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31 May 2019
  • Ministry of Sound is to remain the curation partner for the fifth series of ITV2 dating reality show Love Island. (RotD)
  • New South Wales State Premier Gladys Berejiklian has indicated Sydney's lockout laws will be reviewed. (RA
  • In a four-part series, starting 1 June at 9pm on BBC Radio 2, Pete Tong will explore his personal love of house music in Pete Tong's House Nation. (BBC
  • Crowds pushed through security gates at London festival We Are FSTVL after some festivalgoers collapsed in the heat as they queued to get in. (BBC) The organisers said: “Due to unforeseen technical difficulties at the wristband exchange, customers had experienced longer waiting times".  
  • DJ Mag reveals the Best of North America Awards 2019 winners, including Richie Hawtin (Outstanding Contribution), Honey Dijon (Best DJ), Zeds Dead (Best Producer), Armand Van Helden (Hall of Fame), Griz (Best Live Act) and Mad Decent (Best Label). (DJ Mag
  • Other:
  • A roundup from the 12th International Music Summit Ibiza. (RotD)
  • Grand Finale for IMS Dalt Vila 2019. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • The state of Ibiza in 2019 - day 3 at IMS 2019. (Ibiza Spotlight, Decoded
  • The number of nightclubs in the UK dropped by more than a fifth in the space of a year, according to the International Music Summit's annual industry summary.  (RA, Decoded
  • Klas Bergling spoke about mental health and suicide prevention during an emotional interview with Pete Tong at IMS Ibiza. He also announced the launch of the Tim Bergling Foundation to focus on preventative work for mental illness and suicide. (DJ Mag, Decoded)
  • IMS Ibiza:
  • Pioneer is partnering with Dubset Media to upload, clear, and distribute mixes right from their iOS DJ-mix recording app, DJM-REC. (Pioneer DJ)
  • Ableton release Live 10.1 as a free download. (DJ Mag
  • SoundCloud is to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network. (Billboard) With the acquisition, SoundCloud can offer "high-performing, emerging creators" distribution, analytics and content protection. 
  • SoundCloud previously launched a DJ performance software integration with Native Instruments' Traktor DJ 2, a program that selectors use to pick, play and mix songs live. Now, users can access the entire catalogue of 200m tracks by 20m creators. (Billboard)
  • Marcel Dettmann, Nicolas Lutz and a back-to-back set from Molly and Willow are confirmed for Brussels festival Crossroads. (RA
  • Nina Kraviz is among the DJs set to play in a marble quarry this summer as part of Nextones festival. (DJ Mag
  • Block9 has revealed its biggest-ever line-up for Glastonbury 2019 with Larry Heard, The Black Madonna, HAAi, Tony Humphries and Josh Wink confirmed to play. (Mixmag)  
  • Inner City Electronic 2019 have announced their outdoor city centre festival site and last ever show at Church Leeds for Saturday 1 June. Nina Kraviz will headline the show alongside Octave One, Kelly Lee Owens and DJ Seinfeld. (RotD)
  • Carl Cox b2b Jamie Jones, Charlotte de Witte, The Black Madonna, Bicep, Andy C and more are confirmed for Arcadia's new 50-metre high stage at Glastonbury. (DJ Mag
  • Montreal's AIM Festival has announced the line-up for its fifth anniversary celebration. (Mixmag
  • Les Dunes Electroniques is back for 2019 with a two-day festival in a breath-taking location best known for its starring role in the Star Wars film franchise. (Mixmag
  • Holly Herndon, The Caretaker, Nazira and Objekt are among the headliners for Unsound Festival in Krakow. (RA
  • CRSSD drops fall 2019 line-up with Yaeji, Objekt and Kaskade confirmed to play. (Mixmag
