Electronic music producer Mark Bell has passed away
Oct 2014 14

It is with a heavy heart I bring you the news that Mark Bell, the man behind LFO, has sadly passed away. [more...]

UK’s Bloc festival is back – update
Jan 2015 23

Bloc festival is back and returning to its spiritual home in Minehead, Somerset the weekend of March 13-15. A festival Release has reviewed previously on 2 occasions, Bloc returns with a stellar line-up of talent – including the headliners Jon Hopkins, Jeff Mills and Autechre.  [more...]

Bloc with Autechre, Jon Hopkins, Modeselektor, Clark etc – Minehead – UK – March 13-15 2015 – report
Mar 2015 31

It seems strange to say this, but believe me, it seems even weirder actually being here – yet here I sit in a chalet in the middle of Butlins in a small town called Minehead, recovering from an epic festival of electronic music called Bloc. It feels so much like deja vu that I could almost believe the last few years never happened. Let me guide you back through the return of Bloc to the festival stage. [more...]

The Orb sign to Kompakt – release new album 22nd June
Apr 2015 23

The Orb, one of the original pioneers of ambient music and creators of such classics as “Little Fluffy Clouds” and “Blue Room”, have signed to Berlin’s Kompakt label. [more...]

Final schedule announced for Sonar 2015
May 2015 21

Sonar is back again this year with another amazing line up. Between the June 18-20, The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Autechre, Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, SiriusModeselektor, Die Antwoord, Roisin Murphy and many, many more will be descending on Barcelona for another festival of electronic music. [more...]

Distortion Festival brings electronic and club music to Copenhagen
May 2015 31

Distortion Festival, which will take place between the 3rd to the 7th of June this year, is a festival of emerging dance music. Located across 44 (!) streets and harbour of Copenhagen, the festival takes in everything from street parties to a two-day rave in the harbour called Distortion Ø. [more...]

Sonar – Barcelona – June 18-20 2015 – report
Jun 2015 29

It’s always good to be back at Sonar, after all it means being back in the centre of Barcelona, probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Also, Sonar is one of those festivals that doesn’t pander to commercialism as such – it’s true, you do have the big names (this year Chemical Brothers (main pic), ASAP Rocky and Duran Duran are some of the acts fulfilling this criteria), but it is more about the music you don’t know that make it an exciting proposition. So it was with eagerness that I went through all my formalities before entering into the arena of sound that is Sonar by Day. [more...]

Oct 2015 26
An album that I have been reporting on since its first announcement by air balloon over East London, Aphex Twin’s “Syro” has now been nominated in the UK for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. [more...]
Chemical Brothers release new video in collaboration with Beck
Jan 2016 26

“Wide Open”, the new video from the Chemical Brothers is available today. Watch it below. [more...]

Jan 2016 27

Sonar 2016 looks to be as spectacular as ever as it announces another wave of additions to its line up. [more...]

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