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11 Aug 2017
  • Leading Scandinavian online mastering platform CloudBounce is moving to secure new partners following the recent announcement that rival platform LANDR, has launched a digital distribution service. (DT)
  • Merchant bank The Raine Group and Singapore state investment company Temasek Holdings will reportedly each acquire stakes in SoundCloud imminently, valuing the company at $300m in total. (MBW)
  • Existing SoundCloud shareholders are to vote to accept or reject a reorganisation proposal today that will decide the fate of the company. If rejected, CEO Alexander Ljung suggests the company would not be able "to continue as a going concern”. (AxiosTechCrunchKerry Trainor, who stepped down as CEO of Vimeo last summer, may be named as the new SoundCloud CEO. (Recode)
  • Live Nation has launched an electronic music division named Live Nation Electronic Asia. (LNEPollstar)
  • Due to last week’s Radio 1 Ibiza special, there is no Essential New Tune.
  • Leeds Festival has been forced to scrap plans for on-site drug testing after an agreement with Leeds City Council could not be made. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers’ Closer has now been in the Top 40 for an entire year. (DA)
  • A UK police chief has called for politicians to stop treating drug users as criminals. (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris is the world’s highest paid DJ for the fifth year in a row. (Stereogum)
  • New York City government committee votes to create nightlife office. (RA)
  • Mayor Sadiq Khan reveals plan to turn London into a “24-hour city”. (Mixmag)
  • Ibiza authorities ban DJs from beach clubs to reclaim beaches from dance music. (Mixmag)
  • The cost of a holiday in Ibiza is expected to surge after the Balearic Islands introduced a cap on tourist bed numbers and tough rules for AirBnB lets. (Times)
  • Rane have announced a brand new mixer called the Rane DJ Seventy Two via a surprise Facebook post. (DJMag)
  • FL Studio 12.5 adds virtual MIDI controllers, new delay plug-in and more. (Fact)
  • Roland release boutique versions of TR-808, SH-101. (RA)
  • YouTube has launched a new sharing feature in its mobile app, previously in testing with users in select markets. It allows users to send their friends videos and chat from within a new tab in the mobile app – effectively turning YouTube into a mobile messenger of sorts. (TechCrunch)
  • 5 Senses Festival brings De La Swing, Einmusik, Mat.Joe and more to Thailand. (Mixmag)
  • MUTEK Mexico announces second wave of acts for 2017. (RA)
  • ULTRA China locks in Carl Cox and Dubfire for inaugural edition. (Mixmag)
  • Maceo Plex and Black Coffee booked for London’s Printworks Issue 002. (Mixmag)
  • Bicep, Ben Klock, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Hauschka, and more play Reworks 2017 this September 13 - 17 in Thessaloniki, Greece. (XLR8R)
  • Todd Terje, Horse Meat Disco booked for London's day-long Percolate party at Roundhouse on Saturday, September 30. (RA)
  • Cancelled festival Into The Factory announces replacement parties in Stockholm. (RA)
  • Outlook & Dimensions announce Knowledge Arena programme, an extensive programme of free-play workstations and interactive workshops using cutting edge music production equipment. (FestivalInsights)
  • Unsound taps Anastasia Kristensen, Lee Gamble and Livity Sound for Krakow 2017. (Mixmag)
  • TomorrowWorld may return in 2018 in the wake of SFX's "rebirth”. (Mixmag)
  • Ibiza's obsession with VIP tourism is out of control. (IbizaVoice)
  • Is techno tourism what Detroit needs? (Slate)
  • Pasquale Rotella discusses Gary Richards leaving HARD, big changes on the horizon for EDC brand. (DA)
  • Ibiza: The Broadway musical? ‘It’s possible,’ says dance music trailblazer Patrick Moxey. (Variety)
  • A new LGBTI house and techno club called JACK is opening in Amsterdam. (Mixmag)
  • Breaking Through: Jayda G. (RA)
  • A decade of HARD: 10 incredible moments according to Destructo. (DJMag)
  • Five reasons to experience UNO Village Malta. (Pulse)
  • 10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in August 2017. (Fact)
  • 10 must-see dance acts at HARD Summer 2017. (Billboard)
  • Harangue the DJ: Dimitri From Paris. (Guardian)
  • Berlin’s best underground club nights. (Amuse)
  • Flamenco, DJ politics and vinylism with Ellen Allien. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Henry Saiz on creative inspiration, his Balance compilation, and more. (DA)
