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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Heist Recordings
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"This week's ENT comes from Ben Jacobs aka Crackazat. He is back on Dan Swindle's Heist Recordings imprint with another EP, Demucha. This is just so special. Shades of Henrik Schwarz, shades of classic house and shades of brilliant piano. Turn it up, play it loud." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.21 here.
Label: Heist Recordings
30 Aug 2022
  • The future of UK festival package company Festicket is unknown after it filed a moratorium on Companies House. (RA
  • Island Hospitality appoints Danny Whittle as their Group Brand Director. Whittle will apply his strategic insight and expertise in driving sustainable longterm growth to the Island Hospitality brand strategy alongside his proven track record in event consultation. (IbizabyNight
  • Management company Forward Motion Artists, with bases in LA, London and Ibiza, will join Three Six Zero’s global management and entertainment partnership business. (RotD
  • Wez Saunders has acquired dance label and music group Defected. Following the management buyout by the MD, Saunders has now become CEO of the group. (MusicWeek
  • Former Beatport employees allege a toxic workplace where fear ruled. (Vice
    A statement in response to Vice’s allegations, courtesy of Beatport’s CEO. (Beatportal
  • Raoul Chatterjee is to exit SoundCloud as VP Content Partnerships and Operations next week. (MBW)  
  • Deezer reported revenue of €219m in the first half of 2022, up 12.1% as reported (+9.9% at constant currency) versus the prior-year period. (Billboard)  
  • NFTs are sold on the promise of “ownership,” but a new review suggests many creators and buyers still have no idea what that means. (Verge)  
  • More than $100m (£85m) worth of NFTs were stolen in the year to July, research shows, with criminals making off with an average of $300,000 per scam. (Guardian
  • Unsound Festival adds 30-plus acts for 20th anniversary edition in October. (RA
  • Can Soundful, a human aided AI music platform, fulfil the demand for music within the creator community? (Attack
  • The dynamics of exploration on Spotify. (Spotify
  • Volta - a free, DIY XR creation platform - has announced an update to Volta Create. (Mixmag
  • Mau P delivers a Beatport Number 1 with “Drugs from Amsterdam” (Beatportal)
  • Hype Label of the Month: HTE Recordings (Beatportal)
  • Essential Music Production Transition Techniques (Loopcloud)
  • Producer Spotlight: Danish-Egyptian DJ, producer, vocalist, and globetrotting house music star Ashibah gives us an inside look into her production process. (Beatportal)
  • Beatport's ReConnect Summit in NYC, join deadmau5, Richie Hawtin, Kerri Chandler, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, UNIIQU3, LARAAJI, Coco & Breezy, & more - Tickets on Sale Now (Beatport)
  • Ibiza:
    Denis Sulta announces Sulta Selects Amnesia Ibiza parties. (DT
  • Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Acid Pauli, and Solomun are set to play Berlin club Watergate as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. (DJMag
  • LWE has announced that it will no longer be throwing parties at London's Tobacco Dock. (Mixmag
  • L D R U signs with Warner Music. (Billboard
  • NFT-turned-digital-dance-act 11APE signs with E11EVEN Music. (DA
  • RA.846 DJ Noir (RA
  • RA.847 Bella Boo (RA
  • Roska & MC Peshus live from DJ Mag HQ (DJMag
  • Ofenbach DJ set from Paris rooftop, 2022 (DJMag
  • The 15 best house tracks of August 2022 (Magnetic
  • Selections: NIKS (DJMag
  • The Sound Of: Critical Music (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 183: Effy Mai (DJMag
  • The effect of urban music on electronica and the sounds of dance music. (Magnetic
  • How Vikter Duplaix's DJ-Kicks compilation became a timeless archive of broken beat. (DJMag
  • How to protect yourself from super-strength ecstasy. (Mixmag
  • AEG Presents CEO of European festivals Jim King talks about staging All Points East and working on France’s Rock En Seine and the debut of Forwards festival in Bristol. (AAA
  • At long last, Houghton Festival prevailed. (RA
  • Houghton Festival 2022: the hot, dusty but triumphant return of the UK’s electronic music marathon. (DJMag
  • Pioneering female DJs deserve recognition for their contribution to club culture. (Guardian
  • Genre Pioneer, Mersiv, explains exactly what the new music genre of Freeform Bass is. (Magnetic
  • Third Party talk methodology behind their live sets amid Tomorrowland debut. (DA
  • BRUX talk about which Brooklyn-based female DJs and producers are crushing the underground scene. (Magnetic
  • CamelPhat allude to ‘Dark Matter’ follow-up, talk ‘Believe,’ and Ushuaïa. (DA
  • Inexhaustible creativity: Lava La Rue is evolving their ideal artistic vision. (Mixmag
  • Themba on the energy of Ibiza and his White Isle residency. (DJMag
  • DJ Eliza Rose says UK club scene should be like Berlin. (BBC
  • Sylvan Esso talk new album "No Rules Sandy" and song breakdowns. (Magnetic
  • Matoma talks about new music and upcoming shows. (EDMTunes
  • "I think it's limitless": Morten on the volcanic potential of the future rave movement. (EDM
  • Festivals, hits and mother nature: Dom Dolla and the puzzle pieces of a career-defining year. (EDM
  • Chicago footwork legacy and innovation: DJ Clent, DJ Corey and DJ Noir in conversation. (Mixmag
  • 20 questions with Josh Wink: The acid house legend on veganism, disco and ‘The nonsense of social media’s importance in being booked’. (Billboard
  • How Becky Hill conquered the charts: Polydor execs and management mark first anniversary of debut LP. (MusicWeek
  • ‘It gives me peace’: house legends Larry Heard and Robert Owens on winning their Trax legal battle. (Guardian
  • Tiesto has become a father for the second time. (EDMTunes
  • FaltyDL, real name Drew Cyrus Lustman, is releasing his first album since 2016. (DJMag
  • LCD Soundsystem to return with 'New Body Rhumba,' their first new song in five years. (RA
  • Freekill, a popular DJ and electronic music producer, has died. (EDM
  • Larry Heard and Robert Owens win back ownership of early recordings in case against Trax Records. (RA
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