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Opal (Four Tet Remix)
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This track, Opal, has been remixed by one of the true dons of electronic music. A guy who has recently finished sold out shows at London’s Village Underground and Glasgow’s Barrowlands. We are talking about Four Tet, here he is remixing Bicep’s Opal, this week's Essential New Tune.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
ManagementSimon Gold, This is Music
Martin Cook, Your Army
James Heather, Ninja Tune
John Humphrey, Higher Ground
16 Mar 2018
  • Dubset has announced a strategic relationship with the music licensing and administration company Rumblefish that will enable the registration and tracking of mechanical royalties for DJ mixes and remixes. (Billboard)
  • Brighton Music Conference has confirmed the official fifth anniversary parties and networking events for BMC18. (Decoded)
  • Behringer shares prototype of Sequential Circuits Pro-One synth clone. (Fact)
  • Google develops touchscreen synthesiser based on artificial intelligence. (RA)
  • Clickamix, a pre-cleared licensing platform for sports that allow music mixes in competitions, claims an untapped $670m revenue stream for rightsholders by licensing music that is currently mixed and used illegally. (RotD)
  • Spotify launches in Romania, South Africa, Israel and Vietnam. (IO, Spotify) In South Africa and Israel, a monthly subscription will cost about US$5, roughly twice the fee for users in Vietnam. The service is now across 65 markets worldwide.
  • Apple has launched Apple Music for Artists “Everything you need to understand your music's impact across Apple Music and iTunes”.
  • Pioneer DJ’s community-based social network KUVO has received a substantial update full of new features in the hope of “energising the local club communities by matching clubbers and DJs through the power of music.” (MagneticMag, Decoded)
  • The online music store Traxsource has announced a complete overhaul of its pricing structure. (DT)
  • Belgian dance music festival brand Tomorrowland has revealed plans for a new event next March at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in the French Alps. (IQ)
  • Oasis Festival Morocco adds Honey Dijon, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze & Jane Fitz. (DT)
  • Shy FX, Goldie and Nadia Rose join Outlook line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Anjunadeep reveals lineup for debut festival, Open Air: London. (RA)
  • Ostend Beach announces Rødhåd & Green Velvet. (DT)
  • Courtesy, Roman Flügel and Lady Starlight confirmed for Razzmatazz in June. (Mixmag)
  • Bicep, Josey Rebelle and Roman Fluegel are playing Love International’s night parties in Croatia. (Mixmag)
  • RPMM Festival in Porto on July 28 and 29 has added Scottish DJs Jackmaster and Jasper James to the bill. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Music Festival and Miami PD unveil comprehensive security plan ahead of 20th anniversary. (DA
  • Nepotism, charlatans and lowering DJ standards. (IbizaVoice)
  • Stop calling DJs 'eclectic’. (Mixmag)
  • Inside the booming black market for Spotify playlists. (DailyDot)
  • The Martinez Brothers will host a 24-hour party a Miami Music Week on the Space Terrace. (DJMag)
  • Resistance Ibiza returns to Privilege in 2018 with Carl Cox, Sasha and more. (RA)
  • Amnesia Ibiza has announced first details of its brand new Monday night party, Pyramid, which replaces the recently departed Cocoon. (DJMag)
  • Together announce more artists for Tuesdays at Amnesia Ibiza this season. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • International Music Summit (IMS) has announced the DJ set pairings to take place at Dalt Vila on Friday 25 May. (IbizaSpotlight) B2Bs include Bedouin and Pete Tong, Paco Osuna and Andrea Oliva, and Dubfire and Nastia.
  • Ministry of Sound has announced the opening of a private members’ club and a curated collaborative workspace in a Victorian warehouse on London’s Southwark Borough Road. (Wallpaper) The Ministry will open in July.
  • The glorious mixes of Late Night Tales. (Bandcamp)
  • 25 female DJs you need to know now. (Billboard)
  • Six artist you need to check out this month. (Mixmag)
  • A guide to Vujaday Festival in Barbados. (DT)
  • The art of DJing: Mumdance. (RA)
  • Berghain resident Patrick Gräser explains how versatility shapes his creativity. (RA)
  • Borusiade: the uncompromising Romanian artist is on the cusp of releasing her excellent debut album. Mark Smith hears how her tenacious mindset shaped its unique sound. (RA)
  • Leon and Roush‘s Hector Couto go “In Conversation” on their collaboration, mutual respect, creative approach and more. (DHA)
  • How Australian DJ What So Not tapped Toto, Skrillex and more for his debut album. (Billboard)
  • Road Trippin': Through the roots and rise of the U.S. West Coast bass scene. (Mixmag)
  • Creating the ‘decadent twilight world’ of nightclubs. (Guardian)
  • The new rules of clubbing: from illegal raves to spacehopper hedonism. (Guardian)
  • Peggy Gou is winning over the world. In a one-off lecture, she’s coming home to reflect on the journey. (Fader)
  • Boxia shares influences, inspirations and keeping the techno scene moving forward. (Earmilk)
  • The Black Madonna on performing at Sónar festivals and making dance music accessible for all. (SCMP)
  • One to watch: George FitzGerald (Observer - Killian Fox)
  • Long player: George FitzGerald is the man in flux. (Mixmag)
  • George FitzGerald on his banging new album, the dance scene and becoming a father. (NME)
  • Mija is keeping dance music alive. (Paper)
  • Laurent Garnier: “DJing is like my drug.“ (Mixmag)
  • Mount Kimbie: "We're just as clueless as when we started and just as excited to do the work, but in different ways”. (Bandwagon)
  • Get to know Volvox, the Brooklyn-based artist with a cyber-futuristic vision. (Mixmag)
  • The unstoppable influence of EBM. (DJMag)
  • Meet the promoters hosting inclusive club nights across the UK and Ireland. (Mixmag)
  • Anja Schneider set to release Prosperity, her first EP on new label Sous Music. (Decoded)
  • Femme Culture to release compilation in celebration of gender equality and women empowerment. (XLR8R)
  • ​Flying Lotus shares seven new cinematic tracks on Soundcloud. (Mixmag)
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith launches multidisciplinary label, Touchtheplants. (RA)
  • The Black Dog announce two new albums, Post-Truth and Black Daisy Wheel. (RA)
  • Nadia Struiwigh signs to Denovali for second album, WHRRu. (RA)
  • Octave One announce new Random Noise Generation album, Endustry. (RA
  • Regis releases Play Neutral mixtape on Hospital Productions. (Fact)
  • Claude VonStroke is going on a European tour. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Craig launches Detroit Love label with Stacey Pullen mix. (RA)
  • Maceo Plex has mixed fabric 98. (Fabric)
  • Don Diablo has launched his own cryptocurrency. (StoneyRoads)
  • Restaurant chain Shake Shack has teamed up with Naughty Boy on talent development program Shack Sounds. (Mixmag)
  • Dubstep DJ Datsik has been accused of multiple sexual assaults. (Mixmag)
  • One of Gaslamp Killer's defamation lawsuits has been dropped. (Mixmag) His ongoing suit with Chelsea Tadros continues.
  • Jeff Mills is teaming up with NTS Radio for a new radio concept called The Outer Limits, presented in collaboration with and NASA Axis Records. (Pulse)
  • Diplo is launching his own SiriusXM station, Diplo's Revolution. (RollingStone)
  • Pioneering South African artist DJ Spoko has died age 35. (RA)
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