Capozzi heats up her name-making campaign with IN / ROTATION issue, ‘The Dark Side EP’

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Dancing Astronaut‘s word to the wise? Get ready to hear the name Capozzi quite a bit this year. In response to the “why?” that this statement might catalyze comes The Dark Side EP, which does all of the justification across a triplet of bass house tracks.

Polished and neatly packaged under The Dark Side banner, “Give Luv” featuring Pamela Hunt, “Cali,” and “Getcha” with Cave Hunt comprise Capozzi’s follow-up to her 2020 Boss EP, issued via Insomniac’s sub-label, IN / ROTATION. If the Boss EP was proof of Capozzi’s candidacy for status as a favorite among IN / ROTATION’s followers, then The Dark Side EP cements it.

The trinity of climactic club stompers taps into a dark brand of underground titillation that warrants Capozzi’s place on your radar. Stream The Dark Side EP below, and revisit Capozzi’s recent Wenzday collision, “Bright Lights,” here.

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New York announces rules for major venue reopenings

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The building blocks for New York‘s live events return continue to be placed as Governor Cuomo prepares to allow areas and stadiums statewide to reopen at limited capacity, starting February 23. Both Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will resume hosting events on the date the rule goes into effect. On the new change, Cuomo states,

“The truth is, we cannot stay closed until everyone is vaccinated. The economic, psychological, emotional cost would be incredible.”

For the partial reopening, the New York governor has announced a set of rules including 10% capacity limitation, socially distanced assigned seating, proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to the event, temperature screenings below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and mandatory face coverings. Vaccinated attendees will not be exempt from the negative COVID test requirement.

Neither Madison Square Garden nor Barclays Center have confirmed upcoming concerts for their schedules. The two major New York venues will begin welcoming attendees back with sporting events, hosting for home teams including Knicks, Rangers, and Nets games. With only 2000 seats available per arena, priority will be given to season ticket holders and suite members.

Learn more about Madison Square Garden’s reopening here and Barclays Center’s reopening here.

Via: Billboard

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Andrew Weatherall’s “Fail we may, sail we must” origin story uncovered by Irish radio DJ

The story of Andrew Weatherall’s ‘Fail we may, sail we must’ track title, tattoo and beloved fan mantra has become the stuff of legend over the past decade. Now, on the anniversary of the Guv’nor’s death, an Irish radio DJ has uncovered more details of the fabled tale. 

In a 2010 interview with Dummy Magazine, Weatheral, who died on 17th February 2020, described his first encounter with the phrase, “Fail we may, sail we must”. While being driven to a gig in county Cork by a young fisherman, Weatherall asked him about his life and work. “He wanted to know about the glamourous world of DJing, to which I said, It’s bollocks, it’s disco’s, tell me about tales of the sea,” Weatherall remarked at the time.

“He told me about being 18 in a force nine gale, his father, the captain, broke his leg so he had to captain the ship,” he continued. “I was thinking, I couldn’t even look after myself at that age let alone a trawler boat in a force 9 gale. I asked him, Are there times when you get up in the morning and you can’t be arsed? And he said, fail we may, sail we must. Which led to me spending hundreds of pounds and a lot of pain having it tattooed up the sides of my arms.”

On Monday (15th February) Irish DJ Cian Ó Cíobháin, who knew Weatherall and hosted parties with him in Galway in the ‘00s, set about tracking down the fisherman. He remarked on Twitter: “I’m intrigued by how one seemingly throwaway remark has become so iconic. To all intents and purposes, it practically kickstarted a mini-cult…”

With the help of some fellow fans, Irish Examiner journalist Des O’Driscoll and fishing publication The Skipper, Ó Cíobháin was put in touch with the fisherman on Tuesday, and spoke to him that night. In a lengthy Facebook post, Ó Cíobháin explains how the man, named Gerard Sheehy, came to pass the now iconic phrase onto Weatherall back in 2008. 

