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Voices From The Dawn
09 Mar 2018
This really is a corker! A heavyweight selection and a track that has had people running to the DJ booth whenever I have played it over the last couple weeks. Previously released some great music on Diynamic, this time the track is coming out on Afterlife, Tale Of Us’s Label. It’s coming out on March 9 to be precise. I think you’re really going to enjoy this. I am not sure where they came up with these synthesiser sounds, but they come from another planet! This is Voices From The Dawn, brand new from Adriatique, this week's essential new tune.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
Label: Afterlife / Diynamic / Siamese
Management: Marco Kolz, People Machines
Publishing: Natalie Riede, BlackBox Music Management
Radio: Marco Kolz, People Machines
TV: Marco Kolz, People Machines
Online: Marco Kolz, People Machines
Live: Marco Kolz, People Machines
02 Mar 2018
  • Circle Talent Agency has added agent Guy Oldaker to the team, bringing over several acts, including Liquid Stranger, Break Science and Illenium. (Billboard)
  • Astralwerks, the New York-based dance label, is relocating to Los Angeles. General Manager Glenn Mendlinger - who has been with the label for more than 20 years - will leave the company. (Billboard)
  • The music collaboration developer Splice has bought remix-contest site Indaba. (Billboard, EDMSauce, Splice)
  • Lawyer Jules O’Riordan (DJ “Judge Jules”) joins Sound Advice.
  • IMS has partnered with Deeper Sounds to present IMS keynotes on all British Airways in-flight audio entertainment. The March show featuring Sven Väth, in conversation with Ben Turner at IMS Ibiza 2013. Previous featured keynotes include The Martinez Brothers, Yann Pissenem, Bernard Sumner, Seth Troxler and The Pet Shop Boys. 
  • Berlin vinyl store The Record Loft has reopened. (RA)
  • Applications for the BURN Residency 2018 are open now. (Mixmag)
  • A collection of nightclub owners and nightlife professionals in Tel Aviv have banded together to form Nightlife Against Deportation, a campaign that aims to take a stand against the deportation of asylum seekers. (Mixmag)
  • Amsterdam elects new night mayor, Shamiro van der Geld. (RA)
  • The Loop introduces new training course: ‘responding to drug use in the night time economy’. (FestivalInsight)
  • MUTEK and Worldwide are amongst the 45 festivals that have signed up to a gender equality pledge to hit 50/50 target by 2022. (RA)
  • Billboard has announced its Billboard Dance 100, a new data-driven artist ranking that will give fans and industry members alike a “credible and comprehensive” look at the “power and influence” of electronic dance music's biggest names.
  • deadmau5, Black Coffee and Pandora execs among speakers confirmed for International Music Summit in Ibiza. (Billboard, RotD)
  • ​Oculus Rift reveals a new VR DJ app, Reality Decks. (Mixmag)
  • Pioneer collaborates with DJ Jazzy Jeff on new Serato controller, DDJ-SB3. (RA)
  • ​Serato delivers essential upgrades to bring its software into the future. (Mixmag)
  • The much loved, alternative Ibiza-based radio station, Open Lab, founded by the late Robert Miles, is currently off the air with no updates or news on any of its digital media channels. (DannyKayak)
  • BandLab acquires software company Cakewalk from Gibson. (MagneticMag)
  • YouTube has announced several new features designed to improve the live streaming experience for both creators and viewers, including the ability to play back a live chat after the live stream ends, and the launch of live automatic captions on videos. (TechCrunch)
  • According to its its 2017 Annual Report, Twitter has had to write off almost all of the $70m it invested into SoundCloud in mid-2016. (Recode) The money is “not expected to be recoverable within a reasonable period of time”.
  • Malta's Glitch Festival books Nina Kraviz, Jeff Mills for 2018. (RA)
  • Holy Ship! returns in 2019 for two back-to-back sailings next January. (Billboard)
  • Adam Beyer's taking a huge Drumcode showcase to Belfast this August Bank Holiday. (Mixmag)
  • Hertfordshire’s Farr Festival is extending to four days for the first time. (Mixmag)
  • Kappa FuturFestival line-up grows with Rødhåd and Amelie Lens. (Mixmag)
  • ​Sónar's 25th anniversary​ locks in DJ Stingray, Yaeji, Objekt. (Mixmag)
  • Portugal's Neopop Festival confirms first names for 2018 including Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Nastia, Josh Wink, and more. (XLR8R)
  • Camo & Krooked, Metrik, Congo Natty and more head to Hospitality in the Dock. (DT)
  • Arcadia completes London line-up with a whole host of bass, house and techno stars including Matador, Paul Woolford and Digital Mystikz. (Mixmag)
  • Melbourne's Play On is pairing electronic and classical in a car park. (Mixmag)
  • EXIT Festival's line-up just got even bigger with Nina Kraviz, Solomun and Rødhåd. (Mixmag)
  • Creamfields has announces its 2018 line-up with over 300 artists. (Mixmag)
  • AEG and Goldenvoice have bought out FYF Fest founder Sean Carlson's stake in the festival and are planning to continue the event in 2018. (Billboard)
  • Gibson CEO talks challenges facing guitar retail industry: 'these are troubled times'. (Billboard)
  • Is Ultra Festival bringing dance music back to the Australian circuit? (TheMusic)
  • Is staring at the DJ while they play really that bad? (Mixmag)
  • How Kenya's electronic music industry is turning bass to bucks. (CNN)
  • The future of music: 10 predictions from industry professionals. (RedBull) Comment from Amy Lamé, London Night Czar, Victor De La Serna, Booking Director, elrow and more. 
