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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Breath (Mathame remix)
Alessandro Martire
Carosello Records
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"This week's Essential New Tune is Mathame's brand new remix for Italian pianist Alessandro Martire via Carosello Records. They've been working on it for over nine months. Mathame say 'we put our emotional touch to the original record transferring the feeling it gave us from the first listen. An almost ethereal emotion but with movement and groove. We had this image: how to stand in front of luminous cables of some kind of material that stretch and relax and vibrate together, almost breathing, like a body.'" 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.55 here.
Label: Carosello Records
Management: Guillaume Thollet & Enrico Mutti
Publishing: Ultra Music Publishing
Radio: Soundcollective / Your Army
Online: Stephen Flynn, Jukebox PR
Live: Jesse Fayne / Brendan Long / Jonas Schumann, WME Agency
23 Apr 2021
  • Casey Wasserman has launched Wasserman Music, an amalgamation of his existing business that has been bolstered by the acquisition of Paradigm Talent Agency’s North American live music representation business. The roster includes Diplo, DJ Snake, Flume, ODESZA, and Skrillex. (Deadline
  • A sub-label of Relentless Records, 21NHG launches today as a dedicated dance label, with its first release, Leftwing: Kody - ‘Deeper’ ft Darla Jade. (RotD
  • Annie Mac is to leave BBC Radio 1 after 17 years with her last show on 30 July 2021. Clara Amfo has been named as the new host of Future Sounds in a number of new changes that also sees Danny Howard take over as the host of Dance Party (Fri 6-8pm), Jaguar to present Dance Introducing (Thurs 10-11pm) and Sarah Story joins to take on Future Dance (Fri 8-10pm). Diplo's Radio 1 show Diplo & Friends is to come to an end. (BBC)
  • The UK's live music industry has made a new proposal to the Government intended to save the summer festival season, suggesting that some of the unspent Culture Recovery Fund money be used to create a contingency fund that would offer partial protection to organisers should events have to cancel because of a public health decision. (RotD)
  • Spain's tourism minister, Reyes Maroto, said in a press conference that Digital Green Certificates would allow Spain to "reopen safely" from June and be "pioneers" in global tourism following the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing "safe mobility" for tourists. (DJMag
  • The Winter Music Conference had announced its first-ever virtual program for 20-21 May 2021. It will feature Keynote Speakers Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch), Tim Westergren (Cofounder of Pandora), Arabian Prince (NWA / Tech Entrepreneur), and Susan Paley (CEO, Droplabs). (Magnetic
  • Earth Day 2021 - 22 April
    Music Declares Emergency celebrates with a week of actions and activities that will 'Turn Up The Volume' on our calls for action on climate. (RotD)
    IMPALA will be releasing a special podcast on its recent sustainability programme announcement, including its carbon targets, climate charter and more. (RotD)
    EarthPercent wants to "encourage artists and music-related organisations to pledge a small percentage of their income to EarthPercent".
