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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
We Were Riding High (Alternative Version)
Timo Maas, Basti Grub & Eric Volta
I teased you with a bit of this last week, and when I played it out it just slayed everyone and put them all in a great mood. It's the coming together of Basti Grub, Eric Volta, with the one and only Timo Maas. It's called We Were Riding High and is very much my message for the summer. Turn this up, a deserved Essential New Tune.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
LabelRalf Kollmann, Mobilee
Management: Nick Liousias and James Carr, Forward Thinking Music
Publishing: Timo Maas (Truelove Publishing), Eric Volta (Blackrock Publishing), Basti Grub  (Defensive Music)
Radio: Jessica Lamb, For The Record
TV: Abigail White, For The Record
Online: Abigail White, For The Record
Live: Abigail White, For The Record
18 May 2018
  • Venues, festivals and music association reps part of new City of Sydney night-time advisory panel. (TMN)
  • Ravers hit the streets of Georgia to protest police raids of clubs Bassiani and Café Gallery. (Mixmag)
  • Following successful pilots at multiple British musical festivals, the first ever city centre drug safety testing facility designed for recreational narcotics opened in Bristol at the weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Moog reveals new limited edition semi-modular analogue synthesiser, Grandmother. (RA)
  • Both EDC Japan and Creamfields Beijing got hit by severe weather this past weekend. (EDMTunes) Creamfields got shut down while EDC Japan continued through the rain.
  • Adam Beyer, Sonja Moonear and Tale Of Us are playing at Big Burn Istanbul in July. (Mixmag)
  • Hot Chip, Or:La and Call Super tapped for Ortigia Sound System Festival this July 25 - 26. (Mixmag)
  • How to optimize your SoundCloud tracks. (SoundCloud)
  • Hakkasan’s James Algate on building the biggest brands in nightlife. (InTheMix)
  • The Black Madonna’s guide to protecting your mental health when touring. (Dazed)
  • The demonstrations following police raids on Georgian clubs are a reminder of how meaningful dance music can be. (RA)
  • Pete Tong & Ben Turner talk IMS, Avicii & a new era for dance music. (MusicWeek)
  • Spencer Brown remembers Avicii, the man who made his career possible. (Mixmag)
  • Black Coffee and more talk afro house uniting South Africa in Global Dancefloor documentary series. (Billboard)
  • ​The new documentary Sound of Berlin, out May 18 via Apple Music, explores the city's irresistible magnetism. (Mixmag)
  • Industry Spotlight: Jason Hong [All Access Management]. (YourEDM)
  • Insomniac Records has built a culturally minded ecosystem for emerging artists. (LAWeekly)
  • New documentary, Girl, follows women DJs at the beginning of the EDM boom. (RA)
  • Can electronic music make you ill? (DJMag)
  • Berlin club Griesmüehle is throwing an 87 hour party for its seventh birthday this weekend. (Pulse)
  • New club, Terminal, opens in Downtown Mexico City. (RA)
  • Brilliant Corners to open new outdoor canal-side venue, Giant Steps, in London this summer. (RA)
  • Skream and Dense & Pika among the DJs for Solid Grooves at Privilege Ibiza. (Mixmag)
  • Tbilisi club Bassiani is being threatened with closure in what it says is a targeted by a smear campaign from right-wing groups. (Mixmag)
  • London’s Attique party is heading to The Cause for a charity club night. (Mixmag)
  • The Bristol producer Batu said he "wanted to push my processes further than I ever have done" for his first record on XL Recordings. (RA)
  • Rising: Giant Swan. (Crack)
  • Avicii remembered: A tribute Gallery. (Billboard)
  • Techno Karaoke: Jackmaster Talks. (RansomNote)
  • Illegal raves: How the underground scene has never really gone away. (BBC3)
  • Carly Wilford had it all – from the perfect house to the successful business. But something was missing. Now, as a DJ bridging the gender divide, she’s found true fulfilment. (Huck)
  • Art Department discusses the importance of taking a break. (Fabric)
  • Haitian DJ Michael Brun is bringing his island's sounds to the world. (Time)
  • As the dance world said goodbye to the late Swedish DJ Avicii, these five sets helped lift our spirits. (VillageVoice)
  • From owning yourself to owning the world: 3LAU’s journey to the top. (AWAL)
  • Beyond the infinite: What Jagwar Ma did next. (Redbull)
  • The Secret DJ on how Glastonbury changed his life. (Mixmag)
  • Acid flashback: Nancy Noise is the pioneering Balearic DJ and acid house hero. (Mixmag)
  • Leeds' Cosmic Slop is a club night with a mission. (Mixmag)
  • ZHU's new EP invites dance music to the desert to save its soul. (Billboard)
  • DJ Koze wants dance music to have a sense of humour again. (NotionMag)
  • For EDX the EDM world is still just as exciting as it was in the 90’s. (EDM)
  • Positiva at 25: 10 massive tracks from the iconic label. (DJMag)
  • Since its launch in 1993, Positiva has been a leading name in dance music. As it hits its 25th anniversary, Director of A&R Jason Ellis discusses its success and the difficult current climate. (RotD)
  • Paul Kalkbrenner talks techno history, Berlin vs. New York and kush. (NewYorker)
  • Steve Angello is speaking out against the new wave of rappers, what they stand for, and the people supporting their music. (YourEDM)
  • fabric mix series to end 'in its current form' at 100th instalment, Sasha steps up for 99. (RA)
  • Justice announce a live-inspired studio album Woman Worldwide. (Mixmag)
  • Orbital return with their first new album in six years. (Mixmag)
  • Nabihah Iqbal and Manara among names announced for BBC Asian Network Residency. (Mixmag)
  • Afrojack has launched a global search for new, unsigned vocal talent. (Mixmag)
  • Zomby teases a new Burial collaboration. (Mixmag)
  • Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter contributes new music to a controversial film about a dance party "spiked with some unknown hallucinatory substance”. (Mixmag)
  • The Gaslamp Killer issues new statement pleading innocence in light of defamation lawsuit. (DA)
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