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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
14 Jul 2018
This is the 100th release on Diynamic Records, this guy's own label. The track is the first new music from the main man for some time and you are hearing it for the first time anywhere in the world right here. This is the lead track from the new EP from Solomun. It's called Dre and it is this week's Essential New Tune.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
Label: Pete Oldak, Diynamic Music
Management: Solomun 
Radio: Alex Jukes, Jukebox PR
Online: Alex Jukes, Jukebox PR
22 Jun 2018
  • A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched for music industry professionals in Australia. (Mixmag)
  • Swedish House Mafia manager Amy Thomson launches music business charity course. (Billboard)
  • YouGov poll reveals one in five festival goers experience sexual harassment or assault, almost half of women under 40 experience such incidents. (Mixmag)
  • 3LAU, Prime Social Group, and SingularDTV are throwing the first ever blockchain-powered festival, OUR Music Festival. (DA)
  • Red Bull is launching a new show on its Twitch called Remix Lab where artists will come on and remix a song in real time. (MagneticMag)
  • Billboard Radio China airs new EDM Show, Unite With Tomorrowland On Air. (Billboard)
  • ​Behringer threatens Chinese tech blog with legal action for calling it "shameless”. (Mixmag)
  • German online dance music retailer DJshop/Djtunes announced that it will be ceasing its digital download service for both of its websites. (CelebrityAccess)
  • SoundCloud and Noisey are partnering on a new digital singles series intended to promote independent artists. (Billboard)
  • SoundCloud has announced the launch of its First On SoundCloud campaign in the UK, giving artists Claptone, Jan Blomqvist, Jay Prince, Little Simz, Lotic and Peggy Gou features throughout the SoundCloud app, social, newsletters and London advertising. (RotD, Billboard)
  • Beatport has introduced Hype Charts to its website in order to “strengthen its commitment to developing independent music and labels”, give smaller labels “greater visibility” and make it easier to identify unique and upcoming music from all over the world. (Mixmag)
  • A free ad-supported version of YouTube Music has launched in the UK along with YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for £9.99 a month. (RotD, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, BBC, MusicAlly) The service is now available in 17 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Ireland.
  • YouTube will have to significantly increase the amount it pays to record labels for their music, under a new European copyright regime set to come into force next year. The European parliament will this week vote on an updated copyright directive designed to boost licensing fees for musicians, songwriters and other content creators. (Times)
  • Goldie, Groove Armada, De La Soul and Cold Cut headline Moovin Festival. (Pulse)
  • Epizode returns to Vietnam next year for the festival's third edition. (Mixmag)
  • Into The Valley is moving to a Roman-era castle in Spain this year. (Mixmag)
  • Carl Craig, Sasha and Jayda G among huge Strawberry Fields Australia line-up announcement. (Mixmag)
  • Sónar broke records again with 126,000 revellers, but moves to July in 2019. (Decoded)
  • Pills, thrills and backaches: How to relive your Ibiza days. (IrishTimes)
  • Sam Gribben, founder of Melodics, discusses how his company provides lessons to individuals in finger drumming, keys and electronic drums. (MagneticMag)
  • Blockchain: Rocket from the Crypto - Could Blockchain revolutionise the music industry? (Mixmag)
  • Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers on diversity in dance music. (Forbes)
  • A growing network of booking agencies and community groups have made female artists more visible in Berlin, erasing the boy’s club atmosphere of the past. (NYTimes)
  • We went to Remedy State, a new wellness retreat in Ibiza for the dance music industry. (ElectronicBeats)
  • SoundCloud ‘redoubles focus’ on creators in First On SoundCloud campaign says CEO. (Drum)
  • BCM Planet Dance re-opens in Mallorca for the summer. (DT)
  • Culoe De Song and Gabriel Ananda head to Egg LDN. (DT)
  • Chase & Status and Andy C play exclusive back to back at Together Amnesia this July. (Pulse)
