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What I love about this guy is that he is always trying to push the boundries, always searching deep for new sounds, new ways of putting tracks together that sound totally fresh. I think he's done it this time, again. I got to witness him playing this out, it was the opening track when he followed me at that Camelphat gig in Liverpool last month. You can always expect the unexpected from Kölsch as he returns to his first home and Kompakt's eternal Speicher series.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.45 here.
Label: Jon Berry, Kompakt
Management: Henrik Lücke Olsen
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
Streaming: Matt Rimmington, Listen Up
Online Press: Kompakt
Live (Agent): Brendan Long, WME
19 Oct 2021
  • Through a new partnership, funds managed by US private equity giant Blackstone will contribute $1bn to acquire music rights and manage catalogues in tandem with Hipgnosis Song Management (HSM), formerly known as The Family (Music) - the investment advisor to the publicly-traded Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which Merck Mercuriadis founded and for which he also offers up music assets for the fund to buy. (Billboard
  • A new electronic music museum, Our House, is opening in Amsterdam on Friday 29 October. (Mixmag)
  • David Guetta has won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll 2021. (DJMag
  • Help ex-fabric promoter Shaun Roberts pay for cancer treatment in Germany. (RA)
  • UK Music reported the value of the industry almost halved last year due to the financially crippling impact of the Covid crisis. (GuardianRotDBBC) 69,000 music industry workers lost their jobs last year. The This Is Music 2021 annual report also noted the music industry’s economic contribution fell 46% to £3.1bn in 2020 and music exports dropped 23% to £2.3bn in 2020.
  • The Featured Artists Coalition announced new board directors Aluna Francis (AlunaGeorge), Kelli-Leigh Henry-Davila, Dave Okumu and Wolf Alice's Joff Oddie along with permanent observers, Primal Scream's Simone Marie Butler and FAC Advocate, Shao Dow. (RotD)
  • About one in five night-time and hospitality businesses in the UK had to close last month or operate on reduced hours as a result of a shortage of security staff, according to the Night Time Industries Association. (Guardian)
  • Audioshake announced the completion of a $2m seed funding round for its on-demand AI-driven platform which deconstructs songs into their parts (stems) so that they can be monetised for new. (Hypebot)
  • How NFTs will revolutionise the music industry. (Soundfly)
  • Coinbase and music distributor UnitedMasters have partnered to pay artists in cryptocurrency for their music, allowing them to "take part in a more equitable, decentralised and transparent economic system." (BI
  • RCRDSHP hires electronic music industry veteran Peter Wohelski (ex-Beatport and Symphonic Distribution). (RotD
  • Apple announced the Apple Music Voice Plan, a subscription tier for Apple Music, offering the catalogue of 90m songs through Siri for £4.99pm. (RotDVerge) It launches this autumn in 17 countries, including the UK.
  • Laurent Garnier to headline OFFSónar's return to Barcelona. (RA
  • Epizode Albania delivered a groundbreaking debut. (DT)
  • Black Lives in Music released the results of a survey - Being Black in the UK Music Industry Pt.1, with findings including that 73% of Black music professionals had experienced direct/indirect racism in the music industry, and 80% had experienced racial microaggressions. (RotD, Guardian)
  • Two legends from their respective scenes, Danny Byrd and D Double E join forces for the ultimate crossover collab on Selecta via Ministry Of Sound. (Beatportal)
  • The 7 Best Techno (Raw/Deep/Hypnotic) Tracks On Beatport You May Have Missed. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Insider: Top-Selling Tech House Tracks, Artists, and Labels. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Agoria. (Beatportal)
  • Beatportal digs into the story of Bradley Zero to learn how his focus on eclecticism, family, and diversity has made his seminal Rhythm Section label so successful. (Beatportal)
  • Producer Spotlight: Biesmans. (Beatportal)
  • Clubs in Italy can reopen at 50 percent capacity indoors. (RA
  • Amnesia Ibiza have revealed the full line-up for their opening and closing parties for 2021. (DJmag)
  • Body Movements, the UK’s first queer electronic music festival, took place in London’s Hackney Wick last weekend. (DJmag)
  • Montreal venues plan street march to protest an indoor dancing ban. (RA)
  • Fact Mix 830: Crystallmess (Fact
  • DT762 – Jamie Roy (DT
  • DT763 – Felix Leiter (DT)
  • EX.580 Sun-EL Musician (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: DJ Nobu (RA)
  • The 15 best tech house tracks of September 2021 (Magnetic
  • The Sound Of: Worst Behavior (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Arietta (DA
  • Solid Gold: DJ Shadow's 'Entroducing....' is a masterclass in the art of sampling (DJMag
  • When medieval mysticism conquers the dance floor. (RA
  • The LGBTQ+ club nights fighting for diversity in drum & bass. (DJMag
  • Yung Singh is the outspoken DJ ringing in the new Asian Underground and taking the UK's music scene by storm. (RA
  • "I really just want to play house music": Space Ghost is the analog revival we all need right now. (Mixmag
  • Coco María: “If you feel the tickle to do something, don’t wait for the green light” (Mixmag
  • After EDM burnout and psychedelic transformation, Tommy Trash is back - but he's not quite ready to party. (Billboard
  • Avalon Emerson: magickal thinking (DJMag
  • Kevin Saunderson: "Techno: It's hard to explain, but you really just got to feel it" (Attack
  • Sherelle's blistering sounds are a battle cry as she leads the charge for a new generation of artists focused on dismantling and reshaping dance music for the better. (Mixmag)
  • The best DJ mixes of the year 2021 so far (Mixmag)
  • Stockholm’s Avicii Arena plans first mental health awareness event in honour of Avicii this December. (DA
  • Disclosure and Zedd have been spotted in the studio. (EDM
  • Tommy Trash is back after a three-year hiatus with his very own record label, Milky Wave. (EDMTunes
  • Logic1000 has shared a second cut from her forthcoming EP, 'In The Sweetness Of You'. (DJMag
  • Elon Musk recently threw a 9000 person launch party to open the new Tesla Gigafactory in Berlin. (DJMag
  • Shanghai party Medusa launches label with Michael Cignarale album, Operatic Orgasm. (RA
  • Avalon Emerson and Ben UFO to play a run of US shows this December. (RA
  • Deadmau5 calls his new virtual world 'A window into my brain' (Billboard
  • Preview of Swedish House Mafia x The Weeknd collaboration surfaces online. (YourEDM)
  • Viberate unveils data-driven top 100 electronic artists of 2021. (Magnetic)
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