“It turns out that Gerard had no idea who Andrew Weatherall was at the time he picked him up,” the post reads. “His friends would later fill him in over the years on WhatsApp groups about Andrew’s subsequent work. He picked him up from Cork Airport and dropped him off at Casey’s Hotel in Baltimore [Cork].”

The post continues: “Gerard did indeed tell Andrew the story about his father breaking his leg in a storm and both himself and his companion having to skipper the boat in his stead.  At one stage he uttered the words ‘Fail she may, but go she must’, which is a variation of what Weatherall would come to tattoo on both his arms, use as a song title and which his legion of admirers would subsequently come to adopt as a kind of mantra.  Over the course of the trip to west Cork and again the next day, when Gerard drove him back to the airport Andrew enquired about the phrase.  In fact, it was the very last thing Andrew asked him about as Gerard dropped him off at the airport.”

Ó Cíobháin’s post goes on to describe the fact that Sheehy himself had the phrase tattooed on himself two years before meeting Weatherall, and speculates on Weatherall’s slight altering of the phrase – “Poetic license. Or, a different rhythm he warmed to. He may have misheard the phrase slightly.  Or perhaps he didn’t want to go through the pain of having extra words stencilled on his skin.”.

Before his call with Ó Cíobháin, Sheehy did not know about the significance and legacy left by the phrase he had uttered to Weatherall almost 13 years before. “Just before Gerard chatted to me, he had gone online and was staggered to discover how often Andrew had mentioned their chance meeting in interviews online and was completely bowled over by how the phrase had taken on its own lease of life, independent of their encounter, rippling through the worlds of music and art and beyond,” Ó Cíobháin writes.

You can read Ó Cíobháin’s post in full below.


Ó Cíobháin, who hosts a nightly show An Taobh Tuathail on Radio na Gaeltachta, will be playing a tribute to Andrew Weatherall tonight (17th February) in honour of his anniversary. You can tune in here

Ó Cíobháin also wrote a touching tribute to Weatherall over the weekend for Irish broadcaster RTÉ, which you can read here

Revisit DJ Mag editor Carl Loben’s tribute to Andrew Weatherall here

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Diplo and Sonny Fodera ‘Turn Back Time’ in mind-bending music video

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Back in November of 2020, Diplo partnered with Sonny Fodera for their unforgettable debut collaboration, “Turn Back Time.” Now, three months after its release, the tune is back in the spotlight, thanks to the release of its accompanying visual.

The “Turn Back Time” music video tells the story of an office employee who can’t seem to escape a mysterious woman. The confusion reaches its peak as the protagonist opens a door to a meeting room, only to find each chair in the room occupied by identical copies of the woman. Sharp camera work and engaging environments make it impossible to tear your eyes away from the visual accompaniment. As for how it concludes? You’ll just have to find out yourself.

Featured image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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Movement Detroit 2021 is cancelled

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Movement Detroit‘s 2021 iteration, rescheduled for May 29 – 31, has been cancelled due to continuing COVID-19 health concerns. The news follows Movement’s initial COVID-19-related postponement from September 11 – 13, 2020 to May 2021.

Festival organizers formally announced the 2021 festival’s cancellation in a February 17 statement:

“We have been looking forward to reuniting with all of you on Memorial Day weekend, but the ongoing pandemic and state regulations have led to the painful realization that our beloved Movement Festival will not happen in May 2021.”

The Movement team promised more information on “future dates and ticketing options” to come in March. Read the full statement below.

Featured image: Joshua Hanford

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Tomorrowland’s One World Radio celebrates two years with sets from Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Tiësto, more

The station has broadcast numerous live sets as part of its celebratory week of broadcasting

DJ Mag Staff

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 15:05

Tomorrowland’s One World Radio is celebrating two years of broadcasting this week, and is marking the occasion with a week of special sets.

The five-day celebration kicked off on Monday (15th) and will run until Friday, hosting 50 artists playing a 30-minute set each. Having already hosted sets from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Nora En Pure, Afrojack and Cristoph, the station has uploaded a playlist to Soundcloud featuring every set from the week so far, and will be updating it as more shows are broadcast. 

