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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Call 911
Adam Ten and Rafael
out now
"It comes in the shape of a brand new record from Adam Ten whose career is blowing up in 2024. He started it back in January getting picked by me as one of Radio 1 Future Stars to watch out for. He then made his debut on the Essential Mix back in April, and he continues to drop banger after banger, especially this one. Making his debut on DFTD, Defected's sister label, this week's ENT 'Call 911' from Adam Ten and Rafael."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.43 here.
Label: DFTD
Management: James Drummond, Anglo Management
RadioLois MarshallPhoebe Spencer, Defected
Club: Lois MarshallRio Tashan  & Phoebe Spencer, Defected
Live Agents: Steve HoganTal Ohana
18 Jun 2024
  • Silvia Montello, formerly CEO of AIM, has revived her previous company Voicebox Consulting "Now with 13 years more experience, knowledge, insights, relationships and ideas around where the industry is heading, and so much more to offer creators, music businesses and technology innovators to help build a better, brighter, and fairer business." (LinkedIn
  • New York’s City Council has approved new legislation to support its nightlife sector and the “freedom to dance." (Mixmag
  • NTIA has collaborated with KUVO Powered by DJ Monitor to enhance music insights for UK venues and increase the accuracy of royalty payments for creators. (RotD
  • UK independent label 2Point9 Records has slammed “arrogant” Ministry of Sound Recordings in a copyright infringement lawsuit. (RotD
  • Warner Music CEO Robert Kyncl says metadata issues make the industry more susceptible to AI in his NMPA meeting keynote: “It takes the teeth out of things.” (DMN
  • Spotify’s hard shift toward bundling and its associated loopholes have officially started hitting publisher royalty statements, according to documents shared with DMN. So far, it looks like Spotify has taken an extreme turn toward cut-rate bundling recategorisations.
  • Spotify is venturing further into the ad space with its first in-house creative agency called Creative Lab, helping brands create custom marketing campaigns. It will also begin testing generative AI ads. (TechCrunch
  • Amazon Music is to return to Wireless to exclusively livestream the festival globally. (RotD
  • Superfan app Stationhead opens up new all-access tier to help artists identify and reward the biggest music fans. (RotD)  
  • Beats marketplace BeatStars has now paid out more than $325m in royalties to the creators of the sounds available on its platform. (MusicAlly
  • Unsound Festival has revealed the first wave of artists set to perform at this year’s festival. (Mixmag
  • Miami's III Points Presents has revealed this year's line-up. (RA
  • Spotify reported “European artists generated almost €1.5bn on Spotify in 2023, an increase of 16% year-on-year – and more than 3x from 2017. In 2023, more than 15,000 European artists generated over €10,000 – with more than 25,000 European artists generating over €5,000.” (MusicAlly
  • What would happen if Spotify started charging a ‘modest fee’ for its ad-funded tier… or shut it down entirely? (MBW)  
  • We now exist in a federal global music economy and just have not yet learned how best to connect great pop music to an eager audience in that new paradigm. (Medium - Patrick Clifton) 
  • Mainstream is the new niche. (Midia) "Niche does not inherently mean small, and its potential is huge. The simple, hard truth is that now everything is niche, even mainstream." 
