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10 Aug 2018
  • Ingrooves has named Berlin-based Joshua Hedglin as Label and Business Development Manager where he will oversee the company’s roster of UK & European dance and electronic labels and continue to bring in label partners. (MBW)
  • A humiliating and hostile visa entry system is preventing a growing number of international acts from performing in the UK, placing the future health and diversity of the festival market at risk, warn senior figures in the live industry. (Billboard)
  • Take Note Academy London has announced a mentor scheme, which will run during its forthcoming music conference this September. (DJMag)
  • The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s Closer ranks at No.13 on Billboard's chart of the biggest hits of all time. (YourEDM)
  • The music industry made $43bn in 2017, but artists only took away 12% of it. (DA)
  • Boiler Room expands beyond music streaming to culture and politics with new video push. (DigiDay)
  • SoundCloud users can now leave comments and interact with tracks directly from the mobile app. (NoisePrn)
  • Together festival in Boston adds The Black Madonna and Honey Dijon to 2018 edition. (RA)
  • Zedd & Big Sean join 3LAU's blockchain-fuelled OUR Music Festival. (Billboard)
  • Costa Rica's Ocaso Festival reveals line-up with Jamie Jones, H.O.S.H and more. (Mixmag)
  • Adam Beyer invites Charlotte De Witte and Alan Fitzpatrick to his Drumcode Halloween rave. (Mixmag)
  • New Melbourne day festival Living Room to launch with Octave One. (Mixmag)
  • Sheffield's No Bounds Festival expands program for 2018. (Fact)
  • Scientist, Juana Molina, Richard Devine added to Ableton Loop 2018 line-up. (Fact)
  • A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead last Sunday after attending HARD Summer Music Festival in California. (Mixmag) Cause of death is yet to be confirmed. 
  • Five years of îleSoniq: a retrospective review on the festival’s growth. (DA)
  • How to make your mark in dance music. (M)
  • What Ganacci's critics tell us about the state of EDM. (DMNW)
  • 11 Shades of Dance Music: How Spotify breaks down melodic bass, afro house and more. (Billboard)
  • Why Manchester’s restaurant scene chooses DJ culture over Michelin Stars. (Redbull)
  • Why the cassette revival is essential for electronic music. (DJMag)
  • Two Feet’s Twitter suicide scare: Mental health experts on how to help those in danger. (Billboard)
  • Hypocrisy in the music industry: The global wellbeing microscope is massively ironic considering the ruthless realities of the music business. (IbizaVoice)
  • Barbara Tucker, brings her W.A.H (WeAreHouse) party to Tantra Ibiza every Wednesday until end of the season with house aficionados, DJ Q and Sarah Main. (DT)
  • Union Nightclub in LA hosts Nastia, D Double E, Kevin Saunderson and more this month. (Mixmag)
  • Leading house crew Do Not Sleep will host a showcase at London's Studio 338 this September. (Pulse)
  • Bristol’s In:Motion reveals weighty autumn and winter programme with the likes of Amelie Lens, Ben UFO and Erol Alkan. (Mixmag)
  • Miami's beloved Electric Pickle nightclub set to close after 10 years. (Mixmag)
  • Newly renovated Paris club Badaboum to reopen this month. (RA)
  • London's Royal Albert Hall is to host a club night with leading house and techno DJs in a bid to “stay relevant” and help quash its “intimidating” reputation. (Standard, Telegraph)
  • David Guetta signs worldwide publishing deal with Kobalt Music. (Billboard)
  • The 50 most influential dance music albums of all time. (Mixmag)
  • Label of the month: Ascetic House. (RA)
  • On The Rise: Ian Blevins. (Pulse)
  • Aidy West enters the diggers directory. (StamptheWax)
  • Pete Tong's insider guide to Ibiza. (GQ)
  • Dance music producer Alexander Lewis talks jazz roots, crossing over into hip-hop. (KultureHub)
  • The unlikely harmony between Iggy Pop and Underworld. (Atlantic)
  • Jonas Blue’s track Rise has caught the mood of Britain’s heatwave summer, sending his streaming numbers into the billions. But, he says from his Ibiza residency, it can all easily go wrong. (Guardian)
  • Take a trip into masked magician Claptone’s mystical world. (DJMag) "I would hope it’s possible to still be underground but have chart hits.”
  • M.in (or Markus Ferdinand as he is known to others) discusses what he has planned for 2018, how his life has changed over the years since his first release, and of course his label. (Decoded)
  • David Morales on Ibiza, embracing change and New York club culture. (DJMag)
  • Thessa Torsing's unconventional sound has earned her a residency at De School and made her one of the scene's most promising new artists. Carlos Hawthorn finds out more. (RA)
  • Mark Archer of the classic rave duo Altern-8 picks his biggest rave-era bangers. (DJMag)
  • Tom Fec chats with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the latest BMSR album Panic Blooms, lyrical abstraction, opening for Nine Inch Nails and more. (PostGazette)
  • Ant TC1, label manager of mighty drum & bass institution Metalheadz discusses breaking and developing new artists, dropping key releases and driving the scene. (DJMag)
  • Tripmastaz talks production, DJ Sneak and Sunwaves. (Feeder)
  • Blimps, runes and latte mummies: how Aphex Twin keeps fans guessing. (Guardian)
  • Minival has gone from parties in a student kitchen to kings of the castle. (Mixmag)
  • Welcome to Abode, the tech-house empire built by a tight-knit crew of resident DJs. (Mixmag)
  • Is clubbing in a video game fun? (Pitchfork)
  • French house artist Brawther is on the cusp of stardom. (Mixmag)
  • Steffi and Martyn team up for sixth Air Texture compilation. (RA)
  • Auntie Flo to debut on Brownswood Recordings with new album. (RA)
  • Amplified Records returns with its 50th release. (DT)
  • Rising talent Tibi Dabo releases second EP on Damian Lazarus label Rebellion. (M60)
  • Solardo announce their new single Be Somebody. (DT)
  • Skream has announced a 14-week stretch of dates across various European locations. (DT)
  • Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani and Green Velvet join forces for the latest release on Drumcode. (Decoded)
  • Swedish House Mafia will play Tomorrowland 2019 “by any means necessary”, according to Steve Angello. (DJMag)
  • Dillon Francis previews entire WUT WUT album on IGTV. (DA)
  • Dixon DJs live set in Grand Theft Auto’s latest expansion. (DA)
  • Oliver Heldens has teamed up with the Plastic Soup Foundation to raise funds for the foundation and awareness to work to eliminate ocean plastic waste. (MagneticMag)
  • Aphex Twin unveils the video for his new hyper-rhythmic track T69 Collapse but it failed the Harding test and was pulled from Adult Swim. (Mixmag)
  • Revamped ​Avicii track Heaven hints at forthcoming posthumous​ album. (Mixmag)
  • Avicii’s step-father blames manager Ash Pournouri for his death. (YourEDM)
  • Greek techno producer Damcase dies. (RA)
  • San Francisco DJ, producer and vocalist Navid Izadi died in a plane crash on Sunday aged 32. (Mixmag, Billboard)
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