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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Rayna (Shanti Celeste Remix)
Trance Wax
24 Mar 2021
"Let’s add our final Essential New Tune of the month and I spent a lot of time going backwards and forwards across tunes for this selection. It’s got some shades of Detroit and Nights of the Jaguar in there, it’s got a great groove. She hasn’t been involved in an Essential New Tune yet, she is one of our residents, I can’t wait to play this on a dancefloor when we get back out there."
Label: Gareth Jones, Anjunabeats
Management: Trance Wax - Craig Pugnetti, The Weird and Wonderful
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Clair Gill, Anjunabeats
Live: Trance Wax - Taj Bola, Assured, Shanti Celeste - Kim Oakley, Poly
01 Apr 2021
  • Mathew Jonson starts music production school, Freedom Engine Academy. (RA)
  • A new study conducted by Midia Research, Tunecore, and Tunecore’s parent company Believe has concluded that sexual harassment is the most prominent problem women experience in the music industry. (Mixmag)
  • Attorney plans to file dozens of refund lawsuits against Ultra Miami. (Billboard)
  • Belfast duo Bicep have been nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Best British Group at the BRIT Awards. (RA)
  • Ingrooves Music Group is rolling out a suite of royalty accounting tools for labels of all sizes and varying needs. (Hits)
  • LIVE, the industry body that represents the UK's live music sector, is calling for a transitional support package to help the industry overcome the challenges presented by Brexit. (RotD) The TSP sets out the package of measures the Government can implement today to mitigate the disruption.
  • The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union have launched a new campaign, Composers Against Buyouts, to oppose unethical business practices that damage media composers’ rights, earnings and careers. Composers for TV, film and advertising are increasingly being asked to sell their work for an upfront fee, a buyout, which means they lose out on royalties over time. (RotD)
  • The UK retained its place as the world's third-biggest music market, with revenues of $1.5bn (£1.1bn). It achieved a fifth consecutive year of growth, although the rate of growth slowed from 7.3% in 2019 to 3.8% in 2020. (RotDGuardianNME) Streaming revenue was up 15.4% to £736.5m. Vinyl sales grew 30% to £86.5m, the highest total since 1989. There was an 18.5% slump in CD income to £115m, and the number of CDs sold plunged by almost a third to 16m. Revenue from downloads dropped 25.1%. 
  • Exploring the carbon footprint of touring DJs and looking towards alternative futures within the dance music industry. (CleanScene) The analysis includes an estimate that the top 1,000 DJs (as ranked by Resident Advisor) took more than 51k flights in 2019. "By travelling over 118,000 km per year, the average DJ from RA's top 1000 has double the impact of even the world's frequent-flying 'super emitters'. The average touring DJ emits 35 tonnes of CO2 per year and their carbon footprint is more than 17 times higher than the recommended personal carbon budget of approximately 2 tonnes of CO2."
  • International Music Summit (IMS), the leading platform for industry, culture and education in electronic music, has postponed IMS Ibiza 2021 and announced the summit will return in 2022 for its 13th edition. (RotD)
  • Pre-release promo service Inflyte announced the addition of pre-saves for Spotify and Apple Music for its promo platform, with the addition of Inflyte Tastemaker Pre-saves, combining promo and pre-save into an all-in-one solution for labels. (MusicIs4Lovers)
  • Spotify is rolling out a new look on the desktop, with the launch of a redesigned app for both Mac and Windows, as well as an updated web app. The changes, which will be made available to all global users, focus on improving the navigation and providing users with access to new controls and features across playlists, search, radio, their queue, library and more. (TechCrunchSpotify)
  • Spotify is to acquire Betty Labs, the company behind the Locker Room, which focuses on live audio. (TechCrunchVarietySpotify) Spotify said it would “evolve and expand Locker Room into an enhanced live audio experience for a wider range of creators and fans,” with forthcoming content including “a range of sports, music, and cultural programming, as well as a host of interactive features that enable creators to connect with audiences in real time.”
  • Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt has produced a series of digital artworks that will be issued as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on cryptocurrency-based art marketplace Foundation. (RA
  • The audio engineering forum Gearslutz is changing its name to Gearspace in April. (RA
  • A 1500-person festival has taken place in the Netherlands to test whether a large-scale event can take place safely during the pandemic. (Mixmag)
  • 5,000 people attended a music concert with no social distancing restrictions at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi venue on Saturday. (Mixmag)
  • New UK festival Labyrinth Open Air books Âme back-to-back with Dixon. (RA)
  • Nighttime Industries Association says vaccine passports would cause "further anxiety" for operators. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Koze launches new open air festival in the UK at new venue Tofte Manor. (RotD)
  • A vaccine passport to be used to enter Ibiza and the rest of Spain will be ready by June. (Mixmag)
  • Insomniac Events Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella has given another status update on EDC Las Vegas. Insomniac will announce whether or not the May festival is happening by April 8. If a safety plan is not accepted, the festival will be pushed to October. (Billboard)
  • A digital vaccine passport app has been made available to New Yorkers in a bid to speed-up the reopening process for business and venues in the state. (DJMag)
  • Hacienda Classical has announced a run of shows taking place later this year. (DJMag)
  • Seven Lions, deadmau5, and TroyBoi, among others, tapped for Bonnaroo 2021. (DA
  • Electric Zoo announces phase two of 2021 lineup: Dom Dolla, Dr. Fresch, Galantis, and more. (DA)
  • HARD Summer returns with 2021 lineup: Dillon Francis, Kaytranada, REZZ, A-Trak, Baauer b2b RL Grime, and more. (DA
  • Eric Prydz has rescheduled his fan-favorite Holosphere shows due to scheduling conflicts. (EDM)
  • A recent rally for Live Nation is good for investors, but it may spell troubling news for independent venues and the fans who love them. (Pitchfork - Marc Hogan)
  • Daft Punk's former creative director redesigns Hong Kong club Cassio. (RA)
  • Ministry of Sound has announced six weeks of reopening parties, starting 25 June. (Mixmag)
  • DT737 – Illyus & Barrientos (DT)
  • Fact Mix 801: object blue (DT)
  • Overmono Mixmag Cover Mix (Mixmag)
  • Absolute Mixmag Cover Mix (Mixmag)
  • Mix Of The Day: Mike Dehnert (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: DJ Lilocox (RA)
  • RA.773 Laurine (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: Sally C & Cromby (RA)
  • The Lab 10 Years: Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Fatboy Slim, Nastia, Jamie Jones & more B2B. (Mixmag)
  • Mix Of The Day: Oneohtrix Point Never. (RA)
  • DJ/producer Nicky Romero is to play a fully-immersive global gig on 17 April at virtual platform. (RotD)
  • Grafix honours 25 years of Hospital Records with an exclusive mix. (beatportal)
  • Fresh Kicks 151: Slowcook (DJMag)
  • Album Walkthrough: Shiken Hanzo ‘Fate Worlds’. (DT)
  • Get acquainted with West London DJ and radio host, Ellie Prohan. (DJMag)
  • The week's best new dance tracks from Jungle, Zhu, Elkka, Floating Points & more. (Billboard)
  • Purple Disco Machine selects the tracks that shaped his love of club culture. (beatportal)
  • Jacques Greene picks 10 must-hear cuts from legendary disco label, Unidisc. (beatportal)
  • A look at the artists, tracks, and labels that dominated Beatport's tech house genre’s sales and streaming charts over the past six months. (beatportal)
  • What are NFTs and why should electronic music care? (DJMag
  • "Like a journey back in time": Claptone on reimagining a Unidisc classic to celebrate the evolution of dance music. (EDM
  • How music has helped certain industries grow. (TME)
  • Andy Stott reveals Never The Right Time, his eighth solo album for Modern Love. (RA)
  • Masters At Work relaunch MAW Records with first new track in 20 years. (RA)
  • LNS & DJ Sotofett reveal album on Tresor. (RA)
  • DJ Sodeyama announces new album as The People In Fog. (RA)
  • A longtime staple of the New York house scene, DJ Carlos Sanchez, has passed away. He had been diagnosed with kidney failure in 2018. (RA)
  • AceMo and MoMA Ready have released a second AceMoMA album, A Future. (RA)
  • Violet is releasing her first solo EP on Naive in three years. (RA)
  • TONTO synth maker and Stevie Wonder collaborator Malcolm Cecil dies age 84. (RA)
  • Italian-Ivorian DJ and producer Ehua has announced the release of her forthcoming EP ‘Aquamarine’. (Mixmag)
  • London-based producer and DJ Elkka has announced the release of her new EP ‘Euphoric Melodies’. (Mixmag)
  • DESIGN drops ‘Blotter/Drop Top’ on Drama Records. (DT)
  • Ammo Avenue is back on Deeperfect with his debut EP. (DT)
  • Matthias Tanzmann returns with ‘Juniper’. (DT)
  • Diplo debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart with 'Do You Dance?'. (Billboard)
  • Elevven and Monstercat Silk head-up Beatport’s LINK101 DJ workshop. (beatportal)
  • No Patterns drops ‘Bamboo’ EP on Monk Audio. (DT)
  • Legal lands on Samsara Beats with ‘Between Your Legs’ EP. (DT)
  • Calvin Harris says NFTs 'can completely revolutionise the music industry'. (Billboard) “I thought wow, this is a whole new tool for creativity that isn't policed by radio or streaming, or someone from the label or any of this stuff. It's a whole new avenue that you can really just put out whatever you want, and that's kind of how music should be but it really isn't."
  • Producer duo Camelphat wrote on their socials they were “Beatport all time biggest sellers!”. (WeRaveYou)
  • A new Swedish House Mafia track, titled 'Not Yesterday' has appeared on ASCAP's database, with publishing by Universal Music. (WeRaveYou) The trio parted with Columbia Records last month and also split from manager Ron Laffitte of the Patriot Management Group.
  • Anz will release two brand new tracks via her own freshly launched label, OTMI, next week. (DJMag)
  • Mike Posner has announced he will attempt to summit Mount Everest this May to raise funds for the Detroit Justice Centre. (NME)
  • Friend Within chats inspirations and ambitions for new LP ‘Hope’. (DA)
  • Moby is reimagining some of his biggest tracks with the Budapest Art Orchestra in a new album 'Reprise.' (Magnetic)
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