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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Feel My Bicep
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This week’s ENT comes from CROMBY, an Irish producer based in Berlin. The track is coming out on Feel My Bicep label and when the Bicep boys previewed it on last week's show, I loved it. It’s just got something about it and I’m very happy that it’s our final ENT of 2018.
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34:23 mins here.
Label & Management: Simon Gold, Feel My Bicep 
Radio & Club: Christian Newman, Hype 
Online: Angelica Golten, Golten PR
21 Dec 2018
  • Two years after emerging from SFX bankruptcy, global producer of live events LiveStyle is growing again (and profitable). (Billboard
  • A counterfeit vinyl pressing plant has been busted by authorities in Wales. (DJ Mag
  • The Dutch Green Party, GroenLinks, has said that the government should act to regulate the production of ecstasy. (Mixmag)
  • Drinkaware is urging people to step in if they see people being sexually harassed in clubs. (Mixmag
  • A new record pressing plant is to open in Liverpool, housed in The Jacaranda music venue. (DJ Mag)
  • HAAi wins BBC Essential Mix of the Year 2018. (BBC Radio1)
  • Six of the best freeware dance music plug-ins. (MusicTech)
  • Top 10 music gear of 2018 (Mixmag)
  • Roland, the manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, has announced a partnership to bring masterclasses, production and music making expertise and more to FAC members. (RotD)
  • Apple Music has quietly axed 'Connect', a rarely-used feature that allowed musicians and fans to “like” and comment on content. (IO)
  • SoundCloud is now integrated with the newest versions of Serato DJ, allowing DJs to search, play, and mix any song uploaded to SoundCloud natively within Serato. (Verge)
  • Boomtown Festival has announced a new techno district for its 2019 edition, featuring Four Tet, Carl Cox and Amelie Lens. (Mixmag)
  • Defected Records has announced Defected London FSTVL for 2019. (Mixmag
  • Off Week reveals fabric, Afterlife and Ricardo Villalobos's FRRC as partners for its June edition in Barcelona. (RA
  • Sónar Reykjavík adds Orbital and Avalon Emerson to 2019 festival. (RA
  • Movement Detroit has revealed the first batch of names for its 2019 festival, including Floorplan, DJ Nobu and Orbital. (RA
  • Hotbox announce a brand new indoor-festival LOST! In The Dock. (DT
  • Resistance reveals all-new immersive experience for Ultra Music Festival 2019. (DJ Mag)
  • Nina Kraviz, Disclosure, Rusko and Mall Grab in for Dour Festival. (DT
  • Insomniac announces EDC Korea 2019. (Billboard)
  • New festival Solstice comes to Finland in June 2019 featuring D. Tiffany, Buttechno and Mama Snake. (RA
  • Ultra Music Festival Miami 2019 has announced its phase one line-up with Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Maceo Plex, Richie Hawtin and more. (Mixmag
  • Future predictions from analysts and journalists on the music industry trends to watch in 2019. (Synchblog)
  • Simon Robson, president of Warner Music Asia thinks ‘China can be a top-three market in the future’. (MusicAlly)
  • Diversity in techno: How to make promoters, DJs more inclusive. (Magnetic)
  • What does "rave" mean in 2018? (Fact)
  • What has the music industry actually learned from the Avicii tragedy? (Mixmag)
  • Why will Spotify’s stock price tank? (MusicTechSolutions)
  • How Spotify Pre-Save is leading a change in digital music marketing. (MusicThinkTank
  • YouTube says it can’t always figure out who to pay for a song. Should that shape EU copyright legislation - and the rates it pays to all rightsholders? (Billboard)
  • Global recorded music revenues are forecast to top $18.9bn in 2018, an increase of 8.2% on 2017, with independent and DIY artists revenue at $643 million, up 35% from 2017. (Midia) Streaming revenue will be up to $9.6bn, a 29% rise, but the absolute amount of new revenue generated was, as with the recorded music total, the same as 2017 $2.2 billion. 
