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BOMBA BECOMES BOOOM

After months of speculation, a few setbacks and now a name change, Bomba Ibiza, now operating as 'Booom' is set to open with a host of weekly residencies including Luciano and Defected, who make the switch from Pacha for the 2013 season.

LOCO DICE ANNOUNCES USHUAIA RESIDENCY

Loco Dice is probably the last techno giant without his own Ibiza night, until now that is….

SNEAK PEEK AT THE TRAKTOR D2

Native Instruments have just given everyone a peek at their new deck, the Traktor 'D2'. 

The new decks were showcased at their Traktor event last night in Miami with MK, Dubfire and Uner all playing at the event. The night was streamed live by our friends over at Be-at.tv, you can watch it back below.

The deck looks similar to the S8 which had a lot of DJs swaying to use the controller rather than a mixer and 2 CDJs, including Carl Cox and many others. 

FRITZ KALKBRENNER: ON THE FRITZ

I’d work from six in the morning until 10 in the evening, in February, up to your waist in cold water in those rubber pants. You come home, eat your microwave lasagna and go and cry in your bed.” Fritz Kalkbrenner, techno-soul superstar, is on Skype in Berlin, describing working construction jobs after dropping out of high school at age 17. Presently 33, Fritz remembers Germany before the unification; East Berlin was never a fun place to begin with.

PREMIERE: ORGASMIC MAUVAIS - GARCON

Paris record label and collective 'Sound Pellegrino' have just dropped a new compilation 'Volume 4', the reason behind this comp was that they wanted to get excited by melody again in a dance music world where it’s often used to convey re-heated nostalgia, or an overload of clichéd epic-ness.

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON!

Chew.Tv is a new streaming service for DJs with a difference, its major selling point being that anyone can stream live to audiences, easily and without any fuss. We tried setting up a stream earlier today and had great quality audio and video running perfectly within two minutes. 

SINGULAR TALENT

THE KINGS OF BROOKLYN

Kuhn

“My background is sort of all over the map,” says New York-based artist Kuhn, aka Bennett Kuhn, whose sophomore 'Kings EP' is out now on Civil Music.

PROFILE: SPOTLIGHT, BIRMINGHAM

We're all aware of UK clubland's biggest churches. The Ministries, Fabrics and Sankeys, where we find ourselves throwing shapes each weekend – our eyes saucers, faces a contorted mess.

TIMO GARCIA SPEAKS OUT

Timo Garcia

Tech house DJ and producer, Timo Garcia has spoken out on the pitfalls of breaking through to the dance music scene.

Speaking to The Sun, the former Berwick Street Records boss discusses how pirates forced his label to close.

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