GDD™ Morning Update: Popof, Mysteryland USA, EDMbiz, Heathered Pearls


Popof album lands on Hot Creations
Mysteryland USA & T-Mobile Announce First Ever Mysteryland Live Stream
• EDMbiz Unveils Two New Contests: StartUp and Best Record/A&R at Fourth Annual Conference
Heathered Pearls Readies New Album For Ghostly International


Popof album lands on Hot Creations

Popof album called Love Somebody is coming out on Hot Creations in June. 

The record features collaborations with Animal & Me, Arno Joey and Miss Kittin. “I’ve been composing club-oriented dancefloor music since the beginning, and this album project allowed me to create tracks with a calmer side to them,” says Popof, real name Alexandre Paounov. One of the album’s tunes, “Words Gone,” has already been remixed by LucianoMarc Houle and Jamie Jones. A second remix package, for “Going Back,” features efforts from Eats EverythingLee FossOxia & Miss Kittin andLuca Donzelli & Mar T. 

Listen to the original version of “Words Gone” below. 

01. Words Gone feat. Arno Joey
02. Lidl Girl
03. Your Eyes
04. Pack & Rollin’
05. Going Back feat Arno Joey
06. Get Together feat Arno Joey
07. Have 2 Be
08. It’s Been A While
09. I Want U
10. Always In My Mind feat Miss Kittin
11. Outro

Hot Creations will release Love Somebody on June 29th, 2015.

(via RA)


Mysteryland USA & T-Mobile Announce First Ever Mysteryland Live Stream 


Mysteryland USA and T-Mobile USA, Inc. are proud to present the first ever live stream in Mysteryland’s 22 year history. Hosted on Beatport Live, the newly unveiled live streaming platform from Beatport, the upcoming “Mysteryland Live Stream, Un-leashed™ By T-Mobile” will give fans from around the world the chance to dive down the rabbit hole and experience Mysteryland on their smartphones. Tune in toBeatport Live on Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24 at 6:00 PM (EDT) to catch sets from Mysteryland artists A-Trak, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Gramatik, Josh Wink, Matthew Dear, Netsky (live), and many more. Explore the grounds of the historic ‘69 Woodstock site as T-Mobile and Beatport Live give you an exclusive behind the scenes look including artist interviews and a view at the arts and culture programming of Mysteryland, featuring breathtaking art exhibitions and installations, enchanted worlds, and stunning theatrical performances. Tune-in here this weekend, or pick up a last minute ticket for the full experience.


EDMbiz Unveils Two New Contests: StartUp and Best Record/A&R at Fourth Annual Conference

EDMbiz Conference & Expo, electronic dance music’s premiere industry event, returns for its fourth year to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, June 18. The music world’s biggest and brightest minds will attend the three-day conference featuring keynote presentations, networking events and panel discussions. Speakers and panel topics will be announced in the coming weeks for the 2015 conference. For more information on speakers and registration, please visit

EDMbiz 2015 is set to unveil two new initiatives focused on discovering and promoting emerging talent with new artist showcase opportunities:

EDMbiz Startup Contest – An opportunity for five promising startups to present to high-level investors and executives. Applicants will be vetted by Insomniac and their partner in this contest, Digital Music News, and five finalists will be announced in early June. Then, at EDMbiz, A-list venture capital investors will be on-hand, alongside other music industry executives, to select the most impressive startup. A broad range of innovative ideas and models will be considered, spanning digital to mobile to physical to live (and everything in between). Judges will carefully consider the business proposition based equally on presentation, understanding of market trend opportunity, innovation, and potential to disrupt. Presentations will be limited to five minutes each, plus a brief Q&A from the panelists and investors. The deadline for entries is June 2, 2015 (11:59 p.m. Pacific Time). Interested startups should enter at, and start preparing the deck of their lives!

Best Record/A&R Contest – EDMbiz, Wavo and Insomniac Records are teaming up to jumpstart one lucky artist’s career at this year’s conference and expo. Aspiring artists can submit their original tracks online, which will under-go crowd source voting prior to being judged by EDMbiz’s group of illustrious judges. Then the top point-earners/semi-finalists will be invited to present their track live at EDMbiz to a panel of senior A&R executives from the industry’s best record labels. One lucky winner will have his/her track released by Insomniac Records. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2015 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Crowd sourced voting period on Wavo begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time on June 1, 2015 and ends at 5:00 PM Pacific Time on June 5, 2015 on This will be followed by the EDMBiz judging period beginning at 5:01 PM Pacific Time on June 5, 2015 and ending at 12:00 PM Pacific Time on June 6, 2015. Interested contestants can visit

“We’re looking forward to the unique and exciting elements these new competitions will bring to the conference,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac. “This is our chance to connect industry leaders with true talent and continue to advance the dance music world.”

To kick-off this year’s event, Las Vegas’ newest club, Omnia, will host the official EDMbiz kick-off party at 10:30 PM on June 16 featuring Afrojack. All badge holders will have expedited entry through a dedicated line and receive complimentary entry before midnight.

The Closing Night Party for EDMbiz will take place Thursday, June 18 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. With Alesso set to DJ, doors will open at 8:00 PM and EDMbiz badge holders get in free before 9:00 PM. Attendees at EDMbiz 2015 will also have access to Insomniac nightclub events and parties surrounding Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, which will be held June 19-21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Heathered Pearls Readies New Album For Ghostly International


Polish-born Brooklyn-based artist Jakub Alexander (a.k.a. Heathered Pearls) will release his latest LP, Body Complex, in August via Ghostly International. The LP will follow on from Alexander’s beatless debut album, Loyal, with 10 tracks that lean towards the dancefloor.

Body Complex is said to be inspired by Alexander’s youth spent travelling home from Detroit afterhours with artists Terrence Dixon and Lawrence soundtracking the ride. “I respect [Terrence Dixon and Lawrence] because they can ride the same thin lines of what I love: electronic music that is heavily repetitive, melodic, and deep,” the artist says. “They both can find this elegance in techno beyond the dark warehouse.” The album will also feature fellow Ghostly artist Shigeto, Outerbridge, and The Sight Below—who also mixed and mastered the album.

Ghostly will release Body Complex on August 7, with the full tracklisting below; along with a stream of lead track “Interior Architecture Software.”

(via XLR8R)