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Acid Mondays
This week’s ENT is a brand new release from Acid Mondays who are Alex Woolfenden, aka Lex Wolf, and Negghead. Their last big release was on R&S back in February - The Universal Rhythm - which was excellent, but this I think takes it to a whole new level. There’s still no official release date for it yet but we couldn’t wait any longer, it’s epic, it’s fresh, it’s this week’s ENT.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:20 mins here.
Press & Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
LiveUK - Acid Mondays direct / North America - Jessie, The Arcana Agency / South America - Ian, Analog
09 Nov 2018
  • Spotify has announced plans to buy back as much as $1bn of its shares as it looks to take advantage of the recent sell-off in its stock. Spotify said the buyback programme will expire on April 21, 2021. (TechCrunch)
  • The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has published a 10-year report confirming that its members contributed an estimated £1bn in revenue to the UK economy in the three-year period between 2014 and 2017. (IQ)
  • Global royalties’ collections for creators of music, audiovisual, visual arts, drama and literature rose to a record high of €9.6bn in 2017, up 6.2% on the previous year, according to the 2018 Global Collections Report published by CISAC. (RotD) Music royalties have grown to €8.3bn, up 6.0%, with digital also reported over €1bn for the first time.
  • Mixmag's editor, Duncan Dick, explores the history of techno at a special event in London on 20 November. (Mixmag)
  • 76 per cent of participants in MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD have responded well in a recent trial. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Miami festival has revealed plans to move to Virginia Key, however, Rapture Electronic Music Festival claims they have already signed a contract for the dates in question. While local residents have also expressed serious concerns about a festival of Miami Ultra's size moving in. (DJ Mag)
  • 5 of the best new hardware effects. (Mixmag)
  • UK synth stores Elevator Sound and Cymru Beats are joining forces, resulting in one of Britain's largest stockists of modular gear. (RA
  • Maschine Mikro MK3 review: The best intro to Native Instrument’s beat-making system. (Fact
  • Top blockchain-based projects that support DJs and producers. (DJ TechTools
  • Universal Music Group has licensed its catalogue to African music streaming service Boomplay, and will also try to build a stronger global audience for African acts. (FT
  • YouTube claims to have paid out over $1.8bn in ad revenue to the music industry over the past year from October 2017 to September 2018. (Billboard
  • Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week's earnings call. (Hypebot)
  • Apple is reportedly in talks to partner with iHeartMedia, which could see the tech giant's Beats 1 radio station make its way to broadcast radio. iHeartMedia is reportedly hoping the tie-up might include an investment having filed for bankruptcy protection in March. (Verge)
  • Apple has launched a "Apple-Preferred Distribution Program”, naming The Orchard, CD Baby and EU based aggregator Kontor New Media as "Preferred Plus" partners, and rewarding them with advanced customer features and analytics not available to their competitors. (Billboard
  • Cream Weekender returns to Butlins Minehead resort this December with Basement Jaxx, Leftfield and Pete Tong. (DT
  • Berlin's CTM Festival has revealed the theme and first names for its 20th anniversary edition. (RA
  • The Chemical Brothers have been confirmed as the first headliner of next year’s All Points East festival at Victoria Park, London. (DJ Mag)
  • Costa Rica's Envision festival has enlisted Tycho, Bedouin and Lee Burridge for its ninth edition. (Mixmag)
  • Booze, blood and Berghain: is Beat the first TV show to truly get club culture? (Guardian)
  • What is the future of dance music media? (StoneyRoads
  • The nonsense of Spotify's monthly listeners metric (David Turner)
  • Can Kobalt disrupt the label game with AWAL? (Billboard)
  • If the newly passed Music Modernization Act (MMA) delivers more streaming revenue to music publishers and songwriters, who will see their slice of the pie shrink? (Billboard
  • YouTube’s latest music subscription service is failing to boost YouTube Premium in the US in any substantial way, according to research. (DMN)
  • Is the party over for Ibiza? (BBC) Changes to music venues, bar opening hours and caps on accommodation seem to be having an effect - tourist numbers were down 4% for the month of July and 3% in August, compared with last year.
