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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Mutant Robotics
Maceo Plex
Ellum Audio
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This week’s ENT is a track that I’ve actually played you a couple of times since September. It's one of the biggest records in my set and I think he’s had a fantastic 2018, his label’s on fire and his performances are turning heads. This week’s ENT is Mutant Robotics from Maceo Plex.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:28 mins here.
LabelMaher Daniel, Ellum Audio
ManagementEd JenkinsJames Hannan, Grade MGMT
Publishing: Copyright Control
Press & Online: Ludovica, Modern Matters / Dispersion 
Live: US - Andrew, Liaison Artists / ES & South America - Dani Koala, Dskonnect / ROTW - Alex, Neptune Music
23 Nov 2018
  • AEG Europe has appointed John Langford as Chief Operating Officer, Emma Bownes has been promoted to VP of Venue Programming and Paul Reeve has been confirmed as Chief Financial Officer. (RotD)
  • Marshmello's manager Moe Shalizi is leaving Red Light Management to start his own firm. (Billboard)
  • Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh plans to release acid house album. (Fact)
  • LA jury awards woman $3.8M in stage-diving suit against Skrillex. (CBS
  • Discogs has published a report looking at the fluctuation in price of its high value items over the last eight years and shows the rarest records are getting more expensive. (Discogs)
  • Detroit techno documentary starring Juan Atkins, Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson seeks funding via Kickstarter. (Billboard)
  • MDMA makes people more cooperative and forgiving, scientists discover. (Metro
  • Remedy State Presents ARETÉ, expands arts & entertainment wellness retreat in 2019 (Billboard)
  • Police in the UK have issued a report warning illegal raves are on the rise. More than 680 reports of unlicensed music events were recorded last year, up 9% on the previous year. (Sky News)
  • A YouTube campaign which claims internet users and music-makers will suffer under the European Commission’s (EC) new copyright proposals has been slammed by digital music experts and the EC itself. (M)
  • Bristol synth store Elevator Sound launches Machina Bristronica modular expo. (RA
  • Ableton has released a set of new videos in its Learn Live series. (XLR8R)
  • Spotify and Pandora Media see new audiences and possible profits with an expansion into podcasts — if they can figure out a solid business model. (WSJ
  • New Albanian festival UNUM announces Ricardo Villalobos, Dyed Soundorom, and Sonja Moonear. (DT)
  • New London festival Re-Textured reveals first names for 2019, including Cabaret Voltaire, Batu, Andy Stott and Nina Kraviz. (RA)
  • Groove Cruise has locked Kaskade, Hot Since 82, Lost Frequencies, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, MK and Simon Patterson for its 2019 sailing from Miami. (DJ Mag
  • Kraftwerk will close Bluedot festival in the UK next year. (DJ Mag
  • Simo Cell, Zenker Brothers and Sascha Funke among others revealed for next year's Monticule festival. (Mixmag
  • Field Day is upping sticks again next year and relocating to a 10-acre site at a former gas works in Meridian Water, North London. The site contains four warehouse structures, the largest of which holds 7,500 people, and will allow the event to feature the biggest line-up to date. (Mixmag)
  • Skrillex, REZZ, DJ Snake, and more adorn EDC Mexico’s 2019 line-up. (DA
  • Ultra Music Festival has secured a new home for 2019 at Miami's Virginia Key. As part of the deal, the festival has agreed to pay the city $2m and to have its licence reviewed after the 2019 edition. (RA
  • Las Vegas nightlife industry veterans Ronn Nicolli and Ryan M. Craig have joined the team at Palms Casino Resort, which will see major nightlife and dining openings in 2019 as part of its $690m remodel. (Billboard)
  • Music & Esports in 2018: A Comprehensive Timeline. (Cherie Hu)
  • The meta trends that will shape 2019. (Midia)
  • Should music streaming services do more for albums? (Keith Jopling)
  • The Secret DJ: "Beware other DJs. Some will say or do anything to get your slot" (Mixmag)
  • Mobile music streaming in China: A vibrant industry in a challenging market. (MBJ)
  • Music Modernization Act: The uphill battle towards fair compensation. (MBJ)
  • YouTube is exploiting its community for its own ends in the controversy over copyright in Europe and hasn’t shied away from misrepresenting the truth. (Trichordist
  • BPI responds to the YouTube blog on Article 13 of the Copyright Directive. 
