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Siberian Express
Jamie Jones
Hot Creations
I actually premiered this track on last week's show and it's since been massive at Electric Zoo and STORY in Miami. First released on Hot Creations, this is the title track from Jamie Jones' forthcoming three-track EP, due for release at the start of October. He'll be closing his weekly Paradise night at DC10 in Ibiza this Wednesday (23rd).
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen Again and forward to 32:00 mins here
Label & Management: Hot Creations / Simon White & Matt Sadie, United Management
Publishing: Sony ATV
Radio & TV: Hot Creations - Maouris / Jamie Jones - Listen Up!
Online: Hot Creations - Maouris / Jamie Jones - Listen Up!
Press: Hot Creations - Maouris / Jamie Jones - Listen Up!
Live: Europe & ROW: Will Nustedt, NGE
North & South America - Jazz Spinder, CAA
18 Sep 2015
  • Universal Music has taken a 50% stake in the Enchanted Valley Carnival in India. (BusinessStandard)
  • Ministry of Sound CEO Lohan Presencer has called for Apple Music to create a business model for third-party playlist creators, while warning fellow independent labels to beware of majors’ attempts to “manipulate” the system. (MusicAlly)
  • SFX Entertainment has raised $90m in new financing from new and existing investors. (Billboard) An unnamed institution investor purchased $30m of senior preferred stock. Sillerman Investment Partners III LLC purchased $15m and has an obligation to purchase an addition $15m over the next 30 days. $30m comes from the company's revolving credit facility from GoldenTree Asset Management.
  • America’s newest vinyl pressing company, Independent Record Pressing, plan to build their business by serving smaller labels that have been shut out due to the pressing demands of major labels. (Fact)
  • Thousands took to the streets of Sydney to protest the city’s lockout laws, which prevent people from entering a new venue after 1:30am. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The first labels signed up for the inaugural Independent Label Week have been announced. (RotD) The annual celebration of independent record labels worldwide will be held in November and aims to encourage audience engagement with their local independent labels, and also to learn more about labels outside of their hometowns.
  • IMS China announces full speaker list and schedule for the inaugural summit on October 2nd in Shanghai. (IMS) Panelists include President of Entertainment at Fosun Group, Maggie Huang, Above & Beyond Artist Manager James Grant, Artist Manager for Tiesto Andrew Goldstone and many others.
  • SFX Entertainment is reportedly being sued by investors following claims that they were misled by CEO Robert F.X Sillerman. (Mixmag)
  • Axwell & Ingrosso have left longtime manager Amy Thomson's ATM Artists and plan to pact with longtime friend Ash Pournouri's At Night Management. (Billboard)
  • Pioneer has introduced the DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX controllers – the first hardware to deliver native control of Rekordbox DJ performance software. (XLR8R)
  • Roland has announced two new DS synths in its Juno line, positioned as gig-ready instruments for live performance. (Fact) They’ve also teased a new line of Juno synths with this video, simply titled Roland Boutique #1. (Mixmag)
  • Native Instruments have announced the latest edition to the Traktor DJ system family, the Traktor Kontrol S5. (Data Transmission)
  • StudioBananaThings has unveiled the Batband, a set of headphones that allow you to listen to music through bone conduction, a similar technology to hearing aids that transfer sound through the skull. (Fact)
  • Sharebeast, the US’s largest file-sharing site, has been shut down by the US Department of Justice, along with sister sites and (Fact)
  • YouTube has begun calling time on free trial access to its Music Key subscription service. (MusicAlly) Some trial subscribers have been informed via email that their trial period has ended and that they are now being charged for access to the service. YouTube has yet to make an official announcement about Music Key moving out of its beta phase.
