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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Of Unsound Mind
"This week's ENT comes from a brand new act called Elzace. I don't think we played any Elzace music on this show before last week when we previewed this track. It's public airing, in a club, that happened before Christmas at the Warehouse Project in Manchester at the closing of the Circoloco party up there when Seth Troxler and Skream closed out the show and dropped this for the first time. Skream then signed it to his label Of Unsound Mind."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 42.26 here.
Label: Of Unsound Mind
Management: Paul Allen, The Weird And The Wonderful Management 
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Live Agents: Foz, Interstellar Management

02 Apr 2024
  • BMG’s revenues grew by 4.6% to €905m in 2023, with Bertelsmann saying that they were “positively impacted by, among other things, high investments in catalog acquisitions”. (MusicAlly
  • UK nightlife venues squeezed out of city centres over costs and regulation. (Guardian
  • Concert arenas should impose a £1 levy on gig tickets to create a fund that helps prop up grassroots live music, with industry figures telling the culture, media and sport committee that rising costs are creating a “crisis” for smaller venues. (Guardian
  • In its Q1 distribution of international revenue, PPL is paying £18.8m to over 22,000 performers and recording rights holders. The payment is up 7% on the Q1 payment made in March 2023. (RotD
  • IMS Ibiza 2024, the thought-leadership platform at the intersection of culture, education, industry, and wellness in electronic music, has announced the full line-up for its 15th annual conference. The event will feature keynote speeches from Tomorrowland co-founder Michiel Beers, Defected Records founder Simon Dunmore and new CEO Wez Saunders in conversation with IMS co-founder Pete Tong and Aloki Batra, the new CEO of Pacha Group. Plus talks with artists DJ PierreMadame GhandiSarz, Fatboy Slim, Mochakk and Chloe Caillet. (RotD, Billboard)
  • John Summit, Dom Dolla, Kaskade and more to headline Desert Nights’ Coachella parties. (Billboard
  • Serbia's Exit Festival reveals 2024 line-up. (RA
  • UNTOLD announces Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Alok, and more for 2024 festival. (DJMag
  • The Netherlands Defqon.1 has unveiled the full line-up for its 2024 edition. (DJMag
  • TCE Presents and Broadwick group announce partnership for a series of projects. (RotD
  • Bang Face Weekender in the UK has revealed it will now take place at Butlin's Skegness Resort between 4-7 October. (RA
  • How are musicians supposed to survive on $0.00173 per stream? (Guardian - Damon Krukowski) 
  • RIAA Report 2023 takeaways: Is the US too reliant on paid subscriptions? (Billboard
  • Recorded music revenue in the US grew 7.7% in 2023 over the prior year, reaching a high-water mark of $17.1bn at retail, according to the RIAA. Within that headline number, $14.4bn — or 84% — was driven by streaming, a figure that was also up 8% over 2022. (Billboard
  • How can we save British nightlife from collapse? Look to Germany – and its football. (Guardian - Gilles Peterson) 
  • Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has revealed that 3,011 businesses have shut in the London and the commuter belt - far more than any other region - since March 2020. Across the UK as a whole 13,793 night time economy businesses have been lost up to December 2023, more than 15% of the total with nightclubs down by more than a third. (Standard
  • Misogyny, sexual discrimination and harassment are still everyday problems for female musicians in the UK, according to the first ever UK Musicians' Census, conducted by the Musicians' Union and Help Musicians. (BBC
  • Akai unveils stem separation for legendary sampler, MPC Stems. (DJMag
  • How Allen & Heath’s Xone:92 wrote a new blueprint for DJ mixers. (DJMag
  • Is Pioneer DJ’s PLX-CRSS12 the ultimate turntable for DJs? (DJTechTools
  • Ibiza:
    Pikes Ibiza has announced a new party series spearheaded by Andy Manumission, taking place on Mondays throughout the summer. (DJMag
    Mathame announces NEO: Their new Friday residence at Amnesia Ibiza. (EDMTunes
    Space Ibiza and Eden Ibiza announce collaboration for the 2024 season. (Decoded
  • RA.930 INVT (RA
  • Nala in The Lab Miami (Mixmag
  • Chloé Caillet @ DJ Mag Pool Party, Miami (DJMag
  • Ape Drums | Boiler Room Austin: Perreo Club (BoilerRoom
  • Charli XCX | Boiler Room & Charli XCX Presents: PARTYGIRL (BoilerRoom
  • 5 dance music artists to celebrate for Women's History Month. (Forbes
  • The 15 best bass music tracks of March 2024. (Magnetic
  • The 10 best moments of Ultra Music Festival 2024. (Billboard
  • 10 electronic music acts you must see at Coachella 2024. (EDM
  • The 15 best house music tracks of March 2024. (Magnetic)  
  • On Cue: Yen Sung, Lisbon’s dancefloor lodestar (DJMag
  • Is Spotify Showcase worth it? See artists’ real-world results. (DMN
  • On Anetha's debut album, the French techno titan celebrates feminine energy. (DJMag
  • Cavo Paradiso: the evolution of a legendary dancefloor. (DJMag
  • Oden & Fatzo defy genres with inspirational electronic music. (Sun
  • The Art of DJing: Ellen Allien (RA
  • A sweeping interview with the drum & bass supergroup of Dimension, Sub Focus, Culture Shock and 1991, who are leading the genre's stateside surge as WORSHIP. (EDM
  • Under the electric storm: Here's what you missed at Ultra 2024, a rainy rave dreamscape. (EDM
  • Given the complexity of their duties, is it high time for club security to reassess how they interact with individuals managing type 1 diabetes? (Attack
  • A techno obsession: Inside the hard, fast rise of Teletech. (Mixmag)
  • “When everyone has the same tools that can make professional quality stuff, then you get to see the actual talent really rise to the top”: Grimes discusses the potential of AI in music. (MusicTech
  • Kevin Saunderson is the past, present and future of techno. (MusicTech
  • Defected Records has released a limited edition vinyl of Frankie Knuckles’ compilation album, ‘House Masters’. (Mixmag
  • Calvin Harris has responded on Instagram to commenters who called his headlining set at Ultra Music Festival 2024 as "underwhelming". (Billboard
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