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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Tosch FT. Piper Davies
And the award this week is heading in the direction of Berlin, to Andhim. They've had a few ENTs before and we really like them. Their return marks the first release on their brand new Superfriends label, and it's called Tosch, featuring Piper Davies. It'll haunt you, turn it up. This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:20 mins here.
Label: Superfriends
ManagementJames Drummond, Anglo
OnlineNeil Bainbridge, Neighbourhood
LiveMarkus Nisch, Return Booking / North & South America - Supreet Wahi, The Built Agency
02 Dec 2016
  • Smirnoff Sound Collective aims to tackle dance music's diversity problem. (Billboard)
  • Gov. Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have provided millions of dollars in tax breaks to the music and digital gaming industry in both sectors doing business in New York. (NYPost)
  • Italian lawmakers have approved a bill criminalising ticket resale, paving the way for some of the strongest anti-touting legislation in the world. (IQ)
  • A plan to ban the use of computer software to harvest tickets for live events and sell them on for inflated prices has been drawn up by an influential group of UK MPs. (Times)
  • Ecstasy confirmed as cause of death in three Hard Summer fatalities in Southern California. (DA)
  • MDMA inches closer to prescription status as FDA approves Phase 3 trials. (Mixmag)
  • The UK's National Police Chiefs' Council has suggested it may be open to the introduction of drug testing, as revealed in BBC Newsbeat's documentary, Clubs, Drugs and Saving Lives. (Mixmag)
  • Hear Aphex Twin’s presets for Korg’s Monologue synth. (Fact)
  • This tiny synth is the size of a credit card. (Fact)
  • Sylo launches an app that plays music from various streaming services in one library. (ProductHunt)
  • Cyclone Analogic release the TT-606 Drum Drone. (DT)
  • This modular system lets you snap together your own custom MIDI controller. (Fact)
  • Toolroom HQ is starting up a DJ and production school. (Mixmag)
  • Smirnoff and Radar Radio are teaming up to provide a day of free DJ workshops. (Mixmag)
  • Stones Throw announces new vinyl subscription service. (Fact)
  • Pioneer DJ launches its popular WeDJ app for iPhone. (MagneticMag)
  • Beatstream, a digital streaming service which allows music venues and artists to audio stream their gigs live, is seeking to raise £100,000 via crowdfunding. (MEN)
  • French police have shut down the country's largest pirate site, Zone-Telechargement. (TorrentFreak)
  • Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 1bn allegedly infringing links from its search engine over the past 12 months. A new record, in line with the continued rise of takedown requests and the increase in pressure on Google to do more to tackle piracy. (TorrentFreak)
  • Birmingham’s The Rainbow Venues has launched its New Year’s programme. (Mixmag)
  • Arizona’s biggest dance music festival, Decadence, is returning for its third installment this New Year’s Eve. (Mixmag)
  • Sheffield’s Hope Works announces 2017 winter schedule. (Mixmag)
  • Tropico Festival is at the forefront of Mexico’s youth-led cultural revolution. (Pulse)
  • Junction 2 Festival announce Sonus Festival stage. (DT)
  • Nina KravizJustice and Nicolas Jaar have been revealed as headliners for Sónar next year. (Mixmag)
  • Tomorrowland Brasil cancelled for 2017; TomorrowWorld in question as well. (DA)
  • Hideout Festival announces new names. (XLR8R)
  • Five alternative music festivals that are changing the scene in Southeast Asia. (Pulse)
  • Romania’s largest electronic music festival, Untold Festival, sold 11,000 tickets in 3 minutes. (DA)
  • Nina Kraviz and Seth Troxler confirmed for Printworks London's debut series. (Mixmag)
  • What the top 50 global music festivals reveal about today's live music industry. (Forbes)
  • Aphex Twin has been confirmed as a headliner at London's Field Day - his first billed show in the UK for almost a decade. (Mixmag) He will also play Barcelona’s Primavera Sound in May. (Fact)
  • A Nielsen study suggests Instagram is one of the best platforms to reach music lovers. (Music3.0)
  • What is the most influential record label of all time? (The Question - Tony Wadsworth)
  • Chris Price Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra: “I feel strongly that, in order to maintain a diverse and plural culture, radio should be driving the data, not following it. We need powerful, independent editorial voices driven by passion, not data.” (Hits)
