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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Better Lost Than Stupid
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This week's Essential New Tune comes from a bit of a techno super group, born and bred in the DJ booth at DC10 Ciroloco in Ibiza and featuring the talents of Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich and Matthias Tanzmann. Ahead of a brand new album, this is the brand new single, we’ve featured it in the mix a couple of times over the last couple of weeks, it’s really earned the right, through the reactions I’ve been getting when I’ve been playing it on this show and out at my gigs, for it to be an Essential New Tune, it’s Dynamite from Better Lost Than Stupid.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:40 mins here
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24 Mar 2017
  • SoundCloud has taken over Pinterest's office in Berlin. (BusinessInsider)
  • Discogs is expanding into the world of second-hand music production gear with the marketplace launch of its new Gearogs site next month. (Fact)
  • LA-based Deckstar, which represents Steve Aoki amongst others, is to come under the wing of the global sports, music and entertainment management company James Grant Group (JGG) as part of a multi-million dollar merger. (Billboard)
  • SBE Entertainment Group is rumoured to be talking about combining efforts with Hakkasan Group in an effort to expand their current markets beyond their respective geographies. (MagenticMag)
  • Global Entertainment has acquired majority stakes in several festivals including Hideout in Croatia. (IQ)
  • SoundCloud has received $70m in debt to fund growth plans. (BloombergBillboard) The company said it would be used for developing technology and hiring "while building a financially sustainable platform”.
  • Record Store Day UK has revealed the 500+ limited edition releases available on 22 April, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • IMS Ibiza has announced further speakers for its May 24-26 event including: Miss Kittin, Jesse Rose, Yann Pissenem, B.Traits and Nicole Moudaber
  • A coalition of New York-based grassroots advocacy groups are meeting with local government officials this month to voice opposition to the city's archaic Cabaret Law and other regulations negatively affecting DIY venues. (Thump)
  • Artists including Ed O'Brien of Radiohead have backed FanFair Alliance's new online guide to help music fans beat ticket touts. (RotD)
  • Ticket sales for the Netherlands' dance music festivals increased to €140m last year – although consultancy DDMCA says the market is fast approaching a "ceiling". (IQ)
  • Solid brass custom DJ mixer installed at Spiritland in London. (RA)
  • Numark unveils new DJ turntable,the NTX1000, priced at $399. (Mixmag)
  • Users of Native InstrumentsReaktor 6 software can now get an ensemble based on Don Buchla’s 200 Series synthesizers from the ‘70s. (Fact)
  • MelodyVR and Universal are to co-produce and distribute virtual reality music experiences, including concerts, immersive music videos and intimate behind-the-scenes content. (RotD)
  • New website MusicCloud is being hailed as Nigeria’s answer to SoundCloud. (Pulse)
  • Singapore online community #vinyloftheday has launched an app which allows collectors to buy, sell and trade vinyl with other aficionados around the globe. (Pulse)
  • LA festival FYF has returned for the announce of their 2017 line-up featuring the likes of Flying Lotus, Nicolas Jaar, Mura Masa and more. (Mixmag)
  • Forbidden Fruit Festival is back for a seventh year, taking place at the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 3-5. (Mixmag)
  • South West Four has announced its full line-up for Sunday 27 August Main Stage on Clapham Common adding the likes of Bakermat Live, Jauz, Martin Solveig, Tchami, Redlight and more. (DT)
  • The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London has been revealed as the location for elrow's party in the capital on August 19. (Mixmag)
  • Vinyl vs streaming: What music industry experts predict for the two platforms in 2017. (Independent)
  • London’s music venues are recovering – but business rate review could stop them in their tracks. (CityMetric)
  • We want freedom: After-hours parties are the beating heart of New York nightlife. (Mixmag - Scott Enman)
  • SiriusXM’s Vice President of Music Programming/Electronic and Dance Formats Jonathan Broth, AKA Geronimo comments that EDM's death has been greatly exaggerated. (MiamiNewTimes)
  • A$AP Ferg, The Chainsmokers' manager and more discuss changing music industry in SXSW 'Digital Revolution' panel. (Billboard)
  • Armin van Buuren announced for Wednesday nights at Hï Ibiza. (Spotlight)