Still to come are sets from Tiësto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nervo, Gorgon City and plenty more. Check out the schedule, along with the soundcloud playlist below. 

Tune in to Tomorrowland One World Radio here

Tomorrowland also recently shared a selection of sets from 2020’s New Year’s Eve festival on Apple Music, which you can check out here

Roland adds the Juno-60 to its Cloud plugin range

The classic analogue poly joins the Roland Cloud family

Declan McGlynn

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 12:33

Roland has added the Juno-60 to their Roland Cloud range of synths and plugins and as part of their PlugOut format for the System-8 synth. The classic poly analogue synth was used on countless early house records and remains a go-to for lush chords and arpeggiators. Its famous chorus sound is also modelled on the new plugin, with both modes and the third ‘secret’ chorus activated by pressing both buttons at the same time. 

Both the high-pass and low-pass are modelled, with a switch allowing you to change the HPF to the Juno-106 version instead of the 60. There are also lots of new presets, with Roland’s Analogue Circuit Behaviour (ACB) technology powering the synth. The Juno-60 joins the Cloud family which already consists of models of the TR-808, 909, D-50, ProMars, JX-3P and many more. Find out more about the new Juno-60 plugin here.

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Spotlighting SXSW 2021—the Charli XCX documentary primes debut

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Charli XCX’s quarantine documentary Alone Together is set to debut at SXSW’s virtual film showcase on March 18.

Directed by Bradley & Pablo, the film documents the making of the pop-singer’s lockdown influenced album, how i’m feeling now, and the emotions tied into the life lived through quarantine. In an Instagram post, the English singer and songwriter shared,

“The documentary tells the story of not only the 5 week process surrounding the making of my album, how i’m feeling now, but also all the emotions that creating, connecting and living in a quarantine and in basically a new world evokes for people across the globe.”

Charli added that she’s not sure when the film will be released to the public but to “enjoy it when it does.” The singer has previously given fans a glimpse into her personal life when she starred in Red Bull’s ‘A Conversation With…’ series, a 50-minute piece which gave unique insight into her early origins and challenges within the industry.

The virtual 2021 SXSW festival will take place March 16-20 and will include a multitude of keynotes, conference sessions, festival showcases, and film screenings which you can find out more here.

Featured image: Pomona PR

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Brooks reassumes elite future house form on spin of Lost Frequencies and Mathieu Koss’ ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’

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Brooks is back.

In late January, Brooks cleared up any confusion surrounding his in-and-out absence in 2020 by disclosing a prior health complication due to his taxing touring regimen, but reassured fans that he’s returned to full strength as the year powers forth. After previously dipping in future bass waters for a makeover of Illenium and Tom DeLonge’s “Paper Thin,” the Dutch talent is now applying his touch to Lost Frequencies and Mathieu Koss’ “Don’t Leave Me Now.”

The three-minute reprise is Brooks in his purest state, swearing back in his unwavering calling toward future bounce and meeting it in the middle with the forenamed dyad’s toned-down tie-up. Championing an airtight Brooks cadence, the spin stacks up within his far-reaching remix trophy case, which includes the likes of “Scared To Be Lonely,” “Feel Good,” and “Dreamer.”

Featured image: Brooks/Instagram

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Pick your ‘Poison’: SNBRN, BIJOU, and CeCe Rogers convene on Ultra Records release

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The collision of SNBRN, BIJOU, and CeCe Rogers‘ cosmic grooves has yielded a bouncy Ultra Records release, “Poison.” Marking both SNBRN and BIJOU’s first single of 2021, “Poison” employs energetic basslines, emphatic chords, and funky melodies over Rogers’ soulful vocals, cataloging a blazing hot house track.

Notably, “Poison” is the collaborative follow-up to SNBRN’s remix of BIJOU’s “New Ways to Love” featuring Bekah, which landed on Diamond City Remixed in October of 2020. “Poison” also signals SNBRN’s return to Ultra Records; the producer previously released the Malcolm Anthony & Anthony Isaiah-assisted “James Brown” the Alpha Londyn feature “Obsession” via the label.

Featured image: Scotch Photos

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