Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Release Nice Features for Armand van Helden's "New York: A Mix Odyssey, Pt. 2"

We would like to thank iTunes for making Armand van Helden's "New York: A Mix Odyssey, Pt. 2" a big feature for their dance section today! The great write-up from their team was a bonus! I've included screenshots of both:



ALERT: A few stores experiencing slight delay...



Alert: We have a few stores running just a little late on ingestion. Currently: Wasabeat, What People Play, Stompy, DJTunes and DanceRecords are running more than a week behind on ingestion. There are no underlying technical issues causing these delays. These are just garden variety data clogs and the stores are backlogged trying to get all the great content up and running.

We will let you know when they get back up to speed. But for now, please be patient as we wait along with you for your content to go live.

Thanks
GMG

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nice Coverage here from one of our favorite partners

Nice Coverage here from one of our favorite partners, Stompy!


Nice Coverage and a Feature on KISS FM from DanceMusicHub

Thanks go out to DanceMusicHub for the great features and the addition of our stuff to their show on Kiss FM!





Friday, October 24, 2008

GrooveSource Cycle 129


GrooveSource Cycle 129
Pre-Release Date 10/28/2008
General Live Date Week of 11/18/2008


MAU5LTD001 – Deadmau5 “Ghosts N Stuff” Mau5trap – ELECTRO HOUSE

This is a very special DIGITAL ONLY release from the mighty Deadmau5. A bit of a treat, fresh out of the lab just in time for Halloween.

Here’s the story:
Basically, Pete Tong asked Deadmau5 to write a track while on his Beatport sponsored tour and “Ghosts N Stuff” is the result! It's been on Pete's show two weeks running, Deadmau5 opened with it at the essential mix live @ The Warehouse Project Manchester and Calvin Harris used it in his forthcoming Essential Mix which airs this week. The track is being tied in with a huge gig deadmau5 has in LA for Halloween for which he is also making a special Halloween head and this track is going to be the 'theme'. Feedback for the track has been huge and the fact that only Pete Tong has it has made the buzz even greater. Other marketing AnD Press are doing is alongside Alex Greenberg @ MSO PR & Hard Events and AnD Press are also doing E-Shots to the deadmau5 database, Ibiza Voice database and running banner ads.


MODE005 – M.O.D.E. “Lost” M.O.D.E. – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE/TECH-HOUSE/TECHNO

*Receiving support from DJs: Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Laidback Luke, ATFC, Redanka, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Alex Costa, Rooster & Peralta, Noir, Damian Wilson (CR2 Records), Tony Senghore, Orde Meikle (Slam), Paul Harris, Kenneth Thomas, Chris Fortier, Stu Hirst, Greg Churchill

*Receiving support from Radio: BBC Radio 1 (UK), Raw FM, Kiss FM (UK), Fresh FM (AUS), XM Satellite (USA), Proton Radio (UK), COAST FM (Spain), Radio M2o (Italy)

Feedback:
Hernan Cattaneo – “Good Stuff”
Laidback Luke – “What a quality EP! Sounds like a big one, very good stuff!”
Orde Meikle (Slam) – “love the pelle buys mix - fucking excellent”
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – “the dimitri/like mike rmx sounds great. Love the pelle buys remix! t.”
Kenneth Thomas – “Digging the Original. GROSS!”
ATFC – “Really nice beats”
Alex Costa – “Adam Shaw rmx is for me ... Superb Sound !!!”

Following the amazing success of their debut track 'After Dark' that received global support from Sasha, Digweed, Cattaneo, Groove Armada, Ramirez and Lawler amongst others, M.O.D.E return with the infectious track 'LOST' on their M.O.D.E. imprint. The original is a bumpy techy chugger that rolls along with a driving bass line incorporating catchy bleeps, glitches and riffs. The clever breakdown builds to launch the second half of the track in great fashion, and the track has already been tested on floors around the world to huge response. And so onto the remixes and first up is Deadmau5 favourite Adam Shaw. Fresh from his recent EP on Mau5trap, Adam turns in a funky techno edged workout that glides along effortlessly. A pulsing bass line and tight percussion rip through the mix, whilst Adam retains the feel for the original with clever use of the core elements. This is set to be huge. Next up comes Berlin based Pelle Buys with a dark trippy minimal workout for those crazy 7am moments. Pelle has had recent success with releases on John Digweed's Transitions series, and this nod to the twisted side of house isn't for the faint hearted. A bubbling groove never lets up all the way though the track, and eerie noises and effects keep this one in the realms of super deep house. Last but by no means least, is the Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike Remix. This superb piece of uber cool electro shows why these two new producers are being tipped by the industry as ones to watch. A chunky bass line and superb synths power along with no let up, and this is sure to be a favorite in many sets for weeks to come.


HEJ00B – Punisher (Detroit) & John Overfiend “Twisting Trees” Hej Records – Minimal
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, John Selway, Josh Wink, Joel Mull, Chris Liebing, Par Grindvik, Slam, Alexi Delano, Joachim, DJ Misjah, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Aubrey, Chris Fortier

Feedback:
Danny Tenaglia – “4 out of 5”
Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Joachim – “yep will play, support. 5 out of 5”
Chris Fortier – “this is great, i like all the mixes. i played the last john overfiend record a ton. 5 out of 5”

The HEJ Pioneers deliver the second installment of a digital only series, featuring four tracks from label owners PUNISHER (Michelle Herrmann) and JOHN OVERFIEND. PUNISHER begins with "Undertow", a track that is constantly in motion. Acid sounds shift and pivot through the shuffled beats that are washed over by droning voice samples and fluttering pitched bongos. Michelle's "Dimb" is stripped down with minimal tribal clicks and claps that merge into a simple yet lush infectious melody. The steaming hiss and ambient keys build in the breakdowns before the sassy bass drops. JOHN OVERFIEND takes you on a journey with "Man From Space" infused with haunting effected vocals stretched and delayed in every direction. Swanky analog blips and pumping synth bass is unleashed as the track builds into a frenzy of movement. John's next gem, "Call That One Blue" has a unique feel with layered otherworldly synth tones and twisted funky bass. The chopped up staggered primal vocal snippets, and driving swirled percussion drop hard after the intense breaks, highlighted with a tripped out intro and outro perfect for mixing. With mastering by Tim Xavier, the sound quality speaks for itself. Hej receives regular support from Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Par Grindvik, Adultnapper, Deetron, Camea, Laurent Garnier, Alexi Delano, Tim Xavier and other world class DJ's .

HEJ RECORDS : Making a mark in the evolution of musical energy


MR001 – Toby Dreher “Sommertag Im Neissetal EP” Mecha Recordings – TECHNO/MINIMAL

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire & Sharam, Danny Howells, Josh Wink, Oscar G. (Murk), Chris Lake, Doc Martin, John Selway, Slam, Alexi Delano, Dimitri from Paris, Jori Hulkkonen, Jamie Anderson, Donald Glaude, DJ Misjah, Chris Simmonds, Angel Alanis, DJ Times, XLR8R

Feedback:
Danny Howells – “thanks! 4 out of 5”
Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Slam – “very cool. 5 out of 5”
Oscar G. (Murk) – “4 out of 5”

The first release from a new label with huge potential. Deep and sensuous with layers upon layers of unique and interesting sounds - this techy stormer reveals its genius upon careful review and multiple plays but will still rock the dancefloor on day one.


WMAC20 – SoulDeep Collective “Release Me - Remixes” Wallshaker Music – HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Mark Farina, Danny Rampling, Charles Webster, Davidson Ospina, Honey Dijon, Ibiza Global Radio, DJ Misjah, Craig Hamilton, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, David Hollands,

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “lovely deepness will play a lot. 4 out of 5”
Mark Farina – “4 out of 5”
Chris Udoh – “5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full Support. 4 out of 5”

Australian House group, "SoulDeep Collective" presents their newest single, "Release Me," reworked and remixed by legendary Detroit producer Aaron-Carl, and a special offering by Spain's newest tastemaker, Daniel Kyo.


Also this week:
4TRK015 - Audio Injection - Crate Saver EP - 4 Track Records
DCREC021 - Marcsoul - A Personal Work - DeepClass Records
DFDIGI016 - Paul Anthony & ZXX – Jiberish - Dirty Fabric Digital
IM028 - Submerge 101 - 2012 EP - Impact Mechanics
KRD022 - Vadim Lankov - Lloyd Kills Maf E.P. - Konnekt Records
NLC042 - Leroy Burgess - Don't Spoil It – Nite Life Collective
NMW012 - Mikel Curcio - In Your Head featuring Daniella – Noir Music
PMW019 - Terrence Parker - Tribute EP - Parker MusicWorks
POPPOP013 - Adam Sharpe - Hacksaw EP - Pop Pop
PP012 - Dee Green - Essential Buzzin' – Prosthetic Pressings
S027 - Various Artists - The Source Volume 27 - The Source
SEEKD018 – Modfunk - Cut Your Soul - Seek Records

GrooveSource Cycle 128


GrooveSource Cycle 128
Pre-release Date 10/21/2008
General Live Date - Week of 11/11/2008


PUNKS016 – Stanton Warriors “Remixed Volume 2” Punks – BREAKS/DRUM n BASS
Feedback: TBA


The Stanton Warriors proudly present the latest Punks release “Remixed Volume 2”. This 3 tracker includes two remixes from Baobinga & I.D and D&B hot property Baron as well as a very special Stanton edit of the Baobinga & I.D remix. In case you didn’t know already Baobinga & I.D are Mancunians Sam Simpson and Ed Bayling, whose self-described "emotive-techno-breaks" are as much inspired by pummeling loop techno as they are by the syncopated rhythms of the breaks scene. Baron has been releasing records since 2002 and he shot to recognition in 2003 after remixing Total Science's Nosher which became a classic and made Baron a sought after remixer, producer and DJ in the Drum and Bass world.

