After a 13 year hiatus, the new album — titled ‘Bobby Digital: Digital Potions’ — will see the rapper revisiting the alias first revealed in his solo work in the ’90s, and has been announced alongside new single ‘Pugilism’.
A release date is set to be revealed in the coming months. Check out ‘Pugilism’ below.
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On the 25th June, Sidney Charles and Fuse’s Seb Zito will headline a Dance On Arrival event, before the likes of Hot Creations affiliate Ben Sterling, Saffron Stone, Secondcity, DJ Flight and Doc Scott all perform throughout the rest of June and July.
Throughout August and September, E1 Presents will welcome some of the biggest names in electronic music to six parties, with techno DJ/producer Rebekah, Sasha, Detroit’s DJ Stingray 313 and Ellen Allien among the names announced for sets.
There’ll also be music from Berghain resident Ben Klock, DVS1, Bambounou and German duo Âme, who will perform their first live show in over a year.
Speaking about the E1 presents series, head programmer at E1 Dolan Bergin said: “Having been part of the team that first launched E1 as a venue, this project is close to my heart. While the Covid 19 restrictions have disrupted the live music industry, we took the opportunity to pause and deconstruct E1 so we can present a new approach to its music programs and communication.
“We’ve worked hard to create a blueprint for E1 that places diversity at its core, laying the foundation as we continue to develop as a vital platform for culture to support emerging London talent. Dance music, by its nature, brings people together – something we’ve all missed sorely in the past year – and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to share music with one another again!”
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On the 30th April and 1st May, 3,000 people will attend the venue each day for two of DJ and producer Yousef’s Circus events, with Brighton’s legendary Fatboy Slim, Jayda G and The Blessed Madonna among the artists performing at the trial event.
Yousef will also play B2B with a special guest, and Hot Since 82, Jaguar, Cocoon boss and techno icon, Sven Väth, and Enzo Siragusa will also play sets across the weekend.
People who wish to attend must live within a Liverpool postcode and will be subject to rapid coronavirus testing prior to the event, as well as a second test some time after the event.
Claire McColgan MBE, Director of Culture and Tourism in Liverpool previously told the Liverpool Echo: “Liverpool is an event city. They are a critical part of our economy, culture and community and so we are delighted to be working with partners across Government, our colleagues at University of Liverpool and a number of local venues and promoters to plan this series of pilot events.
“Our experience as the pilot city for mass testing means we have the knowledge and infrastructure in place to deliver complicated projects safely, and we really hope we can help provide the evidence needed to ensure the wider sector is able to open across the country in the coming months.”
Ever since joining the STMPD RCRDS family in 2018, Dutch house pairing Silque have remained by far and away one of the label’s most citable regulars. After paying homage to the 1986 cult classic film Ferris Bueller‘sDay Off, Silque are fast forwarding back to present day on their second house delicacy of 2021, “Dial Tone.”
A full 24 hours hadn’t even passed before Eke Koopman, Freek van der Heide and Jeroen Sjoers fully materialized “Dial Tone.” Continuing to uphold their nostalgic release theme on STMPD RCRDS, considering a good percentage of the current population wouldn’t dare to strike the call button anymore, Silque check off all that’s required in a dual-purpose summer and heartbreak house anthem.
If you even remember what riding festival rails is like, chances are you recall hearing YOOKiE‘s strange, deep bass cut “BUBBLE BASS” in sets for some time now. Though the tune has been a favorite amongst YOOKiE fans since it was first played out, the duo held off on releasing the track for what has now seemed like an eternity. Following a laughable teaser posted to YOOKiE’s Twitter account recently, the anxiously awaited ID is finally seeing the light of day.
“BUBBLE BASS” opens with a mean mugging trap beat topped with bright, bubbly pops and background vocal chants. A tight buildup quickly follows, which gives way to a crowd-leveling bass drop packed with creative, deep sound design. The second drop only steps further outside the box, capped by an unnerving squelch that, for some reason, is actually quite addictive. The YOOKiE boys have never been ones to shy away from the weird factor, and with “BUBBLE BASS” finally out of the ID vault, one of the group’s stranger cuts is now officially out in the world.
Wave Racer has expanded his post-hiatus discography with his first release of 2021, “Left Behind.” From 2014 to 2019, the Aussie beatsmith, real name Thomas Purcell, took a much needed break from touring and releasing music, claiming it, “came down to intense feelings of anxiety.” After five years of rehabilitating self-care, Purcell finally broke his silence with “AUTO” in 2019. After dispatching three additional singles between 2019 and 2020, Wave Racer now cements his presence in the new calendar year with “Left Behind.”
Porter Robinson and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs sounds like an obviously complementary pairing—so much so that it is surprising this is the first time the two have linked. Though, the wait proves to be well worth it, as “Unfold” arrives just hours before Robinson’s feverishly awaited sophomore LP, Nurture.
Following a steady stream of singles leading up to the album’s release including “Musician,” “Look at the Sky,” and “Mirror,” the final precursory offering from the project is now upon us. Euphoric, emotive, and bright, the track swells into stirring percussive peaks with heavily filtered, powerful vocal work driving this electronic masterwork to a very poignant space.
Despite being the final single to land ahead of Nurture‘s full release, “Unfold” particularly feels like a microcosm of what to expect on the rest of the album, seemingly reflecting the most concentrated parts of the album’s overall complexion. The record comes from a very personal place for Robinson, amid struggles with depression, the impact of COVID-19, and the largely incalculable pressure of Worlds‘ sweeping critical acclaim and the fear that lightning may not strike the same spot twice. “Unfold” feels as though it packs a lot of that emotion into one single song, with TEED’s stylistic sensibilities elevating the best of Porter’s sonic qualities. Listen below.