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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
The Future
Tom Flynn
Dirty Bird
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"The first ENT of 2019 is a track that’s been a bit of a Secret Santa for a number of DJs over the festive period. I think it’s going to be a pretty significant release on Claude Von Stroke’s label Dirty Bird. It comes from the UK’s own Tom Flynn and it’s called ‘The Future’." 
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 27:29 mins here.
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Label: Deron Delgado, Dirty Bird
Publishing: Simon Harris, Minds On Fire
Live: Tom Flynn
11 Jan 2019
  • HMV was denied a £3.35m government tax cut before it entered administration. (Retail Sector)
  • Guy Moot named Warner/Chappell Music Publishing’s new co-chairman/CEO; Carianne Marshall named co-chairman/COO. (Billboard)
  • Annual marketshare figures for 2018 show Universal was up 1.2% on 2017, Sony was down 2.8%, Warner was down 0.5% and the independent sector rose 2.1%. (Hits)
  • US music consumption was up 23% in 2018, according to Nielsen Music. Streaming soared 49% to 618bn songs. Overall album sales fell by 17.7% to 141m copies sold across all formats. CD sales were down 20.7%, while vinyl was up 14.6%. (Billboard)
  • ARP Instruments' founder Alan R. Pearlman has died at the age of 93. (Mixmag
  • Netflix has announced that British actor Idris Elba will star in a new comedy series titled Turn Up Charlie, where he will play a struggling DJ. (Mixmag)
  • Kanye West has settled over a copyright claim with DJ Junior Vasquez over Teyana Taylor sample. (RA
  • UK Music and Music Venue Trust have accused the Treasury of discriminating over business rates for music venues, which were told they were not eligible to the same discounts as bars and pubs. (RotD)
  • Major vinyl distributor RPM Distribution shuts down. (RA
  • DJ Krust, Kahn, Hodge locked in for Bristol synth expo Machina Bristronica. (RA
  • London’s Rhythm Section label launches sample pack series for budding producers. (Fact
  • Reloop launch new ELITE mixer for Serato. (DJ Mag
  • Technics has revealed the new SL-1200 MK7 turntable (Mixmag), which according to What Hi-Fi will have a price of £899 and is set to be released in May.
  • Massive Attack have released an app called Fantom Mezzanine which allows users to remix their tracks with a phone camera and by shaking or moving the phone. 
  • Beatport shares its best selling tracks, labels and artists of 2018. (DJ Mag
  • Spotify is giving brands the ability to completely customise the sponsored messages that appear in its most popular playlist, Discover Weekly. (Engadget)
  • We Are FSTVL has added a slew of new acts to its May Bank Holiday bill, including Loco Dice, Claptone, Jess Bays & more. (Mixmag
  • New London festival Re-Textured finalises lineup with Demdike Stare, Deena Abdelwahed. (RA
  • Drumcode Festival is set to make an almighty return to Amsterdam next August. (Mixmag
  • Vujaday Music Festival announces Bob Moses, Sasha, and Lee Burridge. (DT)
  • FLY Open Air Festival to host Solomun, Nina Kraviz and Honey Dijon at next edition on 18-19 May. (RA)
  • Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Tale Of Us, Amelie Lens, Jon Hopkins, Agoria and more are also booked to play Coachella 2019. (RA
  • Amelie Lens, Bicep and DMX Krew are among the final acts confirmed for DGTL Amsterdam 2019. (RA
  • Aphex Twin and Massive Attack set to headline Mexico City’s Ceremonia Festival. (DA
  • Love International will give debuts to Peggy Gou and DJ Harvey as it returns to Croatia this July. (Mixmag
  • Martin Garrix and Rüfüs Du Sol to headline Shaky Beats 2019. (Billboard)
  • Deadmau5, Armin van Buuren, Rezz and more have been locked in for Insomniac's Beyond Wonderland. (DJ Mag
  • The Secret DJ: "New Year's Eve is amateur hour". (Mixmag)
  • What we listen to in our cars is changing (Music3.0)
