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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Paul Kalkbrenner
B1 Recordings
out now
"This guy premiered the first live performance of the track during his Tomorrowland Livestream. We are talking about the amazing Paul Kalkbrenner. This is a special record and might be his biggest track since the legendary Sky and Sand. This is Parachute and it's this week's Essential New Tune." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.55 here.
Label: Mark Bowden, B1 
ManagementMarcus Ruschmeyer, The Principals 
PublishingHeiko Beck, Modern Soul
National RadioTom Currie, Your Army 
Online & Press: Alastair Duncan, Infamous
Club: William Brigham, Your Army
Live: Roman Trystram, CAA
31 Jul 2020
  • DJ Awards have postponed their 2020 awards and will return in 2021. (RotD)
  • A new survey by Ocean Recovery in the UK has found 88.3% of people think drugs are becoming easier to obtain. (Mixmag
  • Musicians, DJs and nightclubs are urgently calling on the UK government for support for the nighttime industry amid coronavirus closures that could decimate the sector. (Vice)
  • The first tranche of funding from the UK Government's £1.57bn cultural recovery package will be used to save around 150 grassroots music venues from insolvency, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced. (RotD)
  • #LetUsDance campaign success as dance music and events sector gains government recognition within the arts and access to support via £500m Culture Recovery Fund. (RotD
  • Atari has released an Avicii themed mobile video game, Beat Legend: Avicii, which features 15 of the late producer's biggest hits. (Billboard
  • Bandcamp Fridays, the monthly event in which the music distribution service waives its cut of revenue sales for one day, will continue for the rest of the year. (NME)
  • Triller is raising between $200m and $300m to fuel its expansion, just as it starts locking in deals to transfer over major TikTok influencers to its platform. (MBW)
  • Spotify's financial results for Q2 showed 138m subscribers and 299m monthly active users, up 8m and 13m respectively. Revenues of €1.89bn were up 13% year-on-year, although an operating loss of €167m and a net loss of €356m were recorded. Advertising revenues, impacted by Covid-19, dropped 21% to €131m. (Spotify, Spotify)
  • Manchester in the UK are to hold ‘Rave in a Box’ event series throughout August. (DA
  • Kansas City's electronic music festival Dancefestopia has cancelled its 2020 edition. (DA
  • Juliana Huxtable, Evan Baggs, Laurel Halo and LSDXOXO to play virtual United We Stream festival. (RA
  • Imagine Music Festival reveals the official Phase 1 2021 line-up only a few weeks after its 2020 cancellation. (EDMTunes
  • DJ Yoda and Norman Jay MBE will perform at UNLOCKED, an outdoor event at London's Alexandra Palace in August. (RA
  • Tomorrowland Around The World virtual event drew more than 1 million viewers. (DA
  • ADE‘s 2020 conference is officially going digital due to continued uncertainty about the safety and feasibility of hosting such an event during the COVID-19 pandemic. (DA
  • EXIT Festival has announced the first acts for 8-11 July 2021 including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz, Four Tet, Metronomy. (Exit)
  • Proximity is announcing a partnership with Montraa, the new company from Omar Zabian, the former Cirque du Soleil Director of Global Events and Sr. Director Strategic Development and Partnership. The companies will produce and stream shows from a variety of A-list dance artists performing at various wonders of the world. (Billboard
  • What each country pays for Spotify Premium and how it affects what artists get paid. (Cashnet)
  • Who benefits from a pivot to live streaming? (David Turner)
  • What do virtual festivals pay artists? Tomorrowland tests a new model. (Billboard
  • It’s time to respect the jungle MC. (beatportal
  • A DJ set on Europe's Longest Escalator is dance music's weirdest moment yet. (Mixmag
  • DJs changing their problematic artist names isn’t a fix for industry racism. (Dazed
  • Rich DJs have been seen playing shows across the United States this past weekend. Why are they and promoters willing to jeopardize their fan's safety for a quick buck? (Magnetic
  • Perspectives from the scene: Larissa Correia of Liminal Booking agency. (RA
