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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Crazy Diamond
Eagles & Butterflies and John Digweed
I picked this up in Miami and I’ve been playing it at my shows over the last couple weeks. However, I am pleased to say it is still a world exclusive on the radio. It is the brand new release from Eagles & Butterflies, joining up with the legend that is John Digweed. It's this Week's Essential New tune: Crazy Diamond.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.

Label: Bedrock
Management: Jay Pidgeon, The Volume Group
Radio: Lilly Rumler, JOUN
TV: Lilly Rumler, JOUN
Online: Lilly Rumler, JOUN
Live: Worldwide (excl. US + SA): James McKay, Paramount Artists/ USA: Matthew Kingsley, CAA/ South America: Ian Hindmarsh, Analog A
20 Apr 2018
  • Digital audio streaming platform Mixcloud has closed an $11.5m investment from WndCo, a holding company that focuses on businesses operating at the intersection of media and technology. (Billboard, TechCrunch) Ann Daly, former president of DreamWorks Animation, and Anthony Saleh, an investor and artist manager of Nas and Future will join Mixcloud’s board.
  • United Talent Agency (UTA) has announced a big move into the electronic and dance-music space by acquiring top indie agency Circle Talent. (RotD, Variety) Circle’s roster includes Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium and many others; co-founders Steve Gordon and Kevin Gimble will serve as UTA’s co-heads of electronic music, working closely with global head of music, David Zedeck.
  • 'There could be 100 comas in the year': Paris police chief reacts to rise of GBL, GHB overdoses in clubs. (RA)
  • A candidate in Melbourne’s upcoming election for a new lord mayor has called for a night czar for the city. (Mixmag)
  • AVA has teamed up with Smirnoff to host an Equalising Music stage at this year’s edition of the Northern Irish festival. (Mixmag)
  • International Music Summit (IMS), the three-day inspirational, educational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, has announced a further 23 global artists and industry heavy-weights to join proceedings including: Todd Terry, B.Traits, BLOND:ISH, Broadwick Live, elrow, Deezer, Native Instruments and more. (RotD)
  • Moog previews exclusive Moogfest synth, the Subharmonicon. (Fact)
  • Behringer to develop range of 'affordable' Eurorack modules. (RA)
  • Mutable Instruments announces Stages, a flexible modulation module. (RA)
  • Following the recent allegations made against London station Radar Radio, claiming the platform fostered an abusive working environment and exploited women, people of colour, queer and trans people, it has now suspended its broadcast. (Mixmag)
  • Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice. (TechCrunch)
  • As LANDR begins to offer music distribution to Beatport, Senior Vice President of Music, Marketing and Analytics Terry Weerasinghe discusses the importance of labels in electronic music, how Beatport fits in the current music distribution landscape and dance music in the age of streaming. (Landr
  • The London music festival Field Day looks likely to be finally granted a licence by Lambeth council for its 2018 edition, following a long dispute between local councillors, festival promoters and local residents. (Guardian) The process has laid bare the troubles faced by big festivals in the capital.
  • SolidGrooves announces Sundays at Vista Club, Ibiza. (DT)
  • Kink, Rødhåd and more in for Moondance, Croatia. (DT)
  • Adam Beyer, tiNi, Skream, Disciples all in for Mint Festival, Leeds. (DT)
  • Tale of Us and Sasha set to headline seminal Renaissance label warehouse showcase in Birmingham. (Decoded)
  • Arcadia has revealed details of a brand new, 360 degree, immersive dancefloor experience called The Reactor. (DT)
  • HARD Summer has announced its return to a former venue, The Speedway in Fontana, California. (Mixmag)
  • ​What happened at Radar Radio is indicative of an industry-wide issue. (Trench)
  • Vinyl start-up Feedbands CRO Graham Langdon on cryptocurrency and vinyl's resurgence. (MagneticMag)
  • Dozens of festivals are signing up to achieve a 50/50 split of male and female acts by 2022. But is true parity on stage realistic? (SundayTimes - Lisa Verrico)
  • Should artists get a cut when their songs land on branded playlists on Spotify? (Billboard)
  • What ever happened to the mashup artist? (AVClub)
  • Is it still electronic dance music if they’re playing live instruments? (WSJ)
  • Privilege Ibiza has locked in Faithless (DJ set), David Morales, Danny Avila and more artists for its 2018 opening party, which is scheduled for Friday, 25 May. (DJMag)
