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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
First Contact
Incorrect Music
This is a track which once again I've had the privilege of road testing for the past couple of weeks, and it absolutely goes off. It comes from a regular on this show, I think he makes records just for us on a Friday night. He's a Liverpudlian DJ and producer, last year he scored three Essential New Tunes on this show. Boomtang was one of the defining records of last summer, and he's gone and done it again right now... This is First Contact from Kydus.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:00 mins here.
Label: Incorrect Music
Management: Tempo Music Management
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Anthony Attalla
Online: Anthony Attalla
Live: Radius Artists
14 Jul 2017
  • Further to a Facebook post from producer Kenny Hayes, which said he was leaving All Around The World after 19 years as "Universal have taken over and closed down the studios", RotD understands UMG has exercised its option to pick up the 50% share from founders Matt Cadman and Cris Nutall and now wholly own AATW. The pair remain as consultants for now. Their Blackburn office continues, although other staff are said to be leaving. The TV channels (Now 80s, Chilled 90s, AKA and Clubland) continue unaffected for the present.
  • Soundcloud co-founder Alex Ljung has given his first major public interview since the announcement of layoffs. (TechCrunch) He claimed Soundcloud was on its way to “taking back control” of its destiny. The company has also responded to “extensive inaccuracies” in a TechCrunch article which claims it is almost out of money. (Variety)
    Blue Marlin Ibiza and Coricancha are delighted to announce a partnership with Richie Hawtin’s ENTER.Sake concept – a boutique sake collection curated by the music icon, who has explored the world of sake for twenty years during his trips to Japan. 

    On Wednesday, August 2nd Richie Hawtin will host the ENTER.Sake annual dinner at Coricancha Nikkei Restaurant, in a celebration of sake, music and Nikkei cuisine.
    Music by Hito
    Sit-down pairing dinner, all seats reserved in advance via: 

    Thursday, August 3rd will see legendary Richie Hawtin curating an ENTER.Sake musical takeover at Blue Marlin Ibiza, on the shores of Cala Jondal, with a journey through cutting edge techno sounds.
    Music by Richie Hawtin, Hito, Fabio Florido
    Blue Marlin Ibiza, Cala Jondal, Ibiza
  • New record store, The Mixtape Shop, opens in Brooklyn. (RA)
  • Canadian festival-goers are worried about tainted drugs: Vice Survey. (Thump)
  • On Nielsen Music’s mid-year dance/electronic charts The Chainsmokers dominate with the most popular album of the year (Memories… Do Not Open), the top three most-streamed songs, and the top selling song (Something Just Like This, with Coldplay). (Billboard)
  • On September 21, the inaugural Electronic Music Awards will take place in Los Angeles and be streamed around the world via Twitter. (Mixmag, Billboard)
  • Vice has launched a drug safety campaign, Safe Sesh, which talks down the media's role in the UK’s growing narcotics problem. (Drum)
  • Dolby hopes to 'make live music more engaging and immersive' by installing its immersive audio tech, already popular in cinemas, in more clubs and venues. (IQ)
  • Dance artist RAC is to release the first album that can be bought on the ethereum blockchain. (Motherboard)
  • New vinyl pressing plant opens in Seoul. (RA)
  • Eventide to release hybrid analogue-digital delay module. (RA)
  • SynthScaper is an iOS app for making ambient soundscapes. (Fact)
  • Peek inside Deadmau5's hi-tech studio in revealing new video tour. (Billboard)
  • Watch a sound design tutorial by Point Blank's Chris Carter on processing external audio in Absynth. (XLR8R)
  • Dreadbox announces new Medusa analogue synthesiser for under $500. (RA)
  • YouTube's Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen has detailed the priorities and product plans for 2017. Many are designed to help musicians market and monetise views. (Hypebot)
  • Dirtybird Campout 2017 announces it line-up with Mija, Egyptian Lover, Daddy Kev, araabMUZIK and more. (Billboard)
  • Unsound Festival is turning 15 with Laurel Halo, Mumdance and more. (Mixmag)
  • The line-up for Dirtybird Campout 2017 has been announced. (Mixmag)
  • Radio 1 has announced the likes Eric Prydz, Kölsch, Maya Jane Coles, Black Coffee and more to perform at its Ibiza Weekend this 4-7 August. (DJMag)
  • Game Over?, the brainchild of the respected Carl Cox at Space team, have announced a six-date run of their own at Benimussa Park Ibiza. (DJMag)