BED011 – Various Artists “October EP #1” Bedroom Bedlam – HOUSE/ELECTRO/TECH-HOUSE
Feedback: TBA


The latest EP from Pete Tong's fasttrax.tv. This release includes 5 hand picked releases by Pete from up and comers Scott Wallis, VoK, No Sweat, Jackt & Jeff Math and Mood.

DFD013 – Jaxson & Brede “drumaticstix ep” DesignForms – TECHNO
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Roger Sanchez, Ken Ishii, Benji Candelario, Mistress Barbara, Michel de Hey, DJ Misjah, Len Faki, Hakan Lidbo, Lance Desardi, Rob Warner (ourhousemag.com), DJ Hyperactive, Angel Alanis, Droid Behavior, Developer,

Feedback:
Roger Sanchez – “4 out of 5”
Lance Desardi – “Thanks. 4 out of 5”
DJ Hyperactive – “Dope! 5 out of 5”
Rob Warner (OurHouseMag.com) – “Wow... cool tune. Love the vocals. 5 out of 5”

Jaxson and Brede come with a touch of class on this release. Drumatic Stix ep shows all sides of the mind with touches into Chicago and Detroit style and vibes. With releases on such labels as KENO records, Freakwaves, and Highgrade . Brede and Jaxson are some of Berlin"s favorite exports. "Come On" includes words by: Tyree Cooper and this track takes you back to the early days of Fast Eddie and Tyree Cooper with a lil' hip house sample. A good tune for the prime hours of jacking on the dancefloor. "African Magadu" has a tribal approach with a quirk and a stripped down beat. It also takes the listener to the darker side of minimal with a deep echo and a hypnotic vibe, that sinks you deeper into your mind set. Rounding out the package is the title track "Drumatic Stix". This track lets you know why these guys are quickly touching down on all sides of the globe with their productions. This minimal banger is sure to be a dancefloor favorite. With a slip and a slide they bring the bass in and out of this track like water.


BEATISM015 – Electrophonique “Cha Cha” Beatism – HOUSE
*Receiving support from: David Guetta, Crystal Method, Hatiras, DJ Paulette, Alex Gopher, Angel Alanis, Nick Waters, Kristof Tigran, Roy Misher, Laurent Shark, Mike 303 (Superfunk), Radio Vitamine, Radio Star, Radio FG

A power group from France that's as strong individually as they are when they're together. Precise, tight, melodic beat with sexy vocals that ring in your head over and over. These guys sound so good that they have even caught the attention of Ludo from Hed Kandi!


SHUSH011 – Jon Pegnato “I Am A Ghost” Shush Music – ELECTRO HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, David Guetta, DJ Paulette, Donald Glaude, Tony Senghore, Aaron-Carl, Alex Gopher, Damian Wilson (CR2 Records), Martin Venetjoki, Stone Bridge, Chris Fortier, Rooster & Peralta, Bodyrox

Feedback:
David Guetta – “Nice cheeky. Will road test and see how it works the floor. 4 out of 5”
Rooster & Peralta – “4 out of 5”

Jon Pegnato and Shush Music offer up a chilling tune packed with moaning synths and the incredible crunchy, bouncy, Pegnato basslines synonymous with many of his biggest hits. A must have for this years Halloween make-out, basement party gig.


RELDZ021 – Ignition Technician vs Devious “Disco Stu EP” RELDZ Recordings – TECHNO
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Ken Ishii, Len Faki, DJ Misjah, Aubrey, Angel Alanis, Andy Toth

Feedback:
Ken Ishii – “Wow Disco Stu is the most banging and powerful track I have listened to this year! It will kill the dancefloor. 5 out of 5”

Ignition Technician and DJ Devious team up here to give us two super charged techno destroyers!!! With sharp percussive elements and nonstop groove these two are sure to take the crowd into over-drive. Trademark Ignition - Devious material... Massive!!!!


Also this week: Aubrey presents his Electro Maddness EP, the Jericho crew drop 2 classic releases from Mr. Sliff aka (Adam Beyer) and Jel Ford & Oscar Charlie and Mizumo Music blesses us with a new one from Pette Vaydex!!!

Nice Coverage from Necodo!





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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Slight Delay for Beatport Releases Going Live Today (10/21)





This should be rectified shortly, but we've had a handful of releases, 5 or so, that are going to be delayed by a few hours going live on Beatport. The issue is being fixed now and full service will be restored this evening.

Thanks for your patience!

GMG

Working with Ministry of Sound to Support Chris Lake

Working with Beatport on Diddy vs. Felix Da Housecat Jack U (Rmxs: Steve Angello/Sebastian Ingrosso/MSTRKRFT)

For this promotion we worked closely with the editorial and label representative staff at Beatport to create high profile feature placements in the charts section and on their email blast which reaches all registered buyers at Beatport. As a result the release was a top seller for all genres on the store.








Friday, October 17, 2008

Special Late Edition to Cycle 126: Steve Angello "Gypsy" + Chris Lake


Please add these to your plans for cycle 126:
Cycle 126 - 10/27
SIZE018 - Steve Angello - Gypsy - Size Records (NEW)

BED001 - Various Artists - March EP - Bedroom Bedlam (CATALOG)

RIM001 - Chris Lake - One Too Many/Electro Retro - Rising Music (CATALOG)

GrooveSource Cycle 127: with AnD releases from Rene Amesz, Mau5trap and more!


Note: There will probably be some additional back catalog releases added onto Cycle 127...but here is what we have on deck from the AnD Press Group and the rest of the roster:

GrooveSource Cycle 127
Pre-release Live Date: 10/14/2008
General Release Date: 11/11/2008


NMW011 – Rene Amesz “Ploert” Noir Music – TECH HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Chris Lake, Tom Novy, Sander Kleinenberg, Micky Slim, Paul Harris, Jim Rivers, Sarah Main, Kolombo, David Amo & Julio Navas, Patch Park, Angel Anx, Kammishake, Kim Fai, Paul Thomas, Norman Zube/Sweno N, Belocca, Guy Williams, Andy Ward, Simon Vitullo, Chris Special, Agent Greg, Andrea Roma, Sebastian Davidson, Infinitize, Dan Welton, Plastik Funk, Nolan Kane, Dave Lambert, Oleg Uris, Miguel Roca Tur, Asher Jones, Casper LT, Rune RK, Tim Andresen, Beatchuggers

Feedback:

Chris Lake – “Feeling Rene's mixes. I feel a fool for having overlooked this track a few months ago!
I must have been cranky that day or something!!!”
Tom Novy – “Great New Amez! Like all mixes! Full Support!”
Sander Kleinenberg – “Great.. :)”
Micky Slim – “Great package here, all goood mixes but its the original that does it for me.
Always been a fan of René stuff”
Paul Harris – “Very strong package here. I will play ! :)”
Jim Rivers – “Original is sleazy which i really like. Remy and Roland mix for the more peak time.”
Sarah Main – “Really good stuff as usual the Dj Remy & Roland Klinkenberg Mix is the one that gets my attention.”

Few people have displayed the disciplined approach to producing that Rene Amesz has in the last ten years. Churning out a steady stream of his unique and dirty sounding tracks, the Rene Amesz sound has been destroying speakers all over the world and it looks like now, it is coming into its own at the opportune time. Rene's career took a sharp turn upwards and forwards when Sander Kleinenberg's imprint Little Mountain successfully released the fierce 'Back into the Funk' and lately there have been several amazing releases coming out on labels such as La Factoria, Stereo productions, Extrema, DK records and Deep Records with remixes planned for Nic Fanciulli, Jamie Anderson, Muzzaik, Lexicon Avenue and Mark Knight. New releases are scheduled for a number of labels and some will find a home at his newly established label 25 Hertz Recordings.


MAU5010 – Feed Me “The Spell/Raw Chicken” Mau5trap – ELECTRO HOUSE
* FEEDBACK COMING SHORTLY

MAU5010 sees the first EP from their latest signing - FEED ME.


A new project from hot Drum & Bass producer Spor, Feed Me aims to delve into the darker, twisted side of Electronica.

Big thrashy synths and crazy production fill these tracks with an air of insanity. Both tracks have been causing serious damage in festivals the world over when dropped by Mau5trap main man Deadmau5 this summer.

This is an amazing debut from Feed Me and he is one to definitely keep an eye out for in 2009...

DTX083 – Miles Maeda “Bopsa Music presents - Ravon Lady” Dust Traxx – HOUSE
* Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Ben Watt, Luke Solomon, DJ Heather, Benji Candelario, DJ Spen, Honey Dijon, Fred Everything, Brett Johnson, Joeski, Chuck Daniels, Terry Mullan, Raoul Belmans, Lawnchair Generals, Slater Hogan, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Jay West

Feedback:
Mark Farina – “5 out of 5”
Chris Udoh – “Thanks for this! Full Support! 5 out of 5”
Luke Solomon – “DOPE. 5 out of 5”
Lawnchair Generals – “Been a big fan of this tune for ages. The always on-point Maeda never fails to deliver. 5 out of 5”
Raoul Belmans – “This is Miles! What else can I say? I love his oldschool retakes! Great remix! We need more releases like this. 5 out of 5”
Chris Simmonds – “DC on the money again! 5 out 5”

Dust Traxx Chicago presents Miles Maeda's debut release for Bopsa Music. There's no doubt Mr Maeda has reached the record boxes of many djs with great sounding productions on record labels Dot Bleep, Aroma, Dae Recordings, Robsoul, Odds & Ends and more... Dropping the needle on this one you can hear the Chicago roots worked into his production of "Ravon Lady". Check the second track for Derrick Carter's Mi Mi Groove Rework. Mr. Carter works up his funky business of snares, deep bass and wicked drums. Here is a sure shot for the house massive.


