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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Rapture (Gerd Janson Remix)
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"This week's Essential New Tune is from Renee Thompson, aka SeeMeNot. She's been working with the likes of Joe Goddard and Roman Flügel and has a stack of fans, including TSHA and Scream. We've been supporting her previous releases on this show and I've been featuring her music in some livestreams, particularly that Defected one, which I got asked loads about when I played her track. This Gerd Janson remix drops alongside the original on the label Brainstream. The track is called Rapture. It's about building a march and saving the world."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.00 here.
LabelMax Leader & Dean Driscoll, Brainstream
ManagementMax Leader, Leader 
PublishingMatt Smith, Metropolis Songs  
RadioJay Ahmed, Your Army
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
OnlineMatt Learmouth, Alchemy PR
19 Mar 2021
  • Native Instruments and iZotope are combining forces in a new parent entity called Music Creation Group. (RA
  • Sally Dunstone has joined Primary Talent International as a Concerts agent. She was previously at at X-ray Touring and brings her roster with her, including Kelly Lee Owens. (Variety)
  • Offmeta, a new record label servicing music in esports, gaming and digital culture, is introducing a licensing solution for partners and creating artist integrations in broadcasts and content. (RotD) The label will focus on both established and emerging artists.
  • Seminal Music Group relaunches a year after death of its founder Michael Theanne. (Billboard
  • Joe Conyers III, Chief Strategy Officer at Downtown Music Holdings, has left the company to join Hong Kong-headquartered as EVP, Global Head of NFTs. (Billboard)
  • Glitterbox to host the official Red Nose Day after-party this Saturday with DJ Gok Wan, Mevlo Baptiste and The Shapeshifters. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Insomniac Music Group have launched underground record label, Factory 93 Records. (
  • Underplayed, a new documentary exploring gender imbalance in electronic music, is now available on Amazon Prime. (DJMag
  • Glitterbox have launched the nightlife documentary ’Where Love Lives’ on YouTube. The documentary describes a life-changing journey to the dancefloor and the nightlife. (Glitterbox
  • US industry groups call on Recording Academy to eliminate ‘archaic’ music-publishing provision. (Variety)
  • Following the announcement from the Berlin Club Commission that nightlife in the city may not return to normal until 2022, the commission has now outlined a six-point plan to safely reopen clubs in the German capital. (DJMag
  • UK city Liverpool will pilot a series of large-scale events in a government-led Covid-19 study event this spring. The Events Research Programme (ERP) will begin in April, when participating volunteers will attend trial events with large crowds and reduced social distancing at nightclubs, theatres, stadiums, concerts and more.  (RA)  
  • Bryony Beynon, the managing director of the Good Night Out Campaign, has called the UK's government plan for nightclubs and bars in England and Wales to be patrolled by undercover and uniformed police officers as “pretty frightening”, adding that it “feels like an increase in police intrusion into social spaces”. (Mixmag
  • Undercover police may patrol nightclubs and bars in England and Wales as part of new plans set out by the government to identify and prevent predatory behaviour against women. (Guardian
  • Kaytranada won the Best Dance/Electronic Album for 'Bubba' and Best Dance Recording for '10%' featuring Kali Uchis at the Grammys. (Grammys)
  • Hannah Wants latest single 'Lift Off' has been chosen to soundtrack the new design for the Jaguar E-PACE. (RotD)
  • Alan Walker and Republic of Gamers are joining forces in order to find the perfect fan-made video for Walker's recent collaboration, "Fake A Smile," alongside salem ilese. (
  • Beatport have partnered up with Atlantic Records, Label Radar, and Tiësto to present producers with an opportunity to remix Tiësto’s ‘The Business Pt. I + II’. (beatportal)  
  • A new exhibit from Google and YouTube titled "Music, Makers & Machines," takes viewers on a walk through the history of electronic music from genesis to present day. (
  • A new enhanced Spotify playlist celebrating the 20th anniversary of Daft Punk's 'Discovery' features unseen footage and interview snippets. (DJMag
  • Musicians and music workers have taken part in protests at Spotify’s offices around the globe, calling for increased streaming payouts and more transparent business practices. (Pitchfork) The events were initiated by the Union of Musicians.
