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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Track 10
Sasha
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This week’s ENT is a track we raved about last week. I’ve been playing it out for the last month and it’s been absolutely killing it. UK legend Sasha is back with this dancefloor monster, simply called Track 10. I’ve got no other information about when it’s coming out, but it is a world exclusive.This Essential New Tune featured on Friday August 26 on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:15 mins here.
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02 Sep 2016
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  • Dice has added $6m in funding to expand its app which facilitates hassle free music discovery and fee-free ticketing. The new funds will be used to expand beyond London worldwide. (TechCrunch)
  • MBW reports Spotify has been directly paying producers to create tracks with specific musical guidelines. These producers receive a flat fee for their work, in addition to studio and musician expenses – but Spotify holds on to the master copyright. The tracks appear on some of its relaxing first-party playlists.
  • Police have confirmed the death of a 26-year-old man at Creamfields Festival, cause unknown. (Sun)
  • Further drug-related deaths will happen at Fabric unless serious changes are made, according to the Met Police. (BBC)
  • The co-founder of Fabric has pleaded for a reprieve, claiming a move to shut it after two recent drug-related deaths “would be the beginning of the end for clubbing in London”. (Standard)
  • The Metropolitan Police in London have filed a report on the club that aggressively states that Fabric should be closed indefinitely, and Pulse Radio has obtained the documents. (Pulse)
  • Fabric has pledged to pursue a "gold standard" for safe clubbing if it's able to stay open. (RA)
  • Roland and Serato tease new DJ tool. (RA)
  • Korg has revealed the Volca Kick and ARP Odyssey Module. (RA)
  • Wireless speaker system maker Sonos has announced two software partnerships with Spotify and Amazon. (TechCrunch, MusicAlly)
  • Japanese company Qrates, who offer vinyl on demand, launch in the US. (TechCrunch) They also have Vinylize.it, which lets users make a vinyl record from any Soundcloud track.
  • Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services have been derided by a Spotify spokesperson as “unequivocally false.” (Bloomberg)
  • The first edition of Boomtown Winter Gathering will not take place in December, following a car park fire and the death of an 18-year-old woman at Boomtown Fair 2016. (RA)
  • Pittsburgh's VIA Festival will happen October 6th through 9th using the recently opened Ace Hotel Pittsburgh‎ as the main venue. (RA)
  • Michigan based festival Electronic Forest may be expanding to two weekends in 2017. (EDM.com)
  • Deep Medi Musik will celebrate its tenth birthday and 100th release with a party at London's Electric Brixton on Saturday, October 1st. (RA)
  • Adam Webb looks at FanFair Alliance’s stand against industrial-scale touting. (RotD)
  • The urgent need for a sustainable music industry and the tech that makes it possible. (Medium - Bas Grasmayer)
  • Spotify's global head of creator services Troy Carter says "exclusives are bad for artists, bad for consumers and bad for the whole industry." (Billboard) Spotify now has more than 39m paid subscribers, up from 30m in March.
  • A combination of factors have gotten Spotify where it is now. Market conditions, bad management, arrogance, stiffing songwriters and getting too big, too fast. Until all those things change to one degree or another, it’s likely that the Spotify IPO myth will remain just that.  (MusicTechSolutions)
  • Save Fabric: our clubs are under threat as never before. (Observer - Bill Brewster)
  • Sasha has expressed his concerns about the future of fabric London and its significance for London's nightlife in an open letter. (Pulse)
  • The story of how ecstasy came to be banned. (Pulse)
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  • London's clubbing scene is suffering closures, but what can promoters do to be creative in the face of tough times? (Independent - Shaun Curran)
  • Berghain was struck by lightning. (RA)
  • The team behind Studio 338 has announced a new club, The Bridge, promising to be a new hub for underground electronic music. (Mixmag)
  • Tale Of Us are set to bring their Afterlife party to London for the first time this Autumn, with two parties being hosted at Village Underground across November 11 and 12. (Mixmag)
  • Heidi is taking over XOYO’s residency slot with her The Jackathon party series for a three-month period spanning every Friday in October, November and December. (Mixmag)
