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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Undercatt popped up last year with their record Venus and have now put together the second instalment of Diynamic Records' new Picture series. The whole EP is very, very good, but this is our Essential New Tune for this week; it's called Britannia and it's reviving some pretty cool trance sounds.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen here.
Label: Pete Oldak, Diynamic
Management: Adriano Trolio, People & Machines
Publishing: Max Vonthadden, Edition Diynamic/ BMG Rights Management
Radio: Pete Downes, Jukebox PR
Online: Alex Jukes, Jukebox PR
Live: Kai Schumann, People & Machines
23 Mar 2018
  • Beatport launches a new Creative Services division. (Billboard)
  • Ultra Music Festival has acquired Miami’s Winter Music Conference. (Billboard) UMF will expand into China with Ultra Beijing this June.
  • Kansas City-based festival Dancefestopia has fired its talent buyer after sexual assault allegations surface over Twitter. (DA)
  • Armin van Buuren, Kygo, Axwell Λ Ingrosso and The Chainsmokers amongst winners at the International Dance Music Awards. (YourEDM)
  • A broad and detailed report from piracy tracking outfit Muso shows that visits to pirate sites went up last year. (TorrentFreak, Billboard) Music piracy in 2017 grew 14.7% year-on-year. Following IFPI action, in second six months of 2017, encompassing the four months following YouTube.mp3 shutting down, visits to stream ripping piracy sites declined 34% over H1.
  • A report on drug use among UK clubbers, by The Loop, Volteface, Durham University and The All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform, has called for urgent action to install harm-reduction measures, such as ‘regional drug-testing hubs’, as deaths linked to cocaine and ecstasy have risen to record levels. (RA, IQ)
  • Internet radio service 8tracks has teamed up with Spotify to deliver music based on users' specific taste, in a more organised manner. (Billboard)
  • SoundCloud has launched a creator-led advertising campaign titled First on SoundCloud. It will promote emerging talent on the platform through new music, video and photography. (SoundCloud, Billboard)
  • Beatport creates a new Melodic House & Techno​ genre. (Decoded)
  • New social music platform, Check My Track, launches to share music ideas. (Decoded)
  • Armada Music has teamed up with FaderPro to launch Armada University, a platform that offers various masterclasses designed to push the sound of today’s talents to the next level. (Pulse)
  • Solomun is bringing a crew of his Diynamic Music artists to London for a two day festival September 8-9 for the Diynamic Festival London. (Pulse)
  • MDRNTY Cruise announces Archie Hamilton, Lazare Hoche and Dana Ruh. (Mixmag)
  • Cocoon in The Park returns for its 10th anniversary at Temple Newsam. (Mixmag)
  • Time Warp unveils 2018 schedule and brand new vinyl-focused stage. (DA)
  • Egg LDN celebrates 15 years across the May Bank Holiday weekend with Radio Slave, FJAAK, Andres, Tobi Neumann and more. (DT)
  • Arcadia have announced the final additions to the May Day Bank Holiday London Show, featuring artists such as Matador, Max Cooper, Paul Woolford, Digital Mystikz, DJ Vadim and Norman Jay. (DT)
  • Mexico’s RHA Festival locks in Luciano, Charlotte de Witte and Doc Martin. (Mixmag)
  • Honey Dijon and Peggy Gou among names added to Oasis Festival 2018. (Mixmag)
  • Dance music documentary What We Started is shameless EDM propaganda. (Pitchfork)
  • If Sankeys and DC-10 won't be around, how will Ibiza's clubbing landscape change in 2018? (IbizaVoice)
  • DanceSafe, an organisation devoted to promoting health and safety within the electronic music community, is speaking out on rape culture in light of current events. (YourEDM)
  • YouTube music channels have come seemingly out of nowhere to be one of the most important gatekeepers in dance music. To find out more about their world, we speak to four key channel owners. (IbizaVoice)
