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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Collage (Bruise Remix)
Lady Blackbird
Foundation Music Productions
out now
"So here it is Collage. It's the third single to be taken from Lady Blackbird's highly anticipated debut album Black Acid Soul. The remix, which is brilliant, comes courtesy of Bruise. The new project of Christian Campbell and Darren House, aka Diesel from X-Press 2. I played it a couple of weeks ago and can't get it out of my head so think it thoroughly deserves the recognition of being an Essential New Tune in November 2020."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.00 here.
Label: Foundation Music Productions
Management: BKEG USA, Ross Allen, Meltdown Music Productions UK
Publishing: unsigned
Radio: Christian Nockall & Luke Grey, Your Army 
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army 
Online: Chloe Melick, Inside/Out PR
Live:  America's - Tom Windish, Paradigm / ROW - Clem Bunel, Paradigm
20 Nov 2020
  • London-based music law firm Sound Advice has promoted Pete Bott and Jules O’Riordan to partnership. (RotD)
  • LiveXLive Media, the entertainment live streaming platform, is launching a music publishing division. (Billboard)
  • French music distributor Believe is said to be preparing a 2021 stock market flotation that could value it at around €2bn. (Reuters)
  • Deltic Group, which runs 52 'superclubs' around the UK, will start assessing bids from an initial 20 private equity firms and ten industry rivals after being put up for sale in October. (Mail) It is asking the Government for a £1m-a-month bailout.
  • Fact relaunches print magazine with Ryoji Ikeda, Kelsey Lu, Pan Daijing, Kahlil Joseph in first issue. 
  • Midem is launching a Networking Week from 30 November, enabling music professionals to connect with industry leaders and experts specifically signing up for the week. (RotD)
  • Ben Kouijzer, a music agent for CAA UK who represented electronic acts such as 808 State and Meduza, has died of kidney and liver failure. (Variety)
  • Association for Electronic Music has published a code of conduct against sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The code aims to create "an environment where such behaviour is not tolerated through awareness, education, increased respect, protection and prevention". (NME
  • UK organisation Help Musicians has launched the third phase of its Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund. (DJMag
  • The #SaveNightclubs campaign has addressed the British Prime Minister with an extensive plea to help save the nightclub industry amid COVID-19. (DJMag
  • Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has released a statement saying it fears the ‘extinction’ of nightclubs in the UK due to a lack of government support and clear roadmap to reopening amid the COVID-19 shutdown. (Mixmag
  • deadmau5 has joined livestreaming platform StreamVoodoo as an equity partner. (
  • Triller has rolled out Triller 2.0, claiming it's "the most sophisticated social app available on the market". Features include artist-designed augmented reality experiences to dynamic music editing. (PRNewswire)
  • Music video creation app Rotor Videos has announced a deal with SoundCloud, adding the platform to its roster of industry partnerships. (RotD) It has also launched new subscription models.
  • YouTube’s Head of Music Lyor Cohen has made a broader case to advertisers about why they should see YouTube as an essential music streaming platform, saying more than 2bn logged-in viewers are watching at least one music video each month. (Google)
  • Bandcamp has launched a ticketed live streaming service. Bandcamp Live also allows artists to showcase music and merchandise alongside the stream in a virtual merch table and features an optional chat where fans can discuss the show. (Bandcamp)
  • DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are to perform a series of shows on the virtual stages of PRISM World, the music hub for virtual reality events located within Sensorium Galaxy. (RotD)
  • Ultra Music's parent company, Event Entertainment Group, has filed suit in Miami against AG Production Services, Inc for withholding $800k deposit. (EDMTunes
  • Nyege Nyege has revealed the line-up for its 2020 digital festival, taking place on 3-6 December. Kampire, MC Yallah, Rey Sapienz, Afrorack, HHY & The Kampala Unit and Bonaventure are among the performers. (RA
  • Rolling Loud Miami has revealed it will return on 7-9 May for its 2021 edition. (Billboard
  • Tomorrowland releases tickets and packages for its New Year's Eve virtual festival. (
  • EDC Orlando has announced the line-up for the virtual festival taking place on 20-21 November. Among the acts performing at the virtual event are Afrojack, Cat Dealers and Kaskade, as well as Cosmic Gate, Loud Luxury, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. (DJMag
  • Swallow Events has launched a full rapid testing screening service facility to detect Covid-19 to event organisers throughout the UK and the rest of the world. (DJMag
  • Perspectives: Niks Delanancy, Cofounder of Black Bandcamp. (RA
  • 2020 has been a disaster for most of the electronic music scene. But there’s one area where it might be okay to feel optimism - releasing records and releasing music. (Shawn Reynaldo)
  • What Q3’s music industry numbers tell us about the future of royalties. (SynchTank)
  • How is the record industry surviving the coronavirus? (David Turner)
  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the second round of results from its Coronavirus Impact Business Survey. Among the results, 45% of businesses which classified themselves as “music festivals and events” said they would be unviable within three months. (DCMS)
  • The music sector supports two million jobs and contributes €81.9bn annually to the economy across the 27 EU Member States and the UK (EU28), according to The Economic Impact of Music in Europe, an in-depth study by Oxford Economics that was commissioned by IFPI. (RotD)
  • UK Music published its annual Music by Numbers report, highlighting the industry’s contribution to the wider UK economy, spanning music sales and licensing to stadium tours, gigs in grassroots venues and merchandise, is likely to plummet to about £3bn this year. (Guardian) The report highlights the £5.8bn contribution music made to the UK economy last year, an increase of 11% from 2018. Export revenue was £2.9bn, up 9% from 2018.
