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Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
All Night Long
Chris Stussy
Up The Stuss
out now
"So five months into the year, the man behind this is having a huge 2023. Having played to large crowds at the likes of Ultra and Coachella, he sold out his all-night set at Koko in just fifteen minutes, making him the fast-selling show at the venue. He also created a big, big streaming moment when he performed at Mixmag live lab, and he now drops the eagerly awaited tune All Night Long on his new Up Soft series on his label, Up The Stuss."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 40.59 here.

Label: Up The Stuss, Cam Petschi, Not That Label Services, David Laub, Virgin Records, Distribution
Management: Jeroen Schipper, four to the four
Publishing: four to the four publishing
Radio: Martin Cook, All Ears Music
Club: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Online: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Live: Nick Silva, Meanwhile 
30 May 2023
  • BandLab Technologies, the Singapore-based parent company of social music creation platform BandLab has announced the addition of $25m in a new round of financing that raises the valuation of the company to $425m post-money. (RotD
  • Sony Music Group Chairman Rob Stringer spoke about recent successes, next-generation platforms, the pros and cons of AI and the continued global growth of Sony Music’s creative footprint in Sony Group’s 2023 Business Segment Briefing for investors. (DMN
  • Collaborative music creation platform raises $7m. (DMN
  • Ibiza tourists could face a "villa shortage" this summer, says the Balearic president. (DJMag
  • Point Blank Music School in Los Angeles (PBLA) and Focusrite Group have announced their Full-Ride Scholarship. (PBMS
  • Bridges For Music announce their 7th ADE charity cycle. (RotD
  • About ten months after axing roughly one-fifth of its global workforce – and ten weeks following Eliah Seton’s start as CEO – SoundCloud has announced plans to cut another 8% of employees. (Variety
  • Meta has conducted its latest round of layoffs as part of its ‘Year of Efficiency,’ cutting approximately 6,000 jobs, including Instagram’s Head of Music Partnerships. (DMN
  • AI sound wellness company Endel and Universal Music Group announced a relationship to enable artists and labels to create soundscapes for daily activities like sleep, relaxation, and focus by harnessing the power of AI. (RotD
  • Glastonbury dance area Block9 has revealed the line-up for this year's edition. Four Tet, Zenker Brothers and Tash LC are among the performers. (Mixmag
  • Glastonbury Festival has announced a new artistic project, Pavilion, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Silver Hayes. (DJMag
  • Germany’s Airbeat One has revealed the complete line-up for its 2023 festival this summer. (DJMag
  • German festival Good2U finalises 2023 line-up with KiNK and Tasha. (RA
  • Hardwell, Deadmau5 and Tiësto will headline Beats For Love festival in the Czech Republic. (DJMag
  • Why your Spotify subscription is about to get more expensive (Bloomberg
  • AI is an opportunity for creative industries, says Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe. (FT
  • AI will unlock creation rather than consumption. (Midia
  • The state of music, with Will Page (Trapital, taken from a podcast)
  • To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Moog Model D synth, Pentagram designed a digital mansion for exploring the machine’s legacy. (FastCo)  
  • In search of the Ampron Aubade. (Attack
  • Ableton has launched a new version of hardware instrument Push. (Magnetic
  • Korg Drumlogue review (Attack
  • Ibiza:
    Hï Ibiza voted World’s No.1 Club in DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll 2023. (DJMag
    Worried About Henry (WAH) is set to return to Ibiza this summer for a 16-week residency at Eden. (DJMag)
    David Guetta and MORTEN release line-ups for Future Rave Hï Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight)  
  • Berghain to relaunch Thursday parties in Säule. (RA
  • Manchester's The Warehouse Project has announced the opening shows for its 2023 season, which will include Bicep, Moderat, SHERELLE and Job Jobse. (RA)  
  • RA.886 Daria Kolosova (RA
  • Etherwood Liquid D&B Set From DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Above & Beyond: Live at EDC Las Vegas 2023 (Above&Beyond
  • DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs 2023
  • Jaxsta CEO Beth Appleton on its unique spot in music ecosystem and why AI doesn’t pose a threat. (Stockhead
  • How Spotify Blend creates a connection between fans, friends, and artists. (Spotify
  • The crossover effect: Artist collaborations thrive on Spotify. (Spotify
  • After years of brutal lockdowns and targeted drug raids, China's underground music scene is suffering. (RA
  • Inside New York City’s nightlife: How the dance music scene has changed, according to the city’s top movers and shakers (Forbes
  • It’s not easy being an independent dance music destival — this is how Movement producer Paxahau makes it work. (Billboard
  • In conversation: Kevin Saunderson and Rimarkable on Movement Music Festival (Forbes
  • Katie Bain has spent her career covering EDM; There's more to it than you think (FirstFloor
  • Rodriguez Jr.: “My music becomes a vibration that people can appropriate for creating their own stories” (ElectronicGroove
  • Clark: singing a different song (DJMag
  • Flava D talks about her dream studio in Bali, and tells stories about starting out in the industry, playing countless festivals, touring and travelling. (MusicTech
  • Grimes invited anyone to make AI Grimes songs. Here are her reviews. (NYTimes
  • MP3s made by NPCs? The rise of AI-generated muzak (Dazed
  • How RP Boo’s footwork classic ‘Baby Come On’ changed Chicago dancefloors forever. (DJMag)  
  • Subverting expectations: Club Night Club is flying the flag for New York's warehouse party revival. (Mixmag
  • Fresh Kicks 198: KYRUH (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: Kia (RA
  • A doc about the life and influence of Avicii will be released later this year. Another doc focused on Avicii's relationship with manager Ash Pournouri is in post-production. (Billboard
  • Defected Records founder Simon Dunmore collaborates with UK music culture artist Mark Vessy. (Decoded
  • Loraine James to release fourth album 'Gentle Confrontation' on 22 September. (XLR8R
  • Honey Dijon is set to bring her new live experience, Honeyverse, to London’s Southbank Centre. (Mixmag
  • London Grammar have announced a new remix project, set for release on 21 July via Ministry of Sound. (Mixmag)  
  • Swedish House Mafia have unveiled a new single, ‘See The Light’. (DJMag
  • The wardrobe and ephemera of the late disco legend Donna Summer are due to be auctioned off via Christie’s next month. (Mixmag
  • A new compilation of jungle and drum & bass has been released in aid of Junglist Movement founder Leke Adesoye. (DJMag
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