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Harry Kaze
"I've got to be honest I know nothing about this act. I've never heard of him before. I was rummaging around over the past couple of days looking for an ENT, and I couldn't stop playing this. So in keeping with our Future Stars theme, it comes from a brand new artist from France. The track has just been picked up by the legendary Nervous Records and it's not due out until April, so this is a real exclusive. This week's ENT is Damage from Harry Kaze."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 29.29 here.
Label, Radio & Publishing: Andrew Salsano, Nervous
Management, Club, TV, Online & Live: Alexandra Attal, Joystick
10 Jan 2023
  • Downtown Music Holdings has acquired Curve Royalty Systems. (MW
  • EQ50 has revealed the full list of participants in the second run of its mentorship programme. (DJMag
  • A new overnight sleeper train between London and Berlin is launching in May. (DJMag
  • DJ Mag has teamed up with BBC Radio 1 Dance Presents to host a month-long residency, presenting a selection of our Ones To Watch for 2023 with weekly guest mixes. (DJMag
  • In the BBC Sound of 2023 poll Fred again.. came second while Nia Archives was third. (BBC
  • An invitation to dig into what crypto music means. (Music X
  • 14 thoughts about music, NFTs and web3 technologies in 2022. (MusicAlly
  • Performing as a virtual avatar, DJ/producer Calvin Harris is to appear in an immersive concert experience on TikTok on 17 January. (RotD
  • Trade announces Eats Everything, Nicole Moudaber, Andy Farley, Smokin' Joe, more for 2023 party. (DJMag
  • Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Paula Temple and more to play Sonus Festival 10th anniversary edition. (DJMag
  • Tomorrowland announces Brazil festival for 2023. (DJMag
  • Time Warp has unveiled the first names for their upcoming 2023 German edition. (Mixmag)
  • DGTL Amsterdam has announced its full line-up for the festival's 2023 edition, which runs from 7-9 April at NDSM Docklands. (DJMag)  
  • What artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT can do for independent music. (Midia)
  • The unexpected labyrinth of music marketing ROI. (Water & Music
  • Music industry revenues in review – what 2022 tells us about 2023. (Midia
  • 5 numbers that will come to define the music business in 2023. (MBW
  • The proposed change to UK copyright legislation could that have a serious impact on UK Music creators and businesses' rights and royalties. (UKMusic - CEO, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin)  
  • BPI 2022 figures: British artists accounted for all the Top 10 of the end-of-year Official Singles Chart of 2022, and were also behind 58% of the year-end Top 100.
    Music consumption increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2022, with annual audio streaming figures approaching 160bn for the first time.
    The total number of streams increased by 8.3% in 2022, compared to 21.5% in 2020.
    The Top 10 albums of the year were dominated by old releases and greatest hits compilations, with only Styles’ Harry’s House and Taylor Swift’s Midnights released in 2022. 
