Good morning! Today’s stories feature Diplo, Porter Robinson, Sub Focus, LCD Soundsystem, & Circoloco . Please read on after the jump for the full articles and videos.
Diplo Gets a Weekly BBC Radio Show
Diplo‘s various musical endeavors now include a weekly program for BBC Radio 1 and1Xtra. Titled “Diplo & Friends”, it will broadcast Saturday nights/Sunday mornings from 1-3 a.m. GMT beginning this Saturday, April 7. The first episode will feature Canadian producerLunice and Mad Decent creative director Paul Devro.
Guests for April will include Dillon Francis, Flosstradamous, Brodinski, and others.
Porter Robinson – Language + European Tour
Sub Focus – Out The Blue ft. Alice Gold
Sub Focus, aka Nick Douwma has long been one of electronic music’s most exciting names and he returns this Spring with a brand new single Out The Blue featuring the haunting vocals of indie siren Alice Gold. Out The Blue is a ready made Summer anthem and the debut single to be released from Sub Focus’ hotly anticipated sophomore album set for release on Ram / Mercury Records in Autumn 2012.
Having spent the best part of 2011 smashing huge arenas and festivals alike with his incredible live show, Sub Focus returned to the live scene on Friday 2nd March 2012 as he headlined his biggest ever London show at the legendary O₂ Academy Brixton as part of the sold out UKF Bass Culture. Here he showcased a brand new live show and previewed exclusive tracks from the new album. With an acclaimed and visceral live show that has wowed festival goers and music fans the world over for the past two years, this was an unmissable night for all dance music fans.
The last release from Sub Focus came last month in the form of festival anthem Falling Down as a free download available from his website. The track has seen over 50,000 downloads and tremendous support from Radio 1 gathering over 71 plays to date – a feat usually reserved for the likes of Rihanna!
Nick Douwma’s rise through the ranks of underground drum & bass along side his peers, Chase & Status and Pendulum to become a major player in electronic music has been nothing short of spectacular. Initially known for air-punching, dancefloor dismantling drum & bass smashes such as ‘Timewarp’ and the legendary ‘Rock It’, Sub Focus has now become synonymous with music that draws from all corners of the electronic landscape epitomising the bench mark of cutting edge talent in today’s flourishing electronic music scene.
LCD Soundsystem Documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits to Screen Throughout U.S. This Summer
The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, which chronicles the band’s final days, will screen in theaters throughout the U.S. this summer. The announcement comes today via Oscilloscope Laboratories, the production and distribution company founded by Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys in 2008, which has acquired North American rights to the film.
These screenings of Shut Up and Play the Hits will be “special one-night-only engagements.”
In the press release, Yauch said of the film, “It can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends, or how it should end. In that sense, it’s brilliant of James to end it in such a definitive way.”
Check out the trailer and a clip (featuring “North American Scum”) below.
Circoloco ‘Ibiza Profile’ Causes Concern
Circoloco has landed itself in hot water by issuing a customer notice stating that a selective entrance policy would be put in place at its next event in Birmingham.
Circoloco In The Arena takes place on Saturday April 7 at The Arena complex in Digbeth. It features a huge line-up boasting the likes of Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler and Dyed Soundorom. However, some clubbers were concerned that security at the event had been told to only admit people that conformed to Circoloco’s ‘Ibiza or regular customer profile’.
The customer notice read: ‘SafetyNet Security have been instructed that in the unfortunate event that you are not part of our established customer profile, then a refund will be given on the day.’
Details of Circoloco’s ideal Ibiza and regular customer profile have not emerged, however the brand has now changed its customer notice to state that a normal ROAR (Rights Of Admission Reserved) policy will be in place at the weekend and that some ‘confusion’ had been caused by the original document.
Although ROAR is a policy put in place in clubs across the country, some Circoloco fans were left wondering whether they’d be included in the brand’s ideal profile.
Underground house DJ Funk Butcher, who has a radio show on Rinse FM, tweeted: “I’ve tried to ignore the Circoloco thing but something about their thinking makes me feel uneasy…. How far does this mindset go?”
However, many other ravers are still well up for the party, which does have a mouthwatering line-up. A Twitter user called Sam Saunt wrote: “3 days left of work, 5 days until Circoloco, 5 big hits in the gym, 1 crazy ass day out!!!!”