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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Walking Away
Mind Against
Afterlife Recordings
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"It comes from a dynamic duo that go by the name of Mind Against, coming out of Milan in Italy. Currently on lockdown sadly, but their music can still travel the world. This is coming out on Afterlife. I've been playing this out for the last couple of months and it's been getting an incredible reaction. It's called Walking Away. It's this week's ENT, from a duo who are definitely on the rise."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.27mins here.
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20 Mar 2020
  • Tencent Music Entertainment revenues jumped 34% to $3.65bn in 2019. (Billboard)
  • MelodyVR has reported a 56% spike in sales of its virtual music concerts over the past seven days. Shares rose 0.33p to 2.83p. (Standard)
  • Live Nation's share price dropped 61.5% from its 52-week high set on 19 February. (Billboard) Live Nation faces new financial pressure because of its high debt load and vulnerability from the widespread shutdown of concerts. (Variety)
  • London's Phonica Records has announced it has closed until further notice. (RA)
  • The Music Venue Trust has written an open letter to Boris Johnson, urging action to help save Britain's grass roots venues.
  • The Recording Academy has urged Congress to support the music community amid coronavirus pandemic. (Billboard
  • Hyperdub will give 100% of Bandcamp sales directly to the artists impacted by coronavirus this month. (DJ Mag)
  • The Scottish Government has announced a £320 million rescue package for small businesses, including small clubs, venues and record stores. (DJ Mag) The UK chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a £330bn package of guaranteed loans for the country’s businesses. (IQ)
  • Defected Records has announced details of its first virtual music festival in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The label will stream 12 hours of house music from Ministry of Sound today, Friday 20 March. (Dexerto
  • Ultra has revealed the programming schedule for Ultra Virtual Audio Festival on SiriusXM, which starts 5:00 p.m. ET today (20 March). (DA
  • With this year's Ultra Music Festival postponed by a year as a result of the spread of coronavirus, organisers have announced plans for a "Virtual Audio Festival". (DJ Mag)
  • The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has put out a piece offering advice for grassroots music venues on how to sustain their businesses during the current coronavirus crisis. Read the advice here
  • Resident Advisor has started a #SaveOurScene campaign: Sign up to the open letter here (RA
  • EDM festivals and DJs have been sharing a #SaveTheSummer statement encouraging fans to stay at home to help the coronavirus pandemic and raise the chances that some events scheduled for later in the year can go ahead. (DJ Mag
  • Amazon has paused all vinyl, CD and music merchandise orders due to coronavirus. (MBW)
  • Amazon Music has launched an analytics platform for musicians called Amazon Music for Artists. (Verge)
  • Bandcamp has announced it will waive its revenue share for all sales made on the platform today, Friday 20 March, to help musicians who are struggling through the coronavirus outbreak. (Mixmag
  • A new social music app, SoundStorming, aims to change how artists are discovered by making music's process of creation social. (RotD)
  • 9 free music making tools (DJ Mag
  • Moog and Korg are offering synth apps for free while we’re all stuck at home. (Verge
  • Ableton has launched a new Max for Live device called FlexGroove. (DJ Mag
  • Bassnectar’s festival, Deja Voom, has been cancelled. It was set to run from 25-28 March in Cancun. 
  • Anjunabeats Elevations has been cancelled. The French festival was set to run from 28 March to 3 April.
  • Malta's Amp Lost & Found Festival has been postponed until September. 
  • Re-Textured Festival has been postponed until 2021. It was originally set to take place from April 2-5.
