In April of 1993, Jam & Spoon released an LP that became the first artist album example of a major new electronic music sub-genre. ‘Tripomatic Fairytales 2001’ proved to be a success for SONY Music and through its singles (not least ‘Stella’), was instrumental in touching off the trance music scene.
Shortly before the beginning of his set at Breda Live 2023, Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, was surprised by Mayor Paul Depla with an appointment as an honorary citizen of his hometown, Breda. Only two other Breda residents carry this title – former Mayor van der Velden and Tijs Verwest, aka Tiësto.
Brighton Music Conference is gearing up for its 10th edition, which will take place at the Brighton i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 25-27 May. With over 200 industry professionals taking part in panels, workshops and networking events the 2023 edition will welcome some big names in the electronic music scene from the past, present and future.
Judge Jules recently announced an exclusive audio and video livestream to celebrate the 1000th edition of ‘The Global Warm Up’ radio show and podcast. Taking place on Saturday 6 May, dance music fans can tune in for free via www.judgejules.net where he will deliver a live mix to mark the milestone, featuring tunes selected from across the history of the show, from its launch in 2004 to the present day.
A PhD Scholarship in the name of electronic musician and techno DJ Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, has now been unveiled at the University of Huddersfield. Applications for the scholarship, titled The Richie Hawtin PhD Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures and Production, are now being taken up until 10 February to start in September 2023. The winning applicant will be selected by the university with guidance from Richie, who will also offer tutorial support throughout the scholarship.
Armin van Buuren has launched his exclusive, Web3-based community: Armin’s All-Access, or AAA (pronounced “Triple A”). Created to strengthen the connection with his fans, the community is accessible upon purchase of a limited-edition community token – a piece of digital art designed by Dutch designer Rik Oostenbroek.
On Saturday 29 October, French electronic music DJ/producer Michael Canitrot brought his Monumental Tour to Lisbon for the first ever international show to celebrate the closing of the France-Portugal 2022 Cultural Season. Taking place at the Praça do Município, Michael took over the City Hall with a light show and a live set for an audio-visual experience.
Parisian musician, composer, and producer Saycet recently soundtracked Moncler’s 70th anniversary event at Milan’s iconic Piazza del Duomo. The brand invited almost 18,000 spectators to a performance featuring Virna Toppi, the prima ballerina of La Scala, who was joined by 1,952 performers to represent the founding year of the fashion brand.
Behind The Beats, Armada Music’s podcast series on all things music industry, has apparently enjoyed a rather eventful first season. Featuring ‘worthwhile stories and interesting anecdotes’ from guests such as Armada Music CEO Maykel Piron, Disciples founder Duvall and Sirius XM’s dance radio host Geronimo, the series became popular for those who wanted to discover the inner workings of all sorts of things in dance music.
Ferry Corsten has been honoured by the Dutch Royal family for his contribution to the country’s music economy, both at home and internationally. Peter Oskam, the mayor of Capelle aan den IJssel, on behalf of King Willem-Alexander, appointed Ferry Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau during a surprise ceremony in the city.