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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This is another monster. Similar to Sasha last week, I've been playing this one out a bit over the summer. He handed it to me but didn't want it played on the radio because it was supposed to be a club special. So you might have caught a bit of it at the end of our Radio 1 back-to-back set at Ushuaia. The man has had a huge year, we call him 'The Great Dane' and he's on a roll. His brand new single on Kompakt is called Grey, it's the one you've been waiting for. You're gonna go "ahhh!" This is Kölsch.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.
Label: Kompakt, Jon BerryFelix Gollner
ManagementHenrik Lücke Olsen, L-MGT
Publishing: Copyright Control
RadioJames Jackson, Listen Up
OnlineHenrik Lücke Olsen L-MGT
LiveSteve Hogan, WME
16 Sep 2016
  • International nightclub brand Pacha is reportedly up for sale after 49 years. Pacha, associated venues including Destino and Lio, as well as its international franchises reportedly have a price tag of €500m. (Billboard)
  • Warner Music UK has announced the launch of new imprint 2TE Records. (RotD) Headed by Shaurav D’Silva, previously of 3Beat, the urban and dance music label will be part of Warner Bros. Records UK, under the leadership of Phil Christie.
  • The InTheMix Awards are back for 2016 – with some important changes. (inthemix)
  • The recommendations from the review into Sydney's lockout laws have been released. (Mixmag)
  • New proposals are in the works to offer various creatives in London protection from property developers. (Mixmag)
  • Recorded music sales increased in Sweden by 8.6% during the first six months of 2016. (MBW)
  • In the first half of 2016, recorded music sales in Spain were up 4.1% over the same period in 2015. (Billboard)
  • UK Music Measuring Music report: Music streaming revenues in the UK grew 49%, to £251m, last year, — but the country’s live music market shrank 2%. (RotD, FT, BBC, BBC) The industry contributed $4.1bn to the British economy in 2015, up 17% since 2012.
  • IMS Asia-Pacific announce topics and more speakers for Shanghai. (Pulse)
  • Fabric has announced it’ll host a Boiler Room event discussing the future of club culture. (Pulse)
  • Vienna has lifted a tax on Dance Clubs. (RA)
  • German court rules that Berlin club Berghain provides more than mere entertainment and should therefore be taxed at lower rate. (GuardianMixmag)
  • Spanish law enforcement have found millions of Euros in cash at Ushuaïa and Pacha when both were raided by Spanish police at 6:30am and 8am respectively on September 15, El Mundo reports. (Mixmag, Pulse)
  • Native Instruments is bringing the spontaneity back to music production with its new Maschine Jam. (Magnetic Mag)
  • The prospect of getting a gig or booking a DJ are now at your fingertips with new app AGNT. (Mixmag)
  • Roland is releasing three new products in its Boutique line: the TB-03, TR-09 and VP-03. (RA)
  • New proposals around copyright and user-generated services have been unveiled by the European Commission, in which the governing body set out its plans and goals for the year ahead. (FT, Guardian, BBC, Billboard, EU pdf) Services like YouTube will be forced to pay more to rights holders and take tougher measures to prevent the illegal distribution of music and video content on their platforms under new plans.