    The Beggars Group and Ninja Tune announced ambitious environmental targets that will soon see both companies transform to a carbon negative position. (RotD)
  • Spotify has released 'Trouble' by Aluna ft. Michael Brun & Alicai Harley as its third mint Singles release. (Cultr)  
  • The audiovisual "Hypnocurrency" NFT drop contains snippets of deadmau5 and REZZ's upcoming song of the same name. (EDM
  • Apple Music’s payment rate for artists and labels is a penny per stream on average, at least double what Spotify pays artists, according to a letter from the company. (9to5MacDMNTechCrunch)
    Why it’s misleading to say ‘Apple Music pays twice as much per stream as Spotify’. (Variety)
  • Richie Hawtin teams up with Endel to create AI-powered soundscape, Deeper Focus. (MusicTech
  • T in the Park's Slam Tent to make a comeback at a new dance music festival on the outskirts of Edinburgh this summer. (EdinburghNews
  • ILLENIUM has announced his own inaugural music festival, Ember Shores, taking place in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2021. (EDM
  • Labyrinth announces seven 'Sessions Series’ shows across London with Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Perel and Todd Terje + more. (RotD)
  • GRiZ announces two-day curated music experience Space Camp in Virginia with CloZee, Moore Kismet, Lucii, and more confirmed to play. (DA
  • Octo Octa, TSHA, Steven Julien (AKA FunkinEven), object blue, Crazy P, Dusky and Dan Shake are set to perform at Access The Festival in Warwick, UK, on 25-26 June. (RA)
  • Porter Robinson has announced the full line-up for this weekend's Secret Sky virtual festival. Among the artists locked for the event are Baaeur, Boys Noize, and Canadian DJ/producer Rezz, who'll perform alongside the likes of James Ivy, Laxcity, Yvette Young, and Porter Robinson himself. (DJMag
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas has officially been postponed to October 2021 from its original May dates. Pasquale Rotella explained that the postponement is the result of a new Clark County reopening plan that requires at least 60% of residents to be fully vaccinated before large-scale events are able to take place in Las Vegas. This stipulation makes it impossible for EDC Las Vegas to happen in May, as there is no guarantee that the current rate of vaccination will yield the 60% rate by the May 21 – 23, 2021 event dates. (Variety
  • Report: Rebalancing the Song Economy. (Midia) The way forward must consider the music business in the round and be sensitive to the competing needs of all its constituents.
  • The music industry’s centre of gravity is shifting. (Midia)
  • Music NFT market update (Cherie Hu)
  • Is it time for a DJ Union? (Attack
  • CDJ-3000 Artist Series: ZEDD Interview (PioneerDJ
  • Beginner's Guide: Midi vs Audio (DJMag
  • Technics’ new “affordable” SL-100C turntable has no pitch fader. (DJTechTools)
  • Technics has introduced a new direct drive turntable to their SL range – the 1200MK7. (DJMag
  • Loopmasters are proud to present our collaborative project with one of the most powerful voices to do the rounds on the dance music circuit, Amanda Wilson. (Loopmasters)
  • Loopcloud 6 introduces AI search technology to help musicians find the perfect sound, faster. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport revolutionizes record digging and set preparation with the DJ Web App. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport and Desperados collaborate with Rave to Save to monetize your dance moves and help save nightclubs. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport will become the first digital music retailer to accept Bitcoin, and is announcing an NFT audio/visual collection for April 23rd with (Beatportal)
  • ANDHIM supplies this weeks LINK playlist of the week. (Beatportal)
  • L.A. club owners confront fresh new hell: a crashed government website and puzzling reopening rules. (LosAngelesTimes
  • A new open-air venue, The Lot, has launched in Hackney Wick, London. (DJMag
  • Berlin club Tresor will release a 52-track anniversary compilation later this year, featuring Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Underground Resistance. (DJMag
  • London club E1 has announced its reopening party series with Rebekah, Sasha, DJ Stingray 313 and more. (DJMag
  • Bicep, Honey Dijon, Andy C, India Jordan and more have been locked for Birmingham's Forum opening season. (DJMag
