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DANCE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Lumartes
Seth Troxler
CircoLoco Records
out now
Comment
This week's Essential New Tune comes courtesy of Seth Troxler and is taken from global party powerhouse CircoLoco's new joint label with Rockstar Games, CicroLoco Records. The track is called Lumartes and is taken from the label first EP, Monday Dreamin' Blue EP. 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.00 here
Contact
Label: CircoLoco Records
Management: Ed Cartwright
Publishing: Simon Harris, Minds On Fire
Radio: Christian Nockall, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
Online & Press: Christina HernandezMaxfield Frieser, InFamous PR
Live: Steve HoganKyle BandlerJonas Schumann, WME
11 Jun 2021
  • [PIAS] and Universal Music Group have announced a strategic global alliance. (RotD) UMG will have access to [PIAS]’ international distribution network and expertise in providing services through its services division [Integral]. In return [PIAS] will be able to tap into resources and funding provided by UMG to further grow its global offering. [PIAS] will remain fully independent and its founders will retain full control of the company.
  • Cr2 Records has signed a global distribution deal and partnership with Believe. (MBW
  • Believe successfully raises €300M in Paris IPO, giving the Tunecore owner a market cap of €1.9BN. (MBW
  • The June reopening date for clubs in England is reportedly set to be delayed. (DJMag) Government sources have said the June reopening date will be delayed by "between two weeks and a month”.
  • The UK's Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) said it is aggressively pushing back on any changes to England’s reopening roadmap. (AAA)  
  • Armada Music's CEO, Maykel Piron and Marshmello's manager Moe Shalizi featured in Billboard's annual Indie Power Players list. (Billboard
  • Ibiza's club pilot event will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday 25 June, it has been confirmed. (DJMag
  • The government of the Balearic Islands was forced to reverse a controversial decision to ban DJing last week. (RA
  • NFTs, avatars and other disruptive technologies impacting the music industry will be analysed in a new virtual workshop program from Berlin collective CO:QUO. (RA
  • The winners from the debut DJ Mag China Awards 2021 have been announced. (DJMag)
  • Electronic music publication Clubbing Spain closes after 21 years, citing social networks, lack of advertising and then the pandemic as the last straw as the reasons. (RA)
  • Watch Amazon Music’s new documentary, ‘Better Days: The Story of UK Rave’. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport and Microsoft travelled to Chris Liebing's current home base in Switzerland and hit up Riverside Studios in Berlin for an intimate chat with Liebing and Daniel Miller. (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: DEEP MEDi (Beatportal)
  • Explore the sounds of one of the most outstanding dancefloor Drum & Bass outfits to have emerged in recent years, Fourward. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the week - Absolute (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Alternative RnB Tools, the second collection from internationally renowned keys talent Mike Patrick. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport unveils powerful new mobile app for DJs and refreshed brand design. (Beatportal)
  • Diplo has teamed up with footwear firm Crocs for a psychedelic collaboration. (Billboard)
  • NFTs shift power to artists as the music business evolves. (Bloomberg
  • Music research and analytics platform Viberate has published an open call to all musicians who might be interested in what they call “new music economy”. They plan to test whether the NFT craze is more than just a fad, and whether the music community is indeed ready to start managing bookings and fan engagements with the help of big data insights and tokenized contracts. (FinanceMagnetes
  • Carl CraigSteffiSurgeonMatthew Dear and more will broadcast live via a new audio platform called Blast Radio. (RA
  • Turntable returns as an all-new platform designed for social networking with music fans. (RotD
  • Apple Music subscribers can now search for record labels using the top search bar of the application and explore their biggest historical releases, as well as new releases, signings and a biography on their history or influences. (TMN
  • Apple Music's spatial audio is "sometimes amazing but mostly inconsistent". (Verge
  • EDC Las Vegas ups the ante with 2021 lineup featuring Zedd, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and more. (Billboard)
  • CRSSD crew returns with new DAY.MVS XL festival featuring Fisher, Lane 8, MK, Nora En Pure, and more. (DA
  • Tomorrowland's organisers are feeling "very positive" about the their 2021 real world events following the Belgian government's announcement that large scale, outdoor festivals can restart from 13 August, for crowds of up to 75,000. (DJMag
  • UK promoter Terminal V is heading to Berlin with a three-day festival at Funkhaus in February 2022. (RA
