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In The Night
This comes from the masked men, who caused a bit of a stir last week. There were loads of stories flying around the internet about them, including fake ancient ruins being dug up in Ireland and masked men walking around some of the most famous landmarks in the world... It was all because they've announced the release of their second album, coming 8 June. This is the first single taken from it and it’s pretty impressive. It’s called In The Night, welcome back Claptone.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:00 mins here.
Label: PIAS / Different 
Management: Luke Ellis, PIAS
Publishing: PIAS
Radio: Luke Ellis, PIAS 
26 Jan 2018
  • A second lawsuit has been filed to place SFX Entertainment founder and former CEO Robert Sillerman into bankruptcy to force an asset sale and collect multi-million judgements against him. (Hypebot)
  • International Music Summit (IMS) has announced IMS x Mixmag Visionaries 2018 and IMS Accelerator, two initiatives designed to support the next generation of industry innovators, influencers and disruptors. (RotD)
  • The British government is to write the Agent of Change principle into planning law. (RotD, IQ, Billboard) The announcement was welcomed as a “seismic victory” for music venues by UK Music CEO Michael Dugher. (RotD) Secretary of State Sajid Javid noted: “Music venues play a vital role in our communities, bringing people together and contributing to the local economy and supporting the country’s grass roots music culture”. (RotD)
  • High-end speaker company ADAM Audio introduces new line of affordable monitors. (RA)
  • Doepfer introduces new compact analogue synth, Dark Energy III. (RA)
  • Pioneer DJ releases app for recording DJ mixes to iOS devices. (RA)
  • Buying headphones in 2018 is going to be a fragmented mess. (Verge)
  • Premium pedal manufacturer Strymon enters Eurorack market with Magneto delay module. (RA)
  • Apple has launched Apple Music for Artists, a dashboard designed to provide acts with hundreds of data points giving deep analytical insight into their fans’ listening and buying habits. (Billboard)
  • YouTube is “simplifying things even more” by bringing together an artist’s subscribers under their Official Artist Channel. Subscribers to an unofficial artist channel will soon be subscribed to their Official Artist Channel and the subscription to any unofficial artist channels will become inactive. (Billboard) Vevo channels, among others, will still be accessible via advanced channel filter in YouTube's search and if a user is specifically searching for the Vevo channel.
  • Bassnectar seemingly confirmed as the first headliner for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018. (YourEDM)
  • Alesso, French Montana and more announced for Tomorrowland 2018 phase 1 line-up. (Billboard)
  • Laurent Garnier, Charlotte De Witte and Ben Klock added to Sónar Barcelona. (Mixmag)
  • Movement Detroit announces Nina Kraviz, Claude VonStroke and more. (Mixmag)
  • Oasis Festival is taking Carl Cox and The Black Madonna to Morocco this September 14 to 16. (Mixmag)
  • Helena Hauff, KiNK, Floorplan, Bicep and more are heading to AVA Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Dekmantel reveals Modeselektor, Mariel Ito, Ricardo Villalobos for 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Nova Batida is a brand new festival heading to Lisbon with George FitzGerald, Mount Kimbie, and DJ Marfox already announced. (Mixmag)
  • Dixon, Shanti Celeste and Roman Flügel announced for Farr Festival this July. (Mixmag)
  • Lost Village Festival has announced its initial line-up to include: Four Tet, Peggy Gou, Ben UFO and more. (Mixmag)
  • This May, Berlin's Hyte lands in the UK for the first time with a stage takeover at We Are FSVTL. (Mixmag)
  • Music and tech start-ups: where is the innovation in 2018? (MusicAlly)
  • David Weiszfeld discusses his successful start-up venture Soundcharts, which acts as a system for monitoring artists' activity on social media and streaming platforms. (Hypebot)
  • Forgetting about vocal house anthems is a betrayal of club music's roots. (Mixmag)
  • Is electronic music production becoming too much like a paint by numbers kit? (MagneticMag)
