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Today, Melbourne experimental electronic / p…

Today, Melbourne experimental electronic / pop and performance artist Sui Zhen unveils her new single, “Matsudo City Life”. The track is taken from Zhen’s upcoming album Losing, Linda which it set for release Sept 27th via Cascine.

Captured in the city of Matsudo, Japan in a repurposed Love Hotel, Zhen explains the creation of new single “Matsudo City Life”, “the walls of the Love Hotel – titled ‘Paradise Air’ – were made of very thick concrete to keep loud noise in, which worked well for us musicians. Each room was uniquely themed. We were assigned one with faded pink and red tones, a love heart shaped bathtub and maroon carpet. Whilst the room we designated as ‘the studio’ was tiled with cool grey tones, marble and pillared. The city was what locals call a ‘sleeper town’ or bedroom community, which Salarymen would use only for rest. In some ways it was a city full of their dreams and empty of their reality.”

Cold In Berlin have announced their new album …

Cold In Berlin have announced their new album Rituals Of Surrender via New Heavy Sounds will be released on October 11th. Listen to new single The Power above…

BABii has released the stream for new track PO…

BABii has released the stream for new track POiiSON plus a remix by CATNAPP which has premiered via Dummy Mag: https://soundcloud.com/dummymag/premiere-babii-poiison-catnapp-remiix

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT ANNOUNCES 2019 ANNU…

International Music Summit (IMS), the premier platform for business, culture and education in global electronic music, today released the annual IMS Business Report. An in-depth economic study of the Electronic Music Industry, covering all aspects of the genre delivered directly to the key industry personnel by author Kevin Watson.

The report provides vital and telling statistics of how the Electronic Music Industry has moved across the year, providing a barometer for the market as a whole. Used by professionals across the industry, referenced countless times in market research and journalistic reports, and is an essential tool for the electronic music business.

The report headlines are summarised below:

  • Global recorded music revenues (for all genres) grew by 9.7% in 2018, driven by streaming across all geographies, with Latin and North America showing the greatest growth.
  • Dance share of recorded music fell significantly in the USA & UK in 2018 versus 2017, but rebounded in both Germany and Canada
  • An IFPI survey ranked Dance / Electronic as the World’s 3rd most popular music genre,behind Pop and Rock with 32% of people saying they typically listen to it. Applying this to the global population of 16-64 year olds would mean an estimated 1.5 billion people typically listen to Dance / Electronic.
  • Techno is consistently the best selling genre
  • The global videogames industry is worth 7x more than the music industry, and represents a huge opportunity for Electronic DJs & artists, as shown by recent collaborations by Grand Theft Auto & Dixon, Fortnite & Marshmello and Secret Lab & deadmau5.
  • Forbes latest report shows estimated earnings of highest-paid DJs fell significantly in 2018. The Top 10 total of $261m in 2018 was the lowest since 2013
  • Female Techno DJs dominated the festival circuit in 2018. Analysis by Festicket shows that Nina Kraviz played twice as many festivals as the leading band, The Killers, with 34 in total. Amelie Lens and Charlotte de Witte also feature in the Top 5. 
  • Nina, Amelie & Charlotte have grown their Instagram, YouTube & Spotify fanbases faster than the Top 5 DJs in the Viberate rankings over the past year
  • Leading global brands are signing up female electronic music artists to lead their TV advertising campaigns
  • Pitchfork analysis showed that only 19% of festival artists were female in 2018, up marginally from 14% in 2017. 150+ events have now signed up with Keychange and aim to book 50% female artists by 2022
  • Recent Record Union survey concluded that 73% of independent musicians have experienced negative emotions, with 33% of those having panic attacks as a result. The causes of this included fear of failure, financial instability and pressure to succeed
  • The decline in nightclub venues is accelerating, with a number of high-profile closures around the world in recent months. In the UK The number of nightclubs in Great Britain fell by 21% in the 12 months to December 2018, compared to a 1% decline per year between 2013 and 2017. In Las Vegas, after a peak in 2016, the proportion of visitors going to hotel clubs and pool parties has dropped significantly
  • Soundcloud, Beatport and Apple Music have all delivered significant growth in the last couple of years, both in terms of customers and revenue. Mixmag, meanwhile has diversified away from their print magazine, which now represents just 10% of the total business.
  • Apple Music paid subscriber in the USA overtook Spotify for the first time in February 2019
  • Cercle has generated more than 135 million YouTube views achieved since launch in April 2016, and have averaged 2 million a week so far in 2019. Their videos are attracting a young global audience, with 5 out of 10 countries with the highest watch time outside Europe
  • Overall Electronic Music industry value dipped 1% in 2018/19 to $7.2bn as period of stabilisation continued. Growth in 2018/19 came from value of recorded music, festivals and hardware & software, which was offset by a decrease in the value of clubs, and earnings of DJs & artists. Overall the global industry continues to mature and stabilise

