Listen to Radiohead’s New B-Side Release “Ill Wind”

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Radiohead decided to gift their fans upon the release of a special vinyl edition of their latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool

As an added bonus to the package, which began shipping this week, the band included a companion CD that contains two non-album B-Side tracks: “Spectre”, which you might remember as the unused theme for the most recent James Bond movie, and “Ill Wind”, which you can hear via below.


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Premiere: “Perfection” by Drumcomplex

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On the 16th of August, Düsseldorf’s Drumcomplex graced the decks of Space Ibiza’s covered terrace for Carl Cox’s Last Chapter summer of his Music Is Revolution residency. Before that, the techno duo project played gigs in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, UAE, India and of course their home country of Germany.

Brothers Daniel and Arnd Reichow divide the Drumcomplex workload, allowing for a perfect balance of work and relax. While Daniel, armed with a sound engineering degree, handles the professional record production output, Arnd takes the project on the road for gigs on the weekend. As a team, they have successfully released on Intec, Bush Records, MB Electronics, Complexed Records and KMS, gaining the support of techno giants like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Slam, Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Danny Tenaglia, Marco Carola and The Advent.

This coming October 7th Drumcomplex are poised to step things up with the release of Perfection Is In Imperfection, an eleven-track LP out on Complexed Ltd. The album is inspired by a Japanese philosophy that underscores the appreciation of imperfection, based on the notion that nothing is truly finished, perfect or lasts forever.

Yet, the aptly-named album seems to suggest that the duo find perfection in every imperfection. We had the chance of chatting with Arnd ahead of the release, who also was kind enough to allow us to premiere the second track of the LP entitled “Perfection.”

Your album title Perfection Is In Imperfection is in itself a kind of oxymoron. Can you explain how you came up with it?

Perfection Is In Imperfection is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi, a concept which focuses on the appreciation of imperfection, things that are simple, rough, or incomplete. Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. I am a spiritual person and thats exactly how I see things, it’s not only music wise.

Is there a track on this album that you consider perfect?

That’s a really good question. When I have to choose one its Aphrodite.

Can techno ever be perfect?

I don’t think so. Techno for me came from punk music, a music which never used to be perfect. When you listen to a vinyl it will never sound “perfect”  — there are always crackles.

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Is there a techno DJ that you consider “perfect,” an act that particularly inspires you in your career?

Yes for sure. There were lots of great artists who inspired me and surprised me with different styles and approaches to music. To name just a few, Speedy J, Chemical Bros, Underworld, Placebo, Metallica… I wasn’t especially into a specific kind of style. I just love energetic artists and performances.

What would be your perfect gig?

I had this perfect gig this summer when i played at Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution at Space Ibiza. The treatment, the audience, the crew and the atmosphere were absolutely amazing. The level was really high, it’s hard to top this. When I think about what can be my perfect gig, it would be to play on a beach with a lot of friends when the sun rises, laying down some deeper stuff.

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Q&A & Global Vibe Radio: Jeff Derringer and Oktave’s 7 Year Anniversary

 

Next week Chicago’s Oktave is celebrating 7 years at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape of techno. In an industry that sees clubs open and shut down in the span of a few short years, only a few venues and parties stand the test of time to remain open past the 5 year mark and beyond. The fact that Oktave has done so in a city with heavy focus on house music is but a testament to how well it has been curated over the years.

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Friday Night: Your 6AM Party Choices for September 30th, 2016

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Every Thursday we scour the complete list of nightlife options in the United States to curate a selection of must-do party choices for your Friday night.

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San Diego: Official CRSSD Pre-Party ft. Lee Burridge – Bang Bang

Kickstart CRSSD’s Fall 2016 weekend in San Diego with a special pre-party featuring All Day I Dream boss Lee Burridge and his signature brand of melodic, psychedelic deep house music. Hosted at Bang Bang in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, the party will be the ideal way to begin the two-day festival weekend that takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

Official FB Event // Tickets: $20

10pm – 2am at Bang Bang
526 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

 

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Washington D.C.: Focus ft. Scuba – Flash

Hotflush chief Paul Rose, aka Scuba, returns to the United States for a special Friday night show at Flash that begins a thirty-plus tour to promote release of fabric 90. Expect to hear the kind of melancholic and bottom-heavy techno flavors that have characterized his imprint’s most-recent releases. On direct support attendees will be listening to sets by D.C.’s very own Schubert (Sci-Tec) and Baltimore’s Feroun, while at the bar downstairs music will be provided by DJ Aakmael Unxpozd, DJ Nav and Charles Martin.

