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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Evolve or Die
Hot Since 82
Moon Harbour
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The final Essential New Tune of April goes to the man like Daley, better known as Hot Since 82. You know a thing or two about him, including the fact that he’s going to be holding down the legendary Friday nights at Pacha in Ibiza this summer for the whole season. This is his new tune on Moon Harbour, it’s called Evolve or Die… turn it up!
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:20 mins here.
LabelDaniel Faulwasser, Moon Harbour
Management: James Drummond, Anglo Management
Publishing: Tom Blackburn, ASongs
Radio: Jukebox PR
Online: Rik Woldring, The Media Nanny
Live: Steve Hogan, WME & Arash Shirazi, The Bullitt Agency
05 May 2017
  • New York City hedge fund manager David Moradi has been awarded $160.5m in a lawsuit against Marquee Las Vegas after he was attacked by a manager and security officers. (Magenticmag)
  • Berlin Community Radio has announced applications are open for its Incubator scheme which aims to promote underrepresented and marginalised creative voices based in the German capital. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin welcomes new vinyl pressing plant Intakt!. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers have spent a year nonstop in the Hot 100's Top 10. (Billboard)
  • Entries are now open for Association of Independent Music's Independent Music Awards 2017. (RotD)
  • HARD Summer founder Gary Richards, who is also known by the stage name Destructo, has called out EDC/Insomniac head Pasquale Rotella for blocking artists from playing his festival. (DJMag)
  • “Luxury” festival Fyre in the Bahamas was cancelled on its first day after attendees turned up to an unfinished site and allegedly squalid conditions. (TimesTelegraph) A $100m legal action has been launched against the organisers. (Times, Guardian, Billboard) VIP passes to next year's edition have been offered in lieu of refunds. (Mixmag)
  • A further 20 international speakers have been announced for IMS Ibiza including: Patrick Moxey (Ultra Records, President/Founder, USA), Brigitte Armengol (HEART Ibiza, Booking Manager, Spain), Duncan Smith (Playstation, Senior Music Supervisor, UK), Charlotte Lucy Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital & Ibiza Editor, UK), DVS1 (Artist, USA), Nicole Moudaber (Artist, UK), Gregor Pryor (Reed Smith, Partner/Co-Chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group, UK), Johannes Goller (Cocoon, Head of Cocoon Ibiza, Germany), Loco Dice (Artist, Tunisia), Carly Hordern (Point Blank, Presenter/A&R, UK). (RotD)
  • Ableton launches a new video series highlighting creative approaches across art. (DHA)
  • Serato launches new plug-in for working with samples. (Fact)
  • Moog is reissuing one of its earliest synths, the Synthesizer IIIc. (Fact)
  • Reason 9.5 adds VST support. (RA)
  • SiriusXM & YouTube team up on new 'chill trending tracks’. (Billboard)
  • Major Lazer, DJ Snake's Lean On passes 2bn YouTube views. (Billboard)
  • Audiomack: has a SoundCloud alternative finally arrived? (EDMSauce)
  • The Upload is SoundCloud’s answer to Spotify’s Discover Weekly. (9to5Mac)
  • SoundCloud is travelling across six locations, inviting DJs to perform on a branded stage at UK student events. (Event)
  • SoundCloud is offering three months of its top tier Soundcloud Go+ subscription for just $1 for a limited time. (DJMag)
  • Twitter is partnering with Live Nation to exclusively livestream video of concerts. (TechCrunch, WSJ)
  • London festival SW4 add Gorgon City (live), Amine Edge & Dance for Area 10 arena. (DT)
  • Tiesto to play 4th of July on NYC's Governors Island. (Billboard)
  • Solomun to play all night long at London’s Brixton Academy June 10. (Mixmag)
  • UK festival Field Maneuvers adds Soichi Terada, DJ Nature and The Golden Filter. (Mixmag)
  • Croatia's Dimensions Festival rounds out 2017 lineup with Goldie, Willow, Dam Funk. (RA)
  • Defected Croatia completes line-up with Black Motion, Claptone and more. (Mixmag)
  • Electric Zoo adds The Black Madonna, Dixon and more for 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Into The Factory, set to take place in Stora Vika, Sweden, completes its line-up with Nina Kraviz, Âme and Jayda G. (Mixmag)
  • Sven Väth, Hunee, DJ Sprinkles play new Romanian festival, Neversea. (RA)
  • Creamfields will return to BH Mallorca for a one day spectacular July 20 with the likes of Axwell and Ingrosso, Sigma, Tchami and more. (Pulse)
  • Made In America festival 2017 to host The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Marshmello and more. (DA)
  • EDC Las Vegas announces its 2017 line-up with Alison Wonderland, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones and more. (Mixmag)
  • Haçienda Classical to open Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage. (Mixmag)
