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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Cocoon Recordings
"This week's ENT is from Rampa, who is a member of the Keinemusik DJ collective, coming out of Berlin and this track, 2000, which will be released exclusively via the new online instalment of Grand Theft Auto 5. Keinemusik hosts an in-game radio station called The Music Locker, with two mixes on there representing their signature sounds. They will also appear in the game as themselves - we are talking of course about Rampa's mates Adam Port and &ME. Here it is, so excited to play this for you, I think it's pretty epic, Rampa and 2000."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 28.05 here.

Label: Cocoon Recordings
Radio: Jay Cox, On A Plate
18 Dec 2020
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  • The UK's largest nightclub operator Deltic Group has been bought out of administration by Scandinavian firm Rekom UK for an undisclosed sum. (Caterer)
  • Q-dance, the Dutch organiser of large-scale dance events such as Defqon.1, has announced that it’s innovative hardstyle show, ‘Qlimax: The Source’, will be available to stream worldwide on Netflix from 22 December. (RotD
  • SheSaid.So announced its Alternative Power 100 Music List 2020, this year focussing on a theme of resilience and adaptability.
  • Brasilio De Oliveira, the charismatic creator of the party “La Troya”, one of the most iconic Ibiza parties, has passed away. (IbizaByNight
  • Pacha Group has announced the appointment of Pete Tong to its new board of directors to safeguard the spirit of Pacha as the brand expands internationally. (RotD
  • The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has expressed concerns that more than 5,000 illegal parties will take place across New Year’s Eve weekend at the end of this month in the UK. (Mixmag)
  • The global live events industry lost more than $30bn in 2020 due to the global pandemic, including $9.7bn at the box office, according to the year-end report by Pollstar
  • Sensorium Galaxy, a virtual platform built for concert experiences, has teamed up with tech company Mubert in order to manufacture an algorithmically-driven AI performing DJ named JAI:N. (
  • BPM Supreme partners with Cyanite to introduce moods and AI-enabled track analyzation. (RotD
  • The Pacemaker DJ app now has direct licensing deals with Sony and Warner Music and states "our main focus during the coming months is to add more content from interesting labels". Earlier in the year, Spotify ended its support for third-party DJ apps.
  • Bandcamp Fridays, which sees the site waives its fees, will continue until at least May 2021. (Bandcamp)
  • DJ and producer Black Coffee is set to host a series of exclusive performances in PRISM — the soon-to-launch destination for virtual music events inside social VR platform Sensorium Galaxy. (RotD)
  • Beatport has acquired UK based Loopmasters, which includes its consumer brands, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique. (RotD)
  • Barcelona concert tests use of same-day COVID-19 screening. (AP
  • New virtual events experience BBL CLB launches in February. (RA
  • Florida district court orders Ultra 2020 ticket refund case to arbitration. (DA
  • Tchami and Insomniac partner for The Elevation Sunrise livestream from Miami's highest point tonight (18 Nov) at 10pm PST. (DA
  • Want your music to go viral on TikTok? What you need to know. (Musiio - Ysabel Wong)
  • State of Play: Games are tools for creativity in music, not just profit. (DJMag
  • Twitch is the music industry’s new enemy. The platform hasn’t fully licensed the music on its platform. (IO - Lars Brandle) 
  • The “waterfall” strategy: A new way to monetise paid concert livestreams. (Water&Music - Maarten Walraven-Freeling and Cherie Hu) 
  • TikTok's year end music report shows over 70 new acts have landed major-label record deals in the past year after blowing up on the platform. More than 170 songs surpassed 1bn views as TikTok Sounds. (TikTok)
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    Please contact if you would like to know more about joining (AFEM).
  • AFEM Member Thought Piece - ¨I Am Not A Thing¨ by Daniel Clarke, NexGen Music: a story of colour, race, stigma, acceptance and music. (AFEM)
  • Meet The Team: This month we focus on AFEM Members STEM - learn more about the LA based team making it easy for artists and labels to distribute music, manage contracts, share data, split royalties, and stay independent (AFEM).
