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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Zakes Bantwini & Kasango
Paradise Sound System
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"This week's ENT is coming out of South Africa from a guy called Zakes Bantwini. He's been a big name on the dance and electronic scene for some time and good friends with Black Coffee. After playing it during his Kanye livestream, as an unreleased track, the song began to trend nationally on Twitter in South Africa and the hype has continued to build. They have now moved the release date forward three times. This is hot." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 32.31 here.
Label: Sarah Jane Nicholson, Paradise Sound System
Management & Live: Sarah Jane Nicholson, SJN Agency,
Publishing: Paradise Worldwide/SonyATV
Radio: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
Club: Jake Price, Dispersion PR
14 Sep 2021
  • The Competition and Markets Authority has found that Sony’s completed purchase of AWAL raises competition concerns, following a Phase 1 investigation. (Guardian
  • The Competition and Markets Authority has now brought its viagogo and StubHub North America merger investigation to an end after approving the purchase of the Stubhub International Business by US-headquartered investment firm Digital Fuel LLC. (TicketingBusiness
  • According to a new report by MRC Data video games are an important music discovery tool for Gen Z. Plus, Gen Z is also a key factor in the recent uptick in vinyl sales. (Billboard)  
  • Ballantine’s True Music platform, is taking a stand to increase parity within the music industry, after its ‘Resetting the Dancefloor’ report found that 1 in 3 music lovers globally have experienced discrimination and a further 84% have witnessed it on the dancefloor. (RotD
  • Scotland will introduce vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and large events from 1 October. (Independent
  • Vaccine passports will no longer be introduced automatically for nightclubs in England at the end of this month but Downing Street has insisted that vaccine passports are still a "first-line defence" against a winter wave of Covid-19. (BBC
  • Zedd has teamed up with the computer game Valorent for a line of skins and accompanying music. (EDM
  • Apple Music has officially launched its DJ mix technology that uses technology from Shazam to ID (and pay) rights holders. (TechCrunch
  • 'Free' Burning Man brings 15,000 maskless partiers, vax-only orgy and dogs galore to Nevada Desert. (Billboard
  • Edinburgh's Terminal V has confirmed its return with a two-day festival taking place over the Halloween weekend next month. (DJMag
  • Unsound has shared its main music programme for 2021. (RA)   
  • EPIZODE Albania has shared the full line-up for its 2021 festival. (DJMag
  • Alesso is to perform at the world's first NFT art and music festival, Dreamverse. (EDM
  • Moog is facing both a discrimination lawsuit and a lawsuit over an alleged contract breach related to the cancellation of their 2020 festival. (Mixmag
  • Subpac, makers of wearable subwoofer tech, and SONARWORKS, one of the world’s most popular acoustic correction plugins and companies, are teaming up to add SoundID references to Subpac’s C1 hardware. (DJMag) 
  • 10 lessons every DJ should know (Beatport)
  • Meet the winner of Beatport's Global Producer Challenge (Beatport)
  • Playlist of the Week - Dam Swindle (Beatportal)
  • Loopmasters are proud to welcome back Whiney for his sophomore sample collection entitled Drum & Bass Bubblers (Loopmasters)
  • Label of the Month - Nervous Records (Beatport)
  • El Train on collaboration, flipping samples, and sparking ideas (Loopcloud)
  • No Wifi? No problem. Beatport Link is now streaming on Traktor PRO 3 anywhere with the Offline Locker Beta (Beatport
  • The city of Berlin is considering introducing "vaccinated-only" public venues. (EDMTunes
  • London club fabric and promoter Adonis are collaborating on a new Sunday party called Sylvester. (RA
  • Goldie, Seth Troxler, Emerald, Craig Richards, Ricardo Villalobos and Rødhåd are among the names confirmed for fabric's 22nd birthday. (RA
  • London's Ministry of Sound will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a series of trance, UKG and house parties this weekend. Paul van Dyk, Matt Jam Lamont, Todd Edwards and Arielle Free are set to perform at the club over the two nights. (DJMag
  • Berlin DJ and producer Alle Farben has signed with Warner Music Central Europe. (RotD
  • DT757 – Kideko (DT
  • RA.797 DJ Pitch (RA
  • Gorgon City - Skywalk | The Last Cercle Stories (Cercle
  • Ferry Corsten live for the #Top100DJs Virtual Festival, in aid of Unicef (DJMag
  • Paula Tape in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Rudimental in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Fresh Kicks 160: Ambient Babestation Meltdown (DJMag
  • Renegade Riddims: Duska (DT
  • Melbourne’s Kult Kyss want to ‘pay homage to early ‘90s dance music’. (Beat
  • DJ Lag: the gqom king conquers the globe. (DJMag
  • EX.575 Jaguar: The BBC Radio 1 upstart building toward utopian futures. (RA
  • How Daft Punk's 'Discovery' laid the foundations for EDM. (DJMag
  • How Singapore's Zouk Group is parlaying decades of success in Las Vegas - and changing the fabric of sin city. (EDM
  • From festival takeovers to viral DJ sets, a new wave of creatives are celebrating their heritage while pushing leftfield and club music forwards in a cultural shift not seen since the Nineties. Tara Joshi talks to the musicians, broadcasters and promoters spearheading a movement. (Independent
  • Right Wing Dance Squads: UK dance music has always been about freedom. But are we really going to march with the far right? (5mag)
  • 10 South Asian diaspora dance music collectives you need to know. (Mixmag
  • 37 South Asian artists share what music means to them. (Mixmag
  • A deep dive into South Asian electronic music. (Mixmag
  • How daytime raves introduced clubbing to a generation of young British South Asians. (Mixmag)
  • How clubbing is helping young British South Asians explore their creativity and identity. (Mixmag
  • Dance music collective Daytimers: ‘Brownness isn’t a hype – it’s who we are’. (Guardian
  • Co-opted by pop and viral stars, the dancefloor-destroying Jersey club sound has slowly taken over, with producer and DJ UNIIQU3 its brightest star. (Guardian
  • How Zedd transformed pandemic boredom into a major collab with his favourite video game. (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Roger Sanchez: The house icon on the 20th anniversary of 'his enduring hit Another Chance'. (Billboard
  • No phones, Covid testing, anxiety and euphoria: what’s it like to go clubbing in the UK after lockdown? (DJMag
  • What makes an artist in the age of algorithms? (Wired) Composer/producer BT talks about art as a form of big data - and his new composition that lives on the blockchain.  
  • A mural honouring the late Keith Flint has been unveiled in Hackney, London to mark this year's World Suicide Prevention Day. (DJMag
  • Dusky have announced their third album, JOY, will be out in November. (RA
  • Anastasia Kristensen has released a new EP on the Houndstooth label. (DJMag
  • Nora En Pure releases her new track 'Life on Hold' via Enormous Tunes. (EDMTunes
  • Massive Attack has cancelled a gig at ACC Liverpool to protest an electronic arms fair being held at the venue. (RA
  • Laurent Garnier and Scan X have revealed themselves as the founders of the anonymous label Cod3 QR. (RA
  • Logc1000 has announced her new EP In The Sweetness Of You, out in November on Therapy/Because Music. (Magnetic
  • Zhu is set to release “Welcome To Dreamland” documentary on Amazon Music. (EDMTunes
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