GDD™ Morning Update: Sasha, Atoms For Peace, GEMA, Nicole Moudaber, Marquee

Sasha reveals Involv3r preview
• Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace announce U.S. tour dates
GEMA DJ fees further outlined
Nicole Moudaber announces debut album, Believe
Marquee Nightclub Releases Volume 1 of Brand New Compilation Series


Sasha has released an album preview of ‘Involv3r’

‘Involv3r’ has been hyped for a long time now, and the album sits somewhere between a traditional mix album and a body of original work.

The XX, Little Dragon, Foals, ThermalBear, Blondes, Ananda Project, James Zabiela and Keep Shelley In Athens all make appearances on the album, as does a new production from Sasha himself.

The launch party for ‘Involv3r’ will take place at Ministry of Sound on March 30.

Check out the album sampler below.

\(via Mixmag)


Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace announce U.S. tour dates

A number of fall tour dates involving Thom Yorke’Atoms for Peace have surfaced from the ether. The forthcoming jaunt includes stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara throughout September and October. Then, in November, they’ll head to Japan for a round of festival appearances. Consult the full itinerary below.

The band’s recent full-length debut, AMOK, is currently available via XL Recordings. In related news, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich performed a DJ set in New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge last week. Read our full report here.

Atoms For Peace 2013 Tour Dates:
07/06 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
07/09 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena
07/10 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
07/12 – Trencín, SL @ Bazant Pohoda Festival
07/13 – Novi Sad, SR @ EXIT Festival
07/16 – Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma
07/17 – Milan, IT @ City Sound Festival
07/20 – Malta, PL @ Malta Festival
07/21 – Munich, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/24 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
07/25 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
07/26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
09/27 – New York City, NY @ Barclays Center
09/30 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
11/18 – Osaka, JP @ Osaka Zepp Namba
11/19 – Osaka, JP @ Osaka Zepp Namba
11/21 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast
11/22 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast
11.23 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast

(via Consequence of Sound)


GEMA DJ fees further outlined

German music website De:bug has further detailed the fees which GEMA is proposing to charge DJs with.

The powerful German law and licensing agency hit headlines last year after Berghain was threatened with closure due to royalties issues and adding laptop surcharges to DJs.

This time around, in a proposal that is as confusing as it is long, GEMA want to introduce surcharges on copied music.

The article on De:bug explains as follows:

“…if you play a track that is a copied version of something you bought legally (or got for free as a promo), for example on a CD you burnt or on a USB stick, you might have to pay GEMA a license for copying. Even if you play tracks from an external hard drive this license applies. It applies to tracks you might copy from a backup to your computer too. For tracks to require a license, it is not necessary that you play them while you are doing your best DJ set ever in Germany, but to carry them with you with the intention of playing them while in a club is enough.”

The cost for each one of said ‘copied’ tracks would be €0.13, and GEMA are even proposing package deals where DJs pay €50 per 500 tracks.

De:bug also explains how GEMA intend to enforce this legislation:

“GEMA imagines you will make a contract with them, that might even enable them to look through your computer, just in case you did anything wrong. Yes, we think this is strange too.”

These proposals are apparently going to come into effect on April 1, but GEMA are not joking.

(via Mixmag)


Nicole Moudaber announces debut album, Believe

Nicole Moudaber will release her debut album, Believe, next month through Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label.

Born in Nigeria and raised in Lebanon, Moudaber now calls London home. She was welcomed into the fold at Drumcode in 2012 with The Journey Begins, a collaborative 12-inch with Victor Calderone, which followed outings for labels like Kling Klong, Waveform Recordings and Leena Music. Moudaber returned to Drumcode with theSonic Language EP, released late last year. 

“Believe is representative of not only the incredible journey I have been on to date, but also of where I am at as an artist currently,” Moudaber says. “I’m conscious that I’m joining a small group of artists to have put out an LP [on Drumcode], and for me personally that in itself is a great achievement.”

01. Lumière Tamisée
02. Movin’ On
03. Come And Lay
04. Do Your Thing
05. Fly With You
06. Get On It
07. Liberum Spirita
08. Big Love With No Apology
09. Can I Get Some

Drumcode will release Believe on April 29, 2013.

