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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Never Alone (feat. Dixon & Dix_On The Phone)
Jimi Jules
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"This week's ENT is a track taken from his highly anticipated album, +, on Dixon and Âme's Innervisions label. A couple of weeks ago, he was on my show doing a Hot Mix to celebrate the release of that album. We played this track on last week's show as well, so you might have heard it before, and I think it is well deserved. It is a bit special. This is Never Alone featuring Dixon and Dix_on The Phone by Jimi Jules."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30.36 here.
Label: Roven & Michael, Innervisions 
Management: Michael, Innervisions 
Publishing: Copyright Control 
Radio: Tom Currie, Your Army  
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army  
TV: Roven & Michael, Innervisions 
Online: Roven & Michael, Innervisions 
Live: Temporary Secretary 
05 Apr 2022
  • Capitol Records UK, now part of the EMI label group, has launched dance imprint label, Lift Me Up Records, in partnership with Belfast DJ and A&R Connor Coates. (MusicWeek)  
  • Universal Music Group revealed its own plans to waive unpaid advances for legacy artists and songwriters – referring specifically to “eligible creators and their immediate heirs who have not received any payments since January 1, 2000”. (DMN
  • Silvia Montello has been appointed CEO of Association for Electronic Music (AFEM). She will replace Greg Marshall who said, "The time is right for me to adjust my balance of focus between AFEM and consulting on other projects within electronic music." (MW
  • Miami police report a "record low" number of arrests from Ultra Music Festival 2022. (EDM
  • Annie Mac announced she is creating a club night for older clubbers that opens at 7pm and ends at midnight. (Guardian) The first night is at Islington Assembly Hall, London on 20 May. 
  • Rüfüs du Sol won Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the Grammys for 'Alive'. Black Coffee won Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for Subconsciously. (Independent
  • Following the reemerging news around 'fake artists' on Spotify, an anonymous source detailed 'every angle of what’s currently going on'. (MBW
  • A Swedish newspaper reported that Firefly Entertainment was allegedly associated with an array of “fake” artist profiles on Spotify – and that the indie label had cashed in on millions of streams, in part by placing the accounts’ tracks on first-party playlists. Now, the Swedish Musicians’ Union is calling on Spotify to launch a full-scale investigation. (DMN
  • DVS1's new service Aslice asks DJs to donate a percentage of their fees to the artists whose music they play. Will it revolutionise how producers are paid in electronic music? (DJMag
  • Analysis of 8,400 NFT collections, including 19.3m individual NFTs, found that a third “have essentially expired, with little or no trading activity” while another third are “trading below the amount it cost issuers to mint the tokens”. (MusicAlly
  • Immersive live-streaming tech company Volta raises $3m from investors, including Pixelynx and Robb McDaniels. (MBW
  • Top industry lawyer Gregor Pryor on the rise of NFTs - threat or opportunity for the music business? (MW
  • KlubCoin launches global cryptocurrency for all clubbers, festival goers and electronic music fans and creates an innovative new “Party-to-Earn” model. (RotD
  • The metaverse hype will need to account for screen fatigue in an increasingly digital world. (Midia - Hanna Kahlert) 
  • Steve Aoki talks about the blockchain, the metaverse, and the business of music. (Verge
  • Thunder Beats Festival cancels its first edition. (EDMTunes
  • Montreal's MUTEK confirms 25 artists for 2022. (RA
  • Sunset Music Festival adds Alesso, Illenium, John Summit and more to Memorial Day Weekend event in Tampa. (Billboard
  • Scratchclart, Tom Boogizm, SHERELLE, Skee Mask and more have been confirmed for Sheffield's No Bounds Festival. (RA
  • The market for music-related NFTs must protect artists and fans. (Variety - RIAA Chairman Mitch Glazier) 
  • Musicians turn to NFTs in hunt for fresh profits. (FT - Anna Nicolaou) “We’ve been in playlist land for the past decade. I think that blockchain tokens are going to be fundamental to our world in 10 years, and anyone that says that’s not true is not looking back on history.” 
