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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Old Friend
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"I lost sleep about what to play for this week’s ENT and I think I’ve picked a tune that will rank in the legacies of Essential New Tunes that have come before it. It's Old Friend by Elderbrook."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35:15 mins here.
LabelJames.Embiricos, Parlophone
ManagementJohn Woolf, A-List Management
Publishing: Black Butter / BMG 
RadioMartin Cook, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
TVNatalie Hughes, Parlophone
OnlineJoanna Gardner, Listen Up
Live: Michael Harvey-Bray, Coda
07 Dec 2018
  • Tencent Music Entertainment has launched its initial public offering, with the entire offer to raise up to $1.2bn, with $615.4m going to Tencent Music and the rest to selling shareholders. (Billboard)
  • Following the Competition & Markets Authority publishing Viagogo’s court order, more specific requirements of the secondary ticketing company have been outlined. (FanFair)
  • Martin Solveig has apologised for asking Ballon D’or Winner, Ada Hegerberg, to 'Twerk' on stage. (DJ Mag)
  • 70% of gig-goers are irritated by phones on the dancefloor, according to a new study. (Mixmag)
  • Winter Music Conference 2019 has announced its first phase of programming and partners for its 34th edition. Media partners include Mixmag, The Verge, and Billboard Dance, while WMC has partnered with more than 40 international labels and brands including Beatport, Scratch DJ Academy, Anjunabeats, Spinnin Records, Splice and more. (Billboard)
  • Insomniac’s in-house record label services group, Insomniac Music Group, will oversee distribution and management for artists while also continuing to develop their own internal imprints. (EDMIdentity
  • IK Multimedia Uno review. (Magnetic)
  • DJ and producer Xmas Gift Guide 2018. (DJ Mag
  • Modal's new CRAFTsynth is a mini wavetable synth for £79. (DJ Mag)
  • Plex, a global streaming media company that compiles many media types together in one app, is partnering with Tidal. (Billboard)
  • Spotify appears to be testing a new feature on Android devices to allow users to import songs. (DMN)
  • Spotify has revealed the most streamed artists, tracks and albums for the first 11 months of 2018. Calvin Harris' One Kiss (with Dua Lipa) was the highest featuring dance related act at No.2 in the most streamed tracks in the UK across their charts. (RotD)
  • Mixcloud now lets DJs, labels, podcasters and other creators charge subscriptions for their channels. Named Mixcloud Select, fans are able to pay a monthly fee – set by the channel and starting at $2.99 – to support a channel and the music it plays. (MusicAlly)
  • FestWorld Magazine, billed as the world’s first print magazine devoted exclusively to music festivals and music festival fans, is set to launch on March 9, 2019. The quarterly magazine will travel and food, fashion, art, and music, and will be available at airports and music festivals globally. (Hypebot
  • DJ Stingray, Craig Richards and Saoirse are among the names locked for Gottwood 2019. (DJ Mag)
  • The first names have been revealed for Dekmantel Selectors 2019, including Donato Dozzy, Ben UFO and Objekt. (Mixmag
  • Tomorrowland has revealed that the theme of next year's festival is "The Book of Wisdom - The Return", a revival of the theme they ran in 2012. (DJ Mag
  • Helena Hauff, Modeselektor and Mor Elian are among the acts confirmed for Melt! Festival 2019. (RA
  • Armin van Buuren has sold out Wembley in three hours, according to a social media post by the promotions company, Lock & Load Events. (DJ Mag
  • Nottingham promoter Wigflex has launched a citywide festival in 2019 with Eris Drew, Call Super and Avalon Emerson all confirmed to play. (RA
  • Innervisions, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox and more will take over Poble Espanyol for OFFSónar series in Barcelona next July. (RA
  • SuncéBeat Croatia has confirmed it's second phase line-up with the additions of Mr G, The Black Madonna, Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff. (DT)
  • Glastonbury's designated clubbing hub, Block9, will be "double in size" for next year's festival. (DJ Mag)
  • Parisian label Ed Banger Records has announced its biggest London show in six years. The show will take place at Electric Brixton on 25 January. (Mixmag
  • Primavera Sound reveals 2019 line-up, featuring more than 50 percent women. Robyn, Nina Kraviz and SOPHIE are among those booked with Richie Hawtin set to perform CLOSE live at the Barcelona festival. (RA
  • Scandinavia Electronic Festival will be setting up shop at Dragon Gate, one of Sweden's most bizarre tourist attractions, between 31 May and 2 June next year. (Mixmag
  • Why is dance music slowing down? (DMNW)
  • DJ exclusivity deals and domineering promoters are suffocating independent nightlife. (Mixmag)
  • Is it time for a total ban on phones on the dancefloor? (DJ Mag)
  • What's the actual business case for virtual reality in music? (Forbes)
  • Independent labels grew global market share to 39.9% in 2017. (Mark Mulligan)
  • Analysis of Apple and how it plans to grow Apple Music. (FT) “Another option under consideration is for Apple to acquire iHeartRadio’s streaming platform, which would be a relatively cheap way to reach the service’s 120m registered users”. “Music could form part of a bundled offering alongside Apple’s forthcoming video service, expected to launch next year”.
