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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Burn Dem Bridges
Skin On Skin
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"This week's ENT comes from Skin On Skin who makes his official FFRR debut with his highly anticipated Burn Dem Bridges. The Sudan-born, Australian-based producer and DJ blends drill and techno sampling Violent Siblings by Sav'o and Horrid1. This urgent record was a standout track on his AVA Boiler Room set, which led to multiple unofficial uploads to Soundcloud and YouTube where the track exploded. Skin on Skin is quickly becoming a household name with the dance world and we can't wait to see how this story unfolds."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.18 here.
Label: FFRR
Management: Callum Wallace & Sasha Chifura, Foreign Echo 
RadioGrace O'Neill, Parlophone 
Club: Will & Tom Currie, Your Army 
TVNatalie Nichols, Parlophone 
Online: Ross & Karim,  Lucid Publicity
Live Agents: Ollie, Earth Agency
16 Aug 2022
  • Paul Kelly leaves Ticketmaster to join Web3 ticketing company SeatlabNFT. (MW)
  • British tech startup elasticStage, an on-demand vinyl manufacturer which creates vinyl using techniques new to this industry, has now raised £3.5m in total. (RotD
  • UK-based music, travel and experiences start-up Pollen has fallen into administration, just three months after raising $150m in new funding. (IQ
  • Warner Music Group’s revenue was up 12.1% in constant currency in Q2 2022 to $1.43bn. Net income was $125 million versus $61 million in the prior-year quarter. Music Publishing revenue at Warner Chappell hit $245m, up 34.6% in constant currency. (Variety)  
  • Hospitality, entertainment, music venue and night-time associations in the UK write an open letter to the Government calling for urgent action on rising energy costs. (RotD
  • UK record labels invested £494.8m supporting artists' careers and development in 2021 through A&R, marketing and promotion – more than double their investment in 2016, according to new figures released by the BPI. (RotD
  • One person was killed and several injured after a stage collapsed at Medusa Festival in Spain. (Mixmag
  • Mainground Music joins the Loopmasters roster (Loopmasters)
  • Cover Story: Black Rave Culture (Beatportal)
  • Label of the Month - The Escape Velocity (Beatportal)
  • Tricks of the Trade: Drum & Bass (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Victor Ruiz (Beatportal)
  • deadmau5, Richie Hawtin, Octo Octa, Eris Drew, Kerri Chandler, Meta, Audius,, Women in Music and more in star studded speaker lineup for Beatport's ReConnect Summit - Tickets on Sale Now (Beatportal)
  • beatBread has expanded its reach by completing a series of white label agreements in North America, Europe and Africa. (RotD
  • Deezer plans to expand in Germany via a partnership with broadcaster RTL. (Reuters)  
  • Spotify is testing selling tickets directly to fans with a small number of artists via its app and website. (MusicAlly)  
  • Warner Music Group unveils new licensing deal with Meta — including ‘an expanded revenue sharing model’. (DMN
  • Roblox is still flavour of the month with artists and labels, but investors are spooked a little by its latest financial results. (MusicAlly
  • Community-led frameworks in Web3 Masterclass and live Q&A hosted by RA at MUTEK Montréal this month. (RA)
  • MUTEK Immersive Collection joins the catalogue of Astrea, the largest distributor of immersive productions. (Forbes)
  • German festival Fusion is under threat due to mounting debt. After this year's edition, Kulturkosmos Müritz eV, the company behind the event, estimates the debt to be between €1.5 and €2 million. (RA
  • Ever After Music Festival in Canada has been cancelled and is now rumoured to be facing bankruptcy. (EDMtunes
  • Tomorrowland has announced an Eric Prydz HOLO show in Amsterdam this October. (DJMag
  • Âme, Jyoty, KiNK and Mind Against are among the first names to be announced for Morocco's Oasis Festival. (Mixmag
  • Rave Rebels to return to Belgium for a 12-hour event at Brussels Expo on 8 October. (Mixmag
  • Drumcode was forced to cancel its Malta edition due to issues with events partner Pollen. (DJMag
  • Awakenings has unveiled its programme for the 2022 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event. (Mixmag
  • As Soundcloud makes its first layoffs since 2017, what’s the driving force behind the decision? (Attack
  • Germany recorded music revenues up 5.5% in first half of 2022. (MusicAlly
  • Ibiza:
    The Chemical Brothers to headline Amnesia Ibiza's 2022 closing party. (DJMag
    Chase & Status announced as Louder Ibiza residents. (DJMag
  • New club FØRGE coming to Sheffield. (RA
  • Tresor's first archival book, Tresor: True Stories, tells the story of techno's arrival in Berlin and the venue's early days in the '90s. (RA
  • London promoter The Hydra celebrates ten years with three parties at Printworks. (RA
  • London venue Printworks has confirmed 19 shows for the coming months. (RA
  • RA.844 Tribal Brothers (RA
  • La La in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike | Tomorrowland 2022 Mainstage (Tomorrowland
  • 3 Are Legend (Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki & Like Mike)  | Tomorrowland 2022 - WE3 (Tomorrowland
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear this August (DJMag
  • Reliving BBC Radio 1 Dance Live weekend 2022 (IbizaSpotlight
  • Selections: Wordcolour (DJMag
  • One to watch: Yunè Pinku (Guardian
  • How Shambhala is pioneering harm reduction at music festivals. (EDM
  • From livestream concept to sophomore LP comes Jason Ross’ ‘Atlas’ (DA
  • Danger Mouse & Black Thought: cracking the code (DJMag
  • Jeff Mills on live performance. (RA
  • Mall Grab is ready for the next level. (DJMag
  • Amelie Lens: "Ibiza has a huge impact on the new generation" (DJMag
  • Bru-C: “Amapiano is not just a sound, it's a whole lifestyle” (Mixmag
  • How Black women and queer communities are shaping the future of African electronic music. (Mixmag
  • Disco ain’t dead: how Beyoncé resurrected dance music and its queer history for Renaissance. (TheConversation
  • Aluna Francis on Beyoncé, the ‘oonts oonts’ resurgence and Black women’s place in electronic music. (gal-dem
  • Phantoms are back with a bit more melancholy and their best work to date. (Billboard
  • Hardwell opens up about his soul-stirring road to reinvention: "It feels way more like freedom" (EDM)
  • Andrea Oliva has just released his new EP Dilemma. (Mixmag
  • Maren Morris and Zedd tease a follow up to The Middle. (Billboard
  • A 4xLP limited edition pressing of Eric Prydz's 2016 album 'Opus' has sold for $2,000 on Discogs. (DJMag
  • SHERELLE's BEAUTIFUL platform is launching a free academy in London for queer and BIPOC individuals in partnership with Danish audio company AIAIAI. (RA
  • Brian Eno will release his 22nd studio album, Foreverandevernomore, in October. (XLR8R
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