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UKG’s colourful leading man, Conducta, embodies everything UK garage is in 2021. His bubbling charisma has helped revitalise a niche UK-born electronic genre, pushing it forward with a modern twist, dubbed playfully: NUKG. By creating a hub through label Kiwi Rekords, the 27-year-old Bristolian showcases and supports artists falling under a vast umbrella of UK […]

Soft Cell, the synth-pop duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball, have reunited and are working on their first album in 20 years. The duo last put out Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002 before performing what many believed to be their farewell concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2018. “Before the O2 show, Marc and […]

Danny Elfman has announced Big Mess, his first solo album in 37 years. It’s due out 11 June through ANTI- and Epitaph. Best known for his scores for films such as Edward Scissorhands, Spider-Man and Good Will Hunting, Elfman also penned the iconic themes to The Simpsons and Men In Black, and founded Oingo Boingo, […]

NTS Radio is celebrating its 10th birthday this year by inviting a line-up of guest DJs to curate both its live channels for a week. The guest curators include Simpsons creator Matt Groening, My Bloody Valentine, Laurie Anderson, Theo Parrish, Dopplereffekt, Amaarae, Arca, Mica Levi and Laurie Anderson, among others. The broadcast event will run […]

Martin Ikin, previously known as Soul Purpose, Indigo and DJ Mayhem, has been DJing and producing music since 1991. With regular digital store number ones, he was, at the time of writing, the biggest selling tech-house artist on Beatport, overtaking CamelPhat and Solardo and Fisher. Over on Spotify, he has just topped 20 million streams […]

The Avalanches are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Since I Left You, with a special deluxe edition, due out 4 June. The anniversary edition features bonus tracks and remixes from artists such as MF DOOM, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig. The CD edition also includes The Avalanches remixes of […]

A lawsuit against Bassnectar has been filed, accusing the world-famous DJ of sex crimes involving minors. The EDM musician – real name Lorin Ashton – has denied the allegations through his lawyer. The plaintiffs in the case are two women named Rachel and Alexis, who are represented by Philadelphia law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent, […]

Nils Frahm has criticised the hidden algorithms of streaming services, suggesting they play an adverse role in the creativity of musical artists. Major streaming services queue song recommendations and curate playlists with algorithms fed by user data. The intention of this is to suggest songs a fan of one artist might enjoy, based on others […]

Sebastian Krys has produced two new releases in spatial audio that “can be experienced on any set of headphones”, according to record label Rebeleon. The releases involve a “game-changing” spatial audio format developed by Immersion Networks, a Washington-based audio technology company. According to a statement, the format “requires no extra hardware” to experience – just […]

Fans have uncovered a secret hidden in Aphex Twin’s NFT which sold earlier this month for $128,000. An Instagram video shared by digital artist Freeka Tet – who contributed “additional technical input to the token” – explained a procedure to unlocking something “special” hidden in the NFT. “NFT HACK,” Tet wrote in his post on […]