A new techno club will open in New York on 10th May.
Described by the owners as an "industrial catacomb ... making it ideal for techno" BASEMENT will be based behind Knockdown Center in Queens.
Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and live act Heidi Sabertooth will release her 'Ur Eyes Are Watching' EP via Lobster Theremin on 5th April.
Fast becoming known for her gritty, raw take on industrial techno and penchant for hardware-driven cuts, Sabertooth’s latest outing is a relentless selection of rough-and-ready club tracks that retain a hypnotic atmosphere amid their off-kilter ferocity and distortion. With as many nods to Autechre, Plaid and harsh noise acts as there are to techno progenitors, this is rapturous work from the emerging artist.
New York-based, Moroccan DJ/producer/curator Bergsonist will release her new EP, ‘Chaos’, via Börft Records in early April.
Returning to the label following a split EP with Isabella, the Bizaarbazaar founder – real name Selwa Abd – delivers five fresh cuts that balance tough, dusty techno grit with mesmerising deep house atmospherics and melodies.
A new Time Out survey has found New York to be the most exciting city to live in in 2019.
Tapping into over 34,000 anonymous city-dwellers in 48 locations around the world, it found that New Yoek was the place people most wanted to visit and live this year.
Factors including food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighbourhoods and overall happiness were taken into account.
Closely following New York was Melbourne, with Chicago in the third spot, while London came fourth.
It's been announced that New York venue Highline Ballroom will be forced to close next month.
The news comes after the lease for the 700-capacity Manhattan venue - long known as an artistic hub in the Chelsea area of the city - was not renewed.
Webster Hall, New York City's renowned venue, is reopening after nearly two years of being closed for renovations.
The venue was closed in August 2017, after being sold by the Ballinger family to AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment in April 2017.
On New Year's Eve, the venue's social media accounts shared a video captioned, "see ya in 2019!"
Berlin authorities have made €1million available to clubs for soundproofing, re-affirming the city's status as the most techno-friendly capital in the world.
The local government had promised to establish a fund amid growing pressure on venues from residential development. From today a public grant of either €50,000 or €100,000 will be open for applications from clubs looking to complete 'projects of extraordinary importance'.
San Francisco club Mezzanine will close after losing its lease, with the final parties set for late-2019.
The independent venue has been a staple of the region's club scene since opening in 2003, hosting names ranging from LCD Soundsystem to Rusko, Paul Oakenfold to Lena Willikens and Floating Points.
Ben Klock and more will play a new techno exhibition and showcase in New York on November 23rd.
The long-standing Berghain resident and Klockworks head will be joined by Output resident, Anthony Parasole, as well as Georgian electronic artist Newa, at the event at the 50,000 square foot Knockdown Center in Queens.
Tickets range from $24-$41 and can be bought here.
Kim Ann Foxman is one of those artists who never ceases to blow our minds. As a producer, vocalist, tastemaking DJ, artist and designer, former Hercules & Love Affair member and Firehouse Records founder, you couldn’t say she’s been anything other than prolific in the past decade.
Now, Foxman joins forces with Andrew Potter and Brian Hersey to form Pleasure Planet, a new musical project/”extraterrestrial doomsday cult” that will have you dancing all the way into the apocalypse.