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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Blurred (Bonobo Remix)
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This week’s essential new tune is Kiasmos with Blurred, the brand new Bonobo remix which is a tribute to the original. It’s beautiful, turn it up.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:30 mins here.
Label: Erased Tapes
Management: Sven Hasenjäger, 380 Grad
Publishing: Erased Tapes
Radio: Benjamin Smith, Echo Empire
TV: Blue Kirkhope, Erased Tapes
Online: Benjamin Smith, Echo Empire
Live: Europe: Ralf Diemert, Selective Artists, US/Canada/ Australia: Todd Walker, The Windish Agency, Asia: Split Works
29 Sep 2017
  • San Franciso-based Gigwell, a management platform for booking agencies, has announced the acquisition of Jamplify’s Ticket Counts Pro and Live Intel products. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix wins major victory in lawsuit against Spinnin' Records. (Billboard)
  • The winners of the inaugural Electronic Music Awards announced in LA. (HRBonobo’s Migration won Album of the Year.
  • Canberra's Spilt Milk festival will be the first in Australia to provide on-site pill testing in a huge step forward for harm minimisation in the country. (Mixmag)
  • A new report has found that there has been an increase in the number people attending music festivals and they're travelling further afield in search of their perfect festival experience. (DJMag)
  • British arrivals in Ibiza this August increased by 6.7% from last year, totalling at 400,722. (Mixmag)
  • Among the winners at the 20th anniversary of the DJ Awards in Ibiza were: Hardwell (International DJ), Richie Hawtin (Electronic Live Performer), Elrow Ibiza (Ibiza Night), Dimensions Festival (International Festival), Drumcode (Label Of The Year) and Marshall Jefferson (Electronic Music Pioneer).
  • Nashville-based music tech company Remix Hits has announced the creation of a hit song ‘stem marketplace’ so DJs can create new mixes. Sony Music has signed a deal to offer stems. (DMN)
  • Ibiza White FM - a radio station located in the heart of Ibiza - has just brand-new apps for Android and iOS. (DJMag)
  • Eight of the most important modular synthesizers in music history. (Fact)
  • Are modular synths worth the hype? Four artists share their Eurorack secrets. (Fact)
  • A list of the 50 most followed Spotify curators along with how many playlists they curate and the total number of followers for all of their playlists combined. (EDMSauce)
  • Contact Winter Music Festival 2017 announces Marshmello, Armin van Buuren, REZZ and more. (Billboard)
  • Minimal Effort adds Claptone, Lee Burridge, Eagles & Butterflies for its LA Halloween edition. (Mixmag)
  • Australia's Babylon Festival announces 2018 line-up including Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier and Robert Hood. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Music Festival dominated in Asia with more than 400,000 event attendees in 2017. (Billboard)
  • In:Motion has announced the Bristol-based events series' December line-ups including The Chemical Brothers, Erol Alkan, Eats Everything, Ben UFO and many more. (DJMag)
  • Luke Hood, founder and director of UKF, which is now part of AEI Media, says: 'YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself’. (MusicAlly)
  • How EDM insurgents Discwoman are taking on gender discrimination. (RollingStone)
  • From Storm to Ultra, music festivals are growing in popularity in China. (CNBC)
  • Recap: IMS Asia-Pacific concludes successful fourth edition in Shanghai. (IMS)
  • Five calls to action from IMS Asia-Pacific. (IMS)
  • Warner Music's Bart Cools delivers keynote at IMS Asia-Pacific. (MW)
  • Pasquale Rotella talks heat-related EDC date change: 'It wasn’t as comfortable as it needed to be’. (LATimes)
  • Ibiza 2017: Guide to the best closing parties. (DJMag)
  • Ministry of Sound has released its dates and line-ups for the rest of the year, including its 26th birthday. (Mixmag)
