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Siren (Basement Jaxx Cruise Remix)
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"This is Siren. It's the first single from Shygirl's genre-bending EP Alias. She's already having a big 2021 and we loved her last single, especially the Boys Noize remix of Tasty. The new single lands alongside a crazy remix package too, that sees UK legends Basement Jaxx provide two remixes, The Cruise and The Joyride. Danny Howard has already put his stamp of approval on it earlier, making it a Friday Fire. I'll tell you what we are going to double stamp it. This week's ENT comes from Shygirl. This is Siren, the Basement Jaxx Cruise."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 25.55 here.
Label: Rhian Emanuel & Hector Barley, Because 
ManagementSarah Muise
Publishing: Jos Watkin, BMG
RadioAndy Park, All Ears
Club: Jamie Russell, Hypercolour 
TV: Emma Bailey, Your Army
OnlineChris Cuff, Good Machine PR
Live: Andy Duggan, Primary Talent
26 Mar 2021
  • AM Only founder Paul Morris has exited Paradigm to work exclusively with Tiesto. (Billboard
  • The Competition and Markets Authority says it proposes to accept a series of promises from Viagogo and StubHub, including selling off StubHub’s international arm, and so allow the merger to go ahead. (CityAM
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2020. (PRNewswire) Total revenues increased 14.6% year-on-year, while paying users reached 56m, up 40.4% year-on-year.
  • Graham Meeres played a mammoth 40-hour set and raised £25,000 for mental health charity Mind. (Mixmag
  • US live venues will be able to apply for the government's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant from next month. (RA
  • Amsterdam Dance Event has announced plans to host an event in October this year. (DJMag
  • A report by Help Musicians in the UK has found that 87 per cent of musicians say their mental health has deteriorated during lockdown. (Mixmag
  • The UK Door Security Association (UKDSA) has warned clubs may not be able to open as planned due to the lack of bouncers after many of them either retrained or have returned to their home countries. (BBC
  • In the UK Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has said that the Government is reluctant to introduce an insurance scheme for music festivals this summer, due to fears that the sector will be given false hope before “pulling the rug out from underneath them again”. (NME)
  • UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has welcomed PM Boris Johnson’s commitment that he will fix the work permits crisis facing touring musicians. (UKMusic)
  • IFPI Global Music Report 2021: The recorded music industry revenues grew by 7.4% to $21.6bn (£15.7bn) last year, the highest figure since 2002. Streaming services accounted for 62.1% of all revenues, reaching $13.4bn (£9.7bn), with 443m people now pay for a subscription. Performance revenues declined by 10.1% to $2.3bn (£1.7bn). (MusicAlly)
  • Alesso has partnered with video game PUBGM for the original, ‘Going Dumb’ with CORSAK and Stray Kids. (DA
  • Wave, the virtual events company where artists perform as avatars, has announced its next event: "Total Fiasco" on 1 April, where electronic DJ and producer Dillon Francis will play hits from across his catalogue and fans can 'Gift' dancing avocados and more. (Billboard
  • VRJAM is launching 5th Dimension, a virtual reality music venue and Twitch channel that offers artists and fans new possibilities for the creation of virtual live events. (RotD)
  • Spotify’s new website Loud & Clear promises ‘more clarity’ on streaming economy. (MusicAlly) Among many headlines, the top 500 artists last year generated around $1.85bn in royalties – 37% of its overall payouts.
    Daniel Ek discusses the economics of music streaming. (Spotify)
  • XLR8R announces xDai as its NFT Blockchain. (XLR8R
  • HNTR to release HNTR x No Neon Genesis NFT collection later this month. (DA
  • Calvin Harris is to drop his 'TECHNOFISH' NFT, a collaboration with longtime creative partner Emil Nava, on 29 March on Nifty Gateway. (
  • Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Honey Dijon, Disclosure, Bicep and Kaytranada are among those confirmed to perform at this year's Manchester's Parklife festival in September. (DJMag
  • Imagine Music Festival is to take place in Georgia on 18-20 September and feature Madeon’s ‘Good Faith’ live, Gryffin, Kaskade, and more. (DA
  • Anja Schneider, Andhim and Amine K played live streamed sets for the new virtual reality music venue, 5th Dimension, this week. (DJMag
  • Drumcode Festival Malta announces new line-up additions and increased capacity. (MusicEssentials
  • TOKiMONSTA, Mr. Carmack, Shiba San and more are to perform at Dirtybird CampINN in Orlando on 14-17 May. (
  • Mixmag is celebrating 10 years of the Lab tonight (26 March) with 20 DJs going back-to-back, including SHERELLE, Kerry Chandler, Danny Tenaglia, Jamie Jones, Charlotte De Witte and Fatboy Slim. (Mixmag)  
  • Tomorrowland has announced details of its second winter festival, scheduled to take place on 19th - 26th March 2022. (DJMag
  • Caribou, Roisin Murphy, and Octa Octa set to perform at All Points East in London on 30 August. (AllPointsEast
  • HARD London have announced their initial line-up for the one-day electronic music festival on 21 August. Alesso, Tchami, Dillon Francis, Malaa, WHIPPED CREAM, and more are set to perform. (
  • UK nightclubs need financial help – and respect for their cultural importance. (Guardian
  • Undercover cops is not the answer: nightclubs need to do more to protect women. (Mixmag
  • IMPALA has published a ten-point plan to reform streaming. (RotD, Legrand)
  • Artists have a 0.2% chance of generating $50k a year on Spotify. (MBW
  • Free open source audio software Audacity gets a major update. (RA
  • Belgium's oldest club, Fuse, to be documented in the new exhibit, Echoing Through Eternity. (RA
  • elrow has launched a global talent hunt for the brand's next resident DJ/producer. (IbizaSpotlight
  • New York City club Nowadays is to reopen for dining and backyard listening this weekend. (RA
  • Halle am Berghain will host an art installation inspired by “Berlin's origins as a swamp” later this year. (DJMag
  • Sydney party S.A.S.H celebrates ten years with celebrations in Melbourne and Brisbane over the Easter weekend. (RA)
  • Label group Because Music have entered an exclusive partnership with David and Stephen Dewaele, aka Soulwax/2manydjs, to create a new joint venture for the next phase of their label Deewee. (RotD)
  • Camelphat are starting their own record label, and the duo are seeking submissions via email. (BBC)
  • AWAL announced a worldwide deal with the UK electronic producer duo, Jungle. (RotD) An album and tour is forthcoming.
