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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
DJ Tennis
Running Back
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"This is DJ Tennis AKA Manfredi's debut release on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label. It's his first new music since 2017 and was made one day before it premiered at Miami's infamous Rakastella party. Gerd Janson was there and he said, "Sometimes, it’s enough to just hear a record out loud at a party and fall in love with it”. He signed it and it’s this week's Essential New Tune."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29:02 mins here.
Label: Matthew Styles-Harris, Running Back
ManagementWill Saul / Ana Rosas
Radio, Club, TV & Online: Dean Driscoll
Live: Ana Rosas

24 May 2019
  • International Music Summit (IMS) has released its annual in-depth economic study of the electronic music industry. (RotD, Billboard, Music Week, Mixmag) Among the findings, it was estimated the overall sector value dipped 1% in 2018/19 to $7.2bn as a period of stabilisation continued. Growth in 2018/19 came from the value of recorded music, festivals and hardware & software, which was offset by a decrease in the value of clubs, and earnings of DJs & artists. Electronic Music is ranked as the world’s third most popular music genre behind pop and rock.
    Download the full report on the IMS website.
  • Marshmello & Bastille's Happier breaks the record for the longest duration at No.1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. (Billboard
  • A new study suggests that taking psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms could help overcome alcohol dependency. (Mixmag
  • Only 44% of Ibiza's Airbnb properties have the correct tourist licence under the Balearic Tourism Law, according to a recent report by Terraferida and DinsAirbnb. (Ibizan
  • Marco Carola has denied breaching his contract in an Ibiza court after moving his Music On night from Amnesia to Pacha this year. (Mixmag
  • Miami City Council has reopened talks to host Ultra Music festival in 2020, while Homestead City Council has extended its Miami Speedway venue licence to 2am should Ultra wish to move there. Another touted venue location, Miami Beach, has voted against approaching Ultra about relocating to South Beach. (DJ Mag,
  • Other:
  • Jax Jones hosts a songwriting and production masterclass with Point Blank Music School. [video] (Facebook
  • Day 2 highlights - IMS Ibiza 2019 (IMS)
  • Electronic music for the planet and mental health - IMS Ibiza day two. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Day 1 highlights - IMS Ibiza 2019 (IMS)
  • The present and future of the dance music industry - IMS Ibiza day one. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • Avicii's father Klas Bergling spoke about the newly created Tim Bergling Foundation, mental health and suicide prevention in an interview with Pete Tong at IMS Ibiza. In the interview, Klas paid tribute to his son and outlined some of the areas that may have contributed to a deterioration of his state of mind pointing at a punishing schedule, lack of sleep, pressure to perform and alcohol abuse all contributing to depression and anxiety. (RotD, DiariodeIbiza)
  • IMS Ibiza:
  • YouTube has launched a couple of new ways to advertise on its platform, which may be of use for artists or smaller labels who are lacking the time and resources for creating and editing video ads. (Google, MusicAlly)
  • Niche streaming services try to break music fans' 'one subscription' habit. (Forbes)
  • Multi-faceted artist Virgil Abloh has designed his own CDJ and mixer in collaboration with Pioneer DJ that will be displayed at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. (Mixmag
  • Denon DJ announce it will be updating their PRIME series DJ hardware to include streaming capabilities. The new update, which will be rolled out throughout the summer, will include streaming directly from Beatport, SoundCloud, TiDAL and Beatsource without a computer. (DJ Mag)
  • Beatport integrates LINK subscription service with Denon DJ hardware. (MBW
  • The Night League and Apple Music are teaming up to bring you a series of playlists called the Sounds of Ibiza 2019, showcasing the finest music played on the White Isle this summer. (Mixmag
  • ByteDance, owner of the popular video app TikTok, is developing a paid music service for emerging markets. (Bloomberg) The company has already secured rights from T-Series and Times Music, two of India’s largest labels. An ad-supported free tier is also mooted.
