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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Love Tonight
Hell Beach
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"This record actually came out, believe it or not, in 2017. It’s been bubbling away since then, becoming a bit of a streaming phenomenon and I wanted to give it the accolade of an Essential New Tune because I think it’s going to go onto a whole new level from here, especially when we’re able to get out and dance together side by side!"
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.45 here

Label: Hell Beach
Management: Ant Celestino 
Radio: Christian Nockall, Your Army 
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army 
TV: Emma Bailey, Your Army
Live: Laetitia, Decked Out 
22 Jun 2021
  • Sony Music Entertainment pledges to wipe unrecouped legacy artist debts. (Guardian
  • Ditto Music Publishing has launched and is available for a fixed annual rate of £39/$49 in addition to a 10% commission on royalties collected and 20% commission on sync placements. Co-writers will be able to sign up to the service for free. (RotD
  • Black Butter and Sony Music UK have announced a new joint venture label, 4ZA, in partnership with executive Tom Cater. (RotD) The first signings are DJ/Producer P-Rallel and drill rapper Cristale. 
  • David Guetta has entered into a career- agreement with Warner Music that sees the company acquiring his recorded-music catalogue from the last two decades, as well as striking a new deal for future recordings. (RotD
  • Johann Merrich's 'A Short History of Electronic Music and its Women Protagonists' will be published next month through Amazon. (DJMag
  • A new report - Reality Remixed - The Future of Conviviality - exploring the future of nightlife has been published. (Mixmag
  • Details out for Ibiza's pilot clubbing event on 25 June. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Moog Music has denied claims by a former employee in a lawsuit that reportedly outlines cases of misogyny, abuse and discrimination. (DJMag
  • According to a survey of the Night Time Industries Association's member businesses in the UK, one in four businesses will not survive longer than a month without more support and 50% will not survive longer than two months without such help. (DJMag, Mixmag
  • In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that there will be a four-week delay for lockdown easing, with the initial date for the relaxation of social distancing measures in England on 21 June pushed back to 19 July. (DJMag)
  • Deezer has launched 'Deezer for Creators', a smart analytics tool to monitor streaming data and performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, along with charts broken down by categories including platform, countries, gender and top playlists. (RotD)
  • Apple Music has revamped its Apple Music for Artists site to include information on its spatial audio format, plus Shazam charts and a 30-second clip-tweeting tool. (Apple
  • Shazam has hit two new milestones, as users fire off one billion Shazams each month and all-time 'tags' pass 50 billion. (IO
  • Amazon Music is getting a new DJ mode to bring the feel of live radio to music streaming. (P&S
  • Spotify has launched Greenroom, a mobile app that allows users worldwide to join or host live audio rooms, and optionally turn those conversations into podcasts.  (Spotify
  • Moovin Festival returns this August near Manchester with Basement Jaxx, Todd Terje, Mr Scruff, Krafty Kuts, Graeme Park and more. (RotD
  • Splash House has announced its return to Palm Springs this August. (EDMTunes
  • Jika Jika Festival in Northern Ireland will go ahead this August as a Drumcode special, featuring label boss Adam Beyer in the headline spot. (Mixmag
  • Dekmantel has released the full 2021 program for its flagship festival in the Netherlands. (Mixmag
  • Awakenings Festival and Reinier Zonneveld will host a 13,000 capacity show at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome this October. (Mixmag
  • The organisers of the Notting Hill carnival have cancelled this August's event due to the pandemic, but are "working towards alternate events". (RotD
  • Don Diablo, deadmau5 and his business partner Dead Wilson, Mixcloud CEO and co-founder Nico Perez, IMPALA chair Helen Smith, musical duo Zaena x Jason Maek, and AR/VR expert Cortney Harding have been confirmed as Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) conference speakers in October. (EDM
  • Tomorrowland 2021 has been cancelled by Belgian officials. (DJMag
  • Can streaming pay? Musicians are pinning fresh hopes on Twitch. (NYTimes)
  • Why esports and music collaborations will drive growth across both industries. (MusicAlly - Phil Hübner, Challengermode) /
  • AFEM has collaborated with European live trade bodies towards co-ordinated EU live re-opening. (AFEM)
  • This month AFEM hosted an eduction session on NFTs and the electronic music industry, featuring speakers from Beatport, LaPolt Law, Pixelynx, RCRDSHP, Viberate and XLR8R. The session was recorded and will be released as our next podcast. 
