Sónar 2017

Always a highlight of our summer, we joined Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona for another year at one of Europe’s most innovative festivals, Sónar.  Fresh from the release of his new record, Thundercat joined RBMA’s three-day billing alongside Robert Hood’s live alias Floorplan, Pan Daijing, Suzanne Ciani and many more. A high point from the weekend Read more…

June 19th, 2017
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Demon Dayz with Gorillaz

The sun beamed down on the debut of the Gorillaz one-day festival Demon Dayz at the newly-refurbished Dreamland in Margate last weekend. It was a pleasure to join the Red Bull TV team as they broadcast across two stages straight from the festival to the rest of the world. Curated by Gorillaz founders Damon Albarn Read more…

June 12th, 2017
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Sign of the Times

Opening its doors for a sixth year on Wednesday 21st June, our beloved party hotel at Glastonbury, with the biggest carpet and all the world’s DJs wrapped in bathrobes returns. Drinking and dancing are both on the menu as we prepare to check-in the likes of Jamie xx, DJ Tennis, Sampha, Young Marco, Daniel Avery, Fort Romeau, Read more…

June 2nd, 2017
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Riddim Rally

All roads lead to the final of Red Bull Riddim Rally, the first ever head-to-head producer clash in the UK. For the last few weeks, talent from across the country have taken place in regional heats at tasked with creating three brand new productions within timed studio sessions. With the Midlands round yet to take Read more…

April 24th, 2017
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Back to the island

Returning for its second year, the idyllic island of Obonjan has announced the programme for its extended, ten-week summer season. Launching last year, Obonjan will continue where it left off in September 2016, offering guests a feast of new experiences intended to inspire, excite and enrich in equal measure, and we can’t wait to get back Read more…

March 16th, 2017
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Gang Signs and Prayer

We followed Stormzy around London last Friday, whilst he performed a series of three pop-up shows, all in different locations across the city. From a park in Camden, a disused building in Mayfair via Boxpark in his hometown of Croydon, Stormzy announced each show an hour beforehand. The pop-ups were all in aid to launch Read more…

March 1st, 2017
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Starty with a Pancake

Immersive surrealists Gideon Reeling have been entertaining London since 2006 with their comedy-come-theatre series, The Starty.  Beginning life as a sister company to the lauded Punchdrunk, they’ve since produced a series of in-house shows and will be bringing the Starty back for Pancake Day in the form of a Mardi Gras themed “Frittarty”. Part cabaret, Read more…

February 28th, 2017
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Girls in Grime

Lady Leshurr recently teamed up with Red Bull Studios, giving seven of her favourite female MCs a chance to get in the studio and ‘go hard’. She came up with the concept in a bid to continue conversations on the importance of nurturing good working relationships between females in a more male dominated scene. Though Read more…

February 23rd, 2017
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Obonjan’s Return

Last summer we headed to Obonjan for its first season, where the island on the Adriatic played host to a six-week programme of wellness, art and music. Just before Christmas, Obonjan announced its second season, offering a summer escape like no other, between 23rd June and 3rd September. For 10 weeks, the private island off the Read more…

January 19th, 2017
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On Identity

This week, we joined Native Instruments for the latest edition of their thought- provoking ‘Native Sessions’ series, taking place at local favourite, The Pickle Factory.  The theme, ‘New Identities’, asked some of today’s electronic music protagonists their point of view on establishing an identity with, and through, their work. Hosted by CDR’s Tony Nwachukwu, the first Read more…

December 15th, 2016
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