Clearly, the concept of copyright doesn't really exist in China as a nightclub sporting the same name and logo as famed London nightclub fabric has been spotted operating in the country.
The club was spotted by a Dutch DJ and promoter Bram van Ravenhorst who runs Chongqing club Echo Bay and took some pictures of the club's exterior, sporting fabric's iconic logo, which have since gone viral.
The club is located in the Beibin Lu area of downtown Chongqing and clearly is trying to cash in on fabric's world-renowned brand.
It gets worse though — the club was recently reviewed by Time Out China and received a less-than-glowing review due to the fact it mainly plays EDM and features scantily clad dancers, both of which you don't get at the real Fabric.
Whilst imitation is the highest form of flattery, it's clear that London's fabric probably won't be too happy about its unofficial Chinese doppelgänger and will most likely be exploring ways to get the club to change its name and stop using their logo and branding.
Last week, the real fabric launched a new fortnightly event series in early 2018 dubbed Forms, with Skream headlining the series’ debut party on 19th January.
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The Magician has unveiled his dynamic end of year mix MEGAMAGICTAPE, a 45 minute mix packed with the hottest tracks that dominated both his sets and home listening this year.
The Belgian packs the mix with a diverse mix of tracks, taking in everything from Drake to Objekt, Gerd Janson to Charlotte Gainsbourg, traversing a broad range of genres.
The mix follows a highly successful 2017 for The Magician, playing at a diverse range of clubs including Pacha, Space, Hï, Ushuaia and Amnesia in Ibiza, Coachella, Output New York, The Warehouse Project and Amsterdam’s widely respected now-defunct Trouw to name a few. Since launching hisPotion brand, he’s brought the event series to Ministry of Sound, Showcase Paris, Exchange LA, Electric Brixton, New York’s Webster Hall and this year, hosted his very own Potion stage at Tomorrowland. And also featured at ADE this year, as part of both his very own Potion party, and ‘My House’ with Martin Solveig.
An uptempo mix packed with melodic house beats from several esteemed producers, The Magician’s Mega Magic Mixtape is out now, acting as the perfect soundtrack to the festive season, and a perfect New Year’s Eve party starter.
Solomun has shared his 'Christmas In Bed' mixtape and it’s chockablock full of funky sci-fi bangers.
Uploading the mixtape to Soundcloud, the Diynamic boss said: “Christmas is not only a holiday, but also a bridge; something that connects one person with the other.
“We all need to use these bridges and reach out to one another, to share our joy and our pain, to look past the differences and to realize that in the end we are all one.
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.”
The Bosnian DJ and producer had a very productive 2017, releasing a slew of heavy-hitting remixes for the likes of Jamiroquai, whilst also holding down his hugely popular +1 residency in Ibiza and now across the world, with a recent debut in New York.
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Justin and Zen is a Malaysia-based DJ, songwriting, and producer duo. They met back in 2015 through their mutual passion for making good music and has never looked back since.
Since then, they put out a handful of remixes and originals, with one release of note being a future bass remix of emerging Malaysian talent Talitha Tan’s hit song “Okay”, which garnered streams in excess of 170,000 on Spotify towards the end of 2017.
In early 2017, their collaboration with popular Malaysian DJ duo BATE on a remix of Nik Qistina’s “Young Hearts” is equally well received by the masses, taking listeners on an emotional journey through their signature style of future and melodic bass, and helped propel their reputation further in the Malaysian electronic music scene.
To add icing on the cake, their bootleg remix of “Paris” by The Chainsmokers in early 2017 was picked and featured on one of the largest online electronic dance music publication, YourEDM.com, as one of the best remixes of the song.
Their most recent releases, “Get Higher” and "Man Down", showcased the duo’s dynamism and willingness to delve into contrasting styles, vastly different from their earlier works.
With gritty lines and hard in-your-face leads, the song is a hybrid of orchestral strings and NGHTMRE-esque trap, and is inspired by the duo’s struggles on a personal level. Barely a month since release, the song has been featured on Spotify’s “Bass Face” and “Friday Cratediggers” playlist, and is gaining strong stream counts in the thousands daily.
They are always refining their musical and production style, expanding their repertoire of skills and constantly pushing their limits in every possible aspect. With many more songs currently in the works, expect even more quality originals from them in 2018 and beyond. If you are looking for an up and rising electronic dance music artist, especially from the Asian region, Spuds is the name you want to keep track of.
Listen here to their latest release "MAN DOWN" and make sure to add it to your spotify playlist
Swedish House Mafia have reignited rumours of a reunion tour by following each other on Twitter and then deleting all tweets on their Swedish House Mafia account.
The trio split up in 2013 during a tearful final performance at Ultra Miami, since then Axwell & Ingrosso have teamed up together, whilst Steve Angello has pursued his own career.
Rumours of a reunion have been bubbling up ever since, with the last rumour coming from Billboard Magazine earlier this year who said they had been tipped off by sources close to the trio that a reunion was on the cards.
