Vinyl record sales have reached yet another all time high

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

As 2017 came to an end, Neilson’s Music reports stated that last year, record sales reached another all-time high making it its 12th consecutive year that sales went through the ro.

2017 saw 14% the album market with 14.32 million sold making it a 9% increase from the year before. On top that, many underground artists still repping the vinyl DJ culture also stack up on wax from boutique labels and producers. Even though that’s at the very bottom the sales, it shows that there are DJs/Producers who are still very much in touch with the more ‘traditional’ side mixing as well as the passion and understanding what wax culture stands for.

Will this year see another rise or will sales slowly start to decline? When was the last time you bought a record?


Martin Garrix Supports The Work Of Late Fan Jonas Nesse

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

It was Jonas Nesse’s dream to become a producer, and during his young life he was incredibly inspired by young phenom Martin Garrix‘ music. Nesse had hoped to collaborate with Garrix one day in his career, but, the sixteen year old aspiring producer passed away unexpectedly on January 1st. According to his parents, one Nesse’s last wishes was for Garrix to atlas hear his music, so following his untimely death, his parents took to social media to try and get Jonas’ latest track to Garrix.

Their post did not go unnoticed and caught the attention producer Owen Norton, who has received support from Garrix. Norton optimistically reached out to Garrix with the intention getting Nesse’s music to him, and received this heartfelt response.

Martin Garrix Supports The Work Of Late Fan Jonas Nesse
It’s certainly an inspiring story to know that one dance music’s favorite producers granted the wish the late Jonas Nesse, and we feel it’s our duty as well to share Jonas’ last track with you, and send our condolences to Jonas’ family.


Holy Ship! forced to officially warn punters not to have sex with pizza

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Holy Shippers have been warned the vessel’s unlimited pizza slices are for eating and not fornicating. The official memo was distributed by Holy Ship!’s long-time operating partner Norwegian Cruise Line.

“OPEN PIZZA BAR FOR CONSUMPTION ONLY” reads the warning’s capitalized and bolded heading.

The note continues: “Due to incidents on previous sailings in which patrons engaged in uncouth behaviour in the cafe, we feel it is our duty to remind our guests that pizza is for eating, not fornicating. Sexual acts with our handcrafted pizza can bring unintended health consequences and can pose a safety hazard for other passengers aboard our journey.”

Not to disclude anyone from the adventure, Norwegian Cruise Line does ask for all those impacted by Sitophilia, or the sexual desire to fornicate with foods, to “please inquire with one of our specialists in the medical bay below deck”.

In other Holy Ship! news, Porter Robinson surprised 10.0 with an unannounced Virtual Self set.

Holy Ship! 11.0 departs today (10th January).

Find a photo of the warning memo below:

Holy Ship! forced to officially warn punters not to have sex with pizza


Nine Ibiza venues have been forced to close due to noise crackdowns

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Nine yet-to-be-detailed Ibiza venues will be forced to close down during summer 2018. The closures are central to the San Antonio region and last for upwards of two weeks.

The area’s venues will be further impacted by restricted hours, soon forced to close at 3am opposed to 5am. The announcement comes following an October 2017 revision to the area’s sound ordinances by local officials.  

The local council will vote later this month on further limitations to music emanating from San Antonio terraces. Terraces currently hosting music until 2am could be forced to turn down by 11pm nightly.

According to local publication Diario de Ibiza, the nine undisclosed spots have been issued fines totalling £8,036 for “acoustic contamination”. Ibiza council has 44 unresolved noise complaints it is working through from last summer, which may result in an additional £30,000 in fines and closure orders to the sum of 93 days.

Venue owners, at odds with the local legislation’s opinion their presence diminishes the reputation of the region, are anticipated to quickly appeal the decision.

The region of San Jose saw repeated attempts in 2017 to silence dancefloors as well.

This move is at odds with new nightlife legislation in New York City, which recently saw the repeal of antiquated cabaret (“no dancing”) laws.

More news on these Ibiza clubs as they arrive.


Throwback Track: SBTRKT – Hold On ft. Sampha

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Going back in style for our first throwback the new year with one my favourite tracks from the past decade in SBTRKT’s ‘Hold On’ featuring Sampha.

Released on SBTRKT’s debut album back in 2012, ‘Hold On’ acted as an introduction for me to the London artist, leading me to the album which is nothing short incredible.

