People have been confusing the FCC chairman with an Indian DJ named Ajit Pai

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to
repeal net neutrality in a 3-2 vote led by chairman Ajit Pai.
People were understandably upset and sought to give Pai a piece
of their minds on social media, unfortunately catching an
innocent Indian DJ of the same name in the crossfire.

Ajit Pai (the DJ) is a Goa-based artist who shares nothing with
the FCC chairman besides his name. Unfortunately, several
headhunters found his Instagram and began to comment their
thoughts and pleas about net neutrality. Some were less kind,
leaving insults about the wrong Ajit Pai on his account.

The DJ seems to have taken the misled attacks with stride,
politely commenting back to his page’s visitors explaining that
he, actually, is fully in support of net neutrality and is the
wrong target. One commenter summed up the confusion pretty
well: “This is the Ajit Pai we deserve.”

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Jeff Mills scores Japanese murder drama ‘And Then There Was Light’

Jeff Mills has produced the score for the Japanese film And
Then There Was Light
directed by Tatsushi Omori.

And Then There Was Light follows protagonist Nobuyuki,
who as a teen murders his girlfriend’s other love interest
after wrongfully believing an affair was an act of sexual
assault. 10 years following the crime’s cover-up, the deceased
reappears to blackmail Nobuyuki.

The full work with five additional tracks by Mills will release
via Axis Records on January 26.

Listen to the ten tracks from the film below.

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Rage Into the Night At Lost Lands 2018 With All New Sound Camps

Excision’s festival Lost
Lands
became an instant favorite among headbangers
from near and far this year. Now, it sounds like the 2018
installment will be even bigger, better, and louder!



Lost Lands will introduce sound camps next year, to keep the
party raging on into the wee hours of the night. The concept is
really cool, as applicants will have the chance to share their
unique vision for music, decor, and entertainment with fellow
festival goers. May the camps with best overall vibes win!

In an official announcement, Lost Lands explained the new Sound
Camps initiative and how to apply:

After reviewing the applications, we will be giving sound
camp permits to the crews that promise to bring the best
experience for the Lost Lands patrons.

Applications will be judged on the proposed design, decor,
planned musical content, size of team and overall organization.
You need not limit your camp to one genre or style, but we will
be looking to make sure a variety of genres and geographic
areas are represented. Please note that even if selected to
host a Sound Camp, a festival pass will be required to enter
the campgrounds.

To the camp who threw the booty eating competition this past
year — we’re looking at you! Get in on this!

Check back with Lost Lands in early 2018 to apply…

Lost Lands Sound Camps

New for 2018! We are excited to announce that we will be
adding Sound Camps to the campground, so we can keep the
party…

Posted by Lost
Lands Music Festival
on Thursday,
December 14, 2017

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Rage Into the Night At Lost Lands 2018 With All New Sound Camps

Five pristine copies of Prince’s rarest and “most expensive album of all time” have been found

Back in 1987, late icon Prince was preparing to release his
16th studio album dubbed ‘The Black Album’ thanks to its
nondescript, entirely black sleeve. However, just ahead of its
intended release date, the singer experienced a “spiritual
epiphany” that led him to believe that the album was evil. He
immediately stalled the release, recalled all 500,000 copies
and demanded that they were destroyed. Later on, the label was
allowed to sell the album on CD and cassette, but never again
on vinyl, making it one of the most coveted rare waxes to date.

What remained were some 100 promotional copies in Europe and a
handful in the United States made with no printed title, artist
name, production credits or photography. Following Prince’s death last year, an original promo
copy sold for a whopping $15,000, giving it the title as the
most expensive record to be sold on Discogs.

To many Prince fans’ delight, five pristine copies of the
promotional ‘Black Album’ have resurfaced thanks to a former
Warner Bros. Records employee, who discovered the treasures
after hunting through boxes in his closet at the request of his
daughter, who had recently purchased her first record player.
Left untouched for 25 years, the man has sent three of the
copies out for sale and retained two, one of which he is
contemplating selling later on as well.

