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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Ocean ft. Jamie Foxx (Moodymann Extended Remix ft. Amp Fiddler)
NINL in cooperation with BMG
07 May 2021
"This is the lead single from Solomun's first album in 12 years. He's on a bit of a run because I've already made Tuk Tuk, Kreatur der Nacht and Home from that album Essential New Tunes. I'm happy to say he's going to be joining us as part of Radio 1's Big Weekend in the mix at the end of May. This track sees him team up with the one and only Jamie Fox and they've gone and got a rare remix by the incredible Moodymann."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.30 here
Label: Katherine Parrott, NINL in cooperation with BMG
ManagementCan Azizoglu 
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army 
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army 
TV: Emma Bailey, Your Army 
Online: Pete Oldak, NINL Press
14 May 2021
  • Believe has filed for an initial public offering with the aim of raising €500m. The company wants to become more acquisitive following the IPO, aiming to spend €100m a year on deals from 2022 to 2025. (Variety)
  • Vivendi said that the equity of its Universal Music Group was worth €33bn, or more than the market value of the parent company. (Reuters) Vivendi outlined a deadline of Universal’s IPO, setting 27 September for the listing of the shares in Amsterdam. Universal generated EBIT of €322m over the first three months of the year, up from €248m the year before.
  • Live Nation Entertainment reported a loss of $307m for the first fiscal quarter of the year, down from the same period in 2020 but with bright spots including sold-out festivals, continuing tour announcements for the rest of 2021 and 2022 tours so far outpacing 2019. (Variety)
  • Noods Radio launches educational initiative, Levels. (RA
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) in the UK has warned that 75% of the UK's nightlife businesses are facing a bankruptcy 'cliff edge' without rent support from the government. (DJMag
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan has set out plans for a £6million campaign to help support live music, culture and hospitality in London this summer. (DJMag
  • Two more women have come forward with allegations that EDM star Bassnectar sexually abused them when they were minors. (RollingStone
  • The Insomniac ruling in favour of founder Pasquale Rotella in a dispute over a mid-2000s rave festival, How Candy It Is, has been upheld despite an appeal that the judge was heavily medicated. (Billboard
  • To mark European Diversity Month, IMPALA is conducting the first European diversity and inclusion survey for the independent music sector. (RotD)
  • UK mental health charity Mind has shared a number of resources focused on the electronic music industry. Partnering with Ninja Tune, POLY, Paradigm and Percolate, the mental health resources are designed to provide information and support to those working across the electronic music industry, with specific guides for managers, employees and freelancers in the sector. (DJMag
  • Russ Tannen has been promoted to President at ticketing platform Dice, as the company expands its presence in New York. (CA)
  • CEO Michael Rapino says Live Nation is “deep in exploration” of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. (DMN) He also said “You can mint a ticket and mint an NFT right on top of a Ticketmaster platform and deliver it how you want.”
  • Starting this week, concert-goers at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations during select concerts. (EDM
  • Sónar reveals first names for 2022, including The Chemical Brothers, Oneohtrix Point Never, Arca, Joy Orbison and more. (RA
  • Insomniac has cancelled EDC Europe 2021 and has pushed it to 2022. (EDMTunes
  • Movement Detroit to host micro-festival over Memorial Day Weekend. (DA
  • Germany's Parookaville has cancelled its 2021 edition due to the pandemic. (EDMTunes
  • AVA Festival has announced the details for an online conference and music event taking place later this month. Annie Macmanus is to talk about her career evolution, A/V artist Max Cooper is to host a workshop and there will be a panel on DIY release strategies. (DJMag
  • Glastonbury Festival organisers are reportedly planning a two-day festival in September that would use only its Pyramid stage. It would not feature any overnight camping for the 50,000 attendees. (AAA)
  • Excision has announced a brand new two-day event, Reunion, taking place at Legend Valley in Ohio on 16-17 July. (DA
  • Tomorrowland organisers are "hopeful" about the event going ahead later this year. (DJMag
  • Pasquale Rotella has confirmed Beyond Wonderland SoCal 2021 line-up and is set to take place on 27-28 August. (DA
  • The BPI has published the latest in its series of Insight Session reports: 10 x 10: Ten Trends for the Next Ten Years, which follows the Insight Session on the subject held last month. (RotD)
  • Why Twitter is better positioned for tipping musicians than streaming services like Spotify and SoundCloud. (MusicX - Bas Grasmayer)
  • Growth drivers – what comes after streaming. (Midia - Mark Mulligan)
  • Experts Panel: how should music streaming services evolve? (MusicAlly
  • Streaming services pulled the business back from the brink. But artists say they can’t make a living. And their complaints are getting louder. (NYTimes)
