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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Keep Pushing On
Relief Records
Danny Howard sits in: They’ve only done it again, this week's Essential New Tune goes to UK tech-house duo Solardo. They’ve gone from strength to strength, headlining clubs and selling out festivals all around the world, leading the way in that tech-house scene and they are back with another banger. Love the vocal sample, this is Solardo, Keep Pushing On, 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 38:50 mins here.
Label: Bruce Jones, Relief Records
Management: Matt Verovkins, Night Department
Publishing: Andy Hill, Maximum Boost
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
TV: Matt Verovkins, Night Department
Online: Dujon Fairweather, Listen Up
Live: Dave Blackgrove, Coda Agency
25 Aug 2017
  • Sony has become the first major to allow its music to be monetised through unofficial mixes thanks to a deal with rights clearance startup Dubset. (TechCrunch, Billboard, WSJ) It will use MixBANK, Dubset's rights management tool, for the licensing, distribution and monetisation of DJ sets and remixes that use its music.
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  • E.M.M.A’s Producergirls workshop launches Kickstarter campaign to go nationwide. (Fact)
  • The Adam Smith Institute, a neoliberal UK think thank, has called on the Conservative party to drop its air passenger duty on under 30s, known as the ‘Ibiza tax’, to improve young people’s prospects of travelling, living and working abroad. (Mixmag)
  • Income for the UK's biggest nightclub companies has fallen for the fourth year running, as the nighttime economy turns increasingly to bars. (CityAM) Turnover from the top 100 nightclubs in the UK has fallen 5% over the past year to £325m.
  • Native Instruments adds new bass synth to Maschine. (Fact)
  • Korg brings classic Mono/Poly analogue synthesiser to iOS. (RA)
  • Technics SL-1200GR turntable is out now. (RA)
  • Numark have added the NXT1000 turntable to their product line. (DJMag)
  • SoundCloud has aded more stats, with Top Listeners - which gives creators more information on their most engaged fans - Top Countries and Top Cities which offer insights into the most engaged geographical locations, on SoundCloud Pulse. (SoundCloud)
  • Brazil's Laroc club welcomes Anna, Kölsch, Matador to celebrate two years. (Mixmag)
  • James Holden helps curate Utrecht festival Le Guess Who? in 2017. (RA)
  • The BPM Festival: Portugal announces final names for the inaugural event. (DHA)
  • Creamfields is launching in China this year with events taking place in Hong Kong and Taiwan and another show scheduled for the mainland in 2018. (DT)
  • Innervisions and Life And Death launch new event series Rakastella. (Mixmag)
  • Amsterdam might be introducing strict sound limitations for festivals in the city. (Mixmag)
  • De School throws 62-hour party during ADE 2017. (RA)
  • Amsterdam's Valtifest, run by troubled events firm Meubel Stukken, has been declared bankrupt. (RA)
  • Ostgut Ton to host party at UNESCO World Heritage site in Essen. (RA)
  • Apollonia, Rhadoo, Magda, and more have been confirmed for London’s Unleash over the next few months. (XLR8R)
  • Sisters are doing it for everyone: Is female equality still a concern in electronic dance music? (Decoded)
  • Gary Richards, founder of Hard Events, a Live Nation subsidiary, talked to us and then immediately resigned from the company. As this interview went to press, he was in flux. (Pollstar)
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble is the next XOYO resident from October to December. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin club Salon zur wilden Renate is going large for its 10th birthday celebrations with a three-day non-stop bash. (Pulse)
  • Moscow nightclub Rabitza to close following violent police raid. (RA)
  • New club, Garage Noord, opens in Amsterdam. (RA)
  • Five locations fight to become the next Mecca for EDM. (Hypebot)
  • 10 iconic Sasha moments. (Mixmag)
  • Bubblin' Up: Late Night Approach. (XLR8R)
  • Hi-Five: Dorian Paic. (XLR8R)
  • Rebekah talks the top 10 tracks that inspired her. (DJMag)
  • B.Traits shares her top 10 most influential tunes. (DJMag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Dillon Francis (Guardian)
  • 25 years of Ebeneezer Goode: Were the Es really that good though? (Noisey)