Official FB Event // Tickets: $16

8pm – 4am at Flash
645 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

 

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Miami: Link Miami Rebels ft. Mathew Jonson (Live) and Derek Plaslaiko – Trade

Tomorrow night Trade Miami will be hosting one of the most exciting lineups of the weekend. A Vancouver born master of production and live performance meets one of Detroit’s best DJs on a Friday night dedicated to music lovers & seekers. Opening duties for the night belong to Miami’s own ThunderPony.

Official FB Event // Tickets: $10

11pm – 5am at Trade
1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

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Brooklyn: Sublimate & Ruse Labs Present Hunee – TBA

On Friday night New York City will be welcoming Hunee for a true intimate night in a TBA setting.  A member of the esteemed Rush Hour label, Hunee has been making waves in the dance music circuit thanks to his brand of rhythmically playful and super-soul infused house music, coupled with his ability to slay dance floors worlwide as a DJ. In true family fashion John Barera and Will Martin are the night’s special guests. Other music will come courtesy of Chung & Sagotsky and Turtle Bugg. RSVP to NYCSublimate@gmail.com for the secret location information.

Official FB Event // Tickets: $30

11pm – 11am at TBA, Brooklyn

 

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Chicago: Audion (Live) – Spybar

This Friday Matthew Dear will be bringing his Audion live show to Spybar, complete with full audio/visual set-up. No stranger to the Windy City, the Detroit-born producer will be showcasing the techno-focused sounds of his alter-ego in a club setting for the first time in years. Expect to hear tracks from his recently-released Alpha, his first LP under the moniker in 10 years.

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10pm – 4am at Spybar
646 N Franklin St; Chicago, IL 60654

 

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Spotify In Talks To Acquire SoundCloud

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Spotify is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire rival music service SoundCloud just months after the launch of paid streaming service SoundCloud Go.

According to information from the Financial Times, an official announcement on the subject could come soon. Spotify and SoundCloud representatives refused to comment when contacted by both the FT and Variety.

Although SoundCloud Go hasn’t captured many users, it’s the platform’s 175 million total user base that has ignited the interest of Spotify. Spotify is the current leader of the streaming market with more than 40 million paid subscribers, beating second-placed Apple Music who retains 17 million paid subscribers.

Other than their paid streaming service, Spotify and SoundCloud offer fairly different platforms for music streaming. Although the former dominates on established artist catalog size and number of subscribers, SoundCloud offers the perfect platform for any artist to upload their music, thus opening the door to a vast consumer base that Spotify right now does not strictly market to. While Spotify continues its dominance in subscribers and catalog size, SoundCloud serves as the ideal platform for emerging artists to upload their own music, remixes, and mixes, tapping into a vaster consumer base. Broadly speaking, SoundCloud’s catalog is far larger, providing 125 million tracks for streaming albeit from a far wider range of artists that includes unknown and up-and-coming musicians.

Despite the fact that SoundCould was alleged to be seeking a buyer for $1 billion, its last official valuation was at $700 million.

Spanish Promoter Sentenced To 4 Years In Jail Following Deaths At Steve Aoki Show

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Five people lost their lives at a 2012 Steve Aoki event, sparking a court case against Miguel Ángel Flores, the Spanish promoter behind the show, and thirteen others involved with the night.

Flores has now been sentenced to four in prison, while seven of the others implicated also received smaller sentences upon the convictions for their role in the tragedy. Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported that they were found guilty of gross negligence, manslaughter as well as twenty-nine counts of of criminal injury. As the head promoter of the Thriller Music Park event, Flores received the maximum penalty while six of the original thirteen being investigated, who included medics, security staff and Madrid’s former chief of police, were cleared of any wrongdoing.

A Madrid court judge declared that the venue for the event, the Madrid Arena, was oversold by roughly 6,000 tickets and that the proper security and safety precautions were not taken to handle such large attendance. Sadly five girls — Cristina Arce, Katia Esteban, Rocío Oña, María Teresa Alonso and Belén Langdom — all passed away as a result of crowd rush injuries. It took emergency personnel three hours to clear the venue following a stampede sprked by the unexpected lighting of a flare. Several of the arena’s fire exits were closed shut, crushing hundreds from the crowd trying to leave.

