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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
The Age of Love (Solomun Renaissance Remix)
Age of Love
Renaissance Records
It's the fifth and final Essential New Tune of the month and it's something that I've been playing out a lot live but haven't been able to play on the radio. I'm happy to say that embargo has now been lifted. So this week's Essential New Tune is the Solomun Renaissance Remix of the classic Age of Love from Age of Love, AKA Jam and Spoon. It's the first in a series of special Renaissance 25th Anniversary remixes, enjoy.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 26:15 mins here.
Label: Geoff Oakes, Renaissance Records
Publishing: News Publishing
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Online: Neil Bainbridge, Neighbourhood PR
07 Jul 2017
  • SoundCloud announces 173 staff lay-offs and the consolidation of its offices in a blog post by co-found Alex Ljung. (SoundCloud) Earlier in the week it was reported that the company is being “eyed by a host of players”, including Deezer who are said to be the most interested, other streaming services and a number of private equity companies, according to NYPost.
  • A new 800-capacity club called WAS is opening in Utrecht this September. (Mixmag)
  • Fyre Festival creator Billy McFarland arrested and charged with wire fraud. (Thump)
  • The organisers of UK festival Boomtown Fair have teamed up with drugs education charity The Loop to provide onsite drug testing. (IDJ)
  • Voting has now opened for DJ Mag’s annual Top 100.
  • Zürich recognises 'techno culture' as part of its UNESCO 'intangible cultural heritage’. (RA)
  • The UK's Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards Pioneer Award recipient for 2017 is to be Steve Beckett, Founder of Warp Records. The awards are on 5 September in London. (AIM)
  • A deal struck between the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), insurance specialists NDML and legal protection specialists Rradar will provide UK venues with support when tackling issues with local authorities. (RA)
  • Watch Pioneer DJ’s new Toraiz AS-1 put through its paces by synth guru Dave Smith. (DJMag)
  • Loopmasters releases Ableton Chord Rack – Deep House & Jazz Chords. (DT)
  • Cloudbounce teams up with Hydraulic Press Channel and Darude to end loudness wars. (DT)
  • UK electronic instrument company Digitana Electronics has rediscovered the E.M.S. Synthi KB1 keyboard, one of the rarest synths in electronic music. (Thump)
  • Bastl's experimental, portable softPop analogue synth is available to preorder. (RA)
  • Daft Punk's TR-909 drum machine is up for sale. (RA)
  • New Pioneer soundcard brings rekordbox and DVS to any DJ setup. (RA)
  • WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor) has the purpose of giving true transparency to bands and artists played on the radio, by monitoring an impressive collection of 21.000+ radio stations in more than 100 countries and therefore make sure artists get paid for being played. (DT)
  • Playlist provider 22tracks has announced that it has closed.
  • DJ livestreaming community has announced it’s been saved, following costs incurred after their server was hacked. (Chew)
  • Beat-Herder, taking place this July at Ribble Valley, Lancashire, has announced its second wave of artists. (DT)
  • Chase & Status and Andy C to play world exclusive back to back set at Together in Ibiza. (Pulse)
  • Luke Vibert, Ancient Methods, Søs Gunver Ryberg, and more to play Berlin’s Krake Festival. (XLR8R)
  • Houghton Festival completes line-up with Mathew Jonson, Move D, Gideön, more. (DJMag)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event announces first round of acts for this October’s 2017 edition including Jeff Mills, Paula Temple and Jackmaster. (RA)
  • Ben Klock and Nicole Moudaber confirmed for Amsterdam Dance Event. (Mixmag)
  • In:Motion launches 2017 series with The Martinez Brothers. (Mixmag)
  • Non-profit organisation Oceanic Global is directing its focus to Ibiza for an inaugural Oceanic x Ibiza benefit festival on July 20. (Mixmag)
  • Adam Beyer and LWE Present Drumcode Halloween 2017. (DT)
  • Anastasia Kristensen and DJ Stingray join line-up for Berlin's Atonal Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Tel Aviv’s Block Club launches its debut festival with Richie Hawtin, Nastia, Ben Klock and Dixon confirmed for the September event. (Mixmag)
  • Jlin and Machinedrum announced for Ableton's three-day event Loop Summit at Berlin’s Funkhaus in November. (Mixmag)
