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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Whatever We Call It
Meera (NO) & Tripolism
Ultra Records
19 Jan 2024
"Following the success of 'Dope Dance', which emerged as one of the standout track IDs of the summer of 2023 and secured the number 5 spot on my Year of Dance Top 20 Essentials list for 2023. Tripolism kicked off what is gearing up to be an exciting 2024 with their new single - a collaboration with Meera, titled 'Whatever We Call It". This track has already garnered early support from artists like &Me, Mano Le Tough, Dennis Horvat and many more, including me. This is proper underground business, just love the atmosphere they conjure up. It has ENT all over 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 34.48 here.
Label: Ultra Records 
Management: Tripolism 
Radio: Mike Burns, Ultra Records
Online: Luke Eastman, The Echo Agency 
Live Agents: United Talent Agency
30 Jan 2024
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  • Matt Voss and John Paveley, veteran executives in the music industry, have launched Track 88 Management to provide a platform for emerging artists. (CA
  • Industry body LIVE has launched a survey, The Hidden Side of Freelancing 2024, to understand and identify the changes required to improve the experience of freelancers who are crucial to the success of the live music industry. (RotD
  • Can an AI be a music manager? Two ex-Midem execs are finding out with a startup called Mngrs·ai. (MusicAlly
  • SoundCloud is partnering with music technology companies Fadr, Soundful, and Voice-Swap to introduce integrations that allow artists to upload songs created with assistive AI tools directly to SoundCloud. (RotD
  • Warner Music Group and Polygon Labs announce recipients of the inaugural Web3 music accelerator program to power the next great evolution of the music industry through blockchain technology. (RotD
  • Setmixer, a company that records concerts direct from the mixing desks at partner venues, then works with artists to release them commercially has announced a $760k seed-funding round. (MusicAlly
  • Shazam now lets you identify music in apps while wearing headphones. (TechCrunch
  • Amazon Music for Artists has a new tool for musicians called ‘Hype Deck’ which it hopes will help them spread the word about their music – but also the streaming service – on their socials. (MusicAlly
  • Festival Republic will not returning to Clapham Common this summer. (BrixtonBuzz) South West Four festival and others had previously been held on the site. 
  • Boiler Room announces 2024 world tour and will host shows in 25 cities. (Billboard
  • GALA Festival announces DJ EZ, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Interplanetary Criminal and more for 2024. (DJMag
  • AVA Festival announces Bicep, Nia Archives, and Flowdan for 2024 event. (DJMag
  • Avalon Emerson, Sama' Abdulhadi and Kevin Saunderson B2B Idris Elba have been announced for Movement Detroit 2024. (DJMag
  • Serbia's EXIT festival reveals first 24 artists for this year's event, including Carl Cox, Sama' Abdulhadi and Frankie Wah. (Mixmag
  • Saoirse, DJ Stingray 313, Helena Hauff, and Mala are among the names unveiled for Crotia's Dimensions festival. (Mixmag
  • Armin van Buuren, Amelie Lens, David Guetta, and Eliza Rose are among the 400 artists confirmed to play at Tomorrowland 2024. (DJMag
  • Music news has lost its appeal a.k.a shifting reader appetites, and the media's struggle to adapt. (First Floor - Shawn Reynaldo) 
  • If the music business keeps growing, why the layoffs? (Billboard)
  • The crumbling of music media is a disaster for the music industry. (Midia - Tatiana Cirisano) 
  • Music Venue Trust launched its 2023 Annual Report. (BBC) It highlighted 38% of UK grassroots music venues posted a financial loss – with the whole sector recording 0.5% profit margin on £501m turnover despite increased ticket demand, and that 16% of spaces permanently closed to live music in last 12 months. 
  • Korg reveals MicroKORG 2. (RA
  • Hype Label of the Month: Rampage Recordings (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Leotrix (Beatport)
  • Meet the Artists of Beatport Next’s Class of 2024, featuring AhadadreamAida ArkoAnaïsBaaltiBianca OblivionCharisse CKilimanjaroMaruwaNalaOlive FSinego, and Stones Taro. (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming with rekordbox (Beatportal)
  • The Cause opens new site “in its fullest form” after 18-month soft launch, DJs announced. (DJMag
  • Manchester's Night & Day to contest a Noise Abatement Notice (NAN) next week that was first served against it over two years ago. (DJMag
  • New club The Spotlight opens tonight in Los Angeles. (RA
  • London club fabric announces 25th anniversary world tour. (RA
  • RA.921 Manuka Honey (RA
  • Paula Tape | BBC Radio 1 Residency (Paula Tape
  • Shlømo | Boiler Room Madrid: Blackworks (BoilerRoom
  • Diplo - Live in Antarctica 2023 (Diplo
  • Remembering Silent Servant (RA
  • Selections: Nene H (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: TAAHLIAH (RA
  • Inside Destructo’s Friendship Music Festival Cruise. (Forbes
  • How Underworld alchemised rave and rock on 1994's ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman’ (DJMag
  • On Cue: Youngsta, and the history of dubstep (DJMag
  • London's nightlife, especially its queer spaces, is under constant threat from civilians and public servants. (Standard
  • Discover how leveraging a high-impact playlist can be your crucial asset in the music industry with insights from PlaylistSupply's experts on growing your career. (Magnetic
  • Music Ally Connect: 
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    Deezer CEO talks artist-centric: ‘We want quality over quantity’. (MusicAlly
    Video, innovation and music startups (MusicAlly
    UMG’s Michael Nash talks AI, superfans and ‘the journey to a billion subscribers’. (MusicAlly
  • Tiësto to serve as Super Bowl’s first in-game DJ. (Billboard
  • Michael Bibi to play London's Finsbury Park on 6 July. (Billboard
  • Marshmello and SVDDEN DEATH  announce co-headline 2024 tour. (EDM
  • Justice reveal details of new album, Hyperdrama. (RA
  • Calvin Harris, Fred again.., Peggy Gou, Barry Can’t Swim, Romy and PinkPantheress have been nominated in the BRIT Awards 2024. (DJMag
  • Indira Paganotto is planning a series of special tour dates through 2024 under the name of her label ARTCORE. (DJMag
  • Keinemusik announce performance at Eygpt's Great Pyramids of Giza on 19 April. (EDM
  • ILLENIUM has announced he's teaming up with End Overdose for a critical collaborative fundraising effort. (EDM
  • Rufus Du Sol announces multi-date Las Vegas residency at Wynn Nightlife. (EDMTunes
  • 51-year-old music critic, author, and Melody Maker writer, Neil Kulkarni. (Mixmag
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