  • Can dubstep’s legacy be rescued from the fart chamber of history? (Noisey)
  • New York City legend Nicky Siano describes the downfall of modern DJs, clubs & producers. (MagneticMag)
  • Rebekah unpacks her live rig, which blends analogue with digital devices. (NativeInstruments)
  • Delving into dance music's orchestral revival. (DJMag)
  • What’s it like to pull off a DJ set at eight months pregnant? Anna Lunoe explains.(Guardian)
  • Black pirate radio: The 'Robin Hoods' of music. (BBC)
  • Jeff Mills: 'It's easier to just accept the norm’. (Attack)
  • Lover of cheap vinyl, producer of exquisitely odd records, mind-bending conversationalist—Matteo Ruzzon is an electronic music personality like no other. Will Lynch went to Queens to catch him in his natural habitat. (RA)
  • Holly Dicker meets one of electronic music's busiest—and best—live performers, Marie Davidson. (RA)
  • Anastasia Vtorova talks about her route into electronics, her noise background, and soaking up influences from everywhere. (XLR8R)
  • Terrence Dixon: Detroit minimalism. (RA)
  • Ahead of the launch of the new label Stepper Man, Kissy Sellout picks the 5 pivotal points of his remarkable career so far. (DT)
  • Mar-T’s top five tips to the art of being a successful resident DJ. (DT)
  • DJ Mag trips out to Croatia’s Love International, to find out why it’s the most fashionable festival in the Adriatic for fans of tasteful house and disco. (DJMag)
  • Hot Since 82 talks magic, mysticism and moving forward. (DJMag)
  • James Murphy wants to justify LCD Soundsystem’s existence (again). (NYTimes)
  • Jesse Rose celebrates two decades in the game. (Fabric)
  • Driven by telling stories, passionate about DJing in bed; no one is doing techno quite like Bebetta. (IDJ)
  • Talking music ingredients with Matador. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Jump-up — the bouncy, bassline-led strain of drum & bass — seems bigger than ever right now. DJ Mag talks to the leading playaz in the sub-genre.
  • Glasgow’s Sub Club is celebrating its 30th birthday, having weathered bad 90s techno, empty dancefloors and fake IRA gunmen. Its leading lights explain how they’ve carried on for so long. (Guardian)
  • Could a new club from the Tresor cofounder help revitalize Detroit's nightlife? Max Pearl heads there to find out. (RA)
  • From the terrace to the main room: a guide to the soundsystems of Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • J Hus is the optimistic soundtrack to Britain's turbulent times, says Kamila Rymajdo. (Mixmag)
  • Alessandro Cortini announces new album, Avanti, inspired by childhood home videos. (RA)
  • Armin van Buuren returns to Mysteryland after a 10-year hiatus. (DA)
  • Hito launches new Berlin-based party series, Oto. (DJMag)
  • Satori announces debut album Maktub on Crosstown Rebels. (DHA)
  • Ross From Friends remixes Jordan Rakei. (XLR8R)
  • Matrixxman, Mike Parker appear on compilation from new label Atmophile Electronics. (RA)
  • Drumcode announces new compilation, A-Sides Vol.6. (RA)
  • DJ Fett Burger releases 12-inch on Sound Metaphors. (RA)
  • Alessandro Cortini to sell personal gear collection via new online shop. (RA)
  • Beatrice Dillon and Call Super collaborate on Hessle Audio EP. (RA)
  • DJ Manny readies Greenlight LP on Teklife. (Mixmag)
  • Butch on promos: "They're such a waste of time”. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Harvey to soundtrack the sunset at Hostal La Torre Ibiza in August and September. (Mixmag)
  • Selena Gomez confirms Marshmello collaboration. (Billboard)
  • Cooly G announces new Magnetic EP for Hyperdub. (Fact)
  • Skrillex is working on a studio project with a group of hip-hop artists. (DA)
  • Lone announces new DJ-Kicks mix featuring Radiohead, Drexciya and more. (Fact)
  • Hardwell drops new track with Henry Fong & Mr Vegas, Badam. (YourEDM)
  • Jamie Jones is heading up the 100th Hot Creations release. (Mixmag)
  • ​Romy of The xx: "We’ve got plans to release our techno tunes”. (Mixmag)
  • Floating Points bandmate Kirkis announces debut album, Vide. (RA)
  • Loco Dice has announced an all-new event series, Serán Bendecidos, along with a world tour. (Pulse)
  • Plastician releases largest wave music album to date: Wavepool 2. (IDJ)
  • Dubfire to donate fees from his Barcelona show to victims of the terrorist attack. (Mixmag)
  • Houghton Festival - Norfolk, UK (Mixmag, DJMag)
  • Parookaville - Germany (DA)
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