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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Rising (Shaded Realized Dreams Remix)
Anabel Englund, Matt Ossentjuk, Human Life & Mont Blvck
Gari Recs
Some Essential New Tunes are world premieres and some have earned the right to be there, this is the latter. I've been playing this out for probably six weeks now and every time I play it people come up with their phones; “no we don’t want a selfie, we just want to Shazam the tune. We can’t find out what it is, can you write it in my phone?” No, just dance to it! But for all those people that have been doing that and bugging me here it is…
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:25 mins here.
Label: Gari Recs
Management: Anabel Englund: Mark Harris, Cover Art Entertainment  / Human Life: Roo, Rood Media 
Radio: Roo, Rood Media
Online: Roo, Rood Media
Live: North & South America: Jazz Spinder, CAA / Rest Of The World: Roman Trystram, CAA
15 Dec 2017
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  • International electronic music booking agency Analog has announced its merger with Spanish agency Magnum Bookings to form Analog Spain. (Billboard)
  • Electronic music industry veterans Matt Abbott and Phil York have announced the launch of Spektrum Talent, a “new breed of booking and management agency” that promises to handle every aspect of an artist’s career. (IQ)
  • Among the winners at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards this year were Label of the Year, Ninja Tune. (DJMag)
  • Winners of the ninth annual Drum&BassArena Awards revealed. (DA)
  • Amsterdam’s DGTL wins FestX award for Outstanding Green Event. (Decoded)
  • Drumcode has been revealed as Beatport’s Most Popular Label of 2017, based on customer sales. (DA)
  • Berlin politician Georg Koessler of the Greens party: "Using taxpayer money to support techno is the least we can do”. (Mixmag)
  • Trial begins over the Love Parade tragedy that left 21 people dead and more than 650 injured. (Mixmag)
  • djay Pro 2 for Mac uses machine learning to automate your mixes. (Fact)
  • Behringer have ‘leaked’ what looks like a wide selection of new synths. (DJMag)
  • Mixcloud has shared its 2017 year-end listening data statistics, including Defected Records as Most Listened-To Label Profile and John Digweed as Most Listened-To Dance Profile. (YourEDM)
  • SoundCloud's new leader is focused on the fundamentals. (NPR)
  • SoundCloud is redesigning its app home screen with more focus on playlists and recommendations, including two new own-brand playlists showcasing trending hip-hop and dance tracks. (MusicAlly, TechCrunch)
  • Spotify and Tencent Music Entertainment confirm they will exchange equity stakes of just under 10% of each other by buying new shares in cash. (FTWeekend) Separately, parent group Tencent Holdings will make secondary purchases in Spotify to make up for the difference in valuations between the two music services.
  • Apple has confirmed the acquisition of Shazam, in a deal thought to be worth $400m. (Billboard, FT, Guardian) Shazam’s revenues last year grew 14% to £40.3m, with a pre-tax losses of £4m.
  • Resident Advisor will host stage at Sónar Reykjavík 2018 featuring the likes of Lena Willikens, Denis Sulta, Cassy and more. (RA)
  • Montreal's Igloofest welcomes Kaytranada, Bonobo, Sasha & John Digweed. (Mixmag)
  • Solomun is headlining the sixth edition of Diynamic Festival in Amsterdam. (Mixmag)
  • Piknic Électronik Melbourne announces summer line-up to include Tiga, DJ Seinfeld and Deetron. (Mixmag)
  • Austria’s Elevate festival returns with Umfang, Ben Frost, Objekt, and more next March. (XLR8R)
  • Gottwood Festival announces first names for 2018 including Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Hunee, Margaret Dygas and Nicolas Lutz. (RA)
  • Honey Dijon and Cassy confirmed for Snowbombing 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Denis Sulta is launching his own festival, Sulta Selects: FLY Open Air, at Hopetoun House in Edinburgh on May 19. (Mixmag)
  • Burning Man aims to expand to 100,000 attendees. (Mixmag)
  • Drum 'n' bass event Hospitality is heading to Croatia next year. (Mixmag)
  • A company run by Earthcore's founder is set to be wound up following mass cancellations at this year's string of events in Australia. (Mixmag)
  • Beyond the grave: Could the alternative streaming site Fanburst fill the void in a looming SoundCloud demise? (DA)
  • Why San An’s 3am club ban is madness. (IbizaVoice)
  • It's time to stop ID'ing tracks in the rave. (Mixmag)
  • The year in dance/electronic charts: The Chainsmokers, Marshmello and Calvin Harris score. (Billboard)
  • Kate Mullins, Brand Partnerships Manager at Resident Advisor, on their approach to working with brands. (Frukt)
  • To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify. (TechCrunch)
