Pulse Music News Minute: Week of Dec. 9, 2014

Tired of scouring the Internet to find out what’s going on in electronic music? We’ve done the work for you and have all the news you need to know in in just a quick minute. Just tune in to Pulse 96.7 FM in Vegas and Pulse 87 NY online, or get in-the-know with the tidbits below!

Deorro returns from a brief haitus with his new Boombox EP.
MAKJ drops his new single titled “Generic” out now on Beatport.
Grammy nominations are out. Basement Jaxx’s “Never Say Never,” Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige “F For You,” Duke Dumont’s “I Got You,” Zhu’s “Faded” and Clean Bandits’ “Rather Be” are all up for the Best Dance Recording award.
In more Grammy news, Aphex Twin’s Syro, Deadmau5‘s While (1<2), Little Dragon’s Nabuma Rubberband, Röyksopp & Robyn’s Do it Again and Mat Zo’s Damage Control are all up for Best Dance/Electronic album.
Calvin Harris is Spotify’s third most-streamed artist of 2014, right behind Eminem and Ed Sheeran.
Over at Shazaam, Disclosure is the most-searched electronic artist in the US, with Avicii and David Guetta on the worldwide searched list, as well as Calvin Harris.
Madeon’s new track “Your On” featuring Kyan earns itself a BBC Radio 1 debut as track of the day.

David Guetta’s new album Listen sells 25,000 unit during it’s first week and climbs to the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance/electronic chart

Pete Tong debuts Above & Beyond’s “All Over the World” as the fourth release from their upcoming album.

Kaskade launches a new label called Arkade to satisfy the “dire need for new talent to be brought to the forefront” and will use the label to promote one-of-a-kind music.
Kaskade also gets into the holiday spirit with a free download of the track “A Little More.” Grab it from his Tumblr page for a limited time only.
Tiësto releases the 400th episode of his Club Life show with a slamming 400 tracks into a four-hour set.

Vinyl sales in the UK passed the 1 million sales mark for the first time since 1996.
Chicago’s Spring Awakening becomes the city’s first festival to impose and 18 and up age restriction for the safety of attendees.
Relive the action from Hard Day of the Dead, EDMBiz (watch for DJOYbeat) and Tomorrowworld in new aftermovies.
Zedd’s next project crosses over into hip-hop and coordinates with Def Jam rapper Logic.
For a good laugh, check out the video of Stereosonic attendee Jarrad Seng fooling fans at the festival who thought he was Steve Aoki, even when in the crowd during Aoki’s actual set.
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