Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Break Delays

Dear Labels,

Lots of stores are understaffed [drunk in a gutter] for the duration of the holidays and as a result, we anticipate sparse and sporadic content related issues all the way through the middle of January. We have worked as far in advance as possible to preclude any problems related to live dates and minimize other issues [wanton alcoholism] related to the holidays. We believe that we have cut most of the delays off with planning, but a stray few issues may slip through with store staff being unavailable [unconscious] to make late changes or fixes to deliveries.

Thanks in advance for your patience [resentment] and good holiday spirits [drunkenness] with regard to this issue.

Everyone have a great and safe holiday!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

GrooveSource Artist Deadmau5 wins 2 iTunes Best of 2008 Award

Being so close to Christmas and all I can't help but say, "It's a major award!...It's... it's... it's indescribably beautiful! It reminds me of the Fourth of July!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2009 releases are here...CYCLE 136!

GrooveSource Cycle 136
Pre-release Date 12/16/2008
General Live Date 1/16/2008

KLIT003 – Submerge 101 “The Drive” Klientele – TECHNO

*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, John Selway, Ken Ishii, Surgeon, Par Grindvik, Technasia, Michel De Hey, Xpansul, Jori Hulkkonen, Seth Troxler, DJ Misjah, Chris Fortier, Ibiza Global Radio, Peter Hook (New Order), Rob Warner, Lance Desardi, Thomas Penton, DJ Hyperactive, Tim Thaler, Dylan Drazen, Angel Alanis, Nigel Richards, Droid Behavior, David Hollands, Andy Toth, Donotto Dozy, DJ Fex

Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
John Selway – “4 out of 5”
Xpansul – “Jacky and tracky, nice funky driving techno. Will Play! 4 out of 5”
Par Grindvik – “Nanowerx is my favorite…Straight forward classic vibe. Thanks! 4 out of 5”
Chris Fortier – “Big mental grooves. 4 out of 5”

Featured for weeks on White Noise radio and charted by heavy-hitters such as Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Judge Jules, the Advent and of course, Dave Clarke, Submerge 101's effort for his indie techno imprint Impact Mechanics has made it one of the fastest growing and most sought after techno labels around the globe. Home to classics like Steve Poindexter's "Computer Madness" and Robert Armani's "Ambulance" as well as cutting edge voices from American techno. It is precisely that voice that he bring to Klientele, the first official communication from Angel Alanis and Foursquare since remixing Portishead's "Third" in its entirety. Submerge's "The Drive" is a strong follow up for the first singles for the label, one of which ("Drama Club") was a finale highlight of Dave Clarke's triumphant set at I Love Techno 2008.

4TRK017 – DJ Hyperactive “Music Box” 4 Track Records – TECHNO
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Mark Broom, Ken Ishii, Surgeon, Jim Masters, Misstress Barbara, Timo Mass, Marco Bailey, Michel de Hey, DJ Misjah, Punisher (Detroit), Rob Warner, Benji Candelario, Lance Desardi, Billy Dalessandro, Angel Alanis, Terry Mullan, Nigel Richards, Ken ECB, Droid Behavior

Laurent Garnier – “Yes! Strong tracks. Will play for sure. 4 out of 5”
Dave Clarke – “Sinister yet groovy, a nice combo from HyperA! 4 out of 5”
Dubfire – “Thanks. 5 out of 5”
Timo Mass – “Seems actually great to me…will be a shocker in the middle of my sets! 5 out of 5”
Jim Masters – “Oh yes!! 5 out of 5”

After the long awaited return, DJ Hyperactive jumps back in the game with what many have missed over recent years which the tougher, less endearing side of his production. The man from the Windy City lets loose the first of many projects to come bringing you two mixes of the self titled release, Music Box. Both tracks start quick and get to where they want to go wasting no time. With a rumbling synth bline, that quickly and relentlessly warps into cross a between Dominator and Luke Slater's Forklift. The kick, clap, well if you know Hyperactive, we'll leave it at that. The hats do their own dance and pierce through the speakers in a syncopated flurry reminiscent of Hyperactive's Venus track on Missile!

