Brand new PH1 Podcast Sessions

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Introducing the ‘Pharaoh Hour One’ podcast show by DJ Pharaohz. Each week bringing new dance music from around the world. Soon to feature guest mixes and interviews.

Tune in today and follow PH1 Sessions here

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/pharaohz-ph1

DJ Pharaohz – Amulet Vol. 1 (Pure Techno Series)

Launching the new Techno series by DJ Pharaohz

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New Techno series ‘Amulet’ by up & coming electronic artist Pharaohz is a fresh mix series of the latest Techno sounds around bringing out the darker side of Techno.

Kicking off with volume 1 this mix is full of brand new music to indulge in and to dance away into the early hours with another dimension of sound.

Stream right here:

or via DJ Pharaohz mixcloud here.

DJ mix for promotional use only.

 

Right Chord Music podcast Lost On Radio episode features Pharaohz new single!

Episode #273 Lost On Radio podcast show with Mark Knight features Pharaohz

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The latest ‘Lost On Radio’ podcast show from Right Chord Music which showcases unsigned and incredibly talented artists features the new single ‘Rapturous’ by Pharaohz.

Mark Knight also gives a brief detailed description of Pharaohz as an artist plus features on this episode new singles from the likes of: MATSCH, Forest and Lake, Madam Psychosis, Lost Cousins & Holy Auna.

Enjoy this episode of new music here:

The Lost On Radio Podcast & Spotify Playlist champions incredible unsigned bands & independent artists overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since we started in 2011 we have attracted listeners from over 150 different countries.

http://www.rightchordmusic.co.uk/

ROBERT DEL NAJA TO TALK AT BRISTOL FESTIVAL SIMPLE THINGS EXT.

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Three-day Bristol festival Simple Things has announced its extended programme of events, talks, workshops and experiences that will run alongside the festival.

On October 17, Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja will talk with frequent collaborator and creative technologist, Andrew Melchior (both pictured), while the following night, the festival’s opening concert will feature a world premiere of ‘10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid’, a new audio-visual work from William Basinski, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.

Squidsoup, the UK-based, international collective of artists that arranged the light design for Four Tet’s stunning live shows at the Alexandra Palace, will also debut a “newly-commissioned immersive real-time spatialised sonic ecosystem”, with the accompanying music provided by Hyperdub’s Lee Gamble.

Fellow Hyperdub alumni Aïsha Devi will showcase ‘I Am Not Always Where My Body Is’, an unprecedented multi-user Augmented Reality experience on October 19; on the same day, Kode9, Hyperdub label manager Marcus Scott, and frequent contributor Cooly G will host a ’15 Years Of Hyperdub’ talk at Bristol IMAX.

Kode9 will also present a unique live performance inspired by video game music, accompanied by original visuals from legendary animator Kōji Morimoto and VJ by Konx-om-Pax, while Justin Barton and the late Mark Fisher’s audio essay ‘On Vanishing Land’ will be screened in pitch darkness.

To find out more about the festival’s extended programme, head to the Simple Things EXT. website.

SHELTER ANNOUNCES ITS GIANT 2019 ADE LINE-UP

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(Peggy Gou, Zip and Marcel Dettmann are amongst the names revealed)

Shelter in Amsterdam has announced its giant program for this year’s ADE.

Amsterdam Dance Event is just months around the corner and the Dutch capital is once again gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of ravers to the city for a week of dancing.

With that in mind, Shelter has announced its bumper run of events during ADE and they are as stacked as ever.

Wednesday will kick things off with an AUS Music event that welcomes FloorplanCinthie and label-boss Will Saul to the venue while Thursday sees Rush Hour and Rainbow Disco Club invite Antal, Danny Krivit, Jayda G and Wata Igarashi b2b Sandrien to play.

Friday is the big one, with Detroit-hero DJ Bone hosting his all-day Homeless Homies fundraiser. The likes of Peggy Gou, Dubfire, Ben Sims, Deetron and KiNK will all lay down sets to raise money for charity before Marcel Dettmann leads a 20-hour spectacular with Umfang, Miss Kittin, DJ Stingray and more.

Saturday we’re Cooking With Palms Trax before Zip, Margaret Dygas and Sammy Dee Get Perlonized on Sunday to close off proceedings.

