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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Final Credits
Classic Music Company
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Now this is a track you’re definitely going to be familiar with if you’re a regular listener to my show, if you’re an avid dance fan, if you read all the magazines, because the original was one of the hottest vinyl releases of last year and it featured in our end of year 2016 countdown. But it’s now just received a full blown release, you can download it, you can stream it, you can do all that other stuff. It is definitely one of the most inventive and original sounding tracks of recent times, there’s so many touchpoints here, so many great influences, from an artist who also supplied the Essential Mix of the year, so it’s only right that this tune gets the Essential New Tune recognition it so richly deserves. You could say it’s the people’s choice and the story’s still building. Final Credits from Midland is this weeks Essential New Tune. This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:40 mins here.
LabelWez Saunders, Classic Music Company, Defected
Management: Chris Gold, Stealth Management
RadioWez Saunders, Defected
Live: Worldwide - Sandy Marris, Coda /USA & Canada - Ryan Smith, Liaison Artists
24 Feb 2017
  • Bristol Women In Music is to host an industry conference at Colston Hall March 30. (Facebook) keynote speeches come from the likes of Eats Everything and Crazy P's Danielle Moore.
  • California lawmakers consider 4am alcohol curfew. (RA)
  • 21 people hospitalised following suspected GHB overdose at Melbourne’s Electric Parade festival. (Fact)
  • Roni Size was awarded the Inspiration gong at last week's Music Producers Awards. (RotD)
  • The Chainsmokers' Closer breaks record for most weeks in Billboard Hot 100's Top 5. (Billboard)
  • Synthesis Technologies has a new Eurorack module. (RA)
  • Tiptop Audio introduces compact modular sample player for Eurorack. (RA)
  • Ableton’s new Beat Tools pack includes all you need to make hip-hop beats. (Fact)
  • Music technology company MQA and Universal are to encode UMG’s catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s technology, available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming. (RotD, Billboard)
  • Tatsuya Takahashi, the creator of popular synths like the Minilogue, MS-20 Mini and Volca range, leaves role as Korg Chief Engineer. (RA)
  • Andhim, Hvob and Marco Resmann to join Lighthouse Festival for South Africa launch. (Pulse)
  • New Miami festival, Rapture, books Carl Craig, Matthew Dear. (RA)
  • Kaytranada and Sampha, plus fabric’s own stage added to Lovebox line-up. (Mixmag)
  • The Black Madonna, Ben UFO, Miss Red & The Bug, Aurora Halal play Optimo 20 festival in Glasgow. (RA)
  • Until legalisation, allow users to test for tainted drugs. (HuffPo)
  • NYC club Flash Factory is being sued for groping patrons during security searches. (Pulse)
  • A new club called Machinerie will open in Lyon on March 11. (RA)
  • Step inside the new Birmingham club in a former screw factory, [ scru:club ]. (Mixmag)
  • Sankeys has plans to open new branches in a number of UK cities in 2017, including Birmingham, Newcastle and Stoke. (RA)
  • 25 photos to convince you to go to new London space Printworks. (Mixmag) Maya Jane Coles & Friends hosted a night.
  • Darren Marsh, aka DJ Total Recall, tells the BBC about his success as an international drum 'n' bass DJ and producer.
