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Kaeya (Rage Mix)
"This week's Essential New Tune is from one of the most forward-thinking and progressive DJs out there. Nookie is a true veteran of the drum 'n' bass scene and this is the first taste of his new album coming out later this year for Goldie's Metalheadz. Nookie has also recorded in the past under the Cloud 9 moniker and he has regular collaborations with another legend Ray Keith. He's released music on all the legendary labels like Moving Shadow, Reinforced and Good Looking. This is special. It's a world exclusive and is not actually coming out until the end of March. It's this week's ENT is Kaeya the Rage Mix from Nookie."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.22 here.
Label: Tom Dagless, Metalheadz 
Publishing: Golden Knights
Radio, Club, TV, Online & LiveHannah Helbert, Elevated Sound
19 Feb 2021
  • Financial filings reveal that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has increased its holdings in Live Nation’s stock to 5.8%. (CA
  • Sentric Music Group has hired Shino Parker as Creative Manager to Sentric Electronic. (RotD)
  • Vivendi is planning to list Universal Music Group and distribute 60% of its capital to investors by the end of the year. It has set a minimum target of €30bn. The float would leave Vivendi and Tencent holding a 20% stake each. (CityAM)
  • Techno is the music least effective at reducing anxiety, a new study has found. (DJMag
  • Copenhagen-based collective Future Female Sounds is starting a new venture to study and resolve challenges for woman-identifying and non-binary DJs in Europe. (RA
  • Ibiza bars and restaurants will be able to open outdoor areas from March. (DJMag
  • The UK government has admitted that they are currently not negotiating with EU member states over touring arrangements for artists and crew, despite hearing that the music industry was “in crisis” and in urgent need of action. (BBC)
  • Nadhim Zahawi, the Minister for Business & Industry and COVID Vaccine Deployment in the UK, has said nightlife businesses such as nightclubs and music venues are unlikely to reopen before September. (Mixmag
  • Quick coronavirus testing could enable nightclubs to reopen, Boris Johnson has suggested. But he stressed it was "still early days" with "lots of discussions still to be had". (BBC)
  • A new government report into Covid-19 and UK nightlife has found that the industry could face "extinction" without urgent intervention. According to the report, nightlife businesses have on average made 37 percent of their workforce redundant, while 85 percent of people across the industry are currently considering leaving. (RA
  • Music rights data and asset management platform rightsHUB has added DataDoktor to its suite of music management tools, which will enable music rights holders to check, clean, enrich and enhance their existing catalogue data. (RotD)
  • Marketing and distribution platform Beatchain announced a discount affiliation with Songtrust, the online music royalty collection service. (RotD)
  • Streaming platform TheClub offers virtual gigs for the dance music industry in lockdown by putting fans at the heart of an AR-driven, immersive experience. (RotD)
  • Hiya Live is a new virtual music festival focusing on women artists around Southwest Asia and North Africa. (RA
  • Detroit’s Movement Festival has been cancelled. (EDMTunes
  • SHERELLE, Adam Beyer and Flava D are among the acts locked for the opening weekend of Tobacco Dock's virtual festival. (DJMag
  • A virtual edition of the Winter Music Conference is to be held in May. (EDMTunes
  • "Our music scares Nazis away": How Poland's DJs became activists fighting for LGBTQ+ and women's rights. (Mixmag
  • Is there independent music in 2021? (David Turner)
  • Three trends that will shape the rest of 2021, and beyond. (Mark Mulligan)
  • As music consumption has evolved, the songwriting community have seen their income diminish despite playing a greater role in shaping emerging artists. (Guardian)
