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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Odd One Out
out now
"Our last Essential New Tune for the month of February is going in the direction of Norway. From a man who is on fire at the moment. He dropped a couple of really hot remixes recently and this I am happy to say is his own tune. It's the world premiere of Amaru from Yotto."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.47mins here. 
Label Contact: Dom Donnelly, Odd One Out
Management: Adam Sellers, Involved Management
Publishing: Adam Sellers, Involved Publishing
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up 
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up 
Online PR: Adam Sellers, Involved Management
Live / Agent: Steven Hogan, WME
06 Mar 2020
  • Warner Music Group has delayed a plan to kick off its IPO this week due to concerns over the coronavirus. (CNBC)
  • Grimes, Teki Latex, Caribou with Octo Octa and Eris Drew join line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Residency. (BBC
  • Behringer has apologised for attacking journalist and MeeBlip synth co-creator Peter Kirn online in a video. (Mixmag
  • Stacey Lee's Bound Underplayed puts spotlight on gender inequality in electronic music. (Variety
  • A legal injunction has been placed against German-based, one of Europe's leading 'fake stream' sites, ordering it to close. Customers can pay for 'fake plays' on streaming services to falsely boost an act's popularity and potentially inflate its chart position and royalty payments. (Billboard)
  • The following dance and electronic events have been cancelled due to coronavirus:
    Ultra Music Festival (Rolling Stone)
    Tomorrowland Winter (DJ Mag)
    Ultra Abu Dhabi (DA)
    Marrakech festival Beat Hotel (RA
    Taiwan's Organik Festival (RA
  • Streaming now accounts for 55% of total revenue in Germany, where the CD format saw its market share erode from 36.4% to 29% in one year. (Billboard)
  • Musiio has launched a self-service dashboard that lets anyone use AI to Tag and Search their own catalogue of music. (RotD)
  • Jeremy Erlich, Spotify’s new Co-Head of Music Strategy in the US explains how to get on playlists. (Forbes) "Editorial decisions are based purely on the quality of the song and its fit in the playlist. I was just telling a label that everyone emailing me doesn't increase your chances of getting on a playlist at all". "There's absolutely no promo in the streaming world. We don't talk to any of these people (third-party promotional companies) at all. They're scams".
  • Spotify is asking record labels and artists for money to advertise their songs within its app, arguing that they’ll reach new fans and increase their popularity. The effort is controversial because it’s complicating wider talks over long-term music rights between Spotify and the record companies. The service has already introduced one tool, called Marquee, and is pitching a second. (Bloomberg)
  • Josey Rebelle, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Teki Latex and more locked for Field Maneuvers 2020. (DJ Mag
  • Marshmello, W&W, and Felix Jaehn have been announced for Germany's Parookaville. (DA
  • Andrew Weatherall tribute confirmed for inner city electronic festival. (RA
  • Beyond Wonderland announces inaugural line-up at The Gorge in the US: Alesso, Feed Me, JOYRYDE, and more. (DA
  • Love International has revealed this year's Barbarella's Discotheque line-ups, featuring a back-to-back-to-back with Antal, Hunee and Palms Trax. (RA
  • Hertfordshire's Nozstock festival locks in Andy C, Flava D and Dillinja. (DJ Mag
  • Ekali, REZZ, RL Grime, Subtronics, and more have been lined up for this year's Canadian music festival Shambhala. (DA
  • Hide&Seek Festival returns to Cheshire this year and has announced its line-up, featuring Jeremy Underground, Sonja Moonear, Raresh and more. (Mixmag
  • Dr. Rubinstein, Héctor Oaks and Paula Temple are among those added to the Northern Portugal's Neopop Festival. (RA
  • Enrico Sangiuliano, Zozo, Jordan and The xx’s Romy are among the final artists announced for London's Junction 2 Festival. (DJ Mag
  • Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found has announced stage splits for the 2020 edition of the festival, as well as some line-up additions. (DJ Mag
  • Carl Cox, Orbital and Fatboy Slim are among the artists announced to give talks at Brighton Music Conference 2020. (DJ Mag
  • The record industry can't fit in a smart speaker. (David Turner)
  • What will DJing look like in ten years? (Attack
  • The total global value of the music copyright business reached $30.1bn in 2018, a 9.3% increase year-on-year from 2017, according to a report from Will Page. (MusicAlly) The figure includes recorded music and publishing – including performance rights, mechanical royalties and sync licensing.
