Everything you missed in the world of dance music this weekend
The Guy Who Sang ‘Walking In The Air’ Is Performing A Jungle Set At Bestival
After sneakily presenting a History of Jungle and Drum n Bass radio show on Capital Xtra in October last year, Aled Jones has started accepting further bookings, beginning with a set at Bestival this September. Festival organiser Rob Da Bank has evidently seen potential in ‘DJ AJ’s’ potential, as he’s been hired to MC over a set by the Bestival king himself. Hold tight.
A Record Shop In Kingston Is Giving Junior Doctors A Free Album
From James Blunt to Justin Bieber, the plight of the junior doctors has been supported by a variety of musicians. The next to step up is the legendary Banquet Records in Kingston, a shop that has long been the host of many raucous in store performances from indie and established artists. Banquet are supporting the cause of the doctor’s by offering them any record under £20 for free. All that’s needed is a photo ID. Get down before the end of February to cash in.
Science Has Revealed How Men Should Dance
A study by Northumbria University has attempted to figure out what the best dance moves are for men that attract women. The study found that women generally found men more attractive when they employed 'large and varied' movements of the head, neck and torso. It was bad news for fist-pumpers though, as the research found zero relation between hand movements and perceived attractiveness. You can watch a hilarious recreation of 'bad' dance moves above and find the 'good' moves here.
Kygo Premieres Cloud Nine Album Teaser
After telling us that his debut album would be out on February 12th, but has yet to emerge, Kygo has shared a seven-minute teaser of the record on his Soundcloud. To be entitled ‘Cloud Nine’, the Norwegian artist promises that the album is 99% completed, however he doesn’t want to “rush anything now at the end”. Revisit the rise of the tropical house baron in our exploration of Who The Fuck Is Kygo?
The BBC Unearth Six Essential Rave Documentaries
The BBC has released six free rave documentaries from the archives. They documentaries available are: Rave: The Beat Goes On, Witness: The Haçienda Nightclub, Stories in Sound: The Roots of Rave, Behind the label: Ram Records, The Amen Break, and Stacey Dooley Investigates: Ecstasy Wars. That means you can watch one a night this week and have loads of rave facts to talk about in the smoking area next week. Perfect.
15 Feb 2016