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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Kiki feat. Jadele
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This week's Essential New Tune comes from a guy from Helsinki, now based in Berlin, Kiki. He started out playing hip-hop records at school when he was a teenager and got his big breakthrough via a weekly residency at Helsinki's Tempo and Smile Club before moving to Berlin in the mid-90s. He's actually been releasing records since 2001 and this is his latest release. 
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:30 mins here.
Label: Jan Simon Spielberger, Exploited
Publishing: Aksel Picker, Exploited Ghetto Music Publishing / Sony ATV
Press: Rosalie De Meyer, Exploited
Radio + Club: Jan Simon Spielberger, Exploited
Management + Live: Jens Nicolao, Exploited
04 Mar 2016
  • Robert Sillerman has asked a judge in SFX’s bankruptcy proceedings to pause an ongoing lawsuit against him while SFX’s chapter 11 process concludes. (Billboard)
  • In addition to unloading Beatport, a beleaguered SFX Entertainment is hoping to sell other non-core assets, including respected digital music marketer Fame House. (Hypebot, Billboard)
  • A motion filed in a US Bankruptcy Court suggests SFX will sell Beatport. “While the Beatport Assets are valuable to the SFX enterprise, given SFX’s current financial condition, SFX cannot afford to make additional investments in Beatport as may be needed in the future, and therefore, has decided to sell the Beatport Asset”. (KCC)
  • A Minnesota record store owner has found over 100,000 LPs in the basement of a disused record store in Big Spring, Texas. (Fact)
  • Canadian festival Hi-Fi Musical Adventure has been cancelled following public comments made by its founder on the Kesha vs Dr Luke trial. (
  • Artists who performed at high-profile live events the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl saw a spike in sales and streams afterwards, reveals new research by Nielsen. (IQ)
  • Zedd was the latest artist to chime in on the Kesha vs Dr. Luke saga, offering to produce new music on Kesha’s behalf via Twitter. (DancingAstronaut)
  • On March 7 Mixmag will be dedicating their weekly live stream, The Lab, to International Women’s Day. B.Traits and La Fleur take control of The Lab LDN, Gina Turner hits The LAB LA, the Discwoman collective curates The Lab NYC and KLP steps into The Lab SYD. (Mixmag)
  • DJ EZ has completed a 24-hour fundraising set in the name of cancer research, raising nearly £60,000. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Merlin calls foul on streaming rates with Pandora. (Thump)
  • PRS for Music has launched MAPS, a new anti-piracy tool, which will locate unlicensed and infringing content made available online and will then allow users to automatically generate and serve notices to remove the content. It will also allow users to remove links to the content found on Google and elsewhere. (RotD)
  • Deadmau5 and Kanye West have been exchanging jabs in a high-profile Twitter feud over West's alleged illegal downloading of music-making software. (Mixmag)
  • Over 50 music artists from across Europe have come together to sign a letter in support of the International Artist Organisation's campaign for Artists In Europe. (IAO)
  • Ticket reselling sites have defended themselves against accusations that they allow professional touts to profit at the expense of fans. (FT)
  • IMS Ibiza 2016 has announced its first round of speakers for this year's event, including Pet Shop Boys, Carl Cox and Crowdmix CEO Rob Wells, amongst many others. (RadioAndMusic)
  • TomorrowWorld's organisers have announced that the festival will not be taking place in 2016 due to its "current environment." (Mixmag)
  • The turntable revolution is upon us. (Reviewed)
  • TPG Capital, one of the world's biggest investment firms, is in talks to back a fundraising being prepared by Spotify. (Sky) If TPG goes ahead with the deal, its money would be invested in convertible loan notes, an instrument which eventually converts from debt to equity.
  • Promo delivery app Inflyte has launched its 2.0 upgrade, which features a host of brand new features. (Decoded)
  • Play, a torrent site, has launched and “has the honour of being almost shutdown-proof”. (TorrentFreak)
  • Spotify is quietly funding Soundtrack Your Brand, a startup that could break open a whole new market for streaming music. (BusinessInsider)
  • BBC Music just got personal: get to know the new BBC Music app. (BBC)
  • YouTube has apologised to creators and promised to “strive to do better” with its system for complaints, including those concerning copyright. (MusicAlly)
  • Popular music database and market website Discogs is now an app too. (Billboard)
  • Tidal has been hit with a $5m class action lawsuit over delayed, deliberate or non-existent royalty payments to an artist in the US. (Billboard, NextWeb)
  • Following Friday’s rumours that Samsung was looking to acquire Tidal, Billboard writes “Samsung is indeed working on ‘something’ big, and that the technology giant has been indicating such behind the scenes for some time. Tidal, though, has not been brought up specifically in connection with those conversations.”
