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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Vertigo (feat Abel Balder)
No Art
They're a duo from Amsterdam who are currently residents at the Solid Grooves Motel at DC10 on Thursday nights, which is popping off. Here they team up with Abel Balder on a brand new track called Vertigo, released on their own No Art imprint. We think this is really special. It's a bit of an earworm and I think it's going to play all summer.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.20 here.
Management: Alberto Bragado Solid - Prime Culture
Publishing: No Art Publishing
Radio: James Jackson/James Marsh - Listen Up
Online: Aly McHugh/Chris Graham - Listen Up
Live Agents: Alberto Bragado Solid - Prime Culture
19 Jul 2022
  • London based management company This Is Music announced the promotion of Lisa Marxen to the role of managing director. The roster includes Bicep, Roosevelt, Ross From Friends and Jayda G. (RotD)
  • Management company Three Six Zero has purchased Sarm Studios in Notting Hill from musician and producer Trevor Horn. The recording facility houses six studios and a suite of purpose-built offices. (Variety
  • Dutch music event promoter ID&T, part of live entertainment platform Superstruct Entertainment, has signed a partnership agreement with Apenkooi Group. (DT)
  • Prolific Songs and Tileyard Education have launched The Hit Academy Asia, an international songwriting and music production programme for aspiring and established songwriters, producers, and artists. (RotD) Sister Bliss from Faithless is to mentor. 
  • 'World's first' bioplastic, plant-based vinyl features Bicep, Angel Olsen (RA)
  • 'The creative hub of Ibiza': New multimedia facility Vitalik Studios opens to the public. (RA)
  • Bridges For Music relaunches charity cycle to ADE in October. (RA)
  • Sister Bliss together with Tileyard London and Prolific Songs launch The Hit Academy Asia Singapore. (DT)
  • As it continues to revolutionise the event ticketing industry, SeatlabNFT announced its £1m SeatlabNFT Event Creator Fund to help artists and event organisers with the cost of running live events. (DT)
  • Bluetooth is getting a major technological upgrade, including sound quality. (RA)
  • Warner Records to launch free NFT collection in partnership with Bose. (MBW)
  • Why Web3 is to create a bridge between artists and concertgoers. (Variety)
  • VRJAM, a leading multiverse platform for live entertainment, has announced its closed beta launch following 4 years in development. (Magnetic
  • Music and arts platform OpenLab announced its first initiative with NFT music marketplace TokenTraxx. (RotD
  • Stationhead has scored $12m funding from Diplo, Red Light Management, Round Hill Publishing, and some US executives to grow its radio-like live social audio platform. (Hypebot
  • LimeWire is building out utility for their flagship NFT offering in coordination with two of the world's leading nightlife destinations, Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza. (EDM)
  • AMF will celebrate 10 years with a massive event at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on Saturday 22 October. (EDMTunes
  • Braga's Semibreve Festival finalises 2022 lineup with Caterina Barbieri, Maxwell Sterling. (RA)
  • 200,000 people attend Rave The Planet, Berlin's new version of Love Parade (RA)
  • Germany's WHOLE - United Queer Festival returns to Ferropolis in August. (RA)
  • Three channels are capturing Tomorrowland's action across the festival's three weekends in 2022. (EDM)
  • Meeting in the musical metaverse: Expectations vs. reality (Water&Music
  • So… how much did TikTok actually pay the music industry from its $4bn in revenues last year? (MBW
  • Music forecasts: the new era of growth. (Midia
  • The new numbers on music consumption are very ugly. (Ted Gioia) And it's not just the dominance of old songs—the whole creative culture is losing its ability to innovate. But why? 
  • How do we make our music economy richer? Treat music like sports. (Forbes - Shain Shapiro, Founder/Chairman - Sound Diplomacy & ED - Center for Music Ecosystems) 
  • Luminate published its Midyear Music Report, which showed global on-demand song streams topped 1.6 trillion, up 24.7% from H1 2021. On-demand video song streams were up 28.1% to 901.5bn. (Variety) In the US, digital album sales were down 19.6% and digital single sales were down 21.4%. CD sales fell to 16.9m units, down 10.7%, while vinyl sales were up 1% to 19.4m units.
  • Nick Nash from Viral Effect discusses the origins of the LA producer collective and the making of their new Loopcloud DRUM expansion 'Triple Threat' (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Zero (Beatportal)
  • Role Models - EFFY: Before Maya Jane Coles, all the electronic music I listened to was by men (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month - John Summit (Beatportal)
  • How to use Loopcloud's FX plugins to build creative signal chains (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport Mobile v1.2 is here - Now free for all users (Beatportal)
  • Southwark Council has officially approved the plan to redevelop Printworks into offices. (RA
  • San Francisco club Underground SF to reopen this month. (RA)
  • Kyiv club Closer plans two fundraiser parties in Berlin (RA)
  • London's Space 289 to close this month due to rising rent costs. (RA)
  • 6,000 capacity venue Printworks is officially set to close, following a decision by the Southwark Council to go ahead with redevelopment. (TimeOut, RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: Ila Brugal (RA)
  • Mix Of The Day: Mumdance (RA)
  • RA.841 Kelly Lee Owens (RA)
  • Fact Mix 868: mi-el (Fact)
  • Fact Mix 867: E-Saggila (Fact)
  • DT797 – Reblok (DT)
  • DT796 – Nala (DT)
  • Renegade Riddims: Lubi J (DT)
  • Rupture’s Mantra and Double O are joining jungle’s roots to its future. (DJMag
  • Michael Bibi’s time has come, again: The pandemic interrupted the U.K. producer’s rise, but he’s back and better for it. (Billboard
  • Moonchild Sanelly's limitless universe. (DJMag
  • Recognise: RHYW (DJMag
  • Can Destination Festivals exist in harmony with local communities? (RA
  • Mr Eazi, Black Coffee and Ajebutter22: The African music artists backing startups. (TechCrunch
  • Out of Space: How UK cities shaped rave culture (RA
  • Scottish duo LF System are at No 1 with their spin on a 70s obscurity, the commercial peak for a disco edit scene bubbling for decades. But are these tracks always ethical? (Guardian
  • Porter Robinson on his new song for Riot Games’ ‘Star Guardian’: ‘I put a lot of effort into making it something I want to f–king belt out’. (Billboard
  • I’m a frazzled fortysomething – but put on the right song, and I’m 18 again and on holiday in Tenerife. (Guardian - Annie Macmanus)
  • 99Ginger are throwing some of the best parties in Paris. (Face)
  • Skudge returns with new album, Soundworks (RA
  • Jersey club pioneer Tim Dolla has died. (RA) The DJ, producer and Brick Bandits cofounder was one of the sound's early producers.
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti to release soundtrack for Delia Derbyshire docudrama. (RA)
  • Former Studio 54 club owner Mark Fleischman dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland. (RA)
  • GAIKA and Ben Cullen Williams' new audiovisual installation in London explores relationship between humans and cities. (RA)
  • 2022 will be the last year of releases and performances from the experimental bass music duo X&G, who this week announced plans to officially split at the end of the year. (EDM
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