  • How Marshmello and manager Moe Shalizi built dance music's most irresistible brand. (Billboard)
  • The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham withdraws appeal against closure due to 'financial and emotional impact’. (RA)
  • Printworks London has revealed ambitious plans to launch a new 3,000-cap. live room hosting “some of the biggest and most acclaimed live acts today”. (IQ)
  • Wynn Las Vegas announces parties with Elrow, Paradise and more. (Billboard)
  • Craig Richards has penned an open letter to help clarify what his role will be at fabric after stepping down from his weekly residency last year. (Mixmag)
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre is set to host techno nights from April 9. (Mixmag)
  • ANTS confirm dates and new concept for 2018 Ibiza Season. (DT)
  • Together Ibiza signs up Sub Focus, Pendulum and Andy C as residents. (Mixmag)
  • 10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in March 2018. (Fact)
  • 21 labels pushing UK music forwards. (Redbull)
  • Anita Awbi meets international DJ, producer and label boss Nina Kraviz as she straps herself in for her biggest year yet. (MMagazine)
  • Brian Eno is collaborating with other artists to create a high-tech, immersive experience that will tour Europe and America. (NYTimes)
  • Charissa Saverio, aka DJ Rap, on making it big in the electronic music “boy’s club”. (GirlTalkHQ)
  • Does dance music need an extra helping of dork? (DMNW)
  • The alter ego of Lisbon DJ and producer Inês Coutinho, Violet is a multi-talented figure within the city’s underground electronic music scene. (DHA)
  • Andrew Ryce hears some thrift-store bangers in the company of the rising Brooklyn-based artist Jex Opolis. (RA)
  • Romanian producer DYL discusses his mutated vision of drum and bass. (TwoHungryGhosts)
  • ​Danny Howells returns with his 3D project and talks festival activism of Rapture Festival. (Mixmag)
  • tINI talks new label, marathon sets, Miami, Rapture Festival and more. (MagneticMag)
  • Kenya’s EDM scene is on the rise. (MusicinAfrica)
  • Zero T reminisces about DnB’s progression over the past 20 years; from cutting house politics and dubplates to social media and USBs. (IbizaVoice)
  • Romanian artist Miruna Boruzescu is on the cusp of releasing her excellent debut album. Mark Smith hears how her tenacious mindset shaped its unique sound. (RA)
  • Marta Salogni and Chris Carter take an extended lunch to share ideas on the creative process, when experiments go wrong, their current work and sexism in the industry. (Quietus)
  • Holly Dicker meets Marc Acardipane, the artist who's been described as the inventor of hardcore, a dance music rockstar and the forgotten man of techno. (RA)
  • Film-score composer Tom Holkenborg (AKA Junkie XL) discusses his soundtracks for Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomb Raider and more. (Monocle)
  • Exploring The Outer Limits with Jeff Mills. (Fabric)
  • “I’ve got everything I was wishing for”: How The Black Madonna became a dance music superstar. (IntheMix)
  • Carl Cox on Hï: “I think I’ll shed a tear as I walk in. I’m still not ready to go into that club”. (Mixmag)
  • New label, Utopia Originals, launches with reissue from Spanish-Ukrainian composer Iury Lech. (RA)
  • Blawan announces first album, Wet Will Always Dry. (RA)
  • Wolfgang Voigt has announced a new Gas album called Rausch. (Mixmag)
  • David Guetta is teaming up again with Sia on new single Flames. (YourEDM)
  • boerd has signed with Anjunadeep to release his latest mini-album. (Decoded)
  • Martin Garrix has revealed that he loves the current state of music in a new interview. (DJMag)
  • Murlo returns with a brand-new imprint, Coil Records. (Mixmag)
  • Love International launches record label with 12-inch from Begin. (RA)
  • Datsik dropped by Deckstar & Circle Talent Agency following sexual assault allegations. (Billboard)
  • Paul Kalkbrenner returns with new album, Parts Of Life. (RA)
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