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07 Oct 2016
  • As previously reported, Spotify and SoundCloud in talks to create ‘superpower’. (FT)
  • According to Digital Music News and data collected by PrivCo, SoundCloud amassed a gross revenue of $28m in 2016 - a 43% increase from year’s past. (Mixmag)
  • Global has expanded its UK festival footprint to a total of 11 events with the acquisition of South West Four, Field Day, Boardmasters, Rewind, Y Not and Truck festivals, and purchased a further stake in Snowbombing/Festival No.6 promoter Broadwick Live. (IQ)
  • Listen Up Music Promotions announces its move into Digital Marketing with Listen Up Digital. (RotD)
  • London nightlife promoter Roger Michael has thrown his hat in the ring to be the capital’s first “night czar”. (Standard)
  • Flume has swept the nominations for the 2016 Aria awards, shortlisted for 11 categories in total – and already winning in three. (Guardian)
  • Tokyo Dance Music Event, Japan's first conference of the electronic music industries, will launch this December 1-3. (RotD)
  • IMS and Storm collaborate again for the IMS Asia-Pacific conference and Storm Festival, helping to grow China's dance music scene. (Billboard)
  • A peaceful protest in support of London's nightlife is happening this Saturday (October 8), starting in Hoxton Square at 1pm. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric's appeal against the club's licence being revoked will be heard on November 28. £260,000 in donations have been raised so far. (MixmagBillboard)
  • Behringer adds augmented reality interface to DeepMind 12 synthesizer. (FACT)
  • Create a Bluetooth speaker, theremin, drum machine or anything else you can code, thanks to London-based DIY computing company Kano. (FACT)
  • Maschine Jam – Point Blank take a first look at the new updates. (Data Transmission)
  • MelodyVR has partnered with Germany's Telefónica to showcase virtual reality from artists such as Kygo, The Who and the London Symphony Orchestra. (RotD)
  • Musicians, including Steve Aoki, T-Pain and Darude have discovered is that devotees of video platform and community for gamers Twitch also make great music fans, particularly for EDM. (Billboard)
  • Australia's Paradise festival has added another round of artists to its 2016 line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Guy Gerber is to play a 7 hour set at London’s Koko this November 19. (Decoded)
  • Elrow’s biggest ever UK party is set to go down at Tobacco Dock in East London on March 11, with Eats Everything as headliner. (Mixmag)
  • Melbourne Music Week has announced its full 2016 program, with plenty of forward thinking electronic events. (Mixmag)
  • Lost Village Festival will be returning to Lincolnshire, UK, for the third year in 2017, taking place from August 24 to 27. (MIxmag)
  • Milton Bradley joins Interstellar for another night at Koh Bali. (Pulse)
  • CLICK and Labyrinth have joined forces to put together a massive triple-header of parties for this year’s ADE. (Pulse)
  • The possible Brexit implications for the music industry now that negotiations will begin by next March. (Billboard)
  • Nick McCabe: Hakkasan's club impresario who was once ‘broker than broke’ is a winner in Vegas now. (Standard)
  • Is the era of free streaming music coming to an end? (Pitchfork)
  • Irving Azoff says the “pirates" at YouTube are “really evil”. (Amplify)
  • At Next Radio 2016Ben Bowler from Chew.tv exposes the technological and societal changes which drive today’s young audiences. (YouTube)
  • Lyor Cohen's move to YouTube: Good or bad for the music industry? (Billboard)
  • Watch Skrillex's fascinating panel at IMS Shanghai. (Billboard)
  • Rumoured talks between Spotify and SoundCloud could lead to a mega-music platform that solves problems for both companies. And maybe artists, too. (FastCo)
  • SoundCloud for sale: will Spotify tame the wild west of underground electronic music? (NewStatesman - Emily Reynolds)
  • Ultimate Power, the club night that plays big anthems, reaches its tenth anniversary. (Independent - Roisin O’Connor)
  • Shanghai nightclub The Shelter is to close permanently by the end of the year due to license renewal problems. (Pulse)
  • Amnesia Ibiza's closing party on October 8 will have to end earlier than planned after losing its late-night licence. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Cox closes Space in Ibiza for the final time - in pictures. (BBC)
  • Re-live Space Ibiza’s final moments via live stream. (EDMTunes)
  • Space Ibiza is history, but its legacy will live forever. (Pulse)
  • Watch the new Space Ibiza documentary which highlights the club's rich 27-year history. (Billboard)
  • Mixmag partied for 19 hours at the final ever Space closing party. Here's what happened.
