (Billboard)
  • Deadmau5 is hosting a new international weekly Mau5trap radio show on SiriusXM BPM. (DJ Mag)
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