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Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
The Wireless Festival 2020 lineup is out on Jan. 30th! There have been some false leaks but we'll get the TRUE lineup on Thursday.


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
Saturday has Chris Lake, Gesaffelstein, Nora En Pure, Patrick Topping and more. Sunday has Carl Cox AND Charlotte de Witte, Rüfüs Du Sol, 2manydjs and more. Get the details!


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Calvin Harris, Bicep, Camelphat, Pendulum - Trinity and Armin van Buuren. The first wave lineup is out Jan. 30th.


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
It's a big name, the first headliner to be announced. Tickets have gone on sale.


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
Underworld, Claude VonStroke, Boris Brejcha, Blawan, Jon Hopkins, A$AP Ferg, TOKiMONSTA, Joseph Capriati, Adam Beyer, Chris Lake, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Test Pilot and more.


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
Charles The First, Lettuce, Ott, Sunsquabi, Desert Dwellers, Dirtwire, Shlump and more top the list of acts performing!


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Kaskade and Illenium headline! Blunts and Blondes, Camelphat, Flux Pavilion, GRiZ, Gareth Emery, NGHTMRE and Spag Heddy also top the list!


Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 7:00 pm
The lineup is out on Jan. 31st! Check back for updates to see a complete list of names that have been announced.

Move that butt, with some banging music from Noncompliant – it’s what makes you human

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 4:22 pm

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that … jacky thing. Noncompliant’s latest remix embodies a certain sound that makes the tuchas move. And hey, evolution is on her side.

“The secret is in the booty,” says Noncompliant. Her approach to production and digging through tracks is finding something that puts that butt in motion – hard but funky.

It’s worth hearing that in action. I certainly felt it all over again at Tresor this month as Noncompliant came to town, and it’s in her productions, too. Lisa’s a regular source of inspiration to me and thus this site, but it’s worth paying special attention to this release, as it’s been a while and this one … bangs. With video:

Grab the release from Bandcamp:

Let’s talk about the booty for a second, now that she’s brought it up.

I’ve had butts on the brain lately, and not in only a sort of Sir Mix-a-Lot way. Music is connected to the body – part of why the tendency of certain snobby academic composers to reject “beat-based music” is so absurd. (I went to grad school, so I met a lot of those people.) So, first, there is research into the connection between perception of music and stimulation to the motor portions of your brain. You know this already with or without a study, but here’s an example of various studies exploring the phenomenon:

Why do we tap our feet to a musical beat? [Science Daily abstract; original research is in Journal of New Music Research]

That is, it’s safe to assume all music is about physical sensation (via vibration) and connection to motor movements (as rhythm stimulates those bits of your brain and makes you want to move). That shouldn’t have to mean four on the floor – whether you’re talking techno with a bit more funk or something with complex polyrhythms, rhythmic variety itself is a wonderful thing. (Back to those dust-covered academics, I would argue this means you should dance around to Elliot Carter and Fernyhough – and they might even make a nice antidote to the conformity of dance music genres.)

I hesitate to bring it up as this is one of the science facts that generally launches into a clickbait set of gluteus maximus exercises. But… uh, however, it is equally relevant that the way our ass cheeks look is also an outcome of human evolution. The circumstances and sequence are a matter of some debate, but current research consensus seems to conclude that the butt evolved because of our upright posture (rather than the other way around), in case you’re interested in the chicken/egg – standing/butt cheek question:

The morphology of the gluteus maximus during human evolution: Prerequisite or consequence of the upright bipedal posture? [SpringerLink excerpt abstract; Human Evolution article from 2002]

Gizmodo in 2018 did a great overview from different researchers of why butts are important. And it could indeed give you some added incentive to get up and move around and dance, whether you’re into techno or noise.

Why Do We Have Butts?

Now, no matter how many glute repetitions you’ve been doing, you’re not meant to just stand around showing off your chiseled ass. The history of dance all around the world is deeply connected to the pelvis and its motion – and how that impacts motion in the rest of the body. It’s true of music in my Arabic ancestry, like the belly dance. One of the world’s oldest dances, it was originally performed by men, not women – meaning, boys, you cannot use your lack of child-bearing hips as an excuse for standing rigidly by the bar. There’s no question that the groove in today’s electronic music genres has a deep connection to Afro-American and Latin American experience – and if you’ve ever worked with a West African dance teacher, for instance, you’ve had that feeling of loosening your hips and feeling a connection to the Earth.