  • The 8 best TB-303 clones according to the artists who use them. (DJ Mag
  • Pioneer DJ, now known as AlphaTheta, has been sold by owners KKR equity firm to Japanese company Noritsu for $606 million. (DJ Mag)
  • Palms Trax named London club XOYO's next quarterly resident. (RA
  • Denis Sulta, Alan Fitzpatrick and Eclair Fifi are among the names set to play at Motion Bristol's Yard: Open-Air Club in May. (Mixmag
  • Ableton's Loop Conference is holding a club night at Tresor in Berlin on 25 April. (RA
  • Legendary Italian club Cocoricò to reopen with new name, Le Cocorico Riccione, after eight-month closure. (RA
  • Hyperdub to host Ø party double-header at Trauma Bar und Kino in Berlin this April. (RA)
  • David Guetta to headline New York's Brooklyn Mirage, with Martin Solveig joining him. (Billboard
  • Chaos in the CBD, Young Marco, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Charlotte De Witte have been announced for Manchester's Depot closing parties. (DJ Mag
  • Meduza management duo, Sergio Bienati and Kevin Harris, have launched The Cross label with Island Records. (MW
  • DT684 – Juliet Sikora (DT
  • RA.718 Low Jack (RA
  • Podcast 634: Mayell (XLR8R
  • Caribou – Essential Mix 2020-02-29 (Caribou
  • Ynfynyt Scroll | Boiler Room x Ballantine's True Music Bogotá (Boiler Room
  • Fat Tony in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Marshall Jefferson in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • HOSH at Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in India (Cercle
  • The 15 best house tracks of February 2020 (Magnetic
  • Hot new tracks for March (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Label Of The Month: Classic Music Company (beatportal
  • Lorraine James: How I play live (DJ Mag
  • Fresh kicks 135: Pelada (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: Smooth (DT
  • Get to know: Hector Plimmer (Mixmag
  • Recognise: Juliana Huxtable (DJ Mag
  • Los Angeles events company, Future Primitive, discuss their 2020 Los Angeles line-up: 'We want to throw shows from the fan perspective' (Billboard
  • Spotify's Dance and Electronic Editor Christie Driver-Snell: "I focus on supporting underground music and creating playlists for niche sounds" (Mixmag
  • Nowhere beats Berlin for hedonism – which is one reason the price of real estate is rocketing. Can the club scene survive? (Guardian)
  • How free parties are shaping a new generation of UK ravers. (DJ Mag
  • Major music streaming services and media outlets lack an understanding of how new music culture evolves, but they still hold the power to determine success. (Quartz)
  • Shur-I-Kan: The connoisseur's choice (iDJ
  • Fabio Florida talks about his new label RUNA. (Parkett
  • 20 questions: Wajatta (Reggie Watts & John Tejada) (XLR8R
  • Freddy Fresh is the genre-hopping DJ who catalogued records way before Discogs was invented. (Mixmag)
  • Galantis on their groundbreaking virtual performance. (
  • Lee Burridge and Lost Desert discuss their latest EP and all things All Day I Dream. (Decoded
  • I spent £1,000,000 on drugs: Fat Tony is dance music's wildest DJ. [video] (Mixmag
  • How Kraftwerk helped redefine German identity after Second World War. (GQ
  • The eternal appeal of piano house. (beatportal
  • Why is ultra-repetitive music so special? Matt Unicomb speaks with Robert Hood, William Basinski and more to find out. (RA
  • Techno pioneer Derrick May on dance music's radical potential: "What we did was a social revolt to the entire f***ing world" (MiamiNewTimes
  • Caribou on Suddenly: "This is music that wants to comfort, reassure and be supportive” (Mixmag
  • Caribou's Dan Snaith on his new and most personal album: 'I’ve just begun to realize how fortunate I’ve been'. (Billboard
  • Lorenzo Senni announces new album, Scacco Matto, on Warp. (RA)  
  • Disclosure share new EP Ecstasy. (DA
  • Armand Van Helden and A-Trak have released their second Duck Sauce track of 2020, called Get To Steppin. (DJ Mag
  • Bassnectar has locked TOKiMONSTA, Zeds Dead, and many more artists for his Be Interactive non-profit fundraising party. (DJ Mag
  • MJ Cole has announced a new album and dropped the first track, Cathedral. (DJ Mag)  
  • The Prodigy have shared a tribute to the band's late frontman, Keith Flint, on the first anniversary of his death. (RA
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