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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Trouble At The Seance (Kolsch Remix)
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
Crosstown Rebels
It's a brand new Kölsch remix of one of my favourite tracks, Trouble at the Seance from Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons' recent album. The Copenhagen-based producer / DJ has done a stellar job on this. I insist you turn it up. This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:10 mins here.
LabelLeon Oakey, Crosstown Rebels
ManagementEd Cartwright Tusk Management Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons/ Henrik Lücke Olsen, Kölsch 
Publishing: Warner Music Publishing & Copyright Control 
RadioJessica Lamb, Maouris/ James Jackson, Listen Up
OnlineMelissa Maouris, Maouris
LiveDavid Levy, William Morris Entertainment
15 Apr 2016
  • New figures from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) show a 5% increase in the value of the recorded music industry in 2015, the first upwards trend the industry's had in its wholesale figures since 2012. (ABC) Streaming now accounts for 62% of the overall market. Digital downloads went down by almost 13%, while CD sales fell 4%.
  • The Eclectic Bar Group, owners of Lola Lo and Dirty Blonde nightclubs, has announced the acquisition of The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Company, which owns and operates the Grade II-listed, structure for £18m. (FTBBCGuardian)
  • Former Beatport CEO Matthew Adell has launched Metapop, a tool to help artists earn money from fan remixes. (Pulse, Mixmag)
  • SFX Entertainment’s remaining 36 employees in New York will made redundant in July but shows will go on as it hopes to emerge from bankruptcy. (NYPost)
  • Uber is to introduce drivers to Ibiza for the first time this season. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • A new online music retailer, The Mixtape Shop, is now open. Founded in 2009 as a tool for sharing and discovering new music, the site relaunched this year as an online vinyl record store. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Live Nation has acquired New York’s Governor’s Ball Festival. (DMN)
  • US television network Fox has announced that the inaugural edition of their EDM award show – the Electronic Music Awards – is to be postponed. The event was due to take place this month. (Fact)
  • Figures this week's IFPI Global Music Report 2015 show that digital music revenues have surpassed the takings from traditional music formats for the first time. (RotDGuardianBillboardBillboardTimes) IFPI head Frances Moore highlighted the "value gap" - the points between the amount of free, ad-supported on demand streams on services like YouTube, and the money those streams generate for the industry: “Music consumption is exploding worldwide, and it’s a 3.2% increase. The question could be why is it not higher?”
  • Pete Tong in conversation with Bob Lefsetz announced for IMS Engage, taking place April 21 at the W Hollywood, Los Angeles. (IMS)
  • Recently rebooted turntable brand Vestax has revealed the first product to be released under the new STP/Vestax name: a four-channel analog mixer called the Phoenix. (Fact
  • Tweet: Charles Arthur ‏@charlesarthur Apple Music has just passed 5m downloads on Google Play. Took 17 weeks to add 4m (from 1m downloads): about 250k/wk.
  • Analysts found that 45% of US Tidal app users identified as black, compared to 16% on Spotify, and 20% on Pandora. (BusinessInsider)
  • How music streaming service exclusives make pirating tempting again. (Verge) "The dream of streaming all the music in world won’t last if it becomes just another expensive patchwork of barriers."
  • Not only do YouTube have a month-to-month rolling contract with Universal, Spotify is in a similar contract with at least two of the major labels, and if not already, soon with all three. (MusicAlly)
  • Artist-rights organisation the Future of Music Coalition has claimed independent artists uploading music directly to SoundCloud (rather than through a label or distributor) can only start to earn royalties from those recordings if they are a ‘Premier Partner’. (FoMC)
  • SoundCloud has announced an integration with Twitter Moments via audio cards. Now users can listen to a SoundCloud track directly in the Moments tab. (SoundCloud)
  • Together Boston's 2016 line-up includes The Black MadonnaMatthew Dear and Floating Points, who will continue his series of live band shows. (Fact)
  • Australia's largest winter festival Splendour in the Grass has announced its 2016 line-up, featuring some big dance music drawcards including The Avalanches, Flume and What So Not. (Mixmag)
  • The Avalanches confirm their first shows since 2011. (Quietus) They will play Field Day on June 12.