  • Elrow has announced the likes of Seth Troxler, Groove Armada, Skream, Kölsch, and many more to play this summer's residency at Amnesia Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Sasha, Ben Klock and Maya Jane Coles line up for Fabric’s summer series. (Mixmag)
  • Drai’s Beachclub is set to be 2018’s prime summer hotspot in Las Vegas with the likes of Claude Vonstroke, A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Destructo and MK to perform. (Mixmag)
  • MK is helming a pool party residency at Ibiza Rocks this summer. (Mixmag)
  • Germany's Kiesgrube club taps Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin and more for summer series. (Mixmag)
  • Eden welcomes legendary club the Haçienda. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Amnesia will be debuting its new night Pyramid this season, replacing Sven Väth’s Cocoon party, which has moved to Pacha this summer. (Mixmag)
  • After being closed for a few months, Pacha Ibiza is returning with a new modern look, designed with the help of architect Juli Capella. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin’s Tegel Airport could be transformed into a huge club complex. (Mixmag)
  • UK festival guide 2018. (DT)
  • 10 DJs who play electronic body music choose their favourite classic EBM tracks. (DJMag)
  • Bubblin' Up: Brothers Black. (XLR8R)
  • Abandoned NYC: 11 vacant locations ideal for a late night rave. (Mixmag)
  • Tea and Biscuits with…The Mambo Brothers. (DT)
  • "I am fascinated by art that asks a lot of questions": DiS meets Jenny Wilson. (DiS)
  • 72 hours in paradise with DJ Koze, electronic music’s trickster genius. (Pitchfork)
  • Even the best DJs can hate recording mixes but for James Zabiela, the process of making his latest mix album took its toll on his health and sanity. (IbizaVoice)
  • Hardwell talks performance prep, Tomorrowland, and his plans for 2018. (DA)
  • Inside HATE, every techno fan’s favourite YouTube channel. (Dummy)
  • Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello on his return to music. (Paper)
  • Set Mo may just be the hardest working producers in Aus dance music. (StoneyRoads)
  • How the iPhone X made Sofi Tukker’s career. (NYPost)
  • Local energy is fuelling Lithuanian capital Vilnius' thriving underground scene. (Mixmag)
  • Nicole Moudebar has spoken candidly about the way VIP culture has negatively impacted Ibiza’s scene. (DJMag)
  • One of the most prominent representatives of London house music, Steven Julien (aka Funkineven) interviewed ahead of Lente Kabinet weekender. (DHA)
  • Joeski interview: “There are tons of labels out there nowadays, and while some might call that oversaturation, I see it as a lot of talent out there, and people really doing their best to put out good music”. (Decoded)
  • Aurora Mitchell talks to Anastasia Vtorova about her playfully irreverent take on dance music. (RA)
  • A tribute to Lepke, the late founder of London's Dread Broadcast Corporation. (RBMA)
  • The Secret DJ: "‘Paying to play’ is a genuine threat to dance music culture”. (Mixmag)
  • Davide Squillace still plays with Circoloco all over the world, has started his own label, This And That, and clearly is a man that values a snooze. (IbizaVoice)
  • Women dancers are leading Manila’s burgeoning dancehall culture. (Mixmag)
  • Einmusik discusses his plans for his label’s anniversary, and how life as a label manager has changed since he started the imprint in 2008. (Pulse)
  • The Bunker NY celebrates 15 years of tight-knit techno thrills. (Mixmag)
  • Deadmau5 is developing a first-person shooter video game. (Mixmag)
  • Modeselektor announce new compilation with Actress, Lone, Skee Mask and more. (Mixmag)
  • Pan Pot release a brilliant slice of techno on their Second State label. (Decoded)
  • Moog Recordings Library launches with releases from Mika Vainio and Hieroglyphic Being. (RA)
  • Spacetravel announces new EP for Perlon, Metroname. (RA)
  • Leonardo launches Etheric Recordings. (DT)
  • Dimension mixes 56-track Fabriclive 98. (RA)
  • Bicep transfixes in new Rain EP and video. (DA)
  • Nicolas Jaar's Other People label announces album from New York composer Patrick Higgins. (RA)
  • Lobster Theremin celebrates 50 releases with new Route 8 EP. (RA)
  • Metalheadz reveals new compilation of rare and unreleased tracks, 25 Years Of Goldie. (RA)
  • The influential record label Future Classic and the Australian producer Flume are to be the subjects of two new documentaries via Apple Music. (Mixmag)
  • Jamie XX and SebastiAn score new Romain Gavras film, The World Is Yours. (RA)
  • Auntie Flo, Jackmaster and more pay tribute to Huntleys + Palmers in new film. (Mixmag)
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