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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This was an exclusive on last week's show before we spoke to him on the phone as well. It’s taken from his forthcoming third album, the final part of his life story-inspired trilogy. It’s Kölsch and this week's Essential New Tune, Laith.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:25 mins here.
Label: Felix Göllner Kompakt
Management: Henrik Lücke Olsen, L-MGT 
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Jackson, Listen Up
Live: Steve Hogan, WME
08 Sep 2017
  • Gary Richards, founder of Hard Events, has joined LiveStyle, a resuscitated version of the bankrupt promoter SFX Entertainment, as president of LiveStyle North America. (LATimes)
  • Warner Music Group has officially acquired Spinnin’ Records. (RotD) The deal is said to be worth more than $100m. (MBW)
  • A festival-goer who ran into the Burning Man fire has died. (Mixmag) Another attendee has been sent to intensive care after he was hit by a car while he was sleeping in a tent on Monday night. (Mixmag)
  • Police warn the UK public of 'ecstasy' pills containing ketamine. (Mixmag)
  • California State Assembly rejects extending last call to 4 AM, asks for task force to report back in 2019. (RA)
  • Steve Beckett of Warp Records won the Pioneer award at this year's AIM Independent Music Awards. (Full list)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event’s festival program nears completion with the latest additions including Armin van Buuren (NL), Charlotte de Witte (BE), Dixon (DE), Helena Hauff (DE), Jon Hopkins (GB), Maceo Plex (US), Nina Kraviz (RU) and Ricardo Villalobos (CL). (RotD)
  • Recession, dating apps and late opening pubs are being blamed for a decline in the UK club industry. (Times)
  • Beats launches new Studio 3 Wireless headphones with improved battery life and noise canceling. (Fact)
  • Technics announces new version of legendary SP-10 turntable. (Fact)
  • Pioneer DJ launches new range of “robust” DJ headphones. (Fact)
  • Native Instruments announce new Maschine Mk3. (RA)
  • Pioneer DJ launch new Serato-ready mixer. (RA)
  • Live gaming platform Twitch has updated its features to offer, among other things, the ability for users to take requests to play music. (VentureBeat)
  • YouTube-MP3, the world's leading YouTube ripping site, has agreed to shut down indefinitely and hand over its domain to the RIAA. A private settlement agreement, including an undisclosed payment, will end the copyright infringement lawsuit which was filed by several major record labels last year. (TorrentFreak)
  • WARM – The World Airplay Radio Monitor – offers a tool for providing an overview of an artist’s airplays worldwide. (Mixmag)
  • BandLab​ ​Technologies​ acquires, a video streaming service for DJs. (TechCrunch)
  • Maya Jane Coles and Alan Fitzpatrick added to Drumcode Halloween. (Mixmag)
  • Manchester People First host rave for learning disabled music fans. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Mexico has added KSHMR, Knife Party, Nicky Romero, Art Department and Matador to its debut festival in Foro Pegaso this October. (DJMag)
  • Australia’s Pitch festival announces Len Faki as its first artist for 2018. (Mixmag)
  • The BPM Festival: Portugal has confirmed its lineup for this year's European debut edition, with over 170 artists confirmed over and more than 20 showcases across four days and nights. (XLR8)
  • Carl Cox and Nicole Moudaber join Vietnam’s Epizode festival line-up. (Mixmag)
  • The next edition of EDC, set for 2019, will now be moved earlier in the year on the weekend of May 18-20. In addition, the festival will also introduce an on-site camping program that will include options for air-conditioned tents, "premier" tents with beds, all-inclusive RVs or the option to bring your own RV to the grounds. (Mixmag)
  • James Palumbo co-founded Ministry of Sound but now prefers politics to partying. The Lib-Dem peer tells Rosamund Urwin about his latest mission, pet rescue. (Standard)
  • Staying in The Loop: the organisation testing drugs, one festival at a time. (NewStatesman)
  • What the hell does it mean to be a producer in 2017? (DA)
  • Is India actually destined to become the ‘next EDM hub’ of the world? (DA)
  • Dance music is still a boys’ club, says Jess Readett. (HuffPo)
  • Ibiza Rocks no more? founder Andy McKay on Ibiza’s ‘impossible’ regulations. (TheIbizian)
  • Privilege and Afterlife announce joint ibiza closing party. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • XOYO in London reveals full line-ups for Motor City Drum Ensemble residency. (RA)
  • Cosmic Pineapple returns to Pikes, Ibiza, for The Fifth Element. (Mixmag)
  • ANTS announces Halloween Takeover at Warehouse Project in Manchester. (Mixmag)
  • Brooklyn club Elsewhere details opening shows with Jlin, Juan Atkins, Total Freedom. (Fact)
  • Printworks London announces November events including Matthew Dear, Mumdance and Clark. (Fact)
  • September: Six artists you need to check out this month. (Mixmag)
  • 10 iconic Tiga moments. (Mixmag)
  • 10 artists remember 10 years of Outlook festival. (Mixmag)
  • The history of Ibiza in 25 photos. (Mixmag)
  • Spotify playlist: 50 obscure disco gems waiting to be discovered. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Snakehips. (Guardian)
  • Eats Everything on giving back and the spectacle of Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Follow the birth of ASTIR Recordings, as told by label boss Simon Huxtable. (IDJ)
