​Kanye West: "I’ve thought about killing myself all the time"​

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has opened up about his mental state, admitting he has regularly contemplated suicide.

In an interview with , the rapper was asked how literal the lyrics “I think about killing myself” are in the opener recent album ‘Ye’.

West responded: “Oh yeah, I’ve thought about killing myself all the time. It’s always a option and expletive]. Like Louis C.K. said: I flip through the manual. I weigh all the options.

“I’m just having this epiphany now, ’cause I didn’t do it, but I did think it all the way through. But if I didn’t think it all the way through, then it’s actually maybe more a chance it happening.”

Kanye also revealed how his wife, Kim Kardashian West, called on motivational speaker Tony Robbins to intervene as she grew worried about her husband’s health.

“He could look at me and you know, I don’t know why he mentioned suicide, but he could tell that I was very low.”

Kanye added how Robbins instructed him to scream in an attempt to regain his lost confidence.

“I was so self-conscious about the nanny and the housekeeper that I didn’t want them to hear me screaming in the living room.”

The interview follows the release five Kanye-produced albums, including his own ‘Ye’, Pusha T’s ‘Daytona’, , ‘Kids See Ghosts’ with Kid Cudi and Teyana Taylor’s ‘KTSE’.


Paco Osuna and Marco Faraone locked in for this week's Music On Day Show

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Ibiza’s has announced this week’s Music On Day Show at El Patio.

Paco Osuna (pictured), Marco Faraone, and Andre Butano have all been secured for the June 30 edition.

The Music On Day Show runs every Saturday from 2pm until midnight at the recently renovated Playa d’en Bossa spot, El Patio. This season, the venue’s been given a new stage, dancefloor and lighting, a Funktion-One soundsystem and a DJ booth designed by Music On’s Marco Carola himself.

Have a read our feature on the rein Marco Carola and his long-running Music On Amnesia residency .

Check out Paco Osuna’s set in The Lab LDN below.


​Ableton brings its annual Loop summit to Los Angeles

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Registration is now open for – set to take place in Hollywood, California on the weekend November 9 – 11.

Loop is a three-day event that is filled with “talks, performances and hands-on workshops aimed at sharing ideas on music, technology and creative practice.” Focusing primarily on “solutions for computer-based performance, creative collaboration, and how artists tell stories with sound and music” the goal the program is to bring musical minds together to unpack what it means to make music today and “what it can be tomorrow.”

The full list workshops, lecturers and performers will be announced soon. Those who are interested in participating in the summit are encouraged to register early since space is limited. You can register for Loop .

Check out the recap for the 2017 Ableton Loop Summit, which took place in the famed Berlin music space Funkhaus, below.


Creamfields takeover in The Lab LDN with Idris Elba

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The Lab LDN is Mixmag and weekly live stream, powered by , where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our world famous fice party.

This Friday we’re graced with two behemoths as Creamfields takeover and bring Idris Elba in tow.

A dance institution for over two decades, there’s nowhere quite like Creamfields for a raucous weekend that showcases the breadth the electronic music spectrum. With over 300 artists playing across 30 stages, there’s plenty for fans house, techno, trance, drum ‘n’ bass and everything in between to get stuck into. The festival’s consistently high production value also provides visual spectacles that enhance the aural excellence. Head to for further details and purchase tickets from .

Idris Elba also brings considerable pedigree to the party. Before he was an acting icon, he cut his teeth in East London’s clubs in the 90s and has risen up the ranks to become to become a staple at the world’s finest clubs and festivals, playing at the likes Glastonbury, Creamfields, New York’s Output, LA’s Sound, and White Isle spots Hi, Pacha and Ibiza Rocks. This summer he’s back on the island taking charge a special 15-date residency at Lío, transforming the intimate into Studio 7 – a concept fusing the hedonistic spirit Studio 54 with the sounds his label 7 Wallace. Idris is also back at Creamfields this year performing in the MK Area10 arena alongside the likes MK, Armand van Helden, Groove Armada, Detlef, Eli & Fur and KC Lights.

The live stream starts at 5pm BST this Friday, June 29, you can tune in live over on our and re-watch on from 6pm BST.

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Layton Giordani in The Lab NYC

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The Lab NYC is Mixmag and WAV’s weekly live stream and post-work unwind, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our Brooklyn fice. This Friday, we welcome Layton Giordani in to The Lab NYC!

It’s set to be a special start to the weekend this Friday as New York native Layton Giordani takes his hometown Lab. Exposed to the city’s bustling nightlife early on, this wunderkind dove straight into his DJing career after high school and has gone on to play legendary venues like Output, Space, Pacha and more. Keep an eye out for an upcoming and guaranteed huge, collaborative release with heavyweights Adam Beyer and Green Velvet, due out on Drumcode soon. Find his most recent rework Celeda’s classic tune ‘The Underground’ .

to and follow Mixmag on to watch Layton Giordani in The Lab NYC on Friday at 9PM EST.

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Keller - Boogie 2Nite ft. Soffie

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Making its way out Airplane Records and Double J Music this week is the instant anthem “Boogie 2Nite.” This re-release the 2007 dance classic has been produced by its original co-producer, Italian artist Keller. 

Still sounding immensely catchy with that iconic vocal hook and statement piano chords, “Boogie 2Nite” has been brought up to 2018 in sharp, clean style. Quickly racking up thousands online streams, you can jump on the hype now by hitting play below.

