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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
It's So Good
Jamie xx
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"This week's ENT comes courtsey of Jamie xx's first release in over a year. It is a new track that soundtracks a luxury brand's new jewellery collection. He spent 2023 refining and developing his acclaimed live show at festivals around the world, alongside a run of North American dates with LCD Soundsystem and Idles as part of the Re:Set Concert Series. It comes as The xx have announced that they've been working on their first album in seven years. It's a production masterclass. It's great to have him back." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.48 here.
Label: Young
ManagementSimon Guzylack 
Publishing: UMG 
Radio: Brad Hunner, Radar Plugging
TV: Craig McNeill, Beggars
Online: Jon Wilkinson, XL Recordings 
Live Agents: Tom Schroeder, Wasserman 
16 Jan 2024
  • SoundCloud has been eyeing a sale — and actively pursuing initiatives internally “that would increase the valuation of the company” — since the second half of 2022, according to two former employees. (Billboard
  • Universal Music Group is said to be planning to cut hundreds of jobs in the first quarter of the year. (Bloomberg
  • Hamburg activists launch Demorave campaign to defend local venues against gentrification. (RA
  • California has introduced a new law against spiking, requiring clubs and bars across the state to stock “roofie” testing kits from July 2024. (Mixmag
  • Radio 1 have announced Joy Anonymous, Harriet Jaxxon and Kilimanjaro as the newest members of the Radio 1 Residency line-up. (BBC
  • The Women of Music India has launched and opened its doors for membership. (Mixmag
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) announced the full lineup of panellists and speakers for the Night Time Economy Summit 2024, on 8-9 February in Manchester. (RotD
  • Voting is now open for the annual DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll. (DJMag
  • A new documentary exploring 30 years of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll will aired on YouTube on 31 January. (DJMag
  • ByteDance is shutting down its Resso music-streaming service in India, after the government there forced its removal from Apple and Google’s app stores. (MusicAlly
  • Beatport have announced the launch of BPXX, a year-long celebration commemorating the company’s 20th anniversary. (RotD
  • The Beatport Group announced the promotion of Matt Gralen to President and Helen Sartory to Chief Revenue Officer. (RotD) The company reported annual revenue for 2023 was “well over” $100m. (Billboard)
  • Serbia's EXIT Festival reveals first 24 names for 2024 edition. (IQ
  • Jamie Jones, LF System, Heidi and more have been added to We Are FSTVL. (DJMag
  • London's Body Movements Festival completes winter line-up. (RA
  • Scotland's Terminal V Festival 2024 reveals day splits. (Mixmag
  • CRSSD drops Spring 2024 line-up featuring Tale Of Us, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin and more. (Billboard
  • Jyoty, Manuka Honey, Kampire, Scratcha DVA and Yas Meen Selectress have withdrawn from Berlin's CTM Festival in solidarity with Strike Germany. (DJMag
  • Analysis of Luminate's Year-End Music Report. (MusicAlly
  • Luminate’s 2023 Year-End Music Report shows there were 7.1trillion streams across audio and video services last year, up 33.7% on 2022, with 4.1tn of that number from on-demand audio song streams, up 22.3% year-on-year. (RotD) 436k tracks were streamed more than 1m times globally, up from 373k. 152m tracks were streamed less than 1,000 times, a notable figure given Spotify will no longer pay royalties to tracks that have attracted fewer than 1,000 plays on its platform in the prior 12 months. Tracks released in the last five years made up 48.3% of US audio streaming when analysing the top 500k tracks.
  • Beatport Community Spotlight: Berlin (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Metrika (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: 20 Years of Armada Music (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming with Virtual DJ (Beatportal)
  • Amsterdam club De School has hosted its last-ever party. (RA
  • Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with electronic/alt pop artist, producer, and songwriter Kenya Grace. (RotD
  • Paco Osuna @ Hï Ibiza Club Room (DJMag
  • Hi-Lo B2B Space 92 | Crane Sessions ADE 2023 (Mixmag
  • Salome | Boiler Room: Amsterdam (BoilerRoom
  • EX.695 Eastern Margins (RA
  • Three expert predictions on sync in 2024. (Musiio
  • Cost Of Living: A list of help and resources. (Mixmag
  • Is it worth getting influencers on TikTok or IG to feature your music in 2024? It might not be as impactful as you'd think. (Magnetic
  • Are Odetari & 6arleyhuman the future of dance music? (Billboard
  • DJ Mag’s artists to watch in 2024 (DJMag
  • LP Giobbi, Haliene and more on Groove Cruise's 20th anniversary sail: "More than just a festival" (EDM
  • Annie Nightingale didn’t only kick down doors in radio – she held them open. (Guardian
  • Remembering: Amp Fiddler (RA
  • Len Faki talks to 909originals.  
  • Anané: riding high (DJMag
  • DJ Paulette has always been one step ahead. (Mixmag
  • Ben Hemsley: advancing the trance (DJMag
  • Alison Wonderland on her momentous year of music and motherhood: "It felt good for my soul" (EDM
  • Amapiano: our guide to the music sensation sweeping the world. (Standard
  • Relentless' Shabs Jobanputra talks 'amazing potential' for new stars plus returning artists in 2024. (MW
  • Beatport's leadership aims high for music creators: How Matt Gralen and Helen Sartory see the future of dance music's biggest marketplace. (Magnetic
  • Alesso to perform at Michelob Ultra’s Super Bowl on 10 February. (Billboard)  
  • Michael Bibi has announced a forthcoming 2024 world tour, titled One Life. (DJMag
  • Four Tet teases new album with first single, 'Loved'. (RA
  • Kraftwerk have announced a 9-show residency in Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Billboard)  
  • Thanks to his song 'Body Moving', Calvin Harris has now released the most No.1 records in the history of Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. (EDM
  • Renowned house music singer and hit-maker Kathy Brown was diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer,  which has now progressed to her brain. (Magnetic
  • Black Coffee is receiving treatment after being injured in a "severe travel accident" en route to a gig in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. (DJMag
  • Annie Nightingale, Radio 1’s first female DJ and champion of new music, has died aged 83 following a short illness. (Guardian
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