MASSIVE ATTACKDONATE £10,000 TO UK FRONTLINE WORKER
As the genesis point of the trip-hop movement, Massive Attack originated the genre’s hypnotic sound: a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies, dub grooves, and choice samples. The group created some of the most influential and trend-setting sounds of their era with the groundbreaking albums Protection (1994) and Mezzanine (1998), informing decades’ worth of acclaimed artists including Portishead, Beth Orton, Radiohead, TV on the Radio, and Tricky, a Massive Attack alumnus. Massive Attack’s roots date back to 1983 and the formation of the Wild Bunch, one of the most successful sound system/DJ collectives to arrive on the early-’80s U.K. music scene. Renowned for their seamless integration of a wide range of musical styles, from punk to reggae to R&B, the group’s parties quickly became can’t-miss events for the Bristol club crowd, and at the peak of their popularity they drew enormous crowds with their shape-shifting sets.Massive Attack have donated £10,000 to The Bristol Food Union’s crowdfunding campaign, which aims to provide free meals to NHS staff and other frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
HALIM ARDIE'SONLINE SEMINAR WITH KOPERNIK KICKING GOALS AGAINTS COVID-19 IN BALI
Recently, Bali Eco Warrior Halim Arde caught up with Arvin from Kopernik organization who are directly connected with the World Health Organisation. Working with emergency response and past projects such as the Lombok Earthquakes and Sulewasi Tsunami is just some of their past work. Arvin’s family has a long history of building affordable healthcare services for the local community. Kopernik are a non-government funded project, right now they are working on developing products for the frontline health workers.
#TUNEOFTHEWEEK HYPNOTIZED P U R P L E D I S C O M A C H I N E International DJ, producer and remixer Tino Piontek aka Purple Disco Machine has been on a whirlwind of a musical journey since the 2009 conception of his highly successful disco house music project and this times takes his already massive career to a whole new level. Teaming up with Sheffield’s Sophie and the Giants to create one of the biggest radio hits that will grace the radio waves and beyond in 2020. Feel good vibes, with lots of smiles the order of the day as Sophie’s infection vocal work ticks all the right boxes alongside the German Maestro’s production wizardry, this one’s going to be impossible not to dance along to where ever you may find yourself in this crazy times we are currently amongst! DRW 10/10
#EPOFTHEWEEK LOOP MACHINE R A X O N
Egyptian born and now Barcelona based, as an artist Raxon is testament to the adage that passion and determination will take you where you want to be. Days, nights, months and years in the studio have contributed to a string of revered releases in recent years, on the globe’s most sought after imprints including once again on Maceo Plex’s Ellum records. First up ‘Loop Machine’ takes the more stripped back approach and dares to go blindfolded into the rabbit hole while on the flip ‘Love Lapse’ picks up the energy and goes into the more melodic realm and aimed at some late madness coming to some speakers near you! Come to the darkside – DRW 10/10.
UK'S DJ ROOFTOP LIVE STREAM GOES VIRAL In 2015, James was offered the job of Music Director & resident DJ at a new underground club that was about to open called in Bali, Indonesia. Koh opened it’s doors in March 2015 and James has been looking after the music and remained in Bali ever since. Fast Forward to 2019 he now plays the same role in Seminyak at Bali’s newest late night destination – Red Ruby. Furthermore his success has bloomed into taking out the 2018 #1 house music DJ position courtesy of Beat Magazine and granted control of the dance floor at high profile guest slots across the islands prolific venues including Ulu Cliffhouse, the Vault and Omnia to name a few. Coming up on 20 years now. Started messing around on turntables in the late 90s started playing out in clubs around 2000 I was lucky enough to be part of the Breakbeat revolution that dominated the Sydney club
DIPLO ISOLATION NOT WASTED! MAJOR LAZER ALBUM #INCOMING Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. He is as much an international brand as he is a musician/DJ/producer. He’s proven himself to be a ubiquitous cultural figure, consistently bridging high and low, mainstream and underground, with remarkable tact and reverence. In 2004, after throwing influential parties in South Philadelphia, Pentz cemented himself as a full fledged artist through his debut album, “Florida” which received praise within the underground community. Diplo worked with M.I.A. on her mixtape, first and second albums, eventually creating the Grammy nominated track “Paper Planes” in 2007, which hit No. 4 on the U.S. Hot 100 Chart and has sold more than 3 million copies. In 2005, Diplo founded label/culture lab Mad Decent to serve as a platform for showcasing
ECHA ALL ROUND LEGEND Part DJ, part Indoemie enthusiast, Indonesian electronic music royalty and all-round legend, let us introduce you this week to one of Bali’s most dedicated and mainstay DJS! From hosting the Bali sector of Paranoia FM’s radio duties, destroying all the mainstage festivals across the island for more than a decade and playing a huge part in blooding the next generation of local DJ’s – Echa flys his countries flag proudly on his heart. Residencies at Sky Garden, Shishi and working hand in hand with the biggest sponsored shows Indonesia has to offer it’s his not so serious side to things that really keep him ahead of the pack. His skills and record knowledge are his weapon and he let’s them do the talking while you do what’s important and that’s dance. Did we forget to mention the part about his love for Noodles?
