true IMS Industry Insider | Welcome
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Opal (Four Tet Remix)
Bicep
Ninja Tune
out now
Comment
This track, Opal, has been remixed by one of the true dons of electronic music. A guy who has recently finished sold out shows at London’s Village Underground and Glasgow’s Barrowlands. We are talking about Four Tet, here he is remixing Bicep’s Opal, 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.
Contact
ManagementSimon Gold, This is Music
Radio
Martin Cook, Your Army
Online
James Heather, Ninja Tune
Live
John Humphrey, Higher Ground
16 Mar 2018
  • Dubset has announced a strategic relationship with the music licensing and administration company Rumblefish that will enable the registration and tracking of mechanical royalties for DJ mixes and remixes. (Billboard)
  • Brighton Music Conference has confirmed the official fifth anniversary parties and networking events for BMC18. (Decoded)
  • Behringer shares prototype of Sequential Circuits Pro-One synth clone. (Fact)
  • Google develops touchscreen synthesiser based on artificial intelligence. (RA)
  • Clickamix, a pre-cleared licensing platform for sports that allow music mixes in competitions, claims an untapped $670m revenue stream for rightsholders by licensing music that is currently mixed and used illegally. (RotD)
  • Spotify launches in Romania, South Africa, Israel and Vietnam. (IO, Spotify) In South Africa and Israel, a monthly subscription will cost about US$5, roughly twice the fee for users in Vietnam. The service is now across 65 markets worldwide.
  • Apple has launched Apple Music for Artists “Everything you need to understand your music's impact across Apple Music and iTunes”.
  • Pioneer DJ’s community-based social network KUVO has received a substantial update full of new features in the hope of “energising the local club communities by matching clubbers and DJs through the power of music.” (MagneticMag, Decoded)
  • The online music store Traxsource has announced a complete overhaul of its pricing structure. (DT)
  • Belgian dance music festival brand Tomorrowland has revealed plans for a new event next March at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in the French Alps. (IQ)
  • Oasis Festival Morocco adds Honey Dijon, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze & Jane Fitz. (DT)
  • Shy FX, Goldie and Nadia Rose join Outlook line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Anjunadeep reveals lineup for debut festival, Open Air: London. (RA)
  • Ostend Beach announces Rødhåd & Green Velvet. (DT)
  • Courtesy, Roman Flügel and Lady Starlight confirmed for Razzmatazz in June. (Mixmag)
  • Bicep, Josey Rebelle and Roman Fluegel are playing Love International’s night parties in Croatia. (Mixmag)
  • RPMM Festival in Porto on July 28 and 29 has added Scottish DJs Jackmaster and Jasper James to the bill. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Music Festival and Miami PD unveil comprehensive security plan ahead of 20th anniversary. (DA
  • Nepotism, charlatans and lowering DJ standards. (IbizaVoice)
  • Stop calling DJs 'eclectic’. (Mixmag)
  • Inside the booming black market for Spotify playlists. (DailyDot)
  • The Martinez Brothers will host a 24-hour party a Miami Music Week on the Space Terrace. (DJMag)
  • Resistance Ibiza returns to Privilege in 2018 with Carl Cox, Sasha and more. (RA)
  • Amnesia Ibiza has announced first details of its brand new Monday night party, Pyramid, which replaces the recently departed Cocoon. (DJMag)
  • Together announce more artists for Tuesdays at Amnesia Ibiza this season. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • International Music Summit (IMS) has announced the DJ set pairings to take place at Dalt Vila on Friday 25 May. (IbizaSpotlight) B2Bs include Bedouin and Pete Tong, Paco Osuna and Andrea Oliva, and Dubfire and Nastia.
  • Ministry of Sound has announced the opening of a private members’ club and a curated collaborative workspace in a Victorian warehouse on London’s Southwark Borough Road. (Wallpaper) The Ministry will open in July.
  • The glorious mixes of Late Night Tales. (Bandcamp)
  • 25 female DJs you need to know now. (Billboard)
  • Six artist you need to check out this month. (Mixmag)
  • A guide to Vujaday Festival in Barbados. (DT)
  • The art of DJing: Mumdance. (RA)
  • Berghain resident Patrick Gräser explains how versatility shapes his creativity. (RA)
  • Borusiade: the uncompromising Romanian artist is on the cusp of releasing her excellent debut album. Mark Smith hears how her tenacious mindset shaped its unique sound. (RA)
  • Leon and Roush‘s Hector Couto go “In Conversation” on their collaboration, mutual respect, creative approach and more. (DHA)
  • How Australian DJ What So Not tapped Toto, Skrillex and more for his debut album. (Billboard)
  • Road Trippin': Through the roots and rise of the U.S. West Coast bass scene. (Mixmag)
  • Creating the ‘decadent twilight world’ of nightclubs. (Guardian)
  • The new rules of clubbing: from illegal raves to spacehopper hedonism. (Guardian)
  • Peggy Gou is winning over the world. In a one-off lecture, she’s coming home to reflect on the journey. (Fader)
  • Boxia shares influences, inspirations and keeping the techno scene moving forward. (Earmilk)
  • The Black Madonna on performing at Sónar festivals and making dance music accessible for all. (SCMP)
  • One to watch: George FitzGerald (Observer - Killian Fox)
  • Long player: George FitzGerald is the man in flux. (Mixmag)
  • George FitzGerald on his banging new album, the dance scene and becoming a father. (NME)
  • Mija is keeping dance music alive. (Paper)
  • Laurent Garnier: “DJing is like my drug.“ (Mixmag)
  • Mount Kimbie: "We're just as clueless as when we started and just as excited to do the work, but in different ways”. (Bandwagon)
  • Get to know Volvox, the Brooklyn-based artist with a cyber-futuristic vision. (Mixmag)
  • The unstoppable influence of EBM. (DJMag)
  • Meet the promoters hosting inclusive club nights across the UK and Ireland. (Mixmag)
  • Anja Schneider set to release Prosperity, her first EP on new label Sous Music. (Decoded)
  • Femme Culture to release compilation in celebration of gender equality and women empowerment. (XLR8R)
  • ​Flying Lotus shares seven new cinematic tracks on Soundcloud. (Mixmag)
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith launches multidisciplinary label, Touchtheplants. (RA)
  • The Black Dog announce two new albums, Post-Truth and Black Daisy Wheel. (RA)
  • Nadia Struiwigh signs to Denovali for second album, WHRRu. (RA)
  • Octave One announce new Random Noise Generation album, Endustry. (RA
  • Regis releases Play Neutral mixtape on Hospital Productions. (Fact)
  • Claude VonStroke is going on a European tour. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Craig launches Detroit Love label with Stacey Pullen mix. (RA)
  • Maceo Plex has mixed fabric 98. (Fabric)
  • Don Diablo has launched his own cryptocurrency. (StoneyRoads)
  • Restaurant chain Shake Shack has teamed up with Naughty Boy on talent development program Shack Sounds. (Mixmag)
  • Dubstep DJ Datsik has been accused of multiple sexual assaults. (Mixmag)
  • One of Gaslamp Killer's defamation lawsuits has been dropped. (Mixmag) His ongoing suit with Chelsea Tadros continues.
  • Jeff Mills is teaming up with NTS Radio for a new radio concept called The Outer Limits, presented in collaboration with and NASA Axis Records. (Pulse)
  • Diplo is launching his own SiriusXM station, Diplo's Revolution. (RollingStone)
  • Pioneering South African artist DJ Spoko has died age 35. (RA)
Recent newsletters

