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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
You've Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free
Disclosure & Zedd
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It's already a Hottest Record for Danny Howard, and it's the first in a series on singles set for 2022 from Disclosure. Teaming up a little surprisingly with Zedd, this is You've Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.20 here.
Label: Apollo Records (Disclosure self release)
Management: Method Music
Publishing: Universal Music Publishing Group
Author/composer: Guy Lawrence, Howard Lawrence, Anton Zaslavski
Radio: Christian Nockall, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
Online Press: Jodie Penning, Toast
Live: Tom Schroeder, Paradigm
01 Feb 2022
  • Spinnin’ Records is implementing localised streaming and marketing efforts in the US, UK and China with key appointments. (RotD)  
  • The Competition and Markets Authority in the UK has officially launched its music streaming market study. (Gov) It will assess whether there is a need for a full competition investigation and if the government should legislate to improve the UK music market, take enforcement action against firms, encourage industry self-regulation or allow it to continue as it does now.
  • Iran’s Namito looks back on 25 years of Techno distinction. (Beatportal)
  • Artist Series: Best of House (Loopmasters)
  • Playlist of the Week - Wilkinson (Beatportal)
  • Six emerging artists on our radar: January 2022 (Beatportal)
  • Djay Cas shares his thoughts on pushing Hip Hop culture forward. (Loopcloud)
  • Meet the Artists of Beatport Next's Class of 2022. (Beatportal)
  • Unlock Beatport's Suite of Personal DJ Assistant Tools for Just $9.99/month. (Beatportal)
  • Spotify launched its 'Made to Be Found' within the Spotify for Artists analytics dashboard, where artists and their teams can see how three discovery methods, ‘Made by Editors’, ‘Made for You’ and ‘Made by You’, break down across their catalogue. (Spotify
  • Steve Aoki has launched the A0K1VERSE, an ecosystem bridging real-world experiences with web 2.0 and web3 by rewarding NFT collectors and creating new experiences for members. (TMU
  • Insomniac has cancelled all Crush events for Valentine's Day weekend. (EDMTunes
  • Time Warp has postponed its flagship edition in Mannheim to 2023. (RA
  • Dweller festival in New York has revealed its full line-up. (Mixmag
  • Beyond Wonderland plots return to The Gorge featuring Porter Robinson, TroyBoi, and more. (DA
  • Thunder Beats Music Festival in Florida have announced the phase one line-up of their inaugural 2022 event. (EDM
  • Inaugural edition of Creamfields South expands its line-up with Oliver Heldens, Pete Tong, Idris Elba and more. (Billboard
  • Adam Beyer, Anna, Sam Paganini, and Maceo Plex have been announced for Drumcode's Malta Festival in September 2022. (EDMTunes
  • Floorplan, Overmono, Sama' Abdulhadi and SHERELLE will all play at AVA Festival Belfast in 2022. (DJMag
  • London's Waterworks festival has revealed the line-up for its 2022 return, with over 70 acts confirmed to play its second edition. (DJMag
  • Caterina Barbieri, Evian Christ, Tirzah and more will play The Hague festival Rewire. (RA)  
  • Tomorrowland is teaming up with fellow Belgian festival Rock Werchter to stage a brand new event, CORE, this May. (DJMag
  • Richie Hawtin, Arca, Bicep, Overmono, and more are confirmed for Sònar Lisboa. (Mixmag
  • Dimensions Festival is marking its tenth year, with Helena Hauff b2b DJ Stingray 313, Blawan, Peach, Saoirse, Batu, Adam Pits, LSDXOXO among the lineup. (Clash, Mixmag) The event is at Croatia’s Garden Resort in Tisno between 1-5 September. 
  • Hideout Festival completes full 2022 lineup revealing Mike Skinner, Gorgon City and more, for the Croatian festival in July. (Metro)
  • C2C Festival (AKA Club To Club) has announced the first 13 names for its 20th anniversary edition in Turin this November. (RA)
  • Eric Prydz has announced the return of HOLO, at Creamfields South on 3 June. (DJMag)
  • Field Day announced the second wave of artists joining its 2022 lineup, including Peggy Gou, Folamour, Squarepusher, and Moodymann b2b Carl Craig. (Mixmag) The festival takes place on 20 August at Victoria Park, east London.
  • New York club Nebula has announced its spring line-up with performances from Apache, Lee Foss, Luciano, Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, and more. (EDMIdentity
  • Local Action has announced its 10th anniversary party, which will take place at London's Corsica Studios on 26 March 2022. (DJMag)  
  • Cardiff is getting a new electronic music-focused club, Carpe Noctem. (DJMag
  • SHINE Ibiza will return to Eden this summer. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Ibiza Rocks confirms first summer 2022 pool party residency with Joel Corry. (IbizaSpotlight
  • fabric and the English National Opera have joined forces to bring a special one-off performance to the London Coliseum in March. (Mixmag)
  • Defected's publishing division signs DJ John Summit. (MW
  • Fact Mix 843: Emma dj (Fact
  • VTSS in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Fresh Kicks 169: Dart (DJMag
  • Get To Know: Dar Disku (DJMag
  • DJ Mag’s artists to watch in 2022 
  • How to heal through dance therapy. (RA
  • In its new era, can SoundCloud Go from career launchpad to destination? (Billboard
  • Where Heyz has been—and where he’s going next. (DA
  • U K, G?: the electronic music collectives opening up conversations around mental health. (DJMag
  • Longstanding New York clubland guru Richie Romero has had his finger on all things dance for 30 years. HIs latest venture, Nebula, brings underground house to Manhattan. (Festival Insider
  • Plastician’s guide to Web3, and re-writing the rule book for artists online. (DJMag
  • 100% VTSS: the DJ/​producer pursuing new paths. (TheFace
  • Ralph Moore talks to Detroit legends DJ Minx and Carl Craig about Planet E turning 30 and the changing club scenes of Chicago, Detroit and New York. (Mixmag)
  • Eric Prydz is selling his London flat for £1.55m. (Mail
  • Worthy launches new chapter as Mz Worthy after coming out as trans: ‘I am so grateful for the entire dance music scene’. (Billboard
  • Grimes has dropped her second new track in the space of two months titled ‘Shinigami Eyes’. (Mixmag
  • Swedish House Mafia and Sting are collaborating on new music, according to group member Sebastian Ingrosso. (EDM
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