  • Numark has announced two new Party Mix controllers, both featuring RGB lighting that syncs to the music. (DJMag
  • Akai announces MPC One Retro. (RA
  • Huey Mnemonic explores the black legacy of techno. (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Darius Syrossian’s second Real House Collection. (Loopcloud)
  • LINK Playlist of the Week - Miane (Beatportal)
  • The trouble with Kick and Bass, a producers guide to combining the hardest parts of music production. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport x Ballantine's announce new US stream series. Launches in New York with Julia Govor, Kim Ann Foxman, Mike Servito and Justin Cudmore. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport announce long-awaited LINK integration with Traktor Pro 3 BETA. (Beatport)
  • A new outdoor venue will open in London this month, Between The Bridges. (DJMag
  • Glam, a new nightclub in Shoreditch, London, is to launch in June. Armand Van Helden, Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, David Morales, Dave Lee and more are set to perform at the club. (RotD
  • Wynn Resorts will launch a new nightclub concept at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas later this year, an 11,000-square-foot venue called Wynn Field Club situated at field level and spanning the entire length of the north end zone. (LasVegasWeekly
  • Las Vegas Ayu Dayclub has announced a new club series called Moonbeam, and will feature residencies Duke Dumont, BLOND:ISH, and CamelPhat. (EDM
  • Carl Cox has signed with BMG to release his forthcoming album.  (RotD)
  • Teho - Glacier 3000, Switzerland | Cercle Stories (Cercle)
  • RA.779 Scratcha DVA (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 148: Maximono (Magnetic
  • Reclaim Your City 434 | Nastia Reigel (ReclaimYourCity
  • Podcast 695: Amir Alexander (XLR8R
  • ORIGINS Food Fund Stream: Saoirse (RA
  • Audio Rehab in the Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Selections: CC:DISCO! (DJMag
  • On Cue: Leon Vynehall (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Fedi Minikin (DT
  • Getting to Know: LukHash (DT
  • How Decksaver turned a niche product into a club essential. (DJMag
  • How I Play: SAYTEK and Nadia Struiwigh explored live performances in a pandemic. (DJTechTools
  • Meet Nhạc Gãy, the collective leading Vietnam's new era of electronic music. (DJMag
  • The Art Of DJing: Colin Dale (RA
  • The music industry didn't catch onto the NFT craze until the last six months. Now major players hope to follow indies into the market, but the more stakeholders there are, the steeper the hurdles. (Variety)
  • Stanislav Tolkachev: I am real techno. (RA
  • Interview: Mau5trap's Morgin Madison. (Magnetic
  • Baby Weight is the Dolly Parton-loving DJ who's here to take tech-house back from the big room bros. (Mixmag
  • 100% India Jordan: the producer with forward-thinking, conceptual club bangers. (TheFace
  • 20 questions with Sasha: On quarantine in Ibiza and why some of his biggest projects aren't streaming. (Billboard
  • Richie Hawtin: "The potential of AI? Limitless" (Attack
  • Jaguar: Why I’m fighting for gender equality and representation in dance and electronic music. (Independent
  • Beyond Liverpool: Dance music's accountability problem. (Attack
  • Promoters in northern England are pushing for a more inclusive return to clubbing. (DJMag)  
  • How could a return to clubs and festivals work in a post-pandemic society? (DJMag
  • Brian and Roger Eno are to perform live together for the first time at the Acropolis this August, as part of the prestigious Athens Epidaurus Festival. (RA
  • Don Zilla returns to Hakuna Kulala with his debut album, Ekizikiza Mubwengula. (XLR8R
  • Matthew Herbert revives domestic house series with new album, Musca. (RA
  • Matt Nash returns to STMPD RCRDS with Nikki Ambers-backed ‘Ready Or Not'. (DA
  • Swedish techno label Drumcode is collaborating with Kevin Saunderson on a remix project. Amelie Lens, TGYPAW, Special Request and Robert Hood are among the remixers. (RA
  • Eddie Johns, whose 1979 track "More Spell On You" was sampled by Daft Punk for the Discovery hit "One More Time," has never seen royalties from the hit track. (Mixmag
  • Overmono have mixed the next instalment of the fabric presents series. (RA
  • A collaboration between Avicii and Nervo, dating back a decade, is finally getting a release this summer. (DJMag
  • Eli & Fur have released ‘Wild Skies’ from their forthcoming debut album ‘Found In The Wild’. (EDMTunes
  • Skrillex shares new track, 'Butterflies', with Four Tet and Starrah. (DJMag
  • Justice’s Garpard Augé has announced the details to his debut solo album Escapades. (Magnetic
  • Denis Sulta is to stream a DJ set performance from Edinburgh Castle tonight (14 May) at 7pm BST via his Facebook page. (RotD
  • Derrick May has withdrawn from an upcoming appearance at a techno music panel at the Detroit Historical Society due to allegations of sexual assault. (EDM
  • deadmau5 has announced he is to play a Las Vega concert this month with Nero playing a supporting DJ set. (EDM
  • Porter Robinson has announced a 30-date North American tour after summer, in support of his first album in seven years, 'Nurture'. (DJMag
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