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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Rhyme Dust
MK & Dom Dolla
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"Hitmakers MK and Dom Dolla join forces for the first time to deliver Rhyme Dust. The track samples Q-Tip's legendary Breathe And Stop. Dom first teased this track in his Selected Sessions in November, which has amassed over a million views and fans have been eagerly awaiting its release on socials ever since. Danny made this his 'Hottest Record' and it just has to get this accolade as well."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 39.38 here.
Label: Henry Whittingdale, Columbia 
Management: MK: Milo Mitchum, Three Six Zero / Dom Dolla: James Fava, Intergalactic Fantastic
Radio: James JacksonVictoria McCall & Ehsen Nadeem, Listen Up 
Club: James Marsh & Tia Cousins, Listen Up
Live Agents: MK: Max Braun, Wasserman Music / Dom Dolla: Dave Blackgrove, Wasserman Music 
28 Feb 2023
  • Sony Music Entertainment UK announced the promotions of RCA EVP Stacey Tang and Since 93 Co-President Glyn Aikins to Co-Presidents of RCA UK. (RotD
  • Live Nation reported income of $17.3bn in constant currency in 2022, a 44% spike over 2019, the last year the company was fully operational. (Hits
  • Steve Aoki launches first-ever grading and authentication platform, Audio Media Grading, for physical music assets. (EDM
  • Joel Zimmerman, who has worked with EDM artists such as Calvin Harris, Avicii, Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia, has joined Range Media Partners as a partner in the company’s music division. (MBW
  • Queensland becomes the first Australian state to introduce pill testing. (ToneDeaf
  • Police in Sheffield, UK, are investigating two illegal raves which angry residents said had "kept half of Sheffield awake". (BBC
  • The Pete Tong DJ Academy has launched a new scholarships scheme, providing free access to their full program to a select number of applications. (Mixmag
  • YouTube Music is introducing a new radio experience that lets users create their own custom stations. (TechCrunch)  
  • Social music creation platform Endlesss has launched the Beat Machine, a beat-making arcade machine. (RotD
  • DistroKid unveiled its ‘Mixea’ AI-powered instant mastering service. (Medium - Platform & Stream)  
  • Spotify is debuting DJ, a personalised AI guide 'that knows you and your music taste so well that it can choose what to play for you'. It will deliver a curated lineup of music alongside commentary around the tracks and artists. (Spotify
  • Spotify is testing a new service called 'token-enabled playlists', which allows holders of NFTs to connect their wallets and listen to curated music. (Coindesk
  • ICE and gaming metaverse start-up Styngr announced a deal covering the multi-territory use of the ICE Core repertoire. (RotD
  • Hospitality In The Woods to take place at Beckenham Place Park in the UK on 19 August 2023. Artists confirmed to play Netsky, High Contrast, A.M.C Calibre, Roni Size, DJ Marky, Camo & Krooked, Goddard, LTJ Bukem and more. (RotD)
  • Anz, Elijah & Skilliam and Josey Rebelle are among the acts confirmed for London festival Waterworks. (RA
  • A State of Trance London has revealed the line-up for its 2 July event. (EDMTunes
  • Heatwave Music Festival in Chicago announces the 2023 line-up, featuring Tiësto, deadmau5, GRiZ, and Slander. (OneEDM
  • Seismic Dance Event announces line-up for debut Seismic Spring: Lite Edition in Austin this May. John Summit, TESTPILOT, Hot Since 82, Nicole Moudaber, DJ Hanzel and more are confirmed. (RotD
  • Hospitality In The Woods to take place at Beckenham Place Park in the UK on 19 August 2023. Artists confirmed to play Netsky, High Contrast, A.M.C Calibre, Roni Size, DJ Marky, Camo & Krooked, Goddard, LTJ Bukem and more. (RotD)
  • Are we close to the legalisation of therapeutic psychedelics? (Mixmag
  • A fire has broken out at iconic Brazilian venue Warung Beach Club. (Mixmag)  
  • New club The Owl Room opening in Washington, D.C. (RA
  • New Paris superclub, Phantom, to open in March. (DJMag
  • The Kevin & Perry experience returns to Amnesia. (DiscoverIbiza
  • Hï Ibiza announces Eric Prydz HOLO, David Guetta, Black Coffee, and more for 2023 residencies. (DJMag
  • Perfect Havoc signs global distribution deal with The Orchard. (MW
  • Warner Chappell Music UK has signed a publishing deal with up and coming DJ, producer and songwriter Morgan Cole.
