Calvin Harris hands in new twofer EP as Love Regenerator alongside Solardo, ‘Rollercoaster’

Calvin Harris hands in new twofer EP as Love Regenerator alongside Solardo, ‘Rollercoaster’Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris has opted to deliver most of his Love Regenerator material across EP releases. The producer has released his fifth EP and second collaborative work under the Love Regenerator project in just under two years. Rollercoaster is a two-track collaborative body of work with British duo Solardo featuring title track “Rollercoaster” in addition to “All of a Sudden.”

“Rollercoaster” pushes a 70s disco atmosphere, production elements coming together in a balanced blend of floor-ready dance appeal. “All of a Sudden” is similarly high energy with steady, propulsive synthwork from front to back.

The artists have also put out the music video for “Rollercoaster,” offering an onomatopoetic visual to the collection’s titular track. See the video for “Rollercoaster” and hear Solardo and Love Regenerator’s new EP in full below.

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SHERELLE announces fabric presents compilation and mix

SHERELLE has announced a fabric presents compilation and mix.

The London DJ/producer, BEAUTIFUL label boss and Hooversound Records co-founder, who won last year’s DJ Mag Future Star award, will join the likes of Bonobo, The Martinez Brothers and Octo Octa & Eris Drew in the fabric presents series later this year.

Following on from the most recent mix in the series from Overmono, SHERELLE’s compilation is a “breakneck exploration of all things footwork, jungle and bass: a high-tempo ride uniting the past, present and future of dance music”, and features music from the late DJ Rashad, RP Boo, AceMo, LCY, Kush Jones and Tim Reaper, as well as a brand new track from SHERELLE.

Speaking about the compilation, SHERELLE said: “It’s a dream to have been asked to create a fabric compilation. It’s the first place I went to when I was 18. It was the first mix series that captured my heart when listening to Caspa and Rusko FABRICLIVE. I had it on repeat for months on end and it’s what led me to the club four years later. It’s a serious honour to be a part of the lineage of fabric.”

To celebrate the launch of the compilation, SHERELLE is headlining and co-curating a launch at London’s fabric on 5th November, the night is set to be a celebration of “footwork, jungle, bass and all things highspeed” with a line-up featuring Micky Finn, Krust (Live), Luke Vibbert, Kessler and many more, alongside a very special guest.

You can pre-order ‘fabric presents SHERELLE’, which will be released on CD, 2x vinyl & digital formats on 5th November, here. Tickets for FABRICLIVE: fabric presents SHERELLE Compilation Launch are on sale now. 

(Photo credit: Isaac Lamb)

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digital / CD Tracklist

1. Cloud9 – You Got Me Burnin
2. Dwarde & Tim Reaper – Globex Corp Vol 1. A1
3. Dev/Null – DarkPhase
4. Champa B – The Howler
5.  NewKiller – U92 (FFF Remix)
6.  S. Kid – Oasis
7. Gridzone – The Path (Part 2)
8. Aphrodite & Nutty Jim – Feel Real
9. R-Core – Rivers Of Blood (VIP)
10. Vince Rollin – Greed And Prejudice
11. SHERELLE – JUNGLE TEKNAH
12. InnerCore – Pinnacle Part 2
13. NewKiller – The Dark
14. Q-Bass – Deepa
15. Kush Jones – Fuck Off
16. DJ Rashad – Acid Bit ft Addison Groove
17. AceMo – Perpetrator
18. INVT – SUPER GALACTIC
19. Neuropunk – Destroy The Matrix
20. DJ Phil – House Monster ft DJ Manny & RP Boo
21. Basic Rhythm – 2 Da Core (RP Boo Remix)
22. LCY – Bite Off The Hand That Feeds You
23. Response – Sanity Melting
24. Worldwide Epidemic & Tim Reaper – Losing Control
25. Fringe – You Got Me (Sanz Remix)
26. Aphrodite – Navigator
27. Dub One – The Clash

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2xLP Vinyl Tracklist:

