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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Operator (Koze 'Extended Disco Re-rub')
It's a track that, in its original form, came out a few months ago. In fact, the original was a former Hottest Record from Annie Mac, but this special version has been a secret weapon for the the likes of DJ Koze and Seth Troxler for many months. It's finally just been released on Beatport, it is Koze's Disco Re-Rub of Operator from Låpsley. I do think this'll put a smile on your face.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:50 mins here.
ManagementHamish Harris, September
LabelWilliam Aspden, XL Recordings
RadioBrad HunnerRoss Forrest  Radar
PressJon Wilkinson, Technique 
TVChris Bellam, Beggars
LiveLucy Dickins, ITB
PublishingMark GaleDani Sawyerr, Universal
29 Jul 2016
  • Crowdmix, the failed social network app, has confirmed the appointment of administrators for its three companies. (TheGazette)
  • Event technology platform Eventbrite has announced three prominent hires from the dance and nightlife industry in the US: Senthil Chidambaram, Founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut; Barak Schurr, Founder of and Nightclub Hall of Fame inductee and Diego Carlin, CEO of in the US. (RotD)
  • Reports suggest Randy Phillips, who was CEO of AEG Live for 13 years, will take over as Chief Executive of SFX Entertainment when it announces a new restructuring plan.(IQ)
  • SoundCloud is up for sale to prospective buyers with a billion dollar price tag (Bloomberg, Billboard) The service boasts 175m users, many of which come from the dance music and DJ communities.
  • IMS Asia-Pacific 2016 official trailer released.
  • Pending results from a State Review, Sydney’s controversial 1:30am lockout law could be on the way to being amended. (Resident Advisor)
  • The parents of a deceased 18 -year-old HARD Summer attendee are suing festival organisers over her ecstasy-related death, claiming it could have been prevented. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ's Cold Water has topped the UK's Official Trending Chart. (OCC
  • Secret Garden Party became the first UK festival to allow attendees to test their drugs before taking them, aiming to increase safety at the event and promote more considered thought around drug taking whilst at events. (Thump)
  • Retronyms release a new hardware and app combination for creative DJing and mixing. (DJ Mag)
  • Levels is a brand new metering plug-in, aimed at helping you improve your mixes. (DJ Mag)
  • Soundswitch aim to make professional lighting available to everyone through providing the ability to add lighting effects to audio cues. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Warner Music Group is in advanced talks with Vevo about a deal that would allow WMG artists' music videos to appear on and the Vevo app. (Billboard)
  • SoundCloud has added the option to display groups of tracks as an album rather than just as a playlist. (Hypebot)
  • Ultra Brazil confirms Hardwell, DJ Snake and Hot Since 82 for phase one of its line-up. (Pulse)
  • Ultra Japan has announced its line-up for September 2016. (Resident Advisor)
  • Rudimental, Wolf & Lamb and Matador have been announced for Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival. (Mixmag)
  • Hardwell, Tinie Tempah and Chase & Status will headline the first Mallorca Creamfields in August. (Mixmag)
  • The six-week music and wellbeing festival on the Croatian island of Obonjan has been postponed on its inaugural day due to a power and water failure. (Guardian)
  • Catherine Hilgers and Discwoman’s Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson discuss how to ‘rave safe’ both as a woman and in light of recent events. (XLR8R)
  • Crowdmix's failure appears to have been managed disgracefully - and that gives all of us in the startup industry a bad name. (Medium - Fred Destin, VC)
  • Could newly launched music discovery platform Orfium finally be the one that gets it right? (Pulse)
  • How pirate download sites are hurting dance music. (Thump)
  • Does touring kill creativity? (Mixmag - Joe Muggs)
  • The rise, fall and possible resurrection of Beatport. (Thump)
  • Where is the next Ibiza? Five contenders - from Croatia to Tulum. (Billboard)
  • Is Ibiza's clubbing reign over? (Pulse)
  • Have Ibiza's glory days as a dance music mecca come to an end? (Billboard - Dorian Lynskey)
  • Can AEG veteran Randy Phillips save bankrupt SFX? (Billboard)
  • A new project called The Exchange in South East Asia is sending four participating clubs' resident DJs to represent their club in another city. (Pulse)
  • Martin Garrix has signed a worldwide agreement with Sony Music International. (RotD)
  • Five to watch at Movement Croatia. (DJ Mag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Palms Trax. (Guardian)
  • Glasgow label LuckyMe are Label of The Month. (Resident Advisor)
  • Celebrating the forgotten female voices of house music. (Guardian - Ian McQuaid)
  • How producers sample music in 2016. (RBMA - Glenn Jackson)
  • Sasha speaks about how it all started in the come up to his label anniversary. (Data Transmission)
  • Introducing Luigi Madonna, a driving force behind Neapolitan Techno. (Data Transmission)
  • Swedish DJ and Producer Abdulla Rashim speaks to XLR8R ahead of his performance at Into The Valley Festival. (XLR8R)
  • As gay clubs close across the country, Sink The Pink is revitalising the scene with big crowds and an emphasis on fun. (Guardian)
  • Why the James Murphy-backed Despacio sound system proves the future of dance music requires a return to its roots. (Esquire - Miles Raymer)
  • Isnay Rodriguez runs the first independent Hip Hop imprint in Cuba, on barely any internet. He chats to Thump about the lack of personal internet connection and his tips for how to make electronic music whilst in Cuba. (Thump)
  • Why Zhu used anonymity to put his music first. (Fader)
  • A look back at Warrington nightclub Legends, the club that had a significant impact on British clubbing. (Thump)
  • Robert Hood created Floorplan to showcase his soulful and spiritual side. Now his daughter Lyric has joined him. (Mixmag)
  • Luciano talks his first trip to DC-10, chaos and creativity, and the lost Ibiza. (Pulse)
  • Todd Terry talks new House Masters compilation and state of house music. (Billboard)
  • Women’s Beat League wants to close electronic music’s gender gap, one synth class at a time. (Pitchfork - Robert Ham)
  • EDM DJs rarely succumb to drug death and misadventure. They just turn up, do their thing and get paid like the cynical, corporate shills they are. (Spectator - Liam Mullone)
  • Drugs, sleeplessness, isolation: the downside of being a dance musician. (Guardian)
  • Asian technology focus: The key to the dance industry. (Pulse)
  • Los Angeles duo DJDS have made new album Live in Tijuana available to download for free. (Thump)
  • Brooklyn producer Max McFerren unveils new track. (Thump)
  • Thom Yorke did a Bedtime Mix for Radio 1 – listen here. (Thump)
  • Composer Vito Ricci wrote a new symphony using the Commodore Amigo. (Fact Mag)
  • Josh Wink has announced a new EP titled Shoelaces, featuring remixes from Truncate and Mono Junk, set for release in August. (Resident Advisor)
  • Premiere of new track from Acid House originator DJ Pierre. (Thump)
  • California based Producer and DJ Elysia Crampton talks about her upcoming project, an experimental theatre piece. (Thump)
  • Music From Memory has revealed some details of a forthcoming compilation showcasing the work of Roberto Musci. (Resident Advisor)
  • Diplo confirms Usher, Sam Hunt, Travis Scott and more are to appear on the next Major Lazer album due in 2017. (Billboard)
  • Swedish House Mafia 'not planning on reuniting at this point' despite rumours. (Billboard)
  • Pet Shop Boys - Royal Opera House, London (FT - 4* Fiona Sturges, Observer - 4* Kitty Empire, i - 5* Shaun Curran, Times - 3* Clive Davis)
  • Secret Garden Party - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (Times - 5* Lisa Verrico)
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