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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Tuk Tuk (feat. ÄTNA)
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"This is taken from his forthcoming album - now coming out in May. He's already picked up a staggering two Essential New Tunes on tracks we have already heard off here, for Home and Kreature der Nacht featuring Isolation Berlin and this single sees him keeping those native ties by teaming up with German duo ÄTNA. He's changed it up once again - a brilliant ENT from Solomun, called Tuk Tuk."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.07 here.
LabelKatherine Parrott (BMG), NINL in cooperation with BMG
ManagementCan Azizoglu
Publishing: Copyright Control
RadioJay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army 
TVEmma Bailey, Your Army
OnlinePete Oldak, NINL Press
12 Feb 2021
  • Insomniac has launched TRY HARDs, a weekly show in which DJs and gamers face off. (Cultr
  • Monstercat has acquired Silk Music and forms new brand Monstercat Silk. (MBW)
  • A new podcast, Blacklisted, will explore and discuss London’s house music culture. (DJMag
  • Both Viagogo and StubHub have signalled they are willing to sell off the latter’s international operations in order to clear the remaining legal hurdles to the merger of the two businesses. (IQ)
  • AIM has announced Nadia Khan, founder of Womxn In CTRL, as its new Chair. (RotD)
  • Power Up in the UK has announced the opening of its participant programme application process for this new initiative for Black music creators and industry professionals. It is managed by PRS Foundation. (RotD)
  • The Sony Music Publishing name celebrates its return after 25 years and introduces a new brand identity with a redesigned logo and 'revitalised mission'. (RotD)
  • Parlophone Records' iconic dance label, FFRR, has revealed details of its updated brand identity, including a refresh of its famous logo. (RotD) Evie Grain has joined the label as Marketing Manager.
  • Former R&S Records employee Raj Chaudhuri, AKA Raji Rags, has filed a case with the UK employment tribunal against the label and its CEO and co-founder, Renaat Vandepapeliere. (RA
  • MU and the Ivors Academy are optimistic about a fairer deal for musicians and songwriters following the latest DCMS Select Committee streaming hearing in the UK. (RotD)
    DCMS inquiry: YouTube defends its record on royalties and says it can be No.1 for streaming revenue. (MusicWeek)
  • The Global Nighttime Recovery Plan has found that 98% of workers had reported a loss of income due to coronavirus and 49% had received aid (unemployment assistance) - although 15% reported the aid had not been substantial enough. The survey also documents a growing mental health crisis among nightlife workers. (DJMag
  • Virtual reality entertainment company MelodyVR is set to change its name to Napster and will ask shareholders for permission at the end of this month. (PI) Melody acquired Napster last year, with the plan to launch a subscription service.
  • Youth-focused music streaming service Audiomack has reached licensing agreements with both Universal and Sony, having previously struck a licensing agreement with Warner. (Billboard)
  • Apple Music rolls out new Isgubhu platform, spotlight electronic music in Africa. (
  • Beatsource, the joint venture between Beatport and DJ City that services open-format DJs, has signed deals with independent distributors Empire and Create Music Group to create fully licensed DJ edits of some of the most popular tracks in their respective catalogues. (Billboard)
  • Ticketmaster has launched a new Livestream ticketing service. The company says that its expanded platform will build on previous livestreaming successes by providing a “global and cohesive offering to artists for their virtual events, maximising Ticketmaster’s expertise, marketing and reach on a worldwide scale”. (MBW)
  • SoundCloud is said to be preparing to introduce a new payment system that would allow fans to pay artists directly. (Billboard)
  • SoundCloud has appointed Troy Carter to its Board of Directors and he will serve as a strategic advisor as it "accelerates its transformation to a music entertainment business that is focused on building deeper, more direct relationships with artists, labels, and music fans". (SoundCloud)
  • Spotify has confirmed it is testing a new, synced lyrics feature in the US market. (TechCrunch
  • Spotify has now paid out more than €21bn to rightsholders, and other stats from its annual report. (MusicAlly)
  • Spotify Noteable offers a new global home for songwriters, producers and publishers - one central space for the community to learn about everything Spotify has to offer, find new opportunities, and to collaborate with each other. (RotD)
  • Universal Music Group and TikTok have entered a new global agreement to compensate artists and songwriters when their music is used in clips on the app, as well as to collaborate on new initiatives involving digital marketing, A&R, user data and more. (Variety)
  • Rewire Festival releases recordings of archived performances including Nicolás Jaar. (RA
  • Auckland's Beacon Festival returns with Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO and more this March. (RA
  • The Dutch Government has said that festivals should be possible in the Netherlands from July. (DJMag
  • Heléna Star, Altern-8, Eats Everything and more to play BBL CLB interactive raves. (Mixmag
  • New artists, does it pay to be streaming first? (Midia - Keith Jopling)
  • As streaming dominates the music world, is radio’s signal fading? (Variety)
  • A RIAA report found the music industry created $170bn in value annually to US GDP, supported 2.47m jobs across a wide range of professions, and accounted for $9.08bn in export sales. Revenues in the music industry were found to have a 1.5x multiplier on the broader economy, and there were 236,269 music related businesses across the country. (RIAA)
  • Novation has announced a new all-in-one groovebox called Circuit Tracks. (DJMag
  • Berlin clubs shut during the coronavirus pandemic have been explored in a new book, Hush. (Mixmag
  • DJ producer Jodie Harsh tweeted "I can’t believe I am writing this... I have signed to Warner Records. Bangers incoming!!!"
