• Julio Bashmore Preps New Single with Kowton
• Depeche Mode stream new album ‘Delta Machine’
• SFX announces USA version of Tomorrowland and acquisition of ID&T
• Hear Rustie’s mini-mix for BBC Radio 1, featuring a stash of unheard material
Julio Bashmore Preps New Single with Kowton
Broadwalk head Julio Bashmore (pictured above) and Young Echo affiliate Kowton—himself fresh off of a collaboration with bass deconstructionist Peverelist—have teamed up for a new single, “Mirror Song.” The pair’s effort will see a very limited 12″ run as part of Record Story Day on April 20, followed by an official wide release on May 5. Appearing on the flip will be a solo Kowton venture in addition to the duo’s own “techno” edit of “Mirror Song.” A radio rip of the tune from Jackmaster’s Radio 1 show can be streamed below, where the full tracklist is also included. (via FACT)
A1 Kowton vs. Julio Bashmore “Mirror Song”
A2 Kowton “And What?”
B1 Kowton vs. Julio Bashmore: “Mirror Song (Techno Remix)”
Depeche Mode stream new album ‘Delta Machine’
A week or so out from the release date, electronic music veterans Depeche Mode have made their thirteenth album available to stream on iTunes. Delta Machine is the group’s first record together since 2009’s Sound of the Universe and sees them moving into their fourth decade as a band. Not that there’s any sign of them slowing down: Depeche Mode continue to sell out venues across the world and their last album made the top five on charts around Europe and the US. No mean feat for a band whose debut LP was released in 1981.
In between albums, members Vince Clarke and Martin Gore started their self-described ‘minimal dance music’ project VCMG. Through 2011 and 2012 the duo released three EPs, Spock, Single Blip and Aftermaths as well as their studio album Ssss. Delta Machine sees them reunite in the studio with all Depeche Mode members for the first time since then.
Martin Gore told an SXSW crowd last week about the music making process, saying he’s influenced by “all kinds of new music – not just electronic music, gospel and blues – I’m just a fan of music.” Depeche Mode last toured Australia in 1994 and while the group don’t profess to have any plans to come back our way, a Facebook petition has already garnered 483 likes from Australian fans who, evidently, just can’t get enough.
The album is currently available to stream in full via iTunes. If you want more after diving into the stream, the Essex veterans have also commissioned remixes from Matthew Dear and Blawan for lead single Heaven – though we might have to wait a while for those for surface.
SFX announces USA version of Tomorrowland and acquisition of ID&T
SFX has acquired 75 per cent of Dutch entertainment enterprise, ID&T and announced the first US version of Tomorrowland (pictured), TomorrowWorld. The news was announced yesterday at an industry event in a Miami hotel, where WMC is currently taking place.
According to the New York Times, the deal cost SFX owner, Robert F. X. Sillerman, a whopping $97.5 million, bringing the total value of the entertainment business to $130 million.
Speaking about the deal with ID&T CEO, Duncan Stutterheim, Sillerman said: “We very quickly got to know one another and we respect them so much and their talents, the way they approach things, and I think they recognize what we bring to the table. It just made sense to do the whole thing.”
Tomorrowland, which is held annually in Belgium, will land in Atlanta, Georgia in the last weekend of September.
Tickets for the event can be reserved online on March 28. The new festival has already had a lot of interest, even before the new location was revealed. More than 500,000 people have opted-in for TomorrowWorld information.
Hear Rustie’s mini-mix for BBC Radio 1, featuring a stash of unheard material
It was all going down on Jackmaster’s BBC Radio 1 show last night.
As well as premiering a new collaboration from Julio Bashmore and Kowton, the Numbers host hosted an exclusive mix from fellow Glaswegian Rustie. The producer’s mini-mix featured a smattering of new material, including edits of Pusha T’s Wrath Of Caine cut ‘Only You Can Tell It’ and Hard Creation’s ‘Who Came To Party’. Two untitled beats are also credited to the mysterious Smiddy, who happens to sound a lot like Rustie and have precisely zero web presence – we’ll let you do the math. Other tunes comes from Darq E Freaker, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Bangladesh.
Head here to listen (you’ll need to skip to around the 24:00 mark). Rustie will release barking new single‘Slasherr’/’Triadzz’ on Numbers next month. The two “Smiddy” tunes are also available to sample below. If that isn’t enough Jackmaster for one day, FACT have just gone in depth with the man about his forthcoming Pleasure Principle festival.