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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Repopulate Mars
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[Last of 2016] This is actually a track I was playing all the way back at BPM at the beginning of 2016 in Mexico. For various reasons (namely featuring a rather large sample) they haven't been able to release this until now. It comes from the Greek producer Detlef, it's the title track of his new EP which is going to come out at the end of this month (January 2017). If you saw me play in 2016, you might recognise it. It's coming on Lee Foss’s new label, Repopulate Mars, it is Swagon featuring Ossey James.This Essential New Tune was featured on the Dec 16 show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:40 mins here.
Label: Repopulate Mars
Radio: Will, Dispersion PR
Bookings: (North/South America) Matt Kingsley, CAA + (Rest of World) Luke Passmore, NGE Booking
Manager: Attilio Pugliese, FM Artists
06 Jan 2017
  • The UK industry has recorded a 1.5% increase in Album Equivalent Sales (AES) on 2015 as 123m albums or their equivalent were either streamed, purchased on physical format, or downloaded by UK music consumers in 2016, according to figures released by the Official Charts Company and the BPI. Audio streams recorded a 68% rise on 2015, totalling 45bn - not including video streaming. (RotD) 1bn audio streams now take place in the UK each week, with the milestone figure being achieved within one week last month (December) following three years of massive growth for the format. (OCCSales of CDs declined by over a tenth in 2016 (-11.7%) while downloaded albums and singles now account for just 22.6% of music consumption volume. Sales of vinyl reached a 25-year high with over 3.2m LPs sold – a 53% rise on last year. (BBC)
  • Google is reportedly “very interested” in purchasing SoundCloud for $500 million. (Fact)
  • SoundCloud is rumoured to run out of funding this year after posting €51M in losses. (Pulse)
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub shooting; death toll now at 39. (DA)
  • London’s Lucky Seven record shop is set to close thanks to soaring rent. (Fact)
  • Up to 80 people injured in Falls Festival stampede. (Mixmag)
  • Official documents say drugs weren't the main reason for the acid house crackdown. (Mixmag)
  • At the inquest into a teenager's drug related death, the Coroner describes the problem as being ‘bigger than Fabric.’ (Thump)
  • A teenager who died after his Fabric visit took an MDMA dose “well within the fatal range”. (Mixmag)
  • Although the Technics SL-1200 turntable is the industry standard for vinyl DJs, the company recently announced it will not be targeting the DJ market moving forward. (Mixmag)
  • Behringer’s analogue drum machine will take inspiration from Roland’s 808 and 909. (Fact)
  • Technics has unveiled a new edition of the SL-1200 turntable. A press release from Panasonic describes the forthcoming SL-1200GR as “a standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G.” (Mixmag)
  • Under The Radar Part 4: An in-depth look at E-MU 4XT / Ensoniq EPS. (DT)
  • Roland has released new products, including soundcards and a compact mixer for smartphones. (RA)
  • New hi-fi turntable integrates analogue and digital media – available via Kickstarter and Gearbox records. (RA)
  • The economists who are helping to make your life easier without you even noticing it: Will Page at Spotify discusses the platform’s Fan Insights dashboard and how the company is working towards profitability. (Telegraph)
  • FACT is launching a series of worldwide events at BPM Festival Mexico, Faust in Paris, Pacha in Barcelona and Warung beach club in Brazil. (Mixmag)
  • In 2016, the Fania music label joined forces with the Manana organisation to launch a new music festival celebrating Cuban culture. (Mixmag)
  • Two new Sydney parties by local collectives Motorik and UNDR Ctrl debut this month. (Mixmag)
  • Groove Armada added to ANTS London. (EntFocus)
  • Patrick Topping set to play at Amnesia London. (EntFocus)
  • London's 51st State announces dates for 2017. (RA)
  • Coachella has announced its line-up for 2017 featuring the likes of Dixon, Richie HawtinLoco Dice, Sasha and more. (Mixmag)
  • Has music production been stuck in a nostalgia loop in 2016? (Fact)
  • Real Talk: Eomac on Misogyny in Dance Music - Ian McDonnell addresses the existence and consequences of misogyny in dance music and wider society. (XLR8R)
  • YouTube has already changed entertainment and the internet. Now for YouTube to get to the next level, it has to bridge the canyon between the worlds of TV and the web. No pressure. (Bloomberg)
