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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This is another one of those tracks that I’ve had as a secret weapon and have been playing out at my live shows for a number of months now, as has the man who made it. It is the return of Kölsch, from the brand new Kompakt release Spiescher 97, this is the lead track called Push.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:10 mins here.

Label: Felix Fischer, Kompakt
ManagementHenrik Lücke Olsen, L-MGT
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Jackson, Listen Up
Live: Steve Hogan, WME
26 May 2017
  • Dubspot CEO resigns amid reports of fraud, provides statement. (DA)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event is moving to the Nieuwe DeLaMar Theater as major renovations are set to take place at Felix Meritis, the old venue. (Billboard)
  • The Chainsmokers won four Billboard Music Awards; Lindsey Stirling won Top Dance/Electronic Album. (DA)
  • Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance has accused Armin Van Buuren of plagiarising its name and logo for his new Ibiza residency, U R With Armin Van Buuren. (RA) Armin has explained that the decision to call his party 'U R' was derived from an older Armin concept called Universal Religion. (Mixmag) The branding will now be removed from the event. (RA)
  • Melvin Benn, the head of Festival Republic, hopes to allow people to test drugs onsite at at least six FR festivals in the UK as part of a radical scheme aimed at reducing drug-related deaths. (Guardian)
  • Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) has announced the first phase of artist ambassadors to advocate the industry including: Jean Michel Jarre, B-Traits, Nile Rodgers, Pete Tong, Black Coffee, Seth Troxler and Louie Vega. (RotD)
  • The International Music Summit has released the annual IMS Business Report, an in-depth economic study of the electronic music industry, covering all aspects of the genre. (RotD, Billboard, IBTimes) Among the highlights, the sector is said to have grown 3% in 2016 and is now worth £5.7bn. 12bn electronic music streams a month on Spotify are reported and 25 times more tracks are available to buy on Beatport since 2007.
  • Roland to launch 14 new instruments via live streams. (RA)
  • Erica Synths introduces vacuum tube analogue effects unit. (RA)
  • Korg celebrates microKORG’s 15th anniversary with special edition synth. (Fact)
  • Epidemic Sound talks YouTube: ‘We’re a music company that really understands the platform’. (MusicAlly)
  • How data is transforming the music industry. (TheConversation)
  • Ultra Europe announces Carl Cox, Joseph Capriati, Nicole Moudaber and more for its July 14-16 edition in Croatia. (DT)
  • Insomniac and Red Bull have announced that this year they will be collaborating together to stream EDC Las Vegas on Red Bull TV. (MagneticMag)
  • Minimal label Perlon celebrates 20 years with 46-hour party in Berlin this August. (RA)
  • Paris's La Chinerie music festival has been successfully crowdfunded to the tune of €63,447 for first edition. (RA)
  • Jeff Mills added to No Sleep line-up at Exit Festival. (XLR8R)
  • Kraftwerk to perform eight times at Italy's Club To Club Festival in 2017. (RA)
  • Detroit's TV Lounge hosts Movement parties with Josh Wink, Soul Clap, Danny Daze. (Mixmag)
  • Elrow Town London has added another day to its Olympic Park event after tickets sold out in four hours. (Mixmag)
  • Binh, Powder, Joy Orbison play RA stage at Dimensions 2017. (RA)
  • How the UK election could affect the club scene. (RA)
  • Hype Machine is struggling to stay online, and that’s a shame. (Verge)
  • VIP is antithetical to dance music culture, says Ed Priest, Events Promo Assistant for Hospitality in the Park. (FestivalInsight)
  • The top 10 of IMS Ibiza 2017. (DT)
  • IMS Ibiza: Day 1 highlights with DVS1 and Neighbourhood PR. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Best moments of IMS day 2. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Four things to watch at this year's IMS Ibiza. (MusicWeek)
  • IMS Ibiza 10: How music industry has changed. (BBC)
  • Edinburgh's Studio 24 announces closure. (RA)
  • Glasgow’s La Cheetah Club announces new in-house imprint, Outer Zone. (Mixmag)
  • HYTE Ibiza returns to Amnesia with Ellen Allien, Chris Liebing and more. (Mixmag)
  • Marco Carola's Music On 2017 kicks off its sixth season with the likes of Jamie Jones, Claude VonStroke and more confirmed for the season. (Mixmag)
  • Dublin city council rejects proposal to redevelop Tivoli Theatre. (RA)
  • Ibiza 2017 preview. (RA)
  • Festival Guide 2017: DJMag counts down the continent's best festivals. (DJMag)
  • Every dance music festival you’ll go to this summer. (Thump)
  • RA's guide to Movement 2017
  • The dance music trends to keep you Moving this summer. (Pitchfork)
