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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Wait No More
Saved Records
08 Apr 2022
"This week's ENT is going to AMÉMÉ. A rising star, a self-taught DJ bringing Afro House to the masses. Born in West Africa, he now splits his time between Brooklyn and Berlin. This track is out on Nic Fanciulli's Saved label and is called Wait No More."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.25 here.
Label: Lou Cooper, Saved Records
Management: Parker, FM Artists
Radio: Lou Cooper, Saved Records
Club: Lou Cooper, Saved Records
Streaming: Lou Cooper, Saved Records
Online Press: Patrick Ames, Listen Up 
Live: Parker, FM Artists
12 Apr 2022
  • Deezer has appointed Gitte Bendzulla as its new Chief Operating Officer. (RotD)  
  • Record Industry, one of Europe’s largest vinyl pressing plants, and Bertus Distribution, Europe's largest independent distributor of vinyl & CDs, are merging into one group. (RotD
  • Downtown-owned FUGA, the full-service B2B distributor, is opening a new office in Berlin following a period of growth in the GSA region. (RotD
  • Ingrooves Music Group has been issued a second patent for artificial-intelligence identification of high-value audiences. (Hits
  • female:pressure, a global network of women, non-binary and transgender artists, has written an open letter slamming Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) for a lack diversity and a failure to sufficiently acknowledge techno's Black roots. (RA
  • Berlin-based sound wellness company Endel has raised $15m to further develop its app which creates soundscapes that are designed to help people relax, focus and sleep better. (TechCrunch
  • From 5 May, Amazon Prime subscribers will have to pay $8.99 (£8.99) a month or $89 (£89) a year for access to Music Unlimited. The price of the single-device plan — which lets you listen to the full library but only from a single Echo or Fire TV device — is also increasing to $4.99 (£4.99) a month. (Verge
  • Spotify: Dispatches from our 2021 Equity & Impact Report: Equity, Impact.
  • Transitioning to Web3 by building a research DAO with Cherie Hu (Water & Music) (Interdependence
  • Web3 is yet to take off despite the hype. (FT
  • Considering that dance music is currently in a spot where talk of NFTs and streaming economics usually generate a more impassioned response than even the biggest tunes, perhaps it's time to sound the alarm. (Shawn Reynaldo
  • Music and the Metaverse: Are we on the brink of a virtual artist revolution? Artists and labels are experimenting with what it means to perform in a virtual world. We explore the new creative, cultural and economic landscapes the metaverse has to offer. (RollingStone
  • Insomniac and Club Glow announce they have acquired a majority stake in Baltimore's Moonrise Festival. (EDMTunes
  • Creamfields South loses Steel Yard Stage and HOLO. (EDMTunes
  • UK festival KALLIDA books UNiiQU3, Tash LC, Iration Steppas. (RA
  • AVA Festival announces Boiler Room line-up. (DT
  • Faithless (DJ set), Roni Size and Nia Archives to play Arcadia’s field at the UK's Valley Fest. (Mixmag
  • CRSSD reveals 2022 XL DAY.MVS line-up: Eric Prydz, Claptone, Vintage Culture, and more. (DA
  • Outlook Festival UK completes 2022 line-up, including Kode9, Yung Singh and Ifeoluwa. (RA
  • Fake artists are what happens when fandom dies. (Mark Mulligan
  • The fake artists problem is much worse than you realise. (Ted Gioia
  • The future of music consumption is (re)creation. (Midia - Kriss Thakrar) 
  • Data·ai'ss latest ‘State of Media & Entertainment on Mobile’ report estimated consumer spending on music and audio apps in 2021 grew by 29% year-on-year to $1.95bn. (MusicAlly
  • Making It: Six innovative ways to launch your music career in 2022. (Beatportal)
  • LCY brings robot, futuristic concepts to their debut sample pack ‘Bionic Autonomy’. (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Dance System (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month - CLR (Beatportal)
  • Matt Sassari & Loopmasters presents - Into The Groove (Loopcloud)
  • Meet the winners of the Beatport & Microsoft Surface Originals² Remix Competition (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    David Guetta and MORTEN take the Future Rave movement to Hï Ibiza for a weekly residency. (EDM
    Circoloco Ibiza reveals lineups for longest season ever. (RA
    TOX has unveiled its weekly residents and event programming for summer 2022. (DJMag
    Hardwell to play a one-off exlusive set at Ushuaïa on 14 August. (IbizaSpotlight
    Ibiza clubbing news 2022 (IbizaSpotlight
  • Authorities in Singapore have announced that the nightlife sector can reopen this month after two years of being shuttered. (Mixmag
  • Rash nightclub in Brooklyn, New York was set ablaze in a suspected arson attack. (Mixmag
  • Downtown Music Services announced a global music publishing administration agreement with Brooklyn-based artist, composer and producer Daniel Lopatin, who performs as Oneohtrix Point Never. (RotD
  • A Long Strange Dream with Batu (NTS
  • Kaleekarma in the Lab Goa (Mixmag
  • Anfisa Letyago in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Marcel Dettmann | Boiler Room x Dommune x Technics: A Celebration of 50 Years of the SL-1200 (BoilerRoom
  • Shanti Celeste | Boiler Room x Dommune x Technics: A Celebration of 50 Years of the SL-1200 (BoilerRoom
  • Ellen Allien | Boiler Room x Dommune x Technics: A Celebration of 50 Years of the SL-1200 (BoilerRoom
  • Bedouin live at Petra, Jordan (Cercle
  • Fresh Kicks 174: J-Shadow (DJMag
  • Selections: Gracie T (DJMag
  • RA.827 NIKS (RA
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear this April (DJMag
  • EX. 604 JADALAREIGN - The New York-based DJ, producer and booker talks Nowadays, community and paying it forward. (RA
  • How The Chemical Brothers' 'Dig Your Own Hole' predicted the post-genre pop future. (DJMag
  • How DiY Sound System blazed a trail for the '90s free party movement. (DJMag
  • While there is no true formula for creating a great TikTok song, there are ways to play to the app's algorithm and get people to engage with a song. (AmericanSongwriter
  • Is it the song or the singer that makes it a hit? (Forbes
  • Jodie Harsh: "My first time in a club felt like waking up from a dream" (Mixmag
  • Discovering the evolution of Anjunadeep with label visionary, Jody Wisternoff. (DA
  • Fate and finesse: How Dan Shake became one of UK house music's finest. (Mixmag
  • Ibibio Sound Machine: positive electricity (DJMag
  • After briefly losing her hearing and getting marooned during lockdown, Anna Lunoe nearly left music — now she’s touring again. (Billboard
  • Black Coffee - the South African DJ who made history at the Grammys. (BBC
  • Laurent Garnier announces three new EPs on his Cod3 QR label. (RA
  • Overmono have released a new EP, 'Cash Romantic'. (DJMag)  
  • Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim drop Speed Trials On Acid collaboration. (Magnetic
  • A new documentary exploring the rise and fall of infamous electronic outfit The KLF is out now, against the duo’s wishes. (Mixmag
  • Ukraine electronic artist Heinali livestreamed a 30 minute set from a bomb shelter in Lviv to raise funds for the Ukrainian army and humanitarian aid. (EDM
  • Swedish House Mafia have revealed the tracklist to debut album, Paradise Again. (EDM
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