The throbbing bass line and angelic Sampha vocals are just some the factors that make ‘Hold On’ such a timeless record, which is why I am slapping myself on the wrist for putting this throwback f for so long.

Revisit it below and enjoy.


John Digweeds Stalker Was Caught And Forced To Pay A Fine

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

One the legends dance music and progressive house, John Digweed, has a ton fans all over the world. That comes naturally with a long and successful career like he has had. But what’s a little unnatural is the lengths fandom one those people went to. A woman stalked John aggressively, and was recently convicted in court stalking and sentenced to 120 days in prison.

Sharon Rennie Dundee, Scotland sent Digweed sexually explicit emails and even managed to kiss him while he was performing. It’s also reported that she even showed up at his home one day and tried to get his phone number his agent. Her emails ranged from expressions admiration to fensive and abusive words. It is not clear what triggered this kind behavior. On top her jail sentence she also was given a five year restraining order to stay away from Digweed and his family, and had to pay him 100 pounds which is about $135.

John Digweed has an essential place in dance music history, so it’s not surprise that some people love him and his work, but this was obviously a case someone taking it too far. While we have a great time following our favorite DJs, we have to remember they are still just people like us too.


Porter Robinson dropped a surprise Virtual Self set on Holy Ship!: Watch

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty

Porter Robinson surprised Holy Ship! 10.0 with an unannounced Virtual Self set. It was only the second live performance from the newest Robinson alias.

Virtual Self singles ‘Ghost Voices’ and ‘EON Break’ proved to be precursors for the project’s debut EP release in late-November 2017. The five-track offering contained an array of experimental productions ranging from deep house-basslines and trance to EDM-caked D&B and left-field house.

On 29th December, Robinson made a clear declaration about his forthcoming live set: “no virtual self music at porter shows, no porter music at virtual self shows! eveeeeeerrrrrrrrr”

Holy Ship! 11.0 sets sail today 10th January.

Clips from the performance can be found below:

Presence is a gift. Very special surprise set from VIRTUAL SELF! #holyship pic.twitter.com/mTpHn1FOCt

— Holy Ship! (@HOLY_SHIP) January 8, 2018

CURRENTLY WITNESSING THE 2ND EVER @VIRTUAL_SELF SET & IT’S ON A DAM BOAT @HOLY_SHIP pic.twitter.com/hBl02EwOOR

— Brownies & Lemonade (@TeamBandL) January 8, 2018


Seth Troxler is dropping a new compilation this weekend

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Here’s a little fact you mightn’t know, the loveable house Don, Seth Troxler has been living in Europe for ten years now. That’s a very solid effort for the Detroit native.

To celebrate his decade in Euro land, Troxler has revealed a new compilation is coming our way and dropping as soon as this weekend.

Titled ‘This Is Then’, the compilation is a personal “review my work to date thus far”. He says “It’s really a compilation highlights and a mark 10 years in Europe. I’m proud everything that has happened so far but am now moving into a new chapter, and looking to change things up.”

The compilation will ficially launch on January 14th (this Sunday) in Smolna, Warsaw. This will one for the ages!

Revisit Seth honing his craft for Boiler Room below for now.


Bonnaroo Announces 2018 Including Headline Set from Bassnectar

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

The 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival lineup is finally here and it is HUGE. EminemThe Killers, and Muse top the initial list headliners for the 17th annual edition, along with a heavy-hitting roster more than 150 acts setting up on 10 stages from June 7th-10th on the legendary fest’s 700-acre spread in Manchester, Tennessee.

However, one the most brilliant headliners on the bill is none other than Bassnectar. Even though he faced some this year for his NYE show, we know from experience that Bassnectar shows are nothing but downright fun and insane. Bonnaroo couldn’t have picked a better electronic music headliner.

Bonnaroo Announces 2018 Including Headline Set from Bassnectar

There are also many new changes coming to ‘Roo this year! The communal areas formerly known as Pods will now be known as Plazas. The well-lit, strategically located public spots located in campgrounds around the site will include shade, free public WiFi, showers, fun activities and art, charging stations, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers, misting stations, medical, safety stations, information and portable restrooms. Also, several permanent “Barns” will be installed around the site in the campgrounds and a “pristine wooded hangout”, similar to The Grove, is being built as well.