A2R721 – Aoo&ooA “Runway” A-Squared Muzik – ELECTRO HOUSE

*Receiving support from: David Guetta, DJ Dan, Benji Candelario, DJ Paulette, Peter Hook (New Order), DJ Bam Bam, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Alex Gopher, Lawnchair Generals, Christy Love (House of Stank), Alex Almeida, Anthony Molina

Feedback:
DJ Dan – “Cool stuff. 4 out of 5”
Benji Candelario – “I like this. 4 out of 5”
DJ Paulette – “Radio and club support. 4 out 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Peter Hook (New Order) – “Nice. 4 out of 5”

The project Aoo&ooA was created in 2006 by two producers named Andrius Klimka and Igor (aka Oxide). Their creative alliance comes from Belorussia, where commercial glamour and pseudo-star pop-music reigns supreme. From this incredibly a new direction in club culture was born. Together with other electronic projects the Belarusian music is starting to be recognized in foreign countries where you can actually hear it on dance floors in other countries and labels from around the world. Aoo&ooA is a project that has always tried to walk that line between commercial music, available to everybody and the underground culture. With this their first release on A-Squared an impressive list of talent has been enlisted on remix duty to present a wide range of styles. Paul Anthony & ZXX, Rennie Foster, DJ Denise and Monologic all present their take on Runway and they all do it well!


DCREC020 – Ruben Roher “Eclecktic” DeepClass Records – DEEP HOUSE

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Deli G, Benji Candelario, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Alex Gopher, DJ Misjah, Raoul Belmans, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Da Funk, Ale Castro, Bluntafari

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “lovely deepness will play this ep of course. 5 out of 5”
Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. Thanks! 5 out of 5”

DeepClass is proud to present Ruben Roher, in his debut as a musical producer, straight from Ibiza (Spain). This young artist dazzles us with his talent. An EP called "Eclecktik", which contains 3 very well-elaborated tracks with essential typical deep sounds.


PP012 – Dee Green “Essential Buzzin'” Prosthetic Pressings – MINIMAL/TECHNO

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Loco Dice, Ken Ishii, Gayle San, Russ Gabriel, Benji Candelario, Michel De Hey, DJ Misjah, Len Faki, Rob Warner (Our House Magazine), Terry Mullan, DJ Hyperactive, Lance Desardi, Chris Udoh, Angel Alanis, Droid Behavior,

Feedback:
Danny Tenaglia – “Thanks. 4 out of 5”
Russ Gabriel – “Really like the groove of this. Proper Chicago style! 5 out of 5”
Gayle San – “Twisted Roller is my pick. 5 out of 5”
Rob Warner (www.ourhousemag.com) – “Ace release! 5 out of 5”
DJ Hyperactive – “Likin’ this. A little Dubfirey, really good! 4 out of 5”

Chicago's Prosthetic Pressings is back again with another deadly release. PP012 "Essential Buzzin'" is a high voltage minimal release by Italian producer Dee Green aka FDK. Working with all types of labels including the infamous Harthouse, he now joins Prosthetic Pressings for his first release. Dee's tracks are filled with dark fluttering bass lines, body stinging breaks and heavy paralyzing rhythms that are guaranteed to get any dance floor stomping. "Ka", "Silly Brain", "Brain Wash" and "Twisted Roller" will exceed your expectations and will deliver the minimal funk that you have been looking for. Discover what the buzz is all about and watch out for the remix ep!!


UNION010 – Combined “The Influential Artist EP” Union Recordings – HOUSE

*Receiving support from: Mark Farina, Marques Wyatt, Benji Candelario, Milk & Sugar, Davidson Ospina, Ibiza Global Radio, Rick Preston, Alex Gopher, Dave from Dallas, Charles Spencer, Anthony Molina, Homero Espinosa, Don Tinsley

Feedback:
Mark Farina – “4 out of 5”
Davidson Ospina – “LOVE THIS EP! :-) in the mix ! 5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Charles Spencer – “REALLY cool release. 5 out of 5”

In the world of remixing and producing, you do it like that and we'll do it like this. As for Combined, he does it like no other. The Influential Artist EP is more of a state of mind then it is a collection of great tracks. This EP takes into consideration all of the music that has influenced our lives, whether it gave you inspiration on the dance floor or in the recording studio. This album is a debut EP for Combined, who is quickly becoming a Union favorite. His jackin, hard hitting jazzy style has an infectious feel that we at Union headquarters can't get enough of. We like this guy so much; we have another EP in the works with him that will come to play later on this year. 3 original tracks from Combined himself are featured here plus a remix that you MUST check out. The Twisted Minds Twist a Joint mix came out of no where for us with a surprise slap in the face. Do you want to hype up the crowd with some swirly, raucous rhythms? Then get your groove on to this. Twisted Minds is a unique artist that I want to make a note of, he may not be well known at the moment, but he is a producer to keep an eye on in he future. Enough of my blabbering, check out this new Union EP!!


202D033 – Steve DiPietro and Tony Puccio “Traffic Jam EP” 202 Digital – ELECTRO HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Fedde Le Grand, Benji Candelario, Charles Feelgood, Deli G, Alex Gopher

Feedback:
Danny Tenaglia – “4 out of 5”
Fedde Le Grand – “Thanks for this! 5 out of 5”
Benji Candelario – “4 out of 5”
Charles Feelgood – “I like this. 4 out of 5”

A Steve Dipietro and Tony Puccio are two of the most recent additions to 202 Digital. With their upcoming release "Traffic Jam EP", they show us exactly why they continue to set alarms off on the dance floors. Traffic Jam is days worth of studio time compiled into one massive Electro-House tune ready to unleashed at peak time. Melodic synth stabs that work with a energized synth buildup and great drum programming is what Traffic Jam is bringing. Remixed by Navid M, Navid is providing the heat for the more minimal and ambient heads. Be on the lookout for more releases by Steve DiPietro and Tony Puccio on 202 Digital.


Also this week: A brand new Minimal Techno jam from Difusion Records and some proper Techno from Oleg Di Vice and Konnekt Records.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some really nice adspots from DJMR!

If you haven't had a chance to check out DJMR, you should do it now! They have all our great content and it's a nice mom and pop with content you're not likely to find anywhere else!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Statement from Beatport on Witheld Mechanical and Performance Royalties

We will keep you posted on how this specifically affects GrooveSource artists. Right now we anticipate no change in terms of the way your statement works, as all this takes place prior to reaching us. But we'll let you know how it all plays out.

Thanks,
Team Groove

"Dear Labels, Artists, and Songwriters

Under the threat of litigation from various European music publishing rights
organizations (PRO’s), Beatport must begin to withhold mechanical and performance
royalties from the payments made to Labels and make those payments directly to the
PROs. These withholdings will begin on Beatport’s next quarterly payout Q4 2008 in
connection with sales made in Q3 2008 on Beatport.com. The amount withheld from the
labels next payout will be determined by:

1) The territory in which a track was purchased, and
2) The percentage of the sales price that the particular PRO charges in connections
with sales into that territory

These music publishing royalties will be held in escrow until the appropriate PRO’s have determined which songwriters and tracks are represented by them. Even if you are not a member of a PRO, the PRO must audit the sales data and determine based on their database which songwriters are members of their societies.

We anticipate this initial audit with the various PROs to take roughly two quarters. Once the PRO’s have determined which songwriters they represent, Beatport will payout in one of two ways:

1) For tracks cleared of any society involvement, Beatport will release the full
amount of the funds to the labels, in their next quarterly payment, as usual.
2) For tracks where the PROs have claimed songwriter representation, the funds will
be released to your PRO immediately upon notification. To determine when you
(the songwriter or music publisher) will receive your portion of the payment you
will need to contact your PRO directly (typically 12 to 18 months).

Any payments made to the PRO’s will be fully documented within Baseware. If a label or songwriter disagrees with a PRO’s songwriter claim, they will need to address this directly with the PRO in question. Beatport is in no way affiliated with any of these PROs and cannot negotiate on your behalf.

Moving forward, Beatport will be extremely proactive to capture publisher and
songwriter information when the tracks are delivered to Beatport. This will let Beatport better serve our label partners and the PRO’s to make sure that the music publishing royalties get back to the proper songwriters and music publishers. Additionally, once these initial audits are complete, retrieving additional information on track delivery should let us move towards releasing funds to non-PRO songwriters in a much more timely manner.

Also, please note that the end result of these payments to the PROs is that with respect to the tracks and the sales into those countries where Beatport has paid the PRO, the Labels will not be required to pay the music publishers and songwriters as Labels have been required to do in the past.

This message is a public announcement, so please forward this to all your songwriters/artists so they are aware of Beatport’s plan to comply with the PRO’s requests.

For more information on PROs and societies, please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_rights_organisation"

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Invoicing and Tax reminder...Important!

HEY LABELS!

If you haven't sent your q2 invoice in and you are owed an available amount over 150.00, now is the time. Don't delay your payment any longer.

Send your invoice to labels@groovemediagroup.com

Here's what your invoice should look like more or less...



If you are a US payee getting paid for the first time, make sure that we also have a W9 on file for you.

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Cirez D Main Slide Feature on Beatport!




We were pleased to see our most recent Cirez D release from the Jericho label as a top feature on Beatport!

Check out the label on BEATPORT!

LABEL FAQ: Moving from phone support to EMAIL ONLY support

Dearest Labels,
Because you are rocking this quarter and giving us more and better content than ever, GrooveSource is getting some extra help around the office to field your questions, assist with scheduling, accounting etc. Instead of having just one label manager to help, you will be assisted by several staffers (including Marea and Chuck) via the labels@groovemediagroup.comaddress with all your basic day to day questions.