  • VOID - One Year Of Silence is an audiovisual film by Tom Andrew and Sam Davis, which aims to capture the profound sense of loss and longing of clubs after a year of being shut. Music by Daniel Avery. Watch here. (RA)
  • DT736 – Bruno Furlan (DT
  • RA.772 Space Afrika (RA
  • Podcast 688: Brambles (XLR8R
  • Fact Mix 800: Sunareht (Fact
  • Beatport​ Presents: The Residency w/ Maya Jane Coles - Alias: CAYAM (Beatport)
  • One World Radio - Friendship Mix - David Guetta (Tomorrowland
  • Bob Moses at Griffith Observatory (Cercle
  • Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Fatboy Slim, Nastia, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler B2B | THE LAB 10 YEARS (Mixmag)
  • The Sound of: Planet Euphorique (DJMag
  • How I Play (at home): Møme (DJTechTools
  • Renegade Riddims: VovKING (DT
  • Fresh Kicks 150: Byron Yeates (DJMag
  • Introducing: Anfisa Letyago (beatportal
  • Selections: Mr. Mitch (DJMag
  • Get to know: Kassian (DJMag
  • In conversation with: My Nu Leng (DT
  • EX.550 Ifeoluwa. The Intervention founder shares their story. (RA
  • A list of 138 digital tools for music promotion. (Amber Horsburgh)
  • Summer of Love ‘21? How London’s clubs are preparing for the return of the Big Night Out. (Standard)
  • Music and club culture is the only good thing the UK has going for it. If we don’t value it now, we’ll lose it forever. (Vice)
  • How T2’s ‘Heartbroken’ brought bassline to new heights. (DJMag)
  • United At Home: How David Guetta live streams raised millions. (IQ
  • Beatport’s definitive guide to techno. (beatportal
  • Floyd Lavine’s new Afrikan Tales label is “a Place of Afro-Futurism”. (beatportal
  • The Secret DJ: ‘Daft Punk are not dead. Long live Daft Punk.’. (PRS M magazine)
  • Mark Wilkinson: Problem Kid no more. (iDJ
  • Polish producer & DJ Blazej Malinowski chats about his new hypnotic EP and launch of his label Inner Tension. (Magnetic
  • How Twitch transformed Gabriel & Dresden's career. (Billboard
  • "It’s time for nightlife’s rebirth": ABSOLUTE. is causing a scene. (Mixmag
  • Imanbek on how his improbable Grammy win has made him 'The Son of Kazakhstan'. (Billboard
  • Jungle: “Sampling brings more warmth and depth than digital music can offer” (Mixmag)
  • 20 questions with Blond:Ish: The producer on crypto, digital detox and when John Legend made her cry. (Billboard
  • 20 questions with Steve Aoki: Daft Punk's influence, experimentation and why Elon Musk is his dream collaborator. (Billboard
  • State of Play: the in-game concert boom. (DJMag
  • Meet the women of Beatport: Part two. (beatportal
  • SOS Music highlights five essential female-founded labels. (beatportal
  • Charlie Tee: “Everyone involved in dance music has a responsibility to support women” (Mixmag
  • Joe Conyers III,'s head of NFTs, on the "world-building" intersection of digital art and music. (
  • Musicians turn to NFTs to make up for lost revenue. (WSJ
  • Kampire and Darlyne have launched a fundraising team for a new arts space in Kampala. (DJMag
  • UK duo Overmono have revealed a new single and 12-inch, 'Pieces Of 8', arriving through XL Recordings. (RA
  • Carl Cox has revealed the cover for his forthcoming official book, Oh Yes, Oh Yes!. (Mixmag
  • Nero has returned with their first new track in over two years, a stunning remix of Daft Punk's 'Emotion'. (
  • BABii has announced she will release a new album titled ‘MiiRROR’ on 21 May via Gloo. (Mixmag
  • Lost Frequencies drops 'Rise'. (DA
  • Kaytranada uploads 100 old tunes to Bandcamp. (RA
  • Joseph Capriati has announced a new remix series featuring the likes of Carl Cox, ANNA and DJ Stingray. (DJMag
  • Skrillex has confirmed new music is coming soon on social media. (EDMTunes
  • Marshmello has teamed up with Ty Dolla $ign and Ali Gatie for 'Do You Believe'. (
  • Loraine James has announced details of her forthcoming album ‘Reflection’, which will arrive on Hyperdub on 4 June. (Mixmag)
  • Ramin Naghachian of Sad World and Afrotrance has died. (RA
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