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01 Jun 2018
  • As previously reported, the IMS Business Report 2018 showed that the size of the global EDM market dropped 2% to £5.5bn last year – its first ever fall. (Guardian)
  • IMS has partnered with Deeper Sounds to present IMS keynotes on all British Airways in-flight audio entertainment, the June show featuring Kaskade keynote interview from IMS Asia-Pacific 2015 now live, previous featured keynotes include The Martinez Brothers, Yann Pissenem, Bernard Sumner and The Pet Shop Boys. Listen here.
  • MTV UK has announced the launch of its latest music channel, Club MTV, and the expansion of its eponymous touring brand. (MusicWeek)
  • Influential house producer Dwayne Jensen has passed away. The cause of death is not yet known. (DJMag)
  • Dance music-centric Italian indie label Ego Music has expanded its alliance with Believe to provide digital distribution services for the former’s new releases, as well as its back catalogue as it was previously. (CMU)
  • Vevo announced it will "phase out" elements of its owned and operated platforms - meaning its mobile apps and consumer website - and move forward as a pure distributor of music videos (and related content) and advertising seller for that material. (RotD, Billboard)
  • Peex, aims to “improve the connection between fans and artists” by enabling audiences to create their own five-channel mix of live shows. (RotD, IQ)
  • Black Coffee’s mixes from his Hï Ibiza residency will air exclusively on Beats 1 bi-weekly alongside sets from special guest DJs. (DJMag)
  • Splice releases VocalSynth 2, helping producers create amazing-sounding vocals. (DA)
  • Pioneer DJ's DDJ-SX3 controller is prime for back-to-back sets. (Mixmag)
  • The beauty of Moogfest is that it isn't for everyone, and that's okay. (Mixmag)
  • Amid surge of festivals, Movement asserts its role as techno ground zero. (DetroitFreePress)
  • The BPM Festival announce over 60 phase 2 artists + showcases with Richie Hawtin, Peggy Gou, Jamie Jones, Barac, D’Julz, Mr G and more. (Decoded)
  • Tunisia’s Fairground Festival returns to its art and music headquarters, The Eco Village, for the third year this 13 – 14 July. (DHA)
  • German festival HER DAMIT postpones 2018 edition due to high risk of forest fires. (RA)
  • Outlook Festival's 2018 boat party programme is here. (Mixmag)
  • The xx add Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon and more to Night + Day Bilbao line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Marcellus Pittman, O’Flynn, Wayward and more have been confirmed for the Tuckshop Summer Special in Brixton this June. (Mixmag)
  • Amsterdam's new boat venue ​Noorderschip has announced its first line-ups. (Mixmag)
  • Pendulum, Andy C and Noisia are set to headline the 2018 edition of Let It Roll festival, taking place in Czech Republic this August. (DJMag)
  • Mutiny festival in Portsmouth, where two people died after taking ecstasy, has seen a catalogue of drug incidents, sexual assaults and children gaining entry in the past, according to a damning police report. (Times) The second day of the event was cancelled this year.
  • 2018 IMS Dalt Vila showcased various shades of the electronic music soundscape in the most scenic spot in Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • For the Record: music journalism is still on the ropes. (IbizaVoice)
  • With all-male headliners and precious few female bookings further down the bill, this summer's music festivals stand for a sad - and dangerous - loutishness. It's time we staged an intervention. (GQ - Anna Conrad)
  • Inside the UK's first city centre drug testing facility. (Vice)
  • GBL – The toxic paint-stripper that’s staining clubland. (Mixmag)
  • We went undercover in a Chinese MDMA factory. (Mixmag)
  • Sarah McBriar started AVA after a trip to Glastonbury. It began as a one-day event, but now she has a four-day party on her hands. (IrishTimes)
  • Speaking at IMS 2018 in Ibiza, the Pete Tong paid tribute to Avicii who took his own life in April. (BBC)
  • The International Music Summit takes stock of the health of electronic music. (ParkettChannel)
  • IMS Ibiza 2018 recap. (WeRaveYou)
  • IMS 2018: A balance between big beats and big issues. (EssentialIbiza)
  • Eight things we learned from IMS Ibiza 2018. (MyIbiza)
  • The Dutch underground social club TRASH is coming to Ibiza this summer. (Decoded)
  • Jamie Jones unveils handpicked line-up for Paradise at The Brooklyn Mirage. (Mixmag)
  • New Ibiza night Pyramid has revealed its line-ups for the summer. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Cox has announced who will be joining him for One Night Stand in Pacha Ibiza on July 2. (Mixmag)
