Chris Liebing Gives Collaborators Room To Roam On Upcoming ‘Another Day’ Album

Chris-Liebing Another Day

Famed techno DJ/producer Chris Liebing has revealed details about his upcoming full-length album, Another Day, for Mute Records.

The follow-up to 2018’s Burn Slow will feature a selection of collaborations with Polly Scattergood, Ralf Hildenbeutel, Ladan, Tom Adams and Maria Uzor.

Miles Cooper Seaton, a founding member of the experimental rock band Akron/Family who passed away in February in a single-car accident, appears in one of his last performances.

Mute Records founder Daniel Miller also lends his touch to the ten-song full-length. “Daniel’s input was just incredible,” says Liebing. “He brought his modular setup in our studio and he added this extra flavor.”

To afford the collaborators the ability to drive the direction of the songs, Liebing says that he “wanted to take myself out of it as much as possible,” adding, “I’m a strong believer in letting the moment decide what’s happening.”

To complement the album’s digital release, Another Day will be available on double clear vinyl and CD – both of which brandish a silver finish and 16-page booklet.

Another Day Track Listing
1. Fault Line (feat. Miles Cooper Seaton)
2. Patterns (feat. Maria Uzor)
3. 10 West
4. Circles (feat. Tom Adams)
5. Something Half Way
6. Another Day (feat. Polly Scattergood)
7. Cause & Effect
8. Whispers and Wires (feat. Ladan)
9. Hollow Town (feat. Tom Adams)
10. Closedown

Chris Liebing Another Day

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Beatsource Introduces Time-Saving DJ Web App

Beatsource DJ Web App

Beatsource has unveiled the beta version of a new web-based app purpose-built to help DJs work more quickly and efficiently.

Beatsource DJ features built-in MIDI connectivity, tools for previewing track-to-track mixes and ramped-up search functionality for browsing the store’s tracks.

Even better, the app also enhances the company’s LINK subscription ecosystem and connects a DJ’s music library into all widely used DJ performance software and hardware devices from Pioneer, Denon, Serato DJ, Hercules and more.

Obligatory press release gush from Beatsource Chief Revenue Officer Jonas Tempel: “The biggest time-suck for every DJ is prepping sets. This web app changes everything and helps users quickly find and experiment with music as well as build performance playlists, all without wasting a bunch of time. Then, using our LINK technology, DJs can easily access these playlists inside their go-to performance software like Serato for performance. This makes the workflow of DJing so much faster and makes it fun again.”

How Beatsource DJ app works

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Beatport To Accept Bitcoin, Readies ‘Music For Future Dance Floors’ Audio-Video NFT Compilation

Music For Future Dance Floors Beatport

Online music retailer Beatport will begin accepting bitcoin as payment from customers beginning in June. The store says it is the first dance music retailer to do so.

In related news, Beatport has partnered with Crypto.com to release an NFT created by Berlin-based Leif Podhajsky, Music for Future Dance Floors, to be released on April 23.

The collection will feature exclusive, unreleased tracks from Sasha, Charlotte De Witte, Boyz Noize, Pan-Pot, a new collaboration between Nic Fanciulli and Alec Monopoly called Sold As Seen, and a bonus track from Sama’ Abdulhadi.

This rare collection, the first of a series of A/V compilations planned from Beatport, will also feature emerging artists including Alignment, Third Son, Anna Lann and Risa Taniguchi that will join each established star in mini drops priced at $303 each.  All ten tracks will then be packaged with bonus material as a 10-of-10 auction, and will include the bonus track, four guest passes to one show for each artist and extra visual content. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to charity, including a carbon offset donation from Beatport.

Obligatory press release gush from Leif Podhajsky: “As a digital artist who has worked extensively creating visual worlds for music – I’m genuinely excited by what NFT’s can offer all creatives. It’s breathed new life into what it means to create artwork and collect music in the modern age. I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Beatport and the amazing lineup of electronic musicians, to offer a new way to collect and experience art and music, something that I think is truly worth collecting.”

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Def Jam Issues Statement On DMX’s Death

RIP DMX

Earl Simmons, the rapper/songwriter/actor known globally as DMX, has died. He was 50 years old. Simmons had been hospitalized in White Plains, NY after he suffered a heart attack. Def Jam Recordings has issued the following statement on his passing:

Def Jam Recordings and the extended Def Jam family of artists, executives and employees are deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of our brother Earl “DMX” Simmons. DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world. His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever.

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