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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
My Hood
Dennis Cruz & Leon
Crosstown Rebels
This week’s Essential New Tune comes once again from the Crosstown Rebels stable. It's a track that Damien Lazarus first played in a back-to-back he did with me during the Miami Music Week and I’ve been bugging him ever since to tell me what it was. He finally put me out of my misery and sent it to me a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already been playing it on the show but I think based on the reaction I've been getting when I’ve been playing it out and everyone talking about it, it deserves to be this week’s ENT. It is the coming together of Dennis Cruz & Leon, the music speaks for itself, it’s called My Hood.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:00 mins here.
LabelLeon Oakey, Crosstown Rebels
Radio: Jake Price, Dispersion PR & Jessica Lamb, For The Record
Online: Will Lawes, Dispersion PR & Abigail White, For The Record
Management & Live: Alberto Bragado, Solid Grooves
14 Sep 2018
  • Machine Management, home to Clean Bandit, Danny Howard and Fakear, has been fully acquired by James Grant Group. (MBW) Subsequent to the buyout, JGG has appointed Machine founder Iain Watt as MD of its UK music division. 
  • The European Parliament has passed the new European Copyright Directive. (Guardian) Trade bodies welcomed the result. Statements from MPA, BPI, PRS for Music, IFPI, Impala, AIM, UK Music, CISAC.
  • Hannah Wants announces the launch of her new label, Etiquette. (Mixmag
  • Raving makes you happier, healthier and more successful, according to a new scientific study. (DJ Mag)
  • Sasha to speak at Electronic Music Conference in Sydney this November. (Mixmag
  • A new roster of talent and new staff aim to refocus Astralwerks on its roots as an influential arm of the dance music community. (Billboard)
  • Apple synched Loyal by Odesza (Ninja Tune) to launch their latest iPhone and Apple Watch product lines. The track was also Zane Lowe's 'World Record' on Apple Music's Beats 1 this week. 
  • Carl Cox (International DJ), Jamie Jones (Tech House Master), Black Coffee (Deep House), and Roger Sanchez (House Master) were among the winners at this year's DJ Awards held at Heart Ibiza. Track of the Season went to Your Mind by Adam Beyer and Bart Skils. See here for a full list of winners.
  • Tinami launches Kickstarter for customizable MIDI controllers. (Fact
  • Native Instruments reveals new Traktor Kontrol S4 with motorized wheels. (RA
  • Behringer has unveiled a clone of the legendary 909 drum machine. (DJ Mag
  • SoundCloud has announced a new personalised playlist called SoundCloud Weekly. Updated every Monday, it will serve up 30 tracks and DJ mixes. (Verge
  • Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo and Helena Hauff announced as the final performers for Fabric's 19th Birthday event. (Mixmag)
  • Moxie, Nightmares on Wax and Peggy Gou have been announced for Melbourne's New Year's Day festival, Let Them Eat Cake. (Mixmag)
  • Portugal's The BPM festival completes its 2018 line-up with Craig Richards, Joseph Capriati and Magda among the final additions. (RA
  • Day Zero has announced its initial line-up for next year's event featuring Black Coffee, Beduoin and Blond:ish. (Mixmag)
  • New York City's Electric Zoo music festival welcomed more than 100,000 attendees and completely sold out two of its three days for its 10th anniversary. (Billboard
  • The UK ticketing industry appears to be in a better place, even if some of its key players have been dragged kicking and screaming due to the light shone on it by campaigners, says Jonathan Robinson, MusicTank. (RotD)
  • Dance music should be wary of posthumous releases. (Mixmag
  • How streaming is changing the shape of music itself. (Midia)
  • Beyond the turntable: How tech is changing DJing. [video] (Electronic Beats
  • London's XOYO announces Hunee as their new resident DJ starting 12 October. (RA
  • New four-storey club called YES to open in Manchester later this month. (DJ Mag
  • Birmingham is getting a new 1000 capacity club called The Mill this Autumn. (DJ Mag
  • Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg are set to come together for a special back-to-back set at Ibiza club Destino on 27 September. (Mixmag
  • Bristol's In:Motion reveals winter line-up for 2018 featuring Chase & Status, Deadmau5 & Todd Terje. (DT
  • BMG has signed Sydney producer duo Polographia to a global publishing deal. (TMN
  • The best mixes from August: Discwoman, Gian Manik, LSDXOXO and more. (Guardian)
  • Bubblin' Up: Anastasia Kristensen (XLR8R
  • Q&A: Australian producer Nyxen. (DA
  • The Art of DJing: James Zabiela (RA
  • 10 moments that defined Skrillex. (DJ Mag
  • Burning Man 2018: 9 of the best sets. (Billboard
  • Best closing parties in September on Ibiza. (Ibiza Spotlight)
  • An oral history of Berlin minimal techno. (RBMA
  • The Sound of Berlin Documentary [video] (Embassy One
  • Get to know Satori, the Dutch artist leading Ibiza's nomadic movement. (Mixmag
  • Jauz talks about the concept behind his new album The Wise and The Wicked. (DMNW)
  • The delicate art of building robots that make techno with Moritz Simon Geist. (Mixmag
  • How to write a summer banger. [video] (BBC Radio 1)
  • Jungle’s first album was a dreamy hit — now the band’s two frontmen are on their second, and it’s all about broken hearts. (Standard
  • Jeff Mills discusses his history with the iconic Roland TR-909 and how technology will shape music in the future. (Mixmag
  • UK garage legend DJ Spoony chats about his top tracks that chart the influential sound. (DJ Mag
  • Eats Everything talks about the cost of Ibiza, his first trip to the island, mental health and how he balances his work and family life. (Ibiza Voice)
  • David Guetta's Top 40 biggest songs in the UK. (Official Charts)
  • David Guetta is slowing down and trying to reinvent EDM. (SundayTimes)
  • Perfect Driver label boss, Matthew Anthony, drops his Mental Notes EP. (DT
  • How To Dress Well set to release his fifth album, The Anteroom, in October. (RA
  • Paul Kalkbrenner shares full details for his extensive European tour taking place next year. (DJ Mag)
  • Robotics engineer and media artist Moritz Simon Geist is set to release the world’s first techno album played entirely by real robots in November.(XLR8R)
  • Flux Pavilion has teamed up with Eliminate on a brand new track titled Party Starter. (DA
  • Friction releases new 12 track album titled Connections on his own label, Elevate Records. (DT)
  • Fatboy Slim announces 'In the Round' UK arena tour for February and March 2019. (DT
  • Calvin Harris sets a new record with the most No. 1 hits of the decade in the UK. (Official Charts
  • David Guetta confirms new alias Jack Back and releases extensive tech house mixtape. (DA
  • DJ superstar Hardwell declares indefinite hiatus, “being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy”. (TMN
  • Above & Beyond have dropped another new trance anthem 'Rocket Science'. (DJ Mag
  • ODESZA releases a studio version of live staple Loyal. (Billboard
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