  • DGTL Festival announces Tel Aviv edition. (Mixmag)
  • London venue Jazz Café's Night Thing relaunches with Benji B, Gilles Peterson and more this month. (Mixmag)
  • Abode in the Park, to take place this September at Finsbury Park, has announced its stage hosts and first wave of talent. (DT)
  • Sven Väth and Âme to play Dockyard Festival’s ADE edition. (Mixmag)
  • RBMA Weekender announces line-up for Sydney return including the likes of ABRA and Tony Humphries. (Mixmag)
  • Southern California event HARD has announced a venue change from last year’s Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway to Glen Helen Amphitheater & Regional Park. (DA)
  • SoundCloud matters because artists and labels depend on discovery. (CDM)
  • How losing SoundCloud would change music. (TheRinger)
  • NYC is reaching peak European techno, says Michelle Lhooq. (Thump)
  • Does hippy Ibiza actually still exist? (Mixmag)
  • Rave lifers tell us why it's acceptable to go raving aged 37 (and beyond). (Mixmag)
  • 10 things we learned at IMS College – Malta 2017. (IMS)
  • IMS College Malta 2017 highlights. (IMS)
  • Club culture is plagued by sexism and white supremacy. These three women won’t stand for it. (Fader)
  • The potential death of SoundCloud should scare music lovers says Brian Feldman. (NYMag)
  • SoundCloud employee writes about being hired and laid off within a week. (Hackernoon)
  • London club XOYO celebrates its fifth birthday with five parties. (Mixmag)
  • NYC venue Webster Hall to close for renovations, reopen with new management. (Fact)
  • There is now a museum dedicated to Space Ibiza, opened this week by Carl Cox and former owner Pepe Rosello. (Mixmag)
  • The 101 best EDM songs of all time. (Thump)
  • Obscure Cuts: Moscoman. (XLR8R)
  • 10 of the greatest Rinse FM shows of all time. (Mixmag)
  • The month's electronic music. (Quietus)
  • Harangue the DJ: Mary Anne Hobbs. (Guardian)
  • Steve Aoki traveled 16,427 miles, visited three continents, and played four shows—all on just six hours of sleep, he tells Michael Easter. (Tonic)
  • An oral history of Melbourne's rave scene in the '90s. (RBMA)
  • Dance music according to Limmy. (Mixmag)
  • RHA Fest reaches to fill a hole in the heart of Mexico's underground. (Mixmag)
  • Anastasia Kristensen talks creative technology. (RansomeNote)
  • Machine Love: Shawn O'Sullivan. (RA)
  • Toronto's Electric Island is bringing different dance cultures together. (Billboard)
  • Afrojack races into future with new sounds, talks David Guetta collabs and birthday bash. (Billboard)
  • Courtesy is the Danish DJ putting Copenhagen’s techno scene on the map. (Fact)
  • For Club Use Only: The month’s best under-the-radar club tracks. (Fact)
  • Inside YouTube's hit-making electronic music channels. (Thump)
  • Tony Poland meets Karen Gwyer, the artist who is cutting a singular path through the modern techno landscape. (RA)
  • The best artwork of 2017 so far. (Mixmag)
  • Claremont 56 are celebrating a decade of crystal clear quality. (Thump)
  • Rebekah & Paula Temple on their new live hybrid set. (XLR8R)
  • Carl Cox: “to play Ibiza you have to be the best of the best”. (DJMag)
  • View from the side: YouTube is killing the art of MCing. (RansomeNote)
  • Clean-living clubbing: the new trend of alcohol-free raves and mindfulness sessions at festivals like Wilderness. (Guardian - Harriet Gibsone)
  • Produced with love: Joey Negro is riding the recent disco revival. (Mixmag)
  • New Aspect Music EP features first-time collaboration from Thomas Melchior and Daniel Bell, AKA Voyant Inc. (RA)
  • Steffi unveils new album World Of The Waking State. (Mixmag)
  • Maya Jane Coles set to Take Flight on forthcoming LP. (Mixmag)
  • Belief Defect album coming on Byetone's Raster label. (RA)
  • Someone made a Twitter bot for The Black Madonna and it’s spot-on. (Fact)
  • DJ Shadow drops surprise The Mountain Has Fallen EP. (Mixmag)
  • Jeff Derringer to take hiatus from performing due to cancer. (RA)
  • Sasha makes his Watergate Records debut with GameOvr EP. (RA)
  • Mount Kimbie announce new album, Love What Survives, on Warp Records. (RA)
  • Mosca announces new single on Livity Sound. (Mixmag)
  • Dixon and Trikk remix Manoo and Raoul K on Innervisions. (RA)
  • Posthumous album from Alan Vega, IT, on the way. (RA)
  • Sasha’s much-anticipated Trigonometry is finally being released on August 21. (Mixmag)
  • Rusko is still 'smiling everyday' through chemotherapy treatments. (Billboard)
  • Calvin Harris (Times2 - 2* Will Hodgkinson, iNews - 2* Andy Gill)
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