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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Close To You (Icarus Edit)
We're loving the beautiful vocal on this new SubSoul track. It’s something we played last week and Danny Howard's been playing it too. We think the artist, Arle, is from Australia but the remix comes from Icarus. With a big bass line, this is Close To You, this week’s Essential New Tune.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:05 mins here.
Label: Rich Parkinson, SubSoul
Management: Ali Fletcher, Insanity Group (Icarus), Rich Parkinson, SubSoul (Arle)
Publishing: Rich Parkinson, SubSoul Music
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up 
Online: Marie Dapoigny, AEI
Live: Steve Hogan, WME (Icarus)
27 Jan 2017
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  • According to Chance the Rapper, the Grammys will now recognise music released on SoundCloud for eligibility in 2018. (Uproxx)
  • Classic House, a collaboration between Pete Tong and conductor Jules Buckley, is leading the race for UK No.1 album in the Official Charts Company’s midweek update. (Independent)
  • The most influential people in music, according to Debretts includes the likes of Calvin Harris, Chase & Status and Mark Ronson. (Telegraph)
  • BPM Festival has released a full statement following the shooting at this year’s event. (Magnetic Mag) The company has raised a GoFundMe campaign for the victims and noted: “At this time, we will not be commenting publicly so as not to interfere with, or impede, the ongoing police investigation”
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  • Dave Smith Instruments announces new analogue synth, Rev 2. (Fact)
  • Seven exciting synths, drum machines and modules to look forward to in 2017. (Fact)
  • Loopmasters have announced a new innovative cloud plugin for music producers called Loopcloud - an application for browsing and managing all your samples, MIDI files and presets. (DT)
  • SoundCloud and Triton Digital, a technology provider for the audio industry, have announced an expanded partnership to monetise SoundCloud’s digital audio advertising inventory in the US via Triton’s programmatic audio advertising exchange, a2x. (BusinessWire)
  • Parties4Peace, a cultural exchange to protect and honour Patagonia, hits Chile and Peru with Christian Volstad And Pier Bucci. (Mixmag)
  • Kode9, Lone and Academy Award-nominated composer Mica Levi have been added to this year’s line-up for Convergence - a platform for unusual projects, one-off special events and collaborations across London. (Mixmag)
  • Smartbar has announced a new event series titled Daphne: A Women’s Movement In Dance Music which will run at the Chicago nightspot throughout March. (Mixmag)
  • Heidi, Lena Willikens, Beautiful Swimmers and Optimo are among the 40 artists to be announced for Sonár Barcelona. (Mixmag)
  • Your Paradise in Fiji is set to return in 2017. (Mixmag)
  • AVA Festival announces 2017 line-up with Jeff Mills, Ben UFO. (Fact)
  • Sven Väth, Ben Klock, Ricardo Villalobos play Awakenings Festival 2017. (RA)
  • Tomorrowland adds Maceo Plex, Sven Väth, Martin Garrix, and more to line-up. (DA)
  • Dekmantel Festival has dropped its full line-up for this year, adding an extra day to the schedule. (Mixmag)
  • Lightning in a Bottle announces 2017 line-up including Richie Hawtin, Bassnectar, Bonobo, Rüfüs Du Sol and Kaytranada. (Billboard)
  • Ultra Music Festival Brasil, held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, has expanded to three days, taking place 12-14 October 2017. (DJMag)
  • Dance artists react to President Donald Trump's inauguration. (Billboard)
  • Dance music artists react to Women's March protests. (Billboard
  • McCartney, techno and the Spanish civil war – what keeps UK music venues alive? (Guardian)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre identifies the Value Transfer. (MTP)
  • Manchester venue Joshua Brooks renames basement club Versions. (RA)
  • Hackney Council has agreed a 15-year lease with Village Underground, securing the future of one of London’s leading venues. (Mixmag)
  • Hakkasan Group has announced its 2017 LAs Vegas artist roster featuring Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Kaskade, Zedd, Illenium, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE and more. (Billboard)
  • Carl Cox has announced that he'll return to Ibiza in 2017, this year to San Antonio club Privilege on July 11 and 18 for GAME OVER presents: Pure Carl Cox. (Mixmag)
  • The Sant Josep Town Council in Ibiza has plans to discuss legislation that will force venues with capacity of 200 or more to use new crowd control systems. (Mixmag)