AMR004 – Figueroa “Play Me” Atmosfera Recordings – MINIMAL

*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Jim Masters, DJ Misjah, Michel de Hey, Timo Mass, Benji Candelario, DJ Hyperactive, Angel Alanis, Rob Warner, Nigel Richards, Ken ECB, Droid Behavior, Jhon Doe, The Minimum, Alex Young

Dubfire – “Cool stuff. 5 out of 5”
Danny Tenaglia – “4 out of 5”
Jim Masters – “Nice bubbly groove. Obando Remix is the best mix of the package. 4 out of 5”
Ken ECB – “This is hot! Will play for sure! 5 out of 5”
Rob Warner (Our House Magazine) – “Great release. Thanks! 5 out of 5”

David Figueroa a.k.a Dj Trent, Buzzytrent, start playng the turntables in 2004, following the line of his Masters Dj Fist & Dj Noizzer a.k.a Da Groovemakers he was touched by the Progressive and dark sounds. Before 2004 David was strongly influenced by the techno sound from artist like: Umek, Oliver Ho, Samuel L. Sessions, Lars Klein, Richie Hawtin among others. This Mix of styles was the flame to began his own producer carreer, trying to define a sound not so heavy, but at the same time dark and Full of Groove, he's start to composs his first tracks. Actually Trent is one of the best dj producers from Colombia with a variety of productions thats goes from the progressive tribal to the minimal techno, passing by electro and house. Trent has signed to Chameleon Rec, Supernova Rec, Punchfunk, Capsula. and have so many work in progress, trying to be at the vanguard of music within loose his style.

GET017 – Anthony Molina “Twilight” Getaway Recordings – DEEP HOUSE

*Receiving support from DJs: Benji Candelario, Miles Maeda, DJ MFR, Neil Aline (Chez Music), Davidson Ospina, Ibiza Global Radio, Lawnchair Generals, Rick Preston

Miles Maeda – “Thanks. 5 out of 5”
Benji Candelario – “4 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support! 5 out of 5”

Anthony Molina started throwing down and mixing beats while still in high school. With an emphasis on Latin and tribal house, he began his first production company, Chaos Theory. Now in 2007, Anthony has been focusing more on the production side of music and with several releases under his belt, he is determined to make a name for himself in the house music scene. Just recently Anthony and fellow house producer James Bledsoe collaborated to start the new digital label Getaway Recordings which caters to the deeper side of house music and has some incredible producers like Demarkus Lewis. So keep on the look out for more upcoming releases from the Getaway Recordings family.

WOW013 – A Taste of the Honeys “The Essential E.P.” Women On Wax Recordings – HOUSE

***Includes remixes from Mr. V, Nick Holder, Pirahnahead, DJ Minx and DJ Genesis!!!
What do you get when you mix Minx and Diviniti (aka Taste of the Honeys) with Mr. V, Nick Holder, DJ Genesis and Pirahnahead? A smokin' set of remixes destined to werk the dance floor from start to finish! Some of the industries' hottest producers serve up calorie-free desserts with their renditions of "Essential" from The Taste of the Honeys' release of the same name. Keep your eyes and ears open for these smoldering remixes on Women on Wax Recordings!

Other Notables:

PMW022 – Terrence Parker featuring Miss Zak “Haus Music” Parker Musicworks – HOUSE
Support from: Danny Tenaglia, Dave Clarke, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Erick Morillo, Derrick Carter, Luke Solomon, Michael Gray (Full Intention), Par Grindvik, Miles Maeda, Pound Boys, Rooster & Peralta, Jim Masters, Neil Aline (Chez Music), Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Aaron-Carl, DJ MFR, Benji Candelario, Ibiza Global Radio, Tim Thaler (Sonett77 Radio), Jon Marsh, DJ Pope, Dave Aude, Lady D, Lawnchair Generals, Davidson Ospina, Ken ECB, Chris Simmonds, Mark Picchiotti (Billboard)

KRD026 – Various Artists “Love Emotion” Konnekt Records – ELECTRO HOUSE
Support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, John Selway, Ken Ishii, Xpansul, Technasia, Timo Mass, Tony Senghore, DJ Misjah, Tony Thomas, Seth Troxler, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Electric Indigo, Angel Alanis

BEATISM019 – Meroz “With Respect E.P.” Beatism – HOUSE

Support from: Erick Morillo, Boris Dlugosch, Dave Aude, Hatiras, Charles Feelgood, Alex Gopher, Angel Alanis, Terry Mullan

Also this week:

202D037 – Jimi Wes “Something’s Happening” 202 Digital
DFDIGI018 – Paul Anthony & ZXX “Sex 101 feat. Laya” Dirty Fabric Digital
MIZ009D – Angel Alanis “Too Bad So Sad Remixes” Mizumo
MIZ013 – DJ Denise “What’s That Sound Remixes” Mizumo
MR006 – Exit 59 “Dirty City” Mecha Recordings
REDLZ023 – C-System “Central EP” RELDZ Recordings

AnD Press Releases:

NMB018 – Noir “No Strings Attached - Remixes” Noir Music
SLZT004 – Maurizio & Danyelino “Leader” Sleaze Tech

A good day on Track It Down for our gang

You can't do much better than number one!

