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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
22 Oct 2021
"This week's ENT goes in the direction of Italy's Undercatt. They previously picked up an ENT back in 2019 for 'Cadabra', when they were a duo. This track is taken from the first Undercatt EP as a solo project, led by Elia Crecchi, and it's coming via his own Notturna imprint. He describes Undercatt as the right compromise between melody and groove. This has definitely got melody which those Italians are famed for, especially back in the day when you think of people like Robert Miles. Some cool trance influences in here as well."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.35 here.
LabelHenrik Lücke Olsen, Notturna
Management: Henrik Lücke Olsen
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh. Listen Up
Live Agent: Raphael Stier, People & Machines
26 Oct 2021
  • As expected, the global investment firm KKR and Kobalt Capital Limited have announced that KKR, together with its co-invest partner, Dundee Partners, the investment office of the Hendel family, have purchased the KMR Music Royalties II portfolio from KCL for approximately $1.1bn. (Variety
    Kobalt bosses Willard Ahdritz and Laurent Hubert talk about the deal, and what’s next. (Variety)
  • In the US, the National Music Publishers Association, said major streaming services "have proposed the lowest royalty rates in history." (EDM)
  • The Competition and Markets Authority will conduct a review of the music streaming business, looking at any possible competition concerns related to the major labels' dominance of the industry, and how they may be leveraging that power at the expense of artists, independents and consumers. (Guardian
  • UK Music reported the value of the industry almost halved last year due to the financially crippling impact of the Covid crisis. (RotD) The This Is Music 2021 annual report also noted the music industry’s economic contribution fell 46% to £3.1bn in 2020 and music exports dropped 23% to £2.3bn in 2020. 
  • Mixcloud Pro users can now automatically promote their live streams to Facebook and Twitch. (Magnetic)
  • Ticket Fairy unveils NFT functionality at and Monstercat’s NFT.NYC event. (NFTEvening)
  • Instagram is adding ‘Collabs,’ new music features for Reels, desktop posting and more. (TechCrunch)
  • Spotify partners with Ali Tamposi and Tamar Kaprelian to launch Song Start, Spotify for Artists' new music education platform, featuring videos, podcasts and written content about the ins and outs of songwriting. (Billboard
  • Spotify is partnering with e-commerce giant Shopify as part of a new beta integration to allow artists to sell merchandise directly through the service. (RotD) The integration will only be visible to users in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand initially. 
  • Insomniac announces EDC live stream details with all eight stages for the first time. (YourEDMElectric Daisy Carnival becomes first music festival in the Roblox Metaverse. (YourEDM)
  • Charlotte de Witte announces arena show for her label. (Mixmag
  • Edinburgh Terminal V announces Ben Klock and Sven Vath for November Distrikt 14 line-up. (EdinburghLive
  • Electronic music is getting old. (Shawn Reynaldo) What does futurism mean in the context of a genre that just turned 40? 
  • How much are artists really making on Twitch? (Cherie Hu
  • Unlock limitless inspiration with real-life sets from the world’s best DJs in the Beatport DJ Web App. (Beatportal)
  • Carl Craig discusses his selection of Loopcloud’s hottest sounds which he gave the magic Planet E touch. (Loopcloud)
  • Cover Story: Bradley Zero (Beatportal)
  • Detroit techno producer Carl Craig releases 'Planet E Breaks'. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Sonny Fodera (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Next is looking for the class of 2022. (Beatportal)
  • The restored venue Koko is to reopen in 2022 and will include a speakeasy, gallery space and recording studios. (Mixmag)
  • Property developer British Land has submitted plans for the construction of offices in the building that houses London’s impressive Printworks nightclub. (Mixmag)
  • Berlin club ://about blank, which has come under fire in recent years for its stance on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, has released a statement and FAQs. (RA)
  • Legendary Rome club Goa is closing after 26 years as the venue is being demolished by property developers. (RA) "For the new era of Goa we have identified two possible locations, very beautiful and larger than the current spaces". 
  • Ibiza brand ‘Do Not Sleep’ continue to spread the Balearic vibes across the UK this Halloween, with a huge event set to take place at the MK Arena on 29 October. (DT)
  • UK Black Pride is putting on a special Halloween event at London's Village Underground. (DJMag)
  • Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with DJ, producer and songwriter Toddla T. (RotD
  • Marshmello has signed to UTA for representation in all areas. (Billboard
  • RA.803 Juliana Huxtable (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: Shanti Celeste (RA
  • DT764 – Andreas Henneberg (DT
  • David Morales House DJ set from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Kevin Saunderson: E-Dancer Live from Printworks, London (DJMag
  • In conversation: Zanias Fleisch. (Magnetic)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 proved new world, new ways, and new opportunities for the reopening of live festivals. (BorderlessMelodies)
  • The industry is at its strongest since the advent of the CD disc, so why has it become near-impossible to get music pressed onto wax? (Mixmag)
  • The fight against the opioid crisis in US clubbing. (DJMag
  • Body Movements: a celebration of dance music’s queer communities. (DJMag
  • Maxinne chats about releasing her ‘Red Alert’ Album with Toolroom Records. (DT)
  • Kevin Saunderson: the E-Dancer returns. (DJMag
  • 20 questions with Todd Edwards: Remixing Fatboy Slim, working with Daft Punk and quitting (then returning to) music. (Billboard
  • Purple Disco Machine breaks down his brilliant sophomore album. (EDM
  • Jon Hopkins timed his upcoming album to the length of a ketamine high, while apps are using AI music to tailor drug experiences. Welcome to a techno-chemical new frontier. (Guardian
  • Anz: One of the brightest talents in UK dance music is getting used to bigger stages, thanks to her infectiously fun tracks that draw deeply from black cultural history. (Guardian
  • David Guetta has found balance 10 years after 'Titanium': 'I'm as free as it gets'. (Billboard)
  • Infinite Machine announces 10 year anniversary compilation. (Mixmag)
  • Swedish House Mafia announce first US tour in 10 years, release new single with The Weeknd. (YourEDM)
  • Moderat reveal first shows since 2017, hint at new album (RA)
  • The KLF are attempting to block a documentary about themselves. (RA)
  • Richie Hawtin has created a bespoke composition for a real-time digital animation using Bronze AI by John Gerrard. The digital artwork is now on show at 3537 in Paris. (WWD)
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