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What You Need (Kolsch Remix)
Adam Beyer
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"This week we have another masterclass from Kolsch who has made remixing his thing. He’s a pretty cool artist in his own right as well but when it comes to remixes he absolutely smashes it. He’s back with a brand new remix of Adam Beyer’s What You Need."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 36.11 mins here.
Label: Ollie Blayney, Drumcode 
Management: Adam Beyer - Jeremy Ford, Bigfoot Music Management / Kölsch - Henrik Lücke Olsen, L-Mgt
Publishing: Tom Keil, Ultra Music Publishing Europe
Radio & Online: Clare Dickens, Clare Dickens PR
ClubOllie Blayney, Drumcode 
TV: Naomi Asher, Wixen
Live: Adam Beyer & Kölsch - Brendan Long, WME
22 Nov 2019
  • Tottenham-based online radio station Threads Radio has launched a crowdfunding campaign to secure its future. The station is currently preparing to relocate and find new studios as a result of the impending closure of Tottenham club The Cause at the end of this year. (DJ Mag
  • BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac saluted the "sea change" taking place within the electronic music industry as she picked up the Music Champion gong at the Music Week Women In Music Awards. (MW
  • Dance and electronic music specialist Spinnin’ Records is launching in Asia. (Billboard
  • Billboard has revealed Lady Gaga's The Fame has landed the No. 1 dance/electronic album of the 2010s with Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, and David Guetta's Nothing But The Beat at number two and three respectively. The genre's No. 1 song of the decade is Happier by Marshmello and Bastille. (Billboard
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Boys Noize, Flume, and more lead the electronic/dance 2020 Grammy Award nominations. (DA
  • Youth Control Games has launched MIXMSTR, the first-ever DJ culture game for mobile. Players earn virtual money to build their record collection and improve their DJ skills. (Mixmag)
  • Behringer has announced WING, a futuristic new mixing console. The new device features eight MIDAS preamps, 24 motorised 100mm faders, 11 colour TFT screens to display parameters, a 48-ins/48-outs USB audio interface with HUI control for your favourite DAW and the option of another 64 I/O via Ethernet, supporting WAVES Soundgrid. (DJ Mag
  • ByteDance is in talks with the majors to launch its own global streaming service. (Reuters
  • Amazon Music has launched a free, ad-supported version of its streaming service. (Billboard)
  • Spotify’s free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers. (TechCrunch)
  • Apple Music has partnered with PlayNetwork to launch Apple Music for Business, a service geared towards providing a fully licensed — and customisable — soundtrack to retail stores, restaurants and other commercial outlets. (Billboard)
  • Denis Sulta, Special Request, Anz, Lone, and Sally C are locked for DJ Mag's Best of British Awards party. (DJ Mag
  • Helena Hauff, CC:DISCO!, Jayda G and many more are heading to Malta for Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival in April. (RA
  • Renaissance heads to Tulum, Mexico for a party with Roman Flügel, Robag Wruhme, and Charlotte de Witte. (RA
  • Ultra Miami 2020 have shared their Phase 1 line-up with Flume, Major Lazer, Zedd, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Amelie Lens and more. (Billboard
  • Unhealthy scene: How sky-high DJ fees are crippling dance music. (Mixmag
  • Why the music industry needs Bytedance to disrupt it. (Midia)
  • ‘Artists have to learn to bend the rules:’ How fan monetisation could overtake streaming. analyst Mark Mulligan addresses the Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles. (TMN)
  • Melbourne club XE54 to close its doors in January. (RA
  • London club FOLD has had its suspension temporarily lifted while it awaits a full licensing hearing. (Mixmag
  • Metalheadz affiliate Lenzman will take his North Quarter label to Phonox next January for four Friday parties. (Mixmag
  • Mark Knight and Manu Gonzalez to bring in NYE at EGG LDN. (DT
  • Eric Prydz will perform at London's Printworks in February 2020, alongside ARTBAT. (DJ Mag
  • London club The Cause to trial a potential new venue on New Year's Eve. (RA
  • DT671 – Mihai Popoviciu (DT
  • RA.703 B.Traits (RA
  • Recognise: Solid Blake (DJ Mag)  
  • Booka Shade | Boiler Room Dubai: The Grid (Boiler Room
  • Yoyaku Records showcase with Varhat b2b Janeret in The Lab Paris (Mixmag
  • Guy Mantzur in the Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • Chris Inperspective Human Traffic d'n'b set (Mixmag
  • Luigi Madonna in The Lab LA (Mixmag)  
  • Mathame at Reforma 180 heliport in Mexico City (Cercle
  • 10 anthems from unit, Hamburg’s notorious early-’90s techno temple. (ElectronicBeats
  • 25 classic tracks from 25 years of Paper Recordings (Mixmag
  • Label of the month: Lucidflow (iDJ
  • 20 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear: November 2019 (Fact
  • Fresh Kicks 126: Olivia (DJ Mag
  • On Cue: Jacques Greene (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: RMS (DT
  • A conversation with the team behind MUMA 2019, a dance music conference in Dortmund. (Electronic Beats
  • Russia's GAMMA festival: An experimental showcase where dance music is still misunderstood. (Mixmag
  • The enduring energy of Nottingham's DIY underground. (DJ Mag
  • The do’s and don’ts of music merchandising. (Spotify)
  • Madeon discusses good faith, moving to LA and more. (
  • In Conversation: Harry Romero (Magnetic
  • 20 questions with Rusko. (Billboard
  • Discover the extreme hardcore-fueled sound of rising New York producer Kilbourne. (ElectronicBeats
  • Richie Hawtin interview (L.A Weekly
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike talk about music, their Garden of Madness events, the DJ Mag Top 100 and more. (
  • HAAi describes her favorite chonks, talks new EP Systems Up, Windows Down. (Magnetic
  • TNGHT are right here, right now. (DJ Mag
  • This is The End, the club that changed London (DJ Mag
  • Swedish House Mafia are working on new music with American hip-hop producer, Mike Dean. (DJ Mag
  • Hyperdub and Adult Swim's joint compilation, HyperSwim, features new tracks by Burial, Laurel Halo, and Dean Blunt. (RA
  • HAAi has released her new EP on Mute, titled Systems Up, Windows Down. (XLR8R
  • Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills and Laurent Garnier featured in a new exhibition exploring the history of electronic music at the Design Museum in London. (Fact
  • Squarepusher to return to Warp with a new album on 31 January. (RA
  • Deena Abdelwahed is back on InFiné with new EP, Dhakar in January. (RA
  • deadmau5 has shared his thoughts on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike high use of the microphone in their performance in a string of posts on Reddit. (Mixmag
  • Skrillex says thanks for his Grammy nomination and reveals that he’s in the studio, working on and finishing his multiple albums. (EDMTunes
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