To wrap up what has been quiet frankly a year to forget DJ Pharaohz releases an album to remember with the release of his Greatest Hits album ‘Pharaoh Music’. Featuring 12 of the best tracks from Pharaohz from 2016 to 2020 which includes remastered early tracks from the likes of The Sphinx to Merneith giving you raw dancefloor energy all in one package. Pharaoh Music marks the end of the first stage in DJ Pharaohz’s electronic career and with the dawn of 2021 around the corner we now move into the next era of Pharaoh Music. Have a listen to the album via the links below:
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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’sRobert 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’sstunning 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’sLee 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.