TOTTENHAM CLUB THE CAUSE TO CLOSE NEXT JANUARY

The club has raised £50,000 for charity in just over a year

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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 CardiniAxel BomanA Guy Called GeraldTruly MadlySubb-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.

Known for its fundraising angle, The Cause has already raised £50,000 for charity – the bulk of which has gone to CALM and MIND in Haringey – over its short lifespan.

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.

DEN EP BY PHARAOHZ OUT NOW!

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DEN EP

The first EP of 2019 for DJ Pharaohz has landed! Two special tracks with one that is the second collaboration with DJ Sax London this one being called ‘Sun Down’ intended for that Ibiza warm summers evening turning gently into the night time embracing the island’s beach shores. Plus the title track ‘DEN’ a blistering synth/bass sing along track paying homage to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Den.

Grab this amazing EP today 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.

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.”

Pump Up The Volume – The History Of House Music

If you have not watched this documentary on the origins of House music, where have you been? This is the iconic ‘Pump Up The Volume’ which explains everything you need to know about the history of House music from its foundations in the U.S to the birth of Techno and rave music that exploded over in the U.K and Europe during the late 1980’s through to the 90’s. Sit back take in and enjoy!

 

ILLEGAL RAVES IN THE UK ROSE BY 9 PER CENT LAST YEAR!

The number of illegal raves in the UK rose by 9 per cent last year, says new report

A new report has revealed that illegal raves in the UK rose by 9 per cent between 2016 and 2017. Having gathered FOI responses from 14 regional police forces in England and Wales, Sky News found that over 680 unlicensed music events occurred in the UK during 2017 – a significant increase from the 628 that were reported the previous year.
With just 14 out of the 45 territorial police forces in England and Wales providing their figures to the news outlet, it’s estimated that the actual number of illegal raves that occurred is much higher.

It’s reckoned illegal raves are on the rise due to costs at licensed venues increasing. According to figures from data firm CGA, the number of nightclubs in London fell by 8 per cent between 2014 and 2017. With fewer dancefloor options in the city and beyond, rave enthusiasts have taken to more clandestine locations to get their party on. Back in March, the Metropolitan Police intelligence unit SCO-36 found the number of illegal raves being held in London have almost doubled since 2016.

Despite reaffirming their commitment to stopping these events from taking place this past summer with the introduction of new tactics like drone surveillance and awareness campaigns on “how to spot an illegal rave an illegal rave,” the police have come up short in dissuading the public from throwing and attending these events. Whether taking place in the forest, a mushroom factory or an abandon Toys ‘R’ Us, illegal raves continue to pop up, flourish and evade the police around the country.

“If nightclubs are being squeezed and forced to close or increase their prices, then customers will naturally gravitate towards the alternatives that come in the form of illegal raves,” says chief executive of UK Hospitality Kate Nicholls in an interview with Sky News. “The reasons behind an increase in the number of illegal raves may be complex, but this worrying trend is only going to be made worse if more nightclubs become unprofitable or inaccessible.”

Reaching out to Digital Editor Jeremy Abbott for comment about the rise of illegal raves, he told Sky News that he too believes the increasing popularity of illegal raves is a “worrying trend.”

He said: “Clubs are more expensive than ever, the same goes for drinks prices in clubs. “On the flip-side, it’s worryingly easy to get your hands on drugs in London alone and the strength of ecstasy has sky-rocketed.

“It’s an easy alternative to clubbing in the city and with many venues being shutdown it’s a popular alternative. It’s a worrying trend as of course these parties can’t be properly policed or regulated so crime and risk of drug-related illness is higher.”

Read about how the police are losing the war against London’s illegal rave scene

[via: Sky News]