Nic Fanciulli’s summer highlight


Nic Fanciulli (read here other news) that DJ/producer/label owner of renown has had quite a summer. From playing a six hour back to back session with Carl Cox, a birthday party with Digweed, and organising his own festival he has barely had time to sit down.

Fanciulli spent a good deal of time in Ibiza this summer playing in the clubs and the 100th release for the album Saved is not far off.

The Social Festival in Mote ParkMaidstone this year will feature the likes of Earth, Wind, & Fire as well as Sister Sledge. The festival takes place this weekend.

And according to Fanciulli that session with Carl Cox was not only one his favourite moments but also, Cox’s.

“He’s (Cox) put it in his top five favourite moments of his whole Ibiza career. We recorded the whole thing and put it out and the feedback has been amazing,” says Fanciulli.

Fanciulli is one of the biggest Britishelectronic music producers in the last 10 years and with aGrammy nomination under his belt, Fanciulli has places to go.

The producer has worked with the likes of UnderworldKylie MinogueU.N.K.L.ELoco DiceJosh Wink, and Tracey Thorn and released on labels such as Rejected and Souvenir.


Soundman Ray Dolby dies


American inventor and audio pioneer Ray Dolby (read here other news about Ray Dolby) known for Dolby surround sound and Dolby Digital stereo has died at the age of 80 at his home in San Francisco.

Dolby, who founded Dolby Laboratories, was diagnosed with acute leukemia earlier this year. He founded the Dolby company in 1965 and it became a leader in audio technology. Dolby was instrumental in such things as noise reduction and surround sound technology and also created a number of technologies which are very often still used in music, movies, and the entertainment industries.

The work Dolby did helped to reduce the hissing sound in cassette recordings and he also did work on “Star Wars”.

The inventor had 50 U.S. patents and he also claimed a number of awards for his work, including several Emmys, two Oscars and a Grammy.

Dolby was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton and he was also inducted into the US’s National Inventors Hall of Fame and the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineers.

Last year the theatre which stages the annual Academy Awards was renamed the Dolby Theatre. The Ray Dolby Ballroom was also named in his honor.


Adele makes cameo in new movie

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She conquered the music world and now she is about to take on the film world as Adele makes a cameo in the new film The Secret Service.

Adele, who won the Academy Award earlier this year for Best Original song for Skyfall from the James Bond film of the same name, will star alongside British actors Colin Firth and Michael Caine and the American Samuel L Jackson, in the spy-flick.

The movie will be directed by Matthew Vaughan who also directed Kick Ass.

Twenty-five year old Adele will reportedly play a villain in the film which is also expected to feature British icons David Beckham and Sir Elton John. She previously made her acting debut in the television series Ugly Betty back in 2009.

The singer/songwriter has been busy in the last year, having a baby and working on her new album.

Adele, who became a mom in October, has been back in studio working on her latest album since April with producers James Ford and Kid Harpoon.

The album will be a follow up to her last hit record 21. She has also won a Grammy and a Brit Award for Skyfall.

The album, which is reported to be ready to hit the shelves mid-2014, is said to be edgy .