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The Duster
Eats Everything and Green Velvet
Method White
There are approximately 52 Essential New Tunes a year, but the one that happens at Miami Music Week is always very special. This was a secret weapon for Disclosure at the festival last week, tearing the roof off at their pool party at the Delano, at STORY and at Wild Life. And the reason it's been so big for them is because it's signed to their label, Method White. It is actually Eats Everything, our friend Dan the man, and Green Velvet. This is dangerous, it's called The Duster. 
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.
Label: Adam Royal / Max Gerrans, Method White
Management: Becci Abbott / Ben Price / Sarah Grade, Grade Management 
Publishing: Steve Sasse, BMG  
Radio: Michael Pickard / Christian Nockall, Your Army
Online: Erin Mills, Listen Up
Live: Will Nustedt, NGE  (World ex. US) / Andrew Kelsey, Liaison  (US)
24 Mar 2016
  • SoundCloud has confirmed last week’s story that it has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music. (NYTimes)  Sony's affiliated labels, including independents distributed by The Orchard and RED Distribution, are included in the deal. SME labels and artists will gain access to SoundCloud's promotional tools, analysis and data. (RotD)
  • Speaker company Sonos recently collaborated with Apple to study the effects that listening to music out loud, together has on people, and the results are overwhelmingly positive. (
  • UK Home Office ministers have confirmed that alkyl nitrite, also known as poppers, will not be banned by the government’s Psychoactive Substances Bill that comes into law on April 1. (Mixmag)
  • Donald Trump has had his team send a cease-and-desist order to New York City duo Fight Clvb over their use of his image and likeness in the video for their track, Donald Trump. (
  • IMS Engage, which take place in LA, is now less than a month away with limited badges still available. (IMS)
  • France’s MPs have voted to reduce the country's legal quota of French songs played on the radio from 40% to 35% amid complaints the rule forces DJs to repeatedly play ‘boring’ old French ballads. (Telegraph) However, stations will have to air more new French songs.
  • Sigala's summer club anthem Say You Do is top on the UK’s Official Trending Chart. (OCC)
  • BBC Worldwide has announced the acquisition of music documentary Stories, from Avicii. (RotD)
  • The Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS), a music non-profit organisation, has announced plans to transform its studio, and massive collection of rare and vintage synthesizers, into an interactive museum. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Tiesto has officially become the first DJ to win the Edison Pop Award. (
  • Radio 1 has partnered with dance music festival Hideout for the station’s first event in Croatia. (IQ)
  • Radio 1 (Radio Station), SoundCloud (Music App), Spinnin’ Records (Global Label) and Ushuaia - Ibiza (Global Club) were among the winners at the 31st annual International Dance Music Awards in Miami. (WMC)
  • Ibiza's San Antonio Council has announced that it has suspended dynamic advertising including commercial parades, ticket selling and PR’s on the streets of San Antonio for 2016. (White Isle)
  • In 2015, vinyl earned more than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and free Spotify combined. (DMN)
  • Streaming music services have displaced digital downloads as the largest source of revenue in the US. (FT )
  • The US recorded music business grew year on year, reporting 2015 revenues of $7.016bn, an increase of 0.9% on 2014. (RIAA, Billboard) Streaming revenue accounted for 34.3% [up from 27% in 2014] of the industry's total, with revenues from paid subscriptions growing 52% to $1.2bn. Download sales accounted for 34% of the market, physical 28.8%, and sync 2.9%.
  • How virtual reality will reshape the music experience. (Fader)
  • The Bob Moog Foundation, dedicated to its namesake's legacy of synthesizer engineering and inventing, has announced its annual raffle prize for 2016: the Minimoog Model D synthesizer for just $20. (Thump)
  • Daniel Ek tweeted that Spotify has 30m paid subscribers. (Billboard)
  • Spotify has confirmed plans to go live in Indonesia at the end of March. (TechCrunch) A launch in Japan is expected and the company is said to be looking at India.
  • Spotify is already the go-to solution if you need a soundtrack to a house party, but it could soon be powering an app that wants to replace the old-fashioned jukebox in public venues. (Fact)
  • An app called CD Scanner for Spotify lets you import your CD collection to your Spotify account. (NextWeb)
  • Spotify is planning more hyper-personalisation in the wake of its success, according to product manager Matt Ogle. (MusicAlly)
  • Ultra Music Festival has announced its 2017 event will be held March 24-26. (YourEDM)
  • Copenhagen’s Distortion Festival has unveiled several new names for its 2016 edition, including MK, Mano Le Tough and My Nu Leng. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Turin-based weekender Kappa FuturFestival has enlisted a raft of new names including Ben KlockMarco Carola and Raresh. (Fact)
  • Field Manuevers has announced Throwing Shade, Ryan Elliott and The Black Madonna for their 2016 line-up. (Mixmag)
  • Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is to take on Cream Classic anthems at the city's Anglican Cathedral in unique merging of musical styles. (Mirror)
  • Analysis on what it took to have a No 1 single in 2015. (James Masterton)
  • The mechanics of the rights involved and the revenues paid by YouTube. (MTP)
  • Crowdfunding: what appears as freedom can turn out to be a behaviourist straightjacket. (Ratpie - Paul Sanders)
  • Has the bubble burst for music festival giants? (
  • How much is Sony/ATV worth? A deep dig into the financials of the ATV buyout. (Billboard)
  • Five lessons for creative businesses from the world of music management. (Guardian - Jim Carroll, former UK chair of BBH)
  • Can Big Data discover the next pop star? (FastCo) Online music hub ReverbNation is finding talented artists by mixing data with human curation.
