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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
The Future Is Unknown (feat. Delhia de France)
X Recordings
"We were able to preview this for you because I opened up the Hot Mix with it on last week's show, but as we edge nearer to the official release, it's time to make it an ENT. If you follow Adriatique, you would have seen them dropping this over the last four or five weeks - some crazy images of them playing it on their Instagram and TikTok feeds. They are hugely respected on the underground scene."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.25 here.

Label: André Hommen, X Recordings
Management: Marco Kolz
Publishing: Tom Currie, Minds On Fire
Radio, Club, TV & Online: André Hommen, X Recordings
Live Agents: Marco Kolz, Futurism
28 Nov 2023
  • BMI is being sold to a New Mountain Capital-led shareholder group. (Billboard) As part of the deal BMI’s current shareholders will allocate $100m of the sale’s proceeds to songwriters and publishers affiliates. 
  • Sony Music Publishing UK has promoted Felix Canetty-Clarke to VP, UK A&R Strategy & International Research; Sarah Gabrielli to Senior Director A&R, UK & Europe; and Saul Fitton to Senior Director of A&R, UK. (RotD
  • Uber is set to launch in Ibiza this week. (Mixmag
  • UK platform Create Define Release (CDR) aims to tackle the gender imbalance in music production with a new project, Process. (DJMag
  • Key artist and label groups from major European music markets have come together to ask the EU to come up with a legislative solution to address the consequences of a court ruling which risks costing European artists and labels millions of euros each year. (RotD
  • David Guetta has teamed up with non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre's to "change the way the world drinks." (EDM
  • TikTok is now aggressively expanding into its competitors’ space with long-form video. (DMN
  • Inside Spotify’s plans to grow its share of the multi-billion dollar music merch business. (Billboard
  • Spotify officially revealed its revamped royalties system — with a minimum annual stream threshold for payments, fraud penalties, and ‘noise recording’ changes. (Spotify
    IMPALA is currently canvassing member views on the proposed changes. (RotD)  
  • Swedish House Mafia have announced "DJs World: Swedish House Mafia," a virtual music and gaming experience developed for the Roblox platform. (EDM
  • Live Nation has announced a new 30,000-capacity indoor main stage for Creamfields festival. (AAA
  • Lyon's Nuits Sonores reveals first artists, visual identity for 2024. (RA
  • Armin van Buuren, ANNA, NERVO, Eliza Rose, and DJ BORING are among the names for Tomorrowland Winter 2024. (DJMag
  • Scotland's Terminal V festival announces line-up for 2024. (Skiddle
  • Justice, Peggy Gou, Disclosure, more announced for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound 2024. (DJMag
  • Ahadadream, Sama' Abdulhadi and Honey Dijon are among those to perform at London's Junction 2 festival. (RA
  • A census from the Musicians’ Union and Help Musicians of nearly 6,000 professional musicians in the UK has found that 30% report having poor mental wellbeing, with another 11% feeling neither positive nor negative about it. (Guardian
  • Spotify overlooked a few details in its much-ballyhooed ‘royalty modernising’ plan — including the illegal parts. What else is about to blow? (DMN
  • TikTok published its Music Impact Report, setting out to consider the impact that TikTok and its users have on the music industry in terms of music discovery, consumption, and contribution to industry revenues. (RotD)  
  • Ahead of Engaging with Music 2023, IFPI's global report examining how fans around the world engage with, and feel about, music, it has shared the findings on attitudes to AI. (RotD) Among the findings, 79% of the 43,000 responses felt human creativity remained essential to the creation of music. In the UK, 81% agreed that AI should not be used to clone or impersonate artists without authorisation.
  • ROLI’s Seaboard RISE 2: seamless integration into the expressive world of MPE. (DJTechTools
  • Six emerging artists on our radar: November 2023 (Beatportal)
  • Riordan scores a Beatport #1 with “Needle On The Record” (Beatportal)
  • Cover Story: The return of Kollektiv Turmstrasse (Beatportal)
  • djay x Beatport Streaming Sessions with DJ TLM (Beatport)
  • Amsterdam club De School reveals last-ever monthly programme. (RA
  • Hamburg club PAL to close after nine years. (RA
  • Berghain reveals lineup for Silvester Klubnacht 2023. (RA
  • RA.912 Florentino (RA
  • XLR8R Podcast 827: Miki (XLR8R
  • yunè pinku | Boiler Room: Stockholm (BoilerRoom
  • Yotto live from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Stacey Hotwaxx Hale | Boiler Room: Detroit (BoilerRoom
  • Más Tiempo (Skepta & Jammer) DJ set in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Overmono | Boiler Room: Manchester (BoilerRoom
  • The most unexpected moments in the history of electronic dance music. (Magnetic)
  • Fresh Kicks 205: Suze Ijó (DJMag
  • Get To Know: Honeydrip (DJMag
  • Breaking Through: Bored Lord (RA
  • 'Where are the decks?': 10 DJs share the story of their worst ever set (DJMag)
  • Harnessing the power of nature sounds in electronic music: A case study with Hinako Omori. (Magnetic
  • EX.688 Juliana Huxtable (RA
  • Burning Down The House: how Talking Heads' ‘Speaking in Tongues’ ignited New York's dancefloors. (DJMag
  • When Skepta and Jammer stepped into the booth of Ibiza's legendary DC-10 club for the soft launch of a new project Más Tiempo, they surprised many — but the UK rap icons' relationship with DJing and house music runs deeper than you might realise. Robert Kazandjian gets the full story. (Mixmag
  • "Post-Rave Paradigm": Exploring the future of dance music and psychedelic spaces with Michelle Lhooq. (EDM
  • The Athens DJ and producer Babynymph discusses her formative friendship with Sophie and an "unhinged" forthcoming album. (i-D
  • Vintage Culture shares his musical journey and thanks fans. (EDMTunes
  • Eliza Rose’s house and garage is taking over—hit by hit. (Complex
  • How Liverpool's legendary Club 051 was brought back from the brink of demolition. (Mixmag
  • Has Techno lost its groove? (Attack
  • Tbilisi, Left Bank and a club scene in evolution. (RA
  • Latin America's electronic underground is breaking barriers to secure its global future. (DJMag)
  • Roblox talks music: ‘There’s always more growth and tools coming’. (MusicAlly
  • The KLF launch ‘KLF Kare’ website and share new remix. (DJMag
  • The Chemical Brothers won Best Album for their LP 'For That Beautiful Feeling' at the Rolling Stones UK Awards. PinkPantheress won Best Song for 'Boy's A Liar Pt 2'. (RotD
  • John Summit announced his new Las Vegas residency at LIV along with a new album. (EDMTunes
  • Amelie Lens has released her last track before entering a touring hiatus to focus on the next stage of her life, motherhood. (Magentic
  • The Prodigy have reportedly changed the lyrics to their track 'Smack My B***h Up' to "change my pitch up" at their live shows. (Mixmag
  • Fred again.. has been announced as a headliner at Reading and Leeds Festivals 2024. (Guardian
  • Sama' Abdulhadi has released her contribution to the 'fabric presents' mix compilation series. (DJMag
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