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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Drinkee (Addal Remix)
Sofi Tukker
Sofi Tukker
This comes from a New York City based duo, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. The pair met in an art gallery while studying at university and this is their debut release, although they've written a whole EP's worth of material that's still to come. This first surfaced in the summer on their SoundCloud page, and has just built and built and built. Italian DJ Addal is on remix duties, this is Drinkee from Soffi Tukker.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:25 mins here.
LabelHeavyRoc Records / Sofi Tukker, LLC
ManagementNeil HarrisJustina Heckard, Punkdafunk
OnlineNancy Lu, Fancy PR
LiveMeryl Luzzi, AM Only
18 Dec 2015
  • AudioBoom, which allows users to share online sound clips from music and audiobooks by embedding them into their own websites, had just £50,000 in sales in the first half of the year, sending the AIM share price down 24%. (FT) The company expects to become profitable in 2017 based on current user growth.
  • Songkick has raised a further $10m in funding from previous backer Access Industries. (TechCrunch, Billboard, Songkick)
  • Today's edition is the last Industry Insider of 2015. It will return on January 8 2016.
  • DJ Magazine's Best Of British award winners announced. (RotD)
  • Musicians vs. gun violence: Deadmau5 and more voice their thoughts. (
  • Mixmag's club of the year announced as Razmattazz in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Diplo has been named as the most Shazamed artist of 2015. (Billboard)
  • Online record marketplace Discogs has rededicated its efforts to its VinylHub record store directory. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Richard Branson is making a major push for Australia to decriminalise drugs. (Mixmag)
  • Australian nightclub owner, Murat Kilic, has slammed the draconian lockout laws that are killing the city's nightlife in a keynote speech at the IMS Asia-Pacific 2015 conference. (Pedestrian.TV)
  • City Councillor Anne Moran of Adelaide, South Australia has just called for a ban on EDM events during extreme heat. (
  • London nightclub Fabric has released a statement following a court ruling that it needn't use sniffer dogs and ID scanners, as previously proposed. (RA)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), is taking its global touring platform to Mumbai, India from April 7-10 2016. (RotD)
  • Kaskade and the electronic dance music industry talk growth, challenges in Asia-Pacific. (Forbes)
  • Dance music 'grows' faster than any other genre, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). (BBC)
  • Results from a new survey hint that streaming services slightly encourage record sales. (Thump)
  • Brussels bans Netflix, Sky & Spotify from ‘geo-blocking’ international travellers. (The Drum)
  • Pandora users who have liked music across multiple genres will find their unique mix on a new custom “Thumbprint Radio” station. The “hyper-personalised” station suggests other music that should also be of interest. (TechCrunch)
  • Following Pandora’s acquisition of Rdio last month, the service has now confirmed it will go offline on December 22. (VentureBeat)
  • Spotify has launched a new tool that claims to offer seamless party playlists. (Fact)
  • Ultra is preparing to present the North American debut of the “Arcadia Spider,” an expansive 360 degree stage design that resembles its namesake with leg extensions that reach out across the crowd, at Resistance 2016. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The second edition of the diverse Las Vegas boutique festival Further Future has just announced that this year's festivities will now include an exclusive performance British electronic act Leftfield. (XLR8R)
  • India's Enchanted Valley Carnival is supporting talent at a host of official after parties. (
  • Hunee, Helena Hauff, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and many more have been booked for Dekmantel’s Selectors event in Croatia next year. (XLR8R)
  • More than 50 names have been confirmed for the next Horizon Festival inBulgaria including Nina Kraviz and Levon Vincent. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Mexico’s BPM Festival has announced the second phase of its line-up. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • London's Soundcrash will launch a new festival in November 2016. (Fact)
  • Londoners heading to next year’s Notting Hill Carnival could be forced to buy a ticket for the first time ever, according to proposals being considered by local residents. (Fact)
  • 2015: The year of a million streaming services. All numbers aside, the market just isn’t that huge yet. (Medium - Cortney Harding)
  • 2015: EDM'S end of days. (Mixmag) Dance music's dayglo moment has passed, says Marcus K. Dowling
  • The near-death of raves: The fate of independent music venues in 2015. (Quietus)
  • Barbara Ellen: For Spotify, some artists are more equal than others. (Observer)
  • If Spotify is really preparing to change its policy on Premium-only content, it will be anything but an easy road for the service to navigate, David Balfour suggests. (RotD)
  • Music royalty payments are at an all-time high. So why are artists turning on the streaming companies? (HuffPo - Mike Montgomery, CALinnovates)
  • Calling Deadmau5 a hater is missing the point. (
  • The British electronic music scene is alive and kicking. (HuffPo - Carl Loben, DJ Mag)
  • Why is free water still not mandatory for music events? (Magnetic mag)
  • Get the lowdown on Europe's newest club, De School. (Thump)
  • The Top 20 albums of 2015, according to Resident Advisor.
