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I’ve played this many times on the show and we’ve been continually enthusing, it’s massive for me and my gigs. It is the Zora tune from the one and only Solomun and we just think it deserves to be an Essential New Tune.  When you look back at the great records of 2015 this definitely needs to be on the list of 52. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen Again and forward to 29.30 mins here.
AgentAdriano Trolio
21 Aug 2015
  • SoundCloud is apparently on the verge of agreeing a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, according to reports. (Fact)
  • The stock price of SFX Entertainment continues to fall, on August 20 it was down 24% to $0.79. Wall Street's Seeking Alpha suggested that SFX was running out of cash and likely headed to bankruptcy.
  • Major Lazer are No.1 on the latest Shazam worldwide Top 100.
  • A 15-year-old girl died at Zoo-Tronic in Fresno, California this weekend in a suspected drug-related incident. (Your EDM)
  • A new study has uncovered that music can eliminate the need to take painkillers. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • The All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform have stated that drug taking should be a human right. (Mixmag)
  • Legal experts and activists are protesting a UK Government proposal to increase the maximum jail term for online piracy from two to 10 years. (TorrentFreak)
  • The UK Government is working with the UK music industry, BBFC and digital service providers like Vevo and YouTube to take further action to protect children from viewing inappropriate videos on the internet. (RotDFact)
  • After being in an open beta for over two months, is finally rolling out its new features to all. (NextWeb)
  • Canadian app developers Noodlecake Studios have unveiled a new 8-bit game that helps fight piracy. (Thump)
  • Ultra Records has resolved its legal dispute with YouTube star Michelle Phan, however, details of the settlement have not been disclosed and neither side has offered any comment on the matter as of yet. (Tubefilter)
  • SoundCloud has stopped sharing data with Next Big Sound, citing the latter company’s recent acquisition by streaming radio service Pandora as the cause. (Musically)
  • Legal threats against SoundCloud from major content owners are now intensifying, according to sources, with filings likely to happen within a few months if negotiations don’t progress. (DMN)
  • It’s been another contentious week of mysterious SoundCloud account takedowns and suspensions. (Fact)
  • Disclosure have been announced as one of the acts to take part in the revamped iTunes Festival, now Apple Music Festival, at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, over ten days at the end of September. (RotD
  • Polish festival Unsound 2015 has revealed its first batch of acts, including Andy Stott, Surgeon and Levon Vincent, following a highly secretive campaign up until now. (XLR8R)
  • Chicago dance institution Smart Bar is set to host the likes of Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini and Garrett David at their pan sexual party Queen! on Sunday nights. (XLR8R)
  • A new batch of artists has been announced for Mutex.MK 2015, set to take place in Mexico City, with Koreless & Emmanuel Biard and Valentin Stip among the latest additions. (XLR8R)
  • The creative team behind Europe's biggest snow and music festival Snowbombing has announced the launch of a new 'sister' festival: Transition. (MusicNews)
  • The saga of SoundCloud, and how streaming may become less and less free. (Fusion)
  • A look at seven streaming platforms that have the chance to become the next SoundCloud. (Thump)
  • An interesting comparison between the money made by modern DJs against musicians from 1969’s Woodstock Festival. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Some believe banning raves in California will make little difference to drug-related deaths. (Mixmag)
  • Why hasn’t the dance community made any progress on the state of its drug policies? (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Why the British nightclub is dying (by a nightclub owner). (Telegraph - Alex Proud)
  • More than half of the UK’s nightclubs have closed in the past 10 years. (Guardian) Sam Wolfson asks, is it down to fun-hating bureaucrats or have our nights out changed for ever?
  • Dangermouse has launched his own record label, called 30th Century Records. (Fact)
  • Harangue the DJ: Sherwood and Pinch (Guardian – Kate Hutchinson)
  • J.G. Biberkopf discusses the forces at work during the recording of debut EP Ecologies. (Fact)
  • Beats 1’s Zane Lowe interviewed: "We also noticed in the first week people listened for really long amounts of time, which meant songs got tired quickly, so we revised our rotations. And we’re working on a replay service and we want to get full on-demand ready”. (Billboard)
  • The story of Tidal: How a European startup no one ever heard of got bought by Jay Z and became one of the best-known music companies in the world. (Business Insider)
  • How are bootleg labels still a ‘thing’ in the digital era? (DJBroadcast)
  • 10 new artists you need to know: August 2015 (Rolling Stone) Featuring Icelandic techno producer Bjarki.
  • 15 of the most legendary clubs of all time. (NME)
  • Five moments EDM entered the pop mainstream. (Inverse)
  • Nine of the world's most incredible festival venues. (Pulse)
  • Noir: 'It's a reflection of me...not a money machine'. (Pulse)
  • Skrillex and Diplo interviewed by Charlie Rose on a US chat show talk about technology and the industry. (DMN)
  • Basement Jaxx on their journey through dance music, Brixton, Ibiza and the future. (Sun)
  • Matthew Herbert believes music is a political weapon, sampling everything from the sound of bullets to pigs. His new album The Shakes goes back to his house roots, but this is a pop record packed with serious ideas. (Guardian - Tim Jonze)
  • Did Oneohtrix Point Never just surprise announce a new album or not? (Thump)
  • Mumdance has celebrated his one year residency on Rinse FM with a special mix as well as announcing dates for his tour across North America in September and October. (XLR8R)
  • The Chainsmokers are set to embark on their Friendzone Tour this October, with over 30 dates announced.  (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Kygo showed off his piano skills in a new Apple Music commercial and premiered some new music on Beats 1 this week. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Disclosure and The Chemical Brothers both had shows on Beats 1 over the past week. (Mixmag)
  • Hudson Mohawke recently brought his live band to Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show for a session. (Data Transmission)
  • Matoma has revealed new US tour dates. (Billboard)
  • Paula Temple has announced a string of shows in the US, Europe and Mexico. (Resident Advisor)
  • Are Justice on the verge of releasing a new record? (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Hardwell recently revealed who his No. 1 DJ in the world is in an interview with MTV. (Your EDM)
  • Trentino responded to Seth Troxler’s recent comments about Dyro’s set at Tomorrowland with a Troxler-sampling troll track. (Your EDM)
  • Swedish-based hardware company Elektron have released their first record under their very own new label Elektron Grammofon. (XLR8R)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes (3* – Resident Advisor)
  • CFCF – The Colours Of Life (4* – Resident Advisor)
  • Post Scriptum – Post Scriptum 01 (4* – Resident Advisor)
  • Julio Bashmore – Knockin’ Boots (Mail – 4* Adrian Thrills)
  • Christian Rich - FW14 (FT – 3* Richard Clayton)
  • Acid Future – Tobacco Dock, London (Times2 – 4* Ed Potton)
  • Sinkane - Purcell Room, London (Independent – 4* Kevin Le Gendre)
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