& Citybeats FM

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Introducing the new radio stations ukprimelive (South) & Citybeats FM (North), a collaborative effort bringing the latest dance music including drum & bass, house, techno, UKG, Bassline, Grime and more. Citybeats FM based in the Midlands bring the northern flavours and mc’s combined with ukprimelive based in in the South-East are sure to send shock waves through the dance scene. Catch me live once a week on the airwaves playing the most up to date House & Techno music plus special guest shows. Tune in today and follow this amazing new movement, expect free giveaways, new music plus text in on the text line for your shout outs and track requests.


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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 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


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!



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]