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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Like An Animal (Yotto Remix)
Rüfüs Du Sol
Sweat It Out
Rüfüs Du Sol are an Australian band whose star has been rising fast over the last six months. They're playing some incredible shows and getting great reactions. There's been a stack of pretty special remixes out there, and this is another one. Big tune from their debut album, Like An Animal, this is the Yotto remix. I think you're gonna like this. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:00 mins here.

LabelBec Adams, Columbia Records 
Management: Rüfüs Du Sol: Danny Robson, Team Leisurely Yotto: Dom Donnelly, Involved Management
PublishingAngela Glaister, Sweat It Out via Kobalt
RadioRoo Farndon, Rood Media
OnlineSarah Richardson, Bleached Communications
LiveRoman Trystran, CAA
22 Jan 2016
  • Raoul Chatterjee has joined SoundCloud as Director of Content Partnerships. (RotD) He was previously SVP of Music at 7digital Group.
  • Spotify has acquired two companies. (RotD) Firstly, Cord Project, which designs and build products exploring audio on connected devices. Secondly, Soundwave, which focuses on developing innovative technology and products to aid music discovery.
  • Prolifica Management has added a writer/DJ/producer division and new staff members. (RotD)
  • SFX Entertainment has raised $20m "for itself and certain of its operating subsidiaries, obtaining capital for its working and general corporate purposes". (Billboard)
  • An Australian woman has urged her fellow citizens to support pill testing following the death of her son at a music festival. (YourEDM)
  • Official warnings have been issued about a “dodgy” batch of ecstasy pills in Scotland that are reportedly blue, oval-shaped and larger than usual. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Singapore 2016 signs viagogo as the official ticketing provider. (RotD)
  • A study has suggested that regulators need to ensure music videos show warnings when they have alcohol and tobacco references. (Billboard)
  • EU governments don’t have to impose a levy on blank media to compensate copyright holders for losses from private copies, the European Court of Justice has decreed. It paves the way for the UK to “legalise home taping” without imposing a levy on gadgets or media - after its earlier attempt to introduce the copying exception was ruled unlawful last July. (Register)
  • For the first time in history, “old” music is outselling new artist releases. (Thump)
  • Sydney-based dance label Hussle Recordings has announced a new ‘strategic partnership’ with Universal Music Sweden. (MBW)
  • Forbes' list of the 30 most influential Europeans in entertainment includes Avicii, Afrojack and DJ Snake. (Mirror)
  • The Night Time Industries Association have launched a new campaign to save Britain's venues. (Thump)
  • Richie Hawtin has announced a new technology venture with Allen & Heath and parent company Audiotonix, called Play Differently. (Mixmag) Hawtin and team's new technology promises "to take the artistry of DJing and performance to the next level"
  • Roland has released a complete set of its recently revived System-500 Eurorack modules. (Fact)
  • Austrian audiophile company Horch House is trying to help resurrect the last frontier in obsolete audio players: the reel-to-reel tape deck. (Fact)
  • OurMix is a praised music discovery service for Spotify users that helps you find what friends are discovering, then matches that up with your own interests to offer better recommendations. (TechCrunch)
  • A composer, audio innovator and founder of the website HDtracks believes binaural audio will elevate virtual reality to the next level. (FT)
  • iTunes Radio will no longer be free, as of January 28. In an email to customers, Apple said that the Pandora-like service will only be available for Apple Music subscribers, which costs $9.99 per month. (TechCrunch) Apple is shutting down its mobile advertising network ‘iAd App Network’ on 30 June.
  • The number of Apple Music subscribers has reportedly reached 300,000 in Russia, making it the fifth largest market for the service. (Billboard)
  • PRS for Music and YouTube have confirmed a new extension to their current multi-territory licensing deal and ongoing music partnership. (RotD, M)
  • New Amsterdam club De School has revealed its March line-up, featuring Steffi, Job Jobse and Beatrice Dillon. (Mixmag)
  • Apparitions Festival, a new four-day event taking place in Mexico in early spring, recently announced the second phase of its DJ lineup with the likes of Sebastian Mullaert, Luke Hess and Droog all set to play. (XLR8R)
  • Bonnaroo has unveiled its full 2016 line-up, featuring LCD Soundsystem as one of the headliners. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Love International 2016, which will take place June 29 - July 6 in Tisno, Croatia, has revealed its full line-up, with new additions including Bicep, Eats Everything, Jackmaster, Roman Flügel and Axel Boman. (XLR8R)
  • Caribou has been added to the Further Future line-up, set to take place beyond Las Vegas at the Moapa River Indian Reservation from April 29 - May 1. (XLR8R)
  • Why has Bitcoin failed? (Medium - Mike Hearn, Bitcoin developer)
  • Can there be any defence of EDM? (HuffPo - Jess Melia)
  • SoundCloud's new Universal deal means streaming won't be free for much longer. (Yahoo)
  • Everyone is doomed (except Adele): the cold, hard truth about the Nielsen Music Report. (Stereogum)
  • Deezer's N. American CEO, Tyler Goldman, explains the future of streaming (and those confusing subscriber numbers). (Billboard) "At some point I think these services will have lots of types of audio content and it would only make sense that the rights holder would get paid based on actually what's being consumed of their content, not of others."
