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13 Jan 2017
  • Following a statement (FT) in SoundCloud's Annual Report warning it may run out of cash this year, after incurring a €51m loss in 2015, with the directors and auditors saying it may not be possible to continue as a going concern, the company has now expanded on the statement claiming its on a “very positive positive path to building a financially sustainable platform”. (Hypebot)
  • SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss is stepping away from the role of CTO at the platform and taking a new position as Chief Product Officer. New hire Artem Fishman, previously Vice President Of Engineering at Yahoo, is taking up the CTO position. (TechCrunch)
  • The first Essential New Tune of 2017 will feature on Pete Tong’s BBC show tonight and will be listed in next week’s Industry Insider. 
  • Data Transmission has launched its own label, Shanghaied.
  • Discogs has announced its 8 millionth release being entered into its database. 
  • A Toronto councilwoman has announced she will be asking the Community Development and Recreation Committee to require electronic music festival promoters to staff city paramedics on-site. (Mixmag)
  • The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will this year take place 18-22 October and has announced an extensive program in Mumbai, India and showcases at SXSW, in Austin, USA. (RotD)
  • Website Ibiza Voice has closed after 13 years.
  • Akai announce next generation of MPCs. (RA)
  • Audio-Technica unveiled a new turntable and cartridges at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. (RA)
  • Troublemaker is a modern update of the TB-303 for iPad and iPhone. (Fact)
  • Denon takes on Pioneer with Prime DJ range and Rekordbox rival. (Fact)
  • Korg is bringing the famed Arp Odyssey synth back to life. (Mixmag)
  • A South Korean company has launched a new physical format. (YouTube) MQS (Mastering Quality Sound) is a high definition sound, generated during the mastering stage. The 24 bit FLAC files provide 6.5 times the amount of data a CD has.
  • Mixcloud has relaunched its website with a design refresh that includes a revamped feed, updated profile pages and more. (Variety)
  • Entire Underground Resistance back catalogue is now available digitally. (Pulse)
  • Dublin's Tivoli Theatre under threat from property developers. (RA)
  • Salford's Islington Mill venue could close due to noise complaint. (RA)
  • The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Flosstradamus headlining 2017 Shaky Beats Festival in Atlanta. (Billboard)
  • A Canadian-funded mining company has laid claim to 4,000 acres of land at the site of Burning Man in Nevada although no current plans to mine on Black Rock Desert exist. (YourEDM
  • Barcelona's BeCool has closed with the Placa de Joan Llongueras venue being replaced with a restaurant. (RA)
  • Croatia's Love International adds Tony Humphries, Heidi, Prosumer to 2017 line-up. (RA)
  • Ibiza's The Zoo Project expands to two days in 2017, running on Tuesdays as well as Saturdays. (RA)
  • Belgium’s Tomorrowland has announced its July 21 - 30 2017 theme as the circus. (YourEDM)
  • New York’s Panorama festival announces its 2017 line-up. (DA)
  • Tale Of Us's Afterlife party will return to Barcelona in June, a year on from its inaugural edition. (RA)
  • The final line-up additions for Snowbombing have been announced with Andy C, Gerd Janson, Axel Boman and more set to hit the Austrian Alps. (Mixmag)
  • Mexico’s BPM festival has announced two expansion events in Brazil and Portugal, coming to swift fruition April 28 through May 1 of 2017, and September of 2017, respectively. (Billboard)
  • Why some of Canada's music clubs are losing the fight to stay open. (CH)
  • SoundCloud vows growth in 2017, but time is running out; at a crossroads, the company is desperate to turn its massive music platform into a real business. (FastCompany)
  • Seth Troxler defends dance culture ahead of Fabric’s reopening last weekend [Video]. (DA)
  • Analysis of Ministry Of Sound Recordings figures via MoS Group’s full annual accounts for 2015. (MBW) The label turned over £27.1m in 2015, 8% more than 2014. Just 25% of its total recordings sales by volume in 2015 was generated by digital formats.