  • Splendour In The Grass goes virtual, announces Splendour XR featuring Duke Dumont, Kaytranada, What So Not, and more. (DA)
  • Snowbombing formalizes 2022 return with lineup featuring Bicep, CamelPhat, Gorgon City, and more. (DA)
  • Unsound Festival returns to Adelaide in July. (RA)
  • EXIT Festival adds Amelie Lens and Maceo Plex to the already stellar 20th anniversary lineup. (DA
  • Components' Andrew Thompson explores the relationship between an artist's Spotify followers and their Spotify monthly listeners to determine how instructive Spotify follower ratio can be for monitoring artist growth and fan engagement. (Chartmetric
  • Experts panel: making stand-out artist brands in a hyper-competitive world. (MusicAlly
  • The five E’s of fan engagement in music marketing. (MusicAlly - Sandra Croft and Henriette Heimdal, CD Baby) 
  • Splice has announced a new plugin called Bridge that lets users browse their sample collections in time and key with their current DAW project. (DJMag
  • A Chicago councillor has called for two 24-hour clubs that only play house music to be hosted in the city. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin's Revier Südost will host a 300 capacity pilot rave on Sunday. (RA
  • A new open-air venue called ÆDEN (pronounced ‘Eden’) is opening in Berlin this weekend, with Juliana Huxtable and Reka playing. (Mixmag)
  • WME has signed Richie Hawtin, who performs as Plastikman, as a global client in all areas. (Billboard
  • DJ and producer Robin Schulz has extended his long-standing global publishing deal with BMG, and also chosen BMG as sub-publisher for his new Mentalo Music imprint. His first signings are DJs and producers Loris Cimino, Dario Rodriguez, and WaveWave. (RotD)
  • Independent record label, Perfect Havoc has signed the house music producer Pink Panda for a three-single deal. (RotD
  • Mix Of The Day: False Witness (RA
  • RA.783 Experimental Housewife (RA)
  • Podcast 699: Lola Palmer (XLR8R
  • Alex Kennon, Barletta Castle, Italy (Mixmag
  • Sama' Abdulhadi: Palestine's techno champion. (DJMag
  • 20 questions with San Holo: On his beard, new album and how Porter Robinson and Madeon changed his life. (Billboard
  • How Mikey Lion and his Desert Hearts crew kept the party -- and the revenue -- going during the pandemic. (Billboard
  • Yousef about the joys and pressures of hosting the UK's first unrestricted club night since the pandemic began. (Mixmag
  • A year after coming out as gay, producer Spencer Brown reflects: 'My life completely changed for the best'. (Billboard
  • With Pig&Dan collab 'Mozzarella' in stores now, iDJ catches up with the Watergate resident and TochnoTechno label boss, Yulia Niko. (iDJ)
  • David Guetta, Morten, and John Martin defy the ‘Impossible’ on all-time future rave meeting. (DA)
  • Loraine James: through the looking glass. (DJMag
  • Loraine James: meet a genre-splicing genius of British electronic music. (Guardian
  • Ookay gives fans a taste of his upcoming album and reflects on how his musical upbringing has shaped the artist he is today. (DA)
  • MitiS - real name Joseph Torre - can’t help but contain his excitement for his North American Lost tour. (DA)
  • "A tool for protest": DJs from the Global South are fighting oppression with music. (Mixmag
  • While Brazil's coastal areas are traditional hotbeds for electronic music, desande is booming in the country's Central-West region, fuelled by changing economic fortunes and a growing appetite for big room sounds. (Mixmag)
  • How Kosovo's club scene became an antidote to isolation. (RA
  • From mask-free clubs at full capacity to dance-in-your-chair affairs, Kiana Mickles reports on New York City's opening weekend. (RA
  • Inside the fascinating world of reissue labels. (DJMag
  • From the histories of global scenes, sounds and labels, to explorations of music’s power to alter the fabric of society and forge communities, here are 11 books published in the last two years that will educate and entertain electronic music fans in equal measure. (DJMag
  • Meet TAAHLIAH: the DJ creating anthems for a new generation. (GayTimes
  • Six emerging artists you need to hear this June. (DJMag
  • Get to know: Sleepnet (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Lilac (DT
  • The 15 best techno tracks of May 2021. (Magnetic
  • Marshmello is set to release his new album, Shockwave, on 11 June after details emerged on Apple Music. (EDM)  
  • DJ Seinfeld will release his new album, Mirrors, in September. (DJMag
  • Avicii’s ‘Levels’ wins Tomorrowland’s Top 1000 for second consecutive year. (DA
  • Peggy Gou is back with a new single 'Nabi'. (XLR8R
  • Above & Beyond are set to perform their first-ever show at Gashouder in Amsterdam on 11 March 2022. (EDMTunes
  • Don Diablo to address United Nations alongside Pope Francis as part of World Environment Day initiative. (DA)
  • Marshmello teams up with Megan Thee Stallion on 'Bad B***es'. (Billboard
  • OOTORO hits tech house sweet spot on debut STMPD RCRDS solo cut, ‘Breaking Away’. (DA
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