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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
La Dorada
Tibi Dabo
I actually premiered this track on last week's show and it got the socials buzzing. It’s currently unreleased, it comes from a 21-year-old producer and band member based in London but who grew up in Barcelona. He’s one half of Thalab, his first EP Ende was picked up by Sacha’s label, Last Night On Earth, last year and this is a brand new track called La Dorada from Tibi Dabo.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:25 mins here.
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19 Jan 2018
  • Beatport has promoted SVP/Technology Jonathan Steffan to Chief Information Officer, and SVP/Music, Marketing & Analytics Terry Weerasinghe to Chief Product Officer. (AllAccess)
  • Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has announced that the 5am closing time for clubs in the Malaysian capital will be reviewed. (Pulse)
  • The latest edition of BURN Residency, the annual DJ programme with a top prize of a €100,000 grant and a management contract, has begun accepting applications. (RA)
  • Campaigners are fighting a proposal from London's Hackney Council to restrict all new bars and clubs in Dalston and Shoreditch to closing at 11pm on weekdays, midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10.30pm on Sundays. (Standard)
  • International Music Summit (IMS) has announced two initiatives designed to support the next generation of industry innovators, influencers and disruptors: IMS x Mixmag Visionaries 2018 will, for the fifth year, uncover and highlight emerging industry professionals, while IMS Accelerator will spotlight and support the next wave of innovative music business start-ups. (RotD)
  • Pioneer unveils new DDJ-1000 controller costing €1,199. (Mixmag)
  • Arturia reveals new MiniBrute 2S synthesiser. (RA)
  • The 30 YouTube channels that have surpassed 10 billion lifetime views, including: Spinnin’ Records. (TubeFilter)
  • Facebook is testing a Watch Party feature, allowing Group admins to pick any public video on Facebook and show it to their members at the same time with a dedicated comment reel to create a “shared viewing experience”. (TechCrunch)
  • YouTube has changed its eligibility requirement for monetisation on videos: from 10,000 lifetime views to a threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months, and 1,000 subscribers. (YouTubeNextWeb, Hypebot) It is also introducing a new vetting process for the top-shelf videos it offers advertisers. (Independent)
  • SoundCloud has added a new feature which presents stats such as plays, likes, reposts, comments and downloads updated in real-time. (YourEDM)
  • Native Instruments is launching a samples subscription service for musicians. (Fact) offers a $9.99 a month paid tier and a free tier.
  • Lost In A Moment, the roving party series run by the Innervisions crew, will return in March with a 24-hour event in Israel's Judaean Desert. (RA)
  • The Black Madonna, Keys N Krates and more announced for Sonar Festival Hong Kong 2018. (Billboard)
  • Awakenings Festival has announced the likes of Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth and Richie Hawtin’s CLOSE live show for its 2018 line-up this 30 June – 1 July. (DHA)
  • Music On Festival has announced its new location as the Havenpark Amsterdam, this 5-6 May. (DHA)
  • Motion announces Nina Kraviz, Jackmaster and more for Quarter 1 programme. (Mixmag)
  • The first phase for California boutique festival Lightning in a Bottle has arrived, featuring names like Nicole Moudaber, The Black Madonna, Stimming, MK and Modeselektor. (Mixmag)
  • Tomorrowland has announced its stage hosts to include: Monstercat, Barong Family, STMPD RCRDS, Spinnin’, A State of Trance, HELDEEP, and Pryda. (YourEDM)
  • Printworks London will kick off Issue 003 on March 3, with Kerri Chandler, John Talabot and Job Jobse among the line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Pasquale Rotella, the man behind Insomniac Events, has announced an Asian expansion for EDC and new Vegas stages in 2018 via a Facebook post. (Billboard)
  • State of Play: Belgrade. (IbizaVoice)
  • Rave culture is making its move onto the blockchain. (Wired)
  • Cryptocurrency takes greater hold in music industry as artists are drawn to controlling and increasing royalties. (MN)
  • Music in VR needs its iTunes moment... and this could be it. (Wired) MelodyVR has recorded thousands of hours of music in virtual reality. It's almost ready to release them to the world. A single 360-degree music track will cost around £1, with a concert priced at between £8 and £15.
