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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
mum is calling
Two Shell
Mainframe Audio
30 Mar 2023
"This week's ENT is taken from their lil spirit EP, initially released on Bandcamp and now available on streaming services. They have made a really creative video that I love and will be doing four shows in London on 22 April. The mysterious duo from Hounslow continue to impress and when I think of them, I think of that Apple advert from the late '90s, Think Different. They are definitely doing that. This is mum is calling from Two Shell."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.21 here.
Label: Mainframe Audio 
Radio: Robert Cannell, Beggars
11 Apr 2023
  • TikTok was 12% of ByteDance’s $80bn revenues in 2022. (MusicAlly
  • Insomniac Events has filed an application to secure a federal trademark registration on the ubiquitous rave phase, “PLUR". (Billboard
  • Dance label Armada Music revealed the first episode of its documentary series Armada Music 20 Years Classics, covering the history of dance music and its most seminal artists and hits. (RotD
  • Global music on-demand audio streams are growing at a faster pace than ever, with a study showing they crossed the one trillion mark on 31 March, setting a new record for the earliest that number had ever been reached in a single year. (Variety
  • The Haçienda DJ, M People founder and Factory Records legend Mike Pickering to be honoured at IMS Ibiza. (DJMag
  • YouTube announced that for the first time it will be livestreaming all six stages during both weekends of Coachella. (TechCrunch
  • Tidal is rolling out a new feature, called Live, that lets you act as a DJ and allow your friends to listen to your choices. (TechCrunch
  • Calvin Harris is TikTok UK's #ElectronicMusic featured artist for April. (RotD)  
  • Love International announces 2023 boat parties. (RA
  • Fatboy Slim has announced the All Back to Minehead festival for 2023. (DJMag)
  • EDC Las Vegas has dropped its 2023 lineup with more than 230 dance acts. (Billboard)
  • The developing “crisis” of music streaming. (David Turner
  • The BPI has published a new report The New Music Democracy: How More Artists Are Succeeding From Streaming. (RotD) The UK market hit a record 159.3bn audio streams in 2022, 86.1% of recorded music consumption, compared with 36.4% in 2016. Among the global audio stream highlights for last year, music by more than 400 UK artists generated at least 100m streams, while over 200 each surpassed 200m streams; More than 1,000 UK artists accumulated at least 20m streams – around 15% more than in 2021; More than 100 UK artists’ stream counts topped half a billion, and over 40 UK artists achieved more than 1bn streams.
  • Magnetic's top seven starter headphones for beginner EDM producers. 
  • Latin American artists are taking over Tech House (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Roy Davis Jr. (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: Selador Recordings (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Hï Ibiza has revealed that Black Coffee and Damian Lazarus will be holding down residencies at the club this summer. (DJMag
    Eric Prydz reveals full season line-up for HOLO Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Club night supporting new Black DJs and artists launches in London, Happy Survival. (Mixmag
  • Peggy Gou, Black Coffee and SHERELLE will perform at London's Printworks's four-day closing programme. (RA
  • RA.879 V.I.V.E.K (RA
  • Ryan Elliot in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Fred again..: Tiny Desk Concert (NPR
  • Obituary: Ryuichi Sakamoto - Japanese composer and electronic music pioneer (Guardian
  • Remembering Ryuichi Sakamoto's extraordinary musical life (RA
  • Selections: LENS (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: Animistic Beliefs (RA
  • Recognise: Manara (DJMag
  • Culture as resistance: 6 Palestinian DJs you need to know. (Mixmag
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: April 2023 (DJMag
  • Hysteria, harm or something more sinister?: Why the UK is banning nitrous oxide. (Mixmag
  • TikTok isn’t killing art – Gen Z are more discerning than you think (iNews
  • Five media industry trends and their impact on music licensing and clearance. (Synchtank
  • Roll Over, Beethoven: A brief history of dance producers going symphonic. (Pitchfork
  • Nico Perez on licensing, the changing DJ landscape and making Mixcloud more social. (Attack
  • Studio Digest: Inside Cinthie's trove of vintage hardware (RA
  • On the day the late DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall would have turned 60, his friends and family are ensuring that his club nights, festivals and sense of cosmic wonder all live on. (Guardian
  • Bridging the divide between EDM and the underground... with Daft Punk's help. (FirstFloor)  
  • Life after Daft Punk: Thomas Bangalter on ballet, AI and ditching the helmet. (BBC
  • SOHMI stuns with ‘Recital’ and talks representation for Asian Americans and women in dance music. (Forbes
  • Hospital Records co-founder Chris Goss on why "there's another explosion" of Drum & Bass coming. (EDM
  • The Korean-American artist Yaeji was a darling of the underground dance scene, but hadn’t fully reckoned with her painful past. (Guardian
  • Beauty amid the chaos: Why Avalon Emerson made a dream pop album. (Mixmag
  • Vintage Culture breaks down his latest singles and passion project: Born of Music Addiction. (Magnetic
  • 20 questions with Amtrac: Ahead of his tour, the producer talks copycat artists (‘Lazy’), cooking (‘A passion’) and You (‘You’re cool’). (Billboard
  • Skrillex may drop a third album in 2023. (EDMTunes
  • Ellie Goulding returns to dance music roots in dazzling album, Higher Than Heaven. (EDM
  • Ismus, the Berlin-based label and party series, is shutting down. (RA
  • BLOND:ISH has announced that she is releasing a biodegradable, plastic free vinyl album ‘#PlasticFreeParty’. (Mixmag
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