  • The raver's holiday gift guide 2015. (
  • Harangue the DJ: Lena Willikens (Guardian Guide)
  • Mad Decent Boat Party: How our MadFam came together during a tragedy. (
  • 30 Minutes With: Skrillex. The bro-step pioneer discusses how he "stopped doing interviews becuase of the Guardian". (Guardian2)
  • Red Bull Sound Select spotlights Basecamp's lavish new single. (
  • Fighting to keep EDM alive: meet the group standing up for your right to rave. (
  • The moment that launched Daft Punk into stardom. (
  • Interview: Daniel Bortz. (XLR8R)
  • 11 festivals that changed the game in 2015. (Thump)
  • Fact’s 20 best house and techno tracks of 2015.
  • Dancing Astronaut’s top 10 albums of 2015.
  • Billboard’s 10 best electronic/dance albums of 2015.
  • Thump’s top 10 UK mixes of 2015. (Thump)
  • Kelvin Beat, one half of Dominican EDM duo Lash, on being DJs in their home country. (
  • NPR's favourite dance tracks of 2015.
  • Five dance music books you should be asking Father Christmas for. (Thump)
  • 20 best EDM and electronic albums of 2015. (Rolling Stone)
  • As Tale Of Us prepare to begin a new chapter, Mixmag celebrates its DJs of the year.
  • Top 10 In Sessions, Mixmag's flagship series, of 2015.
  • The best artwork of 2015. (Mixmag)
  • The top 20 compilations of 2015. (Mixmag)
  • 16 artists who will make your year in 2016. (Mixmag)
  • Mixmag's top 100 tunes of 2015.
  • Mixmag's top 10 DJs of 2015.
  • The best record labels of 2015. (Mixmag)
  • The top 5 breakthrough DJs of 2015. (Mixmag)
  • The top 50 albums of 2015. (Mixmag)
  • The year in electronic music. (Pitchfork)
  • 12 powerful quotes about the state of dance music from IMS Asia-Pacific. (Pulse)
  • 10 things we learned at IMS Asia-Pacific. (IMS)
  • Skrillex drops new remix with limited downloads. (
  • Swedish House Mafia’s Facebook page was hacked this week. (Thump)
  • Deadmau5 calls Justin Bieber a 'meat puppet,' blasts Skrillex for being a 'tool for someone else'. (Billboard)
  • The Semantica label has lined up experimental techno connoisseur Donato Dozzy and Northern Electronics regular Varg for its next two releases. (XLR8R)
  • Tim Hecker will release a new album in 2016 via new label home 4AD. (Fact)
  • Roy Davis Jr.’s garage classic Gabriel is getting a vinyl reissue. (Mixmag)
  • LA-based producer, Brian Allen Simon (aka Anenon,) is dropping a new full-length via the Friends of Friends imprint next year. (XLR8R)
  • Haywyre has premiered new track Endlessly and announced a tour and second album for 2016. (Billboard)
  • Skrillex and Chance The Rapper have teamed up to remix Hundred Waters’ Show Me Love. (Fact)
  • Watch Kygo perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Katy B has unveiled a new track made with Floating Points and Four Tet. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Deadmau5 briefly discharged himself from hospital this week to play a show, immediately flying back to the safety of his hospital bed post set. (Mixmag)
  • The coming-of-age French house film Eden has arrived on the BFI Player. (Fact)
  • Flume may have just revealed his next album’s release date and cover art. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Nina Kraviz and Kode9 announced as the new BBC Radio 1 residents. (Mixmag)
  • Todd Terje - Koko, London (Guardian - 4* Mark Beaumont)
  • Interval 100 – Bucharest (XLR8R)
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