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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
The Lights
Kölsch & Sasha
IPSO
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Comment
"This week's Essential New Tune is from Copenhagen’s Kölsch who has gone on a blind date with UK progressive house legend Sasha. It is a brand new collaboration for Kölsch's IPSO label and it's called The Lights."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:13 mins here.
Contact
Label: Henrik Lücke Olsen, IPSO
Management: Henrik Lücke Olsen, (Kölsch) / Phil SalesMaren Brombeiss, (Sasha)
Publishing: Copyright Control, (Kölsch) / James Pitt, (Sasha)
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
Online: Erin MillsDujon Fairweather, Listen Up (Kölsch) / Lydia Laws (Sasha)
Live: Steve Hogan, (Kölsch) / Ian Hindmarsh, (Sasha)
22 Mar 2019
  • Music's next big startup Splice raises $57.5M to sell samples.(Techcrunch)
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group delivered its first earnings report as a public company, meeting market expectations but exposing soaring license and content production costs which pulled its shares down 6%. (Reuters
  • Bradley Gunn has announced that his time as Bradley Gunn Raver has come to end. (Mixmag
  • Marshmello, Zedd, and The Chainsmokers win big at iHeartRadio Music Awards. (EDMTUNES
  • Mixmag pledges to Smirnoff's Equalising Music initiative with Annie Mac, The Black Madonna and more. (Mixmag
  • POW Brixton is hosting a fundraising event in honour of the late Keith Flint. Titled Warrior’s Dance, the event will take place on March 30 and will raise money for 24/7 industry support line and service Music Minds Matter. (Mixmag
  • Identification of Music (IOM) are launching a new event series titled Breaking In. The series aims to bring together a wealth of producers, artists, DJs and more from across the electronic music and nightlife arenas, inviting them in to discuss their first steps into the industry. (Mixmag)
  • UK record company trade income has risen by 21.8% following three years of consecutive growth since 2015. (RotD)
  • Venue operator DHP Family calls the PPL SFE tariff increase, from 3.9p to 9p per person per hour by 2023, "a slap in the face" for grassroots clubs. (IQ)
  • PPL has published details of its new Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff, coming into effect on 1 July 2019. The new tariff relates to the playing of recorded music in public at events and replaces the current tariff has been in place for around 30 years. It will be phased in until 2023. (RotD)
  • Native Instruments details Massive X, the sequel to one of the world's most popular soft synths. (RA
  • Myspace has lost all music uploaded to the site between 2003 and 2015 - around 50 million songs by 14 million artists, as well as all users’ media from the first 12 years of the site's existence. (TechCrunch)
  • Music fans have been warned not to buy gig tickets on Facebook because fraudsters are using profiles on the site to steal thousands of pounds. (Times)
  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has spoken about Apple, and the charge for a subscription via the Spotify app: “You can see us having no other choice than to accept the 30 per cent fee put in place, which essentially would mean we would have to raise our prices for consumers all over the world”. (Billboard)
  • Diplo's famous Mad Decent Block Party is currently planning on turning the annual travelling event into a massive two-day festival called The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival, or "Mad City" for short. (Mixmag
  • Torino's Kappa FuturFestival has announced phase three of its 2019 lineup with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano and The Black Madonna all newly confirmed. (DJ Mag
  • Porter Robinson locks in the full line-up for his own festival, Second Sky, with Madeon, Cashmere Cat, G Jones, and Nina Las Vegas additions. (DJ Mag
  • Sónar completes 2019 line-up with Theo Parrish, Lorenzo Senni and Sevdaliza among the final acts to be added. (RA
  • Florence's Decibel Open Air has announced the full lineup for its third edition, including Armin van Buuren, Stephan Bodzin, Loco Dice and The Martinez Brothers, amongst many others. (DJ Mag
  • The Chainsmokers, Flume, RL Grime, RÜFÜS DU SOL join Lollapalooza’s 2019 roster. (DA
  • Pendulum will replace The Prodigy on SW4 line-up with new live show and music. (YourEDM)
  • Lee Burridge's iconic open-air gathering All Day I Dream has announced a massive world tour with over 20 events taking place in six different countries between March and October of 2019. (Mixmag
  • The 10th anniversary of No Sugar Added boasts an all-star line-up including Kaskade, Audien, Benny Benassi, Deorra, Kayzo, CID and more! (EDM
  • Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, and David Guetta’s alter ego Jack Back all curating Miami Music Week events at Basement Miami. (DA
  • Ultra Miami 2019 Guide: Everything you need to know (Billboard
  • Nicky Romero, NGHTMRE, SLANDER and Party Favor's guides to Ultra Music Festival. (Forbes
  • Why Gorgon City, Green Velvet, and more believe Miami Music Week is one of the most important dance events of the year. (DA
  • Preparing for the post album music industry. (Midia)
  • What the streaming rows tell us about the music biz right now. (MW
  • "Silly Music": Anti-establishment artists are reclaiming Dance Music's funny side. (Mixmag
  • Ghent mayor orders four-month closure of Kompass Klub. (RA
  • BASEMENT, a new techno club under New York's Knockdown Center, will open in May. (RA
  • A new London club series, No ID, aims to spotlight South Asian DJs and artists, kicking off with a Wednesday night offering at Rye Wax on 27 March. (DJ Mag
  • Derrick Carter to helm Saturdays at London's XOYO in May. (RA
  • Cocoon Ibiza is back at Amnesia for 20th anniversary season. (RA
  • Hï Ibiza is launching a brand new party for 2019 in the shape of BODYWORKS that features some rocking takeovers from DJing dons Solardo, CamelPhat and Fisher. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Dixon to launch new Pacha Ibiza residency, transmoderna. (RA
  • Ibiza Rocks has announced new Jax Jones residency. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Glitterbox has locked in Armand van Helden, Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez and more for Ibiza 2019. (DJ Mag
  • Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz have been added as residents to Palms Casino Resort superclub KAOS. (EDM
  • Gorgon City are set to start a new Vegas residency at KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub in the Palms Casino Resort next month. (Mixmag
  • DT638 – Piem (DT)
  • RA.668 Exos (RA
  • Eris Drew | Boiler Room Bogotá (Boiler Room
  • Artbat - DJ set at Bondinho Pão de Açúcar in Rio de Janeiro (Cercle
  • DJ Bus Replacement Service | Boiler Room London (Boiler Room
  • Sonny Fodera at CRSSD Fest (Mixmag
  • Sally C in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • City Guide: Glasgow with Illyus & Barrientos. (Magnetic
  • Get To Know: Dombresky (DJ Mag
  • Get To Know: Cray (DJ Mag
  • Get To Know: Sairen (DJ Mag
  • You Should Know: Audien [video] (Billboard
  • Fresh Kicks 97: Henry Greenleaf (Mixmag
  • Renegade Riddims: Maztek (DT
  • Renegade Master: Cyantific (DT
  • Artist Tips: Man Power (XLR8R
  • Billboard Dance's Ones to Watch: March 2019 (Billboard
  • March: Six artists you need to check out this month (Mixmag
  • 11 emerging artists you need to hear this March. (DJ Mag)
  • 10 of the most exciting new names in bass music. (Mixmag
  • 40 of the best UK Garage tracks released from 1995 to 2005. (Mixmag
  • Positive education: Inside the Lisa Lashes School of Music (iDJ
  • How 'creator-first' streaming tools are shifting roles for artists and labels. (Billboard)
  • As music data analytics services proliferate - giving everyone access to the same information - some believe A&R will revert back to being a field based on gut feeling. (Billboard)
  • Music, fashion and town planning: how nightclubs change the world. (Guardian)
  • Deorro explains why Latinx representation matters in the EDM scene. (Billboard
  • French Express founder Perseus selects seven tracks that inspire him. (DJ Mag
  • Dexter Tortoriello of Houses talks touring with Jungle, trusting your instincts and Diplo taking chances on him. (Magnetic
  • Ejeca's Trance Wax is breathing new life into classic trance. (DJ Mag)  
  • The wistful yet energizing dance music of RÜFÜS DU SOL. (NewYorker
  • Saturday Night Session 015: Armin van Buuren discusses how his heart will always be with trance music and teases a return of his ‘classical’ Armin sound later this year. (DA
  • Sasha talks about preserving clubs, the magic of John Digweed partnership and his favourite spots in New York City. (Magnetic
  • Masterminding Marshmello: 'How do we turn this into the next Disney?’ (MBW
  • Physical Therapy to release album under nine different aliases. (Fact
  • Flume releases two 45-minute documentaries ‘Flume: When Everything Was New’ and ‘Sleepless: The Story of Future Classic’. (DA
  • Tiësto and Dzeko reunite on big room boomer Halfway There. (Billboard
  • SG Lewis teams up with Clairo for the dreamy Throwaway. (Billboard
  • Kevin Richard Martin, AKA The Bug, to release album on Room40, Sirens. (RA
  • Agoria reveals Drift, his first album in eight years. (RA
  • Flume announces his Hi This Is Flume mixtape. (Billboard)
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL have announced a headline show at Alexandra Palace in London on 25 October 2019. (Mixmag
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