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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Stronger (feat. Ali Love)
Kaz James
Three Six Zero Recordings
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"This guy has become quite prolific over the last few of years and has certainly changed up his style. He's been the resident of Scorpios for the past few years in Mykonos and regularly appears on the Rumors events with Guy Gerber. He has got together with Ali Love to concoct a rather hot new tune. It's this week's ENT, it's Stronger from Kaz James featuring Ali Love."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.30 here.
LabelNick Dearmun, Three Six Zero Recordings
ManagementJames Jackson 
Publishing: Copyright Control 
RadioJames Jackson, Listen Up! 
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up! 
OnlineFred Parry & Dujon Fairweather, Listen Up! 
19 Jun 2020
  • Live Nation is aiming to renegotiate the terms for thousands of shows postponed to 2021, including more than 100 festivals around the world. The changes could mean a fundamental change in the business model, shifting substantially more risk to agents and artists while potentially levelling the playing field for independent promoters and festival owners as they struggle to recover. (Billboard)
  • Thousands of people attended two illegal raves near Manchester over the weekend resulting in one death, one sexual assault and three stabbings. (Mixmag
  • Blond:ish and her Bye Bye Plastic foundation are preparing to launch a Plastic Footprint Calculator. (Mixmag
  • Forbes has released its annual Highest-Paid Celebrities List for 2020 with The Chainsmokers (#21, $68m) and Marshmello (#35, $56m) the only electronic dance music acts to be featured. 
  • The Balearic government has ruled Ibiza clubs will not open in 2020 and clubs could remain shut well into 2021 or until a coronavirus vaccine is found. (Mixmag)
  • Lickd, a company that aims to make it easier for creators on platforms like YouTube to use commercially released music in their videos, has formally announced its partnership with Universal Music Group and Universal Music Publishing Group. (uDiscover)
  • SoundCloud is partnering with Snapchat to make it easier to share tracks, albums, playlists, and profiles to Snaps. (DMN)
  • Electric Blockaloo, the virtual music festival of Minecraft, unveiled the full lineup for its digital event taking place June 25-28. (HR) Steve Aoki with DIM MAK's Dojo, Rudimental, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig are among the lineup, which includes over eight hundred other artists. 
  • Freaky Deaky announces gallant Halloween 2020 return with deadmau5, Zeds Dead, and more. (DA)
  • Tomorrowland, the world's largest dance music festival, has announced the lineup for its online event to be held 25-27 June. (Billboard)
  • Germany has extended its ban on big events from 31 August until at least the end of October. (RA
  • EXIT Festival has announced it's line-up for this year's August festival, featuring Black Coffee, VTSS, Paul Kalkbrenner, Roni Size, and more. (DJ Mag
  • Eric Prydz to bring HOLOSPHERE to Tomorrowland and Creamfields in 2021. (DA
  • Tomorrowland organisers have said that a third weekend may happen in 2021. (DJ Mag
  • Seven Lions to host a drive-in rave in Arizona with Insomniac and Relentless Beats on 26 and 27 June. (DA
  • MDLBEAST is set to launch a 12-hour digital music festival called MDLBEAST Freqways on 20 June with Steve Aoki, Afrojack and more. (YourEDM)
  • Carl Cox and Eats Everything headline Last Night A DJ Saved My Life's Set For Love weekender. (IbizaSpotlight
  • What’s really going on at Twitch has to do with the coronavirus pandemic, the music industry’s history of cracking down on infringing online platforms as they grow to a certain scale and a discussion brewing in Congress about amending copyright law. (Billboard
  • Creative industry revenues are forecast to drop by £74bn in 2020 - a 30% fall, while job losses are predicted to hit more than 400,000 by the end of the year. (Times)
  • When will Ibiza open? DJs, promoters and club owners share their predictions for 2020. (Mixmag
  • Clubbing under quarantine: Can raving go digital? (Attack
  • Music streaming needs a new future. (Mark Mulligan)
  • The rapid rise of paid membership models for music. (Cherie Hu)
  • CDR launches free online workshops for new and experienced producers. (RA
  • Native Instruments has been accused of failing to acceptably address concerns about racism raised within the company by former and current employees. (Mixmag
  • Pioneer DJ has updated rekordbox to version 6.0.2, addressing some bugs reported by users since the new version dropped earlier this year. (DJ Mag
  • Algoriddim has added a new feature to its Djay app for iOS which can automatically separate vocals and drum tracks for mixing. (Verge
  • Isolate vocals, drums, melodies in real-time with the new version of VirtualDJ.  (DJ Mag)  
  • Defected is launching a brand new virtual clubbing concept, Defected WWWorldwide - New Era Virtual Clubbing, today (19 June) at 19.00 BST. (IbizaSpotlight)  
  • French DJ and producer Joachim Pastor has signed an exclusive recording agreement label Armada Music. (RotD)
  • DT699 – David Keno (DT
  • RA.732 Kush Jones (RA
  • FACT mix 762: Metrist (Fact
  • In Session: Pinch (Mixmag
  • Podcast 648: MONO/POLY (XLR8R
  • Chet Porter DJ Set Underwater for Digital Mirage (Proximity
  • Gareth Emery High AF (Gareth Emery
  • Luciano DJ set from Prafandaz, Switzerland (Beatport)  
  • Charlotte de Witte set from the medieval castle Gravensteen in Ghent (Beatport
  • The 15 best drum & bass tracks of May 2020 (Magnetic
  • Label of the Month: Drumcode (beatportal
  • Beatport Hype: Nerang Recordings (beatportal
  • Get to Know: Joy Club (MTV
  • Renegade Riddims: Lally (DT
  • SUAT: behind the DJ who walks for miles carrying and mixing on an XDJ-RX. (DJTechTools
  • The evolution of electronic music. (WeRaveYou
  • 20 Questions with Baauer. (Billboard
  • Folamour shares his tips on tempo switching, EQs, and bettering your DJ chops. (DJTechTools
  • John Digweed: "I want clubs to open but I want them to restart properly without rushing" (Mixmag
  • DJ Rush is a true original, and an entertainer of the highest calibre.(beatportal)
  • Children of the Windrush Generation: The pioneering DJs who paved the way for UK dance music. (DJ Mag
  • 'Why I Protest': G-Buck on why he marches in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. (Billboard
  • DJ Sliink on racial inequality in the dance industry: 'How can we be legends if they don’t give us a chance?' (Billboard
  • Aluna lures listeners in with enthralling new SG Lewis collaboration, Warrior. (DA
  • Calvin Harris has produced a track for Example's new album, Some Nights Last For Days. (DJ Mag
  • Roy Ayers to release first studio album in 18 years. (RA
  • Skrillex has completely wiped his Instagram, possibly hinting that new music will be released soon. (EDMTunes
  • Jeff Mills announces eighth instalment of Every Dog Has Its Day album cycle. (RA
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