  • Review: SSL Six Desktop Mixer (Magnetic
  • Algoriddim has introduced a new version of their super popular DJing software djay. (DJMag
  • Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller – the DDJ-FLX6: a Rekordbox/Serato DJ controller with new FX and scratch features. (DJTechTools
  • London club Egg has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £200,000 to prevent permanent closure. (DJMag
  • DT721 – DJ Fronter (DT
  • RA.754 Ethiopian Records (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 125: Vonda7 (Magnetic
  • Podcast 670: Dadub (XLR8R
  • Fact Mix 784: Wordcolour (Fact
  • Stamp Mix 108: Robert Hood (StampTheWax
  • ZHU - I Admit It Experience: FW2020 + Afterparty (ZHU
  • Alesso at Ultra Taiwan 2020 (Alesso
  • Six emerging artists you need to hear this November. (DJMag
  • Selections: Rupture (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Paleblu (DT)
  • Ibiza DJ focus | Anna Tur. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Marcel Vogel: Celebrating 10 years in hell. (iDJ
  • Ellen Allien shares, “a great DJ mixes the people into a dream.” (DJTechTools
  • Alex Banks on his new EP Tephra, being inspired by Canary Islands landscape, covid and more. (Magnetic
  • Juliana Huxtable: She's a computer, baby (RA
  • The overlooked environmental impacts of the music industry. (BoingBoing)
  • Swan Meat B2Beats DJH: Melodies for fallen angels. (ElectronicBeats
  • Moxie talks NTS memories, painting, and her most diverse compilation yet. (beatportal
  • Carl Cox in conversation: the late 80s and the thrill of vinyl | Mixmag x Ballantine's True Music [Video] (Mixmag
  • Patrice Scott on live streaming, new ep, Detroit and life during covid. (Magnetic
  • How Miami duo boiish is conquering underrepresentation in electronic music. (
  • Ash Lauryn’s pivotal rave moment in the Black Mecca of America. (ElectronicBeats)
  • As one half of powerhouse label Night Slugs, L-Vis 1990 spent the 2010s twisting club music into thrilling new shapes. Newly reborn as Dance System, he’s going back to the source in order to bottle lightning a second time. (beatportal)
  • #PassTheMic – Why dance music needs its singers (5Mag
  • Aluna: "I get asked daily to be exploited by a white DJ" (Mixmag)
  • Rebekah, DJ Empress and Dave Clarke talk about fighting sexual harassment and assault in the dance music industry. (Mixmag)
  • "A glass ceiling with razor wire": The harsh reality for women working in dance music. (Mixmag)  
  • Plastician has released a book of dad jokes. (DJMag
  • Todd Terry drops two-track EP, Energize 33, on Freeze Records. (DA
  • Alison Wonderland and Valentino Khan have teamed up on a new track, Anything. (DJMag
  • Marshall Jefferson has teamed up with British producer George Smeddles for a new track It’s Alright, featuring vocals from Paris Brightledge. (Mixmag
  • Tiësto remixes Katy Perry's Resilient. (DA
  • Bicep release new single, Saku, and announce livestream concert for next year. (RA
  • Afrojack renews Kapuchon alias and released 10 Years Later. (DA
  • Zedd says his third studio album has been put on "standby" in a recent r/music-hosted Reddit AMA. (DA)  
  • DJ Erick Morillo died from "acute ketamine toxicity", a report concludes. (Billboard)
  • Diplo has been accused of 'distributing revenge p**n' by a woman claiming a restraining order in a Los Angeles court. Diplo's lawyer has denied the allegation and stated that "In no way has my client violated any law". (Pitchfork
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