  • Female-run DJ collective Mamba Negra explain why they are starting a social movement on the São Paulo streets. (Thump)
  • Awakenings Festival fans pick the Top 20 techno tracks of all time. (Pulse)
  • 10 acts not to be missed at Ultra South Africa. (Pulse)
  • 20 savage tracks from the heyday of electro. (Pulse)
  • The best things we saw on the dance music internet this week. (Thump)
  • Harangue the DJ: Sub Focus. (Guardian Guide)
  • Lucky Breaks: how your favourite DJ made it big. (Mixmag)
  • A conversation with Brian Eno about ambient music. (Pitchfork)
  • Mixmag and The Smirnoff Sound Collective are driving diversity in dance music. (Mixmag)
  • Joe Seaton's sound is as wild as it is poetic. Will Lynch finds out what makes him one of the most striking artists in electronic music right now. (RA)
  • Alan Walker: 'There are always going to be haters’. (Standard - Jimi Famurewa)
  • Sandy Rivera talks longevity in house music and new single Yeah! (Billboard)
  • Helena Hauff: Re-wiring the future of electro. (DJMag)
  • Giorgio Moroder talks founding EDM, loving the Chainsmokers and why disco is back. (Paper)
  • Rhythm Section: Exporting house music from Peckham to the world. (Mixmag)
  • The most expensive dance floor records ever sold on Discogs. (RA)
  • Re-Edit Culture – A potted history of the DJ manipulator. (Greg Wilson)
  • Jauz talks meteoric rise, style-hopping sound & songwriting. (Billboard)
  • The Identification of Music Group: Where no track is left undiscovered. (Mixmag)
  • Moog are the music makers: Inside the small town factory that builds the world’s best-loved synths. (Fact)
  • “I try to lead, not follow”: A very nerdy chat with Carl Cox. (InTheMix)
  • Nastia: Complex, fearless and innovative – with a love/hate relationship with DJing and success. (Mixmag - Joe Roberts)
  • DJ Joey Carvello, RFC Records owner Ray Caviano, author Tim Lawrence and co-host of Sound Opinions, Jim DeRogatis, discuss how disco grew from a small underground movement to the best selling music genre in the world. (BetweenTheLinerNotes)
  • The importance of collecting songs in the digital era. (DJBooth) Music streaming services are convenient, but they aren't to be trusted.
  • Awanto 3 has completed work on a new album, Gargamel. (RA)
  • Teklife releases new compilation, On Life, featuring DJ Spinn, DJ Earl, RP Boo. (Fact)
  • DJ Skirt, real name Bethany DeMoss, quits DJing due to anxiety. (RA)
  • New Raime 12-inch, Notion 2 Notion, sells out immediately with no digital version or repress planned. (RA)
  • R&S Records will release a new EP from Space Dimension Controller in March. (RA)
  • Radiohead have enlisted James Blake and Oliver Coates as supporting acts for upcoming tour dates. (RA)
  • Goldie to release triple-vinyl album, The Journey Man. (RA)
  • French label Skryptöm is to release a compilation to celebrate 10 years of techno. (MagneticMag)
  • Crowdfunder pitch seeks investors in a documentary about long-term innovator in the composition, mixing and performance of electronic sounds Cristian Vogel. (StartNext)
  • Pole will deliver the next album in Bureau B's Con-Struct series on March 31. (RA)
  • Tunnel Signs and Will Buck channel Spirits on new track as pair’s first release on Cutters Records. (Mixmag)
  • Leftfield's debut album Leftism is being reissued with remixes by Skream and more. (Mixmag)
  • Warp veteran Clark announces new album Death Peak. (Fact)
  • Carl Craig’s classic Sandstorms gets orchestral reworking for new 12”. (Fact)
  • Kranky’s Justin Walter explores a rare wind-powered analog synth on new album. (Fact)
  • Bjarki is taking to the name Cucumb45 for a new EP on bbbbbb. (RA)
  • Ed Banger’s Busy P recruits Whities eccentric Reckonwrong for a genius remix. (Fact)
  • Objekt pays tribute to Berlin’s Basement Q club on Objekt #4. (Fact)
  • Listen to tracks made by Pinch, Ikonika and DJ Paypal for SUBPAC’s wearable bass tech. (Fact)
  • ​Claude VonStroke has announced six dates across the UK, Belgium and Austria this summer. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Harvey will play an exclusive four-date residency at London's Ministry of Sound kicking off on Saturday 8 April. (DJMag)
  • Check out the blueprints for Aphex Twin's logo. (RA)
  • BBC to broadcast three-part Nile Rodgers documentary series. (Mixmag)
  • Richie Hawtin will be unveiling a new audio-visual show called CLOSE during his performance at Movement Detroit this year. (MagneticMag)
  • Sigala - Koko, London (Standard - 4* Andre Paine)
  • Skream – All Night Long at XOYO, London (DT)
  • The Chainsmokers - Roundhouse, London (Guardian - 3* Caroline Sullivan)
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