MIKEY MORAN TIP OF THE ICEBERG The modern-day Indonesian citizen is here in the format of Mikey Moran. From the outside there is something that screams this guy knows something I want to know, but once you get chatting its simple to grasp there is a lot more to ask. Music flows thru his family, he’s studied across the globe but born & raised in Jakarta, now residing in Bali while bringing a fresh breath of air to the local industry. Founder of Gojek, entrepreneur, genre-bending DJ who loves to make shit happen. The timing was perfect to sit down one of the local music industries busiest and most creative minds and see what’s up in 2020 now things have taken a twist. Furthermore, that’s just the tip of the iceberg within this week’s top DJ interview so grab your pen and paper as there is few recommended notes #incoming.
BEATPORT'S34 HOURS DJ LIVESTREAM RAISES $180,000 Beatport today announced that its 34-hour live stream “ReConnect,” held in partnership with Twitch, raised more than RP 180,000 for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and the Association for Electronic Music members’ COVID-19 Hardship Fund. Set up specifically to administer donations from this event to help struggling AFEM member companies retain lower earning workers who would otherwise be let go, and to direct funds to individuals within the membership in most need of urgent financial help. Donations are still being accepted here: https://tiltify.com/@beatport/reconnect The dance-music community has been hit exceptionally hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with nightclubs all across the country shuttered. Beginning on Friday, March 27, the livestream featured many globally famous DJs.
PRINCETRIBUTE CONCERT TO AIR NEXT MONTH A Prince tribute concert recorded earlier this year is to be broadcast on US TV next month. The event, titled Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, took place two days after the Grammys awards ceremony in January, with headline performances from Foo Fighters, St. Beck, and Vincent. Now, it has been announced that the concert will be broadcast on US TV channel, CBS, on April 21st – the fourth anniversary of the musicians death. Hosted by Maya Rudolph, the US actress who is also in Prince’s cover band, the concert also included performances from John Legend, Miguel, Mavis Staples, and Usher, while Prince’s old band The Revolution also took to the stage. Speaking in a statement prior to the original performance, Deborah Dugan, president of the Recording Academy said: “Prince. The Purple One. His Royal Badness.
THREE STAGE TO BALI TOURISM RECOVERY
While Bali’s tourism industry is now right down in the dumps, with close to zero tourists on the island due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Putu Astawa, has stated that they will not allow tourism to stay down for too long. He told the press this morning, Thursday (9/4) that the government has now prepared three strategies to find our way back to normal. For now, we remain at the first stage, with the government continuing to implement their present emergency response to the pandemic. This includes carrying out the mitigation and care of COVID-19 patients in hospitals on the island. The socializing and education of the public regarding COVID-19 prevention; the applying of social and physical distancing, etc.
APPLE AND GOOGLE PARTNER ON COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING TECHNOLOGY
Apple and Google are working together on a new technology to track the spread of the coronavirus using Bluetooth. Users who opt in would be able to receive alerts if they have might have come into contact with an infected person. Both companies have reiterated that the system was being designed with privacy in mind. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Google and Apple on Friday announced a joint effort to help governments and health agencies track the spread of the coronavirus through Bluetooth technology. The new Bluetooth protocol, which the companies are calling Contact Tracing, could alert participants via their smartphone if they might have come into contact with an infected person.
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