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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Shoulder Of Giants
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"So the man from Copenhagen, the man with a hat is back with brand new music at the start of 2020. Continuing his stellar series of releases on his friend Michael Mayer’s Kompakt label, Kölsch is back with a new EP, and this is the lead track. I have already road-tested it this week, and it really does move the crowd. This is special."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.13 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
Online: Rob O’Riordan & Dujon Fairweather, Listen Up
Live: Brendan Long, WME
31 Jan 2020
  • Tracy Young becomes the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical. (Billboard)
  • The Chemical Brothers have won the award for Best Dance Album with their ninth studio LP, No Geography as well as the accolade for Best Dance Recording with Got To Keep On at this year's Grammys. (Mixmag)
  • The Brighton Music Conference has announced its first wave of speakers for the event in April, including Carl Cox, Danny Howard, Derrick May and Norman Cook. (RotD
  • Amazon is patenting technology that predicts future hits and popular artists. (DMN)
  • 7digital has won a contract to provide its music-as-a-service platform to power Single Music, a Shopify-integrated platform that enables artists and labels to sell their music and merchandise directly to fans. (Sharecast)
  • Global music distribution and record label services provider Ditto Music has announced the launch of Bluebox, a blockchain-backed suite of tools and applications for musicians. (RotD)
  • Burning Man has shared the designs for the 2020 festival's Multiverse Man Base. (DJ Mag
  • Tomorrowland has revealed the full list of acts performing at this year's 2020 Belgium festival. (DJ Mag
  • Nuits Sonores completes daytime curators programme for 2020. (RA
  • London festival Naked City returns for 2020 with Moodymann, Jeff Mills and Nubya Garcia. (RA
  • Sherelle, India Jordan and Diessa named new residents of Sheffield venue Hope Works and No Bounds Festival. (RA
  • Massive Attack are to headline All Points East 2020. (RA
  • Underworld, Carl Craig, Avalon Emerson and more have been locked in for the Saturday of Movement Detroit 2020. (DJ Mag
    Adam Beyer, Special Request and Ellen Allien are among those playing the festival's second day. (RA
  • UK festival Lost Village reveals 2020 line-up, including Four Tet, Honey Dijon, Bradley Zero, and Peach. (RA
  • Dirtybird launches two new festivals in Florida and California to celebrate 15 year anniversary. (Billboard
  • Canadian's Escapade Music Festival has officially released its 2020 line-up, including Illenium, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, and Kaskade. (EDMTunes)  
  • Diplo, Nicole Moudaber, DJ Holographic and more are locked for the third edition of Vujaday festival, which returns to the Caribbean island of Barbados this spring. (Mixmag
  • The Secret DJ's run in with the world of high fashion. (Mixmag
  • Can our vinyl obsession ever be environmentally friendly? (DJ Mag
  • Amnesia announces Adam Beyer for its opening party on 9 May. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • London venue Printworks has finalised its spring 2020 programme with Todd Terje, Kenny Dope and Inner City confirmed to play. (RA
  • Eclair Fifi will play residencies at Sub Club in Glasgow and Edinburgh's FLY over February and March. (Mixmag
  • The Cause has announced that they will be running three parties over February to raise money for Australian bushfire relief funds. (Mixmag
  • Alison Wonderland, Gryffin and Two Friends will join the Wynn Nightlife's 2020 Residency Roster. (Billboard
  • London club, The Glove That Fits, is set to make its debut in the U.S. with collaborations in New York and San Francisco. (Mixmag
  • Closing Berlin club Griessmuehle announces temporary venues for upcoming events. (RA
  • RA.713 Rosa Pistola (RA
  • DT679 – Worthy (DT
  • Saturday Night Session 034: Black Caviar (DA
  • In Session: Eclair Fifi (Mixmag
  • Mella Dee at AMP Lost & Found 2019 (Red Bull
  • Mars89 | Boiler Room Tokyo (Boiler Room
  • Krystal Klear in The Lab at DGTL Bengaluru 2020 (Mixmag
  • Dee Diggs in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • DJ Sneak in The Lab LA (Mixmag
  • On Our Radar: January (beatportal
  • Renegade Riddims: HLZ (DT
  • Fresh Kicks 130: Jasmín (DJ Mag
  • On Cue: Francois X (DJ Mag
  • Get to know Elkka, the Femme Culture founder merging classic and future-facing sounds. (Mixmag
  • Interview: German DJ & producer Topic (OneEDM
  • Northern Soul and the birth of the all-nighter. (Mixmag
  • Solid Gold: How 4hero's Two Pages predicted the future of D&B. (DJ Mag)  
  • Baltra: High Fidelity (DJ Mag
  • Seattle native Kendoll introduces us to “tekno” with latest edit. (DMNW
  • Why Beirut is going through a revolution in electronic sound (Red Bull
  • What makes an innovative record label: Defected (Rebecca Smart Bakken
  • In the dance field, the Grammys fail their own diversity standards. (Billboard
  • From Madonna to breaking gender barriers: Grammy nominee, Tracy Young opens up. (Billboard
    Tracy Young on her historic Grammy win and what Madonna texted her after. (Billboard)
  • Ekali on overcoming mental health struggles and self-doubt to deliver debut album. (
  • Marina Trench: From Paris, with house (iDJ)  
  • A.M.C talks new album, touring and more. (
  • Detroit Swindle: Life on top (Beatportal
  • Gareth Emery goes through his creative process, music career and production tips and tricks. [video] (JBL Professional
  • Resident Advisor's 2010-19: Tracks of the decade 
  • Turning the wheel: Mura Masa is setting off on a whole new direction (Mixmag)
  • Calvin Harris has dropped a two-track EP under his alias, Love Regenerator. (Mixmag
  • Agoria has scored the forthcoming French film, Lucky. (RA)
  • Porter Robinson has announced a Virtual Self artbook and a collaboration with Japanese brand, Chloma. (DJ Mag
  • Kevin Saunderson and Idris Elba have been working on new Inner City music together. (DJ Mag
  • A-Trak and Armand Van Helden are to release new Duck Sauce music after a six-year hiatus. (DJ Mag
  • Porter Robinson has announced he has a new LP, Nurture, and song on the way. (Billboard)
  • Leeds-based DJ and Rinse resident Alex T has passed away after a short illness. (Mixmag
  • Pete Tong has been announced as musical director and opening night headliner for Human Traffic.Live at Printworks in London this summer. (RotD)
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