Great stuff from Beatport!

Dope Widget Available from Necodo

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

GrooveSource Cycle 135

GrooveSource Cycle 135
Pre-release date 12/9/2008
General release date 1/20/2008

DTX053CD – Bear Who? “The Beatbox Album” Dust Traxx Chicago – HOUSE
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Louie Vega, Dave Clarke, Derrick Carter, Tedd Patterson, David Guetta, DJ Dan, Ian Pooley, Pound Boys, DJ Paulette, Scum Frog, Ibiza Global Radio, Rooster & Peralta, Chuck Daniels, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Phil Turnipseed (DJ Times), Sleazy McQueen, Rick Preston, Q-Burn’s Abstract Message, Raoul Belmans, Lawnchair Generals, Lance Desardi, DJ MFR, DJ Bam Bam, Daniel Kyo, Nigel Richards, Jay West, Fernando Ferrari, Chris Simmonds, Christy Love

Laurent Garnier – “Love this! 4 out of 5”
Dave Clarke – “4 out of 5”
Rooster & Peralta – “OLD SKOOL BABY! 5 out of 5”
Ibiza Global Radio – “Full support. 5 out of 5”
Raoul Belmans – “Thank you. 5 out of 5”
Daniel Kyo – “This is REALLY cool. 5 out of 5”

Bear Who? That man behind international hit "Fix My Sink" which hit the UK billboard & BBC radio charts for 13 straight weeks, brings his next hit to Chicago based Dust Traxx label, which in the course of 10 years has managed to release some of the biggest names in house music today. The "Beatbox Album" is a "futuristic" digital get-down mixed with sexy ladies, sweaty dancefloors and steamy hot beats. It's seduction without romance, penetration without pretense, this is the future sound of hip hop with a house edge, let's face it "sweat" (=sex) sells and that is exactly what you'll get here. Mind crushing pop music from the future. Whether it's the percolating synth stabs and frantic stuttering rhythm or the crisp scratched chicken-greasy funk, there's certainly something for everybody! This is dance music with no boundaries, no limits and dares to go where most haven't dared to explore; the result: infectious hooks and contagious rhymes make this an album to remember!

IM030 – 10,000 Watts “Barcode EP” Impact Mechanics – TECHNO

*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Derrick May, Ken Ishii, Jim Masters, DJ Hyperactive, Angel Alanis, Nigel Richards, Andy Toth

Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Jim Masters – “4 out of 5”
DJ Hyperactive – “Really good. Will play it for sure! 5 out of 5”
Angel Alanis – “GREAT WORK! 5 out of 5”

10,000 watts will become one of the hottest producers on the techno scene! This exceptional 2-track EP for Impact Mechanics will only further solidify there standing in the industry. "Roll" is up first. It combines a straight, driving drum kicks, with synth stabs and rolling bass lines, this track engulfs you as it slowly, yet surely takes over your mind. "Roll" is next and does some similar things, although this time adds some tripped out pads and an even grittier drum track, which is even more energetic and commanding, with relentless beats, subtle and several massive, tension building drops. This EP is strictly for the headstrong and those looking to rip apart the dance floor!

SHUSH012 – Jon Pegnato and Matty Scoll “Yes” Shush Music – ELECTRO-HOUSE

*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, David Guetta, DJ Dan, DJ Bam Bam, Pound Boys, Francesco Farfa, Ibiza Global Radio, Peter Hook (New Order), Martin Venetjoki, Reid Speed, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), DJ Linwood (Billboard), Bill Webber (Billboard), Mark Picchiotti (Billboard), Angel Alanis, DJ Aleksij

Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
DJ Dan – “4 out of 5”
DJ Lynwood – “BEAT THAT SHIT! 5 out of 5”
Francesco Farfa – “REALLY GOOD TOOL. 4 out of 5”

Jon Pegnato and Matty Scoll team up to provide you with a drum oriented, bassbin rocker that will beat any speaker into submission. Fairly stripped, yet heavy, this track focuses on a thumpin kick and jackin percussion, leaving room for the DJ to scratch or throw their favorite accapella over top.

AMR003 – The Minimum “Medal of Porno” Atmosfera Records – TECH HOUSE
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Dave Clarke, Roger Sanchez, Derrick May, Mark Broom, Ken Ishii, Jim Masters, Hakan Lidbo, DJ Hyperactive, Angel Alanis, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Lance Desardi, Deep C, Rob Warner, Terry Mullan, Nigel Richards, Alex Young, Figueroa, Jhon Doe, DJ Aleksij

The Minimum is a project formed in 2006 by Luis Lugilde and Miguel Moraleda, 2 Djs and producers born in Barcelona in 1987. These two young producers are exploring electronic sound dance, fusing techno, minimal and electro.These producers and sound technicians specializing in electronic music began his career in separate 2003, and in 2006 after making some productions arised the idea of creating a different sound, in steady progression and aimed to the dance floor without losing the minimalist and underground nuances that characterize their productions.

