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The spirit of Houghton is stronger than ever
Following the forced last-minute cancellation of this year’s festival, the team behind Houghton has confirmed that it will return for 2020.
In a statement released today, the festival confirmed that next year’s edition will take place from August 6th-9th, 2020. Organisers of the Craig Richards-curated events also revealed that those who purchased tickets to this year’s sold-out event will be given priority when tickets go on sale. Everyone who did purchase a ticket for the 2019 event will be sent an email on Wednesday, October 9th giving them access to a link for tickets which will expire after one month.
“An enormous amount of work goes into the creation of Houghton and after many months of planning, preparation and subsequently building, the festival site was presented in all its glory,” reads the festival’s statement. “Suffice to say dismantling it immediately after building it was indeed surreal. That said we are confident that the decisions made at a time of extreme challenge were utterly correct.”
The statement continues: “We take great pride in our reputation and have made every effort to recover swiftly and with dignity. Understandably, the aftermath has been complicated but by navigating the cancellation process thoroughly and in a professional manner. We feel this extraordinary debacle has now reached a satisfactory conclusion and are delighted to announce that the festival will take place next summer.”
A number of the festival guides that were due to be handed out to attendees at this year’s festival have been circulated around various shops across the UK, and have also been made available via Juno to those who purchased tickets for this year’s event.
The festival’s statement concludes: “There are already high levels of anticipation for next year’s celebration, our collective excitement is held gently in suspension. With the benefit of a full dress rehearsal, we will return with an even greater sense of purpose.”
You can read it in full here.
Episode #273 Lost On Radio podcast show with Mark Knight features Pharaohz
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.
September 2019 DJ mix by DJ Pharaohz
Brand new mix by DJ Pharaohz available to stream on Mixcloud featuring artists:
Namara, Soul Divide, Ferreck Dawn, Leo Moreno, Alex Mills, Luigii Nieto, Pharaohz and more.
Have a listen to this electric mix of pure House music!
DJ mix for promotional use only.
The HDJ-X5BT series is now available in gold, metallic black, metallic red and gloss white
Pioneer DJ has revealed the new gold-coloured iteration of its HDJ-X5BT headphone series, the HDJ-X5BT-N.
The over-ear, Bluetooth® headphones boast a range of cool features, including: wireless technology for monitoring music anywhere you go, flexible functionality for comfortable DJing, lasting durability, a foldable, easy-to-carry design, well-balanced, dynamic sound, comfortable ear pads and original unique sounds for each beep when connecting via Bluetooth, powering and pairing.
The series is now available in four colours: gold, metallic black (HDJ-X5BT-K), metallic red (HDJ-X5BT-R) and gloss white (HDJ-X5BT-W).
To find out more about the headphones, head to the Pioneer website.
Check out more shots of the HDJ-X5BT-N, as well as the introductory video for the HDJ-X5BT range, below.
A conversion between Gilles Peterson and Goldie will follow the exclusive screening
On October 3, Metalheadz and Commune will screen ‘Talkin’ Headz: The Metalheadz Documentary’ (which was originally released in 1998) at Dalston’s Rio Cinema, the first time the documentary has been shown in a cinema before.
It features an array of influential Metalheadz DJs and producers around the turn of the century, including Adam F, Dillinja, Doc Scott, Ed Rush, Grooverider and Randall; there are even appearances from Liam and Noel Gallagher.
The screening is part of the label’s 25th anniversary celebrations; a conversation between Goldie and Gilles Peterson will also take place after the screening.
Grab your tickets here.
Check out the film’s trailer below.
Squidsoup, the lighting designers behind Four Tet’s amazing live shows at Alexandra Palace, will debut a new piece.
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.
The club has raised £50,000 for charity in just over a year
London club The Cause has announced it will be closing when its tenancy ends in January 2020.
Initially opened as a temporary venue last March, it extended its lease this April and announced its first, and last, birthday party a month after.
It will be throwing a number of high-profile parties to round out its time in Tottenham, including a Tribes night on September 24 (in collaboration with neighbours Grow Tottenham) that will feature sets from Jennifer Cardini, Axel Boman, A Guy Called Gerald, Truly Madly, Subb-an, Adam Shelton and Silverling, and a Whities takeover on August 31, which will be headlined by label mainstay Avalon Emerson.
London party Faith celebrates two decades with Byron The Aquarius and Maurice Fulton on September 7, with Lil Louis heading to the club on September 13.
Joy Orbison and Will Bankhead’s Hinge Finger label takes over the club on September 20, followed by Mr Ties and Kiwi’s “sex-positive rave” Crossbreed on September 27.
There’s a bunch of parties happening around Halloween, with Alienata, Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio’s Machine all playing. Queer party Adonis is also locked in for November 1.
Following a challenging year with an unprecedented and hasty relocation, Ultra Music Festival has announced that it will not return to the Virginia Key location and will be seeking a new, permanent home in South Florida.
In an official statement released today, Ultra acknowledged the largely negative feedback to the Virginia Key location, which was stretched across a venue that at some points, took attendees 45 minutes or more to walk across. Additionally, due to its isolated location, ride shares were banned and provided bus transportation leaving the island and festival had extended delays that caused hundreds of attendees to walk across a three mile bridge.
“After listening to feedback from many of you, it is clear that the festival experience in Virginia Key was simply not good enough,” the statement reads. “This is Ultra Music Festival, after all, and our attendees expect us to deliver on our commitment to excellence. Being committed to excellence not only means constantly striving to become better, it also means being willing to change things when they are not working.”
Ultra has voluntarily terminated their license with the City of Miami, where the festival has been based for two decades. The statement was released strategically, the day before the Virginia Key commission was meant to vote on potentially revoking a year-to-year licensing agreement with the festival. The statement continues to allude to a new “unique and impressive” location in South Florida that will become the new, permanent home of Ultra for “many years to come”. According to Miami Herald sources, it is rumored that the Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race track located about 35 miles South of Miami, could be the new home for the festival.
The statement concludes with a promise to reveal details about the location and dates soon.
Though Ultra plans to relocate within South Florida, it remains to be seen how the annual Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference, both of which have traditionally been planned throughout the week just prior to the festival, will be affected.
See the full statement below.
Sony has revealed details of its highly anticipated PlayStation 5 in a new interview with Wired.
Among the new features promised is support for 8k graphics, 3D audio, lightning fast SSDs, and cross-generational compatibility with all released PlayStation 4 games, making for a more immersive gaming experience with rapid gameplay and load times.
The new console will feature entirely new hardware from its predecessors the PS4 and PS4 Pro, including an eight-core CPU based on a new AMD chip that will make it the first gaming console to feature ray-tracing graphics.
No details about games, media features or a release date have been revealed, and unfortunately Sony isn’t participating in E3 this year so we’re unlikely to hear anything then. But developers have been granted access to kits to develop games for the console, indicating a launch next year could well be on the cards.