  • The music industry is caught up with streaming and playlists and with good reasons, but what about radio? How does the future look for the radio format and is it still relevant? (MusicThinkTank - Jesper Skibsby, CEO & founder of WARM)
  • Glitterbox is back at Hï Ibiza for 2018. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Jayda G, Âme, Jon Hopkins confirmed for Phonox, London, winter schedule. (Mixmag)
  • Milan's Macao vies to be recognised as cultural institution. (RA)
  • Glasgow's Victoria’s Nightclub has been providing aid to the homeless community. (Mixmag)
  • The ceiling collapsed at Sala Live, Madrid, injuring 26 last week. (Mixmag)
  • Authorities have temporarily shut Paris nightclub La Machine Du Moulin Rouge as a repercussion of an incident which happened outside the club on October 28 last year. (Mixmag)
  • 20 Questions: Errorsmith. (XLR8R)
  • Ian Schrager: how we made Studio 54. (Guardian)
  • Pulse asks a selection of DJs how to get a crowd back in the mood when the party dies. (Pulse)
  • Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Louisahhh. (DA)
  • How the freedom and expression of Chicago house inspired Tune-Yards. (VinylFactory)
  • Meet Illenium: one of electronic music's next biggest stars. (Forbes)
  • Inside Tehran's secret culture of nightclubs. (GQ)
  • The surreal touch that colors Roman Flügel's music extends to his masterful DJ sets. Speaking to Matt Unicomb, he reflects on his decades behind the decks. (RA)
  • Another Green World: How Japanese ambient music found a new audience. (Fact)
  • Where to party in 2018: a clubbing, nightlife and festival guide. (Guardian)
  • Bill Brewster: ‘I like to chuck on a deeply unfashionable 70s pop act like Smokie’. (Guardian)
  • Forms is the new event series bringing "fun party music with an edge" to fabric. (Mixmag)
  • UNIIQU3 talks being the first black female DJ to play Holy Ship!, personal style and what she's working on now. (Billboard)
  • Patrick Cowley is one of disco's most important producers. These are his must-hear deep cuts. (Pitchfork)
  • Step inside Umfang's world of Technofeminism. (Redbull)
  • Mixmag predicts the most important things that will happen in 2018. (Mixmag)
  • From Japan's aging scene, to the recent growth in South Korea and Taiwan, electronic music in East Asia is in flux. Tobias Burgers reports on both the challenges and exciting developments that have gripped the region. (RA)
  • Juju & Jordash reveal Slack Trax, a new label for dance floor EPs. (RA)
  • deadmau5 has revealed classical versions of his biggest tracks are in the works via a recent Twitch stream. (Mixmag)
  • deadmau5 announces brand new cube setup. (Billboard)
  • Carl Cox has announced a new label, ASW (Awesome Soundwave), which will focus on live electronic acts. (Mixmag)
  • Holy Goof has mixed the 97th instalment in the Fabriclive series. (RA)
  • Claptone has announced a new album, FANTAST, will be arriving on Different Recordings and [PIAS] 8 June. (DJMag)
  • Deepchord and Fluxion return as Transformations. (XLR8R)
  • Hospital Records deletes Mistabishi’s music from its catalogue after racist remarks. (Mixmag)
  • Tectonic Recordings celebrates 100 releases with new Riko Dan EP. (Mixmag)
  • Dennis Ferrer is to make his fabric debut on Feb 10 and has announced a b2b project with Skream. (DA)
  • Acronym to launch a new label, Stilla Ton. (RA)
  • DJ Nobu and NHK yx Koyxen collaborate as MTv on The Trilogy Tapes. (RA)
  • Dekmantel reveals ninth EP in anniversary series. (RA)
  • The Bunker New York announces 15th anniversary compilation. (RA)
  • Jeff Mills partners with NASA for six-part NTS radio series. (XLR8R)
  • Dimensions Festival has announced the eleven new names, including Ash Lauryn, Born Cheating, Daisy Moon, Yuri and Ruby Savage, set to join its reputable Dimensions Directory in 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Alison Wonderland & Rezz are Coachella’s highest-billed female DJs ever. (YourEDM)
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