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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
For two weeks in a row it’s going in the direction of Paris, there must be something in the water…This week’s Essential New Tune goes to Martin Bresso, aka Tchami. He’s been relatively quiet on the music front since 2015 when Promises was a big hit, but this is very tasty indeed, it’s called Adieu, from Tchami.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:50 mins here.
Label: Confession
Management: Steve Goncalves, Guess Agency
RadioMichael Pickard, Your Army
Live: North America Bookings: Cody ChapmanLee Anderson, Paradigm Agency
European Booking: Obi Asika-Iweka, Echo Location
17 Mar 2017
  • SoundCloud has responded to a story reporting that it may consider bids for just the amount it had raised to date, saying “we are actively speaking with a variety of potential investors” and that “we expect to see 2.5x year-over-year revenue growth in 2017, driven in part by SoundCloud Go”. (Billboard)
  • Secluded new studio, Devon Analogue, opens by Exmoor. (RA)
  • 65 people injured in a stampede at Australia's Falls Festival in Lorne have launched a class action lawsuit which could total more than $1m. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric has put its Room Two soundsystem up for auction on eBay with half of the proceeds going towards the medical fundraising for Corsica Studios co-founder Amanda Moss. (Mixmag)
  • With four nominations, Flume leads the pack heading into next month’s APRA Music Awards in Sydney. (Billboard)
  • Pacha Group founder Ricardo Urgell to be honoured with IMS Legends Award. (MusicWeek)
  • In the UK, online touts who bulk buy tickets and sell them for inflated prices will face unlimited fines under government plans. (BBCGuardian) An amendment to the Digital Economy Bill means it will be illegal to use "bots" to bypass limits on the maximum amount of tickets that can be bought.
  • Behringer plans to clone the ARP 2600 analogue synthesiser. (RA)
  • Roland releases software versions of classic Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 synths. (RA)
  • Tim Exile launches new voice swarming synth for Reaktor. (RA)
  • Music promo platform Inflyte has announced its latest innovation in promo solutions for the music industry, with the arrival of its integration with Amazon’s Echo range of voice-activated devices. (Decoded)
  • DJs and producers who create sets, remixes and other forms of creative works will now be invited to join the SoundCloud Premier program, and earn revenue for the tracks they share on SoundCloud. (SoundCloud)
  • Obonjan island is set to a host a 10-week programme of music, comedy, film, talks and wellbeing activities this summer across June 23 to September 3. (Mixmag)
  • On Sunday April 2 German label and collective Giegling are hosting a silent disco at the Barbican Conservatory in London. (Mixmag)
  • Party brand MDRNTY is hosting a cruise trip that sails around the Mediterranean, setting off from Italy’s Genoa, before visiting Mallorca, Ibiza, and Barcelona. (Mixmag)
  • Untold Festival returns to Cluj-Napoca, Romania for a third year from August 3 to 6 featuring Martin Garrix, Axwell and Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and more. (Mixmag)
  • Arizona's April 8-9 Phoenix Lights festival has announced headliners Felix Da Housecat, Justin Martin and Tiga as well as a further line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Lena Willikens and Joe Goddard to play Field Day 2017 Bugged Out stage in association with FACT. (Fact)
  • Paul van Dyk is to headline Insomniac's debut Dreamstate Tour. (Billboard)
  • Ben Klock and Maceo Plex have been announced for the return of Malta’s Glitch Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Masters At Work, The Basement Boys, Dimitri From Paris, Barbara Tucker and Derrick Carter have been announced for 51st State Festival in London August 5. (RA)
  • Floating Points and Hessle Audio complete the line-up for Japan’s Rainbow Disco Club this May. (RA)
  • Vladimir Ivkovic, Ben UFO and Nina are booked for Belgian’s Meakusma Festival this year. (RA)
  • Ultra Singapore and Ultra Korea announce phase one line-ups featuring Tiësto, KSHMR and more. (Billboard)
  • Vivid Sydney has announced its 2017 festival line-up including Richie Hawtin, DJ Harvey and Air. (RA)
  • The Chainsmokers' manager Adam Alpert talks release strategy & evolution from DJ duo to arena act. (Billboard)
  • Why Ed Sheeran's Shape of You has become a rare two-week No. 1 on Dance Club Songs. (Billboard)
  • Is dance music's growth as an industry squeezing out the people who throw parties? Angus Finlayson unpacks one of the broadest problems facing dance music today. (RA)
  • How start-up MetaPop is turning illegal remixes into real revenue. (Billboard)
  • Tokyo club Contact turns one at the end of March with shows from Levon Vincent and Joe Claussell. (RA)
  • Artwork teams up with London club XOYO for Art's House Day & Night. (RA)
  • Jay Jay Revlon and the vogue platform English Breakfast London he co-founded has linked up with DIY group HUB16 to launch a new night at The Alibi in Dalston called Open Call. (Mixmag)
  • New venue, Society, opens in Paris. (RA)
  • Brighton club Patterns has announced its listings for its spring and summer parties featuring the likes of Shanti Celeste, Horse Meat Disco, Axel Boman, Antal, DJ Seinfeld, and Vril. (Mixmag)
  • Together Ibiza returns this summer with a 16-week party schedule at Amnesia with Chase & Status, Rudimental, Sigma, Andy C and more. (Mixmag)