  • Sven Väth and Fatboy Slim to headline Liverpool clubbing test events on 30 April and 1 May. Other acts to perform at the events being billed as Circus presents The First Dance are The Blessed Madonna, Hot Since 82 and Jayda G. (Mixmag
  • Martin Garrix and Maejor have signed with STMPD RCRDS/Hollywood Records (Disney Music Group) for their collaborative project AREA21. (RotD)
  • Episode 207: Porter Robinson - Get Your Wish (SongExploder
  • DT739 – Tuff London (DT)
  • RA.776 dreamcastmoe (RA
  • Motel Radio - Nicola Kazimir (MotelCampo
  • Magnetic Mix 145: Redfield (Magnetic
  • Fact Mix 804: HDMIRROR (Fact
  • LP Giobbi X Deep Tropics Mix (DA
  • Adam Pits in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • One World Radio - Friendship Mix - Krewella (Tomorrowland
  • Philipp Straub and Steve Hope at Jaz in the City Vienna (PhilippStraub)
  • Nora En Pure | Graubünden, Switzerland (NoraEnPure
  • The Residency w/ Sama Abdulhadi - Week 1: The Union Collective (Beatport
  • Renegade Riddims: Electra (DT
  • Selections: Eomac (DJMag
  • Hardcore revivalists, stadium ambient, Amapiano's takeover, and the cult of Eatbrain: April's music columns. (DJMag
  • Brain chips and biometrics: The future of how we’ll consume music. (Vice)
  • Sync music is bouncing back in 2021 — but what are the emerging trends? (DMN)
  • The life cycle of a music publishing copyright. (Sentric)
  • The pandemic has changed the way we think about the future. Ed Power speaks to climate experts, musicians and campaigners on how the music industry is joining the fight to save Planet Earth. (Independent
  • How Tiësto's 'In My Memory' crowned a dance music superstar 20 years ago. (GRAMMY
  • ​Underground House Syria: Meet the duo building a house music community against all odds. (Mixmag
  • Emeka Ogboh recently found himself at the centre of the electronic music world, with a captivating album on Berghain's A-TON label. Richard Akingbehin hears his story. (RA
  • In Conversation: Nastia (Magnetic
  • Riri Hylton dials up the queen of 45s in Bahia, Brazil, to discuss recent new beginnings and her intuitive approach to DJing. (RA
  • "Turn hurt into art": How music creation has helped Elohim navigate her mental health journey. (EDM
  • EX.554 Jacques Greene - Talking the tenth anniversary of "Another Girl" and NFT music releases. (RA
  • Kučka on her debut album Wrestling, the electronic music ‘dudefest’ and turning down BTS. (Guardian
  • Folamour is on a journey to house music perfection. (Mixmag
  • How Gareth Emery channeled his live show into NFTs. (IQ
  • Nora En Pure chats about her first NFT, melodic dance music’s rise, and channeling landscapes into soundscapes. (GRAMMY
  • How Porter Robinson found "the confidence I used to have" to finish his long-awaited second album. (Billboard
  • Soulwax: "We hope a new generation wipes out business techno" (Mixmag
  • The rise of street-hop, Lagos’ evolving dance sound. (DJMag
  • With mass events on the horizon, nightclubs are getting ready to welcome ravers again. But is there such a thing as a Covid-safe crowd – and will it be as fun? (Guardian)
  • Can DJs on Twitch replace clubs? It depends on who’s paying. (Vice
  • What Twitch means for dance music. (RA
  • Bicep have added three bonus tracks to their 2021 album, Isles. (RA
  • Superstar DJ Steve Aoki and his brother Kevin, a renowned restauranteur, are opening a new Japanese-inspired eatery on the Las Vegas Strip. (EDM
  • Daniel Avery is to release an album written for his upcoming London live show, Together In Static. (RA)
  • SG Lewis will times on the road for a four-stop run in North America this autumn. (DA)  
  • Aloe Blacc has reflected on unreleased Avicii collabs in a live tribute to the late producer. (Billboard)  
  • EPM Music is celebrating its 20th year with a triple-vinyl compilation, featuring Robert Hood, Ben Sims, Carl Finlow and more. (RA
  • The Chemical Brothers have announced a new single out called 'The Darkness You Fear'. (DJMag
  • Charlotte de Witte has announced a new EP, titled Formula, which will be released on 30 April. (DJMag) She will live stream the EP from the world famous Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello racetrack on 29 April ahead its release the following day. (EDM
  • Rufus Du Sol has added a third Los Angles concert to their tour in November and promises ‘plenty of new music’ to come. (Billboard
  • Gorgon City have announced their third studio album Olympia will be released on 25 June. (DA
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