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New Generation
Jonas Rathsman
This is Rathsman's instantly massive follow-up to Wolfsbane, which was released on Disclosure's label Method White earlier this year. New Generation is part of a new EP which is so Jonas as well; amazingly consistent. Former R1 Dance Chart number one.. Jonas Rathsman is back.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:05 mins here.
LabelErfut Bakir, KX
ManagementOwyn SidwellJames Pitt, Your Army Management
PublishingSimon Harris, Minds On Fire
RadioChristian Nockall, Your Army
TVAmy Collins, Your Army
OnlineJack Doherty, Your Army & Chris Robins, Infamous PR
PressAlice French, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie & Silas Howison-Waughray, Your Army
LiveKane Dansie, CODA Agency & Ben Shprits, AM Only
16 Oct 2015
  • Pitchfork Media has been acquired by publisher Condé Nast for an undisclosed amount. (Fact)
  • Sony Corporation is taking steps to sell off its half of music publishing unit Sony/ATV Publishing. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • SFX Entertainment saw its stock soar almost 11% after an analyst said shares of the electronic dance music promoter are way undervalued relative to peers. (NYPost)
  • Robert F. X. Sillerman has submitted a new proposal to take SFX Entertainment private again. (Billboard) Sillerman, who is chairman and CEO of the company, would buy out remaining stockholders for up to $3.25 per share in cash.
  • Basic Channel-founder and techno innovator Moritz von Oswald has put his mixing board up for auction on eBay. (Fact)
  • A 23-year old woman has died from suffocation at a Skrillex show in Gurgaon, India. It has been reported that the venue was at nearly double capacity at the time. (Thump)
  • Martin Garrix has been announced as a co-host of the MTV European Music Awards alongside Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose. (YourEDM)
  • At Vanity Fair’s recent New Establishment Summit, Beats 1 executive Jimmy Iovine stated that he was “scared” for the future of music. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The 2015 edition of the American Music Awards have announced the nominations for Favourite EDM Artist, featuring the likes of Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Zedd. (YourEDM)
  • Synth veteran Charles Cohen, considered a pioneer of the rare and unique Buchla Music Easel synthesizer, has been charged in a child sex case. (Fact)
  • Amsterdam authorities have announced that it will be legal to carry five or less ecstasy pills on your person at this year’s ADE. (Thump)
  • Aphex Twin's Syro and Jamie xx's In Colour are amongst the shortlisted nominees for the UK's Mercury Prize.
  • Traxsource will return any owed money, that may have been held by a third-party, to artists and labels it's worked with since its launch. (Mixmag)
  • A study by Ticketmaster has shown that 16% of the British public attended a dance music event in the last three years whilst the genre ties with pop as attendees' favourite. (RotDFabric is named the UK's favourite dance venue. 
  • Native Instruments’ Kontrol keyboards are getting a major software update later this month, which will open the devices up to third-party plug-ins. (Fact)
  • Watch the Moog Mother-32 synth put through its paces in an Arizonan desert. (Mixmag)
  • Pioneer has announced the XDJ-700, an affordable media player that looks like a CDJ but only plays digital files via USB, smartphone or computer. (YourEDM)
  • Online sample source Irrupt is still operating in beta, but after a wider launch later this year the service promises to offer a huge range of sounds exclusively created by “renowned sound designers and producers”. (Fact)
  • You can now share music on Instagram thanks to new app Sounds. (YourEDM)
  • Free streaming app Aurous has launched its first version. (MusicAlly) The developer of the app - which enables free streaming of content from across the internet, including torrents, has claimed it is “creating a content-id system and DMCA portal so we can ensure Aurous does not infringe on anyone’s copyright”.
