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LA police have fiercely criticised revellers attending last week’s Electric Daisy mega-rave after a 15 year girl died of a suspected drugs overdose.

185,000 dance music fans packed into the LA Colisseum to see DJs including Benni Benassi, Moby, Swedish House Mafia and Armin Van Buuren with many on drugs, LAPD Deputy Chief Pat Gannon told the LA Times.

The California police chief complained that ‘there is an absolute culture that ecstasy and other drugs are used to enjoy this kind of music” and said undercover cops could have easily arrested far more people than the 118 busted over the 2 day affair.

20-something nightlife entrepreneurs Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling have opened a new 80s style club in London called Maggie’s which is named after Britain’s notoriously unpopular former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

“People probably don’t think about politics when they go clubbing, but as for Thatcher, love her or hate her, she is undeniably an icon of the 1980s,” Gilkes explained in an interview with the Christian Science Monitor.

“It was an amazingly vibrant era and now, 30 years on, elements of it are creeping back into pop culture. The ’80s are definitely back,” he suggested.

Richie Plastikman Hawtin offered a no questions asked EUR2,500 reward this week after thieves stole his laptop and ipads while he was staying in Paris.

“To all my French fans, friends and supporters. I need your help!” the Canadian minimal techno star pleaded in a posting on his label site

“On Friday night someone broke into my hotel room at Hotel Costes in Paris and stole my iPod and 2 x Plastikman Live iPads (serial #GB01723UZ38 and #GB0129CAZ3A) and my Plastikman Live show Apple Macbook Pro 17" laptop (serial #C02CK0GXDC7C),” he wrote.

“I am asking everyone to keep their ears and eyes open for any information about these very important and personal items. I'm offering a 2500 EUR reward for any information that leads to the return of the equipment. Please email me at If found/returned I will NOT prosecute any one involved as I would just like to have my equipment returned,” he added.

BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza weekend returns in 2010 and we are pleased to announce an exclusive Cream event to be held at Privilege to mark the occasion.  

Cream have put together one of its biggest Ibiza line ups to date for this special one off event.  The show which takes place in the world’s biggest club ‘Privilege’ will be headlined by one of the world’s biggest electronic live acts, the unstoppable Underworld, they will be joined by Above & Beyond, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Judge Jules, Kissy Sell Out, The Japanese Postars, Jaguar Skills, Alex Metric, Jaymo & Andy George, Kutski and Gareth Wyn.   BBC Radio 1 will broadcast performances from the show in a special extended Essential Mix.

Known as much for his extremely accurate mixing skills as for his controversial opinions and statements, Brazilian old school DJ Ricardo Guedes passed away last Tuesday of a heart attack, as stated in his official website

DJs and music lovers nationwide from both the underground and the mainstream mourned his untimely death at age 46, as Ricardo was one of the pioneers, an important member of the team of DJs who laid the foundation of the club culture in the country during the early 90s with radio shows, compilations, remixes for acts such as Madonna and Simply Red and, of course, DJing.

Goa’s new tourism boss Minister Nilkant Halarnkar said he was opposed to raves taking place in the notoriously corrupt and hedonistic Indian holiday state this week though revealed that stopping them isn’t one of his key concerns.

"Practically, it is not feasible to crack down on them at once,” he told local newspaper the Sakaal Times, “It is to be done over a period of time,” he suggested.

Police announced they are reviewing the licence of Midlands superclub the Custard Factory this week after four revellers were shot and wounded during an Urban Music Gathering party at the prestigious arts centre.

altNow in its third year SPIRIT of Burgas is the rising star of Eastern European festival scene set against the beautiful backdrop of Bulgaria's Back Sea Coast. Taking place from 13th-15th August on the picture-perfect white sands of the city's central beach, SPIRIT will play host to some of the finest local and international artists, including the eagerly anticipated return of The Prodigy plus Gorillaz Sound System (DVJ), Serj Tankian, Apollo 440, DJ Shadow and Andy C who will all perform in the Bulgaria for the first time with many more names still to be announced.

US psychologists have reported a massive drop in empathy levels amongst college students, presenting the results of a new study this week at the annual Association for Psychological Science conference at the University of Michigan.

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 14,000 students and discovered a 40% drop in empathy levels between those who enrolled after 2,000 compared to older students, with many younger students seemingly even indifferent about being perceived as being caring.

US tech/ house star Josh Wink sent out a series of unhappy Tweets following his headline appearance at Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival this week, after apparently performing a disastrous set at the hugely popular annual street festival.

“It’s hard in front of 12,000 people to have technical issues. I'm sorry. I did my best under the circumstances but as you saw, it wasn’t typical for me,’ he complained soon after the gig, followed by a couple more messages suggesting he’d had a rotten time.

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