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At the risk of sounding a bit tecky this month Iâve just gotta shout about the new thing going on the world of Djing. Its the introduction of software mixing. If youâve recently been to see Djâs like Sasha, Gabriel & Dresden and Jon 00 Flemming you might have wandered where all the vinyl went and why there not even playing CDâs anymore. The answer is mixing just went virtual and now it can all be done on your lap top.
With just 1 day to go until Europeâs biggest and boldest awards show, MTV Networks Europe has announced the final line-up of performers and presenters for The MTV Europe Music Awards 2004, to be held at the at the Tor di Valle, Rome on November 18th 2004.
The 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards will be hosted by hip hop legend Xzibit, and will feature live performances from soul diva Alicia Keys with R&B superstar Usher, pop goddess Anastacia, hip hop pioneers Beastie Boys, Multi-platinum, global award winning artist Eminem, Scottish breakthrough rockers Franz Ferdinand, celebrated solo artist Gwen Stefani, L.A rockers Maroon 5, hip hop superstar Nelly, Swedish power-rockers The Hives and Italian pop superstar Tiziano Ferro.
MTV will also stage MTV At The Coliseum - a free public show to be held simultaneously with the MTV Europe Music Awards. The show by Romeâs ancient amphitheatre will feature live performances and live appearances from Anastacia, Elisa, Carmen Consoli, The Cure and Hoobastank, with The Cureâs and Hoobastankâs performances also featuring in the live MTV Countdown Show which will be broadcast across MTV Europeâs network of 11 regionalised channels from 2000CET. Anastaciaâs live performance will be beamed live from the Coliseum to the main Awards show.
The MTV Europe Music Awards main event performers will be joined by special guest star Sarah Michelle Gellar and presenters including Evanescence star Amy Lee, Andre 3000 from experimental hip-hop pioneers OutKast, AJ McLean and Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys, acclaimed hip hop collective The Black Eyed Peas, Ex-Westlifer and solo star Brian McFadden, glamorous Placebo frontman Brian Molko, Linkin Parkâs vocal titan Chester Bennington and DJ/Turntablist Joseph Hahn, Italian football icon Alessandro del Piero, soulful heartthrob Eamon, beautiful 24 star Elisha Cuthbert, British R&B sensation Jamelia, Australian superstar Kylie, iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell, pop goddess Natasha Bedingfield, hip hop super-producers N*E*R*D, football legend Paolo Di Canio, parental role models Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, legendary The Cure frontman Robert Smith, and skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk.
The MTV Europe Music Awards, which will air to a potential worldwide audience of more than 1 billion people, is sponsored by Replay Blue Jeans, LâOreal Paris Studio Line, Hewlett Packard and Foot Locker.
About MTV Networks Asia Pacific
MTV is the worldâs largest television network and the leading multimedia brand for youth. It is also Asiaâs Most Watched Music Channel in Asia Pacific (PAX 2004), viewed by more young adults than any other music channel. In 2004, MTV was named 'Worldâs Most Valuable Media Brandâ for the fifth consecutive year, ranking in the top 50 of The World's Most Valuable Brands overall (research by Interbrand in cooperation with BusinessWeek). MTV Networks Asia Pacific operates ten 24-hour programming services - MTV Australia, MTV China, MTV India, MTV Indonesia, MTV Japan, MTV Korea, MTV Mandarin, MTV Philippines, MTV Southeast Asia and MTV Thailand. Including programming blocks in various parts of Asia, MTV has a combined distribution of more than 180 million homes. MTV Networks International reaches more than 400 million households in 166 territories.
Jonty Skrufff, the owner of Skrufff, UK's famous source of Electronic music news and information and who is also a contibutor to HKClubbing has now launched himself on MinistryofSound.com spread his electro vibe to the world!
DJ Alixir who runs HKClubbing.com's UK operations will be off to Germany on the 9th October headlining a Night with Agent Orange. If you are in Germany and love techno then you should go and check out the party.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (& Manumission)
âManumission, the biggest, greatest, most debauched club in the world. You know, the one with the dance music. And the dwarves. And the people on stilts. And the fire-eaters. And the live sex show. And the KILLER RAVE DRUGS.â (NME)
Manumission; âa notorious Ibiza nightclub, once famous for live sex shows.â (News Of The World)
10 years after they started (and six since they packed in the sex shows) Manumission remains synonymous with sex, drugs and rock & roll as well as with Ibiza and the club culture that defines todayâs island. Happening every Monday night throughout the summer at the 10,000 capacity Privilege, the club remains Ibizaâs biggest and most influential event, its performances and productions consistently outshining all other rivals as it backrooms serve the freaks, a combination thatâs worked wonderfully throughout the last ten years.
With Serbiaâ€™s recent history including ethnic cleansing, genocide and war, British promoter Paxton Talbotâ€™s claims are neither overblown nor exaggerated, though heâ€™s wrong about at least one of the artists on this yearâ€™s bill.
â€œWhat makes this gig particularly interesting is the fact that we were bombing Belgrade and Novi Sad just three or four years ago,â€? says breakbeat pioneer Howie B.
â€œItâ€™s mad when you find out what the fuck weâ€™ve done to these places; or rather, what others have done to them.â€?
The â€˜weâ€™ or â€˜othersâ€™ Howieâ€™s referring to are NATO and the most visible sign of their handiwork in Novi Sad today is the still severed Sloboda (â€˜Freedomâ€™) Bridge, whose disconnected ends slope at 45Âº angles into the murky Danube river. Blown up by three cruise missiles at 8pm on the night of 3 April 1999, the clinically cut former 6 lane highway remains a powerful reminder of just how recently â€˜the Westâ€™ was at war with the citizens of Novi Sad; the same people now flocking to an event headlined by a Western bunch of performers. As German philosopher Martin Luther presciently put it, in the Middle Ages; â€˜music is a gift of God. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.â€™
Saturday 28th August Bank Holiday Weekend
We are pleased to announce that headlining this years Creamfields Outdoor Stage are the undisputable Chemical Brothers. This will be the first time that Tom & Ed have ever performed live at Creamfields, and if you were one of the 1 billion people to have witnessed their performance at this years MTV Europe awards you wont want to miss this! Joining them on the main stage will be this years most talked about band the Scissor Sisters and the stunning and ubercool Goldfrapp performing live as the sun goes down plus the awesome Scratch Perverts and Dynamite MC delivering some raw cutting edge material. Recently added acts include A Man Called Adam and the highly acclaimed Mylo.
Seb Fontaine: Leaving Radio 1 Is Like Leaving A Girlfriend
Seb Fontaine chatted to Skrufff this week about his impending departure from Radio 1 and compared the experience to a mutual break up of a long-term romance.
âI must admit I am a little bit sad about it and thereâs certainly a lump in my throat, but weâve also parted on really good terms, thereâs no animosity or bitterness,â said Seb.
âIt isnât a case of âyouâve been sacked, fuck offâ, in fact, Iâm still going to be doing Ibiza for them as well as various other projects later on. Itâs sad but sad in a good way.â