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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Thandaza (feat. Arabic Piano)
Keinemusik & Alan Dixon
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"This week's ENT comes courtesy of Keinemusik's &ME, Adam Port and Rampa. They have been lying low musically since the end of last summer when they needed to take some well-deserved rest and recuperation and get their ears, hearts and souls back in order. I am pleased to say they are back with brand new music assisted by South African producer Arabic Piano and Alan Dixon. It continues from where they left off, this is their vibe, and people are loving it. They have been teasing it at their shows." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.58 here.

Label: Daniel Rérat, Keinemusik
19 Mar 2024
  • Believe benefitted from geographical expansion and strong streaming growth to post revenue of €880.3m in 2023, up 15.7% from 2022. (Billboard) It expects to achieve organic revenue growth in excess of 20% in 2024. 
  • Sam Sax has been named KISS’ ‘Chosen One’, having won the station’s search for its next big up-and-coming DJ. (RotD)
  • Tourists arriving in Ibiza without proof of accommodation could be fined up to €10,000, according to a new rule set by Spanish authorities. (DJMag
  • The Winter Music Conference is returning to Miami in 2025, its organizers announced this week. (EDM
  • Berlin techno has been awarded UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) status. (DJMag
  • 21 UK festivals have now announced a postponement, cancellation or complete closure in 2024, with fears over 100 could disappear due to rising costs. (RotD)  
  • How rising visa fees could stifle new music discovery in the US: ‘It’s grossly unfair’. (Billboard
  • A broad coalition of organisations in Europe’s creative and cultural sectors have welcomed the approval of the EU AI Act by the European Parliament. (RotD
  • Labour will cap the resale prices of tickets and regulate resale platforms if the party wins the next general election. (BBC
    UK Music has welcomed the Labour Party's pledge to boost access to the creative industries. (RotD
    FanFair Alliance has welcomed the announcement by Keir Starmer, that a future Labour government would introduce new legislation to end the rip-off practices of controversial ticket touting websites. (RotD
    LIVE has welcomed Labour’s plans for the creative industries which would deliver on LIVE's Manifesto proposals on touring and ticketing. (RotD
  • An international group of clubs, event promoters, and festivals announced the launch of Support The Sound, an initiative that advocates for a healthy and sustainable future in electronic music. (RotD
  • Soho Garden Dubai and Amnesia Ibiza announce strategic international partnership. (RotD
  • A ChatGPT for music is here. Inside Suno, the start-up changing everything. (RollingStone) Suno wants everyone to be able to produce their own pro-level songs — but what does that mean for artists? 
  • Qobuz, Marine Snow and TOKiMONSTA’s are the latest disruptors in the streaming game. Their goal? To pay artists their full worth and give consumers the best experience. (MusicTech)
  • Event booking platform AmptUp has introduced its new Payouts feature – carrying venues and talent through the entire booking process. (RotD
  • TikTok’s parent Bytedance has locked down AI-music patents in the US – as its researchers develop a model trained on 257,000 hours of songs. (MBW
  • Spotify and music distributors’ fraud crackdown frustrates artists. (Bloomberg) Some artists say they’re being unwittingly targeted by bots and then unfairly punished as a result. Music is being added without their consent to user-curated playlists that are then artificially pumped up by bots. 
  • London promoter Krankbrother announces summer programme. (RA
  • Tomorrowland has announced the streaming programme for its 2024 Winter festival. (DJMag
  • Faithless, Orbital, Honey Dijon, Eliza Rose, Peggy Gou, and more announced for Glastonbury Festival. (DJMag
  • Armand Van Helden, Carl Cox and Jayda G are among the artists announced for Chicago's ARC Music Festival. (RA
  • Goldie, CASISDEAD, DIMENSION and Joy Orbison are some of the latest acts to join 2024's Love Saves the Day line-up. (BBC
  • Coachella has announced the arrival of a brand-new electronic stage, Quasar — which is set to host a line-up of international DJs, including headliner Michael Bibi. (Mixmag
  • London’s nightlife could be great — but it needs real change. (TheCritic - Sam Bidwell) 
  • female:pressure, an online database and network of women and nonbinary people in the electronic music industry, unveiled its 2024 FACTS report. (RA
  • BPI figures show UK recorded music revenue increased 8.1% to £1.43bn in 2023. A record 2,245 artists surpass 10m annual audio streams. (RotD
  • Flexible working, problematic late-night public transport and high costs are blamed for a dramatic slump in London’s night-time industries. (Times
    London has been named Best City in Europe, and it's top for culture. There was never any question. (Standard)
    The slow death of 24-hour London: how did the city get so sleepy? (Standard)
  • Midia has launched its Recorded Music Market 2023 report. (Midia) "After a slower 2022, global recorded music revenues grew by 9.8% in 2023 to reach $35.1 billion, compared to 7.1% in 2022, which means that the market is now more than double (124.5%) the size it was in 2015". 
  • AlphaTheta announces flagship rotary mixer, euphonia. (DJMag)
  • Why the Euphonia is AlphaTheta and Rupert Neve Designs’ dream collaboration (MusicTech
  • The besttracks of CRSSD Festival Spring ’24 (DJ Selects) (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Elif (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month: Carlita (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    The best open-air dancefloors found on Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight
    ANTS drops weekly line-ups for Saturday daytimes at Ushuaïa. (IbizaSpotlight
    Robin Schulz back at the helm of Pure Pacha. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Beggars Music has acquired the London-based label Hyperdub's publishing catalogue, taking over the administration, and "working collaboratively" on new, future signings. (DJMag
  • DJ and producer Robin Schulz has extended his long-standing global publishing deal with BMG. (RotD
  • 5 supporting DJs blowing up not to miss at Ultra Music Festival. (Cultr
  • These are the artists playing DJ Mag's 2024 Miami Pool Party (DJMag
  • Spotlight: 131bpm, Delasi, Krithi, PPJ & Small Crab (Mixmag
  • Fresh Kicks 207: Aletha (DJMag
  • Louie Vega: ride on the rhythm (DJMag
  • ANOTR: open your mind (DJMag
  • Mary Anne Hobbs talks about her All Queens party, her love for SHERELLE and music as a force for good. (RA
  • Logic1000: one of dance music’s most intriguing artists enters a new era. (Guardian
  • With a new residency at Resorts World Las Vegas, MEDUZA sets out to redefine the clubbing experience, merging their underground club roots with the vibrant energy of Sin City. (EDM
  • Music helped saved Illenium’s life — and now he’s doing the same for others. (Billboard
  • Music festivals canceled this year reveal rising costs of producing large events. (Bloomberg
  • Long live pub raves: How big-name DJs are helping to save British pubs. (MusicTech
  • Above & Beyond share exciting sale details for Group Therapy 600 celebration. (EDMTunes
  • Rezz's futuristic lens will soon be a reality after she announced the launch of an exclusive line of branded goggles. (EDM
  • Afterlife to mesmerize Miami Music Week with double-header featuring Tale Of Us, Anyma, Mathame, and more. (DA
  • Michael Bibi has shared that his post-cancer treatment scan results are “all clear” and is "able to stop ALL medication and can finally start living a life that feels more 'normal'". (DJMag
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