17 May 2022

Tell You What It Is - Eats Everything & Shermanology
"This week's ENT is the first release from a brand new phase for the house and techno titan, the cuddliest...

10 May 2022

My Paradise - Jamie Jones
"Ibiza opened last week and there was one record that a lot of people were talking about. They were saying...

03 May 2022

UUUU - WhoMadeWho & Rampa
"This week's ENT comes from the Danish electronic trio and internationally celebrated live act WhoMadeWho, and this is the title...

26 Apr 2022

Swerve - Anthony Naples
"This week's ENT comes from Anthony Naples, who is a bit of an underground hero. He is New York City-based...

19 Apr 2022

All My Love - Louie Vega & Robyn
"This week's ENT comes from Grammy Award winner Louie Vega - an absolute hero and a legend of the scene....

12 Apr 2022

Wait No More - AMÉMÉ
"This week's ENT is going to AMÉMÉ. A rising star, a self-taught DJ bringing Afro House to the masses. Born...

About IMS

IMS: International Music Summit is a global educational and motivational thought-leadership platform dedicated to the continued development of electronic music primarily through the presentation of global summits for the industry. 

About Beatport

Beatport is the worldwide home of music for DJs, producers, and their fans. Founded in 2004, the Beatport family of companies includes Beatport, the preeminent store for electronic music DJs, Beatsource for the open-format DJ community, and Loopmasters, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique for music producers. Follow us on Twitch, Facebook and Twitter, and Instagram.

About Loopcloud

Loopmasters is the definitive place to find the best samples, loops and instruments from the world’s most influential DJs, artists and producers. In 2017, Loopmasters launched Loopcloud, the industry-leading subscription service that gives producers the tools they need to take their music further. Follow Loopmasters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Fuga

FUGA: The choice for electronic record labels since 2008. We provide distribution, marketing, analytics, royalty accounting and neighbouring rights services for our global client base. FUGA has offices in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Milan, New York, LA, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Seoul.

About AFEM

AFEMA global voice for electronic music; representing our culture and commerce. AFEM's membership spans all industry sectors, with over 250 company members across 25 countries, the organisation connects its worldwide membership to develop opportunities and enable change.

About ROTD

Record of the Day has produced a subscription-based daily publication for the music industry for over 19 years, featuring all the best news and comment, along with an editorially-chosen future hit. Sign up for a free trial here.
Submit your news stories here.
Brought to you by: www.recordoftheday.com