  • BBC Newsbeat documentary - Erick Morillo: What’s the next move for the dance world?. Made in response to the passing of Erick Morillo and the charges brought against him for sexual assault, the film features a number of interviews including comments from Sarah Hildering (AFEM Diversity & Inclusion Group Co-Chair), and Matthew Adell (AFEM Executive Board Member) on the AFEM Code of Conduct, Against Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination. (AFEM)
  • AFEM x Beatport ReConnect - When The Music Stops: #YouAreNotAlone: a virtual music festival and mental health charity fundraiser including one-on-one discussion panels curated by AFEM with Yousef, Matthew Benjamin (aka Bushwacka!) and Dr. Aida Vazin. Watch on demand here.
  • AFEM x Most Wanted:Music 2020: watch on demand the Livestreaming 'Get Played Get Paid' panel that took place during this years' MW:M20 virtual conference. With Anne Jenniskens (Paradise Entertainment & Distribution), Bernhard Famler (seeqnc), Danny Anders (ClearTracks), Greg Marshall (AFEM), Irene Bauzá (Unison Rights) and Nico Perez (Mixcloud). (AFEM)
  • New Leeds venue Testbed to open in early 2021. (RA)  
  • Closer in Kyiv has started a fundraising campaign to help it survive the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mixmag
  • Kobalt has signed Rüfüs Du Sol to an international neighbouring rights deal. (RotD)
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has renewed a worldwide deal with singer, songwriter and artist Becky Hill. (RotD)
  • Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Swedish DJ and producer Alesso. (RotD)
  • RA.758 Tailor Jae (RA
  • NUDE049: Fatima Hajji (DT
  • Fact Mix 788: Posh Isolation (Fact
  • Podcast 674: Philipp Gorbachev (XLR8R
  • Soundscapes: Eats Everything @ Burgh Island, Devon (Mixmag
  • A State Of Trance Year Mix 2020 (Armin van Buuren)  
  • Fresh Kicks 146: Martyn Bootyspoon (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Paul HG (DT
  • Selections: High Contrast (DJMag
  • How Inner City's new music video honoured Detroit's techno history and current protests. (Billboard
  • Why you should be excited about Bristol's music scene. (Mixmag
  • The pandemic has started a resurgence in underground raving. (Times)
  • Planning for the Future: a government proposal threatening clubs across England. (DJMag)
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021: ALRT (DA
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  • EX.537 Year In Review 2020 (RA
  •'s Best of 2020: Performances 
  •'s Best of 2020: Industry Leaders 
  • 20 stories that defined EDM in 2020. (
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  • The best tracks of the year 2020 (Mixmag
  • Pennywild on merging dance, tech and music with the Penny Pad. (Magnetic
  • A Man Called Adam: Talking 'Love Forgotten' and more with Sally Rodgers (iDJ
  • Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis says "We're doing everything we can on our end to plan and prepare, but I think we're still quite a long way from being able to say we're confident 2021 will go ahead." (BBC)
  • Kerri Chandler talks about his Beatport Twitch Residency. (beatportal
  • Anabel Englund found herself via her debut album, but she's already evolved beyond it. (Billboard
  • Ida Engberg: "The dancefloor must be made safe for women" (Mixmag)
  • Ninajirachi & Kota Banks talk the 'different energy' of producing with a fellow female. (Billboard
  • Disciples on their Ministry of Sound debut, "I Got You" hotline, and more. (
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  • Jaguar: “This year has shown that there’s strength in unity” (beatportal
  • 20 questions with Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden. (Billboard
  • Kölsch: "I truly believe social media has saved electronic music" (Mixmag
  • The Peggy Gou backlash exposes dance music misogyny. (Clash
  • How Butterz changed the blueprint for independent UK labels. (DJMag
  • Robert Hood thinks techno is losing its soul. (beatportal
  • Inner City and Idris Elba release new music video, We All Move Together. (RA
  • Dixon and Âme's Innervisions' label has announced a new compilation, Limbo. (Mixmag
  • Paul Woolford and Maceo Plex have remixed New Order. (RA
  • Ghanaian-American vocalist Moses Sumney collaborates with Little Dragon for Ninja Tune. (XLR8R
  • Madlib has released the lead single from his anticipated instrumental solo album arranged by Four Tet, titled Road of the Lonely Ones. (DJMag
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