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Blade Runner (Maceo Plex Renaissance Remix)
This is the second Essential New Tune that’s come from the Renaissance anniversary project. The legendary club from the Midlands has gone about curating some pretty staggering remixes of some classic electronic tunes. A few months back we awarded the Tale Of Us remix of Cafe del Mar by Energy 52 and this week it’s going in the direction of Vangelis and Maceo Plex’s quite incredible reinterpretation of the Blade Runner theme.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
LabelGeoff Oakes, Renaissance
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson + James Marsh, Listen Up
Club: James Jackson + James Marsh, Listen Up
Online Press: Neil Bainbridge, Neighbourhood PR
29 Jun 2018
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  • ​Ableton brings its annual Loop summit to Los Angeles this November 9–11. (Mixmag)
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  • A new non-profit campaign titled Festival Safe, focusing on risk reduction, has been brought together by Broadwick Live’s Jon Drape. (Mixmag)
  • Greater Manchester's mayor has launched a review into the region's music scene. (Mixmag)
  • Arturia’s KeyLab MKII controllers work with your laptop and modular synth. (Fact)
  • Pioneer DJ's new controller is "the ideal piece of kit for first-time DJs”. (Mixmag)
  • Video consumption will be included in the UK Official Singles Chart from this Friday (29 June) with the first Chart published on 6 July. (RotDOCC) Also, the sales:streams ratio for subscription and ad-funded streams, including video streams, will change to 1:100 and 1:600 respectively. The changes will not affect the Albums Chart.
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  • Kappa FuturFestival announces new techno stage. (XLR8R)
  • Edinburgh's FLY Open Air Festival expands to two days with Jackmaster, Hunee, Peggy Gou. (RA)
  • LWE has announced the first of the autumn Tobacco Dock shows, landing on Saturday 6 October with The Martinez Brothers. (DT)
  • Above & Beyond have revealed the full details for their upcoming all-inclusive trance festival: Anjunabeach Riviera Maya next January. (DJMag)
  • Creamfields announces new Electric Oasis area set in the woods. (Mixmag)
  • Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Bonobo and more announced for ADE 2018. (Billboard)
  • The Ark Cruise becomes first cruise festival to accept cryptocurrency. (Vents)
  • The Arc, a new 20,000-square-foot NYC concert hall and recording studio will open early 2019 as a major live and streaming music performance venue. (RotD)
  • Wireless festival is working with Smirnoff's Equalising Music initiative to address its gender balance issue. (RotD)
  • Bestival is among over 100 festivals pledging to diversify their line-ups by 2022. (Mixmag)
  • British man stabbed to death at Hideout Festival in Croatia. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Worldwide welcomed more than 160,000 fans for 2018 Asian tour. (Billboard)
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  • The Loop director Fiona Measham, Broadwick Live’s Jon Drape and Secret Garden Party promoter Freddie Fellowes joined AFEM CEO Mark Lawrence at IMS Ibiza last month to discuss drug testing at festivals and clubs. (IQ)
  • IMS Ibiza 2018: Keynote address in memory of Avicii by Pete Tong [full video]. (IMS)
  • Fabric is hosting a family-friendly rave for the first time ever. (Mixmag)
  • London venue Total Refreshment Centre set to close. (Fact)
  • Chris Liebing's playing an eight-hour set in London club E1 this August 26. (Mixmag)
  • South London club Phonox has locked in Move D for a string of all night long shows this August. (Mixmag)
  • XOYO celebrates six years with five birthday parties. (RAWiley, Flava D and Lil' Louis confirmed so far. (Mixmag)
  • Andrea Oliva, Kölsch and more among the line-up for Ushuaïa Ibiza’s Elrow party. (Mixmag)
  • 10 films about dance music culture that we actually like. (ElectronicBeats)
  • 10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in June 2018. (Fact)
  • Five books about dance music history and culture you need to read. (DMNW)
  • Ring The Alarm: DJ Haram interviewed. (Quietus)
  • Billboard Dance's Ones to Watch: June 2018. (Billboard)
  • Q&A: Steve Angello talks Vital 2018 - 'Belfast has so much love for dance music’. (BelfastTelegraph)
  • Robbie Lowe lays down his all time favourites ahead of his Progressive House Classics night. (Decoded)
  • Space Afrika are the Manchester duo breathing new life into dub techno. (Fact)
  • A beginner’s guide to the history and hybridity of reggaeton. (Fact)
  • In Conversation With… Sabb. (DT)
  • Andrew Ryce spends time in Toronto with Cindy Li, a DJ, producer and promoter on a mission to improve the scene around her. (RA)
  • We interviewed the director of Netflix film Ibiza and it didn't go well. (Mixmag)
  • Parisian collectives are building an underground scene outside of the clubs and city. (Mixmag)
  • Get to know Kah-Lo, the Grammy-nominated Nigerian MC. (Mixmag)
  • The Orb on mixing politics & dance music, legalizing weed, what makes ambient music timeless. (MagneticMag)
  • Martyn's pioneering electronic music is as fresh and as warped as ever. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Cox has spoken about Avicii's tragic passing and the pressure he faced, in an interview with BBC Radio 1. (Mixmag)
  • Underworld and Iggy Pop are releasing a collaborative EP. (Mixmag)
  • Benji B appointed as music director of Louis Vuitton. (Mixmag)
  • ​Claude VonStroke discusses the power of Detroit in new mini-documentary. (Mixmag)
  • Goldie is releasing a collaborative album with Ulterior Motive's James Davidson as Subjective in September. (Mixmag)
  • A new update for GTA online will add a new nightclub so players can watch animated versions of Solomun, Tale Of Us, Dixon and The Black Madonna. (Mixmag)
  • Julia Govor starts new label, Jujuka, featuring comics with every release. (RA)
  • Four Tet to host all-day party at The Warehouse Project. (RA)
  • Ital Tek returns to Planet Mu for new album, Bodied. (Fact)
  • Marshmello has launched a gaming series, live from his Mello Cave every Friday. (DA)
  • Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label releases first episode of artist docuseries featuring Brohug. (DA)
  • Kölsch revives his IPSO label with a new Tiga collaboration, HAL. (DA)
  • Goldman Sachs President David Solomon, who is an electronic dance music DJ in his spare time, released his first single in early June. (BusinessInsider)
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