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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Saint Laurent YSL (The Martinez Brothers Version)
Lil Yachty
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"The second ENT of the year is a track The Martinez Brothers sent me for Christmas, it’s been on constant rewind in our house. It’s a cheeky re-edit of Saint Laurent YSL, the Lil Yachty tune featuring Lil Baby. I’m not sure if this is official or if it’s just a DJ tool but what I do know is more and more people are asking about it and that is why we are making it a very exclusive ENT."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 26:23 mins here.
Management: Josh Andriano, Indie Pop
Label / Publishing / Radio / Club / TV / OnlineBen Friedman, Indie Pop
Live:  US: Jonas Schumann / UK: Steve Hogan, WME Entertainment
18 Jan 2019
  • HMV administrators KPMG have confirmed that 'a number of offers' have been received for the company raising hopes that a rescue deal may be found. (MW)
  • Aphex Twin, Rudimental, Calvin Harris and Sigala have been nominated for BRIT Awards. (Hits)
  • Bleep ×,'s pop-up record store in Dalston, and Resident Advisor are teaming up for eight in-store events over seven days. Laraaji, Peder Mannerfelt, Benji B, Peach and more will be stopping by the East London shop for a week of talks, DJ sets and live performances. (RA
  • In a week from now, we should know more about the final language of Article 13 and the broader copyright reform proposals. (TorrentFreak)
  • DJ, producer and comedian High Rankin to host a live podcast series focusing on mental health in music. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Music Festival in Florida has been issued a cease and desist letter from a competing electronic-focused event, Rapture Electronic Music Festival. (Billboard)
  • The cult of rotary mixers. (RA)
  • Korg’s new Minilogue XD is a customizable four-voice polysynth. (Fact
  • Korg expands affordable Volca range with new Buchla-inspired Modular and experimental drum synthesiser. (RA
  • The Bitfury Group has launched Bitfury Surround, a music entertainment division which aims to create an open-source blockchain platform for the music industry. (Digital Music News)
  • Beatport has brought back former co-founder/CEO Jonas Tempel to be creative advisor. (MW)
  • Deezer has launched a free radio app called Radio by Deezer that gives users access to 30,000 radio stations around the world. Listeners can 'like' any song being played on air to add it to their favourite tracks list. (TMN)
  • Google may be looking to replace Google Play with YouTube Music as the default app for music on Android devices. (Digital Music News)
  • Pandora has added Voice Mode, a native smart assistant that allows listeners to control its mobile streaming apps using voice commands. (Verge)
  • As investors have predicted, Spotify is betting on becoming the Netflix of audio - for better or for worse. (Medium - Cherie Hu)
  • Spotify says it’s getting serious about podcasts and there are lots of questions. (Nieman)
  • Spotify hits 200m active users, having added 9m people since its 1 November financial disclosure. (Billboard)
  • Music On Festival announces Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice & more. (DT
  • Kaskade, Dog Blood and more set for Sunset Music Festival 2019. (Billboard
  • We Love Green Festival announces Laurent Garnier, Peggy Gou & Marie Davidson. (DT)
  • Hugo LX and Kuniyuki Takahashi to curate first-ever Japan Connection Festival in Paris. (RA
  • Instytut Festival announces first artists for 2019, including Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock and Gunnar Haslam. (DT
  • Mall Grab, Todd Terje, Marie Davidson, Leon Vynehall and Black Madonna are among the 35-plus acts revealed for Field Day. (RA
  • UNUM Festival is launching in Albania with Joseph Capriati to join headliners Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano. (Mixmag
  • W London unveils MOODS 2019 series with Solardo, Mark Knight, Todd Terry and Ilyus & Barrientos. (DT)
  • Carl Cox and Sasha to headline Family Piknik. (Mixmag
  • NOS Primavera Sound has locked in Nina Kraviz, Peggy Gou, Helena Hauff and more for its eighth edition. (DJ Mag)
  • Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz & more are lined up for Awakenings Fest 2019. (Billboard
  • Saint Martin's SXM Festival adds Ricardo Villalobos, Nicole Moudaber, Blond:ish, Sonja Moonear, Rebolledo and more to line-up. (Mixmag
