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Andy Bros
This comes from a man called Andy Bros who had a great breakthrough EP on Diynamic at the beginning of the year. It's been a secret weapon for a bunch of DJs all summer, getting a massive reaction online and turning up in Boiler Rooms all over the place. This is Artemisia from Andy Bros.This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:00 mins here.
LabelGeorge Simpson, FFRR
Radio:James Jackson, Listen Up
LiveMia, DIY
21 Oct 2016
  • Fabric has issued a statement saying: “We have unfortunately had to allow most of our staff to take redundancy and revert to a small manageable team”. The club will begin its appeal against Islington Council's decision to revoke its licence on November 28.
  • SFX and MasterCard, supposedly in a "multi-year global partnership" since August 2014, have fallen out, with each accusing the other of breaching their original agreement. (IQMagnetic Mag)
  • Pacha Group has reportedly been sold for €350m. (Mixmag)
  • Paris record shop La Source will close permanently on Sunday, October 23. (RA)
  • SXSW has announced another batch of keynotes and featured speakers, including a keynote speech from Zane Lowe of Apple's Beats 1. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix is named No.1 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll for 2016. (Billboard)
  • Chicago has put forward new tax rules, which would exclude music venues from a 3% tax. (RABillboard)
  • Traktor Pro software is now Pioneer DJ certified. (Magnetic Mag)
  • New Zealand boutique company Synthstrom Audible has announced the launch of Deluge, a giant hybrid synth, sequencer and sampler. (FACT)
  • Barney Wragg has launched, which uses blockchain technology to help musicians protect their band, DJ, or stage name without spending thousands of dollars to register a trademark. (RotD)
  • TuneCore has launched its digital music distribution and publishing administration service in France. (Hypebot)
  • Shazam is rolling out music video channels to all of its 120m monthly active users in a partnership with Vadio. (TechCrunch)
  • A decent selection of music-related iMessage apps, including Pandora, Mixmsg and Shazam, have emerged with Apple’s launch of iOS 10. (Billboard, MusicAlly)
  • Ben Bowler is stepping down from, the DJ-centric live-streaming platform he co-founded five years ago. He will be working on a new company, MusicUp, aimed at providing music licensing solutions for early-stage startups, but also remain on in a consultancy basis with Chew.
  • Richie Hawtin has teamed up with Pioneer DJ for the Get Played Get Paid campaign, which aims to improve how royalties reach producers for music played during DJ sets. (Pulse)
  • Google and Amazon leverage copyright loophole to use songs without paying songwriters, claiming they can’t find contact information for song owners in a Google search. (MTP)
  • Spotify’s total UK revenues climbed 18% to £187.2m last year, fuelled by a 44% surge in subscription revenues from £119m to £171m.  (GuardianBillboard) The UK company made a small pre-tax profit of £2m, while globally the business made a loss of £156m. There was a slight fall in advertising sales, which dropped from £11.1m to £10.8m, and a decrease in "intercompany services" within the Spotify group, which tumbled from £28m to £4m.
  • Olmeca House Sessions have arrived at the end of their fourth season, bringing some of Cape Town's finest selectors back for one last party on October 22. (Pulse)
  • Chemical Brothers are replacing LCD Soundsystem at Cockenflap in Hong Kong. (Pulse)
  • Baler’s surf shop Charlie Does is holding a mini-festival at the end of October, ahead of their main even in April 2017. (Pulse)
  • The Mad Decent Beach Party planned to take place next February on the Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been cancelled with no further details given. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Mexico's BPM Festival, which takes place next January, has announced showcases from MOOD, RUMORS, Music On. (Mixmag)
  • New south London live music venue Omeara, owned by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, opens this week. (Standard)
  • Ultra Music Festival breaks one million attendees across all 2016 events. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting, has revealed his sadness over the closure of London club fabric. (Mixmag)
  • How sync licensing might work with Dot Blockchain. (Medium - Benji Rogers)
  • Inside Vevo's plan to beat YouTube and become the MTV of the digital age. (Forbes) Vevo anticipates $500m in revenue this year, much of it from its ad-revenue-sharing deal with YouTube.
