Mexico City Set to Host First Ever RESISTANCE Festival

Back in 2015, Ultra Music Festival turned to the dark side and enlisted Arcadia Spectacular to put together their brand new RESISTANCE Stage. It featured an abundance renowned techno DJs from across the world. The most impressive aspect was the new stage, which featured recycled military parts to create a steampunk wonderland. In 2016, the festival debuted the , which was a

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EDC Las Vegas 2018 Lineup Reveal

Insomniac have always released their EDC Las Vegas lineups in creative ways, and this year is no different. In the spirit Valentines Day, EDC have decided to reveal the lineup through heart-shaped candy. Important people within the industry (media outlets, labels, promoters, and even ravers) have received a valentines day gift from Insomniac with certain

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Dubbing is a Must: The modern sound of leftfield dub

The influence dub reggae has been a constant in electronic music for decades now, propping up jungle, dubstep, ambient music and techno with its bass-heavy swagger. Across the globe, numerous boutique imprints are building on the dub template and pushing it into unusual places, from Jahtari’s mischievous 8-bit digi-dub to Bokeh Versions’ abstract experimentation. Oli

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Dubbing is a Must: The modern sound of leftfield dub

The influence dub reggae has been a constant in electronic music for decades now, propping up jungle, dubstep, ambient music and techno with its bass-heavy swagger. Across the globe, numerous boutique imprints are building on the dub template and pushing it into unusual places, from Jahtari’s mischievous 8-bit digi-dub to Bokeh Versions’ abstract experimentation. Oli

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The Fall's Mark E. Smith has died, aged 60

One punk rock’s greats. Mark E. Smith, frontman and founder legendary punk band The Fall, has died according to a statement from the band’s manager Pamela Vander. “The day I’ve been dreading. It is with deep regret that we announce the passing Mark E. Smith,” wrote Vander on Twitter. “He passed this morning at home.

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No Age Are Back to Not Taking Themselves Seriously on 'Snares Like a Haircut'

A decade ago, No Age defined everything that was great about late ’00s indie rock; the duo’s first three releases, Weirdo Rippers, Nouns and Everything in Between blended stripped-down experimentation with snooty punk rock, gaining overwhelmingly positive reviews in the process. After putting out the minimalist, challenging and underwhelmed An Object in 2013, drummer/vocalist Dean

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FACT mix 633: Jay Glass Dubs

Ease yourself into 2018 with a soothing dub mix from the Greek producer. Jay Glass Dubs is Dimitris Papadatos, a Greek artist whose muggy, strung-out dub mutations for labels such as Bokeh Versions, The Tapeworm and Seagrave have gained him a cult following over the past few years. Using classic dub production methods as a

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10 house and techno artists to watch in 2018

New year, who dis? A new batch boundary-pushing rising artists determined to conquer 2018, that’s who. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be amping up our FACT Rated coverage vital new acts you need to care about with lists and interviews introducing you to the most exciting newcomers set to storm the year ahead. Welcome to

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FACT mix 632: Priests

DC post-punks Priests go a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll in this week’s FACT mix. Priests have one the most vital voices in independent music, from the personal and political tone their music to the essays and album reviews by frontwoman Katie Alice Greer, who opened a post-Women’s March op-ed this

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An Essential Guide to U2

It’s not easy being a U2 fan these days.   The band’s massive popularity and scale, coupled with their populous rhetoric, makes it kind difficult to forge a personal relationship with their music. And there’s the Bono factor; U2’s frontman’s earnest reductionism can be grating, making the singer as much a liability to the band’s

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Nabihah Iqbal breathes new life into the guitar on the Bauhaus-inspired Weighing of the Heart

As one NTS Radio’s best-loved DJs, Nabihah Iqbal FKA Throwing Shade is known for her horizon-broadening selections. Now standing “proudly as a British Asian musician under her own name,” Iqbal’s debut full-length for Ninja Tune, Weighing the Heart, is a dream-pop fantasia inspired by Can and Bauhaus, writes April Clare Welsh. Guitar music has had

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