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Tank Drop EP
Purple Disco Machine
Much like the Yotto release last week, this is a brilliant new EP - so good in fact, I've selected both tracks this week. Purple Disco Machine is from Dresden in East Germany and this summer he was the resident DJ for the Defected parties at Space in Ibiza. The EP is called Tank Drop EP. Enjoy, the Purple Disco Machine. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:00 mins here.
Label: Katsi, Kittball Records 
Management: Matt Jagger, Colluded Management for PDM
Publishing: Defected Music Publishing 
Radio: Will, Dispersion PR
Live: Tom Godwin, Colluded Talent (UK, Eire & Ibiza), Inbal Lankry, Windish Agency (The Americas), Sebastian Schmitt, Wilde Agency (ROW)
04 Dec 2015
  • !K7 has announced a new global services and neighbouring rights management partnership with Anja Schneider and Berlin-based electronic music imprint Mobilee Records. (RotD)
  • EDM promoter SFX has hired an investment bank to explore options for selling non-core assets and reducing debt load. (Billboard)
  • Dance music booking agency Elastic Artists has held back payments from its artists after hitting what it describes as "financial difficulties." (HBF) Manchester collective Levelz have hijacked the Facebook and Instagram pages of the company in apparent retaliation. (Fact)
  • Dutch mogul John de Mol, revered in the Netherlands for producing reality television shows such as Big Brother, Fear Factor, and The Voice of Holland, is currently in talks to purchase ID&T from its parent company, SFX. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • An ER doctor in Australia is pushing for pill testing at festivals following last weekend’s death at Stereosonic. (YourEDM)
  • A 25-year-old woman died during the opening leg of Stereosonic in Sydney, Australia at the weekend, reportedly from drug-related complications. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Mag has announced the nominations for the 2015 Best Of British awards. (RotD)
  • Holly Herndon is building a crowd-sourced database of sound based on the internet. (Thump)
  • Steve Angello has been inducted into the elite BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective's weekly live stream The Lab launches in Sydney with Basenji. (Mixmag)
  • IMS Asia-Pacific announces schedule. (IMS)
  • Creative industries contributed $2.25 trillion to the global economy, but the creators behind the boom are not properly compensated, according to an in-depth report presented by global rights group CISAC. (Billboard)
  • Steve Lawler is the subject of a new dance music documentary, The Art Of The DJ, which uncovers what happened when dance music became a global business and what happens when DJs achieve what they've worked for. (RA) It's available to stream via Vimeo.
  • Korg has introduced iDS-10, a portable synth for the iPhone. (Mixmag)
  • has unearthed a gigantic collection of cassettes from the mid-80s into the mid-90s. (Fact)
  • As previously reported, online file transfer service WeTransfer has unveiled a new platform for streaming music. (Billboard) It will feature targeted, curated campaigns, working closely with artists and labels themselves rather than maintaining an open, user-generated streaming service.
  • Majestic Casual's YouTube channel has been reinstated after being terminated over "multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement" last week. (Fact)
  • Beatport is rallying its global base of DJs and electronic music artists to provide a custom soundtrack for the #ListenParis2015 climate change awareness initiative. (RotD)
  • Mark Knight has launched The Toolroom Academy, a new suite of online production courses launched in conjunction with Faderpro. (FaderPro)
  • YouTube’s iOS application is now ranked as one of the App Store’s Top 10 Grossing apps on iPhone, following the launch of YouTube Red in late October. (TechCrunch)
  • Spotify is now the world's most popular streaming music service, beating Pandora, according to a new report from app analytics firm App Annie. (Billboard)
  • Major Lazer’s Lean On is now the most streamed song of all time. (BillboardOCC)
  • Tomorrowland has unveiled its full length motion-picture documenting the festival, This Was Tomorrow. (YourEDM)
  • Tale of Us, Mind Against, and Thugfucker are all set to play the Life and Death Showcase at Art Basel, Miami on December 3. (XLR8R)
  • Verboten StageONE will host Black Coffee, Matthew Dear, Art Department and more at Art Basel, Miami on December 5. (XLR8R)
  • UK festival Gottwood has announced the line-up for its 2016 edition, including Ben UFO, Joy Orbison and Nick Hoppner. (Thump)
  • Cream is teaming up with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for a special show at Liverpool Cathedral on April 16, 2016. (Mixmag)
  • One of Europe’s premiere techno brands, AWAKENINGS, has just revealed the details for its first ever North American stand-alone show set to take place New York on February 14. (XLR8R)
  • Shura and Mura Masa are among the first acts announced for 2016’s Great Escape festival in May. (Fact)
  • The likes of Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Jackmaster, Levon Vincent, Boddika and Tessela will no longer appear at Interval Festival after the Club Guesthouse venue in Bucharest was deemed unsafe. (Mixmag)
  • After Time Warp's venue troubles, NYC promoters weigh in on the city’s war on dance. (Pulse)
  • Former Epic and Columbia US A&R veteran Ben Goldman discusses how the A&R aspect of the music industry has transformed, as well as providing some advice for artists on what those in his field look for in a band. (Hypebot)
  • This is why giving people access to on-demand music that's 'free all the time' is a problem. (BusinessInsider - Brian McAndrews, CEO of Pandora)
  • No new technology encapsulates the potential for positive change for this suffering music industry more than the Blockchain. (Medium - Benji Rogers)
  • Renown manager Troy Carter talks about the future of technology and music. (Entrepreneur)
  • The rise and rise of headphones: Why the set you buy isn’t just a question of sound quality, but identity. (Independent - Rhodri Marsden)
  • The future appears bleak for companies whose sole business is music streaming. (FT) Ministry of Sound’s Lohan Presencer says that “it’s very dangerous relying on companies whose primary business is not music to subsidise the music industry”.