That’s a lot to take in, we know, so head over to Shelter’s Facebook page for information on all the events.

THE DANCE MUSIC WORLD REACTS TO THE TRAGIC PASSING OF KEITH FLINT

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The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint – widely considered one of the greatest live electronic performers of all time – has passed away at age 49.

Flint played a major roll in establishing dance music’s credibility in the mainstream for his work with The Prodigy with smash hits such as ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’ – both of which topped the UK singles chart in 1996.

Tributes to the vocalist from the dance music community continue to pour in online from a plethora of respected artists, DJs, producers, labels and others.

Scrolling through, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook today, it becomes abundantly clear that Keith Flint’s rave-induced energy, high-octane sound and unparalleled stage presence touched every corner of clubland and beyond.

Artists such as Daniel Avery, The Black Madonna, Nina Kraviz, Skrillex, Andy C, Charlotte de Witte, Pete Tong and many more have all taken to social media to pay their respects.

In social media posts, bandmate Liam Howlett paid tribute to Flint and revealed the cause of death as suicide. Learn more here.

KEVIN SAUNDERSON TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF INNER CITY WITH NEW TOUR

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Kevin Saunderson is celebrating 30 years of his and vocalist Paris Grey’s chart-topping Inner City project with a brand new tour.

The Good Life tour, named after the pair’s hit 1988 single, will kick off in Europe this spring.

As Inner City celebrates the next chapter in its influential journey, Saunderson’s set-up will now feature his son and creative protégé Dantiez as a full-time member. The new set-up was first premiered at 2018’s Movement Detroit.

“We have an enormous catalogue of classics from our previous years and now we are moving and shaping a new sound for a new generation. It’s been 30 unforgettable years of Inner City,” says Saunderson. “Thinking back to when I first started the group, I could never have predicted how it would transform, now with my son Dantiez by my side, leading us into the future with great music for years to come. It’s going to be exciting for sure!”

The European leg begins on April 18 in Amsterdam, before hitting up Leeds, London, Barcelona, Glasgow, Belgium, Lyon and more. Other guests announced for the tour include vocalist Steffanie Christi’an.

Check out the tour flyer below and grab tickets here.

WOMAD FESTIVAL: “IT IS HARDER TO BOOK ARTISTS BECAUSE OF BREXIT”

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The organisers of WOMAD (World of Music, Arts, and Dance) Festival have said Brexit is making it harder to book artists.

Potential artists fear they won’t be able to enter the United Kingdom due to the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Chris Smith, who runs the festival, said: “It is harder to book artists because of Brexit. We are struggling to overcome it and let artists know they are welcome here and people still want to experience their great music.

“Lots of artists are finding they can get to Europe but fear taking the next step to the UK, particularly if there is there is no passport union.”

Although the visa application process for the festival won’t have opened yet, Smith worries it could be difficult.

WOMAD, held in Wiltshire, had problems with visas last year, with artists unable to perform because of delays.

WOMAD was founded by former Genesis member Peter Gabriel in 1982.

This year’s edition takes place from July 25 to 28. More information can be found here.

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

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As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect.

“Exercise has the beneficial effect of slowing down or even counteracting age-related decline in mental and physical capacity,” says Dr Kathrin Rehfeld, lead author of the study, based at the German center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Magdeburg, Germany. “In this study, we show that two different types of physical exercise (dancing and endurance training) both increase the area of the brain that declines with age. In comparison, it was only dancing that lead to noticeable behavioral changes in terms of improved balance.”

$19 MILLION OF COCAINE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN A PINEAPPLE SHIPMENT

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A shipment of cocaine valued at more than $19 million has been seized by US Customs and Border Protection at Georgia’s Savannah seaport.

The 450 packages of weighing more than 500 kilograms arrived hidden among pineapples on a ship from Colombia in November, and a subsequent field test by the Office of Field Operations confirmed they contained cocaine.

CBP announced the bust on Friday. Savannah’s CBP Area Port Director Lisa Beth Brown said: “This was an outstanding interception of narcotics by our CBP officers.

“This seizure is a positive enforcement action against drug smuggling organizations and highlights the important work our officers do each day to stop illegal activity at our borders and ports of entry.”

Authorities are now investigating the drug seizure.