  • Five labels you can trust in 2017. (DJMag)
  • Five things you should know about Austra. (Redbull)
  • 10 DJs who will definitely break through in 2017. (ElectronicBeats)
  • The 50 best IDM albums of all time. (Pitchfork)
  • Spotlight Mix: Mollie Collins. (DT)
  • Niteworks: 'It was never a decision that we wanted to start playing electronic stuff, it sort of just happened as a natural thing.” (List)
  • How Jack Your Body began house music's squelching electronic revolution. (Guardian2 - Jude Rogers)
  • In his first interview since his cancer diagnosis last year, hitmaker Dan Stein — aka DJ Fresh — talks to David Smyth about getting clean and taking his career in a new direction. (Standard)
  • Is Texas America's next big EDM capital? (Thump)
  • How Flume's signature drop became SoundCloud's most annoying trend. (Thump)
  • The story of Brighton’s only secret unlicensed after hours nightclub. (Thump)
  • Daft Punk released Homework 20 years ago and they've rarely sounded as exciting since, says Angus Harrison. (Thump)
  • In conversation with… Bastian Bux. (DT)
  • Over the last ten years, German label Workshop became a cult favourite by releasing subtle, untitled 12-inches best suited to the "in-between" stages of the night. Will Lynch meets its main players, Lowtec and Even Tuell. (RA)
  • Max Pearl talks shop with the highly respected New York engineer and producer, Phil Moffa. (RA)
  • Rødhåd introduces his line-up for Fabric night Curates this March. (Fabric Blog)
  • Online mastering service LANDR speaks to Canadian artists Gene Tellem and Project Pablo on how DJing informs their time in the studio. (Landr)
  • Sunny house grooves, disco riffs and hip hop twists delivered with a grin are the staples of Brisbane’s freshest export, Young Franco. A talented musician with a lot more savvy than his playful attitude lets on, here he tells his own story of musical development. (Pulse)
  • How French founder of electro label Bromance, Brodinski, found new life in Atlanta rap. (Fader)
  • Getting The Mask On: The Black Madonna interviewed. (Quietus)
  • Paul Oakenfold unveils Generations, his look back at 30 years of dance music. (LAWeekly)
  • Powered Up: Inside EDM agent Jake Schneider's tech-savvy mind. (Forbes)
  • Madam X's dark, bass-loaded UK rhythms are making an impact. (Mixmag)
  • Young Fathers have made one of their contributions to the T2 Trainspotting soundtrack, Only God Knows, available to stream. (Mixmag)
  • Tiga returns to Turbo Recordings with Eye Luv U. (Mixmag)
  • French producer Joakim announces new album Samurai, hear first single Numb. (Fact)
  • Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album Drunk on February 24, 2017 via Brainfeeder. (Xlr8r)
  • Dixon will be releasing two remixes on his Innervisions vinyl-only sub-label, Philomena. (Mixmag)
  • Solar and C.L.A.W.S. launch Squirrels On Film label. (RA)
  • Flying Lotus’ debut feature film Kuso premiered at Sundance last weekend and has caused controversy for the grotesque nature of its content. (Mixmag)
  • Ostgut Ton has revealed details of a 12-inch release from Fiedel called Substance B - his first solo record for the label. (RA)
  • Joe Goddard unveils second solo album, Electric Lines. (RA)
  • Evian Christ to release debut album on Warp this year. (Mixmag)
  • Dave Clarke has stated that he won't be traveling to the US to perform so long as Donald Trump remains President. (Mixmag)
  • Lobster Theremin opens record shop in East London, named Lobster Records. (RA)
  • Porter Robinson has confirmed his recent tweets denouncing the majority of his past material are serious. (DJMag)
  • Benny Benassi’s management has announced that he has sustained “a serious injury due to a skiing accident,” and has cancelled all of his forthcoming shows. (YourEDM)
  • E.M.M.A. is launching a podcast as part of her Producergirls project which will see her anchoring chats with inspirational women in the music industry. (Mixmag)
  • Sigma have announced they will play live at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27 May. (DJMag)
  • DJ Snake has announced he'll hold a residency at XS Las Vegas during 2017. (DJMag)
  • Nina Kraviz is starting another label called GALAXIID. (Mixmag)
  • Major Lazer’s historic Cuba concert has been turned into a documentary. (Fact, Verge)
  • A brand new documentary called They Call It Acid has released a trailer featuring interview gems with the likes of a young Carl Cox, Derrick May, Paul Oakenfold, Noel Gallagher and more. (Mixmag)
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