Now you can party in an aeroplane with John Digweed
From Easyjet ravers to jet-setting DJs complaining about delayed flights and lost baggage, air travel and dance music have had a long and fraught relationship. But things are starting to look up for airborne progressive and tech house fans, with the announcement that John Digweed’s long-running radio show and mix series Transitions is getting its own in-flight radio station on British Airways.
The station will be exclusive to BA and updated monthly with new musical picks by Diggers – if you needed any more evidence that house music is now a firm bastion of British culture (or a part of the ‘bedrock’, if you will – groan) then this is it, as deep beats and bleeps from the likes of Robert Babicz and Hot Since 82 will sit alongside stations dedicated to Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Pink Floyd and Nick Cave. Head over here to listen to the most recent edition of Transitions.
In related Digweed news, you can now pick up a deluxe boxset of his latest release Versus, in which the house stalwart and his fellow Bedrock founder Nick Muir challenged a dozen of their favourite new producers to create collaborative tracks. The resulting three disc compilation – including a disc mixed by Digweed, one unmixed disc and one disc of new downtempo tracks by Diwgeed and Muir, is now available on vinyl in a pretty blue boxset with a 20-page booklet from the Versus website.