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Death From Above 1979 – Freeze Me out this Friday Move over Royal Blood, the original shouty punk rock duo are back. Following their comeback in 2014 with the LP 'Physical World' it would appear that the Toronto based Canadians are ready to do battle once again. No ten year hibernation this time, with Death From Above 1979 - Freeze Me due to drop this Friday. For those who know Death From Above will agree there's not a great deal more that needs to be said, other than we should all collectively set our alarms and dig out the ear plugs for this Friday. However for the uninitiated then our earlier Royal Blood inference is a good a place ... Read more / Preview track
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FREE Vinyl press of your music via PRS Music Foundation ‘Flash Funding for Vinyl’ aims to give you the artist the opportunity to release your music on wax, for free. Your only obligation is to convince the panel of judges that your music is fresh, exciting, and full of passion. Following a successful partnership with MODO in 2016, PRS Foundation is pleased to announce the return of Flash Funding for Vinyl – offering emerging UK artists and bands the opportunity to develop their careers with: 500 x 12” VINYL FROMKEY PRODUCTION GROUP & MODO Worth over £1,500, artists receive 500 x stunning 12” vinyl, with Modo supporting ... Read more / Preview track
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Radiohead announce OK Computer Reissue – OKNOTOK Could one of the greatest records of all time get any better? Well according to Radiohead it can, with Radiohead – OKNOTOK having just been announced as the title for the 20th anniversary edition of their legendary 1997 LP ‘OK Computer’. In their own words… Rescued from defunct formats, prised from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage… OK COMPUTER: the original twelve track album, three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides, all newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. Depending on your budget there is plenty on offer, with a triple ... Read more / Preview track
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Vinyl outselling Digital Downloads…fact or fiction? [Part 2] Last week in our article - Vinyl outselling Digital Downloads we argued that vinyls resurgence was potentially no more real than Donald Trumps rather dubious hairline. Click Here if you missed it . An argument that sparked considerable discussion via our linked in profile. Some agreed with our point, others extolled the virtues of vinyl - naturally, whilst others raised interesting views regarding vinyl and the independent market. All of which led us to think on the subject a little more...a thought process that was coincidentally interrupted by BBC News running a prominent piece on the ... Read more / Preview track
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Vinyl outselling Digital Downloads…fact or fiction? The Guardian, and many other respected media sources, universally reported that for the first time in its history vinyl had outsold its modern rival - the Digital Download. According to official figures vinyl raked in a tidy £2.5m, whilst its Digital rival fell from £4.4m the previous year to £2.1m in 2016. A victory for analogue and the 2016 retro generation?... Perhaps. But we're not so sure... For starters who is buying these records and what exactly are they buying? Is the growth in vinyl good news for emerging or established acts? And why is it none of these reports mentioned ... Read more / Preview track
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MP3s Make You Less Happy – What Hi-Fi reports A recent study conducted by the 'Hong Kong University of Science and Technology' has concluded that MP3 compression significantly alters the emotional characteristics of certain musical instruments. We know from previous research that the unique timbre of a sound and the overall audio quality of music is altered by extreme MP3 compression. But what we did not know, until now, is that listening to compressed music can also alter our emotional response to it. So what emotions are affected? In order to identify whether the emotional timbre of music is affected by compression, the research ... Read more / Preview track
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Carl Cox Documentary – Space Is The Place [Watch Now] Earlier this year global DJ legend Carl Cox played the last ever party at the iconic yet now defunct Space nightclub. A nightclub so significant to club culture and Ibiza that Fabric's subsequent fight for survival seemed almost frivolous in comparison. Yet unlike Fabric, Space will not be re-opening, at least not in its original guise. Tonights 45 minute documentary - Space Is The Place, follows Cox across the 2016 season in Ibiza, from the Music Is Revolution opening in June through to the closing in September. It offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on a pivotal moment in clubbing ... Read more / Preview track
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Fabric Nightclub wins back its licence… Fabric has formally announced that Islington Council has reinstated its licence. As you're no doubt aware Fabric's licence was revoked a couple of months ago in the wake of two drug related deaths. Since that ruling Fabric and its supporters have emphatically demonstrated its value and cultural significance as a key UK new music venue. Gathering together 135,000 plus signatures, raising over £300,000 in donations to cover legal fees and releasing a 111 track compilation of exclusive new music from a variety of significant electronic musicians. Combined these efforts and the support from ... Read more / Preview track