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Raffa Guido
MoBlack Records
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"This week's ENT comes from Swiss-based artist Raffa Guido. It comes via the formidable MoBlack Records. They handed this out to a few DJs at the end of last year and it started to crop up in sets, Instagram Reels and some TikToks. It's been featuring heavily down in Tulum and there was a big clip of Keinemusik playing it a couple of weeks ago. We just love this vocal and have a feeling it will play  well into 2024."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 27.05 here.
Label: Mimmo, MoBlack Records
23 Jan 2024
  • London-based contemporary music school the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and AIM are partnering on three Music Business courses. (RotD
  • The EU has proposed a major overhaul within the music streaming industry to ensure performers are paid and promoted fairly, compared to top record labels and popular artists. (Independent
  • YouTube are cutting 100 jobs as part of restructuring changes to its creator management and operations teams. (TechCrunch
  • TikTok usage is starting to slow — is TikTok Shop to blame? (TechCrunch)  
  • Triller reported that as of 30 September 2023, its outstanding music licensing-related payment obligations were $23.6m. (MBW)  
  • Tomorrowland has announced that its new CORE stage will be featured at a two-day festival in Medellín, Colombia. (DJMag
  • DGTL Amsterdam announces 2024 line-up. (909Originals
  • The Croatian festival Love International reveals 2024 line-up. (RA
  • Italian festival Kappa FuturFestival announces Jamie Jones, Carista, Four Tet, and more for 2024. (DJMag
  • Electronic music conference AVA returns to London in new multi-day, multi-venue format. (RotD
  • Peggy Gou, Justice, Two Shell, Miss Monique, Charlotte de Witte, Folamour, Erika de Casier, Mdou Moctar, Skin On Skin, Brutalismus 3000, Oneohtrix Point Never, Eartheater, Bicep and Artbat are among the names announced for this year's Coachella festival. (RA)  
  • Why is music journalism collapsing? (Ted Gioia)  
  • Pitchfork’s absorption into GQ is a travesty for music media – and musicians (Guardian
    Pitchfork news is devastating for music criticism. Here's why reviews matter. (RA
  • TuneCore has released a report, showcasing the increased exposure and growth self-releasing artists have experienced as a result of its Accelerator program. (RotD
  • Fraud in music streaming on legit platforms. (IllusionOfMore - David Newhoff)
  • Korg unveils the long-awaited microKorg 2. (DJMag
  • TIDAL blocked DJs from using Stems – but the next generation of DJ gear will likely make that irrelevant. (DJTechTools
  • New Pioneer DJ products will now be branded as AlphaTheta. (DJMag
  • Eight emerging artists on our radar: January 2024 (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Curbi (Beatportal)
  • Beatport's Artist of the Month: Anané (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming with Traktor Pro (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Ibiza Rocks has confirmed a large part of its programme for the summer. (IbizaSpotlight
  • The UK's largest nightclub operator Rekom, which owns the Atik and Pryzm brands, has said it plans to bring in administrators as it struggles with higher bills. (BBC)
  • Lilly Palmer secures dual record deal with Armada Music and Kontor Records. (Armada
  • RA.920 Client_03 (RA
  • Podcast 834: John Digweed (XLR8R
  • Kasbo @ The High Steel Bridge In Shelton, WA (DJMag
  • Courtesy | Boiler Room Berlin: Kulør x Radiant Records (BoilerRoom
  • Revisiting Zurich’s 90s techno scene – in pictures. (Guardian
  • The most experimental drum & bass artists pushing the genre forward in 2024: Vol 1 (Magnetic
  • As Justice return and Cassius’s scene-defining album 1999 turns 25, we revisit the sample-powered, disco-fabulous sound that carried Daft Punk and others to fame. (Guardian
  • Fresh Kicks 206: Mincy (DJMag
  • Selections: Giulia Tess (DJMag
  • A journey through dance music in video games. (DJMag
  • It's been a while since we haven't heard much of metaverse in the music industry, but it seems like it's gaining a new surge in 2024. (KillTheDJ
  • Horse Meat Disco: 20 years of queer joy on the dancefloor. (DJMag
  • In this re-run from 2020, the late DJ and radio host Annie Nightingale reflects on memories from BBC Radio 1, disrupting the patriarchy and the keys to success in broadcasting. (RA
  • How Stephani B's rabid improv drumming is injecting new blood into live electronic music. (EDM
  • RL Grime: play hard (DJMag
  • How Robert Hood’s ‘Minimal Nation’ became the defining work of minimal techno. (DJMag
  • Dua Lipa calls her album an ode to UK rave culture. (EDMTunes
  • Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo confirm new Anti Up ahead of 2024 Coachella performance. (EDM
  • The Weeknd has shared a series of teasers on his social media, hinting at a potential collaboration with Justice. (DJMag
  • SHERELLE has announced a "cheap and cheerful" tour of the UK and Europe. (DJMag
  • Jayda G's environmental documentary, Blue Carbon, to be released this year. (RA
  • Zedd has put his L.A. mansion back on the market for $19m. (RobbReport
  • Techno producer Juan Mendez, known as Silent Servant, has died. No cause of death has been given. (Guardian
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