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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Never Gonna Forget (feat. Elderbrook)
Black Coffee & Diplo
Ultra Records
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"This is rather interesting. I don't think we have done this before, an Essential New Tune doubleheader across both editions of our Future Stars for 2021, because it is another tune from Black Coffee. He didn't tell us this was coming. His new album Subconsciously drops on 5 February. I am not sure quite what he is up to, but the tunes are coming thick and fast. We love this, and that's why it's another ENT going in Johannesburg's direction. This is Black Coffee and Diplo and Elderbrook. It's called Never Gonna Forget."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 25.12 here.
Label: Ultra Records 
ManagementCristiana Votta & Samantha Emmenes 
Publishing: Copyright Control/Black Butter/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Warp Publishing/BMI
Radio: Vicki McCall & Esky Nadeem, Listen Up
Press: Dujon Fairweather & Mikey Corrighan, Listen Up
22 Jan 2021
  • Management firm Milk & Honey is expanding into the sports arena, and rebranding as Milk & Honey Music + Sports + Ventures. (Billboard)
  • Shares of Spotify took a 6.6% hit after analysts at Citi downgraded the stock because it hasn’t shown “any material benefit” from its $800m-plus investment in podcasting content and tech. (Variety)
  • TicketOne, the market-leading primary ticket agency in Italy, has been fined €10m by the Italian Competition Authority for alleged abuses of its dominant market position. (IQ)
  • A new study from Germany has "ruled out" the risk of COVID-19 infection in music venues, providing masks and adequate ventilation are used. (DJMag
  • Chicago house label, DJ International Records, has relaunched.  (DJMag
  • 1001Tracklists has released it's 2021 A State of Dance Music report. Diplo and SIDEPIECE's 'On My Mind' topped the DJ-supported track of the year list. (1000Tracklists
  • The British government is negotiating on a bilateral basis with individual EU countries in a bid to break the deadlock over the issue of visas for touring artists, culture minister Diana Barran said. (IQ)
  • Musicians are earning “multiple millions” from streaming, if their songs prove sufficiently popular with listeners, record industry bosses claimed during the UK's Parliament Culture Committee meeting. (iNews)
  • More than 100 musicians, including Brian Eno and Jayda G, have signed a letter in the Times suggesting the Government "shamefully failed" Britain's performers with its Brexit deal. (Times)
  • SoundCloud signs agreement with AdsWizz for exclusive ad sales representation in 14 European markets. (SoundCloud)
  • Bandcamp has expanded its vinyl pressing service for artists. (Bandcamp
  • deadmau5 has partnered with meditation and mindfulness app Calm to bring an exclusive playlist of mau5trap gems to the platform. (DA
  • Tomorrowland has shared a selection of sets from 2020's New Year's Eve festival on Apple Music. (DJMag
  • Beatport has launched a new emerging artist program named Beatport Next, featuring six DJ/producers. (beatportal)
  • Tomorrowland to unveil rollercoaster at Belgium’s Plopsaland. (DA
  • Organisers of a brand new street party in Berlin, Rave The Planet, have announced that their debut street parade will take place on the 9 July 2022. (DJMag
  • Unum Festival is to return for 2021 as Albanian Government approves use of rapid testing. (RotD
  • Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for 2021. There is a “guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022” for those who paid their £50 deposit for a ticket for the 2020 festival. (Guardian)
  • Music has developed an attention dependency. (Midia)
  • Are music charts a relic of the past? (Forbes)
  • We don’t just need a review of music streaming: We need a review of the entire music ecosystem. (Forbes - Shain Shapiro, Founder/Group CEO - Sound Diplomacy)
  • Major labels gave evidence to the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry… so what did we learn? (MusicAlly)
  • Gearslutz – one of the world’s most popular and longest-running music production and engineering forums has issued a statement saying it will change its name and drop the ‘-slutz’ following a petition signed by over 4,500 people. (DJMag)
