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Love is a Stranger (Lord Leopard Extra Beef Remix)
It's a bit of a DJ special on the Eurythmics classic, Love is a Stranger. The original came out in '83 as the band's fifth single, and this remix has come via a new Eats Everything prodigy. His name is Lord Leopard and he's got a new EP coming on Edible. This track has been getting an incredible reaction in Ibiza this year and we managed to steal it from his box. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:40 mins here.

09 Oct 2015
  • SFX Entertainment has extended a deadline for offers to buy all or parts of the company to 14 October. (NYTimes, Mixmag)
  • Young DJs are currently taking the world by storm, with a 14-year-old set to play at ADE (Dancing Astronaut) and this 3-year-old through to the semi-finals of South Africa’s Got Talent. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Fabric are auctioning off the dress Seth Troxler wore to the legendary London club’s 14th anniversary event. (Resident Advisor)
  • 40 DJs banded together at this year’s iScratch event in Tokyo to break the record for the world’s biggest scratch session. (Fact)
  • Hacienda DJ and Manchester mainstay Dave Haslam is selling his collection of over 4,000 vinyl. (Fact)
  • Dutch health officials are warning of a particularly strong ecstasy pills that are likely to be doing the rounds at this year’s ADE. (Mixmag)
  • Disclosure’s Caracal beat New Order to the top of the UK Album Charts this past week, giving the duo their second number one album. (Mixmag)
  • In an effort encourage volunteer work within the dance community, Seth Troxler is planning to cook a three-course lunch for the homeless at this year’s ADE. (Thump)
  • IMS Conference launched in China last weekend, alongside Storm dance festival with Skrillex and Flo Rida. (Billboard)
  • Following the death of a 22-year-old at TomorrowWorld, the drug concerns around EDM events seem far from resolved as drug safety advocates work to repeal the RAVE act. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat party in the UK, has called for global drugs policy to be reformed. (Mixmag)
  • Eight new tech products you should check out this autumn. (Mixmag)
  • Bitwig Studio – the DAW developed by a studio featuring former Ableton employees – has released version 1.3, which turns it into an audio workstation with full multi-touch capabilities. (Fact)
  • Moog to end production of Minimoog Voyager Synth. (Mixmag)
  • Moog has revealed Mother-32, its new semi-modular synthesizer. (Resident Advisor)
  • Version 1.8 of DJ software Serato includes a new feature which detects the musical key of your tracks. (Fact)
  • Roland officially unveils boutique range. (Mixmag)
  • Spotify’s newly created sub-genres are causing all sorts of furore. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • The boss of Instagram has said "it's just a matter of time before music becomes even more dominant" on the app. (BBC) 25% of the most followed accounts are music related.
  • Landr has turned mastering into a one-click process – and a new feature could see it take work from human engineers. (NextWeb)
  • Eventbrite updates its live music discovery study with EDM fan snapshots, insights, and more. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Pre-release music promotion service FATdrop is launching a premium tier called Pro DJ, costing £3.99pm via their app. It will enable DJs to download the songs sent to their inbox for offline listening. (RotD)
  • Southern Calilfornia’s Desert Hearts has announced the line-up for its 3-year anniversary festival, featuring the likes of Sabo, Claude VonStroke and Gold Clap. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Tommorowland has announced it will release a full-length documentary of the 2015 edition of the festival, with a world premiere scheduled for November 26 in Antwerp. (Your EDM)
  • Lollapalooza is pulling out all the stops for its 2016 South American line-ups. (Your EDM)
  • The Prodigy, Andy C and Groove Armada are all confirmed to play the 2016 edition of Snowbombing in the first wave of announcements. (Mixmag)
  • Valhalla Festival has announced its full 2015 line-up. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • The disused basement of an old Melbourne hospital will be the site of a series of parties next month. (Mixmag)