Turn it up and enjoy!


Watch Winston Surfshirt perform ‘For Real’ live on COLORS

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Sydney’s Winston Surfshirt has become something a household name in his home town, but it looks like global status is on the horizon.

The multi-instrumentalist/vocalist the band took to the Berlin based video series COLORS this week, performing an awe-inspiring, live rendition his track For Real.

For those unaware what COLORS is, the popular YouTube channel has hosted the likes GoldLink, Jorja Smith, JMSN, Billie Eiliesh and Masego among plenty others who perform tracks from their catalogue in a colourful room. Simple and effective, and Winston is the latest member the club.

It’s been a big year for this guy, most recently performing at Curveball Festival alongside fellow Sydney outfit, Polographia as their newly formed collaborative project, POLOSHIRT.

Peep their debut single and check out his incredible performance for COLORS below.


Christopher Port shares catchy club cut ‘DTF’

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Christopher Port has been a busy man this year, from releasing his Everything In Quotes “DARK” EP to launching a clothing label to touring the country and now we have a new single, DTF from an upcoming project.

This house-driven track is an exciting cut from his Everything In Quotes “LIGHT” EP, due out on Future Classic Pieater on August 3rd, which flips the usual, mellow electronica we register with Port’s catalogue on it’s head and shows us something crafted a little more for the club.

Speaking on the project, Port says “Interaction and collaboration with the musicians, designers and creatives around me, this is my favourite way to make anything and to have it be a clear reflection who I am and the world around me. “Light” is a record that does just that. It is “Light” in every sense the word, just as “Dark” was in every sense that word. The tracks on both records are meant to momentarily fill a space and then disappear, leaving a sense lightness/darkness to varying degrees and in whichever way the listener wants.”

Listen to the first single from the EP, DTF below.

Everything In Quotes “LIGHT” Tracklisting
1. DTF
2. Me & My Heart
3. What I Leave Behind
4. Find A Way


THIS THAT drops stacked 2018 lineup ft. RL Grime, Goldlink and more

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Newcastle’s annual November throw-down, THIS THAT has announced it’s full lineup for 2018.

Off the back announcing LA-trap lord RL Grime on Friday, the festival has revealed an Aussie-heavy lineup made up The Rubens, Amy Shark, Illy, Ninajirachi and more. Oh, and Goldlink is playing as well!!!

THIS THAT will take place on November 3rd at Wickham Park, Newcastle. If you’re planning on getting along this year, you can still r tickets up until tomorrow (Wed Jun 27th) at 5pm. After that, presale tix will start going from 9am on Thursday 28 June with general tickets following on at 9am Friday 29 June.

Check out the full THIS THAT lineup below. Who are you most eager to see?

THIS THAT 2018 Alphabetical Lineup

Amy Shark
Boo Seeka
Godlands
Goldlink
Herobust
Illy
Just A Gent
LUUDE
Ninajirachi
Nyxen
RL Grime
Safia
Sticky Fingers
Thandi Phoenix
The Rubens


Andrey Pushkarev in The Lab LA

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The Lab LA is Mixmag and weekly live stream and post-work unwind, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our downtown Los Angeles fice. This Friday, The Lab LA is back in session with Russia’s Andrey Pushkarev.

Berlin-based by way Moscow, Andrey Pushkarev‘s curiosity with music began at age 15. Since the beginning his music career, Pushkarev has built not only his own career, but also helped to develop and expand the taste for electronic music within Russia. His work with an international label put him eventually placed him in charge the exclusive channel to import foreign vinyl and DJ gear into Russia, which also helped him amassed an impressive collection over 6,000 records while building his eclectic taste for deep, forward-thinking and ruminative house and techno. Building a dedicated international audience through web radio , Andrey is now a stalwart champion Russia and a coveted global talent ready to make his debut in The Lab LA.

On opening duties, we welcome Moscow native, Highkin’. Known for his work with Los Angeles’ weekly party Cyclone, the LA native now focuses on his MARBLE event series. Find more info .

For a chance to attend, RSVP .

to and follow Mixmag on to watch Andrey Pushkarev in The Lab LA on Friday at 8PM PST.

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Aire Atlantica - Cut You Off (feat. KOLE)

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Aire Atlantica blew me away when I first heard their new song “Cut You Off,” featuring the vocalist KOLE. These two artists’ styles just synergize so well. The forward-thinking production and huge bass set a prime mood for some deep vocal hooks by KOLE. I hear a sbtrkt influence in the electronic production with a chill-indie, phantogram vibe on the vocals. With releases like this, it’s no mystery as to why Aire Atlantica is growing their dedicated listener base everyday. And just to put it out there, we’d love to see these two collaborate again soon. Don’t get left behind and dive into the new drop “Cut You Off” right here.


Ayokay - Swing Swing

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

There’s a new producer on my radar who goes by the name, Ayokay. This song, “Swing Swing” was my introduction to the artist and his tasteful work in the production along side the lush vocals caught my ear right away. The single has a nostalgic 80’s influence in the bass and more pop style vocals on top with modern synths to fill out everything in-between. It looks like it’s been a minute since Ayokay dropped anything leading up to “Swing Swing” but I’m into this new sound he’s tapping. Check out the single for yourself below and get down to Ayokay.