Other amenities to look forward to: Droolworthy Food with Celebrity Chef Tim, House Yes, Little Cinema, The Well, Tonalism by DUBLAB, The B-Hive Under the Tower and Themed Community Camps, including a Communal Campground created by festival vet Matt Shultz Cage the Elephant.

Also on the bill is fan favourite, , which is a pleasant and exciting surprise. Gryffin, , , , , , and are also some incredible electronic acts featured on the bill this year.

Bonnaroo Announces 2018 Including Headline Set from Bassnectar

Click  for information on tickets, which go on sale on Friday, January 12th at 10 a.m. ET.


Watch Nick Murphy’s intense short film for ‘Missing Link’

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Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker to the masses has today released a short film for his latest project, ‘Missing Link’.

The 8-minute short, co-written and directed by Murphy and Aussie filmmaker Johann Rashid, follows a dark narrative to the music from the EP, featuring Murphy himself as the protagonist.

‘Missing Link’ was the first project released under Murphy’s birth name, after changing it up in early 2017. Speaking on the past year and the project itself, Murphy says “2017 was a year risk and exploration… To say thank you, here is a film I made with my good friend Johann Rashid.”

Watch the film in full below.

 


Major Lazer's Rumored Tracklist & Release Date Appear Online

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo


Major Lazer's Rumored Tracklist & Release Date Appear Online

Major Lazer is undeniably one the most popular acts out there. With chart-topping tracks such as ‘Light It Up‘, ‘Lean On‘, ‘Know No Better‘ and many more during past few years, they have made a solid and legit name for themselves. Their dedicated followers have been keeping a very close eye on the electronic dance music trio with talks a new album, Music is the Weapon, dropping soon. Recently, speculations have been growing as a rumored tracklist and release date have been announced.

The dynamic group has been under the microscope and there is nothing stopping their fans from continuing to contemplate and discuss which tracks will make the final cut for the beloved trio’s fourth studio album.

According to Genius‘ post this morning, which has now been removed, Major Lazer has a star-studded 12 track album on the way – you seriously don’t want to miss your opportunity to hear this one. Some the collaborations are completely epic; featuring big-name artists such as Sia, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, Showtek, PARTYNEXTDOOR – and that’s just to name a few!

To take things one step further, the lyric website also posted unreleased information, this morning, including an expected release date Friday, March 16, 2018. Although it’s a bit bizarre why the post has suddenly been taken down, there is nothing stopping fans from pondering the outcome the album.

If we were to count on Genius’ post, fans can expect the following tracklist:

1) Head Up High (Ft. Sia)

2) Cold Water (Ft. Justin Bieber & MØ)

3) In the Wild (Ft. Bonnie McKee)

4) Believer by Major Lazer & Showtek

5) Run Up (Ft. Nicki Minaj & PARTYNEXTDOOR)

6) I Know You* (Ft. Camila Cabello)

7) Lovingly Numb* (Ft. Alberto Ovalle Jr & Tinashé)

8) Nobody (Ft. Lorde & Vybz Kartel)

9) Carry Your Heart* (Ft. Camila Cabello)

10) Hard Beat* (Ft. Camila Cabello)

11) My Number by Major Lazer & Bad Royale

12) In Your Hands (Ft. Ariana Grande)


Anjunabeats Worldwide 559 - Judah (Live from Common Ground NYE)

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Anjunabeats Worldwide 559 - Judah (Live from Common Ground NYE)

Anjunabeats Worldwide 559 – Judah (Live from Common Ground Minneapolis)

One the biggest tours 2018 is Above & Beyonds Common Ground tour to help celebrate their upcoming artist album. One their biggest shows on the tour was in Minneapolis at The Armory to ring in the New Year.

A&B tapped two supporting acts that’re both Minneapolis natives- Jason Ross and progressive trance duo Judah. And although you may have been disappointed to not find A&B and Jason Ross’ sets online, we are lucky enough to have Judah’s set from that night be this week’s Anjunabeats Worldwide episode.

If you’re not familiar with Judah, you will be after listening to this set. The duo has seen releases on Enhanced Recordings, ZeroThree, and Anjunabeats. Their opening set for New Years in their home town was indeed something special. Their set emulated their style music quite prefectly. The set as a whole gets progressively more energetic with each song. You’ll hear music from Pryda, Cirez D, Jeremy Olander, Jaytech, and themselves. So strap in and get ready to embark on the progressive journey with Judah.

Anjunabeats Worldwide 559 with Judah (Live from Common Ground Minneapolis)