Tag: BBC

BBC Radio 1 To Begin Transition To On-Demand Platform With new Strategy

Drawing inspiration from Apple Music and Spotify, BBC Radio 1 will begin a launch of exclusive streaming content this autumn. The content will combine roughly 25 hours of “on-demand” specific content with the normal BBC Radio 1 on air content, in what Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra Controller Ben Cooper believes will be the kick off towards a new revenue stream for the BBC. Cooper has also described his intention of turning the BBC into the “Netflix” of music radio, priming itself as a prominent destination for music discovery. Additionally, the 25 hours of 2016 content will continue to ... Read more

DHL Mix #102 By Vibe Killers

Burnley, Lancashire, UK. Perhaps not the first place that springs to mind when you think of straight up house music. But with support from BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, Rinse FM, DJ Mag, Loco Dice, Richy Ahmed, Ryan Elliott, Jamie Jones, Pirupa, wAFF & more, two brothers, Mark and Mickey Horsey, are changing that estimation for the better. Today, check out Vibe Killers as the bring an hour of exlusive mixtape goodness. Download Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-london/vibe-killers-dhl-mix-102″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] TRACKLIST: EMANUEL SATIE – THE LIFE (CAAL REMIX) ROSS EVENS – SUPER SKANK (CUARTERO REMIX) DJ SEANK, ... Read more

Richie Hawtin Unveils Video And Information For New Tech Venture

Richie Hawtin and British product developer Andy Rigby-Jones have revealed more details about the project, “PLAYdifferently.” After 25 years of working at Allen & Heath and being an integral part of their world-renowned Xone DJ division, Andy Rigby-Jones left the company in 2014 and partnered with Richie Hawtin to combine their expertise and unique vision to create new innovative instruments for the DJ and electronic music market. Over the past two years, the pair have been developing and testing their first prototype of an instrument that they feel is missing from the professional segment of the market. Assessed at various ... Read more

5 BBC Documentaries On Early Rave Culture

We’ve dug into the BBC archives (inspired by this weekend’s self-curated list) to find some of most important and informative documentary films on rave culture it has produced over the years. Covering topics from the summer or rave to Ecstasy use, and even a bit of Drum & Bass in there, these 5 films together give one of the most comprehensive looks at early UK rave culture every put on screen. PLUS, as an added bonus, we’ve included an ITV documentary from 1988, entitled ‘A Trip Around Acid House’ E is for Ecstasy Behind the Label: Ram Records The Amen ... Read more

Love The Essential Mix? Join Thousands And Petition Against Proposed BBC Music Cuts

As I am sure all readers here now, music is a vital part of a person cyltural and, in turn, intellectual growth. It’s presence from the classroom to the collective demonstrates a universal language of expression; one who’s power transcends that of the frequent differences our world seem to find itself in time and time again. By the other side of the coin, in an age of rising inequality, non opportunity, and the proliferation of all things capital, music, and the arts/humanities as a whole. continually take a back seat to the “practical” activities of business and STEMS training. A ... Read more

Have A Listen To David Bowie's 2 Hour 1979 BBC DJ Set

It was “a bit grey” outside on March 20, 1979, or so says a peak-era David Bowie as he was handed the controls of BBC Radio One. With that, Bowie provides a 2 hour BBC mix featuring some of his favourite tracks of the time. It is a solid combination of well known classics and under-appreciated gems, each introduced by the seminal tastemaker himself. Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Blondie, Roxy Music, even Bruce Springsteen, all feature, alongside more obscure fair like ? & The Mysterians and The Mekons. With a quick closing of the eyes and a trip to a ... Read more

New Documentary Traces The Legacy of Manchester’s Hacienda

Manchester’s Hacienda was the un questioned centre of acid house youth culture of the 1980’s and 90’s. Though demolished 15 years ago, its influence is still present and legend still strong. Now, a new documentary looks to trace the legacy of the infamous hot spot by focusing its narrative on its array of preserved items. The only remaining aspect of the buildings physical construction is its name as an apartment complex stands in its place. Though demolished, Hacienda has not been discarded. Instead, everything from its urinals to dancefloor were auctioned in 2000 and have found new homes around the world. The documentary, titled ... Read more