  • We Are FSTVL launches the 10,000 Hours Foundation in the UK. (FestivalInsight)
  • How the music industry uses a pervasive secret weapon to keep bands from freely touring. (LAWeekly)
  • Capitalism takes festival culture to the next level, but is it for the better? (MagneticMag)
  • The concert ticket industry is still broken. (Vulture)
  • Fyre debacle shows festivals should be left to the pros. (IrishTimes)
  • DJ Burn One breaks down the issues producers face in a streaming economy. (Pigs&Planes)
  • Maceo Plex's ​Mosaic has outlined its weekly programme at Pacha Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Harvey, Sasha, Cassy and more announced for Labyrinth at Pacha Ibiza. (Pulse)
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza has joined forces with Tomorrowland and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to host an all-new Tuesday night residency from July 4 to August 29. (DJMag)
  • Music On locks in Apollonia, Nicole Moudaber and more for 2017 Ibiza season at Amnesia. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin's Berghain has commissioned artist Norbert Bisky for a permanent art installation, Vertigo, in the club's entrance area. (RA)
  • New club, objekt klein a, opens in Dresden, Germany. (RA)
  • Sydney venue Zoo Project to close “due to many reasons”, but will look for a new home elsewhere. (Mixmag)
  • London venue ​Cafe OTO is under threat of closure following the local council's plans to develop land around the space. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin club Watergate’s future is in doubt after landlord doubles the rent. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Joe Goddard. (Guardian)
  • Six disco releases you need to hear this month. (Mixmag)
  • 15 of the most influential techno labels of the past decade. (Mixmag)
  • Skrillex: A musical timeline of greatness. (DA)
  • A look back at Aphex Twin & Grant Wilson-Claridge’s Rephlex Records. (BandCamp)
  • DJ Shiva is noncompliant. (DJMag)
  • Searching for answers in Fyre Festival’s viral disaster. (Pitchfork)
  • Women in Clouds: Three 'ambient' musicians discuss their art and careers. (Muse)
  • Minister turned DJ, DJ J.A.Z, thinks the dancefloor can save us all. (Thump)
  • Essential Wax: Dan Deacon. (Discogs)
  • Black promoters are taking back Chicago's nightlife. (Thump)
  • A handful of the industry’s talented resident DJs share what makes them tick on the night. (DT)
  • Dave Clarke pays tribute to one of his favourite Amsterdam record stores. (Guardian)
  • Interview: Ben Pearce. (DHA)
  • Carl Craig has turned his back catalogue into an orchestral masterpiece after nine years with a team of musicians including Francesco Tristano. (Mixmag)
  • Bassline mainstay Jamie Duggan is looking towards the future. (Thump)
  • Get deep into the mind of DJ Soch — the Italian producer ready to take on the world. (Thump)
  • Do music videos have a future in dance music? (StoneyRoads)
  • Defiance in DC: Raving in Donald Trump's Washington. (Mixmag)
  • Afro house artist of the year, Hyenah, selects top tunes for the weekend. (Pulse)
  • Chloé returns with new label and first single in four years. (Fact)
  • Vin Diesel has revealed that he has made a “monster track” with Steve Aoki in Vegas. (Mixmag)
  • New reissue of Radiohead's OK Computer includes three unreleased tracks. (RA)
  • Benjamin Brunn launches new label with ambient album, Pieces From A Small Corner Of Paradise. (RA)
  • Steffi steps up for fabric 94. (Mixmag)
  • B12, the UK techno duo from Warp’s Artificial Intelligence generation, have announced a charity EP for Touched Music. (Fact)
  • Eats Everything is aiming to raise £30,000 for clean water projects. (Mixmag)
  • Jesse Rose embarks on his final world tour with Seth Troxler, Loco Dice and more. (Mixmag)
  • Joey Negro to release first album in more than 20 years. (RA)
  • Iranian DJ duo Blade & Beard denied entry into UK to perform at Raving Iran documentary launch. (Mixmag)
  • Aphex Twin reveals new demo track 4xAtlantis take1. (Mixmag)
  • Pioneering Romanian techno label [a:rpia:r] is welcoming its first release in over a year from microhouse genius and frequent collaborator Ricardo Villalobos. (Pulse)
  • Oneman launches new online mix series, Onedance. (RA)
  • Jeff Mills awarded medal by France's Order of Arts and Letters for contributing to French culture. (Mixmag)
  • Munich producer Danny Scrilla announces debut album, Ancient Musical Box, for Cosmic Bridge. (RA)
  • Zehnin presents Roots In Heaven album and EP. (RA)
  • Regis and Veronica Vasicka collaborate as Kiss The Floor. (RA)
  • A-Trak announces a new show on Apple Music's Beats 1. (Billboard)
  • Steve Rachmad to release first album as Sterac Electronics. (XLR8R)
  • Artful Dodger (Mark Hill and Pete Devereux) are returning under a new moniker, Original Dodger. (DT)
  • Lord Of The Isles launches record label, DFSANT. (RA)
  • Patricia inaugurates new label, Active Cultures. (RA)
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