  • New London club E1's 27-hour launch party has added Ben Klock to the New Year's Day line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Ministry of Sound has announced the list of artists that will be playing there in the new year including Catz ‘N Dogz, Hannah Wants, Fedde Le Grand, Kungs and many more. (Mixmag)
  • Tiesto extends his Hakkasan Group residency through 2020. (Billboard)
  • Melbourne is getting a new 5000-capacity event space called B3, launching in 2018. (Mixmag)
  • A new project is training nightclub staff how to prevent sexual violence. (Mixmag) The pilot stage is being launched in Prague. (Mixmag)
  • 20 best EDM and electronic albums of 2017. (RollingStone)
  • The 13 best mixes of 2017. (Noisey)
  • Amandra on his studio gear. (Hyponik)
  • Harangue the DJ: Benjamin Damage. (GuardianGuide)
  • Annie Mac On Working Motherhood & How To Party In Your 30s. (Refinery29)
  • Giraffage's Too Real tour conquers depression with friends & cat gifs. (Billboard)
  • Shoom: An oral history of the London club that kicked off rave culture. (RollingStone)
  • Skyping with house music legend Larry Heard​. (Noisey)
  • Hyperspecific: The best electronic music of 2017. (Quietus)
  • Rødhåd: Ben Klock changed my understanding of electronic music completely. (DJMag)
  • Interview: UNKWN, who keeps surprising and delighting with his trademark blend of trap and bass. (YourEDM)
  • “I cannot stand the elitist ignorance of people when they devalue sample-driven music” – Robosonic. (Decoded)
  • The new album from Anja Schneider, SoMe, comes at a dramatic and artistically freeing new point in the career of the Berlin electronic veteran, she explains. (DHA)
  • Bored of Berghain? Visit Leipzig house and techno haven The Distillery instead. (Mixmag)
  • Rising London-based DJ-producer Ceri explains why freedom on the dancefloor is a fast fading liberty. (XLR8R)
  • Craig Richards: 'Time is running out, and now I have turned 50 I really feel like I need to do significant things. I want to make a mark.' (XLR8R)
  • Electronic music is booming in East Africa, and a small collective based in Kampala, Nyege Nyege, is at the heart of it all. Aaron Coultate travelled to Uganda to hear their story. (RA)
  • Chatting to one of techno's most exciting producers: Skee Mask. (RA)
  • SONOS, Carsten Nicolai, Ivan Smagghe, Kelly Lee Owens, Max Richter and Michael Mayer explain how film inspires their work. (RA)
  • SOPHIE: "An experimental idea doesn’t have to be separated from a mainstream context.” (Vulture)
  • Exos on some of the music that inspired his sound. (OffTheRecord)
  • Joseph Capriati explains how he performed a 25 hour DJ set. (Mixmag)
  • Ellen Allien: 'Trust yourself and release the music you love’. (RA)
  • Princess Nokia is the electric rapper using music as a form of spiritual communication. (Mixmag)
  • Mister Saturday Night open their indoor party palace with a DIY state of mind. (Mixmag)
  • Palms Trax's joyful spontaneity is keeping house music fresh. (Mixmag)
  • We went to the vinyl factory that's kickstarting Brazil's homegrown vinyl scene. (Mixmag)
  • A brief history of Reno, the Manchester nightclub and sanctuary for mixed-race clubbers. (Guardian)
  • Maya Jane Coles introduces her visual creative partners, The Fashtons. (Fabric)
  • CamelPhat & Elderbrook on Cola’s success and the unexpected Grammy nomination. (Billboard)
  • The top 50 albums of 2017. (Mixmag)
  • The 100 best tracks of 2017. (Mixmag)
  • The top 20 breakthrough DJs of the year. (Mixmag)
  • The top 20 DJs of 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Loco Dice announces new hip hop and grime side project FKD. (Mixmag)
  • Nic Fanciulli unveils beautifully sketched music video for The Light. (Decoded)
  • Mule Musiq launches Studio Mule sub-label with a collection of Japanese disco, boogie and soul. (RA)
  • Calvin Harris pledged to remix a Spice Girls song if Australia legalised gay marriage. (DA)
  • Infinite Machine reveals debut album from London artist Warsnare. (RA)
  • Moby announces new album exploring spirituality and the brokenness of humanity. (Mixmag)
  • Hector is collaborating with Nicole Moudaber for the first EP on his new label. (Mixmag)
  • George Fitzgerald reveals his new live setup. (Mixmag)
  • Daniela La Luz drops four sublime acid cuts on Chiwax. (Decoded)
  • Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics to be streamed live on BE-AT.TV on this weekend, December 16. (Pulse)
  • Two Friends claims a triumph in the Top DJ Set category in SoundCloud’s 2017 ‘Playback’. (DA)
  • Eats Everything is donating all of his New Year's Eve fee to the charity Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. (Mixmag)
  • The Black Madonna, James Blake and more land ​BBC Radio 1 residencies for 2018. (Mixmag)
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