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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Can't Get Enough
Watergate Records
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"This week's ENT comes from an exciting newcomer, Joplyn, making her debut on Watergate and their final release of 2021. Joplyn has been a piano player since the age of six, and the music she writes is the product of poems and short stories that explore identity, transience and new beginnings. She has been heavily influenced by living in Berlin as well. Her maiden offering on Watergate Records is a dreamy two-tracker that feature her own vocals."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 25.42 here
Label & all PR: Alex Knoblauch, Watergate
Live: Tobias Klose & Florian Hauss, Good Live 
Management: Chi Thanh, Stone Free Berlin
21 Dec 2021
  • In the US, Warner Music Group has acquired independent company 300 Entertainment. (RotD
  • Warp, !K7, Ninja Tune and other labels join Music Climate Pact to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. (RA
  • The MU has requested financial support for musicians affected by the Omicron variant. (MU)  
  • Human Rights Watch asked artists/DJs to "speak up" on alleged Saudi human rights abuses at last last week's MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM festival. (Mixmag
  • A survey found a catastrophic drop in attendance, advance ticket sales and spend per head has hit grassroots music venues since the Government announced the implementation of the Plan B restrictions last Wednesday, placing the entire sector back on red alert for the risk of permanent closures. (RotD
  • The Welsh government announced nightclubs are to close in Wales after Boxing Day in an effort to curb the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants. (RotD
  • Becky Hill, Calvin Harris, Fred again.., Joel Corry and Raye have been nominated for Best Dance at the BRITs Award 2022. (RotD
  • Winners of DJ Mag’s Best Of British Awards 2021 have been announced: OR:LA (DJ); PAWSA (Producer); Yung Singh (Breakthrough DJ); Samurai Breaks (Breakthrough Producer); Little Simz (MC/Vocalist); Nova (Breakthrough MC); Rhythm Section International (Label); Future Retro (Breakthrough Label); Joy Orbison - Still Slipping Vol.1[XL] (Album); Ewan McVicar - Tell Me Something Good [Trick] (Track); Sophie - Bipp (Autechre Mx) [Numbers] (Remix/Edit); Special Request - DJ Kicks: Special Request [!K7] (Compilation); Jaguar, BBC Introducing on Radio 1 Dance (Radio Show); Printworks, London (Large Club); Fold, London (Small Club); Animal Crossing (Club Event); We Out Here (Festival); Lost Village (Boutique Festival) and Ben Sims (Underground Hero). (DJMag
  • Djay Cas & Loopcloud launch a brand-new series of global Hip Hop and Grime sample packs. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Mind Against (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Liquid Soul by Hospital RecordsHugh Hardie. (Loopcloud)
  • Introducing - Otik (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month - Miss Monique (Beatportal)
  • The 50 Best Tracks of 2021 (Beatportal)
  • Beatport Unveils new $9.99 Subscription Tier for Dance Music Fans and Aspiring DJs: The Beatport Plan. (Beatportal)
  • Mixhalo, which offers wireless networking technology that delivers high-quality audio in real-time to attendees at live events, has raised $24m. (TechCrunch
  • Cloud-connected music making software Endlesss is now free to use for everyone. 
  • Music credits database Jaxsta and Repost, the distribution and creator services division of SoundCloud, have launched a commercial data access integration. (SoundCloud
  • Original music sampling service Tracklib has a partnership with Repost, the distribution and creator services division of SoundCloud, to make its professional marketing and monetisation service a preferred distributor on Tracklib. (RotD
  • TikTok is testing a live streaming desktop app to rival Twitch – TikTok Live Studio. (TechCrunch)
  • Awakenings NYE has been officially called off. (EDMTunes
  • Sonus Festival releases second round line-up and adds ticket guarantee. (EDMTunes
  • Creamfields North has just announced their Phase 1 line-up, which includes Nina Kraviz, Above & Beyond, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Tiësto, Armin van Burren, and Martin Garrix. (EDMTunes
  • Tomorrowland has received the regulatory green light to expand to three weekends in 2022. (EDM)
  • Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, and more have been confirmed to play at Ultra Europe 2022. (EDM
  • The International Music Publishers Forum (IMPF) has launched its second Independent Publishing Market View, which dissects the value of the independent music publishing industry, as well as the sector’s influence on the modern music ecosystem and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. (RotD
  • Year on TikTok 2021 Music Report. (TikTok
  • AIAIAI and Richie Hawtin have unveiled TMA-2 Studio Wireless+ headphone for producers. (Magnetic
  • Covid-19 latest: updates on how the pandemic continues to impact the electronic music scene. (RA
  • Defected is back every Friday at Eden Ibiza from 29 April 2022. (IbizaSpotlight)  
  • A new pop-up club is opening in Dublin, conceived by a collective of architects, event producers, and club creatives — Temporary Pleasure. (DJMag
  • Printworks London has postponed the remainder of 2021 season. (EDMTunes)  
  • Fact Mix 838: Yazzus (Fact
  • BLOND:ISH at Rainforest Adventures, in Sint Maarten for Cercle & SXM Festival (Cercle
  • The 15 best tech house tracks of November 2021 (Magnetic
  • 10 emerging artists you need to hear this December (DJMag
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2022: Xavi (DA
  • Disrupting live music with Dice President Russ Tannen. (Chartmetric
  • UK clubs are open, but promoters face more challenges than ever. (DJMag
  • Anthony Naples brings techno down to earth. (Noisey
  • Kraftwerk: Why did electronic music begin in Dusseldorf? (Independent
  • R3hab reflects on a storied 13 year career, passion and purpose. (EDM
  • 20 questions with Eats Everything: The U.K. hero on a decade in the scene and the good advice he got from Claude VonStroke. (Billboard
  • Dancing Astronaut’s 2021 Artist of the Year: ILLENIUM (DA
  • Resident Advisor's Best Albums of 2021
  • The 20 best dance albums of 2021: Critics’ Picks. (Billboard
  • The 10 Top Live Acts Of The Year 2021 (Mixmag
  • The 21 Top Breakthrough DJs Of The Year 2021(Mixmag
  • The 21 Top DJs Of The Year 2021 (Mixmag
  • DJ Mag's top compilations of 2021 
  • DJ Mag's top tracks of 2021  
  • DJ Mag's top albums of 2021 
  • Legendary electronic music producer Sven Väth has announced Catharsis, his first album in almost 20 years. (EDM
  • DJ and producer Charlotte de Witte has announced a collector’s box to commemorate two years of her imprint KNTXT. (Mixmag
  • Mura Masa has opened up about his mental health journey in a candid Reddit AMA. (EDM
  • David Guetta aligns with Faithless for rework of iconic track ‘God is A DJ’ (DA
  • The Supreme Court of the Netherlands has confirmed Martin Garrix is the master owner of his tracks. (WeRaveYou
  • Four Tet has been granted permission to pursue a case of breach of contract against Domino Recordings. (MW
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