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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
I Won't Forget
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"This week's Essential New Tune comes from Sydney-born, Berlin-based producer Samantha Poulter, aka Logic1000. This is a track from her new EP You've Got A Whole Night To Go due for release on her own label, Therapy, in January. She said of the track I wanted to create a mood that was hopeful for a brighter future. I look forward to playing this one at a festival setting, hoping to get everyone's hands in the air. Here it is, this week's ENT from another rising star Logic1000." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.35 here.
Label: Therapy
ManagementGregory Wells, Ghost
Publishing: BMG
RadioMartin Cook, Your Army
Club: Jamie Russell, Hypercolour
11 Dec 2020
  • Music streaming platform Roxi is on track for a potential £200m flotation. (Guardian) It has raised £13m in funding to accelerate the introduction of the service and expand internationally, valuing the business at about £50m.
  • Universal Music Group announced the formation of Mercury Studios – a multi-faceted content studio established to 'develop, produce, and invest in innovative, music-based storytelling'. Alice Webb has been named CEO. (RotD)
  • Moodymann, Keinemusik and Palms Trax have been added to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto Online as DJs at a virtual nightclub called The Music Locker. (Mixmag)
  • DJs and performing artists travelling for ‘business’ will no longer need to self-isolate for two weeks when entering England from a high-risk country - thanks to new rules from the Department for Transport. (Mixmag
  • Artist and managers have given evidence to a UK DCMS select committee inquiry into the economics of streaming. (BBC)
  • Live Nation President Joe Berchtold has said that he expects live tours to resume in summer 2021, citing the news of a vaccine that is nearly ready to be distributed. (Spin)
  • Trqk launches analytics tools for performance royalties. (MusicAlly)
  • TikTok is experimenting with videos up to three minutes long. (DMN) The current limit is one minute.
  • Kygo has partnered with e-learning start-up Monthly for an electronic dance music production course. (
  • Insomniac has announced an “audiovisual drive-thru” event series. (DJMag
  • Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Loco Dice are among the artists set to play The BPM Festival. (DJMag
  • Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray and more have been locked in for Krake Festival 10th anniversary online edition. (DJMag)
  • Absolut and Beatport reveal the final line-up for NYE 2020 - Honey Dijon, Nicole Moudaber, Patrick Topping join other top DJs for #DanceAway2020 (beatportal
  • Apple has unveiled its new over-ear headphones dubbed AirPods Max, with a hefty price tag of £549. (BBC)
  • Midday sets, garden raves and stationary clubbers: DJing has become a lonely and surreal career. Next year, will DJs have anywhere to play? (Telegraph - Tina Edwards) 
  • Sydney and Melbourne nightclubs are finally open (with a few Covidsafe caveats) – and for LGBTQI people, an essential space has returned. (Guardian
  • Algorithmic effects on the diversity of consumption on Spotify. (Spotify)
  • Don’t split the streams — seven reasons to focus music marketing on specific streaming and retail platforms. (MusicDataPro)
  • Streaming, the music press and the lingering effects of poptimism aka why are independent music journalists still propping up the mainstream? (Shawn Reynaldo)
  • Why the cynicism around streaming royalty rates misses the big picture. (IO)
  • Post-pandemic music ecosystems: How they could be better in 2021. (Shain Shapiro)
  • Tap Music Publishing has signed artist and producer Yaeji. (RotD)
  • Australian electronic duo Slumberjack has signed a global publishing agreement with BMG Australia. (IO)
  • DT724 – Tough Love (DT
  • RA.757 Tim Reaper (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 127: V O E (Magnetic)
  • Fact Mix 787: Paurro (Fact
  • Nic Fanciulli Soundscapes set @ Bodiam Castle (Mixmag
  • DJ Nastia - Chernobyl-2: ‘Duga’ Radar | Scary Beautiful #2 (Nastia DJ
  • Nina Kraviz for Cyberpunk 2077 (Cyberpunk2077
  • Parra for Cuva at Cañon del Sumidero, Mexico (Cercle
  • Label of the month: EI8HT (iDJ
  • Artist of the Month: Even in lockdown, the legend of Carl Cox grows. (beatportal
  • On Cue: Jana Rush (DJMag
  • Six emerging artists you need to hear this December (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: LUNAR (DT
  • The Sound Of: Private Persons (DJMag
  • How it was made: Shaded - Holla Atcha Boy (Magnetic
  • The secret shame of Spotify Wrapped. (Refinery29)
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021: John Summit (DA
  • Dancing Astronaut’s 2020 Label of the Year: Anjuna (DA
  • 2020 was the year of dancing by ourselves. (NPR
  • Producer Sessions 023: Boogie T lights up the groove on collaborative Joint Force EP. (DA
  • Ready for rebirth: FAUZIA is leaving the club behind. (Mixmag
  • Acts of Rebellion: an Ela Minus interview (Magnetic
  • 20 questions with Timmy Trumpet: Australian producer on his new album & the best trumpet solo of all time. (Billboard
  • Angie Brown: Reaching 'Higher' than ever (iDJ
  • How artists are trying to break through in a streaming world without gigs. (Bloomberg)
  • Beginner’s Guide: the mixdown. (DJMag
  • Mike Paradinas on Planet Mu’s past, present, and future. (electronicbeats
  • The Brooklyn-based DJ Avalon Emerson is making dance music for the desert. (Interview
  • The MOBO Awards need dance and electronic music categories. (Mixmag
  • beatportal's 50 best tracks of 2020 
  • Music-streaming subscriptions contribute $8.5bn a year to the record business — but the biggest future growth may lie in social media, gaming, livestreaming, and fitness. (RollingStone)
  • Bradley Thompson, managing director of venue lab Broadwick Live reveals the impact of the pandemic on its business. (Vice)
  • Kristen Knight: “It is so important for women to come forward” (Mixmag
  • Earlier this year, Erick Morillo was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Kristen Knight, the woman who brought the charges against him, has decided to speak out, bravely waving her right to anonymity. In this interview with Ellie Flynn, she shares her experiences in the hope it will create a safer space for survivors of sexual assault to come forward. (DJMag
  • Robbie Williams has revealed he wants to get in on the Berlin club scene, revealing plans to open a music venue and art gallery "a bit like Berghain" in the German capital. (Mixmag
  • Jessy Lanza will release a new mixtape, 24/7, this Friday via Hyperdub. (RA
  • Ukrainian drum & bass legend Sunchase releases Timeline, his first album in ten years. (RA
  • Griz's 12 Days of Grizmas charity event returns on 12 December for eleven days of online cheer. (Billboard
  • Greg Wilson's new book, Discotheque Archives, explores the 'pre-rave era of dance music'. (RA
  • Carl Cox to front Ibiza Soul Food charity stream on 12 December. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Worthy, one of Dirtybird's co-founders and original artists, has announced that she is Transgender. (
  • Harold Budd, an innovative American composer who collaborated with Brian Eno and Cocteau Twins, has died at the age of 84. (Guardian)
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