Pulse Music News Minute: Week of Jan. 6, 2015

Did you make a resolution to keep up with all your favorite EDM artists? We can help with that, as we’ve got all the news you need to know for the week in just a minute. Read up on the tidbits below, or tune in to Pulse 96.7 FM in Vegas and Pulse 87 NY online.

XS Nightclub has undergone a $10 million production redesign that includes a flame and pyrotechnics system, a new booth with 14,000 LED lights, a kabuki drop in front of the booth with projection mapping, crowd-scanning lasers and more.


Doorn Records releases The New Year’s EP featuring “Empires” by Magnificence & Jaz von D and “Manifesto” by Bobby Puma.

Above & Beyond rang in the New Year in Sydney, Australia with a midnight “push the button” moment with two lucky twin sister fans joined them for “Blue Sky Action.”
Dim Mak drops its Greatest Hits 2014 Compilation that includes “Ratchet” by Borgore, “Are We Faded” by Keys N Krates, Ookay’s “Egg Drop Soup” and more for a total of 22 tracks.
DJ Sneak drops a special mix for the 50th episode of Gangstercast from the I’m a House Gangster crew.

If you liked “This Could Be Love” from Borgeous & Shaun Frank featuring Delaney Jane, you can now nab the extended mix out on Spinnin’ Records
French rising star Michael Calfan releases his remix of Oliver Heldens’ “Koala” out now and available on Beatport.
Electric Zoo is following Ultra’s suit and expanding the festival to Japan for Electric Zoo Tokyo Beach on May 5, 2015.
Get your Deadmau5 fix this week with his live set from “5 Years of Mau5” in Guatamala for 83 minutes of classics, old and new. Check it out and download it for free on djdl.org.
If you didn’t make it to Pier 36 for New Year’s, you can listen to set from Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens and Julian Jordan now on Soundcloud.

Dillon Francis is filming a pilot for an MTV show that starts filming this month, but don’t expect Hanzel; Dillon wants to “keep the rights” to his alter egos.
Tickets to Goldenvoice and FNGRSCRSSD’s new festival, CRSSD, takes place in San Diego March 14 and 15 and includes an anti-EDM lineup of Chromeo, Seth Troxler, Justin Martin, Hot Natured and more. Two-day passes are $135.
Not that it comes as a shocker, but music sales are down, streaming services are up according to Nielsen SoundScan, with a 54% increase in streaming from 2013 to 2014. Album sales dropped 11% and digital album and single sales at 9 and 12% drops.
Speaking of streaming music, check out Eric Prydz and Jeremy Olander’s Essential Mix for Pete Tong with plenty of IDs, personal edits and fan-submitted material.

You can also check in on Jack Ü’s New Year’s Eve set at Madison Square Garden via SoundCloud.

Wannabe producers, listen up: You can try your hand at remixing the Dillon Francis remix of Deadmau5’s “Some Chords.” So besides being totally meta and remixing a remix, the winner gets their track released on Beatport, where the contest is being run, plus some new gear. You have until January 26 to enter.
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