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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
After Earth
Ben Bohmer
Anjuna Deep
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This week's track actually came out at the start of the year, but it’s been building steadily through January and we decided to award it with the Essential New Tune, our final one of the month. It goes in the direction of Ben Bohmer and his brilliant After Earth on Anjuna Deep. 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: Dom Donnelly, Anjunadeep
Publishing: Jarrod Bird, Involved Publishing
Radio: Clair Gill, Involved Management
Online: Penny Longstaff, Anjunadeep
Live: Max, Keller Label
02 Feb 2018
  • Chinese streaming and tech giant Tencent Music Entertainment has joined forces with Sony Music Entertainment to create a new Asia-based label. (Billboard) The electronic dance music imprint will be called Liquid State and will focus on emerging Asian artists in the field, but also take on board talent from all over the world.
  • Pittsburgh Modular announces new Microvolt 3900 synthesiser. (RA)
  • Roland announces software versions of the TR-808 and TR-909. (Mixmag)
  • Behringer teases original semi-modular analog synth, Neutron. (Fact)
  • Radikal Technologies announces new semi-modular synthesiser. (RA)
  • Synths, drum machines, modules and more: Music gear we’re excited for in 2018. (Fact)
  • The most streamed remixes of 2017. (Spotify)
  • Spotify is testing ‘Stations’, an Android-only app, in Australia. (TechCrunch) Moving into Pandora’s space, it plays music instantly when opened with stations easily changed by scrolling inside the app.
  • On Spotify, streams of remixes will now count toward the remixer's monthly listeners. The update applies to all songs with a remix credit dating back to the beginning of 2015. Remixes are also now eligible to appear in the Popular and Latest Releases sections of the remixer's artist profile. (Billboard)
  • Denis Sulta books Seth Troxler, Jayda G for FLY Open Air Festival in Edinburgh. (RA)
  • Life And Death announces two-day showcase in Barcelona. (RA)
  • Damian Lazarus announces 40-plus-act line-up for 13th annual Get Lost Miami, with legends such as Carl Craig, Black Coffee, Doc Martin, and more. (DA)
  • Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Jamie Jones to headline Ultra Resistance. (Mixmag)
  • Seth Troxler, Margaret Dygas and Ben UFO confirmed for Houghton Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer and Honey Dijon are heading to Parklife. (Mixmag)
  • Amsterdam will be the third city in the world to hold elrow Town Festival, coming 8 September 2018. (DHA)
  • B.Traits, Matthias Tanzmann, Emanuel Satie and over 40 more acts announced for Labyrinth Open Croatia. (DT)
  • Croatia's Sonus Festival announces first acts for 2018 including Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon and Charlotte de Witte. (RA)
  • New Leeds event inner city electronic has announced the likes of Floating Points, Avalon Emerson, Midland, Peggy Gou and more for its debut party series. (Mixmag)
  • Bicep, Ben UFO and The Black Madonna are heading to Bristol festival Love Saves The Day this year. (Mixmag)
  • Björk, The Black Madonna and Four Tet announced for Primavera Sound, Barcelona. (Mixmag)
  • What lies in store for Ibiza in 2018? The nervous annual stalemate of who plays where is about to reach its conclusion. (IbizaVoice)
  • SoundCloud’s uncertainty. (Berklee MBJ)
  • Industry experts, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world discuss the future of the vinyl format. (Discogs)
  • Why dance music stars are crazy about cryptocurrency, and may make a killing. (Billboard)
  • Sexual harassment in dance music: Five women tell their story. (DJMag)
  • Do you have to do drugs to enjoy dance music?. (Mixmag)
  • elrow returns to Amnesia Ibiza for 2018. (DT)
  • Kölsch announces first US residency at Miami’s Heart Nightclub. (DA)
  • E1 London announces full Q1 line-ups featuring Sven Väth’s World Tour, Moodymann, Stephan Bodzin, Fritz Kalkbrenner and more. (Decoded)
  • Calvin Harris, Zedd, Steve Aoki and more join Hakkasan Vegas in 2018. (Billboard)
  • Fabric reveals Easter programme, featuring Jeff Mills and John Digweed. (Mixmag)
  • 14 people were shot dead at Brazilian nightclub Forro do Gago last weekend. (Mixmag) Local media has been reporting that the attack was gang related and linked to drug trafficking.
  • Printworks is expanding its London offering by opening a new live music venue. (Mixmag) During the week the new venue will host live music, but the weekends will be saved purely for the electronic music programme.
  • The 11 best DJ mixes of January 2018. (Pitchfork)
  • DJ Jonas Blue tells Will Hodgkinson about the journey from his dad’s garage to global hitmaker. (Times)
  • Yaeji’s colourful fusion of hip-hop and house is making an impact. (Mixmag)
  • Umfang on the unstoppable rise of Technofeminism. (Redbull)
  • You need to know the laser-focused electro of Tel Aviv-born adventurer Mor Elian. (Fact)
  • DVS1 has evolved from half a lifetime of ‘anti-star’ behaviour to a DJ with a rep second to none. (DJMag)
  • Alison Wonderland discusses finding her ‘Happy Place’ and how she hopes her music does the same for her fans. (DJMag)
  • Artwork's story reads like he's already lived a thousand dance music lives, now he's inviting everyone back to his house. (Mixmag)
  • Modular On The Spot is LA's most unconventional party. (Mixmag)
  • Achieving the perfect balance with James Zabiela. (Decoded)
  • Dubbing is a Must: The modern sound of leftfield dub. (Fact)
  • Mark Fell recalls how the house and techno wave has impacted the wider European electronic music scene. (XLR8R)
  • Scottish producer Lanark Artefax explores ancient & extraterrestrial worlds. (Dazed)
  • Get to know Smerz, the deadly Norwegian duo reimagining r’n’b. (Mixmag)
  • SNBRN talks family love, new tech house EP ahead of Groove Cruise. (DA)
  • Crane is the mega-venue Birmingham has been waiting for. (Mixmag)
  • Louie Vega on the power of remixes. (Spotify)
  • Daniel Avery: The techno auteur doing things with a distinct touch. (Mixmag)
  • What So Not announces debut album Not All The Beautiful Things. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Boring launches new label, Vienna, with Stanley Schmidt. (RA)
  • Ambient maestro Steve Roach plans a 30-year anniversary reissue of his classic album Dreamtime Return. (RA)
  • Deetron mixes first DJ-Kicks compilation of 2018. (RA)
  • InterGraded is the new sub-label from Midland. (Mixmag)
  • Eric Prydz is working on a new 3D light show. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra RecordsPatrick Moxey predicts hits for Sofi Tukker. (Musicweek)
  • Armin Van Buuren has announced his first new music of the year. The new track, entitled Sex, Love and Water, will be released this Friday 2 February. (DJMag)
  • Steve Aoki used some recent interview time to promote more inclusiveness across clubland and the festival landscape. (DJMag)
  • Deetron mixes first DJ-Kicks compilation of 2018. (RA)
  • Ricardo Villalobos remixes Phuture four times on new EP. (RA)
  • Pangaea to release new EP, Bone Sucka, on Hessle Audio. (Crack)
  • DJ Koze links with Bon IverMano Le Tough and more on forthcoming album. (Fact)
  • Hardcore jungle pioneer Tango dies. (RA)
  • LCD Soundsystem and Kraftwerk win Grammys for Best Dance Recording and Album. (Mixmag)
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