The Warehouse Project 2019 lineup to include Aphex Twin, Annie Mac, Skepta, and more

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The Warehouse Project (WHP), one of the UK’s most legendary parties, is back and bigger than ever. This year the event will christen a new venue called The Depot; a 10,000 person capacity creative space within Manchester’s historic former train station, Mayfield. And of course, the lineups for each of the party’s seven iterations throughout the summer will no doubt sell all 10,000 tickets.

Aphex Twin is kicking things off on Sept. 20 with a lineup he curated himself. The electronic enigma who only plays live when he feels like it has tapped fellow esteemed colleagues such as Nina Kraviz, Lee Gamble, and the European debut of 33EMYBW.

Sept. 21 will be the official opening party for WHP 2019 entitled “Welcome to Mayfield.” More than 20 artists are booked that night, including a DJ set from Disclosure, a live set from Maribou State, as well as a who’s-who of UK favorites.

For the rest of the summer, some of the best artists electronic music has to offer will make an appearance at the event. From WHP favorites like Annie Mac and Skream to welcome surprises like Skepta and Flume (who is the only artist booked for the Nov. 13 edition at this time).

Tickets for all seven nights of WHP 2019 go on sale June 27 at 9 a.m. GMT. Head to the official WHP website to buy them and check out the full lineups for each night below.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20: APHEX TWIN CURATES
Aphex Twin
Nina Kraviz
Lee Gamble
33EMYBW (European debut)
Rian Treanor
Zuli
Aleksi Perala
Kyoka
SOS Gunver Ryberg
Renick Bell
Acre
Szare
Croww

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21: WELCOME TO MAYFIELD
Disclosure
Maribou State (live)
Annie Mac
Dennis Sulta
Mall Grab
Skream
Mella Dee
Jayda G
Krystal Klear
DJ Seinfeld
Paul Woolford
Baba Stiltz
Leon Vynehall
Moxie
Kettama
Prospa
Dan Shake
Sherelle
Jaguar
Tsha
Krykso
Greg Lord
Zutekh DJs

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
Warehouse Project & Kaluki Present:
Marco Carola
Loco Dice
Apollonia
Pirate Copy & De La Swing
Pete Zorba & Calvin Clarke

Archive:
Maceo Plex
Anna
Joy Orbison
ItaloJohnson
Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh

Concourse:
Richy Ahmed
Skream
Waff
Joey Daniels
Ben Sterling
Alisha

SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Metropolis & Wah
Chase & Status DJ
(A-Z)
Barely Legal
Bassboy
Chimpo
Danny Bird
Darkzy
David Rodigan
DJ Zinc
Dub Phizix & Strategy
Emerald
Friction
Holy Goof
Hybrid Minds
Indika
K Motionz
Laz Cru
Levelz
Mark XTC B2B Exile
Mollie Collins B2B North Base
My Nu Leng
Notion
Rich Reason?
Sasasas
TS7
Voltage B2b Bou
MCs in all rooms

FRIDAY, OCT.18
Mura Masa presents Raw Youth Collage
Nao
Black Midi
Flohio
Joy Orbison
Special Request
Mount Kimbie (DJ set)
Jacques Greene
Vegyn
Tsha
Jadu Heart
Space Afrika
Blehrin
Now Wave DJs

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
Flume
plus special guests

SATURDAY, NOV. 23
Skepta
Octavian
Flohio
Miraa May
Tiffany Calver
Sherelle
Maximum
Places + Faces
Rich Reason
Black Josh

Photo credit: The Warehouse Project

H/T: Fact Mag

Stream: Skepta’s ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ LP is finally here

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Stream: Skepta’s ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ LP is finally hereSkepta Ignorence Is Bliss

After teasing fans with singles like “Greaze Mode” and “Bullet From A Gun,” Skepta‘s fifth studio album, Ignorance is Bliss, is out in full.

The UK artist announced the impending arrival of the new body of music at the beginning of May and began drumming up excitement with the unveiling of the LP’s artwork with the news. Now, the album’s 13 tracks are available on all streaming platforms, including collaborations with Key, J Hus, Cheb Rabi & B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay-Z, Wizkid, and Boy Better Know.

Ignorance is Bliss follows his previous album, Konnichiwa, which won the 2016 Mercury Prize and covered topics including police harassment and the grime artist’s feelings about British politics.

