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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Hurting ft. AlunaGeorge
SG Lewis
PMR/Virgin EMI
16 Aug 2018
This week’s Essential New Tune comes from a guy who has been steadily building his reputation over the last eighteen months. He’s been pretty prolific when it comes to releases and we think this is going to take his career to another level, plus he’s got a great live show going on as well. Here on this new tune he teams up with the one and only AlunaGeorge, the track is called ‘Hurting’, he’s British, he’s one of our own, and he’s doing really well in America, his name is SG Lewis.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 31:50 mins here.
Label: Daniel Parmar & Ben Parmer, PMR/Virgin EMI
Management: Grant Motion, Motion Management
Publishing: Mark Gillespie & Alistair Kinross, Fly Eye/Sony ATV Music Publishing
Radio: Becky Tong, Juicebox & Brad Hunner, Radar
Club: Tom Currie, Your Army
TV: Claire Close, CCTV PR
Online: James Cunningham, Satellite 414
Live: Andy Nees & Nick Cave, WME
31 Aug 2018
  • Sentric Music has acquired a stake in Black Rock, the boutique electronic music publishing company co-founded by former AFEM CEO Mark Lawrence. (RotD)
  • Radio 1 has announced the new line up for its Residency, with Danny Byrd, George Fitzgerald, Monki and Peggy Gou joining the line-up alongside Artwork, Bradley Zero, Jubilee and The Black Madonna who are staying on rotation and altogether will form the Residency team from September 2018 – February 2019. (BBC
  • Yellow 'UPS' pills being as sold as MDMA at Creamfields festival last weekend were found to contain a stimulant called alpha-PVP which can cause anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations. (Mixmag
  • Help Refugees is teaming up with Pikes Ibiza to launch a new, annual charity night to raise funds for individuals involved in the current refugee crisis. (Mixmag
  • Black Coffee, Adam Beyer, Art Department, Bedouin, Tiga plus more play for Music Against Animal Cruelty (MAAC) at a fundraising party hosted at Ushuaïa Ibiza. (Pulse) The DJs involved are contributing their performance for free and all profits from this event are going directly to wildlife conservation projects. 
  • Mastering studio Curve Pusher is opening a new facility in Hastings. (RA
  • Moog discontinues Moogerfooger effect pedal line after 20 years. (Fact
  • Korg's Electribe Wave app turns an iPad into an EDM beat machine. (Engadget
  • 11 shades of dance music: How Spotify breaks down Melodic Bass, Afro House and more. (Billboard)
  • Police allowed an illegal forest rave in Thetford (UK) to go on 'cause there was no "disturbance". (Mixmag
  • Police struggled to shut down a UK rave at Bervercotes Colliery that lasted for 17 hours. (Mixmag
  • The Prodigy announce massive UK and European arena tour in support of the release of their forthcoming album, No Tourists. (DJ Mag
  • Strawberry Fields completes its 10th Anniversary line-up with 64 new artists. (Mixmag
  • Annie Mac, David Rodigan, Richy Ahmed announced as first acts for Rise Winter festival. (DT
  • Diplo to play a back-to-back with Flume at this year's Burning Man festival. (DJ Mag
  • Oneohtrix Point Never, Ryan Hemsworth and Sophie to play Red Bull Music Festival Montréal. (Redbull)
  • Nina Kraviz, Breakbot and more headlining Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival this October. (Billboard
  • Meet Binks, the artist whose career was launched by the PRODUCERGIRLS workshop. (Mixmag
  • V.I.P Ibiza, Myth or Reality? We Have the Definitive Answer …(The Ibizan
  • New Tottenham spot The Cause is highlighting the cultural benefits of clubs through charity fundraising, homegrown talent and a true community atmosphere. Will this challenging of negative clubbing stereotypes turn the tide of venue closures in London... (DJ Mag