A1 SHERELLE – JUNGLE TEKNAH
A2 InnerCore – Pinnacle Part 2
A3 Dub One – The Clash

B1 LCY – Bite Off The Hand That Feeds You
B2 Basic Rhythm – 2 Da Core (RP Boo Remix) 
B3 AceMo – Perpetrator

C1 Cloud9 – You Got Me Burnin’
C2 NewKiller – U92 (FFF Remix)
C3 Fringe – You Got Me (Sanz Remix)

D1 Kush Jones – Fuck Off 
D2 Dwarde & Tim Reaper – Globex Corp Vol 1. A1
D3 INVT – SUPER GALACTIC

SHERELLE is the most exciting young DJ in the UK. Championing a ferocious fusion of jungle and footwork, she brings together artists from either side of the Atlantic via her DJ sets and shows on BBC Radio 1 and Reprezent. As a gay Black woman at the top of the game, she’s become an inspiring figure for communities often marginalised in the scene. After a year of downtime to reset and plan, Ben Hindle met with SHERELLE for her DJ Mag cover feature in North-East London, to find out why she’s more ready than ever to be a force for change.

Ghetts, Jorja Smith, Potter Payper, more win at GRM Rated Awards

Ghetts, Jorja Smith, Tion Wayne and Potter Payper were among the winners at last night’s GRM Rated Awards.

Broadcast last night on YouTube, hosts Jourdan Dunn and Michael Dapaah presented awards across 11 categories, with Ghetts holding off competition from Headie One, Nines, slowthai and more to win the Album of the Year award for ‘Conflict Of Interest’.

Jorja Smith picked up Female Artist of the Year, while the Male Artist of the Year gong went to Central Cee, who was also named Breakthrough of the Year.

Tion Wayne and Russ Millions’ UK number one hit ‘Body’ picked up the awards for both Song of the Year and Video of the Year, while Potter Payper’s ‘Training Day 3’ was named Mixtape of the Year.

UK garage collective Heartless Crew received a special Legacy Award, with GRM founder Post describing them as “the epitome of longevity, consistency and brotherhood within UK music”.

Tion Wayne, Pa Salieu, Backroad Gee and Potter Payper were among the performers during the show, which you can watch back below.

You can see the full list of nominations and winners in each category at the bottom of the page. Award winner Tion Wayne today dropped his debut album, ‘Green With Envy’.

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Legacy Award Winner  – Heartless Crew

Album of the Year
Ghetts – Conflict of Interest (WINNER)
AJ Tracey – Flu Game
Bugzy Malone – The Resurrection
D Block Europe – The Blueprint- Us Vs. Them
Fredo – Money Can’t Buy Happiness
Headie One – EDNA
K Trap – Street Side Effects
Loski – Music, Trial and Trauma: A Drill Story
Nines – Crabs In A Bucket
slowthai – TYRON

Female Artist of the Year
Sponsored by +44 from Amazon Music
Jorja Smith (WINNER)
Bree Runway 
Darkoo
ENNY
Ivorian Doll
Lady Leshurr
Ms Banks
Shaybo
Stefflon Don
Midas The Jagaban

Male Artist of the Year
Sponsored by A Jewellers
Central Cee (WINNER)
AJ Tracey
Abra Cadabra
Chip
Digga D
Fredo 
Ghetts
Headie One
Potter Payper
Tion Wayne

Breakthrough of the Year
Supported by BBC Radio 1Xtra
Central Cee (WINNER)
ArrDee
BackRoad Gee
ENNY
French The Kid
Jordan 
Shaybo
SR
Pa Salieu
wewantwraiths

Personality of the Year
Sponsored by KA Drinks
Niko Omilana (WINNER)
Big Zuu
Chunkz
Harry Pinero
Nella Rose
Michael Dapaah
Mo Gilligan
Munya Chawawa
Yung Filly
ZeZe Millz

Track of the Year
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body (WINNER)
A1 & J1 – Latest Trends
Abra Cadabra – On Deck
Central Cee – Loading
Digga D – Woi
ENNY – Peng Black Girls (ft Amia Brave)
Headie One, Stormzy and AJ Tracey – Ain’t It Different
Nines – Airplane Mode (ft NSG)
Pa Salieu – My Family (ft BackRoad Gee)
Potter Payper – Purpose 