  • Social media platform OnlyFans announced its Creative Fund, which will offer a grant to four musicians to kick start their careers. (RotD)
  • Aphex Twin has sold his afx\/weirdcore\blockscanner NFT collaboration with Weirdcore for 72 ETH (approx £93,000) on Foundation. (Cyptobriefing
  • Madeon is selling Good Faith Live tour visuals by artists OSEANWORLD, ShinOSM, Mollie Tarlow, and Mike Kluge as NFTs via Nifty Gateway. (EDMTunes)
  • Ditto Music have launched an NFT exchange on its Bluebox platform. (RotD)
  • Eric Prydz Holosphere set has been removed from the Creamfields line-up. (EDMTunes)
  • London festival Waterworks prepares the first edition for 25 September 2021 at Gunnersbury Park. (RA
  • Albania's Kala Festival reveals the full line-up for 2021, featuring Joy Orbison, Palms Trax, Jayda G, Shanti Celeste & Peach, Skee Mask, Evan Baggs, Parris, Shy One, DJ Python and Maurice Fulton. (RA
  • Above & Beyond to celebrate the 450th episode of their long-running Group Therapy serial from their hometown - London. Hosted at The Drumsheads in Meridian Water on 14-15 August. (DA
  • TOKiMONSTA has announced Every Woman livestream for 26-27 March and will feature an all-woman line-up, including Tinashe, Aluna, and Tygapaw. (
  • Coachella is reportedly rescheduling to April 2022. (DA
  • Edinburgh's Terminal V have announced the full line-up for its first-ever two-day event this year for Halloween. Among the artists performing at the weekender are Ben UFO, Honey Dijon, Octo Octa and Shanti Celeste, with Avalon Emerson, Ejeca, Ewan McVicar, Floorplan and Moxie. (DJMag
  • Excision has confirmed both Bass Canyon (20-22 August) and Lost Lands (24-26 September) festivals will take place a planned in the US. (DA
  • Day Zero is returning to Israel with Charlotte de Witte, Diplo, Lee Burridge and more in September. (Billboard
  • The Martinez Brothers are to headline Shangri-La's VR venue Lost Horizon on 20 March and will be joined by Jaden Thompson, Christian AB b2b Quest and Alan Fitzpatrick. (Mixmag
  • The Flemish government has granted Belgium music festival Tomorrowland with €1.8m.  (EDMTunes
  • Tomorrowland have now officially announced that it will be taking place later in the summer than its usual July dates. (DJMag
  • Global revenue for recorded music grew 7% to $23.1bn in 2020, according to a new study released by Midia Research. The growth rate was significantly below the 11% increases seen in both 2018 and 2019. Streaming revenues reached $14.2bn, up 19.6% from 2019. Independent labels and artists direct both strongly overperformed in the market, collectively growing at 27% and thus increasing their combined streaming market share to 31.5%. The artists direct sector grew by 34.1% to $1.2bn and in the process increased market share by more than a whole point, up to 5.1%. (Variety
  • Are user-centric royalties a gamechanger or just a really big ‘meh'? (TMN - Arlo Enemark - Noisehive)
  • Putting police in nightclubs is the worst response imaginable. (Clash
  • Perspectives from the scene: Liam Alexander and Benny Rausa of Melbourne's Colour club. (RA
  • Beginner's Guide: Compression (DJMag
  • Denon DJ’s SC6000, SC6000M PRIME get Serato DJ integration and full RGB waveforms. (DJTechTools
  • A London club photography project titled Let Us Dance has been launched to raise awareness of the impact COVID-19 has had on the nightlife industry, and to help raise funds for the Night Time Industries Association. (DJMag
  • What nightclubs are opening in the UK? A guide (Mixmag
  • Why we may not be dancing in nightclubs quite as soon as we think. (Telegraph)
  • Berlin club and record label Tresor celebrates 30 years with rare reissues, special box set and a book. (RA
  • Printworks have announced details of its reopening weekender, scheduled to take place in September. (DJMag
  • Outdoor club Ernie's Yard is set to open on 25 June in the site of a former scrapyard in Canning Town, London. (Mixmag
  • Manchester is getting a new open-air club called SQUARE ONE. The venue will open on 29 June 26 with Denis Sulta, Enzo Siragusa and Hot Since 82. (Mixmag
  • Miami Beach Treehouse nightclub is up for sale. (EDMTunes
  • RA.771 Philipp Gorbachev (RA
  • Fact Mix 799: Yu Su (Fact
  • Magnetic Mix 139: No Pants Party (Magnetic
  • DT735 – MADVILLA (DT
  • Nina Las Vegas live DJ set (DJMag
  • Yotto - A very cold DJ set - Lapland, Finland (Yotto
  • Dimension from Hidden Valley New Zealand (DJMag
