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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Crosstown Rebels
This is yet another track that I’ve been able to play out live during my DJ sets for some months now. The boys wanted me to keep it off the radio until I got full approval on it being released, it’s forthcoming on Crosstown Rebels which means it's another Essential New Tune for the Damian Lazarus label. It comes from a couple of guys who have rapidly been becoming the breakout stars in Ibiza this year, they hold down a residency at Heart Ibiza on Sunday nights. They come from New York city originally, they are Bedouin and I think this is going to blow you away… a brand new interpretation of Pink Floyd’s Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, this week's Essential New Tune.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:40 mins here.
Label: Leon Oakey, Crosstown Rebels
Management: Sheff Allam, Tusk MGMT
Publishing: Westminster Publishing/Copyright Control
Radio: Jessica Lamb, For The Record
TV: Abi Maouris, For The Record
Online: Abi Maouris, For The Record
Live: Abi Maouris, For The Record
28 Jul 2017
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  • Sponsored post: Ibiza Rocks, the famed brand that brought a bit of rock 'n’ roll to Ibiza, have upgraded to VOID's new Arcline system. "Void provides a cool credible system and we knew them as probably the most respected new player in the dance world. When we found out they had launched a new high end touring system, suitable for live and club, we were naturally drawn to working with them.” - Andy McKay - CEO and Founder of Ibiza Rocks Group.
  • The UK's first ever festival for vinyl has been cancelled for unknown reasons. (Mixmag)
  • An autopsy conducted by the Clark County Coroner has ruled the cause of death of 34-year-old EDC Las Vegas attendee Michael Morse as acute MDMA and TFMPP toxicity, with environmental heat exposure as a second significant factor. (Billboard)
  • Ableton’s three-day Berlin event Loop 2017 adds Goldie, Laurel Halo and Jenny Hval to its November edition. (Fact)
  • London's night czar Amy Lame plans London-wide women's night safety charter to help cut down on harassment. (CityAM)
  • The results of Mixmag’s Top 50 Labels Of The Decade. (Mixmag)
  • Moog updates Minitaur analogue bass synthesizer.
  • Roland’s next Boutique synth could be an SH-101 reissue. (Fact)
  • Native Instruments releases chiptune expansion for Maschine. (Fact)
  • The 12 best affordable, pocket-sized, hackable synthesizers. (Fact)
  • Facebook has acquired a content rights startup called Source3 to help fight video pirates. (Recode)
  • Spotify has launched a self-serve ad platform. (Hypebot)
  • Vice Media’s round of layoffs means its electronic music offering, Thump, will move to the main site. (RAVariety)
  • WeTransfer is offering ex-SoundCloud employees $10,000 each to stop looking for jobs. (Fader) WeTransfer President Damian Bradfield details his idea on Medium.
  • Hospital Productions announce 20th anniversary show featuring Godflesh, Prurient, Regis. (Fact)
  • Squarepusher joins The Orb and Actress at MUTEK Mexico. (Fact)
  • Crazy P, Roni Size and Gilles Peterson headline Moovin Festival in Stockport. (Pulse)
  • BPM Festival has announced Josh Wink and Cassy among its new names. (Mixmag)
  • Erol Alkan and 2manydjs have been announced for Lost Village Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Cox to Play Sonus Festival in Croatia this August. (XLR8R)
  • Mysteryland confirms Fatman Scoop, Dirtcaps and Coone for exclusive camping stages. (Mixmag)
  • The Black Madonna and Ben UFO locked in for Optimo 20. (Mixmag)
  • Space In The Park will "recreate the different moods" of the iconic venue in Ibiza this August. (Mixmag)
  • ​Adam Beyer and Dense & Pika to play Drumcode Halloween at Tobacco Docks. (Mixmag)
  • ​Sweden’s Into The Factory festival forced to cancel after “battling with the police”. (Mixmag)
  • Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is working on a new house music-focused project. (Mixmag)
  • Spain's biggest electronic festival Medusa has announced its plans for international expansion and is heading to Puebla, Mexico in March 2018. (DJMag)
  • A petition has been launched to kick Ultra out of Miami. (Mixmag)
  • ​Creamfields Malta partners with BBC Radio 1 and announces line-up for 2017. (Mixmag)
  • An extensive collection of SoundCloud thought pieces. (Redef)
  • How SoundCloud’s broken business model drove artists away. (Verge)
  • Mykonos: Dance music's next Ibiza. (Billboard)
