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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Make Up
Hot Since 82
Knee Deep In Sound
out now
"This tune celebrates the 100th release on Knee Deep in Sound. There's going to be a centennial limited 10" complete with orange galaxy effect vinyl. It follows up his 2019 eight track album. It's his fifth ENT. It is called Make Up by Hot Since 82."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.00mins here.
LabelCraig Duranti, Knee Deep In Sound
ManagementJames Drummond, Anglo
RadioJames Jackson, Listen Up 
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
OnlineMikey Corrighan & Dujon Fairweather, Listen Up
Digital: Jamón
Live: WME & Liaison
10 Apr 2020
  • Eventbrite is laying off 45% of the company - most of which will come from the music division. The cuts are believed to impact about 450 employees in the San Fransisco office. (Billboard)
  • Former Insomniac exec Steve Levy has been named chief marketing officer of Virgin's festival division. (Billboard
  • BBC Radio 1 has launched a new dance music show. BBC Introducing Dance will be hosted by rising star Jaguar every Sunday night/Monday morning at 12:30am. (RA
  • A German court has proposed ending a criminal trial resulting from a fatal mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival, citing questions over when the proceedings could resume in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Billboard
  • Massive Attack have donated £10,000 to the Bristol Food Union’s crowdfunding campaign, which aims to provide free meals to NHS staff and other frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • The Association of Independent Music has launched a support fund aimed at contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry whose source of income has been severed without warning due to lost work in April and May as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. (RotD)
  • Apple Music is quietly making a $50m advance fund available for independent labels and distributors, to support the indie sector with vital cashflow during the uncertainty of global Covid-19 lockdown. (Billboard)
  • London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé has appealed to local council authorities to suspend licence fees and late night levy fees for hospitality businesses for 12 months in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • Ibiza Needs Ibiza Beats: International Music Summit and Football Club UD Ibiza, along with multiple organisations from the entertainment industry such as Ibiza Global Radio and Dance TV, are joining forces to create a live stream to raise money to provide the Red Cross in Ibiza with much-needed support and relief in the fight against COVID-19. On Saturday 11 April at 6pm CEST DJs, such as Jack Back, Felix Da Housecat, Luciano, Paco Osuna, Pete Tong and many more, will stream live on DanceTelevision’s Stay Home Festival via and will invite donations via (RotD)  
  • SiriusXM has teamed up with Beatport for the new satellite radio show Pitch Control: Powered by Beatport. (Billboard
  • Analytics platform Songstats tracks data from streaming services but also Beatport, Traxsource and 1001Tracklists. (MusicAlly)
  • Chartmetric is offering free premium access for unsigned and self-releasing artists during the pandemic.
  • SoundCloud has announced a plan worth $15m to support creators during the shutdown, as well as initiatives designed to bolster their careers long-term. (Billboard) It has introduced a new donation button artists can add to their profile to help offset the financial repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Verge)
  • Electric Daisy Carnival is officially rescheduled for October. (Billboard
  • EDC Las Vegas has been postponed due to coronavirus. (DJ Mag
  • New Orleans' BUKU Music + Arts Project cancels rescheduled 2020 date with efforts to return in 2021. (DA
  • DGTL is hosting a virtual festival this weekend. The line-up features the likes of Nicolas Lutz, Adriatique, Jeans, KiNK, JP Enfant, Tom Trago, Julianna and Mary Lake across multiple "stages." (RA
  • SoCal festival Splash House cancels June instalment due to coronavirus. (Billboard)
  • Calvin Harris to headline Defected Records Livestream tonight (Friday 10 April) under his Love Regenerator moniker. (Billboard
  • The triumphant return of drum and bass to the US (DMNW
  • Why are superstar DJs so keen to reconnect with the underground? (Mixmag)