The new protocol should dramatically improve our ability to respond to your questions, concerns and notices as the associated workload will be broken across several staffers instead of just one label manager. Email-only support and provides continuing tracking of recurrent issues and trends in your support needs. With one label manager, 1 phone and 75 labels, we acknowledge that it has been hard to get through at times. We appreciate your patience as we have all grown by leaps and bounds together since 2007. We will remain vigilant as we continue to grow, making sure to listen closely for your feedback so that we can adjust our processes to meet your changing needs.

With that in mind, we are happy to announce that the labels@groovemediagroup.com email address will be staffed FULL TIME, even when one or both of us are traveling. When you email the labels@groovemediagroup.com email address you will immediately receive an acknowledgment of your message and an expected response time, which will typically be within 1 business day of receipt. Consolidating communication into one method will help prevent things like overlooked uploads or missing invoices etc.

This is the IMPORTANT PART: labels@groovemediagroup.com is going to be the method that you will use for all basic correspondence from now on. Instead of calling or IM’ing, please just email the above address. If you call the office or instant message a representative looking for support on one of the below issues, you will be redirected to llabels@groovemediagroup.com.

Email labels@groovemediagroup.com about these topics from now on:

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Again thanks to all of you for such a great quarter! We love you guys are so incredibly proud of all that you have done! GO TEAM GROOVE!



Marea and Chuck

GrooveSource Cycle 127: Miles Maeda, new DeepClass and A-squared

GrooveSource Cycle 127
Pre-Release Date: 10/14/2008
General Release Date 11/04/2008

Email Marea for more info.


DTX083 – Miles Maeda “Bopsa Music presents - Ravon Lady” Dust Traxx – HOUSE
* Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Ben Watt, Luke Solomon, DJ Heather, Benji Candelario, DJ Spen, Honey Dijon, Fred Everything, Brett Johnson, Joeski, Chuck Daniels, Terry Mullan, Raoul Belmans, Lawnchair Generals, Slater Hogan, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Jay West

Feedback:
Mark Farina – “5 out of 5”
Chris Udoh – “Thanks for this! Full Support! 5 out of 5”
Luke Solomon – “DOPE. 5 out of 5”
Lawnchair Generals – “Been a big fan of this tune for ages. The always on-point Maeda never fails to deliver. 5 out of 5”
Raoul Belmans – “This is Miles! What else can I say? I love his oldschool retakes! Great remix! We need more releases like this. 5 out of 5”
Chris Simmonds – “DC on the money again! 5 out 5”

Dust Traxx Chicago presents Miles Maeda's debut release for Bopsa Music. There's no doubt Mr Maeda has reached the record boxes of many djs with great sounding productions on record labels Dot Bleep, Aroma, Dae Recordings, Robsoul, Odds & Ends and more... Dropping the needle on this one you can hear the Chicago roots worked into his production of "Ravon Lady". Check the second track for Derrick Carter's Mi Mi Groove Rework. Mr. Carter works up his funky business of snares, deep bass and wicked drums. Here is a sure shot for the house massive.


A2R721 – Aoo&ooA “Runway” A-Squared Muzik – ELECTRO HOUSE
*Receiving support from: David Guetta, DJ Dan, Benji Candelario, DJ Paulette, Peter Hook (New Order), DJ Bam Bam, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Alex Gopher, Lawnchair Generals, Christy Love (House of Stank), Alex Almeida, Anthony Molina

Feedback:
DJ Dan – “Cool stuff. 4 out of 5”
Benji Candelario – “I like this. 4 out of 5”
DJ Paulette – “Radio and club support. 4 out 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Peter Hook (New Order) – “Nice. 4 out of 5”

The project Aoo&ooA was created in 2006 by two producers named Andrius Klimka and Igor (aka Oxide). Their creative alliance comes from Belorussia, where commercial glamour and pseudo-star pop-music reigns supreme. From this incredibly a new direction in club culture was born. Together with other electronic projects the Belarusian music is starting to be recognized in foreign countries where you can actually hear it on dance floors in other countries and labels from around the world. Aoo&ooA is a project that has always tried to walk that line between commercial music, available to everybody and the underground culture. With this their first release on A-Squared an impressive list of talent has been enlisted on remix duty to present a wide range of styles. Paul Anthony & ZXX, Rennie Foster, DJ Denise and Monologic all present their take on Runway and they all do it well!


DCREC020 – Ruben Roher “Eclecktic” DeepClass Records – DEEP HOUSE

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Deli G, Benji Candelario, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Alex Gopher, DJ Misjah, Raoul Belmans, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Da Funk, Ale Castro, Bluntafari

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “lovely deepness will play this ep of course. 5 out of 5”
Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. Thanks! 5 out of 5”

DeepClass is proud to present Ruben Roher, in his debut as a musical producer, straight from Ibiza (Spain). This young artist dazzles us with his talent. An EP called "Eclecktik", which contains 3 very well-elaborated tracks with essential typical deep sounds.


PP012 – Dee Green “Essential Buzzin'” Prosthetic Pressings – MINIMAL/TECHNO
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Loco Dice, Ken Ishii, Gayle San, Russ Gabriel, Benji Candelario, Michel De Hey, DJ Misjah, Len Faki, Rob Warner (Our House Magazine), Terry Mullan, DJ Hyperactive, Lance Desardi, Chris Udoh, Angel Alanis, Droid Behavior,

Feedback:
Danny Tenaglia – “Thanks. 4 out of 5”
Russ Gabriel – “Really like the groove of this. Proper Chicago style! 5 out of 5”
Gayle San – “Twisted Roller is my pick. 5 out of 5”
Rob Warner (www.ourhousemag.com) – “Ace release! 5 out of 5”
DJ Hyperactive – “Likin’ this. A little Dubfirey, really good! 4 out of 5”

Chicago's Prosthetic Pressings is back again with another deadly release. PP012 "Essential Buzzin'" is a high voltage minimal release by Italian producer Dee Green aka FDK. Working with all types of labels including the infamous Harthouse, he now joins Prosthetic Pressings for his first release. Dee's tracks are filled with dark fluttering bass lines, body stinging breaks and heavy paralyzing rhythms that are guaranteed to get any dance floor stomping. "Ka", "Silly Brain", "Brain Wash" and "Twisted Roller" will exceed your expectations and will deliver the minimal funk that you have been looking for. Discover what the buzz is all about and watch out for the remix ep!!


UNION010 – Combined “The Influential Artist EP” Union Recordings – HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Mark Farina, Marques Wyatt, Benji Candelario, Milk & Sugar, Davidson Ospina, Ibiza Global Radio, Rick Preston, Alex Gopher, Dave from Dallas, Charles Spencer, Anthony Molina, Homero Espinosa, Don Tinsley

Feedback:
Mark Farina – “4 out of 5”
Davidson Ospina – “LOVE THIS EP! :-) in the mix ! 5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Charles Spencer – “REALLY cool release. 5 out of 5”

In the world of remixing and producing, you do it like that and we'll do it like this. As for Combined, he does it like no other. The Influential Artist EP is more of a state of mind then it is a collection of great tracks. This EP takes into consideration all of the music that has influenced our lives, whether it gave you inspiration on the dance floor or in the recording studio. This album is a debut EP for Combined, who is quickly becoming a Union favorite. His jackin, hard hitting jazzy style has an infectious feel that we at Union headquarters can't get enough of. We like this guy so much; we have another EP in the works with him that will come to play later on this year. 3 original tracks from Combined himself are featured here plus a remix that you MUST check out. The Twisted Minds Twist a Joint mix came out of no where for us with a surprise slap in the face. Do you want to hype up the crowd with some swirly, raucous rhythms? Then get your groove on to this. Twisted Minds is a unique artist that I want to make a note of, he may not be well known at the moment, but he is a producer to keep an eye on in he future. Enough of my blabbering, check out this new Union EP!!


202D033 – Steve DiPietro and Tony Puccio “Traffic Jam EP” 202 Digital – ELECTRO HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Fedde Le Grand, Benji Candelario, Charles Feelgood, Deli G, Alex Gopher

Feedback:
Danny Tenaglia – “4 out of 5”
Fedde Le Grand – “Thanks for this! 5 out of 5”
Benji Candelario – “4 out of 5”
Charles Feelgood – “I like this. 4 out of 5”

A Steve Dipietro and Tony Puccio are two of the most recent additions to 202 Digital. With their upcoming release "Traffic Jam EP", they show us exactly why they continue to set alarms off on the dance floors. Traffic Jam is days worth of studio time compiled into one massive Electro-House tune ready to unleashed at peak time. Melodic synth stabs that work with a energized synth buildup and great drum programming is what Traffic Jam is bringing. Remixed by Navid M, Navid is providing the heat for the more minimal and ambient heads. Be on the lookout for more releases by Steve DiPietro and Tony Puccio on 202 Digital.


Also this week: A brand new Minimal Techno jam from Difusion Records and some proper Techno from Oleg Di Vice and Konnekt Records.

GrooveSource Cycle 126: Diddy vs. Felix Da Housecat Remixed by Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso plus a special edit by MSTRKRFT!!!



GrooveSource Cycle 126
Pre-Release Date 10/7/2008
General Live Date 10/28/2008

Email Marea for more info.

RP004 – Diddy vs. Felix Da Housecat “Jack U Remixed” Rude Photo – HOUSE
Remixed by Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso plus a special edit by MSTRKRFT!!!