  • Tomorrowland has announced Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte and Nina Kraviz will be hosting stages at its 2019 edition. (DJ Mag
  • Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Fisher & more are set for Wynn Las Vegas' Art of the Wild 2019. (Billboard
  • Amelie Lens, Helena Hauff, Objekt, Midland and Denis Sulta to play Mixmag Live shows across the UK. (Mixmag)
  • Ultra Miami has announced that RESISTANCE, Ultra's underground-focused concept, will now consist of three stages featuring the likes of Carl Cox, deadmau5 as Testpilot and Richie Hawtin. (Mixmag)
  • Music and lifestyle companies are jockeying for each other's audiences. Who will win? (CherieHu)
  • How music streaming won over millennials. (Forbes - Neil Howe)
  • Just who would buy Universal Music? (Midia)
  • The average streaming subscriber around the world is paying over $20 less per year than four years ago. And labels fear this situation is about to get worse. (RollingStone)
  • Spotify will not kill the radio star any time soon, according to research from Deloitte that highlights the enduring appeal of DJs over “cold and sterile” playlists. The report suggests that many listeners will continue to prefer the human touch of live radio with about 90% of British adults currently listening to live radio at least once a week. (Times)
  • Is Spotify’s model wiping out music’s middle class? (TheRinger
  • Midland returns to DJ at Phonox for five fridays in March. (DT
  • Hakkasan reveals stellar 2019 Las Vegas roster topped by Tiësto, ZEDD, Calvin Harris, and Martin Garrix. (DA
  • CTM Festival 2019 will install a giant ice skating rink in Halle Am Berghain. (RA)
  • New York venue Highline Ballroom forced to close next month after losing lease. (Mixmag
  • Paco Osuna, Audiojack and Matthias Tanzman headline Elrow's New York Residency at Avant Gardner. (Pulse)
  • South London club Ghost Notes is closing next month as they're "unable to operate within the Peckham Levels project anymore." (RA
  • fabric is celebrating its 20th anniversay with a bunch of special parties. (Mixmag
  • Rian Treanor has signed to Planet Mu for debut album, ATAXIA. (RA
  • Grey have signed to Island Records. (Billboard)
  • Swedish House Mafia have signed with Ron Laffitte at Patriot Mangement. (Variety)
  • DT629 – Dino Lenny (DT
  • RA.659 Nazira (RA)  
  • Demuja in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • Gene Farris in The Lab NYC (Mixmag
  • HVOB in The Lab LA. (Mixmag
  • 5 Facts, 5 Tracks: Mendo. (DT)
  • Marvin & Guy: Desert Island Kit. (DJ Mag)
  • Renegade Riddims: Deuce & Charger. (DT
  • 20 Questions: Selling (Xlr8r
  • 35 best French house songs ever. (Billboard)
  • 10 tracks that define the tripped-out sound of the breakbeat house revival. (ElectronicBeats
  • How to run a vinyl only record label with I Love Acid. [video] (Point Blank
  • Naive, Private Persons and Enclave Records are three essential labels to look out for in 2019. (DJ Mag
  • Ellie Goulding talks about recruiting Diplo for Close to Me and why her next album is a Return. (Billboard)
  • Zozo, Istanbul’s purveyor of rhythmic psychedelia and “space drama” talks about her passion for electronic music and her hectic 2018. (DJ Mag
  • iDJ catches up with Scotland's Illyus & Barrientos. (IDJ)
  • The haunting techno of Rebekah. (DJ Mag
  • The wisdom of Skream. (Mixmag)
  • Veronica Vasicka picks 10 boundary-breaking records that have inspired her. (DJ Mag
  • Derrick Carter demonstrates Chicago's commitment to house music in 'My City' with WAV. (Mixmag)
  • Techno star Helena Hauff: 'Every woman who DJs and is visible helps to make a change'. (Guardian)
  • Shanti Celeste teams up with Hodge for collaborative 12″ Soba Dance. (Fact
  • Patrick Topping is releasing a new EP, Watch What Ya Doing, on 15 February on his new label, Trick. (Mixmag
  • Aphex Twin to play New York's Avant Gardner in April. (RA
  • HAAi has announced a headline show at Hackney venue Mick’s Garage on 16 March. (Mixmag
  • The Cinematic Orchestra returns with first album in 12 years, To Believe. (RA)
  • Agoria releases video for You're Not Alone featuring Blasé, directed by Latin Grammy winner Hernan Corera. (CoolHunting)
  • Carl Cox has locked in Joseph Capriati and Pleasurekraft for his Burning Man fundraising rave. (DJ Mag
  • Deadmau5 has shared a track from his forthcoming Polar film score, titled 'Midas Heel'.  (DJ Mag
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