Author Archives: Jo

The life of Mel Cheren aka The Godfather of Disco. Documentary

A documentary to dive into, tonight or save it for the weekend, is about the life Mel Cheren aka The Godfather of Disco. “In the documentary The Godfather of Disco, Mel Cheren shares part of his history as a gay … Continue reading

Gilles Peterson interviews Seth Troxler, The Black Madonna, Craig Richards, IG Culture and Cassy in The Psychology of DJing

When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles is performing – DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss or plain old record collector – the music is always the bottom line. Gilles Peterson the creative director of WeTransfer, Peterson gets involved … Continue reading

Sydney artist releases song to honour young LGBT suicide victim through bullying

A Sydney artist has released a charity song to honour the memory of a young  Queensland LGBT teenager who took his own life last week. Singer-songwriter Jack Colwell is raising money for the (Australian) National LGBTQI Health Alliance with his … Continue reading

Tiga: Charts from the Past (August 2002)

“The citizen may take a bride, but it is the rifleman who takes a lover. Ultimately we all must choose either the myth or the mountain.” Bolstered by the international reputation of his über cool record label Turbo, Tiga is … Continue reading

7 ways to ‘go purple’ this Spirit Day

Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was initially created in response to a rash of widely publicised bullying-related suicides of gay school … Continue reading

New release from Nadastrom

Dave and Matt return with their latest release “Sorry Jar, No Comment” EP, featuring Sarah Chernoff continuing where they left off with their self-titled album reflecting their signature sound and feel. In “Sorry Jar,” singer Sarah Chernoff’s airy voice lights … Continue reading

Jeremy Olander drops ‘Gattaca’ EP

To commemorate the tenth release milestone on Vivrant, Jeremy dug deep in his treasure chest of unreleased gems to curate a special three-track offering worthy of the occasion. “I’ve made a conscious effort of creating a balance between the stuff … Continue reading

#Throwback YouTube Music launches campaign called “It’s Who We Are” exploring diversity and inclusivity

UPDATED; A new campaign for YouTube Music showcases the importance of diversity and identity within music and it’s by far the company’s most provocative ad campaign to date. The U.S national marketing campaign called “It’s Who We Are” show a compelling series … Continue reading

Spanning 30 years, this three-part documentary series explores the history of rave culture and acid house in the UK.

A landmark three-part documentary series about the untold story of the rave revolution called ‘The Agony & The Ecstasy’ aired recently on Sky Arts and is available now to download The story of the rave revolution portrayed through the rare … Continue reading

Deepchord’s “Aurotones” LP drops this week on Soma Records

DeepChord is releasing his fifth LP on Soma Records titled Auratones, set for release on October 20th. The ambient dub techno specialist’s album released by Soma Records will be available on double-vinyl and digital formats, while the CD version contains a continuous mix of the … Continue reading