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Ministry Of Sound are to transmit a 230 hour continuous live radio broadcast this Easter, which will include two weekends of club nights from their South London headquarters.

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Britain’s top music station Radio 1 confirmed this week that they’re teaming up with Serbia’s Exit Festival, broadcasting live from the Novi Sad event this July.

Exit’s International Director Paxton Talbot told Skrufff he’s delighted about the link-up, declaring ‘we feel very privileged to be working with Radio 1 and are looking forward to having them out as our very special guests.�

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Ministry Of Sound Radio are to start broadcasting the Skrufff radio show every two weeks, following the successful launch of the show last year.

The show will run for 2 hours every other Monday evening from 18.00GMT, featuring live guests, DJ mixes and music from the alternative electro-disco-rock style Skrufff already champion through their press agency.

Last year, Darkness was nominated for 4 awards.  This year, we have Muse!  They are nominated for:
British Group / MasterCard British Album / British Rock Act / British Live Act Award

The Streets is also nominated for 3 awards: British Male Solo Artist / MasterCard British Album / British Urban Act

After all the madness of NYE and all those endless after parties and with the post Xmas credit card bills hitting your doorstep, like me you might be feeling a little too burned out & Skint to face clubland for a while. For this reason I did a little research into the trance radio this month so you can rave safely in the comfort of your own arm chair.  Just get a friend to flick the light switch on and off , get in a few bevvy’s and lets Av it couch potato style!!!

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“The South American Music Conference will unite international prestigious producers, artists, musicians and other professionals. It is a unique opportunity to be part of one of the most important events in the worldwide electronic scene in a city that truly never sleeps.”

At the risk of sounding a bit tecky this month I’ve just gotta shout about the new thing going on the world of Djing.   Its the introduction of software mixing.  If you’ve recently been to see Dj’s like Sasha, Gabriel & Dresden and Jon 00 Flemming you might have wandered where all the vinyl went and why there not even playing CD’s 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 Europe’s 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 Rome’s ancient amphitheatre will feature live performances and live appearances from Anastacia, Elisa, Carmen Consoli, The Cure  and Hoobastank, with The Cure’s and Hoobastank’s performances also featuring in the live MTV Countdown Show which will be broadcast across MTV Europe’s network of 11 regionalised channels from 2000CET. Anastacia’s 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 Park’s 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, L’Oreal Paris Studio Line, Hewlett Packard and Foot Locker.

 

About MTV Networks Asia Pacific

MTV is the world’s largest television network and the leading multimedia brand for youth. It is also Asia’s Most Watched Music Channel in Asia Pacific (PAX 2004), viewed by more young adults than any other music channel. In 2004, MTV was named  'World’s Most Valuable Media Brand’ 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.

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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!

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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.

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