  • Vancouver party Backdoor is the subject of private investigation alleging sex acts, drug use. (Resident Advisor)
  • Amsterdam’s famous Studio 80 has been sold and will officially close its doors in Janaury. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The Dolby Atmos residency at Ministry of Sound club will launch in January with Hospital Records - the first in a series of special events with a lineup of electronic artists who will transform their music into a “multidimensional, immersive sound experience”. (RotD)
  • Harangue the DJ: Axel Boman. (Guardian Guide)
  • The worst record covers of 2015. (Thump)
  • The best music marketing of 2015. (AdAge)
  • The 10 best record labels of 2015. (Fact)
  • Get an inside look at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event with their official RESONATE documentary. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • A guide to Art Basel: five parties to check out. (YourEDM)
  • Top 10 January / February 2016 festivals. (RA)
  • 10 lessons from Floating Points on swapping the DJ booth for the composer's chair. (Thump)
  • The 10 most influential record labels of 2015. (Pulse)
  • The story behind Faithless’s Insomnia. (Mixmag)
  • The rise of Tileyard Studios in London. (Gasholder)
  • Review: Take Note 2015. (Pulse)
  • Why door pickers are a good thing for clubland - and what a decent one really does. (Mixmag)
  • Trance was the sound of 2015, but don’t call it a revival. (Fact)
  • Danny Howard interview: representing the uk dance music scene. (Skiddle)
  • Lost in Music: the story of dance music in 500 images. (BJP)
  • Mixmag meets Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire on the road for their US tour. 
  • Is electronic music on the brink of its grunge moment? (Verge) The genre's bleeding edge is visceral, antisocial, and downright ugly.
  • Stadium synth-lord Jean Michel Jarre talks to Max Dax about his new album Electronica, which features the likes of Air, Laurie Anderson and John Carpenter. (ElectronicBeats)
  • Steve Aoki turned 38 this week and celebrated by announcing a collaboration with Martin Garrix. (Billboard)
  • Berlin techno behemoth Rødhåd will deliver a new EP via his own Dystopian imprint later this month. (Fact)
  • Larry Heard will return to his Mr Heard moniker for a new EP set to land in February. (Mixmag)
  • Rex The Dog's latest 12", You Are The Blade, is out now via Kompakt, accompanied by a video for latest single Musik Hypnotises. (XLR8R)
  • Kamera’s second EP Ventoux will be released on January 29 via Erol Alkan's Phantasy imprint. (XLR8R)
  • Kevin McPhee has unveiled his new alias, Ian Oakley, with the first 12" under his new pseudonym due out next month. (Resident Advisor)
  • Skrillex has linked up with the video industry's best on his ambitious new video for Red Lips. (Thump)
  • Nina Kraviz’s debut album will be reissued next month via Rekids, alongside a remix 7″ from ghetto house and juke specialist DJ Slugo. (XLR8R)
  • Eric Prydz has announced an official release date of February 5 for his debut artist album, which carries the same name as his hit single Opus. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Eats Everything, the UK DJ/producer and one of the dominant figures to rise from the Bristol, UK, scene, is coming to Amsterdam on December 18 for a very special performance at the intimate Cruquiusgilde. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Following Dave Haslam’s sale of his record collection to Seth Troxler recently, former Hacienda veteran DJ Buckley Boland is set to list his own collection of 8,000 records for sale. (Fact)
  • Detroit duo Octave One have announced that they’ll be heading to Switzerland this month to perform with members of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. (Data Transmission)
  • Anglo Management seeks a Management Assistant in London. Details
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