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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Paul C & Paolo Martini
Hot Creations
We first played this in the mix last week and it has been absolutely destroying it at my shows recently. It had a good run last weekend, going from Sacramento to San Francisco up to Vancouver then finishing up in Denver. It's out on Hot Creations and the team there are feeding back great reports for it too. It's called Pinball, enjoy it. 
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: Leon Oakey, Hot Creations
Radio: Jess Lamb, Maouris PR 
TV: Melissa Maouris, Maouris PR
Online: Melissa Maouris, Maouris PR
20 Nov 2015
  • TuneCore's Q3 results show sales and streams rose by 90% year-on-year, though payouts to artists only rose by 6.1% to $34.7m. (IBT)
  • Crowdmix, the soon-to-be-launched music-focused social networking app, has appointed Dick Wingate as President, Artist & Entertainment Services for North America. (RotD)
  • Discogs has hit $43m worth of sales this year, with vinyl accounting for 79% of sales on the online retailer. (Mixmag)
  • SFX Entertainment is apparently nearing bankruptcy after a poor third quarter. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Robert FX Sillerman has withdrawn his latest offer to buy back the remaining pieces of his concert promotion company SFX Entertainment, according to a filing with the SEC. (Billboard)
  • Dimitri Hegemann, the founder of Germany’s club/label Tresor, has announced that he has started in raising the funds for a techno museum in Berlin. (XLR8R)
  • An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman who went overboard on a Mad Decent Boat Party. (Billboard)
  • Live Nation has vowed to increase security at its venues following the terror attacks in Paris. (Fact)
  • IMS Asia-Pacific has revealed the first line-up of speakers for 2015. (Pulse)
  • Berlin's Native Instruments has released a new version of iOS-based production tool iMaschine. (Data Transmission) It has also introduced its latest performance synthesizer for Reaktor, FLESH. (XLR8R)
  • Following user requests and lack of information, Sonos have now tweeted “We're working with Apple to bring Apple Music to Sonos by the end of the year”. 
  • WeTransfer, which serves 85m users each month, has announced its own music player for partners. (TwitterBloomberg speculates that the company has no plans to make money from music, but aims to compete with major streaming services, social networks and video sites for potential hits.
  • Spotify gives artists on the platform access to the data they generate with Fan Insights dashboard. (Billboard, TechCrunch)
  • Pandora is acquiring assets of music streaming service Rdio for $75m in cash. (VarietyBusinessWireBillboardTechCrunchFT) The acquisition includes “technology and intellectual property from Rdio,”  though Rdio’s existing licences with rightsholders are not part of the acquisition. As part of the acquisition process, Rdio is filing for bankruptcy, likely to rid itself of accumulated debt. Rdio will also shut down its existing service in all markets.
  • Audiofly’s Flying Circus NYE event in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico has added Carl Craig, M.A.N.D.Y. and Lake People to its line-up. (XLR8R)
  • California's Snowglobe has announced its full artist line-up with Jack ÜDillon Francis and Eric Prydz amongst the additions. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The Winter Social Festival in Maidstone, UK, has just announced another round of additions to its line-up, including Joris Voorn, Yousef and Rob Cockerton. (Thump)
  • Insomniac is set to return in the spring of 2016 with Beyond Wonderland in Southern California. The two-day festival, slated to take place March 18 - 19, will land back at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Time Warp US has announced a location change following local protests, with the event now taking place at the 39th Street Pier Warehouse in Brooklyn on November 20 - 21. (XLR8R)
  • How Songkick 2.0 is merging the needs of fans and artists. (FastCo)
  • Apple's iTunes is alienating its most music-obsessed users. (Wired)
  • Pandora is making acquisitions and experimenting with its model to fend off rivals. (FT)
  • Can music be damaging to your mental health? (
  • Are there dark clouds on the horizon for SoundCloud? (Observer - Stuart Dredge)
  • 20 years on, how important is ADE? (Thump)