But again, I suspect we have a pretty skewed vision of what western European dance culture has been, too. Most piano students know that Chopin’s Mazurkas were based on a Polish folk dance, but few would know what that looks like. I was once seated on a plane next to a musician and baroque dance researcher all the way from Amsterdam to Lima, and she lamented the completely made-up line dances from BBC and Hollywood. That means we’re probably ignorant of the kinetic elements even in the concert music tradition.

Bottom line (uff, I really didn’t mean to do that) — yes, moving the booty is essential to music. There are many ways to feel that, but I’ll just close with more of Noncompliant’s unique angle on making our butts move around. Here’s a recording from Radio Quantica, released in advance of an appearance in Colombia:

And for more, check Currents – a new (alpha) service that supports both DJs and producers, in all the ways that mainstream streaming services don’t. (I’ll write about that soon separately.)


Hot jams from 2019:


303+808+909 = 2020 mix:


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The Cultural Urgency of Schinkel Pavillon’s ‘Disappearing Berlin’

Delivered... whitney | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 3:52 pm

Disappearing Berlin is a music and performance program with a title that resonates beyond the city limits of Berlin to any major city subjected to rapid cosmopolitan transformations. Contemporary gallery Schinkel Pavillon’s off-site program showcases artists in spaces that are responsible for shaping Berlin’s cultural landscape since the city’s upheavals and reconstructions in the 1970’s.


‘No philosophy and everybody is welcome’: how Closer catalysed Ukrainian electronica

Delivered... Chris Williams | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 11:19 am

From small beginnings in 2012, the Kyiv club-cum-cultural centre has become an eastern European scene-leader

You get the feeling you’re in for a big night as soon as you exit the taxi outside Closer. Climbing the graffitied staircase that leads to the Kyiv club evokes a childlike sense of adventure; not least at tonight’s Masquerade, an annual marathon session where everyone hides behind a face mask in celebration of the crew’s eighth birthday.

Many of the mystery figures inside will stay glued to the wooden dancefloor from Saturday night until the final glimmers of the party on Sunday evening. It’s not entirely an endurance test: while the main room is all whistles and whooping, the cushion-filled ambient floor has a similarly meditative vibe to Glastonbury’s Green Fields.

Related: 'The vibe was sex, sex, sex': Cocktail D'Amore, Berlin's free-love club night

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News | Green Man Announces 2020 Line-up – The Quietus

Delivered... | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 9:00 am
News | Green Man Announces 2020 Line-up  The Quietus

Looking Ahead to the Rest of 2020 – Potential Legal and Regulatory Issues For the Remainder of the Year

Delivered... David Oxenford | Scene | Wed 29 Jan 2020 5:35 am

Most years, at some point in January, we look into our crystal ball and try to see some of the legal and regulatory issues likely to face broadcasters.  We already provided a calendar of the routine regulatory filings that are due this year (see our Broadcaster’s Regulatory Calendar).  But not on that calendar are the policy issues that will affect the regulatory landscape in the coming year, and into the future.  This year, the biggest issue will no doubt be the November election.  Obviously, broadcasters must deal with the many day-to-day issues that arise in an election year including the rates to be charged political candidates, the access to airtime afforded to those candidates, and the challenges associated with the content of issue advertising that non-candidate groups seek to transmit to the public.  The election in November will also result in a President being inaugurated in just less than a year – which could signal a continuation of the current policies at the FCC or potentially send the Commission in a far different direction.  With the time that the election campaigns will demand from Congress, and its current attention to the impeachment, Congress is unlikely to have time to tackle much broadcast legislation this year.

The broadcast performance royalty is one of those issues likely on hold this year.  While it was recently re-introduced in Congress (see our article here), it is a struggle for any copyright legislation to get through Congress and, in a year like the upcoming one, moving a bill like the controversial performance royalty likely will likely not be high on the priorities of Congressional leaders.  This issue will not go away – it will be back in future Congresses – so broadcasters still need to consider a long-term strategy to deal with the issue (see, for instance, our article here on one such strategy that also helps resolve some of the music royalty issues we mention later in this article).