All three copies of ‘The Black Album’ have already sold, two
for $15,000 and the third for $20,000.

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Baauer issues a takedown against FCC chairman Ajit Pai for use of ‘Harlem Shake’

The Internet has been ablaze across the past few weeks with
concern about the Federal Communications Commission’s choice to
repeal net neutrality in the United States. Chairman of the FCC
Ajit Pai, one of the individuals behind the motion to repeal
the widely appreciated net neutrality law, recently released a
video attempting explain his anti-net neutrality stance on
The Daily Caller and ended the short with a segment
soundtracked by Baauer’s viral hit ‘Harlem Shake’.

The cringe-worthy attempt to reach Millennials by using the
2013 track and phenomenon caught the attention of the producer,
who immediately voiced his opposition to his song being used
for Pai’s agenda. “I’m taking action,” he responded to a Tweet
bringing the video to his attention. “Whatever I can do to stop
this loser.”

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Lil Peep Posthumous Album Confirmed By Producer

An artist’s legacy is sometimes, if not often, stronger after
they’ve passed away. In the case of Lil Peep,
his death caught the attention of hundreds of thousands and
likely introduced many new people to his music. Now, his
producer and friend Smokeasac has
confirmed that a posthumous album exists.



In a series of tweets, Smokeasac reveals that Come
Over When You’re Sober Pt 2
exists – “it will come out
when the time is right, when Peep’s family approves,” he says.
“Just know it exists. Be patient for Gus.”

Listen to Come Over When You’re Sober Pt 1 below.

Lil Peep Posthumous Album Confirmed By Producer

Every Song On Soundcloud’s Top 50 Is By A Rapper

Soundcloud belongs to the rappers now.



The streaming platform, which was once dominated by EDM, has
now given way almost completely to rappers as EDM artists flee
en masse to services like Spotify and Apple Music. As of this
week, 50 of the top 50 tracks on
Soundcloud
are by rappers. And not small ones, either –
established names like Post Malone, XXXtentacion, Lil
Pump, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic
, and Cardi
B
are dominating the list. (But no Kendrick.)

What does this mean for EDM? Not much. The question should be:
what does this say about Soundcloud and streaming? Is rap now
keeping the service alive? Are we looking at a legitimate
changing of the guard situation here? Perhaps the streaming
climate has just changed that much.

Compare this to Spotify where out of the ten most streamed
songs on the platform, four are EDM.

Take a look at this week’s Top 50 on Soundcloud below.