Other Notables:

DCREC024 – Various Artists “Gold” DeepClass Records – DEEP HOUSE

Support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Darren Emerson, Basement Boys, Miles Maeda, Ibiza Global Radio, Chris Simmonds, Fernanda Diaz, Bluntafari, Sebastian Arevalo, DJ Cooccer, Ale Castro

DCREC025 – Various Artists “Digital Lounge Vol. III” DeepClass Records – DOWN TEMPO

Support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Miles Maeda, Ibiza Global Radio, Chris Simmonds, Fernanda Diaz, Bluntafari, Ale Castro

DIFD027 – Javier Ferreira “Reentre” Difusion Recordings – MINIMAL

Support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Derrick May, Ken Ishii, Jim Masters, Xpansul, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Aubrey, Chris Simmonds, Bluntafari

KRD025 – Various Artists “Konnekted Sampler 2” Konnekted Recordings – TECHNO
Support from: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Derrick May, Dubfire, Ken Ishii, Angel Alanis, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Martijin Ten Velden

AnD Press Releases:

MAU5011 – Sydney Blu “Senses And The Mind” Mau5trap Recordings
RIM013 – Deadmau5 “The Reward is More Cheese” Rising Music


Hey guys. We are suspending our relationship with We have issued a takedown of all material from their store until further notice. We hope we will be able to resume sales with them in the future and are working hard to do so. We'll keep you in the loop when we get some more information.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Info on Mechanicals, Pricing and more from Beatport

"Dear Label Partners,

In January, Beatport will celebrate its five year anniversary. Along with our business planning for 2009, Beatport is announcing some enhancements to our business that better reflect the needs of both our label partners as well as our loyal customers. These changes are in response to the issues brought to us by our labels partners and customers over the past few weeks.
Changes for Labels:

Mechanical Royalties: In the past weeks Beatport has heard concerns raised by our labels about music publishing monies. These labels were concerned that Beatport would seek repayment from them as Beatport itself has been forced to make retroactive payments by the music publishing rights societies on downloads made since was launched. In response to these concerns and in the spirit of unity and a sign of good faith, Beatport is announcing that it will relieve our label partners from all mechanical royalty back-payment liabilities prior to Q3 2008 for the territory of the world excluding the United States. For all labels, this represents an average bonus of about 10% of the total sales price generated by track downloads. Even though the legal responsibilities have always been clearly defined in our existing contracts, we understand that the practical impact of potential back payment liabilities would be time consuming and chaotic for many labels.
Commencing with the period Q3 2008, for sales throughout the world, excluding the US, Beatport will deduct the music publishing royalties payable on downloads from all labels and remit it to the applicable music publishing rights collection society. For sales within the US, Labels will still be responsible for paying all music publishing royalties to the appropriate parties as is contemplated in the Beatport content contract.
Standard Label Agreements: As an additional concession towards our label partners, Beatport has decided to dispose of the allowable expenses charge starting Q2 of 2009. These changes will be stated in a new agreement, which will need to be signed by all label partners prior to that start of Q2 of 2009 in order for this change to be effective.
Exclusive Label Agreements: For our exclusive label partners, we will be offering a more flexible time frame for the sale of exclusive content on Beatport. As with the Standard Label Agreement, the Exclusive Label Agreement will also have any provision for allowable expenses removed and the current higher split of Net Revenues shall remain in place regardless of the agreed exclusivity time frames. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Changes for Customers:

New Pricing: In an effort to stay ahead of the changing global economy, Beatport is making proactive adjustments to its content pricing strategy in the European and UK markets. The new prices are a reflection of the rapidly changing digital environment and the greater economic challenges our customers are facing. Effective Wednesday December 03, 2008, prices will be as follows:
Exclusive Classic / New Release General
USD $2.49 $1.99 $1.49
GBP £1.73 £1.30 £1.12
EUR €2.17 €1.56 €1.30

Lastly, while there may be tough economic conditions worldwide, Beatport will continue to defend the value of your music against market forces that benefit from discounting or stealing your content. Beatport is continuously monitoring unusual shopping behavior, blacklisting customers who purchase to upload music for free downloads and processing take down notices with music blog sites worldwide on a weekly basis.
As always, we are grateful for your partnership and continued support in our efforts to support electronic music around the world.
Beatport Management "