  • Cuba is set to launch its own electronic music festival called Manana, starting next year. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • MixmagJuicebox and Who's In Town with Hot Since 82 will all be throwing ADE parties at newly opened hotel W Amsterdam in the city centre. (Mixmag)
  • Why Rudimental is leading the live performance game in EDM. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Do the Hollywood blockbuster-style festival ‘aftermovies’ really reflect what events are actually like? (Mixmag)
  • US festivals have been on the receiving end of a lot of ill-will recently. Here are 10 possible reasons why. (Thump)
  • Apple Music: the music industry’s three-month verdict. (MusicAlly)
  • Apple Music has failed, thinks Ewan Spence. (Forbes)
  • "Electronic music has never been better" – Bestival and BBC’s Rob Da Bank is enthusiastic about the health of dance music. (M)
  • EDM After The Drop: What a wounded corporate giant, SFX, means for dance music culture. (NPR)
  • Harangue the DJ: Mr G (Guardian Guide)
  • Reel-to-reel tape is the new vinyl. (Verge)
  • Thump’s top 5 acts from this year’s Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. (Thump)
  • Claude VonStroke talks Dirtybird Records’ origins and expansion ahead of the first ever Campout Festival this weekend. (Billboard)
  • A potted history of dance music on british television Vol. 2: beyond the second summer of love. (Thump)
  • Globetrotting house and disco upstart Le Visiteur lays out his 7-step guide to talking to labels and getting your tracks signed. (Data Transmission)
  • Get to know Gqom, South Africa's slow-burning club music. (Fader)
  • The xx's debut album will be young forever. (Fader)
  • Last year, Benga was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. Now, he’s speaking out on mental health issues in clubland. (Guardian Guide - Kate Hutchinson)
  • PC Music's dark horse, Kane West, started off spoofing Kanye. Now, he's breaking down dance music and gleefully piecing together the wreckage. (Fader)
  • Marea Stamper, aka The Black Madonna, is a Chicago-based DJ and producer. Here, she describes a disillusioning transition in Beatport’s business practices, and predicts an imminent implosion of the mainstream EDM market. (Crack)
  • Manchester collective meandyou. is plotting the cassette release of leftfield house and techno specialist Kassem Mosse’s first live show in 2009. (XLR8R)
  • New York based producer Rizzla has just dropped a thought-provoking video for his latest EP tracks Iron Cages and Twitch Queen. (Thump)
  • Manchester duo Akkord will return to Houndstooth for new 10” Obelisk, due for release later this month. (Fact)
  • Highly prolific producer Ross Tones (a.k.a. Throwing Snow) will release two-track EP Xema, the final instalment in a trio of EPs, via Houndstooth on October 9. (XLR8R)
  • Neo-classical composer Nils Frahm is set to curate a three-day event at The Barbican in London, scheduled to start on July 1, 2016. (XLR8R)
  • Floating Points has released a video for latest single, Nespole. (Resident Advisor)
  • Guy J will release a new double LP for Bedrock titled The Trees, The Sea & The Sun on November 13. (XLR8R)
  • Her Records co-founder MM will return to her own label with a new eponymous EP on October 18. (Fact)
  • Amsterdam artist Young Marco will launch his new label, Safe Trip, with a compilation called Sorry For The Late Reply: Various Remixes For Various Reasons. (Resident Advisor)
  • Nicolas Jaar has dropped the latest instalment in his Nymphs series with new single Fight, out now on R&S Records. (Fact)
  • Skrillex & Roboto have unveiled a stunning animated short film titled Josho. (Billboard)
  • The EDM community is going crazy for Flume’s Radio 1 Essential Mix from last weekend. (Your EDM)
  • According to an interview with Busy P in French blog Les In Rocks, French duo Justice have been “locked in the studio everyday” working on a new full length pressing. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Expect new Massive Attack music "soon". (Mixmag)
  • Symbiosis Gathering – Oakland, California (XLR8R)
  • Lightning in a Bottle – Lake San Antonio, California (Data Transmission)
  • Disclosure - Apple Music Festival - Roundhouse, London (Independent - 3* Daisy Wyatt)
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