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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Different Side (feat. Audio Bullys)
Michael Bibi & KinAhau
Solid Grooves Records
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"This week's ENT goes to one of Solid Grooves's co-founders, Mr Michael Bibi, alongside an emerging Mexican DJ and producer KinAhau, who has been featuring on Solid Grooves line-ups for a couple of years. The track features the genre-spanning electronic duo Audio Bullys. It's another ENT that many fans online have been eagerly awaiting for a number of months." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 35.38 here.
Label: Solid Grooves
Management: Michael Bibi: Alberto Bragado, Prime Culture / Audio Bullys: Adam Moujahid & Craig Pugnetti, 285 Group
Publishing: Audio Bullys: Sony Music Publishing
Radio: James Jackson, Tia Cousins & James Marsh, Listen Up / Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Club: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Online: Jake Price, Dispersion PR / Mikey Corrighan, Listen Up
Live Agents: Michael Bibi: Alberto Bragado, Prime Culture / Audio Bullys: Laetitia Descouens, Decked Out
07 Mar 2023
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  • Fast Company published its annual Most Innovative Companies list. In the music category BandLab came top, followed by Subtext, Tunecore, SoundExchange, Veeps, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Yousician, Black Lives in Music, and Dance Cry Dance. (FastCo
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