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Beat The Track
Carl Cox & Nile Rodgers
Bush Records
This week’s Essential New Tune comes from two legends in the game. Firstly, Mr Carl Cox, what more can we say about Carl? We have been talking about him on this station, on this show, since I started in 1991. The man is still going strong, finishing off his residency at Space last year, and was back in Ibiza with some special events this year. He continues to dominate dance floors all over the world, especially with his prowess on the techno scene. Secondly, one of Carl’s true heroes. Carl has quite literally been playing this guy’s music his whole life, we are talking about Nile Rodgers, Mr Chic and an amazing producer, writer and musician in his own right. He has been on a massive comeback since he not only beat cancer but also since teaming up with Daft Punk on their memorable return as well. So this new track is Nile Rodgers and Carl Cox, it’s called Beat The Track, it’s forthcoming on the label run by Carl’s best friend Eric Powell, Bush. Check this out, a world premier. 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:45 mins here.
Label: Bush Records
PR: Carl Cox - Steve Rose, Emms Publicity
Live: Carl Cox - Ian Hindmarsh, Analog
03 Nov 2017
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  • A nearly century-old law that turned New York bars into no-dancing zones is finally set to be struck down. (NYTimes)
  • Jamie Spinks of Polydor was honoured with the A&R - Electronic/Dance award at the UK's A&R Awards. (MBW)
  • IMS Ibiza has announced its return in 2018 and will take place May 23-25 at the Hard Rock Hotel. The new ticket package offers three tiers: delegate normal, delegate plus and all access. (IMS)
  • Pioneer DJ’s new studio monitors also connect via Bluetooth. (Fact)
  • Pro-Ject releasing new line of affordable turntables. (RA)
  • In an update to GarageBand for iOS, Apple is introducing a “Sound Library” that lets users download and install new virtual instruments as well as sound and loop packs. (Verge)
  • Ableton announces Live 10. (RA)
  • Music tech company Roli reveal Pharrell as Chief Creative Officer. (Mixmag)
  • The second edition of 10 Companies to Watch (10C2W) was won by Shawn Wilson of Muzooka, the platform which allows artists and their teams to instantly update the content on any festival, venue, ticketing, or radio website from one central dashboard. (ADE)
  • British startup offering a ‘pre-cleared, commercial music licensing solution for online video creators’, Hookd, has rebranded as Lickd and added the Hospital Records catalogue. (MusicAlly)
  • Mixcloud’s plans for premium subscriptions will include the ability for individual DJs, curators and podcasters on its platform to launch subscriptions for their mixes and shows. (Mixcloud)
  • Ultra Music Festival teases upcoming 20th anniversary edition with sentimental trailer. (DA)
  • Love International, taking place in The Garden Resort, Tisno, announces 2018 dates of 27 June - 4 July. (DT)
  • Farr Festival confirms Dixon and Moodymann for 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Love International returns to Croatia with Roman Flügel, Jane Fitz, Avalon Emerson next July. (RA)
  • LCD Soundsystem, Björk added to Goldenvoice's All Points East festival in London. (RA)
  • Australian New Year's festival, Beyond The Valley, adds Dena Amy, PNAU and more. (Mixmag)
  • UK festival We Are FSTVL announces Carl Cox and Eric Prydz. (Mixmag)
  • Jamie xx and Jackmaster will play Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival in Malta next May. (Mixmag)
  • V Festival is to get a new name after Virgin announced it will no longer be sponsoring the event. (IQ, BBC) There are plans to expand the event from two to three days at both the Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites. Separately, Bestival is to be held at Lulworth a month earlier than before, on 2-5 August 2018. (RotD)
  • The team behind Secret Garden Party have announced a new festival to take place in South Africa next year called Bazique. (RA)
  • 11 new companies innovating in the music industry. (P&P)
  • After 10 years of booming sales, we asked the industry to share its concerns and ideas about how to create a sustainable future for vinyl. (VinylFactory)
  • Why the music industry gets digital so wrong. (Amber Horsburgh, VP of Strategy at Downtown Records)
  • How Shots Studios plans to take over the music industry. (Billboard)
  • Throwing DJ Parties: Advice from seven successful party promoters. (DJTechTools)
  • A2Live founder Eric Zho tells IQ he is “trying to build a 360° music ecosystem” in a country home to 1.4 billion people – almost 19% of the world’s population. (IQ)
  • Native Instruments just got a $59m investment: what next? (DJTechTools)
  • Mixmag Global Editorial Director discusses the brand's history, direction and future in the current media landscape (Noiseporn)