  • Creative subjects like art history are vital – just ask engineers. (I)
  • Almost half of the people who do not currently subscribe to music streaming services think they are too expensive, a survey suggests. (BBC)
  • The rise of music streaming services and what it means for listeners and the industry. (ReportLinker)
  • Are streaming services labels-In-waiting? (MusicTank)
  • Australia In Crisis: Watch the IMS Asia-Pacific panel unpack the ripple effect of Sydney’s struggling music industry. (Pulse)
  • Watch more panels from IMS Asia-Pacific 2016: diversity, Japan, Australia, challenges and more. (IMS)
  • With the rise of playlists, is it even worth it to release an album anymore? And how will playlists change the way we listen to music? (Inc)
  • Apps: From your own digital DJ to making a ‘lip-dub’ video, there are lots of inventive new ways to enjoy music. (Observer)
  • Whoever is appointed as London’s night czar, they will need to wade in to policy details, support local campaigns and where necessary, push for legislative change. (MusicTank)
  • Annie Mac: 'Radio definitely isn't a thing of the past’. (Guardian - Peter Robinson)
  • Are VIPs are killing off the club scene? (Sunday Times - Kate Spicer)
  • Rye Wax is launching a series of club nights that will take place outside of its Peckham, south London, home. (Mixmag)
  • The team behind London club Dance Tunnel has indicated that a new venue is to be opened. (Mixmag)
  • Unsound and Forum Przestrzenie have linked up to open a new club in Krakow named 89. (Mixmag)
  • Sydney’s Cargo Bar has unveiled its NYE line up. (inthemix)
  • Buenos Aires nightclub Cocoliche is reopening at the end of October. (RA)
  • Gerd Janson will play four Fridays in a row at London club Phonox in December. (RA)
  • Manchester's The Warehouse Project has announced the full line-ups for its NYE 2016 and NYD 2017 events. (RA)
  • FUGA has signed a deal with US label Tommy Boy Entertainment, home to the likes of Bob Sinclar and Danny Tenaglia, to provide digital distribution. (RotD)
  • Robin Schulz and Junkx sign worldwide publishing deal with BMG. (RotD)
  • Five ways Dirtybird Campout is changing the festival model. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • FACT mix 573: UMFANG. (FACT)
  • 10 best pop hooks in dance music. (Billboard)
  • Pulse speak to five trance acts to get their wildest memories of Earthcore Festival. (Pulse)
  • Maceo Plex interviews Stephan Bodzin during Ibiza party. (Pulse)
  • Eight South African acts to see at ADE 2016. (Pulse)
  • Pulse sit down with Simon Dunmore, boss of Defected Records. (Pulse)
  • Music vibrates in you: Getting lost in Bjarki's unpredictable techno. (Mixmag)
  • Top 10 vinyl only releases from Brooklyn’s Halcyon Record Shop. (Mixmag)
  • Techno Tuesday: Award winning Jay Lumen on his creative process. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Kučka, The Black Madonna and the many inspirational women of RBMA. (inthemix)
  • An in-depth look at Jessy Lanza's record collection. (DLSO)
  • Mix of the day: Mafalda. (RA)
  • Hidden gems: 10 of the best DJ equipment rarities. (Mixmag)
  • Here’s how much it costs to get a ghost track produced. (inthemix)
  • DKTV Podcast: Ghost Producers & Chainsmokers. (SoundCloud)
  • RA selects the best Dutch electronic music. (RA)
  • Harangue the DJ: Terry Francis. (Guardian)
  • An oral history of Turbo Crunk. (Red Bull)
  • To Heaven and Back: I experienced the world's first zero gravity DJ set. (Thump)
  • The story of how China's second city became a hotbed for Dancehall and Dub. (Thump)
  • The new gatekeepers: Streaming platforms are taking over the music industry. (VillageBlog)
  • How Adidas is setting itself up to be the next big record label. (Uproxx)
  • The record labels of the future are already here. (Forbes)
  • The Monstercat label model: From YouTube channel to one million record sales for the Vancouver-based independent dance imprint. (Billboard)
  • Why British nightlife needs to explore new places and different spaces to survive. (Thump)
  • How to critique your own music more objectively. (Sonicbids)