  • Stream ripping, which involves turning a song or music video played on a streaming service into a permanent download, is growing fast among young music fans, even as other forms of music piracy wane. (WSJ)
  • SoundCloud has launched its subscription service in Australia and New Zealand. (TMN)
  • Ultra Brasil unveils fill line-up and teams up with MTV. (Mixmag)
  • Australia's Let Them Eat Cake has announced the line-up for its New Year's Day bash. (Mixmag)
  • Regression Sessions has just announced its The Red Light Apocalypse UK tour dates heading to London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sheffield. (Mixmag)
  • CRSSD are putting on a new San Diego festival called Groundwater, taking place on October 29 - 30.  (RA)
  • The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) returns next month and De School is hosting five events for the occasion. (Mixmag)
  • Can Buddy help us beat festival fatalities? (Magnetic Mag)
  • Jamie Nimmo talks to the financial backers behind Crowdmix's £15m failure. (Standard)
  • Alex Chew and Raj Datwani of Ultra Singapore discuss the brand. (AsiaOne)
  • Ultra Music Festival executive producers Alex Chew and Raj Datwani discuss how the brand is breaking new ground in Singapore. (Billboard)
  • BTraits discusses drug use, Fabric and clubbing in general. (Pulse)
  • EU takes a swipe at YouTube’s safe harbour. (Mark Mulligan)
  • Britain’s clubland is shrinking but Fabric had survived the trend – until now. What does its loss mean for the capital’s cultural profile? (Guardian2 - Dorian Lynskey)
  • Nick Sabine and Paul Clement, co-founders of Resident Advisor, discuss the importance of keeping Fabric open, gentrification, starting small and why they have no plans to sell up. (Guardian)
  • Who is killing Britain’s nightlife? (Sunday Times - Katie Glass)
  • The torn fabric of London nightlife. (FT Weekend)
  • Social Fabric: Will the closing of London's great nightclub unravel a scene? (NPR)
  • AFEM’s Mark Lawrence: We are calling for a united dance floor to fight for UK nightlife. (Pulse)
  • To save Fabric and nightlife, dance music culture must unite, says Ben Turner, co-founder of the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) and International Music Summit (IMS). (Billboard)
  • A brand new club named Shelter will open in Amsterdam in time for ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) next month. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Cox's final Music Is Revolution date at Space Ibiza is nearing. He brings his 15-year residency to an end on September 20 and to mark the occasion, he'll be taking vinyl back to the Playa d'en Bossa club. (Mixmag)
  • Sankeys has named the line-up for its Ibiza closing week party, bringing an end to the summer season on the island. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Invisible City. (Guardian)
  • The Art of DJing: Objekt. (RA)
  • LOR brings together elements of techno, electronica and house to create his individual sound. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • Latest episode of the Lights/Out Selection podcast looks at the history of break beats. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Interview: Tommie Sunshine about pre and post-EDM rave. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Six South-East Asian electronic labels to look out for. (Pulse)
  • Five incredible Romanian DJs you’ve probably never heard of. (Pulse)
  • The 14 most important synths in electronic music history – and the musicians who use them. (Fact)
  • Produced by NTS Radio, London-based producer Funkineven, aka Steven Julien, has shared a short film focusing on the concept behind his debut album Fallen. (Mixmag)
  • An in-depth exploration of the drum machine that helped define techno: 909. (RBMA)
  • The Wheal Thing: Aphex Twin's alternative Cornish language. (Quietus)
  • Interview with Ash Howard – PRS For Music’s new Dance Account Manager. (M-Mag)
  • Underground Tehran: Techno and experimental electronic music in Iran. (Quietus)
  • Max Pearl looks at how Motion Graphics’ sound perfectly suits our technological age. (RA)
  • Hidden in plain sight: a global underground dance music scene with millions of fans. (Medium - Bas Grasmayer) Are gamers the biggest millennial subculture in music? An exploration of ‘online-only’ music.
  • Tangerine Dream have covered three tracks from the Stranger Things soundtrack. (RA)
  • FaltyDL has announced details of his new LP, Heaven Is For Quitters. (RA)
  • Headless Horseman is putting out an EP through Elektron Grammofon on September 30th.  (RA)
  • (The Microcosm): Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 is out on Light In The Attic on November 4th. (RA)
  • Knife Party and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello have dropped a new collaboration called Battle Sirens. (inthemix)
  • German techno legend AME will be heading to Indonesia this November. (Pulse)
  • Listen to Randy, a brand new track from Justice. (Mixmag)
  • Experimental music heads in the US are rejoicing as Aphex Twin is planning to grace the stage once again. (Mixmag)
  • To celebrate the inaugural launch of her label, B.Traits lends her own forthcoming Still Point EP to In Toto as its first release on October 7. (Mixmag)
  • Parisian DJ and Bromance label head Brodinski has dropped a brand new mixtape titled The Sour Patch Kid. (Mixmag)
  • German duo M.A.N.D.Y., aka Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung, have announced the release of their debut album, Double Fantasy.  (Mixmag)
  • High Contrast, Sigma and Pendulum to play O2 in Brixton, London. (Mixmag)
  • Watch Sasha and John Digweed reunite at the Social Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Die Antwoord call it a day. (Mixmag)
  • Patrick Cowley and Candida Royalle's collaborative EP, Candida Cosmica, will land on Dark Entries in October. (RA)
  • Thyladomid is currently in hospital recovering from an alleged attack by security guards that took place following his gig in Neuss, Germany this past weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Giorgio Moroder brings back the days of disco at I Feel Love immersive event in New York. (Billboard)
  • Boddika responds to the Hannah Wants scandal. (Pulse)
  • Hannah Wants vs Boddika – an update. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Aphex Twin announces first US show in eight years, taking place at Houston’s Day for Night festival on December 17 and 18. (Pitchfork)
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