Charlotte de Witte crowned world’s number one ‘Alternative DJ’ by Beatport and DJ Mag


Charlotte de Witte has been ranked the best Alternative DJ for the second year running, followed by Carl Cox, Claptone, Peggy Gou, Boris Brejcha and more.

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The Alternative Top 100 DJ chart is a spin-off of the Top 100 DJ chart, which David Guetta won earlier this month. Powered by Beatport and hosted by DJ Mag, the chart combines sales in house and techno with reader votes on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ chart to crown one house and techno DJ as the best in the world.

DJ Mag says that, as its main Top 100 DJs poll is mostly dominated by EDM and trance DJs, the Alternative Top 100 list is an opportunity to “shine a light on the DJs playing sounds on the periphery of the global poll in recent years, despite commanding huge audiences worldwide.”

Despite the pandemic disrupting the DJ scene, it’s been an exciting year for 29-year-old Charlotte de Witte. The Belgian producer and label owner played a memorable stream on Italian Formula 1 race track Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, launched a clothing line with Belgian activewear brand, 42I54, and encouraged producers to submit demos to her KNTXT label in an effort to diversify the techno scene.

She told DJ Mag: “I think this year was a good opportunity to try and explore other things. Obviously, I couldn’t go on tours and didn’t have so many shows, so it was really nice to stretch my arms and see what other things I could get involved with.”

Speaking on her recent releases that have traversed into trance territory, de Witte said: “I don’t think anyone making music should necessarily limit themselves because something is considered not techno enough. What the hell does that mean anyway? If you just feel like doing something, I think you should. It’s interesting to sometimes reach out to another type of electronic music that shows where you come from and show that storyline a bit.”

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Nana Akua Addo Gives All the Drama in All Black Lace Look by Yartel During Glitz Fashion Week 2021


Glitz Africa Fashion Week kicked off on the 21st of October posing as Ghana’s biggest fashion event of the year! On the scene of the fashion week event, we spotted Ghanian actress Nana Akua Addo who delivered a stunning street style moment.

Nana Akua Addo walked the streets in an all-black look designed and styled by Yartel. Her ensemble was comprised of a black lace jumpsuit along with a puffed pleated mini skirt and a matching lace face covering. For accessories, she opted for a pair of black sunglasses with a chunky chain and PVC pumps. She also wore over 30 pieces of American diamond bracelets from Sparkles Jewelry by L’emefah.

During Glitz Fashion Week, Nana Akua Addo was honored with the Event Influencer of the Year Award, presented by Eventguide Africa.

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Focusrite’s AI-powered FAST Verb analyses your audio to generate the ideal reverb


Focusrite has added a reverb to its FAST series of AI-powered plug-ins, which analyses incoming audio to generate a suitable reverb profile.

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FAST Verb takes advantage of a machine learning algorithm trained on 500,000 samples and offers users three different types of AI-generated reverbs: Natural, Balanced and Artificial. To get started, choose an instrument type and hit the analyse button. The plug-in also visualises wet signals in its interface, so you get a better idea of how your signals are being altered.

You can dive into Detailed View to further tweak the results with colour, clarity, modulation high-pass and mono-bass parameters. Plus, the plug-in has three effects – freeze, bounce and reverse – that invite more experimental options to the table.

Check out FAST Verb in action below:

FAST Verb is the fourth in the series – following the FAST Equaliser, FAST Compressor and FAST Reveal, a spectral ducker – which aims to offer quality sounding effects with speedy results.

You can pick up FAST Verb now for £89.82 or take on a £5.99 monthly to own deal for 15 months. Focusrite is also offering a limited bundle on all four FAST plug-ins for £100 or a £6.66 monthly subscription.

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Angelina Jolie Attends the Premiere of ‘Eternals’ During the 2021 Rome Film Festival With Daughters Zahara and Shiloh Wearing Atelier Versace Metal Mesh Strapless Dress


It was girls night at the premiere of Eternals during the 2021 16th annual Rome Film Festival as Angelina Jolie and her daughters Zahara and Shiloh, missing Vivienne, shut down the red carpet in their glamorous looks.