2017 has been and gone and there has been no sign of a reunion, but it would appear that the trio might reform for Ultra’s 20th edition next year, the perfect time for the trio to bury the hatchet and celebrate Ultra’s 20th anniversary with one more performance.
The festival has been hinting at something huge for the last few weeks too, with mentions of a “special anniversary performance”.
It’s not exactly concrete evidence but if the Swedish House Mafia does decide to play one more show — we can’t think of anywhere more fitting.
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Still at the young age of 25 years old Argentinian Chris Schweizer has the world at his feet with his trademark big bassline sound fusing the boundaries between the big room sounds and trance. Signed to the mighty Armada Music label in Holland his releases are getting support from the biggest headliners across the globe including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten & Gareth Emery
His latest productions have been getting regular airplays on the worlds biggest trance radio show ‘A State Of Trance’ as well as entering the beatport trance top 5 chart!
With many more slamming productions forthcoming this year as well as major worldwide tours planned 2017 is going to be the year of Chris Schweizer!
Spiked with howling synths and growling basslines, The Wolf shows its teeth from the start. Charging with a ferocity nothing comes close this, this beast of a tune tears sound systems to shreds to rise as the apex predator of the Trance realm.
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The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) launches confidential sexual harassment support service for electronic music industry.
The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) launches confidential sexual harassment support service for electronic music industry.
Victims of sexual harassment within society and specifically within the entertainment industry need trained support. AFEM is launching a confidential support service, delivered by Health Assured, to provide advice and guidance to those affected.
The Association for Electronic Music is the global trade body for the genre representing the interests of record labels, managers, promoters, publishers, clubs and all other companies whose business is electronic music. Members include Live Nation, CAA, Three Six Zero, Red Light Management and Defected.
The organisation and its members are determined to drive positive change in the industry and to ensure openness, inclusion and diversity in all aspects of electronic music. A code of conduct will be launched early in 2018 to allow AFEM members to reach the highest standards of behaviour within their organisations.
Mark Lawrence AFEM CEO: "Since its formation, AFEM has championed equality and inclusion as vital foundations of our industry and we unequivocally condemn sexual abuse and harassment of any kind. To step forward as a victim of abuse or harassment takes immense courage and we will support all who need help and guidance.
We are working with our 150 plus members on how to unite as an industry against all forms of abuse and AFEM directs anyone who has been affected by abuse or harassment to an industry specific and confidential service operated by Health Assured on 0800 030 5182, (Outside the UK: +44 800 030 5182) where trained experts will listen and support.
This is a pivotal moment for society, industry and inclusivity and we must ensure that every opportunity is taken to support all victims. It is time to build a safe and supportive environment for everyone whatever their gender, ethnicity, sexual preference and age. "
Anja Schneider - DJ, producer, radio show host & label owner - "While I've been lucky enough not to have had problems with sexual harassment throughout my career, I know the experiences of other females working in the music industry has been very different. This behaviour has become normalised over the years and needs to be called out at every opportunity. No form of sexual harassment or abuse is ever OK. We need to be vocal and stand as one - both women and men, to send the message this is not acceptable. And also very importantly ensure the guilty perpetrators are held responsible for their actions. The time to stand up is now."
Nicole Moudaber - DJ, producer, radio show host & label owner: "There is no level of sexual harassment, assault or misconduct that we shouldn't be outraged about. Women were made to feel throughout history that this behaviour is normal, well not anymore."
B Traits - DJ, producer, radio show host & label owner: "Without exception, every woman I know has either been the victim of sexual harassment or supported their closest friend through the aftermath. The most difficult thing to do is speak up and report it. If you are someone who has suffered from sexual harassment, I encourage you to call this safe and confidential helpline so that you can begin to heal and those who assault and harass can face the consequences of their actions."
Carl Loben, editor, DJ Magazine: "There should be no place for sexual abuse or harassment in the music industry. For too long, predatory men in positions of power have got away with it. Well, no longer. Setting up this confidential helpline for victims of sexual abuse in electronic music is an important first step during this watershed post-Weinstein moment for society, when the #metoo campaign has given many women the confidence to speak out. We all need to work together to end this abuse forever."
A reminder of the support service number 0800 030 5182 (Outside the UK: +44 800 030 5182)
The Association for Electronic Music is the global trade body for electronic music. https://www.associationforelectronicmusic.org
Health Assured Ltd is a provider of innovative health and wellbeing solutions. https://www.healthassured.org/about-us/
Though Armada Music has always been staking its claim as a big player in the world of electronic music, the past few years saw the Amsterdam-based record label become even more of an all-encompassing dance music label in terms of diversity and quality. And now, while representing nearly all colors and flavors of electronic music, Armada Music saw fit to give its existing merchandise branch an overhaul as well. Staying true to its roots as well as to its ambitions and goals, the label decided to launch its first-ever clothing range, a 9-piece collection of fashionable, self-designed items that caters to the needs of DJs, producers and electronic music fans alike.