  • Pure Carl Cox reveals line-ups of summer dates featuring two Privilege ibiza dates with the likes of Joseph Capriati, Jon Rundell, DAX J, Kerri Chandler and more. (Spotlight, Mixmag)
  • Glasgow venue Sub Club has announced its 30th birthday celebrations with KiNK, Mr. Fingers, Dixon and more. (Mixmag)
  • Clubbing brand Do Not Sleep has revealed its new pool party residencies at Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio. (Mixmag)
  • ​Marco Carola brings Music On to London’s Electric Brixton. (Mixmag)
  • Hot Since 82 confirms new residency at Pacha ibiza 2017. (Spotlight)
  • Sven Väth is taking Cocoon back to Ibiza for an 18th season with its latest residency running from May 25 until October 2 at Amnesia on Monday nights. (Mixmag)
  • The famous mural along Berghain's entry hall has recently been taken down and segmented into small pieces and put on sale. (Mixmag)
  • A new techno club called Bltiz is set to open in Munich's biggest museum, the Deutsches Museum’s Forum des Techniks, next month on April 22. (Mixmag)
  • Miami Music Week 2017 party guide. (Billboard)
  • Miami Music Week 2017: Mixmag's top party picks. (Mixmag)
  • Bakermat's Good Vibe Tribe Tour brings total freedom to Miami Music Week 2017. (MiamiNewTimes)
  • Harangue the DJ: Louisahhh (Guardian Guide)
  • The seven deadly sins of clubbing. (Thump)
  • Jacques Greene discusses his debut LP and career longevity with Vincent Tsang, the art director of Montreal's coolest skate brand. (Thump)
  • Cosmic Gate interview: New horizons. (Skiddle)
  • Why Black Coffee’s Hï Ibiza residency is a huge step forward for South African dance music. (Pulse)
  • The top 20 free music production tools in the world. (Pulse)
  • The highly respected drum & bass artist Calibre gives a rare interview. (RA)
  • Oli Warwick unpacks the sprawling career of Jan Jelinek, the highly adventurous German artist who's about to reissue Loop-finding-jazz-records, one of the best electronic music records of all-time. (RA)
  • French producer Joakim talks influences from Deleuze, Marvin Gaye and Tim & Eric. (RansomNote)
  • Ctrl + alt + create: Moving Castle are leading a new generation of music makers. (Mixmag)
  • How Discogs dragged record collecting into the 21st century. (Thump)
  • Interview: the regrowth and rise of Kauf. (XLR8R)
  • Umfang's defiant vision for techno is pushing dance music forward. (Mixmag)
  • Meet SkyWalker, Palestine's first female DJ. (Noisey)
  • Tasha expresses her deep connection to techno. (Fabric)
  • Fuck social media: to succeed in dance music, you just need great records. (Mixmag)
  • Dance music historian and activist Tommie Sunshine on whether activism has a place within dance music. (MagneticMag)
  • Leon: "Longer sets are a chance for me to express myself”. (IbizaVoice)
  • Interview: Santé & Sidney Charles. (DHA)
  • Why 'naughty tech-house' is the greatest dance music sub-genre ever. (Mixmag)
  • Already 10 years into their journey as DJs, and still only in their mid-20s, The Martinez Brothers have achieved a career’s worth of accolades. Steve Rickinson speaks to the pair. (DHA)
  • In too deep: When signing to a major label goes very, very wrong. (Mixmag)
  • Chris Lake talks I Want You, OWSLA house compilation HOWSLA, and the future of American house. (Billboard)
  • Enigmatic house producer Grant shares genre-bending Rinse mix. (Fact)
  • Alessandro Cortini and Merzbow collaborate on self-titled album for Important Records. (RA)
  • Jimpster back on Freerange Records for new album, Silent Stars. (RA)
  • Nkisi announces debut EP Kill. (Mixmag)
  • Basic Rhythm lines up second album for Type, The Basics. (RA)
  • Hardwell's headline set at this weekend's Ultra Music Festival will be live streamed in full 360-degree. (DJMag)
  • Seth Troxler and Horizn Studios unveil high-end DJ luggage. (RA)
  • Ross From Friends is set to deliver four new tracks as he returns to the Lobster Theremin label family. (Mixmag)
  • Porter Robinson has said that “there is almost nothing exciting going on in electronic music right now, and lately that's what's been motivating me the most.” (EDMSauce)
  • Black Coffee and Moodymann feature on Drake's More Life playlist project. (Mixmag)
  • Le Loup launches new label, Shadow Play. (RA)
  • Dutch label Dekmantel turns 10 this year and is linking up with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Roman Flügel and more in a 10-part EP series. (Mixmag)
  • Craig David - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (Times2 - 2* Stephen Dalton)
  • Underworld - Alexandra Palace, London (Times2 - 5* Ed Potton)
  • Bang Face Weekender - Pontins, Southport (Times2 - 4* Stephen Dalton)
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