  • Immersive club night ‘Foreverland’ announces its ‘Enchanted Forest Rave’ tour. (DT
  • Detroit nightclub The Works starts fundraiser to find new location. (RA
  • Conceived by Venue Lab, the people behind Printworks, Magazine London opens next summer in Greenwich Peninsula with a 3,000 capacity indoor venue and an adjoining outdoors environment named Showground for a total of 10,000 people.  (Mixmag)
  • Just by dancing at Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa this summer, clubbers have helped protect an area of 5,000 acres of rainforest from deforestation. (Pulse)
  • Enter Records has signed electronic producer TheFatRat. (RotD) The label recently announced a partnership between esports company ESL and Universal Music Group.
  • French techno producer Gesaffelstein has returned and signed to Columbia Records. (Billboard)
  • In Session: Lone (Mixmag)
  • In conversation with... Breakbeat Kaos (DT
  • Get to know Klose One, Rinse FM resident mixing the sound of London. (Mixmag)
  • Anna Lunoe shines light on the scene’s latest club stompers with new HYPERHOUSE Livestream series. [video] (DA)
  • 7 must-hear mixes from October 2018: Quantum jungle acceleration and “techno dancehall” experiments. (Fact
  • The 15 best bass music tracks of October 2018. (Magnetic
  • 15 flute house tracks from the '90s that will make you reconsider flute house. (Electronic Beats)
  • DJ and producer Fabio Florido discusses his hybrid setup and the thought process behind his work. (NI)
  • Ben Bristow and DJ Ravine share their top DJ tips. [video] (Point Blank)
  • DJ's and label bosses, Dixon and Gerd Janson discuss clubbing, careers, when to say yes or no, and how criticism can have a positive impact. [video] (RBMA)
  • Music lawyer Judge Jules talks about music law for DJs, including takedowns, live streaming, publishing, dodgy promoters and more[video] (DT)
  • PBR Streetgang chat about the return of Asylum, their early memories and balancing dad with DJ life. (IbizaVoice
  • DJ Stingray is the future-focused selector at the helm of the electro renaissance. He chats about history, science, futurism and where his deadly abilities behind the decks come from. (DJ Mag
  • W&W reflects on the potential of the present dance scene ahead of its ZoukOut 2018 set. (Bandwagon
  • The Prodigy: 'We don't need to reinvent ourselves’. (BBC)
  • Darude talks about Sandstorm, mental health and more. (Bandwagon)
  • Wolfgang Gartner revives electro house grooves for Medicine EP and discusses the tracks. (Billboard)
  • David Guetta breaks down his formula for success and talks about his new album, 7. (Billboard)
  • No Shade — a DJ collective, club night, and training program — is transforming Berlin nightlife one rave at a time. (i-D
  • Spotify can’t keep losing more than $1bn a year. Can podcasts rescue its business model? (RollingStone)
  • Electronic Music conference director Jane Slingo discusses how to best put on a music conference and what is happening with the lockouts. (Magnetic)
  • Blond:ish talk about Ibiza, the careless attitudes towards the island’s environment and how motivated they are to change this. (MyIbiza
  • Maceo Plex talks electro, EDM and going back to his roots as Mariel Ito. (DJ Mag)
  • How Marshmello became a $44m DJ. (Forbes)
  • Underworld have announced a series of club shows at Village Underground in London and Temp in Amsterdam before the end of the year to coincide with the launch of their Drift series. (DJ Mag
  • Deadmau5 has said he's "On the right track" following his social media hiatus. (Mixmag
  • The Chainsmokers to produce feature film inspired by their track Paris. (DA
  • SG Lewis and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs collaborate on new track Again. (DA)
  • DJ Carnage announces break to focus on mental and physical health. (Billboard)
  • DJ Snake reveals he's putting finishing touches on his album. (Your EDM)
  • Hardwell reflects on his career and teases 'The Story of Hardwell' project. (Billboard
  • Avicii was posthumously awarded “Best Swedish Act” at last Sunday’s 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards. (DJ Mag
  • LCD Soundsystem have announced a new live LP recorded in New York’s Electric Lady Studios. (DJ Mag)
  • The Prodigy’s new album No Tourists is on its way to the number one slot on the Official Albums Chart. (Mixmag)
  • Swedish House Mafia hint at Mexico City concert on recent social media posts. (Billboard)
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