  • elrow Town London has locked in an additional event to take place this August 20 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. (Mixmag)
  • Loco Dice and Dixon confirmed for Vietnam’s 11-day event EPIZODE², running from December 31 to January 10. (Mixmag)
  • Secretsundaze has announced an 18-hour birthday party in London on August 26 with the likes of Bradley Zero and Marcellus Pittman. (Mixmag)
  • St. Petersburg’s GAMMA Festival announces first wave of acts. (Mixmag)
  • Police call for increased security at Canada’s Ever After Music Festival to combat drug offences. (Mixmag)
  • The GHB Tightrope: What’s really up with this dangerous party drug? (Pulse)
  • Fred Letts founded Percolate in 2012, five years later it boasts a fully-fledged team of seven dedicated music fanatics, plus a long-suffering accountant (who is also a music fanatic). (FestivalInsight)
  • Two years in: What will it take for stems to go mainstream? (DJTechtools)
  • Does a DJ set have to be perfect? (Mixmag)
  • Making music a ‘verb’ again; why the music industry needs computer coders. (Medium - Sam Potts, Head of Radio, Columbia Records)
  • How SoundCloud could transform Deezer’s market narrative. (Midia)
  • Creamfields organisers to 'reconstruct' former Liverpool club Nation for 2017 UK festival. (RA)
  • The Warehouse Project reveals Welcome To The Warehouse line-ups including Peggy Gou, Eats Everything and Ricardo Villalobos. (Mixmag)
  • Spotlight Mix: Jeff Fader. (DT)
  • Breaking Through: Umfang. (RA)
  • In Conversation with…OC & Verde. (DT)
  • Studio Essentials: Polar Inertia. (DT)
  • In Conversation with… Roger Sanchez. (DT)
  • Harangue The DJ with Debonair. (Guardian)
  • Rudimental: 'It’s actually a blessing not being as famous as our singers’. (Standard - David Smyth)
  • A quarter century after their first 12" and 15 years since the death of James Stinson, the legacy of Drexciya is more enduring than ever. (RBMA)
  • DIY electronic productions are challenging what opera can be. (Thump)
  • DIY videos are the launchpad for your new favourite underground house tracks. (Mixmag)
  • How Hyte is bringing the European super-warehouse to North America. (Mixmag)
  • A chat with Fur Coat about their new label Oddity Records. (DT)
  • Salford is the most exciting place to party in the UK right now. (Thump)
  • Ellen Allien takes us on a tour of Berlin to show us why "it's the best city in the world”. (Mixmag)
  • Uncontrollable energy: 20 years on, The Fat Of The Land is still a life-changing album. (Mixmag)
  • Privilege is the world's biggest club and this season it's reclaiming its legendary status. (Mixmag)
  • Warp Records’ compilation Artificial Intelligence brought electronic music to the living room, but also unleashed a tidal wave of snobbery around ‘intelligent dance music’. Twenty-five years on, has it endured? (Guardian)
  • Five producers reflect on Aphex Twin playing their music. (Crack)
  • Fatima Al Qadiri unpacks her creative process. (NativeInstruments)
  • [Audio] Richie Hawtin: 'Once you could go to Detroit, you wanted to explore it’. (BBC)
  • Wet Sounds: New Atlantis is ushering in the new wave of new age. (Fact)
  • House Call: On the road with Alan Fitzpatrick. (Mixmag)
  • Larry Heard produces another Mr. White EP for Alleviated Records. (RA)
  • Wolf Eyes announce Strange Days II EP and European tour. (RA)
  • Hercules & Love Affair announce fourth album, Omnion. (RA)
  • John Digweed helms Bedrock Frequencies compilation. (RA)
  • Ricardo Villalobos remixes Christopher Groove on EP for new label Offline Records. (RA)
  • New Brooklyn techno label, Monday Off, launches with Chanski EP. (RA)
  • Jasper James announces debut Australian tour. (Mixmag)
  • David Guetta is working on music with Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and Sean Paul. (DJMag)
  • Beastie Respond announces new album, Information City. (RA)
  • Skrillex and Boys Noize are working on new music as Dog Blood. (Mixmag)
  • Villalobos & Loderbauer rework Javiera González's collaboration with Tobias Freund on new single. (RA)
  • Theo Parrish's Sound Signature puts out split EP from Julion De'Angelo and Thomas Xu. (RA)
  • Matthew Dear says new album is on the way, releases Modafinil Blues single. (RA)
  • Meander turns ten with three-part Family Jubilee II compilation. (RA)
  • Fabio Florido debuts on Rukus with the commanding Levity. (Mixmag)
  • Lee Gamble signs to Hyperdub with Mnestic Pressure album. (Fact)
  • Tiësto has admitted it was a chance encounter with Sven Väth that inspired him into a life of music and DJing. (DJMag)
  • Plastician is stepping down from Rinse FM after 14 years. (Mixmag)
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