  • Turning The Tables: Women DJs take on the techno boys' club. (BM
  • Montevideo club Phonotheque starts a vinyl-only label, Phonotheque Recordings. (RA
  • Leipzig council approves law to abolish closing times for clubs in the city. (RA)
  • Halcyon announces first Dolby Atmos nightclub in San Francisco. (DT
  • New club UNDR opens in Hackney. (DT
  • Long-running East London venue Visions Video Bar to close immediately. (FACT)
  • Hackney Arts Centre unveils new name, Evolutionary Arts Hackney, and autumn line-up ahead of September launch. (Mixmag
  • Manchester's Joshua Brooks announce their Autumn Series (DT)
  • fabric relaunches Room Three with new soundsystem and layout. (RA
  • DJ/producer Alesso has signed an exclusive global recording contract with Universal Music Group’s 10:22 pm imprint. (Billboard
  • 10 Hidden techno gems released between 1998-2008. (DJ Mag
  • 10 Ultimate rave anthems chosen by acid house heroes Altern-8. (DJ Mag
  • My Musical Influences with... Kinnerman. (DT)
  • Ask the Experts: Paula Temple. (XLR8R
  • Let's Talk: Sharam Jey (Inflyte
  • How to make 'breakbeat house' (Attack)
  • Billboard Dance Ones to Watch: August 2018 (Billboard)
  • 'Spice, sunshine and bassline': Notting Hill carnival's history – told through its greatest anthems. (Guardian)
  • Former DJ and owner of The End, Layo Paskin talks about building up a food and drink empire. (Property Week)
  • How Boards of Canada's debut album reached U.S. shores and quietly changed the course of music. (Billboard
  • Hearing Damage: A DJs guide to preventing Tinnitus. (DJ Mag
  • Eris Drew's personal awakening has merged with her stratospheric rise as a DJ. (Mixmag
  • Felicita: the producer confronting Polish identity through pop. (Guardian)
  • Dominick Fernow, the veteran experimental, noise and techno artist talks about his approach to music. (The Creative Independent
  • Ibiza Spotlight talks to the organisers of this year's DJ Awards. (Ibiza Spotlight
  • R3HAB breaks down his 16-track album The Wave. (Billboard
  • How electronic music became the sound of today. (FT)
  • David Morales discusses Ibiza, embracing change and New York club culture. (DJ Mag
  • The relationship between Berlin Club Culture and Contemporary Art. (RBMA
  • A celebration of Chicago's pioneering dance music - its origins, evolution, songs, and stories. (Chicago Mag
  • Jamie Jones, iconic DJ and producer, talks widely on Ibiza, his label and the changing underground scene. (Mixmag
  • Josh Wink's enduring passion for electronic music. (Electronic Beats
  • Carl Cox talks about Ibiza's role in dance music, the importance of new talent and his plans for the rest of 2018. (DJ Mag
  • Sasha talks to Anja Popp about the history of dance music, mental health and Avicii. [video] (Channel4
  • Lucy and Rrose announce collaborative project The Lotus Eaters, debut album Desatura. (Fact
  • Claude VonStroke launches new Dirtybird Radio show on Beats 1. (RA
  • David Guetta announces '7' LP featuring Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and more. (Billboard
  • Jason Ross returns with new single Many Days on Anjunabeats. (DA
  • Former Dash Berlin frontman Jeffery Sutorius announces he's going solo. (DA
  • Key drum & bass producer and label owner Spirit has died. (RA
  • The Chainsmokers & NGHTMRE share Save Yourself. (Billboard
  • Orbital releases music video for End is Nigh. (Mixmag)
  • Dua Lipa confirms release date of next single Electricity with Mark Ronson & Diplo's Silk City project. (Official Charts
  • Disclosure talk about their third album with Annie Mac. (NestHQ
  • Major Lazer holds surprise gig at London's Notting Hill Carnival. [video] (Reuters
  • Peggy Gou is launching her own music label and fashion line. (Mixmag
  • Avicii’s family turn his official website into a memory board to honour DJ after his death. (Metro)
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