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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Oltre La Vita (SCB Introspection)
Tale Of Us
Deutsche Grammophon
out now
This week’s Essential New Tune is taken from the remix album of Tale of Us’s classical and ambient LP, Endless. The digital version of this album has just been released, the double pack vinyl version is coming in February, so you’ll have to wait for that if you’re a trainspotter. The remix comes from SCB, alias Scuba. Let’s enjoy this, it is rather magnificent: Oltra La Vita, Tale of Us.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:00 mins here.
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Management: SCB: Scott Paterson, Night Department / Tale of Us: Aurelia S. Ortiz, Encode Talent
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Jackson, Listen Up
Online: SCB: Scott Paterson, Night Department / Tale of Us: Dujon Fairweather & Miriam Johnson, Listen Up
08 Dec 2017
  • AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival and Conference will take place June 1-2 in new venue S13, a former B&Q warehouse that has been transformed into a industrial event space in Belfast. (Mixmag)
  • Moogfest hosts 50-artist live stream with all female, trans and non-binary talent. (Mixmag)
  • Camelphat & Elderbrook’s Cola was most popular song of 2017 on Beatport. (EDMSauce)
  • The Creative Footprint aims to gather data on New York nightlife to protect its venues. (Mixmag)
  • Online festival travel platform Festicket has announced an integration partnership with ticketing and event technology company Eventbrite. (RotD)
  • ​The Berlin government is to invest €1m to support nightclubs. (Mixmag)
  • International Music Summit returns to Ibiza with a Wellness agenda next May 23-25. (RotD) The 11th edition of IMS Ibiza examines the most crucial issues that face the industry, placing special attention on health and wellness for mind and body. 
  • Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has launched a 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter’ for anyone working in the music industry. (RotD)
  • Waldorf's new Quantum hybrid synth is available to pre-order. (RA)
  • Elektron’s Overbridge software goes free, next major update in February 2018. (Fact)
  • Analogue Solutions reveals new desktop synth. (RA)
  • Make Noise release new all-in-one modular system. (RA)
  • MasterClass, the online tutorial service that specialises in bringing iconic creatives to teach speciality skills, has introduced Armin Van Buuren has its newest instructor for 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Beatport expands platform by adding the Afro House category. (Mixmag)
  • Music Tech Future has assembled a growing spreadsheet listing female music tech start-up founders
  • SoundCloud named the top tracks, genres, musicians, artists to watch and more. (Hypebot)
  • Spotify is testing a like/dislike button as a possible new feature for Discover Weekly, as it already has for Daily Mix. (Mashable)
  • London's Junction 2 festival names first acts for 2018 including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz and Tale Of Us. (RA)
  • Snowbombing Canada announces ODESZA, Gorgon City, Justin Martin and more for 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Dekmantel Sectors is returning to Croatia in August 2018 with a line-up including Marcel Dettmann, Objekt and Hunee. (Mixmag)
  • ​Carl Cox is headlining Creamfields in 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Björk will headline We Love Green festival in Paris. (Mixmag)
  • Houghton Festival has announced it will be back in Norfolk next August. (Mixmag)
  • Fatboy Slim and Sampha headline Love Saves The Day 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Walker & Royce, Green Velvet and Seth Troxler added to Dirtybird Campout East. (Mixmag)
  • Eats Everything and Dubfire announced for Hot Since 82’s Labyrinth in London at Tobacco Docks in March next year. (Mixmag)
  • RAM Records and Leftfield have been revealed for Arcadia’s 10th anniversary at London's Queen Elizabeth Park next year. (Mixmag)
  • The next time you hear an industry pundit decry the low per stream payouts from YouTube, consider who the source is and who is really threatened by access, transparency, diversity of art and competition for fans worldwide. (Billboard - Tracy Maddox, CEO of CD Baby)
  • Tokyo Dance Music Event touched on Japanese nightlife in the wake of the government's repeal of its notorious "anti-dance ordinance" last year. (Pollstar)
  • Isn't it time clubs weren't held accountable for drug deaths? (IbizaVoice)
  • Manchester is the beating heart of new music in the UK. (Mixmag)
  • How world-renowned DJ and production school Dubspot collapsed after being accused of fraud. (Fact)
  • Make it happen! Los Angeles deserves a Night Mayor. (Mixmag)
  • Is the french government hampering dance music with sound ordinances? (DancemusicNW)
