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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Lift Me Up (Mathame Remix)
Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
out now
"Now Lift Me Up was released as the first single from Moby's seventh studio album Hotel back in 2005. However, the Italian brothers Mathame were inspired to remix it after listening to a brand new reprise version of the original track and think it represents a synthesis between power, death, and spiritual elevation."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.17 here

Label: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Management: DEF Management (Moby) / Guillaume Thollet & Enrico Mutti (Mathame)
Publishing: BMG Rights Management UK
Radio & Online: Ballyhoo Media
Club: Your Army
11 Jan 2022
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  • Defected Records has appointed music radio specialist Sarah Beaumont as A&R for its off-shoot D4 D4NCE. (MW)
  • Google launches a free online electronic music exhibition. (Mixmag
  • 30 years of Irish dance music celebrated in four-part radio series. (Mixmag
  • Bristol-based organisation Saffron has revealed details of its second annual 7 Days Of Sound event. (DJMag
  • The Irish Government has announced they will be paying basic income to 2,000 artists. (EDMTunes
  • ERA reported preliminary 2021 figures for the music, video and games markets. Within music, subscription streaming services were estimated at £1,331m, up 10.9% in value from 2020, meaning a delivery of around £900m to record companies and music publishers. Compared to pre-pandemic 2019, physical was down 8.4% to £292m (CD albums down 30.8%, Vinyl albums up 39.6%, Singles up 31.6%), downloads down 38.7% to £55m (Albums down 37.3%, Tracks down 40.7%) and streaming up 27.2%. (RotD
  • BPI figures for 2021 show streaming accounted for 83% of overall music consumption in the UK. (RotD
  • PinkPantheress has been named winner of Radio 1’s Sound of 2022. (BBC
  • Reports of sexual assault and rape in London nightlife venues reached a six-year high in 2021, according to a new report by Time Out. (DJMag
  • Night Time Industries Association has called for the Government to consider reducing the Covid isolation period for workers or to work with the industry to examine a 'Test & Release' system. (RotD)  
    The NTIA has also warned UK clubs will go bust without more government support. (RA)
  • Win with Beatportal: Enter to earn Beatport store credits, LINK Subscriptions and more. (Beatportal)
  • Loopcloud's Top 10 of 2021. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week: Camea (Beatportal)
  • Rise Techno' sample pack producer Alex Stein discusses his career and production techniques. (Loopcloud)
  • Cover Story: AceMOMA (Beatportal)
  • Unlock full streaming access to the Beatport catalogue with the brand new $9.99 pricing tier. (Beatportal)
  • We Belong Here announces Miami Festival with Bakermat, Don Diablo and more. (EDMTunes
  • Beyond Wonderland taps 90+ acts for 2022 installment including Zedd, Seven Lions, JOYRYDE, and more. (DA
  • Cancun Music Week has announced the dates for its maiden event, which will take place between 13-17 April 2022. (Mixmag
  • Departure Festival cancels Playa Del Carmen event. (Billboard
  • A new festival, Otherlands Music & Arts, is set to take place in a Scottish palace this summer. (DJMag
  • DGTL Amsterdam reveals 2022 line-up. (RA
  • Tomorrowland has revealed a pre-registration date for people to purchase tickets for this summer's edition of the festival. (DJMag
  • 2021 Reflections: The hidden cost of pandemic-era nightlife. (RA
  • Covid-19 latest: 
    Australia's New South Wales bans singing and dancing in venues. (RA
    The Australian state of Victoria is banning indoor dance floors from 12 January. (RA)
    French clubs closed until further notice. (DJMag
    Ibiza Coronavirus Update (IbizaSpotlight
    ​Music banned at venues and nightclubs across Greece as cases rise. (Mixmag)
  • 25 UK clubs you need to rave at in 2022. (Mixmag
  • London experimental party inklingroom starts label with Jeph Vanger EP. (RA
  • SHERELLE is heading up a four-week residency at Phonox in February. (Mixmag
  • Saoirse has launched a residency at Brixton club Phonox. (Mixmag
  • London’s Colour Factory has announced its residents for 2022: Ahadadream, Danielle, Mechatok and Shannen SP. (Mixmag)  
  • RA.813 Mella Dee (RA
  • RA.814 Jyoty (RA
  • Demi Riquísimo live from DJ Mag HQ. (DJMag)
  • Adam Beyer & Cirez D live from Brooklyn (Adam Beyer
  • Richie Hawtin - New Year New Music (Richie Hawtin)
  • Above & Beyond in Guatape, Colombia (Cercle
  • The 15 best techno tracks of 2021. (Magnetic)  
  • 10 house & techno artists to watch in 2022. (EDMIdentity
  • The 15 best progressive house tracks of 2021. (Magnetic
  • In the House of God: Never-before-seen images document Birmingham's iconic techno night. (Mixmag
  • Meet the people trying to make London nightlife safer in 2022. (TimeOut
  • The Cause closing party: saying goodbye to the club that reshaped London raving. (DJMag
  • It takes a village, people: preserving San Francisco's gay disco history. (DJMag
  • “Why I Quit The Music Industry”: Four different perspectives. (Attack
  • The UK government's war-on-drugs policy is out of touch and causing harm. (Mixmag)
  • Boomy: The AI software that could turn you in to a music star. (BBC
  • Magnetic chat to Shishi Meriwani, founder of Dutch events company & label, The Gardens Of Babylon about surviving in the pandemic. 
  • Four Tet's fight for a more equitable music economy. (RA
  • Jlin: unifying sound and motion. (DJMag
  • M-Beat: the return of a jungle pioneer. (DJMag
  • The top 25 artists to check out in 2022. (Mixmag
  • Best of 2021: Industry Leaders (EDM
  • Best of 2021: Performances & DJ Sets (EDM)  
  • Best of 2021: Songs (EDM
  • The 21 best record labels of 2021. (Mixmag
  • The A-Z of dance music in 2021. (Mixmag
  • The best DJ mixes of the year 2021. (Mixmag
  • The best music of 2021, according to 50+ global DJs. (Mixmag
  • The best tracks of the year 2021. (Mixmag
  • '90s London Club photographer Ewan Spencer compiles work in new book, While You Were Sleeping 1998-2000. (DJMag)  
  • Carl Cox plots two-night Brooklyn Mirage takeover featuring Seth Troxler, Nicole Moudaber, and more. (DA
  • David Guetta predicts post-pandemic will be ‘best for dance music’ as clubbers grab chance to party again. (Standard
  • Skee Mask has removed all his albums and EPs from Spotify. (RA
  • The Chainsmokers have teased their first new music since 2019. (Billboard
  • Pete Tong teams up with ARTBAT for single 'Age Of Love'. (Mixmag
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