  • RA.873 Solid Blake (RA
  • RA Live: Evan Baggs B2B Dr Banana (RA
  • Adam Ten in The Lab Goa (Mixmag
  • Dixon | Boiler Room x Transmoderna: London (BoilerRoom
  • 10 of the best house records according to DJ Paulette. (Mixmag
  • The top 50 most-played tracks at Dutch Electronic Music Festivals in 2022. (Billboard
  • The top 50 most-played artists at Dutch Electronic Music Festivals in 2022. (Billboard
  • The Sound Of: The North Quarter (DJMag
  • Selections: Zoë Mc Pherson (DJMag
  • The Art of DJing: Aurora Halal (RA
  • Bastion of hope – A techno temple for the lost future. (ElectronicBeats
  • How Scott Garcia's A London Thing became an era-defining UKG anthem (DJMag
  • High price of visas keeps British musicians off US tours. (Observer
  • What happens when you take your music off Spotify? (Attack
  • To hire or not to hire a publicist: making the best choice for your music career. (DJBooth
  • How the cost of living crisis is impacting festivals. (Mixmag
  • Singapore's rave scene offers freedom in a strait-laced city. (BBC
  • Gauteng style: a history of house music in South Africa (DJMag
  • The wild story of how fans provoked Dom Dolla and MK into releasing Rhyme Dust. (Magnetic
  • Channel Tres on kicking his addictions and how his new EP is ‘me realizing I’m ready for the big stage type of energy’. (Billboard
  • 'Unmistakably Black': Kelela is a liaison between the worlds within dance music (Mixmag
  • We caught up with newly formed electronic trio Lufthaus in the midst of their European tour to talk Berlin, Partying at Pikes and the 'melody of being a human being' (Mixmag
  • The battle of corporate America vs DJ Hanzel. (DA
  • The Lisbona Sisters talk ‘Beaming Brighter,’ representation in dance music and creating songs. (Forbes
  • “I definitely restarted from scratch…” Jon Carter on his return to dance music. (909Originals
  • For Interplanetary Criminal, the only way is up from B.O.T.A. (Face
  • Fred Again.. awoke something deep in us. (Junkee
  • SXM Festival founder Julian Prince on how to do a destination festival right. (Magnetic)
  • Same as it ever was: Gen X's disappointing anger over sped up TikTok songs. (Attack
  • How do music creators get paid by TikTok? (Songtrust
  • Techno-plagiarism and the battle for music in a new age of AI. (Synchtank - Eamonn Forde) The debate around AI generated music and its copyright implications. 
  • AI and music copyright: A field guide for artists and developers. (Water & Music
  • Songs in DJ sets are notoriously hard to track — How a Dutch rights organization is paying royalties. (Billboard
  • The founders of three labels–Optimo Music, Balkan Vinyl and 12th Isle–explained why trading with the EU has become a minefield. (RA
  • How ADHD shapes dance music. (Attack
  • Jo Whiley's career took off in the 90s and this year her live dance events celebrating the era have become a sellout sensation. (MoS
  • Zedd has sold his $18.4m Beverly Hills Mansion. (EDM
  • Daft Punk announce 10th anniversary edition of Random Access Memories including unreleased music. (DJMag
  • Interplanetary Criminal announces Locked On Records compilation featuring Todd Edwards, Main Phase and more. (DJMag
  • Jayda G to release new album on Ninja Tune on 9 June. (XLR8R
  • Renè, Italian DJ and Circoloco resident, has died aged 47. (RA
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