  • Defected's Glitterbox will make Hï Ibiza its home every Friday this season (except August 4). (Mixmag)
  • Eric Prydz is the latest artist to have a residency confirmed for Hï Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • The May 22 Circoloco opening party line-up has been announced to include the likes of Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and The Martinez Brothers. (Mixmag)
  • Disclosure announce Wild Life Ibiza residency at DC-10. (RA)
  • Ultra’s brand Resistance will be in Ibiza this summer with an eight-week residency at Privilege. (DT)
  • Sasha and John Digweed will hold an exclusive residency at Privilege Ibiza on Tuesdays this summer. (Pulse)
  • 20 Questions: The Black Madonna. (XLR8R)
  • 7 live acts that will dominate festivals in 2017. (Pulse)
  • 10 unforgettable moments from Ultra Music Festival. (DJMag)
  • The 10 best cities for partying in the USA. (Thump)
  • Billboard Dance's 15 artists to watch in 2017. (Billboard)
  • We asked an international law expert if the UN could actually ban tech house. (Thump)
  • A Q&A with DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson. (FT)
  • Clone Records might be 25 years-old but Serge is still looking into the future. (Thump)
  • Nathan Fake is guided by Providence after five years of silence on his career-defining new LP. (Fact)
  • We want freedom: after-hours parties are the beating heart of New York nightlife. (Mixmag)
  • Your tracks on wax: how to press your own record. (Mixmag)
  • Peter Quicke on 25 years at Ninja Tune. (PIAS)
  • Talking with Pete Swanson about his new label Freedom To Spend and the power of curation. (Zurkonic)
  • What you need to know about the future of electronic music, according to the New York Times. (Thump)
  • In conversation with… Phonique. (DT)
  • Junction 2 Interview: Reset Robot. (DT)
  • Joe Muggs chats to René Pawlowitz, one of techno's most respected producers, about his artistic evolution. (RA)
  • Actress is back sounding rejuvenated on new album AZD – he talks radio interference, black art and making music that sounds like chrome. (Dazed)
  • Ravers on a train: How Mount Kimbie turned a rail carriage into a moving musical instrument. (Fact)
  • The straight-talking tech-house master Darius Syrossian is having another massive year. (DJMag)
  • The overachievers of Underworld mark 30 years. (Times)
  • Siren DJs: ‘I’m an absolute sucker for hyperactive psych jams’. (Guardian)
  • Real Talk: Federico Molinari - The wonderfully gifted Argentinian producer explores his preference for hardware synthesis. (XLR8R)
  • The Chainsmokers came here to do three things: drink beer, make massive crossover EDM pop hits and collaborate with the likes of Coldplay and Halsey. Looks like they’re all out of beer. “I promise you,” they tell Jonny Ensall, “We’re not a**holes”. (NME)
  • Soichi Terada and Shinichiro Yokota are the Japanese house geniuses finally getting their due. (Fact)
  • How Jeff Mills got in sync with Tony Allen to bring Afrobeat and techno together. (Fact)
  • Jeff Mills on expanding the possibilities of classical music and DJing. (RBMA)
  • Lone is starting a new EP series, called Ambivert Tools, on R&S Records. (RA)
  • Rekids launches techno-focused vinyl series, Special Projects, with FBK. (RA)
  • Roll The Dice return with new album, Born To Ruin. (RA)
  • Matthew Herbert has revealed his next big band album will be a response to Brexit. (Mixmag)
  • Martin Garrix says his collab with Ed Sheeran probably won't ever be released. (Mixmag)
  • Social Experiment Records announces debut album from Greg Gow, Lost Days. (RA)
  • Ninja Tune founders Coldcut team with On-U Sound for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry collaboration. (Fact)
  • My Nu Leng and FineArt (the alias of DJ Friction) have announced a brand new label incoming called Maraki Records. (DT)
  • Special Request announces EP Stairfoot Lane Bunker on Houndstooth. (DT)
  • Juan Atkins and Orlando Voorn prepare new LP, Mind Merge, for March 29 release. (XLR8R)
  • Adam Beyer‘s first release of 2017, Capsule EP is a four track collaboration with Pig&Dan. (DT)
  • Pampa Records to release debut album from Sophia Kennedy. (RA)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto reveals details of new album, async. (RA)
  • Jonas Kopp announces new album, Photon Belt, on Tresor. (RA)
  • Dark Entries to reissue Helena Hauff's A Tape on vinyl. (RA)
  • DJ Shadow has got four headline UK shows penned in for October. (Mixmag)
  • Actress returns to Ninja Tune after three years with his fifth full length album titled AZD, pronounced “acid”. (Mixmag)
  • Scuba has announced he will be starting a new imprint called Who Whom. (Mixmag)
  • Digitalism have signed to Norwegian company Mandelbaum for management. (MusicNorway)
  • Andrew Lyster, co-founder of Manchester-based party and label meandyou, has started a new imprint called The Youth. (Mixmag)
  • Deadmau5 sued over 'Meowingtons' trademark. (Billboard)
  • Goldie will publish a “gonzo” memoir titled All Things Remembered on November 2 through Faber. (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris has registered eight new songs with ASCAP. (Billboard)
  • Diplo has commented: “The thing with Jack Ü is complicated, because of Atlantic. Skrillex is signed to that label and it’s difficult to do anything with that. I hate major labels, so I don’t really want to do anything with major labels. So it’s hard.” (Billboard)
  • Richie Hawtin is set to unveil a new audiovisual show called Close – Spontaneity & Synchronicity at next month's Coachella. (Fact, Billboard, Mixmag)
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