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WhoMadeWho & Rampa
Embassy One
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"This week's ENT comes from the Danish electronic trio and internationally celebrated live act WhoMadeWho, and this is the title track from their seventh upcoming studio album. It sees them team up with Berlin-based producer and Keinemusik founder Rampa. They've been working on this record for over a year before skipping it and coming back to it. Reworking all the synths and then writing completely new vocals for it with Kat Frankie. It's called UUUU."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 40.04 here.
Management: Carsten LeviOliver Barduhn, Effect Talent Management
Label: Roger Nedoma, Embassy One
Publishing: Peer Steinwald, Keinemusik / Budde Music Publishing
Radio: Niels von Geyer, Guerilla Promotion + Christine Nguyen, Your Army America
Club: William Brigham, Your Army
Online: Luke Eastman, The Echo Agency
Live Agent: Alex Becket, CAA (NA) + Nicolas Raymond, Bullitt (SA) + Oliver Barduhn, Jackmode (ROW)
03 May 2022
  • Sam Feldt's Fangage business has been acquired by Triller. (EDM
  • Wasserman Music has completed an acquisition of Paradigm Talent Agency’s UK live music representation business. (DMN
  • Digital music distributor TuneCore has reached the milestone of $2.5bn paid to artists since the company’s inception in 2006. (RotD
  • AWAL has launched the AWAL Academy, a series of filmed interviews with experts in music promotion and marketing, that together create a programme of learning for independent artists. It is available exclusively to AWAL artists. (RotD
  • Pete Tong and Carl Cox, in partnership with Rome's MAT Academy, are launching an e-learning platform for aspiring DJs. (RA)  
  • IMS Ibiza Summit 2022:
    The annual IMS Business Report 2022 showed the total Dance and Electronic Music industry valuation at $6bn, returning to strong growth but still not reaching its pre-pandemic levels. (RotD, Billboard, MW, EDM, RA) Tech-house overtook techno as most popular genre of electronic music. (DJMag) Download the report here
    Ukrainian artist Nastia delivered a keynote speech about the devasting impact of the war in Ukraine. She told the audience that she has pledged to donate 50% of her fees to various charities in Ukraine. (DJMag)
    The main takeaways from IMS 2022 Part 1 (Attack
    IMS Ibiza 2022 review (IbizaSpotlight: Day One, Two/Skiddle: Day One, Two, Three)
  • RCRDSHP has created artist and label-centered Storefronts. (DT
  • Snap is partnering with Live Nation to enhance the experience of going to concerts and festivals via its AR technology. (TechCrunch
  • SoundCloud will match 100% of the streaming royalties generated on its platform for independent creators on 29 April, doubling the artist’s payout. (SoundCloud
  • Despite losing 1.5m users in Russia, Spotify’s premium subscribers grew 15% year-on-year in Q1 2022 to reach 182m. Ad-supported users grew 21% to reach 252m. (TechCrunch) Total monthly active users were up 19% year-on-year to a record 422m. Revenue rose 24% to reach €2.66bn. Average revenue per user (ARPU) was €4.38, down from last quarter’s €4.40. 
  • Dirtybird have launched Birdhain, a 24/7 rave inside the metaverse. (RA)  
  • Electronic DJ and Royal CEO Justin Blau (3LAU) on where the NFT industry moves beyond pricey JPEGs. (ChainReaction
  • DGTL has created a blueprint for the future of sustainable music events. (Magnetic
  • Calvin Harris to headline the HARD Summer event at Žnjan Beach in Split, Croatia, on 6 August. (EDMTunes
  • Is the Spotify editorial playlist landscape fair to emerging artists? (MusicTomorrow
  • How artists and their labels balance art and commerce over the long-term. (MusicAlly - Keith Jopling) 
  • Axel Boman: “I’m more motivated than ever to fight for music” (Beatportal
  • Cover Story - Bou (Beatportal)
  • This week's new Loopcloud releases (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Shonky (Beatportal)
  • 6 drum mixing tips with Loopcloud DRUM (Loopcloud)
  • Amapiano now has its own dedicated genre on Beatport (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Amnesia Ibiza to host Paradise, HE.SHE.THEY, Pyramid in 2022. (RA
    Pyramid has confirmed its full season of guests for this summer's series of events at Amnesia. (DJMag
    F*** ME I'M FAMOUS! announces Mondays at Ushuaïa. (IbizaSpotlight
  • DJ Stingray 313, Ciarra Black, Minimal Violence, Function, Janina and XDB are set to play Berlin club Tresor reopening weekend on 6-7 May. (RA)  
  • RA.829 HAAi (RA
  • RA.830 Roy Davis Jr. (RA)
  • Folamour DJ Set from the Snowbombing Glitterbox Street Party, Austria (DJMag)
  • Woo York live at the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (Sounds of Chornobyl
  • On Cue: Perel (DJMag
  • What exactly is 'Future Rave'? (Magnetic
  • BANKS talks about Serpentina, stillness and self-love. (Mixmag
  • Sofi Tukker break down their album, WET TENNIS. (EDM
  • It was grey, ugly and had 0.0128% of an iPhone’s memory. But the Amiga 500 defied its limitations to power a series of astonishing dance tracks, from early jungle to Calvin Harris. (Guardian
  • With sustainability at the forefront of this summer’s events planning, Gemma Ross investigates how the dance music community is making an eco-friendly festival season a priority. (Mixmag
  • Women, queer and gender minority-led events, soundsystems and collectives in the UK are vital for a safer nightlife. (RA
  • Guiding an act's career now involves so many disciplines that some managers say it's time their relationships with artists reflect those additional duties. (Billboard
  • How the global boom of African music is resonating with electronic artists in the diaspora. (DJMag
  • Detroit, Chicago and New York created modern Electronic Dance Music, yet no one seems to know that? (Magnetic
  • Producer of soul greats, maker of classic house records, ordained Yoruba priest and avid live streamer, Osunlade has lived a remarkable life so far. He talks about how remaining independent has been vital to his creativity and career. (DJMag
  • With a Grammy victory and a Coachella appearance under his belt, Black Coffee’s enjoying a victory lap that coincides with a wider buzz around dance music from South Africa. (Face
  • Louie Vega on the saturation of dance music, working with his family and the 3 a.m. jam sessions that inspired his new album. (Billboard
  • Ferry Corsten has been knighted by the Dutch King for his contribution to the country's music industy. (DJMag
  • Batu has released his debut album Opal on his Timedance. (DJMag
  • A new documentary about Brian Eno is set for release in 2023. (RA
  • Noisia have announced their third and final album, Closer. (EDM
  • Nicolás Jaar and his label Other People are launching two grant programs for aspiring artists in LA and beyond. (RA
  • Anthony Naples and DJ Python to co-curate the next instalment of the Air Texture compilation series. (DJMag
  • Aluna and Jayda G team up for new single 'Mine O' Mine'. (DJMag
  • Eric Prydz has tested positive for Covid-19. (EDMTunes
  • Black Coffee to headline London's Beckenham Place Park on 11 September. (DJMag
  • DJ and hard dance music producer Delete has died at the age of 30. (EDM
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