  • Why are problems with turntables in clubs so common? Gabriel Szatan goes deep on the issue, and asks what can be done to solve this technical crisis. (RA)
  • How nightclubs are taking a stand against sexual harassment. (Noisey)
  • Armin van Buuren returns to Wednesday nights at Hï Ibiza this summer. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Dublin nightclub District 8 to be moved as part of a redevelopment project. (Mixmag)
  • Motion in Bristol reveals new house and techno series featuring Daniel Avery, Maceo Plex. (Mixmag)
  • New gender neutral night he.she.they comes to Ministry Of Sound with Maya Jane Coles and Ellen Allien. (Pulse)
  • Irish authorities approve new €25m proposal to develop Dublin music venue Tivoli Theatre. (RA)
  • Festival Hall, one of Melbourne's most iconic venues, is facing demolition after its owners lodged an application for two 16-storey apartment towers to be built on the site. (Mixmag)
  • The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham has launched campaign to re-open called #educatenotrevocate. (Facebook, Educatenotrevocate)
  • Sasha has signed a publishing deal with UK-based indie Minds On Fire. (MBW)
  • January: Six artists you need to check out this month. (Mixmag)
  • 15 lesser-known underground clubs recommended by your favourite DJs. (ElectronicBeats)
  • In the studio with Heartthrob. (Attack)
  • My Musical Influences: Pagano. (DT)
  • S’Express mastermind Mark Moore on unsung heroes of the UK’s early house scene. (RBMA)
  • Datsik discusses his tenth studio EP: Master of Shadows. (DA)
  • A year-and-a-half after his near-death accident, Paul van Dyk returns to trance stronger than ever, with a new album, new live show, and new perspective afforded to those who have grazed the veil separating this world from the next. (DJMag)
  • Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman and Danny Howells have reunited under the name 3D. They discuss how life has changed, their new alias, longevity in dance music, life on tour and keeping up with the millenials. (IbizaVoice)
  • Dusky’s Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell discuss the ins and outs of organising the 17 Steps Label Tour, their experiences in Amsterdam and more. (DHA)
  • 'I want it to be trusted': Annie Mac on her grand vision for AMP. (MusicWeek)
  • Detroit original: The tao of Amp Fiddler. (Mixmag)
  • David Brown discusses the current Swayzak status with the release of Lost Tapes, as well as the entire Swayzak back catalogue digitally. (DHA)
  • Martin Garrix talks X-Games and STMPD RCRDS in 2018. (Billboard)
  • Dillon Francis talks Spanish-language album: 'you don't need to know the words to enjoy the song’. (Billboard)
  • Peggy Gou on her new 12″ for Ninja Tune: “I’ve always wanted to sing on my own records”. (Fact)
  • How Ben UFO became the most loved meme in electronic music. (Independent)
  • Unity and Community: How the Arcadia spider's web captured the planet. (EverFest)
  • New book Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music, is a scholarly account of how dance music migrated from the margins to the multibillion-dollar mainstream. (Guardian)
  • The New East: Kazakhstan's underground is on the map. (Mixmag)
  • New York Trax is the label ushering in a new wave of gritty NYC-based techno. (Mixmag)
  • Daniel Avery announces new album, Song For Alpha. (RA)
  • Recondite produces instrumental hip hop and classical on new album. (Mixmag)
  • The Trilogy Tapes to release debut Rezzett album. (RA)
  • ​The Martinez Brothers and Louie Vega host Puerto Rico relief fundraiser in NYC. (Mixmag)
  • Lewis Fautzi delivers his best EP to date on Soma Records. (Decoded)
  • George FitzGerald announces new album, All That Must Be. (RA)
  • Warp revives Arcola sub-label after 14 years with Rian Treanor EP. (Fact)
  • Clubbed, an upcoming book overseen by Bill Brewster, will capture a 35-year history of UK dance music in visual form. (Quietus)
  • A brand-new Claptone album is coming this summer. (Mixmag)
  • Armin van Buuren and Steve Aoki are to perform on the world’s first zero gravity nightclub on board an astronaut training plane next month. (Sun)
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