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Top 10 Acts To See At We Are Fstvl 2016

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The two day festival takes place at the Airfield of Dreams, London on 28-29 May. With too many acts to choose from we have narrowed it down to our top 10 recommendations from the line-up.

We Are FSTVL 2016

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No dance festival line up would be the same without mentioning legendary DJ Fatboy Slim. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim will return to We are Fstvl headlining the main stage on Saturday. Spanning two decades with a back catalogue of hits including -Rockafella Skank, Right Here, Right Now and Praise You a chance to see the producer live is a must.

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Shakedown Festival - Waterhall, Brighton - August 15th 2015 Live Review

Back to give the people of Sussex its annual dousing of electronic music, Shakedown fans returned in their numbers for an evening of debauchery and hard beats. Juxtaposing that of more commercial contemporary electronic festivals like Creamfields, Shakedown is a one day event that offers something different to the commerce and pop glamour that electronic music has now become. With a line up that boasts 2manydjs, DJ EZ, Jaguar Skills, Sigma, Camo and Krooked and Sub Focus, it would become easy to point the finger at the obvious crowd drawers. Though not at Shakedown. 

Shakedown Festival 2015 - Live Review

With two 2manydjs headlining the festival, it was surprising to see the sheer dominance every other stage had next to the internationally known disc jockeys. And maybe this is what makes Shakedown different to most commercial electronic festivals, the hardcore drum n bass faithful that make the event what it is. Using record labels like Defected in the House and Hospitality Records, the festival offers more niche, more specialised and far less commercial music for house  and drum n bass respectively. 

With a host of MCs backing the turntablists, the drum n bass tent saw the cult legend Sub Focus warm up the crowd before Camo and Krooked took the headline set, whist MK and Oliver Dollar took the reins for the final few sets in the house tent. The sheer size of the Hospitality Records tent dwarfed all the other arenas, and probably had 50% of the festival's attendance inside it. At one point, an olive branch felt like it should be offered to the Belgian Brothers (2manydjs) who probably had no idea how petit and incomparable their tent and crowd size was to the rest. It was very transparent to see who the main drawers of Shakedown were. 

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Lovebox 2014 Announces M.I.A. Chase And Status Plus Many More

Posted on12 March 2014

Lovebox 2014 Announces M.i.a. Chase And Status Plus Many More

A Week In Music, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video, Dawes Talk New Album And Bob Dylan And Mercury And Jackson Duets Are To Be Unveiled

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A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black Skinhead' (or 'BLKKK SKKKN HEAD' as it's otherwise known'), the lead single from his US and UK number one album 'Yeezus', so his anger when the unfinished video directed by Nick Knight was leaked earlier in July was unsurprising. He described the unauthorised distribution as 'heartbreaking' and no wonder; a video as unique as this was definitely worthy of a grand entrance but, nonetheless, the spoiler has definitely not affected the viewing experience.Watch the video for BLKKK SKKKN HEAD here.

French house star Kavinsky has already become a hit in his home nation with his debut album 'OutRun', released earlier this year, reaching number 2 in the charts and he's certainly turning heads overseas too. Teaming up with Canadian producer The Weeknd on one of his newest singles, Kavinsky delivers a driving dance beat with 'Odd Look' - the single from his new EP of the same name. The track also features on his album as a collaboration with fellow electronic musician SebastiAn. Listen to Odd Look here.

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A Week In Music - Alicia Keys Girl On Fire Promotion Still Going, Cayucas Debut Makes For The Perfect Summer Listen And Latest Michael Jackson Court Case Begins

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A Week In Videos... She might have just wrapped up her Set The World On Fire tour, but the promotional drive for Alicia Keys fifth album Girl On Fire rolls on, with the multi-million selling songstress putting out a video for the third single from the 2012 Billboard number one LP. The video for 'New Day' sees clips of studio-shot footage of Keys dancing down back alleys, interspersed with footage of the star performing live in various instances. Given that her last single Brand New Me reached a meagre 103 at the tale of end of 2012 in America, it's going to be hard for 'New Day' to make much of an impact.

Kurt Vile's Wakin On A Pretty Daze was his most commercially successful album yet, going close to the top 40 in the UK and making 47 on the US Billboards. Yet the American psych-wizard is about more than sales figures, and pleasingly his fifth album also perhaps marks his most accomplished to-date, a record of dreamy soundscapes and hazy Americana tale-telling. Given the woozy nature of 'Never Run Away,' we wonder just exactly what that smoke coming out of the bus at the beginning of the video is...

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Globalgathering 2013: Full Line-Up Announced

Posted on08 March 2013

Globalgathering 2013: Full Line-up Announced

Deposit Scheme For Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-J, Deftones And Boy Better Know

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It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the list. The festivals take place on the August bank holiday weekend and the festival organisers are following in the footsteps of Glastonbury Festival by introducing a £50 deposit scheme, to help spread out the cost of the ticket price, which could be a little too steep, especially this close to Christmas.

Other acts to be announced in the line-up are Sub Focus, Deftones and Wiley’s grime gang, Boy Better Know. The line-up will be moving away from its rock traditions, as the tastes of the festival’s audience begins to diversify. Organiser Melvin Benn told the press earlier this year “There will quite a bit more dance music, quite a bit more other bits and pieces” and also announced that there will also be three new stages introduced at the festival, too.

Tickets for the two festivals which run the same line-ups, on separate days, will go on sale at 9am tomorrow morning . The deposit scheme ensures that fans can secure their ticket for the festival, as long as they pay the balance before March 31, 2013. For a limited period (until December 31, 2012, tickets will be on sale at 2012 prices.

Sub Focus, Interview

Interview with Sub Focus

More so than ever the Drum & Bass genre is experiencing a wealth of interest with more and more people being converted to the genre. Nick Douwma, or Sub Focus as he is better known, has definitely been one of the busiest and most prolific of the D&B stars to explode in popularity in recent years. In the midst of touring and recording his sophomore album, Douwma took time out to speak to Contactmusic about his influences, the direction of Drum & Bass and what we can expect from his upcoming album.

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Sub Focus - Out The Blue

Nick Douwma may not be a name that is hanging on everybody's lips right now, however his alter ego Sub Focus has long been dwelling on the minds of conscious electronic music fans. A follow up single to the smash hit 'Falling Down,' Sub Focus is looking to capitalise on the huge success he experienced with his last single with the ready made Summer anthem 'Out The Blue' featuring Alice Gold. Having experience the type of exposure usually reserved for the likes of Rihanna, with 'Falling Down' gathering over seventy plays on Radio One alone since its release earlier this year, Douwma looks set to further tighten his grip on electronic music.

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Chase and Status - Flashing Lights

Chase & Status' new single, Flashing Lights, was released on November 21st and is the sixth single from their second album No More Idols. It follows on from their successful summer single Hitz, which featured British rapper Tinie Tempah and was released in July 2011. Chase & Status will play a sold out show at UKF Bass Culture in London on November 25th, 2011.

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