    CDs sales fell 19.3% over the last 12 months. Digital download album sales further declined, down 18.9% year-on-year. (RotD
  • Audio-Technica to release more retro Sound Burger record players. (RA
  • Teledisko, said to be the world’s smallest nightclub, has opened a new location in Madrid. (Mixmag
  • Defected announces 2023 Ibiza residency at Eden. (DJMag
  • London audiophile venue Spiritland Royal Festival Hall to close this week, writing "current conditions simply don’t allow it". (RA)
  • East London club Oval Space has relaunched as a multi-purpose events space called Oval Studios following the removal of its license to operate as a nightclub. (DJMag)
  • RA.865 Anetha (RA
  • RA.866 Dam Swindle (RA
  • Serving house music history with Honey Dijon. (NPR
  • Hot Dub Time Machine - History of Dance Anthems set, Printworks, 2022 (Mixmag
  • Kerri Chandler | Boiler Room: New York (Boilerroom
  • Obituary: Maxi Jazz (Times
  • RIP Maxi Jazz: The sacred voice of Faithless who made dancefloors transcendent. (Mixmag
  • Maxi Jazz: the calm eye in the centre of Faithless’s rave storm. (Guardian
  • The Sound Of: Eastern Margins (DJMag
  • Selections: DJ Stingray 313 (DJMag
  • For the past year a Middlesbrough pressing plant, Press On Vinyl, has been helping artists make records, and there is no sign of demand slowing down (Guardian
  • Former BPI CEO Geoff Taylor talked about the annual music figures; music streaming trends in the UK; short-video services like TikTok and YouTube Shorts; the challenges posed by creative AI technology; and the potential impact of the cost-of-living crisis on the music industry. (MusicAlly
  • 2022 Reflections: The cost of gigging crisis. (RA
  • Music artists lean into data as creator economy booms. (Forbes
  • How Iranians influence EDM: Meet Rezz and other transformative artists of Iranian descent. (EDM
  • A rave of their own: Egypt’s women DJs creating inclusive dance floors (JordanTimes
  • Inside the Skrillex, Four Tet & Fred again.. Set in London. (Billboard)
  • DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ: the cheeky dance producer who’s been mistaken for Aphex Twin. (Guardian
  • Leftfield: rhythm & health (DJMag
  • Amapiano star Musa Keys talks about inspiring new evolutions in amapiano, fashion and the importance of being independent. (Mixmag
  • DJ Sama’ Abdulhadi on techno and tenacity: ‘As a Palestinian you know life could be over in 10 minutes’. (Guardian
  • Nia Archives: Jungle revivalist on a mission to change the industry (BBC
  • Fred again..: Emotional electronica from a producer to the stars. (BBC
  • Marcel Dettmann: The Next Chapter. (RA
  • Year in Tunes: Top 20 Tracks of 2022 (EDMTunes
  • The 15 best dance albums of 2022: (Magnetic)
  • Dancing Astronaut presents the Top Dance Albums of 2022
  • Dancing Astronaut presents the Top 100 Dance Tracks of 2022 
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Breakout Artists of 2022: ISOxo and Knock2 
  • Dancing Astronaut’s 2022 Artist of the Year: Fred again.. 
  • Dancing Astronaut’s 2022 Label of the Year: Afterlife
  • 2022 in review: Five key trends in the dance space (DA
  • 2022 in review: 8 trends that defined dance music (Grammy
  • The 22 DJs who defined the year 2022 (Mixmag)
  • The 22 top breakthrough DJs of the Year 2022 (Mixmag
  • The top 24 artists to check out in 2023. (Mixmag
  • Mixmag's guide to the best DJ mixes of 2022 
  • Mixmag's guide to the best albums and EPs of the year
  • Mixmag's guide to the best tracks of the year 2022
  • Skrillex has released his new single with Fred again.. and Flowdan, Rumble. (DJMag
  • Skrillex has announced that he’s dropping a double album this year. (Billboard
  • Daft Punk have shared a rare, unmasked live performance of 'Rollin & Scratchin' from their archives online. (Mixmag
  • Annie Mac's stolen USB has been returned by a fan and apologises for a "drunken mistake". (DJMag
  • A limited edition vinyl copy of the Eric Prydz LP 'Opus' has sold through Discogs for $2,105. (DJMag
  • Serbian trance DJ Srđan Golubović, aka DJ Max, has been identified as an alleged war criminal. (RollingStone
  • Lee Foss' Repopulate Mars has launched a new sub-label, North Of Neptune. (EDM)  
  • Dino Calvao, a New York DJ and longtime fixture in the city's club community, has died. (RA
  • UK techno artist DJ Altered State, AKA Minimal Widget, has died aged 34. (RA
  • UK dance music promoter Shaun Roberts, best known for his 16 year stint at London club fabric, has died. (DJMag
  • Maxi Jazz, the lead singer of Faithless, has died aged 65 "peacefully in his sleep". (BBC
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