As heard on:
• Pete Tong's Radio 1 Program
• Judge Jules’ Radio 1 Program
• Dave Spoon Radio 1 Program
• Bob Sinclair's Radio FG, Paris Radio Show
• David Guetta's "Dancin'" radio show
• The MSTRKRFT Essential Mix
• Felix da Housecat's Global Underground 34, Milan
• DJ Paulette’s Radio FG (FRANCE) 98.2FM: WWW.RADIOFG.COM

* Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Armand Van Helden, Junior Sanchez, Bad Boy Bill, Boris Dlugosch, Charles Feelgood, DJ Dan, Claude Von Stroke, Danny Rampling, Dave Ralph, David Guetta, DJ Paulette, Dimitri from Paris, DJ Sneak, Donald Glaude, Eddie Amador, Groove Junkies, Harry “Choo Choo” Romero, Inland Knights, Jay J, Luke Solomon, Miles Maeda, Oscar G. (Murk), Roger Sanchez, Sasha, Steve Aoki, Timo Mass, Todd Terry,

Feedback:
Bad Boy Bill – “The Angello & Ingrosso remix is dope! 5 out of 5”
Armand Van Helden – 5 out of 5
Oscar G. (Murk) – “DOPE. Completely nutz!!! 5 out of 5”
David Guetta – “This Angello & Ingrosso mix takes the package. 5 out of 5”
DJ Paulette – “crunked up underground electro house for fans of justice, digitalism and anything ed banger ... very cool. very dark. 5 out of 5”
Inland Knights – “this is huge! Would love to remix it! 5 out 5”

We present to you the Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso remixes of Diddy vs. Felix da Housecat's "Jack U". Along with the original classic session, this edition contains the ultra rare MSTRKRFT edit of Angello and Ingrosso's rework, which has only been heard previously on the aforementioned Essential Mix of May 24th, 2008. Felix is of course the undisputed King of Electro. Now the sound he pioneered has been paired with the vocals of Grammy award winner, Diddy. The full release is receiving upfront support from Antoine Clamaran, Laidback Luke, DJ Dan, Bad Boy Bill and of course Pete Tong himself. This historic recording is reborn through the fresh voices of Swedish House Mafia superstars, Angello and Ingrosso and reinterpreted for the blog-house set by Jesse, AKA JFK of MSTRKRFT/Death from Above 1979. The result is no less than a modern masterpiece.

So what does it sound like? Old School Jam vs. New School Jack. Opening with an unrepentant 808 cowbell and clap coming down hard on the quarter note, the overture of Angello and Ingrosso's remix sounds hot out of an analog drum machine. But just as a vocal bassline starts to bubble out of this loop, the action grinds to a surprising halt and we find ourselves with Diddy's rhyme, recalling that of the Jungle Brothers' from so long ago. The buildup crescendos with Diddy's command, "Jack! Jack! Jack! Jack!" The result is the kind of big synth bassline payoff that you can always count on Angello and Ingrosso to deliver. Known for their ability to work the dramatic elements of any record with an unsurpassed skill level, this Swedish duo's rework of Jack U is an example of what to do right with a remix. The JFK re-edit only cranks the volume on Angello and Ingrosso's vision. The madman behind the MSTRKRFT sensation brings the pacing up, putting a new level of electro heat under its parent track. And then there is the original, which brought rhymes and electro back together with an energy that hadn't been felt since the early days of Kraftwerk influenced hip hop.


ANM015 – Tony Senghore & Baron Bane “Love.Cure.All” Anonym – ELECTRO HOUSE

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, David Guetta, Roger Sanchez, DJ Paulette, Scumfrog, Lenny Fontana, Johnny Fiasco, Jori Hulkkonen, Martin Venetjoki, Onionz, Slater Hogan, Rooster & Peralta, Bruno Banner, Damian Wilson (CR2 Records)

Feedback:
David Guetta – “very good dub - can definitely use. 5 out of 5”
Roger Sanchez – “Definite radio play. 5 out of 5”
DJ Paulette – “this is vocally very different - poppy but a bit twisted at the same time. Thanks! 5 out of 5”
Jori Hulkkonen – “tony's been a longtime favourite, excellent as always! 5 out of 5”
Martin Venetjoki – “5 out of 5”

Tony Senghore's Anonym label makes its first appearance in the digital realm with a brand new release from Tony Senghore and Baron Bane entitled "Love.Cure.All". Electronic and twisted, but still has the 'song' feel to it. Just the kind of vocal record that crosses boundaries and will be found in the collections of so many different jocks world-wide. This package includes a full vocal a dub and then the dirty dub for all you freaks out there. Check it out and make sure you play it loud!!!


MKD002 – Matt Chester “Broken Shores E.P.” Melodika Recordings – TECHNO

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Dave Clarke, Oscar G. (Murk), Roger Sanchez, Benji Candelario, Ian Pooley, Peter Hook (New Order), Par Grindvik, Inland Knights, Ewan Pearson, Ken Ishii, Russ Gabriel, Miles Maeda, Misstress Barbara, Trevor Rockcliffe, DJ Misjah, Michel de Hey, Chus & Ceballos, CJ Mackintosh, Len Faki, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Slum Science, Markus Schulz, Chris Santiago, Sleazy McQueen, Raoul Belmans, Chris Fortier, Lance Desardi, Tim Thaler (3 Headz Radio), Lawnchair Generals, Franco Cangelli, Angel Alanis, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Bluntafari, Charles Morris,

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “Lovely track. Full support and will play on the radio. 5 out of 5”
Dubfire – “Nice. 5 out of 5”
Roger Sanchez – “Will test it out. 4 out 5”
Lance Desardi – “This is another great ep. Nice! 5 out of 5”
Chris Udoh – “love the melody on this one. very deep & very nice. 5 out of 5”
Chris Fortier – “I like this one a lot! 5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”

Please welcome the second release on Fabrice Lig's brand new digital label Melodika Recordings. This time for our sophomore effort we have picked up something special from the UK's own Matt Chester. Matt has been writing and producing music for close to a decade now. Deeply influenced by the melodies and soul of the Jazz, Blues and Funk he grew up with, as well as the Synth-pop of the 80's and the electronic experiments of composers like Vangelis, he was totally blown away when first exposed to Detroit Techno, and has never looked back. His production perfectly represents that passion for high quality music, and is both diverse and distinct in its style.


NLC041 – Leroy Burgess “Let Me Know You're Feel'n Me” Nitelife Collective – DEEP HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Derrick Carter, Oscar G. (Murk), Joey Negro, Dimitri from Paris, Deli G., Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Jimpster, Joshua Collins, Jori Hulkkonen, Noah Levine (XLR8R), Anthony Molina, Astro & Glyde, Benji Candelario, Bugz in the Attic, Charles Feelgood, Honey Dijon, Eddie Matos, Charles Spencer, Jason Hodges, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh, Ian Lee, Dave from Dallas, Demarco Electronic Project,

Feedback:
Derrick Carter – “Thanks. Love Leroy! 4 out of 5”
Deli G – “Pure Class from Mr Burgess this cut will get the full support from The Future of House Radio Show. 5 out of 5”
Oscar G – “Hott! 5 out of 5”
Joey Negro – “i like this record. Top quality! 5 out of 5”
Bugz In The Attic – “Thanks. Can we remix it? 5 out of 5”
Charles Feelgood – “5 out of 5”
Joshua Collins – “5 out of 5”

Mega collaboration among strong producers of musical house! Glenn Underground (an established favorite) in the MAW, Shelter and NLC market. Leroy Burgess, vocalist in the black music market since the 70's and the legendary - dance music hall of fame nominated: Patrick Adams. The coming together of these artists and idea alone is BIG! From the keys and other instruments played, vocals and story told... this release is a symbol of top notch production! Here is a release sure to get plays from industry giants and sure to make everyone listen with their eyes closed and realize they're feeling something good!


WMAC19 – Backspin Musiq “Future Soul Sessions Vol. 2” Wallshaker Music – DEEP HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Roger Sanchez, Oscar G, Slam, Derrick Carter, Dimitri from Paris, Deli G, Jori Hulkkonen, DJ Misjah, Lance Desardi, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Chris Udoh, Dave From Dallas,

Feedback:
Danny Tenaglia – “The instrumental! 4 out of 5”
Derrick Carter – “5 out of 5”
Deli G – “Love It will get airplay on the Future of House. 5 out of 5”
Slam – “Really like this - Smooth – dig it. Very soully – great vocalist. 4 out of 5”

The second installment of Future Soul Sessions, featuring remixes by the legendary Aaron-Carl.


SEEKD017 – POL RAX “For You E.P” Seek Records – ELECTRO/NU-DISCO

*Receiving support from: Fedde Le Grand, Junior Sanchez, DJ Dan, Crystal Method, Steve Aoki, Scumfrog, Tiga, Alex Gopher, Angel Alanis, Noah Levine (XLR8R), Mike Gillenwater, Heavy Grinder,

Feedback:
Fedde Le Grand – “Thanks! 5 out of 5”
Angel Alanis – “dope.. :-) Like it alot... 5 out of 5”
DJ Dan – “Will play out for sure. 5 out of 5”
Crystal Method – “Radio play for sure. 4 out of 5”

After the great success of Rock Your Video E.P, Pol Rax comes back with a re-release of his summer hit - For You. New release includes an excellent remix from Vangelis. This remix will certainly bring this track to the top of the charts.


Also this week: A brand new Electro-House bomb from Mizumo Music and something EXTRA fresh from Terrence Parker and his Parker Musicworks imprint.

GrooveSource Cycle 125 - Junior Lopez and more!

GrooveSource Cycle 125
Pre-release Date 10/1/2008
General Live Date 10/21


Email Marea for more info.


