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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Emily Nash
Ministry of Sound
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"This week's ENT comes from Emily Nash, who was one of Danny Howard's selections as part of our Radio 1 Future Dance Stars series. Jaguar has been a big supporter of her on Radio 1 Dance Introducing as well. Emily is a 20 year old from Kidderminster in the Midlands who was working in a well-known supermarket until she was signed up by the Ministry of Sound."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31.53 here.
Label: Naomi Williams, Ministry of Sound  Management: Steven Braines & Sophia Kearney, The Weird & The Wonderful
Radio: Victoria McCall & James Jackson, Listen Up
Club: James Marsh, Listen Up
Streaming: Jorge Garcia, Ministry Of Sound & Matt Rimmington, Listen Up
Online: Louise Stone & Dujon Fairweather, Listen Up 
18 Jan 2022
  • Lady Of The House is hosting an exhibition celebrating women in dance music from 8-12 March. (DJMag
  • A study has predicted that Ibiza’s beaches are likely to be destroyed by climate change.  (DJMag
  • Night Time Industries Association CEO Michael Kill argues that restrictions will “see a ramping up of house parties and illegal events”, while there are many people who “don’t agree with COVID passes”.(Mixmag
  • New vinyl pressing plant Press On Vinyl is hoping to press 50,000 records a month for independent artists and labels, at a new base in Middlesbrough. (RollingStone) Separately, Mobineko in Taiwan is offering a service to press 25 to 100 records per title. 
  • Label of the Month: Scuffed Recordings (Beatportal)
  • Artist Series: Best of House (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Andrea Olivia (Beatportal)
  • Artist of the Month - ANNA (Beatportal)
  • Sammie Hall on recording Liquid Drum & Bass Vocals. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport is collaborating with Richie Hawtin and deadmau5 for new Synth Heads NFT Series (Beatportal)
  • Mapping the NFT revolution: market trends, trade networks, and visual features. (Nature) A study of 6.1m NFT trades finds the top 10% of traders account for 85% of transactions and trade at least once 97% of all assets. 10% of buyer–seller pairs have the same volume as the remaining 90%.
  • Virtual reality concert platform AmazeVR has secured $15m funding for hiring additional headcount. (TechCrunch)
  • Houghton Festival in Norfolk, UK, has announced its return dates for 2022. (DJMag
  • Chippy Nonstop, object blue, LSDXOXO and more will perform at Flesh festival in the UK in May. (RA
  • Coachella announces Swedish House Mafia, Disclosure, Anna and more for 2022. (DJMag
  • Manchester promoter Teletech announces debut festival in 2022. (RA
  • Insomniac shares Florida's Forbidden Kingdom line-up with Excision, Kayzo, Subtronics, and more. (DA
  • Insomniac Events and Club Glow have announced Project GLOW to take place in Washington, D.C om April with Martin Garrix, Griz, Seven Lions and more. (EDM
  • Texas festival Ubbi Dubbi has released its full line-up. (EDMTunes
  • Onboarding: the key to long-term sustainable communities. (MusicX - Bas Grasmayer) 
  • 1001Tracklists' A State of Dance Music 2021 report suggest demand for live sets and tech-house is greater than ever. Report here. (EDM
  • The next evolution of direct-to-fan will be fan-to-fan. (Midia
  • What if 2022 isn’t the year of music NFTs. (Dan Fowler
  • Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-REV7: is this finally the Pioneer DJ revolution we wanted? (DJTechTools
  • Pioneer DJ has launched two new Serato controllers with a totally new design – the DDJ-REV-1 and the DDJ-REV-7. (DJMag
  • London club Studio 338 has announced their first phase of 2022 shows to stretch throughout January and February. (Mixmag
  • Joy Orbison launches his own London club night, Just For You, at Below Stone Nest. (RA
  • Patterns Brighton add Bradley Zero, HAAi, Helena Hauff to Spring schedule. (Mixmag
  • PC Music signs new artist, Ö (RA
  • Reservoir has announced the acquisition of the publishing catalogue of the late Grammy-winning DJ, songwriter, and producer Fred Rister, including several collaborations with his creative partner David Guetta. (RotD
  • RA.815 Sky H1 (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 174: Clavette (Magnetic
  • Joris Voorn All Night at Fabric London (JorisVoorn
  • Tiësto - Live from Edge New York City (Tiesto
  • A history of Warner Music Group: The model record label. (PennyFractions - David Turner) 
  • From the metaverse to IRL & beyond: How deadmau5 keeps pushing boundaries (and cubes). (Pollstar
  • Synths that sound human: Monophonik's rowdy rave music channels the uncertainty of life. (Mixmag
  • Alewya is unlocking her superpowers. (DJMag
  • ​"A clear head on Sunday morning is a gift": Why DJs and ravers are embracing sobriety. (Mixmag
  • How Black-led music organisations are creating opportunities for emerging talent. (DJMag
  • Letter from the Editor: Turning towards wellness during uncertain times. (RA
  • Dance Floor Epiphanies: Spaces for Collective Healing (RA
  • Or:la: living the dream. (DJMag
  • Selections: Otik (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: CaitC (DT
  • Get to know: Shaun J. Wright (DJMag
  • Label of the month: Frappé (iDJ
  • Beloved Berlin DJ Carsten Klemann has died aged 41. (RA
  • Diplo and Aluna reunite for effervescent house cut, ‘Forget About Me’. (DA
  • David Guetta and MORTEN have dropped a new track, 'Permanence'. (DJMag
  • Jacques Greene is releasing his next EP, Fantasy, as NFT. (RA
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