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NMF Roundup: FISHER delivers new single, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge unveil LP, Whethan links with Jeremih + more

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NMF Roundup: FISHER delivers new single, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge unveil LP, Whethan links with Jeremih + moreFisher Photo Credit NAFT Photography For Insomniac

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

This week brings with it the arrival of a fiery new FISHER single—one fans have been eagerly anticipating—along with the next track from Avicii‘s posthumous album, TIM, called “Tough Love.” Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge have delivered a 14-track LP called Kingdom United, featuring euphoric trance numbers like “Vesper.” Whethan‘s tapped Jeremih for his new single, “Let me Take You,” and Alpha 9 and Kameron Alexander arrive at Anjunabeats “Before The Dawn.” Boombox Cartel and MadeinTYO create a trappy party atmosphere in “NEW WIP,” and Habstrakt keeps the bass slapping in “Control.” Kill Paris once again uses plants to create music in “Venus Fly Trap,” and RL Grime unveils instrumental versions of his NOVA tracks, including “Shoulda.” Gorgon City and Kaskade lead us into the weekend with “Go Slow,” and Hannah Wants unleashes a retro house number with “Love Somebody.” Ellie Goulding taps Don Diablo for a remix of “Sixteen,” and Kölsch takes on Jam & Spoon’s “Stella.” David Guetta and RAYE join forces on “Stay (Don’t Go Away),” and Medasin crafts a breezy piece with Kathleen, “Always Afternoon.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Skepta debuts two new singles ahead of ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ album release

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Skepta debuts two new singles ahead of ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ album releaseSkepta Ignorence Is Bliss

Days after announcing his forthcoming Ignorance Is Bliss album, Skepta has revealed the first two tracks from the compilation. “Greaze Mode” with Nafe Smallz and “Bullet From A Gun” hit the airwaves on May 9, giving fans a taste of what’s to come from the UK artist’s fifth studio album.

“The internet is making everything and everyone politically correct but that takes away the artistry,” Skepta noted in a release. “Ignorance Is Bliss deals with the yin yang of life. True Skepta, saying it exactly how it is.”

The two songs show the vast range fans can expect from the storied artist’s upcoming LP. “Greaze Mode” brings an upbeat, party-type atmosphere with vocalist Nafe Smallz. “Bullet From A Fun,” on the other hand, is a more contemplative number, looking inward with a slower tempo and powerful lyrics.

Ignorance Is Bliss is out May 31 via Skepta’s Boy Better Know label.

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Skepta to debut Dystopia987 at Manchester International Festival, Idris Elba, Yoko Ono also slated to perform

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Skepta to debut Dystopia987 at Manchester International Festival, Idris Elba, Yoko Ono also slated to performManchester International Festival 1

Manchester International Festival’s 2019 installment has stockpiled some truly multifarious talent.

The two-week-long affair kicking off next July touts vastly venerated headliners like BRIT Award nominee, Skepta, who will be bringing his equally retrospective and forward-facing Dystopia987 to a still-secret location. Skepta himself describes Dystopia987, which aims to predict how rave culture’s spirited past will shape the movement in coming years, as a bit of “real-life magic.”

The enduringly iconic Yoko Ono will also be bringing her harmony-seeking Bells For Peace performance to Manchester, which will serve as the festival’s opening event. Soon after, Actor/DJ-producer extraordinaire, Idris Elba, will be unveiling the synergistic debut of TREE, a theatrical venture centered around Elba’s Mi Mandela album. The album was transposed for its new medium by the new director of London-based Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah.

“Kwame and I have both had a strong desire to work with each other for a long time now, we’ve known each other since we were in our very early twenties and have talked about the kernel of an idea for this show for a while,” said Elba of the collaborative undertaking. “Our joint ambition being to make a piece of work inspired by South Africa, using the album Mi Mandela as a starting point.”

Photo Credit: Manchester Evening News

Dizzee Rascal is back hungrier and heavier than ever on new EP, ‘Don’t Gas Me’

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Dizzee Rascal is back hungrier and heavier than ever on new EP, ‘Don’t Gas Me’Dizee Rascal Dont Gas Me Ep

Dizzee Rascal has returned with five new heaters on his brand new Don’t Gas Me EP. The project sees the rapper trying on a diverse, high-octane array of instrumental styles ranging from oozing trap to bombastic bass house. The lead single teased top-dog form from the UK icon as he swapped bars with fellow heavyweight Skepta on “Money Right,” and the full dose of fresh Dizzee lives up to the hype.

