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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Neutron Dance
Krystal Klear
Running Back
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Annie Mac, myself, and Danny Howard have been playing this all month, but I can't let another day go by without awarding it an Essential New Tune to boot. Coming out on Running Back, Gerd Janson's label, in conjunction with FFRR. This is the amazing Krystal Klear and the track, new Neutron Dance.This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
LabelRunning Back
ManagementSophie Bloggs, Machine Management
RadioMartin Cook, Your Army
OnlineSebastian Burford, Worldwide Friendly Society
LiveLaetitia Descouens, Decked Out/ Primary
04 May 2018
  • SoundCloud has announced Nancy Hood - previously of PayPal - as Senior Vice President, Listener. (Variety) She will lead the growth and expansion of SoundCloud’s global consumer listener business, which encompasses consumer subscriptions and advertising. 
  • Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey has died aged 70. (Mixmag)
  • Australia’s first pill-testing trial, held at Groovin the Moo in Canberra, has been hailed a success by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), with around 130 festivalgoers believed to have used the facility. (IQ)
  • The IMS Legends Dinner honouring Underworld will be celebrated on Wednesday May 23 at Heart Ibiza, featuring an exclusive live performance from the duo. (RotD)
  • Decks are now recognised as a formal instrument by examination boards in the UK meaning students can now DJ as part of their music GCSE. (BBC)
  • Dave Smith Instruments launches Prophet X synthesiser. (RA)
  • Ikea and Teenage Engineering tease new low-cost impromptu DJ setup. (DA)
  • Shure to discontinue record cartridges and needles. (RA)
  • ​Native Instruments is rebuilding Traktor "from ground-up”. (Mixmag)
  • A trick of YouTube’s algorithms has led to the blossoming of hundreds of unlicensed, independent radio stations on the site, reminiscent of an age of underground broadcasts in the previous century. (NYT)
  • ForTunes co-founder, CEO Florian Richling on aggregating & using artist data smarter. (MagneticMag)
  • Gareth Emery’s Choon platform has launched. (Medium) The UK-based music-streaming service uses blockchain technology and its own ‘Notes’ tokens to pay artists and reward fans.
  • Spotify and Instagram will allow users to share what their listening to via their Instagram Stories or Instagram Direct and encourage their followers to tune in as well. (Billboard)
  • Georgian annual electronic music festival 4GB is taking place at a disused satellite station north of Tbilisi across two weekends later this month. (Mixmag)
  • Tiesto, Alesso added to Electric Zoo 2018 line-up. (Billboard)
  • Piknic Électronik's summer season welcomes Bicep, Amelie Lens, Mija and more. (Mixmag)
  • MUTEK Montréal announces first round of names for 2018 festival. (RA)
  • Budweiser and Boiler Room take music sessions to Chile. (Campaign)
  • Time Warp and Awakenings unveil line-up for massive collab festival. (Mixmag)
  • Creamfields unveils new 360 degree arena for 2018 instalment. (DA)
  • Cream Classical has unveiled plans for two events at Liverpool Cathedral. (DJMag)
  • Berlin label and party night Creamcake has announced a new four-part interdisciplinary symposium titled <Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer">. (Mixmag)
  • 60 UK festivals are to ban the sale of ‘harmful’ plastic glitter at their events. (iNews)
  •, the brainchild of Broadwick Live's Jon Drape, hopes to be a "one-stop shop for how to have the best possible time" at UK festivals. (IQ)
  • Ibiza - Where have all the freaks gone? (IbizaVoice)
  • The most commonly used drugs at music festivals. (DA)
  • How PR expert Alex Jukes made a booming career out of music festivals. (Forbes)
  • After the tragic death of the 28-year-old EDM pioneer Avicii, Felicity Martin looks at what can be done to help DJs and other artists suffering from pressures caused by relentless touring. (Independent)
  • Kaskade reacts to Avicii’s death and addresses mental health in music on his blog.
  • We must all consider the hazards of DJ culture. (RA)
  • Avicii’s death is the tip of the DJ anxiety iceberg. (IbizaVoice)
  • This is the conversation we should be having around Avicii’s death. (Stylist) “This is not a horror movie or a TV show: this was someone’s life.”
