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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Songs of Phase
17 Steps
This is taken from the band's second album, Outer, which is released a week from today. It comes from the one and only Dusky and I can announce that earlier this week, we recorded a special live session with the duo at the world famous BBC Maida Vale Studios. They came in and played four songs for us from the LP and a brand new reworking of the Dusky classic, Careless. And you'll get to hear that on next week's show. Meanwhile, a track that I road-tested at our Essential Mix at Output alongside Seth Troxler a couple of weeks ago in NYC; it really tore the roof off, and you're going to enjoy it. It's called Songs of Phase, this week's ENT, from Dusky. This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:45 mins here.
LabelFawaz Al-Jabban, Polydor
ManagementAllan McGrath, Involved
RadioMichael Pickard, Your Army
OnlineNaomi Williams, Totem London
LiveTom Schroeder, Coda
14 Oct 2016
  • Ministry of Sound has appointed See Tickets as its primary ticket agency for all events, including those at its flagship London superclub. (IQ)
  • Pacha Group plans to open 25 hotels and spa resorts around the world, modelled on its own brand which is symbolised by its cherry logo. (Times)
  • UK electronic music industry event Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has revealed its 2017 edition will take place 27-28 April. (RotD)
  • Mike Baird has been tipped to support the Callinan Review's recommendation for Sydney's lockouts to be pushed back by half an hour. (Mixmag)
  • The New York State Liquor Authority will not be granting any "all-night" alcohol permits for New Year's Eve 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Burning Man organisers have spoken out against acts of vandalism. (DJ Mag)
  • Ableton Live 9.7 launches with new features for Push. (Fact)
  • Arturia introduces DrumBrute, Analog Drum Synthesizer. (Data Transmission)
  • Enter Stashimi, a formidable contender in the battle of social music apps. (Magnetic Mag)
  • BitTorrent has reportedly fired its co-CEOs, and shut its short-lived streaming service BitTorrent Now. (Variety)
  • Resident Advisor playlists now added to Spotify. (RA)
  • Playlisting service 8Tracks has raised almost $2m of a hoped for $5m from 3,700 small investors. The startup's crowdfunding campaign has two weeks remaining. (Rain)
  • Digital music distribution service Fresh Tunes allows independent artists to distribute their music to all the major music platforms for free. The company is headquartered in Dubai but has also offices in Brazil and the UK.
  • Online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap has raised $6m in funding to accelerate product development and to bring its cloud-based platform to new markets. (Hypebot, TechCrunch)
  • Watch Richie Hawtin deconstruct his hybrid live DJ setup. (RA)
  • The first unofficial single-track remixes have appeared on Spotify and Apple Music thanks to their partnerships with music rights management service Dubset. (TechCrunchMixmag) Multi-song mixes are forthcoming.
  • Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival in the Philippines has been announced to take place March 10-12 and has confirmed its first round of artists. (Pulse)
  • London event series Clock Strikes 13 has announced new parties for the month of November. (Mixmag)
  • Nina Las Vegas' NLV Records turns one this week with a free party in Melbourne. (Mixmag)
  • The Mango Club returns for a fourth year in Chester on October 15 at The Live Rooms. (Mixmag)
  • Ministry of Sound has announced an event to take place this November in support of World AIDS Day. (Mixmag)
  • Australia's pioneering solar-powered, zero-waste music and arts festival Off The Grid returns to Melbourne in December with a solid line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Anjunadeep announces 2016 tour line-up: Yotto, Theo Kottis and more. (Billboard)
  • London club Phonox has announced a string of Sunday parties. (Mixmag)
  • London-based events company Electric Minds has announced its final event to take place this December. (xlr8r)
  • Joseph Capriati, Levon Vincent, Jackmaster complete The Hydra's line-ups. (Pulse)
  • Boiler Room and Bridges for Music team up for an exclusive ADE showcase. (Pulse)
  • New York venue Jupiter Hall is to host a weekly series of electronic music nights. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Organisers of Sweden's Into The Valley have revealed plans to launch six new festivals across the world. (RA) Its core festival offering, Into The Valley, is moving from its previous home in Sweden to Estonia.
