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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Just Say
Ministry of Sound
We opened the show with this last week, but we had such an amazing reaction to it - and it's such a tune - that we had to make it this week's ENT. It's the brand new release from KDA and the follow up to his Katy B and Tinie Tempah featuring No.1 single Rumble, so we're expecting big things for this. I just love the vibe of this, really cool underground backing track and a big, big vocal. This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:20 mins here.
LabelHannah Colson, Ministry Of Sound
Management: Steven Braines
Publishing: Ministry of Sound (MoS Publishing)
RadioMichael PickardChristian Nockall, Your Army
TVLaura Ohnona
OnlineNoam Klar, Toast
05 Aug 2016
  • Crowdmix, the London music streaming and social network startup that went into administration in July, has been sold to Nick Candy, the billionaire property tycoon who was also its main investor. (Business Insider)
  • A group of financial managers and music industry players, including Windish Agency, artist-management group Tmwrk and music management consultancy Mtheory, are starting The Unison Fund, an investment fund geared to financing tours, album production, videos and other ventures for emerging artists. (WSJ) The group has secured $25m in commitments from investors for its initial fund and is said to be considering acquiring music festivals such as those owned by SFX Entertainment.
  • Hard Rock Cafe could be held liable for Steve Aoki’s neck-breaking stage dive in 2012, after the victim’s lawyer told a jury that they should have known the Dim Mak label boss would attempt the stunt. (DJmag)
  • A meeting has been set up by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) to discuss The Promotion Event Risk Assessment Form 696, a document aimed at minimising violence at events in London. (Mixmag)
  • Shambhala is asking attendees of the Canadian festival to help crowd-fund a miniature mobile mass spectrometer, a drug screening device that would detect the presence of opioid fentanyl. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event is one of five Dutch festivals denied FPK funding for 2017–2020. (IQ) It had applied for €300,000.
  • Behringer's forthcoming synthesiser is the DeepMind12 - a 12-voice, analogue polyphonic design available with a four-octave keyboard. (RA)
  • Pioneer DJ have announced their latest direct drive turntable, the PLX-500, priced at just under £300. (Mixmag)
  • Streaming became Sony Music’s No.1 source of recorded music revenue in its last financial quarter, generating around $3.3m a day for the company, according to (MBW).
  • Lost, the music-discovery app, streaming service, publisher aggregator, concert tracker and ticket vendor, is a one-stop shop for music obsessives. (BusinessInsider)
  • Live DJ streaming platform Chew TV is integrating Mixify’s community, its closest and largest competitor, into its own. (Medium - Wil Benton, Chew co-founder)
  • Resident Advisor run through its Top 10 festivals for September. (RA)
  • Giegling will host back-to-back showcases at German favourite Panorama Bar and Paris’ Concrete over August 19-20. (RA)
  • A new festival, Masãfãt, will bring artists from the UK and the Middle East together for talks and performances in London and Cairo. (RA)
  • Amsterdam's De School has announced the line-ups for its De Zomernacht parties this weekend (August 5-7), featuring Jasper Wolff, Avalon Emerson, Makam, Tasker, Clara3000 and many more. (Mixmag)
  • Croatia's dedicated party island Obonjan was without electricity or running water until August 3, delaying its opening by eight days. (RA)
  • From Lollapalooza to Panorama, this is a golden age of festivals. (Guardian)
  • Is this the end of the digital music era? (Midem - Melina Druga)
  • What are streaming services paying artists? (DMN)
  • Live video is exploding, but rising consumer demand for unscripted, real-time performances requires an entirely new skill set for up-and-coming musicians, says Dave Marcello, Head of Growth at Audiokite Research. (Hypebot)
  • David Ireland argues that it's time to take responsibility for our own actions at festivals as deaths are now almost always anticipated. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Pill testing: the cure for music’s drug problem? (IQ)
  • Resident Advisor Editor Ryan Keeling on value of nightclubs and current dance music climate. (Billboard)
  • How SoundCloud functionality is evolving. (CDM)
  • DJs speak to Mixmag about the impending closure of Ibiza stalwart Space. (Mixmag)
