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"This week's ENT is by a guy called Danny Simpson, but his artist name is Swoose. He's from Northern Ireland but now based in London, and this is from his EP of the same name. The track is called Bloom and was originally released on Shall Not Fade back in October. I feel like it's time for him to have his moment in 2022. It's an amazing track."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.09 here.
Label: Kieran, Shall Not Fade
22 Feb 2022
  • James Jackson has been appointed managing director of radio, club and streaming at music promotion company Listen Up UK. (MW
  • SoundCloud’s financials for 2020 were published last week, revealing that the company’s revenues grew by 31% to €193.5m (around $219.6m). (MusicAlly) Operating losses fell from €26.2m in 2019 to €15.4m. 
  • Mina has launched a new platform aimed at helping artists with funding applications. (DJMag
  • The UK's Home Office is trailling a new digital nightlife ID through 1account app. (Mixmag)  
  • The UK's Association of Independent Festivals CEO Paul Reed highlights a live entertainment supply chain crisis, workforce shortages, and the effects of Brexit could create a ‘perfect storm’ as the 2022 festival season approaches. (RotD
  • Industry organisations welcome the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted but call on UK Government to continue support. (FAC, NTIA, LIVE/AIF/AFEM)
  • DIY digital music distributor TuneCore has partnered with newly launched mobile music discovery platform Fwaygo to provide artists with digital music distribution. (PRNewswire
  • Universal Music Group announced NFT platform Curio will serve as a dedicated global outlet for future officially licensed NFT projects from UMG’s record labels, operating companies and recording artists worldwide. (RotD
  • Ticketmaster and Snapchat partner on a new concert discovery experience within the Snapchat app, rolling out in 20-plus markets. (TechCrunch)  
  • Peloton adds Pete Tong workouts and mulls third-party apps. (MusicAlly)
  • Vietnam's Equation Festival goes subterranean for 2022. (RA
  • Lee Burridge's The All Day I Dream festival has announced its line-up. (Billboard
  • The BPM Festival announces the inaugural Ibiza edition event in May. (EDMTunes
  • Beach festival Balaton Sound announces first line-up. (Mixmag
  • Awakenings drops full 2022 summer festival line-up. (EDMTunes
  • French Alps festival Monticule files for bankruptcy and cancels 2022 edition. (RA
  • Albania's Kala Festival confirms 2022 line-up. (RA
  • Marcellus Pittman, Optimo, Shanti Celeste & Peach, Prosumer, Secretsundaze, Ash Lauryn and Bradley Zero to play Kala Festival in Albania. (Mixmag
  • Skyline drops map of festival grounds, announces official after parties. (EDMTunes)  
  • Solardo has released the line-up for their HIGHER festival in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (Mixmag
  • Martin Garrix, Becky Hill and Marshmello are to headline Hungary's Balaton Sound festival this year. (Mixmag
  • EXIT Festival announce Calvin Harris, Honey Dijon, Maceo Plex and more for 2022 edition. (NME)
  • Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has revealed the set times for its flagship Miami festival. (DJMag
  • The externalities of NFTs will upend the world of creative expression. They’ll have to be reckoned with even by those not interested in the technology, through a three pronged approach. (MusicX - Bas Grasmayer)  
  • Why we need to think about music ecosystems to grow the industry and sector. (MusicAlly - Shain Shapiro, Founder & Executive Director of Center for Music Ecosystems) 
  • Black dance music without Black people: a data analysis (TechnoMaterialism
  • DJ Mixes in the world of streaming music (and video) (MusicDataPro - Part 1, Part 2
  • Bitwig Studio 4.2 has been announced, and with it comes a suite of new FX plugins. (DJMag
  • What makes a great Kick drum? Kick drum patterns and sonics explained. (Loopcloud)
  • On Our Radar - February (Beatportal)
  • How to create your own vocal chops (Loopmasters)
  • Playlist of the Week - T. Williams (Beatportal)
  • Carl Craig’s All Black Digital: 28 Tracks for Each Day of Black History Month (Beatportal)
  • Eluize shows us the ins and outs of digging and music discovery with Beatport DJ (Beatport)
  • Covid-19 latest: 
    Dance floors reopen in Australia's Victoria and New South Wales (RA
  • Ibiza clubbing news 2022:
    Sonny Fodera and Gorgon City share Mondays at Amnesia. (IbizaSpotlight)
    CircoLoco Ibiza has announced the return of its summer series at legendary Spanish club DC-10. (DJMag)  
  • RA.819 Maher Daniel (RA
  • RA.820 DJ Lag (RA
  • Madeon DJ Set (Madeon
  • Fort Romeau at DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Kerri Chandler Reel-To-Reel set from The Roundhouse, London (DJMag
  • The Sound Of: Me Me Me (DJMag
  • TYGAPAW: music for the revolution. (DJMag
  • How Soul II Soul’s ‘Fairplay’ carved a new path for Black British soundsystem culture. (DJMag
  • These are the most exciting amapiano producers right now. (DJMag
  • CEO and co-founder of AI stem splicing company AudioShake Jessica Powell talks about its goals, where the company came from and more. (Magnetic
  • Anjunadeep’s Simon Doty starts the year with a hot hand. (DMNW
  • Adventure Club talk ‘Love // Chaos’ and upcoming new project, ‘Grumgully’. (DA
  • PinkPantheress: Obsessed With You (Face
  • The bleary-eyed grind of Bad Boy Chiller Crew. (GQ
  • Raw Sampled Power: How a Stooges doc led to Crystal Method’s comeback. (RollingStone
  • Life-changing encounters: Meetings with the gqom king, DJ Lag. (Mixmag
  • Deadmau5 manager Dean Wilson talks DAOs, NFTs, Crypto and how to protect your IP in Web3. (Variety
  • Nicolás Jaar and Unsound's improvised project, WEAVINGS, is out this week. (RA
  • SHERELLE has remixed Lone's 'Visited By Astronauts' for the latter's forthcoming reworks EP. (DJMag
  • CircoLoco Records has tapped Los Angeles-based producer NEZ for its second release. (RA
  • Afrodeutsche, Alva Noto, Laraaji rework the sound of the earth on new compilation Stations. (RA
  • A new mini-documentary pays tribute to Andrew Weatherall. (RA
  • Becky Hill found out her BRIT Award had been "repurposed" after she "threw it on the floor and the bottom came off. I realised on the back is Producer Of The Year Brit Awards 2020, Fred again..." (Metro
  • Martin Garrix, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Galantis and Yellow Claw to play at the Indianapolis 500's famed Snake Pit party. (Billboard
  • Lyric Hood has announced a new solo EP on M-Plant. (DJMag
  • Jamal Edwards MBE, entrepreneur, author, director, DJ and founder of the online urban music platform SBTV, has died aged 31. (BBC
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