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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
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Rave For Refugees – Faithless, Jon Hopkins, Skream, Daphni + more This December Faithless, Chase & Status, Rudimental, Jon Hopkins, Skream, Daphni, Eats Everything and others will come together to put on a number of very special nights in aid of the ongoing European refugee crisis - 'Rave For Refugees'. Rave For Refugees is being hosted by the 'Help Refugees' charity, a charity that was created in 2015 in response to the escalating  humanitarian crisis in Calais. Initially it began as a social media campaign started by a group of friends hoping to raise £1,000 and drive a van of donations to Calais. In just one week, they had raised ... Read more / Preview track
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Bonobo – Migration Album & Kerala single revealed | New Music A few hours ago Bonobo posted the following video via his Facebook account, the time lapsed art and accompanying soundtrack suggest that this maybe a first peak at his highly anticipated follow up to 2013's 'The North Borders'. In an age of social media teases (Radiohead/Kanye West/Gorillaz/Daft Punk et al) it's probably a fairly safe bet to assume that this video will be swiftly followed by an exclusive new track and LP announcement...which is most certainly fine by us. As anticipated a new LP has been confirmed. Revealed today, 'Migration' his 6th LP will be released January 2017, ... Read more / Preview track
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#SaveFabric Exclusive Music – Mathew Jonson, Audion, Flugel, SMD, Tuff City Kids & many more… So the #savefabric fight is still rolling on and like any PR campaign the trick is being able to maintain the buzz and interest from start finish, which to anyone in marketing will tell you, is easier said than done. Fabric is now entering the third phase of this much protracted offensive and to keep the home fires burning they have announced, in association with Houndstooth, an 111 track compilation, titled, as you'd expect, #SaveFabric. The compilation features exclusively recorded music from 111 different artists, among which include: Addison Groove, Audion, Dusky, Todd Edwards, Fake ... Read more / Preview track