With not long to go now until The Great Escape hits Brighton’s shores, we’re thrilled to unveil the line-up for our event at The Late Escape, the festival’s after-hours programme.
On Saturday 11th May, we’ll be hitting up Patterns to showcase some of the most exciting acts in the electronic game right now.
Fresh from dropping their heavily-spun DJ-Kicks mix, post-dubstep pioneers Mount Kimbie will be bringing their melodic electronics to the Brighton venue.
Joining them on the bill is object blue – someone we’ve had an eye on for some time (having named her as one of eight artists to watch in 2019), and she’ll no doubt be filling her record bag with some killer tracks.
This Thursday 18th April, Dummy is taking over Pirate Studios’s London HQ, bringing out three of our current favourite selectors for a two-hour livestream.
First up, Planet Mu mainstay Sami Baha is one of the most forward-thinking beatmakers around – his Dimzy-featuring ‘Discreet’ was one of our top tracks of 2018, and the newly-announced Rinse resident is a gold standard selector.
An NTS regular, Peckham-based Martha has enjoyed a sharp rise through the underground, becoming a renowned tastemaker thanks to her globally-spanning electronics that mine the corners of the world for the freshest sounds.
Rifling through the outer borders of grime, Intentionally Cold is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of. The South London artist is a member of the HMRC producer/DJ collective, and will be kicking our stream off with his 0° selections on Thursday.
We’ll be streaming the entire thing from both the Dummy and Pirate Studios Facebook pages from 7pm until 9pm – make sure you tune in.
Much-loved Sheffield venue The Harley has announced it will be closing due to “mounting financial pressures”, it is being reported.
The announcement was made on the venue’s Facebook page today (Friday 5th), but has since been deleted.
The statement explained that financial issues had caused the immediate closure, and that the venue would be working with local promoters to move any upcoming events.
“It brings us great sadness that we have to shut The Harley with immediate effect. Mounting financial pressures, much like many other music venues across the country, means that the business was no longer viable.”
It continued: “Our events and music department, and key promoters, have begun working on a new city centre event space which will be announced very soon. “The venue may have come to an end, but the memories will live on.”
The pub has strong roots in the Steel City’s history, becoming an important live institution for up-and-coming acts.
Fresh from supporting James Blake on his North American tour, London-based vocalist, songwriter/producer Khushi has been announced as the support act for Blake’s upcoming UK tour.
Having already worked extensively with Blake on his latest album ‘Assume Form’ and with his own upcoming debut album being partially produced and mixed by Blake, there couldn’t be a better suited opener.
Initially rising to prominence with 2013’s ‘Magpie’, Khushi has since gone on to achieve critical acclaim for his work with indie electro trio Strong Asian Mothers. Recently releasing latest single ‘Freedom Falls’, his more self reflective solo material is something of a departure.
Catch Khushi at the following dates:
7/4 Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
9/4 Bristol @ O2 Academy Bristol
10/4 Bristol @ O2 Academy Bristol
17/4 London @ Eventim Apollo
18/4 London @ Eventim Apollo
Watch James Blake’s new ‘Barefoot In The Park’ video with Rosalía:
Tickets for Bristol and London dates are sold out. Remaining Manchester tickets can be found here
Pirate Studios have launched a quest for the UK’s finest new talent via their new Pirate Prodigy programme, which kicks off today (April 3rd).
Winners across three categories – band, DJ and vocalist/MC – will receive once-in-a-lifetime mentoring from some of the industry’s most notable figureheads, including Toddla T and Jamz Supernova.
Offering self-service, 24-hour studios, Pirate Studios boasts state-of-the-art facilities at affordable prices in a bid to reinvent the concept of the music studio.
Pirate Prodigy winners will receive one-to-one mentoring and masterclasses in aspects including management, publishing, A&R, radio-play, songwriting and PR, as well as the chance to play at festivals that Pirate Studios are hosting stages at in 2019.
Pirate Prodigy’s judges/mentors:
Edith Bowman (TV presenter & former Radio 1 DJ)
Mr Scruff (DJ, producer and illustrator) Jamz Supernova (Radio 1 & 1Xtra DJ)
Toddla T (Radio 1 DJ & producer)
Isabella Summers (Florence & The Machine)
Jammer (BBK & Lord of the Mics host)
Tom Windish (leading talent agent, founder of Windish Agency & CEO of talent agency Paradigm)
Craig Evans (managing director, Flying Vinyl)
Oneman (Rinse FM DJ)
Tom Paine (director of festivals & events, Team Love) Naina (Beats 1 & Reprezent Radio DJ)
Luke Hood (UKF founder & AEI Group director)
Despa Robinson (StayFresh Entertainment & BE83 Artists founder)
Audio streaming platform Mixcloud has rolled out a new “fan-to-creator” subscription service, Mixcloud Select.
Dummy is thrilled to be launching with the service, which allows subscribers to access exclusive features and rewards.
We’re joining artist and curators like Anja Schneider, Dekmantel, Worldwide FM, The Pharcyde and many more, and will be providing access to our vast archive of mixes that have racked up hundreds of thousands of plays over the years.
Subscribers will also be able to enjoy offline listening as part of the service.
Nikhil Shah, Co-Founder of Mixcloud, said: “People come to Mixcloud to listen deeply to shows handcrafted by passionate creators. Mixcloud Select is a direct response to that, empowering creators to deepen connections with their most engaged and loyal fans. We’re helping them take control.”