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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Nu World
Maceo Plex
Ellum Audio
"It's a brand new track from the man behind Ellum Audio. A man who has been masterfully developing his production skills over the last ten years and known for his funk and heavy analogue sound. He's a master of techno, He's a master of house and many stops in-between. He never fails to disappoint and it is not his first ENT - he has graced us with quite a few. This is Nu World by Maceo Plex."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.47 here.
Label: Ellum Audio
ManagementJerred Christoper, Ellum Audio
PublishingPatrick Scheidt, Defensive Music
Radio, Club & Online: Julian Shay, Dispersion PR 
Live: Alex, Neptune Music
21 Aug 2020
  • Allen & Heath are in discussions to purchase the Traktor product line from Native Instruments. (DJTechTools
  • London record store Low Company is closing down. (DJMag
  • 200 illegal parties were broken up in London in one weekend. (Mixmag
  • Dirtybird has announced they will be broadcasting daily shows on their Dirtybird Live channel. (EDMIdentity
  • Oliver Helden has topped BeatStats artist list for the last 12 months, with his track Turn Me On alongside Vula and Riton also topping the tracks list. Spinnin Records took the number one spot for labels. (DJMag)  
  • SUBPAC has announced the next generation of its tactile audio systems: the SUBPAC X1. The all-new X1 is the next step in immersing users physically in music and media through both wearable and seated experiences. (Decode
  • AWAL says that “hundreds” of its artists now earn more than $100k a year from streaming, and that this number (of artists) has grown by more than 40% in the last year. The company also said that “dozens” of its artists earn more than $1m from streaming every year. (MusicAlly
  • Five years after Apple Music launched its global radio station Beats 1, the company has renamed it Apple Music 1 and launched new Country and Hit stations, under the overall name of Apple Music Radio. (Variety)
  • Over 200 of the most influential recordings from Boiler Room's ten-year history are now available on Apple Music. (BoilerRoom)
  • Roland is to celebrate the TR-808 drum machine's 40th birthday this year with a mini documentary and free plug-in. (DJMag
  • HOHA Water Electrical Musical Festival saw thousands of festival-goers pack out Maya Water Park in Wuhan. (IQ
  • Gilles Peterson's We Out Here is to host a virtual festival this weekend to raise money for Black Lives Matter charities. (RA
  • Many UK music venues would go bankrupt if they open for socially-distanced gigs. (Mixmag
  • Beatport taps Carl Cox, John Digweed, and more for the first Together For Beirut fundraiser on 22 August. (DA)
  • Vietnam's Epizode festival has locked in Jamie Jones, Nastia, Sonja Moonear and more for New Year's Festival. (DJMag)
  • An update on user-centric streaming. (David Turner)
  • Unconscious racial bias in the electronic music scene. (Attack)
  • Can Europe save summer shows? Here's how concert promoters are trying. (Billboard
  • The gig-less economy: what could a post-pandemic dance music scene look like? (DJMag
  • Clubs in the UK are to stay closed as music venues reopen in the UK. (DJMag
  • Clubs have re-closed in Spain and Italy as coronavirus cases rise in both countries. (DJMag)
  • Bristol club Blue Mountain has announced it is permanently closing down in September. (Mixmag
  • A virtual nightclub called Club Quarantäne turned away 40,000 people on its first night. (EDMTunes
  • The Haçienda is taking over London's Tobacco Dock on Easter weekend next year. (DJMag
  • TSHA signs to Ninja Tune for new EP. (RA
  • Tokimonsta has signed with WME for representation in the Americas and across Asia/Pacific territories. (Billboard
  • Universal Music Group has announced the appointment of Cindy Gu as Head of Astralwerks Asia. (RotD)
  • RA.741 Tzusing (RA
  • Mix of the Day: Eris Drew (RA
  • Fact mix 771: Ethiopian Records (FACT
  • Magnetic mix 112: Low Steppa (Magnetic
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  • Podcast 657: Acronym (XLR8R
  • Rave the Vote EP.2: Sofi Tukker (LostResort
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  • Disclosure at Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia (Cercle
  • The 34 best DJ mixes of 2020 so far. (DJMag
  • Patch Notes: Emiliano Melis (FACT
  • Breaking Through: Rey Sapienz (RA
  • Renegade Riddims: NCT (DT
  • Rising duo LUNDØN talk origins, new music, and future collabs. (DMNW
  • Selections: DJ Bone (DJMag
  • EX.520 DJ Minx (RA
  • Producer Sessions 020: Dillon Francis on ‘This Mixtape is Fire.’ turning five. (DA)  
  • An interview with CRYSTALLMESS. (RA
  • Grum talks homecoming with Heartbeats: Ten and Deep State plans. (DA
  • The Blessed Madonna on remixing Dua Lipa's Levitating: 'I was like, 'don't let anyone else have it'. (Billboard
  • Here's what Disclosure geeked out on while making Energy. (Billboard)  
  • Byron The Aquarius feels like “everything came from black culture”. (beatportal
  • Founder of women's initiative GRL Gang on building a community of female empowerment. (
  • A tale of two ecosystems: On Bandcamp, Spotify and the wide-open future. (NPR)
  • Business techno matters: how those who have the most sacrifice the least. (Dweller
  • Dave ‘Medusa’ Shelton was a fairy godmother to Chicago’s club scene. (ChicagoReader
  • Chicago house hero Marshall Jefferson on representation in dance music. (Grammy
  • Three music-industry trends from quarantine that are here to stay. (RollingStone)
  • By now it should have been the height of hedonism in Ibiza. But as nightclubs pivot to pandemic-safe partying, will the fun survive? (SundayTimes)
  • Tomorrowland's virtual festival set a new standard for digital events — here's how they did it. (DJMag
  • Carl Cox is set to drop a new mix this month, comprised exclusively of tracks from his Awesome Soundwave label. (DJMag
  • Nicky Romero has tested positive for coronavirus. (DA
  • Luke Abbott has a new album on the way through Border Community. (RA
  • Afrojack and Chico Rose continue the collaborative streak with Speechless. (DA
  • Groove Armada are to release a new album called Edge of the Horizon in October via BMG. (DJMag
  • BT returns to his dance music roots on The Lost Art Of Longing. (EDMTunes
  • Django Django drummer Dave Maclean has started a house project under the name Hugo Paris. (Mixmag
  • Daft Punk’s iconic Alive show has been shared in full online using never-seen-before fan footage and some expert editing. (DJMag
  • Dave Clarke has shared his disappointment with "the Scene" for organising parties in Europe during the pandemic without social any distancing, and criticised DJs who are playing them in a Facebook post. (Mixmag
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