Deadmau5 Drops His First BBC Radio 1 Residency Mix

Back in December, deadmau5 revealed that he would be holding down a residency at BBC Radio 1 in 2017. Now, the producer’s debuted his first mix for the residency, delivering a solid two-hour playlist that sports an eclectic selection of tunes.

Deadmau5’s latest mix is definitely an interesting one for the outspoken musician. While a number of house and techno cuts from Pryda, Lane 8, Attlas and the mau5 himself pop up across the two hour program, some unexpected offerings are included as well, including Boards Of Canada’s “Satellite Anthem Icarus”, Tycho’s “Epoch” and Jon Hopkins’ “Lost In Thought.” It’s a side of deadmau5 that we don’t often get to hear, and definitely makes for a compelling listen.

With a diverse array of genres represented and some skillful mixing, deadmau5’s first offering for his BBC Radio 1 residency is a strong start for the producer. Considering the quality of his inaugural broadcast,
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David Lynch Festival Includes Robert Plant, Sky Ferreira, St. Vincent

Director David Lynch enlisted rockers, techno producers, DJs, film composers, dance choreographers, and others to participate in the first Festival of Disruption. The full-blown Lynchian event takes place October 8th and 9th at the Ace Hotel and Theater in Los Angeles.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Angelo Badalamenti (performing the music of Twin Peaks), Xiu Xiu, St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira, Jon Hopkins, Questlove (DJ set), and more will perform. Experimental architect Frank Gehry, actor Mel Brooks and Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will give talks. Lynch also
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Bon Iver Share a Gorgeous, ‘Very Old’ Unreleased Song for Your Winter Blues

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Bon Iver Share a Gorgeous, ‘Very Old’ Unreleased Song for Your Winter Blues
Justin Vernon's gearing up for his second Eaux Claires Music Festival — where last year, Bon Iver debuted two new songs — and to get fans pumped for all those sounds of summer sadness, early ticket-buyers have received a cassette compilation of artists expected to perform. Naturally, Bon Iver are on it, and they've shared what Vernon has described as a "very old" (but not so old that it predates their debut album) unreleased track called "Haven, Mass." It's steeped in the band's usual melancholy (obviously, the lyrics reference rain) and, according to Vernon, was recorded around 2009 or 2010. Thanks to someone who owns one of Earth's last cassette players, you can hear a rip of it below. Also on the tape (which someone has ripped entirely) are songs from Vernon, Shabazz Palaces, Jon Hopkins, the National's Aaron Dessner, and, most intriguing, Fall Creek Boys Choir — which you
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Listen To Flume’s Epic BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Last night, Australian sensation Flume gave us his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, and to say it was epic would be a major understatement.

Presenting us with 2 hours of music, including several of his own new tracks along with cuts from Vic Mensa, Jamie xx, Trimbal and many more, the mix most definitely left fans satisfied and showed us, once again, what a true tastemaker Harley Streten really is.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get any songs from the upcoming What So Not Ep, but there’s more than enough here to whet our appetites while we wait for that to drop.

Take a listen to Flume‘s impressive BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix below and be sure to leave a comment letting us know your thoughts on it.

Flume – Essential Mix 2015-10-03 tracklist:

Knxwledge – Nvrending [White Label] TroyBoi – Do You? [White Label] Flume – Untitled [White Label] San Holo – Victory [Monstercat] Amon Tobin – In Your Own Time (Eprom remix
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The Faint Set To Headline Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival

Now in its second year, Wonderfruit Festival is boasting a mouthwatering lineup including legendary electronica troupe The Faint. Set against the backdrop of Pattaya, Thailand, this transformative festival has rapidly asserted itself as the premier lifestyle festival of Asia, seamlessly blending sustainability, music, arts, wellness, and more into one incredible event.

Phase 1 of the lineup already boasts The Faint, Desktop Error, Howie B, The Submotion Orchestra, Jon Hopkins X Chris Levine’s IY_Project, and many more. Be sure to check back with us for Phase 2 of the lineup, as it’s sure to drop soon.

Amongst its various workshops, speakers, performances, and adventures, Wonderfruit offers a plenitude of opportunities to get involved, from vending, jamming on an art car, and of course, volunteering. There are renown chefs and mixologists turning the farm fresh victuals into gourmet cuisine for a festival wide feast, and the organizers propagate the idea of
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Radio 1's Zane Lowe re-scores Drive: A brave gamble, but did it pay off?

Radio 1's Zane Lowe re-scores Drive: A brave gamble, but did it pay off?
Of all the great movies the Oscars have shunned over the years, Drive's snub in 2012 was a tough one to take.

Ryan Gosling stars as the Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver in his most mesmerising performance since he was a Jewish neo-Nazi in 2001's The Believer. Carey Mulligan is the struggling single mum who Gosling falls for, and a between-Breaking Bad seasons Bryan Cranston plays his mechanic partner in crime.

Nicolas Winding Refn's direction is suave and daring; he follows the blood, sweat and tears of The Driver's journey with total badassness and ends up with something in between Taxi Driver and Michael Mann's Thief... And then there's the soundtrack. What a soundtrack.

