Visit Montreal for MUTEK Festival this June

From June 2nd to the 6th Montreal will transform into the quintessential electronic music immersive experience. With over 60 artists from close to a dozen countries, MUTEK returns for its 5th anniversary bearing something for everyone. Given the eleven different showcases, panel discussions, workshops, and a bagful of surprises, audiences will be able to enjoy all permutations of contemporary electronic music from morning to night. And this year being a landmark birthday for the festival, a handful of our past discoveries have returned to mark the occasion with some rare performances. Visit for more details or read more to find out about this year's lineup

Finland's Koneisto Festival turns five

Koneisto, the oldest festival for electronic music and arts in Northern Europe, celebrates its fifth anniversary on 13th and 14th of August 2004. This year the festival will take place in Kaapelitehdas with eight stages. Also other forms of art such as performances and video installations play a big role in relaxed atmosphere of Koneisto. Performances from artists such as Matthew Herbert, The Streets, Richie Hawtin, Jimi Tenor, plus more. visit for more details

EXIT festival in Eastern Europe

represents the metastate of positive energy, communication, optimism, love and unity with the Nature. The very idea for the marketing campaign bearing the title State of Exit came out of the sight of more than 700 000 visitors enjoying the unique location where music and theatre performances, movie screenings and academic programme are intertwined and simultaneous on more than 20 locations. During the four years of its existence, EXIT Festival has been host to more than 700 000 visitors. read more or visit for more information

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Movement : Detroit's Electronic Music Festival 2004

Movement, Detroit's Electronic Music Festival held in Hart Plaza from Saturday May 29- 31, is the largest electronic music festival in the world. The event integrates musical and visual artistry, creativity, diversity and state-of-the-art technology, as more than 70 world-renowned acts perform on multiple stages for over one million fans. Held each year in the birthplace of Techno Music, Movement is the place to be seen on Memorial Day Weekend. The best DJs spin the best beats for a musical bender like none other and it's all FREE. "We're Saving the World from Bad Music" -- Derrick May. visit for more details

Contempory music lecturer position vacant, Lancaster Uni, UK

The Music Department is seeking to appoint a lecturer specialising in contemporary or popular music to pursue teaching, and research or composition. The post is available from 1 September 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. For further details and application procedure see or read more

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Big Banana getting rave reviews from DJ Mag & iDJ Mag

Switch vs McGuyver's EP "Big Banana" has been making leaps and bounds in the world of tech-house prior to it's worldwide release on Beat Code Records first week of May. DJ Mag and iDJ Mag have given it the thumbs up in this months reviews sections. UK Radio Kiss 100 has been hammering it, plus local Australian radio stations FBi Radio and netradio stations such as & ProtonRadio have been taking it for a spin also. DJs such as Tony Thomas, Peace Division, Derek Taylor (Glasgow/Limbo/Foundations) and Mazi aka Audio Soul Project (Gourmet, Spundae) have charted the EP. Expect to hear more from Switch vs McGuyver - they're currently working on a collaboration with Perth's KRIECE, have recently finished a remix of US house legend JOSHUA COLLINS and have teamed up with Netherland's JAIMY (of Jaimy & Kenny D fame) for a two tracker release. Remixes of "Big Banana" will be released later this year. Busy guys! Artist/producer DJ Switch had this to say of about his reaction to the amazing response to Big Banana's upcoming release: "Through each stage of making this record (from a year ago) we've had dreams of levels of success, every one of those dreams along the way has come true.... anyone can do it"

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The Wire magazine

The Wire is an independent, monthly music magazine dedicated to informed, intelligent coverage of a wide range of progressive, adventurous and non-mainstream musics. Its office is based in London, but it serves an international readership.

New Forms Festival 2004 : TECHNOGRAPHY

The New Forms Festival is an annual festival forum highlighting emerging forms at the junction of art, culture and technology. This year's theme is 'TECHNOGRAPHY' - a hybrid word denoting the inscriptions of culture in technology. NFF04: TECHNOGRAPHY will examine the relationship of culture and technology: how culture writes technology and how technology writes culture. It will bring together practitioners and theorists from across grassroots, gallery and academic contexts and provide platforms for conversations among the diverse voices of contemporary digital regionalism. Send through your submissions by May 14th

Switch Vs McGuyver - "Big Banana" - Beat Code 004 released May

Pulse Radio's Switch Vs McGuyver's debut release on Beat Code will be released next week. Keep an ear to the ground for "Big Banana". catalog# Beat Code 004 is available now via Covert and SWAG, plus others including juno, primal etc first week of May. It's already receiving rave reviews from those in the know, so you better be quick if you don't want to miss out on your copy. click here or copy this link into your mp3 player to listen to a preview of Big Banana

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