1. 6ix9ine – Gummo [Prod. Pierre Bourne]
2. 6ix9ine – Kooda
3. Post Malone – Rockstar (Feat. 21 Savage)
4. XXXtentacion – A Ghetto Christmas Carol Prod. Ronny
J
5. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang
6. XXXtentacion – Fuck Love (Feat. Trippie Redd)
7. Ybn Nahmir – Rubbin Off The Paint (Prod. Izak)
8. XXXtentacion – Up Like An Insomniac (Freestyle)
9. Lil Uzi Vert – The Way Life Goes (feat. Oh Wonder)
10. Migos – Motorsport
11. Lil Xan – Betrayed (Bobbyjohnson)
12. Kodak Black – Roll In Peace (feat. XXXtentacion)
13. XXXtentacion – Hate Will Never Win
14. Gucci Mane – I Get The Bag (feat. Migos)
15. Trippie Redd – Dark Knight Dummo (ft. Travis
Scott)
16. XXXtentacion – Red Light! Prod. Ronny J!
17. Nav – Wanted You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
18. Ybn Nahmir – Ybn Nahmir X Ybn Almighty Jay – No Hook
(Prod By Hoodzone)
19. G-Eazy – No Limit (feat. A$Ap Rocky & Cardi B)
20. Trippie Redd – Trippie Redd & Tekashi69 –
Poles1469 [Produced By: Pierre Bourne]
21. Post Malone – I Fall Apart
22. Famous Dex – Pick It Up (feat. A$Ap Rocky) [Prod. By
Fki1st And Sosa808]
23. Kodak Black – Codeine Dreaming (Feat. Lil Wayne)
24. Xxxtentacion – Indecision
25. Lil Uzi Vert – Dark Queen
26. Lil Uzi Vert – Sauce It Up
27. A$Ap Ferg – Plain Jane
28. Trippie Redd – Love Scars/You Hurt Me [Produced By: Elliott
Trent]
29. Kodak Black – Transportin’
30. Rich The Kid Ft. Trippie Redd – Early Morning Trappin
(Prod. Lab Cook)
31. Layton Greene – Roll N Peace Remix (Prod. By G.
Styles)
32. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Drowning (Feat. Kodak
Black)
33. Worldstar Hiphop Radio – Tay-k – The Race (@Djphattt
Exclusive)
34. Youngboy Never Broke Again – No Smoke
35. Lil Uzi Vert – Xo Tour Llif3 (Produced By Tm88)
36. Trippie Redd – Bust Down/Love Scars 3 [Produced By:
Goosetheguru[]
37. Ski Mask The Slump God – Catch Me Outside
38. Lil Skies Ft. Landon Cube “Red Roses” (Prod.
@Menohbeats)
39. Young Thug – Relationship Feat. Future
40. Logic – 1-800-273-8255 (Feat. Alessia Cara &
Khalid)
41. Lil Peep – Awful Things ft. Lil Tracy (prod. by
smokeasac x IIVI)
42. Travis Scott – Butterfly Effect
43. Lil Pump – Boss
44. Lil Baby – MY DAWG
45. XXXTentacion – I don’t wanna do this anymore
46. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
47. Gothboiclique – Lil Peep & Lil Tracy – WitchBlades
(Prod. Bighead & YungCortex)
48. Lil Pump – Molly
49. Tee Grizzley – From The D To The A feat. Lil
Yachty
50. Joyner Lucas – Gucci Gang Remix

Every Song On Soundcloud’s Top 50 Is By A Rapper

Melbourne is getting a new 5000-capacity event space

New 5000-capacity event space ‘B3’ will be unveiled in
Melbourne next year.

Promoter Novel has kept details scarce in its first
announcement, only hinting the basement-car-park-look space was
close to the city centre, and offering a glimpse at its
potential through a short teaser video.

Novel director Daniel Teuma said: “One aspect sorely lacking in
Melbourne’s nightlife is an inner-city location suitable for
large-scale, indoor events. We are extremely confident that we
have found the right venue to fill that gap.”

“To ensure each occasion is truly special, B3 will only host
three events per year and feature artists who have transcended
their respective niches to become full-blown scene icons.”

The venue’s sound will be provided by Full Throttle, the team
responsible for overseeing sound at Australian festivals
Rainbow Serpent, Subsonic, Let Them Eat Cake, Strawberry Field
and Pitch Music & Arts.

Lighting and installations will be overseen by Colourblind and
John Fish.

Check out the teaser video below.

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Editor, follow him on
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CC:DISCO! unveils new Antipodean compilation on Soothsayer

Melbourne good times purveyor CC:DISCO! has shared details of a
new compilation focusing on fresh artists from Australia and
New Zealand.

Featuring locals Jace XL, Nite Fleit, Rings Around Saturn, Love
Deluxe and Sui Zhen, as well as Manuel Darquart from NZ, ‘First
Light: Volume 1’ channels the radio host’s mantra of ‘less chin
stroking, more dancing’ across its 12 tracks.

Speaking of the the first slice, Jace XL’s soulful ‘Really Want
That’, CC said: “I remember the first time I heard Jace sing in
a bar, at first I thought a DJ was playing, then I looked up to
see Jace singing his guts out. He blew me away. Jace’s voice is
amazing and to me, a huge part of what’s going on in Australian
music.”

