Man Power Launching ‘2013-2016’ Remix Comp & Subscription-Only Label

Man Power Last DJ Gig Before Lockdown

Geoff Kirkwood (a.k.a. Man Power) has announced the upcoming release of Remixes by Man Power (2013-2016) on December 11 via his Me Me Me label.

The 14-track compilation features Kirkwood’s interpretations of tracks by Bryan Ferry, Made In Sane and Alexander Khov.

December will also see the launch of Kirkwood’s Value subscription-only label (more info here). For a monthly or yearly fee, subscribers will receive four new Man Power tracks and additional music not available elsewhere.

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Obligatory press release quote from the Man himself about Valve: “This subscription model feels like a way that I can offer true value for the people who want to support my music, while also maintaining value in the music itself. It makes things feel exclusive and hard to find, and not readily available for people who don’t understand it or value it, which is how music used to feel when I started collecting it.” Continue Reading

MOBO Awards Returns (Virtually) on December 9

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MOBO Awards, an annual celebration of UK Black music and culture, is back after a three-year hiatus and going virtual for the first time.

The upcoming 90-minute awards ceremony will be live-streamed on December 9 on MOBO’s YouTube channel at 7.00PM GMT and broadcast on BBC One at 10.45PM GMT with a highlights special available on BBC iPlayer the same night and supporting content in BBC Sounds.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by broadcaster Maya Jama and YouTuber Chunkz. Continue Reading

Watch Peter Hook & The Light Cover New Order’s “The Perfect Kiss” [Video]

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While there’s been no shortage of virtual performances and DJ sets during COVID-19 lockdown, we want to point your attention to Peter Hook & The Light’s spot-on cover of New Order’s 1985 classic “The Perfect Kiss” which debuted today.

Hook was a member of Machester bands New Order and Joy Division. While he parted ways with New Order almost a decade ago due to ongoing differences, the venerable bassist has covered his former bands’ songs in the past both live and on record.

That said, this version finds Hooky and crew nailing their take on the dance-rock classic. You might even say it’s a perfect version of “The Perfect Kiss.”

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DJ Godfather Talks First Solo Album, ‘Electro Beats For Freaks’

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Detroit-based ghetto tech/juke/bass music stalwart DJ Godfather (a.k.a. Brian Jeffries) has presented the world with his sprawling full-length debut, Electro Beats For Freaks (Databass). It’s an electro-charged opus filled with 44 tiptop club tracks and a slew of collabs. We connected with Godfather to learn more about his bouncin’, party-perfect release. Continue Reading