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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
DJ Koze
This week's ENT comes in the shape of this artist's second single from his forthcoming album, Knock Knock, which is out in May via his own label called Pampa Records. He's having an album launch party on May 5th at London's Printworks. On this track, Gladys Knight makes another appearance - following the success of Midland's Final Credits. This is undoubtedly going to be one of the tunes of summer 2018. Brand new single from DJ Koze, it's called Pickup.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
Label: Pampa
Management: Marcus Fink, Pampa
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Gregory Wells, Plug Life
Online: Nathan Beazer, Henry Boon, Dog Day Press
Live: Nevermindbooking
27 Apr 2018
  • The community has announced its 2018 the Power 100 list.
  • To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, Dundee Dance Event (DDE) is launching the UK’s first dance music industry careers event. (EveningTelegraph)
  • Australia's first pill testing operation is expected to take place on Sunday (April 29) at Groovin' The Moo festival in Canberra.  (Mixmag)
  • Hundreds of locals took to the streets of Ibiza this week to protest against what they say is “unlimited, disrespectful and excessive” tourism. (Mixmag) Noise pollution and the privatisation of beaches remain a major concern for residents.
  • Independent artist revenue from music sales grew nearly 30% in 2017, says report. (RA)
  • The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, which aims to streamline how artists get compensated in the digital era. (RA)
  • Tim Bergling, AKA Avicii, died Friday 20 April in Oman, aged 28. (Variety) Autopsies show nothing suspicious. (Billboard) His longtime manager Ash Pournouri has shared a heartfelt message. (Billboard) Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has also addressed his death. (YourEDM) In the statement to press, his family shared their appreciation to his fans and the artist tributes that took place throughout the weekend. (Independent)
    Update: Avicii “wanted peace” and “could not go on any longer”, his family said in an open letter. (Guardian, Pitchfork) There is no confirmation whether he had taken his own life. Rolling Stone reports he died of an “apparent suicide”.
  • Native Instruments promises new Traktor DJ hardware and software this year. (Fact)
  • Behringer shares plans to clone Roland’s System-100m modular synth. (Fact)
  • Guestsnow is the go-to platform for managing events. (Mixmag)
  • Deezer launches Trailblazers podcast celebrating dance music legends. (CelebrityAccess)
  • HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 line-up loaded with special back-to-back performances. (DA)
  • Art Department, Lee Burridge, Apollonia, Carl Craig and Nastia announced for BPM Portugal. (Pulse)
  • Nintendo Labo: Does it hold any potential for music-makers? (Fact)
  • Are the warning signs from Avicii relevant to everyone, or just EDM? (Pulse)
  • Depression, isolation and drug addiction: When DJing becomes a mental health issue. (Thump)
  • Death of 28-year-old Swedish DJ Avicii – the first electronic superstar to die near his prime – could be a turning point in an industry that was last year worth US$7.4bn. (SCMP)
  • London’s ETS club night is heading to The Cause. (Mixmag)
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL have signed a DJ residency with Wynn Las Vegas. (YourEDM)
  • London venue Phonox gives Jeremy Underground his first-ever residency this June. (RA)
  • Defected reveals line-up details at Eden, Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • SuperMartXé returns to Privilege Ibiza for 2018. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Carl Cox is playing at Pacha, Amnesia and DC-10 for one night only this summer. (Mixmag)
  • Kayzo has officially signed with William Morris Endeavor for booking representation worldwide. (Billboard) He was previously represented by Circle Talent Agency, which was acquired by United Talent Agency last week.
  • The Innovator: How Jlin is altering dance music's DNA. (RollingStone)
  • Get familiar with mindswimmer. (XLR8R)
  • Transcending imagination: Claptone talks forthcoming album & being a Fantast. (DA)
  • 30 years on: The summer of love continues to inspire us. (Mixmag)
  • Undercatt's Life In Records. (Pulse)
  • Digital has been turbo-charging D&B with soundsystem-melters for over 20 years, and he’s about to drop his fifth album. This is where he’s at. (IDJ)
  • Blocks & Escher talk expectations, high standards and how they finally broke their creative stasis to make a masterpiece. (DJMag)
  • Jon Hopkins offers an electronic soundtrack for spiritual awakening. (NewYorker)
  • How Zedd, Maren Morris and a 23-year-old songwriter turned a few chords into The Middle - an enormous hit. (NYTimes)
  • eBay's most ridiculous dance music memorabilia. (Mixmag)
  • One to Watch… Mason Collective. (DT)
  • Marco Faraone's ten essential Italo house records. (Fabric)
  • Elderbrook is Alex Kotz, a UK artist, songwriter and producer, whose minimal electronics and way with a melody have quickly elevated him to household name status. (M)
  • Avicii obituary: Swedish DJ and producer who spearheaded a revolution in electronic dance music. (Guardian)
  • The EDM star Avicii dies too soon. (NewYorker)
  • Avicii remembered by Wake Me Up co-writer Mike Einziger: ‘He changed my life’. (Variety)
  • Geffen RecordsNeil Jacobson on the power of Avicii and plans for unreleased music. (Variety)
  • A tribute to the influential Swedish producer Avicii who helped power the EDM revolution. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers pays tribute to Avicii aka Tim Bergling, the talented superstar who has died at the age of 28. (DJMag)
  • Electronic Awakening: How Avicii turned the world on to dance music. (Mixmag)
  • Remembering Avicii, the pop innovator who led EDM into the mainstream. (Variety)
  • Avicii and EDM’s promise of post-recessional excess. (Vulture)
  • Was Avicii trying to bridge EDM and country? And did anyone dare walk across? (WaPo)
  • Avicii: the poster boy for EDM who struggled with the spotlight. (Guardian)
  • Avicii will live forever as an EDM legend. (Noisey)
  • Stories of all the messy teen moments that Avicii soundtracked. (Noisey)
  • Avicii's death a turning point for electronic music's golden age. (Channel24)
  • Remembering Avicii, the producer who influenced a generation of EDM. (Spin)
  • Eat, sleep, rave, repeat: Avicii and the punishing life of a superstar DJ. (Telegraph)
  • PAN details new album from Eartheater, IRISIRI. (RA)
  • Jesse Kanda, AKA doon kanda, unveils new Hyperdub EP, Luna. (RA)
  • Maceo Plex outlines new series of 'techno mutation' EPs. (RA)
  • Metalheadz announces debut album from OneMind, AKA Mako and DLR. (RA)
  • The Orb team up with Youth, Roger Eno and more for their new album. (Mixmag)
  • Lane 8 reveals horde of new music in his debut BBC Essential Mix. (DA)
  • 808 State are celebrating 30 years with a UK tour. (Mixmag)
  • ​KiNK launches new kirilik moniker with Infinity Is Not a Number. (Mixmag)
  • HER DAMIT Festival launches label, shares track. (XLR8R)
  • Drew Taggart, lead singer and songwriter in The Chainsmokers, he been honoured with an award as songwriter of the year from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, or ASCAP. (Billboard)
  • Artists at Coachella and beyond remember Avicii in live tributes. (DA)
  • Gui Boratto is back with Pentagram, his first album in four years. (RA)
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