  • The best DJ mixes of the year 2021 so far: February (Mixmag
  • Beatport HYPE: Kuukou Records (beatportal)
  • How to start a record label. (RA
  • On the road with... Fat Tony (Metro)
  • My Studio: Quenum (Attack
  • Selections: ZULI (DJMag
  • Get to know: Jyoty (DJMag
  • Six emerging artists you need to hear this March. (DJMag
  • In Conversation with Sydney Blu. (DT
  • EX.549 He.She.They - Utopian raving with the rising party promoters. (RA
  • The beginner’s guide to: chillout (MusicRadar
  • Music publishing executives discuss how their marketing and playlist strategies are shifting and where the potential lies in the relationship between publishers and DSPs. (Synchtank)
  • 7 DJs and collectives on the women and non-binary artists who inspire them. (Mixmag
  • Carl Craig and the quality of sound. (Attack
  • Jaguar: UK radio’s next gen champion (DJMag
  • 10 ways that Daft Punk's 'Discovery' predicted pop music's future, as explained by fellow artists. (Billboard)
  • How Silicone Soul's 'Right On' became a cult Ibiza anthem. (DJMag
  • From Voder To OVox: A history of vocal synthesis. (Attack
  • From Chicago footwork to Bucharest minimalism, these cities’ electronic music scenes have changed the way we move. (TimeOut
  • Our digitised world hasn’t just changed how we listen to music. It changed the music itself. (NYTimes)
  • Producer Spotlight: Anastasia Kristensen is exploring new worlds in her productions. (beatportal
  • Faithless: "Letting venues and festivals collapse would be utterly appalling​" (Mixmag
  • Refusing to follow trends, NYC’s Jubilee has won success exactly where it counts. (beatportal
  • The next generation of dubstep producers are diverse, inclusive, and pushing boundaries. (beatportal
  • After years of slogging through DJ sets and obsessional exercise, the London producer Joel Corry had one of 2020’s biggest and best pop hits. But his brutal work ethic is ‘a gift and a curse’. (Guardian)
  • GET Protocol's Olivier Biggs cuts through the NFT hype to outline how the live business can harness non-fungible tokens. (IQ
  • NFTs: crypto grifters try to scam artists, again (DavidGerard
  • 'There’s a panic-stricken gold rush at the moment’: What do NFTs mean for the music making industry? (AMI - Mark Sutherland) 
  • With NFTs, musicians see a way to finally take control. (Vice
  • The NFT market is just getting started, but where is it headed? (TechCrunch)
  • The Orb's Alex Paterson announces Orbscure Recording label, biography and collaborative album. (RA
  • Nicky Romero has released 'You Used To', part of his five track celebration of Miami Music Week in his Protocol Vibes - Miami 2021 EP. (DA
  • Endgame has announced his debut album Surrender is be released on 4 April 2021. (Mixmag)  
  • Roman Flügel unveils new LP, Eating Darkness, on Running Back. (RA
  • Kölsch has released a brand new EP called 'Isopolis'. (Mixmag
  • Steve Aoki has announced he has teamed up with Kiiara and Wiz Khalifa for 'Used To Be'. (
  • Watch a video about Promises, the new album from Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & London Symphony Orchestra. [video] (RA
  • ZHU has announced his new album is finished. (DA
  • Rezz has announced that her new album is finished. (DJMag
  • Carl Cox has released 'Sand, Moon & Stars', the title track for DAZN's five-part football documentary, Club Ibiza: The Sessions. (DA)
  • Subtronics has announced that he will be embarking on the nationwide Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in the US next month. (
  • Charlotte de Witte has invited artists to submit demos to her techno imprint, KNTXT. (DJMag
  • Aloe Blacc says additional collaborations with Avicii are pending approval. (
  • Fatboy Slim has announced a UK arena tour for November 2021. (DJMag
  • John Summit, has announced that his debut Insomniac Records single, 'Make Me Feel', will be released on 26 March. (beatportal
  • Four previously unreleased Frankie Knuckles remixes of Electribe 101's, 'Heading For The Night', are due 9 July via Electribal Records. (RA
  • Miami duo Basside reveal new SOPHIE-produced EP, F*** It Up. (RA
  • Mathame have launched a new series of mixtapes that have been put together with a brand new A.I. algorithm developed to test the power of the new M1 processor architecture by Apple. “Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1” is available via Apple Music. (RotD)
  • Ballroom icon Vjuan Allure has died. (RA
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