Video of the Year
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body (Directed by Wowa) (WINNER)
Aitch – Safe To Say (Directed by KC Locke)
AJ Tracey – Little More Love (Directed by KC Locke)
Ghetts – Skengman Mode (ft. Stormzy) (Directed by Nathan James Tettey)
Headie One – Princess Cuts (ft. Young T & Bugsey) (Directed by Capone)
Little Simz –  Introvert (Directed by Salomon Ligthelm)
Meekz – Respect The Come Up (Directed by KC Locke)
Nines – Clout (Directed by Charlie Di Placido)
Pa Salieu – My Family (ft. BackRoad Gee) (Directed by Femi Ladi)
slowthai, Skepta – Cancelled (Directed by THE REST)

Mixtape of the Year
In Association with Porte Noire
Potter Payper – Training Day 3 (WINNER)
Abra Cadabra – Product of My Environment
Central Cee – Wild West
Chip – Snakes and Ladders
Digga D – Made In The Pyrex
Giggs – Now Or Never
M Huncho & Nafe Smallz – DNA
NSG – Roots
Pa Salieu – Send Them To Coventry
Unknown T – Rise Above Hate

Radio DJ of the Year
Charlie Sloth (WINNER)
DJ Target
Dotty
Henrie Kwushue
Kenny Allstar
Robert Bruce
Reece Parkinson
Snoochie Shy
Tiffany Calver
Yinka & Shayna Marie

Producer of the Year
Sponsored by Simply Meds
M1OnTheBeat (WINNER)
169
5ive Beatz
Chris Rich
Ghosty
Gotcha
Hargo
P2J
R14
TS

Mattel nods to female underrepresentation in the music industry with Barbie Music Producer doll

Mattel nods to female underrepresentation in the music industry with Barbie Music Producer dollBarbie COTY2021 PR 090721

No matter one’s race, ethic background, sexual orientation, or the other factors that make us…well…us, study data have shown that not seeing oneself represented in pop culture can negatively affect one’s sense of self and have other deleterious effects on mental health. Following the rollout of its Barbie Dream Gap project in 2018, Mattel, Inc., has put its iconic Barbie doll in many different professional shoes in a bid at female youth empowerment developed to show young girls that, just like Barbie, they too can be whatever they want to be—even in industries marked by a lack of female representation.

To date, the initiative, which is based on evidence that shows that around the age of five, young girls begin to doubt their intelligence—a phenomenon called the “dream gap” that is notably not seen in boys of the same age—has led Mattel to give Barbie more than 200 careers. Buoyed by the tagline “you can be anything,” these professions have yielded Judge Barbie, in a nod to just 33% of United States judges identifying as women, Pilot Barbie, and Engineer Barbie, among others. Newly among them is Music Producer Barbie.

“As part of our ongoing Dream Gap Project, Barbie is dedicated to leveling the playing field for girls in careers where women are underrepresented, like music producer,” said Lisa McKnight, SVP and global head of Barbie & Dolls, Mattel. “By exposing girls to inspiring women excelling in this role, like Ester Dean, and by highlighting the music producer career with dolls, Barbie is reminding girls of their limitless potential. Our partnership with Girls Make Beats takes our efforts one step further, championing female voices from the studio to the stage and giving girls the tools to help them pursue a future as a music producer.”

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Music Producer Barbie was born out of Mattel’s collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer/singer-songwriter/actress Ester Dean and Girls Make Beats, an organization dedicated to expanding the female presence of music producers, DJs, and audio engineers. Through their joint work, Mattel, Dean, and Girls Make Beats hope to not only highlight the sobering reality that women make up less than 3% of music producers, but also inspire young girls to consider a career in music production, should it be of interest. The dolls come clad in graphic tees, jeans, and irridescent jackets, flanked by all the essential accoutrements, sound mixing board, computer, headphones, and all. Importantly, the new line of dolls also depicts music producers of different races.