DCREC019 – Junior Lopez “Realy Hold” DeepClass Records – DEEP HOUSE
* Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, John Selway, Benji Candelario, Inland Knights, Par Grindvik, Miles Maeda, Russ Gabriel, Tony Senghore, DJ Misjah, David Harness (Billboard), Jori Hulkkonen, Demarkus Lewis, Chris Santiago, Ken ECB, Dave From Dallas, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Ale Castro, Angel Alanis, Antony Collings, Daryll “Mandrill” Harris (Billboard), Bluntafari, Chris Fortier, Chris Udoh, Da Funk, Demarco E.P., DJ Cooccer, Sebastian Arevalo, Facu Carri, Franco Cangelli, Juan Rivas, Mark Henning, Ruben Roher

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “really lovely deep ep will play a lot! 5 out of 5”
Chris Udoh – “love the vibe on all three tracks deep work out music NICE !! 5 out of 5”
Ken ECB – “Deep Heat. I know what to do with this =] 5 out of 5”
Ale Castro – “jr lopez is fuckin amazing ! love this ep ! 5 out of 5”
Daryl “Mandrill” Harris (Billboard) – “wonderful, full bodied & intoxicating. 4 out 5”

It is an honor to present once again this young Argentinian artist living in Barcelona: Junior Lopez. Alter his debut album on DeepClass ("Deep City" which ranked top 5!!), he surprises us once again with "Realy Hold EP". Three impeccable jewels that deep house lovers can't miss. This release reflects his long musical path, respecting the essence and origins itself of Deep House.


IM027 – J-T Kyrke “Earth Quake EP” Impact Mechanics – TECHNO
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, John Selway, Ken Ishii, Russ Gabriel, Technasia, Gayle San, DJ Misjah, Jori Hulkkonen, Markus Schulz, Angel Alanis, Andy Toth

Feedback:
Ken Ishii – “very funky. I like this! 4 out of 5”
Technasia – “thanks. Fits perfectly with our set. 4 out of 5”
Gayle San – “Will test out this weekend. 5 out of 5”
Misjah – “Radio play for sure. 4 out of 5”

Chicago based Impact Mechanics drops this 5 tracker, featuring the production skills of J-T KYRKE. "Manimal", "Melotonin", "Triptofan" and "Earthquake", it's the simply infectious synths that do it for me. Compelling driving beats, Deep Synth stabs, trippy keys and a ton of underlying tension make this a perfect way to set up an early techno set. Quality as usual.


DF014 – Dust N Haze “Receeder” Dirty Fabric Digital – ELECTRO HOUSE
and
DF015 – Paul Anthony & ZXX “Fuck Mainstream” Dirty Fabric Digital – ELECTRO HOUSE

After a very brief hiatus the Dirty Fabric guys return with the beginning of an onslaught of dancefloor bombs aimed directly at your feet. Dust N Haze’s “Receeder” and Paul Anthony & ZXX’s “Fuck Mainstream” kick start the monster known as Dirty Fabric once again.


BEATISM014 – Night Drugs “Beach House” Beatism – ELECTRO HOUSE
"Night Drugs is a French electronic music band, influenced by English House music primarily from London, and French House artists like Fred Falke. Two young composers form Night Drugs: Alex & Paul. Alex studied classical piano for 6 years. He started composing immediately after buying his first synth. Paul studied classical piano for 4 years, and then the drums for 5 years. Alex and Paul met each other in high school in Montpellier, and quickly began composing music together. The great idea of making electronic music dawned on them after they heard Alan Braxe's Rubicon back in 2004.


Also this week: A brand new Dubstep excursion from DesignForms, something super fresh from the vaults of Jericho Recordings and a brand new compilation with upfront material from The Source.

GrooveSource Cycle 124: Cirez D, Harrison Crump featuring DJ Heather and More!


GrooveSource Cycle 124
Pre-release Date 9/24/2008
General Release Date 10/14/2008


Email Marea for more info.

JEL039 – Cirez D “Läget?” Jericho Records – TECHNO
*This release was promoted on a VERY limited basis due to piracy/leakage issues with Eric Prydz releases.
*It did receive full support from: Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Sasha, John Digweed, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith and of course Eric Prydz.

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “Excellent!!! 5 out of 5”
Dubfire – “Oh yeah. Pig & Dan mix does it for me. 5 out of 5”
Adam Beyer – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Christian Smith – “5 out of 5”

Jericho Records continues its return to the forefront with this amazing new release from the hottest producer in dance music right now - Eric Prydz. Using his Cirez D moniker here Eric has created a sublime, deep yet pumping masterpiece with hints of Planet E with its simple building groove and enormous pads yet still due to the immense production managing to pack a huge wallop. As if that wasn't enough, Pig and Dan pick up the pace with an amazing, pumping groove which perfectly utilizes parts of the original to superb effect. Already mercilessly hammered by Eric Prydz and Pig and Dan themselves as well as Jon Digweed early on - many others are now picking up on this bomb and this will feature heavily on house and techno floors alike. Devastating!!


DTX076 – Harrison Crump featuring DJ Heather “NUM39R5” Dust Traxx Chicago – HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, DJ Sneak, Behrouz, Dimitri from Paris, Tony Senghore, Kaskade, Charles Feelgood, Jimpster, Jori Hulkkonen, Groove Junkies, Honey Dijon, Ibiza Global Radio, Pepe Braddock, Sleazy McQueen, Andre Harris, ATFC, Brett Johnson, Christy Love (House of Stank), Chuck Daniels, DJ Minx, DJ Pope, Jay West, Lady D, Lawnchair Generals, DJ Misjah, Pete Moss, Q-Burn’s Abstract Message, Ricky Ryan

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “very bouncy indeed will play this a lot. 4 out of 5”
Kaskade – “thanks. Super hot! 4 out of 5”
Groove Junkies – “5 out of 5”
ATFC – “Tight. 4 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Sleazy McQueen – “good and groovy”

Is that his real name? Is he from Europe? People sometimes get a little confused about Harrison Crump and who he is, so let's set the record straight. Yes, it is his real name and no, he's not from Europe. This Chicago born and bred native still lives in "The CHI" and has become that rarest commodity known in dance music - a highly sought-after producer, remixer, singer and songwriter. This guy's songwriting abilities have led to a close musical relationship with long-time friend Felix da Housecat and have earned him production credits on P-Diddy's dance music project Divided Souls. Now it's time for one of the first singles off of his upcoming artist album. NUM395S is a super hot dancefloor stormer which includes vocals from the uber-talented DJ Heather. Start the count down because this shit is about to take off!!!


SCREC009 – Eidolon “Crimes of Conversation EP” Solar Cathedral Recordings – TECHNO
*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, DJ Rolando, Ken Ishii, Roger Sanchez, Michel de Hey, DJ Misjah, Benji Candelario, Lance Desardi, Danny Rampling, Trevor Rockcliffe, Dietrich Schoenemann, Rob Warner, DJ Hyperactive, Developer

Feedback:
Laurent Garnier – “really like this ep. Super funky! 4 out of 5”
Danny Tenaglia – “4 out of 5”
Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
DJ Rolando – “hot funky stuff! 4 out of 5”
Roger Sanchez – “Testing out for sure! 4 out of 5”
Benji Candelario – “4 out of 5”

While Eidolon may be one of Minneapolis' best kept secrets, the boys over at Solar Cathedral have been paying homage to his releases on labels like Syndikaat, We Are, Enemy, Abiotic, Wreckless & Lobotomy. With the ability to introduce super dark and twisted rhythms without losing focus on the dance floor at hand, we bring you the Crimes of Conversation EP. 'I Can Understand' moans and groans about the room, peppered with snapping snare drums and catchy high hat patterns while 'In Between' possesses a bass line funk and disoriented vocal samples that will make any crowd bounce. 'A45' is for the serious contenders, with a driving kick drum and hypnotic synth work that make this track a must have for those that really want to take the floor someplace deep. Label owner's Matt Rissi and Mustafa Avdic offer up a remix of 'In Between' that was put together with the sole intention of creating goose bumps before devastating the sound system. Another stellar release from the Midwesterners of The United States.


PUR003 – Erefaan Pearce “Cape Doctor E.P.” Pin Up Recordings – DEEP HOUSE
*Receiving support from: Roger Sanchez, Chucs & Ceballos, Inland Knights, Chez Damier, Raoul Belmans (Swirl People), Jason "Jinx" Zambito, Henrik Kohn, Leo Portela

Feedback:
Roger Sanchez – “Will play for sure. 4 out of 5”
Inland Knights – “Love the ‘Trouble You See’! 4 out of 5”
Chez Damier – “I absolutely love this EP!”
Raoul Belmans (Swirl People) – “Really diggin “Where were you last night”. Dope late night shit, right up in the freerange, winding road recordings alley! Top notch! 5 out of 5”
Jason "Jinx" Zambito – “I really like the ep! Great sounds, funky bass lines, and very tight production.”
Mike W. (Kolour Recordings) – “very nice stuff! will definitely play .. go EREFAAN!”

Erefaan Pearce is an upcoming deep house producer from Cape Town, South Africa. With his first release for Pin Up Records he illustrates his housing skills on the Cap Doctor EP. Keep an ear out for this man and his label Erefaan Pearce Entertainment because eyou are sure to hear much more from him.


KRD020 – Oleg Di Vice “Hyper Killa” Konnekt Records – TECHNO

*Receiving support from: Dubfire, Roger Sanchez, Dave Spoon (Radio 1), Misstress Barbara, D. Ramirez, Monica Kruse, Tom Clark, DJ Misjah, Tim Xavier

Feedback:
Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Roger Sanchez – “Thanks! 4 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Will play. 4 out of 5”

Oleg Di Vice is the professional musician of new time. He has come to the electronic music world from a rock band, where he played solo parts on electric guitar. His label Konnekt Records makes more & more attractive sounds by mixing progressive style and techno rhythms. The main idea of the label is the embodiment of global underground sound for an open minded audience. Since 2007, he has been collaborating with DJ BOOZy and started a new electronic project. Now together, they make original tracks and remixes. They repeatedly change melodies, ideas and themes of tracks working in the studio. They also perform together in the night clubs and put on unforgettable live shows with a lot of equipment. Thousands of people and present judges of creativity, says that Oleg Di Vice is the future of the club scene and club sound. It doesn't matter under which label you have production, as long as it's got feelings.


