Weekend Rewind: Sasha, Pete Tong & Eats Everything at Essential Mix 20th Anniversary party

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Weekend Rewind:  Sasha, Pete Tong & Eats Everything at Essential Mix 20th Anniversary partyPete Tong Eats Everything Essential Mi Manc Photography

Essential Mix turned a quarter-century old this year, and per tradition, invited an array of top talent from newer and older generations to help with the festivities. The Black Madonna, Nicole Moudaber, Derrick Carter, and Skream were some notable names on the billing, lighting the iconic show’s decks up with house and techno. The show continues to chug along at a forward-thinking pace per usual, most recently hosting RÜFÜS DU SOL on November 30 for an emotive two hours.

It just so happens that five years ago on November 30, Pete Tong went b2b with Eats Everything as part of the series’ 20th birthday celebration — time certainly has a way of flying by. Sasha played before, filling the industrial Machester space with an hour of buzzy, melodic house gems that were some of his crate favorites at the time. Pete Tong and Eats Everything laid down heady grooves afterward, with cuts from Green Velvet, Martin Buttrich, Maceo Plex, and more. Both do well in bringing about good memories from that time in dance music.

 

 

Photo credit: Manc Photography

UK officials to train bouncers, security guards to respond to terror attacks

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As an effort to combat terror attacks at entertainment based events, UK authorities have declared their intent to train nightclub bouncers and security guards to respond to terror threats. While details regarding the format of the training remain unknown, the preventative instruction is timely with Britain’s threat level set at “severe” — an indication that such an attack is likely.

“Vigilance in the public space is critical, and there are many, many more private security guards out there than there are police officers,” the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner noted at the National Security Summit that took place earlier this past week. “We are looking at how we can train them [security guards] more effectively to be a better part of the national armory that we have against terrorism.”

Nightclubs and concert venues have become increasingly popular targets for terrorism, with attacks carried out at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May, and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016. Once trained, security personnel will become another line of defense in the event of a terror attack.

H/T: Mixmag

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Sasha unveils dates for two additional ‘Refracted: Live’ UK shows, releases new single, ‘True’

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After witnessing sell out success at London’s Barbican Hall in May, Sasha has announced two UK shows for 2018. The producer is bringing his ‘Refracted: Live’ series to The Roundhouse London on Saturday, February 17 and at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Sunday, February 18. Bridgewater Hall is the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra’s primary venue, rendering Sasha’s upcoming performance all the more noteworthy.

“The moment we walked off stage at the Barbican we were saying — we have to do this again. We didn’t really have a plan in place. We had no idea the response to those shows was going to be so amazing. So this is [the newly announced dates] Round 2, and we’re getting to perform at two more iconic UK venues. We are looking to change the show slightly to incorporate some new music and make these shows as special and unique as the Barbican ones in May. We can’t wait!” – Sasha

Sasha has announced his intention to include new music and surprise guests as integral “Round 2” additions.

The Welsh producer appeared on stage alongside members of his production team, Charlie May (“Spooky”), Dennis White (“Thermal Bear”), and Dave Gardner during the Barbican shows. An 8-piece string section, live vocalists, and a percussionist rounded out the group, as Sasha played the piano and an assortment of other instruments, electronic and otherwise. The legendary performances have since been released on Blu-ray.

The additional shows would be good news on their own, but Sasha sweetened the deal pairing the announcement with a new single. Sasha’s latest is dubbed “True” and is currently available to stream ahead of its Friday, October 13 release. Featuring the London-based trio Dems, “True” is a minimalistic record whose richness lies in its otherworldly vocals and instrumental layering.

Tickets to the ‘Refracted: Live’ February shows will be available for purchase on Friday, October 13 at 10 AM.

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Manchester People First Hosts a Rave For Dance Music Fans With Learning Disabilities

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Cause everybody has the right to have a haven to enjoy great music and dance…

[WATCH] Manchester hosts first learning disability rave

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A Manchester charity called Manchester People First recently teamed up with club promoters Meat Free to host a rave for people with learning disabilities called Under One Roof.

BBC Stories created a short film about the July evening, showing people with learning disabilities enjoying an evening created just for them at Texture nightclub.

The three-minute video focuses on Shane, an aspiring DJ with a learning disability. He says that going to a regular rave or nightclub can be hard for people with disabilities, because “people bully you if they’ve had too much to drink.”

Fortunately, groups like Manchester People First and Meat Free are coming together to host events like this one where people with disabilities can be feel secure knowing they’re in a safe space with people just like them. It also creates a fun environment for their support workers, who can enjoy the party with the people they look after.

Alice Woods of Texture nightclub says their mission with the event is to create an “inclusive, fun environment with really good music at its core.” She said they had been looking for a way to expand that past their regular dance community and thought this would be the perfect event to add to their roster.

After the success of the first event, Meat Free posted on their Facebook page that they would be announcing their next Under One Roof party soon.

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Parklife Festival Raises Over a Whooping £75,000 For Local Charities During Its 2017 Edition

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This Manchester festival has no plans of holding back, after braving the Manchester Arena attacks and carrying on, now Parklike Festival has raised over a whooping £75,000 towards varied local charities.

The Warehouse Project releases heavy opening weekend lineup – Ben Klock, The Martinez Brothers, and more

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The Warehouse Project has given music fans something to look forward to come its opening in September. Two LCD Soundsystem shows on September 16 and 17 have already sold out, already signaling a bountiful season for the Manchester promoters.

House and techno fans are allowed their time to revel in The Warehouse Project’s opening glory the following weekend, where its first dance acts have officially been unveiled. Eats Everything will be headlining on Friday, September 22 alongside The Martinez Brothers and a back-to-back from Richy Ahmed and Patrick Topping. Saturday brings an even larger menu of artists – 11 in total, which include the likes of Ben Klock, Peggy Gou, Ben UFO, and more. The weekend is going to be a surefire success, bringing top-quality acts to the locale.

Full lineups and tickets can be viewed here.

H/T: Resident Advisor

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Pasquale Rotella Addresses Security Concerns At EDC Las Vegas

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As EDC Las Vegas approaches rapidly there is an unfortunate elephant in the room. In the wake of the Manchester attacks that took place at an Ariana Grande concert, ISIS released propaganda targeting sin city. This is not an uncommon occurrence for Las Vegas. It is commonly used in terrorist propaganda, but with EDC week

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Ariana Grande’s label donates $500k to Manchester Memorial Fund

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Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place after her concert in the city on May 22, is set to take place today, June 4. Ahead of the show, her record label Universal Music Group also showed their support for the city and Grande’s initiative.

The label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Memorial Fund, stating they were “proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.” Twenty-two lives were claimed that night along with an additional 59 wounded.

Grande will be joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharell Williams, and more at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the 4. All proceeds of the event will go to the British Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund.

H/T: NME

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Ariana Grande’s label donates $500k to Manchester Memorial Fund

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Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place after her concert in the city on May 22, is set to take place today, June 4. Ahead of the show, her record label Universal Music Group also showed their support for the city and Grande’s initiative.

The label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Memorial Fund, stating they were “proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.” Twenty-two lives were claimed that night along with an additional 59 wounded.

Grande will be joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharell Williams, and more at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the 4. All proceeds of the event will go to the British Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund.

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