  • David Dollimore, President of RCA UK and Ministry of Sound: “In this climate, you can’t sign lots of acts and hope one of them connects. It’s about focus, less is more, and realising the potential of things that are already on the roster.” (Hits)
  • London club XOYO outlines XOYO Loves parties for early 2018. (RA)
  • Alesso has signed a two-year extension for his Wynn Las Vegas residency. (Billboard)
  • Belgian-German artist Carsten Höller is transforming a former 1920s film studio into what he describes as a “schizophrenic” nightclub in Miami. (Mixmag)
  • Antwerp gets a new multi-purpose venue, Meatpack. (RA)
  • Lincolnshire’s Circle Nightclub is cooperating with local authorities on a new campaign that puts drug itemiser machines at the club entrances in order to test patrons for illegal substances. (Mixmag)
  • Bars and nightclubs in Ibiza’s San Antonio, may be forced to shut at 3am, instead of 5am in the summer and 6am in winter as it is now, in plans to make the area an Area of Special Acoustic Protection. (Mail)
  • Five reasons why 3D sound will change electronic music. (DT)
  • Four artists exploring the darker sides of electronic music. (EDMIdentity)
  • 10 Australian DJs who absolutely killed it overseas. (ToneDeaf)
  • The top 5 downtempo, electronica and underground producers in the world right now. (MusicRadar)
  • The 10 best music videos of 2017. (Fact)
  • Top 10 Papa Records releases in their 15 years. (DT)
  • 10 moments that defined Claude Vonstroke. (DJMag)
  • Nyege Nyege: East Africa's new wave. (RA)
  • The 20 best record labels of 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Hi-Five: Jori Hulkkonen. (XLR8R)
  • Bubblin' Up: Kllo. (XLR8R)
  • How to craft 'rumbling techno bass’. (Attack)
  • A lesson in afrobeats with DJ P Montana. (Trench)
  • When dubstep emerged from the underground, in photos. (BBC)
  • Swing Ting unpack their record bag. (Guardian)
  • Manchester’s Swing Ting on their journey from club night to label and beyond with Junction. (Fact)
  • TVO talks about his upcoming Breitbart-sampling release for V I S. (Quietus)
  • BLITZ is the museum-turned-techno club with a one-of-a-kind Void Acoustics soundsystem. (Mixmag)
  • Cassy & Demuir talk jazz, family influences, each other's music in B2B interview. (MagneticMag)
  • RA editor Ryan Keeling discusses his favourite albums of 2017 on BBC 6 Music. (BBC)
  • Get to know William Djoko, the Ibiza favourite making seductive house music. (Mixmag)
  • The funk and futurism of rRoxymore, Berlin's rising techno introvert. (Fact)
  • Strings 'n' synths: Like it or not, dance music's gone orchestral. (Mixmag)
  • Discovering Taiwan’s underground with Lucfest & four of Taipei’s electronic ambassadors. (DHA)
  • Finally! The selector became as treasured as the producer this year. (Mixmag)
  • The political awakening of Budapest’s underground music scene. (ElectronicBeats)
  • From bush doof to clowncore: your favourite underground music scenes. (Guardian)
  • A history of electronic music at The Grammys. (Mixmag)
  • Kero Kero Bonito, IGLOOGHOST and the rise of hyper-cute culture in underground electronic music. (405)
  • How A-Trak went from teenaged battle champ to global ambassador of DJ culture. (Complex)
  • Pete Tong says old clubbers don’t party until 6am anymore… but dance music is still really important to them. (Sun - Jacqui Swift)
  • Leave them all behind: Anja Schneider on leaving Mobilee after 12 years. (Mixmag)
  • Smirnoff collaborates with Honey Dijon, Kiddy Smile, Lucy Fizz, Xnthony, Le Fil, and LGBT Foundation to drive positive change in nightlife culture. (Decoded)
  • SKYGGE is the alias of part-human-part-computer duo of French producer Benoit Carré and an AI program called Flow-Machines. (DJMag)
  • deadmau5 has promised to launch a podcast in the new year. (Billboard)
  • The Black Madonna is working on an album. (RA)
  • Mija announces her debut EP with the haunting hustle of Bad For U. (Mixmag)
  • XL Recordings reissues Jonny L's 1997 drum & bass album, Sawtooth. (RA)
  • Nicolas Jaar shares three tracks from the deluxe edition of his Sirens LP. (Mixmag)
  • Innervisions signs Yotam Avni for the Mabruk EP. (RA)
  • Andreas Henneberg pushes the boundaries of club music with new album, Seventeen. (Decoded)
  • Paul Oakenfold and Hunter S. Thompson collaborate and drink absinthe in graphic novel adventure. (Billboard)
  • Porter Robinson reveals new project Virtual Self with a five-track EP. (Mixmag)
  • Ultramajic release archival recordings of unknown Detroit electro artist Ashtar Lavanda. (RA)
  • GQ declares Marshmello as one of 2017’s ‘worst dressed’ men. (DA)
  • New Parisian philanthropic imprint Lost On You launches with 100% album profits for charity. (DHA)
  • BE.AT.TV is to launch a new series called off/BEAT with Mathew Jonson, Einmusik & Jonas Saalbach from Teufelsberg, Berlin. (DHA)
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