  • Music festivals are booming – but so are allegations of rape and sexual assault. Are organisers doing enough to keep people safe? (Guardian2 - Hannah J Davies)
  • The Streaming Problem: How spammers, superstars, and tech giants gamed the music industry. (Vulture)
  • Apollonia and Joseph Capriati set to go all night long at HÏ Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Ibiza council to be granted power to restrict open-air music venues. (RA)
  • Village Underground owners win approval in major plan to reopen art deco cinema as music venue in east London. (RA)
  • 20 tunes that defined Sasha & Digweed’s first resistance party. (Pulse)
  • 25 anthems from Berlin’s legendarily wild Bar25. (ElectronicBeats)
  • 10 fierce talents you shouldn't miss at Hard Summer. (Mixmag)
  • 7 reasons why you need to see GHE20G0THIK founder Venus X. (Mixmag)
  • The 33 best tracks of 2017 so far. (Mixmag)
  • Label of the month: Dream Catalogue. (RA)
  • A city guide to Delhi by VridianMusic. (DT)
  • DJ Stingray: Foreign waters. (RA)
  • Crate Diggers: Steffi. (VinylFactory)
  • The art of DJing: Dorian Paic. (RA)
  • Harangue the DJ: wAFF. (GuardianGuide)
  • Everything you need to know about New York's no-dancing law. (Thump)
  • Tomorrowland headliner Martin Solveig: 'Labels are for canned food, not for music’. (National)
  • How David Guetta built his hedonistic brand. (FTWeekend - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney)
  • We went on a campervan tour of America's West Coast with Andhim. (Mixmag)
  • Armand van Helden: “DJs don’t have to think about much up there”. (InTheMix)
  • Glasgow's Sub Club is one of the best rave experiences on the planet. (Mixmag)
  • Get to know Lauren Lo Sung, Liverpool's sumptuous rolling house producer. (Mixmag)
  • Heart Of Darkness: The secret DJ on touring. (Mixmag)
  • Steve Lawler: "Being an A&R is the best route to becoming a great DJ”. (Mixmag)
  • From indie rock to IDM to reggae and two-step, Panorama Bar resident Nick Höppner picks nine of his biggest obsessions from the past three decades. (RA)
  • After working in obscurity for nearly three decades, Italian singer and synth artist Gigi Masin is finally getting his due. Andy Beta hears his story. (RA)
  • Theo Parrish weighs in on a story about how Detroit's house music heritage has begun to step out of the techno scene's shadow. (NYTimes)
  • Oshi is creating his own lane of wonky, emotional bass that's making an impact. (Mixmag)
  • One of Europe's most spectacular music venues, Macao, is under threat. Christine Kakaire visits the former slaughterhouse in Milan to hear its story. (RA)
  • Aphex Twin has launched a near-complete collection of recording output since 1991. It includes a store where fans can stream and buy lossless FLAC and LAME-encoded MP3 versions of albums, EPs, and side projects. (ARS)
  • Larry Heard will reportedly release his first album since 2005 next year. (Thump)
  • is / was reissuing crucial acid 12-inch from Khan and Jammin' Unit. (RA)
  • Unearthed 1995 documentary about Sähkö Recordings, starring Mika Vainio, to show at ICA in London. (RA)
  • High Contrast has announced his milestone sixth studio album titled Night Gallery. (DT)
  • Drake teases new music sampling Peverelist. (Fact)
  • Martin Garrix debuted a new alias of his at Tomorrowland by performing a house set under the name YTRAM. (DJMag)
  • DJ Harvey is to launch Pikes Records with The Sound Of Mercury Rising. (Mixmag)
  • Guy Gerber announces Camden Roundhouse concert. (Mixmag)
  • The Alchemist releases posthumous Prodigy track Try My Hand. (Mixmag)
  • Steve Angello announces new album dropping this year. (Billboard)
  • Antal and DJ Okapi oversee Rush Hour compilation of South African electronic music. (RA)
  • Elrow to release first compilation CD. (RA)
  • K-HAND recognised as 'first lady of Detroit' by city council. (RA)
  • FatCat starts new record label, FCR, with music from Mall Grab, Grain, Steve Bicknell. (RA)
  • Coyote Records is turning five with a special vinyl reissue. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Tennis and Michael Gracioppo start ambient label Eraclea. (Mixmag)
  • Plastician has unveiled his new independent, immersive broadcasting platform, Unreality Journeys, set to launch next month. (Mixmag)
  • Black Coffee's new Beats 1 radio show will give an inside look into his life and career. (Mixmag)
  • Secret Garden Party - Cambridgeshire (Times2 - 4* Stephen Dalton)
  • Carl Cox B2B The Martinez Brothers - Open Air, Benimussa Park, Ibiza (Mixmag)
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