  • Appearing on the most streamed track of all time, Lean On, made the Danish singer an instant global star. But is she ready to abandon her anarcho roots? (Guardian)
  • This new book captures rave culture's unsung influence on the art world. (Thump)
  • Ayla Nereo on the planet being her muse and creating with the Polish Ambassador. (Billboard)
  • Meet the renegade British DJ crew who helped bring rave culture to America's West Coast. (Thump)
  • Burnt FriedmanRhythmic Anomaly. The German experimental musician sets modern culture to rights. (XLR8R)
  • DJ Sprinkles talks Deep House, 'culturally critical' audio production and the value of boredom. (Billboard)
  • How Tiësto survived 20 years of partying for a living. (GQ)
  • Why Ricardo Villalobos is still the most audacious remixer out there. (Pitchfork)
  • Heartbreak, Fabric and Brexit: Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor on why he’s started writing piano ballads. (NewStatesman - Anoosh Chakelian)
  • Rezz releases first music video, for Paranoid. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix drops first three of seven new tracks. (Billboard)
  • South African duo 2wice Shye release debut single on new label Monkeyfish. (Pulse)
  • Ricardo Villalobos delivers his signature minimalism on remixes of Prins Thomas. (Mixmag)
  • Premiere: Commix returns with an aggressive piece of d'n'b beauty. (Mixmag)
  • Listen to Booka Shade's Movements 10 featuring Andhim, Deetron and more. (Mixmag)
  • New Justice track Alakazam! leaks ahead of album release. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Pendulum are not reuniting, says Rob Swire. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The Chainsmokers announce upcoming EP. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Illum Sphere has announced release details for his second album, Glass, due out through Ninja Tune. (Mixmag)
  • Glasgow’s Denis Sulta is launching a new label, Sulta Selects, with Nein Fortiate/Dubelle Oh XX. (Mixmag)
  • Jamal Moss, also known as Hieroglyphic Being, will be releasing a two-track EP on Technicolour later this year. (Mixmag)
  • Moby channels Black Mirror in new animated video for Are You Lost In The World Like Me? (Mixmag)
  • He/aT and Tom Dicicco will inaugurate their new label with a six-track EP in late November. (RA)
  • Joel Alter and Ena Cosovic have started a new label called True Rotary Recordings. (RA)
  • Disco pioneer Cerrone details new album, Red Lips. (RA)
  • Efdemin, Juan Atkins and Terrence Dixon feature on upcoming Out-er compilation. (RA)
  • Yamaneko's new album, Project Nautilus, is due out via Local Action next month. (RA)
  • Anthony Naples has a new EP coming on The Trilogy Tapes titled Slice of Life. (RA)
  • Get Physical reissues Phuture's We Are Phuture with new DJ Pierre remixes. (RA)
  • Felicita will release an EP, A New Family, via PC Music on October 21. (RA)
  • Huerco S. launches Quiet Time series with new ambient album. (FACT)
  • DJ Shortee releases the Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with turntables and a mixer, made up of 14 tutorials. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Watch Dillon Francis take down the DJ Mag Top 100. (inthemix)
  • Sven Väth to release The Sound of The 17th Season compilation on his Cocoon label. (Mixmag)
  • Lee Foss, the Hot Creations label boss is now set to release his debut solo album Alchemy, due out in February 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Jeff Mills walks off stage in Spain after being hit with a bottle. (Billboard)
  • Kahn and Neek have mixed fabriclive 90. (Mixmag)
  • Kraftwerk nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (RA)
  • Kygo's manager embroiled in dispute with Stay singer Maty Noyes. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed that Daft Punk will not be headlining the festival next year. (NME)
  • Radiohead are confirmed to headline Glastonbury 2017. (FACT)
  • Treasure Island Festival – San Francisco (Pulse)
  • Symbiosis Gathering - California (Pulse)
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