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FREE CUBISM PARTY IN LONDON THIS FRIDAY

Respected house/techno label Cubism is taking over recently opened 100-capacity venue, Work, featuring top UK talent Saytek (live), Copy Paste Soul and Barber this Friday. And it's free!

Cubism, a platform for top quality underground music, supported by DJs such as Steve Lawler and Yousef, has rocked venues all over, including London's Fabric. 

INFLYTE V2 PROMO DELIVERY

Inflyte the Promo Delivery Company is leading the pack with the new V2 version of its promo delivery software.

ABLETON HAVE RELEASED A BOOK FOR MAKING MUSIC

There's a heap of DiY information online these days. One of the clear benefits of our brave new digital world is the glut of YouTube videos offering truly useful information. Want to learn how to affix a door handle? Do some plumbing? God forbid, fit a boiler? Step-by-step details are there, for those confident enough.

APPLE LAUNCH MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE APPLE MUSIC

Apple’s highly anticipated entry into the streaming music space was announced yesterday during the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.

Apple Music, is said to be a single, intuitive app that combines streaming, radio and listening of pre-owned music (whether downloaded or ripped from a CD). This idea of centralising music services into one location sets Apple Music apart from its competitors.

WAX LYRICAL: ART DEPARTMENT

Capturing the feeling of an after party that seems to morph from its fresh morning beginnings into the next night in the blink of an eye, Art Department's “Sun Comes Up” single (out now on No. 19 Music) ironically closes a chapter in its history, marking the last track to draw from the sonic palette of its debut 2011 album, The Drawing Board, before the band went back to just that. 

5 CLASSIC '90S TRANCE ANTHEMS

Trance music is having a hard time right now. The sound has dwindled in popularity in the wake of the EDM explosion, with many of its main characters moving away from the scene and into more commercial spheres.

However there is no doubting the passion of trance fans around the globe and the core of artists who are still representing the sound at the world’s biggest events. For that reason, we would back it to return stronger than ever!

RANT 'N' RAVE: NOSEBLEED DANCE BOLLOCKS

Time was, in the '80s and '90s when dance music was so massively marginalised by mainstream culture (yeah, so what’s new?) that trying to get electronic music considered critically by the arbiters and curators of pop was hugely difficult.

SYNC OR SWIM

Digital music sales have started to make up for vinyl sales going through the floor, but nevertheless producers are always looking for new revenue streams for their productions. The holy grail in this respect is a sync.

KILLERS: SEPTEMBER'S ESSENTIAL TRACKS

Since winning Best Label at the DJ Mag Best of British Awards in 2011, Defected have continued to go from strength to strength. Adroit at raising their finger to detect the prevailing wind of change, they've earned their rep by transforming the stirrings of the underground into mainstream success, pushing the likes of Tensnake to even greater heights and introducing house legends such as MK, Murk and Kevin Saunderson to a new generation of clubbers.

KILLERS: AUGUST'S ESSENTIAL TRACKS

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