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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
Holy Ghost (Martin Solveig Remix)
Omah Lay
KeyQaad/Sire Records
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"Our ENT this week comes courtesy of a bit of a legend Martin Solveig. He's put together an inspired remix of the Nigerian Afrobeats singer Omah Lay's tune 'Holy Ghost'. Omah Lay exploded onto the scene when he dropped his album 'Boy Alone' back in 2022 to much critical acclaim. He's got a really infectious voice, and this remix brings him into the dance arena in a really tasteful way. We love it."
This week's featured Essential New Tune was featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 34.27 here.
Label: KeyQaad/Sire Records
Radio: Mika Creange
12 Mar 2024
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