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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Nic Fanciulli & Mark Fanciulli
Play It Say It
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This week's Essential New Tune is very much a weapon. This guy has really become prolific over the last 12 months in terms of music releases, not only with his debut solo album but with loads of one-off tracks as well for different labels. This is coming on Play It Say It, it's out next Friday, it is Star from Nic Fanciulli, this time teaming up with his brother Mark Fanciulli. 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:46 mins here.
Label: Play It Say It
Management: Nic Fanciulli - Milo Mitchum, Three Six Zero
Radio & Online: Julian Shay, Dispersion PR
Club: Adam Carter, Exclusive
21 Sep 2018
  • Warner Music has acquired EMP Merchandising, a leading European music & entertainment e-tailer. At $180m, it is their largest takeover in five years. (RotD
  • A new three part BBC TV series 'Can You Feel It - How Dance Music Conquered The World' airs on BBC4 this weekend.  (DJ Mag
  • Ticketmaster has been essentially accused of colluding with scalpers — and collecting double fees in the process. Undercover reporters were pitched TradeDesk, the company’s invite-only proprietary platform for reselling tickets, It enables resellers to purchase tickets in bulk from Ticketmaster’s site, and then resell them for higher prices — with Ticketmaster taking a percentage of both sales — raising or dropping prices with the click of a button based on their assessment of fan demand. (Star, CBC, Variety)
  • In the US, the Senate has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act. (Billboard) The bill will now head back to the House, where its changes will need approval, but it sets in motion an overhaul of music licensing legislation over a number of areas.
  • The first ever London Music Conference has revealed further details of its events programme and panel speakers. Panels include Spotify For Artists 101, Beatport presenting new ways to start and grow labels and Secrets to Success. (Standard)  For more details visit LMC website
  • Carl Cox has revealed that he has partnered with Space Ibiza founder Pepe Rosello, former general manager Juan Arenas and Ibiza promoter Dave Browning as the team behind new Space Ibiza venture. (Mixmag)
  • 10 things we learned from this year's IMS College - Malta, including the best promotional strategies have a story, the importance of good management and that the creation of Elrow was a happy accident. (IMS)
  • Eurorack company Make Noise is releasing a new version of the René sequencer. (Mixmag)
  • Why Ableton is the go-to for an electronic artists live show. (Stoney Roads
  • Yamaha has announced the release of a new mid-priced hybrid synth, the MODX. (Fact
  • Since last Friday, SoundCloud on-demand plays in the UK and Ireland will now be included in the Official Charts in the UK and Ireland. (RouteNote
  • Forbidden 42 has announced Andy C, Hannah Wants and Sonny Fodera are to play their two shows this winter. (DT
  • Australian festival Pitch Music & Arts has announced Daniel Avery as its first artist for 2019. (Mixmag
  • Deadmau5, Amelie Lens, The Black Madonna, Ross From Friends are set to play for Nightvision's Edinburgh Winter Series. (DT
  • Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has unveiled its full line-up featuring Nina Kraviz, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Mount Kimbie. (Mixmag
  • Spain's Into The Valley festival has been cancelled due to low ticket sales and is the third festival to be cancelled by Swedish promoters, Music Goes Further, in the last 15 months. (RA
  • Seven people have died of suspected overdoses at Vietnam's Trip to the Moon Music festival. (Billboard)
  • Two confirmed dead at Lost Lands Music festival last weekend, causes are still unknown. (Billboard)
  • Australian state authorities have vowed to shut down Sydney's Defqon 1 music festival after two people died from a suspected drugs overdose. (BBC)
  • Mid-year global streaming figures showed that subscriber figures jumped 38% in the first half of 2018 to 229.5m. (Midia) The research described growth as “strong but sustained, rather than strongly accelerating”. Spotify maintained its lead with 83m subscribers, a 38% global market share. It had the greatest amount of new subscribers, with 11.9% new arrivals, 39% of all new payers. However, Apple Music is slowly closing in, adding two points to 19% of the global market. 
  • The majors are sweating over Spotify’s direct licensing deals, but everyone has forgotten about Tencent. (IO
  • Technology is making music better once again. (Ibiza Voice
  • Клуб: the St Petersburg rail factory that became a visionary nightclub. (Guardian)
  • The Warehouse Project: A brief history of one of England's most stunning venues. (EDM)
  • Amsterdam club, Sugarfactory, finalises programme for ADE 2018 with sets from ModeselektorLuke Solomon and Tijana T. (RA
  • A new temporary club, T E M P L E, is set to open in Bristol with space for 1000 ravers on 6 October. (Mixmag
  • The Perception at W London is to host MOODS parties every Saturday night from 22 September featuring guests Roger Sanchez, Clean Bandit and Chus & Ceballos. (DT
  • Tale of Us have announced the line-up for their last party of the season at Hï Ibiza on 4 October. (Mixmag
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza has announced their in-house mega brand ANTS will be taking over the reigns for the clubs closing party on Saturday 6th October. (DT
  • DJ Spinall from Nigeria has signed an international deal with Atlantic Records UK. (Pulse)
  • Get to know UK bass house producer DOMMIX. (EDM Identity
  • How I play live: Shaded (DJ Mag
  • 5 Facts 5 Tracks: Problem Central (DT
  • Get To Know: Mason Maynard (DJ Mag
  • Q&A: Kaskade (DA
  • Q&A: MNEK (M
  • 10 new breaks acts pushing the sound forward in 2018. (Redbull
  • DJ Ravine and Ben Bristow discuss five key mistakes made by DJs. (DT
  • How Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Work 85-92' redefined dance music. (DJ Mag)
  • Jungle discuss how finding love and heartbreak inspired their new album For Ever (Sun)
  • He’s played Everest and the Great Wall of China. But what happened when Paul Oakenfold set out to be the first person ever to DJ at Stonehenge? (Guardian
  • Bob Moses break down their new dance-rock LP Battle Lines track by track. (Billboard
  • Solardo: "We don't want people to think we're some one-trick tech-house pony" (Mixmag)
  • Orbital chat about their new LP, sibling bickering and sending a message through music.
    (DJ Mag
  • How wacky flamboyance made Elrow the most popular party in the world. (Independent
  • Carly Foxx talks about her time in the electronic music scene, the incredible work she does for women and upcoming artists, and what she has planned for the remainder of 2018 (Decoded)
  • Watch Danny Daze take Mixmag on an intimate tour of Miami's vibrant and Latin-flavored culture, sights and scenes in new series, My City. [video] (Mixmag
  • Kaskade discusses the current state of EDM, the Asian market, mental health and more. (Bandwagon)
  • Paul Van Dyk has dropped the title track from his forthcoming album Music Rescues Me. (DJ Mag
  • Aphex Twin is back with bizarre brilliance on new EP, ‘Collapse’. (DA
  • DJ Snake has announced he will release Taki Taki with Selena Gomez, Cardi B & Ozuna on 28 September. (Billboard
  • Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold have become the first DJs to play at Stonehenge. (DJ Mag
  • Martin Garrix has teamed up with Justin Mylo for his latest release Burn Out. (Billboard)
  • Objekt has announced new album Cocoon Crush, set for release on 9 November via PAN. (DJ Mag
  • Zhu’s dynamic track Chasing Marrakech is the soundtrack to Apple’s new iPhone ad. (DA)
  • Deadmau5 has confirmed he will be making his film score debut in 2019 with Polar, a film directed by Jonas Akerlund.(Billboard
  • Bonobo has announced a show for the Help Refugees charity at Fabric on 25 October. (Bonobo
  • Hardwell has released his first original track, Light It Up, since announcing that he will no longer be touring. (DA)
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