  • Substantial increases in visa processing fees for international acts will hurt Australia's live music scene, industry body Live Performance Australia claims. (TheMusic)
  • Is tech's future music's past? Why Silicon Valley is looking to music execs. (Billboard)
  • A review of the Ibiza-based DJ Awards hosted at Pacha. (Pulse)
  • Pandora and Spotify have become so important as sources of revenue for the music industry that they're now "too big to fail," says an analyst. (Investors)
  • How millennials are warping the vinyl industry. (Economist)
  • Should nightclubs be considered sites of high culture? (Economist)
  • The Bug has announced on Facebook that he is launching a regular club night at Berlin venue Gretchen. (Mixmag)
  • Eight reasons 2016 was the most important Ibiza season in years. (Pulse)
  • Bangkok’s newest underground nightclub BEAM just announced that they will host BEAMFEST in December. (Pulse)
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) have launched a campaign, titled Save Nightlife, to show their support for fabric’s #SaveOurCulture fund. Watch the video. (DJ Mag)
  • Ibiza city council is reportedly opening disciplinary proceedings against DC-10 after the Circoloco party led to noise complaints earlier this week. (Mixmag)
  • Lorenzo Senni signs to Warp and announces tour. (Fact)
  • Mix of the Day: Shelley Johannson. (Data Transmission)
  • Mix of the Day: Eric Duncan. (RA)
  • Seven killer techno mixes to get you pumped. (Pulse)
  • The 10 best post-Soviet techno tracks, according to Nastia. (Dummy Mag)
  • Playlist: Daniel Avery's favourite ambient tunes. (RA)
  • Mix of the Day: Ronnie Spiteri. (Data Transmission)
  • FACT mix 572: A Made Up Sound. (Fact)
  • The 10 best summer festival streams of 2016. (Pulse)
  • Machine Love: Matthew Styles. (RA)
  • 14 DJs share their tune of the summer. (Mixmag)
  • Nine trance releases you need to hear this month. (Mixmag)
  • 10 essential Larry Heard records. (RA)
  • 10 DnB releases you need to hear this month. (Mixmag)
  • The 10 cutest dance songs ever. (Billboard)
  • The 10 best Zedd songs. (Billboard)
  • Stream Douglas Dare’s new album in full. (xlr8r)
  • Podcast 459: Dubtil. (xlr8r)
  • Here’s what happens when you listen to nothing but a kick drum for an entire day. (Thump)
  • A history of the laser in dance music. (Thump)
  • Meet the 72-year-old Preacher behind one of the greatest gay club anthems of all time, I Was Born This Way. (Thump)
  • Chainsmokers: How hard-partying EDM dudes conquered the mainstream. (Rolling Stone)
  • Marcel Dettmann talks DJ-Kicks and why mixes are still an art form. (Billboard)
  • Larry Heard on Kanye West sampling him for Fade and Mr. Fingers' rebirth. (Billboard)
  • How the most important promoter in NY ensures the music never stops. (Observer)
  • My brother died of an ecstasy overdose but i’m still campaigning to reopen Fabric. (Thump)
  • These are the last ever tracks seven iconic clubs played before they closed. (inthemix)
  • The Sound of Fear: Room40 boss Lawrence English on the history of noise as a weapon. (Fact)
  • Ghosts in the Machine: The dark secret of the dance industry or a necessary evil? (Decoded)
  • Watching Duke Dumont get bottled and spat on broke my heart. (Mixmag)
  • Watch Skrillex's intimate, genre-busting Boiler Room set. (Rolling Stone)
  • The Zoo Project: A different Ibiza. (RA)
  • Death by a thousand cuts: Austerity and London nightlife. (RA)
  • Portuguese label Príncipe's next releases come in the form of 12"s by DJ Nervoso and Niagara. (Mixmag)
  • Brothers Truss and Tessela have shared a production mix under their Overmono alias. The pair introduced the joint moniker with the Arla EP on XL Recordings in July and have shows coming up in London and Poland. (Mixmag)
  • Blawan has announced a six-track release for Avian under his new alias Kilner. (Mixmag)
  • American singer D∆WN has announced her new album, Redemption, her third LP. Set for release via London label Local Action and Our Dawn Entertainment on November 18. (Mixmag)
