It’s November 5th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature! Check back in with us next week.
Audius Music Marketplace
Audius, the first community owned music platform and largest decentralized service, officially launched its music marketplace today in beta, allowing its 6 million music fans to support their favorite artists with direct payments. Audius music fans seamlessly use their credit card to pay artists in USDC, which can be converted by artists and rights holders to the currency of their choice including USD, EUR, GBP, or most other currencies. Alongside the core purchasing features, Audius fans can pay artists more than the list price for their music by adding extra payment to further support their favorite artists. These new innovations give creators control in pricing their music for access in streams and downloads, while delivering instant payouts. It’s a powerful new revenue stream for artists and rights holders.
Sign up today at https://audius.co.
Beatport, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, today announced Beatport Studio, a production membership that consolidates the creative ingenuity of The Beatport Group’s producer ecosystem. Merging a diverse array of creative instruments and effects from the Plugin Boutique catalog, the extensive sample libraries from Loopmasters, and the user-friendly workflow of Loopcloud, Beatport Studio represents a pivotal leap forward in the realm of music production.
Learn more at www.pluginboutique.com/beatport-studio
Boogie Lights – The Boogie Bunch EP
Denver’s disco drummer, Boogie Lights, represents the funk inauguration of his live band, The Boogie Bunch EP. The collab EP teams up with hip-hop savant Deezy Le Phunk, guitarist/producer Rix, and singer Abi Clark to lead a sonic voyage down Boogie’s rainbow road.
deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff feat. Rob Swire (Jauz Remix)
Iconic deadmau5 single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (featuring Rob Swire)” gets a fresh remix treatment from Bay Area electronic DJ and producer Jauz. “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” [Jauz Remix] is out today, November 3 on mau5trap.
Hideout Festival will return next year to the iconic Zrce Beach in Croatia from 23rd-27th June with four stages of world class electronic music. This renowned festival and essential summer experience has long been a Croatian mainstay with tickets selling out year on year.
Tickets | Location: Zrce Beach, Croatia
Within a year of founding, they have catapulted themselves from an intimate 200-person gathering to the fastest growing brand in electronic music. Founded in 2022, Indo Warehouse is a New York collective, experiential series, and record label that authentically merges the expanse of South Asian culture with electronic music. Their diverse yet decidedly melodic sound, dubbed “Indo House,” draws from the founders’ diverse cultural roots. Kahani, aka Armaan Gupta, and Kunal Merchant are lauded by Mixmag and Rolling Stone for their music and events where traditional dance music motifs intermingle with percussion, vocals, and textures of a diverse region.
Ticket sales go live on 30th October on www.bookmyshow.com.
Jean-Michel Jarre & Armin van Buuren – EPICA MAXIMA
Jean-Michel Jarre has collaborated with Armin van Buuren on “EPICA MAXIMA,” a re-interpretation of “EPICA” from Jarre’s last album OXYMORE. It is the second time the two electronic music behemoths have worked together. Their previous collaboration, “Stardust,” was the most popular track from Jarre’s 2015 album Electronica having been streamed well over eight million times to date. The track is included on Jarre’s new project OXYMOREWORKS, also out today (November 3) on SONY Music.
Koven – Never Have I Felt Like This
Cinematic bass duo Koven return to record label NCS for the VIP of their single ‘Never Have I Felt Like This’. It comes after their highly anticipated UKF release ‘Chase The Sun’ and a global tour which has stretched across North America, Australia, South Africa, and Europe.
Nitefreak and Emmanuel Jal – Gorah
Diplo’s house and techno label Higher Ground further embraces the Afro house rhythms that are dominating dance floors around the globe with the release of Nitefreak and Emmanuel Jal’s “Gorah.” The track unites rising Zimbabwean star Nitefreak’s production with vocals from Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese artist, author, and former child soldier, who sings in Naath/Nuer, a language of the people of South Sudan and Western Ethiopia.
Opiuo – CONDUCT-A-DISCO
Funkadelic bass music virtuoso Opiuo has returned with an electrifying new single titled “Conduct-A-Disco.” This delightful track was specifically crafted to serve as the opening act for Opiuo’s live performances this year, and it fulfills this role splendidly. Beginning with an exhilarating two-and-a-half-minute buildup, the song sets the stage with an epic ambiance enriched by tribal influences, only to be subsequently dominated by Opiuo’s signature funk-infused bassline, stealing the spotlight.
In addition to the single release, Opiuo has also unveiled a live rendition of “Conduct-A-Disco” from his Red Rocks performance in May, featuring a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. This unique live interpretation of the track can be enjoyed on Opiuo’s YouTube Channel.
RÜFÜS DU SOL Tulum
The illustrious productions of RÜFÜS DU SOL have long been inspired by the band’s experiences in some of the world’s most vibrant destinations. Their coveted DJ sets have provided them another platform to visit these sources of natural inspiration, reaching beyond the live stage to take over some of clubland’s most exotic dance floors. Today, RÜFÜS DU SOL have charted the next addition to this storied tenure with their much anticipated return to the jungles of Tulum, January 11th at Zamna.
Smoakland – STAY IN YOUR LANE
Groundbreaking electronic duo Smoakland unveils their highly anticipated sophomore album, STAY IN YOUR LANE…, set to resonate deeply with fans and newcomers alike. Stemming from a transformative period of their careers, and drawing from the personal journeys of Harry and Anthony, this album emerges not just as a musical masterpiece – but as an embodiment of rebellion, self-belief, and defiance against societal norms.
Venture 5 – On My Own
Denver native, Venture 5, an ever-evolving music maestro, consistently pushes the boundaries of sonic diversity. Their latest EP, On My Own, set to release on November 3rd, is no exception. Following the success of their electro house EP, Penelope’s Code, and the bass music EP, First Connection, Venture 5 has now ventured into the exhilarating realm of drum & bass (DnB), showcasing their unparalleled versatility.
Walker & Royce – No Big Deal
Walker & Royce release Part 1 of their new No Big Deal album, out now via Dirtybird Records. Featuring recently released singles ‘Cheap Thrills‘ with Barney Bones and ‘Stop Time’ with Glass Petals and Elohim, No Big Deal (Part 1) arrives with the announcement of Walker & Royce’s anticipated sophomore album, due out in 2024.