Sonic Sketches

Leading music production manufacturer Native Instruments challenged 24 cutting edge producers to create their own sonic “Sketches” armed with only one tool, the latest version of their world-beating studio package: Komplete 11. The sketches span a spectrum of genres, from rave explorations courtesy of Angel Ho, to a dystopian break beat arrangement from Om Unit.  Read more…

November 22nd, 2016
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London Calling

After a bumper weekend up north in Glasgow, Red Bull Music Academy brought things back to London for a week of shows, lectures and workshops. Rejjie Snow kicked off proceedings, launching his new label Snow Face to a maxed capacity crowd at Kamio.  Trilogy Tapes’ illusive artists Rezzett performed a live show alongside Dommune AV Read more…

November 2nd, 2016
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RBMA stops off in Glasgow

Following a weekend in Liverpool, Red Bull Music Academy kicked week two of the RBMA UK Tour off in Glasgow for another weekend of forward-thinking shows, lectures and workshops. With the city being known for a stong homegrown grime scene, Thursday saw RBMA host a London x Glasgow link-up, between artists from both ends of Read more…

November 1st, 2016
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24 hours with Oxjam

After a sell-out show with Fatboy Slim in the Dalston Oxfam shop to launch Oxjam Music Festival, we joined DJ Magazine, Chew TV and 24 DJs for a 24-hour Marathon. Kicking things off at lunchtime on Wednesday 12th October at Angel’s Work Bar, the stream continued until the following lunchtime on Thursday, in which time Read more…

October 27th, 2016
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Mersey Joys

Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour makes its return for another year, stopping in four cities curating a calendar of club nights, studio sessions, AV shows, art installations, radio broadcasts and, ever at the center of the Academy experience, intimate live lectures with some of today’s most important artists. We headed up North for the Read more…

October 20th, 2016
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Ten years of Oxjam

Oxfam has announced the line-up for the launch of its 10th annual Oxjam festival.  With the mantra “local music, global impact”, the London event takes place on Monday 3rd of October at Oxfam in Dalston, before the festival travels the breadth of the UK for over 700 volunteer-run events. Acts playing the launch include Fatboy Read more…

September 30th, 2016
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Back In Da Corner

Back with the second instalment of the UK tour, Red Bull Music Academy has announced that Dizzee Rascal will perform Boy In Da Corner for the first time ever in the UK. Dizzee’s Mercury-winning debut album arguably lit the touch paper of grime’s first wave, and now will perform his iconic introduction, from start to Read more…

September 12th, 2016
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RBMA UK Tour Returns

After a blinding 2015 edition, the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour returns in 2016, featuring a 32-date run of shows hitting two brand new destinations, Liverpool and Leeds, and stopping off in two of 2015′s host cities for a second time: Glasgow and London. As before, the Tour will feature club nights, studio sessions, Read more…

August 16th, 2016
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INDIE50 Announced

It’s been a long road, but after the round of public nominations – courtesy of you guys, through judges votes – thanks Tom, Laura, Stephen, Kevin, Jason and Dave, and a cross country expedition – we salute you Dan and Josh, we’re very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural WeGotTickets INDIE50! This one’s Read more…

August 11th, 2016
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Check Out: Beat Hotel 2016

So passes into memory another year at the Beat Hotel – our 5th year at Glastonbury since opening in 2011. Below follows a selection of some of the highs (no lows), the thrills and spills that were 2016 at the Beat Hotel. All photos taken by Marc Sethi.  

July 6th, 2016
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