  • Here's everything that's going to happen in club culture in 2017. (Thump)
  • In Apple-Spotify world, SoundCloud can’t find room. (Bloomberg)
  • Why vinyl isn’t about to save the music business and why albums need rethinking. (Mark Mulligan)
  • Carl Cox hints at new Ibiza party for 2017. (Pulse)
  • Pepe Rosello, the founder of legendary former Ibiza club Space, has reportedly bought Privilege, which will become the new Space Ibiza from May 2017. (RadioGlobo)
  • Wynn Nightlife Las Vegas signs The Chainsmokers for three-year residency. (DA)
  • Marco Carola's Music On may not be held at Amnesia Ibiza this year after a meeting between the two parties "wasn't conclusive”. (Mixmag)
  • Dancing Astronaut's 25 Artists to Watch in 2017. (DA)
  • DT Top 20 DJ Festival DJ sets of 2016. (DT)
  • DT Top 40 Labels of 2016. (DT)
  • DT Top 40 DJs 2016. (DT)
  • DT Top 40 Rising DJs of 2016. (DT)
  • XLR8R's Best of 2016: Tracks. (XLR8R)
  • Listen to Fact’s top tracks of 2016 in one giant playlist. (Fact)
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Essential Remixes of 2016. (DA)
  • Artist Tips: Pedram - The enigmatic producer reveals some of his studio secrets. (XLR8R)
  • The 32 albums we’re most excited for in 2017. (Pitchfork)
  • Steve Aoki's 15 best songs: Critics' Picks. (Billboard)
  • In Session: The Black Madonna. (Mixmag)
  • Listen to episode five of Mixmag: In Residence on Spotify. (Mixmag)
  • Hear David Attenborough’s global music collection. (Mixmag)
  • 'It feels like our world is fracturing': DJ Earworm breaks down his 2016 mashup. (NPR)
  • The ultimate Bali party survival guide. (Pulse)
  • Artist of the Year: The Black Madonna on the beautiful paradox of being a Catholic DJ. (Thump)
  • Meet Jefferson909, NYC's intergalactic underground spaceship. (Pulse)
  • Justin Jay & Friends’ continuous album, Fantastic Voyage lives up to its title, according to Dancing Astronaut. (DA)
  • What do Oppikoppi's financial troubles mean for the South African scene? (Pulse)
  • Trevor Horn explains how the ’80s changed dance music forever. (Electronicbeats)
  • How Margaret Thatcher took on Acid House. (Daily Beast)
  • How did The Chainsmokers, of all people, end up dominating 2016? (Noisey)
  • Promoters of the Year: Discwoman opens up the dancefloor for everyone. (Thump)
  • Marshmello is EDM’s masked hero. (Spin)
  • The American songwriter is on the brink of extinction. Music lawyer Dina LaPolt breaks down the current landscape of the music industry and her journey to becoming an advocate for creator’s rights. (YouTube)
  • Producer and DJ Bonobo has made waves by blurring the boundaries between digital and live music. (FT - Bernadette McNulty)
  • The new Carl Cox: the Ibiza legend talks life after Space. (DA)
  • The xx unveil their new single Say Something Loving. (Fact)
  • A new Pryda album from Eric Prydz is on its way. (Mixmag)
  • James Van Der Beek's impersonation of Diplo will be taken to new heights in the upcoming Viceland series, What Would Diplo Do? (Mixmag)
  • Chicago talent Derrick Carter is about to release his first original production in well over a decade. (Mixmag)
  • REZZ and k?d have a collaboration on the way for 2017. (DA)
  • Governors Ball announces 2017 line-up; Tool, Chance the Rapper, Flume and Marshmello. (DA)
  • G.O.O.D. Music family to headline inaugural Fyre Festival. (DA)
  • Major Lazer and Showtek find hope in the Children of Syria's Refugee Crisis in their moving Believer video. (Billboard)
  • The KLF release bizarre video collage hinting at return. (Fact)
  • Cashmere Cat drops new party track, featuring 2 Chainz and Tory Lanez. (Billboard)
  • Coachella 2017 is your last chance to see Porter Robinson and Madeon's Shelter tour. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix premieres new song at AVA NYE in Myanmar. (Billboard)
  • Avicii promises 'best damn album of my career' in 2017. (Billboard)
  • The next release on Cabaret Recordings will be Spacetravel's Axiom EP. (RA)
  • DVS1 is putting out a double-vinyl pack on HUSH—his first solo release since 2014—at the end of the month. (RA)
  • Floating Points has announced his label’s first album reissue with Tomorrow’s People’s Open Soul – original copies of which retail at £1k. (Mixmag)
  • Avicii has left longtime manager Ash Pournouri's At Night Management firm. (Billboard)
  • DJ Laurent Garnier has been awarded the French Legion of Honour for services to music. (RA)
  • The Music Producers Guild has announced that Roni Size will be the recipient of its 2017 Inspiration Award. (MPG)
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