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DAFT PUNK SHARES NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE ‘RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES’ STUDIO FOOTAGE

Daft Punk have released unseen footage from the creation of their last album, ‘Random Access Memories’. The footage was shared in the docu-series rolling out on the duo’s YouTube titled Memory Tapes. The latest episode includes an interview with Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales, who recalls a meeting with Daft Punk - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo - at which they asked for him to remix their track ‘Too Long’. He continued to work with the pair on the ‘Random Access Memories’ track, ‘Within’. In the […]

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GOOGLE RESEARCHERS SHARE STUDY SHOWING HOW AI CAN BE USED TO TURN BRAIN SCANS INTO MUSIC

Google and Osaka University in Japan have published research demonstrating an interesting technique for turning brain activity into music. Five volunteers were placed inside an fMRI [functional magnetic resonance imaging] scanner and played over 500 tracks across 10 different musical styles. The brain activity created images that were captured and embedded into Google's AI music generator, Music LM, which meant that the software was conditioned on the brain patterns and responses from the individuals. The music created was similar to […]

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74-YEAR-OLD IBIZA-LOVING MAN IS SAID TO HAVE A “TERRIFYING” CLUB SCHEDULE

Robert Johnson, a 74-year-old man hailing from Birkenhead, near Liverpool, is said to have a club schedule that would rival any young person. The pensioner, who loves Ibiza and has been visiting the party island each year since 2007, discovered his love for dance music later in life, according to the Liverpool Echo. The Echo reported that Johnson took his first trip to Ibiza in 2007 when he was 58, and returned every year for the next 11 years, only stopping recently due to financial […]

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A NEW NIGHTCLUB IS OPENING IN KYIV, ENCES

A new nightclub is opening this week in Kyiv. ENCES is taking over the former space of club MetaCulture on Nyzhnoiurkivska Street, in the centre of the city’s techno quarter. The new club is set to launch this Saturday with an opening party headlined by Kyiv’s own Nastya Muravyova Money made from ENCES events will be donated to the Ukrainian armed forces with founder Denys Melnychenko, also known as Ondan, telling The Village: "Techno culture helps our soldiers a lot with funds”. Melnychenko adds: […]

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NEW SCHEME SET UP TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE WHO CAN’T AFFORD MUSIC FESTIVALS

A new crowdfunding scheme aiming to support young people to attend music festivals has been set up by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF). The campaign, called First Festival,, wants to support those who have not been able to attend music festivals upon turning 18 due to the pandemic-enforced lockdown and the ensuing cost of living crisis, which has caused both a surge in ticket prices and reduction in disposable incomes. If your 18th birthday falls between September 1 2019 and August 31 2023, you could […]

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A NEW ANTHOLOGY OF DISCO CLASSICS BY SYLVESTER IS OUT NOW

A new anthology of music by disco legend Sylvester has been released via Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records. The 26-track compilation, titled 'Disco Heat: The Fantasy Years 1977-1981', is spread over two CDs and features music he released on San Francisco label Fantasy. It includes acclaimed singles such as the dance club smash hit ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ and ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’, both of which featured on Sylvester’s 1978 album ‘Step II’, his second studio album under his given name, and fourth […]

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SHDW & OBSCURE SHAPE ANNOUNCE CURATED FESTIVAL IN GERMANY

SHDW & Obscure Shape have announced their curated one-day festival, From Another Mind, set to kick off on August 5. Dubbed "Karlsruhe's Ultimate Techno Experience" - the German city in which the festival will take place - the event is a collaboration with the Gotec Club and supported by co-hosts The Third Room and Vault Sessions. Those playing the 24-hour immersive party include Ben Klock, DVS1, Anetha, Grace Dahl, Narciss, KI/KI and Daria Kolosova. Check the full line-up below. The festival is to be set in across a junkyard-style […]

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BERLIN INTRODUCES FREE AND ANONYMOUS DRUG TESTING

Berlin has officially launched a legal drug testing scheme, allowing people to anonymously get drugs tested for free. The Senate Department for Health announced the new scheme, named Drug Checking, which carried out by The State Institute for Forensic and Social Medicine with three advice centres open. Drugs that can be tested for their composition and purity include cannabis, ecstasy, speed, cocaine and LSD. People will get the results back on their drugs three days after submission, with the results sent over […]

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NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE EUROPEAN FREE PARTY MOVEMENT

A new documentary, F[R]EE: Behind The Scenes Of The Free Party Movement, is exploring Europe’s free party movement. With screenings starting this week in cinemas across the UK, the new film from Doc’n Roll gives an insight to tekno free parties including Desert Storm and Spiral Tribe. This new documentary featuring international contributors, including Balter and Boomtown festivals, also delves into "tabloid panic" and the expensive fees of the modern day festival. Showcasing the history of tekno and its growth from illegal raves, F[R]EE was filmed across […]

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