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Notre Dame
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"It is coming out of Paris, the host city of the 2024 Olympics, which kicks off at the end of July, and his name is pretty cool, because he goes by the name Notre Dame, one of the city's iconic landmarks. This will be his second ENT after nabbing his first for the epic 'Yumi' on Solomun's Diynamic label back in 2022. Off the back of that, I selected him as one of my Radio 1 Dance Future Stars in 2023 and he's back on Diynamic with a new four track EP, titled 'Citizen 99'. It's all pretty hot, and in fact, I will be featuring one in the Hot Mix at the end of the show, but we are going to focus on track 1 right now. This week's ENT is 'Soda'."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.20 here.

Management: Carsten Levi & Oliver Barduhn, Effect Talent Management
Label: Tobias Schmid, Diynamic
Publishing: Phil Tuchmann, Shape Editions 
Radio: Julian Shay, Dispersion PR
Club: Tobias Schmid, Diynamic
Online: Julian Shay, Dispersion PR
Live Agents: NA - Len Chenfeld, Wasserman / ROW: Valentin Woeste, People Machines / FR: Etienne Heraud, Atlas Artists
25 Jun 2024
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  • EQT-powered consortium now owns 95% of Believe share capital as privatisation plans move forward. (DMN
  • Dirty Hit has introduced a new electronic music imprint – dh2. (Dork
  • Power Up announced the music creators, industry professionals and executives who will make up Year 4 of the Black talent programme. (RotD)  
  • Bridges For Music will return to ADE with their annual 500km charity cycle this October, continuing to incite social change through the power of music. (RotD
  • Kneecap has secured High Court permission to take legal action against the UK Government for blocking them from receiving a £15,000 funding award. (BBC
  • More than 50 prominent music companies, associations, and institutions globally have added their support to the 'Principles for Music Creation with AI.' Introduced by Roland Corporation and Universal Music Group in March, the Principles are a series of clarifying statements relating to the responsible use of AI in music creation, aiming to protect the essence of music — its human spirit. (RotD
  • The majors are suing two AI start-ups, Suno and Udio, over alleged copyright violation in a potentially landmark case. (BBC
  • TikTok is forming an in-house Music Content Investment Team based in Los Angeles, New York, and San Jose, focusing on “partnership or acquisition opportunities in the music content space on a global level”. (MBW
  • Brighton Music Conference announces dates for BMC 2025. (DT
  • New data from the Netherlands suggests more than 60 Dutch music festivals were cancelled this year. (DMN
  • The Garden at Hackney Bridge will debut at Secretsundaze Multi Multi Festival in July.  (DJMag
  • Tomorrowland has shared the full timetable for its 2024 edition. (DJMag
  • Love to be... is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by throwing its own festival on 14 September in Harrogate. (Mixmag
  • New York festival Electric Zoo is to issue refunds to attendees nine months after the 2023 event. (EDM
  • UK Music has unveiled the findings of its 2024 Workforce Diversity Survey, which offers a snapshot of those working behind the scenes in the industry. (RotD) The results show significant improvements in the areas of gender and ethnicity, but also highlight areas where more progress is needed. 
  • The International Artist Organisation (IAO) released part two of Streams and Dreams, a survey to map out the reality for artists in relation to the Digital Single Market directive, which was set out to strengthen artists’ positions in the economy and, among other things, ensure fair remuneration and transparent information. (IAO
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  • The best DAWs for music producers in all genres, styles and workflows. (MusicTech
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  • Beatport reveals Limited Edition apparel for BPXX anniversary drop (Beatportal)
  • Eight Emerging Artists On Our Radar: June 2024 (Beatportal)
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  • Ibiza:
    Ben Klock, Jennifer Cardini, Gabrielle Kwarteng and more confirmed to play HE.SHE.THEY. Amnesia Ibiza residency. (RA)  
    Chase & Status have shared the full line-up for their one-night-only takeover of Ushuaïa Ibiza later this month. (DJMag
    International pop star Charli XCX to curate Boiler Room at Amnesia on 12 July. (IbizaSpotlight)
  • David Guetta has signed an exclusive agreement to become an exclusive U.S. club resident of LIV Nightclub and LIV Beach. (EDM
  • RA Live: ISAbella (RA
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  • Litmus b2b S.A.M. in The Lab Amsterdam | Mixmag Netherlands (Mixmag
  • A history of Mákina in ten tracks. (RA
  • Rewiring Nairobi: the new era of electronic music in Kenya’s capital. (DJMag
  • On Cue: Francis Mercier’s Afro house impact (DJMag
  • Mix(es) Of The Day: Block9 2023 (RA
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  • How The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Surrender’ became their biggest, brightest album. (DJMag
  • The most influential electronic dance music DJs of All Time: 29 Pioneers, Icons, and Legends on the decks. (Magnetic
  • Ahead of the debut set at Glastonbury, drum & bass DJ Ros Atkins - who's also a BBC News presenter - about raving in the '90s, running club nights, and the contemporary d'n'b scene. (Mixmag
  • Sandbox is leading the charge for Egypt's newly burgeoning dance music era. (Mixmag)  
  • Joseph Capriati: do it for love (DJMag
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  • Save Europe: the alt-right movement spreading hate with dance music. (Dazed
  • TSHA has revealed her sophomore album, 'Sad Girl', is due out in September 2024. (EDM
  • Armin van Buuren and David Guetta have revealed a new track in the works, which was inspired by their debut B2B set in 2022 on the island of Ibiza. (EDM
  • ANNA is the latest to curate the seminal Global Underground series, this week sharing 'GU46: Lisbon'. (Mixmag
  • Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label names Lorne Padman to President. (Billboard
  • Jeff Mills explores themes of shock and trauma on new album, The Eyewitness. (RA
  • MC Conrad Foundation launched to support young musicians in memory of late drum & bass vocalist. (DJMag
  • A posthumous SOPHIE album curated by the late artist's brother will be released on 27 September through Transgressive Records and Future Classic. (RA
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