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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Got 2 Be Loved
Soul Reductions
Classic Music Company
"This week's Essential New Tune is an interesting one. It was originally released on vinyl back in 2017 on Takeaway Records, so it’s a bit of a rarity, but it’s coming back in a few weeks time on Classic Music via Defected. It just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside and puts a smile on my face. I love it. This is Soul Reduction’s Got 2 Be Love and its this week's ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32:45 mins here.
Label: Scarlett Pares Landells, Classic Music Company
Management & Live: Contact artist direct 
Publishing: Adrienne Bookbinder, Defected Music
Radio, Club & Online: Scarlett Pares Landells, Defected Music
29 Mar 2019
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  • Avicii's family establish the Tim Bergling Foundation, with an initial focus on mental health and suicide prevention. (Billboard)
  • Serato has launched a beta version of their new beatmaking software called Serato Studio. (Mixmag)
  • SSL have announced SiX, a desktop mixer that brings all the classic sound from SSL consoles to your home studio. (DJ Mag
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  • Beatport has added Bass House as a new genre category. It is the first digital music store to add the genre category. (Mixmag
  • Spotify will now use algorithms to partially 'personalise' some of its editorial playlists based on listeners' tastes, marking a major shift in the way users discover music. (Spotify)
  • Apple and Spotify are dueling over how much to pay songwriters. (RollingStone)
  • Apple Music rebrands The A-List: Dance playlist as danceXL. (Billboard
  • Mixcloud has announced another wave of features and creators for its fan-to-creator channel subscription service, Mixcloud Select. (Billboard)
  • Romania’s community-driven NEVERSEA festival returns to the shores of Constanta from July 4 to 7, featuring Andy C, Jamie Jones and Livio & Roby. (Mixmag
  • MUTEK Montréal expands to six days for 20th anniversary edition. (RA
  • Amelie Lens, Sasha and Joris Voorn headline Free Your Mind festival. (Pulse
  • The final names have been added to the Kappa FuturFestival line-up, including The Black Madonna, HAAi and Ricardo Villalobos. (Mixmag
  • Field Maneuvers has locked Avalon Emerson, Umfang and Elena Colombi for 2019's gathering. (DJ Mag
  • Miami Music Week welcomes techno legend Carl Cox playing a night of disco, funk and soul at Basement on Sunday 31 March. (DJ Mag
  • Kerri Chandler is to headline this year’s 51st State Festival, which celebrates its 5th birthday at Trent Park, London, on Saturday 3 August. (DJ Mag
  • Pete Tong, Justin Jay, Mr. Carmack and more at Do LaB Coachella 2019. (Billboard
  • EDC Las Vegas has announced its 2019 line-up with Diplo, Martin Garrix, Alison Wonderland and more confirmed. (Billboard
  • Ultra Europe has locked in Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex and more for this year's edition. (DJ Mag
  • Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Rødhåd and Joris Voorn to play Lovefest 2019 in Serbia. (Pulse
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  • Content creators may have won the battle but lost the war with EU Copyright Directive passage. (Forbes)
  • Dealing with the ‘dry streams’ paradox in the playlists era. (MusicAlly)
  • How YouTube’s 1bn+ club is changing the face of global music culture. (Midia)
  • Never mind nostalgia - We're living in a golden age of intergenerational partying. (Mixmag)  
  • AFEM Membership: Recent new AFEM members include: Andco; Constellate Talent; EDM Ghost Production; Hi-Fi Music; Music For Mental Wealth; Olympia Coaching; So Sure Music. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining. (AFEM)
  • AFEM Thought Piece:  AFEM member WARM discuss "Why The Official Radio Airplay Charts, Only Matter If You Are a Major Label Artist” (Medium)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM member, Paradise Distribution - get to know the staff at the business and find out more about what they’ve been up to, so far, in 2019 (AFEM)
