What Films Get Wrong About Club Culture. And Three That Get It Right. (Resident Advisor)

By |2024-01-21T10:27:15-06:00January 21st, 2024|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Entertaiment, Music, Resident Advisor|

While most clubbing films centre contextless euphoria, 120 BPM, Millennium Mambo and Aftersun remind us that the dance floor is both a personal and political space. Cinemas and nightclubs are cousins. Both are dark rooms filled with strangers, primed to simultaneously overwhelm and deliver sensory deprivation. Both are common sites of transformative personal experiences related [...]

Book Excerpt: Welcome to the Club – The Life and Lessons of a Black Woman DJ (Resident Advisor)

By |2024-01-10T21:04:23-06:00January 10th, 2024|African American, Biography, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, House, House Music, House Music History, International, manchester UK, Music, news, Resident Advisor, Women|

  In this extract from DJ Paulette's memoir, out later this month, she confronts the discrimination she and other women faced—and celebrates some of the scene's unsung heroines. I have long been aware that there is a marked difference in the way that Black women are allowed to occupy space in the workplace, and how [...]

Reflections on Electronic Music (Resident Advisor)

By |2024-01-07T22:24:03-06:00January 7th, 2024|Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, Editorial, electronic music, House Music, Music, Resident Advisor, Review|

A mix of RA staff and contributors—including Elijah, Joe Delon and journalist Delilah Friedler—unpack some of the year's key trends and themes. The fascinating thing about so-called underground electronic music spreading its tentacles further around the world is how the culture morphs and takes on new meaning. Every raver, worker or business owner in this [...]

New documentary series traces evolution of hip house (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-12-19T19:42:12-06:00December 19th, 2023|Announcements, black History Month, Dance Music, DJ, Documentary, House, House Music, House Music History, Resident Advisor, Videos|

In Our DNA: Hip House is screening on the Xfinity channel in the US now. A new three-part documentary series is examining the birth and evolution of hip house.   Available now in the US via cable TV channel Xfinity, In Our DNA: Hip House explores the unique conditions in the '70s and '80s that [...]

Eli Escobar opens club in New York (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-12-10T14:36:04-06:00December 10th, 2023|Announcements, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, Entertaiment, House, House Music, New York, Resident Advisor|

  "I always had a sense for what a club should look like from a DJ's perspective," the artist told RA. New York nightlife veteran Eli Escobar is opening his own club in Brooklyn next month.   Called Gabriela, it's located on the site of former Williamsburg venue Kinfolk 90. December 15th is the official [...]

‘A project of necessity’: Exhibition on dance music’s foundational clubs to premiere at Miami Art Week (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-12-07T22:34:16-06:00December 7th, 2023|Announcements, Classics, Dance Music, House Music, House Music History, miami, Resident Advisor|

Co-curated by Ron Trent, Walk The Night will run across December 8th and 9th. A new photo exhibition documenting some of dance music's most iconic clubs is launching this week.     Premiering at Miami Art Week across December 8th and 9th, Walk The Night is a homage to the pioneers that helped shape the [...]

Top Ten December 2023 Festivals (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-11-20T18:46:32-06:00November 20th, 2023|Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, electronic music, House Music, International, Music, Resident Advisor|

We close out the year with festivals in Australia, India, Brazil and beyond. Meredith Music Festival Meredith, Australia December 8 - December 10 Nothing encapsulates the warmth of Australia's Meredith Music Festival more than the fact that all of the communications come from "Aunty Meredith"—except maybe the animated koala bears that clamber up the home [...]

What Is an Artist Manager? (And How to Find the Right One) (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-11-07T20:26:05-06:00November 7th, 2023|advice, DJ, Editorial, electronic music, House Music, producer, Resident Advisor, Tips|

  From negotiating contracts to safeguarding work-life balance, managers support every aspect of an artist's career. Here's what you should know about the role. If you ask artists to pinpoint a moment in their career that propelled them to the next level, they may cite a show-stopping performance or a chance encounter with a well-connected [...]

SaveTheNight funding application window extended (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-11-05T20:35:12-06:00November 5th, 2023|Announcements, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Entertaiment, International, Music News, Resident Advisor|

  Got an idea that could help nightlife to progress? Apply before November 30th. The application window for the #SaveTheNight 2023 fund has been extended by 30 days.   Applications are welcome from anyone around the world working in nightlife who has an idea or a project that can help nightlife to develop and progress. [...]

EX.685 Honey Dijon (Resident Advisor – RA Exchange)

By |2023-11-04T17:45:06-05:00November 4th, 2023|African American, Announcements, Chicago, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Honey Dijon, House Music, Interviews, LGBTQIA+, Music News, producer, Resident Advisor, Trans, Women|

  "I don't complain, I create." The house DJ talks about her new multi-platform project, Honeyverse, and using music as a way to celebrate the Black queer community.   Honey Dijon is a queer house music icon whose reputation precedes her. Originally hailing from Chicago, she grew up going to raves in the 1970s, eventually [...]

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