NEWS PER MINUTE
The world of Techno is an ever-changing and dynamic sphere of excitement - there is always something new to get hyped about! It may get challenging to stay in the loop sometimes, but don't you worry - we've got you covered!
These are some of the highlights of this month.
Congrats, Berlin! Your clubs have been declared "cultural institutions"
It's a big month for Berlin's clubbing scene. The city has now officially recognized clubs as cultural institutions instead of entertainment sites after a year of campaigning from the Parliamentary Forum For Club Culture & Nightlife. The vote was presented to the federal government on May 7 for final consent and was passed by an overwhelming majority.
This means that "the clubs will be offered additional support and protection, including financial aid to overcome the economic impact of the pandemic, tax breaks, permits allowing them to operate in wider areas of the city, and potential exemptions from noise limits."
Berghain is the only club in Berlin classified as a cultural institution as of today. This success comes after the long trial the club fought back in 2016, resulting in tax rates dropped by 12%.
Beatport And Microsoft Surface join hands for "Game Changers"
Beatport and Microsoft Surface have teamed up for a three-episode series of live streams and mini-documentaries that feature electronic artists who have participated in improving and changing electronic music through their creativity and passion - hence the title "Game Changers."
All of the performances will be filmed at iconic locations and breathtaking places around the world, with the documentary expected to premiere on June 1, 2021.
Chris Liebing will star in the second episode of the production, while in the first installment in the three-part series, we will see Swiss DJ/producer Soma Soul and his vocal and piano accompanist, Ed Begley, will perform in front of the majestic Swiss Alps' peak Säntis.
The Warehouse Project returns to Manchester's Depot Mayfield this September.
Consider dropping your plans for September 17...if you have any. The Warehouse Project announced a huge comeback with events lined up through to New Year's Day.
And, if you are a Techno fan, get ready to celebrate the comeback of the Warehouse Project with an amazing lineup on September 24. The Metropolis event will bring you closer to artists such as Andy C, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, High Contrast, Friction, while Honey Dijon, Peggy Gou, Carl Cox, and many more.
October 1 is reserved for Eric Prydz, Artbat, Cristoph, Franky Wah, and Ammara, while the following night will feature artists such as Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Michael Bibi, Joey Daniel, Alisha, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Kerri Chandler, Cassy, Archie Hamilton, East End Dubs, Rossko, and others.
Carl Cox announces first album in a decade and gets signed to BGM
DJ Carl Cox, who recently announced a forthcoming fifth studio album (the first one in a decade), got officially signed to The Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) label. In the meantime, he has released a new remix of Deborah de Luca's "Fuori."
Cox hasn't announced the release date for his new record yet but promises that we can expect new music very soon.
"I've signed with BMG for my new album. Now I have to make it!" he wrote in his Instagram announcement.