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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Let It Go
Jamek Ortega & Juno
MoBlack Records
out now
"This week's ENT comes from MoBlack, the label that has consistently championed the African house sound for over a decade. I am sure this is going to be massive wherever the sun is shining, and it will probably still be getting played when the Ibiza 24 season opens up. This is 'Let It Go' from Jamek Ortega & Juno." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 42.32 here.
Label: Mimmo, MoBlack
05 Dec 2023
  • Spinnin' Records has entered into a joint venture with Kanary Records. The label is run by brothers Alex and Christopher Van den Hoef, who also make up multi-platinum production duo DVBBS. (RotD
  • Both GESAC and ESCA have welcomed the CULT Committee’s adoption of the initiative report on “cultural diversity and the conditions for authors in the European music streaming market”, which highlights the significant problems faced by authors and composers in the music streaming market and calls for EU policy actions to correct the existing imbalances and ensure the market’s sustainability. 
  • BIMM University are launching AI_Labs – one of the first student-centred course of its kind to prepare their students for AI in creative arts - music, film, stage and more. (RotD
  • Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music Group have announced the creation of the Music Industry Climate Collective (MICC). The alliance will work to address the challenges and changes in the global climate and how they relate to the music industry. (Billboard)  
  • Jaxsta has changed its name to Vinyl Group, incorporating the company’s three existing brands: Jaxsta, Vampr, and (TMN) It launches with a promise to become the "heartbeat of an equitable music world, providing tech solutions that connect and give credit to the global creator economy". 
  • The MSG Sphere development set for east London has received a lifeline after levelling-up secretary Michael Gove has intervened to block London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s rejection of the contentious project. (CityAM
  • Simon Reynolds’ new book, Futuromania, documents influential electronic music from 1970s onwards. (Mixmag
  • INFAMOUS PR celebrates their 15 year anniversary. (Flaunt
  • Beatport Insider: Top Selling Bass / Club Tracks, Artists, and Labels 2023 (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Danny Tenaglia (Beatportal)
  • Introducing: X CLUB. (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming with Traktor Pro 3 (Beatportal)
  • Spotify Wrapped 2023: The Top Songs, Artists, and Podcasts of the Year. (Spotify
  • Apple Music Replay 2023 allows subscribers to discover, listen to and share their top songs, artists, albums and genres of the year. Also revealed were Year-End charts, spotlighting the biggest songs of the year across Apple Music and Shazam and the songs music fans sang along to the most using Apple Music Sing. (RotD
  • YouTube Music has started rolling out its personalised end of year Recaps. (YouTube
  • TikTok has launched Artist Account, a toolbox of features and promotional tools developed to forge a closer relationship between artist and fan on the platform. (TikTok
  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek shared a note about the company’s organisational changes with all employees. (Spotify
  • Splice launches new sample label, Aaroh, for music producers around the world. (RA
  • Jamahook, the AI-powered sound-recommendation tool, is launching Sound Assistant Offline Agent that helps producers rediscover sounds from their audio libraries. (RotD
  • Sofia Kourtesis, Floating Points, Jockstrap and LCD Soundsystem are confirmed for All Points East 2024. (Mixmag
  • Electronic music, visual arts, labels & music technology conference and festival AVA returns to London in new multi-day, multi-venue format. (RotD
  • Eris Drew, Peach and Evan Baggs are among the line-up for Solstice Festival 2024. (RA
  • A State Of Trance has revealed the line-up for its 2024 event in Rotterdam. (DJMag
  • Kaytranada, Floating Points, horsegiirL and more confirmed to play at Sónar Barcelona. (RA
  • We Are FSTVL announces Chase & Status, Eric Prydz, Layla Benitez, more for 2024 festival. (DJMag
  • City Splash announces first wave of headliners ahead of 2024 edition. (Secretldn)
  • EXIT Festival announces new theme for 2024 edition. (EDMTunes)
  • Why vinyl is up 8,400% over 17 years of consecutive growth. (Rob Abelow)  
  • Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa have announced a joint day-to-night opening party for the 2024 season. (DJMag
  • London superclub DRUMSHEDS reveals early 2024 programme. (RA
  • John Summit announced as the first resident DJ of Las Vegas' new LIV nightclub. (EDM
  • RA.913 33EMYBW (RA
  • Grafix d'n'b set | Mixmag x Fireball (Mixmag
  • Joe Lobel DJ Set on Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX10 From DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Spotify Wrapped:
    Here’s what’s in store for your 2023 Wrapped. (Spotify)
    How Spotify’s playlists captured the biggest music trends of 2023. (Spotify)
    Me in 2023 reveals the streaming habit that defined your listening. (Spotify)
    Spotify’s Head of Global Marketing Experience explains why this year’s Wrapped is the realest yet. (Spotify)
  • AI in Music: Is the music industry repeating its past mistakes? (Hypebot)  
  • Making the case for AI-Powered music marketing. (Billboard
  • Spotify Wrapped 2023: 'Music genres are now irrelevant to fans' (BBC
  • Have labels hit a breaking point with data-driven A&R? Analytics can predict hit singles, but skeptics say it's far less effective at identifying enduring artists. (Billboard
  • How a DM from PinkPantheress to Ice Spice led to ‘Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2,’ one of the biggest songs of 2023. (Variety
  • "All I want to do is express what I love." The beloved Berghain resident, DVS1, talks about learning from failure, putting in the time and how good sound systems have changed his life. (RA
  • Jaguar is the DJ bringing new British dance music to the masses. (Dazed
  • Sofia Kourtesis: pursuit of happiness (DJMag
  • “It covers my utilities bill”: German electronic musician Hainbach reveals how much his 1 million Spotify streams earned him in 2023 (MusicRadar
  • Machine yearning: diving deep in Spain's electro underground (DJMag
  • Move over Ableton – you might write your next song in… Google Lyria? (DJTechTools
  • The subtle evolution of selling out (Attack
  • The Sound Of: International Chrome (DJMag
  • Selections: Bell Curve (DJMag
  • The best house tracks of November (Magnetic
  • The best DJ mixes of 2023 (Pitchfork)  
  • Peggy Gou has been named in the BBC Sound of 2024 longlist. (BBC
  • Armada Music is commemorating its 20th anniversary with a landmark remix album. (EDM
  • London-based Ukrainian label ШЩЦ announces fundraising compilation and party. (DJMag
  • Drum & bass collective EQ50 have put together a new compilation to raise money for charitable projects working inside Palestine. (DJMag
  • John Summit and Hayla share preview of follow-up to 'Where You Are'. (EDM
  • Adriatique have taken the next leap in their career with the debut of a new record label, X Recordings. (EDM
  • Sita Abellan announces debut EP 'Generacion XDISIS’ (Wonderland
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