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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
District Seven
Joris Voorn
Kolsch sits in for Pete: The man the legend, Joris Voorn who is currently working on his new album, rumoured to be 16 new tracks. He’s been playing this out in various versions for a while and finally he let me have it; this is the Essential New Tune of the week, District Seven.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
13 Apr 2018
  • SoundCloud's just-published financial results for 2016 show that the company’s revenues grew by an impressive 88.9% to €50.3m that year (around $62m) but that its net loss grew by 45.4% to €74.5m ($91.8m) in 2016. (MusicAlly)
  • Berlin label Creamcake announce interdisciplinary workshop Interrupted = Cyfem and Queer. (Fact)
  • Live Nation's Festival Passport, which offers unlimited to entry to 100+ Live Nation festivals globally, is back for 2018, more than doubling the amount of passes available after a sell-out first year. (IQ, Billboard)
  • New music industry event organisation, the Women in Dance Music Collective, will launch at this month’s Brighton Music Conference. (RotD)
  • Remedy State, the new retreat launching this May 20-23 in Ibiza, in partnership with IMS, will celebrate and teach wellness and self-care within arts and entertainment industries. (Mixmag)
  • On-site festival pill testing, of the kind common in Austria, the Netherlands and, most recently, Britain, could reduce the harm caused by drug use and potentially save festivalgoers’ lives, according to major new review of drug policy out of Australia. (IQ)
  • Burning Man founder Larry Harvey was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke, where he remains in critical condition. (DA)
  • New York’s night mayor fights to stop gentrification killing clubland. (Times)
  • Sapphire SlowsWata IgarashiGonnoSauce81 and Taiji Okuda test some of the best monitors for electronic music production under €800. (RA)
  • Ninja Tune-branded hardware filter-delay effect spotted in Berlin. (RA)
  • High definition vinyl could be in stores by next year. (Fact)
  • ForTunes is an app which helps artists, producers and their representatives get a handle on the data their music generates when it’s played online. (Pulse)
  • Defected Croatia’s full 2018 festival programme is here. (Mixmag)
  • Kappa FuturFestival completes line-up with Eric Prydz and Peggy Gou. (Mixmag)
  • HYTE is joining the 2018 MDRNTY Cruise. (Pulse)
  • Hospitality In The Park returns to Finsbury Park on Saturday 22 September for the third year. (DT)
  • Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Luke Slater, and Shackleton announced for Goa Club Festival May 3 to 6 in Rome. (XLR8R)
  • Arcadia - renowned for its Glastonbury appearances - will host a music festival at the Olympic Park in London over May Bank Holiday. (Standard)
  • EDC Las Vegas 2018 announces week of parties and line-ups. (Billboard)
  • Framework's Coachella after-party program adds Peggy Gou, Talaboman and more. (Mixmag)
  • Milan’s Terraforma festival locks in Jeff Mills, Powder and Batu. (Mixmag)
  • James Murphy and 2manyDJ’s Despacio party is heading to All Points East this May. (Mixmag)
  • Mancunian nightlife staple Sankeys is set to make a return this summer at  local festival Parklife. (Mixmag)
  • Hedkandi relaunches with all-female residents: Jayli, Lucid Stannard, Siggy Smalls and Storm. (Decoded)
  • Coachella organizers face antitrust lawsuit over limiting 'radius clause’, which bans performers from playing within 1300 miles for 5 months on either side of the festival. (RA)
  • Can we please stop calling all dance music genres EDM? (DJMag)
  • How the UK and US both can shrink the pay gap at entertainment companies. (Variety)
  • How electronic music groups are dominating in 2018. (Billboard)
  • LOFTKRYELLES and more lined up for new London club night MEGALAST at Dalston Superstore. (Mixmag)
  • Brick Lane London club 93 Feet East outlines spring programme. (RA)
