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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Too Cool To Be Careless
out now
"Pawz founder PAWSA goes back to back on home turf as he continues to slowly unveil a handpicked selection of heavily requested IDs from his sets. Hot on the heels of the chart-topping 'Pick Up The Phone' and continuing his deep-diving explorations within soul, jazz, funk and house music history, 'Too Cool To Be Careless' brings a slick flip on an '80s Motown classic from Dennis Edwards. I stood next to him when he dropped this at Circoloco and just based on that reaction is why it's this week's ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.13 here.
Label: PAWZ  ManagementAlberto Bragado, Prime Culture
RadioJames Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up 
09 Jul 2024
  • Hipgnosis Song Management announced that Merck Mercuriadis, chairman of the music rights company, is exiting from his post. His departure from the company will be effective upon closing of the proposed acquisition of Hipgnosis Songs Fund by Lyra Bidco, a company owned by Blackstone-managed funds. (Independent
  • The sale of Hipgnosis Songs Fund to Blackstone for $1.6bn has been approved by shareholders. (Billboard
  • Warner Music Group has sent letters to tech companies instructing them not to use the label’s music to train AI technology without permission. (DMN
  • NTIA says UK's night time economy extremely fragile - 16% surge in business administrations demands urgent intervention by new government. (RotD
  • Tixr, a ticketing and live event commerce marketplace, is set to open a London office, the company’s first steps into continental Europe with Stephanie Rosa serving as MD of the region. (Variety
  • The UK music industry reacts to election results: "the real work begins now". (DJMag
  • Members of the nightlife industry have welcomed the appointment of Lisa Nandy MP as the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the UK. (Mixmag
  • Vintage Culture, NIKS and A Little Sound have joined BBC Radio 1 residency line-up. (Mixmag
  • IMS Ibiza announces 2025 dates for the 16th edition and early bird tickets. (DT)  
  • Martin Garrix, Peggy Gou and Four Tet among 300 artists announced for 2024 Amsterdam Dance Event. (MusicTech
  • Brussels festival Abrupt adds more names for 2024. (RA
  • Why record labels need to move on from using data to impact the short term, to embed a culture of analysis for the long term. (Medium - Patrick Clifton) 
  • A survey suggests 20% of independent artists have used AI music tools. (MusicAlly
  • Who asked for AI? Why its future is more boring than you think. (Midia - Hanna Kahlert)
  • From X to Instagram, the line between social video and podcasts is blurring. (Midia - Rutger Rosenborg) 
  • Manchester-based cooperative space Partisan is closing down at the end of this month. (DJMag
  • Ibiza:
    SXM Festival announces debut Ibiza Summer Residency. (EDMTunes
  • Believe has taken a 25% stake in Romania-based Global Records, with plans on ‘building a global leader in dance music’. (DMN
  • DJ Ramon Sucesso | Boiler Room x Primavera Sound Barcelona x CUPRA (Boiler Room
  • Sarah Story b2b Matrefakt @ Snowbombing festival 2024 (DJMag
  • Nicole Moudaber - Ankh: Unveiled - Live from Brooklyn Mirage (DJMag
  • Disclosure b2b Mochakk at Cercle Festival 2024 (A380 Stage) (Cercle
  • th4ys | Boiler Room x Primavera Sound Barcelona x CUPRA (Boiler Room
  • Rebekah | Boiler Room: Paris (Boiler Room
  • Caravel | Boiler Room: Paris (Boiler Room
  • Zhu @ UNTOLD Romania (DJMag
  • Disrupta x Latte d'n'b set in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Musa Keys Amapiano set | Nando's x Mixmag (Mixmag
  • Floorplan | The Mix 020 | House, Gospel & Techno (Mixmag
  • RA.944 TSVI (RA
  • Opinion: Glastonbury hosts world-class electronic music. The problem is getting to see it. (RA
  • 96 hours at Glastonbury 2024 (RA
  • Glastonbury's Block9 in photos: raising the bar for electronic music stage production. (DJMag
  • How Arcadia transformed a war machine into a party paradise at Glastonbury. (Mixmag
  • Babylon Uprising is Glastonbury’s best kept secret for heavyweight dance music (Mixmag
  • The best sets at Glastonbury’s Silver Hayes dance area. (Face
  • The club-meets-pop hedonism of Charli xcx's Partygirl sent fans at The Levels into a frenzy... but there was plenty of 'Brat' to be had beyond Silver Hayes. (Mixmag
  • SoundCloud global head of music Emmy Lovell: “To have zero plays is soul destroying for musicians.” (MusicAlly
  • Interview: Spotify Global Head of Editorial Sulinna Ong (Hits)
  • AI Briefing: The music industry raises the decibel for the fight over generative AI. (DigiDay
  • “We didn’t see any good coming from not having humans involved in the process of human creativity” an interview with Soundraw. (KillTheDJ
  • Richie Hawtin is proving why DJs must embrace technology: “It’s about going beyond just putting two records together” (MusicTech
  • "It's a dream to share a passion with your best friend." German duo FJAAK talk about life on the road and writing their first album in six years. (RA
  • Michael Bibi on beating cancer & ‘The very healing process’ of returning to music. (Billboard
  • House music all life long: 25 Years Of Defected. (DJMag
  • Something in the Ayr: Ewan McVicar's Pavilion festival is a celebration of hometown pride. (Mixmag
  • People at the centre: MOGA 2024 was so much more than sun, sea, sounds and scenery. (Mixmag
  • How The Prodigy’s ‘Music For The Jilted Generation' turned rave outsiders into defiant festival headliners. (DJMag
  • “The Jilted Generation is all the kids who’ve grown up on this supposedly corrupt dance music”: revisiting The Prodigy’s era-defining second record, 30 years on. (Louder
  • Selections: Kiss Nuka (DJMag
  • The 15 best melodic techno tracks of June 2024 (Magnetic
  • Eight emerging artists you need to hear: July 2024. (DJMag
  • Pino d'Angiò, Italo disco artist and 'Ma Quale Idea' producer, has died aged 71. (RA
  • Kathy Brown is releasing a compilation album to raise funds for her cancer support fund. (RA
  • Michael Bibi encouraged fans to join the stem cell transplant register at his One Life London party last weekend. (DJMag
  • deadmau5 has dropped new single 'Quezacotl'. (EDM
  • Hardwell pulled out of his appearance at Romania's SAGA Festival mid-set this past weekend after complaining about issues with the DJ equipment and an alleged lack of payment. (DJMag
  • Basement Jaxx have released a collection of acapellas from their back catalogue on XL Recordings. (DJMag
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