(via Resident Advisor)


Marquee Nightclub Releases Volume 1 of Brand New Compilation Series

Marquee, known for its cutting-edge musical programing and dance focus, has teamed up with Black Hole Recordings to launch an exceptional compilation series. The series, which features new and exclusive tracks from its masterful resident DJs and a host of other affiliated artists, serves as a showcase of the global trendsetter, which now boasts locations in NYC, Las Vegas and Sydney. Whether a seasoned dance music enthusiast or newcomer to the scene, listeners will be taken on a journey of music discovery through the release. The Marquee Volume 1 compilation extends the club’s unique music experience outside the doors of its world-class venues. Purchase the Marquee Volume 1 Compilation here:

The first installment of the stellar compilation series embraces an extensive range of music from the industry’s finest artists such as HardwellFedde Le GrandErick Morillo, and Gareth Emery, among many others. From Nicky Romero‘s club-ready Progressive House “Molly’s E” remix to Ferry Corsten‘s euphoric Trance masterpiece, “Kudawudashuda,” there is more than enough diverse enlightening music for all to enjoy. 

Additionally, Dannic provides hard-hitting, Big Room grooves in “Clobber,” while Audien‘s “These Are The Days” Piano House anthem and Muzzaik & Dave Martin‘s “Let’s Go” Electro-House monster further the variety. Denzal Park‘s “Yarl” moves into a modern Acid-House realm, and Shogun‘s remix of ArtyNadia Ali, and BT‘s “Must Be The Love” addresses the Trance purists with a classic introspective style rounding out the track list. Also, with previouslyunreleased tracks and mixes from Joachim GarraudEDXBlake JarrellCosmic Gate & Andrew BayerEC Twins & Andy D’ArrigoGlenn Morrison and more, the release easily qualifies as a must-have package.

As a brand, Marquee has been centered around EDM for years, and this compilation series is just another step in its mission to not only move beyond the club, but also to give back to the music community. It continues to innovate and influence the music industry as a platform for artists to build their illustrious careers. Keep your eyes peeled for the next installments of the Marquee compilation series.

Marquee Vol. 1 will be available on 2 CDs and on all major download portals.

Various Artists – Marquee (Mixed By Mr.Q) (Black Hole CD 102)
Disc 1.

01. Festen – Wassup Vegas (Marquee Edit)
02. Junkie XL – Molly’s E (Nicky Romero Molly’s E Remix)
03. Dannic – Clobber (Original Club Mix)
04. ATB featuring Ramona Nerra – Never Give Up (Stefan Dabruck & Tocadisco Remix)
05. Franky Rizardo & Roul and Doors – Elements (Hardwell & Dannic Remix)
06. Andain – Promises (Marco V Remix)
07. EDX – Acido (Original Mix)
08. Eric D-Lux – Elevator
09. Dirty South & MYNC Project – Everybody Freakin (Original Mix)
10. Cosmic Gate & Andrew Bayer – Nothing Ever Lasts (Nitrous Oxide Remix)
11. Digitalism – Zdarlight (Fedde Le Grand & Deniz Koyu Remix)
13. Joachim Garraud – Bring It Back (The Beat)
14. Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring Quilla – Walls (Original Mix)
15. Joe Ghost – Are You Ready (Hardwell Rework)
16. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It (Kaz James Remix)

Disc 2.

01. Audien featuring Ruby Prophet – These Are The Days (Original Mix)
02. Shawnee Taylor, Denis The Menace & Sandro Monte featuring Erick Morillo – Love In Me
03. Blake Jarrell – Cala Nova (Original Mix)
04. Garmiani & Salvatore Ganacci – The City Is Mine (Original Mix)
05. Paul Oakenfold & Matt Goss present The Concrete Sneakers – Touch The Sky (Disfunktion Remix)
06. Vice – Up in the Game
07. EC Twins & Andy D’Arrigo – Rock N Roll Music
08. Gareth Emery – The Saga (Original Mix)
09. Denzal Park – Yarl (Original Mix)
10. SICK INDIVIDUALS – Soldiers (Original Mix)
11. Muzzaik & Dave Martin – Let’s Go (Original Club Mix)
12. Gabriel & Dresden featuring Betsie Larkin – Play It Back (Original Mix)
13. Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love (Shogun Remix)
14. Dash Berlin featuring Kate Walsh – When You Were Around (Ferry Corsten Fix)
15. Glenn Morrison – Marquee
16. Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda (Original Mix)