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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Feet Don't Fail Me Now (Paul Woolford Remix)
Joy Crookes
Insanity Records
out now
"The original of this week's Essential New Tune is the first single from singer-songwriter Joy Crookes forthcoming debut album. You'll have heard the track across Radio 1 at the moment, and on it, Joy explores the pitfalls of online activism. Here is the brand new Paul Woolford remix of Feet Don't Fail Me Now."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 39.07 here
Label: Alice BealKieran Cullen, Insanity Records
Management: Charlotte Owen, Catch Management
Publishing: BMG
Radio: Andy Park & Joe Dodson, All Ears Promo
TV: Emma Bailey, Your Army
Online: Beth Drake & Sophia, Toast 
Live: WME
03 Aug 2021
  • Universal Music Group’s revenues were up 17.3% to €3.8bn, bolstered by recorded music revenues which grew by 20%. (DMN
  • Radio 1 announced the full line-up and plans for this year’s Dance Weekend, which will include mixes and appearances from Swedish House Mafia, MK, Paul Woolford, Carl Cox and many more from 6-8 August. (RotD
  • Verknipt festval has become a cautionary tale for the sector after it recorded more than 1,000 Covid infections among 20,000 attendees. The Utrecht health board has admitted that the 40-hour window in which Verknipt attendees could take and show a negative test was too long. (IQ
  • Some nightclubs in England have begun requiring an NHS Covid pass for entry, amid a demand for MPs to debate their use. (BBC
  • Nightclubs in England have seen low attendances and been forced to cancel events as the pandemic continues to disrupt the nightlife industry, with many operators blaming “low consumer confidence” in the face of confusing government messages. (Observer
  • According to figures published by the Night Time Industries Association, a quarter of nightclubs in the UK had all staff in quarantine after being “pinged” by the Test & Trace app, while 72 per cent of nightlife businesses were considering temporary closures or cutting trading hours even as they began to generate revenue for the first time in 15 months. (FT
  • Spotify added 7m premium subscribers and 2m ad-supported accounts during Q2 2021, making total monthly active users (MAU) 365m, beneath 'guidance range and forecast'. (Spotify
  • Toshiba TV launched the Twitch app to its platform in partnership with Defected Records – giving viewers access to stream six magazine shows from its festival in Croatia, Defected Croatia. (RotD
  • The Dutch government has extended their music festival ban through August. (EDM
  • New York City's Nightlife Advisory Council has published a report limiting 4 AM curfews and allowing for drinking in public parks. (DJMag
  • UK festival Field Maneuvers, originally due to take place in early September, has postponed its next edition to 2022. (DJMag
  • AVA Festival has announced its full line-up and day splits for this year's event. (DJMag
  • Creamfields has revealed plans for an all-new 50,000 capacity two-day camping festival in August 2022 at Hylands Park near Chelmsford in the UK. (Standout
  • Armand van Helden, Honey Dijon and Roger Sanchez are among the artists locked for Defected's Croatia festival this month. (DJMag
  • Ibiza superclub Amnesia, will be heading to Croatia this summer for a week-long takeover from 30 August until 5 September. (Mixmag
  • Hypercompetition. How platforms destroy markets. (Paul Saunders) "If you are a supplier, platforms are effectively casinos. In music you often see service providers advertising ‘keep 100% of your copyright’. It’s not valuable; it has become a lottery ticket". 
  • Spotify and music listening ten years from now. (Midia
  • New AFEM Members include Matt Caldwell PR, Gig Jockey, Side by Side Management, Grounded Festival, Satori Music Enterprises, A Man About a Dog / LWE. Please contact if you would like to know more about joining.
  • AFEM is recruiting a new Events & Communications Manager. Click here to find out more.