  • Defqon. 1 Australia has been postponed indefinitely after being unable to secure a venue. (EDMIdentity
  • How can labels and musicians avoid the ‘dry streams paradox’ in 2019? (MusicAlly)
  • Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry. (Verge)
  • Drum'n'bass has a gender problem. Who's going to fix it? (Mixmag
  • Prawn coke tale: Why Britain's 'drug problem' is mainstream media scaremongering. (Mixmag
  • Clubs have a huge single-use plastics problem that must be fixed. (DJ Mag
  • Morph nightclub opens in St. Petersburg, Florida. (RA
  • David Guetta’s BIG line-up has been released for Ushuaïa Monday nights on Ibiza. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • DT648 – Yulia Niko (DT
  • RA.678 Massimiliano Pagliara (RA
  • Henrik Schwarz live set at Cathédrale de Chartres. (Cercle
  • Low Jack B2B Simo Cell | BR x Nuits Sonores (Boiler Room
  • Label of the Month: Pangea Recordings (iDJ
  • Renegade Riddims: Clouwds (DT)
  • Get to know Sally C. (Mixmag
  • The 15 best house tracks of May 2019. (Magnetic
  • Listen to WHIPPED CREAM’s stunning set at EDC’s Circuit Grounds. (DA
  • Tiny but fierce: How La Cheetah became a Glasgow clubbing institution. (Mixmag
  • Meet Kikelomo: The London-born DJ bringing UK sounds to the Berlin underground. (ElectronicBeats
  • Movement 2019: Five key performances. (RA
  • Carl Cox picks his top 5 festival memories. (Mixmag
  • The making of Minimal Nation, Robert Hood’s techno masterpiece. (RBMA
  • The art of production: Paul Woolford. (RA
  • Artist, engineer and producer Alex Tepper interview. (Magnetic
  • Mihalis Safras talks about his music, working with Green Velvet, and discussions about mental health in the electronic music scene. (Decoded
  • Griz, the Face of MeUndies' 2019 Pride Collection, talks learning to love himself. (Billboard
  • Jan Blomqvist interview. (EDMTunes
  • Crispy urban house originators Mat.Joe discuss fusing hip-hop, soul and tech house into a unique sound. (Magnetic
  • Paula Temple: Techno for the apocalypse. (DJ Mag
  • Cedric Gervais and Epizode discuss Asia's festival scene with BUDX. (Mixmag
  • How the Amiga Commodore 500 kick-started Kölsch's career back in 1994. (DJ Mag
  • Crowd pleaser: Volvox's relationship with ravers is at the core of everything she does. (Mixmag
  • Orbital talk plans for 30th anniversary and where they go from here. (Billboard
  • Competitive Creation: How Maceo Plex took over the dance music mainframe. (Mixmag
  • London-based producer Otik will release his Dioxide EP next month on DEXT Recordings. (Mixmag
  • Eric Prdyz premiered new music at Steelworks last weekend. (DJ Mag
  • Techno supergroup LSD featuring Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and Function are to launch a new label called LSD. (DJ Mag)
  • Detroit Swindle's Lars Dales injured in a motorcycle accident in Amsterdam. (RA
  • Andrew Bayer makes Anjunabeats outing with new EP, Only You Boy/Eight to Sixteen. (DA)
  • Tiesto, Jonas Blue and Rita Ora have announced a new collaboration called Ritual. (Billboard
  • Bonobo has announced a number of American tour dates with Tokimonsta, Chrome Sparks, Mallgrab and Tourist. (Billboard
  • Sébastien Léger is starting a brand new label called Lost Miracle. (Pulse
  • Moodyman has revealed his new five-track EP Sinner. (Mixmag
  • Fatboy Slim has soundtracked a new silent film about the largely untold 2,000 year history of Ibiza. (DJ Mag
  • Skrillex and Boys Noize have shared a Dog Blood minimix full of unreleased music. (EDM
  • Stardust’s Music Sounds Better With You has been remastered, and will soon be available on vinyl and streaming services. (Mixmag
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