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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
AUS Music
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"This week's Essential New Tune is coming from the city of Berlin courtesy of Cinthie. She has been a mainstay of the Berlin underground scene for many, many years and she has come and delivered another banger. It's called Bassline and it's her new single." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.20 here.
Label: Aus Music
Publishing: Simple Publishing/K7
Radio: JJ Hamilton
Club & Online: Jordan, Elevate 
Live: Laura, On Board
08 May 2020
  • Insomniac has furloughed 90 employees or about half of its workforce amid Covid-19 crisis. (Billboard
  • The UK’s Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign has already received over £1 million in donations since launching last week. (DJ Mag
  • The Frankie Knuckles Foundation and the Chosen Few DJs have launched a GoFundMe campaign to get a proper gravestone for Ron Hardy. (DJ Mag
  • Mike Huckaby's family is raising money for his final expenses via a GoFundMe page. (RA
  • Faced with a difficult immediate future, promoters are seeking to strike new deals on more favourable terms ahead of the resumption of concert touring. (IQ
  • Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. (BBC)
    Giorgio Moroder, Thomas Dolby, Holly Herndon and more pay tribute. (RA
  • Yoop aims to elevate the livestream experience, with features including high-quality production, live interaction and enhanced monetisation opportunities for artists. (Billboard)
  • Splice, the popular online music production marketplace that offers royalty-free samples and presets, has seen record-breaking activity since the start of Covid-19 lockdown. (Variety)
  • SoundCloud is launching its own channel on livestreaming platform Twitch, with a slate of original programming that includes panel conversations, music sets and more. (Billboard)
  • Bandcamp sales topped $7 million during last Friday's day of waived fees. (RA
  • Tech brand HONOR is partnering with Beatport for six hours of live music from the likes of Deborah De Luca, Clyde P, PIV, Barely Legal and Vonda 7 on 12 May via Beatport’s Twitch, Facebook and YouTube , as well as HONOR UK’s Facebook and YouTube channels.(RotD)
  • Fortnite has announced another live concert, this time featuring Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and deadmau5. (BBC
  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he expects longtime rival Apple will “open up” iOS and its platforms more in the future as a result of contention with developers and growing antitrust concern from regulators. (Bloomberg, Verge)  
    "Ek’s interest in ads underpins his company’s two biggest new initiatives: an aggressive push into podcasts, and efforts to get music artists to buy ads on Spotify". (BloombergQuint)
  • The Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia, has announced it is postponing all of the scheduled festivals due to take place in 2020 “due to the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic”. (Mixmag
  • Turin's Kappa FuturFestival has been postponed until July 3rd and 4th, 2021. (RA)
  • Brownies & Lemonade are to partner with Porter Robinson for Secret Sky streaming festival this Saturday. (DA
  • Spain will start allowing open-air concerts for 800 people in June. (Mixmag)
  • What is the value of exposure when exposure is all there is? (Midia
  • Smells like scene spirit: Why smells should be used to document club culture. (Mixmag
  • Don't give up the day job?: A generation of DJs are working 9 to 5 without compromising their music dreams. (Mixmag
  • 10 ways coronavirus will change the club scene. Nightlife leaders offer predictions (Billboard
  • 5 ways dance music should radically change after coronavirus (beatportal)
  • Spotify should pay musicians more? Let’s talk more about how. (MusicAlly)
  • How to stream DJ sets to Instagram from your computer. (DJ Mag
  • A new virtual club is being launched in the coming weeks by London bass duo KOVEN, called Another Home. (DJ Mag
  • Pacha Ibiza created the largest dancefloor last week when 9000 partygoers from 98 countries gathered together to enjoy a virtual club experience on Zoom. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • World Club Dome hosted two drive-in parties at Düsseldorf’s drive-in cinema with 1000 guests attending each night. (DJ Mag
  • German superclub Index has launched Autodisco, a drive-in rave in its car park in the city of Schüttorf. The music, which spanned commercial house, hardstyle and hip-hop, was transmitted via the radio.(RA
  • London club Five Miles has released a 24-track fundraising compilation to help it see through the COVID-19 lockdown. (DJ Mag
  • DT693 – Clyde P (DT
  • RA.727 Samuel Deep (RA
  • Podcast 643: Benjamin Freeney (XLR8R)  
  • SYREETA in The Lab: Home Session (Mixmag
  • Quantic | Streaming From Isolation with Night Dreamer & Worldwide FM (BoilerRoom
  • United Through Music - Week 6 with Mike WilliamsYves VSam Feldt and Paul Van Dyk (Tomorrowland
  • Martin Garrix live on Dutch Waters (Martin Garrix)
  • Label Of The Month: Schatrax (RA
  • Selections: Or:la (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: Victoria-V (DT
  • Get to know: Nazar (DJ Mag
  • 5 facts / 5 Tracks with Saytek (DT
  • Renegade Master: NC-17 (DT
  • Solid Gold: How Inner City’s Paradise linked Detroit techno to the Motor City's Motown heritage. (DJ Mag
  • Q&A Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (DA
  • Fifteen questions with Fabio Florido (15Questions
  • Terry Lee Brown Jr and Tom Wax go head-to-head (iDJ
  • Laidback Luke discusses new Mixmash dating app to connect music producers. (
  • Interview with new Astralwerks signing Mike Mago. (OneEDM
  • Mr.C: Don't freak out, Freq out! (iDJ
  • EX.508 Beverly Glenn-Copeland (RA
  • How young artists are transforming drum 'n' bass (Mixmag
  • Groove Armada interview: Dance legends on their return with huge new track Get Out On The Dancefloor. (Star)
  • 20 questions with Charlotte de Witte (Billboard
  • Techno DJ Kelly Lee Owens: ‘I still have to fight to not be seen as just the singer’. (Guardian)
  • The many passions of GRiZ (beatportal
  • How online games are becoming a new arena for live music. (FT)
  • As 2021 looks more likely for live music to safely return, agents argue that releasing music - and finding new avenues for engagement - is more important than ever. (Billboard)
  • Clubs on Ibiza are starting to cancel their events, a disaster for workers who survive on summer income. Pete Tong and others explain what happens next. (Guardian)
  • RIP Tony Allen: The self-taught drummer who became the best in the world. (Mixmag
  • From Miley Cyrus to Coldplay, 10 surprising songs that sampled Kraftwerk. (Billboard
  • How Kraftwerk’s synth wizard Florian Schneider rewired the world. (Rolling Stone
  • How Florian Schneider and Kraftwerk influenced five decades of music. (BBC)
  • Florian Schneider: the enigma whose codes broke open pop music. (Guardian)
  • Honey Dijon will return to Luke Solomon & Derrick Carter's Classic Music Company for her second album. (RA
  • Cinthie details debut album, Skylines - City Lights. (RA
  • Arty releases hard-laboured Kingdom with Conrad Sewell. (DA
  • Aluna drops debut solo single and announces LP on Diplo's Mad Decent Label. (Billboard
  • Loco Dice launches new label and online talk show. (RA
  • Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst launch a new podcast, Interdependence. (RA
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL are to host Rose Ave Radio for two hours on SirusXM's chill channel once a month. (DA
  • 808 State will return to their hometown of Manchester on Friday 18 December to play a live show. (Mixmag)
  • Diplo went virtual for a Major Lazer concert on Friday night (1 May), performing live on a festival-like digital stage in Fortnite's new Party Royale mode. (Billboard
  • Paul van Dyk announces his next Sunday Session live stream will feature an interactive light show this weekend. (DJ Mag
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