  • Without HMV, predictable streaming algorithms will ruin our taste in music. (Telegraph)
  • What Netflix’s 'choose-your-own-soundtrack' paradigm reveals about the future of the music industry. (MBW)
  • How YouTube’s domination of streaming clips the market’s wings. (Midia)
  • Why Spotify is not a music company. (Medium)
  • Apple just bought a company that acts like a record label. Why? (Rolling Stone)
  • Why music and video are crucial to Apple's future. (Midia)
  • Apple Music's slow march to relevancy. (David Turner)
  • Astra Kulturhaus and Bi Nuu nightclubs in Berlin are providing shelter for homeless people in the German capital. (Mixmag
  • Webster Hall, New York City's renowned venue, is reopening after nearly two years of being closed for renovations. (DJ Mag)
  • Axel Boman, Move D and more are confirmed to play the first night of Wilde Renate's brand new party series, Floppy Drive. (DJ Mag
  • Dublin nightclub The Wright Venue to close this month and reopen as Jam Park. (RA)
  • Amsterdam venue Sugar Factory files for bankruptcy. (RA
  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired a music catalogue from David Guetta collaborator Giorgio Tuinfort. In addition to winning multiple Grammy Awards, he has written 23 number 1 singles and has won the BMI Songwriter Award an unprecedented 30 times. (RotD)
  • DT627 – Jon Rundell (DT
  • RA.657 Honey Dijon (RA
  • RA.658 Huerco S (RA
  • Howling live at the Royal Albert Hall. (ElectronicBeats
  • Cut Chemist - Boiler Room x Technics x Dommune in Las Vegas. (Boiler Room)
  • Kenny Dope - Boiler Room x Technics x Dommune in Las Vegas. (Boiler Room)
  • Derrick May - Boiler Room x Technics x Dommune in Las Vegas. (Boiler Room)
  • Nathan Micay in The Lab NYC. (Mixmag)
  • VNTM: How I play live. (DJ Mag
  • Get to know: Chris Cruse (DJ Mag
  • Fresh Kicks 91: Ehua. (DJ Mag
  • Real Talk: Francesca Lombardo. (Xlr8r
  • Party Favor hits the hot seat. (DJ Mag
  • Cheeky Bubblers: 18 emerging acts you need to hear this January. (DJ Mag)
  • January: Six artists you need to check out this month. (Mixmag)
  • How tech developments of the past 10 years have changed the face of electronic music. (DJ Mag
  • How to finish tracks with Mark Jenkyns. (DT)
  • Solid Gold: How Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92' redefined dance music. (DJ Mag
  • Five DJs you need to see in 2019. (Standard)
  • 20 tracks that defined the sound of the Berlin club scene in 2018. (ElectronicBeats
  • Charting the history of hardcore with Mumdance. (DJ Mag
  • Nkisi is the genre-defying artist fusing trance-inducing rhythms with African cosmology. (DJ Mag
  • Bright Lights is the voice behind some of dance music's hottest anthems. (Mixmag
  • Tom Holkenborg's (aka Junkie XL) journey from dance floors to Hollywood royalty. (LATimes
  • The Crystal Method: "You have to hustle, work hard and not take anything for granted". (DJ Mag
  • Roger Sanchez talks Groove Cruise, his ultimate party tunes and plans for 2019. (DJ Mag
  • Where were you in '92? An interview with French hardcore legend Manu Le Malin. (RA
  • Zedd takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet's most searched questions about himself. [video] (WIRED)
  • These are the stars of the year 2018. (Mixmag
  • 25 artists you need to watch in 2019. (Mixmag)
  • The Chemical Brothers share a new track titled MAH. (Mixmag)  
  • Adam Beyer shares Drumcode's 2018 year-end mix. (DJ Mag)
  • Skrillex drops unreleased material at New Year's Eve show. (DJ Mag
  • Ricardo Villalobos set to release four-track double-EP in February via Deset. (RA)  
  • Flume hints at 2019 return in an Instagram post. (Billboard)
  • Jeff Mills has launched a new sub-label, Str Mrkd, from his own Axis Records. (DJ Mag
  • Swedish House Mafia have "a lot" of music arriving in 2019, according to W&W in the latest installment of their radio show Rave Culture. (DJ Mag
  • Mira Calix returns to Warp after ten years with new EP, Utopia. (RA
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