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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Makèz & Life on Planets
No Art
out now
"This week's ENT has been Shazamed and videoed to death over the past few months. It's definitely one of the most requested tracks to date on ANOTR's No Art imprint and it comes from Amsterdam duo Makèz as they link up with LA's Life on Planets for the long-awaited release of 'Downstream'. I really have been sent a stack of videos of this from listeners, friends and other DJs and producers sending it to me, going "Can you get this, can you get this off them and start playing it on the radio". We can now." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 39.46 here.
Label: No Art
Management: Life On Planets: Jonathan McDonald, 2Plus2
Radio, Club & Online: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
29 Aug 2023
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  • Mixmag has opened its 22nd international office in Kyiv, Ukraine.  
  • Tomorrowland, Belgium has been voted DJ Mag's number one festival in their Top 100 Festivals. (DJMag
  • Jamz Supernova, Jaguar, Elijah, Jayda G and fabric's Jorge Nieto will choose the winners of RA, fabric and Jägermeister's #SaveTheNight2023 fund. (RA
  • A survey by the Independent Society of Musicians (ISM) suggest almost half of UK musicians and workers in the music industry have had less work in the EU since Brexit than before it, and more than a quarter have had no EU work at all. (Guardian)  
  • BeatStars, the marketplace for buying and selling beats, debuted new membership features including Seeds by Lemonaide, an ethical AI that helps creators generate initial ideas for their tracks. (RotD
  • Amuse announced its brand-new AI mastering service, Master Your Music, is available to all Amuse artists via their app. (Medium)  
  • Sheffield's No Bounds Festival has cancelled its 2023 edition. (RA
  • Kraków's Unsound expands 2023 lineup, including RA panels and workshops. (RA
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  • The payment model debate isn’t over. (PennyFractions) "Numerous groups continue to fight and poke at this question, but it’s becoming clearer what the terrain of a post-pro rata world may look like, and it’s not looking much better than where we stand today." 
  • 13 essential plugins for producing minimal Techno music like the pros. (Magnetic
  • Arturia releases software TB-303 clone. (RA
  • Serato releases Sample 2.0 with stem-separation. (RA
  • InMusic is considering taking legal action in a number of territories to block the acquisition of Serato by AlphaTheta Corporation. (DJMag
  • Introducing: Tal Fussman (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week: Massano (Beatportal)
  • Decoding The Music Industry: The shifting landscape of releasing music (Beatportal)
  • Introducing Loopcloud Sounds - the go-to plugin for royalty-free samples (Loopcloud)
  • How top DJs use Beatport Streaming for their sets (Beatportal)
  • Ibiza:
    Dance With The Serpent has been announced as the theme for elrow's closing party at Amnesia on 30 September. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Carl Cox to make his debut at Art of the Wild at Wynn Las Vegas. (EDMTunes
  • London's Corsica Studios celebrates 20 years with Kode9, Ehua and DJ Flight. (RA
  • RA.899 Stacey Hotwaxx Hale (RA
  • Alok @ Cavo Paradiso 30th Anniversary Party (DJMag
  • Jayda G S2S Ruby Savage disco and house Set | Mixmag x Monkey Shoulder (Mixmag
  • Aphex Twin - Field Day (NTS
  • Selections: BADSISTA (DJMag
  • Introducing: Ødyzon (Attack
  • EX.675 Playing Favourites: Donato Dozzy (RA
  • Rampage Sound System on 30 years at Notting Hill Carnival. (DJMag
  • Eight artists taking kuduro and batida to the next level. (DJMag
  • Recognise: Malibu (DJMag
  • Burning Man’s Mayan Warrior art car was destroyed in a fire: Founder talks about what happened and what’s next. (Billboard
  • Review: Houghton is a festival the UK is lucky to have (Mixmag
  • Houghton Festival 2023: A harmonious confluence of music and nature (ElectronicGroove
  • Get to know Adam Beyer 2023 Hï Ibiza Resident [video] (EDMTunes
  • The Art of DJing: The Ghost (RA
  • Craig Richards: steering the ship (DJMag
  • DJ Babatr: the roar of raptor house (DJMag
  • Jax Jones: The UK dance super producer on a mission to break down barriers (RollingStone
  • How speed remixes and wacky mashups are taking over the music industry and forming a giant musical landfill. (NoBells
  • AI is remixing music—but the DJ is still a human. (Forbes
  • Robb McDanielsBeatport wants to cultivate a new wave of creators and build “the Connected DJ Booth” of the future. (MusicTech)
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL to headline Zamna in the jungles of Tulum. (EDM
  • Steve Aoki has announced his new album, 'HiROQUEST: Double Helix.' (DJMag
  • Ultra Naté has unleashed a previously unreleased remix of one of her tracks by Eric Kupper and the late Frankie Knuckles. (DJMag
  • Above & Beyond to join Aly & Fila for FSOE 800 at The Pyramids in Egypt. (EDMTunes
  • Headhunterz is retiring from performing to focus on making music. (EDM
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  • Richie Hawtin is to bring his From Our Minds tour to the Knockdown Center in New York on 21 October. (EDMTunes)  
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