  • Amidst coronavirus chaos, bright spots appear for UK nightlife. (beatportal
  • 2019 Under the microscope: Who was on top in electronic music? (IQ
  • The legal underbelly of livestreaming concerts. (Cherie Hu)
  • Coronaraving: The business implications behind all those livestreamed DJ Sets. (Billboard
  • During the coronavirus crisis, musicians are taking to social media to broadcast gigs from home. But is anyone earning any money from them, and is this sustainable? (NewStatesman)
  • Factors including weak consumer confidence, competition from streaming entertainment and a worldwide recession could stifle the live sector's return to normal. (IQ
  • Ableton tutorial with Hannah Holland. [video] (DJ Mag
  • Serato has released a new Free Edition of Serato Studio. (Verge
  • Beatport Link announces new integration: Hercules DJuced 5. (RotD
  • Milan club Social Music City has offered its space to be used by Italian emergency services until the end of April. (DJ Mag
  • elrow are teaming up with beer brand Desperados to bring their unique brand of party madness directly into the living rooms of their fans around the world with elrow Home Sessions every Sunday this month. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • DT689 – Black Girl / White Girl (DT
  • RA.723 Paramida (RA
  • On Cue: Nina Las Vegas (DJ Mag
  • Magnetic Mix 090: Noizu (Magnetic
  • Dixon | Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation (Boiler Room)  
  • Palms Trax | Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation (Boiler Room)  
  • Four Tet | Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation  (Boiler Room
  • Hard Summer Staycation Virtual Rave-A-Thon (Insomniac
  • Tomorrowland Presents: United Through Music feat. Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo and Kungs (Tomorrowland
  • Label of the month: Critical Music (beatportal)
  • The Sound of: 100% Silk (DJ Mag
  • Selections: CCL (DJ Mag
  • In Conversation with: Degs (DT
  • Renegade Riddims: Liondub (DT)  
  • April: Six artists you need to check out this month (Mixmag
  • Billboard Dance emerging artists: April 2020 (Billboard
  • 10 ideas for improving your mental health in isolation. (beatportal
  • Solid Gold: how the beat science on Photek's Modus Operandi redefined drum & bass. (DJ Mag
  • Saturday Night Session 036: Kaskade (DA
  • Hypho: Northern uproar (iDJ
  • Steve Kelley: In it for the long haul (iDJ
  • 'Club King' Peter Gatien on how Rudy Giuliani killed NYC nightlife. (Billboard
  • "Coronavirus will never stop the rave": How people are finding new ways to party online (Mixmag
  • Enzo Siragusa: Lighting the fuse (DJ Mag
  • EX.504 Orbital (RA
  • AceMoMa have a vision for rave’s future. (TheFace
  • XL Recordings boss Richard Russell has a glittering CV but is going back into the studio to make a ‘rave album’. (FT)
  • 20 Questions with Kaskade (Billboard
  • Steve Aoki talks Neon Future IV, life in quarantine and living forever. (Billboard
  • Netsky on his return to drum 'n' bass: 'For years, I woke up to messages saying, 'Go Back'' (Billboard)  
  • Daring and playful: How VTSS is energising techno (Mixmag
  • What's it like releasing an album during quarantine? Amtrac spins the tale. (Billboard
  • Perspectives from the scene: Alejandro Cohen of Dublab. (RA
  • This is how 33 DJs on multiple continents came together to livestream for Beartport's ReConnect event with AFEM. (Billboard)
  • Armin van Buuren and MaRLo have teamed up for a new collaborative track, This I Vow. (DJ Mag
  • Octo Octa has released a new mixtape, Love Hypnosis Vol. 1, on T4T LUV NRG. (RA
  • Showtek release romping new original work, The Weekend. (DA
  • Claude VonStroke releases fitting new single, I’m Solo. (DA
  • John Frusciante has released a new electronic EP under his Trickfinger alias, titled Look Down, See Us. (DJ Mag
  • Autechre have released a new collection of live sets, AE_LIVE 2016/2018. (RA)
  • Helena Hauff has mixed the fifth entry in Tresor's Kern series. (RA
  • Baauer has announced his sophmore LP, PLANET'S MAD, will be out 5 June. (DA
  • Flume has opened up on the pressures of fame, abusing alcohol and how he very nearly walked away from music in a candid interview for his girlfriend Paige Elkington's podcast. (Billboard
  • Aphex Twin has dropped a half-dozen new tracks via SoundCloud. (Billboard)
  • Kevin Saunderson is self-isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19. (Mixmag
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