  • New electronic label Weapons celebrates its inception with an initial release from Mumbai Science called Frequency Response. (Mixmag)
  • Chris Lorenzo has revealed that his debut album Destroy The Image is dropping November 11 and has shared a new track called Come Down. (Mixmag)
  • French producer Martin Bresso, aka Tchami, has revealed that he will play a headline show at London’s Electric Brixton on November 25. (Mixmag)
  • Premiere: Tuff City Kids show off their long-awaited debut album. (Mixmag)
  • Mumdance and Logos are releasing a mix CD on their Different Circles label. (Mixmag)
  • Abyss X has a new record coming out on Infinite Machine titled Nüshu. (Mixmag)
  • Premiere: Mr. Oizo and Boys Noize resurface as Handbraekes. (Mixmag)
  • Maceo Plex will play the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for ADE. (Mixmag)
  • Top underground curator Teksupport will be debuting in New York City this November. (Mixmag)
  • Depeche Mode's new album, Spirit, is produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford. (Pulse)
  • Stimming will perform in Indonesia as part of his Alpe Lusia album release tour. (Pulse)
  • Avalon Emerson has a new EP titled Narcissus In Retrograde coming out through Spectral Sound on November 25. (Mixmag)
  • Maceo Plex has announced that he will bring his night Mosaic to London nightclub Bankside Vaults on November 4 and on New Year’s Day. (Mixmag)
  • On October 14, Tim Engelhardt will return to Poker Flat with his Your Words Keep Me Safe EP. (xlr8r)
  • Watch a new video from Inner Surface Music. (xlr8r)
  • Max Cooper has shared a video for Waves, the first single taken him his forthcoming album, Emergence. (xlr8r)
  • Porter Ricks will release their first new material for 17 years this November. (xlr8r)
  • Romare will release his second full-length later this year, listen to a first track. (xlr8r)
  • DJ Tennis has released another remix. (Thump)
  • Listen to Youandewan's latest, Be Good To Me, Poly. (Thump)
  • New material from Eric Prydz's prog-heavy alias Pryda is on the way. (DJ Mag)
  • PC Music is hosting an event at Berlin’s Berghain to mark the release of a new compilation, PC Music Vol. 2, on December 1. (Fact)
  • Tchami to provide his first-ever Essential Mix on October 15. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Eats Everything makes his much-anticipated Edible label debut with the Girl Powder EP. (Data Transmission)
  • Dusky gives us another taste of their forthcoming studio album Outer, with their next track Songs Of Phase. (Data Transmission)
  • Australian act Severed Heads to play live in London this November. (RA)
  • Ben Klock is set to tour South America in mid-November. (RA)
  • Palto Flats has revealed details on its next release, Georgia's All Kind Music LP. (RA)
  • RA will host a party at Art Basel in Miami on November 30 featuring Floating Points and The Black Madonna. (RA)
  • Icelandic dub techno artist Yagya will return to Delsin with a new album called Stars And Dust. (RA)
  • Vangelis Katsoulis will perform live in London for The Utopia Project on Saturday, October 22. (RA)
  • Stockholm duo Samo DJ & Maxxxbass are due to release a new LP on Tokyo label Snaker. (RA)
  • Is this the new collaboration between Marshmello and Far East Movement? (YourEDM)
  • Riobamba launches new label, Apocalipsis, with EP from Mala Fama. (RA)
  • Steve Goodman, label-founder of Hyberdub and the alias behind Kode9, has officially ended his radio series on Rinse FM after a 13-year run. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers find themselves at the mercy of online fans after criticising Lady Gaga and Rihanna. (YourEDM)
  • Snapped: Diversion LA with Dixon, KiNK, Danny Daze and Droog - Los Angeles (Mixmag)
  • Sunset Campout - San Francisco (xlr8r)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre - Brighton Centre (Guardian - 4* David Bennun)
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