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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Danny Daze
06 May 2016
This new record is the one that has impressed me the most over the last seven days. In fact, I was privy to it over the last few weeks before that. We've been playing this out since Miami and actually sneaked it on to last week's show. We weren't meant to do that, by the way. It is more than deserving as an ENT and it's going to be massive this summer. This is the biggest bomb I think Danny Daze ever had and it's coming out on Kompakt on May 6. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:00 mins here.
LabelJon Berry, Kompakt
ManagementBiz Martinez 
Publishing: Copyright Control
PromoFelix Göllner, Kompakt, Biz Martinez 
Live: N+S America: Mariesa Stevens, Liaison / Europe: Chris DuncanNed Beckett, Little Big/ Australia: Wade Cawood, Finely Tuned
22 Apr 2016
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  • Crowdmix is said to have laid off around 12 of its 160 staff. The music social network is due to launch in May. (BusinessInsider)
  • Live Nation-Gaiety Holdings has acquired a majority share in The Warehouse Project and the Parklife Festival. (MusicWeek)
  • AEG Live is in final negotiations to acquire New York-based independent promoter Bowery Presents. (BillboardDancing Astronaut)
  • SFX is set to continue its fire sale of assets with ticketing service Flavorus put up for auction by the bankrupt events company. (Mixmag) Dutch promoters ID&T, QDance, and B2S will also be auctioned soon. (DeephouseAmsterdam)
  • In Australia, the majors are seeking to have access to Kickass Torrents and its affiliated proxy sites banned by ISPs. (TheMusic)
  • London club Fabric has announced it will now offer the option to donate £1 on advance ticket purchases to help refugees. (Fact)
  • Grimes says producers have said they won’t finish her songs unless she goes back to their hotel room. (Guardian)
  • The UK authorities need to work harder to embrace electronic music and nightlife culture, a Brighton Music Conference (BMC) panel has urged. (M)
  • Director John Singleton and Universal Pictures President of Film Music And Publishing Mike Knobloch spoke at this week's IMS Engage in Hollywood. (Variety, Hollywood Reporter)
  • 808, the film about the Roland TR-808, will see release later this year through iTunes and Apple Music alongside a US theater release. (Fact)
  • Technics’ first run of limited edition SL-1200GAE turntables, comprising 300 units, sold out in Japan within 30 minutes last week. (Mixmag)
  • A Japanese company called Ulvac has unveiled a patented nanotechnology it claims could solve the problem of scratched vinyl and offer better sound quality. (Fact)
  • Shazam has launched a new technology Shazam for Brands, which Coca-Cola used for its “Share a Coke and a Song” campaign. Using Shazam-enabled bottles, consumers scanned lyrics on specially marked bottles and signage, and then recorded a digital lip-sync video to share their creations on social media. (NextWeb, BusinessWire)
  • The Pirate Bay has been down due to a technical issue. (TorrentFreak)
  • YouTube has informally launched an initiative to develop music talent under the name YouTube Music Foundry, which gives artists new tools and guidance on how to successfully grow their presence on the video platform, according to YouTube. (Billboard, Bloomberg)
  • SoundCloud has struck a European licensing deal with Sony/ATV, which represents 3m songs. (RotD, FT)
  • The third incarnation of Mysteryland sees the New York-based music, culture and arts festival usher in a number big names. Headlining are Skrillex, Odesza and Bassnectar with Claude VonStroke making an appearance as well. (Mixmag)
  • YouTube's dreaming of a $40bn record business. Just a 'fantasy free-for-all'? (MBW)
  • Music creators need to take some responsibility for not getting paid properly. (Auddly - Helienne Lindvall)
  • 72% of Spotify listeners are millennials. Here's how they use the service. (AdWeek)
  • Manager Peter Mensch is the latest to slam YouTube for not fairly paying artists. But there’s more to the online music streaming debate than meets the ear. (Guardian - Eamonn Forde)
  • Who paid for your Coachella ticket? A social experiment gone wrong. (
  • Five takeaways from the IFPI's country-by-country report on the global record business. (Billboard)
  • Armada Music signs Erick Morillo and Subliminal Records. (ArmadaMusic)
  • The eight most sampled vocals in house. (Pulse)
  • Top 10 Coachella dance music moments of the last 10 years. (
  • Down the Jack Ü k-hole. (Noisey)
  • If you hate Calvin Harris, you're missing the point. (Noisey)
  • Reclaiming the queer dance floor. (NPR)
  • Red Axes: Guitars and synths. (RA)
  • Last week Grimes spoke out on her experiences of sexism. But the flurry of media attention that followed ignored her talent and focused on her as a “victim.” This doesn’t help women at all, argues Eve Barlow. (ThePool)
  • ‘Back in the nineties, I used to think that one day artists would get the power, that day has come,’ says Philippe Ascoli, Head of Creative at Marathon Artists. (M)
  • Fader crunches the numbers and identified the 11 super-producers and songwriters who give today's artists the best chance of ruling the charts.
  • As concert merchandise becomes a more important part of their business models, pop stars like Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Rihanna are upping their game. (BusinessOfFashion)
  • Coachella 2016 was proof the dance music doesn’t need EDM to thrive. (Thump)
  • How Los Angeles became the dance music epicentre of the US, according to Pete Tong. (DancingAstronaut)
  • DJ EZ thinks you should get off your computer and back into the club. (Thump)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre records with Edward Snowden – after the Guardian brings them together. (Guardian)
  • Raving in Glasgow: Slam tell the epic story of The Arches. (Pulse)
  • It wasn’t until I started playing on vinyl that I actually understood how dance music works, writes Ross Gardiner. (Pulse)
  • Why EDM hates Donald Trump. (Mixmag - Marcus Dowling)
  • Focused, undemonstrative and a little bit shy, Kowton puts all his efforts into his innovative, incredible music. (Mixmag - Kristan Caryl)
  • Kill Frenzy cancels all forthcoming shows following motorcycle accident. (Mixmag)
  • Out via New York label Mixpak (home to Dre Skull, Jubilee, Murlo, Popcaan and more), Gaika’s new mixtape Security features appearances from the likes of Bipolar Sunshine, Trigga, Miss Red and more. (Mixmag)
  • Raime have announced their next album, Tooth, will be coming out through Blackest Ever Black on June 10, as well as revealing the full tracklist. (Mixmag)
  • Whistleblower Edward Snowden has collaborated on a trance track with Jean-Michel Jarre. (
  • Boys Noize has revealed a video for his new Polica featuring single Starchild, taken from his forthcoming LP Mayday, due out next month. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Two years ago, Justice announced that they were working on the follow-up to Audio, Video, Disco and now there’s visual evidence suggesting a potential release after Because Music shared a photo of the duo (with Ed Banger tagged) appearing to be in the middle of signing paperwork. (Mixmag)
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