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Brixton Academy, London, April 13 www.02academybrixton.co.uk The Hot Creations crew transplant their DC10 night, Paradise to Brixton Academy Hot Natured will play a live show with sets from Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Richey Ahmed Art Department, Infinity Ink and PBR Streetgang will also play Hot Natured will open with a deep house take on The Clash’s ‘Guns of Brixton’
Library HMV Institute, Birmingham, February 25. www.angelhazemusic.com Potty-mouthed US rapper Angel Haze comes to the UK for a run of shows Tour also hits Glasgow, London and Brighton Angel Haze recently collaborated with Rudimental on ‘Hell Could Freeze’ Haze says she won’t go on stage unless she’s had a chance to visit Cadbury’s World before the show
Waterfront, Norwich, February 11 www.modestep.com Dubstep/rock hybrid Modestep’s UK tour As well as Norwich, Modestep also play Bristol, Liverpool and Newcastle Modestep’s long-awaited debut album, ‘Evolution Theory’ is due this year Modestep settled on dubstep and rock after their original funky house and folk combo wasn’t working
Mayrhofen, Austria, April 1–6 www.snowbombing.com Everyone’s favourite snow-based shindig returns for five days in April Expect DJ sets from Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Andy C, Henrik Schwarz and Skream Kasabian, Example, Katy B and Rudimental will play live sets Katy B has said she’s ‘On a Mission’ to learn to parallel turn and get off the nursery slopes
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, March 2 www.disclosureofficial.com Disclosure head out on their first full-length UK headline tour The tour will also stop off in London, Nottingham and Manchester After a phenomenal 2012, the duo are prepping their debut album for release Glasgow band Belle And Sebastian will be replacing the duo’s usual vocalists
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Bioshock Infinite Set in an epic future/ history of 1912 America, you play former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt on a mission to the floating ‘death star’ city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood by a mysterious enemy. DeWitt is able to harness some of her extraordinary, world-altering powers as their bond develops – which helps you battle through Columbia’s rollercoaster cargocarrying skylines at deathdefying speeds, with a range of amazing weapons. Compelling in narrative as it is gameplay, you must take on foes including the fearsome Skybird, who’ll stop at nothing to return Elizabeth to her capturer.
Dead Space 3 The famous third-person horror shooter is back. Set between a frozen planet and insane opening section that sees returning hero Isaac Clarke being blown out of a space ship and gasping his way through space to reach the helmet of his RIG (Resource Integration Gear) suit (which uses holographic displays to show the players health and ammo count), before swirling through an ancient space flotilla. The chilling soundscape returns, as do the fearsome necromorphs, now in mutated, mummified human and dog form, all endeavouring to claw the living shit out of you with a seamless co-op play adding to the thrills.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch An incredible debut game from Studio Ghibli, the makers of Spirited Away, this adventure RPG is as epic in its animation as it is in storyline. Starting in Motorville you play a young Oliver, drawn into a parallel world to become a magician, destined to take on the terrifying White Witch. Awesome cut scenes and ranging difficulty settings allow you to simply focus on this heart-warming story, while the controls are equally easy to get to grips with. With music from Joe Hisaishi adding to the score, this welcomes all fans of Studio Ghibli to yet another, magical world.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Metal Gear meets all-out sword play, as you play Raiden, the ally of Solid Snake in a gun-less action caper that lets you slice and dice your cyborg foes into ninja chunks. You can also use bullet time ‘Blade Mode’ to rip out spinal cords in a ‘cut and take’ move called ‘zan-datsu’. Stealth features return though visor reconnaissance, allowing you to ambush enemies, before battling mega robots and walking gun turrets which you can hurl to destruction with an electro whip or secondary weapons. Plus there’s friend called Blade Wolf with a howling chainsaw for a tail. Standard.
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RA D IO STARS
The New Batch Radio 1 has announced its latest dance gurus. So what are the newest batch of In New DJs We Trust bringing to the party? Monki
Age 21 From London Plays Club tunes, party hits and more What will you be bringing to Radio 1? “A brand new show that will cover every corner of the club, from house to grime and everything in between.” Why should people listen to your show? “If you want to listen to new, eclectic club music, lock in!” When do you join the roster? January
B rodi n k si
Age 25 From Paris to Los Angeles Plays From techno to Memphis rap What will you be bringing to Radio 1? “The French Touch!” Why should people listen to your show? “I will be playing a lot of different kinds of music, but I’ll always be trying to stay in good taste, of course!” When do you join the roster? April
S a lva
Age 30 From Los Angeles, CA Plays 808 music of all varieties What will you be bringing to Radio 1? “The whole West Coast!” Why should people listen to your show? “It’ll be raw, banging and intelligent, from rap to rave... breaking the hottest new underground electronic music from the States and abroad” When do you join the roster? March
J ac k master
Age 26 From Glasgow Plays “House and techno, but I’ll drop in everything from the golden age of disco to the latest unreleased bits from the UK” What will you be bringing to Radio 1? “A broad Scottish accent and the same personality that I bring to my club sets.” Why should people listen to your show? “To start the weekend a night early!” When do you join the roster? January www.mixmag.net