  • London’s Printworks announces December shows with Richie Hawtin, The Chemical Brothers and more. (Fact)
  • De School announces full lineup for ADE 2017. (RA)
  • Hivernacle Pop Up Club returns to Barcelona with DJ Koze, Life And Death. (RA)
  • New York's Output wins Club Of The Year at the Electronic Music Awards. (Mixmag)
  • In Conversation… Carlos Sanchez. (DT)
  • Introducing… Birds of Paradise. (DT)
  • Hi-Five: Julia Govor. (DT)
  • Harangue the DJ: Low Steppa (Guardian)
  • Jax Jones lets us in on his secret to success. (MagneticMag)
  • Odd Future's DJ Taco on internet beef and the importance of kindness. (Ssense)
  • Failed histories of electronic music. (Cambridge)
  • After Skrillex helped bring EDM to the pop charts, a whole new wave of artists are taking the genre in surprising new directions. (Vulture)
  • Germany’s Melt! Festival is the strikingly dystopian techno mecca. (Mixmag)
  • “I love playing in the UK. The crowd is knowledgeable and know how to have a party” – Franky Rizardo. (Decoded)
  • Get to know Debonair, the genre-busting NTS Radio regular. (Mixmag)
  • Label of the month: Posh Isolation. (RA)
  • Mediterranean madness: Wild times on the MDRNTY Cruise's maiden voyage. (Mixmag)
  • Jlin & Holly Herndon: Comparing Notes. (Ableton)
  • Laidback Luke talks creating a sustainable Asian dance market, being a modern DJ and more. (MagneticMag)
  • Uncovering Lenzman’s singular drum & bass sound. (Fabric)
  • Steve Aoki is still EDM’s most ambitious multitasker, says Julianne Escobedo Shepherd. (Spin)
  • Let NYC dance: The battle to save New York City's nightlife. (Mixmag)
  • Pete Swanson, the US record collector, label owner and (sort of) noise artist invites Matt McDermott into the weird world of his tastes. (RA)
  • Montreal producer Lunice took some time away after TNGHT went on hiatus. Now he’s back with an immersive new solo project for a distracted planet. (Fader)
  • Having begun 20 years ago as a village rave in the German countryside, Nachtdigital is now among the most beloved in the world. Will Lynch hears how it got there. (RA)
  • Sasha is releasing recordings of live shows that turned his old hits into complex compositions - easy as turning water to wine. (Noisey)
  • Club Chai started as a party with a purpose. Amidst tragedy and tumult in the Bay Area, it’s become so much more. (Fader)
  • Awesome Tapes From Africa: 'It made sense to DJ tapes… there's no rules about bpm’. (Mixmag)
  • Dekmantel taps Joy Orbison for Selectors compilation. (RA)
  • Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has made a techno album. (Mixmag)
  • Jamie Lidell has started his own podcast – Hanging Out With Audiophiles. (DJMag)
  • Levon Vincent hopes to “ignite a new peace movement” with new album, For Paris. (Fact)
  • Acid house pioneer DJ Pierre announces debut album Wild Pitch: The Story. (Fact)
  • Artwork aka Arthur Smith has launched his own label Unfinished Records with the release of Let Go Of This Acid. (DT)
  • Bottin announces new album, I Have What I Gave. (RA)
  • Left Ear Records compile Workdub retrospective album. (RA)
  • Bonobo has announced a huge live show for next year. (Mixmag)
  • Voiski releases debut album Disconnections, Music For Clouds. (Mixmag)
  • Erol Alkan announces career spanning remix compilation, Reworks Volume 1. (Mixmag)
  • Mella Dee's funk-laden EP, Techno Disco Tool, is coming. (Mixmag)
  • Teklife's DJ Tre signs to Hyperdub with The Underdogg EP. (RA)
  • The Prodigy have announced eight live shows in the UK this December. (Mixmag)
  • Shawn Rudiman reveals two-decade retrospective album, Timespan. (RA)
  • Guy Gerber joins Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra for his first live show in four years, taking place at The Hollywood Bowl on November 9. (Mixmag)
  • Beatport and Circus Recordings have revealed the first winner in the Beats In School producer contest series, 28-year-old producer Taya Mills. (DT)
  • Swedish composer and electronic drone maestro Folke Rabe has died aged 81. (Fact)
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