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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Ahadadream, Priya Ragu & Skrillex
FFFR /Warner
out now
"Skrillex is back with his first release of the year collaborating with one of our Radio 1's Dance Future Stars, Ahadadream, and Priya Ragu. TAKA was included in Ahadadream's Essential Mix, and he also dropped it in his viral Boiler Room set back to back with Skrillex in London. We have been waiting a long time to start playing this on the show. I managed to get a copy of it a few months ago to start dropping it into my sets before the end of last year, so it is only fitting it is this week's ENT." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.04 here.
Label: FFFR /Warner 
Management: Sophie Glynne, Stride Management
Radio: James Jackson & Victoria McCall, Listen Up 
Online: Tomas Fraser, Warner 
Live Agents: Ahadadream - Tom Schroeder, Wasserman
26 Mar 2024
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  • Brighton Music Conference has added over 80 speakers and artists to its electronic music and networking event programme this May. (RotD
  • Ninja Tune is conducting an internal investigation into recent allegations levelled at CEO Adrian Kemp. There's no mention of the nature of the allegations. (RA
  • Mixcloud has launched Host Tagging, a feature that allows one show to be published multiple profiles. (P&S
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  • A new music marketplace called AC55ID has launched that allows artists to sell and keep 100% of their revenue from their music, merch, physical releases and more via its subscription service. (DJMag)  
  • Spotify adds video learning content for music performance and production. (DJMag
  • Loop.Fans launches Web3 Music Awards. The platform enables emerging talent in the electronic music industry to gain new followers, engage with and understand their existing fans, create content, increase revenue streams, and strengthen and reward loyalty, all with the unique power of blockchain, AI, and Digital Collectibles (NFTs). (RotD
  • Chase & Status and Becky Hill are the first headline acts announced for Radio 1's Big Weekend. (BBC
  • Chicago's ARC Festival announces 2024 line-up. (DJMag
  • Ultra Music Festival in Miami had to shut down early on Friday due to extreme weather. (BillboardHardwell and Amelie Lens sets were rescheduled on day two and the closing time was extended. (EDMTunes
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  • Following Spotify’s Loud & Clear report, analysis of payouts for ’emerging and professional’ artists. (MusicAlly)
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  • The IFPI published its annual Global Music Report. (Billboard) Recorded music revenue grew by 10.2% to $28.6bn in 2023. 
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  • Watch Damian Lazarus’ Sunrise Set at Day Zero Tulum 2024 (Beatportal)
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