Posts tagged "Manchester"

808 State’s Andrew Barker has died

IMAGE: MARCUS MOONEN/VIA FLICKR Keyboardist, bassist and member of pioneering acid house band 808 State Andrew “Andy” Barker has died. The Manchester band confirmed Barker’s passing on social media. An Instagram post on Saturday with a photo of Barker included the caption: “After a happy life Andrew Barker experienced a

Image by Ben Birchall The British government announced last Friday that it would be launching The Live Events Reinsurance Scheme. The £750 million scheme will help insurers cover event organisers and promoters in the case of event cancellations as a result of Covid-19 related restrictions, and will be made available

Image: AD 93/WHYT043 To call Maxwell Sterling simply a composer doesn’t really feel right. The Manchester born artist, who works primarily in scoring for film and media, has behind him a body of work that often transcends its own definition. The soundtracks he crafts for film display his innate sense

There’s nothing more exciting than experiencing your favourite artists performing live; the energy, the lights and the engulf of sound all add to the incredible experience that are live music events. With that being said, for some it’s easy to miss these events as we get caught up in everyday

Remaining quantities of Autechre NTS Sessions LP and CD formats will be on general release as well as digital services on 24 August via Warp Records. Listen to their live residency sessions here, via NTS Live Autechre’s NTS Session was originally aired as part of a month-long residency at NTS

Interview by Shannon Lawlor Futurecop! – Manchester-based cinematic, dream-synth inspired electronic project led my musicians and producers Manzur Iqbal and Peter Carrol have graced the ever-growing synthwave community since 2005, bringing their own new-wave daydream-drenched brand of nostalgic pop to higher grounds, touring extensively and releasing grail after grail. Beyond

English IDM-pioneers Autechre are back with a month’s long residency on London’s NTS, a Dalston-based online radio station. Rob Brown and Sean Booth, better known as Autechre will be handling shows on April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 4pm UK / 11am ET, and can be streamed via NTS Radio’s

Legendary musician, vocalist and founder of the influential alternative-post-punk band The Fall, Mark E Smith has passed away at the age of 60. Although no more details have been shared, the iconic frontman’s life was inevitably cut short due to “bizarre and rare medical issues”. Smith’s partner and manager of the band,

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points is back with a brand new EP containing 19 minutes of new material. Titled Ratio, the EP drops on October 19th via Pluto – Shepherd’s own imprint. Available on both vinyl or as digital download, Shepherd went on to explain: “Squeezing 19 mins onto one

Interview by Shannon Lawlor Darren Williams, aka Star Slinger is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Manchester, United Kingdom. To date he has released two full length albums as well as numerous EPs and singles, including 2016’s breakthrough We Could Be More EP released via Skrillex’s OWSLA label.

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