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Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune
(Revealed on the Pete Tong show on BBC Radio 1, Friday September 25th)
Track Tearing Me Up
Artist Bob Moses
Label Domino Records
Impact date tbc
Pete Tong says This week’s Essential New Tune was taken from Canadian duo Bob Moses, and their debut album Days Gone By, on Domino Records. The track is called “Tearing Me Up.” I could have picked many tracks from the album, the whole thing is absolutely brilliant, but we picked this track as the Essential New Tune. I think they’re going to be one of the real breakthrough bands for 2016. Spread the word.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:00 mins
here.
Contact Label:
Bart McDonagh, Domino Records
Management
:
Toby Andrews, Domino Records
Publishing
: Domino Publishing
Radio: Gregory Wells, Domino Records
TV
:
Karen Williams, Big Sister
Online: Adam Royal, Toast Press
Press
: Annabel Crowhust, Toast Press
Live:
Goli Ghavmi, Geist Agency
Business
  • SFX Entertainment is considering selling off some assets at fire sale prices. Assets being considered for include online music store Beatport, ticketing company Flavorus and a number of international festival producers. (Billboard, Fact)
News and Features
  • IMS China closes memorable inaugural event. Paul Oakenfold, Eric Zho, Greg Consiglio of Beatport and more share invaluable
    insight for the future of China’s electronic music scene. (IMS)
  • The first edition of electronic music industry conference Take Note has been announced to take
    place on November 21, 2015 in East London. (Mixmag)
  • Marijus Adomaitis (aka Ten Walls) has come out with a new public apology for his homophobic rant earlier in the year, delivered exclusively to DJ Mag via email. (XLR8R)
  • New videos have surfaced of the deplorable situation fans were left in following TommorowWorld’s cancellation. (Your EDM)
  • TommorowWorld’s well-documented failures have taken their toll on SFX Entertainment’s already plummeting share prices. (Billboard)
  • Zedd has voiced his thoughts on age restrictions at EDM events. (YourEDM)
  • A new exhibition about the rise of techno in Berlin is set to open in east London next month. (Fact)
  • Australia’s ListenOut has promised to be “a lot louder” next year after the volume at the festival’s Melbourne leg was criticised heavily on the weekend. (Mixmag)
  • Protests took place outside of London nightclub DSTRKT after punters were reportedly turned away for being “overweight” and “too
    dark”. (Thump)
  • Steve Albini vented his hatred of club culture in an email response to XL Recordings artist Powell, who had enquired about using a sample from one of Albini’s tracks. Powell’s response? Put the entire email on a prominent billboard in East London. (Thump)
  • Syrian artist Omar Souleyman has announced a new run of shows, looking to raise funds for refugees fleeing his home country. (Mixmag)
  • Homeland actress and big-time movie star Claire Danes went on US TV show Ellen to talk about her love for Berlin’s most
    infamous clubbing spot, Berghain. (Mixmag)
Digital/Tech
  • Music makers worldwide have been warned not to upgrade to the new OS X El Capitan due to compatibility issues with Native Instruments software. (Fact)
  • Native Instruments have released the full version of their Stems Creator app. (XLR8R)
  • This cutting edge stereo system lets you experience sound in four dimensions, and you can try it for yourself this weekend at The Hague. (Thump)
  • Aurous, the music equivalent of Popcorn Time, is just two weeks away from alpha release. (TorrentFreakMusicAlly) They claim they will be “creating a content-id system and DMCA portal so we can ensure Aurous does not infringe on anyone’s copyrights.”
  • Aldi have officially launched their own streaming service Aldi Life Musik, powered by Napster, and it’s cheaper than Spotify and Tidal. (Fact)
  • Seven old school production software interfaces that have stood the test of time. (Thump)
Live
  • W Hotels have
    unveiled their much-anticipated Amsterdam location and full live schedule ahead
    of ADE. (Deep
    House Amsterdam
    )
  • Diplo has
    revealed plans for a tour of India in 2016. (Your
    EDM
    )
  • After three days of grey skies and near-continuous
    rainfall, the promoters behind TomorrowWorld’s
    third year at Chattahoochee Hills have been forced to shut down the event. (Dancing
    Astronaut
    )
  • Dance trio Above
    & Beyond
    have announced an acoustic tour for 2016. (Dancing
    Astronaut
    )
  • Ben Klock has
    announced a 3-date US tour with stops in New York, Chicago and San Diego
    starting on October 9. (XLR8R)
Comment, Opinion and Analysis
  • Are the DJ Awards becoming dangerously predictable? (Thump)
  • Australia’s recently introduced “lockout” laws are putting Sydney’s club scene under serious threat. (Resident Advisor)
  • The 10 best-selling tracks on Beatport this month. (Mixmag)
Artist and Music Features
  • Diplo tells all on Justin Bieber, the rise of Diplo, and more. (Your EDM)
  • Toronto producer Basic
    Soul Unit
    talks through his eclectic influences. (Resident Advisor)
  • Harangue the DJ: Kiwi. (Guardian)
  • Detroit artist DJ Bone discusses the ‘watering down’ of DJing in an interview with Juno Plus. (Resident Advisor)
  • Kaskade’s 30-minute interview with Larry King is now available to stream in full. (Dancing Astronaut)
Artist News
  • 2ManyDJs have revived their space rock side project Die Verboten and will release previously shelved material on a new album titled
    2007. (Fact)
  • BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac started the weekend by unveiling the tracklist for her new compilation album. (Mixmag)
  • Avicii has previewed the impending release of eagerly anticipated second album Stories with the unveiling of new track Ten More Days. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • 50 Weapons has outlined the last of its releases to drop before the label closes. (Mixmag)
  • Arca has shared the first taste of upcoming album Mutant with new single Soichiro. (Fact)
  • Rumour has is that Kendrick Lamar will be joining Disclosure and Sam Smith for a new version of Omen. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Floating Points has shared another track from his debut album Elaenia, out November 6, as well as announcing an orchestral show
    in London on November 17. (Mixmag)
  • Rob Clouth has announced the release of a special edition EP titled Hidden Structures on Leisure System, available now via Bandcamp. (XLR8R)
  • Godfather of house Frankie Knuckles has put approximately 5,000 of his vinyls on display at the Stony Island Arts Bank in his home city of Chicago. (Mixmag)
  • Hot Haus producer DJ Haus has revealed the tracklisting for debut album Burnin’ Up, to be released via Rinse. (Thump)
  • Hardwell has broken the record for most names on a guestlist with his 125,000 strong list for a charity show in Mumbai this December. (Mixmag)
  • Ghostly are set to release a new remix EP of Heathered Pearls latest album Body Complex, with re-works from Lord RAJA and Physical Therapy. (XLR8R)
Reviews
Albums

Live

  • Disclosure – Troxy, London (Guardian – 3* Tim Jonze)
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Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show is on air this Friday at 10pm (GMT) with Faithless, Eats Everything and Tube & Berger.

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