As part of Flores’ conviction he is barred from any activity related to event hosting or organization. However, recent news stories have confirmed that Flores has had plans to reopen Macumba in October, the Madrid club he had to shut down following the five deaths at the Madrid Arena.

H/T: RA

Take A Look At The Rumored Site For The New Space Ibiza Hotel & Club Set To Open In 2018

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Months ago Carl Cox revealed that 2016 wasn’t yet to be the end of Space Ibiza, but rather a year of major change for the brand. Its owner, Pepe Rosello, decided to sell the venue to the Ushuaïa Group but still maintains control of the brand, intending to re-open in a few years elsewhere on the island.

Where? Reco des Sol Hotel in San Antonio on the other side of the island.

Currently most of Ibiza’s clubbing force is in Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza Town and San Rafael, with San Antonio’s two major venues Es Paradis and Eden struggling to bring in crowds. Space’s move would of course change that, bringing back focus to a town that right now mostly attracts party-goers thanks to its sunset parties at Café Mambo and Café del Mar.

According to rumors coming from the island, Rosello plans to completely renovate the complex, add a bran-new Discoteca-styled dancehall next door and open it as Space Hotel and Club two years from now. Overlooking Es Pouet Beach, the venue will most likely also house a refurbished version of its current pool, meaning that a new pool party series could be on the horizon.

Check out more pictures of the property below.

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H/T: Mixmag

You Can Now Party in an Inflatable Nightclub

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The Swiss (who else?) have just designed and produced the first-ever inflatable nightclub. Called Shelter, the unique venue was built by Swiss studio Bureau A to host a function for the Federation of Swiss Architects that takes place annually.

Shelter is built completely out of PVC membrane and comes decked out with a bar, DJ booth, seating, tables and of course a dance floor. The entire venue can be deflated and transported to a new location easily.

Bureau A described the venue’s purpose in ambiguous terms: “For one night, the black hole of a neat and organized society is revealed as a potential for distortion, a potential of let-go and provoke, with a slight smile, the unsaid and the sweat”. ”

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The “mysterious black vessel in a highly engendered concrete vault” was inflated and setup inside a cultural venue in Geneva named Pavillon Sicli. The project’s architects Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide say they drew inspiration for Shelter from the architecture of underground settings.

“Architecture seeks the underground, searches for new territories under the skin of the earth,” they said. “The underground fascinates and completes the hygienic and panoptical world of the overground.”

Photos by Dylan Perrenoud

H/T: Dezeen

Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony File Lawsuit Over YouTube Stream Rippers

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“Stream ripping has become a major threat to the music industry,” says the new lawsuit filed by some of the world’s major record labels in an attempt to tackle what they feel is a serious problem caused by YouTube stream ripping sites.

Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony have joined forces to sue the most prolific of such streaming sites in California federal court. The site is YouTube-mp3.org, one of the countless destinations where music fans can simply copy and paste a YouTube video’s URL to rip and download its audio. Billboard broke the news on the lawsuit, specifying that the labels who filed the lawsuit claim that YouTube-mp3.org and other similar sites put the music industry in jeopardy as they allow individuals to effectively illegally download music instead of paying for downloads or streaming subscriptions. According to the lawsuit, which can be viewed here, YouTube-mp3.org is responsible for around 40% of the hundreds of millions of tracks downloaded through these types of sites on a monthly basis. To clarify, YouTube itself is not a target of the lawsuit and is not being held accountable for the actions of these independent and “rogue” sites.

YouTube-mp3.org is alleged to be run by a German company and German citizen named Philip Matesanz. The accusations include those of copyright infringement as well as claims for contributory copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement and inducement of copyright infringement.

Kraftwerk Will Tour The UK For First Time in 13 Years

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Almost two years ago, Kraftwerk revamped their iconic 3D live show with a brand new album release launched to welcome a brand-new Europe tour.

Since, the German outfit has completed a successful North American visit and has now announced its first return to the United Kingdom in thirteen years.

The 2017 3D Tour will begin June 9th in Glasgow Scotland, and end with two back-to-back London appearances at Royal Albert Hall on June 21st and 22nd. We wonder if Kraftwerk’s biggest fan, who officially changed his name to that of the group, will travel across the pond to attend!

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Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday September 30 at gigandtours.com.