  • Belgium's Kompass Klub is to reopen after Ghent mayor's closure order is suspended. (RA
  • Orbital set to play IDOL this summer. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Felix Da Housecat heads to Lío Ibiza. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Jamie Jones, Dubfire, Kölsch and Nic Fanciulli have been confirmed as season headliners, in the latest wave of artist announcements from Resistance Ibiza. (DJ Mag
  • Sven Väth's Cocoon event is kicking off its 20th White Isle season with a special one-off party featuring Underworld at Ushuäia Ibiza. (Mixmag
  • ANTS is transforming Ushuaïa Ibiza into a thriving city in the 2019 season for its new concept Metropolis. Artists locked in to play include Andrea Oliva, Pete Tong, The Black Madonna. CamelPhat, DJ Sneak, Solardo, Maya Jane Coles, Tiga, Skream, FISHER and Eli & Fur. (Mixmag
  • Martin Garrix has been announced as Ushuaïa Ibiza 2019 resident artist. (Billboard
  • Wynn Las Vegas announces Elrow 2019 residency. (Billboard
  • DJ Mag reveals Brazilian superclub Green Valley as the World's No.1 Club in its Top 100 Clubs. (DJ Mag
  • Eric Prydz has announced that he’s starting a new residency at KAOS Las Vegas on 13 April. (DJ Mag
  • Dynoro signs with Arista in the US. (Billboard
  • DT639 - Roland Leesker (DT
  • RA.669 Peder Mannerfelt (RA
  • Robert Hood | Boiler Room: Maastricht (Boiler Room)
  • Jellybean Benitez with Death Becomes Us launch party(Mixmag)
  • Dense & Pika in The Lab LDN [Boomtown Takeover] (Mixmag
  • Fabe in The Lab LDN [Caprices Festival Takeover] (Mixmag
  • Label of the month: Is / Was (RA
  • Label of the Month: Selador (iDJ)
  • Fresh Kicks 98: High Class Filter (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: Sweetpea (DT)
  • In Conversation: Apparat (Magnetic
  • In Conversation: Carl Cox (Magnetic
  • The month's best mixes: dusty house, spooky techno and sparkling jungle. (Guardian
  • Solid Gold: How Leftfield's Leftism united the electronic music community in post-rave Britain and beyond. (DJ Mag
  • Annie Mac talks expanding her festival empire and fighting for gender equality. (Billboard
  • DJs of the future don't spin records - they write code. (Wired)
  • 'It will rock your house!' Inside the Iranian electronic underground. (Guardian)
  • Inside Miami's dance music oasis Do Not Sit On The Furniture. (Mixmag
  • Six DJs share their favourite Miami Music Week memories. (Mixmag
  • Spinnin' Records: Inside the influential dance label on its 20th anniversary. (Billboard
  • Shaq talks fun house, "Shiplo" and previous music career as Shaq Disel. (EDM)
  • Irish collective MOTZ thrives on a passion for banging Techno. (Mixmag
  • A look at Gesaffelstein's nebulous, powerful relationship with hip-hop. (RB
  • Getting deep and melodic with the sublime Eli & Fur. (Sun
  • Fisher is the Aussie tech-house DJ/producer riding the wave of a meteoric rise. (DJ Mag
  • The godfather of disco, Giorgio Moroder, talks about Bowie, Donna Summer and building supercars as he approaches his first ever tour aged 78. (Telegraph)
  • Skream and Rusko talk about the current state of Dubstep and their EDC b2b DJ set. (Mixmag
  • Ravers with Guns: Meet the teenage British soldiers who partied in Berlin’s ’90s techno scene. (Electronic Beats
  • Mixmag Cover Feature - Living in the moment: Jayda G dances to her own tune. (Mixmag
  • Madeon set to debut new live show at Lollapalooza. (DA
  • Eats Everything and Andres Campo has announced that they are launching a new techno label called EI8HT. (Magnetic
  • Peggy Gou's new label, Gudu Records, will debut with her Moment EP, which arrives on 19 April. (DJ Mag
  • David Guetta is reportedly being sued for copyright infringement over his 2017 collaboration with Sia, Light Headed, by South African artist Daniel Baron. (DJ Mag
  • Richie Hawtin announces box set retrospective of his F.U.S.E. project. (RA
  • Eric Prydz has cancelled all three of his Miami Music Week shows due to an “acute medical condition”. (DJ Mag
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