  • Spotify’s march to monopolise playlists continues. (Medium - Tom Packer, Motive Unknown)
  • Amsterdam Night Mayor Mirik Milan has offered his thoughts on Sydney's controversial lockout laws. (Mixmag)
  • Will virtual reality raving actually be as good as the real thing? (Mixmag)
  • Is VR technology about to revolutionise the way we experience music? (Fact)
  • Fabric has revealed that tickets to its re-opening weekend are to go on sale at midday December 2. (DJ Mag)
  • Fabric nightclub to re-open, but something essential is missing from the licensing deal. (The Canary)
  • As Sydney continues to battle against the lockout laws, a few DJs are doing a special skydive to raise money for the cause. (Mixmag)
  • A new rooftop concept bar is set to light up Johannesburg’s skyline. (Pulse)
  • Boiler Room enters Southeast Asia at Hanoi’s newest club Savage in January. (Pulse)
  • Take a look inside Halcyon, San Francisco's new warehouse club with a 24-hour license. (Pulse)
  • Obituary: Colonel Abrams - musician who created a dance floor staple with his hit Trapped. (Telegraph)
  • The 10 worst remixes of Christmas songs ever made. (Pulse)
  • The best tracks to hit the internet in November. (Pulse)
  • Mix of the Day: LongPlay. (DT)
  • FACT mix 579: Jenny Hval. (Fact)
  • This much I know: Moby. (Observer)
  • Will Marshmello save EDM? (Thump)
  • Harangue the DJ: Peggy Gou. (Guardian)
  • Introducing… Kerouac. (DT)
  • This 12-year-old DJ throwing down techno is the future of electronic music. (DA)
  • What the hell happened to Shuffling? (Thump)
  • Jubilee talks Miami roots and his After Hours album: 'I used to dream dance music.’ (Billboard)
  • Greatest of all time: 40 years, 40 highlights from Billboard's dance club songs chart. (Billboard)
  • Greatest of all time: Top 10 dance club songs year-by-year, 1976-2015. (Billboard)
  • Greatest of all time: Madonna is Billboard's No. 1 dance club songs artist. (Billboard)
  • The 10 best episodes of Against The Clock so far - the video series that gives artists just 10 minutes to create a track from scratch. (Fact)
  • The Story So Far… Jordan McCuaig; a look at Northern Ireland’s clubbing community. (DT)
  • Russian producer Phil Gerus has served up the year's sleaziest bit of Italo Disco. (Thump)
  • A clubber's guide to surviving Art Basel Miami. (Thump)
  • A brief history of masked DJs - from Orbital to Marshmello. (Thump)
  • Classical music has gone Pete Tong as the DJ reworks club anthems for a full orchestra. (Times - Dan Cairns)
  • Blank Tape: Meet the experimental electronic music labels, producers and artists who've made a new home for the music on cassette tape. (Vinyl Factory)
  • DJ Deep, a mainstay of French dance music, talks about how technology has shaped him and the music he loves. (Mixmag)
  • Fabio Florido explains why Richie Hawtin's new mixer really is that good. (Pulse)
  • Slow Dance: Why is so much dance music so slow and polite? (Mixmag - Thomas H Green)
  • The untold story of Ableton Live - the program that transformed electronic music performance forever. (Thump)
  • Bigger Than Fabric: A film about the future of London's club culture. (YouTube)
  • Gorgon City have revealed that they will be playing a series of late night DJ sets across Europe and the UK, plus a huge showcase at BPM festival in Mexico. (Mixmag)
  • Shanti Celeste has set up a new label titled Peach Discs. (Mixmag)
  • Levon Vincent returns to his Novel Sound imprint with a new EP focusing on two locations familiar to him, New York City and Berlin. (Mixmag)
  • Marcel Dettmann, Lena Willikens and Palms Trax announced for Dekmantel Selectors. (Mixmag)
  • Hear Flume's new four-track companion EP to Skin. (Mixmag)
  • Chris Lorenzo shares debut album Destroy The Image. (Mixmag)
  • Burial has surprised with a new release called Young Death on Hyperdub. (Mixmag)
  • Deadmau5 has promised to release a 20-strong collection of old and new tracks via iTunes following the release of his new full-length ‘W:/2016ALBUM/' on December 2. (DJ Mag)
  • Seth Troxler and Subsonic DJs are set to jump from a plane for Sydney nightlife. (Pulse)
  • Richie Hawtin holds a masterclass at the University of Huddersfield. (Mixmag)
  • Mark Goodings, one half of drum 'n' bass duo Hidden Agenda, has died. (Mixmag)
  • US singer Colonel Abrams, a pioneer of house and dance music in the 1980s, has died at the age of 67. (BBC)
  • RY X - 02 Empire, London (Times)
  • Pete Tong Ibiza Classics - Genting Arena, Birmingham (EaS)
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