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.
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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After getting kicked out of Miami’s Bayfront Park, where it had held court since 2001, Ultra Music Festival has been granted permission by Miami City Commissioners to relocate to Virginia Key Beach.
Despite protests from local residents and politicians including Key Biscayne Mayor Michael Davey, the commission voted 4-1 to allow Ultra to be held March 29-31, 2019 outside Marine Stadium and in Virginia Key Beach Park.
Previously, Rapture Electronic Music Festival had advertised its two-day 2019 edition over the same weekend on the same site. In response, Rapture organizers organized a No to Ultra petition the day before the hearing, to no avail.
While Commissioner Joe Carollo had argued vehemently for a flat $2 million payment, in the end Ultra promoters will pay the city of Miami $1.4 million to rent the key for the weekend. UMF also agreed to spend millions more on environmental safeguards and public safety. Continue Reading
Magazine London, a 3,000-capacity, two-room nightclub and event space, will launch in the summer of 2019. News of the opening comes the 600-capacity 24-hour electronic-music venue FOLD made its debut in east London in August.
Located at the Greenwich Peninsula overlooking the River Thames, the space will be used for a variety of purposes — parties, exhibitions, gigs, conferences and a range of other events. Additionally, the owners are hoping to construct an outdoor festival space able to accommodate 7,000 revelers.
Magazine London will be easily accessible with excellent transport links from the West End, London Bridge and Canary Wharf.
Obligatory press release gush from Simon Tracey, CEO of the venue’s owner, Vibration Group: “London is still very much at the forefront of live events globally and Magazine, with its incredible flexibility both indoor and out, is groundbreaking.”
Obligatory press release gush from Knight Dragon CEP Richard Margree, the international property and investment company backing the venture: “Magazine London fits superbly with what we’re doing on Greenwich Peninsula — creating a new London underpinned by creativity, a community with culture and entertainment at its heart.”
Bristol trip-hop legends Massive Attack are taking their show on the road. Today the outfit announced a handful of dates for their upcoming Mezzanine XX1 tour featuring Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins with visuals by Robert Del Naja. The multi-city jaunt (dates can be found here) is in honor of the 21st anniversary of the group’s seminal album, Mezzanine, which Fraser appears on.
Robert Del Naja says of the tour: “It’s going to be a one off piece of work; our own personalized nostalgia nightmare head trip.”
In addition to the tour, the band have issued a remastered version of their aforementioned seminal 1998 third album. The special edition features eight previously unheard Mad Professor remixes from the original 1998 sessions on three slabs of colored vinyl. This specially designed heat-sensitive box includes a book featuring exclusive images by Nick Knight and Del Naja. The package will also be available on 2CD deluxe and digital.