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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This track is right up my alley, it takes me right back to the Faxing Berlin-style Deadmau5. The new album, W:/2016ALBUM/, is out December 2 but for now, this is 4Ware.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:30 mins here.
LabelChris Johnson, mau5trap
Management: Dean Wilson, Three Six Zero
Publishing: EpicPublishing (SOCAN)
RadioJames Jackson, Listen Up
PressGrace McCracken / Joanna Gardner, Listen Up
LiveJoel Zimmerman, WME
11 Nov 2016
  • Music streaming and hardware company Electric Jukebox, founded by entrepreneur Rob Lewis, will raise £8m when it reverses into an AIM-listed company this week. It has secured licensing agreements with the majors, which will also become shareholders. (SundayTimes)
  • Fan-to-fan ticket resale platform Twickets has opened on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to give the public an opportunity to invest.  The company aims to raise £700,000. (RotD)
  • Ticketmaster sold more than $1bn of secondary tickets in the first nine months of 2016, according to the latest financial results of its parent company Live Nation. (MusicAlly)
  • Artist services firm ReverbNation has acquired music-related consumer research company AudioKite, to provide artists the tools to test their new musical offerings before investing further capital in them. (Forbes)
  • Nine months after filing for bankruptcy, SFX Entertainment has been given the go-ahead to emerge from administration. (IQ)
  • Former AEG Live Chief Executive Randy Phillips has been confirmed as the new CEO and President of the re-organised SFX Entertainment. (Billboard)
  • Boiler Room releases statement responding to Weekender shut down. (FACT)
  • Jean-Jacques Perrey, the French composer and pioneer of electronic music, has died at 87. (Guardian)
  • Next week, the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding a one-off evidence session into ticket touts and the problem of secondary ticketing. (RotD)
  • The UK government says it will address the so-called music 'value gap' as part of Brexit negotiations. The confirmation came in response to a probing Digital Economy Bill amendment which would see sites like YouTube lose their safe harbour protections if they "optimise the presentation" of uploaded works. (TorrentFreak
  • Fabric promises to run at ‘gold standard’ if allowed to re-open. (Mixmag)
  • Fabric calls on former police chief and drug expert for appeal hearing. (FACT)
  • Fabric has submitted a 155-page operating manual, detailing safety, welfare and medical provisions, ahead of its upcoming appeal against losing its licence. The club has also suggested 32 new licence conditions, in the event that it is permitted to re-open. (Fabric)
  • Top 5 samples and plugins of the week. (DT)
  • Novation Launchpad IOS v4.0 – an update. (DT)
  • Headphone review: Phonon 4000. (XLR8R)
  • Adobe’sPhotoshop for audio’ mimics human voices, meaning you can now add words someone never said. (FACT)
  • Ableton Live Tutorial: Using convolution reverb in max for live. (Magnetic Mag)
  • In the US, Napster has announced new partnerships with mobile carrier Sprint, Lufthansa and Aldi to offer direct access to Napster’s Listener Network and its library of more than 40m songs. (Billboard) Napster has also partnered with a number of labels including Warner Nashville, Naxos and Sub Pop which have the opportunity to create their own user profiles and playlists.
  • Mixed, but favourable reviews, for Google’s new Home smart speaker device, a rival to Amazon’s Echo. (WiredVerge, ARS)
  •, currently in private beta, bills itself as “your online cassette recorder”, allowing users to record radio shows from all over the world. Their FAQ page claims it is a legal service.
  • Metadata management platform Beatroot Music is preparing for its official launch after securing £125,000 in equity funding from Creative England. (RotD)
  • Shazam has announced it is to add tour date information via a new partnership with Songkick. (PRNewswire, Hypebot)
  • YouTube debuts new tools to clean up its comments section. (MusicAlly)
  • YouTube Red is said to have 1.5m paying subscribers as of late summer, with another 1m users signed up on a trial basis (and not paying the monthly fee). (VergeHypebot)
  • Insomniac's countdown NYE 2016 announces stacked 40-plus artist line-up. (Billboard)
  • India's Sunburn Festival 2016 announces tenth anniversary line-up. (Billboard)
  • Eric Prydz has been unveiled for Australia's Electric Gardens festival which expands to four cities next year. (Mixmag)
  • Mexico's BPM has kicked off the 2017 festival line-ups by dropping an enormous list of underground names. (Pulse)
  • Day Zero returns to the Mexican jungles in 2017 with a great line-up. (Pulse)
  • Five signs that you might be becoming a jaded raver and how to avoid it. (Magnetic Mag)
  • As streaming takes hold and revenue rises, the industry waits for its vital signs to stabilise - with experts cautiously optimistic that 2016’s numbers constitute a genuine revival. (Billboard)
  • The chart that tells the story of the music business. (Music3.0)
  • London-based independent record label Memphis Industries on direct-to-fan, running an independent label and advice for new artists. (Topspin)
  • A report from the Futuresource Audio Collaboration music conference panel What Does the Music Fan Really Want? (M)