  • How do we take the pulse of success for music artists in 2024? (Midia - Keith Jopling)  
  • 14 issues in music that don't get enough attention. (Chris Dalla Riva
  • Inside Britain's music festival crisis. (Sky
  • DJs using a tool, Aslice, to pay producers whose tracks are featured in their sets. (DJTechTools
  • Ableton has launched a new podcast aimed at music makers, producers and artists called Doing Music. The first three episodes, featuring Cavetown, Sofia Kourtesis, and Equiknoxx kingpin Gavsborg, have been released (DJMag
  • Joseph Capriati & Indira Paganotto Convene on Pummeling Techno EP, ‘Mantra’ (Beatportal)
  • Beatport to Livestream Brazil's Só Track Boa Festival (2024) (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month: Hercules & Love Affair (Beatportal)
  • djay x Beatport Streaming Sessions with Guhlee (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    Hï Ibiza has added James Hype and Meduza’s upcoming Club Room residency to their recently-announced no phones policy. (DJMag
  • Mexico City's Club Colima to close 'indefinitely'. (RA
  • Chris Stussy | Boiler Room: Edinburgh (BoilerRoom
  • LOVEFOXY in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Becky Hill - Believe Me Now? | Album Launch Party (Mixmag
  • RA.940 Man Power (RA
  • Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill 'Gecko (Overdrive)' The Making Of A Chart-Topping Dance Hit (DJMag
  • As LP sales boom in the UK, so has the illegal trade in poor-quality fakes. But the record detectives are fighting back. (Guardian) Note: The feature should read "the pressing machines would have been seized also, had it not been for the fact they were much too big and dismantling them was considered potentially dangerous."
  • From topping the 90s charts to ‘very controlled and predictable’ today: is the remix dead? (Guardian
  • From collaborations between cult superclubs and emerging designers to fully-fledged brands by DJs, fashion is now a key strategy for cultivating community in club culture. (ElectronicBeats
  • Love To Be... How one of the UK's most influential club brands is celebrating 30 years in the game. (Magnetic)
  • The Circuit Group co-founders Dean and Jessica Wilson discuss how the company, which has expanded with seven new hires, is helping artists grow their businesses independently. (Billboard
  • Minimal techno legend Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric Hood, who perform together as Floorplan, on navigating clubland as dance music's father/daughter duo. (Billboard)  
  • ‘Don’t worry about AI. People want bodies in a room’: Faithless on the eternal power of rave – and the death of Maxi Jazz. (Guardian
  • Avicii’s dad: 'I miss him every minute, but I get angry at him for leaving'. (BBC
  • We speak with Aaron Velasquez about the art of sampling, why Ableton Live’s stock sounds are all you really need, and the recording session with Marc Rebillet that was more like a party. (MusicTech
  • Lissy Lü chats to... Steve Angello from Swedish House Mafia. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Lissy Lü chats to... Meduza and James Hype at Hï Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight
  • "Music we truly believe in": 1,000 releases later, Hardwell's vision for revealed label remains the same. (EDM
  • Tove Lo and SG Lewis' guide to sexual tension on the dancefloor. (EDM
  • Faithless are preparing their first live shows without their late frontman Maxi Jazz. They explain why they can’t replace his voice, but can continue his spirit. (Guardian
  • Amapiano's Second Wave: How innovations emerge from Black South African culture. (Mixmag
  • Spotify’s 2024 Songs of Summer predictions. (Spotify
  • Sammy Virji: global garage phenomenon (DJMag
  • EX.717 DJ Pierre (RA
  • The Art of DJing: GE-OLOGY (RA
  • Fresh Kicks 210: Stella Zekri (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Zammo (DT
  • 10 essential artists for the 31st edition of Sónar Barcelona. (ElectronicGroove
  • 10 amapiano DJs you need to have on your radar. (EDM
  • 8 Tracks: There's something for everyone in this summer's dance music. (NPR
  • The 15 best tech house tracks of May 2024 (Magnetic
  • DJ and producer Franky Wah is offering a reward after a robbery in Ibiza resulted in the loss of all his music and more. (DJMag
  • Dance producer Dario G, whose hits included 'Sunchyme' and 'Carnaval de Paris', has died at the age of 53. (BBC) The musician, whose real name was Paul Spencer, had been diagnosed with stage four rectal cancer last year. 
  • A new photobook celebrating the life and legacy of Avicii, titled The Life and Music of Tim Bergling, has been released. (DJMag
  • TOKiMONSTA announces new album, ‘Eternal Reverie’. (DJMag
  • Deadmau5 says he “doesn’t enjoy” dance music, but loves “the process of making it” (MusicTech
  • Interplanetary Criminal has teamed up with Canadian artist SadBoi on new single, 'No Time'. (DJMag
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