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Adriatique, Marino Canal & Delhia de France
"This week it's a world exclusive, a brand new collaboration between the melodic techno dons Adriatique and Marino Canal. It is called Home, featuring the voice of Delhia de France. I've been admiring Adriatique's work for many, many years and I do believe this record will take them to an even bigger audience. I hope you enjoy it, I can't wait to play it for you."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.15 here.
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22 May 2020
  • TicketSwap, the Amsterdam-based fan-to-fan ticket marketplace, is letting 30% of its staff go, becoming the latest live music company to make cutbacks due to the impact of the coronavirus. (IQ)
  • BMG has launched a boutique neighbouring rights service. (RotD)
  • In the US, Live Nation has furloughed around 2,100 of its 10,500 employees across multiple divisions at the company. (Billboard
  • Joel Zimmerman, WME’s former global head of electronic music, has exited the agency. (Variety)
  • An illegal rave was shut down by West Mercia Police in Telford, UK on Saturday (16 May). (DJ Mag
  • Kiss FM to host international #RadioRave event with David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Robin Schulz and more. (
  • The National Crime Agency says the UK is the “biggest user of powder cocaine in Europe." (Mixmag
  • A new survey by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) shows the UK industry has grave concerns about the post-lockdown landscape. The majority of businesses expect only to operate at 40-43% capacity once lockdown is lifted and will be "financially unviable" without financial aid from Government. (RA
  • Booking United, a group representing approximately 70 Berlin booking agencies, has called on the German government for industry-specific assistance. (RA
  • Sony is intensifying efforts to perfect its virtual reality headset as it bets that the demand for online-only concerts and other entertainment will finally push the technology into the home entertainment mainstream. (FT)
  • Beatport and Beatsource Link announce integration with Algoriddim Djay for the first time. (RotD)
  • Spinnin Records is releasing 52 tracks in 360 Reality Audio, all showcased in an exclusive playlist on Deezer. (RotD)
  • Spotify announced that it will be combining its separate data and analytics dashboards, one of which was for artists and managers, the other of which was for labels and distributors, into one place: a revamped Spotify For Artists. (Spotify)
  • Small music events and concerts will be able to take place in Italy from June. (DJ Mag
  • London festival GALA postpones to 2021. (RA
  • Defected ends virtual festival series with closing party featuring Carl Cox, Idris Elba, and Boys Noize tonight (Friday 22 May). (RotD)
  • Do LaB announces DGTL Lightning in a Bottle virtual festival for this weekend featuring KaytranadaThe Glitch MobTokimonsta and more. (
  • Rüfüs du SolBob Moses, and Sofi Tukker will be performing at this Weekends Governer's Ball livestream on Sunday. (Billboard
  • Movement Detroit will host a virtual, live-streamed festival this weekend, Movement At Home, featuring Carl CraigSeth Troxler and Loco Dice. (DJ Mag
  • David Guetta is set to play another charity live stream on 30 May in New York to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. (DJ Mag
  • Diplo, A-Trak, TOKiMONSTA and more will serve as stage hosts at Electric Blockaloo - an in-game dance music event in Minecraft scheduled for three days in late June. (Rolling Stone
  • Meet the under 30s running some of the most exciting festivals around. (Mixmag
  • How countries plan to restart nightclubs and music festivals (RA
  • "The situation is existential": How the pandemic is affecting music royalties. (Synchtank)
  • Target audiences are useless if they're not extreme. (Amber Horsburgh)
  • The future of live: "The first step is for live streaming to have a product refit that delivers a genuine value exchange for fans if it is to ever get out of its free/charity/tip cul-de-sac and become a genuine income stream of scale.". (Mark Mulligan)
  • A Goldman Sachs report predicts that after a slowdown in growth to 3% this year, the recorded music market will bounce back with 26% growth in 2021 and 18% in 2022, with the live music industry “nearly returning to its pre-Covid-19 level by 2022”. (MusicAlly)
  • Arturia announces new virtual synth OB-Xa V. (Mixmag
  • DJ Emily Dust explores the current state of Berlin’s underground club culture, and the work of those dedicated to its future in BBC Radio 4 documentary. [audio] (BBC
  • Legendary New York club Studio 54 has returned in the form of a label. (DJ Mag
  • Some Berlin clubs, including Sisyphos, are reopening as afternoon beer gardens operating with a food license and a strict no dancing rule. (RA)
  • NYC Nightlife United fund launches to raise money for venues, employees and artists in New York. (RA
  • Japan has ended a month-long state of emergency for most of the country, but the future of clubs remain uncertain after being crippled by losses in revenue. (RA
  • Amnesia are offering open-date tickets, valid for any party at the club up until 31st Oct 2021, including 3 free drinks and costing just 25 EUR. (IbizaSpotlight
  • The 10 best mid-90s progressive house tracks (Mixmag
  • 10 dance songs for Mental Health Awareness Month (Billboard)
  • Hot new tracks for May (Ibiza Spotlight
  • Beatport Hype: SubVision (beatportal
  • Renegade Riddims: Just Bee (DT)
  • Fresh Kicks 140: Juba (DJ Mag
  • Breaking Through: Amazondotcom (RA
  • 5 techno artists to watch this May (DT
  • Living-room disco: five of the best dance music mixes (Guardian
  • Selections: Conducta (DJ Mag
  • Gangs, sex, dwarfs and drugs: inside Manumission, the Ibiza club that makes White Lines look tame. (Telegraph)
  • What socially distanced live performance might look like. (Vulture
  • Here are Electric Forest founder Jeremy Stein's 6 tips for how festival producers can get through COVID-19. (Billboard
  • From drive-in concerts to livestreaming on Fortnite, the industry has had to adapt creatively to the current restriction. (Guardian)
  • "Believe in yourselves": Monster is breaking down barriers for the Eastern European scene.  (Mixmag
  • How LA’s DUBLAB revolutionized online community radio. (beatportal)
  • Dive into DJ David Goblin and The Horde's fantastical hardcore. (ElectronicBeats
  • Interview with dubstep superstars Adventure Club. (OneEDM
  • Red Axes, rock & rollers with a disco soul. (beatportal
  • How horticulture helped Hodge flourish inside and outside the studio. (Mixmag
  • RA Exchange 510 Grimes: The electronic-pop auteur speaks her mind. [audio] (RA
  • Twitch’s head of music explains why channel subscriptions and so-called “tipping” on the Amazon-owned platform could open up a significant new revenue stream for artists in the future. (RollingStone)
  • How TikTok became the new music tipsheet for radio programmers. (TMN)
  • Oceanic back on De School's label, De Nieuw, with club-ready versions of debut EP. (RA
  • Arca reveals details of new album, KiCk i, featuring Björk, SOPHIE, Shygirl and Rosalía on XL Recordings. (RA
  • Paul Kalkbrenner has announced a new four-track EP, titled Speak Up, which will land on Friday 5 June. (DJ Mag
  • Jeff Mills has announced his label Axis Records will actively expand into classical, jazz and film soundtracks this year. (RA
  • Kaskade made history last week by becoming the first producer to perform on the Grand Canyon Skywalk. (DMNW
  • Mike Posner laments Avicii's death and reveals he has a collection of unfinished collaborations with him. (DA
  • Calvin Harris says his heart stopped in 2014. (Billboard
  • Goldie, Andy C and Roni Size feature in new Drum & Bass: The Movement documentary. (Mixmag
  • Dave Booth, who had DJed at the Stone Roses' Spike Island gig, and at the Hacienda and other clubs, has died. The cause has not yet been revealed. (NME)
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