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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Too Much Information (Laolu Remix)
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
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This is actually something that's not new… It was initially played last year and then eventually got a release in February on Innervisions. It's clearly one of the big stand out winners from the opening few weeks of the Ibiza season 2016, being one of the most-Shazamed tunes of the period. It's turning into a bit of an anthem so needs some recognition. The Essential New Tune is as much about recognising the most important records of the year as it is about bringing weekly world exclusives. So, here it is, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Too Much Information. This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:30 mins here.
Label: Lucie Turczyk, Innervisions
Publishing: D Sosimi, F Elias, Innervisions
Michael Quack, Innervisions
17 Jun 2016
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  • Dallas based company Hand Drawn Records have announced plans to build the first automated pressing plant in 30 years, to cope with the backlog of orders in the wake of vinyl resurgence. (Mixmag)
  • Diplo named dance artist of the year in Billboard's third annual power list of DJs and execs. (Billboard) Gatekeepers named include: Zane Lowe & Julie Adenuga at Apple Music, founder/CEO of SoundCloud Alexander Ljung and Annie Mac & Pete Tong at Radio 1.
  • Abbey Road Red, the incubation programme supporting music tech start ups, entrepreneurs and innovative research, has a deadline of 17 June for submissions. (RotD
  • Martin Garrix teams up with YouTube to create a video game inspired track for their programme at L.A’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. (Billboard)
  • Designed for producers constantly on the move, KORG have released plugKEY, a portable miniature widget plug, designed for iPads and iPhones. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • The IOS version of Novation’s Launchpad app has been given an upgrade, with brand new features including a real-time stretch audio engine. (DJMag)
  • Swedish synth company Elektron has announced it’s discontinuing two of the most iconic electronic devices, the Machinedrum and the Monomachine. (FACT)
  • Audio creation app Auxy and the DJ toolkit djay Pro were among the winners at this year’s Apple Design Awards. (Billboard)
  • Twitter has invested around $70m in SoundCloud, as part of a round that should end up in the $100m-range, according to sources. (Recode, NYTimes) The round is expected to value SoundCloud at about $700m.
  • Mano Le Tough, Heidi, Tiga, Midland, Pender Street Steppers and Ben UFO are among those playing the Glastonbury Beat Hotel. (Mixmag)
  • Full line up announced for Tomorrowland festival, set to take place in Boom, Belgium from July 22-24. Featuring the likes of: Solomun, Maceo Plex, Alesso, GTA, Alison Wonderland and Deadmau5 back-to-back with Eric Prydz. (Mixmag)
  • ABODE has outlined the schedule for its Friday night residency at Sankeys Ibiza this summer that runs from June 24 to September 16, featuring Lauren Lane, Huxley and Oliver Dollar amongst others. (Mixmag)
  • Goa is looking to change the way it hosts major festivals, announcing that there will be no EDM events between December 15 and January 15, due to the high number of tourists at that time. (Billboard)
  • The non-profit company associated with Nevada’s Burning Man will be crossing the Atlantic and touching down in the Netherlands. Burning Man Netherlands has been setup to convey the 10 principles of its American counterpart. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • London's Wireless Festival is to go ahead in Finsbury Park after a legal challenge was dismissed by the High Court. (IQ)
  • The inaugural Mixmag Malta Weekender will take place July 20-24 in Uno. (Mixmag)
  • A California club bans DJs who use laptops … but why? (Guardian - Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
  • In Light Of Tragedy: To The Weekend And The Dancefloor – Valerie Lee discusses the effect of recent attacks in clubs and encourages defiance in the face of fear. (Mixmag)
  • Haçienda resident Dave Haslam meets music multi-tasker Seth Troxler at IMS Ibiza. (Dummy Mag)
  • Longtime resident Carl Cox, Space Ibiza owner Pepe Roselló and Safehouse Management founder Lynn Cosgrave talk 27 years of Space Ibiza at IMS Ibiza 2016.  (Pulse Radio)
  • Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub could be threatened by a new “family entertainment district” being built in the surrounding area. (Fact)
  • Amsterdam’s Cruquiusglide announces closure. The relatively new club, located in the industrial district of east Amsterdam, is being forced to close its doors over the noise restrictions and unexpected financial issues. (Mixmag)
  • Marco Bailey speaks to Pulse Radio, says: ‘It doesn’t always have to be Tech House.’ (Pulse Radio)
  • DJ Harvey is returning to Ibiza for summer 2016, and speaks to Johnny Lee about what to expect. (Mixmag)
  • Documenting the first six months of emerging collective Bala Club – radio show, label and disrupters of the London electronic underground. (Mixmag)
  • Invention on the dancefloor: how gay clubs shaped music. (Guardian2 - Alexis Petridis)
  • Gilles Peterson is one of the musical curators of a new 'arts and wellbeing' holiday island. He tells Hugh Montgomery about the albums that make his summertime sing. (i)
  • Watch DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels perform Nobody Speak on Jimmy Fallon, a track from DJ Shadow’s forthcoming album The Mountain Will Fall. (Pitchfork)
  • James Blake played an eight-song set for Annie Mac’s Headliners programme. (Pitchfork)
  • Cassy’s Essential Mix debut was a love-letter to her early influences. (Pulse Radio)
  • Maher Daniel has revealed details from his debut album due out in November as part of a new project that encompasses a label, event series and educational platform. (Resident Advisor)
  • Artists respond to Diplo regarding his comments on EDM and the industry. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Rush Hour Music is launching a compilation series, with the first edition coming from Hunee. (Mixmag)
  • With a new track debuted at Wildlife festival and on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, Disclosure have announced the release of a three track EP featuring Eats Everything, via PMR and Island Records.(Mixmag)
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