Detroit-based tastemaker and beat aficionado Shigeto has announced the launch of his new record label, Portage Garage Sounds.
Operating out of Hamtramck, Detroit’s city within the city, Shigeto (a.k.a. Zachary Saginaw) and his brother Benjamin have released the first installment of the Portage Garage Sounds series, PGS-001. Available on 12″ vinyl, the release consists of a new Shigeto track, titled “Detroit Part II,” and an alternate “I-94” mix. The tracks are equally jazzy and danceable, showcasing the versatile style which Saginaw’s fans know and love.
This announcement from the Saginaw brothers comes after years of throwing parties, curating events, and touring in New York, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and more. While a record label may not have always been the end goal, they say that “[their] passion, parties and fun unintentionally transformed into something greater–meaningful work.”
The “Detroit Part II” record is available on the Portage Garage Sounds bandcamp, along with other PGS merchandise.
“Due to enhanced security procedures, no bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for small personal bags or purses (12″x12″x6″ max) or clear 1 gallon bags. All bags will be subject to a search. We encourage you to not bring in any bag whatsoever and make use of the express ‘no bag’ lanes.”
The statement was originally posted on Sasquatch Music Festival’s Facebook wall, but it has since been hidden. The extent of the new guidelines and how they will affect individual festivals has yet to be seen.
Disclosure are gearing up for a rowdy residency at DC-10 this summer. The duo are setting the stage to bring their Wild Life party to Ibiza during their 4-week run from July 21-August 11.
The Lawrence brothers have taken a hiatus in 2017, stating, “We announced that we’d be taking some time out to relax after seven solid years of touring and releasing music. We also mentioned we’d have a couple of very special things to come throughout 2017 and this is one of them… A residency at one of our favourite and best clubs in the world, DC-10 Ibiza.”
The duo have announced the support for their upcoming events including Honey Dijon, DJ Harvey, Bicep, Annie Mac and more. Ibiza alone stands tall in the nightlife scape, but add a wild Disclosure party and it becomes incomparable.
Summer Invasion & Wavo are joining forces to grant up-and-coming talent a chance to play at the legendary Pacha la Pineda club in Tarragona, Spain. Until June 17, the two entities invite aspiring DJs to fashion a 30-minute mix of their choosing and win a 90 minute slot to open at the Pacha club on the night of June 29, July 6, or July 13.
The winner, judged by a Summer Invasion panel on the creativity and overall quality of their mix, will score an opening slot for none other than Tujamo, Bingo Players, Carnage, and VBRNT. The victor will also win a Holi festival gig, in addition to flights to Barcelona including transfer to and from Pacha on the day of their gig as well as 2 nights accommodation. Not to mention, opening such an iconic club also serves as an incredible launchpad to one’s career.
The contest is currently open to 18+ citizens of the EU.
As RESISTANCE prepares to make its debut at Privilege Ibiza, curators behind the 8 week residency have announced over 40 acts, who will be joining Sasha & John Digweed on the White Isle.
The brand’s inaugural foray at Privilege Ibiza will run every Tuesday from July 25, up until the final gathering on September 12, with Sasha & John Digweed headlining seven of the eight dates. New additions to the lineup include ANNA, Francesca Lombardo, Nick Curly, and many more.
Tickets for all 8 events are now available on the Resistance website. Full lineups for each individual event are expected to be announced in the near future.
The much hyped nightclub HÏ Ibiza, replacing the legendary Playa d’en Bossa in Ibiza, is finally ready to open its doors to revelers who populate The White Island in the summer.
The club will be hosting its opening party on May 28, 2017, from 8pm, and promises to continue Ushuaia’s trend of creating some of the most extravagant live productions in the business. The night will feature some of best talent the underground dance music scene has to offer, including Black Coffee, Kolsch, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, among others, promising to be an unforgettable experience for attendees.
Axwell Λ Ingrosso have announced that they will be cancelling their UEFA Europa League finals performance in the wake of the Manchester terror attack that took place May 22. The duo was set to perform before the Manchester United vs. Ajax final tonight, May 24, at the was set Friends Arena in their hometown of Stockholm, Sweden.
Axwell and Ingrosso announced they would no longer be performing the show via their social channels last night. The duo stated that the cancellation was a mutual agreement between themselves and UEFA, and that continuing to play despite the tragedy of Monday night ‘did not feel right to continue.’ View their full announcement below.
While artists may not be cashing in a substantial amount of the revenue made from streaming, a study done by Music Business Worldwide found that music labels like Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group are taking an astronomically large portion, cashing in at $9,000 for every minute of streaming.
Digging deeper into the numbers, this revenue works out to $540,000 per hour, and $12.5 million a day. With the booming growth of services like Spotify and Apple Music attaining a combined rate of over 100 million paid subscribers, and projecting to hit $5 billion of streaming sales in 2017.
Iconic English producer Aphex Twin has recently hinted at collaborating with online radio station NTS radio, after an inactive period of almost five months. An eerie website has recently made its way onto the internet, which features nothing more than a nearly unrecognizable animation of Aphex Twin’s iconic logo and a fluctuating number, possibly indicating some sort of encrypted countdown.
To further the hype, Aphex Twin shared a video via his social media account with the same visuals and vocals from his renowned track, “Can You Feel It.”
While the exact details of the collaboration have yet to be revealed, the most popular theory revolves around a live stream of some sort, once the countdown clock reaches its end.
Spotify’s 2016 numbers have been leaked, and if they are accurate, they do not look good ahead of Spotify’s stock market listing at the end of this year or early next. Subscription tech business The Information was the source of Spotify’s leaked financials, and the report showed that investors have been told to expect annual operating losses at around $332 million with yearly revenues at $3.2 billion for 2016.
While revenues have certainly grown, losses have jumped from a $207 million operating deficit in 2015 to over $340 million in 2016. With losses widening by at least 64%, the question becomes about Spotify’s ability to turn a profit.
A Spotify spokesperson has yet to comment, and investors should certainly stay tuned for Spotify’s 2016 official earnings announcement ahead of the company going public.