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Sometimes online petitions can be more than just shouting into the wind   With threats of club closures, and worse, actual closures, we reported that the number of music venues in the UK has dropped by more than half in ten years. Noise complaints and the changing environment around legendary clubs have meant that every city is awash with empty dance halls. From The Arches i ...

The US Presidential Election is the biggest reality TV show of all   There are auditions, a knock out round, and an eventual ill-fated winner. The amount of hype levelled at the contest is parallel to The X Factor, and like or loathe it, everybody’s got something to say. The Presidential race has certainly brought out the opinions of DJs who are usually trying to spend their ...

Having announced the official name of Crossrail will be ‘The Elizabeth Line’, Transport For London have released an image of what the tube network will look like in 2019   Behold.   It might be a shock to the system at first glance, but the new map shows that the tangle of veins that make up the underground network will stretch out to include places that have never had th ...

Ahead of his set at the brand new ski festival Innovation In The Snow next month, Nicky Blackmarket presents the ten most iconic drum and bass classics from the 90's   Taking place from March 17th for three nights, Innovation in the Snow brings the best of drum and bass to the largest ski area in the Pyrenees. Nicky Blackmarket is one of the scene's most well known DJs and is ...

Armand Van Helden gives us the lowdown on where to go and what to see in his adopted city

When was the last time you truly lost yourself on the dance floor?   Few clubs risk hosting nights where punters are provided with experiences that venture out further than what’s come to be expected from a Friday night out. It’s why we’re proud to be hosting the inaugural presentation of The Ting Tong Club: a party that’s fuelled by risk. Allow yourself to be taken to place ...

Ah, the joy of the nightclub dancefloor   Scenes of unbridled self expression, passion and hedonism. Magical spaces of joy, acceptance and transcendence, where you can express the true inner beauty of your soul by shaking what your maker gave you. The dancefloor is a special place, where the normal rules of society don’t apply. However, just because the boundaries around wha ...

Yesterday we nailed our colours to the mast with our predictions for the four dance music categories, but were we right?   The 58th Grammy Awards have been and gone. While dance music continues to be relatively sidelined in the bigger categories, the nominations in the dance-focused categories were some of the most on-point selections yet. Last year we tried (and pretty much ...

Valentine's weekend is upon us and everyone who's single is looking to pull   If you're determined not to spend another Valentine's weeping into a Basics lasagne and a West Coast Cooler, then you've only got two nights left to go out and bag yourself a date. Luckily those nights are Friday and Saturday, so all the clubs will be packed full of singletons looking to score. Whi ...

Aly & Fila have long been Friday night favourites at The Gallery   The Egyptian duo are two of the nicest guys in trance, and we’re thrilled to learn they’re stepping up to the plate on February 13th to be the first trance act to provide a BBC Radio One Essential mix in two years. The last effort came in February 2014 from Jordan Suckley. A previous In New DJ's We Trust ...