Mattel is working in partnership with Girls Make Beats to fund scholarships “to give more girls access to pursue their future dream,” according to a company press release. The Barbie manufacturer, Dean, and Girls Make Beats will also host a live webinar centered on engaging and empowering future female music producers; it is open to girls aged 5 to 17 years.

Via: Mattel, Inc.

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GenZ Outdoor’s RaveRunner Hydration Pack offers festival-goers all the features they know they need—and the ones they didn’t [Review]

GenZ Outdoor’s RaveRunner Hydration Pack offers festival-goers all the features they know they need—and the ones they didn’t [Review]GenZ Rave Runner Dreel

For the better part of a decade, I’ve attended more live music programming events than I could even begin to count, and as to be expected, over the years, I’ve both owned and have seen an innumberable amount of festical accoutrements hit the market. But as far as rave gear goes, GenZ Outdoor’s RaveRunner Hydration Pack just might trump them all. Let me explain.

We’re at a point when billionaires are taking casual trips to outer space, your next-door neighbor has 6 million followers on TikTok, and 12-year-olds have…fashion sense? In terms of modern dance music culture, the scene has gone from being deemed freakish and underground to selling out venues of more than 400,000 people in approximately 10 years’ time. This is all to say, who better to influence this new era of festival-going than the people who know it best—GenZ?

There’s a special sense of community to be felt when a product is made by the people, for the people. As the brand itself puts it, “GenZ was born to solve our personal problems. It just so happened that there are many other people that endure these same problems.” Let me be the first to say that I didn’t even know I had most of the problems that GenZ somehow managed to fix. I run through them below to put your next festival must have on your radar.

ANTI-THEFT

Assuming that no one rips it from the wearer’s body, the backpack is completely theft-proof. I know someone who has had their phone stolen at a festival twice in the span of eight months. Was it me? Who’s to say? But whoever it was, I’m sure they could attest that being in this position puts quite a damper on an otherwise flawless festival experience, not to mention the figurative hole that replacing the lost items burns in their pocket.

The RaveRunner has a variety of hidden pockets to store all the vital necessities. The largest pocket contains the water bladder and is only accessible from the back, but it’s made with a rip-stop nylon material.

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EASILY REFILLABLE

We all know the feeling of dread that comes before refilling a hydration backpack at a festival. It’s punctuated by the swarm of sweaty and dehydrated attendees, fumbling around with your backpack to get the bladder out by the time you get to the station, and then of course, spilling all the water you just got all over yourself while trying to twist the lid back on—we’ve all been there before. The RaveRunner skips this barrage, offering a built-in two-liter bladder that wearers can unscrew and refill without the messiness of opening up the entire backpack.

SLEEK DESIGN

Despite all the fancy logistical features, The RaveRunner’s design is also top-tier. The pack comes in two different options: black and holographic. The materials, which will run festival-goers anywhere from $79.99 to $141.99 depending on their stylistic choices, are sturdy, comfortable and—my personal favorite—customizable, offering an easily washable, printed foam skin that zips onto the rear of the backpack.

For an extra cost of $26.99, purchasers are able to add any picture, text, or color to the skin. Shout out to GenZ for printing me my own Dancing Astronaut skin so that I’m able to properly rep my outlet as festivals make their comeback.

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ADD-ON FEATURES

One of the most exciting parts of this backpack is the fun add-on features that allow wearers to take the party along with them. EL wire lights wrap around the perimeter, and an underglow disco ball light syncs to the music and attaches to the bottom of the hydration pack by velcro. There is another velcro portion on the top of the bag holding a solar charger panel that allows for two devices to be hooked up and charged at once, including smart phones, mp3 players, cameras, and more. Gone are the days of losing the group due to a dead cell phone.

The only issue I faced while using The RaveRunner was a detached insertion pin from the customized outer skin’s zipper, which made it difficult to secure the skin in place. Other than that, though, this backpack holds the most efficient and altogether smart designs of any hydration pack that I’ve ever used, and all things considered, I’ll be using this one for as long as I’m attending festivals—and then some.

