Essential mix of 2015, Coachella line-up and more

All the most important clubbing news you missed while you were crying over your NYE/NYD comedown

Ben Klock’s Essential Mix contribution named the best of 2015

Berghain resident Ben Klock mixed his first Essential Mix for BBC late last year and it has since been named the best one of 2015. Pete Tong mentions in the intro that they’ve been trying to get him on the weekly mix series for ages, finally doing so in October. It’s a masterclass in building up tension and releasing it in spurts, designed to send a dancefloor into utter mayhem.

Coachella 2016 initial lineup announced

First names of who will be heading down to California in April include LCD Soundsystem, Black Coffee, Marco Carola, DJ Koze, and The Black Madonna. Proving the festival intends to showcase the more interesting and eclectic artists in electronic music. Could 2016 be the year of the bucket list voyage to America? Maybe so, but we’ll be waiting for Burning Man details before we lay our cards out on the table or book any flights.

Impending Drumcode compilation

The fourth edition of the Drumcode A-Sides compilation album is dropping January 11th. No fillers just straight up A-side worthy golden material. Adam Beyer recruits the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Nicole Moudaber, Ilario Alicante, and Fresh Vibes’ fav Dubspeeka to partake.

MBE handed to Goldie

Remember last year when Jamal Edwards was awarded an MBE for his contributions to music in the Queen’s New Year Honours list? Well now Goldie has been named to receive the same recognition. Instrumental to founding the roots of the drum ‘n’ bass scene, with his Metalheadz record label.


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