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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Cranes In The Sky (feat. Tracy Hamlin)
DJ Oji
Foundation Music
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"Now to finish off the month, I've gone for something completely different, something that is just total class. It comes from the Baltimore club legend DJ Oji as he gets together with Tracey Hamlin taking Solange's breakout delivery to the winter dancefloor. This is just a beautiful moment, it's going to give you goosebumps. It's going to take you back to Zanzibar and Tony Humphries times."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.40 here.
Label: Andy Thompson, Foundation Music
30 Nov 2021
  • Deadmau5 is planning to invest in the metaverse by joining Outlier Ventures, a venture capital firm, as a strategic member. (MarketsInsider
  • Just months after a $16 million investment, 3LAU's NFT marketplace Royal has announced a $55 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz's a16z Crypto fund. The Chainsmokers, Logic, Kygo, Nas, CAA, Crush Music, Coinbase Ventures, Founders Fund, NEA's Connect Ventures, and Paradigm all participated, according to reports. (EDM
  • Disco Pogo, a new electronic music magazine, website and community from the original founders of Jockey Slut, close in on its crowdfunding target. 
  • A third of professional musicians in the UK are still not earning from their work due to the pandemic, according to research by the charity Help Musicians. (DJMag
  • Black Coffee, James Blake, David Guetta, Caribou are among the 2022 Grammy Nominees. (RA
  • For the 2022 BRIT Awards ceremony, a new award, artist of the year, will replace the British male solo artist and British female solo artist categories. An international artist of the year award will replace the previously gendered international solo artist awards. There will be new awards for genres, including dance act, plus a new honorary award for songwriter of the year, joining the producer of the year award. (Guardian
  • Four Tet says his former label, Domino Records, has removed three of his early albums from streaming platforms amidst on ongoing legal dispute initiated by the U.K. producer this past summer. (Billboard
    Electronic artist Caribou has said that Domino’s removal of Four Tet’s albums from streaming services is a “desperate and vindictive act”. (RollingStone
    Domino hopes for ‘amicable solution’ in dispute with Four Tet. (MusicAlly)
    MMF & FAC statement on wider implications of the Four Tet/Domino legal dispute. (RotD) "Regardless of the legal dispute between the two parties this is a misguided and self-defeating move, and we urge them to reconsider."
  • Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and DJ, has died of cancer at the age of 41. (Independent
  • Playlist of the Week: Anja Schneider (Beatportal)
  • Get 12 months of inspiration with Loopcloud. (Loopcloud)
  • Introducing Tristan Arp (Beatportal)
  • Watch DJ Tennis from NYC’s Grand Central Terminal with CircoLoco Records & Beatport. (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Rise Techno by Alex Stein. (Loopcloud)
  • Traktor Pro 3.5.2 is Untethered: No Wifi Needed with 1000 Tracks of Offline Storage (Beatport)
  • SAGA Festival reveals new venue, headlining artists for 2022. (EDMTunes
  • Bicep will headline SANDS, a new festival at Dreamland Margate in the UK, next summer. (RA
  • Rakastella hits Miami this weekend with Dixon b2b Âme, Honey Dijon, DJ Koze and more. (EDMTunes
  • MDLBEAST drops full line-up for SOUNDSTORM 2021. (EDMTunes
  • Australian festival Pitch Music & Arts is set to return in 2022 with Maceo Plex, Jayda G and more. (RA
  • Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival is coming back to Hart Plaza in 2022. (Magnetic
  • Squarepusher, Goldie, Rebekah, SHERELLE, and India Jordan have been confirmed for Southport's Bang Face Weekender in 2022. (Mixmag)  
  • Calvin Harris and David Guetta have been revealed as the first headliners for the inaugural Creamfields South in Chelmsford, Essex between 2-4 June 2022. (RollingStone
  • The attention economy after the lockdown boom. (Midia
  • Surreal, a new superclub in Brazil, will open on Boxing Day. (RA
  • Berlin clubs have been limited to 50-percent capacity. (RA
  • Saoirse | Boiler Room Festival Barcelona 2021 (BoilerRoom
  • Theo Nasa in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • One to watch: Logic1000 (Guardian
  • Breaking Through: Parris (RA
  • Recognise: Nikki Nair (DJMag
  • Selections: Lyric Hood (DJMag
  • How the pandemic shaped a music tech renaissance. (DJMag
  • How to B2B: Six DJs share wisdom on the art of sharing the decks. (Mixmag
  • How to better your chances of getting featured on Spotify playlists. (Symphonic)  
  • How is the NFT space evolving globally and what are the possibilities for artists? (IO - Max Shand, Serenade) 
  • How RCDSHP is using NFTs to redefine the relationship between EDM artists and fans. (EDM
  • Why Adaptations festival is a statement of the strength of Leeds’ dance music community (Mixmag
  • "I feel more alive": How Acraze achieved chart-topping success through sacrifice. (EDM
  • Stereoclip: "Everything is an echo of something" (Mixmag
  • 808 State, From the Begining (5Mag
  • Giorgia Angiuli: electronic essence (DJMag
  • Tom Middleton: cosmic communication (DJMag
  • "I'm my best self when djing": DJ Priya plays like her life depends on it. (Mixmag)  
  • Jessy Lanza: “If you love the track you’re playing, you can convince the crowd to love it too.” (DJTechTools
  • When fame wasn’t coming quickly enough for enigmatic musician PinkPantheress, she figured TikTok would be the answer. Oh, was she right. (Standard
  • Adventure Club on new album, NFTs and the future of melodic dubstep. (EDM
  • Sam Paganini on his concept album, Light + Shadow: ”I love to produce dancefloor tracks, but I need a balance when I write music in the studio”. (Musictech)
  • Rezz on her new album and her personal evolution: ‘I’ve known subtly that I was gay my whole life’ (Billboard
  • Pete Tong: “It's important to support local clubland" (Mixmag
  • Why it's important to keep testing yourself before clubbing this winter. (Mixmag
  • Electronic musician and producer Kelly Lee Owens won the Welsh Music Prize for her album Inner Song. (BBC
  • Essex jungle pioneer Ray Keith is set to release a biography. (DJMag
  • VTSS has announced a new EP, 'Projections', set for release on Ninja Tune's Technicolour imprint.  (DJMag
  • GAIKA has unveiled a new audiovisual installation at the ICA in London. (RA)  
  • Armin van Buuren has announced details of his return to Wembley Arena on 16 April 2022. (DJMag
  • Solomun has announced an exclusive show, as part of Ocaso Festival’s fifth anniversary. (Mixmag
  • Above & Beyond will perform from the top of El Peñón de Guatapé, a natural landmark in Piedra del Peñol, Colombia for Cercle. (EDM
  • Cercle are releasing two compilations on vinyl, which are dubbed COTON and GRAPHITE and will feature music from Ash, Monolink, Teho and more. (EDM
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