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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Big Miz
Soft Computing
"This week the spotlight and the story is about a rising star making some great homemade DIY music that's getting better and better. He comes out of Glasgow. He's been turning heads consistently for the last 12 months. He's been getting some Boileroom love and it's time he got some Pete Tong Friday night love. This week's ENT goes to Big Miz for his track Sonder."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.14 here.
Label: Soft Computing 
Management: Scott Paterson, Night Department
Radio & Club: Sam Rodd, Hype PR
Live: Ben Coghill, Field Artists
17 Apr 2020
  • 'Disco' Donnie Estopinal has bought back his legendary dance company, Disco Donnie Presents: 'I got my name back' (Billboard)
  • Eventbrite's CEO hints it could be pivoting back to a self-service ticketing product, following layoffs of 45% of its workforce. (Billboard
  • Resident Advisor announces Streamland, a new listings hub for virtual events. 
  • Daft Punk's Get Lucky is the fourth most listened to song of the decade, according to a new poll compiled by BBC Radio 2 and the UK’s music licensing company, PPL. (DJ Mag
  • Ticketmaster has quietly changed its refund policy to cover only canceled events instead of indefinitely postponed or rescheduled ones. (DMN)
  • The UK Competition and Markets Authority said that it has started an investigation into eBay's completed sale of StubHub to Viagogo to see whether the deal will lead to a competition issue. (Guardian)
  • Larry Sherman, the founder of influential Chicago-based house label Trax, has died of heart failure. (Billboard
  • PPL announced a financial pledge to the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Funds (£500,000), the Musicians’ Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund (£100,000) and the AIM Covid-19 Crisis Fund (£100,000). (RotD)
  • Beatport and AFEM are launching their second instalment of ReConnect today (Friday 17 April) at 8pm GMT/11am PDT. 36 DJs, including Anna Lunoe, CLAPTONE, Erick Morillo, Hannah Wants, Jack Back (David Guetta), Kaskade, Maceo Plex, Monki, SAMA' and Tiesto, will play live from their homes or studios across the globe for 36 hours non-stop. During the live stream viewers can make donations to the  AFEM’s COVID-19 Hardship Fund, Bridges For Music, and Direct Relief non-profit organizations. (beatportal)
  • Art+Logic has launched Vibrary, an open-source AI tool made to analyse short samples and loops. (RotD
  • Spotify’s self-serve ad platform Ad Studio is expanding and now available in 22 markets globally. (MusicAlly
  • Instagram has plans to help artists monetise livestreams. (MusicAlly)
  • FAC51 The Haçienda has announced that an all-day virtual house party will take place on Saturday 9 May. The line-up is yet to be announced. (DJ Mag
  • Dirtybird Campout West Coast postpones until 2021 due to Covid-19. (DA
  • Mija, Krewella, Whipped Cream, Ducky and more played a female-centric Net.Werk livestream event yesterday (16 Thursday). (Billboard)
  • Burning Man organizers have announced they have cancelled the 2020 event, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will hold a “Virtual Burning Man" event. (Guardian
  • Zeds Dead, Channel Tres, REZZ, and more slated for multi-stage virtual festival Room Service on 24-26 April. (DA
  • Live events may not be resuming in either Los Angeles or New York City until 2021, according to the mayors of both cities. (Billboard)
  • According to German newspaper Bild, festivals in the country are expected to be banned until 31 August. (Google)
  • Belgian festival Dour has been postponed from mid-July this year until 2021. (RA
  • Tomorrowland 2020 has been officially cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (DJ Mag
  • David Guetta has announced that he will live stream a two-hour DJ set this Saturday 18 April (6pm EDT/11pm BST) to raise money for COVID-19 relief charities. (DJ Mag
  • Electronic music leads industry with heartfelt pandemic response. (DMNW
  • The Secret DJ: "Rejection is a fact of life for any DJ" (Mixmag)
  • People are paying real money to get into virtual zoom nightclubs. Can a novelty for the bored-at-home last after the coronavirus pandemic? (Bloomberg
  • Pioneer DJ announce rekordbox 6 with cloud storage and sync. (DJ Mag
  • Universal Audio announced a new DAW and zero-latency recording platform LUNA at NAMM 2020, and it's now available to download for free. (DJ Mag
  • Reach Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive worldwide administration deal with the estate of Romanthony covering the DJ, producer and singer’s full catalogue, including his share of One More Time by Daft Punk. (RotD)
  • DT690 – The Reflex (DT
  • RA.724 Conducta (RA
  • Podcast 640: GARZA (XLR8R
  • Magnetic Mix 091: Hardt Antoine (Magnetic
  • Nocturnal Wonderland Virtual Rave-A-Thon (Insomniac
  • Ferry Corsten DJ set (DJ Mag
  • MK in The Lab: Home Sessions (Mixmag
  • Ciel | Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation with Discwoman (Boiler Room
  • Disclosure | Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation (Boiler Room
  • Martin Garrix live on his rooftop in Amsterdam (Martin Garrix
  • 18 techno DJs from the 90s who are still at the top of their game today. (Mixmag)  
  • Get to know God Colony (Mixmag
  • Fresh Kicks 139: Jaymie Silk (DJ Mag
  • Saturday Night Session 037: Dash Berlin (DA
  • Dance Floor Epiphanies: Six people share their stories of transcendent experiences in the club. (RA
  • 20 questions with John Digweed (Billboard
  • In a time of isolation, dance music offers community through streaming. (Vice
  • AceMoMa: A new dawn (DJ Mag
  • Alesso and Liam Payne talk new song Midnight and making a music video in quarantine. (Billboard
  • The club nights that made Amelie Lens. (DJ Mag)
  • The gospel according to Tchami (DJ Mag
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear this April (DJ Mag
  • On Our Radar: April 2020 (beatportal)
  • Klangkarussell drop in with music from Adana Twins, Elton John, Pink Floyd and Four Tet. (Sun
  • Redlight takes us back to his ‘90s rave roots. (RedBull
  • Interview with trance & house maestro Sander van Doorn (One EDM
  • Subtronics on upcoming EP, dream collabs, Riddim controversy and Covid-19. (
  • Music at Home: Claude VonStroke (beatportal
  • Mark Knight: Going back to his roots (iDJ
  • Electronica producer Faisal Baig: Finding spirituality in electronic music. (Red Bull
  • 10 years after breaking through, Eats Everything is feeling more creative and honest than ever. (beatportal
  • Boileroom boss Dominique Frazer on why the industry would struggle without indie venues. (MW
  • The music industry post 2020 depression: Here’s our recovery plan. (Synchtank)
  • The worrisome (lack of) infrastructure around livestreaming. (FirstFloor)
  • How Instagram Live became the music industry’s saving grace. (Vibe)
  • Should a fee-sharing model between DJs and producers be enforced in dance music? (Mixmag
  • Eric Prydz launched season four of EPIC Radio on Apple Music last Friday (10th April), playing an unreleased work-in-progress track titled Day After Tomorrow. (DJ Mag
  • Krystal Klear shares Future Fantasy video, directed by Gerd Janson. (Fact
  • Daniel Avery and Roman Flügel have announced their new collaborative project, Noun. (RA
  • Booka Shade to release their ninth studio album, Dear Future Self, in May. (Decoded
  • Paul van Dyk has released an ambient album, Escape Reality. (DJ Mag
  • Jamie Jones has released a documentary called East End Rave Roots. [video] (Jamie Jones
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