The release is out on Soothsayer in February 2018. Stream
‘Really Want That’ below.

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Spotify Stats Reveal Just How Huge Of A Year 2017 Was For The Chainsmokers

2017 was the year of The Chainsmokers! 61
countries. 101 million fans. 162 million hours of listening.
And that’s just if you count Spotify!



As part of Spotify’s 2017 Wrapped movement, these stats have
been officially announced and The Chainsmokers are obviously
stoked about it. In a post revealing these accomplishments, the
electronic duo shared some thoughts on their success.

“This sort of stuff is so motivating. If you’re an artist out
there never bet against yourself and keep proving everyone
wrong!”

The Chainsmokers also claimed 3 of Spotify’s 15 most streamed dance
tracks
for 2017. They nabbed #1, #3 and #7 with hit songs
“Something Just Like This,” “Paris,” and “Closer” (the last of
which was released in 2016). The Chainsmokers strongly
represent EDM as far as Spotify listening goes for 2017.

Congrats to The Chainsmokers on all their massive
accomplishments this year!

Spotify 2017 Wrapped – The Chainsmokers

 

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Spotify Stats Reveal Just How Huge Of A Year 2017 Was For The Chainsmokers

George Fitzgerald reveals his new live setup

After a two year production hiatus, Berlin-based George Fitzgerald has recently debuted his
first ever live show, following the release of his new single
‘Burns’.

Having contributed numerous essential releases on labels such
as Hotflush Recordings and Aus Music over the past seven years,
George Fitzgerald’s fresh and well-rounded sound has made him
staple of the dance music community. His new live show
premiered in mid-November and he has since shown off this
exciting setup in London, Amsterdam and Brighton, where he
opened for Bonobo.

A new video of Fitzgerald and his two bandmates performing the
new single ‘Burns’ at a warehouse in Hackney has surfaced.
Watch the video below.

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Australian rave tricks council into thinking it was an engagement party

Organisers of a rave in the Australian bush tricked the local
council into thinking they were throwing a big engagement party
to avoid the necessary permit process.

Hit FM reports Campaspe Shire officers
visited the site on Friday to find “up to 50 cars parked in the
paddock with tents and loud music being played”, but were told
it was a private event and guests hadn’t had to pay for their
entry.

According to the council’s website, a permit is needed if an
event is being held on a site larger than 500sq m and is
enclosed or has an admission fee.

The event, named Wild Horses, was not advertised publically and
tickets and details were distributed from a private social
media page, according to the report.

One neighbour has claimed organisers offered to pay for
alternate accommodation for him and his family while the
festival took place over the weekend, near the small town of
Colbinabbin, about two hours north of Melbourne.

The rural council has now conceded it made a mistake and “will
decide on an appropriate course of action” once an
investigation is completed.

Meanwhile, we’re waiting for an invite to the wedding.

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Editor, follow him on
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Billboard Names The Top Albums of 2017

Everyone has their opinion on album of the year — but according
to the official Billboard 200 Chart — it’s Kendrick
Lamar
, DAMN. It’s the first rap album to
reign since 50 Cent’s The Massacre back in 2005.



With an indisputably well done and well received hit like
“Humble,” DAMN. was destined to make an impact. The
track took the music world by storm — making its way from the
mainstream into the electronic scene with a massive remix from
Skrillex, and flips from everyone who is anyone. And as every
song off the album played out as strongly as the next, Kendrick
made a true mark on music history.

Combing through the Billboard’s top albums list for electronic
artists, it’s looking a little sparse. The Chainsmokers
come in at the 21 spot for Memories… Do Not Open and
again at 30 for their Collage EP. Calvin Harris
also represents EDM with his Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 at
93, which is also up for our Your EDM Awards album of 2017!

Check out the top 10 albums from the Billboard 200 below and
see the full top 100 here.