  • Spotify's growth rate has actually increased since the release of Apple Music, CEO Daniel Ek said. (BusinessInsider)
  • The official Tomorrowland 2015 after-movie has been unveiled as punters ready themselves for its US counterpart, TomorrowWorld. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Modular Pursuits and Floorplan have been added to New York’s StageONE Festival line-up. (Resident Advisor)
  • The Moon Harbour label will celebrate its 15-year anniversary with a worldwide tour. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Music Market 2015: On 2014's trends and British global sales. (BPI's Geoff Taylor - YouTube)
  • How can social networks master music? (Medium - Cortney Harding)
  • Apple's $3bn acquisition of the headphone manufacturer Beats may have been more about snaring Jimmy Iovine. (Bloomberg)
  • Will the mainstream success of EDM lead to more adventurous dance music being made? (Thump)
  • Will all this bad EDM be a good thing for dance culture? (Thump)
  • Human curation vs. big algorithm: An interview with Mixcloud's Nico Perez. (Hypebot)
  • The Rainbow Birmingham announce line-ups for Imaginarium series. (Pulse)
  • London’s XOYO has unveiled the full line-up for its autumn residency, which will be helmed by Ed Banger boss Busy P. (Fact)
  • London’s newest venue, The Pickle Factory, has unveiled its opening line-ups, including DJ RichardEfdemin and Mike Huckaby. (Fact)
  • Zomby has signed to XL Recordings for a pair of EP releases. (Thump)
  • Obituary: Colin Faver - quietly spoken DJ who championed British club culture and was one of the driving forces behind the success of Kiss FM. (Times)
  • Ida Engberg: 'If you have to chance to reach out, you should do it'. (Pulse)
  • Q&A: Dâm-Funk. With a new album on Stones Throw, the LA funk maven talks influences, recognition and Snoop Dogg. (XLR8R)
  • Thump staff choose their tracks that defined this year’s Bestival. (Thump)
  • Watch Dutch artist Legowelt make a track from scratch. (Fact)
  • Disclosure discuss all things Caracal in this in-depth interview. (Billboard)
  • Harangue the DJ: DJ Funk. (Guardian)
  • Electric Zoo festival, a menagerie designed for dancing. (NYTimes)
  • I walked around Bestival asking to test people's drugs. (Vice)
  • Underworld’s Karl Hyde talks about creativity and comfort zones. (IrishTimes - Jim Carroll)
  • Is this the end of EDM? Island Records signed ready-made teen idol Ansel Elgort to a record contract under the artist name DJ Ansolo. (DailyBeast)
  • Producer Atom TM once made salsa versions of Kraftwerk songs. Now with artist Robin Fox, he has created a spectacular laser dance show delivering noise straight to our ‘reptilian brains’. (Guardian)
  • DJ and Producer Benga has spoken out about the mental health issues that last year led him to announce his retirement from both DJing and production. (Quietus)
  • DJs and mental health: Electronic music's last taboo. (DJBroadcast)
  • Following the release of his first solo album, Nothing, on HyperdubKode9 will begin touring across America and Canada in November. (XLR8R)
  • Deadmau5 will headline this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco. (Your EDM)
  • Evian Christ and David Rudnick’s innovative Trance Party IV website is gaining quite a few plaudits from the EDM world. (Thump)
  • After featuring in a video game last week, Steve Aoki has now announced he will be the executive producer on upcoming horror film The Hive. (Your EDM)
  • Liam Howlett has stated he has no desire to do another Prodigy album, whilst calling out the “laziness” of EDM. (Mixmag)
  • INIT’s debut album Two Pole Resonance has been released on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs imprint. (XLR8R)
  • Kompakt have announced the tracklisting and a release date of November 13 for new album Pop Ambient 2016. (Thump)
  • Dub techno great Deepchord will release a new double-CD album entitled Ultraviolet Music, due out November 27 via Soma. (Fact)
  • Skrillex, Alunageorge, A-Trak and Bone Thugs N Harmony will all feature on ZHU’s upcoming Genesis Series project. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Medlar will release his new WOLFEP030 on October 5 via Wolf Music. (XLR8R)
  • Shlomo has unveiled a new track from his upcoming Avadon EP for Wolfskuil Limited. (XLR8R)
  • Eric Prydz has unveiled the artwork and title for his upcoming Cirez D EP in typically nonchalant fashion. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Disclosure have released a video for latest single, Jaded. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • British producers Daniel Avery and Volte-Face have announced the release of a new collaborative EP, simply titled: EP 1. (XLR8R)
  • Dub Architect describes exactly what happened when a few punters asked him to play Watch Me by Silento during a recent show at Jersey Shore. (Your EDM)
  • Soul Clap have unveiled a new video for their In Da Kar single with Funkadelic. (Resident Advisor)
  • Outlook Festival - Croatia (Pulse)
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