  • Round Hill Music has acquired the back catalogue of Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, founder members of Massive Attack. (RotD)
  • German DJ/producer Purple Disco Machine has signed with CAA for worldwide representation. He remains managed by Matt Jagger of Europa Music Management. (Pollstar
  • DT730 – Karen Harding (DT
  • RA.766 DJ Q (RA
  • Nurko for MitiS Park 'N Rave Livestream (Insomniac
  • Fact Mix 794: Lutto Lento (Fact
  • Podcast 681: Darcy Khalid (XLR8R
  • Dark Phoenix in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Sef Kombo and Kitty Amo in The Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • David Guetta | United at Home - Dubai Edition (David Guetta
  • The 15 best tech-house tracks of January 2021. (Magnetic
  • The best DJ mixes of the year 2021 so far January. (Mixmag
  • Renegade Riddims: Mizeyesis (DT
  • Six emerging artists you need to hear this February. (DJMag
  • Artist Tips: Jack Wyllie (Szun Waves / Portico Quartet) (XLR8R
  • Music at Home: Moscoman. (beatportal
  • Nightclubbing: The age of 1990s rave that found a natural home in Scotland. (Scotsman
  • Record label, events brand and DJ agency PIV have responded to lockdown by switching things up. Label boss Prunk reveals all… (iDJ
  • 'Sisters with transistors': Pioneers of electronic music. (NPR
  • Tracking genre diversity and fluidity in the Billboard charts. (Water&Music)
  • A look at Bandcamp’s new crowd-sourced record pressing operation, and the implications of it and their business model on independent music. (ISM)
  • How Monki made all her teenage dreams come true. (RedBull
  • quest?onmarc: I'm not just that ballroom girl. (RA
  • Mala: positive vibrations (DJMag
  • Seth Troxler and Harvard professor Dr. Cornel West discuss the origins of house and techno. [video] (beatport
  • Why Brexit won’t ‘destroy touring’ for DJs and electronic musicians. (Mixmag
  • Massive Attack, talks about the power and danger of nostalgia as well as his work collaborating with Adam Curtis. (Guardian)
  • How J Dilla distilled Detroit techno on 'Welcome 2 Detroit' track, 'B.B.E.'. (DJMag
  • 20 questions with Rezz: New single, the influence of Deadmau5 and her personal Twitter account. (Billboard
  • Bicep muscles its way to the forefront of the dance world (and beyond). (Billboard
  • Sef Kombo and Kitty Amor are leading the UK's afro house movement. (Mixmag
  • Artist of the Month: Seth Troxler is starting over, and building his legacy. (beatportal
  • How Aluna found her renaissance in dance music’s queer Black history. (Vogue
  • Flux Pavilion talks .wav and his newfound freedom ‘from whatever Flux had been in the past’. (DA
  • Black Coffee: “I’m proud to say I’m a student of pretty much everything” (beatportal
  • Charlotte de Witte and Enrico Sangiuliano have announced that they’re engaged to be married. (DJMag
  • Todd Terry returns with new track ‘To The Jungle’. (DA
  • Black Coffee drops star-studded ‘Subconsciously’ LP. (DA
  • Joseph Capriati has confirmed he is out of hospital. (Mixmag
  • Detroit supergroup 3 Chairs drops 35-track retrospective collection. The release collects material from Marcellus Pittman, Moodymann, Rick Wilhite and Theo Parrish. (RA
  • Carl Cox's official biography, Oh Yes, Oh Yes, is available to pre-order now. (DJMag
  • Subtronics has penned an official partnership with online streaming platform Twitch. (DA
  • Caribou is releasing a remix album of his 2020 LP, 'Suddenly'. (RA
  • Idris Elba and Inner City reconvene for a soul house collaboration, ‘No More Looking Back’. (DA
  • Jeff Mills has announced plans for a digital magazine, titled The Escape Velocity Magazine. (DJMag
  • 3LAU has received recognition for his influence within the cryptocurrency space, as the producer has just landed on Coin Telegraph's list of the Top 100 Notable People in Blockchain. (
  • Kygo to livestream a performance from the top of a snowy mountain in Norway. (Billboard
  • A documentary about The Prodigy is in the works. (Billboard
  • Swedish House Mafia appear to be back in the studio, according to some cryptic social media posts from their team. (DJMag
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