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BEN TURNER
Co-Founder, International Music Summit
Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Looking For Me
Paul Woolford & Diplo
Ministry of Sound/Higher Ground
out now
Comment
"It comes from a brand new collaboration from Leed's finest Paul Woolford. He has teamed up with a man who touches many genres, multiple skills, multiple talents, and he's just launched a new label Higher Ground. We're talking about Diplo. This is Looking For Me and is this week's ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33.09 here.

Contact
Label: Ministry of Sound Recordings / Higher Ground
Management: Paul Woolford - self-managed / Diplo - TMWRK 
Publishing: Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Concord Music Publishing & Ultra Music Publishing
RadioMartin Cook, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
Online: MoS / Bench Mob 
Live: Paul Woolford - Tom Nettleton, Paramount / Diplo - Sam Hunt, Paradigm 
03 Jul 2020
  • The UK government is set to scrap the mandatory 14-day self-isolation policy for holidaymakers and travellers returning from Spain, France and Greece. (DJ Mag
  • NTS Radio reveals support scheme, adds Haruomi Hosono, Yaeji, Moor Mother as residents. (RA)
  • Carl Cox has been named Clubbing TV most-streamed DJ on the streaming platform. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Mixmag has halted publication of its long-running print magazine "until we bring it back next year". (RA) The magazine's online content will continue publishing as normal.
  • A letter signed by more than 1,500 musicians has been sent to Oliver Dowden, the UK's culture secretary, calling for specific financial help for venues and a clear timetable to reopen. (BBC)
  • Aluna Francis calls out the dance industry's 'extreme double standard' of racial inequality in an open letter. "Let's make the dance music of the future inclusive". Read here. (Billboard)
  • Trailblazers, the podcast featuring music legends that helped shape electronic music, is back for its third series, exclusively on Deezer. (RotD)
  • Music platform Delic launches, allowing musicians and those involved in the creation of music to collaborate and build a network. (RotD)
  • Independent Label Market (ILM) is teaming up with Bandcamp to host a global online label market on 3 July. Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on all sales, with 100% of sales going direct to the independent labels. (RotD)
  • Anjunadeep has cleared 500+ tracks on Twitch. (DJTechTools
  • Roland and Korg have been fined £5.5m by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) watchdog for price-fixing in the UK. (DJ Mag
  • Native Instruments has announced a series of "initial steps towards ongoing change” in efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the company. (Mixmag
  • Novation has launched a series of live streams covering discussions and panels around technology, creativity and inspiration. (Novation)
  • Excision announces cancellation of Lost Lands and Bass Canyon, shares 2021 dates for both festivals. (DA
  • Croatia's BSH Island Festival is to go ahead from 7-12 July. (IQ
  • A 24-hour live stream is set to take place across 12 record stores this weekend, called Move the Record. (DJ Mag
  • Junction 2 have announced a virtual livestream with Adam Beyer, Carl Craig, Moodymann and more on 11-12 July. (beatportal)  
  • Movement Detroit postpones to 2021, announces first wave of names. (RA
  • Spotify in the midst of a big revaluation. (Forbes)
  • The rise of the virtual livestreaming 'tour', plus how today's podcast deals look a lot like yesterday's music deals. (Cherie Hu)
  • Are you sure you want to be an electronic music journalist? (Shawn Reynaldo)
  • Think politics and dance music don’t mix? Think again (beatportal
  • 130 people were evicted from a private party at Ibiza super club Amnesia last Sunday. (RA
  • London venue The Cause is adding a three-storey 5,000-square-foot room, tentatively called The Theatre. (RA
  • Perth nightclubs reopen with minimal social distancing measures. (RA
  • Prague club Ankali is reopening this weekend for its Antivirus A all-local weekender. (RA
  • Hanoi club Savage has reopened at a new location in the Tay Ho district. (RA
  • Dance duo Cousn sign with The Other Songs. (MW
  • DT701 – Timmy P (DT
  • RA.734 Osheyack (RA
  • ANZ deep house to acid breaks via UKG & rave set (Mixmag
  • Mix Of The Day: RAAYS (RA
  • Mix Of The Day: Arca (RA
  • Fact Mix 764: Lafawndah (FACT
  • Podcast 650: Elaquent (XLR8R
  • The Blaze live at Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France (Cercle
  • Hot new tracks for July (Ibiza Spotlight
  • The 15 best techno music tracks of June 2020 (Magnetic
  • The 15 best bass music tracks of June 2020 (Magnetic
  • Sonny Fodera selects 10 tracks that define his friendship with touring partner and pal Dom Dolla. (Billboard
  • Selections: Nightwave (DJ Mag
  • Get to know: AJ Moreno (EDM Identity
  • Out of the melting pot: The origins and evolution of drum'n'bass (Red Bull
  • Lis Sarroca: Deep beats from Barcelona (iDJ
  • In conversations: Eats Everything (Magnetic
  • 20 questions with Louis the Child. (Billboard
  • EX.514 Eddie Fowlkes: Putting the Detroit in Detroit techno (RA
  • Off their heads: the shocking return of the rave. (Guardian
  • Spencer Brown talks about coming out publicly: 'The dance music community saved me during my darkest times' (Billboard
  • Wolfgang Gartner on anxiety, rehab and this 'incredibly optimistic' career moment. (Billboard
  • Irish wunderkind and Drumcode favourite, Rebūke, talks about his rave roots and his rise to dance music stardom. (beatportal
  • On Underworld’s Drift Series 1, the music is never finished (Bandcamp
  • Carl Cox interview: 'Socially distanced club nights aren't the way forward' (Standard
  • Kevin Saunderson: 'You feel like somebody is eliminating Black artists and producers from being part of the scene' (Billboard
  • Major artists are turning to brand partnerships in droves for new revenue streams. Since Covid hit, deal-making has been “heightened on steroids,” says one agency executive. (RollingStone)
  • With concerts on hold, it’s abundantly clear that most musicians can’t live off streaming income alone. How could the system be fixed? (Pitchfork) “The pandemic is only exacerbating the inequities of a [streaming] system that is rigged against the people who make it run”.
  • Spotify has been making investors — including music’s three major record labels — rich lately. But those same labels likely aren’t happy with the reason for the streaming service’s huge share boost. (RollingStone)
  • Honey Dijon infuses Jessie Ware’s Ooh La La with a heavy groove. (DA
  • Disclosure have revealed new track My High from their forthcoming album, Energy. (DJ Mag
  • A Skrillex collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign, Kanye West & FKA Twigs is set to be released this week. (DJ Mag
  • Becky Hill has launched a podcast, The Art of Rave, to discuss rave culture with some of its pioneers. (RotD
  • Odesza and Golden Features return as Bronsan with Dawn, a collaboration with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. (Billboard
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