From fabric announcing a 10-Track compilation to DJ Diesel revealing that he will be organizing his own music festival, here’s this week in electronic music –
London’s Printworks to Make a Return in 2026
The iconic London Printworks is set to reopen in 2016! Since opening in 2017, the venue has seen epic performances from some of the biggest dance music acts in the world including Charlotte de Witte, Andy C, Grammy-winning DJ/producer Black Coffee, Swedish techno producer and DJ Adam Beyer, and more. However, the South London nightclub and events venue in Surrey Quays was shut down due to a redevelopment of the site.
The offices, luxury apartments, and restaurants will be built in the place of Printworks as part of the £3.5 billion redevelopment. “We are delighted to announce that Printworks hopes to return in three years and that we will continue to work with our partners at British Land to create the future cultural venue that retains the essence of the iconic Press Halls,” the Director of Strategy, at Broadwick Live, (the operators of Printworks), Simeon Aldred said.
“Printworks has brought lasting impact to our scene, to our city, to artists, and our local community. The future Printworks venue aims to build on this, bringing together all the best in all electronic music and visual arts, both as well as hosting some of the world’s best orchestras, ballet companies and other art forms.”
fabric Announces A 10-Track Compilation
‘fabric SELECTS II’ is the second installment of the ‘fabric Selects’ compilation series that will be rolled out on May 12. The 10-track compilation will feature LUXE, Neil Landstrumm, dBridge, and Skream, with cuts by LUXE, Flowdan, Le Motel, and Al Wooton. ‘Duality’ by LUXE and Skream’s ‘Summoned’ from the forthcoming compilation have been released so far.
‘Duality’ has been described as “a skillful negotiation of tension and release; a moody and atmospheric addition to the scene’s expanding and thriving UK bass catalog.” ‘fabric Selects I,’ which came out in November 2022, featured DJ MELL G, Manni Dee, Adiel, Vril, Deena Abdelwahed, and more!
DJ Diesel Is Organising His Own Music Festival
DJ Diesel has revealed that he will be throwing his own music festival! “Fuck it, planning my own festival THIS YEAR!” he wrote. The former professional basketball player added: “Who we booking? We’re not messin around this year ??” “This is 100% happening,” Shaq replied in the comment section of the post shared on Instagram. Details about the festival like its name, line-up, dates, and more are yet to be announced.
Shaquille O’Neal AKA DJ Diesel is also scheduled to play at Lollapalooza 2023, Outside Lands, and Hard Summer Music Festival this August. He will also be taking the Bonnaroo stage next month. The DJ is featured on a track with Blackway, and KoKo titled ‘King Talk (feat. Shaquille O’Neal),’ which was released this week.
A Rezz and ILLENIUM Collaboration is in the Works
Rezz and ILLENIUM fans are in for a treat! The Canadian DJ/producer Rezz recently tweeted: “Illenium and I just sent eachother our new music and yeah We’re definitely gonna make a song,” to which ILLENIUM replied, “THIS EP IS SO FKN GOOOOOOD”. She will also be releasing her “goth/punk” EP ‘It’s Not Just A Phase’ soon!
The first single ‘Blue In The Face’ with Shadient and fknsyd from her upcoming EP was released last month. This is a big year for ILLENIUM as well, who recently rolled out his fifth studio album, a self-titled record ‘ILLENIUM’ featuring stars Avril Lavigne, Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, Travis Barker of Blink-182, singer-songwriter Skylar Grey, rock band All Time Low, and more.
HARD Events Unveils Lineup Additions For HARD Summer 2023
HARD Events took to social media to announce the line-up additions for HARD Summer Music Festival 2023. This two-day music festival will take place in Los Angeles on August 5 and 6 with performances from Black Coffee, Gorgon City, DJ/producer duo Bicep, Alina Perez, Ludacris, Kaskade B2B John Sumit, and more. Future funk producer Yung Bae, Canadian singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan, London-based DJ/producer Pawsa, and nøll are among the latest acts that have been confirmed for Hard Summer 2023.
The festival also revealed that MK will be doing a B2B set with Sonny Fedora. Singer-songwriter and rapper Kid Cudi will be the special guest at Hard Summer this year. You can also have a thrilling time seeing Skrillex do a B2B set with Four Tet. Belgian DnB producer Netsky, DJ Diesel, AMEME, Hayden James, and German DJ/producer and songwriter Boys Noize are also on the roster.