  • Rode introduces their first headphones - The NTH-100 (Magnetic
  • Aquarian: Objekt is dance music’s “most surgically precise machine conductor” (Beatportal)
  • Drum and Bass duo ZeroZero presents dark DnB selects (Loopcloud)
  • Playlist of the Week - Nora En Pure (Beatportal)
  • Introducing Loopcloud Collections, organise, curate and share your samples (Loopcloud
  • The Librarian’s latest EP is a “love letter to nightlife” (Beatportal
  • Beatport DJ will change the way you dig for music digitally, Eluize explains more (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    The Martinez Brothers will host their first ever Ibiza residency Hï Ibiza this summer. (DJMag
    Martin Garrix is back at Ushuaïa on Thursdays. (IbizaSpotlight
    Camelphat reunite with Solardo on Tuesdays at Ushuaïa Ibiza. (IbizaSpotlight
  • Newly renovated Hamburg institution Golden Pudel opened at the weekend. (RA
  • Stockholm-based Pophouse Entertainment has acquired the master recordings and publishing catalogues of Swedish House Mafia. (RotD) The company has appointed former Capitol Music Group and Columbia Records head Steve Barnett to the company’s Investment Advisory Committee.
  • Jaden Thompson in The Lab LDN (Mixmag
  • Colyn at Jatayu Earth's Center, in Kerala, India (Cercle
  • Roger Sanchez DJ Set From The DJ Mag Miami Pool Party (DJMag
  • Vintage Culture DJ Set from DJ Mag's Miami Pool Party 2022 (DJMag
  • Claptone b2b Vintage Culture at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 (Claptone
  • Tiësto live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 (Tiësto
  • Hardwell live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 (Hardwell
  • Kygo live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 (Kygo)  
  • David Guetta live at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2022 (David Guetta
  • The 15 best house tracks of March 2022 (Magnetic
  • RA.826 Physical Therapy (RA
  • Selections: François X (DJMag
  • On Cue: Themba (DJMag
  • Sink the Pink brought LGBTQ+ culture to the mainstream. Its founders tell why they are ending an era. (Standard
  • Recognise: Ploy (DJMag
  • MCs are the unsung heroes of UK electronic music (RA
  • So different, genuinely fun: Exploring 10 years of algorave. (Mixmag
  • Paradox: the numbers game (DJMag
  • Goldie: ​“The ​’90s had everything!” (Face
  • “This is what you do when fascists come”: Kyiv producer John Object on fighting for Ukraine (Mixmag
  • Richie Hawtin and Chilly Gonzales discuss their reworking of Hawtin's masterwork Consumed. [video](Magnetic
  • 20 questions with Richie Hawtin: Talks unconventional collaboration with Chilly Gonzales and why ‘in a way, it’s always been business techno’ (Billboard
  • Hardwell’s Ultra comeback touches at the heart of his absence – and demonstrates the evolution of main-stage dance music. (Billboard
  • 10 ways Ultra Miami 2022 returned the festival to its rightful status as a global dance destination. (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Olafur Arnalds on being ‘Stumped’ by his nomination and popping a tiny bottle to celebrate. (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Marshmello on his first nomination and why ‘It’s going to be a party, regardless’ of who wins. (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Ten City on friendship, Frankie Knuckles and never betting against house. (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Afrojack on his David Guetta collab and why a nomination is ‘The Best Firepower You Can Have in This Industry’ (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Bonobo on competing against himself and how the awards are ‘Catching Up’ with electronic music. (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Illenium on his first nomination and why dance categories should be expanded. (Billboard
  • 2022 Dance/Electronic Grammy preview: Rüfüs Du Sol on their ‘Healthy Drive’ to win and being starstruck by James Blake. (Billboard
  • The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett scores Netflix’s horror film, ‘Choose Or Die’. (Mixmag
  • Swedish House Mafia look set to headline Ultra Miami 2023. (DJMag
  • Kaskade and deamau5 to bring Kx5 to the Los Angeles Coliseum. (DA
  • Rezz is working on a collaboration with Alice Glass. (EDM
  • Overmono have released a new track, called 'Gfortune'. (DJMag
  • Hardwell announces album and world tour. (DA
  • Odesza will preview their new album at Coachella in a trippy, 11,000 square foot dome. (EDM
  • Kelly Lee Owens' new album, LP​.​8, is inspired by Throbbing Gristle and Enya. (RA
  • Flume has shared a new single, 'Sirens', featuring guest vocals from Caroline Polachek. (DJMag
  • Jeff Mills has two new albums on the way in April and May. (RA
  • Paul Oakenfold has announced the publication of a memoir, 'Ready Steady Go: My Unstoppable Journey in Dance'. (DJMag
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