Chris Lake and FISHER announce ‘Under Construction’ show in Arizona at Rawhide Event Center [Giveaway]

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FISHER and Chris Lake are bringing their “Under Construction” show to Chandler, Arizona, giving house music lovers a Memorial Day Weekend event to look forward to. “Relentless Beats Presents Under Construction” will take place outside of Phoenix on Sunday, May 30, at Rawhide Event Center. The show is poised to be a return to normalcy for many music fans with a special production planned for the evening performance.

Tickets go on sale here on Thursday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PT). Previous “Under Construction” shows in Los Angeles and New York City sold out within an hour, and a huge supporting lineup is promised to be announced. Fans looking to attend the Lake and FISHER’s curated event show will need to act fast, as this is the only time the duo is confirmed to play together in Arizona in 2021.

Ahead of general admission sales, Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with Relentless Beats to giveaway four tickets to the upcoming event. Enter below for a chance to win.

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Brighton club Patterns announces reopening party series with Goldie, Martyn, Sicaria Sound, more

Brighton’s Patterns venue has revealed details of its reopening series of parties, taking place from June to September.

Due to reopen in late June, in line with the UK government’s current COVID-19 roadmap, the club will host DJ sets from Horse Meat Disco, Sicaria Sound, DJ Storm, Oneman and Forest Drive West, among others, in its first month back.

In August, the club will invite Goldie and Martyn, as well as Leon Vynehall and Peach, to play b2b sets. Plastician, Gilles Peterson, Yu Su and Riz La Teef will also play, while the venue will kick off the month with a weekend of Pride parties.

Finally, in September, there are appearances lined up for OK Williams, TSVI, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Paranoid London and DJ Boring, who will play a five-hour all-night-long set at the end of the month.

You can find full details of Patterns’ reopening plans here.

Read Martyn’s April 2020 contribute to our Selections feature series here, as well as Sicaria Sound’s mix and interview for our On Cue series here.

The Native share their latest indie smash with “In My Mind” [Video]

West Country lads The Native once again return with a huge indie banger ready to blow your mind with their expansive guitar sounds and formidable songwriting talents. “In My Mind” is a high-octane single that showcases exactly what these boys are all about.

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With crashing drums and evocative guitar riffs, the single addresses the need for a beer-fuelled night out. Hooking you in with the toe-tapping beats, “In My Mind” is no doubt the biggest cut from the Plymouth boys yet. Written during a lockdown reflection, the band found themselves “looking back on the twists and turns of half remembered nights out, craving them every weekend”. It’s this relatable nature that make The Native so accessible. And with their continued ability to create anthem after anthem being incredibly exciting, just imagine what they’re going to be sharing in a year or two. 

It’s a solid fact that indie bands will come and go, some memorable, some not so much. But with an ever-growing catalogue of festival-ready tunes, The Native are very much here to stay and we’re excited to see what the future holds for them.

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Tomorrowland to host 2021 iteration of Around the World in July

Tomorrowland to host 2021 iteration of Around the World in JulyTomorrowland Around The World Digital Festival Relive

For a third consecutive time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tomorrowland will be supplementing the global shortage of festivals with a virtual replacement, according to a report from Billboard.

While the Belgian festival still has the green light for their newly rescheduled dates of August 27 – 29 (weekend 1) and September 3 – 5 (weekend 2), Tomorrowland will also be bringing back Dancing Astronaut‘s number-one digital event of 2020, with a 2021 iteration of Tomorrowland Around the World during a currently unspecified weekend this July. The Tomorrowland Around the World follow-up is set to succeed both last year’s debut summer iteration that drew in more than a million virtual attendees as well as a minimized New Year’s Eve version that Tomorrowland hosted through their new online entertainment platform, NAOZ.

Via: Billboard

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Cam Wallace releases powerful track “We Made It”

Texas native Cam Wallace releases an impactful new single titled “We Made It” filled with celebratory lyrics and upbeat sounds. 

Before this single, Cam Wallace dropped his EP 6RINGS, which undeniably shows the talent this artist has, especially when it comes to the lyrical intensity and the catchy beats. The same applies to his new track “We Made It.”  Opening up the track with a powerful line, “I was just thinking to myself how can I tell my story in a real way,” Wallace makes it crystal clear that his storytelling abilities will be top notch, which makes every word uniquely intertwined with the other and the lyricism brilliant.
A track with clever wordplay and catchy rhymes that celebrate finally achieving success, the bounce and snaps that the beat possesses creates a perfect track to celebrate and make a toast to. The smooth delivery accompanied by his strong projection instills motivation. Press play if you want to get the drive to keep going through the struggle in order to make it to the other side. 

Mac Miller’s estate announces new book deal commemorating the late rapper’s life

Mac Miller’s estate announces new book deal commemorating the late rapper’s lifeMac Miller Cr Clarke Tolton

Mac Miller‘s estate has just announced the upcoming release of The Book of Mac: Remembering Mac Miller. The book deal was secured after Year of Mac—a yearlong series written by Donna-Claire Chesman, dedicated to delving deep into the mind, songs, and community brought together by Miller throughout his life.

Spending the entirety of 2019 interviewing Miller’s friends and frequent collaborators from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Thundercat, Kehlani, and more, Chesman has positioned herself to write an emotive and all-encompassing recollection of the embattled rapper’s life and legacy. The Amazon description for the novel reads,

“A vivid and poignant portrait of this astonishing artist – one who had just released a series of increasingly complex albums, demonstrating what a musical force he was and how heartbreaking it was to lose him.”