  • Music streaming is fueling vinyl's resurgence. (Engadget)
  • Why Spotify will struggle in India. (David Turner)
  • The future of Glasgow nightclub, Sub Club, is under threat due to a planned Wetherspoon hotel development nearby, according to its managing director Mike Grieve. (DJ Mag
  • How the sound of Salon des Amateurs made it one of the world’s most influential clubs. (DJ Mag
  • Bouncers from Manchester's Factory 251 nightclub have been sacked after an 18-year-old rugby league player was assaulted outside the club. (BBC
  • Investment firm Superstruct Entertainment buys stake in Helsinki's Flow Festival. (RA)
  • Canadian artist and producer Kaytranada has signed to RCA US. (RotD)
  • British DJ and production duo CamelPhat has signed to RCA Records. (RotD)
  • Âme live at Royal Albert Hall in London. (Electronic Beats
  • RA.653 ARP (RA
  • DT624 - Fernanda Martins (DT
  • Peggy Gou at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille (Cercle)
  • Floorplan in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • Debonair in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • 8 DJ sets in frankly outrageous locations. (RB
  • Plattenspieler: A listening session with Gilles Peterson. (Ableton
  • Juany Bravo talks about his 2018 successes and what’s to come in 2019. (Inflyte+
  • Breaking Through: Violet (RA
  • 7 must hear mixes from November 2018. (Fact)
  • The top 15 house tracks of November 2018. (Magnetic)
  • The 30 best vocal house anthems ever. (Mixmag)
  • Daphne Oram and the birth of electronic music. (Hackaday
  • Bradley Gunn Raver on ‘Creating a Brand’. (DT
  • Get to know Nkisi, the artist uniting hyper-modern club sounds and Afrocentric rhythms. (Mixmag
  • How the Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini made This Feeling. [video] (Billboard
  • Thomas Gold returns to Armada with Real Love and talks about his inspirations behind the release. (DA
  • The Prodigy star Liam Howlett opens up about how he ‘nearly killed himself in the studio — working has to be intense’ after release of band’s SIXTH No1 album. (Sun)
  • Travis Scott & Skrillex talk SICKO MODE (Remix) and why their collaboration felt like 'A Movie'. (Billboard
  • China’s Electric Jungle festival co-founder, Boyi Zhou, talks dance music culture, obstacles, and the wild time yet to come. (DA
  • Look backing at Massive Attack's classic Mezzanine ahead of their 20th anniversary tour. (Billboard)
  • Bradley Gunn Raver is spreading his Love Life and Rave message across the world. (Mixmag)
  • Richie Hawtin talks technology, Art Basel and the future of electronic music. (BlackBook)
  • Sonny Fodera delivers Somebody New on his Solotoko label. (DT
  • Substance, AKA DJ Pete, reveals first solo record since 1998 for Ostgut Ton. (RA
  • Alan Walker addresses climate change in Different World video. (Billboard
  • Above & Beyond have returned with a new single, Long Way From Home. (DJ Mag)
  • David Guetta is under pressure to cancel forthcoming appearances in Saudi Arabia by the Human Rights Foundation. (DJ Mag
  • Ninja enlists Alesso, 3LAU, and Tycho for three tracks on new album, Ninjawerks. (DA
  • Eric Prydz, AKA Cirez D, and Adam Beyer have confirmed more b2b sets for 2019. (DJ Mag
  • Paul van Dyk & Jordan Suckley release new track Accelerator. (Billboard)
  • We Call It Acieed singer and London club figure Gary Haisman dies. (RA
  • London DJ and radio host Paul 'Trouble' Anderson has died. (RA
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