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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
I Said It Once
Degrees Of Freedom
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"This week's Essential New Tune comes from the esteemed drum'n'bass producer Break, aka Charlie Bierman. He has created a divine, a huge house track, under the name Degrees of Freedom. The track features vocals from Isha Campbell. They don't make 'em like this anymore."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.30 here.
Label: Jonny, 1HX
Management: Charlie Bierman / Isha 
Publishing: Matthew Prior, Sony Music Publishing 
Radio & Club: Jamie, Hypercolour
07 Sep 2021
  • Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings will acquire an additional 2.9% of Universal Music Group for $1.149bn, Vivendi confirmed, bringing the company’s stake to an even 10%. (Hits
  • Radio 1 have announced Shygirl, Ela Minus, Todd Edwards, Kampire and India Jordan to begin the brand new Residency format, now moving to Thursday nights 11pm-1am. (BBC)
  • A Tiësto fan who passed away in July was commemorated at Creamfields, where his ashes were scattered from confetti cannons. (Mixmag
  • A plan to ensure the live music industry meets climate targets needs to be urgently introduced by the government, according to Massive Attack, which commissioned a report on carbon emissions in the music business. (Guardian
  • Vaccine passports in nightclubs and other indoor venues in England will be required at the end of this month. (BBC
    The Night Time Industries Association in the UK has said the decision by the government to press ahead with plans for compulsory vaccine passports for crowded indoor venues was "disappointing" and was opposed by operators trying to revive their businesses. (Standard
    Vaccine passports are to be introduced in Scotland for nightclubs and live events. (iNews
  • Beatport launches new "TikTok Transitions" campaign. (Beatportal)
  • Plugin Boutique welcomes Native Instruments to its website and throughout September, anybody that makes a purchase will get a free copy of FREAK. (PluginBoutique)
  • Relive EE x Beatport Presents: Parallel with Yousef, Hot Since 82, DJ Paulette, and more. (Beatport)
  • Playlist of the Week - Solardo (Beatport)
  • Chaney shares the behind the scenes action on big collabs and Mini Mixes. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport launches new genre: Jackin' House (Beatport)
  • Cover Story: Welcome to Toya Delazy’s Afrorave (Beatportal)
  • Beatport's Definitive Guide to Tech House (Beatportal)
  • Beatport LINK's integration with Denon DJ brings full streaming capabilities direct to your hardware. (Beatportal)
  • DJ Snake and watchmaker Hublot collaborate on a limited edition of their flagship "Big Bang" model timepiece. (EDM
  • Artify Music set to combine streaming, NFTs and album resales. (MusicAlly
  • YouTube has passed the 50m subscribers to YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, including triallists. (Variety
  • Social music creation platform BandLab is rolling out a set of services for key creators: BandLab Subscriptions will allow fans to gain access to exclusive tracks, videos, and posts from their favourite music makers, and BandLab Distribution will allow creators to distribute their tracks to leading music services worldwide. (RotD)  
  • The Brooklyn Mirage and Pollen is to host a house and techno experience at Playa del Carmen in Mexico on 6011 January. Black Coffee, CamelPhat, Lee Foss, Nicole Moudaber, Nora En Pure, Seth Troxler, Solardo and Yotto have been confirmed to perform with more to be announced.  (DA
  • Swedish furniture and homeware giant IKEA is throwing a 24-hour virtual festival on 16 September 2021, featuring Loraine James, ZULI, TOKiMONSTA, and Kaytranada. (DJMag
  • Porter Robinson has hired Nassal, a renowned developer of themed environments who designed The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, for his upcoming 2021 edition of Second Sky festival. (EDM
  • Will Spotify stay independent — and should it? (Billboard
  • Several clubs in Berlin hosted indoor events this past weekend for the first time since the pandemic. (RA
  • Nightclubs in Ireland will be able to operate fully from 22 October, the government has confirmed. (RA
  • Hurricane Ida flash floods shutter clubs and record shops across New York City. (RA
  • SHERELLE, Anz and Octo Octa are playing ENRG Liverpool's new party series. (Mixmag
  • Tottenham club The Cause has announced the line-ups for its 'The Beginning of The End' series. (Mixmag
  • Pete Tong and Carl Cox are to headline Club Rewind, a connected club experience hosted by Virgin Media, in Glasgow and London on 22 September. (RotD
  • DT756 – Roberto Surace (DT
  • RA.796 Darryn Jones and Tone B. Nimble (RA
  • Todd Edwards live for the Alternative #Top100DJs virtual festival powered by @beatport (DJMag
  • India Jordan | Boiler Room London (BoilerRoom)  
  • The Blessed Madonna | Boiler Room London (BoilerRoom
  • Major League DJz in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Tunes of the month | September (IbizaSpotlight
  • The 15 best techno tracks of August 2021. (Magnetic
  • The best DJ mixes of the year 2021 so far August (Mixmag
  • The best albums of the year so far August. (Mixmag
  • The best tracks of the year so far August. (Mixmag
  • Selections: Juba (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Moisinn (DT
  • 11 emerging artists you need to hear this September (DJMag
  • The rise of fluid audio – the release of Kanye West’s Donda stem player plus the growing popularity of stem splitting apps and gesture-based production – is unbundling music recordings much like mp3s unbundled the album and the result could change music forever. (Midia
  • In its debut year, ARC Music Festival is featuring all flavours of house in the genre's hometown. (Billboard
  • The beginners guide to: hardcore. (MusicRadar
  • New strategies for investing in music rights and other recent developments in the world of rights tech. (Synchtank
  • Music's next challenge: Licensing for the new wave of social platforms. (Synchtank
  • 20 questions with DJ Seinfeld: On his new album & the best episode of his namesake sitcom. (Billboard
  • "We wanted to go down the garage route": How Rudimental made 'Ground Control'. (Mixmag
  • Maya Jane Coles has shared details about her fifth album, Night Creature. (RA
  • Rezz has confirmed that her new album, 'Spiral', is on the way. (DJMag
  • Rüfüs Du Sol appeared on The Late Late Show for a chat about their new album and share 'Dream' Red Rocks performance. (Billboard
  • Franky Wah & Carl Cox unite for ‘We Are One’. (DA
  • Innervisions celebrates 100th release with Âme EP. (RA
  • Jon Hopkins has announced his new album, Music For Psychedelic Therapy, and described it as a "merging of music, nature and my own desire to heal." (RA
  • Disclosure are set to play in London next March for the first time in 7 years. (Mixmag
  • Dutch electronic music icon Hardwell has reemerged at what appears to be a small private party at Paintball Games Venhorst in the Netherlands. (EDM
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