New Order’s ‘Movement’ Debut to Be Released as Boxed Set

New Order Movement Definitive Edition

Manchester electronic legends New Order will revisit their monumental debut album, Movement, produced by Martin Hannett and originally released by Factory Records in November 1981, with a robust boxed set due out on April 5. The groundbreaking album was recorded between April 24 and May 4, 1981 at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England.

As music fans will know, New Order rose out of the ashes of pioneering post-punk band Joy Division, which dissolved after singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in May 1980. Curtis’s life was the subject of the 2007 biopic Control directed by famed photographer Anton Corbijn.

The multi-format Movement (Definitive Edition) will include the vinyl LP with its original iconic sleeve designed by Peter Saville, original album CD in replica mini album sleeve, a bonus CD of previously unreleased tracks, DVD of live shows and TV appearances, plus a hard backed book, all housed in a lift-off lid box. Four 12-inch singles “Ceremony (version 1),” “Ceremony (version 2),” “Everything’s Gone Green” and “Temptation” will be released in their original sleeves starting March 8.

The multi-format release will sell for $139.98. Continue Reading

Carl Cox Launches Clothing Line For Babies, Children & Adults

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Last we heard from Carl Cox he had announce a partnership with Pacha founder Pepe Rosello, general manager Juan Arenas and Ibiza promoter Dave Browning to “push the brand forward,” suggesting that an announcement of a new club is forthcoming. As the world awaits the next announcement, Cox has launched a T-shirt and merchandise collection. He joins a coterie of fellow DJs including Ellen Allien, Daft Punk and Dixon who’ve also entered the world of fashion.

Cox’s brand has two lines: Club Classics features his logo and assorted phrases like “Techno should scare the sh*t out of you” (pictured below) while Carl Cox Motorsport focuses on all things two- and four wheels.

We should point out that Cox’s duds are available for a broad demographic, ranging from babies (pictured below) to adults. To accommodate the larger set, shirts are available in sizes as large as 3XL.

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Said Carl in a recent interview about his new endeavor: “It was the right time for me to do this. I always want to connect more with my fans and I think by doing this line, I can do that in a way that is memorable and lasting. I still have tour shirts from shows I’ve seen and that makes for some fond memories. I hope this line give my fans a similar feeling.”


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DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson Dies After Battle with Cancer

Paul Trouble Anderson

Tributes are pouring in for London DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson who passed away today after a seven-year battle with cancer. Anderson’s death was announced on his Facebook page and on social media by fellow Mi-Soul DJ Gordon Mac.

Anderson established himself on the late ’70s/early ’80s London scene as a tastemaker/party rocker who played everything from soul and R&B to house. His resume dates back to the earliest days of Kiss-FM, helming a mix show when it was a pirate radio station.

“Myself and Mi-Soul are very sad to announce that our friend and colleague Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson has passed away,” wrote Mac. “Following a long and very distinguished career, Paul was with Mi-Soul from Day One and not only contributed to our output with his brilliant Saturday night mix but he was also a superstar at all our live events. At this time, there are no further details regarding Paul’s death, but we would ask all Mi-Soul listeners to respect the privacy of Paul’s family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s nearest and dearest. He will be sorely missed by the entire Mi-Soul family and by all that had the privilege to see him live. R.I.P. Trouble.”

In September, a GoFundMe campaign was launched by friends of Anderson’s to help the DJ cover mounting medical bills. At the time he was in declining health and was unable to play gigs, although he vowed to try to keep his regular Saturday show on Mi-Soul Radio going.

Anderson posted what might be his final mix show on November 24.

More on this breaking story as it develops.

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