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Maceo Plex feat. C.A.R.
Maceo Plex continues to tease us ahead of the release of his second album. The last track he gave me was also an Essential New Tune, so he's having a bit of a moment and a good year. This track, forthcoming on Kompakt, sees him together with C.A.R. for a release which sounds like it could be part of the Drive 2 soundtrack. His new album, the follow-up to 2011's Life Index, is set for release in October. It's always exciting when Maceo Plex delivers a new tune. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen Again and forward to 23.09 mins here.
Management: Danni, Christine, Ellum Audio
Press: Danni, Ellum Audio
Booking: Brendan Long, Steve Hogan, WME Entertainment
04 Sep 2015
  • In its latest filing for 2014, Shazam had revenue of £36m with an operating loss of £13.8m and a net loss of £14.8m. Revenue increased 113%, but total expenses grew 126% and net loss increased 158%. (Billboard)
  • Los Angeles ER doctors want to put a ban on all county-wide dance music events due to the damaging effects of drug-use associated with EDM festivals. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Calvin Harris finally landed his first No. 1 single in Australia. (Billboard)
  • The death of a festival-goer at June’s Paradiso Festival was caused by ecstasy poisoning, it has been revealed. (Your EDM)
  • New laws put in place by the European Union mean Discogs sellers will now have to pay VAT at their local rates on all sales made through the site. (Fact)
  • Lawsuits against SoundCloud are growing, with BASCA now announcing they’ll be taking legal action against the company. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • EMI Production Music is declaring a six-month amnesty of all sampling declarations (past and present) from its extensive back catalogue (RotDBillboard) Anyone coming forward and declaring previously uncleared samples from the Sony/ATV Music Publishing-owned library will be given the opportunity to enter into a licence for future use without the fear of a royalty back claim.
  • Panasonic (parent company of Technics) has unveiled a prototype turntable built of aluminium, an allusion to the still-in-demand 1200 series. (Billboard)
  • There’s now a car that is specifically designed to “provide a club-like experience whilst driving”. Meet The Fractal. (Fact)
  • Roland’s classic synth SYSTEM-100 is now available in VST, AU and plug-out formats. (Mixmag)
  • Vine has announced a new music-based initiative with a number of new music functions, allowing users an improved interface posting and experiencing music content. (BillboardVentureBeat)
  • A survey of US Apple Music users from Slice Intelligence has found 70.2% of them are men, though only 39% had bought an Apple product online in the past two years. (Slice) The survey's wider finding also suggest that Apple Music has appeal outside of core urban, tech-focused markets. 
  • According to sources, YouTube is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key and another unnamed service targeting YouTube’s premium content creators, which will come with a paywall. Taken together, YouTube will be a mix of free, ad-supported content and premium videos that sit behind a paywall. (Verge) One music industry source questioned the "strategic priority" of the music subscription service for YouTube and Google
  • Paris will open new club Virgo at the foot of the city’s Montparnasse Tower later this month, with performances from Kyle Hall and Lucy set to take place. (Fact)
  • HARD has announced they will be cancelling their upcoming HARD Presents…A Night At Fairplex event in Pomona, California, due to recent concerns over deaths at dance events in the area. (Billboard)
  • SFX has announced that its new California-based One Tribe Festival has been cancelled indefinitely. (XLR8R)  
  • The music industry has a huge problem with perceived value. (Forbes)
  • How technology improves the music festival experience. (Forbes)
  • Designing new mobile experiences for the music-loving generation. (TechCrunch)
  • What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry. (Guardian - Eamonn Forde)
  • As PRS sues SoundCloud, is the balance of power still tipped towards large tech companies? (Register - Andrew Orlowski) "The problem isn't identification of works, it's the unwillingness to implement the identification technology, as internet companies know the loophole favours them".
  • PRS for Music’s decision to launch legal action against SoundCloud has implications which could reach far beyond those two organisations, David Balfour comments. (RotD)
  • Zac Efron’s long awaited EDM film We Are Your Friends had one of the worst opening weekends in cinema history. (Thump)
  • Evian Christ has given his own account and explanation of why he was "locked in a cage" at Leeds Festival. (Fact)
  • Harangue the DJ: Shy FX. (Guardian)
  • DJs show us around the Outlook site. (Mixmag)
  • While the past two years have been a whirlwind for brothers Howard and Guy of Disclosure, it seems nothing fazes them, finds Jacqui Swift. (Sun)
  • From Voodoo Ray to Infinity and beyond – the story of the UK's biggest rave anthems. (Guardian2 - Sam Richards)
  • Disclosure break down their album Caracal track by track. (Pitchfork)
  • Five underground print magazines taking on the dance press establishment. (Thump)
  • German producer Atom™ talks techno, clubbing and our planet’s crisis of creativity. (Thump)
  • 20 women who shaped the history of dance music. (Mixmag)
  • A look back at 23 electronic music nominees at the MTV Music Awards, from past to present. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • DJs inspired by Masters At Work choose their essential tracks from the legendary duo. (Thump)
  • Northern Irish producer, DJ, composer and recording artist David Holmes has had his fair share of career highlights over the years. (M)
  • The Quinta do Mocho housing estate outside Lisbon is the cradle of a uniquely African take on techno. (Mixmag)
  • Hieroglyphic Being is set to release a retrospective LP as I.B.M. on Detroit underground record label Interdimensional Transmissions. (XLR8R)
  • Funkineven has uploaded his entire Apron Records discography to YouTube. (Mixmag)
  • Roman Poncet and DJ Deep are teaming up under new moniker Sergie Rezza, and will be releasing a self-titled debut album on Desire Records October 9. (XLR8R)
  • Julian Smith is readying his first album as October, entitled Black Body Radiation, via Swedish techno hub Skudge Records. (Fact)
  • Infected Mushroom have announced their new album Converting Vegetarians II with surprising new single Fields of Grey. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Robert Hood has announced he will be releasing a triple reissue of LP Minimal Nation, which will come out on deluxe white vinyl with a CD featuring unreleased material. (XLR8R)
  • M.I.A. has revealed that Skrillex is working on her new album. (Mixmag)
  • Basic Soul Unit will team up with Dekmantel to issue new EP Under the Same Sky on October 16. (XLR8R)
  • A leak of the original mix of Jack U x Snails’ collab Holla Out has appeared online. (Your EDM)
  • UK artist Mumdance will start his US and Canadian tour in Raleigh, North Carolina next week. (Resident Advisor)
  • The Martinez Brothers have announced a North American tour hitting locations in the US, Canada and Mexico between October 23 and November 28. (XLR8R)
  • Avicii has postponed all remaining performances this year citing an overloaded summer schedule, the pressures of delivering an album and his directorial debut on two music videos. (Billboard)
  • The Chemical Brothers have been announce for the Apple Music Festival in London this September.
  • The Black Dog – Neither/Neither (3.7* – Resident Advisor)
  • Saab Nutson – Electronic Music From The Faroe Islands 1993 (3.6* – Resident Advisor)
  • Nero - Between II Worlds (Times2 - 1* Will Hodgkinson, Guardian G2 - 2* Lanre Bakare)
  • Calvin Harris - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (Guardian - 2* Malcolm Jack)
  • South West Four Festival - Clapham Common, London (Standard - 3* John Aizlewood)
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