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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
How Many Times (Andhim Remix)
Black Butter
A bit of a story behind this; we started playing it almost a year ago and I ended up putting it on my mix album from Miami that I did alongside Gorgon City. It had a massive response and ended up as one of the most Shazamed tracks in Ibiza this season. It's coming back out again but it wasn't an Essential New Tune first time around, so we're going to put that right. It might have taken a year, but it deserves the spotlight.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:40 mins here.
Label: Ed Steward, James Harwood, Black Butter Records
Management: James Drummond, Andhim / John Woolf, Elderbrook
Publishing: Black Butter Publishing
Radio: Josh Clifford, James Paterson, Luke Neville, Listen Up
TV: Amy Collins, Your Army
Online: Tomas Fraser, James Mack, Listen Up
Live: Roman Trystram, CAA
30 Oct 2015
  • James Sealy, the former Chief Operating Officer of Three Six Zero Group, has joined Bkstg to launch an artist-to-fan mobile app in late fourth quarter. (Billboard)
  • Deadmau5 has filed a lawsuit claiming tens of millions of dollars in damages over unauthorized remixes and mashups that he asserts have violated among other things, his moral rights. (Billboard)
  • Barclays Center in Brooklyn has inked a name-in-title sponsorship deal with subscription streaming service Tidal that will see the arena’s theater configuration operate as the Tidal Theatre. (Billboard)
  • SFX has received indications of interest from multiple parties that are exploring a potential buyout of the company. (Hypebot)
  • A new online archive called Many Many Women is dedicated to female musicians actively working in the fields of avant-garde music. (Thump)
  • Earlier this year, San Diego’s Thrift Trader vinyl store collapsed due to the weight of vinyl records. Now, with the building set to be demolished, the store is having a closing sale. (Fact)
  • A new online radio station, Radio Quantica, is launching to highlight the new wave of talent from Portugal and lusophone countries. (Fact)
  • Ibiza president Vincent Torres and the city’s five mayors settled on an agreement last week that the island’s new club closing time will be 6:30am, posing a threat to venues like Space, Pacha, Amnesia and DC-10. (Resident Advisor)
  • HARD Events has announced that it will offer comp tickets and credentials to "qualifying media" for events such as HARD Day of the Dead in California following a previously reported "media blackout". (Billboard)
  • Carl Cox has announced the reasoning behind his decision to end his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • UK Government Minister encourages music venues to apply for funding. (Mixmag)
  • BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems presenter Danny Howard and former Radio 1 executive Nigel Harding have launched Nothing Else Matters Records in partnership with RCA UK. (RotD) The wider Nothing Else Matters brand “will focus on releasing tracks, curating events and representing dance and electronic music as the lifestyle we all live and breathe."
  • PAN artist and Holly Herndon collaborator Mat Dryhurst has launched v.1.0 of Saga, a self-hosting and publishing framework that gives you full control over how your videos behave in each different place they’re embedded online. (Fact)
  • YouTube’s Music Key shuts on November 30, leaving users outside the US without ad-free music streaming from YouTube as YouTube Red won’t yet have launched. (NextWeb)
  • In this new video from Roland, Daedelus examines the legendary TR-808 and its “remade” version, the AIRA TR-8. (Fact)
  • Music production education platform, FaderPro, has announced new courses and content following the involvement of new investors, team members and artists. (Data Transmission)
  • Earlier this year, Dave Smith Instruments introduced a “tribute” to their legendary Prophet-5 called the Prophet-6. Now, the company will release a desktop module version with all the same features of the Prophet-6 except for the keyboard. (Fact)
  • Amazon Prime Music has ‘several million people using it’, says Amazon’s digital music boss Steve Boom. (MusicAlly)
  • Deezer has put off plans for an imminent IPO "due to market conditions", saying: "The company will review its fundraising options in the future. Deezer is well funded and well positioned as it continues to pursue its growth strategy". (FTHypebot)
  • Following an attempt by its developer to completely open-source Aurous last weekend, the RIAA says a court order which bans distribution of the controversial software has been violated. Aurous has since offered to throw in the towel completely but the RIAA wants the defendants to be held in contempt of court. (TorrentFreak)
  • Twitch, the world’s biggest live-streaming platform for video games, launches a new hub where users can watch artists as they work. (Verge)
  • With Beats 1 proving something of a success for Apple MusicSpotify has decided to launch its own slate of original radio programming, In Residence. (Mixmag)
  • Non-subscribers to Apple Music have recently found that some vocal searches with Siri are impossible without a paid subscription to the streaming service. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • SoundCloud has hit out at supposed “repost networks”, and have begun to ban accounts that abuse the feature. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Dutch imprint Spinnin’ Records has announced their new sublabel, Spinnin' Premium, a service that will offer members "an exclusive two week period of free downloading our latest Spinnin' Premium releases." (Billboard)