  • Deena Abdelwahed named as new resident at Concrete, Paris. (RA)
  • Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin and more are heading to Greece’s Cavo Paradiso. (Mixmag)
  • TAO Group's Noah Tepperberg talks Marquee's Singapore expansion. (Billboard)
  • Kobalt has signed Marshmello for publishing. (RotD)
  • Meet the artists bringing down the house at Mamby: Moon Boots. (DA)
  • How we made: Orbital's Chime. (Guardian)
  • Breaking act: Elderbrook. (SundayTimes - Dan Cairns)
  • Virtually famous: Elderbrook. (Standard - David Smyth)
  • A tribute to warehouse raves with Eastern Electrics. (Pulse)
  • The Secret DJ on Ibiza: "Fuck all that heritage nonsense”. (Mixmag)
  • Mark Knight explains how Toolroom has stood the test of time in an ever-changing landscape. (DA)
  • Nicolas Chaix has been quietly crafting sublime electronic music for more than two decades. Matt Anniss spoke with the French artist about his craft. (RA)
  • Thanks to reissues by labels like Dark Entries and Into The Light Records, Lena Platonos is reaching new audiences. Sarah Souli tells her story. (RA)
  • A KiNKy Experiment: The masterful performer's next trick is to use the audience. (Mixmag)
  • Since 2010, Ilija Djokovic has assumed the position of one of Balkan Techno’s fastest rising individuals, Steve Dickinson finds out more. (DHA)
  • Lotic is the sound and spirit of experimental dance music. (Mixmag)
  • Paul Kalkbrenner is back with a new LP that pays tribute to the city’s halcyon early rave days. Stephen Flynn find out more about how he avoids the limelight, his obsessive work ethic and his love of early dance sounds. (DJMag)
  • In Conversation: Ellen Allien @ Moogfest 2018. (MagneticMag)
  • A-Trak interviews Sammy Bananas about new album, climate change and sick moustaches. (Billboard)
  • Get to know Roza Terenzi, the Melbourne scene figurehead specialising in warehouse-ready euphoria. (Mixmag)
  • Dutch DJ Estiva talks mentorship, touring with Armin Van Buuren. (Billboard)
  • Family affair: Patrick Topping's dad is his number one fan. (Mixmag)
  • Pride of Detroit: DJ Bone is taking over Europe with his pulsating techno. (Mixmag)
  • Kit Macdonald visits Copenhagen to investigate its emergence as a hotbed for 140 BPM dance music. (RA)
  • 'Our crowd is willing to follow us around': Club Chai's DJs on the power of DIY nightlife. (Guardian)
  • Weird times in the world means we need more oddball music. (Mixmag)
  • In search of Euphoria: Spotlighting Austin's under-the-radar dance club scene. (CultureMap)
  • Nídia unites sounds from Portuguese-speaking Africa with influences from European and American dance music. (NYTimes)
  • EDM meets the orchestra - producer and composer, Jon Craig. (EDM)
  • The epidemic of passable tech house. (Mixmag)
  • Black Coffee on his Sonar 25 comp and plans for creating an arts school in Johannesburg With Virgil Abloh. (Billboard)
  • Gay black men helped create EDM. Why do straight white men dominate it? (Billboard)
  • Snails launches his own label Slugz Music. (Billboard)
  • Eric Prydz is dropping a new Cirez D EP next week. (Mixmag)
  • Matrixxman launches new label, The Grid, with double EP. (RA)
  • Kompakt has announced its Total 18 compilation featuring Kölsch, ANNA and Dixon. (Mixmag)
  • Lorenzo Senni locks in DJ Stingray, Hecker and Tales Of Us for new remix project. (Mixmag)
  • Helena Hauff reveals new album, Qualm, on Ninja Tune. (RA)
  • Calvin Harris and Hakkasan Vegas say no to plastic straws. (Billboard)
  • Calvin Harris gets wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York. (Mixmag)
  • Paul Frick, of Brandt Brauer Frick, announces debut solo album. (RA)
  • Jackmaster, Laurel Halo and Move D among names announced for Rinse FM residency. (Mixmag)
  • Chicago techno artist Dan Jugle has died. (RA)
  • Virgil Abloh is launching his own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. (Vogue)
  • Jeffrey Sutorius, better known as the frontman of Dutch group Dash Berlin, has split from the outfit and its booking agency, Vanderkleij Agency. (Billboard)
  • Above & Beyond reveal their own all-inclusive festival is in the works. (DA)
  • Ram Records founder Andy C is to host an all night rave at Wembley’s SSE Arena this November. (UKF)
  • Hospital Records co-founder London Elektricity will open this year’s Beats Evolution Conference in Prague on August 1. (UKF)
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