  • Roland has added the Juno-60 to their Roland Cloud range of synths and plugins and as part of their PlugOut format for the System-8 synth. (DJMag
  • Mutable Instruments is releasing Beads, a new version of the Clouds granular processing module. (RA
  • KORG has announced a new set of noise-cancelling headphones called the NC-Q1s. (DJMag
  • Ableton Live 11 is being released on 23 February. (Ableton
  • Leeds club Mint Warehouse is starting DJ and production courses. (RA
  • Seoul club Cakeshop introduces in-house label, Carousel Records. (RA
  • DT731 – Noizu (DT
  • RA.767 Andrea (RA
  • Fact Mix 795: Perko (Fact
  • Podcast 683: Laila Sakini (XLR8R
  • Deborah De Luca Live from Mauritius Island (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 149: Shiken Hanzo (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: MAE917 (DT
  • On Our Radar: February 2021 (beatportal
  • 'He was the Steve Jobs of audio': how Rupert Neve changed the sound of music. (Guardian
  • Beginner's Guide: EQ (DJMag
  • EX.545 Zora Jones, the Fractal Fantasy co-founder talks Virtua, CGI and Ten Billion Angels. (RA
  • Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats. (Guardian
  • 15 Black trailblazers shaping the future of electronic dance music. (
  • Re-record: Celebrating 120 Black artists in electronic music - Part 4 (RA
  • Victor Simonelli - Then and now with NY's finest. (iDJ
  • Fifteen questions interview with Jeff Mills. (15Questions
  • Porter Robinson speaks on SOPHIE's passing, new music and "Nurture" live show. (
  • Aluna addresses the challenges of making her most recent record, Renaissance in mini-documentary. [video] (Aluna
  • “F***ing bonkers”: The Isle Of Man has been raving safely through the pandemic. (Mixmag
  • “The physical and the psychic are mirror reflections of each other” – Daniel Pinchbeck talks to Darkside’s Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. (electronicbeats
  • A Decade of Dreams: Lee Burridge shares 10 key moments from his iconic party and record label, All Day I Dream. (Billboard
  • Drag, glitter and prison: How Raven Mandella became disco's best-loved dancer. (Mixmag
  • Tim Reaper believes jungle “Can do almost anything it wants to”. (beatportal
  • How Latin and Afro Sounds conquered house music. (beatportal
  • How to get your music placed in a video game. (
  • How SoundCloud should tackle fan-artist payments and reconquer lost ground from Bandcamp, Instagram & TikTok. (MusicX)
  • So you’re thinking about attending a plague rave. (Attack
  • The Secret DJ: ‘Still playing DJ gigs during the pandemic? Stop. Please stop.’ (PRS)
  • How Patreon is helping electronic music survive during the pandemic. (DJMag
  • A-Trak and Friend Within dropped ‘Know Each Other’. (DA
  • UK-based organisation FlyGirl launches mix series with Moxie. (RA
  • Object Blue has unveiled 'Grotto', a new audio-visual EP on Tobago Tracks. (XLR8R
  • KSHMR to unveil forthcoming album ‘Harmonica Andromeda’ at Insomniac’s Park ‘N Rave. (DA
  • Diplo has apologised for playing Morgan Wallen song during Super Bowl after-party, Pledges NAACP donation. (Billboard
  • An Avicii memorial site is set to be built in Stockholm. (DJMag
  • Ugly Music, the label run by Felix Dickinson and Tony Lee, is relaunching after a 24-year hiatus. (RA
  • Floating Points collaborates with Pharoah Sanders and London Symphony Orchestra on new album. (RA
  • SG Lewis is to livestream his debut album times tonight at 8pm EST & 8pm PST. (DA)
  • London-based DJ and broadcaster Melvo Baptiste is starting a label called The Remedy Project in partnership with Defected. (RA
  • Ian Weatherall and Duncan Gray, AKA IWDG, pay tribute to Ian's late brother Andrew Weatherall on new EP. (RA
  • Armin van Buuren and Alesso's tease first-ever collaboration. (
  • Ari Gold, the New York City-based LGBTQ dance artist and DJ, has died after a long battle with leukaemia, according to multiple reports. (Billboard
  • Rupert Neve, the audio equipment inventor whose mixing consoles and preamplifiers shaped the sound of recorded music in the 20th century, has died aged 94.. (RA
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