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A UK Man Is Petitioning To Legalize Raves After 20 Years of Archaic Laws

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A UK man has taken it upon himself to change up a longstanding British law that prevents people from having free parties, something that was created by John Mayor’s Conservative Government way back in 1994 and has since for over 20 years pushed raves into the illegal scope of things.

Christian Morrison the Brit behind the petition, that has already notched up an impression 27,000 plus signatures  believes that regulation is the way to go, offering advice on the roll out of his new legislation that includes Police presence while also pointing out exactly why UK dance fans should be able to boogie on down without the worry of personal harm or that of equipment brought in by professionals be seized or destroyed under the current ‘Criminal Justice Bill’ – bloody cobbers!

Excerpt below or read the full thing here.

We request that you address, in parliament, the appeal for the legalisation of free parties and celebrations of a similar manner. We believe it would be in the interest of all involved to allow the control and regulation of said gatherings rather than merely confiscating thousands of pounds worth of equipment and falsely persecuting a majority of those involved. It would make such events considerably safer which, after 3 stabbings in the last 2 months, is becoming more and more necessary.

In short Christian looks to lift the unnecessary and far reaching laws that apply to all parties and instead fall in line with most other countries around the world that let people enjoy the basic elements of life… music and dancing. The UK for a long time has heralded a strong dance history, as seen in a recent Channel 4 Rave doco series on English TVs and more recently has watched as both Route 94 and Duke Dumont earned UK Chart #1′s respectively.  Add that to the bubbling talent on offer from Disclosure, Gorgon City, Katy B, T. Williams and Skream more and you’ve got to agree that the UK’s got things pretty sorted.

If you’re feeling inclined feel free to sign the petition here.

Frankie Knuckles Earns Presidential Tribute from Barack Obama and Sir Elton John

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Dance innovator Frankie Knuckles has been remembered in a touching tribute from President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama as shown by an official White House letter that has found its way onto the internet.

The entire outpouring, written and dated April 17th looks back at the tragic passing but more importantly how his work managed to “bring people together” with his “blending genres” that helped to capture the attention and ignite the imaginations  of the Obama’s and generations of disco and dance fans.

Another surprising waiver of support came from Sir Elton John who upon hearing of the passing of the godfather of house launched the ‘Frankie Knuckles Fund’ – an organisation that looks to benefit HIV research in African-American communities sharing on his official website;

“Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent, and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach out to people, particularly men of color, about their essential role in helping to create an AIDS-free future,”

BBC also offered their condolences shortly after his passing by digging into their archives and offering up a stream of an Essential Mix recorded at Pacha in 2000 before airing it, a first for the station. There was also a campaign to get Frankie Knuckles disco burner “Your Love” to the number 1 spot in the charts to show the united support of dance floor lovers and Frankie fans.

Electronic producer Jimmy Edgar, who we recently interviewed also wanted to show his support and released a free edit of another Frankie bomb “Baby Wants To Ride” – get it here before reading the full letter below.

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Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix)

daft punk dillon francis

Dillon Francis must have a deal with the gods… or Daft Punk slash Soundcloud who’ve been said to be buffing copyright permissions to fold to majors as he’s been able to upload his battering remix of the robots slammer “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and offering it up for free download post two big weekends at Coachella.

Even with its hectic levels it comes off more of an edit than anything with a build + drop running from the 0.50 and 2:50 mark before hitting those memorable synth lines we’ve all come to love.

Alternatively he also recently managed to stiffen up “Jealous” from Chromeo’s hotly anticipated ‘White Women’ release that managed to go places.

Big ups DF.

Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix)

daft punk dillon francis

Dillon Francis must have a deal with the gods… or Daft Punk slash Soundcloud who’ve been said to be buffing copyright permissions to fold to majors as he’s been able to upload his battering remix of the robots slammer “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and offering it up for free download post two big weekends at Coachella.

