GDD™ Morning Update: Flume, ID&T, R&S, Snowbombing

Flume to release hip-hop mixtape on album reissue
• “I now work for SFX”: ID&T boss announces 100-percent sale at ADE
R&S Readies 30th Anniversary Compilation
Snowbombing announce first names for 2014


Flume to release hip-hop mixtape on album reissue

Australian producer Flume is reissuing his self-titled album featuring a mixtape packed with hip hop artists.

Arriving as a four-disc deluxe edition, Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah makes an appearance on ‘Space Cadet’, Atlanta rapper Killer Mike features on ‘Insane’ and How To Dress Well lends his vocals to ‘Change’.

Freddie Gibbs, Twin Shadow and Fool’s Gold member Grande Marshall also appear on the nine-track mixtape.

The deluxe edition comes with the original album, a selection of Flume remixes, a documentary following his tour and a disc containing Ableton 9 Live Lite software.

Check out the mixtape’s tracklisting below.

01 Intro feat. Stalley
02 Space Cadet feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut
03 Insane feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday
04 Stay Close feat. Boldy James, Alexander Spit & Aaron Cohen
05 Holdin On feat. Freddie Gibbs
06 Change feat. How To Dress Well
07 Warm Thoughts feat. Grande Marshall & Goldie Glo
08 Sleepless feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran
09 Hermitude: HyperParadise feat. M.O.P. (Flume Mixtape Version)

(via Mixmag)


“I now work for SFX”: ID&T boss announces 100-percent sale at ADE

The 2013 Amsterdam Dance Event is now underway, and it’s the biggest year yet for the conference, with a staggering number of events already going on all over the city. Thursday proved to be the busiest day for the industry side of ADE, with Danny TenagliaTigaSander van Doorn,Richie HawtinTommie Sunshine and Giorgio Moroder just a small cross-section of the artists who spoke on panels. However, the day’s most-talked-about session was a Q&A between SFX head of acquisitions Shelly Finkel and ID&T CEO/founder Duncan Stutterheim, where it was revealed full ownership of the Dutch events company has been passed over to the American powerhouse.

“We finalised the deal an hour ago,” Stutterheim told the room at the commencement of the panel. “Instead of the previous 75-percent, ID&T is now going to be 100-percent owned by SFX. Now it’s very clear, I work for SFX. I will be working at head office in Europe, and we’re going to create still the same shows. But from this point, ID&T and SFX will be together.”

Stutterheim talked about the different components of the rapidly expanding SFX empire, mentioningStereosonic, as well as America’s Life In Color parties, which he says ID&T have worked to help bring to Europe this year. ID&T is of course world-renowned for its events like Sensation andTomorrowland, both of which have been exported to the U.S. market in 2013. (TomorrowWorldrecently drew a reported 140,000 people to Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.)

A lot can change in 12 months. At last year’s ADE, Stutterheim was coy about selling to investors. “A few months ago, suddenly someone from America wanted to give us a hundred…million dollars,” he said then. “The choice was very difficult. But we didn’t do it.”

On Thursday’s Q&A panel, Stutterheim shared a few details about how he was convinced to join SFX. “We had worked together in the U.S.,” he said. “But at that point we really believed that we wanted to be a Dutch company creating shows, and we believed we had a strong market across a number of countries…but sometimes the idea needs to incubate.”

“As we continued to work together, at some point a list came up of the possibilities of what could be done if we sold the company. TomorrowWorld was an example of that; the festival cost 16 million dollars to put up. Those are amounts of money that we just don’t have. We are a big company, but we can’t invest that kind of money. So it was an opportunity for the company to grow.”

Stutterheim and Finkel also hinted at future synergy opportunities for the SFX empire, revealing they’re close to acquiring a ticketing arm. They also touched on a new digital strategy that will see Beatport extended as a digital content platform. The news follows what was perceived as a weak debut by SFX on the stock market earlier this month, with shares falling $1.11, or 8.5%, to $11.89 after the initial public offering.

(via inthemix)


R&S Readies 30th Anniversary Compilation

R&S Records has outlined details of a digital-only compilation called 30 Years Of R&S Records.

Due for release on October 21st, the selection comprises material from the UK-via-Belgium label’s three decades in the game. It features most of the tracks that made R&S a pioneering force in the ’90s—Jaydee’s “Plastic Dreams,” “Energy Flash” by Joey Beltram and Outlander’s “Vamp” among others—alongside the new school of producers like James Blake, Blawan, Pariah and Lone, who have been on the scene since the label’s rebirth in the 2000s. The 30-track collection also features material from R&S’s long-running Apollo sublabel, such as Aphex Twin’s “Xtal” from Selected Ambient Works 85-92.

01. 69 – Desire
02. Airhead – Pyramid Lake
03. Alex Smoke – Dust
04. Aphex Twin – Xtal
05. Biosphere – Cloud Walker II
06. Blawan – Shader
07. Capricorn – 20 Hz
08. Cloud Boat – Bastion
09. DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo – Toh Sui
10. Egyptian Hip Hop – SYH
11. Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Solar Feelings
12. Jam & Spoon – Stella
13. James Blake – I Only Know (What I Know Now)
14. Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
15. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
16. Ken Ishii – Extra
17. Lone – Airglow Fires
18. Model 500 – I Wanna Be There
19. Mundo Musique – Andromeda
20. Nadine Shah – Floating
21. Outlander – Vamp
22. Pariah – Prism
23. Robert Leiner- Dream Or Reality
24. Second Phase – Mentasm
25. Space Dimension Controller -The Love Quadrant
26. Sun Electric – O’Loco (Karma Sutra mix)
27. Synkro – Broken Promise
28. Tree – Demons
29. u-Ziq – phi*1700 (u/v)
30. Vondelpark – California Analog Dream

R&S will release 30 Years Of R&S Records on October 21st, 2013.

(via Resident Advisor)


Snowbombing announce first names for 2014

Snowbombing has announced the first wave of artists to play at next year’s festival.

The 2014 edition will take place from April 7th through 12th in the Austrian mountain village of Mayrhofen. The event offers a mix of parties and snow, with 14 venues including igloo raves and mountainside stages. Top of the bill so far is Carl Cox, who will play back-to-back with Nic Fanciulli. Other highlights include Roman Flügel,ScubaPaul WoolfordWill SaulBicepHorse Meat DiscoAnthony Naples andOptimo‘s J.G. Wilkes. 

The drum and bass side of things will be represented by Shy FXBreakage and Dismantle, while reggae icon David Rodigan and garage don DJ EZ are also on the bill. You can read Will Lynch’s review of Snowbombing 2013 to get a feel for what the festival is all about.

(via Resident Advisor)