Offering a variety of affordable products for all ages and sexes (including several T-shirt designs, a sweater, a hoodie, a varsity jacket, a baseball cap, a snapback cap and a tote bag), the collection focusses on providing comfortable, high-quality clothing that's easy to travel and move around in, which makes it especially suitable for DJs and producers to wear during everything from their intercontinental tours to their tiring, night-long studio sessions. And while the designs already speak for themselves quite a bit, the feel of the clothing line is portrayed perfectly in a video that accompanies the release of the collection, blending the respective styles of the city of Amsterdam, the home of Armada Music and the electronic music scene as a whole in one single clothing line.
So far, the new designs have already been worn by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Andrew Rayel, Fedde Le Grand, W&W, Lost Frequencies and more. The full collection is available online via www.armadamusicshop.com.
#WeArmada, Wear Armada.
Sizzling. Decisive. All-encompassing. The music of Andrew Rayel has the power to ignite a fire within the hearts of trance music-lovers. As the newly minted label chief and head of A&R of inHarmony Music, Rayel is now able to find and showcase fresh new talent before now little known to the world. The MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music) is out now.
Listen to Andrew Rayel - Moments (Remixes) EP1
Like a gust of blustery wintry wind, the MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. is like an unstoppable force of nature, impossible to ignore. Spencer Brown's Hypnotic Extended Mix of "Moments" is quirky, thoughtful and perfectly balanced with its staccato stabs and gradually building suspense. Unexpected chord changes add a bright twist to this Andrew Rayel tune. Spencer Brown's Hypnotic Mix is smoother, gentler in its melodic immersion yet still showcasing captivating chord progressions. The Crystal Lake Remix of "Heavy Love" casts an entirely new light on this otherwise radio-friendly tune by ratcheting-up the sonic tension of the song. The dramatic accompaniment of violins throws Kye Sones' vocal into stark relief. Her voice is transformed to fit this mainfloor monster as it bursts forth through the loudspeakers. The Crystal Lake Extended Remix has a brutally sharp, percussive intro that delves deep with rich violin strings into a mysterious sea where Sones' golden voice is the only lifeline.
The Manse Extended Remix of "Home" teases Jonathan Mendelsohn's vocal towards the beginning of the track before doubling back to start the verse anew. A syncopated, finger-snapped rhythm keeps time with Mendelsohn as he dances deftly through this anthemic song. The Manse Remix adds the crackle of a vinyl record as Mendelsohn's vocal hits immediately at the outset. The quieter moments of the Manse edits truly allow the subtle control of Mendelsohn's voice to shine. The Exis Remix is a thudding, progressive take on "Once In A Lifetime Love" with pockets of dreamy synths enveloping Kristina Antuna's vocal over filthy, synthesized horns ready to stir-up a night of mischief. The Exis Extended Remix is dynamic, geometric and angular in the precision of its sounds.
Tracklist for MOMENTS REMIXES
Andrew Rayel, "Moments" (Spencer Brown's Hypnotic Mix)
Andrew Rayel, "Moments" (Spencer Brown's Hypnotic Extended Mix)
Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli ft Kye Sones, "Heavy Love" (Crystal Lake Remix)
Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli ft Kye Sones, "Heavy Love" (Crystal Lake Extended Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn, "Home" (Manse Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn, "Home" (Manse Extended Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Kristina Antuna, "Once In A Lifetime Love" (Exis Remix)
Andrew Rayel ft Kristina Antuna, "Once In A Lifetime Love" (Exis Extended Remix)
About Andrew Rayel
Hailed by Armin van Buuren as "the future of trance music," Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the "modern-day Mozart." As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds' passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ'd the world's biggest festivals, including: Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub residencies have him performing onstage at super-clubs, including: Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, Marquee and LAVO in New York, Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Escape in Amsterdam and Ministry of Sound in London.
About inHarmony Music
Launched in September, 2017, inHarmony Music is the record label headed by Andrew Rayel and distributed by Armada Music. As label chief and head of A&R for inHarmony Music, Rayel is the key decision-maker when it comes to signing new artists and music. Fulfilling a lifelong dream while on his never-ending career quest, Rayel is now able to do for new artists what Armin van Buuren did for Rayel years ago. The circle is complete and there will be an abundant supply of lovingly curated new music ahead.
David Guetta & Afrojack join forces with Charli XCX and French Montana in the official music video for 'Dirty Sexy Money'
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta and fellow producer Afrojack join forces again with pop polymath Charli XCX and hip-hop boss French Montana on their mega-collaboration 'Dirty Sexy Money', launching the official music video today after a successful lyric video reveal which has already cultivated over 10 Million views.
The official "Dirty Sexy Money" video, directed by chart-topping British songwriter Charli XCX and Sarah McColgan, is equal parts raw and sexy; portraying a story in which David Guetta stars as getaway driver, Charli XCX as the boss, Afrojack as the muscle and French Montana as the explosives expert – (WATCH HERE).
The track has currently amassed 50 Million streams and the first live performance at the 2017 MTV EMA's was a huge success. With the release of the official music video one thing is for certain: it will heat up the cold days before the holidays.