All the news you missed from the world of dance music this weekend
Chase & Status Had One Of The Biggest Weekends Ever
Chase & Status rounded out their 2016 tour with a home coming show at London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday. 10,000 people attended to see Will and Saul delivering a blistering set of materials from across their catalogue. They were joined on stage by Mc Rage and Nneka and Tempa T, among others. The concert was steamed live by LADbible on Facebook Live, where over 1 million people tuned in. After that they bombed across London for a sold out after party at our gaff, where a further 2,000 drum and bass fans partied into Sunday with music from Chase & Status, Friction and Fricso, plus a special appearance from BBK's DJ Maximum. Needless to say it was an absolute blinder.
New Burial EP 'Accidentally' Sold By Toronto Record Store
Mysterious producer, Burial, has become the victim of a Black Friday misunderstanding. His latest EP, Young Death, which is yet to be officially announced, has appeared on Discogs after Toronto Record store, Sonic Boom, sold five copies over the weekend. Speaking to Pitchfork, a record buyer from the store said; "We assumed it was a Black Friday secret listing, t wasn't really clear to us that we weren’t supposed to be selling it." Hyperdub have yet to make an official statement about the misunderstanding, but the Discogs listing for Young Death states a 30th November release date.
Aphex Twin Will Headline Field Day's Second Stage
After a weekend of cryptic clues, Field Day confirmed that Aphex Twin would indeed be making an appearance at their 2017 edition. Flyers featuring the Syro logo and Richard D James's warped face had been left in locations across East London on Saturday and Sunday, prompting many to speculate that Aphex would be headlining the festival. In a press release this morning, Field Day confirmed the rumours and clarified that Aphex would be headlining their new stage, 'The Barn' which they described as a "brand new state of the art indoor second stage". The June 3rd date will be one of Aphex Twin's first appearance in the capital for almost a decade. Early bird tickets for Field Day go on sale this Thursday at 9am, get them here.
Dusky Returned For A Second Essential Mix
Pete Tong described them as "one of dance music's most in-demand acts". Their 2012 Essential Mix debut was shortlisted for Essential Mix of the year, and their 2016 follow up did not disappoint. Alfie and Nick turned in two hours of the kind of house and techno that has seen them draw huge crowds to club and festival sets around the world. You can listen to their mix in full here.
28 Nov 2016