  • At a crossroads, SoundCloud is desperate to turn its massive music platform into a real business. (FastCo)
  • New Sydney club The Bunk3R set to launch Jan 14. (Mixmag)
  • Space Ibiza will keep its name in 2017, says Ushuaïa owner. (RA)
  • Fabric's co-founder and director Cameron Leslie has revealed he's not totally happy about the circumstances which have allowed the club to reopen. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric reopens: crowds in high spirits as legendary club returns. (Guardian)
  • We went to Fabric's grand reopening to see if it was still the best club in town. (Thump - Hazel Sheffield)
  • London Mayor's office: shutting Fabric "would be like closing The Royal Albert Hall" (Mixmag)
  • Manchester club Sankeys has closed with immediate effect due to the sale of the Beehive Mill building that houses it. (RA)
  • Paradigm Talent Agency announced that AM Only and The Windish Agency will now formally be known as Paradigm Talent Agency. (RotD) Some of the now-fully-combined agency's acts include Disclosure, Skrillex, Flume and Diplo. (Billboard)
  • Harangue the DJ: Thris Tian. (Guardian)
  • Breaking Through: Denis Sulta. (RA)
  • Jessy Lanza Q&A and mix. (Groove)
  • Six artists to watch in 2017: Mr. Tophat, Molly, Peggy Gou, Theo Kottis, Otik and Fixate. (DJMag)
  • Nine new artists you need to check out this month. (DJMag)
  • Seven bass and club music releases you need to hear this month. (Mixmag)
  • Why has this one bassline been sampled 77 times? (Thump)
  • Rob McCallum spends a weekend with Mr. G in France and London to hear what makes him tick. (DJMag)
  • Kenzo celebrates club culture in spellbinding new dance film. (Dazed)
  • Let’s make 2017 the year we finally put our phones away. (Pulse - Chandler Shortlidge)
  • The Romanian house duo Livio & Roby open the door to their Bucharest studio to discuss their hardware-heavy production processes. (XLR8R)
  • A starter guide to the lo-fi house scene. (Bandcamp)
  • ‘Self Reassemble’: Mat Zo tackles dance music with renewed ardor, he tells Christina Hernandez. (DA)
  • A potted history of Pearson Sound. (Fabric blog)
  • Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, the DJ who became a farmer in France. (FT)
  • Marcel Dettmann took us on a techno tour of Berlin. (Thump)
  • DJ Mag talks to London’s new Night Czar, Fabric and others about the value of a night-time economy to a city and how — ironically — Fabric’s temporary closure may have actually speeded up a change in attitudes to nightclub culture.
  • Paula Temple's pioneering approach to dance music is vital now more than ever, says Patrick Hinton. (Mixmag)
  • Ross From Friends is the emotionally-charged house producer making an impact. (Mixmag)
  • Celebrating the electrifying energy of sound system culture. (Dazed)
  • DVS1 and Mr. G connect over a shared respect for vinyl. (Fabric blog)
  • How Total Freedom’s devastating DJ sets changed club music. (Dazed)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre, superstar pioneer of electronic pop, is as busy as ever at 68. With a new Oxygène album out, he talks to Andrew Perry. (Telegraph)
  • Cam Bianchetti AKA Late Night Tuff Guy tells his own fascinating story of musical discovery and development. (Pulse)
  • King Without A Crown: Lee Burridge and his ADID empire. (Mixmag)
  • Kaytranada drops new remix of TLC and Latrelle. (Mixmag)
  • Gilles Peterson has revealed that he has given away part of his vinyl collection to charity shops in North London. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Pierre celebrates 30 years of 'acid tracks' with BBC Essential Mix. (Mixmag)
  • Dischi Autunno, a new label from Jennifer Cardini and Noura Labbani, is set for launch in March. (RA)
  • Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann collaborate on new double-EP, Phantom Studies. (RA)
  • Bonobo returns with his third track of the album due out on Friday, No Reason. (Data Transmission)
  • Fabio and Grooverider are hosting the official party at the Electric Brixton in London on 3 February to celebrate 25 years in the industry. (Guestlist)
  • Blanck Mass announces new LP, World Eater, scheduled for March 3 release. (Xlr8r)
  • Call Super has mixed the 92nd fabric mix. (Xlr8r)
  • Bjarki is set to start a new label called bbbbbb Records - a joint venture, it is reported, with the Icelandic producer's friend, Johnny Chrome Silver. (Xlr8r)
  • Different Circles announces Weightless Volume 2 with Sharp Veins, Fis, Mumdance & Logos. (Fact)
  • Moby rejects offer to DJ Donald Trump inauguration, makes playlist anyway. (Fact)
  • Listen to The Black Madonna’s new disco epic, He Is the Voice I Hear. (Fact)
  • Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann to drop a collaborative EP this month in celebration of Berghain-affliated label Ostgut Ton reaching 100 12" releases. (DJMag)
  • Porter Robinson addresses depression, promises new music in 2017 on twitter. (Billboard)
  • Jeff Mills explores the ‘Planets' on forthcoming classical album. (Mixmag)
  • Daft Punk 2017 live rumours reignite following YouTube discovery. (Fact)
  • UK techno artist JoeFarr launches label, User Experience. (Fact)
  • Fabric reopening night (Independent - 4* Kashmira Gander)
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