MTV UK has launched a new music channel called Club MTV on the 23rd May, replacing MTV Dance on Sky 354 and Virgin 314.
As reported on , MTV UK explained the channel will be “the ultimate party destination” and play a mix “electronic dance music, urban music, house songs and crossover hits”.
Club MTV is associated with the events franchise the same name and the former’s launch is being celebrated with a 15-date UK tour.
The channel – and the events franchise for that matter – is not to be confused with the MTV programme the same name that originally aired to an American audience from 1987 to 1992. It attempted to recreate the hedonistic spirit dance culture for a live television audience. Think Fantazia meets Top the Pops with, well, colourful results.
are 10 the mag’s favourite tracks played during the show’s heady days.
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This week we’re changing location for a one-f event at Boxpark Croydon with Ivy Lab and Huxley Anne on Thursday, June 14.
are the London duo championing the halftime movement, responsible for hip hop-inspired devastations like ‘No Answer’ and futuristic abstractions such as ‘Cake’.
Formerly made up Halogenix, Sabre and Stray, it’s now just the latter two and they released their debut album ‘Death Don’t Always Taste So Good’ on 20/20 LDN in May. This was preceded by a .
‘s music falls in line with what Ivy Lab are doing, as can be heard in last year’s ‘Ilium’ album. She’s capable producing erratic, bass-fuelled tracks like ‘Aphro Dye’, but the floating croons ‘Igredo’ proves she can tone it down.
The LA-based producer’s previous work includes soundtracking a show at Los Angeles Fashion Week and curating a theatrical art exhibit at Sundance Film Festival.
Delta-X drum ‘n’ bass workout supports on the night.
It all kicks at 8pm BST and runs until midnight. Sign up for guestlist .
The sets will be available to watch on our and on Friday, June 15.
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event has confirmed the likes Pig&Dan, Carlo Lio, Eder Alvarez and Antonio Pica for today’s special daytime showcase.
Following up from last week’s edition which saw Paco Osuna hit up El Patio for an exclusive set alongside the Music On residents, today’s instalment is set to be another day-to-night affair filled with dynamic house and techno sounds.
To find out more about today’s Music On Day Show take a look before the party kicks f at 2pm, and to read our feature on the rise and rise Marco Carola’s Music On take a look .
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The Chainsmokers have been one the most commercially successful acts in the history dance music. The guys who broke big with their track #SELFIE cracked the code merging dance music with pop with tracks like ‘Roses’ and ‘Closer’. The duo has been busy touring the world the past 2 years or so and have had their fair share difficulties.
These difficulties range from having their lives continuously probed by the public, as well as fans who are not pleased with the direction they decided to pursue with their music. In a way, it can be tricky to remember that The Chainsmokers are just everyday humans like you and I. Their most recent music video, for the track ‘Somebody’, gives fans an in-depth look at their personal lives.
The Chainsmokers Get Vulnerable In New Music Video
The video for ‘Somebody’ humanizes Alex and Drew, and reminds the world that they are just two guys doing what they love, and managing life the best they can. A tour schedule as demanding as theirs has a serious impact on health both physically and mentally. This video pulls back the curtain a bit and shows that even though they are in a new city (if not country) every day, the guys are just like the rest us. Hanging out with friends, playing stupid games, and navigating a life under public scrutiny.
Check it out below, I know I gained a new appreciation for The Chainsmokers and you just might as well.