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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This week's Essential New Tune is bonkers. It feels like Kölsch went into the studio one day and he just threw out all the toys that made all the noises you’re familiar with and went ‘I want to make something that’s completely different’. So here it is, Emoticon by Kölsch, this week's ENT. 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:13 mins here.
Label: Jon Berry, Kompakt
Management: Henrik Lücke Olsen, L-MGT
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
16 Nov 2018
  • MTV has acquired the New Year’s Eve event SnowGlobe Music Festival. (MBW
  • UK-based festival travel portal Festicket has secured a further $10.5m in investment to fund its expansion internationally. (IQ)
  • Sony Corp has completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, which will be merged into Sony/ATV giving the company about $1.27bn in revenue, based on most recent annual revenues of about $610m for Sony/ATV and $663m for EMI Music Publishing. (Billboard)
  • Universal Music Group reported €1.49bn in revenue for the company's third quarter ended 30 September, a 13.3% increase from the prior year-earlier period. (Billboard) Recorded music revenue was €1.16bn, a 15.9% increase. Music publishing totalled €266m, a 9.9% increase. Merchandise and other income streams came to €73m, a 9.9% decrease. Streaming revenue was €662m, up 37.6%, download revenue was €116m, down 21.1%, while physical was down 10.2%.
  • Next Tuesday (20 November), Duncan Dick explores the history of techno in the first of a series of Mixmag Talks in association with Funzing. Tickets are available here
  • Yaeji, Madame Gandhi, and Moe Shalizi named in Forbes 30 Under 30 2019 Music List. (Forbes
  • The DJ Growth Lab, an online Facebook group set up to help aspiring DJs, will be launching their first day conference on Saturday 8 December at the Birmingham & Midlands Insitute. Roger Sanchez will head up the event that also features panel discussions and workshops. (DT
  • Nightlab, an Eventbrite and Mixcloud collaboration, will return for its second free event on 28 November. The event will provide an intimate insight into the past, present and future of UK club culture with discussions from DJ Greg Wilson and A Guy Called Gerald. (Broadway World
  • The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has announced details for the 2019 edition. (RotD)
  • REMEDY STATE presents ARETE launches a powerful 9-minute film to announce its second edition in Ibiza before IMS 2019. (Remedy State)
  • The online record store, has opened a physical pop-up store in Dalston, London. (Fact)
  • have launched a new app for buying and selling records. (DJ Mag
  • Steinberg have announced Cubase 10, the newest version of the long-running music making software. (DJ Mag
  • 'Major update' to MIDI on the way as Ableton, Native Instruments join MMA. (RA
  • Review: VirtualDJ 2018 outmatches Serato DJ Pro, Traktor Pro 3 in innovation. (DJ TechTools
  • Deezer have confirmed the release of the season 2 of Trailblazers, the podcast series honouring famous artists, DJs and creators who have inspired and transformed the electronic music. Season 2 features Paul Oakenfold, David Rodigan, Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Paul Van Dyk and Tom Middleton. (Music Week
  • SoundCloud is doubling down on pre-release collaboration with expanded private sharing. (DMN)
  • Beatport has announced they will soon let you play its entire catalogue directly from your DJ software. (DT
  • Beatport has launched a contest that grants producers the chance to be mentored by top record labels like mau5trap, Hospital Records, Dirtybird and Second State. (Mixmag
  • Spotify has launched its Publishing Analytics in beta to give publishers daily streaming statistics for the works and recordings they have identified, including playlist performance, as well as the ability to view data for each of the songwriters on their roster. (Billboard)
  • Spotify and SoundGirls launch ‘EQL Directory', a global database for women in audio and music production. (Spotify
  • Spotify has launched in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories and Egypt. (Billboard) The service will cost about half of the $9.99 subscription rate it charges in the US.
