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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Counter Records
02 Apr 2024
"Carlita started releasing music way back in 2017, but really hit her stride during the past few years with releases on labels like Life and Death, Higher Grounds, Circoloco and Def Jam. For the past year, she has been working hard with her producers, DJ Tennis and Joseph Ashworth, on her debut album, which will be released later in the year on Ninja Tune's Counter Records. This is the first single from that project, and she has roadtested it all over the world. It's an anthem."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.51 here.
Label: Jake Callaghan, Counter Records
Management: Steph Moran & M, UNREAL / Alberto Bragado, Prime Culture
Radio: Jay Ahmed, Your Army
Online: Lauren DavisonKarolyn Jaranilla, Ninja Tune
Live Agents: David Levy, WME Agency
09 Apr 2024
  • Warner Music Group announced it has decided not to submit a binding offer for Believe. "WMG thanks the Ad Hoc Committee and Believe's leadership team for their time and cooperation, and wishes the company every success in future." (DMN
  • Ibiza locals are living in cars as party island sees rents soar. (BBC
  • At least 29 people have died in a fire at a nighclub in Istanbul. (BBC
  • Online electronic music publication Resident Advisor has appointed Gabriel Szatan as Editor and Rachel Grace Almeida as Deputy Editor. (RotD
  • Impala has called out 'value gap' with TikTok, and urged DSPs to address “unintended consequences” of proposed streaming reforms. (RotD
  • House music is the UK's “most popular club genre”, new research by A2D2 has revealed. (DJMag
  • Cercle have announced a new branded travel concept, Cercle Moment. Marcelo Velit said: "Cercle Moment offers a chance for those seeking extraordinary experiences to enjoy the luxury of an all-inclusive journey, tailored to create exceptional moments." (EDM
  • Among the winners at the 2024 Electronic Dance Music Awards were: Kaskade (Male Artist), HALIENE (Female Artist), Hayla (Vocalist), Steve Aoki (Club DJ), Vintage Culture (Producer), Mark Knight (Icon), Kx5 (Group), deadmau5 (Legend) and Armada Music (Label). (EDM
  • partners with Cyanite, leveraging AI to improve music discoverability on its platform. (RotD
  • Vocalist AI unveiled the public beta version of, an AI vocal transformation platform designed specifically for professional producers, songwriters, DJs, and film & TV composers, to help music creation. (RotD)
  • Amazon Music For Artists Hype Deck: A guide to maximising the reach and impact of your music through this new tool. (DMN)  
  • Spotify has introduced AI playlists into beta in the UK and Australia, a new option that allows users to generate a playlist based on written prompts. (TechCrunch
  • Spotify’s changes to its royalty payouts have now taken effect. (MusicAlly)  
  • Spotify is reportedly preparing to raise its prices once again, including in the UK. (Variety
  • Budapest's island festival, Sziget, has announced its second wave of acts for 2024. (Mixmag
  • Canterbury's City Sound Project has announced the full line-up for its 2024 edition. (DJMag
  • Tomorrowland is set to mark its 20th anniversary later this year with a special orchestral event. (DJMag
  • Ibiza is paradise on earth, yet the terrible case of DJ Alfredo shows it still doesn’t look after its own. (Standard - Fat Tony) 
  • Fan economy: expanded rights are worth $3.5 billion, now what? (Midia - Mark Mulligan) 
  • TikTok's Economic Impact Report 2024 claims the use of TikTok by small businesses drove $600m in revenue for the music and entertainment industry in 2023. (TikTok, report, wider story: TechCrunch)
  • Ibiza:
    Ibiza's 125-year-old Teatro Pereyra is set to reopen as a music venue following a 16-year restoration process. (DJMag
    Zamna Festival will host two special events at Ibiza this summer. (EDMTunes)
    Circoloco celebrates 25th anniversary with Grimes, Moodymann, Honey Dijon. (RA
    Ben Hemsley announces names joining him at Ibiza Rocks. (IbizaSpotlight
  • RA Live: Daniel Avery @ Pitch Music & Arts Festival 2024 (RA
  • Rikhter (Live) | Boiler Room x Hardline: Pune (BoilerRoom
  • Patrick Mason techno set from DJ Mag HQ. (DJMag
  • The 15 best tech house tracks of March 2024. (Magnetic
  • Eight emerging artists you need to hear: April 2024 (DJMag
  • Tunes Of The Month – Hottest Tracks Of March 2024 (EDMTunes
  • Preview of the top artist sets to watch at Time Warp's 30th anniversary. (Mixmag)
  • Breaking Through: Toumba (RA
  • The Sound Of: ESP Institute (DJMag
  • 20 questions: Mount Kimbie (XLR8R
  • Selections: Anastasia Kristensen (DJMag
  • The duality of Mau P: An underground advocate becomes a house music vanguard. (EDM
  • salute: push the system (DJMag
  • Throwing curveballs: SHINDIG has cracked the code of unique clubbing experiences. (Mixmag
  • Music videos were once cultural events almost as important as the music they promoted. In an era of digestible bite-size content on TikTok, the art form is in danger of being lost for ever. (Guardian
  • Is there still a future for music curators? (Reprtior
  • IMS Ibiza 2024 is gearing up for its 15th edition, and it’s shaping up to be a must-attend event for anyone passionate about the electronic music scene this year. [video] (DT
  • Winners and losers of Miami Music Week 2024. (EDMTunes
  • Charli XCX and Gesaffelstein have shared a new single, ‘B2b’. (DJMag
  • Gorgon City have announced their fifth album, 'Reverie'. (EDM)  
  • Faithless have confirmed they have new music and more live shows on the way. (DJMag
  • Peggy Gou announces her debut album, 'I Hear You, will be released on 7 June. (Mixmag)  
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