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Blackpool Boulevard
Anish Kumar & Barry Can't Swim
"It is the much anticipated collaboration between Anish Kumar and Barry Can't Swim. It's forthcoming on Ninja Tune's imprint Technicolour and is called Blackpool Boulevard. They deftly weave a myriad of influences together to create an utterly infectious, modern dance floor classic. Now, I was able to give you a preview of it on last week's show and there was talk about waiting another week for you to hear it again, but I'am happy to say it is this week's ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.54 here.
Label: Tess Kendall, Ninja Tune
Management: Anish Kumar - Oli Isaacs & Gregory Wells, This Is Music / Barry Can’t Swim - Oran Barton, Aaron Stratford & Kieran Wilkinson, Crisp Music
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Jamie, HYPE Filter 
Live: Barry Can't Swim - Jim O’ReganMichael Harvey-Bray, Paradigm
16 Nov 2021
  • Tencent Music's platforms have 71.2m "online music paying users," up 37.7% year over year. After taking hits from regulators and competition from competing social platforms, TME managed only a 3% increase in total revenue to $1.21bn from the prior-year quarter. (Billboard)
  • The original founders of electronic music magazine Jockey Slut have announced Disco Pogo – a new magazine, website and community inspired by Jockey Slut featuring the best new electronic music and music from the last 50 years. (Dummy
  • Sven Väth releases first-ever NFT on music-focused platform Atlanticus. (GrooveCartel
  • deadmau5 has thrown his weight behind MODA DAO, a decentralized network designed to democratize the music industry in the metaverse. (EDM
  • Todd McFarlane and musician Steve Aoki are teaming up to launch OddKey, new NFT marketplace they say will put artists in control of their digital work and allow fans to resell NFTs for little cost. (Billboard
  • Spotify has launched a new Charts destination website that includes new Genre and Local charts, in addition to a wealth of data and tools to give artists more opportunities to celebrate their milestones. (RotD
  • BPM Festival to debut Brazil edition in 2022. (EDMTunes
  • EDC Orlando 2021 will feature three unique drone shows. (EDM
  • Berlin's CTM Festival announces theme and first names for 2022. (RA
  • Aluna to curate Noir Fever, a new festival in New Orleans celebrating Black artists next May and will feature Jayda G, TSHA, Kevin Saunderson and more. (RA
  • Ubbi Dubbi festival in Texas has announced its 2022 line-up, featuring Alison Wonderland, Camelphat, Excision and more. (EDMTunes
  • Tribes are the future of fandom (and that may or may not be a good thing). (Midia
  • Right now, musicians are selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for millions of dollars. But are they really a profitable investment? (Currency
  • Is there a magic formula to TikTok song success? Here’s what AI analysis shows. (MusicAlly
  • A report from Utopia and Midia titled 'Growth from Transparency: Reframing the Value of Music through Creator Rights' looks at the value of music as the creator economy grows and identifies non-music activity in the digital world including social posts, live Q&As, and virtual meet and greets, as part of an ecosystem that could lead to a $61.7bn music industry by 2028. (Utopia
  • What's next for Afro House? (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Hugel Sounds Vol. 1! (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Dusky (Beatportal)
  • Carl Craig picks ten plugins to mirror is his signature sound. (PlugInBoutique)
  • Artist of the Month - Alan Fitzpatrick (Beatportal)
  • No Wifi? No Problem - Beatport LINK Introduces 1000 Track Offline Locker (Beatport)
  • Trade celebrates its 30th anniversary with an enormous club night at London’s Egg LDN on 12 February. (Mixmag
  • fabric reveals Saturday programme for winter / spring 2022. (RA
  • London club The Cause to close on New Year's Day 2022. (RA
  • Dutch clubs have been forced to close at nighttime as government orders three-week lockdown. (RA
  • London club Studio 833 is to host daytime parties in Ibiza next year. (Mixmag
  • A new superclub called Surreal is opening in Brazil. (DJMag
  • Kaskade At The Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco , CA (Kaskade
  • RA.806 SALOME (RA
  • Podcast 721: DJOKO (XLR8R
  • Fatima Hajji from Astun Ski Resort. Huesca, Spain (DJMag
  • WTCHCRFT Live From DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Paranoid in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Label Of The Month: Danse Noire (RA
  • The Sound Of: Scuffed Recordings (DJMag
  • Selections: L’Rain (DJMag
  • 5 tips to make it as an EDM vocalist from Karen Harding. (EDM
  • Romanthony's 'Romanworld' is the house music cult figure's masterpiece. (DJMag
  • Fused from jungle, rave and soul, trip-hop filled the coffee tables of the 90s, and is now inspiring Billie Eilish’s generation. So why is the term so despised by many? (Guardian
  • How KISS and Radio 1 are attracting and maintaining talent and appealing to young audiences in 2021. (PRS
  • ‘It was secret and naughty’: the birth of Ministry of Sound – a photo essay (Guardian
  • RIP Andrew Barker: 808 State are the real heart and soul of the Madchester dance movement. (Mixmag
  • From rock to EDM: How former Guns n' Roses guitarist Ashba is cultivating a new generation of music fans. (EDM)  
  • Mason Maynard: "I don't want what's come before to be forgotten about'. (Attack
  • Welcome to Moore Kismet’s universe. (DJMag
  • Sounds that seem impossible: Loraine James made one of 2021’s best electronic albums. (Mixmag
  • Flight Facilities on waiting seven years to release its second album: 'Once You Hate It, It’s Ready'. (Billboard
  • Jon Hopkins: ‘I would have a ketamine session and return with notes’ (Independent
  • For more than a decade, Jon Hopkins’s muscle and grace made him a festival favourite. His new album takes an unexpectedly quiet turn. (NYTimes)  
  • Jon Hopkins: "I don’t really have any modular synths, drum machines or any of that stuff - it’s all really Ableton and source audio from random places" (MusicRadar
  • The resurrection of Swedish House Mafia: 'We are like three Doberman dogs'. (BBC
  • “It’s going to revolutionise the music industry” – Should artists use NFTs as their record label? (IO
  • The music industry is no different to any other in its issues with sexual abuse and harassment. Deputy general secretary for the Musician’s Union, Naomi Pohl, describes some of the stories shared at early Safe Space meetings as ‘horrendous.’ (PRS
  • Nile Rodgers wants to release several unheard collaborations with Avicii, according to a recent interview on the Swedish television show 'Skavlan'. (DJMag
  • Subjective, AKA Goldie and James Davidson, feature Greentea Peng, Lady Blackbird on new album. (RA
  • Arca announces another new album, KicK iii. (RA
  • Tiësto announces new Cancún event, The Trip, with KSHMR, Sofi Tukker and more. (DA
  • A second posthumous album from the late Chicago hip-hop artist Juice WRLD is in the works, and it includes collaborations with Marshmello and The Chainsmokers. (EDM)
  • Giorgio Moroder is auctioning off a supercar named after him, the 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T. (EDM
  • MDLBEAST has confirmed David Guetta as a resident DJ in Riyadh, the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. (EDM
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