  • AFEM Regional Manager Tristan Hunt took part in the ‘On Top Of The Covers’ podcast by ORLOVE -  How to Create More Sustainable Wealth and Mental Health With Electronic Music Artists'
  • IMS in partnership with AFEM, Pioneer DJ, Beatport & has launched The Big Questions ten-part monthly digital series. Uniting two industry leaders each month in conversation, with AFEM hosting the post discussion analysis. (AFEM)
  • Listen to the AFEM Industry Insider Podcast Episode 4: NFTs and the Electronic Music Industry, featuring representatives from LaPolt Law, Beatport, Pixelynx, XLR8R, RCRDSHP & Viberate. (AFEM)
  • AFEM has collaborated with Beatport on the ‘Music Connects Us’ mental health report. (AFEM)
  • AFEM supported the Musicians Union #LetTheMusicMove campaign by signing an open letter to the UK government supporting the call for the government highlighting the post-Brexit barriers for touring vehicles.
  • Following recent collaboration with a number of key European live and creative trade bodies to engage at an EU level towards coordination on reopening of live events, AFEM has co-signed an additional statement to the European Commission welcoming the EU guidelines on the reopening of cultural venues and ensuring a free movement of artists and cultural professionals in Europe. (AFEM)
  • Hype Label of the Month: LoveJuice (Beatportal)
  • Celebrated MC and vocalist Fox says his new album is “really a lot of survival music” (Beatportal)
  • Introducing: Biscits, a tech house hitmaker on the rise. (Beatportal)
  • The 25 Best Tracks of 2021 (So Far) (Beatportal)
  • Andy Lee finds the groove with an abandoned vinyl collection. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Harry Romero (Beatportal)
  • Experimental electronica maestro object blue talks about the philosophy and production techniques behind her first sample pack. (Beatportal)
  • Join LINK and access the new Beatport Mobile App for DJs (Beatportal)
  • New York club BASEMENT reopens with DJ Stingray, LSDXOXO, DVS1. (RA)
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza returns with new seated event series called Palmarama. (EDMTunes
  • RA.791 Quartz (RA
  • Sasha in the Lab LDN (Mixmag)
  • Mariana Bo live for the #Top100DJs Virtual Festival, in aid of Unicef (DJMag
  • Steve Aoki live for the #Top100DJs Virtual Festival, in aid of Unicef (DJMag
  • Anfisa Letyago at Saluting Battery, Malta (Cercle
  • Recognise: A.Fruit (DJMag
  • Five key performances: Nuits Sonores 2021 (RA
  • 8 things to know about South Africa's Amapiano genre: A local's guide to the scene. (Billboard
  • Spice Rack: South Asian electronic music's response to Covid-19. (DJMag
  • What defines success in music today? (MusicPlus
  • How Black Science Orchestra’s ‘Where Were You?’ marked a coming-of-age moment for UK house. (DJMag
  • Mark Archer: "I've always tried to just make stuff straight for the dance floor. (Attack
  • "Play with people's expectations": Vegyn's shapeshifting music makes you think and feel. (Mixmag
  • ‘I’ve ridden the storm’: Todd Edwards, the inspiring force for Daft Punk and UK garage. (Guardian
  • 'It’s been a tough 16 months for all of us': Four dance scene promoters on the return of live events. (Billboard
  • Riri Hylton braves a rollicking re-opening weekend in London—only to end up in self-isolation. (RA
  • Dego: striving for perfection (DJMag
  • Marshall Jefferson: "Suddenly, the DJ could be the artist. That was the key that unlocked everything" (MusicRadar
  • The wild boom and bust of art NFTs made many onlookers wary of blockchain-based technology — but new developments in gaming, ticketing, and music royalties reveal NFTs’ true power. (RollingStone
  • Clubbing: The pressure on DJs to make their first post Covid sets ‘count’. (BBC
  • How can promoters, venues and artists create meaningful change on the issue of ticket touting? And what have governments and trade bodies done to date to tackle criminality and bad practise on the major secondary ticketing sites? (DJMag
  • RL Grime and Baauer have unveiled a project called HÆRNY. (EDM
  • Aluna and Punctual strike uplifting balance on catchy new Higher Ground single, ‘Summer of Love’. (DA)
  • Electronic music pays sweeping homage to Annie Mac as her legendary BBC run comes to a close. (DA
  • Marshmello has dropped a dubstep collab with Ray Volpe at Lollapalooza 2021. (EDM
  • Alex Peterson from The Orb is set to release an industrial techno album, Enter The Kettle. (Mixmag
  • Sama’ Abdulhadi is set to perform a headline show in Newcastle on 27 August. (DJMag
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