Angelina Jolie wore a custom Atelier Versace platinum metal mesh draped strapless column dress, styled by Jason Bolden. She wore her hair in a straight style tucked behind her ears to show off her curved-shape silver earrings.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt wore a white vintage Grecian-inspired gown from The Kit Vintage, of which she picked out herself.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt wore a Versace black cutout detail mini dress paired with yellow and black spotted sneakers.


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Ed Sheeran on how he bonded with Eminem through cassette collecting: “It’s like a very cool pen-pal thing”


Ed Sheeran has opened up about his friendship with rapper Eminem saying that the pair bonded over a mutual interest in cassette collecting.

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Sheeran spoke about being “pen-pals” with the rapper during a recent appearance on Later… With Jools Holland.

“I collect cassettes and I’ve got Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and they are quite difficult to find,” Sheeran said. “The only person I know who collects the same is Eminem.”

“He is avid at going to find them. We have started having this, it’s like a very cool pen-pal thing. I got a message the other day [from Eminem] about an LL Cool J cassette. He said, ‘This is the cassette which made me want to start rapping’.

“I sent him Van Morrison and I will send him David Gray’s White Ladder next.”

Sheeran and Eminem have collaborated thrice since 2017 on the singles River, Remember The Name and Those Kinda Nights.

Back in 2015, Sheeran spoke at a New York fundraiser for the American Institute Of Stuttering about how learning to rap to Eminem’s music helped him get rid of a childhood stutter.

“My dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it,” he said [per NME]. “I learned every word of it, back to front, by the time I was ten. He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter.”

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Mary J. Blige Dons Bottega Veneta Red Shearling Padded Tails Coat, Black Zipper-Detail Leather Pants, and Black Floral Embroidery Top to the Brand’s Salon 03 Show in Detroit


Bottega Veneta went the unconventional route for its latest Salon 03 fashion show, opting for a non-fashion week presentation in Detroit, Michigan. With figures like Kylie Jenner and Rihanna as fans, the “it” brand delivered another captivating collection that we are positive will land on the celebrities very soon. On the scene, many familiar faces filled the venue including Lil Kim, Kehlani, Big Sean, Burna Boy, Zazie Beetz, and more. Mary J. Blige was also in attendance at the show where she stunned in a super stylish look by the brand.

Mary J. Blige wore a full Fall 2021 look by Bottega Veneta while attending their Salon 03 show, styled by Jason Rembert. Her look included the $22,200 shearling coat with padded tails, $4,400 floral macrame top, and $4,800 leather slim pants with latex finish. She also sported a pair of black square-toe shoes and Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings.

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Doja Taps Into Her Inner Princess Kida From Disney’s ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ for Costume Birthday Party: Custom Costume by Chrishabana


On Thursday, music artist Doja Cat celebrated her 26th birthday with an underwater-themed costume party in Los Angeles. Celebrities like Teyana Taylor, Karrueche Train, Winnie Harlow, Billie Eilish, and more were in attendance rocking their best costumes executing the aquatic theme.

Doja Cat showed up to her birthday bash in an incredibly spot-on costume of Princess Kida from Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). Her Princess Kida costume was custom-made by Chrishabana and included the bralette top, wrap skirt, arm band, crystal shard necklace, and spear. The costume was paired with $109.95 Steve Madden Uplift brown patent lace-up sandals. Her look was styled by Brett Alan Nelson.

Doja Cat even nailed the the character’s icy white hair and facial art for makeup, executed by JStayReady and Ernesto Casillas, respectively.

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5 Celebrities Who Swear by Beauty Supplements


Beauty supplements can ensure that you’re getting everything you need to strengthen your hair, nails and keep your skin in top condition too. These stars swear by supplements to keep that radiant glow going, saying that they’ve noticed a visible difference since they’ve begun using them. Some use simple vitamins which they add to their diet, while others swear by more complex supplements to give them a special health kick.


