Everything you missed in the world of dance music this weekend
3000 People Raved For Their Right To Party In East London
Saturday afternoon saw up to 3000 ravers descend on Shoreditch Overground Station to host a protest party against the criminalisation of free parties in the UK. Raves were infamously banned by the Criminal Justice And Public Order Act, which was brought in after the rise in acid house by a party pooping Margaret Thatcher. 22 years later and people are still pissed off that free parties - which are usually held in disused warehouses away from residential areas - are still technically illegal.
The protest organisers stated that they wanted to show the police, the Government and the public, that raves are non-violent, respectful places, and are undeserving of their harsh legal classification. It seems that the message they wanted to portray was a success, as police report that despite the high attendance there were no incidents recorded.
Coachella Is Suing A Festival Called Hoodchella
It seems one of the most recognisable festival brands in the world, doesn't like sharing. The second edition of LA based 3-day event Hoodchella is due to take place this April. Last year's event saw performances from members of Odd Future and various DJs. But it's larger cousin has had enough and is attempting to get an injunction forcing Hoodchella to change their name along with $100,000 in damages.
How Deep Is Your Love Goes Platinum
Calvin Harris has another trophy for the mantlepiece. Along with recently being crowned the world's richest DJ, along with back to back Forbes 'Electronic Cash King', his summer smash and first foray into deep house, "How Deep Is Your Love" has been certified platinum. So seems like 2016 is already looking like a great year for the bonny lad.
Tomorrowland Sells Out In Record 40 Minutes
The biggest EDM festival in the world is kicking off 2016 with a bang. aThe Brussels Times revealed that allotted pre-sale Belgian tickets had sold out in record time with all of them going within 40 minutes. Tickets for non-locals will go on sale in the coming months and, if this is any indication, you'll need to be on the ball to make sure you're partying it up in Boom this July.
The City Of Breda Is Planning A Walk Of Fame For DJs
The hometown of Hardwell, Tiesto, Dannic and R3hab has revealed plans to hour the great and the good of DJing with a special Hollywood-style walk of fame. The brainchild of Breda native and promoter Martijn Frank Dirks, the project will see world famous DJs awarded special tiles on the streets of the city, along with talk of a DJ monument. Dirks has received a great deal of support for his idea and is now seeking to raise the budget and get permission from the DJs to make his dream a reality.
01 Feb 2016