  • Chicago's Mamby On The Beach festival has announced its 2016 line-up, featuring the likes of Chet Faker, Chromeo and Ryan Hemsworth. (IMSMixmag)
  • Festival Forte has returned for its third edition, set to take place between August 25- 27 inside the walls of the Portuguese castle Montemor-o-Velho. Ben KlockRODHAD and Apparat are all set to headline. (XLR8R)
  • With artists becoming brands in their own right and brand partnerships becoming increasingly embedded in culture, marketers and talented artists have more influence than ever before. In this round-table discussion, five industry experts explore what this means for the branded communications industry, the possibilities opened up by the power of music to connect with fans. (CannesLions)
  • Facebook might be about to change everything in music using Vertical Reality. (Sammy Andrews)
  • Data can help artists book shows, grow their fanbase, make sales and learn more about how to cater to those who love what they do. So where is it found? And how can it be used to boost careers? (M - Rhian Jones)
  • Governors Ball and Founders Entertainment heads Wolowitz and Russell talk Live Nation and new ventures. (Billboard)
  • We’re sick of reading about the bursting of the EDM bubble. (EDMTunes)
  • Half of consumers say they have listened to an album online before buying a vinyl copy, according to a poll. (BBC) 48% of people who bought vinyl last month admit they have yet to play it and 7% say they do not even own a turntable.
  • 46% of Americans ‘not that into streaming,’ study finds. (DMN)
  • Streaming hits 67.5m subscribers but identity crisis looms. (Mark Mulligan)
  • Will SoundCloud Go burst the streaming music bubble? (DailyDot)
  • How can we save the London club scene? (Dazed)
  • The IFPI and its major-label members are training their fire on a “value gap” between the amount of free, ad-supported on demand streams on services like YouTube, and the money those streams generate for the industry. (MusicAlly)
  • IFPI first take: Declining legacy formats continue to hold back growth. (Mark Mulligan)
  • Dance Tunnel in Dalston, east London, is to close in August due to "the licensing climate in Hackney". (Mixmag)
  • Ibiza 2016 season news roundup so far. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • DJ and producer High Contrast has signed to 3 Beat and has unveiled his first single with the label.(MusicWeek)
  • Harangue the DJ: Nic Tasker. (Guardian)
  • Q+A: Alison Wonderland. (Mixmag)
  • DJ EZ: UK garage has never disappeared. (Pulse)
  • The spirituality of Sven Väth: how India influenced a dance music mastermind. (Pulse)
  • High Contrast discusses his new single, new album and new label. (UKF)
  • Celebrate the return of The Avalanches with this super interesting short film about the making of their classic debut. (Thump)
  • Red Hot Car: How a Japanese auto maker fueled the rise of EDM. (Fact)
  • Manuel Sepulveda, a designer for Planet Mu, Ninja Tune, Unsound and Hyperdub, explains how a collision between nostalgia and futurism defines his work. (RA)
  • From Ibiza to EDM festivals: tracing the peculiar history of the modern-day techno tourist. (Thump)
  • Electronic dance music icon Pasquale Rotella shares his experience and insights of EDM culture. (NYUNews)
  • Flex Tunes: Brooklyn's own dance music. (Pitchfork)
  • My beat still goes boom: an interview with electro legend The Egyptian Lover. (Thump)
  • The clubs of Northern Soul: The story of the clubs that made the scene. (Mixmag)
  • On the eve of his return to London's Fabric, Claude VonStroke discusses Dirtybird. (Fabric)
  • Ryan Keeling sifts through the SoundCloud account of a one-of-a-kind producer: 食品まつり a.k.a foodman. (RA)
  • Meet the next generation of female record label bosses. (Thump)
  • How the pulse of house music keeps South Africa connected. (Huck Magazine)
  • Suzanne Ciani explains the obstacles she faced en route to becoming one of early electronic music's most respected composers. (RA)
  • Rødhåd’s outsider graft and visions of dystopia have made him one of the leading techno stars on the planet, says Mark Rowlands. (Mixmag)
  • FKA Twigs and Oneohtrix Point Never appear to be working on new music, after a short video of the duo in the studio together appeared on both artists’ Instagram accounts last night. (Fact)
  • British actor Idris Elba is set to feature on a forthcoming Fatboy Slim track. Elba previously lent his vocal talents to Fatboy's remix of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson. (Mixmag)
  • Following the release of his lastest album Wild Youth, Steve Angello was featured as a guest columnist for Q Magazine. In the article, Angello makes the case for music collaboration being the tool to drive forward electronic music as an industry. (
  • Hendrik Weber (a.k.a Pantha Du Prince) has shared an interactive and visually stimulating soundboard that allows users to trigger and weave together various sound that will be found on this long-awaited album. (XLR8R)
  • Mad Decent looks to continue fostering the brightest young talent in dance music with the launch of its new free download imprint, Good Enuff. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Four Tet has tweeted his ambition to buy the London Trocadero - a now-closed entertainment complex - and create something similar to Berlin's Berghain. (Mixmag)
  • Dekmantel is launching a new label series called UFO. (Mixmag)
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