  • Blaine Stranger talks tech, viper and how his tracks Mesmerise. (YourEDM)
  • Groove Terminator talks 30 years of Australian dance music. (InTheMix)
  • Meet one of SA’s favourite veteran DJs, Claudia Lovisa. (Pulse)
  • The Chicago artist Benn Jordan (AKA The Flashbulb) explains his decision to stop releasing on vinyl, pointing out the environmental concerns associated with the medium. (Blog)
  • How Steve Aoki channeled uber and his punk-rock origins on his way to $29.5m. (Forbes)
  • David Guetta changed electronic music ten years ago, and he's gearing up to do it again. (Forbes)
  • DJ Tracy Young celebrates 25-year career, talks spinning at Madonna's wedding. (Billboard)
  • On tour with Diplo in Africa. (GQ)
  • Italy’s Avantgarde label head Dabs talks style, funk, and being remixed by Break. (YourEDM)
  • Howie Lee is the cyberpunk-obsessed club producer concerned we’re trapped in the Matrix. (Fact)
  • Dimitri From Paris: 10 ultimate '80s pop-dance classics. (Pulse)
  • How a small town record store quietly released an exclusive Aphex Twin record. (NPR)
  • HAAi: How an Australian psych-rocker became London’s best new DJ. (Pulse)
  • Meet the '90s dance DJ behind the score for The Dark Tower. (NPR)
  • The 10 biggest tracks from Together Ibiza (so far). (Pulse)
  • Kraftwerk, Detroit legends and rising stars: Tracing the evolution of techno at Portugal’s Neopop Festival 2017. (Fact)
  • How the death of EDM brought pop music one step closer to eternal life. (WashingtonPost)
  • Mystic Bill: An acid original. (Inn8)
  • Tribes Records with Zepherin Saint, Albee & Alton Miller. (DT)
  • Building a genre-less music society with TOKiMONSTA. (Pulse)
  • With a fresh spin on the 808, DJs become rhythm composers. (NPR)
  • Abby Nurock and DJ Buhle weigh in on the gender equality debate. (Pulse)
  • When techno was house: Chicago’s impact on the birth of techno. (RBMA)
  • Junkie XL on His Dark Tower inspiration, mentor Hans Zimmer & advice for aspiring composers. (Billboard)
  • Larry Heard: 'Music is like a blanket you wrap round yourself’. (Guardian)
  • Florian Meindl talk modular mindsets and compression workarounds. (MusicRadar)
  • The Balearic Three: Talamanca System are channeling the true spirit of Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Machine Love: SchneidersLaden, Mark Smith meets the man who's played a vital role in shaping the modular synthesis industry. (RA)
  • Hot Property: The unstoppable rise of Mall Grab. (Mixmag)
  • Meet the women who owned Hard Summer Fest 2017. (Nylon)
  • Ricardo Villalobos, the Chilean-born techno pioneer, lets rip on the gentrification of clubbing, and why family responsibilities mean he’s now always home by 10… in the morning. (Guardian - Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
  • Avalon Emerson and Dorisburg remix Octo Octa's Adrift on new EP. (RA)
  • Avicii previews collaboration with Aluna George from upcoming EP. (DA)
  • My Nu Leng to release on Shogun Audio. (DT)
  • New Zomby EP, GASP!, due in September. (RA)
  • Oliver Huntemann to release first album in six years. (RA)
  • Ben Frost announces new album, The Centre Cannot Hold. (RA)
  • Rihanna, Skrillex and Blackbear might be collaborating. (Billboard)
  • Watch The Black Madonna’s full set from Optimo 20. (Fact)
  • Craig Richards represses 2013's Sleeping Rough with new versions of the track. (RA)
  • Regis to release rare live recording from 1997. (RA)
  • Michael Brun teams with Beat Making Lab to teach music production to kids in Haiti. (Mixmag)
  • Defected taps DJ Haus for In The House mix CD. (RA)
  • Nick Curly’s Trust announces new tour dates. (Pulse)
  • DVS1 brings his custom system The Wall Of Sound to ADE 2017. (Mixmag)
  • NHK yx Koyxen to release Exit Entrance album on DFA Records. (Fact)
  • Juju & Jordash's latest album, Sis-Boom-Bah!, coming on Dekmantel. (RA)
  • Gerry Read returns to RAMP with new album, New Junk City. (RA)
  • Hyperdub signs Klein for new EP, Tommy. (RA)
  • 100s of 90s rave and jungle tapes have been collected by decade-spanning London head Stamina MC. (DJMag)
  • Grouper, Leaving Records, Urulu release Bandcamp exclusives to benefit trans rights. (RA)
  • Invisible City co-founder Brandon Hocura launches online record shop, Séance Centre. (RA)
  • The Black Madonna, Eric Prydz, Hot Since 82 and more nominated for the EM Awards. (Mixmag)
  • Dekmantel - Amsterdam (Mixmag)
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