Each week we pick five things we're feeling on the interwebz. We hope you might find them interesting too.
This week: Save fabric campaign, Kornel Kovcas on his new album, a new Grime book, Ableton Loop lectures online and old Dilla mixtape unearthed.
Save fabric campaign intensifies
Industry stalwart Bill Brewster pens a passionate and thoughtful defence of fabric and UK nightlife as a whole in The Guardian. One of scores of articles and petitions in support of one of the world's most loved and respected nightclubs.
Here's also the first on-record response from London Mayor Shadiq Khan on the issue.
Ableton share Loop lectures online
Ableton have compiled all of the lectures from last November's inaugural Loop summit in Berlin. You can check them all out on their YouTube channel now. Whilst they're all more than worth a watch, we liked Jace Clayton's lecture on the impact of technology on music via connectivity and accessibility it facilitates.
There's an essential new book for fans of grime. Written by Hattie Collins, This Is Grime plots a course from its germination in east London through to its present incarnation via a mixture of exclusive interviews, essays and photos from those who made it happen. Peng. While you're on it, check out our Grime 2.0 sample pack for contemporary grime loops and samples.
Kornél Kovács in conversation
The rising Swedish producer part of the stupendously good Studio Barnhus crew has a chat with Attack Magazine's Kristan Caryl about his new album, The Bells, as well as remixing woes, programming clubs badly and having a sense of humour with his music.
Get to know a J Dilla mix
Boiler Room have got their grubby mitts on a never-before-released J Dilla mixtape and have kindly shared it via their SoundCloud this week. What to expect? "Made some time between mid-1999 and early 2000, it's a fly-on-the-wall showing of what Jay Dee had blaring out of his speakers while on the sofa or by the MPC." Enough said, really.