  • Rather than pay royalties to record labels, Spotify needs to start one of its own, along with perhaps a music publishing company, and deal with the songwriters and artists directly, including producing live performances. (Forbes)
  • Twitter, SoundCloud and the challenges of growing a social music strategy. (Billboard)
  • Is the vinyl resurgence actually helping dance music? (Mixmag)
  • Egg LDN celebrate 15 years with Radio Slave, Terrence Fixmer, Andres, Hodge, Metalheadz and more. (Decoded)
  • Ben UFO is XOYO’s next resident. (Mixmag)
  • A new 1500-capacity club is opening in Rotterdam next year. (Mixmag)
  • German superstar DJ and producer Felix Jaehn has signed a global deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing company of Warner Music Group. (RotD)
  • Desert Island Kit: Lindstrøm. (DJMag)
  • 10 releases that make Houndstooth an eyebrow-raising imprint. (Mixmag)
  • Take in an oral history of freestyle. (Redbull)
  • Claude Young in conversation with Semtek. (DontBeAfriad)
  • Gudrun von Laxenburg’s club guide to Vienna. (DT)
  • Meet the five MCs and producers at the forefront of grime in Japan. (Mixmag)
  • Meet The Promoter: Broadwick Live. (IbizaVoice)
  • Printworks London is like nowhere else. It’s just totally unique. We love that this incredible behemoth of a space has had life breathed into it” – Mark Newton, Broadwick Live Director. (Decoded)
  • Idle Hands record shop and label owner Chris Farrell discusses the the records that have shaped his tastes. (RA)
  • The Blaze will be the best electronic duo to ever do it. (Noisey)
  • “It’s always good to try new things creatively and writing Addicted was a very natural process and didn’t feel forced” – Max Chapman & Jacky. (Decoded)
  • Astrid Sonne abandoned classical training to become a daring new electronic experimenter. (Fact)
  • With the recent death of the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, what exactly have we lost? (XLR8R)
  • Zedd on why Maren Morris had the 'perfect voice' for 'the middle'; plus Oscar predictions & more. (Billboard podcast)
  • An oral history of the community at The Loft who helped define the ethos of dance music. (RBMA)
  • What should we tell our kids about raving? Kristan Caryl finds out, with help from rave parents including Bill Brewster, Dinky, Krysko and more… (Attack)
  • In:Motion, an oral history of Bristol's most beloved club. (Mixmag)
  • Nina Kraviz speaks to Channel 4 as the channel examines her rise as one of the world's top DJs. (RA)
  • Techno Tuesday: Roy Rosenfeld dives into the Israeli dance scene, and mixing music and politics. (DA)
  • New York Rising: How Brooklyn became one of the world’s best clubbing destinations. (Mixmag)
  • Steve Aoki talks returning to dance music, working with BTS and loving Japan. (Forbes)
  • Peggy Gou once said that she wanted to be the first South Korean DJ to play Berghain. She's since achieved that, and much, much more. (Mixmag)
  • Scuba announces debut album as SCB coming via Hotflush in April. (Mixmag)
  • UK producer Scott Diaz has booking cancelled because he’s “overweight”. (Mixmag)
  • Couture shares UK garage-influenced experimental debut O.H.M. (Mixmag)
  • Houndstooth celebrates fifth birthday with free Hound5tooth compilation. (XLR8R)
  • Jon Hopkins teases new music with a celestial trailer. (Mixmag)
  • Pet Shop Boys return to Royal Opera House for final Inner Sanctum shows. (Mixmag)
  • Martin Garrix performed at 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony. (Billboard)
  • Infinite Machine releases debut Warsnare album, Warchestra. (Mixmag)
  • Simian Mobile Disco have announced details of their fifth full length studio album, Murmurations, due for release on 11 May via Wichita Records. (DT)
  • Madrid-based electro label Fundamental Records releases free Rhys Celeste (a.k.a Microlith) album in his memory. (XLR8R)
  • Nicolas Jaar put out an album last week under little-known alias, A.A.L. (Against All Logic). (RA)
  • Flying Lotus soundtracks new sci-fi movie, Perfect. (RA)
  • Martin Garrix has revealed that he was inspired to pursue a career in dance music after watching Tiësto. (DJMag)
  • Davina Moss is first up for new imprint District 9. (DT)
  • Gwenno shares Aphex Twin-inspired track, Hi A Skoellyas Liv A Dhagrow. (XLR8R)
  • Rising DJ-producer Nur Jaber lines up debut album. (XLR8R)
  • Pendulum break a seven-year hiatus with new album, The Reworks. (Mixmag)
  • Toolroom announce Miami 2018 Compilation. (DT)
  • Faber & Faber to publish tell-all book, The Secret DJ, by... someone. (RA)
  • A one-off revival of The Old Grey Whistle Test has plunged the BBC into a new sexism row after Annie Nightingale revealed she was snubbed over the special. (MoS) The BBC said BBC4 rebroadcast Annie Nightingale: Bird On The Wireless’ to celebrate her outstanding music career.
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