The music world is well aware the artist can crank out hits alongside Calvin Harris and Armand Van Helden, but here, the rapper sounds hungry to flex mixtape form with every verse. The one-two punch of Rascal and Skepta remains a standout, but the brash bass house of title track “Don’t Gas Me” matches the aforementioned cut’s firepower. The energy never lets up as Dizzee demolishes the breakbeat posse cut “Spin Ya” and siren-laden grooves on “Quality” with equal ferocity. Any haters still questioning the MC’s undisputed rep can be pointed towards the EP’s production credits – a whopping five of the six beats were crafted by Dizzee Rascal himself.

Dizzee Rascal and Skepta unite for heavyweight collab cut ‘Money Right’

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Dizzee Rascal and Skepta unite for heavyweight collab cut ‘Money Right’Dizzee Rascal Skepta Money Right

Dizzee Rascal and Skepta have combined forces for a trap-powered new single called “Money Right.” The grime kings trade rapid bars about methods of money management – at least according to two of the most successful UK rappers of all time. The beat is a prime playground for the stars, serving deep south subs and hard piano licks. Each verse is deft and effortless, and by the halfway point, it’s easy to assume the two have been making monster tracks together for years.

The collab arrives as the lead single from Dizzee’s recently announced EP, Don’t Gas Me. Speaking to Julie Adenuga on Apple Music’s Beats 1 show, Dizzee Rascal dished details on the collaboration’s genesis from a night the rappers happened to be making music in the same building.

“[Skepta] showed me the instrumental for this and I stood up,” Dizzee Rascal said. “I said, ‘Nah, we have to do this.’ I understood it. It’s one of them ones that everyone our age or above would think, ‘Why didn’t I do that?’”

Goldie & Skepta team up for a vinyl-only project

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Two of the UK’s most notorious artists have joined forces for an exclusive vinyl-only release. Drum & bass legend Goldie and grime innovator Skepta will release their genre-defying collaboration “Upstart (Road Trip)” on Friday, December 22 and can be pre-ordered now for £7.99. The 12″ vinyl will be released via Metalheadz and features an instrumental version of “Upstart (Road Trip)” as well as a Goldie and Fraims collaboration entitled “Poisonous Darts.”

While there are no clips of “Upstart (Road Trip)” at the moment Metalheadz describes the track as “for everyone who hates the fake shit, the crass commercial crapola, the fucked-up state of everything. It’s pyrotechnic protest music for the hip at heart.”

With these two icons of the UK underground joining forces, there is no doubt that this track will create some major shock waves in the world of electronic music. This announcement comes on the heels of Skepta’s surprise release of his Vicious EP on Halloween.

H/T: Crack Magazine

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Skepta surprises fans with release of ‘Vicious’ EP on Halloween

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Skepta caught fans off guard on Halloween with the release of his new Vicious EP.

The six-track project features cameos from the likes of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Lil B and fellow Brits Section Boyz. This is the Tottenham native’s first release since his 2015 album Konnichiwa, which won Skepta the Mercury Prize for Best Album the following year in 2016.

As a living legend of grime and an internationally acclaimed music innovator, Skepta has played a huge part in bringing UK hip-hop to a wider global audience. Earlier this year, the UK emcee appeared on both Drake‘s album More Life and A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes: Vol. 2.

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Watch Skepta drop serious retro-vibes in ‘Hypocrisy’ music video

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Grime God Skepta just dropped some serious knowledge on the skeptics in his brand new video for “Hypocrisy.”

Unleashing the fiery single just last month via a SoundCloud surprise, the “Hypocrisy” visuals find the rapper amongst a slew of women in black sporting wigs, men in white, and the rapper spewing fashion-reference bars over a retro karaoke set. After receiving some internet hate for his fashion industry involvement earlier this year, “Hypocrisy,” has been dubbed the artist’s response to the haters.

“Just came back from the Ivors / And look at what we collected / The MBE got rejected / I’m not trying to be accepted,” Skepta says. Later rapping, “They try to disrespect me / When they’re online especially / But everything cool when they check me / Because I’m so cool and deadly.”

Stay tuned for more from the artist as he’ll likely be tapped by more limelight rap artists like Drake, again, moving forward.

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