At the FCC, one would think that political broadcasting issues, like the reconsideration request we wrote about here seeking changes in the FCC’s recent controversial decisions on the disclosure of all issues and candidates in every non-candidate ad, would be high on the list of issues to be considered.  But political issues are also complex – October’s decision on issue ad disclosures took almost 3 years to be released, after a prior Media Bureau decision on the same issues was rescinded in early 2017.  Thus, it would not be at all surprising if these issues don’t get resolved this year.

Many people expected that we would see ownership reform in 2020– especially for radio.  Last year, the FCC started its Quadrennial Review to look at these issues.  But the September decision of the Third Circuit (see our articles here, here and here), overturning changes made in 2017, may have clouded the potential for any changes in the ownership rules this year.  These issues can be controversial in an election year.  But we have in the past seen FCC ownership decisions in the lame-duck period after an election but before a Presidential inauguration, so stay alert to what happens in this area.

In the interim, license renewal applications will trudge on, with TV starting to file their renewals in June of this year (starting with stations in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia).  So far, the FCC has been judicious in issuing fines for public file violations disclosed in a license renewal application, only fining those stations who totally ignored their obligations (see our stories here and here).  We are waiting for the FCC’s patience to end – and would not be surprised to see the FCC become stricter in policing these issues in the future.

What other issues have we seen the FCC take comments on but not yet resolve?  EEO was one area that generated lots of comments earlier in 2019 (see, for instance, our article here).  But, with the FCC’s rulemaking notice being so general in its questions, and many of the proposals made in the proceeding so specific, if anything happens out of the proceeding, the most likely action would seem to be a further notice of a proposed rulemaking to give parties notice of any specific proposals the FCC wants to pursue.

For television, ATSC 3.0 looks to become a reality this year as stations begin to roll out the new technology and ATSC 3.0-compatible television receivers become available at consumer electronics stores.  On the regulatory front, the FCC still has some issues to resolve, including dealing with stations that cannot find a partner station to provide a “lighthouse signal” in the current digital technology when they are ready to convert to the new standard.  The TV band will also shrink, as the repacking following the incentive auction concludes in July – with all TV stations moved into the channels below 37.

The oldest of the broadcasting services, AM, will also possibly be looking at its own digital conversion – though the FCC will have to move very fast to get it done this year.  The proposal to allow AM stations to convert to full digital operations has been formally advanced through a notice of proposed rulemaking, with comments due March 9 and replies on April 6 (see our articles here and here).  The issues seem relatively simple, and for a voluntary conversion, relatively noncontroversial.  A decision before the end of the year is possible, though such quick action would require everything to fall into place just right.

Some of the biggest issues for broadcasters may come not from the FCC, but from other agencies or courts.  As we wrote here and here, the Department of Justice is considering changes to the antitrust consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI.  Should the DOJ review reach a conclusion and suggest a radical restructuring or abolition of the current system, Congress would almost assuredly have to step in to take action.  We’ll be watching closely to see if any action comes from the DOJ this year.

BMI is currently in rate court litigation with the Radio Music License Committee over the rates that radio stations should pay for the use of BMI music.  That proceeding could result in higher fees for radio broadcasters.  SESAC’s three-year license with the radio industry (see our article here) has also expired, meaning that if no new rates can voluntarily be arrived at, their rates will be decided by an arbitration panel.  SESAC has added some new songwriters (including Adele), so you can be sure that they will want more money from the radio industry.  And, of course, the litigation with GMR goes on, though it may not be concluded this year.

What will be concluded before the end of the year is the new rates that webcasters (including broadcasters who stream their audio signal on the Internet) will pay SoundExchange for the right to publicly perform sound recordings on a digital platform for the period from 2021 through 2025.  The Copyright Royalty Board is currently considering proposals from music services and SoundExchange for new rates – SoundExchange looking for a significant increase while the services are looking for a decrease.  A trial is scheduled for March, with a decision required by law before the end of the year.

With the election coming in November, the prospects for other “big” issues being tackled this year seem to be less than in most years.  We have noted (see, for instance, or articles here and here), that the FCC has been very active in enforcing the rules that it does have – which may be a safe political course for it to pursue but one fraught with potential dangers for broadcasters and other regulated entities.  But each year issues come up that surprise us, so watch the FCC releases, the trade press, this blog and others like it, and be ready for whatever regulatory issues may come your way in 2020.

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