So when Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced that he was curating a score of new music for the film masterpiece, you can understand the anger and confusion it sparked. But
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Zane Lowe defends BBC Drive soundtrack project: 'It's really good'

Zane Lowe defends BBC Drive soundtrack project: 'It's really good'
Zane Lowe has defended his forthcoming BBC Radio 1 Drive soundtrack project.

The DJ has curated a new soundtrack for Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn's cult hit, bringing in Chvrches, The 1975, Baauer, Banks, Bastille, Bring Me the Horizon, Eric Prydz, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and Zcc (Simon Neil) to create new music.

The re-scored film will be shown on BBC Three on October 30 at 10pm.

Despite backing from director Refn and the makers of the 2011 film, fans have taken to social media to voice their objection to replacing the likes of Kavinsky, College, Electric Youth and Chromatics from the original soundtrack.

"I've read some messages from people who are either confused or angry about #R1Drive. Its important to say no-one is trying to improve here," Lowe wrote on his Twitter page, adding that "the experiment comes from a place of respect".

"It is a parallel experience
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The day when Orbital split up and we reminisced about Peep Show

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Todays arty pop videos assessed. First, yet more spooky forest-based goings-on I told you it was a thing! in the new effort from the Phantasy-signed artist known only as U. This Ray Mears character really ought to know better than tearing pages from mysterious old books to stoke his campfire inevitably, he ends up summoning all manner of demons (some of whom arrive in a blue Volvo estate).

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You may occasionally find yourself wondering what former
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"Drive" Gets Rescored For UK Next Week

One of the most acclaimed elements of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" was the score - a blend of original electronic numbers by composer Cliff Martinez along with a couple of key pop songs such as College & Electric Youth's "A Real Hero," The Chromatics' "Tick of the Clock" and Kavinsky and Lovefoxxx's "Nightcall".

For a film with minimal dialogue, the score played a very important part in generating that film's sense of tone. Now, in an intersting experiment, Radio 1 and BBC Three have announced plans to rescore the entire film for a one-time only broadcast in the UK next week.

Zane Lowe is curating the project which is being dubbed "Radio 1 Rescores: Drive," which suggests there may be more re-score broadcasts of this type on the way.

The new score will boast all original music from thirteen bands/artists including the likes of - The 1975, Baauer, Banks, Bastille,
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Zane Lowe curates new Drive soundtrack with Chvrches, Bastille, more

Zane Lowe curates new Drive soundtrack with Chvrches, Bastille, more
Zane Lowe is curating a new soundtrack for the Ryan Gosling film Drive.

The DJ is collating music from Chvrches, Foals and Sbtrkt, who are covering tracks from the 2011 cult hit by the likes of Kavinsky, College featuring Electric Youth and Chromatics.

The 1975, Baauer, Banks, Bastille, Bring Me the Horizon, Eric Prydz, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and Zcc (Simon Neil) will also feature on the new soundtrack.

Listen to Chvrches cover 'Get Away' for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive below:

The film, complete with reworked soundtrack, will be shown on October 30 at 10pm on BBC Three.

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn spoke about the project, saying: "I consider it a great honour that my movie Drive inspired so many wonderful artists to come together and create one ultra-cool glam experience."

Watch a trailer for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive below:
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Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer

Quite simply, the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" is one of the best of the past few years. Seamlessly blending Cliff Martinez's distinct, throbbing score with retro-future jams by Kavinsky, College, Chromatics, and Desire, the entire sonic palette helped inform the neon mood of the Ryan Gosling starring film. But what happens when you drape the movie with a bunch of random new music? Well, you're about to find out. BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe has undertaken the task of rescoring "Drive," with Chvrches, Foals, Sbtrkt, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, the 1975, Baauer, Banks, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, the Neighbourhood, and Zcc (aka Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro) all tapped to provide new exclusive music. A 30-second trailer—with Lowe talking all over it—does preview a bit of what it will sound like, and, unsurprisingly, results may vary. Refn carefully crafted his film with
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Jon Hopkins' 'We Disappear' video dances in smoke

Jon Hopkins' "Immunity" made it into my Top 10 Albums of 2013, so it is only good and right to make sure you hear its opening track, in video form. "We Disappear" featuring Lulu James is intoxicating and emotional, like a fancy robe in a blacklit room. It would have fit right in with my recent mix for Vevo, for their Guest List column; I outline other dance and electronica jams to kick your summer off right, including Tove Lo's "Stay High," Sia's "Chandelier," Porter Robinson's "Sad Machine," Gorgon City's "Ready for Your Love," La Roux's "Let Me Down Gently" and Le1f's "Sup." Listen to them all here. Get ready for your heart to hurt around 1:18.
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25 Best Albums Of 2013

Did that just happen? What a year for music! We had the return of some real musical behemoths (David Bowie, Daft Punk), we were gifted with some astronomical debut albums (Disclosure, Haim, London Grammar) – and as well as all this we were swimming in dazzling albums from bands that have stomped footprints over our hearts over the last decade: The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, The National.

