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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Adagio for Square
Hungry Music / FFRR
07 Aug 2015
This week’s Essential New Tune comes from a young DJ and producer from the South of France called Worakls - who considers himself first and foremost a composer rather than a DJ and has played the piano since the age of three. He’s part of the Hungry Music Crew – a label he set-up and runs alongside Joachim Pastor and N’to. We actually first played this some months ago on BBC Radio 1 in its working title version titled 'The Theme'. If you’ve seen me out live this year, you might recognise it, I’ve been playing it out in demo version since January. Happy to now present you the real deal… This is huge.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen Again and forward to 37 mins and 22 seconds here
31 Jul 2015
  • Alibaba, the Chinese web commerce giant, has announced the formation of a division to focus on the music industry. (Billboard)
  • Recent reports are suggesting that SoundCloud could completely run out of money by the end of the year. (Fact)
  • The proposed sale of EDM promoter SFX has failed to attract any competing offers, putting the $490 million sale to its CEO one step closer to closing. (Billboard)
  • A Spanish businessman is trying to secure the rights to the Ibiza Shore name in an attempt to stop the planned MTV show from going ahead. (Mixmag)
  • Nile Rodgers has connected with RobHallett and Robomagic Live to promote his brand new FOLD Festival, taking place Long Island NY. (RotD)
  • Photos emerged over the weekend of popular Las Vegas venue The Cosmopolitan engulfed in smoke and flames. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The BBC have released David Guetta: Made In Ibiza, a documentary about the French artist. (Mixmag)
  • Pete Tong defends Radio 1's 'Ibiza Prom' of ibiza classics live from Royal Albert Hall. (BBC)
  • Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has published details of its operations in the first half of 2015, including pressuring local web hosts to take down 128 file-sharing sites. (TorrentFreak)
  • Review – Pioneer DJ: XDJ-RX (Dancing Astronaut)
  • This CD/record hybrid from guitarist Yonatan Gat can be played on a turntable and a CD player. (Fact)
  • Alpha Recording System have unveiled plans for a new table top DJ mixer. (XLR8R)
  • Native Instruments have offered a first look at how their new multi-track audio format Stems will work. (Fact)
  • Big name DJs such as TiestoDavid Guetta, Richie Hawtin and Steve Angello have started helping music technology companies get off the ground with funding help. (Billboard)
  • YouTube's CEO says mobile revenue is growing 100% year-on-year, as a new app is launched. (Billboard)
  • Spinnin' Records has been honoured for reaching 10m subscribers on its Youtube channel. (RotD) The Dutch label received the 'Diamon Playbutton' from YouTube's CEO Susan Wojcicki.
  • Leaked documents show a subscription tier for SoundCloud later this year, although there's no details of what the pricing would be or the split between rightsholders. A free version may give users access to a capped number of streams and downloads each month. (TechTimesMusicAlly)Separately, SoundCloud is "now close to exhausting its available financing, according to three individuals close to the organisation". (DMN)
  • Amazon has launched its Prime Music streaming service in the UK. (Fact)
  • SFX Entertainment and Spotify have announced a content distribution deal involving music and video content from Beatport. (Data Transmission)
  • Richie Hawtin delivered a masterclass in live performance during a recent talk to students of Point Blank Music School at UCLA. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • 5 up-and-coming acts you may want to check out at this year’s Lollapalooza. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Jack U are set to make their Ibiza debut at Together’s 5th birthday party at Amnesia next month. (Mixmag)
  • Matias Aguayo will play late-night party Resolute in New York after his appearance at PS1 next month. (Resident Advisor)
  • It’s The Ship Festival has announced its complete 2015 lineup. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • John Beltran will headline this weekend’s Speakerbox Astronauts party in Detroit. (Resident Advisor)
  • A rundown of the top 10 most Shazamed tracks at Tomorrowland. (Your EDM)
  • Couldn’t make it to this year’s Tomorrowland? Transport yourself there with these recorded sets from the weekend. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • What does a SoundCloud subscription mean for music blogs? (HBF)
  • Apple Music nightmare: adding music doesn't work as expected, I lost access to 4,700 songs after turning off the service. (LoopInisght)
  • Debating the merits and authenticity of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. (Your EDM)
  • Do bad DJs deserve to be defended? (Thump)
  • Do these two events signal the end of EDM as we know it? (Thump)
  • The commercialisation of music festivals and the rise of super concerts. (HuffPo)
  • The best remixes of far. (Pulse)
  • The underground's 10 leading ladies. (Pulse)
  • The wildest photos from Sea Dance Montenegro. (Pulse)
  • Interview with Hannah Wants. (Pulse)
  • The future of clubbing in Berlin. (DJ Broadcast)
  • As Detroit readies itself for Charivari’s second summer festival, two who were there take a look back at the seminal shindig’s early days. (XLR8R)
  • 'Detroit forced us to develop our own sound and style' say Octave One. (Sun)
  • An in-depth look into the sadness behind the solitary shuffler. (Thump)
  • Your taste in music could reflect the way your brain works, according to researchers from Cambridge University. (Fact)
  • Deadmau5 opens up about the over saturation of the EDM scene in this in-depth interview. (Your EDM)
  • How techno re-vitalised Berlin, and what Detroit and L.A. can learn from their experience. (Resident Advisor)
  • 20 years later, here are 12 albums that have stood the test of time. (Mixmag)
  • Jamie xx bridges dance music's past and future at Echoplex in LA (LATimes)
  • Solomun announces new EP and tour dates. (Pulse)
  • Disclosure have unveiled the video for their next single Omen, featuring Sam Smith on vocals. (XLR8R)
  • Tasker’s set at Secret Garden Party over the weekend didn’t turn out quite as he’d hoped. (Thump)
  • Brooklyn’s deep house outpost Frank & Tony have released a new compilation of tracks from their label Scissor and Thread. (Fact)
  • Deadmau5 has released the Deadmau5 Dieback Music Pack, containing 35 minutes of new original productions, for the popular Dota 2 game. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Avicii debuted three new tracks from his upcoming album at Tomorrowland. (Your EDM)
  • Jacques Renault will deliver his debut album Zentrum this September via New York-based label Let’s Play House. (Fact)
  • Deadmau5 has called out CDJ reliant DJs for ruining EDM in his latest rant. (Thump)
  • After a brief hiatus, DVA is back with his new Allayallrecords EP on Hyperdub. (XLR8R)
  • DANGERDOOM’s The Mask and The Mouse has been re-released as a 12” double LP. (XLR8R)
  • Ibiza authorities have forced Carl Craig to cancel his Detroit Love Affair party. (Mixmag)
  • The Chemical Brothers - Born in the Echoes (Times2 - 4* Will Hodgkinson, Guardian2 - 2* Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Observer - 4* Kitty Empire)
  • Vinyl Williams – Into (Guardian2 - 2* Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
  • LHF – For The Thrown (Resident Advisor – 3.9*)
  • Ricardo Villalobos - The Zoo Project, Ibiza (Pulse)
  • Secret Garden Party - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (Times2 - 5* Ed Potton)
  • Prom 16: Late Night with Radio 1, Pete Tong. (ArtsDesk - Matthew Wright)
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