  • New San Francisco venue the Midway will host a Halloween party this Saturday featuring Seth Troxler and Groove Armada. (Resident Advisor)
  • London’s Boiler Room has started teasing details of its upcoming 5th Birthday Party event. (Thump)
  • Krankbrother, B. Traits and Ivan Smagghe are all set play a 12-hour party at London’s Oval Space in support of charity group Arts Emergency. (Mixmag)
  • With only a few days left before the festivities kick off, the fifth edition of MIRA Barcelona has just released their final video teaser titled “Them.” (XLR8R)
  • Carl Cox is set to launch Pure Festival in Sydney and Melbourne next April. (Resident Advisor, Mixmag)
  • Why do people bother whipping their phone out for shot after terrible shot of a DJ in the booth? (Thump)
  • The single biggest impression one gets from BitTorrent's Artist Survey is how outrageously difficult it is to make a living as an artist in the 21st Century. (Billboard)
  • How artists really make money in the cloud – or don't. (Rolling Stone)
  • Spotify broke the law on songwriter licenses, therefore rights holders have to build another database? (Trichordist)
  • Detroit, Chicago and New York created modern Electronic Dance Music, yet no one seems to know that? (Magnetic)
  • Why Ibiza’s new clubbing laws won’t stop the party. (Pulse)
  • Can special task force revive London's ailing live music and club scene? (Pulse)
  • Ushuaïa will take control of the site of Space Ibiza from 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Manchester, UK, welcomes Awakenings to Victoria Warehouse in 2016. (Mixmag)
  • PC Music has announced a partnership with Columbia Records, with the first release coming from Danny L Harle. (Mixmag)
  • Deep tech producer Hugo Massen has signed a deal with indie giant XL Recordings for his Kontrol EP. (Resident Advisor)
  • Q&A: UK based DJ and producer Inigo Kennedy chats about new EP Clarion Call, out November 20. (XLR8R)
  • Loco Dice on Underground Suicide Squad and the process of making the new album. (Sun)
  • In Conversation: Carl Craig and Matthew Dear. (Resident Advisor)
  • Hear the 1995 mixtape that lit the EDM fuse and introduced America to Daft Punk. (Thump)
  • King Midas Sound interviewed at Unsound 2015 on their collaboration with Fennesz and how the live setup came about. (Fact)
  • Terraces and Techno: How Simple Things turned Bristol inside out. (Thump)
  • Afrika Bambaataa and Mark Ronson remember two influential generations of hip-hop dance parties ahead of being honoured next month for their contributions to New York City’s club scene. (Guardian)
  • Beyond the spotlight with Nic Burger (Universal Music Group/Kleek/AFEM). (Pulse)
  • Following a series of releases on other imprints, Berlin-based producer Alex Niggemann returns to his own imprint AEON Audio with his new Divergent EP. (XLR8R)
  • Seven Davis Jr has recruited close friends Karizma and Osunlade to remix highlights from his debut album on Ninja Tune, Universes. (Fact)
  • A-Trak has shared a Bloghaus Revival Mix, citing his favourite tracks from the era of blog haus, indie dance, distorted electro and fidget. (Thump)
  • Fort Romeau launches new label Cin Cin next month with a split 12″ from himself and Panorama Bar resident Nick Höppner. (XLR8R)
  • New York producer Anthony Naples will release new EP Smacks on December 8 via his own Proibito imprint. (XLR8R)
  • Up-and-coming house and techno producer Beatrice Dillon will inaugurate the MBE mixtape series, a new project by Naples-based artist Giovanni Napolano. (Fact)
  • Nina Las Vegas has announced the debut roster for new label NLV Records, with Melbourne artists Lewis Cancut, Swick and Air Max '97 joining Adelaide grime producer Strict Face and Nina herself to form the original NLVR family. (Mixmag)
  • Levantis has revealed a new track from upcoming LP Romantic Psychology 1. (Resident Advisor)
  • Janus mainstay M.E.S.H. is set to unleash his live set on the US, Canada, and Mexico starting next week as he tours his latest album Piteous Gate. (Fact)
  • Hotflush Recordings label head and techno maven Paul Rose (aka Scuba) has announced the final installment in his Claustrophobia remix series with track edits from Function and Radio Slave. (XLR8R)
  • A 94-track playlist of unreleased Deadmau5 music has been unearthed by a superfan. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • English producer Huxley has announced the launch of new label called No Idea’s Original, kicking off with a collaborative three track EP from himself and Dirtybird affiliate J. Philip titled What You Want. (Data Transmission)
  • Aphex Twin has uploaded a remix of 1988 Chicago house classic I Wanna Be With You by Street-Side-Boyz to his SoundCloud. (Fact)
  • Jackmaster is giving away a host of mixes for free download via WeTransfer in reaction to SoundCloud removing the original uploads from his account. (Mixmag)
  • Avicii has announced that the he will feature in his own video game on the Playstation 4. (Mixmag)
  • Unsound 2015 – Krakow, Poland (4.5* – Resident Advisor)
  • Simple Things Festival - Bristol (Guardian - 4* Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
  • Warehouse Project – Manchester, UK (Thump)
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