  • East London venue Shapes is now closed after an alleged sexual assault back in March. (RA)
  • London venue The Yard Theatre is set to relocate in the “coming years” after the area undergoes redevelopment. (Mixmag)
  • Vietnam's capital city Hanoi is about to open its first house and techno club called Savage. (Pulse)
  • London-based artist Gaika is the latest recruit to Warp Records. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Marshall Jefferson. (Guardian)
  • Balearic icon Phil Mison made a Guest Mix for Thump. (Thump)
  • Dancing Astronaut pick their Top 25 tracks for August. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Fact Mix 562: Steven Julien. (Fact Mag)
  • An open letter to the bros who harass women on the dancefloor. (Pulse Radio)
  • Darius Syrossian discusses his success so far. (Mixmag)
  • Sankey's resident DJ Kellie Allen picks her top five tracks from Ibiza. (Data Transmission)
  • Episode two of Flume’s behind the scenes mini-series. (Mixmag)
  • A run down of the 'most legendary' spoken word vocals in dance music. (Pulse
  • D'Julz tells Pulse which records he'd die for. (Pulse)
  • Few artists have harnessed the technology involved in playing live electronic music like Londoner Joseph Keevill, better known as Saytek to his legions of fans. (Sun)
  • Video interview with Marco Faraone during The Social Festival. (Pulse)
  • Pat Drastik of Thugli made time to talk to Magnetic Magazine in conjunction with FUXWITHIT about the perspective he and Tom Wrecks gained during their down time. (Magnetic Mag)
  • The lost history of Singapore’s secretly influential drum and bass scene. (Thump
  • Techno Tuesday: Pleasurekraft discuss their artistic transformation. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Kappa Futur – the Italian festival covered in depth. (Mixmag)
  • STWO talks making D.T.S.N.T. his 'first commercial project'. (Billboard)
  • KiNK opens up about creativity, love and remixing Sven Väth. (Pulse)
  • Hieroglyphic Being: the ex-gigolo who makes erotic house music. (Guardian - Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
  • Truss speaks to Fabric about how Rinse and Polykicks have impacted on his DJing. (FabricLondon)
  • From Jamie xx's intense video shot under a Chinese Eiffel Tower to high concept productions from Beyoncé and Rihanna and Aphex Twin's lo-fi stylings, music promos have become out-there cultural events once more. (Guardian2)
  • As Pacha, the world’s most famous nightclub, celebrates its 50th summer season, the party island on which it stands, Ibiza, finds itself at a crossroads, says Ludovic Hunter-Tilney. (FT)
  • Touched has a released a third and final charity compilation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, featuring 417 tracks. (RA)
  • Massive Attack unveil two new tracks, with vocals from Ghostpoet and Hope Sandoval, produced by Daddy G and Stew Jackson. (RA)
  • A new album from Norwegian ambient artist Biosphere is on the way, titled Departed Glories. (RA)
  • Vancouver based Ramzi will release a new full-length called Phobiza Vol. 1: Dia via Total Stasis this summer. (RA)
  • Armand Van Helden is next up for Defected's House Masters retrospective series, due out in early September. (RA)
  • The music producers of Netflix original series Stranger Things have an electronic side project called Survive. (Mixmag)
  • Bondax release new mixtape and announce North American tour dates. (Mixmag)
  • Taso of Teklife has just dropped two new EPs, the seventh and eighth edition of his long-running Cold Heat series. (Mixmag)
  • Lane 8's inaugural 'phone-free, photo-free' This Never Happened show has inspired a full North American tour. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Harley Viera-Newton has spoken about sexism in the music industry, claiming people assume she is 'talentless' because she is a woman. (Standard)
  • Diplo and M.I.A are set to release a collaboration. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Keysound has started a new sub-label called Rollage, with the first release out on August 29. (RA)
  • Watch all of Deadmau5's set from Toronto's VELD festival. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Deep House newbie Bobby Nourmand makes his debut mix for Dancing Astronaut. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Audiofly launch new label, Flying Circus Records. (XLR8R)
  • Salem to bring back Witch House with first album in six years. (Fact Mag)
  • DJ Shadow - Electric, Brixton (i - 4* Daniel Dylan Wray)
  • Pet Shop Boys - Royal Opera House, London (Mail - 4* Tim De Lisle)
  • The Orb - Electric Brixton, London (Times - 4* James Jackson)
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