  • Interview: Martin Solveig. (DT)
  • In conversation with… Tube & Berger. (DT)
  • Promoter interview: Audio Obscura. (DHA)
  • Spotify playlist: 35 tracks for the Haçienda's 35th birthday. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Craig's orchestra: in the zone. (DJMag)
  • Get to know Amtrac, the producer making a mark on the international house scene. (Mixmag)
  • Ireland’s Higher Vision festival is a perfectly pitched combo of 90s style and 2017 tech, says Cóilí Collins. (Mixmag)
  • Awakenings celebrated 20 years with the best techno DJs in the world including Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth and loads more. (Mixmag)
  • Octave One reveal their favourite gear for live techno. (Mixmag)
  • Safe as house is: Gender identity and safe spaces in clubs. (DJMag)
  • Making sounds with Suzanne Ciani, America's first female synth hero. (Guardian)
  • In wreckage of the Fyre Festival, fury, lawsuits and an inquiry. (NYTimes)
  • There's a unique dance music scene brewing in the Uruguayan capital. Matt Unicomb travels there to meet the exceptionally talented DJs and producers at the heart of it. (RA)
  • Rebekah: The Birmingham-born techno artist talks overcoming fear, hybrid DJ sets and sobriety. (RA)
  • Petite Noir: Noirwave is “a higher consciousness of black excellence”. (Pulse)
  • Q&A: Paul Oakenfold on playing Mt. Everest and the state of electronic music in 2017. (Stereogum)
  • At Moogfest, untamed sounds and futuristic protests. (NYTimes)
  • Real Talk: Kiani and his legion on a science of uncertainty. (XLR8R)
  • A history of dance music in 50 photos. (Mixmag)
  • Club Tropicana: George Michael was a dance music pioneer. (HuffPo)
  • Eric Prydz: I make music to please myself. (MusicNews)
  • DJ Shadow: 'Music has never been worth less, and yet sampling has never been more risky’. (Guardian)
  • Kevin EG Perry previews an upcoming Cuban electronic music festival at the Barbican, Manana, featuring Ariwo, Obbatuke, Plaid, Soundspecies and DJ Tennis. (Guardian)
  • The footwork producer has taken influences from across the map to make dance music that sounds like nothing else. Is Jlin the future of electronica? (Guardian - Simon Reynolds)
  • Conceptual Clubbing: Murlo is creating an otherworldly space for dance music. (Mixmag)
  • The definitive tale of the seminal Detroit club, The Music Institute, that gave techno a local platform. (RBMA)
  • A new film, If I Think Of Germany At Night, connects electronica, Heine and the romantic German soul in troubled times. (Economist)
  • Honey Soundsystem, Honcho, Wrecked, the Carry Nation, TNX, and Men's Room join the THUMP Podcast for a roundtable about the queer underground. (Thump)
  • Celebrating 10 years of Deviation with Benji B. (RA)
  • On the road with the Brazilian superstar ANNA. (Mixmag)
  • Electronic dance music has been huge in Europe since the 90's. Now, at last, the genre is taking over America, reports Whitesmith Entertainment's co-founder. (Midem - Emily White)
  • DJ Snake drops out of Hangout Festival line-up, deletes socials. (Billboard)
  • ​Joey Negro to release his first album in more than 20 years. (Mixmag)
  • ​Joey Negro to release his first album in more than 20 years. (Mixmag)
  • Doug Lazy is selling his public performance royalty share of Fatboy Slim’s classic track Ya Mama, allowing the general public to bid. (Mixmag)
  • A mysterious website has recently surfaced, which hints at a forthcoming collaboration between Aphex Twin and the online radio station NTS. (Mixmag)
  • Elysia Crampton announces new album, Spots Y Escupitajo. (RA)
  • Dwig announces new album, What's Paradise. (RA)
  • Sander van Doorn's alter ego Purple Haze debuts first track Neiloj. (Billboard)
  • Electronic pioneer Raymond Scott’s unreleased music collected on new 3LP set. (Fact)
  • SHXCXCHCXSH launch new label, Rösten. (XLR8R)
  • Soulwax debut an hour of unreleased music in their revolutionary two-part Essential Mix. (DA)
  • DJ Stingray helms next in Tresor club’s mix series, Kern Vol. 4. (Fact)
  • Midnight Shift reveals 'straight-up techno' trilogy with Kirk Degiorgio, Xhin, Prequel Tapes. (RA)
  • Mark Barrott and Pete Gooding reveal second Hostel La Torre compilation. (RA)
  • Flying Lotus’s revolting debut movie Kuso is coming out this summer. (Fact)
  • Burial slips out new ambient EP, Subtemple. (RA)
  • Mathew Jonson launches new label, Freedom Engine. (RA)
  • Felix Da Housecat starts a new label, Founders Of Filth. (RA)
  • Silent Season releases tenth anniversary series of EPs featuring Brendon Moeller, Earthen Sea. (RA)
  • Electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick is the subject of new documentary Subotnick. (Fact)
  • Innervisions to release Rampa EP, Hall Of Violence. (RA)
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