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The 15th annual Red Bull Music Academy, which this year heads to New York, will take place between April 28th-May 15th and will involve a plethora of influential and respected names in music. The academy will feature 236 artists across 34 nights which will include academy lectures, special one-off concerts, A/V installations and film screenings among other things.

The first round of names taking part this year have been announced and as expected – the list (already) includes some of the most pioneering names in contemporary music. Among the first to be revealed include Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Brien Eno, James Murphy, Skream & Questlove. Head over to redbullmusicacademy.com for the full lowdown and ticket information. Expect further (rather epic) announcements in the coming days.

So… New York in April? #yesplease.

Sidenote: They’ve also just launched a new (highly distracting!) Red Bull Midi Academy site featuring “cutting-edge [midi] renditions of all your favourites like Flying Lotus, TNGHT, Mount Kimbie and more…”. The site goes in-hand with the H∆SHTAG$ series they’re currently airing on internet music culture – peep the first three episodes (featuring How To Dress Well, Zodiac, Main Attrakionz, Flatbush Zombies, Mount Kimbie and many others) here.