  • What is the future of London clubbing? (i-D - Joe Muggs)
  • Why Rdio: the inside story. (Verge)
  • Ibiza is evolving from a party destination to a playground for the wealthy elites - and its nightlife is feeling the growing pains. (Thump)
  • Renowned Atlanta EDM-centre Opera Nightclub has become the first American club to permanently install a Pure Groove sound system. (YourEDM)
  • Somebody snuck a 360° camera into Coachella and you can watch it all here. (YourEDM)
  • Interview: Blondish. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Apparat talks innovation, enjoyment and discusses upcoming record ‘Moderat’. (Thump)
  • An interview with a ghost producer. (UKF)
  • Bonobo talks Outlier brand, Output residency & next album. (Billboard)
  • How $500,000-a-night DJ Kaskade - a 44-year-old Mormon father of three - became electronic dance music’s most unassailable superstar. (Buzzfeed)
  • Seven years in the making: a deep dive into Djakarta Warehouse Project’s history and Indonesia’s thriving electronic music scene. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The first episode of The Vinyl Factory’s Analogue series sees sampling specialist Matthew Herbert in his studio during the summer of 2014, just a few feet from the incoming tide on Whitstable’s pebbly shoreline. (Fact)
  • Steve Aoki discusses the economics behind his million-dollar brand and the financial impact streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify are having on artists. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • How 56 nights in a Dubai jail changed DJ Esco's life forever. (Fader)
  • How dub master Kode9 became the hero of zero. (Guardian)
  • DJ 3LAU living the millennial dream: making millions at the party. (Forbes)
  • Christine Kakaire tracks down one of Detroit's most respected artists: Andrés. (RA)
  • Alex Smoke will release new album Love Over Will via R&S Records on January 22. (XLR8R)
  • Ricardo Villalobos has remixed Mystic Bill’s acid house banger Take Me Back for a reissue on Invade Records. (Fact)
  • Garage maestro DJ EZ has uploaded a pair of new mixes to his SoundCloud page. (Thump)
  • Grime producer Dark0 is giving away a remix of Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean for free. (Mixmag)
  • Hunter/Game has released a teaser video for its new live set, which was debuted at the DGTL showcase at this year’s ADE Festival. (XLR8R)
  • Kurupt FM are set to play their first ever headline show at London’s Koko on February 4. (Mixmag)
  • A 1999 video of John Peel interviewing Aphex Twin about creativity and suburban boredom has resurfaced online. (Thump)
  • Midland and Robbie Redway have announced their debut album as AKASE, titled Graspers and available via K7! Records on January 22. (Fact)
  • Bristolian techno don JoeFarr has joined Bloc's burgeoning label for release number three. (Data Transmission)
  • Black Butter Records has released a new 12-track compilation titled 'Spread Love Vol. 6'. The release showcases the label's eclectic tastes, with the tracklist featuring artists as varied as electronica artist Poté, Kalyde, bass house duo Cause & Affect and gritty trio Sly One. (Mixmag)
  • Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has announced a new film titled End Of Summer, which the Berlin-based musician has directed and scored himself. (XLR8R)
  • Mala recorded his first Boiler Room set last month during a Deep Medi special, and it’s now available to stream in full. (Fact)
  • Disclosure recently stopped by to discuss the creative process behind Caracal, in addition to their experience working with stars such as Lorde and The Weeknd. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix has announced that he is launching his own label. (Your EDM)
  • French future house magnate Tchami has launched his Confession label as a platform for his future house vision. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Nicky Romero has spoken about his struggle with anxiety. (Mixmag)
  • Colorado-based artist Corey Baker, better known as Kill Paris, has recently changed his stage name to Chill Harris in light of the tragic attacks in Paris on Nov 13. (Billboard)
  • Grimes (Times - Dan Cairns, Independent - 4* Andy Gill)
  • Floating Points (FT - 4* Ludovic Hunter-Tilney)
  • Arca (Guardian2 - 4* Rachel Aroesti)
  • Jamie Woon - Scala, London (Times2 - 2* Will Hodgkinson)
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