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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Tainted Love (Jamie Jones 4Z Remix)
Soft Cell
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"The original version of this song came out in 1964 sung by Gloria Jones, but then became a huge, huge international hit, a classic, when released by Soft Cell in 1981. Now, forty years later to celebrate that moment it's back with a smoking Jamie Jones remix." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.23 here.
Label: Joshua Mainnie, Positiva
Management: Chris Smith, Renegade Music / Parker Maass & Jazz Spinder, FM Artists 
Publishing: Burlington Music Co Ltd.
Radio: Christian Nockall, Your Army
Club:Tom Currie & William Brigham, Your Army
Author/composer: Ed Cobb
Streaming: Andy Knox & Alex Bingham, Universal 
Online Press: Dujon FairweatherLouise Stone & Ed Priest Listen Up 
07 Dec 2021
  • Napster Group PLC is exiting the London market just months after arriving, as the Rhapsody subsidiary is sold off for $45.6m. It plans to become a private company called NM Inc based in the US. (MS
  • deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin’s gaming platform PIXELYNX has announced a $4.5m seed investment round led by Animoca Brands, Solana Ventures, Alameda Research, Republic Realm, and Sfermion. (GlobeNewswire
  • Boiler Room and Ballantine’s have launched their True Music Studios global residencies series. (DJMag
  • Berlin techno DJs are calling on authorities to apply to Unesco to have Berlin's electronic dance music culture recognised as "intangible cultural heritage". (Guardian
  • Goldie, Sama' Abdulhadi, Folamour, Or:la, LCY and Scratcha DVA are to be the newest members of the Radio 1 Residency line-up. (BBC
  • Rebekah and Sydney Blu have teamed up to launch a campaign to encourage record labels to add more women artists to their roster. (DJMag
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) have launched a campaign to establish the position of Night Time Economy Advisors in every major city in the UK, arguing they will help to kickstart the embattled sector’s recovery from pandemic closures. (RotD
  • IMS Ibiza returns for its thirteenth edition in April 2022 following a two-year hiatus. Co-presented by BBC Radio 1 broadcasters Pete Tong MBE and Jaguar, the summit will adopt a no-panel policy for the first time. IMS instead will curate a series of keynotes, lectures, conversations, workshops and sessions with industry thought-leaders around the core values of IMS; sustainability, climate action, equality, innovation, collaboration, transparency, education, mental health and wellbeing. (RotD)
  • VRJAM launches public token sale to revolutionize metaverse music experiences. (EDM
  • The BPM Festival: Brazil releases giant phase 1 line-up (EDMTunes
  • London festival RE-TEXTURED returns in 2022. (Mixmag
  • Jayda G, Little Simz, Yung Singh and more will play Germany's Melt Festival next year. (RA
  • Dekmantel Selectors reveals 2022 line-up, including Carista, FAUZIA, Eris Drew and more. (RA
  • Avalon Emerson, Marcellus Pittman and dozens more announced for the inaugural Gop Tun festival in São Paulo. (RA
  • MDLBEAST add Kevin Saunderson, Ricardo Villalobos, Black Coffee and more to line-up. (Complex
  • MDLBEAST’s XP announces full conference program. (WeRaveYou
  • Basement Jaxx, Marco Carola, Roger Sanchez and more have been confirmed for new UK festival Dream Valley on 28 May. (Mixmag
  • Can Unesco save Berlin’s seedy techno dens? (Telegraph - Ed Power) 
  • Berlin's techno clubs are richly deserving of world heritage status. (Times)
  • Is the music industry’s future on the blockchain? (Verge
  • You don’t need to own your favourite artist’s catalogue. (David Turner
  • Streaming services to see 150m cancellations next year as churn heats up, Deloitte predicts. (HR
  • Pioneer CDJ-3000 can now play tracks from your Dropbox cloud storage. (RA
  • Ecler to return with a new mixer in 2022. (DJTechTools