  • Detroit's Where are my Keys? locks in Dâm-Funk, Move D, and Tama Sumo. (Mixmag)  
  • Untold festival confirm Armin Van Buuren, Paul Kalkbrenner, Don Diablo and more. (DJ Mag
  • Shackleton, Objekt, Nkisi, Felicia Atkinson and HTRK are among the first names to be revealed for Berlin Atonal. (RA
  • Groove Island reveals line-up for its Catalina takeover, featuring Shiba San, Mark Knight and Mikey Lion. (Mixmag
  • Don Diablo, Oliver Heldens, Sven Väth, High Contrast Band, Wilkinson and more are set to play in a 100-year-old industrial mine this summer for Beats For Love. (DJ Mag
  • A new party paradigm: how to throw an eco-rave. (Dazed
  • Is EDC worth it for a house and techno diehard? (Mixmag
  • How to balance yourself as an artist vs. a person. (Mixmag
  • What will music be like in 20 years? (BBC - Sumit Paul-Choudhury)
  • Record labels invested $5.8bn in A&R and marketing worldwide in 2017, a new report released by IFPI found. The figure includes a total A&R investment of $4.1bn and $1.7bn in marketing costs, equating to 33.8% of global recorded music revenues. (Billboard)
  • Niche is the new mainstream. (Midia)
  • North London-based club The Cause will throw its first birthday party next Sunday. (Mixmag
  • Optimo are locked in for a four-week residency at London's Phonox. (DJ Mag
  • fabric adds 13 new residents for 20th anniversary. (RA
  • Several popular Berlin clubs including ://about blank, FIPS, Osthafen, Polygon, Else and Wilde Renate are at risk of demolition from planned highway extension. (DJ Mag
  • Exhibition London, the new 3,000-capacity space from promoters Broadwick Live, has shared the first plans for its interior. (DJ Mag
  • Paris club Concrete threatened with closure. (RA
  • DJ Seinfield to play Choose Love's Help Refugees fundraiser at Pikes Ibiza. (Mixmag
  • David Guetta locks in Ibiza residency with Idris Elba. (DJ Mag
  • Ibiza Rocks has revealed its full summer line-up, which includes Stormzy’s #Merky Festival, Jax Jones, DJ EZ, Rudimental and MK. (Mixmag
  • Amnesia Ibiza has filed a new €2.4 million lawsuit against Marco Carol for playing Pacha last week. (DJ Mag)  
  • DT647 – Daniel Steinberg (DT
  • RA.677 DEBONAIR (RA)
  • Solomun DJ set at Château de Chambord (Cercle
  • DJ Buhle in The Lab Johannesburg (Mixmag
  • Seth Troxler in The Lab Johannesburg (Mixmag
  • Gerd Janson | Boiler Room x Eristoff: Belgium  (Boiler Room
  • Zendid in the Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • D.KO Records set | BUDX Paris (Mixmag
  • Karima F | IMS Opening Party | Pacha Ibiza (Boiler Room
  • John Talabot | IMS Opening Party | Pacha Ibiza (Boiler Room
  • Nastia b2b Daria Kolosova | IMS Opening Party | Pacha Ibiza (Boiler Room
  • Ida | IMS Opening Party | Pacha Ibiza (Boiler Room
  • Label of the month: Djax Records (RA
  • On Cue: Louisahhh (DJ Mag
  • Fresh Kicks 104: Elle Dee (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: Laurie Charlesworth (DT
  • Get to know: Mount (Mixmag
  • Movement Detroit 2019: Pre-Party and & afterparty guide. (YourEDM
  • The 10 best new parties in Ibiza in 2019. (Mixmag
  • Take 10: Josh Wink picks the tracks that have inspired him. (DJ Mag
  • 20 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in May 2019. (Fact
  • Plugging into Chicago’s forgotten house venues. (ChicagoReader
  • ClubTogether is a celebration of your best club memories. (Fact
  • The best clubs and parties in Ibiza in 2019. (Mixmag)  
  • Beats: Behind the scenes of the riotous Glaswegian film’s 1,500-strong warehouse rave, (Independent
  • The Art of DJing: Dr Rubinstein (RA
  • How to survive Movement Detroit according to the DJs. (Mixmag
  • Gary Richards on where he’s been, what he’s learned, and starting over. (DA
  • Super8 & Tab talk ‘Past, Present & Future’ compilation and maturation of trance. (DA
  • Doorly on house music, hard times and Hard Times. (iDJ
  • Saturday Night Session 021: Elephante opens up about being a vocalist on more music moving forward and gives fans a look into a day in his life. (DA
  • 'Panic is setting in': Jayda G brings climate crisis home to fans. (Guardian
  • Seventh Heaven: How SlapFunk went from illegal rave to the most unmissable party in Amsterdam. (Mixmag
  • Bradley Zero: State of rhythm. (DJ Mag)
  • Born lippy: how I helped Underworld write a socialist banger. (Guardian
  • 30 years on from Tears, Satoshi Tomiie continues to reinvent himself. (Magnetic
  • The keyboard wizards of Acid House. (Mixmag
  • Emanuel Satie talks about working with Pete Tong and Sven Väth, DJing at fabric and remixing Damian Lazarus. (Sun
  • Idris Elba: "The musical part of my life is really liberating at the moment" (Mixmag)
  • Ken Collier: The pivotal figure of Detroit DJ culture. (RBMA
  • Armin van Buuren's trance evolution and the dark side of success. (DJ Mag
  • Pete Tong and David Morales talk mental health and club culture ahead of IMS Ibiza. (DA
  • Richie Hawtin on his origins as F.U.S.E. and how he made techno in the early ’90s. (Fact
  • Miss Red collaborates with The Bug on new EP out next month. (Mixmag
  • Honey Dijon has linked up with Japanese company COMME des GARÇONS to create a fashion brand. (Mixmag
  • Skrillex has revealed that he has a lot of new music on the way. (DJ Mag
  • Archie Hamilton announces debut album, Archive Fiction. (RA
  • Brian Eno to receive the Stephen Hawking Medal at the Starmus Festival Of Science & Arts. (RA
  • Coni launches label, FIRECAMP, with new EP. (RA
  • Underworld have announced a new single, album and their biggest live shows to date. (Mixmag
  • Idris Elba to release a mixtape inspired by directorial debut YARDIE. (Fact
  • Four Tet is aiming to release a new album this year. (Mixmag
  • The track list for Avicii's posthumous album TIM has been revealed. (Billboard
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