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What You Say?
Young Marco
Safe Trip / Ministry of Sound / Sony Music
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"This week's ENT comes from Dutch DJ and producer and Safe Trip label head Young Marco, who inspiringly samples Imogen Heap's iconic 'Hide And Seek' on his new single What You Say? It's released off the back of the explosive reaction to Marco's closing of his Dekmantel's Boiler Room with this track. You may have also seen it cause a big stir as part of Skrillex, Fred again.. and Four Tet's impromptu sets in London recently. It's already been crowned the 'Hottest Record' on the Dance Party with Danny Howard, and now it's getting the ENT treatment."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 26.59 here.
Label: Safe Trip / Ministry of Sound / Sony Music
Publishing: Copyright Control
Radio: James Jackson & Victoria McCall, Listen Up
Club: James MarshTia Cousins, Listen Up
Online: Dujon FairweatherAly McHugh,  Listen Up
Live Agents: Matt Hesselworth, Octopus Agents
17 Jan 2023
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  • US toy maker Mattel has launched a new American Girl doll that produces electronic music. (Mixmag
  • Keychange, the international initiative for gender equity in the music industry, welcomes 74 new participants to its 2023 Talent Development Programme. (RotD
  • The Government’s reduced energy support package for UK businesses will result in thousands of businesses closing and jobs being lost, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). (AAA
    Music Venue Trust issued a statement on the government's Energy Relief Bill Scheme. (RotD
  • The BRIT Awards 2023 have announced their nominations. Fred again.., Calvin Harris, Eliza Rose, Becky Hill and more electronic acts are among the listed. (Guardian
  • Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge calls for streaming’s compensation model to ‘evolve’ as part of ‘the industry’s next big shift’. (Variety
  • A new parliamentary report has called for the UK government to streamline its policymaking in creative industries, in order to make the country’s music ecosystem more amenable to British musicians. (MusicAlly) Report summary
    The FAC & MMF responded to the report. (RotD)
  • TIDAL is testing a new DJ "sessions" feature (DJMag
  • Insomniac events announce new EDC party cruise, called EDSea. (Billboard
  • Marco Carola, Camelphat, Francesca Lombardo & Gordo lead line-up for Saint Martin’s SXM Festival 2023. (Billboard
  • Croatia's Love International completes 2023 line-up. (RA
  • Junction 2 announces Underworld, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Midland, Sama' Abdulhadi and more for the 2023 festival. (DJMag
  • Calvin Harris, The Chemical Brothers, Eric Prydz’s HOLO, & more: Here’s every electronic artist playing Coachella 2023. (Billboard
  • Ten controversial predictions for the music business in 2023. (Medium
  • Has the streaming slowdown arrived? (Midia)
  • Fan-focused strategy still the best catalyst for success. (MusicAlly
  • Will music streaming finally hit maturity in 2023? (MusicAlly - Phil Bird, Vistex) 
  • Global on-demand music streams (for audio as well as video) hiked by 25.6% to crack 5.3 trillion during 2022, as stateside on-demand streams grew by 12.2% to surpass 1.3 trillion. (DMN) In the US, CD album sales fell 11.6%, single-track downloads declined down 25.1% and digital album sales dropped 22.8%. 
  • ERA figures show the value of the UK home entertainment market soared to £11.1bn in 2022, an all-time record for music, video and games sales, up 39% up on the last pre-pandemic year of 2019. The main driver of growth continues to be streaming and digital formats. (RotD) Within music, subscription streaming revenues grew 5% to £1,661.1m, physical sales fell by 3.8% to £280.4m, vinyl album sales grew 11% to £150.5m, while CD album sales fell 17.4% to £124m.
  • Alternative platforms for your music (Loopcloud)
  • Yulia Niko: From the Russian Ballet to Berlin’s Dancefloors (Loopcloud)
  • Fuse, Belgium's best-known nightclub and a staple of the Brussels scene for decades, has closed. (RA
  • Ibiza Rocks announces first residencies for 2023 season, including Becky Hill and Joel Corry. (DJMag
  • Zouk Las Vegas has announced the 2023 DJ residencies for its flagship clubbing properties, Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub. Artist residencies include deadmau5, Kaskade, DJ Snake, and Tiesto. (EDM
  • RA.867 Cardopusher (RA
  • DJ Dragon | Boiler Room x Maho Rasop (Boilerroom
  • Purple Disco Machine @ Glitterbox Hï Ibiza (DJMag
  • 12 emerging artists you need to hear: January 2023 (DJMag
  • DJ Mag’s artists to watch in 2023 (DJMag
  • Fresh Kicks 193: Lolsnake (DJMag
  • Where do DJs get their music? The complete guide for digital crate diggers in 2023. (Magnetic
  • After a record breaking year with 26 events in 10 countries, EXIT is optimistically walking towards 2023! (IQ
  • Extra! Extra!: Fiasco! is the queer party sensation inviting London's clubbers to get scandalous (Mixmag
  • LCD Soundsystem’s Tyler Pope: “Electronic music was never my thing until Daft Punk came along” (MusicTech
  • A history of Guaracha in ten tracks (RA
  • New blueprint: How Jyoty grew from rave lifer to DJ phenomenon (Mixmag
  • Producer Pioneers: Honey Dijon breaks down her creative process [Video] (RA
  • Patrick Topping: northern powerhouse (DJMag
  • FaltyDL: honest appraisal (DJMag
  • EX.643 Peggy Gou talks self-image, brand building and failure. (RA
  • 'It's definitely a harder grind': Is electronic music becoming inaccessible to the working classes? (RA)  
  • 'He was unique': Cameron Leslie, Mark Ronson, Tom March & more remember Fabric's Shaun Roberts.  (MW
  • ‘It Breaks My Heart’: Iranian electronic artists Dubfire, Lady Faith & Starfari on the country’s ongoing protests and the beauty of their culture. (Billboard
  • Burning Man's Mayan Warrior is using blockchain tech to fund art on the playa. (EDM
  • deadmau5 mau5trap has released We Are Friends Vol. 11 compilation. (WeRaveYou
  • The Chainsmokers discuss relationships and toxic exes. (CallHerDaddy
  • Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding are back in the studio together. (Billboard
  • SHERELLE and I. JORDAN announce joint tour, Reflections this year. (DJMag
  • Coachella will be the U.S. close of Porter Robinson's Nurture tour. (DJMag
  • James Holden has announced Imagine This Is A High Dimensional Space of All Possibilities, his first album in more than five years. (RA)  
  • Carl Cox to enter a team into the upcoming third season of electric car racing series Extreme E, called Carl Cox Motorsports. (Mixmag
  • Richie Hawtin will perform in warehouses across North America as part of his From Our Minds tour this March. (RA
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra's Yukihiro Takahashi has died age 70 after a battle with brain cancer. (RA
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