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Joachim Pastor
Hungry Music
Let me unveil the first Essential New Tune of 2018. When this was sent to me over the new year period it came with a nice little video of him making it, I think that is now the official video and I think it’s up on Youtube, so check that out. From one of the main men behind the Hungry Music label, we’re talking French, we’re talking Joachim Pastor, he is back with a track called Mountain, turn it up.
This week's featured track, the No.1 tune of 2017, was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29:20 mins here.
Label: Hungry Music
12 Jan 2018
  • Global, the UK’s second-largest festival operator [Snowbombing, Hideout, Electric Elephant, Field Day, South West Four and more] recorded its eighth consecutive year of growth in 2016–17, increasing earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) 4.4% to £74.5m. (IQ)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event returns 17-21 October this year with a focus on South Korea and its emerging electronic scene. (MagneticMag)
  • Nine San Antonio venues to temporarily close amid noise crackdowns in Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • fabric lawyer Philip Kolvin QC quits as chairman of the Night Time Commission in London, claiming that City Hall failed to give the body the independence it required. (RA)
  • Behringer unveils Oberheim OB-Xa and Roland VP-330 synth clones. (Fact)
  • Bastl’s Kastle mini modular synth gets new look and sound engine. (Fact)
  • Sony is unveiling three new high-power home audio systems. (Mixmag)
  • A new pressing plant, which expects to reach a capacity of 100,000 records per month, has opened in Dublin, Ireland. (Mixmag)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook have signed a licensing agreement, meaning songwriters can earn royalties from the use of their music on both Facebook and Instagram. (RotD, TechCrunch, FT)
  • YouTube is partnering with Ticketmaster to show tour dates. (Hypebot)
  • SoundCloud is calling claims "inaccurate" that it has changed its streaming audio format and decreased its quality.  (Billboard)
  • TIDAL partners with Dubset for legal DJ sets and remixes. (HypebotVerge) Spotify and Apple Music are already partners who expanded their catalogues to include remixes and bootlegs that were previously excluded.
  • Love International returns to Croatia this year with the likes of Four Tet, Bicep, Midland, Gerd Janson, Young Marco and more. (Pulse)
  • This year’s Coachella line-up includes JackmasterThe Black Madonna and more. (RA)
  • Output reveals full fifth anniversary line-up with Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler. (Mixmag)
  • Bicep, Ben Klock and Pendulum announced for We Are FSTVL in London this May. (Mixmag)
  • Adam Beyer and Carl Cox are playing back-to-back at Junction 2 this year, taking place June 9 at London’s Boston Manor Park. (Mixmag)
  • Richie Hawtin, Ida Engberg and Ben Klock confirmed for EXIT Festival's Dance Arena this July 12 to 15. (Mixmag)
  • Elrow is heading to Berlin for the first time ever on April 1. (Mixmag)
  • Disclosure, who have held Wild Life festival at Shoreham Airport annually since 2015, have confirmed it will not to run it in 2018 due to a 'heavy recording schedule'. (SpiritFM)
  • For The Record: Is tech house the new EDM? (IbizaVoice)
  • How likely are you to get tinnitus from clubbing? (Independent)
  • Track ID culture is hotly dividing dance music but we ask the question, what's wrong with being so excited by a track that you need to know the name? (IbizaVoice)
  • DJs are using Spotify playlists to feed fans their favourite new tracks. (Spotify)
  • Music tech predictions for 2018: SoundCloud’s survival, the Bitcoin boom and more modular madness. (Fact)
  • Music copyright may be boring, but it is vital to protecting your intellectual property. (MagneticMag)
  • What is Opus? Here’s all you need to know about SoundCloud’s new audio file format. (Fact)
  • Predicting the “EDM bubble” will soon pop? You’re too late, it already has. (Medium - Ross Hsu)
  • London Night Czar Amy Lamé tells Craig McLean about her high jinks on the 24-hour Tube, gender neutral toilets and why London is a global party capital. (Standard)
  • A detailed look at Spotify's rebranded dance playlist Mint, previously electroNOW. (Chartmetric - Jason Joven)
  • Dance music is now a £5bn business but it’s still powered by mavericks. (Guardian2 - Matthew Collin)
  • Midland to headline four Fridays at London's Phonox. (RA)
  • Hard Times announces 2018 joint venture with fabric London with Tony Humphries, DJ Spen, Paul Woolford, Cassy, D’Julz and more. (Decoded)
  • New club arkaoda opens in former Berlin bowling alley. (Mixmag)
  • Zedd extends Vegas Hakkasan residency through 2020. (Billboard)
