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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This is a track that I’ve been playing in my sets for the last couple of months, it’s shaping up to be a true underground monster in the Ibiza season. Also getting dropped by the likes of Damian Lazarus, Sven Väth, and the guy who made it was at DC10 last Monday playing alongside Rampa, this is Avalon from &ME.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 38:00 mins here.
Label: Daniel Rérat, Keinemusik
Management: Daniel Rérat, Keinemusik
Publishing: Marc Johlen, Budde Music
Radio: Jamie Russell, Hypercolour
Online: Jamie Russell, Hypercolour
Live: Booking, Keinemusik
04 Aug 2017
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  • Idjut Boys, José Padilla play Mareh 2018 in Brazil. (RA)
  • Berlin Atonal completes 2017 line-up with Pépé Bradock, Varg, DJ Deep. (RA)
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  • BPM Portugal unveils second phase line-up, more venues, and showcases. (DA)
  • Pete Tong will perform on August 5 in Ibiza with conductor Jules Buckley and the 65-piece Heritage Orchestra for a live show that reimagines a wealth of dance classics. (Pulse)
  • Dekmantel has announced a South American tour with DJ Bone, Call Super, Shanti Celeste and more coming through Peru, Chile, Colombia and Brazil. (Mixmag)
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  • Who the drugs kill: Young Asian-Americans in southern California’s MDMA- and ecstasy-filled rave and festival circuit are dying in alarming numbers. (Outline)
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  • Paul Oakenfold and Connect club promoter Alex Ryan interviewed. (Ibizan)
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  • Catching up with the Leeds-based twosome Spektre as they prepare to drop their remix of a Sourmash classic. (IDJ)
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  • Disclosure reveal the secrets behind their Wild Life residency at DC10. (DJMag)
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  • Talking equality, bias and sexuality in South Africa with ANG and K-$. (Pulse)
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  • FatCat returns to electronic roots with new label FCR. (XLR8R)
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  • Radio Slave announces debut album, Feel The Same. (RA)
  • Tale Of Us collaborates with Vaal for new Afterlife 12-inch, Monument. (RA)
  • Eric Prydz has donned his techno guise for new Cirez D single The Accuser. (DJMag)
  • Paul Woolford announces new Special Request album, Belief System. (RA)
  • Armin van Buuren trolled the Tomorrowland crowd over the weekend, with staged ‘technical difficulties’. (DJMag)
  • DJ Python announces album for Incienso, Anthony Naples' new label. (RA)
  • Ostgut Ton announces Etapp Kyle EP, Alpha. (RA)
  • Ben Klock's new compilation spans "techno, deep atmospheres, acid and house”. (Mixmag)
  • Leftfield to play Leftism at Simple Things 2017. (RA)
  • Underworld reissues 1999 album Beaucoup Fish as four-CD box set. (RA)
  • Aphex Twin uploads rare Drukqs promotional CD to online store. (RA)
  • Dannic donates fee from his Untold Festival set to UNICEF. (DJMag)
  • Metalheadz remasters three '90s drum & bass classics. (RA)
  • Kerri Chandler back on Watergate with new single, Checkmate. (Mixmag)
  • PC Music collects Month Of Mayhem tracks into 19-song compilation. (RA)
  • Warp Records artists Mark Pritchard and Clark soundtrack art exhibition at London's Roundhouse. (RA)
  • Andrew Weatherall announces new album, Qualia. (RA)
  • Grandmaster Flash admits much of his record collection came from ex-girlfriends. (Mixmag)
  • Special Request returns to Houndstooth with monolithic album Belief System. (DT)
  • Fania launches the Fania Collective to showcase diverse DJ collaborations. (Mixmag)
  • Elrow to release first ever compilation CD. (Mixmag)
  • Avicii teases a new song with a "magic music box”. (Mixmag)
  • Paul Oakenfold is releasing a graphic novel. (Mixmag)
  • Black Coffee is in the studio with Tom Misch. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers voice support for transgender soldiers: 'we love you, we support you’. (Billboard)
  • Skrillex to play last club night at Webster Hall before closing. (Billboard)
  • Goldie and Paul Oakenfold star in new documentary​ celebrating 30 years of rave. (Mixmag)
  • Tiga admits DJ set 'didn't kill it' - and everyone loves his honesty. (BBC, Mixmag)
  • Anja Schneider leaves her Mobilee label after 12 years. (Mixmag)
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