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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
"This week's Essential New Tune comes from a couple of rising Italian stars who have been making quite brilliant proggy house and sub trance. Here they are with their brand new single Cadabra coming through Astralwerks. Yes, it is half of a magic spell and it's this week's ENT from Undercatt."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:20 mins here.
LabelNick Sung, Astralwerks
ManagementHenrik Lücke Olsen, L-MGT
Publishing: BMG Publishing
RadioTom Currie, Your Army 
Club: Brandon Reynolds, Your Army
Live: Raphael Stier, People & Machines
15 Feb 2019
  • AEG Facilities and SMG, which between them operate and run many of the world’s most important large entertainment venues, have announced their intention to merge, forming a new company called ASM Global. (IQ)
  • Universal Music Group has agreed to acquire Ingrooves, building on a long strategic alignment and previous 25% stake in the independent distributor. (Billboard)
  • Arts Council England advises arts organisations in event of no-deal Brexit. (RA)
  • Making music makes you healthier and happier, a new study shows by Music For All. (DJ Mag
  • Dance for Refuge are hosting parties in London and Manchester on International Women’s Day. Proceeds from both parties will be donated to Women For Refugee Women. (Mixmag
  • Justice wins Best Dance/Electronic Album while Electricity by Silk City & Dua Lipa wins Best Dance Recording at this year's Grammys. (BBC)
  • Brighton Music Conference has announced 180 artists and speakers, including David Morales, Ultra Music, Defected and more from across the music, nightlife, tech and digital industries. (RotD)
  • The European Union's plan to reform copyright has taken a major step towards becoming law after policy makers agreed upon a definitive text of "Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market". (Billboard)
  • High-resolution music service Qobuz has made its much-anticipated American debut. (Rolling Stone)
  • Beatport and subscription-based digital DJ record pool DJcity announced they would be combining their resources to launch Beatsource, a new digital music retail experience for open-format DJs. (Billboard)
  • Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones and Vitalic Live announced for Kappa FuturFestival 2019. (DT
  • Boomtown Fair – Chapter 11 line-up revealed featuring Chase & Status, Carl Cox, Four Tet and Patrick Topping. (DT
  • John Talabot, Thundercat and Anja Schneider are confirmed for Sónar Hong Kong. (RA
  • Amelie Lens, Jeff Mills, Maceo Plex announced for Exit Dance Arena. (DT)
  • Lovebox festival books Four Tet, Jayda G, and Charlotte de Witte for 2019. (RA
  • Forbidden Kingdom brings bass-laden line-up to Florida for inaugural President’s Day weekend instalment with Excision, Zomboy and Adventure Club. (DA
  • Swedish House Mafia, Martin Garrix and more headlining Lollapalooza Berlin. (Billboard
  • Who is DJ Bigos? Meet the ID hunter liberating tracklists across the internet. (Mixmag
  • Berlin clubs and politicians take steps towards sustainable nightlife. They believe a green club scene could help lead the way to a carbon neutral city by 2050. (RA
  • Glasgow's newest club, Room 2, to open in March. (RA
  • Milton Keynes’ iconic MK Arena to host dance events. (DT)
  • Berlin club Griessmuehle to open a new record shop. (Fact
  • Public Records is Brooklyn's new hi-fi listening bar, performance space and cafe. (RA
  • Together heads back to Amnesia for 2019 Ibiza season. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • The Night League, the team behind award-winning Ibizan superclubs Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, have announced a new 24-hour party series, called Odyssey. (Mixmag)
  • DT633 – Max Chapman (DT)
  • RA.663 Veronica Vasicka (RA
  • Maayan Nidam | Boiler Room: Bucharest (Boiler Room)
  • Nick Monaco and Ardalan in The Lab LA (Mixmag)
  • DJ W!LD in The Lab NYC (Mixmag)
  • Luttrell in The Lab NYC (Mixmag)
  • Adriatique at Signal 2108 in Alpe d'Huez (Cercle
  • Label of the month: Frequenza (iDJ
  • Renegade riddims: Murdock (DT)
  • Fresh Kicks 94: Cressida (DJ Mag)  
  • Deep Inside: February 2019’s must-hear house and techno playlist. (Fact
  • The 20 best New Jersey house records. (Mixmag)
  • February: Six artists you need to check out this month. (Mixmag
  • Moog House of Electronicus 2019 in photos. (Fact
  • What does DJ Marshmello's Fortnite concert mean for the future of music performance? The 10-minute virtual concert was one of the largest digital gatherings ever. (NPR)
  • For two decades, the Farringdon club Fabric has brought underground dance into the mainstream. But with increasing costs and less adventurous punters, it faces serious challenges. (Guardian)
  • How it was made: Gettoblaster - Get Dat ft. DJ Funk. (Magnetic
  • Tru Thoughts Records co-owner Robert Luis picks 10 tracks that represent the best of the label's impressive catalog. (Paste)
  • Dance music is leading the charge when it comes to gender diversity within the workplace. (Sun)
  • EJ scores the most unconventional residency there is, and talks being the anonymous musical face of Formula E. (DA
  • Taking it slow with Kara-Lis Coverdale. (RA
  • Killer tracks only: Solid Blake's uncompromising vision. (Mixmag
  • Nastia is the techno outlier going against the grain. (DJ Mag
  • Porter Robinson breaks down what makes a perfect dance record. (Billboard)
  • Giorgio Moroder: ‘I do not like being called the Godfather of electronic music’ (Guardian
  • Fabio Florido releases Multiverse EP on Plus 8. (Waveform
  • MK drops dance-friendly remix of Elderbrook’s Old Friend. (DA
  • DJ Spider announces new album, Democide, on Green Village Records. (RA
  • Diplo has teamed up with BBC Sound Poll 2019 winner Octavian for a blissful new banger titled New Shapes. (Mixmag
  • Diplo thanks Dua Lipa, recalls their meeting and making the Grammy-winning Electricity. (Billboard
  • Ciel has joined forces with fellow Toronto artists Daniel 58 and Yohei S to launch a new label titled Parallel Minds. (Mixmag
  • David Guetta and Brooks mastermind a crossover hit with Better When You’re Gone. (DA
  • Nile Rodgers announced as guest curator for Meltdown festival 2019. (Guardian)
  • Avicii’s father accepts honorary Grammis Award on son’s behalf. (DA
  • Frankie Knuckles' writing partner Eric Kupper announces album of reworked songs. (Billboard
  • Patrick Topping launches new label TRICK with the release of Watch What Ya Doing. (Billboard)
  • Swedish House Mafia are set for Ultra Europe (Billboard) and confirm a date in Ibiza this summer. (DJ Mag)
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