  • Christine Brown, Help Musicians UK Director of External Affairs, reiterates the importance of mental health in the music industry, how to help others, and what initiatives such as Music Minds Matter offer those who are concerned or in need. (RotD)
  • The music industry should be held accountable for Avicii’s death, here's why. (Mixmag)
  • Aly & FilaMarkus SchulzCosmic Gate and more join Armin van Buuren at his Hï Ibiza residency this summer. (DJMag)
  • Guy Gerber curates diverse line up for RUMORS Ibiza 2018 season. (Decoded)
  • Luciano, DJ Koze, Jennifer Cardini announced for Dystopia at Ushuaïa Ibiza. (DT)
  • Noorderschip, an old pirate radio ship has been converted into Amsterdam’s. (Mixmag)
  • The Black Madonna and Bicep have joined the Solomun + 1 line-up at Pacha this summer. (Mixmag)
  • The world's first permanent 3D soundsystem space is opening in Waterloo, London. (Mixmag)
  • Audiophile music venue Nica opens in Barcelona. (RA)
  • Adam Beyer, Honey Dijon and Peggy Gou are locked in for Paradise Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Circoloco at DC10 Ibiza has announced its May 21 opening party line-up, to celebrate its 20th anniversary season, including The Martinez Brothers, Ben Klock and Peggy Gou. (RA)
  • Plans rejected for development next to Melbourne live music venue. (Mixmag)
  • Printworks wins Best Club in the Time Out Love London Awards – interview. (Printworks)
  • Around a dozen small Japanese venues are thought to have been affected by a recent police crackdown on unauthorised late-night dancing. (IQ)
  • Venues and industry associations across Europe have warned some of the continent’s best-loved music venues and theatres face a black-out post-2020, under plans to regulate stage lighting under the same environmental rules that govern those sold for domestic and office use. (IQ)
  • Ibiza’s biggest club brands rely on the star power of their founders to make bank, but what happens when these legends eventually want to retire? DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers investigates who will inherit dance music’s most powerful empires. (DJMag)
  • Sweden’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant Benjamin Ingrosso [cousin of Sebastian Ingrosso] has signed to Black Butter Records in the UK. (Metro)
  • Irvine Welsh: “I wouldn’t be a writer if it hadn’t been for acid house”. (Mixmag)
  • The history of acid house in 100 tracks. (Mixmag)
  • Artist Tips: Efdemin. (XLR8R)
  • Q&A: Jon Hopkins. (Observer)
  • 7 Wonders: Latin American club music. (Wonderland)
  • Breaking Through: Machine Woman. (RA)
  • Catch up with DJ T. (Attack)
  • Robert Hood, the d.j. known as Floorplan, who is an ordained minister, brings his spiritual mission to clubs. (NewYorker)
  • Jon Hopkins: My new album is a psychedelic experience. (Standard - David Smyth)
  • Jon Hopkins reveals the techniques and processes behind his hotly-anticipated new album. (RA)
  • In Conversation: Kygo and Alan Walker on making it in music. (Paper)
  • Dutch DJ Don Diablo explains why he played 16-show tour for free. (Billboard)
  • A Divine Shadow: meet Elohim. (Mixmag)
  • “I believe electronic music is all about challenging how humans perceive time. Repetition and loud music in dark places is the closest we have ever gotten to time travel” – Kölsch. (Decoded)
  • When Markus met Timo, a candid talk on BMC18, progressive house, Brighton and everything inbetween. (Decoded)
  • Breaking into the music industry with Nick Halkes, co-founder of XL Recordings. (Decoded)
  • Kode9 talks to experimental trance producer Lorenzo Senni. (Interview)
  • Giorgio Moroder looks back on his prolific career. (LAWeekly)
  • Drugs, booze and 100s of gigs a year had DJ Avicii warning he’d die… but he was told to carry on. (Sun)
  • Remembering and reflecting on Avicii’s timeless impact. (DA)
  • Superstar DJ-producer Tim Bergling shaped EDM – but could never outrun his own problems. (RollingStone)
  • Oli Warwick profiles the immaculately curated French label Latency that tries to programme its catalogue like a DJ set. (RA)
  • Israeli DJ duo Vini Vici talks new track with Steve Aoki and China debut. (Billboard)
  • Desert Hearts takes LA’s homeless epidemic into their own hands. (Mixmag)
  • A performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer, Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a unique figure treading the lines between electronic music and electronics. (DHA)
  • Sonideros: The mobile soundsystems of Mexico City. (RA)
  • A pre-flight chat with the hottest DJ around: Honey Dijon. (Wonderland)
  • Sound Of The Future explores the integral role the synth has played in music history. (Beat)
  • Elderbrook is Alex Kotz, a UK artist, songwriter and producer, who’s minimal electronics and way with a melody have quickly elevated him to household name status. (M)
  • As Circoloco prepares to enter its 20th season, we examine some of the ingredients responsible for the magic of one of the world's most influential clubs of the past two decades. (IbizaVoice)
  • No rest for the wicked: How gabber took root in the UK. (RB)
  • Raveheart: How house music exploded in Scotland. (Mixmag)
  • Simian Mobile Disco release final instalment in film series. (DA)
  • OCULA returns with mesmerising techno release ,Groundwork, on latest mau5trap compilation. (DA)
  • The Line is the first single from Âme’s forthcoming album Dream House. (Mixmag)
  • AVA. Records reveals deluxe box set reissue of Move D's debut album, Kunststoff. (RA)
  • Steve Angello releases his 3-part electro epic Human in full. (Billboard)
  • NDATL celebrates 10 years with double-pack featuring Derrick May, Omar-S. (RA)
  • DJ Richard to release new album Dies Iræ Xerox in June. (Mixmag)
  • Gui Boratto to release Pentagram, his first album in four years. (RA)
  • Batu’s Timedance label announces first compilation, Patina Echoes. (Fact)
  • Martyn's next album, Voids, is inspired by a near-death experience. (RA)
  • Avicii's suicide caused by self-inflicted cuts from glass. (TMZ)
  • Avicii donated millions to fight hunger, HIV/AIDS during years of charitable efforts. (Billboard)
  • ​Mixmag & Smirnoff link with Black Coffee, Madam X and more for Global Dancefloor documentaries. (Mixmag)
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