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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
All I Need
Steve 'Silk' Hurley & Sara Garvey
Hard Times Records
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"This week's ENT is from a meeting of minds of someone who is a legend in the scene, a pioneer, and an innovator from Chicago. His name is Steve 'Silk' Hurley, and he has combined with Sara Garvey to make this record, All I Need. It's on the Hard Times label and is like a breath of fresh air. See what you think of this." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 25.46 here.
Label: Eddie Leader, Hard Times
Management: Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley - Shannon Syas  /  Sara Garvey - Ella May
Radio, Club & Online: Adam Carter, Exclusive
18 Apr 2023
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  • Tech person AI outputs MIDI codes to full songs in the style of Kraftwerk - but what to do with it and how can Kraftwerk be compensated? (Twitter - Brian Roemmele) 
  • Pete Tong DJ Academy announces Adam Beyer and Sama' Abdulhadi as new tutors. (DJMag
  • Less than three percent of music producers credited on the Billboard Hot 100 were women, according to the Fix The Mix Report. (DJMag
  • Music industry economist Will Page has been ruffling some feathers with his latest report. It’s an examination of potential equitable remuneration (ER) models for streaming, which would increase the share of royalties paid to artists. (MusicAlly
  • XdMind opens up catalogues to AI-powered music sync in dynamic environments, a potentially lucrative development for IP owners. Adapting to user preferences, the technology selects the best music for video, film, and gaming — auto-modifying tracks to fit into contextual sequences. (DMN
  • Sound Credit releases Version 6 – ‘The new standard for transferring music’ aims to resolve the metadata crisis. (DMN
  • Turntable LIVE has acquired JQBX, uniting two music-centred social platforms. (RotD
  • Coachella has launched Coachella Island in Fortnite with music by Porter Robinson. (EDM
  • Romania’s Neversea festival has added more names to its 2023 line-up. (DJMag)  
  • John Summit, Diplo and Tiësto lead Groove Cruise Miami 2024 line-up. (Billboard
  • London's Body Movements Festival announces stage hosts for 2023. (Mixmag
  • Amsterdam festival Dekmantel has revealed details of a new stage in collaboration with Berlin streaming platform HÖR. (RA
  • Let It Roll Festival in unveils more names for 2023 edition. (EDM
  • Glastonbury Festival expands the Silver Hayes dance music area with three new stages. (RA
  • The business behind Coachella. (Trapital
  • Music streaming’s looming generational blind spot. (Midia
  • The music industry obsesses over artist performance statistics – where are label performance statistics? (Midia)  
  • Analysts are starting to believe that AI may be an existential threat for the major labels. Is that overly pessimistic? (MBW
  • Fan lifetime value and the calculation method. Explanation, Calculator (Where's Music Going - Rob Abelow)
  • Analysis of 6,000+ playlists to understand the relative power of major and indie catalogues in Spotify recommendations across the most popular music genres. (Chartmetric
  • Polyend to release new Tracker Mini workstation. (RA
  • Pioneer DJ offers its own extended gear warranty: AlphaTheta Care. (DJTechTools
  • Six emerging artists on our radar: April 2023 (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Cora Novoa (Beatportal)
  • Boris Brejcha: "Some people think the mask is because of my accident, but no, it never was" (Beatportal)
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  • Ibiza:
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    Hï Ibiza confirm full line-up for Tuesday residency with The Martinez Brothers and Paco Osuna. (DJMag
  • Chicago officials have voted to grant preliminary landmark protection to the building once home to the legendary club The Warehouse. (RA
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  • Podcast 795: Tom Trago (XLR8R
  • LB aka LABAT in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Purple Disco Machine @ DJ Mag Miami Pool Party 2023 (DJMag
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  • The best of 2022 deep house tracks. (Magnetic
  • Selections: T.Williams (DJMag
  • The Sound Of: Wisdom Teeth (DJMag
  • C004: Bill Kouligas - A Maverick Visionary. (RA
  • Original video game soundtracks are getting millions of streams and earning awards, proving that game music is a blooming industry. (Chartmetric
  • "It's a family affair": South Asian clubbers share what the dancefloor means to them. (Mixmag)  
  • Skrillex & Pretty Lights concerts present new scalper challenges for AEG. (Billboard
  • Ryoji Ikeda interview: “For me, there’s no separation between sound and visuals” (Fact
  • The Blessed Madonna meets nightlife legend Michael Peacock: ​“You’ve seen me completely naked”. (Face
  • Alison Goldfrapp, the singer of Goldfrapp, is going solo with an album of dance music that reflects her craving for euphoria. (NYTimes)  
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  • Thomas Bangalter on hanging up his Daft Punk helmet – and leaping into ballet. (Guardian)
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  • The UK Garage revival is in full swing. (Bandcamp Daily
  • As music downloads tank, DJs’ favourite platform Beatport is selling more than ever. (Billboard
  • Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter releases new album, Mythologies. (DJMag
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