  • Is the music industry finally learning to live in a digital world? (Independent - Ben Chu)
  • We need to talk about booking fees. (
  • What exactly is responsible for the death of so many British nightclubs? (Thump)
  • Explore the Asia-Pacific market with AFEM presents developing the eco-system. (IMS)
  • Artist to artist: East meets West at IMS Asia-Pacific 2015. (IMS)
  • A new NYC nightclub is made entirely out of recyclable materials. (YourEDM)
  • A former London afterparty venue called Public Life is being sold for £1. (Mixmag)
  • As dance music booms, Pacha bets on Macau over New York. (Yahoo)
  • Harangue the DJ: Danny Howard. (Saturday Guardian)
  • Run DMC, WhoSampled and the need for positive conversations around music sampling. (Forbes)
  • Q&A: how Numbers label boss Jackmaster became one of the world’s most in-demand DJs. (Mixmag)
  • Q&A: Danielle Antezza, the man behind Dadub and Inner8, discusses the launch of his new label Holotone. (XLR8R)
  • Has there ever been a dance record with decent lyrics? (Thump)
  • Fatboy Slim: DJ fights, Banksy and the fall of EDM. (RedBull)
  • 10 things we learned from Billboard Dance Editor Matt Medved's Reddit AMA. (Billboard)
  • Eight artists taking American dance music to the next level in 2016. (Mixmag)
  • A history of British nightlife according to Dave Haslam. (Thump)
  • Kygo delivers dance beats, with a side order of pan flute, claims Michaelangelo Matos. (NYTimes)
  • From 8Bit To EDM: Gaming's electronic music history. (Magnetic Magazine)
  • From the bar to the 12-bar: Why dance music loves the blues. (Guardian)
  • Let there be house: How Frankie Knuckles started a revolution. (Beatport)
  • Fresh off the back of Le Grand To Do, his recent album for Mule MusiqOskar Offermann plays Secretsundaze at Village Underground for the first time on January 30, while Detroit’s Delano Smith jets in for the headline slot. (Fact)
  • Revered Chicago house legend Larry Heard has announced the release of a new EP under his well-known Mr. Fingers moniker, which will drop via Alleviated Records in late February. (XLR8R)
  • Global DJ Broadcast host Markus Schulz will release his sixth studio album later this year, and is set to unveil its official title and release date in the next two weeks. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Newcomers on the dance scene Uli K and Mechatok have linked up for new track Fix Up. (Mixmag)
  • Nina Kraviz recently launched her residency at BBC Radio 1, and in her first transmission, unreleased material from her still-young TRIP label was heavily in rotation. (XLR8R)
  • Deadmau5 has revealed shots of his new, “99% complete” recording studio on Twitter, and has teased a brand new track in the process. (YourEDM)
  • Favoured selector Ben UFO and experimental producer Beatrice Dillon have both contributed mixes for an upcoming tape on Dutch collective label Wichelroede, marking their first physical release. (XLR8R)
  • Canadian label Arbutus Records is set to reissue Grimes’ pre-Visions catalogue on vinyl through the first half of this year, with debut album Geidi Primes set be the first release on February 5. (Fact)
  • Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has shared two new collaborative tracks he says will be part of an upcoming 12″. Mothers was made with Melbourne-based producer Designer, while Disparate finds Hebden working with UK-producer and Hyperdub-alum Champion. (Fact)
  • Mike Huckaby has released the second edition of his acclaimed My Life With the Wave mix series. (Thump)
  • Coca-Cola has recruited Avicii to pen the music for its latest advertising campaign, Taste The Feeling. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Fatima Al Qadriri has unveiled a new track titled Battery, taken from forthcoming album Brute, due out on March 4. (Thump)
  • Underworld have shared the first single from their upcoming album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future due out March 18. The single is titled I Exhale and is an edited version of the album’s eight-minute opener. (Fact)
  • Japanese imprint Mule Musiq has announced the upcoming release of the seventh edition of the I’m Starting To Feel OK mix series due to land March 18. Fort Romeau, Gold Panda, Prins Thomas and more will feature in the latest edition of the mix series. (XLR8R)
  • Skrillex‘s OWSLA will release a 15-track compilation titled Worldwide Broadcast on January 29, previewing what’s to come for the rest of the year. (Fact)
  • Paris label Versatile is marking 20 years in the business with a very desirable reissue, set to feature Daft Punk’s filter-happy 1996 remix of I:Cube’s Disco Cubizm, on the A-side of the 12″, while the B-side has an unreleased DJ Gregory remix of Cheek’s ‘Venus Sunshine People’. (Fact)
  • Bugged Out Weekender - Butlins, Bognor Regis (Guardian - 3* Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
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