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The Good News Live Blog: Positive updates from the world of dance music

Daily updates covering fundraising, artist support, charity drives, special releases, live streams and more

  • Mixmag crew
  • 8 July 2020

July 8
Big Fish Little Fish gets a drive-in

The London rave for kids and their parents has got itself a drive-in edition. Info and tickets here!

Here's a new piece by Lee Gamble

Lee Gamble has made a new 'film essay' for Camden Art Centre. Check it out here.

July 7
Brainchild festival launches Infinity Fields

Missing one of the UK's brightest young festivals? Well this weekend organisers are taking Brainchild online with Infinity Fields, featuring music, visuals and much, much more. Full info here and click here to donate to this wonderful festival.

July 2
Junction 2 launches virtual event

J2v takes place on July 11 and 12 and will feature four stages, films, panel discussions and a line-up including a swathe of Detroit artists curated by Carl Craig. Full info here.

Defected partners with Bridges For Music and launches Afro House label

The house label sponsor five students every six months at the Bridges Academy in Langa, South Africa.

It's also created Sondela, a label A&R'd by Sef Kombo, who is a key player on London's Afro House scene. All profits from Sondela will go to Bridges For Music.

Read all about it here.

Nyege Nyege will take place in 2020

The Ugandan festival has launched a 'hybrid festival of the arts' for this year's edition, which will take place in IRL and URL in early September. The line-up features a typically far-out selection of African artists, collectives and international guests. Full info here.

Classic Album Sundays is moving online

The excellent deep listening and music resource is taking its activity online. Sign up for a webinar on how to improve your soundsystem and an interview with Kathy Sledge.

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