  • The main stage of EDC Orlando caught fire on Saturday (10 November) night. (DJ Mag
  • Epizode³ set in Vietnam’s blissful island of Phu Quoc has completed its huge line-up with Peggy Gou, Steve Lawler, DJ Stingray & more. (DT)
  • A techno rave in Holland's former Ministry of Social Affairs building will happen this New Year's Eve, with legendary club PIP Den Haag behind the event. (DJ Mag
  • Hideout festival books Bicep, Mall Grab for 2019 edition. (RA
  • Damian Lazarus' Day Zero festival completes line-up with Four Tet, DJ Three and Mayan Warrior. (Mixmag)
  • Bonobo, Peggy Gou, Maceo Plex and Lena Willikens will head up programming across Nuits Sonores festival's three stages. (RA
  • Ultra Music Festival has responded to a “false and misleading” video from Virginia Key officials regarding its proposed relocation from Bayfront Park to Virginia Key. (DJ Mag
  • How Brexit will affect the UK music industry, from touring to copyright. (Independent
  • I bought 16k SoundCloud plays. (PassivePromotion
  • Why artists are using 'Stashimi' chatbots to bond with fans on Facebook Messenger. (Billboard
  • What Fortnite and esports could mean for the music industry. (MusicAlly)
  • Why greater representation really is making dance music a better place. (Mixmag
  • Should DJs stand for Palestine? Perspectives on the cultural boycott of Israel. (RA)
  • Dublin club District 8 to close at The Tivoli Theatre in January 2019 and have revealed their final programme in the building. (RA
  • fabric has revealed the first details for FABRICLIVE for 2019 dates with V Recordings, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Jungle Mania, Outlook and more. (DT)
  • Leeds's Canal Mills reveals line-up for the last-ever party on NYD 2019 featuring Maceo Plex, Daniel Avery, Gerd Janson, HAAi, Ralph Lawson and more. (RA
  • Berlin's Renate plans 39-hour party for NYE 2018. (RA)
  • Printworks has locked in DJ Koze, Artwork and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs for the venue's New Year’s Day party. (DJ Mag
  • Anjunadeep is heading to Printworks this December for a mighty two-room takeover featuring no less than 18 artists. Confirmed names include the likes of Yotto & Luttrell, Eli & Fur, Jeremy Olander, Joseph Ashworth, Kidnap, Alex Metric & Ten Ven, and Dee Montero. (Mixmag
  • BMG has signed Alison Wonderland to a worldwide publishing deal. (BMG)
  • DT621 Sydney Blu (DT)
  • RA.650 Objekt (RA
  • Denis Sulta at Cité du Train, Mulhouse, France. (Cercle)
  • Blond:ish in The Lab LA (Mixmag
  • Joe Goddard in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • In Conversations with... Carl Bee (DT)
  • In Conversation with… London Elektricity (DT
  • 8 rising artists taking jump-up drum ’n’ bass to new levels. (RB)
  • The best 15 tech-house tracks of October 2015. (Magnetic
  • 5 new books about dance music and club culture that you should read this year. (Electronic Beats)
  • Solid Gold: How Sound of Silver turned LCD Soundsystem into one of America's most important bands. (DJ Mag
  • How the inclusive electronic networks of Brazil’s musical mecca are working to educate and unite the local scene. (RBMA)
  • Jacklndn's euphoric vocals and melodic tone are making an impact and show us how beautiful life can be. (Mixmag
  • Italian house veteran Tuccillo talks about new EP, djing in Ibiza and his career. (IDJ
  • Amsterdam techno legend Steve Rachmad discusses the city’s changing scene, evolving as a DJ and plans for the future. (DJ Mag)
  • Erol Alkan discusses how he made his new tracks Spectrum and Silver Echoes. (Mixmag)
  • ILLENIUM talks about redefining the live show game with his Awake 2.0 tour. (DA)  
  • After making her name with an unmissable Phonox residency, HAAi has a thousand new plans, including setting up a live band, and a global tour. (Mixmag)
  • Skream looks back on 15 years of doing whatever the hell he wants. (Billboard
  • Mark Ronson discusses Kevin Parker & SZA collabs, getting the most out of singers and new album. (Magnetic
  • Agoria discusses aliens and electronic music's evolution at ADE. [video] (Mixmag
  • Lost Frequencies talks about touring with The Chainsmokers, DJ's Mag's top 100 and what's next. (DA
  • Jonas Blue breaks down his album Blue track by track. (Billboard
  • Anatomy of a Hit: Marshmello & Bastille discuss how Happier became their biggest hit. (Billboard
  • How we made: Ministry of Sound. (Guardian)
  • Sasha talks John Digweed, depression and electronic music’s ‘bright future’ at EMC 2018 keynote. (IO)
  • Marshmello and Bastille each earn their first No.1 on Pop Songs Chart with Happier. (Billboard
  • Denis Sulta announces Silver Service 002 EP. (DT
  • Calvin Harris says he's not influenced by current EDM in recent Twitter Q&A. (Your EDM
  • Kölsch announces US tour dates and shares new Kompakt EP Speicher 106. (Mixmag)
  • Tiga celebrates 20 years of Turbo Recordings with North American tour. (Mixmag
  • Swedish House Mafia posters have started appearing in Tel Aviv and Liverpool, prompting speculation that they are about to announce other show dates as part of their reunion tour. (DA
  • The Chemical Brothers release the robots in their Free Yourself music video. (Mixmag
  • Bradley Gunn Raver has released his first track with respected Techno producer, Phutek, titled Love Life And Rave. The track received its global premiere at IMS Ibiza 2018 earlier this year. (DT)
  • Gareth Emery and Emma Hewitt pay tribute to Avicii with a performance of Without You at Emery's Laserface Las Vegas show. (Billboard
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