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Soul Valley
This week's ENT is from a pair of friends with the same first name but together they go under the moniker Adriatique. Adrian and Adrian started releasing music on respected labels like Hive, Wolf + Lamb and joined Solomun's Diynamic label. They're playing all over Europe this summer including Solomun +1 at Pacha, his Ibiza residency. This is really special, it's called Soul Valley on Cityfox.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:15 mins here.
Label: Billy Bildstein, Cityfox
Management: Aga Heller, DIY Booking & Management
Publishing: Mille Kolb, Edition Diynamic (BMG)
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Online: Grace McCracken + Jess Goodchild, Listen Up
Press: Pete Oldak, Diynamic Music
Live: Aga Heller, DIY Booking & Management
13 May 2016
  • Warner Music Group has become the first major record company to report that streaming has become its largest source of revenue, surpassing sales of physical formats. (FT, Billboard) Total recorded music revenue grew 10% to $610m in the first three months of the year. Overall digital revenue increased 20% to $328m. Streaming revenues surged 59%.
  • Alda Events, SFX Entertainment’s single largest unsecured creditor, has filed a lawsuit in the Netherlands against its bankrupt parent company, citing non-payment of monies owed from its partial acquisition by SFX in 2014. (IQ)
  • On May 5, 2016, hugely influential Japanese composer Isao Tomita died from a cardiac failure at the age of 84. Tomita introduced analog synthesis to Japan by importing a Moog III in the 1960s. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Twitter shows tickets for Calvin Harris' Las Vegas shows at Omnia are 150% more expensive for males than females. (Thump)
  • ban on tourist cars entering the Balearic Islands may be introduced this year. (Mixmag)
  • A local government ban on “all rave-style events” in the Southern California city of San Bernardino is being voted on at the end of the month (May 24). (Fact)
  • Final speakers announced for IMS Ibiza including artists such as Joseph Capriati and Kölsch and industry representatives from Spinnin’ Records and SoundCloud amongst others. (IMS)
  • is to let people post videos to its website and earn money from advertising, royalties and other sources, putting the company in more-direct competition with YouTube. (Bloomberg, Fortune)
  • Spotify’s business has grown faster since the launch of Apple Music in June than in the period that preceded it, one of the company’s executives has said. (Fact)
  • Spotify-backed and co-founded Soundtrack Your Brand, which streams music in business locations, is launching in the US. (TechCrunch)
  • The UK government has unveiled its plans to combat the growing problem of copyright infringement, pledging to reduce the level of illegal content available online and push for "clarification" from European regulators on safe harbour legislation. (BillboardTorrentFreak)
  • Beatport is shutting down the streaming service and mobile app, Beatport News, the video livestreaming platform, and the events section, saying it “lost focus” on the core business. The download store also stated: “While we plan to continue considering offers for Beatport, the previously detailed auction process will be suspended for now”. (Billboard)
  • Hundred Waters' third FORM Festival in the Arizona desert this May 13-15 features the likes of SkrillexBonobo and Four Tet. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Crew Love has announced 'The Lovetrain Tour' featuring a pitstop in New York City. The Summer Love Edition is a one-day festival that will bring Dimitri from ParisWolf + LambSoul ClapNo Regular Play and more to the stage on July 3. (Mixmag)
  • Glastonbury has unveiled the DJ line-up for Block9, with The Black Madonna,nd_baumeckerHoney SoundsystemRoger Sanchez,ProsumerChez DamierTama Sumo & LakutiMidlandand Horse Meat Disco will play the main room, while a new second room, The Meat Rack, will host Eats EverythingFoukJo Nathan and more. (Fact)
  • Australian festival Stereosonic founder Richie McNeill has unveiled plans to launch two new festivals. (Mixmag)
  • With the streaming exclusives seemingly here to stay, David Balfour wonders who will be the winners and losers from this strategy. (RotD)
  • After the download: When Apple turns off the iTunes Store. (Mark Mulligan)
  • An alternate history for music, YouTube, and everything else. (David Newhoff)
  • "You (YouTube) have built a business that works really well for you and for Google, but it doesn’t work well for artists," says artist manager Irving Azoff. (Recode)
  • The music industry seems to love YouTube. Why do they keep saying they hate it? (Recode)
  • How the new music moguls write their own rules. (TBI)
  • Space Ibiza is to become a club that caters for the Ushuaïa audience from 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Producing music for movie trailers grows into a serious business. (Variety)
  • Apple destroyed my will to collect music. Will Apple Music finish the job? (Slate)
  • DJ Storm and Goldie reflect on the life and work of their close friend and Metalheadz co-founder DJ Kemistry. (Thump)
  • Setting The Scene: How Flume burst out of Australia to conquer the world. (Mixmag)
  • James Blake: Kanye, Beyoncé, Drake and Frank Ocean have all been inspired by the unassuming Londoner’s sound. Now he’s coming of age with his new album. (Guardian - Dorian Lynskey)
  • Kaytranada is in constant demand as a DJ. But it’s his first LP, that could make him a star in his own right. (Guardian - Phiona Okumu)
  • Kaytranada is breathing better: The XL beat adventurer on his new life in the spotlight. (Fact)
  • Maceo Plex: "i feel it’s time we get back to the roots of Ibiza". (Pulse)
  • Kerri Chandler changed my life: Jeremy Underground is carrying the torch for real house music. (Fact)
  • Techno brought Detroit and Berlin together after the fall of the wall. More than 20 years later it may hold the key to Detroit’s resurgence. (RedBulletin)
  • Are we in danger of accepting laziness in the DJ booth? Ryan Keeling thinks so. (RA)
  • Ukranian Nastia has come a long way from dance contests in her home village. (Mixmag)
  • Luke Vibert, Rudimental, Machinedrum, Throwing Shade, Phil Moffa, Clap! Clap! and Malawian musicians Drew Moyo and Sonye, are among the artists invited to remix archival Malawian recordings for a new project called Beating Heart. (Fact)
  • Eric Prydz has finally unveiled his next new release under his Cirez D moniker. (Mixmag
  • Swiss producer Wildlife!’s upcoming Patterns EP is now available to stream in full via Mixpak. (Fact)
  • Fool’s Gold Records Founder A-Trak has unveiled a new mix of early-2000s nostalgia that’s currently available to stream in full via his SoundCloud. (Thump)
  • The ever experimental and eclectic Jimmy Edgar has announced his upcoming Dreamz Come True EP will release on June 24. (Mixmag)
  • Grimes’s new project, an interactive musical installation called REALiTi: Inside the Music of Grimes, will debut at Moogfest this month. (Fact)
  • Kygo (SundayTimes - Lisa Verrico)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre (Standard - 4* John Aizlewood)
  • Kaytranada (FT - 4* Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, Observer - 3* Kitty Empire)
  • Tim Hecker - St John at Hackney, London (Guardian - 2* Sam Richards)
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