  • Ultimate Basslines: how to program and produce the best low-end lines (Loopcloud)
  • Unsung Pioneers: Yen Sung (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Juliet Fox (Beatport)
  • Beatport’s Definitive History of Trance (Beatportal)
  • How to make Digital Sounds feel more Analogue. (Loopcloud)
  • Microsoft and Beatport teamed up to deliver a world first remote B2B event on the Beatport DJ web app. (YouTube)
  • Printworks announces 20 new shows for 2022. (Mixmag
  • Clubs are closing and imposing new restrictions across Europe as Covid-19 cases surge and the threat of the Omicron variant looms. (RA
  • New Zealand has become the first country in the world to fully legalise recreational drug checking. (DJMag
  • Dancing will be banned in Berlin clubs from Wednesday 8 December, it has been announced. (DJMag
  • RA.808 Chippy Nonstop (RA
  • RA.809 CORIN (RA
  • Girls Don't Sync in The Lab Liverpool (Mixmag
  • Sonny Fodera DJ set from Printworks London (DJMag
  • Avicii Arena – Together For A Better Day (Tim Bergling Foundation
  • The best tracks of the year 2021 so far: November (Mixmag
  • 10 innovators shaping the future of our culture. (ElectronicBeats
  • The 15 best house tracks of November 2021. (Magnetic
  • The 15 best techno tracks of November 2021. (Magnetic
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2022: Surf Mesa (DA
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Breakout Artist of 2021: John Summit (DA
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2022: STAR SEED (DA
  • Fresh Kicks 165: Sputnik One (DJMag
  • On Cue: Jenifa Mayanja (DJMag
  • Get to know Nia Archives and her ‘future classic’ take on jungle. (Mixmag
  • Job Envy: Wez Saunders - Managing Director at Defected Records (Attack
  • Beginner's guide to: getting past creative block. (DJMag
  • 2021 Reflections: Dancing my way through grief (RA
  • Can UNESCO help safeguard techno culture? (DJMag
  • Celebrating the enduring legacy of DJ-Kicks. (RA
  • EX.587 Steven Cee - A driving force behind Audiowhore, Siesta and Eskimo Dance bridging grime and house histories. (RA
  • How Covid-19 changed dance music fans’ connection to the scene and what it means for brands. (RollingStone
  • Fortnite concerts, TikTok routines, virtual merch — videogames are influencing the world of music more than ever. But is that really a good thing for fans? (EW
  • Musicians are making big money from NFTs. Can they challenge the music industry? (Time
  • The story of bloghouse in six neon-splattered bangers. (Face
  • How did bloghouse happen? A new book tracks the genre’s rise off the internet and onto sweaty dancefloors. (Billboard
  • How amapiano hit the UK’s post-lockdown party scene. (Face
  • Finn: “I used to listen to happy hardcore on the bus to work" (Mixmag
  • Baloo, DJ and Creative Director of MDLBEAST talks SOUNDSTORM, the Saudi electronic scene and more. (WeRaveYou
  • Alan Fitzpatrick on why his first album in over a decade "feels like his debut". (EDM
  • Richie Hawtin on collaborating with Prada. (Face
  • R3HAB joins forces with Brazilian hitmakers Kevin o Chris and LUCK MUZIK for new single. (DA
  • There’s a Deadmau5 & Portugal. The Man Collab - But you can only get it via NFT. (Billboard
  • Boys Noize has unveiled two brand new remixes for Swedish artist REIN. (DJMag
  • American avant-garde composer Alvin Lucier has died, aged 90. (DJMag
  • Grimes has released new single called ‘Player Of Games’ alongside a music video. (RollingStoneUK
  • Swedish House Mafia have pulled out of their scheduled performance at Fort Lauderdale's Audacy Beach Festival after two of its members tested positive for COVID-19. (EDM
  • Alison Wonderland releases the hypnotic ‘F*** U Love U’ as her first track of the year. (EDMTunes
  • Pete Tong has released his fourth compilation under his Classics format, titled ‘Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics’. (Mixmag
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