  • Redesigning the Spotify icon suite. (Medium)
  • Is Facebook the musicians friend or a massive infringer? (Hypebot)
  • The part of the US Copyright Act that exempts some small restaurants and bars from paying public performance fees to collecting societies could be costing rightsholders more than $150m a year, according to a study. (Billboard)
  • Carl Cox has spoken about the current state of Ibiza and how he thinks it will cope now Space has closed. (Mixmag)
  • Global clubs are closing at a rapid rate, but out of the ashes a new kind of nightlife experience is emerging. (Protein)
  • Oval Space and The Pickle Factory have unveiled their new residents for 2017. (XLR8R)
  • There is speculation that Sheffield’s bassline club Niche could be re-opening on new premises, following the demolition of the original premises this year. (FACT)
  • City of Orlando to buy Pulse nightclub and turn it into a memorial. (FACT)
  • Sydney residents target noise complaints at Sydney Opera House. (Pulse)
  • Join the quest to map out the world's best clubs. (Pulse)
  • These five new clubs are redefining South East Asia's dance scene. (Pulse)
  • Orlando to buy Pulse nightclub and turn it into memorial. (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Top 10 Nu-Disco tracks for November 2016. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Space Dimension Controller. (Guardian)
  • Mix of the Day: Tapesh. (DT)
  • Stephan Hinz picks his Big 5 records of the moment. (DT)
  • 10 next-level graphic designers changing the way club culture looks. (Thump)
  • Italian techno duo Tale Of Us have introduced a brand new podcast series, Afterlife Voyage, with a never-before-heard mix spanning nearly two hours. (Mixmag)
  • BURN Residency explores the art of the resident with Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and more. (Mixmag)
  • In Conversation with… Oxia. (DT)
  • Teklife or No Life: Where do the footwork pioneers go from here? (Thump)
  • The Chainsmokers on feuding with Mark Ronson and writing 2016’s biggest hit. (Guardian2 - Peter Robinson)
  • Calvin Harris and the trap of pop masculinity. (MTV)
  • In Conversation with… Fatboy Slim. (DT)
  • Andreas Gursky, the photographer famous for his huge, detailed panoramas, has joined forces with techno pioneer Richie Hawtin for a show that caters to the swiping generation. (Guardian)
  • Danny Daze, Toddla T, Bill Brewster and B.Traits share industry insights. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • John Tejada talks to Magnetic Mag about Palette Recordings. (Magnetic Mag)
  • How Boiler Room went from one webcam to broadcasting the global underground for everyone. (Fader)
  • Get to know Milk and Sugar Records. (Magnetic Mag)
  • California’s transformational festival scene is the best in the world, says Jemayel Khawaja. (Mixmag)
  • Parisian Jazz club New Morning will host a live performance by Jeff Mills and Tony Allen this December. (XLR8R)
  • Nina Kraviz mixes Fabric 91 – set for release on December 9. (XLR8R)
  • Aisha Devi's Danse Noire will release an EP by GIL on November 25. (XLR8R)
  • Radio Matrix label head Delta Funktionen has lined up three US tour dates in November. (XLR8R)
  • John Talabot will return to Permanent Vacation later this year with a release on December 2. (XLR8R)
  • Nathan Fake announces Ninja Tune EP - DEGREELESSNESS is scheduled for a December 2 release. (XLR8R)
  • Henning Baer has a new EP on the way. (XLR8R)
  • German duo Andhim are set to launch a new label called Superfriends. (XLR8R)
  • Maceo Plex will host a New Years’ Day party in London. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • Detroit DJ and producer K-Hand is giving her Project 12" series new life with a release in December on her own Acacia Records. (Mixmag)
  • Swing Ting have collaborated with Jamaican vocalist Alexx A-Game on new track A-Game Everyday. (Mixmag)
  • American DJs react to Donald Trump winning the US election. (Mixmag)
  • Dance music artists react to Donald Trump's victory. (Billboard)
  • Aphex Twin shares apocalyptic video on eve of US Election. (Billboard)
  • Emancipator releases Lost Tracks to celebrate 10-year anniversary of his debut. (Billboard)
  • Sam Binga and Chimpo are teaming up for the latest Critical Music release. (Mixmag)
  • Todd Terje has remixed Ola Kvernberg’s The Mechanical Fair due to come out in November on his Olsen Label. (DT)
  • Stream M.A.N.D.Y.'s debut album in full - featuring 12 new original productions from the duo with a career of 16 years to date. (XLR8R)
  • Eric Prydz has announced the debut of his new EPIC 5.0 live concert experience will take place in London, bringing together three global powerhouses for the event. (Mixmag)
  • Mixmag Records releases Fatboy Slim’s We Are 30 mix this weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Moby's letter to America: 'What the F--k is Wrong With You?'. (Billboard)
  • Kraftwerk could be prohibited from performing in Buenos Aires this month due to the city’s ban on electronic music events. (FACT)
  • Justice will be returning to BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix this weekend for the first time since 2007. (Mixmag)
  • Richie Hawtin has developed a unique sound installation to be paired with a photography exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City. (Mixmag)
  • Canvax – Cosmophilia (XLR8R - 7.5*)
  • Groundwater Festival - San Diego (Mixmag)
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