Andy C has announced a three-day drum & bass festival in Ibiza.
The d’n’b icon - who was crowned the world’s No.1 Drum & Bass DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll - will play four DJ sets at the festival, which runs from the 19th to the 21st June.
In the daytime there will be pool and boat parties while nighttime shows take place at Eden. An opening party at Ibiza Rocks will kick things off on the Friday.
We can take solace in the fact a long and arduous January is over, but the real nocturnal work starts here, as the following goes to show.
Rob Swire of Pendulum has teased forthcoming music from the band on his Instagram.
The Australian drum & bass outfit haven't released any new material since 2011. Last summer, when they were announced to replace The Prodigy at London festival South West Four, the festival said fans could expect "brand new Pendulum music from their forthcoming EP series and album."
A new documentary explores the history of drum & bass.
Directed and produced by One Nation’s founder Terry ‘Turbo’ Stone, ‘United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass’ delves into the sharp rise of the genre, from illegal raves to taking over the charts. Looking at both the music and cultural impact of drum & bass, the doc features the likes of DJ Fresh, Andy C, Sigma, Hype, Ragga Twins, Adam F, Fabio, Grooverider, Sasasas, DJ Rap, Jumping Jack Frost and more.
Drum & bass artist Optiv, otherwise known as Edward Holmes, has passed away.
Originally from the UK but more recently living in Switzerland, Holmes rose to prominence around the turn of the millennium as part of the group Cause4Concern. Their work on their self-titled label, and for imprints such as Timeless, Virus, Quarantine and Renegade Hardware helped shape the dark, tech side of drum & bass.
In 2002 he launched his influential Red Light Records imprint — which celebrated its 50th release in 2019 — and began working under his solo alias, Optiv.
Detroit drum & bass DJ/producer Mark David Fisher has died, aged 50.
The influential musician, who helped establish Detroit Electronic Music Festival, passed away on the 2nd January from a brain haemorrhage.
Also known to fans as MD!, Dluv and Nefarious, Fisher founded Detroit Luv - an online message board for Detroit's electronic community, created prior to the introduction of social media.
Detroit Techno Militia, a collective from the city, shared a post describing Fisher as a "connector" who will be "sorely missed".