  • London-based producer Dark0 signs to XL, debuts new track Forever. (Thump)
  • The 10 best Martin Garrix songs. (Billboard)
  • FACT Mix 571: Peggy Gou. (FACT)
  • Harangue the DJ: Clara Amfo. (Guardian)
  • Galantis on why songwriting still matters. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Virginia discusses her career to date, and what led up to her first LP on Ostgug Ton. (XLR8R)
  • Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are the latest to provide a mix. (XLR8R)
  • Ask The Experts: Headless Horseman. (XLR8R)
  • New York producer Nick Hook shows FACT his synth-stacked studio. (FACT)
  • Thump speak to Joris Voorn's family about the importance of a musical upbringing. (Thump)
  • An anonymous musician talks us through the hard realities that many touring DJs face up to: depression. (XLR8R)
  • Keep it alive or die: the ongoing evolution of live electronic music. (Pitchfork)
  • Skrillex shares the lessons he has learned from collaborating with Justin Bieber, clashing with Deadmau5, and leading up his creative collective OWSLA. (Complex)
  • Twenty years ago, an electronic music movement was born in rural Wisconsin. Two decades later, those original ravers are dusting off their glow sticks...one last time. (Esquire)
  • Kaytranada is winning for Montreal. (Thump)
  • Subterranean dance: David Mancuso and The Loft. (RA)
  • The Chainsmokers are getting comfortable with being the biggest pop stars in America. (LATimes)
  • Matador: "Ibiza is always ready to embrace change, so all is not lost" (Pulse)
  • Autograf talk about touring, tunes and their upcoming tracks. (Magnetic Mag)
  • D.J.Fulltono and CRZKNY are releasing an album under the name Theater 1, a 24-track collection from the two Japanese Footwork producers. (RA)
  • Robert Henke will premiere the third version of his Lumière live show at Barbican Hall in London on February 16, 2017. (RA)
  • Lwazi Asanda Gwala is one of the most visible artists involved in a style called gqom. Known as DJ Lag, he’ll be releasing a self-titled EP through Goon Club Allstars. (RA)
  • Don't DJ will release an album on Berceuse Heroique on October 5. (RA)
  • Suzanne Kraft has a new album titled What You Get For Being Young coming out in early November. The seven-track LP will arrive via Melody As Truth, the label run by Jonny Nash. (RA)
  • Ulrich Schnauss, the German producer and prolific artist in the world of ambient, down-tempo and synth music, is releasing his next solo album, No Further Ahead Than Today, on November 4. (RA)
  • RP Boo, aka Kavain Space, has announced a new EP for Planet Mu. (Mixmag)
  • A behind the scenes look at Gosh, the latest video from Jamie xx. (Mixmag)
  • Recondite is back on Ghostly International for forthcoming EP release.  (Mixmag)
  • Tornado Wallace has announced his debut album, Lonely Planet, which will be released on November 25. (Mixmag)
  • London producer John Swing is releasing his debut album in December. (Mixmag)
  • Commix, aka George Levings, has announced a follow-up to this year’s Generation EP 1. (Mixmag)
  • Gorillaz tease fans with the first in a 12-part mini-content series on their social media. (Mixmag)
  • Marcel Dettmann has shared a new collaboration with producer Levon Vincent, exclusive to his forthcoming DJ-Kicks release, due out this month. (Mixmag)
  • Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann are set to release a 17-track retrospective album containing collaborative tracks produced between 2008 to 2016, out via Senso Sounds on October 28. (Mixmag)
  • The debut Dedekind Cut album $uccessor is out next month through NON Worldwide and Hospital Productions, and now the New York-based artist has shared a new single from the LP. (Mixmag)
  • Cut Copy have released their first new material since their fourth album, 2013's Free Your Mind, this time on a limited edition cassette. (Mixmag)
  • Justice reveal a "live installation" music video for Randy that also serves as a lyric video. (Mixmag)
  • Less than a year after his debut album, Rinse FM resident DJ Haus has announced his second LP is due on November 4. (Mixmag)
  • rRoxymore's next release is a three-track EP called Organ Smith, on Don't Be Afraid. (Mixmag)
  • Bon Iver drops a techno set in Berlin. (Pulse)
  • Watch Kygo’s new video for Carry Me. (Billboard)
  • Jason Paige gives Pokemon Go a new theme. (Billboard)
  • Darude gets heckled for omitting Sandstorm at TwitchCon. (Billboard)
  • Le Youth announces new label and debut single. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Skrillex defends Marshmello against Deadmau5’s attacks in an interview. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Watch 1995 footage of Daft Punk performing without masks. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Later this month, dub-techno pioneer Fluxion will release Vibrant Forms III via Subwax Bcn. (XLR8R)
  • Netherlands producer, Secret Cinema AKA Jeroen Verheij is celebrating 25 years of making music by releasing a limited edition ‘Silver’ boxset. (Mixmag)
  • Beneath returns with a new EP on his No Symbols label. (FACT)
  • Listen to the lead track from Luke Hess' excellent new EP on Visionquest. (Thump)
  • Berlin-based Chambray has now announced his debut album Reliev for Ultramajic. (Data Transmission)
  • Listen to Seth Troxler's stellar Essential Mix live from output in New York. (Pulse
  • Listen to Skrillex’s full set from Storm China. (Dancing Astronaut)
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