Top Billboard 200 Albums of 2017

1. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
2. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
3. Starboy – The Weeknd
4. Divide – Ed Sheeran
5. More Life – Drake
6. Moana – Soundtrack
7. Stoney – Post Malone
8. Culture – Migos
9. Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway
Cast Recording
10. 4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole

Billboard Names The Top Albums of 2017

Marshmello Is Among The Best Selling Male Artists In The World

Marshmello is dominating the game right now.
Not only does he appeal to the EDM world and maintain his loyal
“Mello Gang” following, his pop star-studded collaborations
have gained him worldwide recognition.



Now, Marshmello is officially one of the best selling male
artists on iTunes. In fact, he’s #3. Hanging up there with the
likes of Ed Sheeran, Post
Malone
, Zayn Malik and Sam
Smith
— Marshmello is in great company.

As far as EDM goes, Mello is holding it down for the genre with
his widely successful hits. Right now, “Wolves” featuring
Selena Gomez sits at #5 on the iTunes chart
and his heartfelt song with Khalid, “Silence,”
holds strong at #55.

Check out Marshmello’s latest track “Take It Back,” his monster
collaboration with rap sensation Migos,
Danger,” and be on the
lookout for more big things coming from the masked producer in
2018!

Best Selling Male Artists In The World

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Marshmello Is Among The Best Selling Male Artists In The World

​Apple releases statement confirming acquisition of Shazam and “exciting plans”

Today both Apple and Shazam have made statements to confirm the
deal announced last week that Apple would be buying Shazam.

First reported by TechCruch, the
deal was said to be fore $400 million or more, although no
exact number has been confirmed at this time. Now The Verge has revealed statements from
both companies expressing that the deal is being made.

“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be
joining Apple,” said an Apple spokesperson. “Apple Music and
Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery
and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have
exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with
Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”

“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an
agreement to become part of Apple,” said Shazam’s statement.
“Shazam is one of the highest rated apps in the world and loved
by hundreds of millions of users and we can’t imagine a better
home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and
delivering magic for our users.”

Shazam, which was launched in London in 1999, reached the one
billion downloads mark in September of 2016, and reported a
revenue of $54 million for that year. That said, the
acquisition makes sense as the platform already drives users to
Apple Music and is compatible with Siri.

For more on Shazam, check out all the creative ways to
discreetly use the app
when in the club.

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam will be finalized within the
coming weeks.

Harrison is Mixmag’s East Coast Editor. Follow him on
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Piknic Électronik Melbourne announces summer line-up

Globetrotting day party brand Piknic Électronik has announced
the line-up and dates for its season of Melbourne events.

Hitting the city’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sundays from
February 4 until April 8, the series will host Agents of Time,
DJ Seinfeld, Radio Slave, Derrick May, George FitzGerald,
Deetron, Jennifer Cardini, Tijana T (pictured), Molly and more.

Locals Ara Koufax, Chiara Kickdrum, Boogs, Silversix and Human
Movement will also play across the 10 dates, while Tiga,
Solardo and Marek Hemmann will headline on New Year’s Day ahead
of the main run.

The family friendly series will also features its children’s
activities and food trucks.

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Editor, follow him on
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Nightclub Staff Being Trained On How To Help Prevent Sexual Violence

Nightclub staff members across Europe are being trained on how
to deal with sexual violence, and it’s about time.



The project, headed up by The Addictology Clinic in Prague
and supported by European Commission is set to include
nightclubs across the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain.
Prevention measures will be the instructors’ focus during the
first stage of training. According to Mixmag, results from
the first round are expected as soon as March 2019.

Hana Fidesova of the Addictology Clinic explains the importance
of this type of training: “The environment of night
entertainment is a place in which sexual violence often occurs.
The highly sexualised environment and influence of alcohol or
other addictive substances contributes to this.”

Recently, Czech Republic’s Interior Ministry made sexual
violence a security strategy measure, and stressed the
importance of helping fight against sexual harassment and
abuse. This project comes as a way to combat sexual violence.