  • Bonnaroo shifts to new autumn dates amid coronavirus fallout. (DA
  • Scottish techno festival Terminal V | New Horizon has been postponed until 31 October. It was originally set to take place on 11 April. (Edinburgh News)  
  • Electronic, a programmed exhibition at the Design Museum, has been delayed due to the spread of coronavirus. (DJ Mag
  • Brighton Music Conference has been postponed until 23-26 September. (BMC)
  • The Glastonbury festival, which was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2020, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Guardian)
  • Movement Detroit festival has been postponed until September. (RA
  • Cherie Hu has provided a list of tools that artists and speakers can use to host virtual shows, panels and meetups, plus more. (Google)
  • UK record label trade income rose by 7.3% in 2019, according the latest report by BPI (RotD
  • Coronavirus is giving livestreaming the chance to prove itself. (RollingStone
  • Pandemic: Force majeure contracts and insurance in the music business. (MTP)
  • Now is the time for solidarity in electronic music. (beatportal
  • Coronavirus: How to help the electronic music community. (RA
  • How coronavirus will affect the entertainment industries. (Midia)
  • Clubs and live music venues across New York City have been forced to close as a result of a newly decreed order by mayor Bill DeBlasio. (DJ Mag)
  • In Manchester, The Warehouse Project and Broadwick Live have postponed eight upcoming shows; London venue Printworks is closing and has postponed the rest of this season's events; London sister clubs XOYO and Phonox have closed until further notice. (RAfabricEgg London, and Ministry of Sound have all announced they are now closed due to Coronavirus. (DT
  • Las Vegas superclubs temporarily shut down due to coronavirus. (EDM.com
  • survey has been set up to measure the needs of UK live music and club promoters by the Association of Independent Promoters.
  • London nightclub Studio 338 will transform into a food warehouse to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag)
  • London club FOLD has offered NHS use of its space amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • New York club Nowadays will host live-streamed “virtual parties”. (DJ Mag
  • DT686 – Hector Couto (DT
  • RA.720 Joe (RA
  • Podcast 636: Tornado Wallace (XLR8R
  • Herodot in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • Pig&Dan live techno set | CRSSD Spring 2020 (Mixmag
  • Dan Shake in the Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Zeds Dead - Catching Z's Volume 3 (Zeds Dead)
  • Marshmello Sanctuary Mix (Marshmello
  • Diplo - Ronatronix (Diplo
  • ZHU playing an exclusive Blacklizt DJ set at Hakuba mountains in Japan (Cercle
  • Lauren Flax: 10 nasty jack tracks (beatportal)  
  • 6 ways EDM has crossed over into virtual reality. (EDM.com
  • Renegade Riddims: L.E.X (RA
  • On Cue: Rossko (DJ Mag
  • On Cue: Sicaria Sound (DJ Mag
  • Fresh Kicks 136: Poté (DJ Mag
  • Introducing Swiss techno DJ Toma Hawk. (OneEDM
  • Get to know dance music's next big underground scenes (Billboard
  • 23 dance music books you definitely need to read. (Mixmag)
  • 30 years of unity: Junior Tomlin is the Salvador Dali of rave flyer art. (Mixmag
  • Mild Minds explores how he made his new album MOOD. (Magnetic
  • Record digging with Inner City at CRSSD Festival (Mixmag
  • Pushing boundaries: New frontiers in music licensing. (Synchtank)
  • Leftfield electronica producers have become cinema’s go-to composers, blurring the boundaries between the dancefloor and the visual arts. (Guardian)
  • Although Nazar's debut album Guerrilla shoulders the weight of wartime trials and tribulations, the Hyperdub artist finds a true sanctuary in storytelling. (Electronic Beats
  • Future Cut’s surprising career – in 7 key tracks. (Red Bull
  • 20 questions with Galantis. (Billboard
  • Duck Sauce: Return of the quack. (DJ Mag)
  • HAAi’s good-natured passion for music and community has elevated her to the top. (beatportal
  • Aundy Caldwell Crenshaw’s business smarts helped create Dirtybird - one of dance music’s most enduring brands — and its rabidly loyal fan base. (Billboard
  • How being the busiest man in music made Diplo a pop star. (Billboard
  • Boris Brejcha has dropped his latest EP Violet Pill. (DA
  • Afrojack and Fedde Le Grand have teamed up on festival heater, 1234. (DA
  • Diplo has announced on Instagram that he has voluntarily entered a period of self-isolation from his kids after travelling the world the past month. (Billboard)
  • The Advent is releasing an album of unreleased electro tracks from the '90s. (RA
  • Diplo is live-streaming a set from his living room every night. (Billboard
  • British-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer and writer Jonty Skrufff has passed away. (DJ Mag
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