  • SoundCloud continues to see a healthy growth in user numbers. (DMN)
  • Australia’s annual Andromeda festival has announced its full lineup, with Fred P, DJ Deep and Tuff Sherm all set to play. (Fact)
  • The Hydra has announced the second round of parties to cap off its season at London’s Studio Spaces. (Fact)
  • Lights All Night has announced its full 2015 line-up, featuring Kaskade, Hardwell and Porter Robinson. (Billboard)
  • In celebration of its numerous accomplishments over the last twenty-five years, Ninja Tune will be hosting a worldwide concert series that will hit London, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles between October 15 and December 12. (XLR8R)
  • Unsound has been forced to cancel a concert at St. Catherine’s Church, Krakow, Poland, that was set to feature Current 93 due to charges that the industrial act (and in turn, the festival) promotes and propagates Satanism. (Fact)
  • Mysteryland US will return in 2016 at a different location and on a different weekend following noise complaints at this year’s edition. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • TomorrowWorld has announced it will return next year, but Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed plans to implement new initiatives to avoid a repeat of this year’s deplorable end. (Billboard)
  • Blockchain and the music industry. (Medium - David Galbraith)
  • According to a report, 66% of the 98m US households with broadband connections use a streaming audio service. Of all US broadband households, 40% stream audio using a free service, the report says, while 26% subscribe to paid streaming services. (Billboard)
  • Is EDM about to take off in China? Reports from Shanghai’s first ever edition of the International Music Summit suggest so. (Thump)
  • The uncertain future of EDM. (Forbes)
  • SFX faces its future: five possible outcomes following wednesday's big deadline. (Billboard)
  • Robert Sillerman interviewed about the future of SFX. (NYBJ)
  • Harangue the DJ: Kurupt FM (Guardian)
  • Q&A: Norwegian duo Ost & Kjex discuss the making of upcoming third album Freedom Wig ahead of its November release. (XLR8R)
  • In conversation with Ben Klock: “I am not a techno purist.” (Thump)
  • Evian Christ aired his views on the meaninglessness of clubbing in a recent interview. (Dazed & Confused)
  • A look back at the legacy left by London’s Trade Club, the city’s first ever after-hours club, ahead of its 25th birthday celebration and final hurrah next week. (Guardian)
  • New York’s first Blade Rave took place last weekend during the city’s Comic Con festival, which saw an entire crowd get drenched in fake blood. (Guardian)
  • Five ADE live streams to watch this weekend. (Thump)
  • Winners and losers of the 2015 Ibiza closing parties. (Pulse)
  • The road to tomorrow with Dave Clarke. (Mixmag)
  • Nadus may be an ambassador of Newark’s Jersey club sound, but the 24-year-old producer and DJ born Rahshon Bright refuses to allow himself to be boxed in. (Fact)
  • Producer PVC discusses the bass house scene and unveils a new mix. (Data Transmission)
  • Ninja Tune turns 25: founder explains the 'cooperative capitalism' behind the label. (Billboard)
  • Scots DJ Mylo on returning with new album and how he refuses to be haunted by his label missing out on Calvin Harris. (Daily Record)
  • You can now see every US state’s favourite music festival thanks to a visual map from Promotions Now. (YourEDM)
  • Daniel Bortz will release the third and final EP of his Bella Avgvsta series titled Bella Avgvsta Pt. 3 on December 3 via Pastamusik. (XLR8R)
  • Analog techno mystic Xosar has announced details of a new label called Gyrocyre, which launches with an EP from the producer herself. (Fact)
  • UK artist Shenoda is set to release his first full length EP Labour via Aus Music on November 11. (XLR8R)
  • French producer and Club cheval member Canblaster will release new EP Continue on October 23 via Pelican Fly. (Fact)
  • Hardwell has revealed the official trailer to his upcoming I Am Hardwell documentary. (YourEDM)
  • Hardwell is the latest in a long line of artists to express his dissatisfaction with SoundCloud. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Martin Buttrich will launch his new label Rhythm Assault with a Mathew Jonson collaboration single, Synchronicity, available now. (XLR8R)
  • Acre has announced details of debut album Better Strangers. (Data Transmission)
  • Eric Prydz recently aired 11 new tracks on his Beats 1 residency debut. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin techno don and Berghain resident Ben Klock aired his inaugural mix for BBC Radio 1’s esteemed Essential Mix over the weekend, and you can now stream it in full. (XLR8R)
  • Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that Gorillaz will return with a new album in 2016. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Deadmau5 has severed ties with major labels, announcing that he will be taking himself and label Mau5trap Recordings to independent publisher and rights company Kobalt. (Mixmag)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Times2 - 3* Will Hodgkinson, Guardian2 - 4* Jon Dennis)
  • Claptone – Dear Life Remixes (FT - 4* Ludovic Hunter-Tilney)
  • Rudimental - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (Guardian - 3* Malcolm Jack)
  • Nina Kraviz/Ben UFO/Four Tet/Dixon/Jackmaster/Joy Orbison – The Warehouse Project, Manchester UK (Thump)
  • Hyte Closing Party – Amnesia, Ibiza (Data Transmission)
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