  • During the Abracadabra Festival on Earth Day weekend AFEM regional manager Tristan Hunt joined DJ & producer Lauren Lane and Mixmag Asia’s Olivia Wycech to discuss the AFEM Green Initiatives Group and our focus on making green riders an industry standard. (AFEM)
  • To mark World Oceans Day we spoke to Mixmag Asia about the importance of green riders to help reduce the impact of our industry on the environment.  (AFEM)
  • AFEM supports the NTIA #LetUsDance campaign in the UK to raise awareness within government of the impact that the delay in allowing clubs & events to reopen will have on the sector. (AFEM)
  • New AFEM Members include The Bullit Agency, XLR8R and Yes Music On. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • “Juneteenth is a Celebration of Resilience.” Dr. Milo Dodson explains one of America’s most significant holidays. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Jennifer Cardini (Beatportal)
  • Loopcloud DRUM’s latest update now gives you 1,000 free included sounds to put to the test right away. (Loopcloud)
  • Artist of the Month - Purple Disco Machine (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Pride Initiatives (Beatportal)
  • Loopcloud, Beatport, Beatsource, LabelRadar and Plugin Boutique announce Global Producer Challenge with a $100,000 prize package. (Loopcloud)
  • Berlin clubbing restrictions have been loosened last weekend with outdoor dance events of up to 250 people now allowed. (RA
  • Pete Tong and Horse Meat Disco to open new super-club, The Lofts, in Newcastle on 27 August. (RotD
  • NKISI, Rian Treanor, 96 Back and more announced as residents for Sheffield's Hope Works and No Bounds 2021. (DJMag
  • New York nightclubs of under 5000 capacity are no longer required to ask for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry. (Mixmag)  
  • Fact Mix 812: DJ SWISHA (Fact
  • BEC in the Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • One World Radio - Friendship Mix - Alan Walker (Tomorrowland
  • Shanti Celeste, Strange Brew, Bristol (Mixmag
  • Billboard Dance Emerging Artists June 2021: Elkka, Tibasko & more. (Billboard
  • 10 things to know about Tokyo's electronic scene: Producer Shingo Nakamura's guide to the city. (Billboard
  • EX.562 Virgil Abloh (RA
  • Selections: Intervention and ipaadi label founder and DJ, Ifeoluwa (DJMag
  • Remembering Haçienda: a journey through the aesthetics of club culture. (Wallpaper
  • Gaming and Electronic Music: Why the two are inextricably linked. (WeRaveYou
  • The Albanian five-dayer Unum gave a dizzying insight into the return of partying. (Mixmag)
  • Q&A Pete Bones (Attack
  • With turbocharged tracks storming the charts, jungle and drum’n’bass are having a boom – but did they ever really go away? (Guardian
  • How John B turned his attic into a worldwide livestreaming powerhouse. (DJTechTools
  • "Be unique and be relentless": Destructo on growing as a music producer. (EDM
  • Beacon Bloom trio builds a musical metaverse complete with NFT options within their new video, 'Nothing Here But You'. (Forbes
  • How Worthy's coming out reawakened her passion for music. (EDM
  • Loraine James’ vision is too big for the club. (RollingStone
  • Are David Guetta’s disposable disco songs really worth $100m? Incredibly, yes. (Telegraph
  • The co-owner of Fabric nightclub, Cameron Leslie, reveals many venues won't last the lockdown, and yet the public has never wanted to party so hard. (Telegraph
  • DJ Stingray is launching a new imprint under the name Micron Audio featuring his own music. (Mixmag
  • Boris Brejcha returns to signature hi-tech minimal sound in new ‘EXIT EP’. (EDM
  • TSHA returns to Ninja Tune for new EP, OnlyL. (RA
  • Gerry Read responds to accusations of misogyny, racism and cultural appropriation. (RA
  • The Prodigy release a revamped ‘Breathe’ with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA. (Mixmag
  • Madeon announces first post-pandemic headline shows at New York City's Terminal 5. (EDM
  • David Guetta is selling his Miami apartment for $14m. (EDMTunes
  • Tycho is launching a new event series ISO50, where he will bring together a bunch of other artists he admires together for a one-night show. (Magnetic
  • Don Diablo to join world leaders for World Environment Day initiative on ‘Too Much To Ask’. (DA)
  • Jayda G, Mount Kimbie and others helped create installations to tackle climate change for music and art platform, Undercurrent. (Magnetic
  • Becky Hill and David Guetta team up on single 'Remember'. (DA
  • Pendulum have released a new EP, Elemental. (DJMag
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