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26 Apr 2019
  • tappit to be Official Technology Partner for International Music Summit Ibiza. (Tappit
  • IMS Ibiza has announced its keynote speakers and panels for 2019, including Avicii's father Klas Bergling, who will give a talk about the Tim Bergling Foundation and the importance of mental health support in the music industry.  (DJ Mag, Ibiza Spotlight, PulseDT, MOS)
  • An official Avicii biography written by journalist Måns Mosesson will be released in 2020. (DJ Mag
  • Manchester's DJ community have set a new world record for the largest b2b DJ relay. 182 DJs took part in the b2b event beating the previous holders, Stoney Roads with 147 DJs. (Mixmag
  • Brighton Music Conference to host a David Morales live stream tonight (26 April, 8pm GMT). (RotD)
  • Ibiza superclub Privilege will have to stay shut following its legal appeal against the San Antonio council suspension order being rejected in court. The suspension order was put in place by San Antonio in September 2018 due to the club having made expansions and alterations that were unauthorised and so illegal. (Ibizan
  • The Virginia Key Advisory Board has advised the City of Miami to “revoke its license agreement” with Ultra after reports of loud music caused significant distress to the island's wildlife. (Mixmag
  • The 2019 IMS Legends Award honours Javier Anadon, Ibicencan businessman and creator and founder of Café Mambo, one of the islands most respected music venues. (IMS
  • Moog has launched its new semi-modular analog synth, Matriarch. (DJ Mag
  • Pioneer DJ has announced a16-track hardware sequencer for $599. The SQUID offers extensive CV and MIDI control at a lower price than many competitors. (RA
  • Tips on how to appear in Spotify playlists. (DMN)
  • YouTube Music is now offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers. (RotD)
  • Following the success of the 'First On SoundCloud' campaigns in the US, UK and Germany, SoundCloud has announced phase two of its developing artists programme. Electronic dance artists featured: DNMO, GRiZ, & Mark Knight (Hypebot)
  • Defected London FSTVL has announced its full line-up. (Mixmag
  • Craig Richards to curate three more parties at Milan's Fondazione Prada. (RA
  • Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Zhu and more top Meow Wolf's trippy Taos Vortex Fest 2019. (Billboard
  • Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Jauz and Flux Pavilion headline North Coast Festival 2019. (Billboard
  • Jamie Jones’ Paradise in the Park in LA unveils line-up with Loco Dice, Lauren Lane, Latmun and more. (DA
  • Tomorrowland has added Tiësto, Die Antwoord, Dave Clarke and more in its latest round of line-up additions. (DJ Mag
  • DGTL Barcelona has revealed its first names for 2019 festival with Jeff Mills, Nastia, Octo Octa, Mano Le Tough, Ylia and more confirmed to play. (RA
  • Illenium, NGHTMRE, Zeds Dead and more will join Excision's Lost Lands Festival for its third year. (EDM
  • HARD Summer has dropped its 2019 roster, featuring Alison Wonderland, Tchami, Kid Cudi, RL Grime, and more. (DA
  • Eris Drew, Seth Troxler, Sherelle, Monika Kruse, Fabio & Grooverider and more will play at Glastonbury's The Common stage. (RA
  • 'Pay-to-play' is not ok: Stop the dodgy promoter tactic exploiting young DJs. (Mixmag
  • Are podcasts killing music or just wasting our time? (WashingtonPost)
  • Romare to hold July residency at The Jazz Cafe, London. (RA)  
  • Get to know EGG LDN resident Luther Vine. (Pulse
  • Nightmares On Wax to celebrate a decade of Wax Da Jam with day and night residency at XOYO in East London. (RA
  • A new club Mutabor is to open in a former machinery plant in Moscow this weekend. Ricardo Villalobos, Nicolas Lutz and Zoviet France are booked to play. (RA
  • German DJ and producer Magdalena brings back her SHADOWS residency to Cova Santa on Ibiza this summer. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Swedish House Mafia are set to play their only 2019 Ibiza appearance at Ushuaïa on 26 July. (DJ Mag
  • Kobalt has signed a worldwide publishing deal with global DJ duo Loud Luxury. (RotD)
  • DT643 – GotSome (DT
  • RA.673 Boris (RA
  • Oxia DJ set at Castelul Peleş in Romania (Cercle
  • Isolée: How I play live (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: NEMY (DT
  • 11 emerging artists you need to hear. (DJ Mag
  • One to watch: HAAi [video] (Electronic Beats
  • The role of South African dance music during apartheid. [video] (RA
  • Ibiza events guide 2019: Best parties and places to eat sleep, rave, repeat. (Mirror
  • DJs expound the importance of ear safety at shows. (DA
  • Darude talks about how he doesn’t see other Eurovision entrants as competition as he represents Finland. (Metro
  • 2000 and One: “Technology has made it more fun these days in my opinion. The CDJ, Traktor, and Ableton allow you, as a DJ, to be more creative. DJing has become more than only mixing the records one after another”. (Decoded
  • Skeptical: Back from the trip (iDJ
  • SPFDJ talks about techno, intrepid skin and what it means to “Go for the bang”. (Electronic Beats
  • Naive label boss, Rádio Quântica and mina party co-founder and DJ extraordinaire Violet discusses her forthcoming LP, Lisbon's defiant underground and her unwavering determination and optimism. (DJ Mag)
  • Three decades after their inauspicious start, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers think the spirit of 90s rave culture, as captured on their new album, can help heal Brexit wounds. (Guardian)
  • The incredible story of soul singer Teddy Pendergrass. (Mixmag
  • In conversation: Agoria (Magnetic
  • Skrillex has revealed that new music is on its way on social media. (DJ Mag
  • D'n'b figureheads Fabio & Grooverider are releasing a compilation, RAGE, in celebration of the legendary London club night. (Mixmag
  • Yorkshire's finest Special Request will release four albums on Houndstooth over the next few months. (Mixmag
  • Diplo has dropped the first track from his new country music project, Thomas Wesley. (DJ Mag
  • Rüfüs Du Sol are set to play Los Angeles Historic Park this October. (Mixmag)  
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