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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Pictures Of You
Afterlife Records
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"This week's ENT comes from Anyma, aka Matteo from Tale of Us. He played this out and debuted it at Afterlife's LA show late last year to a pretty huge reaction, with a subsequent Instagram Reel pulling in some 19.3m views and counting. Impressive. As you expect, the livescreen content and visuals are absolutely nuts. The track drops in conjunction with Afterlife's Latin American tour and then Coachella, where Anyma is this year's highest billed electronic act that day." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.02 here.

Label: Anyma / Afterlife / Interscope / Polydor
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: UK - Laurence Pinkus, Polydor
Club: Inflyte
TV: UK - Claire Stacey, Polydor
Online: UK - Oliver Hunter, Polydor
13 Feb 2024
  • Seven companies within the Rekom Group, a UK operator of bars and nightclubs, have fallen into administration. 11 sites have been saved in a pre-pack acquisition by another entity within the group, joining 12 that were unaffected by the administration, but a further 17 venues have closed. (BusinessSale
  • Warner Music Group is to eliminate its staff by 10%, primarily through the sale of owned and operated media companies such as Uproxx and HipHopDX. The company will also eliminate its in-house ad sales function and plans to wind down its podcasting brand, The Interval, as well as social media publisher IMGN. (Billboard
  • Spotify’s global Premium Subscriber base grew to 236m paying users in Q4 2023, up 15% year-on-year. YoY, the total number of Monthly Active Users grew 23% to 602m. Subscriber revenue of €3.17bn was up 21%. Ad-supported revenue rose 17% at constant currency to €501m. An operating loss of €75m in Q4 was reported. (Spotify)
    Spotify announced it has paid the music industry more money than ever in 2023 - $9bn+. (MusicAlly
  • Reprezent Radio has launched a fundraiser due to a major funding crisis. (RA) 
  • 80% of people experience emotional and mental health benefits at electronic music events. (MusicTech
  • Roblox ended 2023 with 71.5m daily active users, up 22% year-on-year. They spent 15.5bn hours in Roblox in Q4 – an average of 18 hours a week each. (MusicAlly
  • Elements Festival 2024 announces phase 1 line-up: Illenium, Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, BLOND:ISH & more (Billboard
  • The World Sustainability Awards have recognised Ultra Music Festival for the company's "Mission: Home" initiative. (EDM
  • Among the many findings in Chartmetric's 2023 Year-in-Music Report, it was noted that very few artists moved from Chartmetric’s 'undiscovered' to 'developing' category and only 19.16% of artists on Spotify have over 1,000 monthly listeners. (Highlights - RotD, Full report - RotD)
  • The very best of NAMM 2024. (Magnetic
  • Playlist of the Week: KSHMR (Beatportal)
  • Watch the Beatport Documentary ‘Off The Record with HE.SHE.THEY.’ (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month: Born On Road (Beatportal)
  • ODESZA, Kaskade, deadmau5 and more will host residencies at Zouk Group's Vegas clubbing properties this year. (EDM
  • Printworks London could reopen by 2026 after a new planning application was submitted by developers. It would occupy one-half of the existing building, while the other half, known as the Grand Press, will be turned into offices for 1,500 workers, and shops. Broadwick, the electronic music and arts operator that ran the venue through a six-year temporary consent, would operate the new venue. (Guardian
  • The Louis Theroux Podcast: PinkPantheress (Spotify
  • EX.699 Phase Fatale (RA
  • RA.923 Rick Wade (RA
  • Interplanetary Criminal b2b Main Phase | Boiler Room Festival Berlin: SYSTEM (BoilerRoom
  • East End Dubs at Warehouse Elementenstraat | ADE | House (Mixmag
  • Selections: NEXCYIA (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 207: Toribio (DJMag)
  • Class of 2024: Meet the artists changing the fabric of electronic dance music. (EDM
  • The Grammys’ new Pop Dance category functioned pretty much perfectly at the 2024 Awards. (Billboard
  • Mister Saturday Night: 15 years of New York’s “by us, for us” party. (DJMag
  • Discover how Pulse Events champions Asian-American talent in the music festival scene, promoting diversity with artists like SLANDER, Gryffin, and Alan Walker. (Magnetic
  • HiTech are on a mission to save club culture. (Face
  • CARISTA: unifying the dancefloor (DJMag
  • sim0ne is mixing music for hedonistic nights out. (Notion
  • Bianca Oblivion, a Million-Genre DJ (RA
  • We went to the Super Bowl with Kaskade: Go inside the stadium with first in-game DJ. (Billboard
  • Orbital’s Paul and Phil Hartnoll on bricklaying, bust-ups and going to therapy. (Guardian
  • DJ Paulette on taking a leap of faith and becoming a musical trailblazer. (RollingStone
  • Are algorithms killing music discovery? (RA
  • 5 artists share their tips on how to produce when you have tinnitus. (Mixmag
  • How tinnitus affects DJ's life and work in music. (Mixmag
  • Why younger ravers are embracing earplugs (Mixmag
  • Nightclub closures: Cash-strapped clubbers make their nights out count. (BBC
  • As the rave generation hit their 50s, Day Fever club event is a big hit at London debut after success in Sheffield. (Observer
  • Soulwax have debuted a host of new material on their recent 2024 UK and European tour. (DJMag
  • SHERELLE has dropped a new single, ‘Henry’s Revenge’. (DJMag
  • ShyGirl won the best Electronic/Dance Act at the MOBO Awards. (BBC
  • Kaskade replaced Tiësto as first Super Bowl in-game DJ, after Tiësto dropped out citing a "personal family emergency." (Billboard)  
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