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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
This Is Life
Nic Fanciulli & RETNA
Saved
24 Sep 2021
Comment
"This week's Essential New Tune comes from Nic Fanciulli & RETNA. Nic's been hammering this in his sets across the summer. Although RETNA has been only around for a few years, he has already been supported by the likes of Adam Beyer, Skream and Ida Engberg, to name but a few. This is forthcoming on Saved, Nic's label. It's called This Is Life. It's a banger - I have tested it!"
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.29 here.
Contact
Label: Lou Cooper, Saved
Management: Nic Fanciulli - Milo Mitchum, Three Six Zero / RETNA - Major Music
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
Live: Ian Hindmarsh, Analog 
21 Sep 2021
  • Atlantic Records UK has launched SIGNAL >> SUPPLY, a new label imprint focused on emerging talent within dance music. (RotD) Tristan Parsons has been promoted to Head of Dance Marketing. 
  • Dutch promoter ID&T has signed a partnership agreement with live organisation Superstruct Entertainment. (IQ
  • Live Nation has resumed its acquisition of Ocesa, the third-largest promoter in the world and the parent company of Ticketmaster Mexico. (IQ
  • People will have to show NHS Covid Passes in order to enter certain venues, such as nightclubs, from October in Wales. (Mixmag
  • In the UK Boris Johnson has unveiled his autumn and winter Covid Plan. 'Plan A' is designed to prevent the NHS being overwhelmed, and promotes vaccines and testing. Vaccine passports will be introduced for nightclubs, crowded indoor venues with 500 or more attendees if the NHS comes under "unsustainable pressure" in this period under the government's 'Plan B' option. Venues would be given a week's notice to implement passports. (BBC
  • Amsterdam Dance Event moves ahead with Festival, but the conference has been cancelled. (ADE
  • Ibiza has lifted coronavirus restrictions on night-time social gatherings. (DJMag
  • The UK’s live music sector has launched an industry campaign to deliver climate action, as it sets out its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2030. (RotD
  • A number of DJs and producers have contributed recipes to a new cookbook, 'Turn The Tables'. (DJMag
  • Iconic toymaker Mattel has announced the Barbie Music Producer doll to empower the next generation of female artists. (EDM
  • Loopmasters are proud to welcome back Whiney for his sophomore sample collection entitled Drum & Bass Bubblers (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Hybrid Minds (Beatportal)
  • Lewie Allen: “As a guitar player, fragments of things you love become your sound” (Loopcloud)
  • Artist of the Month - Boys Noize (Beatportal)
  • Rewatch Nina Kraviz and Anfisa Letyago’s live Heineken x F1 Milan Stream (Beatportal)
  • Beatport to host its first in person ReConnect event in Ibiza with Maceo Plex, TSHA & more (Beatportal)
  • Swedish House Mafia have announced a collaboration with Swedish furniture and homeware giant, IKEA. (DJMag
  • The Chainsmokers, Disclosure, and Steve Aoki are among artists to have backed Blockchain-based streaming service Audius in a $5 million funding round. (EDM
  • RCRDSHP, a digital collectibles platform for electronic music, announced the close of its first investment round. (RotD
  • Hipworth launched DJEnerate NFT, a collection of 10,000 unique NFTs from the electronic music world. (RotD
  • Don Diablo next NFT drop, called Hexhibit III, is a digital collectible that will come with a large physical structure. (EDM
  • Jamie Jones, Black Coffee and Lauren Lane set to play week-long Mexico festival, Ibiza Spirit. (Mixmag
  • Tomorrowland calls for three weekends of festival action in 2022. (EDM
  • Armin van Buuren, Paul Kalkbrenner, Wall Recordings boss Afrojack and Quintino have been announced for Tomorrowland's 2022 winter edition. (DJMag
  • Insomniac announces EDC Week 2021 line-up. (EDMTunes)  
  • DJ gear: prices going up, supply low -- here's why + what every DJ should do right now. (DJTechTools)
  • Printworks London announces major creative commission by United Visual Artists. (MW
  • Berlin club Plötze announces beach events to see out the summer. (RA
  • Dutch clubs and venues to reopen on 25 September. (RA
  • David Guetta live for the #Top100DJs Virtual Festival, in aid of Unicef (DJMag
  • Oliver Heldens, Creamfields UK 2021 (OliverHeldens
  • Above & Beyond: Group Therapy 450 live at The Drumsheds, London (Above & Beyond
  • Trance Wax live from Atlantis, Ibiza (Mixmag
  • Dance System in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • RA.798 Wanton Witch (RA
  • David Guetta makes a future rave ‘Titanium’ edit from scratch. (DJMag
  • Downsampled: How the frenzied sale of music publishing will change sample culture. (5mag
  • Porter Robinson talks turning his Second Sky Festival into a 'Porter-Centric' theme park. (Billboard
  • Anastasia Kristensen: “DJs being more genre-fluid motivates producers to be more fearless". (Mixmag
  • "It's ecstatic": DJ Koze, Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray on the power of Haitian Vodou music. (Mixmag
  • Rudimental talk the past, present and future with Point Blank. (Magnetic)
  • UNIIQU3: Jersey club's singular sensation. (DJMag
  • The true story of how India partied through Covid-19. (DJMag
  • Inside the growing trend of Latin EDM hits. (Billboard
  • Getting back in the DJ Booth: Angel & Dren talk cultivating the right energy and mixing in their own debut EP. (Billboard
  • How Burning Man's famed Robot Heart Camp is carrying on after the death of founder George Mueller. (Billboard
  • Drug harm minimisation is more important for UK clubs than ever. The policies around it need to change. (DJMag
  • Blockchain-enabled groups, such as Friends With Benefits, invest in their own creative communities using cryptocurrency tokens. This technology has potentially revolutionary implications for the music industry—if harnessed responsibly. (RA
  • How dubplates fuelled the rise of drum & bass in the ‘90s. (DJMag
  • Increased demand, plus the rising prices of raw materials, have led to huge delays at record pressing plants. When will the vinyl bubble burst? (NewStatesman
  • GRiZ's guide to the best emerging producers in electronic music. (EDM
  • SHERELLE has curated the next instalment in the fabric presents mix series. (RA
  • TheFatRat releases his debut studio album ‘PARALLAX,’ a collision of gaming and commercial influences. (DA
  • Faithless have released a new single, ‘Everybody Everybody’. (DJMag
  • Walker & Royce have officially launched their own label, Rules Don’t Apply. (EDM
  • Dance music tastemaker Danny Howard has taken over from Annie Mac as the host of the iconic ‘Dance Party’ show on BBC Radio 1. (RotD)  
  • Skrillex has sold his Malibu beach mansion for $17.5m. (EDM
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