  • [Podcast] Chase & Status: "there's a lot more at stake the longer you've been around”. (Mixmag)
  • He’s known for speaking his mind on social media but Chicago-born house legend DJ Sneak is on the road to redemption. He talks selling out, Ibiza history and how to stay ahead of the game. (DJMag)
  • Electric Zoo 2017: Paul Kalkbrenner discusses why he went Back to the Future. (DA)
  • Thomas Jack on the ‘discovery and curation’ that drives his career. (DA)
  • Bicep lift the lid of the darkest corners of their record collection. (Guardian)
  • Meet the promoter: Brigitte Armengol, Acid Sundays, Ibiza. (IbizaVoice)
  • “It’s not a bad thing at all when underground music becomes popular – maybe it’s just finally the recognition it deserved” – Chopstick & Johnjon. (Decoded)
  • Resistance DJs share their wildest Ibiza memories. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Bas Ibellini: "Time management and balance are the key”. (IbizaVoice)
  • A week-long trip into drone and techno at MUTEK Montréal 2017. (Fact)
  • Interview: Eelke Kleijn. (DHA)
  • Playing all night long is one of the best tests of all true DJs and, as Skream embarks on his second year of his Open To Close tour, we ask him to reveal his secret weapons. (IbizaVoice)
  • Uncovering Treatment’s secret weapons. (Fabric)
  • Festival Chat: Sub Focus at South West Four. (DT)
  • Malta’s local DJs and Glitch festival Founder Kevin Glitch give an inside look at a side of the island you might not have heard about before. (Pulse)
  • James Lavelle: "Our business lunches were fuelled by Bolivian marching powder”. (Mixmag)
  • Breaking through: Tzusing. (RA)
  • Dub Fx gives his thoughts on the value of busking, why the music industry is basically fucked, and how we need to give more props to the Caribbean for modern music. (MagneticMag)
  • From Munich to Miami, Monika Kruse’s mission to give back has left a trail of fervent fans in its wake, eager to share in her music, her motives and her open heart.  (DJMag)
  • Get to know Hammer, the Bicep collaborator sounding out his own space. (Mixmag)
  • ODESZA discuss evolving through experimentation for A Moment Apart. (DA)
  • A shadow history of LCD Soundsystem in five DJ sets. (VillageVoice)
  • Rossko talks FUSE, pirate radio and Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • MK walked away from dance music — now he's back and bigger than ever. (LAWeekly)
  • Actress: ‘When I’m properly making music, and properly in the throes of albums, things get hot’. (Standard)
  • Tony Humphries spoke to Marko Kutlesa about the importance of tempo, changes to the dancefloor, pivotal records and much more. (Skiddle)
  • Sister Bliss: Beyond gender, before equality. (Skiddle)
  • One of Iran’s foremost electronic musicians, Sote, speaks to Oli Warwick about dance music in Tehran and Ebtekar’s commission for CTM Festival. (Fact)
  • The dancing may have shifted to early evening, the drink of choice is now a large G&T and lunch is a Sunday roast – but for the DJs and hedonists who first found themselves in the Ibiza of the Eighties, the party is still going strong. Simon Mills returns to rave at 53 at Pikes. (Times)
  • Dannic talks Spinnin' deal, Hardwell friendship and more. (Billboard)
  • Zanzibar, Kiss FM and the Jersey sound - Bruce Tantum spends time with the revered veteran DJ Tony Humphries. (RA)
  • Meet the female coders pushing electronic music into the future. (Mixmag)
  • Nic Fanciulli drops two lead singles from forthcoming LP, My Heart. (DeCoded)
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso have created a web app allowing fans to create their own version of their latest album, More Than You Know, and share it on Spotify. (LiveArena)
  • KiNK has announced new album, Playground. (Mixmag)
  • Kraftwerk to play live at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (RA)
  • Avicii launched his Avicii FM radio show over the weekend, broadcasting live via Facebook on Saturday. (DJMag)
  • Montreal party 00:AM launches label with mini-compilation. (RA)
  • Anja Schneider announces first album in nine years. (RA)
  • Jeff Mills to release Lost In Space EP ahead of 2018 album. (RA)
  • Global Underground’s Nubreed series announces its milestone release with Oliver Schories. (Decoded)
  • Carl Cox track appears on 15 Years Of Circus compilation. (RA)
  • Soulwax release Is It Always Binary and announce December dates. (DT)
  • Way Out West announce seven-date live UK tour. (Decoded)
  • Extrawelt returns to Cocoon with first album in six years. (RA)
  • Josh Brent sells entire Schatrax catalogue digitally. (Schatrax)
  • Ex-Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is making another acid house album. (Mixmag)
  • Hyetal reveals third album, Youth & Power. (RA)
  • Disco Halal readies Halal Collection retrospective. (Mixmag)
  • HAAi's Be Good is a slice of psychedelic techno-pop. (Mixmag)
  • Optimo Music is launching an anti-fascist label. (Mixmag)
  • JD Twitch to wind down Optimo Trax, hints at plans for new label. (RA)
  • Laurent Garnier has announced a four-hour set in London at Egg this October. (Mixmag)
  • Paul van Dyk announces eighth studio album, From Then On. (DA)
  • Relaxer returns with fourth EP of euphoric techno, shares Jamie Lee. (Fact)
  • Watergate marks 15 years with compilation, Watergate XV. (RA)
  • Om Unit announces new album, Self. (RA)
  • ​Unreleased Seth Troxler and Omar-S collab lands on Tuskegee. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers’ debut studio album, Memories...Do Not Open has been certified platinum by the RIAA. (Billboard)
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