New-to-me, from The Skinny: Scottish clubbers’ favourite dancefloor moments. “Featuring input from the promoters behind some of Scotland’s most famous parties from the 80s to the present day – including Subculture’s Harri & Domenic, Optimo’s JD Twitch, and trailblazing audiovisual DJ VAJ.Power – the archive provides a brief overview of Scotland’s vibrant club scene. But club culture is and always will be about the dancers, so we’ve picked out some of the recent submissions to the archive from members of the public to share some of the clubbers’ memories from the dancefloor.”
EIN Presswire: New Aussie dance music website ‘The DJ Revolution’ officially launches (PRESS RELEASE)
EIN Presswire: New Aussie dance music website ‘The DJ Revolution’ officially launches (PRESS RELEASE). “Based out of Sydney, The DJ Revolution is essentially a network of established DJs, producers and dance music enthusiasts. Focussing on the more underground side of dance & electronic music, they produce industry news pieces, festival updates and feature articles. They also provide various free resources for DJs.”
DJ Mag: ‘90s Rave Podcast, R.O.A.R., To Be Introduced Into British Library. “After being launched by journalist Tom Latchem and former DJ Chrissy Richards AKA Cris.E.Manic in August 2020, the team behind ROAR: The ’90s Rave Podcast has shared that the podcast will be immortalised in the British Library’s Sound Archive.”
Mixmag Asia: Desa Potato Head unveils an online archive of 4,000+ pieces of rave ephemera. “Steve Terry’s Wild Life Archive is a world-renowned collection of ephemera, books, magazines and other related artefacts documenting dance music culture from its early origins all the way through to today’s global scene. 25 years in the making, the collection is made up of more than 4,000 items that date back to the early 1970s from as far as Paradise Garage and Hacienda to Berghain and Dekmantel.”
Billboard: How to Watch All the Dance Music Livestreams This Weekend (May 8-10). “Another weekend, another lineup of big deal dance events to launch a browser for this weekend. Whether you want bass, techno, IDM, EDM or house, it’s all there for you via the world wide web.”
Happy Mag: You can now download 900 hours of Andrew Weatherall’s mixes. “Fans have paid tribute to the career of acid house legend Andrew Weatherall with an enormous library of his music mixes. The online resource, called Weatherdrive, is a Google Drive folder that spans Weatherall’s career since age 25. It features live recordings, radio shows and studio mixes, amongst unreleased tracks, fan art, and old gig posters.”
New-to-me but apparently online since 2013: an online archive of rave flyers. “The largest archive of independently collected rave flyers in the world is tucked away in the mountains of Oregon, taken care of by a man named Matthew Johnson. Starting The Rave Preservation Project back in 2013, Johnson has amassed a collection of over 40,000 pieces of rave memorabilia from the mid-‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s. Including duplicates, there are over 250,000 pieces stored in the archive. “
Electronic Beats: This Fascinating Site Visualizes Random Techno Mixes In Real Time. “The internet is bursting with an overwhelming amount of amazing techno mixes, podcasts and radio channels. But for all their musical promise, online platforms are still lagging when it comes to visual accompaniment. A new website called ‘inward’ is hoping to change all that. It provides a non-stop psychedelic barrage of visuals synced in realtime to a curated selection of underground techno radio stations and Soundcloud mixes.” As you might expect, a lot of bright flashing/flickering lights on this site, so be warned.
New-to-Me: an archive of music recorded at Burning Man. From the home page: “Music recorded at Burning Man from 2010 to 2017. Over 1,500 sets.” They’re divvied up into SoundCloud playlists by year.
Crack Magazine: You Can Now Stream Aphex Twin’s Massive Online Back Catalogue. “Earlier this year, Aphex Twin launched a mysterious countdown on his website. The countdown has finished today (20 July) and in its place is an online archive of material that you can stream now – complete with comments from the artist himself and the Field Day exclusive London 03.06.17. There’s also new material within the archive and a web shop on the site.”
New to me: The Toronto Rave Mixtape Archive. Just what it sounds like on the tin: a collection of downloadable DJ sets from the Toronto rave scene. There must be at least a thousand sets here, going back to the early 1990s. There’s also a small number of videos and a small but decently-annotated link list.