Whilst cross-genre “Best Of” lists such as these can be derided by the cynic as being about as useful as comparing the day Tuesday with the colur blue, let’s not forget what lists like these are really for – a lot of fun. They allow us to celebrate the albums we played to death over the past 12 months, hopefully highlight some albums that our readers might have missed, and give you the chance to validate your taste in music (I’m joking!).

We recognise this
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The best albums of 2013: how our writers voted

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How did we come up with our chart? By tallying the votes of our pop writers – and here's what they plumped for

Tim Jonze


John Wizards – John Wizards

Disclosure – Settle

Paramore – Paramore

Hebronix – Unreal

Kanye West – Yeezus

Christopher Owens – Lysandre

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time

British Sea PowerFrom The Sea To The Land Beyond


Julia Holter – Hello Stranger

Miguel and Mariah Carey – #Beautiful

Drake – Hold On, We're Going Home

Sky Ferreira – You're Not the One

Justin Timberlake – Suit and Tie

Jeffrey Lewis – Wwprd

Paramore – Still Into You

Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – White Noise

The 1975 – Chocolate

Stylo G – Soundbwoy

Tom Hughes


15-60-75 The Numbers Band – Jimmy Bell's Still in Town

Meat Wave – Meat Wave

The Drones – I See Seaweed 4

White Fence – Live in San Francisco

Ooga Boogas – Ooga Boogas

Superchunk – I Hate Music

Bits of
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Top 10 Best Albums of 2013

Top 10 Best Albums of 2013
Within my top 10, there's only one new artist. Inside my top 30, there's about 10. Electronic music had a huge year with the return of Daft Punk, but also with new artist Disclosure, Jon Hopkins' career masterpiece "Immunity, and efforts from others like Boards of Canada, Juana Molina, Baths and Fuck Buttons. You don't see a lot of rock in the top tiers of the Grammy nominations for 2014, and as loathe as I am to say it, I gotta say I feel almost (almost) the same way. I've loved the work that Mbv, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Portugal. The...
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James Blake—not James Blunt—wins this year's Mercury Prize

Electronic artist James Blake has won the Mercury Prize, the annual award recognizing the best U.K. album of the year, as decided on by a panel of music critics, industry people, and other esteemed members of the British musical commonwealth. Blake’s Overgrown took top honor over odds-on favorites David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys, as well as a slate of viable contenders that included Jon Hopkins, Disclosure, Foals, and Savages. But just in case he was maybe feeling a little too proud of himself, host Lauren Laverne also introduced him as “James Blunt,” just like what happens to him ...
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The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

5) The Pastels “Check My Heart”

Directed by Blair Young

All the videos featured in this week’s 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week all share one thing in common and that’s wonderfully simple concepts. I’ve always preferred videos with simple concepts, as they allow more focus on what we’re actually watching. This may be a personal preference, but I wholeheartedly enjoy music videos better when the emphasis is on the cinematography. To match with their pleasantly catchy single “Check My Heart”, The Pastels and Blair Young have released a video which captures the essence of travel. It’s warm, fun and makes me feel like I want to jump into it and live the life they are depicting.

4) Cocorosie “After The Afterlife”

Directed by Michael Basich

Out of all the cool landscape-driven videos that were released this week (such as Jon Hopkins “Open Eye Signal” and Dutch
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Brian Eno unveils details of debut solo Warp album 'Lux'

Brian Eno unveils details of debut solo Warp album 'Lux'
Brian Eno has unveiled details of new album Lux. Released on November 12 (November 13 in the Us), the album is his first solo album on Warp Records and his third in total for the label after Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between the Bells (with Rick Holland). Eno has described the album as a continuation of his 'Music for Thinking' project which includes 1975's Discreet Music and 1993's Neroli. A 75-minute piece in 12 sections (more)
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Adele, Katy B, Tinie Tempah, Elbow, Pj Harvey to play Mercury Prize ceremony: All nominees to perform for first time

Adele, Katy B, Tinie Tempah, Elbow, Pj Harvey to play Mercury Prize ceremony: All nominees to perform for first time
Adele and Katy B have been confirmed to play the Mercury Prize ceremony in London next week. The singers will join a bill which includes performances from all 12 of this year's nominees, marking a first for the Mercury Prize ceremony since its inception in 1992. Tinie Tempah, Elbow, Everything Everything, Anna Calvi, Ghostpoet, Gwilym Simcock, James Blake, Metronomy, Pj Harvey and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins will also perform. The BBC will be providing extensive coverage of the September 6 event across its television, radio and online formats. BBC Two and the BBC HD channel will broadcast the ceremony from 10pm, while 6 Music will be (more)
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Adele, Anna Calvi on Mercury Prize Short List

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Soul singer Adele, indie rocker Anna Calvi and and electronic musician James Blake were among the musical artists from the United Kingdom and Ireland nominated for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The prize is awarded annually to recognize the best album recorded by an artist originating from the British Isles. The twelve finalists were announced this morning in London.

Synth-pop group Elbow, nominated for their album “Build a Rocket Boys!,” has already won the Mercury Prize for their 2008 album,
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