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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
6 In The Morning (feat. Nate Dogg)
Flex
Robots + Humans Music/Columbia
out now
Comment
"Now Flex is Flex basically. A 17 year old from just outside Blackpool who recently uploaded this tune, '6 In The Morning', using Nate Dogg's 'Gangsta Walk' and it has absolutely exploded on both SoundCloud and TikTok. I previewed it for you on last week's show and am happy to say that it is now signed and out there for you to enjoy, courtesy of Robots + Humans and Columbia Records." 
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.
Contact
Label: Milo Saville and Karim Kimuyu, Robots + Humans/Columbia Records
Radio: Ellie Kemp, Columbia 
Club: James Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up
TVSamantha Sewell, Sony 
OnlineBee Thomas, Columbia 
Live: Connord Mgmt
21 May 2024
  • Sony Music revenue grew 16.9% to $11.05bn in its fiscal year ended 31 March. (Billboard
  • The UK has lost five nightclubs "every week" in 2024 so far, according to a new report by the NTIA. (Mixmag
  • Help Musicians and DJ Mag are launching a new programme aimed at supporting emerging UK artists in electronic music. (DJMag
  • Brighton Music Conference 2024 confirmed its full programme. (RotD
  • The Association of Dutch Music Venues and Festivals (VNPF) is calling on the government to reconsider its plans to raise the VAT rate for concert and festival tickets by 12 percentage points. (IQ
  • Epidemic Sound partners with techno producer Richie Hawtin to support emerging talent in the music industry. (PRNewswire
  • Independent New York City label Worst Behavior Recs is shutting down. (DJMag
  • Jukebox agency's influencer marketing division rolls out Live At Your Event content capture service. (MW
  • Chicago announces celebration of house music’s 40th anniversary. (Billboard
  • John Summit partners with Bose to launch the all-new SoundLink Max Portable Speaker. (EDMTunes
  • Spotify and fanbase platform Sesh partner to 'empower emerging artists'. (P&S
  • Beatdapp and 7digital to enhance music streaming integrity by combating industry’s ‘billion dollar’ fraud problem. (P&S
  • Georgia's 4GB Festival cancels 2024 edition following continued political unrest. (RA
  • Sony Music Group has sent letters to more than 700 tech companies and music streaming services to warn them not to use its music to train AI without explicit permission. (TechCrunch) It has given recipients of the letter a deadline to respond, noting that it will enforce its copyright to the “fullest extent permitted by applicable law in all jurisdictions.” 
  • Music rightsholders reach their ‘or what?’ moment with AI. (MusicAlly
  • Eamonn Forde argues that despite a recent report glowing with enthusiasm for the major record label bottom line, hubris, greed and fan exploitation suggest the music industry is heading for another catastrophic fall. (Quietus
  • LALAL.AI is back with Voice Changer, a slick new AI algorithm that gives you access to famous voices for your songs. Is this the dawning of a new era? (Attack
  • 7 music production techniques you can learn from Four Tet’s ‘Three’. (MusicTech
  • TEO-5, as told by Tom Oberheim: “If we made this 30 years ago, we’d have ruled the world” (MusicTech
  • Max & Beatport Present: House Of The Dragon Remix Challenge (Beatport)
  • Playlist of the Week: Fatboy Slim (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month: Eli Brown (Beatportal)
  • Using Beatport Streaming & DJ.Studio to build amazing DJ sets (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Honey Dijon has announced the launch of her September DJ residency at Club Chinois in Ibiza, COZY. (Mixmag
    Kerri Chandler set for six-date residency at Ibiza's Club Chinois. (Mixmag
    Damian Lazarus has now announced the implementation of a no-phone policy during his summer residency at the globally acclaimed club Hï Ibiza. (EDM
  • Broadwick Live and TCE Presents have unveiled a new collaborative 104,000sq ft venue, Brooklyn Storehouse, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (RotD
  • Armada's BEAT Music Fund acquires share of Jax Jones' catalogue. (MW
  • Tiësto Live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (Tiësto
  • ILLENIUM Live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (ILLENIUM
  • Steve Aoki Live at EDC Las Vegas 2024 (Steve Aoki
  • Dope Caesar | Boiler Room: Lagos (BoilerRoom
  • Bia Marques b2b DJ Swag do Complexo | Boiler Room Rio De Janeiro: Festa Wobble (BoilerRoom
  • Hilit Kolet set in The Lab IMS | AlphaTheta Takeover (Mixmag
  • Rossi. @ Snowbombing Festival 2024 (DJMag
  • RA.937 Julia Govor (RA
  • Marshall Jefferson 'Move Your Body' The making of a house classic. (DJMag
  • Becky Hill on raving to the top – and her new album’s dark past (Guardian
  • The techno pioneer Jeff Mills blazes a trail to space, and beyond. (NewYorker
  • Anastasia Kristensen doesn’t mind being a techno nerd. (Face
  • This Is Jordan: On their debut album, I. JORDAN shows exactly who they’re meant to be. (Mixmag
  • How Illenium became Asian America’s favorite white boy. (RollingStone
  • Why Hayla is ready to be more than the ‘featured vocalist’ on your favourite DJ’s biggest songs. (MusicTech
  • What is 3-Step, South Africa's latest house movement? Here are 12 essential tracks. (RA
  • Simon Reynolds on the ‘very human’ future of dance music. (Dazed
  • EX.713 CJ Bolland (RA
  • She's one of pop's most visionary stars. On her new album, Brat, Charli XCX opens up about everything from potential motherhood to her feelings about SOPHIE — and it’s addictive listening. (RollingStone
  • How Jeekie and Raphaella produced and recorded ‘Change’. (MusicTech
  • How ‘Euphoria’ brought trance to the masses. (DJMag
  • From Fred again.. shocking ravers with a surprise set to deadmau5 ensnaring a drone with a butterfly net, EDC was full of mystifying moments in 2024. (EDM
  • Big-name ballet dancers and rising choreographers have found a new home in the Ministry of Sound where the after-party goes on until 5am. (Guardian
  • Recognise: LAVURN (DJMag)
  • Brighton Music Conference… is it worth it? (DT
  • Selections: Rachiid Paralyzing (DJMag
  • On Cue: Hiroko Yamamura, Chicago’s underground champion. (DJMag
  • Marshall Jefferson announces 40-track Defected House Masters compilation. (DJMag
  • Zedd has confirmed a new album, Telos, his first in nearly a decade, will be out on 30 August. (EDM
  • Steve Angello has launched a new show on SiriusXM. (Billboard
  • Pioneering disco DJ and vocalist Franchino has died aged 71. (NME
  • deadmau5 is launching an "immer5ive experience" inside Las Vegas' Area15. (EDM
  • Legendary DnB label Vibez Recordings relaunches with ‘Expansions’ at 'Bow Bridge'. (DT
  • Josh Wink celebrates 30 years of Ovum with new EP, ‘The Deepness’. (DJMag
  • ATB has announced that he will release his final studio album in 2025. (DA
  • Alison Wonderland launches "festival-friendly" cosmetics line FMU Beauty. (EDM
  • Armin van Buuren unveils the 21st edition of his legendary ‘A State of Trance’ album series. (EDMTunes
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