Everything you missed from the world of dance music this weekend
Hannah Wants Has Been Accused Of Ripping Off Boddika And Joy Orbison
Bit of an awkward one to begin with. In a video which has since been deleted, Ibiza Rocks DJ, Patrick Nazemi, played Hannah's latest track "Found The Ground" alongside Boddika's VIP remix of his and Joy O's classic "Mercy". He played both tracks at the same speed, same bmp, and, to put it bluntly, they're very similar. Whether or not its a direct ripoff are for sharper ears than ours to decide, and obviously with these things there's often a plausible deniability. However a video of Hannah playing "Mercy" in 2014 has also surfaced, and to add even more fuel to the fire, Hannah and Rinse have removed all trace of "Found The Ground" from SoundCloud and their respective pages.
Edit: Hannah has now released a full statement about the incident, which you can read in full here.
Sasha & Digweed Reunited At The Social Festival
Legendary Northern Exposure duo Sasha & Digweed reunited for a set at this weekend's The Social festival in Kent. This marks the second time the duo have played together in recent months after Sasha made a surprise appearance at John Digweed's headline set at our club back in March. Half an hour of the performance was caught on camera, which you can watch here, but unfortunately the person videoing forgot the golden rule of gig filming - TURN YOUR PHONE SIDEWAYS.
A Planned Protest Against Fabric's Closure Was Called Off
After the sad news that Islington Council had revoked Fabric's license last week, a number of distraught fans took to Facebook to organise a protest for this weekend. The Facebook page had over 1,300 likes, but has since released a statement that the protest would be postponed. The decision to postpone came after Fabric announced their plans to appeal Islington Council's decision and the people behind the protest wanted to give them space to focus on the appeal. While it's encouraging to see such support from the public, hopefully the council will see sense and allow Fabric to reopen before any protest is needed. Read the full statement here.
Percolate Announces Its A/W Line Ups
The Percolate crew are going on tour and bringing a bunch of class acts with them. Last year featured the likes of Marquis Hawkes, Dark Sky and Mosca and 2016 is looking even better. Kicking off with Kornel Kovacs on the 21st of September, the crew will be bringing big lads Maribou State, Lone and Ministry favourite, Todd Terje to a dancefloor near you. Head here for more information.
12 Sep 2016