The book is available for pre-order here ahead of the official release date, October 26, 2021. Also projected for an October release is Swimming in Circles, a box set of the beloved artist’s final two albums.

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‘90s UK rave MC Magika shares history of the scene in new book, Make Some Noize

Magika MC’d for the likes of Carl Cox, Grooverider, Andy C and more

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Crowdfunding is under way for a new book which will look back at the history of the ’90s UK rave scene through the lens of one of its key MCs, Magika.

‘Make Some Noize’ features contributions from Carl Cox, with whom Magika performed in the ’90s. “Magika could move the crowd like no other MC,” Cox says of him. He also acted as hypeman on sets by the likes of Grooverider, Andy C, DJ SS and Slipmatt. 

Offering an insight into the book, the MC says: “My name is Magika. I’ve spent three decades working in the live music industry – from house to hardcore via techno, jungle and drum & bass – it’s been a journey with its highs and lows working with some of the biggest names in dance music. It’s a journey I made with thousands of party goers like you up and down the country and across the world. I want to tell my story. It’s your story. It’s our story. It’s the story of the UK rave scene from a new perspective. Together, let’s… MAKE SOME NOIZE!”

The book is currently scheduled for publishing in September. You can find more information and support the crowdfunding effort here.

Outside Lands returns for Halloween 2021 with Tyler, The Creator, ZHU, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tame Impala, and more

Outside Lands returns for Halloween 2021 with Tyler, The Creator, ZHU, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tame Impala, and moreZhu Jeffkravitz

As the full scale return of large-scale events creeps closer, Outside Lands has shared its 2021 lineup, promising an exciting slate of talent for the festival’s comeback installment. Last year, Outside Lands was forced to cancel in the wake of COVID-19, replaced by a digital event like many festival circuit hallmarks in 2020. Now, the beloved San Francisco mainstay is back, keeping 2020’s would-be lineup largely intact for this year’s run over Halloween weekend.

Tyler, The Creator, Glass Animals, The Strokes, ZHU, Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, Young Thug, Kehlani, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tame Impala, and J Balvin will hold down headlining duties this year, with additional support from Kaytranada, Khruangbin, Troyboi, Shiba San, SG Lewis, Sofi Tukker, and many more across the festival’s three-day span. From Burna Boy to Moses Sumney, this year’s Outside Lands lineup promises to bring an eclectic blend of talent to the mix as dancefloors begin to reopen.

Outside Lands runs October 29 – 31. Single day tickets go on sale on April 29. View the full lineup below.

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Over 1 million vinyl LPs sold in first three months of 2021 in UK

With UK vinyl sales having gone up last year by 11.5%, new data suggests that upward trend is to continue through this year.

Sales of vinyl LPs in the UK were up 16.1% year-on-year in the first three months of 2021 to pass a million units (1,080,653), according to Official Charts Company data.

This continued increase is seen as particularly remarkable having come at a time when the UK was in a national lockdown due to COVID-19, with music buyers simply purchasing records online instead of in shops. 

Following the return of non-essential retail on April 12, sales have also spiked, according to Music Week. ERA research says the reopening of record shops has seen an aggregate year-on-year increase of 91% so far.

Speaking to Music Week, ERA CEO Kim Bayley said: “This is better than we could have hoped for. Like all physical retail, record shops have been through the wringer these past 12 months. Apart from dealing with furloughing staff, worrying about paying the bills and sickness among nearest and dearest, many shops have had to adapt to a whole new business model, and start trading online.

“There was an understandable nervousness about reopening again, so to come back and see this kind of bounce has been a real boost. It’s a shot in the arm for the physical business too – who would have thought that pent-up demand would produce a 65% increase in CD sales in 2021? The boom may not last forever, but it’s a touching vote of confidence from music fans that they really do appreciate music shops.”

The increase has been consistent over the two chart weeks since record shops returned on April 12th, with vinyl sales up 92.3% year-on-year for chart week 15 and 91% for chart week 16.

Vinyl sales contributed £86.5 million to UK recorded music revenue in 2020, it was revealed last month.

For more on the staying power of vinyl amid the pandemic, read DJ Mag’s recent feature here.

Said The Whale hunts Bigfoot in “Everything She Touches is Gold to Me” music video

There isn’t a more choice aesthetic for hunting Bigfoot than the mossy west coast wilderness. Canadian band Said The Whale chose to frame their new single “Everything She Touches is Gold to Me” by a Wes Anderson-inspired music video, with band members racing to uncover the mystery of the legendary beast.

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Said The Whale has built a dedicated fan following in over a decade as a band. They continue to stay relevant in the Canadian alternative scene with singles climbing radio charts, snagging Juno awards, and playing festivals. It can be pegged down to their songs’ distinct instrumental moments. You simply cannot be bored listening to their tracks – point proven on this latest single. Dancing keys open to a burst of drums at the chorus as the band’s singer Tyler Bancroft belts out the song title over and over.

Matching the lighthearted vibe, the single’s music video is a quirky take on a monster hunt; band members playing characters like news reporter and dangerously obsessed hunter. Inspired by Bancroft’s first date with his long-time partner, “Everything She Touches is Gold to Me” is a giddy narrative on the first flutters of a budding romance.

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