For more info:

https://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/ibizalive/

Brand new track from BABii – CARNiiVORE

Brand new track from BABii – CARNiiVORE

News round up for15th April 2019

Yorkshire’s hotly tipped trio Bang Bang Romeo have released the lyric video for latest track ‘Cemetery’.

Vessel & Rakhi Singh have released another excerpt of Written In Fire: https://soundcloud.com/vessel/written-in-fire-excerpt-2

See Written in Fire live:
5th May – Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff **
7th May – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester **
8th May – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
** live AV from Pedro Maia.

News round up for15th April 2019

Yorkshire’s hotly tipped trio Bang Bang Romeo have released the lyric video for latest track ‘Cemetery’.

Vessel & Rakhi Singh have released another excerpt of Written In Fire: https://soundcloud.com/vessel/written-in-fire-excerpt-2

See Written in Fire live:
5th May – Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff **
7th May – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester **
8th May – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
** live AV from Pedro Maia.

Early news round up for 5th April 2019

Klone sign to Kscope

Klone have announced that September 2019 will see the release of their newest album – their first for Kscope – and will be titled Le Grand Voyage. The band have also been confirmed to appear at festivals over the summer months before they begin their Le Grand Voyage live campaign with a headline tour, details of which will be announced soon. 

10/04 – France, The Outbreak Festival / Chato’do – Blois 

04/05 – Germany, Vacuumfest – Moers 

11/05 – France, Warm Up Motocultor Festival / L’Echonova / St-Ave 

21/06 – France, Hellfest Open Air Festival – Mainstage 2 / Clisson

 22/06 – France, Festival du Lavoir Electrique / Vouneuil-Sous-Biard 

11/08 – The Netherlands, Into The Grave Metal Festival – Mainstage / Leeuwarden 

27-29/09 – Germany – Euroblast Festival / Cologne

 LIBRALIBRA release new video

Brighton quartet LibraLibra have revealed a nostalgic new video for their latest single ‘Loverboy’, inspired by ‘90s “secret admirer board game” Dream Phone,and filmed, directed, and edited by Elliot Tatler. The single is out now on all good digital service providers.

The band play a special free entry ‘Prom Night’ launch party to celebrate the new single on 12th April at Brighton Electric.

Tim Hecker shares new track

Tim Hecker shares a new track; You Never Were taken from his forthcoming album Anoyo (“the world over there”) incoming on Kranky this May which draws from the same sessions with members of Tokyo Gakuso which led to the 2018 album Konoyo, but rendered starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint.

https://soundcloud.com/kranky/tim-hecker-you-never-were/s-wEkiB

LOFT announces debut EP

Photo credit: Xanthe Hutchinson

LOFT has announced that her debut EP will be released on May 3rd titled  and departt from mono games  via Tri Angle Records.

Listen to the first track taken from the EP ‘That Hyde trakk’: https://soundcloud.com/tri_angle_records/loft-that-hyde-trakk/

Mint Field stream new track Vamos Rapido via S…

Mint Field stream new track Vamos Rapido via Soundcloud

Following on from their critically acclaimed…

Following on from their critically acclaimed 4th album, ‘Evaporate’ (2018), for which the band was awarded the prestigious Prog Magazine ‘Limelight Award’ and placement in many top albums of 2018 lists, Scottish duo Midas Fall (Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn) release new single, ‘Blink’, to tie in with their European tour dates.

The single will be released worldwide by Monotreme Records on February 22nd, 2019.

25.2.19 Amsterdam (NL) – The Waterhole

26.2.19 Cologne (DE) – MTC

27.2.19 Prague (CZ) – Club Famu

28.2.19 Budapest (HU) – Robot

3.3.19 Frankfurt (DE) – Nachtleben

4.3.19 Hamburg (DE) – Headcrash

5.3.19 Berlin (DE) – Musik And Frieden

6.3.19 Munich (DE) – Backstage Club

7.3.19 Karlsruhe (DE) – ITL

8.3.19 Ghent (BE) – De Kleine Kunst