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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Best of Me
Artbat & Sailor & I
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"It comes from the Ukainian duo who have been smashing it over the last couple of years. They first came to our attention when they started dropping music on Diynamic, Solomun's label, namely the monster Upperground. Since then, their reputation has just expanded all over the world. They are Artur and Batish and they go by the name of Artbat. Here they are teaming up with Sailor & I and it's called the Best of Me."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.50 here.
Label: Jan van Vliet, Metaphysical 
Management: Chris Braun, House United 
Publishing: Mark Lawrence, Sentric 
Radio, Club & Online: Pete Downes, Jukebox PR
25 Sep 2020
  • A book titled Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) celebrates the evolution of the electronic instrument and its impact on music culture. (Mixmag
  • MistaJam is to leave 1Xtra and Radio 1 after 15 years. Reece Parkinson will become the new host of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Drivetime Show, while Charlie Hedges will take over Radio 1’s Dance Anthems. (RotD)
  • Night Time Industries Association has warned that about 60 per cent of UK clubs will not survive another two months without further government support. (FT)
  • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged £450,000 to support grassroots venues affected by COVID-19. (DJMag
  • Ministry Of Sound chairman Lohan Presencer has warned the new 10pm curfew will spark illegal raves and the closure of the superclub. (Standard)
  • The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has responded to the UK government's new coronavirus restrictions, calling for a furlough extension and continued support for grassroots music venues. (DJMag)
  • The UK government has imposed a 10pm curfew for the hospitality industry with concert and theatre venues allowed to stay open past this, though only if the performance has already started. (IQ)
  • London-based techno mainstay The Advent and Portland's Dave Bate have launched a new streaming platform, (RA
  • Apple is integrating Shazam in its iOS 14 with a new Music Recognition feature that can identify songs playing around you, in apps on your phone and music on your headphones. (Verge)
  • Rising DJs can compete for a slot at Dirtybird’s Couchout livestream festival thanks to the collective’s new mix competition. (DA)
  • Nicolás Jaar, UNIIQU3, Laraaji and more are confirmed for the 11-day virtual Unsound Festival in October. (DJMag
  • Nkisi, Aquarian and Shackleton complete line-up for Lunchmeat Festival 2020. (RA
  • Would you pay to go virtual clubbing? (FirstFloor)  
  • Covid-19 has hit dance culture hard – but the party can go on. (Guardian
  • E-Saggila has signed to Hospital Productions for her new Corporate Cross LP. (XLR8R
  • Domenique Dumont has signed to The Leaf Label and will release a new album called People On Sunday. (Mixmag
  • DT713: Piero Pirupa (DT
  • RA.746 Finn (RA
  • Alex Autajon Moveltraxx mix (beatportal
  • Magnetic Mix 119: Thys (Magnetic
  • Podcast 662: Debit (XLR8R
  • Fact mix 776: Isabella (Fact
  • NUDE37: Noemi Black (DT
  • Josh Caffe in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • On Our Radar: September 2020 (beatportal
  • Fresh Kicks 143: Alex Falk (DJMag
  • EX.525 GAIKA (RA
  • Selections: Emerald (DJMag)
  • Renegade riddims: SR (DT)
  • Studio selections: DJ Spen (DJMag
  • Orbital: How I play live (DJMag
  • DIY Nightlife In Dhaka (RA
  • Baile funk: the criminalisation of Brazil's funk scene (DJMag
  • Solid gold: how Robin S' Show Me Love became one of dance music’s most iconic anthems. (DJMag
  • The story of David Guetta's Titanium feat. Sia | The making of an EDM anthem. [video] (DJMag
  • Arkana talks upcoming album, New Dawn Collective label. (DMNW
  • Bass music saviour Holly talks Covid home life, staying positive, and producing massive bangers with Baauer and Uno the Activist. (Magnetic)  
  • Tycho finds silver lining through pandemic and California wildfires. (
  • Shimza is using house music to connect South Africa with the rest of the world. (Mixmag
  • Ben Böhmer on 3,000-foot high hot air balloon performance: "I'm a bit afraid of heights" (
  • Andrea Oliva: Getting ANTS-y (iDJ
  • Michelle Lhooq gives the unofficial account of New York's club scene in the 2010s, a pivotal moment when the city went from DIY underground to club superpower. (ElectronicBeats
  • Róisín Murphy has been putting her own spin on glittery music for two decades. In a year full of dance-pop releases, she’s returning to shake things up yet again. (NYTimes
  • The evolution of A. G. Cook. (Mixmag
  • How A. G. Cook became pop’s great disruptor. (Fader
  • object blue & TSVI's body music will hit you in the gut. (Mixmag
  • DJ Pierre on creating acid house, elevating black voices in dance music. (Magnetic
  • Elderbrook fills talks about quarantining in England, his new song with YTRAM, and more. (Magnetic)
  • Sherelle is ready to conquer the world. (beatportal
  • At work with Stephanie LaFera, WME’s resident rave expert and head of electronic music. (RollingStone
  • The hidden costs of streaming music. (NewYorker
  • How data is redefining the role of A&R in the music industry today. (Chartmetric
  • The future of streaming and music marketing post Covid-19. (MusicAlly
  • Pendulum have confirmed that more new music is on the way. (DJMag
  • Faithless tap Maceo Plex for new remix of Synthesizer. (DA
  • Robert Hood to release new EP on Rekids ahead of his upcoming album. (RA
  • Black Coffee teases forthcoming album with emotive house soother, Ready For You. (DA
  • Alison Wonderland to drop new single Bad Things this week. (
  • Bryan Gee has spoken about racism in the d&b scene in a new interview for '90s Rave Podcast. (DJMag
  • Carl Cox has revealed he has a book on the way, called Oh Yes, Oh Yes. (DJMag
  • Oneohtrix Point Never teases new music (RA
  • Sofi Tukker drop deep house heater, Emergency, inspired by real-life events. (DA
  • Mosca is launching a label for his own productions called Rent. (RA
  • Vocalist Denise Johnson’s debut LP will be posthumously released next month. (DJMag
  • Jesse Saunders sees festivals going "back to the basics" in life after the pandemic. (
  • Richie Hawtin has adopted his Plastikman alias to compose an original soundtrack for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2021 Womenswear Show. (Mixmag
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