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Red Axes
Life and Death
This week’s track comes from a new EP recently released on DJ Tennis’s Life and Death label. If you’ve been following Tennis and seen him play out this summer, you might recognise the track. It comes from Red Axes, who are Dori and Niv from Israel, whose reputation has been steadily growing on the world arena thanks to lots of love from the likes of Resident Advisor and Mixmag and a good deal of play from this show.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:10 mins here.
Label: Life & Death
Management: Red Axes
PublishingJames Pitt, Simon Harris, Minds on Fire
RadioLilly Rumler, Journ
TVLilly Rumler, Journ
OnlineLilly Rumler, Journ
LiveLucinda Runham, Decked Out
20 Oct 2017
  • Dance-music veterans Justin Kleinfeld and Lawrence Lui have announced the formation of Bampire, which they describe as a full-service marketing, project management and artist services company. (Variety)
  • Robb McDaniels has been appointed CEO of Beatport. (Variety, Billboard) He has previously been CEO of INgrooves.
  • German venture capital firm EMH Partners has invested $50m in an expansion round for Berlin-based Native Instruments. (Unquote)
  • Among the winners at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards were: Annie Mac, Radio 1 (Music Presenter – non breakfast); Benji B, Radio 1 & 1Xtra (Specialist Music Show); BBC 1Xtra (National Radio Station). (RadioToday)
  • MNEK won the Top EDM Song gong for Never Forget You by Zara Larsson & MNEK at this week's ASCAP Awards London.
  • UK Music Chief Executive Michael Dugher has unveiled plans for a new law to protect music venues threatened with closure. (RotD) The proposed crackdown would force developers to consider the impact their schemes could have on nearby music venues and take steps to ensure their continued survival.
  • Universal Music has announced the launch of a ‘accelerator engagement network’ with the aim of promoting the development of innovative music-based start-ups around the world. Universal will mentor the chosen digital music companies. (PRNewswire)
  • The city of Amsterdam launched a drug safety campaign aimed at visitors to the Amsterdam Dance Event, taking place from Wednesday to Sunday. (NLTimes)
  • KUVO, a club culture entertainment service managed by Pioneer DJ, has partnered with Canadian PRO SOCAN to support the fair distribution of royalties to copyright holders of music played at nightclubs in Canada. (RotD)
  • SACEM partners with DJ Monitor to improve accuracy in capturing and tracking royalties for creators of electronic music. (RotD)
  • Tim Exile’s SLOR plug-in uses “infinite resonators” to turn a beat into a chord. (Fact)
  • Pioneer DJ’s latest piece of gear is a CDJ-sized standalone sampler. (Fact)
  • Spotify has moved to formalise the process by which major and independent labels pitch for slots in the Browse section of its service, with a quota-based system applying to global and local playlists. (MusicAlly)
  • Maya Jane Coles headlines San Diego's Groundwater this December 2. (Mixmag)
  • Burning Man has announced its theme for next year's edition: I, Robot. (Mixmag)
  • “Festicruise" The Ark is setting sail once again next summer, this time with a longer stay in Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Time Warp and Awakenings have joined forces to create a new techno super-event, Connect to take place October 13. (Mixmag)
  • Environmental officers in Ibiza’s San Antonio are clamping down against businesses where noise levels exceed the legal 65 decibels per day and 55 per night. (Mirror)
  • Ultra Worldwide wraps record year, hosting 1m partygoers across 20 countries. (Billboard)
  • Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has released the final report and findings of Can Music Make You Sick? and announced three key pledges for the music industry. (RotD)
  • Ecstasy-related deaths are at a record high – but what can be done about it? (Mixmag)
  • A bullet proof guide to this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event 2017: 13 must-see showcases. (Billboard)
  • Alison Wonderland, Annie Mac and more share their own harassment stories following Weinstein accusations. (Billboard)
  • Jackmaster to play Sundays at Phonox in London. (RA)
  • Craig Richards stepping down from weekly fabric slot. (RA)
  • Tallinn club Lekker 'forced to move from current location’. (RA)
  • New nightclub, OST, to open in Berlin. (RA)
  • 20 Questions: Magda. (XLR8R)
  • Former Honest Jon's staffer, ZAKIA, is the latest Diggers Directory subject. (StampTheWax)
  • Harangue the DJ: Minor Science (Guardian)
  • High Contrast on his most diverse album yet. (IDJ)
  • Is dance music the place for politics and philosophy? Angus Finlayson meets the artist who's folded both into his incredible new album: Lee Gamble. (RA)
  • 53 years ago, Robert Moog dropped the first keyboard synthesizer. (DancemusicNW)
  • South African kwaito veteran Professor Rhythm selects 11 ‘90s house anthems. (Fact)
  • Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan talks Geej, a local record label with techno and ambient dreams. (Fact)
  • After endless revisions, Chloé isn't scared about the future anymore. (Pulse)
  • Fatima Al Qadiri on the risks of making queer Arabic dance music. (Pitchfork)
  • L.A producer TOKiMONSTA talks recovery from life-threatening brain condition & being 'given a second chance' with new Lune Rouge LP. (Billboard)
  • Following the success of his inaugural Houghton Festival, Craig Richards talks future plans and stepping away from his fabric residency. (Crack)
  • The eye-popping production at Elrow events has helped it become arguably the world's most popular clubbing brand. But, as Carlos Hawthorn explains, this is only the most recent venture for a family whose roots in entertainment date back to 1870. (RA)
  • Richie Hawtin on raving, dance music and using his first turntables. (HighSnobiety)
  • 15 years strong: Critical Music has become a drum 'n' bass empire. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Hell is taking over Melbourne's main cathedral with techno. (Mixmag)
  • Paul Kalkbrenner to debut his Back To The Future live show in LA. (Mixmag)
  • Danny Rampling will celebrate Shoom's 30th anniversary in London this December. (Mixmag)
  • Damian Lazarus' Crosstown Rebels announces new annual compilation, Spirits. (RA)
  • Ricardo Villalobos and Butch return as ButRic. (Billboard)
  • Sven Väth reveals The Sound Of The 18th Season mix compilation. (RA)
  • Four Tet is playing a run of live shows in the UK and US next year following his latest album, New Energy. (Mixmag)
  • Flying Lotus apologises for defending the Gaslamp Killer against rape allegations. (Mixmag)
  • Gaslamp Killer accused of rape, denies allegations in statement. (Billboard) The artist’s upcoming Australian tour has been cancelled by promoters as a result. (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris donates Las Vegas concert proceeds to victims' fund. (Billboard)
  • Seth Troxler, Pete Tong and more talk about the realities of DJ life in new documentary, Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm. (Fact)
  • Fatboy Slim has joined the team for Julien Temple’s forthcoming film, Ibiza - The Silent Movie, as music director. (Mixmag)
  • WeTransfer has launched a podcast series on the psychology of DJing featuring Gilles Peterson in intimate chats with The Black Madonna, Seth Troxler, Cassy, Craig Richards, and IG Culture. (XLR8R)
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