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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
These Things Will Come To Be
DJ Seinfeld
Ninja Tune
out now
"Inspired by the optimism that comes out of difficult times. This week's Essential New Tune is the second track to be lifted from DJ Seinfeld's highly anticipated forthcoming album 'Mirrors', out on the 3 September via Ninja Tune."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 27.58 here
Label: Jonny Duckworth, Ninja Tune
Management: Graeme Stewart, 285 Group
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: Andy Park, All Ears
Live: Ollie, Earth Agency & Ben Shprits, Paradigm
27 Jul 2021
  • Sarah Cole and Kate Osler have been appointed joint managing directors of AEI Group. The co-founders are stepping down. (Twitter
  • DJ Mag Top 100 Voting is now open to the public. 
  • The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year' contenders have been announced, including Floating Points, Hannah Peel and SAULT. (Mixmag
  • Pete Tong is to be honoured with this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS), in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and broadcast industries. (MW
  • UK nightclub owners have warned the government introducing vaccine passports without "a proper and adequate consultation process" is "highly likely to be unlawful". They argue the plans could have "a discriminatory effect on grounds of race", and risk encouraging illegal raves that lack safety measures. (SundayTelegraph
  • International Music Summit announce details of the digital discussion series ‘The Big Questions’, in partnership with Pioneer, and the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM). Hosted by Pete Tong & Jaguar, the first stream ‘Co-Existing with COVID’ featuring Carl Cox & Yousef is happening today (27 July) at 5pm BST/6pm CEST on Beatport’s Twitch, Facebook and YouTube pages and on the IMS Facebook and YouTube. (RotD)
  • Tetris Beat, a new Apple Arcade game by N3TWORK, features music by Alison Wonderland, Octo Octa, Dauwd, CINTHIE, and more. (EDM
  • Kygo's Palm Tree Crew clothing line is ushering in a shimmering summer with the addition of several new high-end items fit for the beach or the fairway. (EDM
  • Fractal Fantasy has opened a virtual club within its metaverse, ready to welcome player avatars for events. (DJMag
  • The BPM Festival's 15th anniversary will span seven days and feature over 100 performers in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. (DA
  • DVS1, Rrose, Lauren Flax to play an expanded version of LA's REFORM Festival. (RA)  
  • Homoelectric locks in Honey Dijon, Avalon Emerson, India Jordan, Sherelle and more for Homobloc 2021 in Manchester. (DJMag
  • Unsound has shared the first program announcement for this year's festival. (DJMag
  • Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Lakuti and Avalon Emerson, plus many more will perform for the Ostgut Ton x ARTE stream from Berghain. (RA
  • Chartmetric launched its semi-annual report on music industry trends. The main theme in this edition is gender equity.
  • 75% of TikTok visitors say they discover artists there, while 63% say it’s a source for music they’ve not heard before and 72% indicate they associate certain songs with TikTok. (TikTok
  • Loopmasters are proud to present Vibe Techno, the debut sample pack from one of the rising stars in the techno scene: An On Bast (Loopcloud)
  • Cover Story: Curses! New Wave Acid Love from Outer Space (Beatportal)
  • Arjun Vagale discusses the strength and unity of India’s techno scene. (Beatportal)
  • James Hurr on finding balance in music and life. (Loopcloud)
  • On Our Radar - July 2021 (Beatportal)
  • Beatport, Beatsource, and Native Instruments bring LINK streaming technology for DJs to Traktor PRO 3. (Beatportal)
  • RA.790 Cici (RA
  • Magnetic Mix 156: Scuba & Dominii (Magnetic
  • David Guetta on his hybrid DJ setup, key sync & creative use of FX. (DJMag
  • The Sound of: Zone (DJMag
  • Solid Gold: How Basement Jaxx’s ‘Rooty’ conquered pop in the name of UK house music. (DJMag
  • How Sensorium Galaxy is adopting EDM to spearhead the next generation of virtual entertainment. (EDM)
  • 'Why don't we all go bonkers?' - The rise and fall of happy hardcore. (Vice
  • How Splice became the hottest platform on the beat market. (Billboard
  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew: The rowdy Bradford rappers taking bassline to the masses. (Mixmag
  • Cici: "We can get distracted by what our peers are doing and that's a toxic mindset" (Mixmag
  • Paula Temple and Slam talk about raves without phones, hybrid sets, Berghain and Riverside Festival. (Mixmag
  • Sherelle: “The government has failed the music scene in a massive way”. (NME
  • Darkside's Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar on the grief, alchemy and 'Psychokinetic' connection of new album 'Spiral'. (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Nora En Pure: The producer on her love of deep house, the ocean and The Offspring. (Billboard
  • Grimes on Discord, her 'Space Opera' and being right about the future: 'I'm not just trying to be weird'. (Billboard)  
  • What copyright lawyers need to know about NFTs. (Bloomberg)  
  • Why did house dancing leave the club? (RA
  • How are clubs and promoters approaching a safe return to the dancefloor? (DJMag
  • How to help clubs reopen safely and for the long haul. (Mixmag
  • Clubbing and Covid passports: 'Protect vulnerable people' or 'against civil liberties'? (BBC)  
  • Can the nightclub industry survive the introduction of Covid passports? (Observer
  • Joy Orbison to release first long-form project, still slipping vol.1, on 13 August on XL Recordings. (XLR8R
  • Boys Noize has announced a new album, +/-, and shared two new singles. (DJMag
  • Excision has confirmed a new album is on the way this year. (EDM
  • James Blake has announced a new album Friends That Break Your Heart will arrive in September. (Magnetic
  • David Guetta revives Jack Back moniker for new single ‘I’ve Been Missing You’. (DA
  • Swedish House Mafia have confirmed their new album, 'Paradise Again', is coming. (DJMag
  • Paul Johnson is currently battling Covid-19 in intensive care. (Magnetic
  • A lawyer representing Bassnectar claimed the lawsuit is an "attempt to frame years of friendship as trafficking so that they can exploit a statute for monetary gain." (EDM
  • Peter Rehberg, Editions Mego owner and renowned electronic artist, has died aged 53. (RA
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