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Maceo Plex
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"This week's ENT is going to the renowned US producer Maceo Plex as he releases his highly anticipated third album, ‘93 - a homage to his three decade journey through the realms of electronic music. The album blends house, hip-hop, global bass, techno, breaks and electronica, and it really is a very special listen at a time when not many artists release albums like this. Here is a choice cut from it." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.34 here.
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19 Dec 2023
  • SoundCloud is currently on course to post a slim – but positive – EBITDA for calendar/fiscal 2023. (MBW
  • London's Rinse FM celebrates 30 years in 2024 with Project 6 Festival collaboration. (RA
  • A study has revealed women may have to work twice as hard as men to reach the same recognition, using data from DJ Mag’s Top 100. (Mixmag
  • Winners of DJ magazine's Best of British awards have been announced. (DJMag) Among the winners were Chase & Status - ‘Baddadan’ (Best Track) and '2 Ruff' (Album). 
  • Warner Music has partnered with a medical tech company to trial ‘musical medicine’ to ease pain, stress, and anxiety. (DMN
  • PPL has paid £48.7m to over 137,000 performers and recording rightsholders in its final quarterly distribution of the year – a new high for its December payment. (RotD
  • Glownet has announced the release of Digital Wallet 2.0. (EventIndustryNews
  • TikTok In The Mix, the first-of-its-kind live global experience on TikTok, recorded 33.5m viewers over the original broadcast and subsequent rebroadcasts, including 9.6m watching live. (TikTok
  • Universal Music Group and Supersocial, a pioneer in virtual world development, announced the launch of Beat Galaxy, a new music hub on Roblox. (RotD
  • Beatport.io announced a collaboration with electronic music duo Disclosure and Bronze AI, which aims to pioneer personalised songs for fans. (RotD
  • Pixelynx announced its newest suite of tools for Korus, an AI-powered music creation platform where users can remix content using AI and licensed stem files made by artists and music labels, then mint music and earn revenue. (TechCrunch
  • Ultra Miami announces Armin Van Buuren, Orbital, Miss Monique, more for 2024 festival. (DJMag
  • Let 1,000 AI startups bloom: Why the time to disrupt the music industry is now. (Hypebot
  • Here’s exactly how Spotify’s new 1,000 annual streams royalty policy works. (MBW
  • Report: State of the music creator economy – The consumer era (Midia
  • Maceo Plex commemorates 30 years of DJing with new album, ‘93 (Beatportal)
  • Six emerging artists on our radar: December 2023 (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month: Indira Paganotto (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming with Engine DJ (Beatportal)
  • Helix & PayDay Records and SoundCloud announced a partnership, with the aim to discover, nurture, and invest in emerging electronic and hip-hop music artists. (RotD
  • BEAT Music Fund, the dance music investment company from Armada Music, has acquired the back catalogue of tech house label Sola Records. (RotD) Additionally, BEAT has acquired a large portion of UK-based dance label Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC catalogue. 
  • RA.915 Quest (RA
  • Demi Riquísimo x Chloé Caillet in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Minna-no-kimochi (みんなのきもち) | Boiler Room Tokyo: Tohji Presents u-ha (BoilerRoom
  • Romy | Boiler Room: London (BoilerRoom
  • DVS1Sedef Adasï and Anetha are among the names announced for Essen's Stone Techno Festival. (RA
  • Jess Glynne, queen of the dancefloor banger, on how love, loss and a stint in LA transformed both her career and life. (MoS
  • Overmono on the journey to global dance domination. (RollingStoneAustralia
  • The best mixes of 2023 (RA
  • The best albums of 2023 (RA
  • The 25 best electronic albums of 2023 (Paste
  • The best DJ sets and electronic music performances of 2023 (EDM
  • The best electronic music producers of 2023. (EDM)
  • EDM.com's best of 2023: Industry leaders (EDM
  • The top 25 DJs who defined the year 2023. (Mixmag
  • The top 25 breakthrough DJs Of The Year 2023. (Mixmag
  • The top 25 producers who defined the year 2023. (Mixmag
  • The 15 best dance albums of 2023: Staff picks (Billboard
  • The 30 best dance tracks of 2023: Staff picks (Billboard
  • DJ Mag’s top compilations of 2023
  • DJ Mag’s top tracks of 2023
  • DJ Mag’s top albums of 2023  
  • AI of the storm: Artificial intelligence and the music industry in 2023. (Synchtank
  • How Big Finance is impacting clubland. (RA
  • What mini-residencies, and major stadium shows, taught us about the future of dance music. (Billboard
  • Peach announces four-week Phonox residency, starting in February. (DJMag
  • Armin van Buuren announces release date for ninth studio album, 'Breathe In'. (EDM
  • The MOBOS have announced that Aluna, Nia Archives, Pinkpantheress, salute, Shygirl and TSHA are the nominees for the 2024 Best Electronic/Dance act. (Mixmag
  • Detroit soul legend Joseph Anthony Fiddler, AKA Amp Fiddler, has died aged 65. (RA
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