  • Solomun, Jamie Jones and Black Coffee line-up Wynn Las Vegas residencies for 2018. (Billboard)
  • 10 artists to watch in 2018. (MagneticMag)
  • 24 albums to look forward to in 2018. (Fact)
  • 10 club artists to watch in 2018. (Fact)
  • 10 house and techno artists to watch in 2018. (Fact)
  • The 10 best DJ mixes of 2017. (Pitchfork)
  • 12 DJs talk about their favourite clubs. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Danny Rampling. (Guardian)
  • Harangue the DJ: Tiffany Calver. (Guardian)
  • Tony Ozier dishes five tips for music producers. (MagneticMag)
  • Book review of Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music by Matthew Collin (SundayTimes)
  • Getting to know Do Not Sleep resident Ronnie Spiteri. (Pulse)
  • A potted history of Petre Inspirescu. (Fabric)
  • Reading a dance floor: the most important DJ skill. (DJTechTools)
  • The Story of Massive Attack, through their music, art and influences. (Decoded)
  • Ambitious in programme and ethos, Comunité sets itself apart from Tulum’s mainstream party scene. (Crack)
  • Dominick Fernow, the artist who once ruled the noise world as Prurient, now plays in nightclubs as Vatican Shadow. Andrew Ryce sits down with him for a rare interview. (RA)
  • Hyperdub’s Klein on scoring a fantasy musical inspired by Disney princesses. (Fact)
  • SASASAS have made jump-up drum 'n' bass a global hot ticket. (Mixmag)
  • Astonishing releases and stunning DJ sets have sent Avalon Emerson on a remarkable ascent. (Mixmag)
  • Interview: The hidden master behind Ahrpe Records, Amandra, is known for his subtly evolving and droning atmospheres. (DHA)
  • How Josh Dupont and James Reed, the duo behind Kinda Super Disco, built Houston's premiere underground scene. (MagenticMag)
  • Rising German talent Perel reveals the story behind her upcoming album on DFA Records. (XLR8R)
  • The Great Crusader: How Laurent Garnier helped bring house music to France. (Billboard)
  • Trance reborn: The sound is back and big as ever. (Mixmag)
  • Magnetic Fields is a huge rave in India’s desert. A vivid indicator of dance music’s global reach, or simply another playground for the well healed? (Guardian2 - Tara Joshi)
  • From Helena Hauff to Charlotte de Witte: The female DJs storming a music scene dominated by men. (Independent - Sarah Bradbury)
  • elrow CEO Juan Arnau Junior takes us on a whistle stop tour of Spanish electronic music culture in the lead up to his first ever Australian tour. (Decoded)
  • Interview: Magnetic's industry person of the year: Ultra co-founder Russell Faibisch. (MagneticMag)
  • Film director Julien Temple (Glastonbury, The Filth and the Fury, London, The Modern Babylon) and Fatboy Slim are looking for videos of the funniest moments and high points of your time in Ibiza, as well as the journey there and back, to be included in their film project: Ibiza – The Silent Movie.  Upload your footage directly on the website here.
  • Option4 launches Hotboi Records with single from Will Clarke. (Decoded)
  • Pinch returns to Swamp 81 with Ahh Fff Sss 12-inch. (RA)
  • Charlotte de Witte kicks off 2018 with robust Brussels track. (DA)
  • Watch Porter Robinson drop a surprise Virtual Self set aboard Holy Ship. (InTheMix)
  • Gunnar Haslam announces year-long label project, Kavalanic Languages. (RA)
  • Bristol's Young Echo collective announce first album since 2013. (RA)
  • Onra returns to 'future-funk' sound for new album, Nobody Has To Know. (RA)
  • Appleblim announces debut album, Life In A Laser. (RA)
  • Disclosure hint at new album following the announcement of no Wild Life festival this year. (Pulse)
  • Dekmantel to release final instalment in Robert Hood's Paradygm Shift series. (RA)
  • Why Houndstooth is releasing a compilation of experimental electronic tracks inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem. (Fact)
  • Innervisions announces first release of 2018, a new EP by Marcus Worgull. (RA)
  • Seth Troxler is celebrating 10 years of living in Europe with a new compilation. (Mixmag)
  • Maceo Plex is reviving his electro alias Mariel Ito after 12 years with an album and EP coming via R&S and Lone Romantic. (Mixmag)
  • Skrillex has been named 1001Tracklists’ No.1 in its Top 20 Producers of 2017, calculated by total unique DJ support. (YourEDM)
  • Gina Turner has explained that she will be returning to Holy Ship after explaining that she had medical marijuana (along with her medical marijuana card on her persons at the time) and that all other charges are false. (MagneticMag)
  • Richie Hawtin has opened up about techno and his top tracks of 2017 in a new interview with the BBC. (DJMag)
  • Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label has revealed the winner of it’s Beats In School contest with Beatport to be 28-year-old producer Joel Freck from Nova Scotia, Canada. (Mixmag)
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