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Sound Of Music Ft. Katy B
Jamie Jones Vs Nookie
Hot Creations
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Seven years ago Jamie Jones and Lee Foss launched Hot Creations. Believe it or not, they are about to put out their 100th release and it comes from the main man himself Jamie Jones. It’s a four track EP, he’s calling it the Kooky Music EP and the lead track is this. If you’ve seen Jamie play out over the past year, he’s been road testing this for quite some time. It’s actually a cover of Nookie’s 1995 drum 'n' bass tune of the same name. This is the 'Sound of Music’ from Jamie Jones vs Nookie featuring the voice of Katy B. It’s this week's 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 31.45 mins here.
Label: Hot Creations: Leon Oakey
Management: FM Artists: Dionne Estabrook
Publishing: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)/EMI Music Publishing & Copyright Control
Radio: Jessica Lamb
TV: Abigail White
Online: Abigail White
Live: Abigail White
15 Sep 2017
  • XL Recordings owners Richard Russell and Martin Mills shared a £20m dividend in 2016, in part thanks to Adele’s 25 breaking sales records. (Mail on Sunday) It was the biggest selling album for two consecutive years in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Accounts show pre-tax profits dipped from £29.2m to £22m for the year ending December 31, 2016, as turnover fell from £76m to £58m.
  • Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music has opened an office in London. (RotD) The branch will focus mainly on local A&R and promotion. The dance label was founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis.
  • Warner Music Group (WMG) has acquired Dutch independent electronic music company Spinnin’ Records, along with its music publishing and artist management divisions. One co-founder, Roger de Graaf, will be CEO, while another, Eelko van Kooten, is leaving. (RotD, Billboard) Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but a figure of $100m+ has been speculated.
  • The Electronic Music Awards have announced 'The Detroit Dock', an entire arena featuring Juan Atkins and others for the LA event. (Mixmag, Mixmag - nominations)
  • Andrew Weatherall, Cookout and Dekmantel among the winners in The Online Radio Awards. (ORA)
  • Ibiza Rocks Hotel in Ibiza is ceasing to put on live music due to restrictions put in place by local law on the island. (IbizaRocks - Andy McKay, owner) The hotel will still deliver pool parties during the day.
  • Abel Ortiz from Spain has won the seventh edition of the Bedroom DJ Competition in partnership with Mixcloud. A jury selected him from 562 sessions submitted. (BedroomDJ)
  • Mixmag has opened its fourteenth global office in Tokyo, Japan. (Mixmag) Mixmag Japan will offer bespoke and translated content to the local audience.
  • Apple is expected to make significant changes to its iTunes store from September 15. Among changes, on the Main Page, Hot Tracks will be replaced by the Best of the Week slider. Hot Tracks will remain on the Apple Music main page, however Hot Albums will no longer be displayed in US and UK markets. (TMN)
  • Pioneer DJ launches Rekordbox 5, DDJ-XP1, Teases XDJ-RX2. (DJTechTools)
  • Pioneer DJ's new controller opens up "creative possibilities to DJ performances". (Mixmag)
  • Spotify no longer supports Apple’s Safari browser. (TNW)
  • Spotify is said to have crossed 150 million active users worldwide, and is rapidly approaching 65m paying subscribers. (DMN)
  • From Brazilian gospel to Puerto Rican reggaeton and Dutch hip-hop, Deezer is scouring the globe for gaps in the market where it can survive and thrive against Spotify and Apple. (Reuters)
  • According to a financial projection from 2016, SoundCloud’s then-CEO Alexander Ljung offered a rather sober forecast for profitability, with much of it revolved around Soundcloud Go, a premium product that remains to prove itself. (DMN)
  • Ultra made its debut in China last weekend - relive all the best moments with sets from Armin van Buuren, Nicky Romero, REZZ, Getter and more. (DJmag)
  • US mega festival Hangout could well be heading to Australia. (InTheMix)
  • EDC Las Vegas has announced a number of major structural and logistic changes set to take effect for the festival’s 2018 instalment. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Overcrowding in clubs is annoying and dangerous. So why does it happen so often? (Mixmag)
  • Will a music publishing matrix save the day? (IbizaVoice)
  • How streaming music services could be better for DJs. (DJTechTools)
  • De Marktkantine has announced its program of events for this year’s ADE with four parties, including the likes of Pan-Pot and Nick Curly, Jon Hopkins, Max Cooper, John Talabot and DJ Harvey. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • Paul Kalkbrenner presents Back to the Future in association with Awakenings at ADE. (Decoded)
  • XOYO has unveiled the full lineups for its hugely popular residency series which will see Motor City Drum Ensemble playing every Friday for 10 weeks beginning 13th October. (DJmag)
  • David Morales is returning to NYC to close out the summer at Cielo for Forward Disco’s Summer Closing Party on September 23. (Mixmag)
  • Studio 338 announces Terrace re-opening events after a fire destroyed the London venue in 2016. (Decoded)
  • A new warehouse venue called The Telegraph Building is to open in Belfast this month. (Mixmag)
  • PKHS, a new house, techno and tech house club is to open in Tilburg in the Netherlands on October 6. (Mixmag)
  • John Arlidge interviews the creator of Studio 54, Ian Schrager, about the world’s most glamorous nightclub and the last days of disco. (Sunday Times)
  • Pop, dance and hip-hop BPMs are getting slower, partly because of drugs, finds Kathy Landoli. (Guardian Guide)
  • Israeli DJ Guy Gerber reveals the contents of his record bag. (Guardian Guide)
  • Widely celebrated as the pioneer of techno in India, Arjun Vagale steers the course of the country’s expanding underground electronic movement. (DeepHouseAmsterdam)
  • Ask the Experts: Maceo Plex / Maetrik. (xlr8r)
  • History revision: The art of the disco edit. (Mixmag)
  • David Zowie talks about his long-awaited comeback. (Mixmag)
  • 10 years of the Adana Twins. From Hamburg to Deep House and now Watergate, we chat to them about their journey. (DataTransmission)
  • Bruce Tantum spends time with the revered veteran DJ Tony Humphries. (RA)
  • Sofi Tukker announced as W Hotels' next 'Next Up' artists. (Billboard)
  • Markus Schulz' South Florida-based Coldharbour Studios was looted during Hurricane Irma. (Billboard)
  • Chicago legend Mike Dunn is to release his first album in 27 years. (Mixmag)
  • Dada Life’s Olle announces he will stop touring, plans to stay in studio. (DancingAstronaut)
  • A new Four Tet album, 'New Energy’, is set to arrive this month on September 29. (Mixmag)
  • Kenny Larkin is set to put out new music for the first time in close to a decade. (Mixmag)
  • Anja Schneider has announced her first album in nine years on new label Sous Music. (Mixmag)
  • L.I.E.S. announces its 100th release, an album from Terekke. (RA)
  • Kerri Chandler 'takes a walk through New York' on new DJ-Kicks mix . (RA)
  • Sub Club residents Harri & Domenic have announced a Scotland-wide tour where they will play all night as part of the Glaswegian club’s 30th anniversary celebrations. (Mixmag)
  • Iconic Motor City producers are reimagining the songs of Parliament, in new album Funkadelic Reworked by Detroiters, from Ace Records. (VinylFactory)
  • Anthony Torres, a beloved LGBTQ activist and DJ also known as Bubbles, was shot and killed outside a San Francisco club in what his attorney is calling a hate crime. (Mixmag)
  • TOKiMONSTA has revealed her struggle with a rare and life-threatening brain disease. (RA. YourEDM)
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