Even with its hectic levels it comes off more of an edit than anything with a build + drop running from the 0.50 and 2:50 mark before hitting those memorable synth lines we’ve all come to love.

Alternatively he also recently managed to stiffen up “Jealous” from Chromeo’s hotly anticipated ‘White Women’ release that managed to go places.

Big ups DF.

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cosmo’s Midnight Bootleg)

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Cosmo’s Midnight – our favourite brothers ever, yes more than those Disclosure lads have sprung up their bootleg of Destinys Child for a free download.

The very rare bootleg has been floating around the ‘net for a while, ever since fellow Dolphin lover Wave Racer dropped it in his Diplo & Friends mix back in March, while their other wares have been toted more recently in Anna Lunoe’s own contribution to the mix series - making us bloody proud Aussie-parent types!

They’ve also been locking in some studio time with fellow bed squeaker Basenji who said the gang have been hard at it on a work in progress (and title) track “Dolce & Gabbana” that you can preview in an interview here.

We’re expecting to see them as part of the local contingents at this years Splendour in the Grass alongside ’5 (international) acts we’d like to see’ – fingers crossed for a couple of those.

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cosmo’s Midnight Bootleg)

destinys cosmos'

Cosmo’s Midnight – our favourite brothers ever, yes more than those Disclosure lads have sprung up their bootleg of Destinys Child for a free download.

The very rare bootleg has been floating around the ‘net for a while, ever since fellow Dolphin lover Wave Racer dropped it in his Diplo & Friends mix back in March, while their other wares have been toted more recently in Anna Lunoe’s own contribution to the mix series - making us bloody proud Aussie-parent types!

They’ve also been locking in some studio time with fellow bed squeaker Basenji who said the gang have been hard at it on a work in progress (and title) track “Dolce & Gabbana” that you can preview in an interview here.

We’re expecting to see them as part of the local contingents at this years Splendour in the Grass alongside ’5 (international) acts we’d like to see’ – fingers crossed for a couple of those.

YesYou – ‘Even When’ feat Noah Slee (Co Prod L D R U)

yesyou ever

YesYou have felt the magical touch of  South Coast producer and Stoney Roads - ‘Volume One’ feature L D R U who has added co-production duties to their latest single “Even When” feat Noah Slee.

You can’t help but just feel warm when listening to any L D R U original or remix and it seems like his work on the glimmering track has passed on that feeling perfectly. Vocals croon as drums patter on the radio friendly track that weighs in at an easy-going three minute plus roller.

Plenty of play in this one! Release date TBC.

YesYou – ‘Even When’ feat Noah Slee (Co Prod L D R U)

yesyou ever

YesYou have felt the magical touch of  South Coast producer and Stoney Roads - ‘Volume One’ feature L D R U who has added co-production duties to their latest single “Even When” feat Noah Slee.

You can’t help but just feel warm when listening to any L D R U original or remix and it seems like his work on the glimmering track has passed on that feeling perfectly. Vocals croon as drums patter on the radio friendly track that weighs in at an easy-going three minute plus roller.

Plenty of play in this one! Release date TBC.

Elizabeth Rose – Sensibility (TOKiMONSTA Remix)

Elizabeth Rose Remixed

Elizabeth Rose has felt the warm touch of TOKiMONSTA on her rhythmic single “Sensibility” with plenty of bed squeaks for the Jersey fans.

The remix weighs in at a light three minutes but doesn’t disadvantage the radio friendly club track that could easily find itself alongside any of the latest wares from Cashmere Cat or Wave Racer.

Elizabeth Rose – Sensibility (TOKiMONSTA Remix)

Elizabeth Rose Remixed

Elizabeth Rose has felt the warm touch of TOKiMONSTA on her rhythmic single “Sensibility” with plenty of bed squeaks for the Jersey fans.

The remix weighs in at a light three minutes but doesn’t disadvantage the radio friendly club track that could easily find itself alongside any of the latest wares from Cashmere Cat or Wave Racer.