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Blind Date (feat. ABRA)
Joy Orbison & Overmono
XL Recordings
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"Following a previous collaboration on Bromley, this single drops after a summer full of festivals for the trio. The release of Joy Orbison's debut full-length still slipping Vo1.1, sold-out live shows at Electric Brixton and New York Hall for Overmono, and a debut Essential Mix that was nominated for an Essential Mix of the Year at the Radio 1 Dance Awards. They are just doing the business, aren't they, and having fun. This week's ENT is Blind Date by Joy Orbison and Overmono."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 37.10 here.
Radio: Andy Park, All Ears 
04 Oct 2022
  • US ticketing company Lyte has acquired the distressed assets of Festicket and Event Genius. (DMN
  • AlphaTheta Corporation has acquired a 25% stake in DJ Monitor, a global market leader in electronic music usage reporting. (RotD)
  • Berlin-based online radio station HÖR is launching a new website, as well as a subscription service. (DJMag
  • Nia Archives (One To Watch) and Local Action (Boutique Label) won awards at the AIM Awards in the UK. (RotD)
  • "Women in Music Tech" summit to offer free masterclasses, workshops, and networking events on 15-16 October. (EDM
  • Which Drum Machine is best for you? (PluginBoutique)
  • Introducing - Lens (Beatportal)
  • Francesca Lombardo returns with her ‘Echoes’ sample collection (Loopcloud)
  • Role Models - Biesmans: The “Grace, Attitude and Philosophy” of Laurent Garnier (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Terr (Beatportal)
  • Beatport DJ will change the way you dig for music digitally, Eluize explains more (Beatport)
  • VR concert production company AmazeVR has raised $17m in new investments. (RotD
  • Spotify named experimental pop artist Shygirl as its next artist development programme RADAR artist in the UK. (RotD
  • Trading volumes in NFTs have tumbled 97% from a record high in January this year. They slid to just $466m in September from $17bn at the start of 2022, according to data from Dune Analytics. (Bloomberg
  • Warner Music Group announced a collaboration with peer-to-peer NFT marketplace OpenSea, that would provide a platform for select WMG artists to build and extend their fan communities in Web3. (RotD
  • DCentralize to host UK's first Web3 music festival. (MW
  • Pixelynx announces first web3 artists in ELYNXIR universe. (Attack
  • Experimental Berlin festival 3hd has revealed the details of its eighth edition. (RA
  • UK festival Field Maneuvers launches crowdfunder to secure future. (RA
  • Arizona's Your Decadence festival has announced its line-up, including Zeds Dead, Flume and Duke Dumont. (EDMTunes
  • Ultra Music Festival 2023 releases Phase 1 line-up featuring Swedish House Mafia. (Billboard
  • 20 predictions for the music business in 10 years. (Ted Gioia
  • Could the cost of living crisis crush new music? (Face
  • Major record labels have little incentive to address streaming manipulation. (Medium - Austin Staubus) 
  • Sexual harassment, racism and bullying are rife across the music sector on a “devastating scale”, according to a survey of professional musicians. (Guardian
  • Analysis of TikTok’s weekly charts in the first half of 2022 reveals that, among tracks that charted in the TikTok Top 200 and then went on to reach over a million Spotify streams, 63.8% achieved this solely through organic posting by the artist and other TikTok users. Artist-generated content (AGC) drove 35.5% of these breakout hits, whereas influencer marketing and paid ads were responsible for driving traction in only 9.1% and 2.5% of cases respectively. (RotD)  
  • Ibiza 2022: October and closing party updates (IbizaSpotlight
  • Honey Dijon will bring her Jack Your Body residency to Berlin’s Panorama Bar this month. (Mixmag
  • East London club The Bridge reopens with Ryan Elliott, Oshana. (RA
  • East London nightclub and multi-purpose venue Oval Space has had its license revoked following an alleged open fire shooting on the club’s dancefloor in August. (Mixmag
  • Printworks London will shut for a “number of years” due to planned development at its Surrey Quays location, the venue’s team and Broadwick Live Group have confirmed. (DJMag
  • The family and estate of DJ, songwriter, producer and composer Avicii (born Tim Bergling) has concluded an agreement with Pophouse Entertainment, the Stockholm-based entertainment company. It has acquired a 75% ownership in the artist’s master recordings and publishing, with Avicii’s family and estate maintaining ownership of the remaining 25%. (RotD
  • Universal Music Publishing Group has signed electronic music producer/songwriter/DJ duo Bicep to an exclusive, global publishing agreement. (RotD) Lisa Marxen has been promoted to Managing Director of Bicep's management company This Is Music
  • Bárbara Boeing in the Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Joy Anonymous live from the tides, Southbank, London (DJMag
  • FJAAK DJ Set in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Carlita at Cinecittà, in Rome, Italy. (Cercle
  • Fresh Kicks 185: Ally Tropical (DJMag
  • How creativity is shaping the virtual rave. (RA
  • Video games introduced me to the Chemical Brothers - now teens find music through Fortnite. (Guardian
  • From dawn till dusk: How Café Mambo prepares for the legendary Ibiza sunset. (Mixmag
  • An oral history of Secretsundaze, London's exuberant party institution. (Mixmag
  • Getting back in the DJ Booth: Amorphous talks paying homage to Beyoncé with ‘Renaissance’ mashups and spinning outside of his bedroom. (Billboard
  • The Secret DJ conducts an industry experiment to find out what defines a respectable demo in the modern-day music business. (PRS
  • Paco Osuna on NOW HERE residency: “It’s impossible to be happier”. (Mixmag
  • Eye on the tides: Joy Anonymous’ beachside dancefloor is a social oasis. (Mixmag
  • Andrea Oliva Ibiza: 'There is no place on earth like Ibiza' (DJMag
  • RIP Jamie Roy: The house maverick who brought life and soul to every party. (Mixmag
  • Defected Records’ new owner Wez Saunders on protecting the label’s legacy: ‘I’m not here to reinvent the wheel’. (Billboard
  • Solomun, the DJ who keeps Ibiza dancing. (NewYorker
  • Armada Music releases full program for Amsterdam Dance Event. (EDMTunes
  • Fred again.. has been forced to drop out of Second Sky Festival 2022. (EDMTunes
  • Honey Dijon to release new album Black Girl Magic on 18 November. (DJMag
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