More on sexual harassment stats in the UK via Mixmag
here
. And read up on what to do if you are sexually
harassed inside a venue here.

Source: Mixmag

Nightclub Staff Being Trained On How To Help Prevent Sexual Violence

Denis Sulta is getting his own festival

Denis
Sulta
is getting his own festival. The Sulta Selects boss
has hooked up with Edinburgh party crew FLY to organise a brand
new event debuting next year.

Sulta Selects: FLY Open Air is set to happen at Hopetoun House
in Edinburgh on May 19 next year. Sulta first played for FLY in
2013 while working as a sound engineer.

The one day event will be hosted at one of Scotland’s finest
stately homes eight miles from the Scottish capital in a spot
looking onto the Forth Bridge.

FLY founder Tom Ketley said: “Instantly we knew he was special.
He was so good at getting room two bouncing that we didn’t want
to change it, but that night in the mainroom, when he played
one of his own tracks ‘Blush’ mixed into ‘Hardlife’ by
Underground Resistance… good grief that was it.”

The lineup for Sulta Selects:
FLY Open Air
will be released in January 2018. Buy tickets
here.

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Earthcore company set to be wound up after mass cancellations

The company that runs Australian festival Earthcore is set to
be wound up following
mass cancellations at this year’s string of events
.

The Herald Sun reports documents were
lodged with the Australian Investments and Strategies
Commission on December 4 to wind up Yellow Sunshine Pty Ltd, of
which Earthcore founder Spiro Boursinos is the sole director,
just days after the camping festival finished up.

Its
one-day events were cancelled
and 32 artists booked did not
appear at the main festival at Elmore, Victoria, according to
the article.

The process of ‘winding up’ a business includes selling all of
its assets, paying off creditors, distributing any remaining
assets to the partners or shareholders and then dissolving the
business, according to Investopedia.

Mr Boursinos has been involved in a series of other companies
which have been deregistered, including Earthcore Productions
in 2002 and Good Trix Pty Ltd in 2008, of which he was a
director, the Herald Sun report states.

Prominent artists including Coming Soon and Nick Curly posted
to social media saying they were not playing the festival
because they had not been paid and flights had not been booked.


Organisers released a statement
after the festival calling
Coming Soon’s post a “smear campaign.”

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Editor, follow him on
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Camila Cabello Shares What It Was Really Like Working With Diplo

Camila Cabello is an unstoppable force in pop
music, but she didn’t always have the confidence as an artist
she has today — especially working with big time names like
Diplo!



In a recent sit down with MTV UK, the “Havana”
singer talked about the very first time she worked with one of
EDM’s most in-demand producers:

“The first time that we [Camila and Diplo] had a writing
session together I was so nervous that I got acid reflux,” she
said. “Emotionally, I don’t know why, I’m just a very
visceral person. I can just feel it in my body so it was just
like that for the first few months.”

You can hardly hear her nerves in the track with Major Lazer,
“Know No Better” also featuring Travis Scott and Quavo. The
song premiered just in time to be a summer anthem, along with
the rest of the electronic group’s Know No Better EP.

Diplo once told Billboard Dance, “We
made like 20 songs with Camila Cabello. We love her.”

Let’s hope more of their tracks together come to light!

Major Lazer – Know No Better featuring Travis Scott, Camila
Cabello & Quavo

Source: MTV UK | Photo via
Camila Cabello/Facebook

Camila Cabello Shares What It Was Really Like Working With Diplo

GOAT festival locks in Goldie and Moxie

Indian festival GOAT will return in 2018 with Goldie and

Moxie
.

The Goa event will run from January 26 through 28 on Ashvem
beach with a lineup that includes Horse Meat Disco, Joe
Goddard, Dinky and Throwing Shade. Also on the billing are The
2 Bears and Amp Fiddler.

Rolling into its second, year the boutique festival’s vista
takes in lush palm groves and sand dunes.