  • Defected have revealed the phase one line-up for a landmark festival set to take place in Croatia this August. Basement Jaxx, Julio Bashmore and Osunlade are all confirmed to play, amongst many others. (Defected)
  • DGTL Festival has revealed its full timetable for the fourth edition of the event, taking place at Amsterdam’s NDSM Docklands, on March 25-27, featuring headliners Black Coffee, Maya Jane Coles and Ame. (XLR8R)
  • London’s Citadel Festival has announced its line-up for 2016, which this year sees headline slots from Sigur Rós and Caribou. (Fact)
  • Carl Cox will be heading back to Ultra Music Festival Miami for the Carl Cox & Friends Arena’s only US festival appearance of 2016. (DancingAstronaut)
  • New York City’s Panorama Festival has unveiled its full line-up, with Major Lazer, AlunaGeorge and Kendrick Lamar all set to join early announcee LCD Soundsystem on the bill. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Singapore's longest-running club to export dance music festival ZoukOut to Boracay. (Mashable)
  • A love letter to record companies. (ERA - Kim Bayley)
  • Music’s role in digital content is small and shrinking. (MarkMulligan)
  • How record labels buy social media love from teenage ‘influencers’. (IBTimes)
  • Is the #OscarsSoWhite controversy just as relevant in the EDM world? (
  • How can a country (the US) that allows art to be made available for commercial use without any compensation for the artist be in any way progressive? (DIYMusician)
  • Artists will rise again to being the most valued part of society. (Midem - Grant Bussinger, Warp Records' Head of Digital)
  • Stephen O'Reilly on how to launch a music app - keep it simple, find your niche and launch early. (Storify)
  • Clubbing in crisis: Does anyone still care about nightlife? (Beatport - Katie Bain) As rents rise and fans seek new experiences, clubs struggle to keep their disco balls spinning.
  • Space Ibiza announces We Love parties for the club's final summer. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Rebekah. (Saturday Guardian)
  • Top 10 April 2016 Festivals. (RA)
  • Five jobs Bassnectar worked before he became a bass king. (
  • Five new artists Deadmau5 fans will love. (
  • Jeremy Greenspan talks with Andrew Ryce about abandoning, and then reviving, his band with Matt Didemus. (RA)
  • When ecstasy was still legal, America’s most hedonistic and forward-thinking club, Starck, was located in a surprisingly conservative city: Dallas, Texas. (RBMA)
  • After an unfortunate fire effectively burnt legendary Hamburg club Golden Pudel to the ground last month, can the club rise back to greatness from the ashes? (Fact)
  • Kesha's attempt to break deal with producer reveals power shift to behind-the-scenes hitmakers. (FT Weekend)
  • Aftermath and recovery: Heathcliff Berru speaks, and reporting on sexual assault in the music industry. (BKMag)
  • The DJ Becky Tong talks about how the music business is trying to promote positive female role models. (HarpersBizarre)
  • Grimes: 'I always feel weird selling art'. (ES Magazine)
  • LA-based DJ-producer MANIK has announced his first release of 2016 with three-track EP Recourse, which is set to drop on March 11 on Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings. (XLR8R)
  • Helena Hauff has unveiled a new hour-long mix for Phormix, featuring tracks from Lory D, Umwelt and Datasmok. (Thump)
  • Afterlife, the first release from the Teklife crew's newly announced label, will be a fourteen-song compilation of collaborations with the late DJ Rashad, who passed away in 2014. (Thump)
  • Sydney-based producer Sam Weston is best known as half of the duo Alba, but later this year he’ll release his first EP, Shiraz Voyager, on April 8 via Bandcamp. (Fact)
  • Night Slugs has announced its first Club Constructions record since 2013, a four-track EP from DJC. (Fact)
  • In a recent interview with the blog Wine & Bowties, Teklife crew member DJ Earl revealed he has new record on the way made with Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never. (Fact)
  • London-based techno duo Perc & Truss will release their first new EP together - entitled Leather & Lace - in almost two years via Perc Trax next month. (XLR8R)
  • M83 has announced details of his seventh studio album, entitled Junk, set to drop via Mute this April. (ResidentAdvisor)
  • Zeds Dead have announced the impending establishment of their own label, to be deemed Deadbeats. In conjunction with their imprint announcement, Zeds Dead have shared Back Home, their collaboration with veteran rapper Freddie Gibbs. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Turbo Recordings boss Tiga will take over from Scuba on April 9 for a residency at London club XOYO, joined by 2ManyDJs, ending his 12-week stint on June 25 with an all-night set. (Mixmag)
  • Jamie xx - Alexandra Palace, London (Telegraph - 4* Patrick Smith)
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