  • Missed Opportunities: A view of the industry. (RA)  
  • Halle am Berghain has reopened for a new sound installation till 2 August. (RA
  • Amsterdam's De School has announced permanent closure due to Covid-19. (DJ Mag
  • Dave Clarke has asked people to help Berlin's iconic club Tresor. (EDMTunes
  • Berlin club Tresor has launched a Startnext fundraising campaign, titled Tresor Never Sleeps. (Mixmag
  • Berlin festival CTM Festival and Minecraft venue Club Matryoshka are collaborating on a virtual event on 15 August. Aquarian, Jasmine Infiniti, Slikback, BADSISTA and Hyph11E are set to perform. (RA
  • Fact Live: GAIKA (FACT)  
  • DT705 – Greg Gow (DT)  
  • RA.738 Grant Aaron (RA
  • Podcast 654: DJ Danifox (XLR8R
  • AQWEA in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Magnetic Mix 108: Ekcle (Magnetic
  • Refraction Festival x Fact: DJ Stingray w/ BFF collective + SVDK (FACT
  • Joker picks his five favourite studio hardware. (DJ Mag
  • Renegade Riddims: Bally & Boom (DT
  • How manufacturers are finally waking up to underrepresentation in music tech. (DJ Mag
  • How Twitch is shaking up the music industry. (Billboard
  • Curated YouTube channels laid the groundwork for the playlists that dominate today, but human connection will always be a vital part of the music experience. (Complex)
  • Behind the Spotify playlists: Your questions answered by our playlist editors. (Spotify)
  • Getting official editorial support from Spotify is tough, forcing some artists to turn to third-party playlist networks to build fans. (RollingStone
  • Clubbing in the COVID-19 era: How 5 Eastern European countries are reacting to coronavirus. (DJTechTools
  • Inside the rave renaissance: the return of the UK’s burgeoning illegal party scene. (GQ
  • The new rise of minimal. (beatportal
  • Rave Family Block Fest debacle: What went wrong? (Variety
  • Roska is a UK dance music hall-of-famer, and a testament to consistency. (beatportal
  • EX.517 Jessy Lanza shares the story behind her new album. (RA
  • Thommy Davis: Baltimore house legend speaks! (iDJ
  • Jayda G talks new EP, promoting diversity in dance music and sharing joy. (Grammys
  • 20 questions with Howling. (Billboard
  • 20 questions with MK. (Billboard
  • Steve Aoki: "Tomorrowland is where technology and magic meet" (
  • With the pandemic still raging, the dancefloor - and real change - feels very far away. (Shawn Reynaldo)
  • Isaac Eloi: Queering the arts, and taking up space, for a bolder tomorrow. (DJ Mag
  • Black Band Camp: How a volunteer project is becoming a vital new platform for Black artists. (DJ Mag
  • Sideman: to truly amplify Black voices, those with influence need to share the mic. (DJ Mag
  • Inside Trax Records: Why Chicago's house originators are fighting for reparations. (Mixmag
  • Nineties bands in need of rave vocals looked to the late Denise Johnson, whose rich, fiery voice alchemised their music into something else entirely. (Guardian)
  • RIP Denise Johnson: An all-time great soul singer and charming, energetic force. (Mixmag
  • Ikonika will release the new EP, Hollow, on Hyperdub this August. (RA
  • Rui Ho will release her debut album, Lov3 & L1ght, on Planet Mu. (XLR8R
  • Faithless has shared a new single This Feeling. (DJ Mag
  • Martin Garrix tests eight new STMPD RCRDS releases during Tomorrowland Around the World. (DA
  • Paul van Dyk has shared the title track to his new album Guiding Light. (DJ Mag
  • Marshmello says he has '8 or 9' unreleased Juice WRLD collabs. (Billboard
  • Diplo to cap off digital Fortnite residency with in-game Higher Ground performance on 31 July. (DA
  • Calvin Harris is looking to sell his Hollywood Hills home for $5.5m. (Variety)
  • A fundraiser has been launched for the funeral of late singer Denise Johnson. (DJ Mag
  • DJ Deeon has launched a crowdfunder following a string of mini-strokes. (Mixmag
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation into a "drive-in" concert by The Chainsmokers for a lack of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Billboard)
  • Los Angeles DJ MK is suing his management company, MDM Artists, alleging "unfair and unlawful exploitation" abuse of trust, mismanagement and fraudulent misconduct. (Billboard
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