  • Beginner’s Guide: Reverb (DJMag
  • KORG announces desktop ARP 2600 and miniKORG 700S remake. (RA
  • Pioneer DJ has launched a new two-channel battle mixer, the DJM-S7. (DJTechTools
  • PLAYdifferently announces MODEL 1.4 DJ mixer. (RA
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has renewed its worldwide deal and launched a joint publishing venture with CamelPhat. (RotD)
  • DT727 – DJ Spen (DT
  • RA.763 Off The Meds (RA
  • Fact Mix 791: Jabes (FACT
  • NUDE052: Eva Swan (DT
  • Madeon - WWFEST live DJ set 
  • The Menendez Brothers in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Ten of the best remixes (Guardian)
  • My Toolbox: Tchami (Magnetic
  • In Session: DJ IC (Mixmag
  • On Our Radar: January 2021 (beatportal
  • Renegade Riddims: Hadley (DT
  • The Sound Of: More Time (DJMag
  • DJ Mag's labels to watch in 2021. (DJMag
  • Meet 10 of the best underground drum & bass acts in Asia. (beatportal
  • On the road with... Berlin-based techno DJ and producer Tassilo Ippenberger. (Metro)
  • Get to know Brazilian DJ & Producer Bhaskar (Magnetic
  • Artist of the Month: Spain’s Fatima Hajji has become one of techno’s leading lights. (beatportal
  • How it was made: Jubel - Weekend Vibe (Magnetic
  • Major services pay musicians as little as £0.004 per stream, a rate it’s impossible to live on. What other options are there? (Guardian)
  • OS Community are the London party collective empowering disadvantaged people. (Mixmag
  • TikTok has created an ecosystem that both new music and back catalogues can thrive in. (Synchtank)
  • Leonce’s 'Multiplexing' is the big room techno track to build anticipation. (electronicbeats
  • Perspectives from the Scene: Thierry 'TT' Namer of Lausanne's Folklor club (RA
  • The UK’s new generation of club producers is at the vanguard of dance music. (beatportal
  • Defected Records helping to keep the party going under lockdown. The Drum talks to head of digital marketing Tom Coxhead.
  • Block 9: meet the pioneers tipped to take Glastonbury 2021 to cyberspace. (Telegraph)
  • "Everything just collapsed into everything": Australia's golden age of electronic music. (Mixmag
  • The obsessive beat-making of Madlib. (NewYorker
  • DJ Bus Replacement Service smashes all preconceptions of what a DJ should be. (Mixmag
  • UK funky isn’t back — it never left. (DJMag
  • Nastia in Conversation: "Why I gave away my wax" [video] (Mixmag)
  • Bicep: ‘Seeing rich DJs playing big raves during a pandemic is absolutely disgusting’. (Independent)
  • DJ Pierre has narrated a short animated film about the history of the Smiley. (Mixmag
  • Octo Octa announces new EP, She's Calling, on T4T LUV NRG. (DJMag
  • Sven Väth’s Cocoon Recordings is marking two decades since its inception with a 15-track compilation of new and exclusive music. (Mixmag
  • Nicky Romero and Timmo Hendriks unite for first collaboration ‘Into The Light’ featuring David Shane. (DA
  • Pendulum drummer KJ Sawka announces new project and forthcoming single. (DA
  • Gilles Peterson and Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick have teamed up to create a new project STR4TA. (Mixmag
  • Local Action and Finn have launched a new mixtape series to help pay DJs during the pandemic, with six artists set to feature. (DJMag
  • ASTRID, the duo behind UK party Dialogue, are releasing their debut EP. (RA
  • Ferry Corsten has announced a music production masterclass with Armada University and FaderPro. (DJMag
  • Roska and Scuba collaborate on new EP, Close Call. (RA
  • Hardwell has ended his long-running radio series, Hardwell on Air, after 10 years and 500 episodes. (DJMag
  • Jeff Mills releases another Millsart album, Think Again. (RA
  • DJ EZ partners with Defected for 24-hour charity livestream this Saturday (23 January). (Mixmag
  • Ellie Goulding teams up with Mark Ronson and Diplo for their new Silk City release 'New Love'. (
  • Richie Hawtin has debuted two new Plastikman tracks, called 'Narcosis' and 'Spektre' at a recent Prada fashion show. (DJMag
  • David Guetta has announced the next edition of United At Home streaming series will be in Dubai. (
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