  • London's Studio 338 has published a statement following its decision to postpone its reopening date to November 4. (RA)
  • New London nightclub E1 reveals lineup for 27-hour opening party including Âme, Mano Le Tough, Blawan and Avalon Emerson. (RA)
  • Artwork announced as XOYO's first 2018 resident, kicking off on January 5. (Mixmag)
  • The Warehouse Project announces 2017 closing parties featuring Eats Everything, Peggy Gou, Danny Tenaglia, Hannah Wants, Bicep and more. (Mixmag)
  • New nightclub, Mekka, proposed at former Pacha NYC space. (RA)
  • Diplo renews Wynn Nightlife residency with two-year contract. (Billboard)
  • 10 of the best clubs to open in 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Take a walkthrough tour of Tresor's original location, a techno UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Mixmag)
  • The French club scene has rallied against new volume restrictions with the likes of Laurent Garnier and Jeff Mills signing a petition against the reforms. (RA)
  • The 20 best pre-90s house tracks. (Mixmag)
  • Digging with Darryn Jones. (StampTheWax)
  • Harangue the DJ: Lido Pimienta (GuardianGuide)
  • Why Burial’s Untrue is the most important electronic album of the century so far. (Pitchfork)
  • 20 years of New Forms with Roni Size. (Pulse)
  • Having grown up with and tour managed The Martinez Brothers, Jesse Calosso has a promising musical future. (Pulse)
  • Corey James discusses 2017, his new single, and signing with Size Records. (YourEDM)
  • Faced with being lost in a sea of demos, Lazare Hoche decided to take matters into his own hand and found himself at the controls of one of the hottest selling labels in vinyl house. (IbizaVoice)
  • The wonder years of House Music: A homage to a revolution. (DeCoded)
  • The young, gifted, world traveling twenty something from South Africa, Culoe de Song is something of a wonder in the world of electronic music. (DHA)
  • Having recently left her Mobilee home, German artist Anja Schneider explains why we too should value creativity over commercialism. (XLR8R)
  • Armand Jakobsson, AKA Rimbaudian, discusses the lo-fi scene with which he's associated, the origin of his DJ Seinfeld alias and his first gig with Groove.
  • One of lo-fi house's leading names, DJ Seinfeld, discusses inspirations, his debut album, and the position of the genre. (XLR8R)
  • The Love & Logic behind Soup NYC. (DT)
  • Shigeto's creativity is fuelled by the spirit of Detroit while his latest album, The New Monday, simmers with a newfound energy. (Mixmag)
  • A potted history of Thomas Melchior. (Fabric)
  • Tony Ozier opens up about the inspiration behind the single and video for Real1 Day1 from his album AutoTone. (MagneticMag)
  • Alfredo tells the story of how a chance game of rugby lead to one of the most pivotal residencies in the history of house music. (IbizaVoice)
  • Gideon Berger has co-created something amazing with Glastonbury Festival’s Block9 field, but it’s been somewhat to the detriment of his own DJ career. He discusses his return to the decks. (DJMag)
  • Henrique Oliveira aka HNQO discusses his conceptual and interpretive ideas and creative processes in recording his debut album. (Decoded)
  • Spirits Rejoice: James Holden reflects on a career spent escaping dance convention. (Fact)
  • The art of disruption: How CDJs are changing DJing. (RA)
  • Kölsch talks about his recently completed record trilogy for Kompakt, his inaugural residency at Hi Ibiza, and being on the top of his game at 40. (Billboard)
  • Get to know Francis Inferno Orchestra, the house maestro turned ambient explorer. (Mixmag)
  • Benny Rodrigues reveals new project, Younger Rebinds, with double EP for Running Back. (RA)
  • Radiohead to release a career-spanning 400-page songbook. (Mixmag)
  • Nightmares On Wax reveals new album, Shape The Future. (RA)
  • Nicole Moudaber reveals plans to celebrate the 50th release on MOOD Records. (Mixmag)
  • Leftfield (now just Neil Barnes) is among the names booked to play a 30th anniversary party for acid house club Shoom. (Mixmag)
  • deadmau5 says he's working on an album for spring 2018. (Billboard)
  • Tony Pike reveals all in his new book: Mr Pikes: The Story Behind The Ibiza Legend. (Decoded)
  • Tresor Records is reissuing the entire Scopex discography. (Mixmag)
  • Goldie is presenting the 2017 Turner Prize which will be broadcast via the BBC on December 5. (Mixmag)
  • Denis Sulta returns with more big-room house on Sulta Selects 2. (Fact)
  • Shed re-releases first two albums, Shedding The Past and The Traveller. (RA)
  • Bicep release new EP, Glue, via Ninja Tune. (RA)
  • Marcel Dettmann announces collaborative album for Ostgut-Ton sub-label A-TON. (RA)
  • Richie Hawtin embarks on an intimate German tour. (Mixmag)
  • Ben Pearce will talk about mental illness at the House of Commons. (Mixmag)
  • Marshmello's release Alone earns label Monstercat its first platinum record. (Billboard)
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