  • Clock Strikes 13 has announced the details of its forthcoming London party series, featuring Night Slugs, Planet Mu, Boxed, Leisure System, R&S and Principé amongst others. (Mixmag)
  • J.A.W will mark its tenth anniversary with a series of parties taking place in Paris and Berlin from November 8th through 20th, featuring the likes of Theo Parrish, Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and more. (RA)
  • A hotel in San Antonio, Ibiza could possibly be the new home of Space, according to reports. (Mixmag)
  • Why dropping music on a Friday is pivotal. (Wired)
  • Records have well and truly returned, even popping up in supermarkets, but it is the LPs in your attic that may turn out to be platinum. (Times)
  • DJs & depression. (BBC)
  • Laura Marling has launched a podcast, Reversal of the Muse, to find out what can be done to address the male bias in the industry. (FT)
  • Harangue the DJ: DJ Neptizzle. (Guardian)
  • In session: Sven Vath. (Mixmag)
  • A website called Blog51, named after the Hacienda’s designation in the Factory Records catalogue, is supplying fans with a classic downloadable sets, all recorded live between 1983 and 1997. (Mixmag)
  • A 27 track playlist detailing Vancouver’s house and disco history. (RA)
  • A beginner’s guide to 1080p. (RA)
  • DJ Sounds has delved deep into Parisian territory to produce a documentary exploring the city’s dance music scene, from roots to revival. (Pulse)
  • Pulse Radio pick their best tracks from the internet in August. (Pulse)
  • How trance is making a legitimate comeback. (Pulse)
  • Ministry of Sound turns 25 years old this weekend, Thump ask some of its favourites to relive their youth. (Thump)
  • Stream a previously lost LP's worth of library music by Black Devil Disco Club's Bernard Fevre. (Thump)
  • Steve Lawler Ibiza Diary – street parades and mud baths. (Pulse)
  • August mixes aimed at suiting every mood. (Pulse)
  • Decoding Kölsch, one of dance music's most introspective producers. (Pulse)
  • Tuesday night in Ibiza has a new king, and his name is Maceo Plex. (Pulse)
  • Listen to Lane 8’s remix of Deadmau5’s Strobe. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Dekmantel has unveiled the second instalment in its Selectors documentary series that focuses on exceptional record diggers, this time featuring Sassy J. (Mixmag)
  • The six songs you didn't know Skrillex produced. (Billboard)
  • Tieks feat. Dan Harkna tops this week’s Official Trending Chart with the single Sunshine. (OCC)
  • Bjork brings her 360-degree VR show to London’s Somerset House, putting the universe of Vulnicura on display. (Guardian - Hannah Ellis-Petersen)
  • RVDS will put out his first album in five years, Shadows, in October. (RA)
  • KiNK is releasing a new EP he recorded in Paris's Red Bull Studios. (RA)
  • Nicolas Jaar has teased some information about a new record called Sirens. (RA)
  • The petition to save Fabric is approaching 100,000 signatures. (RA)
  • Outboxx, the duo of Jacob Martin and Matt Lambert, are back with a new record in September. (RA)
  • Feelings has announced plans to launch a label, Feelings Worldwide, with Kasra V taking charge of the debut outing. (Mixmag)
  • Brooklyn based Jubilee has announced her debut album After Hours will arrive through Mixpak on October 21. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Shadow's upcoming pop-up shop in LA is where he plans to sell off some of his own personal collection as well as many collectable items. (Mixmag)
  • With his third solo album All The Right Noises forthcoming on Dial, Roman Flügel reveals that his new material will offer a raw take on his existing production style. (Mixmag)
  • Spanish techno label Semantica will put out a double EP from Acronym called Entagled In Vines, as well as the fourth record in its ten-year anniversary series, this week. (RA)
  • Bicep have crafted two remixes of 808 State's track In Yer Face, which will see release in late September. (RA)
  • Brooklyn-based Canadian producer Aquarian has started up his own label called Hanger Management. (RA)
  • The Chemical Brothers have announced three live dates across the UK in December. (RA)
  • Four Tet will host two all-night parties at Brixton Academy in October. (RA)
  • Flume announces new EP, teases new track. (EDM.com)
  • EDM world responds to Neflix programme XOXO. (EDM.com)
  • Machinedrum's next album, Human Energy, is due out on Ninja Tune at the end of September. (RA)
  • Dutchman A Made Up Sound is closing his self-titled label with a compilation and 12-inch. (RA)
  • Avicii reflects on his final show. (Billboard)
  • Dimensions festival - Pula, Croatia (Guardian - 4* Ben Beaumont-Thomas)
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