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  1. Darkness. Tears. Sighs. The first official trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake has finally arrived, and it’s as eerie as you’d expect. A rework of Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian horror classic, the film stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Chloë Grace Moretz. Additionally, Jessica Harper, who played the lead in the original, also appears. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke handled all the music for the project, marking his first-ever film score. (Read: The Top 10 Films of 1977) Per a synopsis, Johnson plays a young American dancer named Susie Bannion, who “travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia (played by Moretz), has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.” Following a teaser in June, this official trailer offers our first introduction to Johnson’s character and those also studying dance under the guidance of the suspicious Madame Blanc (Swinton). As Susie soon starts to realize, there’s something much more sinister going on behind the scenes at the Berlin academy. The clip doesn’t feature much music, however, we do hear some icy piano courtesy of Yorke beginning around the 0:22 mark. Watch below. Suspiria opens in theaters November 2nd, with a digital release to follow through Amazon Prime. Suspiria marks Guadagnino’s first film since the magnetic Call Me By Your Name, which ranked fourth on our list of the best films of 2017. Source
  2. Four Tet has spent the last few months touring the globe behind his 2017 album, New Energy. It turns out when he performed in Berlin, Germany back in March, he had the tape recorder going. Now, as a surprise for fans, he’s dropped a brand new live album, Live at Funkhaus Berlin, 10th May 2018. The 17-song set features material from New Energy as well as DJ/producer Kieran Hebden’s 2015’s record Morning/Evening and 2012’s Pink. There’s also an untitled jam and about three-and-a-half minutes of applause. Listen to the entire thing below. Four Tet has a handful of live dates left for the year, including a four-show residency at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Recently, he served as producer for Neneh Cherry’s comeback track, “Kong”, alongside Massive Attack’s 3D. Source
  3. Echo and the Bunnymen are set to return with their new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, on October 5th (via BMG). While the 15-track collection marks the legendary post-punk band’s first full-length release in four years, the majority of the songs are actually updated versions of old numbers like “The Killing Moon”, “The Cutter”, and the previously revealed “Seven Seas”. There are two entirely new songs on the record, however. One is called “How Far?”and the other, “The Somnambulist”, has just been shared. Somnambulism, for the unaware, is the medical term for sleepwalking. On “The Somnambulist”, Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch sings of confronting an experience that takes him out of his own body; “Out of body/ Through the wall/ Felt so holy/ Felt so small,” he sings. “Close to Godly/ I’m minuscule/ Behind the wall/ My molecule.” Take a listen below. Echo and The Bunnymen will support The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon on a European and North American tour this fall. Grab your tickets here. Source
  4. Science and music collide once again this weekend with the return of Bluedot festival, which takes places underneath the Lovell telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. This year’s four-day offering is the festival’s most ambitious yet, with Flaming Lips, The Chemical Brothers, Roni Size, The Orb and many more set to play. Expect amazing music, incredible food and plenty of family-friendly science for what is one of the UK’s most unique festival offerings. Here, we choose ten acts you can’t afford to miss. For tickets and more information head here. 1Helena Hauff Saturday, 2:00am, Mission Control stage The German electro queen will be performing at the Mission Control stage in the early hour of Sunday morning, with her second studio album out next month via Ninja Tune, this will almost certainly the only chance you’ll ever see the German playing in leafy Cheshire. Expect plenty of electro grit. 2Booka Shade Saturday, 10:15pm, Orbit stage Booka Shade will be making their Bluedot festival debut on Saturday night. Having just released their excellent ‘Cut The Strings’ album, which saw the famed German live act focussing on melody over atmosphere, Arno and Walter will be performing their well-honed live show on Saturday night. 3Speakman Sound Saturday, 5:00pm, Nebula stage We’ve been fans of Speakman Sound since hearing the brother’s debut single ‘Pangea’ last year. Brothers Todd and Guy are the brains behind Speakman Sound, and their sound has been largely inspired by their father, who apparently is a well-known guitarist in the world of psychedelic music, and it kinda shows. The duo will be playing at the Nebula stage on Saturday evening at 5:00pm. Expect plenty of festival bangers. 4Vessels Sunday, 6:20pm, Orbit Stage Leeds-based four-piece Vessels will be making their Bluedot debut on Sunday evening and we’ve been fans of the four-piece ever since we heard the group’s muscular, ‘Radiart’. A hearty cut of dystopian techno that’s been cross-pollinated with band’s penchant for playing live — expect more of the same when they play live on Sunday evening at the Orbit stage. 5George Fitzgerald Sunday, 7:50pm, Orbit stage George Fitzgerald will be performing live on Sunday evening at the Orbit stage, where he will be playing tracks from his critically acclaimed 2010 debut, ‘Fading Love’, and his more recent 2018 full-length, ‘All That Must Be’. Expect pop house vibes from 7:50pm on Sunday night. 6UNKLE Friday, 11:00pm, Orbit stage Ahead of the release of music documentary, ‘The Man From UNKLE’, James Lavelle will be making a rare festival performance in the UK under his highly revered UNKLE alias. While the music today released under the banner of UNKLE is very different from the old UNKLE material — the spirit is still the same. Don’t miss Lavelle’s Bluedot debut on Friday evening at the Orbit stage. 