Check out the full lineup and buy tickets via the GOAT website.

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​Techno heads get crafty building LEGO replicas of the 808, 303 and turntables

Berlin-based company Numode creates custom LEGO kits designed
after iconic analogue electronic instruments, DJ gear and
speakers.

The company offers limited edition replicas of the Technics
1200 and mixer, TB-303 and MPC-2000XL, but this year it’s
expanded the catalogue to include a TR-808 as a tribute to the
classic drum machine widely used by analogue producers.

Although Numode is not an official LEGO company, each set
includes a color-printed instruction booklet. The turntables
and DJ setup even feature custom made discs with grooves
manually carved on a lathe to give the correct look and feel of
real vinyl.

In other Lego related new, there’s a record store made out of LEGOs and a LEGO
band covered Kraftwerk!

Find the entire Numode line available for purchase here and view photos
below.

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​Apple reportedly set to acquire Shazam for $400 million

Multinational technology company Apple is reportedly close to a
deal to acquire the popular music identification app Shazam for
$400 million, according to TechCrunch.

According to sources, the nine-figure sale price could be more
than the reported $400 million. That said, during Shazam’s last
round of funding in 2015 the post-money valuation was said to
be $1.02 billion.

Neither Shazam or Apple have commented on the sale, but the
proposed deal could be finalized by the end of the day and
announced on Monday.

Shazam, which was launched in London in 1999, reached the one
billion downloads mark in September of 2016, and reported a
revenue of $54 million for that year. That said, the
acquisition makes sense as the platform already drives users to
Apple Music and is compatible with Siri.

For more on Shazam, check out all the creative ways to discreetly use the app when in the club.

[Via: CoS]

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Trippy Turtle Announces Final Tour Dates Before Crawling Back Into His Shell Forever

Trippy Turtle is poking his head out of his
shell one last time — before he’s gone forever.



“I’m going on 1 last final tour, these polluted oceans have
made me sick,” Trippy Turtle half-jokingly shared the news of
his decision to end the project via social media.

Fans of the DJ creature are devastated to hear that only five
tour dates dates remain for “Trippy Turtle’s Last Leg.” Los
Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Vancouver, and Seattle will be the
last cities to experience Trippy Turtle sets. The producer,
known for his fun Jersey Club style, will most definitely be
missed.

Thankfully, we still have Lido. Oh yeah — for anyone who didn’t
already know, they are one of the same. The guy is a straight
up genius that we hope will bring us music for years to come.

Long live Trippy Turtle.

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Sources: Apple To Acquire Shazam

Per Tech Crunch, software giant Apple may be
looking to acquire Shazam, the
ridiculously useful app that allows you to hold your phone at
an audio clip from any song, movie, ad, or TV show and figure
out where it’s from. The application passed the 1 billion
download mark last September.



The deal is supposedly done with an announcement set for next
Monday. Sources have put the fee at around $400 million USD
which is lower than the $1.02 billion post-money valuation the
company based their last funding round in 2015 off
of. WSJ also noted that Shazam sends over 1
million clicks a day to Apple’s music streaming platform
competitors Spotify and Google Play Music.

Shazam has also found money hard to come by in recent years.
Earlier in September, they reported $54 million in revenue from
fiscal 2016 with a loss of $5.3 million pre-tax. The company
also lost approximately $22 million the year before that.

Both companies have yet to comment on the supposed merger at
this point in time.

 

H/T:
The Verge
/
TechCrunch

Sources: Apple To Acquire Shazam

Tale Of Us enlisted for the next fabric mix

The lauded Italian techno duo Tale Of Us has stepped up to the plate for
the 97th installation of the fabric mix series.

Scheduled for release on February 16, the 20 track mix includes
a new original from the duo titled ‘Error Error’ and various
exclusive numbers from the likes of Recondite, Patrice Bäumel,
Fur Coat and more.

Following the release of ‘fabric 97’, Tale Of Us will play an
extended daytime party at fabric on February 25. Find details
about the party here.