Christy Turlington

Christy loves a supplement by Imedeen: ”It’s very important for me to maintain great looking skin – not only as a model, but as a woman with lots of demands and many roles to fill each day. Caring for my skin on the inside is just as important as how I care for the outside … Now I can count on Imedeen to deliver deep down nourishment where it matters most.” 

Courteney Cox

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Courteney loves simple vitamin supplements to boost her diet: ”I eat really well and take omega supplements, a vitamin B complex and a lot of vitamin D. Red wine and vodka are my vices, but I’m pretty healthy on the whole.”


Elle Macpherson

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Elle created her own green supplement named Super Elixir and says it helps achieve balance: “It’s not something you achieve simply through going to the gym, using expensive creams or speaking to a therapist, it’s a feeling of balance and strength that originates from within and on a cellular level. The Super Elixir balances and strengthens me, to enable me to be the woman and mother I want to be, and now I want to share it!” 

Miranda Kerr

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Beyerdynamic M 70 Pro X & M 90 Pro X: affordable, versatile mics belong with creators and in pro studios


Price M 70 Pro X: €249/$299; M 90 Pro X: €299/$399
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Think of long-established transducer specialists Beyerdynamic, and there’s a 50/50 chance that the first product that springs to mind is a microphone or a set of headphones. It’s fitting then that the German company’s latest Pro X range comprises two of each. We set up the M 70 Pro X and M 90 Pro X and get up close and personal with the new mics.

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Although visually similar, the two new mics are distinctly different. The M 70 Pro X is a dynamic mic with a speech-optimised sound aimed at content creators. Meanwhile, the M 90 Pro X is a true condenser microphone designed for critical recording and broadcasting applications. Common to both mics is the inclusion of a thoughtfully engineered shock mount, and a pop filter – a proper one, not a foam sock.

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M 70 Pro X

The dynamic fixed cardioid M 70 Pro X resembles a cross between the classic Electro-Voice RE20 and Shure SM7B. Like those well-known mics, the M 70 is a top-address (or front-address) microphone, and it’s a good deal lighter in weight than an RE20, so isn’t prone to drooping at inconvenient moments. Lightweight doesn’t mean flimsy here, though, as the high-quality aluminium housing is built with a “break-proof” steel mesh to protect the delicate capsule.

All essential components such as capsules, circuit boards, plugs, and casing can be repaired or replaced should a fault develop; there’s no throwaway culture here. This commitment to environmental issues extends to the packaging, too, which omits plastic by using completely recyclable paper and cardboard.

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Beyoncé Graces Our Instagram Feeds With Three New Looks Wearing Custom Dolce and Gabbana Blue and White Tile Print Dress, Saint Laurent Black Feather Trim Ribbed Romper, and Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Mesh Turtleneck Top and Alice and Olivia Leather Flared Pants


On Friday night, Beyoncé took to Instagram to share what we thought would be one new look. She actually graced our feeds with three never-before-seen looks and we’ve got deets on all of them.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z stepped out for the night wearing stylish looks, per usual. Beyoncé wore a custom Dolce and Gabbana belted one-shoulder cutout dress and matching face mask in the brand’s blue and white Majolica tile-print design, styled by KJ Moody. For accessories, she stayed true to her aesthetic rocking sunglasses with her look. In one frame, she wore the $557 Dolce and Gabbana Christmas pearl-embellished cat-eye pair. In another flick, she wore white cat-eye sunnies. Additionally, she rocked a pair of gold diamond-shape earrings by Lorraine Schwartz along with white strappy sandals. Rounding off the look, the singer carried a Dolce and Gabbana papal tiara jewel-encrusted white and gold handbag.

Jay-Z was outfitted in a black suit jacket and trousers by Tom Ford, paired with a Saint Laurent longline coat. Styled by June Ambrose, he also wore oxfords to accompany the look.

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