7The Chemical Brothers Sunday, 9:20pm, Lovell Stage Headlining Sunday night is arguably the UK most successful dance duo, The Chemical Brothers. The duo haven’t released any new material since 2015’s ‘Born In The Echoes’ but the duo did reveal that work on their 9th studio had begun earlier this year — might we hear something new on Sunday night? We sure hope so. 8Blue Planet In Concert with the Halle Orchestra Thursday, 9:00pm, Lovell stage The opening night of this year’s Bluedot will see the Halle Orchestra performing live music to footage from the BBC’s revered nature series. Blue Planet. The Halle will be soundtracking footage from the original 2001 series, which is narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This promises to be the perfect start to 2018’s Bluedot festival. 9Ralph Lawson Saturday, 10:00pm, Mission Leeds legend Ralph Lawson will be one of the many highlights of Saturday’s offering, with the 20:20 Vision boss playing for two hours on Saturday night. Expect plenty of tribal rhythms from the Back To Basics resident. 1oHuman After All: A Tribute To Daft Punk Sunday, 12:00am, Nebula stage Closing out the Nebula stage in the early hours of Monday morning will be Human After All, a Daft Punk tribute act and we can’t think of a better way to finish off this year’s Bluedot festival. The post Bluedot festival 2018: Ten acts you can’t afford to miss appeared first on HBF. Source
  5. It’s official! Parklife 2018 has officially sold out with just one week to go until the two-day festival takes place at Heaton Park in Manchester. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest yet with the likes of Liam Gallagher, Justice, The XX all headlining the festival. This year’s festival will also feature an all-new VIP experience, with several new stages including a recreation of Sankeys main room where they’ve even managed to get the room’s legendary Phase One sound system back for that truly authentic Sankeys experience. Here, we choose 10 acts you can’t afford to miss at this weekend’s Parklife. 1Justice Sunday, The Hangar Parisian duo Justice are no strangers to Manchester’s Parklife having headlined the festival in 2012 when it was located at Plattfields. The French electro duo will be bringing their most complex live setup to date to the festival’s Hangar Stage on Sunday evening. Expect a career-spanning setlist with tracks from their iconic albums, including ‘Cross’, ‘Audio Video Disco’ and ‘Woman’. Lookout for the duo’s new live album ‘Woman Worldwide’, which is set to drop August 24 via Ed Banger Records. 2Peggy Gou Saturday, The Palm House — The Black Madonna Presents: We Still Believe You get a real sense that everyone is rooting for Peggy Gou. The Southern Korean-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ has had an incredible 2018 so far racking up countless shows, fronting the cover of Mixmag and she still managed to find time to release cuts on both Ninja Tunes and Phonica White. You can catch Gou between a Jackmaster/Mall Grab sandwich on Saturday at The Palm House stage, which is being hosted by The Black Madonna. 3Eric Prydz Saturday, The Hanger Presents Pryda Eric Prydz has been given the honour of curating his own line-up for this year’s Parklife and he’s bringing the big guns including Kolsch, Green Velvet and his protege Christoph along for the ride. While it won’t be his latest HOLO show — you should expect some over-the-top stage production for the Swede’s headline set on Saturday evening. 4Liam Gallagher Sunday, Mainstage Liam Gallagher returning to the very place where Oasis played their final ever gig which is a massive coup for Parklife. As a proud Manchester-based blog we can’t wait to see Liam strutting his stuff on home soil once again. Expect a massive crowd for his performance as he will be closing out the main stage on Sunday evening. 5Jon Hopkins Saturday, Sounds of The Near Future Having just released his excellent new album ‘Singularity’, his first since 2013, techno auteur Jon Hopkins latest long-play sees the Barcelona-based producer effortlessly flicking between acid house and ambient bliss. Hopkin’s will be performing his new live show on Saturday at the Sounds of The Near Future stage. 6Jackmaster Saturday, The Temple Circoloco & Palm House Jackmaster’s sets at Parklife have become the stuff of legend — so it’ll come as no surprise that that Glaswegian selector will be spinning twice on Saturday at both The Palm House stage and then the outdoor The Temple Circoloco stage, which should mean you’ll get two contrasting sets from the versatile Numbers boss. 7Solardo Saturday, The Temple Circoloco & The Hanger Local heroes Solardo will be representing Manchester twice at this year’s Parklife, and on different days too. The tech-house likely lads will be spinning on Saturday at outdoor Temple Circoloco stage and then again at the Hangar stage on Sunday. With an army of bombs from their burgeoning Sola Records, both sets promise to be unmissable. 8The Black Madonna Sunday, The Palms House — The Black Madonna Presents: We Still Believe The Black Madonna will be hosting her own stage at this year’s festival and will be handing debuts to Peggy Gou and Miss Honey Dijon. The US selector has become one of the most in-demand DJs in the recent years and is currently producing her debut album between shows. Expect an eclectic set from the Marea Stamper on Saturday as she hosts her We Still Believe stage. 9Denis Sulta Sunday, The Valley stage Denis Sulta might have become something of an electronic meme thanks to his use of classic trance tracks but the Scottish selector is so much more than those viral videos. Expect house, disco oddities and the odd trance curveball when the Scottish selector plays on Sunday at the Valley stage. 10Bicep Saturday, Sounds of The Near Future Having released arguably last year’s best albums, Northern Irish duo Bicep will be performing their magnum opus live on Saturday at the Sounds of The Near Future stage. The duo will also be performing a DJ set on the Sunday at the Valley stage — so two for the price of one. https://parklife.uk.com The post Parklife 2018: 10 acts you can’t afford to miss appeared first on HBF. Source
  6. We’ve yet to hear a bad remix off the back of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 2017 album ‘Rest’. So far we’ve had reworks from SebastiAn (the album’s producer), Tensnake and now Alan Braxe. The brains behind seminal cuts like ‘The Music Sounds Better With You’, the legendary French DJ and producer delivers a disco masterclass for his remix of Gainsbourg’s ‘Les Oxalis’ that doesn’t run rough shot over the original but instead embellishes the original’s shiny disco aesthetic. More of this, please.  The post Alan Braxe delivers a disco masterclass with his remix of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s ‘Les Oxalis’ appeared first on HBF. Source
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