• Ultra Music Festival Announces 2015 Dates, Issues Security Statement
• Glastonbury announces 2014 bill
• New York’s Verboten Announces April Schedule
• Axel Boman, Tom Demac, KiNK, and More to Feature on Upcoming Pets Recordings Comp
Ultra Music Festival Announces 2015 Dates, Issues Security Statement
Ultra Music Festival has announced the dates for next year, despite opposition coming from Miami city officials.
Set to take place from March 27 to 29, 2015, the festival came under fire last week after a security guard was left seriously injured due to a crowd stampede.
As a result of the incident, which left the guard with brain haemorrhaging and a broken leg, Mayor Tomás Regalado called for the event to be moved away from its current location Bayford Park but UMF has issued a statement regarding its security measures.
“Consistent with our commitment to improve every year, ULTRA is conducting a top to bottom review of security procedures and measures to assess where we can add even more security for the event next year.
“This review will include an assessment with the Miami Police Department of how security can be enhanced immediately outside our gates to prevent a criminal incident of this nature from happening again.”
Glastonbury announces 2014 bill
Glastonbury has revealed the lineup for this year’s festival.
The announcement features a strong electronic contingent, including a few dance music originals—Lil’ Louis, DJ Pierre andFrancois K among them—as well as British acts like Massive Attack, Eats Everything, Jamie xx, Disclosure, Bonobo, Four Tet,Breach and James Blake. Richie Hawtin has also been billed, while the likes of Skrillex, Rudimental and Above & Beyond will represent the mainstream end of the dance spectrum.
Other highlights include New York punk-funk outfit ESG, Robert Plant, M.I.A., Jack White, Brian Ferry and The Pixies, who will be performing at Glastonbury for the first time since 1989. Kasabian were announced as the Sunday headliner, with Saturday’s top act still to be confirmed. The Black Keys, Dolly Parton and Friday headliners Arcade Fire were announced earlier in the year.
Glastonbury 2014 kicks off on June 27th and runs through until the 29th.
New York’s Verboten Announces April Schedule
New York nightclub Verboten has announced its full programme for April, delivering a host of stellar line-ups to Brooklyn.
Proceedings kick off tonight with Cajmere, Moon Boots, Maxxi Soundsystem and Visionquest member Lee Curtiss before Kim Ann Foxman (pictured) plays at Safer At Night tomorrow night.
Other names playing include Felix Da Housecat, Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin and Davide Squillace while Josh Wink hosts an Ovum Recordings showcase on April 19 to celebrate his imprint turning 20 years old.
This month’s schedule comes to close on April 26 with sets from Audion, Tiga and Tim Sweeney.
Head here for more information.
Axel Boman, Tom Demac, KiNK, and More to Feature on Upcoming Pets Recordings Comp
Pets Recordings, the label run by enduring Polish duo Catz n Dogz, will continue with its ongoing compilation series later this month, releasing the third entry of Friends Will Carry You Home. Packed with 18 tracks from the likes of Axel Boman, KiNK, Tom Demac, Catz Eats Dogz (a.k.a. Eats Everything and Catz n Dogz), and several others, the package will be sold as a triple-vinyl box set and a bone-shaped USB drive before seeing a digital release as three separate EPs. Friends Will Carry You Home III is set to drop the vinyl, USB, and first digital EP on May 5, with the second and third digital EPs set for release on May 12 and May 19, respectively. The forthcoming compilation’s tracklist and artwork can be perused below.
1 Paco Wegmann – The Return Of The Funk
2 Trikk – Alma
3 Axel Boman – It Starts With The Stomach
4 Kixnare – Homeless
5 Till Von Sein feat. Meggy – Blindin
6 Tom Demac – Emerge (Phil Kieran Remix)
7 Walker & Royce – Doctor Saarloos
8 Andre Kronert – Thrills
9 Spirit Catcher – Voodoo Knight (Catz ‘n Dogz Dub Mix)
10 Patlac – Avenir
11 Blckshp – Car Crash Dummy
12 Nick Monaco & Kill Frenzy – Feminity
13 Danny Daze – I Can’t Breathe
14 Catz Eats Dogz – Calling Every Day
15 Rachel Row – L Square (KiNK Outer Space mix)
16 Jay Shepheard – Highway (KRL Remix)
17 Bearight & Solangi – Shake It Down
18 We Draw A – Silent Tide (Eric Volta Knows His Drums Mix)