  • The best and worst things about electronic music today. (
  • Streaming is now the recording industry's core, and it's being treated as such. (Billboard)
  • Social media is twice as important as mailing lists for the marketing of nightlife events in the UK and Ireland, reveals new data released by Eventbrite. (IQ)
  • Studies suggest young people have fallen out of love with nightclubs. We asked our readers to tell us whether this is really the case – here’s what they said. (Guardian)
  • What does SoundCloud's deal with Sony really mean? (
  • Is SoundCloud's Sony deal too little, too late? (Inc)
  • Harangue the DJ: JD Samson. (Guardian)
  • Virtually famous: Baauer (Standard - David Smyth)
  • Leon Vynehall explains how he built Rojus. (Mixmag)
  • 10 years ago: Skrillex was still Sonny Moore when hardcore band From First to Last released Heroine. (Diffuser)
  • Celebrated UK duo Disclosure let us peek behind the scenes of their elaborate live set-up. (RBMA)
  • Conversations in live techno from the Polish underground. (CreateDigitalMusic)
  • Spotlight Louis Futon: melding hip-hop and electronic music. (Billboard)
  • How to listen to music. Escaping algorithms and musical ruts. (Atlantic)
  • Is post-communist Prague the world's next techno capital? (Thump)
  • Miami’s DJ Mr Brown has dedicated his life to DJing and record collecting. (Mixmag)
  • Lee 'Scratch' Perry at 80: 'I am a prince and the music is the king’. (Guardian - Dave Simpson)
  • Wolfgang Gartner talks sobriety, social media and getting arrested. (
  • Bristol’s My Nu Leng unify garage, dubstep, grime and drum’n’bass to push the boundaries of dance music. (Mixmag)
  • Ben Pearce opens up about struggling with pressure, getting back to making music and never being concerned with what's at the top of the charts. (Magnetic Magazine)
  • Bloc '16: a wonderful festival ruined by one of its founders. (Mixmag)
  • To the bitter old dude in the back: Our generation of "dull hipsters" is raving just fine. (Thump - Angus Harrison)
  • Christian Eede visits the last ever edition of Bloc for a weekend packed with one-of-a-kind experiences. It's just a shame that co-founder George Hull doesn't seem to feel the same way. (Quietus)
  • What Bloc’s founder gets hideously, hilariously wrong about today’s “spineless hipster” ravers. (Fact)
  • I dropped out of university to pursue a career as a rave promoter. Raves now aren’t worth promoting. (Spectator - George Hull of Bloc)
  • Fatboy Slim has announced that his first ever residency in Ibiza will be at Cream, Amnesia, this summer. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • Four Tet and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith joined Floating Points on his NTS Radio show on Monday (March 21). The show is now available to stream in its entirety. (Fact)
  • Kingdom has unveiled new track Shox ahead of the release of a new two-track EP, due out on March 25. (Mixmag)
  • Steve Aoki is working on his fourth album, Neon Future III, and has reportedly enlisted Blink 182 on a collaboration. (DancingAstronaut)
  • Diplo and Skrillex, who together make up EDM duo Jack Ü, have shared a Snapchat video with snippets of a Florence Welch collaboration. (Fact)
  • After releasing her 2015 album Rub, Canadian electro-pop star Peaches (aka Merrill Nisker) has announced a double-vinyl remix package, out May 27 via I U She/Kartel. (Thump)
  • Alesso, Avicii and Steve Angello are teasing something major after they all cryptically tweeted the date 24 March 2016 on their respective social media channels. (
  • Long-running UK techno label Blueprint is celebrating 20 years with a compilation of unreleased tracks from some of techno’s biggest and most influential names, including James Ruskin, Regis and Oliver Ho. (Fact)
  • Flying Lotus has uploaded three previously unheard tracks to SoundCloud. (Mixmag)
  • Annie Mac premiered Skrillex‘s Chance The Rapper featuring remix of Hundred Waters’ Show Me Love this week, with the producer also making his directorial debut for the video. (DancingAstronaut)
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