  • XOYO has revealed Dimitri From Paris will be headlining the club across four consecutive Saturdays in June. (Mixmag)
  • Wynn Las Vegas extends NightSwim residency to RÜFÜS DU SOL. (DA)
  • ​LWE to host event series in a massive new warehouse venue Old Fountain Studios in Wembley. (Mixmag)
  • Cocoon has revealed the line-up for its Ibiza 2018 opening party at Pacha including Sven Väith, Âme, Dana Ruh and Dorian Paic. (Mixmag)
  • New London club The Cause launches crowdfunding campaign with aims to represent local underground sounds and promote mental health awareness in music. (Mixmag)
  • Dubai Paradise club night: How do you recreate the hedonism of Ibiza in the Middle East? (Independent)
  • The top 15 tech house tracks of March 2018. (MagneticMag)
  • The top 15 techno tracks of March 2018. (MagneticMag)
  • Marco Faraone’s ten essential Italo house records. (Fabric)
  • Get familiar with Acronym. (XLR8R)
  • How I Play Live: dOP. (DJMag)
  • The art of DJing: Analog Soul. (RA)
  • Cool Contest Records founders Bobby Lava and Buck Townsend on distinguishing yourself in the La Hustle. (MagneticMag)
  • Porter Robinson talks writing a 'really sincere love letter' to the early 2000s with Virtual Self project. (Billboard)
  • The Bunker NY celebrates 15 years of tight-knit techno thrills. (Mixmag)
  • Why disco should be taken seriously. (BBC)
  • GTA talks Ultra 2018, staying diverse and the industry itself. (MagneticMag)
  • Bastian Bux on opening for Jean-Michel Jarre, his live set, working with Coyu. (MagneticMag)
  • The changing nature of Trap – how artists are adapting to the evolving genre. (StoneyRoads)
  • 20 years ago, Boards Of Canada made electronic music personal. (AVMusic)
  • Low Steppa: Keeping house music timeless. (EDMSauce)
  • Deadmau5 orchestral project Where's the Drop? is his gateway into film scoring. (Billboard)
  • Answer Code Request is changing expectations of what techno is capable of. (Mixmag)
  • Thirty years on from the second summer of love, a cohort of middle-aged DJs remain on the club circuit, fuelled by nothing stronger than coffee. (Guardian2 - Tony Naylor)
  • Get Lost Miami: Arthur Baker's revenge. (Mixmag)
  • The Walled Off Hotel: A creative retreat in Palestine. (RA)
  • Get to know JD Reid, London's answer to Timbaland. (Mixmag)
  • Meet Grey, the brothers mentored by Zedd and pushing the boundaries of catchy. (Billboard)
  • Coachella-bound Black Madonna has emerged as one of electronic music's most potent advocates for change. (LATimes)
  • Dropping a male pseudonym has led Charlotte De Witte to find her true sound. (Mixmag)
  • ASC reveals new album, Astral Projection, on Berlin's Horo label. (RA)
  • Bicep reveal new EP, Rain, on Ninja Tune. (RA)
  • Henry Saiz & Band set to release Human after successful Kickstarter campaign. (Decoded)
  • Fourth World pioneer Jon Hassell to release first new album in nine years, Listening To Pictures. (Fact)
  • Stream house pioneer Larry Heard’s first Mr. Fingers album in 25 years. (Fact)
  • TOKiMONSTA has released her Lune Rouge Remixed album. (MagneticMag)
  • Andy C announces Nightlife 7 compilation, launches competition. (RA)
  • Chris Liebing has surprise released his first solo production in nine years, titled Novembergrey. (DJMag)
  • Autechre to release eight-hour NTS Sessions 1-4 on Warp Records. (RA)
  • Actress collaborates with the London Contemporary Orchestra for new album via Ninja Tune. (Mixmag)
  • Joy O collaborates with avant-garde saxophonist Ben Vince on Hessle Audio. (Mixmag)
  • Alison Wonderland told Reddit she plans on using Twitch to present more “open format sets”. (DJMag)
  • Tomorrowland’s Facebook page is streaming a Paul Kalkbrenner set live from the empty festival grounds in Belgium to mark 100 days until the event. (EDMTunes)
  • Positiva Records celebrates its 25th anniversary throughout 2018, marking the occasion with a series of special shows and events. (MusicEssentials)
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