  • Amsterdam is getting a new 4,000 capacity techno venue, Music Dome, underneath a football stadium. (DJ Mag)
  • Liverpool's Buyers Club announces closure and final party on New Year's Eve. (RA)
  • Berghain finalises line-up for Silvester Klubnacht 2018 with Marcel Dettmann, Norman Nodge, Derrick Carter and Volvox. (RA
  • Ben Klock will return to Printworks next March for another installment in his Photon party showcase. (Mixmag)  
  • Carl Cox and Adam Beyer locked in as residents for Resistance Ibiza. (Mixmag
  • Ibiza's San Antonio council suspends licenses for Amnesia and Privilege after inspections found that both clubs had illegally modified the architecture in order to increase capacity. (RA
  • Electronic music duo Sofi Tukker re-signed their publishing deal with Third Side Music. (Billboard
  • DT626 - Victor Ruiz (DT
  • RA.655 Mama Snake (RA
  • Cadency live from Herrensauna. (Boiler Room)
  • Recondite at the Abbatiale de Bernay. (Cercle
  • Flabaire at Electronic Subculture x W Paris – Opéra. (Mixmag)
  • jackLNDN in The Lab LA. (Mixmag)
  • Andrew Rayel in The Lab NYC. (Mixmag
  • The 20 best piano house tracks ever. (Mixmag)
  • 12 perfect records to soundtrack your New Year's Eve party. (Mixmag)
  • Interview: Andres Campo. (Inflyte)
  • Maayan Nidam: Forever present. (XLR8R
  • Maribou State: How I play live. (DJ Mag)
  • The art of DJing: Vladimir Ivkovic. (RA)
  • Solid Gold: How 'Dig Your Own Hole' redefined The Chemical Brothers' sound. (DJ Mag)
  • Globe-trotting DJ and Vienna native, Cassy talks about 1990's New York, going potty in Sicily and impulse airport buying. (Metro)
  • RAM talks Northern Star, future of Grotesque, returning to hard trance and more. (EDM Identity
  • Bassline’s bigger and louder than ever before. (RB)
  • Ellen Allien talks Griessmuehle, the changing face of techno and her new label. (Electronic Beats
  • Marie Davidson’s feminist techno brought humour to the dancefloor this year. (Pitchfork)
  • Mumdance talks about how he’s navigated the music industry and learned that being himself is the best strategy. (DJ Mag)
  • From Burning Man to Ibiza residency, Bedouin shares their journey. (Billboard)
  • Maribou State make electronic music for the soul. (Complex UK)
  • DJ Mag Best Of British Awards 2018 winners. (DJ Mag
  • Scottish hardcore visionaries Clouds, together with designer David Rudnick, have gone above and beyond for their new album project, creating a nightmare future, yet finding their own peace within it. (DJ Mag
  • Tycho reflects on why 2018 was the "most inspiring year of his musical career". (Mixmag
  • Martin Garrix teams up with GQ to answer fans questions. [video] (GQ
  • Mixmag cover feature - Relentlessly Creative: Objekt is the DJ of the year. (Mixmag)
  • EDM Sauce's dance music industry members of the year. (EDM Sauce)
  • The 5 best independent dance labels of 2018. (Billboard
  • Billboard Dance's breakout artist of 2018: Alison Wonderland. (Billboard)
  • Dance music curators from around the industry share their favorite songs of 2018. (Billboard)
  • Billboard's 30 best dance/electronic songs of 2018: Critics' picks. (Billboard)
  • Noisey's 17 best mixes of 2018. (Noisey)
  • Guardian's best DJ mixes of 2018. (Guardian)
  • Resident Advisor's 2018 Best Mixes. (RA
  • DJ Mag’s top 50 albums of 2018. (DJ Mag)
  • DJ Mag’s top 50 tracks of 2018. (DJ Mag
  • Mixmag's top 50 albums of 2018. (Mixmag
  • Avalon Emerson launches new site, Buy Music Club, to share Bandcamp lists. (RA
  • Netsky releases end-of-year Abbot Kinney EP. (DA
  • Ernst & Frank bring the classic house sound on Pantheon. (Mixmag)
  • Josh Wink marks the 300th release on Ovum Recordings with new single Aries in Mars. (DT
  • Armin Van Buuren drops annual year-end trance mix. (DJ Mag)
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