  • New Hong Kong 'safe space' nightclub, , will open this weekend. (RA)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with UK hit songwriter, artist and producer Ben Ash who works under the name Two Inch Punch. (RotD)
  • The do's and don'ts of DJ residencies. (Mixmag)
  • Clubs to visit before you die: Heideglühen. (IbizaVoice)
  • 15 East African artists you need to hear. (RA)
  • Under The Radar: Meet Herzeloyde. (EDM)
  • Label of the month: Brutaż. (RA)
  • Josh Wink's favourite breakbeat house tracks. (Fabric)
  • 30 picture from DJ Mag's rooftop Ibiza stream with David Morales. (DJMag)
  • Underworld: 13 amazing photos from their live show at the IMS Legends Dinner. (DJMag)
  • Positiva turns 25: lessons from the dance label’s first quarter-century. (MusicAlly)
  • Club night Despacio, a collaboration between LCD Soundsystem and Soundwax, is battling ‘weaponised elevator music’ by playing slowed-down disco and rock on a 30,000kg sound system. (Guardian2 - Andy Beta)
  • Club nights, drum machines, and game-show hosts: welcome to the brave new world of classical music. (Telegraph - Ivan Hewett)
  • Moodymann’s soulful anthems redefined Detroit dance music. Here are eight of his best. (Pitchfork)
  • Children of the Windrush generation: The pioneering DJs who paved the way for UK dance music. (DJMag)
  • Can Berlin’s techno lovers defeat the far right? (Guardian)
  • Love, life and music with house legend Larry Heard. (Clash)
  • From turntables to timetables: How did superstar DJ Graeme Park end up lecturing at Wrexham Glyndwr University? (TheLeader)
  • Inside the livecoding algorave movement, and what it says about music. (CDM)
  • Local hero: A return to Guadalajara with Hector. (Mixmag)
  • Denver's bass music community is the site of dubstep’s resurrection. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Cox told us how to survive on tour. (Mixmag)
  • Inner City's Kevin Saunderson talks legacy, new music, and current line-up ahead of Movement Festival. (Billboard)
  • DJDS on their Kanye West co-sign, working with Khalid, and their ambitious new album. (Billboard)
  • Aurora Mitchell explains how Mor Elian moved through cities and sounds to become one of the scene's most promising new names. (RA)
  • Experimental French producer and Ed Banger signee Borussia gives us an insight into his roots. (DT)
  • We catch up with the Danish Kompakt king Kölsch to take a look around his studio and find out more about the gear behind his sound. (DJMag)
  • State of play: Detroit. (IbizaVoice)
  • The bass house don Low Steppa reaches Boiling Point. (IDJ)
  • In defense of trance. (Pitchfork)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never’s quest to make music that freaks people out. (NYT)
  • Donald Trump protest party: Seth Troxler, Jackmaster, more on why they’re playing for free. (DJMag)
  • Loneliness of the long-distance DJ: how Avicii's death forced the music business to talk about mental health. (Telegraph)
  • Ibiza love: The White Isle has informed everything Sven Väth has done since 1980. (Mixmag)
  • The Independent Music Cup, raising money for the Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF), with Mixmag, Anjunabeats, Crack Magazine, Ninja Tune, Pioneer, XL Recordings, Young Turks and more, is returning to London on July 28. (Mixmag)
  • Martyn pays tribute to Marcus Intalex on new track Manchester. (Mixmag)
  • Aphex Twin's first Berlin show in 15 years is happening at Funkhaus on November 1. (Mixmag)
  • Arpanet returns with first original music in 12 years. (RA)
  • Solomun, Tale Of Us, Dixon and The Black Madonna tease Grand Theft Auto collab. (RA)
  • DJ Q steps up to the plate for FABRICLIVE 99. (Mixmag)
  • Marshmello, DJ Snake and more dance music albums coming in 2018. (Billboard)
  • Salsoul and Sounds Familiar team up on remixes compilation featuring Kai Alcé, DJ Spinna, Ge-ology. (RA)
  • Anja Schneider to release remix EP of SoMe album. (DT)
  • Davide Squillace reveals visual accompaniment to his album Once Upon A Time In Napoli. (DT)
  • Cologne based Jannowitz Records have garnered several of India’s top techno guards for their next release India Calling EP. (Decoded)
  • Little Snake makes Brainfeeder debut. (XLR8R)
  • Josh Pan showcases his impressively deep catalog in new Diplo and Friends mix. (DA)
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso hints at a possible Swedish House Mafia tour in 2019. (Pulse)
  • Martin Garrix to headline this year’s Singapore F1 Grand Prix concert. (Pulse)
  • Goldie ordered to pay a hefty fine for assaulting security guard at Glastonbury. (Mixmag)
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