RELDZ020 – Jerome Baker “Fury EP” Reldz – HARD-TECHNO

*Receiving support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Jooris Voorn, Ken Ishii, DJ Misjah, Aubrey, Len Faki, Angel Alanis, Andy Toth

Feedback:
Dave Clarke – “White Noise support. 4 out of 5”
Jooris Voorn – “Cool stuff. 4 out of 5”
Ken Ishii – “4 out of 5”

Hold on to your seat!! JB's back with another round of fierce mid west techno. This man is on fire at the moment with support from Carl Cox, Dave Clarke and Green Velvet... If you’re looking for bangin' material - this is it!!! Leading the pack with no hesitation... Jerome's well on his way to techno superstar status.


DIFD023 – Alberto Santizzo “Diminutivo” Difusion Records – MINIMAL

*Receiving support from: Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Josh Wink, Ken Ishii, DJ Misjah, Gayle San, Punisher [Detroit], Aubrey, Lee Holman, Bluntafari, Chris Simmonds, Chris Udoh

Feedback:
Dubfire – “4 out of 5”
Gayle San – “4 out of 5”
Aubrey – “Pretty nice stuff. 5 out of 5”

In less than 5 months Difusion has now released over 100 tracks and this is why the launching of this EP is quite special. We were able to compile a very particular and quite rhythmical collection with a fully minimalistic influence made by its author Alberto Santizzo. Alberto demonstrates his skill to be able to elaborate true minimal techno composed with the use of rhythmic melodies, high frequencies and low base tones that go from the most deep to the simplest of patterns. On top of the original we have included remixes from label head Zarbeat, Sergio Soroa, A de Large, Gusgo and Marco Esse.


COLLECTIVE010 – Various Artists “The Cell / The Hill” Collective Recordings – DRUM n BASS
Collective is a record label owned by established label/ artist manager & producer, Olly Chubb. The label is an outlet for forward thinking techno influenced drum & bass. The primary essence of Collective is the cross-over between Techno and Drum & Bass providing the scene with some of the most cutting-edge sounds available. With this brand new two track release you have one track from NIZE5IVE & PITCH 'N' SULPHUR called “The Cell” and the second entitled “The Hill” by HEDJ & NIZE5IVE. This release did the rounds on vinyl a few weeks ago and sold out immediately.


Also this week: A brand new one from 202 Digital, something super fresh from the vaults of Aubrey on his A7 Records and a sick electro-house stormer from Mizumo Music.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

LABEL FAQ: Accounting

1. How often do I get paid?
Once quarterly. A quarter is every three months starting in January. DO NOT ask to be paid early. DO NOT ask for a report outside of the quarterly report. DO NOT ask how you are doing. Your label manager does not hat information.

2. How do I get paid?
You will be issued a statement 60 days after the end of the quarter. Your statement should never be late, but in the event that the 60th day has arrived. We would appreciate a voluntary grace period of up 48 hours within the time that the statement is due to accommodate the inconsistencies that are a regular facet of dealing with a tremendous number of vendors. The grace period is not required but is appreciated as a rarely exercised courtesy.

3. When do I get my statement?

Within sixty (60) days of the quarterly accounting periods ending March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 20 of each calendar year provided that all sales occurring between December 21 and December 31. You will receive your statement via email. Please check and make sure that the correct email address is on file with your label manager at labels@groovemediagroup.com if you have any reason to suspect that the statement might go to another address.

4. Why is there a difference between the total and payable royalties?
When dealing with a large number of vendors, there are several regular reasons that they may delay in getting payment to us within the time allotted by the quarter. The most common of these is a delay in transfer of funds from our foreign exchange service. If the funds are delayed past the quarter they will be forwarded to your next check.

5. What does my invoice need to look like and how do I send it to you?
See the sample invoice at the bottom of this post. Make something that looks like that and email it to labels@groovemediagroup.com.

6. How long will it take to receive my money after I have invoiced you?
Up to 30 days. Do not email your label manager to ask to get it early. In many case you will receive it earlier than 21 days. But processing hundreds of invoices takes time, care and attention to detail. Be patient. We want these paid too.

7. Why is the period of collections after the quarter so long?
Because we deal with a large number of vendors, each with a different standard term associated with their statements, invoicing and payout. We can’t pay you if they don’t pay us.

8. Why don’t you offer real time reporting?

Because only a handful of vendors offer it to us. Any distributor that claims to offer accurate real time reporting suffers from one of 2 problems: either they only distribute to a handful of vendors (which you could do yourself for free) or they aren’t giving you a truly accurate or complete report.

9. What tax forms do you require and when do you need them?

Your contract states this pretty well: Payment of royalties under this Agreement shall be subject to all applicable withholding tax regulations. Payments cannot be made until the relevant tax form has been completed and returned to GrooveSource (Form W9 for U.S. artists/labels and Form W8BEN for all non-U.S. artists/labels).

10. What is the minimum amount I must earn to invoice GrooveSource?
150.00 USD

11. Why is there a minimum amount to invoice GrooveSource?

Because we pay hundreds of people every quarter we cannot issue hundreds of checks for tiny amounts. Additionally, this term ultimately reflects the contractual terms of minimum payments that are often in place between GrooveSource and its vendors.

12. What happens to my money if I don’t meet the minimum to invoice?

The money is rolled over to the check from the next quarter and accrues like that until you have reached the minimum,

13. I see a column for royalties in collection on my statement. What is it?
Remember those pesky foreign exchanges that we mentioned in number 4 of this section: ”When dealing with a large number of vendors, there are several regular reasons that they may delay in getting payment to us within the time allotted by the quarter. The most common of these is a delay in transfer of funds from our foreign exchange service. If the funds are delayed past the quarter they will be forwarded to your next check.” The royalties in collection column shows what we are still collecting or waiting for. This could also describe money from a store that had been reported to us in a statement, but for whatever reason had not been paid to GrooveSource yet directly from the store. In any case, in the interest of transparent accounting, we want you to know what is out there.

14. How will I receive the royalties that are in collections?
As we mentioned before, If the funds are delayed past the quarter they will be forwarded to your next check.

15. Why weren’t my sales higher?
There are a number of factors that can cause low sales. These include but are not limited to oversaturation of the market and other factors that you can’t change, BUT the first place we would look for an answer to this question is THE MIRROR. About half of the top selling digital releases come from unknown acts. What made them sell? Nine times out of ten the answer is hard work. They promoted. They sent out digi-whitelabels to hot producers, they emailed their tracks to radio stations. In short, they worked their asses off. And if your sales are lagging, we suggest that you ask your label manager about some of the special promotions that they can assist you with, but more importantly, get off your butt and work your material.

16. Why hasn’t my payment arrived?
There is no reason a payment should be late after the invoice has been received with 2 exceptions. Number one, you should double check the payment information (bank account number and routing number) that you submitted to your label manager. If you gave us the wrong info then there is nothing we can do to get you paid until you correct it.

Number two, did you fill out all tax forms with your label manager? It’s your responsibility to get your tax paperwork to us and if you fail to do so, we will not pay you until you have filed them.

We may or may not remind you that you have to take care of this material, so consider yourself warned if you have failed to handle these details.

Sample Invoice

LABEL FAQ: Problems or Questions About Releases Now on Sale

1. When will my release be live?
On the date that was scheduled by your label manager. Look over the history of emails between you and your manager and you will likely find it there.

2. Can I have a list of stores that it will be available on?
Not a complete list. Here’s why: This is a common and difficult question to answer. There’s really no way to give a comprehensive list for a few very good reasons. The most important reason that I can’t list every site that we distribute to is that I’m legally prohibited from doing so by virtue of the fact that we aggregate out to several large distributors which create 100’s of “white label” sites, each ultimately branded completely differently but originating from the same pool of content. Their success depends on the fact that each brand is differentiated and seen as separate, when in fact they are the same. The long and the short of it is that when you sign an agreement for distribution to all of their aggregate sites, you are contractually restricted from discussing or revealing even the existence of the agreement outside of any confidential environment. The most important reason however, which is that revealing a comprehensive list of our partners, numbering at over 300 vendors worldwide, would breech what is more or less a trade secret for us. I’m not going to pull a rabbit out of a hat and then show the audience where the bunny was hidden. We give you an overview of what we do, highlighting the important stuff and giving you a sense of our reach, which is wide. We cover virtually all of the major mainstream markets We do the big electronic music stores such as Beatport, 3beat in the UK, Stompy and Juno. We do ringtones throughout the US and Canada for a lot of sites like MuchMusic and Telus and we’re excited to announce that we will be going global as we have been one of only a handful of distributors chosen by the number one ringtone portal in the world. If you have a specific store you’d like to see your stuff in, we’re willing to negotiate to get in there on the fly. You tell us where you want to be. We’ve gotten the science of closing new vendors down pat.

