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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
H.O.S.H. & 1979
Fryhide via Three Six Zero Recordings
out now
"Our first Essential New Tune of the year is something I think you are going to recognise. It's already riding high on Beatport and released during the festive period on his own label fryhide. Here is H.O.S.H. and 1979 with Midnight.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 25.49 mins here. 
Label: Fryhide via Three Six Zero Recordings
RadioJames Jackson, Listen Up! 
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up! 
OnlineAly McHugh, / Listen Up! 
Streaming: Tom Smart, Listen Up! 
10 Jan 2020
  • Vivendi has sold a 10% stake in Universal Music Group to a consortium led by Tencent in a deal valuing UMG at €30bn. (Guardian)
  • LA-based artist-songwriter-producer management company Milk & Honey is expanding into the UK. A new office in London will be headed by Ant Hippsley. (MBW)
  • Defected Records hires James Kirkham as chief business officer. (MW
  • Dan Chalmers has been officially named Director of YouTube Music in Europe, Middle East and Africa. (RotD)
  • Mixmag and BUDX bring The Lab to DGTL Bengaluru.
  • Rinse FM mainstay Josey Rebelle has been awarded The Essential Mix of the Year 2019 for her February entry to the longstanding BBC series. (Mixmag
  • Electronic music bands together, DJs pledge support amidst Australian bushfire destruction. (DA
  • Mall Grab, DJ Plead and Cop Envy release new music in aid of Australian fire relief. (Mixmag
  • Alison Wonderland will donate all proceeds from merchandise sales in January to Australian Bushfire Relief. (DJ Mag
  • A judge has ruled that Martin Garrix owns the rights to his masters from his Spinnin' Records catalogue, but that his original contracts with Spinnin' and MusicAllStars Management signed in 2012 and 2013 were valid, ending a four-year legal battle between the DJ and Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management. (Billboard
  • The 10 best music machines released in 2019. (Mixmag
  • Korg have announced a new synth called Wavestate. The new synth is based on vector synthesis and comes in the same format as the minilogue. (DJ Mag
  • Pioneer DJ has changed its corporate name to AlphaTheta. (DJTechTools
  • Soundcloud has launched track and Spotlight editing features on iOS devices with Android to follow soon. (Soundcloud)  
  • Kappa Futur Festival locks in Carl Cox, Diplo, Michael Bibi, and more for 2020. (DJ Mag
  • Coachella announces full line-up for 2020, including Peggy Gou, Calvin Harris, Lane 8 and TNGHT. (DJ Mag
  • Scotland’s Riverside Festival announces 2020’s phase one line-up, featuring Amelie Lens, Floating Points, Marcel Dettmann, and Squarepusher. (DA
  • Platform 18 will return to Glasgow's West Street from July 4-5, 2020 for another one of their lauded street parties with the likes of Richie Hawtin, Floorplan, FJAAK (live) and ANNA. (Mixmag
  • Hideout celebrates 10th Croatia edition with Paul Woolford, Nastia and more. (Mixmag
  • Theo Parrish, Afrodeutsche, DJ Python, Honey Dijon, Blawan and more are set to play DGTL Amsterdam 2020. (RA
  • EXIT Festival have announced the first 20 acts on the line-up for its 20th anniversary celebration, including Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Boris Brejcha, Meduza, ARTBAT and Zhu. (DJ Mag)  
  • Helena Hauff, Jeff Mills, DJ Harvey, and Honey Dijon will curate the daytime schedule for Nuits Sonores 2020. (XLR8R
  • The Australian Rainbow Serpent Festival will now host two events: one in inner Melbourne in January and one back on its original site in rural Victoria in April. (RA
  • Too soon?: In defence of brostep (Mixmag)
  • How Instagram is changing the design of clubs and festivals. (Mixmag
  • How TikTok and Resso became more of the same. (David Turner)
  • Berlin club Griessmuehle has hinted at possible closure with a new push to #SaveGriessmuehle. (RA
  • Tiësto, Zedd and Martin Garrix lead Hakkasan Group 2020 Las Vegas roster. (Billboard
  • DT676 – Pagano (DT) 
  • RA.710 Nadia Khan (RA
  • Faceless | Boiler Room Shanghai (Boiler Room
  • Gerd Janson | Boiler Room Bali (Boiler Room
  • Barely Legal in the Lab Mumbai (Mixmag
  • Richy Ahmed in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • Jacky in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • Doc Martin in The Lab LA (Mixmag
  • Detroit Swindle at BUDX Amsterdam (Mixmag
  • Kerri Chandler at BUDX Amsterdam (Mixmag
  • Hot new tracks for January. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • On Cue: J:Kenzo (DJ Mag
  • Get to know rising Chicago-based house artist KC Wray. (EDM Identity
  • Renegade Riddims: Larnie Moles (DT
  • 10 of the hottest photographers in dance music share their advice on making it in the scene. (Billboard
  • Interdependence, or how I learned to love again on the dancefloor. (Fact)
  • The Art Of Production: Abby Echiverri (RA
  • Kirk Degiorgio: Cosmic communion (iDJ
  • 5 ways EDM is taking over the Esports world. (
  • Why techno is harder, faster and angrier than ever. (Beatportal)
  • Gary Richards on The FriendShip 2020: 'I put my heart into it and it pays off' (Billboard
  • Why 2019 belonged to Paul Woolford. (Mixmag)
  • How CBD is changing D&B. (DJ Mag
  • The explosion of metrics and algorithms isn't just reflecting what's happening in the music industry. It's transforming it. (Wired)
  • Celebrating 50 years of the Amen break. (Beatportal
  • Cash Cash talk creative process, P!nk collab and more. (
  • Charlotte de Witte: “It’s the best job in the world. But for every upside, there’s a downside.” (Beatportal)
  • Peggy Gou discusses online criticism and her resolutions for 2020. (i-D
  • Nothing but herself: Why Teni The Entertainer is a new kind of pop star. (Mixmag
  • There's almost no time for the past: Su Real on new album Visa On Arrival. (Red Bull
  • "Pioneering mindset": How Touliver inspired Vietnam's electronic music boom (Mixmag
  • Denis Sulta: Got to be real (DJ Mag
  • No bullshit: How Kiddy Smile is turning house music on its head. (Mixmag
  • Carl Cox will embark on his Carl Cox: Invites tour later this year. (DJ Mag
  • Joey Anderson returns with Rainbow Doll, his first album in five years. (RA
  • Massive Attack have revealed plans to complete their next European tour by train. (DJ Mag)
  • Hakuna Kulala has announced the debut album from Don Zilla and Elvin Brandhi, Headroof, with the pair releasing under the shared moniker Villaelvin. (DJ Mag
  • Eric Prydz announces new Cirez D is on the way with a mysterious collaborator. (
  • The final collaborative Cassius remix is coming out later this month on Glitterbox Recordings, following Zdar’s tragic passing last June. (Mixmag
  • Drum & bass artist Optiv, otherwise known as Edward Holmes, has passed away. (DJ Mag
  • Detroit drum & bass DJ/producer Mark David Fisher has died, aged 50. (DJ Mag
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