  • San Francisco club Mezzanine to close after losing its lease. (RA)
  • HEART Ibiza has announced its NYE line-up with Davide Squillace, Jean Claude Ades, Martin Buttrich,  Tuccillo and Anna Tur. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • The Warehouse Project confirms line-up for last-ever party at Store Street. The 12 hour New Year's Day event will feature The Black Madonna, Hunee, Objekt and DEBONAIR. (RA
  • Brickworks is a new 8,000sq ft club in Manchester, which will officially open on Friday 30th November with a Tribal Sessions & Haus22 party headlined by Neapolitan techno type, Deborah De Luca. (DJ Mag)
  • RA 651 Bruce (RA
  • DT622 - Lonely C (Soul Clap) (DT
  • B Traits b2b Alienata b2b Mumdance (Boiler Room)
  • Cooly G - Boiler Room x Land Rover: Live For The City (Boiler Room)
  • The Martinez Brothers in the LAB NYC (Mixmag)
  • Brodinski in the Lab NYC (Mixmag)
  • Kölsch DJ set from the IPSO party ADE 2018 (Mixmag)
  • Maceo Plex DJ set at Gashouder ADE 2018 (Mixmag)
  • Mind Against at the Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France. (Cercle
  • In Conversation with... Danny Byrd (DT
  • The sound of: Dark Entries. (DJ Mag
  • The art of DJing: Eris Drew (RA)
  • Game Changer: 808 State Pacific State. (DJ Mag
  • Billboard Dance's ones to watch: November 2018 (Billboard
  • Carl Cox & Eric Powell's Mobile Disco: 10 Essential Tunes. (DJ Mag
  • The 20 best tracks that sample the Amen Break. (Mixmag
  • Studio Science: Marie Davidson on live performance. [video] (RBMA)
  • Artist Advice: Label vs Independent - which is the better route? (Magnetic)
  • How we made: Groove Armada’s At The River. (Guardian)
  • Gene Farris: On 20 years of Farris Wheel and more. (IDJ
  • Let’s Talk: Gary Beck. (Inflyte)
  • Gary Beck talks about his new album, Dál Riata. (Ibiza Voice)
  • Chancha Vía Circuito and the story of electronic cumbia. (RA
  • How YouTube's recommendation algorithm really works. (Atlantic)
  • UK producer and member of Snow Ghosts, Throwing Snow discusses the importance of place to music, soundtrack work and field recording. (DJ Mag
  • Tchami on Confession's direction, his priest persona and a return to melodies. (EDM
  • Steve Lawler & Yousef B2B interview on life balance, career longevity and more. (Magnetic
  • Mixmag Cover Feature: Claude Vonstroke and the future of dance music in America. (Mixmag
  • Back To Mine series returns with 20th anniversary mix by Nightmares On Wax. (RA
  • Optimo launch Against Fascism Trax label, with proceeds going to Hope Not Hate. (RA
  • Erick Morillo to play a rare and intimate show at W Hotel on Saturday in London. (DT
  • Mark Leckey signs to Warp for new single, Exorcism Of The Bridge@Eastham Rake. (RA)
  • Hannah Wants has announced a 15-date UK and Ireland tour starting in February. (Mixmag
  • Maceo Plex is prepping a series of rare electro reissues on top of his new label, MPLX. (DJ Mag)
  • Matoma shares trailer for his upcoming documentary about the highs and lows of his life as a producer/DJ. (Billboard
  • Dillon Francis & Alison Wonderland announce 2019 co-headlining tour. (Billboard)
  • Agoria drops the Jessy Moussallem directed video for Embrace (Nowness), which was named as RotD's Record of the Week last week.
  • Avicii fans gather in Stockholm to pay tribute to the star with his family at a Memorial Service. (Billboard
  • Calvin Harris has stated The Chemical Brothers were a huge inspiration for his music during a Twitter Q&A session this week. 
  • The Chemical Brothers announce new album No Geography set for release next spring. (Fact
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