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Over 12 tons of seized cocaine offloaded in Miami

Today, the US coast guard has offloaded 12.4 tons of seized
cocaine at Port Everglades in Miami, Florida.

With an estimated street value of $378 million, the contraband
was seized through 10 different missions between mid-October
and late-November that were conducted in international waters
off the coast of Central and South America.

According to WSVN news, the majority of the cocaine
will be destroyed while a small amount will be kept as
evidence. In other words, these drugs will not be making their
way to Art Basel this weekend.

Watch the news report here.

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G-Eazy, Mariah Carey & More Now Accepting Cryptocurrency For Merch

Depending on who you choose to keep company with, there’s a
good chance that you’ve seen your friends posting more about
cryptocurrency in the past couple weeks. After Bitcoin breached
the $10,000 mark, public interest in these currencies has
skyrocketed even higher than it was before.



With (likely) dozens of “coins” out there for you to invest in,
the subject can seem daunting. 3LAU made a beginner’s guide to
cryptocurrency which you can read here.

One of those currencies is called “Monero,” a
currency that is specifically privacy-focused, according to
Crypto Coins News. While most coins are traded, sold,
and bought within discrete wallets and exchanges, etc., Monero
has gone a step further and opened up its own
marketplace: Project Coral Reef. The
crypto-coin is abbreviated XMR.

While such a brazen move might normally be seen as foolhardy,
the project has the support of over 35 A-List celebrities and
artists who will sell their merchandise on the platform,
including G-Eazy and Mariah
Carey
.

“As cryptocurrencies become more popular, it’s important that
my fans have choices when it comes to how they buy my songs and
merchandise,” said G-Eazy in a statement. “Given Monero is one
of the safest, most secure and most private cryptocurrencies,
it’s one of the best options for my fans this holiday season.”

Find out more about Project Coral Reef here and see a list of all participating
artists here.

G-Eazy, Mariah Carey & More Now Accepting Cryptocurrency For Merch

​Cityfox expands 26-hour NYE party with Dixon, The Martinez Bros, Recondite and more

Brooklyn-based party purveyor Cityfox expands its NYE lineup to
stretch for over 26 hours with the likes of Dixon, The Martinez
Brothers, Recondite live, Steve Bug, M.A.N.D.Y. and more.

With the initial lineup featuring Dixon, Honey Dijon, Job
Jobse, Lee Burridge, Dance Spirit live, Serge Devant and
Behrouz, the event had already accumulated buzz from the local
community. Now with 10 more artists added, Cityfox is prepared
for a marathon session.

Also added to the lineup are Eagles & Butterflies, Dory,
Mayssam, Return + Patrischa and Thugfucker. All artists will
have special extended sets.

Cityfox 2018 New Year’s Marathon Fest is set to take place at
Avant Gardner (home of The Brooklyn Mirage) beginning December
31 at 10 PM and running straight through to January 2, 2018.

Tickets are on sale now with various levels of entry for
specific times throughout the event. Cityfox also has a
membership-only app called Visionnaire that provides special
offers, like discounts and drink codes. Purchase tickets
here

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Superlover is ‘Loving It’ on nostalgia-and-filter-laced new track

Superlover has unveiled new track ‘I’m Loving It’ on Sweat It
Out! label offshoot Club Sweat!

Following the release of his three-track ‘Piano Wunder’ EP in
October, the Berlin producer’s latest is inspired by the
classic late 1990s/early 2000s French Touch releases that
shaped his sound.

“It was towards the end of the millennium when I switched from
playing and producing techno to house music,” he says of the
track.

“Like so many other clubbers I got totally infected with the
filter disco French house vibe … it was that time in my life
that I had in mind when I worked on ‘I’m Loving It’.”

The Sweat It Out!/Club Sweat! release is out December 8 and
follows a remix of Yolanda Be Cool’s ‘From Me To You’ from
Superlover on the Australian label family.

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