Featured image: GenZ Outdoor

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JOMOX MOD FM Analog + Digital Modular FM Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)

JOMOX MOD FM Analog + Digital Modular FM Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)
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At Superbooth 2021, Jürgen Michaelis of Jomox is introducing the MOD FM, a modular analog/digital hybrid synthesizer with 4-operator FM tone generation.

Features:

  • 8-voice polyphony Euro format synthesizer
  • Digital oscillators with analog SSM filters
  • 2 LFOs per voice, which can also be used as VCOs, for six oscillators per voice total
  • Versatile internal modulation matrix plus external CV control
  • Four CV inputs control the FM components and 4 CV inputs control the pitch envelopes of each operator.
  • Eight audio outputs

Here are some audio demos via Lesides:

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Pricing and Availability

The Jomox MOD FM is currently under development and is expected to be released in 2022. Pricing is TBA.

Faithless drop new single, ‘Everybody Everybody’: Listen

The single will appear on an updated version of Faithless’ 2020 album ‘All Blessed’

Eoin Murray

Friday, September 17, 2021 – 15:53

Faithless have released a new single, ‘Everybody Everybody’. Check it out below

The new single will appear on the updated version of the iconic UK dance outfit’s 2020 album, ‘All Blessed’, which is due to be released in November. The release marked Faithless’ first new album in 10 years, and features previous singles ‘I Need Someone’, ‘Synthesizer’ and ‘Innadadance. 

Speaking about ‘Everybody Everybody’, Faithless’ Sister Bliss said: “Taking us directly into the jacking house zone ‘Everybody Everybody’ is a direct call to the dance-floor, with an infectious ear worm chorus, pulsating bass and kinetic keys.”

Earlier this year, Maceo Plex released a remix of Faithless ‘Insomnia‘.

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IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Gets Free Patch Editor

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Gets Free Patch Editor
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IK Multimedia has released UNO Synth Pro Editor, a free patch editor for their UNO Synth Pro.

The UNO Synth Pro Editor gives you full access to all the parameters of the UNO Synth Pro hardware, using your Mac or Windows computer, to create, save and manage presets.

Pricing and Availability

The UNO Synth Pro Editor is available now as a free download

Dubreq Intros Limited Edition David Bowie Stylophone

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Dubreq has introduced a limited-edition Bowie Stylophone.

The Stylophone was featured on David Bowie’s breakthrough 1969 single Space Oddity, and Bowie used it in live performances. Here’s a 2002 performance of Slip Away, featuring a Stylophone solo:

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The new model is a collaboration between Dubreq and The David Bowie Archive. It’s a variation on the classic design, with Bowie-themed styling and a booklet on Bowie, featuring photos from the Archive.

Pricing and Availability

The Bowie Stylophone is available now for £29.95/€34.95/$39.9.

Brando Bambino and Mickey Factz join forces for “Formula 1” [Video]

“Formula 1” is a one-off collaboration between Puerto Rico-based emcee Brando Bambino and NY rap veteran Mickey Factz. Both emcees come together for an unadulterated, bar fest with the help of the producer Pyramid Tapes who laces them with the most sinister backdrop on this side of the ocean. Factz sets the pace with his unassuming style chock full of wild wordplay and wit followed by Bambino’s ultra-relaxed flow. The duo easily holds their own and brings a distinct vibe with their colorful bravado-laden bars. As gritty rap tracks go, they forgo the use of gimmicky hooks and instead employ the use of a retro formula 1 commentary to pepper the track and separate both verses.

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The visual makes use of old Formula 1 racing clips and obscure racing anime to bring the track to life. I love how they not only use racing clips but also take us behind the scenes as well, from celebrations, altercations between racers, and mild to tragic accidents.

From Virginia Beach to New Orleans, now landing in Puerto Rico, Brando Bambino has a traditional, vintage 90’s grit about him. Almost all his content is entirely in-house produced, including videos and artwork.

Get “Formula 1” on all platforms here.

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