Spotify Bites Apple with EU Complaint

By Niki van den Heever Swedish music streaming beast Spotify filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission against US rival, Apple. The accusation made was that Apple stifles its online music market competition. Spotify founder and CEO, Daniel Ek said in a statement, “In recent years, Apple has introduced

Italian singer/songwriter Old Fashioned Lover Boy will be sharing the first single from his upcoming LP, ‘I Pray’ on 25 January 2019 via A Modest Proposal Records. Alessandro Panzeri, the man behind the music, released his first EP in 2014 and performed all over Italy, steadily growing a loyal following.

Written by Arnold van der Walt We are pleased to showcase the official music video for lo-fi hip-hop producer ZOD1AC’s soothing track, ‘Rainroom’. ZOD1AC has been quite busy this year. He released his latest album ‘Year of the ZOD1AC’ a week ago and so far the album has only seen

Interview by Arnold van der Walt As the year crawls to an end, we decided to treat you to one last premiere for 2018 from DYZPHORIA. DYZPHORIA is a Canadian producer who has racked up hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud, each track building on his production chops as

Interview by Arnold van der Walt Wave music is a subgenre of electronic bass music that’s been taking over the internet from all corners of the globe. If you’re a regular reader of The Playground you may have noticed that we’ve had multiple interviews, articles, and premieres from various wave

“Food for us is like a religion and it has the same amount of importance to us as music.” Image credit: Jan Iveta Interview by Arnold van der Walt Croatian DJ and production duo, PEZNT, has shared a mix exclusively with The Playground from their Birdhouse Radio set. Consisting of BLACKSOUL

Interview by Arnold van der Walt If you’ve followed anything to do with electronic music in 2018, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled upon the name ROMPASSO. By far the biggest breakout star of the year, his track ‘Angetenar’ has amassed more than 130 million plays in the short amount of time it’s

El-Trip aka Earth Leakage Trip is a UK music veteran, and has loved music since he could barely reach the piano. After years of honing his craft and bringing fans funky downtempo electronic cuts, El-Trip has just released his brand new EP, titled ‘Going To The Moon’ via NexGen Music,

Interview by Arnold van der Walt “Always follow your natural flow“ Joyce Muniz was born in Brazil but currently finds herself in the Austrian capital of Vienna, surrounded by diverse experiences  and a melting pot of cultures to draw inspiration from. In her earlier days, she focused on mixing drum

“I like to offer a ‘solution’; a feeling that whatever you’re going through you can overcome it.” Interview by Arnold van der Walt  Image credit: Julian Bajsel Every so often you come across an artist that you simply know is destined for greatness. You can see it in the way they

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