3. Where do I get a Beatport player/ministore?
http://www.beatportplayer.com

4. Some of my releases seem to be missing from my favorite store!
In all likelihood they are still moving through the tiers of distribution. Occasionally however, a store may damage a file during download and forget to notify us. This can happen in up to 5 percent of downloads on average. Computers are not perfect. We keep hearing technology is going to make life easier but haven’t seen evidence of it yet. And believe it or not, we’ve heard rumors that on rarified occasions we here at GrooveSource actually make a mistake or two. That’s right folks, you heard it here first, we aren’t infallible like that guy in the funny hat over in the Vatican. And while we aren’t perfect, we’re perfectly willing to correct a mistake and always around to help. Just EMAIL your error politely to your label manager and they will get it fixed. And while we’re at it GrooveSource isn’t alone on the mistake-making game. We’re going to let you in on another secret: Everything in the world isn’t just exactly perfect. Every store is different and when you deal with a large number of them (many who still enter data by hand) you’re bound to catch some mistakes. Please be patient and EMAIL us at labels@groovemediagroup.com to let us know what the problem is. We’ll gladly take care of it for you right away.

5. How do I get one of those nifty banners on your Myspace?

Make sure you provide unique piece of art for your release and ask you label manager to generate it for you

6. How do I get an adspot on one of the stores?

Adspots are chosen by an editorial staff at each vendor. We pitch releases to these “deciders.” If you have a special release that you think deserves to sit at the top of the list of our pitches, tell us why. If we agree we’ll go to bat for you like Babe Ruth.

7. What can I do to increase my sales?
The people who sell well have a few factors in common. Number one, they use their networks and widen their networks. If you have Myspace, tell everyone you know about your releases. Use tools like the Beatport player and hotlinked banners. Do an email blast. Post bulletins on message boards. Send out promos to your favorite DJ’s. Oddly enough we find that the harder a label works the “luckier” they get. Talent isn’t enough. And when we see hard work and quality material we will meet it with extra effort and attention on our parts. Talk to your label manager about special promotions. We’ve got a million tricks up our sleeves but you need to have the tenacity and motivation to use them.

8. I see my release appearing twice on some stores. Why?
If you had releases previously available digitally before joining the GrooveSource roster, and have supplied those tracks to us as well then in all likelihood we have simply done what you contracted us to do and delivered the files to our normal “paper route” so to speak. Many stores are unable to detect duplicates due to tiny variations in the way that we deliver data versus the way you originally delivered it. We suggest that you leave them the way that they are. A new release is a new release and there is a certain baseline of sales that comes with being a new release. However if you want us to take it down we begrudgingly will for neurotic organization’s sake.

9. There seems to be a damaged mp3 of mine for sale on a site. How do I fix it?
EMAIL labels@groovemediagroup.com. Do not call the office. We may ask you for a replacement file if the one you delivered is not working. They will then redeliver the file to the appropriate folks.

10. I don’t see my material live when it should be. What happened?

If you have a release date that is missed altogether EMAIL labels@groovemediagroup.com right away. There is likely an issue on the vendor’s end that they have failed to report yet.
Alert your label manager via the labels@groovemediagroup.com email address and it will be resolved.

11. There is a track missing from one of my releases!
To quote number 4: “Occasionally, a store may damage a file during download and forget to notify us. This can happen in up to 5 percent of downloads on average. Computers are not perfect. We keep hearing technology is going to make life easier but haven’t seen evidence of it yet. And believe it or not, we’ve heard rumors that on rarified occasions we here at GrooveSource actually make a mistake or two. That’s right folks, you heard it here first, we aren’t infallible like that guy in the funny hat over in the Vatican. And while we aren’t perfect, we’re perfectly willing to correct a mistake and always around to help. Just EMAIL your error politely to your label manager and they will get it fixed. And while we’re at it GrooveSource isn’t alone on the mistake-making game. We’re going to let you in on another secret: Everything in the world isn’t just exactly perfect. Every store is different and when you deal with 300 of them (many who still enter data by hand) you’re bound to catch some mistakes. Please be patient and EMAIL us to let us know what the problem is. We’ll gladly take care of it for you right away.”

12. Some piece of data for my release is incorrect on a store!
To quote number 4: “Occasionally, a store may damage a file during download and forget to notify us. This can happen in up to 5 percent of downloads on average. Computers are not perfect. We keep hearing technology is going to make life easier but haven’t seen evidence of it yet. And believe it or not, we’ve heard rumors that on rarified occasions we here at GrooveSource actually make a mistake or two. That’s right folks, you heard it here first, we aren’t infallible like that guy in the funny hat over in the Vatican. And while we aren’t perfect, we’re perfectly willing to correct a mistake and always around to help. Just EMAIL your error politely to your labels@groovemediagroup.com and they will get it fixed. And while we’re at it GrooveSource isn’t alone on the mistake-making game. We’re going to let you in on another secret: Everything in the world isn’t just exactly perfect. Every store is different and when you deal with 300 of them (many who still enter data by hand) you’re bound to catch some mistakes. Please be patient and EMAIL us at labels@groovemediagroup.comto let us know what the problem is. We’ll gladly take care of it for you right away.”

13. Why is my artwork a different color than when I delivered it to you?

On very rare occasions a vendor will use an image conversion method that causes random color issues when converting something form CMYK to RGB or the inverse. EMAIL your label manager and they will have it fixed for you. And To quote number 4: “Occasionally, a store may damage a file during download and forget to notify us. This can happen in up to 5 percent of downloads on average. Computers are not perfect. We keep hearing technology is going to make life easier but haven’t seen evidence of it yet. And believe it or not, we’ve heard rumors that on rarified occasions we here at GrooveSource actually make a mistake or two. That’s right folks, you heard it here first, we aren’t infallible like that guy in the funny hat over in the Vatican. And while we aren’t perfect, we’re perfectly willing to correct a mistake and always around to help. Just EMAIL your error politely to your label manager and they will get it fixed. And while we’re at it GrooveSource isn’t alone on the mistake-making game. We’re going to let you in on another secret: Everything in the world isn’t just exactly perfect. Every store is different and when you deal with a large number of them (many who still enter data by hand) you’re bound to catch some mistakes. Please be patient and EMAIL us at labels@groovemediagroup.com to let us know what the problem is. We’ll gladly take care of it for you right away.”

14. Why am I only on Beatport at this time?

We use the tiered system described to you by your label manager at the time you signed. We choose a store for you to work for a period of exclusivity to maximize your potential for adspots, promotions etc. In all likelihood you are still at this time in your exclusive period with whatever vendor suits your label best.

LABEL FAQ: Delivering and Scheduling Releases

1. How do I deliver my music to GrooveSource?
We currently accept a variety of formats from clients including, CD’s, ftp, file delivery services such as Yousendit and our preferred provider Mediafire, we also accept hard drives and thumb drives. If you give us a CD we prefer a data disc. If it’s an audio disk make sure you clearly and correctly label everything. We are not psychics and hate to figure out what song is what based on the vocal samples.

2. What format do I deliver my music in?

We need the files to be in a lossless format, so either WAV or AIFF is best. You may also send a CD which we can rip the files from if the origin is a lossless master.

3. What does GrooveSource require for artwork?

We need a jpeg 800x 800 at a high resolution. You may use the same logo for all your releases if you desire.

4. Will GrooveSource do my artwork for me?
No, but having said that, we are looking for reasons to run your release, not reasons to pull it. If we have a logo on file for you or some other usable artwork and all that is holding up your release is an image, we will run it unless you specifically tell us not to.

5. Will GrooveSource do my write-up for me?

We prefer that you provide your own release info. However, as with artwork, if you fail to provide it, unless otherwise instructed, we will run your release with our write up. So skip this step at your own peril, as we may decide to tell the public that you once got drunk with us in a hotel room and tried to schedule a wakeup call by dialing a remote control.

6. What is metadata?
Metadata is all the information that describes a release such as: artist, track artist, label, track time etc. All stores, ringtone companies, synch houses and compilation assemblers require all of this information in order to properly identify your music, assign credits and make sure that you get paid in the way you are supposed to.

7. How do I fill out a metadata sheet?

Most of the information is self explanatory. Here are answers to some of the more confusing headings: The artist column refers to the main artist of the release. The name of the album is the name of the EP or full length that you are submitting. Original release date is either the date that the release initially appeared as vinyl or the date you would like it to go live. Catalog number is the unique number that is assigned to each release by the label to identify it. Track artist is the name of the artist who should be credited with the individual track. For example, on a compilation or sampler with many artists, the track artist field would be used to identify the contributor of that individual track. Remixer name should only be filled in if the track has been remixed by someone other than the track artist. Additional production is the area where you list anyone such as a vocalist or an instrument player or perhaps an engineer that you would like to credit. Publishing info and affiliation is the area where you would list any registered publishing company that has control of the release in question and the publishing society (for example ASCAP or BMI) that it is affiliated with. If you don’t have a publishing company don’t list anything. If you don’t know who does your publishing, you don’t have one. It takes time and money and paperwork to set up a publishing company.

8. The metadata sheet is a windows spreadsheet and I use mac?
List the fields from the sheet in an email and send the info that way. If you need a list of the fields, ask your label manager

9. What’s the deadline for me to deliver metadata, art and music?
We require art, metadata and music 4 weeks before the date you are scheduled to go live. If you want to use the DigiWhiteLabel service, then send your release 6 weeks before your scheduled live date.

10. Can I deliver mp3’s to GrooveSource?

No.

11. Can I use an ftp to deliver my material to GrooveSource?
Yes, ask your label manager for a login

12. How does an ftp work?
http://www.ftpplanet.com/ftpresources/basics.htm

13. Is it ok to mail CD’s to GrooveSource?

Yes. We prefer data discs. But an audio disc from the master will work too. Please give ample time for the mail to reach it’s destination, as our mailing address and physical address are different. Don’t mail a CD and plan your release party for exactly 2 weeks after you drop it in the post.

14. What is your mailing address?

GrooveSource.com
5927 W. Lawrence Ave. Unit 2W, Chicago, IL 60630