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Claptone, Pete Tong and Hot Since 82 curate playlists on Deezer


Today Deezer, the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal global music streaming service, has announced a ground-breaking and unique partnership with Anglo Digital, one of the most prominent specialist dance and electronic music agencies, which will bring curated playlists from DJs including Claptone, Pete Tong and Hot Since 82 as well as from labels including Dekmantel Records, Warp Records, Toolroom and Defected. The more commercial end of the spectrum is also well catered for with playlists from Armin Van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Above And Beyond, Spinnin’ Records, Ultra and Armada Music.

Recently at International Music Summit stats where revealed during the annual business report which revealed that the global electronic music industry is now worth $7.1 billion, an increase of 60% in three years. The report also shared that in the USA 54% of all dance sales are streams, making it the fifth most popular streaming genre and that electronic music is the only genre to have shown huge growth in Google searches since 2009.

Jamie Chalmers from Anglo commented: “Historically, the dance / electronic industry has always established its own retail solutions tailored to the unique behaviour of its fans. From the vinyl record shop scene in the 90’s, to dance download sites like Beatport and now to streaming there is a clear gap and an opportunity to cater specifically for this huge global audience, joining the dots between the influencers and their fans. DJ playlist content exists but it’s difficult to find, Independent Labels are virtually invisible, so we are delighted that Deezer sees the potential and is committed to treating the genre and its fans with the depth of understanding and thought that it requires. We have consulted with a number of artists, labels and distributors already and welcome as much feedback as possible. This is just the start, we want to talk to everyone!”

Check out our 30 Years of Acid House Playlist on our Deezer Channel below:

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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