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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
HOSH ft. Jalja
Ministry of Sound/THREE SIX ZERO
02 Jul 2021
"This week's Essential New Tune is the follow up to 'Midnight Hanging Tree' which has amassed over 70 million streams. It also had a lengthy stay on the Radio 1 playlist and was one of the most played tracks of last year. It was in fact my first ENT of the new decade. Hosh is back once again with Jalja on vocals for Tighter."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.02 here
Label: Laura Hand, Ministry Of Sound / Nick Dearmun, THREE SIX ZERO
Management: Matt Jagger, Europa Music Management
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson & James Marsh, Listen Up
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
Online: Louise StoneDujon Fairweather, Listen Up
Live: ROW – Roman Trystram, North America - Alex Beckett, CAA / South America - Ryan Salzman, Bullit
06 Jul 2021
  • MelodyVR published its financial results for the year to 28 December 2020, showing revenue rising from £195k in 2019 to £988k. Cost of sales grew from £1.8m to £5.6m, while administrative expenses grew from £14.2m to £21.5m, leading to an operating loss of £26m. The startup nearly doubled its users to 325,000. (MusicAlly
  • Kobalt reported that its gross collections grew by 13% to $703m in the fiscal year-ending 30 June 2020. It also reached profitability in its current fiscal year ending 30 June 2021. (RotD) Kobalt Music Publishing (including Synch) grew revenue by 7.6% YoY to $436m. AMRA, its global digital collection society, grew overall revenue by 19% to $78.3m. 
  • A new book will look at the pre-history, lifespan and visual legacy of Manchester's iconic Haçienda club, which closed its doors back in 1997. (DJMag)
  • Ibiza DJ Mikaela has been named alongside her husband in a £14million ‘Dirty Money’ investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). (Mixmag
  • Move the Record is back for a four-week stretch this July, aiming to support independent record stores. (Mixmag)
  • Tourists arriving into Ibiza from the UK will need to show a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to enter. (DJMag, Mixmag)
  • Ibiza could lose its UK green list status as Covid cases surge. (Mixmag
  • Nightclubs in England will reportedly reopen on 19 July with no requirements for attendees to present negative Covid-19 tests or proof of vaccination. (DJMag)
  • 'It felt like a celebration': Thousands gather for #FreedomToDance protest in London. (RA, Mixmag)
  • The UK government's minister for Brexit, Lord David Frost, has said that it is not his responsibility to solve the touring crisis faced by musicians in the wake of Brexit. (DJMag
  • A cross-party group of UK MPs have come together to call on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to back plans to help the music industry get back on its feet following the pandemic. (DJMag)
  • Introducing: Sky Deep, a creative force who’s charting her own course. (Beatportal)
  • How 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life' is connecting clubbers with charitable causes. (Loopcloud)
  • A Club Called Rhonda is Back, Bitch. (Beatportal)
  • Playlist of the Week - Raxon (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters have teamed up with Biesmens to release a very special Loopcloud Drum pack to celebrate the release of his new Album 'Planes Trains & Automobiles'. (Loopcloud)
  • Beatport LINK is now fully integrated with Traktor Pro 3 & REWATCH our Traktor x Beatport LINK stream on YouTube. (Beatportal)
  • Eric Prydz has announced an exclusive VR concert series with Sensorium Galaxy. (EDM
  • Spotify is reportedly considering expanding into events, reportedly to leverage the data it has to help musicians plan successful concerts. In this way, the company is said to believe it can better show those artists it has invested in their careers. (Engadget
  • Airbit, an online hub and marketplace for beatmakers, has collected and distributed more than $2.5m in YouTube-generated revenue to producers for the first half of 2021. (RotD
  • Outdoor events in France have returned to full capacity as all Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. (Mixmag)
  • The latest in European club and festival announcements. (RA)
  • New festival Aura Event coming to Morocco in August. (RA
  • Denver's Global Dance Fest comes roaring back this July. (Magnetic
  • Primavera Sound Los Angeles reschedules to September 2022. (DA)
  • Insomniac moves new Day Trip event out of LA County. (DA)
  • Sónar Festival confirms Lisbon edition for 2022. (RA)
  • Cercle Festival postponed to 2022. (DA
  • Tomorrowland has unveiled the full timetable for Around the World 2021. (Tomorrowland
  • Houghton Festival has set up a week-long fundraising campaign to help make its 2021 edition happen. (RA
  • Insomniac Events' Dreamstate SoCal marks its return this year with the release of the first phase 2021 line-up. (EDMTunes
  • Insomniac's Day Trip Festival have announced that they have switched the event's venue a second time, less than a week before the festival. (EDM
  • TikTok royalties: How are they calculated? (Horus
  • Record labels cannot stop winning in 2021. (David Turner
  • A better deal for musicians and songwriters from streaming. (MusicAlly - Naomi Pohl, Deputy Secretary of the MU) 
  • Female DJ representation is on the rise - But there's a long way to go. (EDM
  • Music NFTs were huge in the first half of the year – but the market appears to be drying up. (DMN
  • Native Instruments introduces TRAKTOR PRO 3.5 with CDJ-3000 integration. (RA
  • 40 Berlin clubs and collectives to be awarded €10,000 to celebrate the return of clubbing. (Mixmag)
  • London club fabric is introducing a "strict" no-photo or video policy for attendees. (RA
  • RA.786 Marrøn (RA)
  • Sébastien Léger | The Moment Presents: Exceptional Trips (Mixmag
  • One World Radio - Friendship Mix - Sam Feldt (Tomorrowland)
  • Fresh Kicks 157: Closet Yi (DJMag)
  • The Return Of Events: Los Angeles (RA
  • Indie labels loathe Spotify’s Discovery Mode -- but DIY giants are loving it. (MBW
  • ‘A talent scout can’t go to 100 shows a night’ – how big data is choosing the next pop stars (Guardian
  • Inside the rise of Amapiano, the genre that’s taking over South Africa and coming to a dance floor near you. (RollingStone
  • Cheeky humour and niche references: DJ Sotofett on his favourite rave flyers and artwork. (Mixmag
  • Monstercat's 10-Year anniversary compilation: A track-by-track breakdown of songs from the vault. (Billboard
  • Breaking down Special Request's remix of 'Delicate Limbs' by Virgil Abloh. (Attack
  • Who owns the night?: the complicated reality of the Night-Time Economy. (DJMag)
  • What are inclusion riders and why are DJs talking about them? (Dazed
  • "At Night, The Disco Goddess": Why Nirvana songs make for killer house music. (Grammy
  • Techno legend DJ Minx on the homophobia she experienced in Detroit and coming out as gay: 'I was stressed the hell out' (Billboard
  • "I felt alone, especially as a woman": Javiera Mena on being a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ Latin community. (EDM)
  • The melodic deep house of Maya Jane Coles’ ‘What They Say’ helped put her on the map, and soon went on to be sampled by stars like Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Katherine Rogers hears about the unlikely journey of this shapeshifting club cut. (DJMag)
  • Mark Knight breaks down the influences, ideas, collaborations and more on his new album 'Untold Business.' (Magnetic
  • Fedde Le Grand: How 'Put Your Hands Up for Detroit' changed my life. (Vice
  • Robert Hood's 1994 album, Minimal Nation, will get a triple-vinyl repress. (RA
  • Moore Kismet will be the youngest artist in history to perform at EDC Las Vegas. (EDM
  • Justice are working on a new album. (EDM
  • Fatboy Slim considered leaving music to pursue a career as a firefighter when he was broke as an artist. (DA
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