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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
The Future Looks Bright (feat. Mr V)
Max Dean
Repopulate Mars
out now
"This has been one of the most heavily requested tracks of the summer, with plays from Michael Bibi, John Summit, Hot Since 82 and from the man who released it on his Repopulate Mars as its 150th release, we are talking Lee Foss. Step up the young man from Essex that is Max Dean enlisting the help of Mr V on vocals on this week's ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.10 here.
LabelLeon Oakey, Repopulate Mars
Management: Ross Canavan, LOCUS Group
PublishingJamie KempVictor FontCarly Wilford
Radio: Will Hofbauer & Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Online & Club: Will Hofbauer, Dispersion PR
Live Agent: Mike Silcock, Prime Culture
01 Nov 2022
  • Deezer reported a 13.8% year-on-year revenue boost for Q3 for a total of €115.2m. (DMN) For the year-to-date, the company reported €334.6m in revenue, up 12.7% YoY. 
  • In its Q3, Spotify’s premium subscribers bumped 13% to 195m, an increase of 7 million since last quarter, while monthly average users (MAUs) jumped 20% to 456m. (Verge
  • Universal Music Group announced financial results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2022, reporting a revenue increase of 13.3% to €2.66bn. Recorded music revenue grew by 10.1%, music publishing up 6.9%, and adjusted EBITDA up 9.1%. (DMN
  • World Electronic Music Awards to air from Las Vegas next year. (Billboard
  • The Black Music Summit, a social enterprise invested in the global development and celebration of Black music talent, plans to launch a number of events in key locations around the world, leading to Ibiza in Summer 2023. (RotD)  
  • A new code of conduct to eliminate racism in the music industry will be adopted in 2023. Designed by Black Lives in Music (BLIM), the UK Music Industry Anti-Racism Code will cover issues around pay, inclusion and safety for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse members of the sector. (Guardian
  • BBC Radio 1 has announced the DJs named as part of the Annie Nightingale Presents Scholarship 2022, an initiative which launched last year to champion up-and-coming women and non-binary DJs in the Dance scene. (BBC
  • Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 had 450,000 attendees at this year's event and has announced it will return in 2023 on 18-22 October. (EDM
  • Laila McKenzie, co-founder of collective and record label Lady of the House (LOTH), is set to “take time away” from her role following accusations of bullying, gaslighting, and harassment. Laila McKenzie has since denied these reports, saying in a statement that she "wholly reject(s) the allegations made" and that she "was shocked and saddened by [Black Girl, White Girl's] subsequent public statement and personal attack on my character." (DJMag
  • Playlist of the Week - Roland Clark (Beatportal)
  • Berlin-based producer Emika talks about her experience creating purposeful sound libraries. (Loopcloud)
  • On Our Radar - October (Beatportal)
  • Introducing - Jaden Thompson (Beatportal)
  • Nine of the Best Distortion/Saturation Plugins (PluginBoutique)
  • Party Mode - The story behind our newest feature (Beatportal)
  • Elrow has partnered with SeatlabNFT for their XXL festival in Dubai in February 2023. (FestivalInsights
  • Crypto Blockchain Industries (CBI) has announced that David Guetta and MORTEN will be teaming up with the Parisian Web3 company to bring the future rave genre to the metaverse as part of CBI's AlphaVerse. (EDM
  • Insomniac has teamed up with End Overdose to combat the opioid epidemic. (EDM
  • Burning Man has revealed the theme for its 2023 festival: Animalia. (DJMag
  • The UK's Cross The Tracks festival shares first wave of acts for 2023 edition. (VinylFactory
  • Hardwell to headline Creamfields Vietnam. (EDM
  • The 2022 Global Collections Report published by CISAC showed global royalty collections for creators of all repertoires returned to growth in 2021, rising 5.8% to €9.6bn but remaining well below pre-pandemic levels. Despite a 27.9% rise in digital royalties helped by the growth of subscription streaming, total worldwide collections in 2021 were still 5.3% lower than in 2019. (RotD
  • Printworks has confirmed its final closing event season for 2023. (DJMag
  • Ministry of Sound is launching a new event concept, Sovereign, which begins with an appearance by Sasha on Saturday 12 November. (DJMag
  • Annie Mac, DJ EZ, Eliza Rose, Bklava, Interplanetary Criminal and LF System announced for Manchester's The Warehouse Project's New Year's closing parties. (DJMag
  • Barcelona club RED58 closes with immediate effect (RA
  • Producer and DJ, Nick van de Wall, also known by his stage name Afrojack, has extended his exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG. (RotD
  • RA.855 DJ Nobu (RA
  • Obituary: Joyce Sims - Singer and songwriter whose hits All and All and Come Into My Life brought an exciting new sound to pop and became club classics. (Guardian
  • Fresh Kicks 189: Suchi (DJMag
  • Meet Massano: A burgeoning melodic techno artist (Forbes
  • The history of Spiral Tribe, the UK’s most notorious travelling sound system. (DJMag
  • The unsung heroes of nightlife. (RA
  • Artists are cancelling live dates owing to soaring costs, venue bottlenecks, Brexit and the pandemic. Can touring ever be viable again? (Guardian)  
  • How SL2's 'On A Ragga Tip' became '90s UK rave culture's most enduring anthem. (DJMag
  • How Porter Robinson and the team behind ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ built a universe for Robinson’s Second Sky Festival. (Billboard
  • Cerrone shares 10 tracks that defined the disco era. (Magnetic
  • Hayden James talks about his live setup, fatherhood, and how he makes his risers. (Attack
  • The Brian Eno-mentored musician Fred Gibson, Fred Again.., is amassing a following with tracks built from social feeds and his iPhone. The intricate and emotional results can sometimes even start a party. (NYTimes
  • 20 questions with KiNK: The enigmatic producer on ‘Educated’ U.S. audiences and how ‘this life sounded like a hallucination back in Bulgaria’ (Billboard
  • Inside Carl Cox's two-decade saga at Ultra Music Festival. (EDM
  • Carl Cox: the superstar DJ on four decades igniting dancefloors (RollingStone
  • Inside Track: Web3, FOMO & stroopwafels — What happens when the global dance industry ascends on Amsterdam for ADE. (Billboard
  • Southstar has accused Robin Schulz of releasing an ‘exact’ copy of his remix, with both songs charting in the UK Top 40. (Independent
  • Fred again.. and Skrillex are currently living in each other's homes in London and Los Angeles, respectively, in the pursuit of "creative impact". (EDM
  • Nero to perform live at Red Rocks as part of deadmau5's We Are Friends Tour. (EDM
  • Marcel Dettmann has announced his first album in ten years. (DJMag
  • Mighty Mouse, house producer and Defected Records affiliate has died aged 48. (RA
  • Walsh, dubstep DJ and Benga collaborator, has died aged 40. (RA)
  • Martin Garrix has been crowned The World’s No. 1 DJ in this year's DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. (DJMag) Other no.1 winners are: Charlotte De Witte (Techno); Angerfist (Hard DJ); Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (DJ Group); Don Diablo (Future House); Armin Van Buuren (Trance); Vintage Culture (House); Black Coffee (Highest Climber); Layla Benitez (Future Star); DJ Paulette (Lifetime Achievement) and Reinier Zonneveld (Highest New Entry).
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